Saturday, June 26, 2010


We all need a little inspiration from time to time, right??  There are so many talented crafters out there and a wealth of information via Ustream and Youtube.  A couple of these uber-talented artists inspire me and I thought I would share their links with you so you can check them out.  You will NOT be disappointed.  First is Kathy Orta.  You can find Kathy and her video classes by going to her blog at  The other is Laura Denison.  Check her out at  Both of these ladies offer wonderful inspiration, classes and are just all-around classy and talented artists in their own right.  Laura is also a quilt designer and teaches quilting classes.  You can purchase her papercraft and quilt patterns from her Etsy store, also accessible from a link on her blog.  Be prepared to spend some time watching these ladies at work.  You will be amazed!!!


Saturday, June 19, 2010


Hi, everyone,
It's been awhile since I've done a give away, so I decided it's time!!  WOOHOO!!!   Wanna win a new outfit for your Gypsy???  I am giving away a Gypsy skin and a package of the Gypsy Stylus!!  (and, as usual, I will put a few extra goodies in for the winner, as well!)  The skin is the one that is called Gold, but to me it's more orange and black and white.  I can't take a pic right now because my camera is acting up.  As soon as I can, I'll post a pic for ya, though!

What do you have to do to be entered to win all this Gypsy goodness, you ask???  Easy Peasy!!  Leave a comment under this post.  That's it!!!  I'd really appreciate it if you would follow my blog, but it's not necessary in order to be eligible to win the prize!!

Deadline for entries will be 9:00pm, PST, on July 1, 2010!!

Good luck, everyone!!


Friday, June 18, 2010


Do you ever find yourself in a rut, using the same colors or similar colors on every project?  I sure do!  So, today I challenged myself to create a project using colors I never use.  This card is the result.

So, now I challenge you!  Think outside the box and create something using colors you don't normally use!!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My First Card with Lacy Labels Cricut Lite Cartridge!

Hi, everyone!
Wow!  Two posts in one day!!  I'm on a roll!!  haha  Just thought I would share my first card made with Lacy Labels, one of the new Cricut Lite cartridges available only at Walmart.  I really love this cartridge!!  The layers cut beautifully and are so easy!!  Gotta love that!  The cuts on this card were cut at 4 1/2".  For the card base, since I can't load these carts on my Gypsy yet and I didn't want to have to drag the E close to the computer, I just traced my card front and fussy cut it with scissors. Easy peasy!!  I used lots of dimensionals on this one, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Crushed Olive Distress Ink, and my white gel pen.  Thanks to Elizabeth at for her tutorial on using the Fantastix with the Distress Inks!  Works like a charm!!!!  Oh, and the sentiment is one of the new SOLO stamps from Michael's!


Guess I spoke too soon!! haha

Hi, everyone,
Apparently, I spoke too soon about feeling better.  My knees are still pretty bad and the doctor says they probably won't get a lot better! :(

But, not to worry!  Thanks to the electric carts at Walmart, I was able to pick up two of the new Cricut Lites cartridges and I LOVE THEM!!!!  Seriously!!!  They are AWESOME!!  I got Lacy Labels and Botanicals and they are both wonderful!  I love the packaging and inserts, too!!  You really gotta check them out!!!  Elizabeth ( asked that I share a couple of cuts from Botanicals on the mb and I decided I might as well share them here, too! 

Please indulge me just one moment to mention my special friend, Monique Griffith, who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.  Love you and praying for you, Monique!!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Sorry I've been MIA!

Hi, bloggers,
Sorry I've been "missing in action" for awhile!  As some of you know, I've been recuperating from knee surgery and am just now starting to feel better!!!  SOOOOOO..................................................
I will be doing a give-away!!!  I'll be posting pictures and the details in the next few days!!  This is a good one!!  So, check back soon!!