Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sweet Baby

I did a sketch off of Jan Page Maps. I noticed I haven't really scrapped a lot of Ashley when she was born. I need to catch up! I used a sticker from Michaels for the title and the Cricut Cartridge to cut out the circle, the baby and the ducky.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SOUS Challenge Week 3 - So Cute

I tried going outside the box again with the Circle, instead I made a heart. The giant heart was cut at FIT TO PAGE from the Sweethearts cartridge. The Frame was cut with Accent Essentials. The Swirls were done on the cartridge Sweethearts. Mickey and Minnie from the Mickey cartridge. So Cute was cut from the cartridge Paisley. I used the new Martha Stewart Valentines Stack. If you are cutting this glitter paper it is VERY THICK. To cut this paper you need the DEEP CUT BLADE and set your pressure to MAX. You also need to have the DEEP CUT on the 6 setting (which I always have it on anyways). I found if you use your regular blade it wont cut through the paper on MAX pressure, but you could probably do it on multi-cut.

This picture is from last years Valentines. Ashley was so small. She was 4 months old, but she was a preemie so she was 2 months adjusted. She just had figured out how to lift her head. She loves her big brother very very much. Matt is a great Big Brother.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Once Upon a Princess

Shots of the new cartridge


Wyland was at CHA. I was so excited because I saw something that said he'd be there on Sunday. But he is so nice that he was there on Saturday and offered to sign everyones books. He is so down to earth and does so many great things for the environment and children around the world!

he painted this right in front of us!

All finished and being donated to a local childrens hospital! Anyone could go and paint with him

He's awesome!

You probably can't see - but the cans were actually Wyland Paint :)

Thank you Wyland! I did get to talk to him and he was really nice about making sure my book was signed. I was stoked. Unfortunately my mom was in line at a make-n-take so I never got a picture with him.


All these were free make-n-takes at the expo or just plain free...

Make-n-take T-shirt that we got to silk screen

Jo-ann and Michaels gave us awesome totes

3M Gave us their new Sticky Scrapbook paper and a Glue Runner. We also made a card. Their paper has a white core -great for sanding. If you buy it in the packs it has instructions on the settings for use with the Cricut! It's made for the Cricut. Not available in 12x12 yet. They are trying to find out the interest in it.

The Pink Stamper had a cute Cupcake Make-n-Take, EK success had a journal and a company that is new to the scrapbook scene had the elephant journal. They had beautiful overlays but I don't remember their name :(. I will find them again ;)

The company that did the silk screen t-shirts gave us the Pink Silk Screen Paint, EK success gave us a botton and 3 Jolee's charms. Mine were different colored princess crowns, my mom got crosses.

CHA Super Show Saturday

I was able to go to the convention show on Saturday with my mom since we live not to far away from Anaheim. It had to be one of the BEST scrapbook Expo type shows I have ever been to. I had a blast! Not only did I get to meet Artist Wyland, but there was scrapbooking. If anyone knows me they know I've loved Wyland paintings since I was in middle school. So meeting the guy was awesome. I hope he comes out with some environmentally friendly scrapbook paper!

The Provocraft Booth was so much fun. We got bakery hats to wear, they were shooting for some kind of infomercial, they had giveaways. AWESOME, FREE make-n-takes. I got to take pictures of the newest cartridge coming out called Once Upon A Princess. We got to make a cupcake with the new Cricut Cake machine. So much stuff going on, hard to write about it all.

Me with my Make-n-Take Cupcake. If you wore the hat you could win a

The new Cake Machine! The parts are removable for easy washing! You can use your other cartridges with it plus it comes with a cake cartridge!

My mom with her cute cupcake! Even the ribbon said Cricut Cake.

The mat with fondant on it.

omg....i don't have enough money!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Go Diego Go

So bored in the rain. I had a bunch of Diego stuff to use, so I made this layout. I wish Cricut made a Diego Cartridge. Of course now that I made this page, they will come out with one. It almost always happens that way.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blessings - Pet Challenge

I used a sketch from to do this layout. Also, I used the cartridge called Winter Woodland for the title and the holly. It's raining pretty good here now and pretty cold for Cali. Maybe I can get a couple more pages done if the kids will let me :D.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Our visit with the Baby Panda at the San Diego Zoo

On Sunday we went down to San Diego to visit with my husbands grandparents. They are huge Chargers fans and we wanted to take the kids to watch the game. We decided to leave super early since we knew that the game would cause a lot of traffic on the freeway and headed off to the San Diego zoo. The zoo was not crowded at all and everyone was wearing their Charger jerseys. The biggest attraction was the newest baby Panda Bear. It was ADORABLE. I want one btw. A baby panda of my very own. j/k.

My layout was done using the Far East DCWV Stack. I used the Cricut Cartridge Pagoda for all the cuts except the titles which were done on Life's A Beach cartridge. I have to admit, the only reason I bought Pagoda was for the Panda Bears. 2 cuts. I know, but look how adorable! I love this cartridge. I see awesome things in it's future.

It's Raining, It's pouring!

It is raining so hard out!!! Scott is playing Call of Duty and I'm working on some layouts. This layout is for one of the challenge sketches on the Cricut Board. I used some of the old die cuts that we got from the Scrapbook Expo. The game cart and the game controller were from a company that did die cuts for a dollar. The other cuts were made with a cricut cartridge called George (for the title) and Accent Essentials (for the {} looking frame thing.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

SOUS Challenge Week 2

I used the Cricut Mickey cart for most of the cuts. I tried to use some of my stickers instead of making an excuse to go buy the Mickey font. :P. Go green! j/k.... This is Ashley's first pair of Mickey Ears. Boy she was mad in this picture. If looks could kill haha. It's the only picture I have however, since she kept taking it off. :o).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Two Challenges Combined: Pet Challenge and SOUS Challenge (cricut board)

Trying to do two challenges in one with this one. Cricut Message board has a group of cool gals doing a weekly challenge that my mom wanted to do. So she sent me the link to the Page Maps sketch and blog and off I went. Peggy's and I's challenge this month was to scrap our Pets, but the picture had to be somewhere that wasn't in our home. My Pet picture is of our Golden Luke (Skywalker) graduating from his Petsmart Advanced Training. Luke is a pretty cool dog. He can shake, balance a treat on his nose without eating it and a bunch of other tricks. I think our lab Molly should try to take this class lol. Maybe I'll do a layout of my crazy lab next time.

For this layout I used the DCWV (don't) you love those stacks) Pet Stack. The ribbon was just some at Joanns. The Title and Show Dog Circle tag were cut with the Cricut Cartridge "Paper Pups". TFL

Friday, January 1, 2010

Shadow Box Frame using Pagoda

My friend from Elementary and Middle school is getting married tomorrow. I made this shadow box for their wedding gift. I used the new cartridge Pagoda. Their wedding invite and website were along the same theme, so I am hoping that I got it right :).