Sunday, October 31, 2010

BOO!!!! How about some Halloween Blog Candy???

This give-away is the one I've been waiting for awhile to do.  I had to give everything time to come in, then life got in the way.  Now I am ready to post it!  WOOHOO!!!!  This is my biggest blog candy EVER!!!    So, in celebration of the arrival of my new CRICUT IMAGINE MACHINE, Here's what the winner will get:

A PINK ATG GUN WITH TAPE!!!!  WOOHOO!!!  I'm not kidding!!!

DCWV TIN MINI-ALBUM KIT!!--this is a BIG kit with everything you need to make 4 mini albums in tins!!! 


COLOR BOX  COLOR TOOL BOX with Stylus and TEN tips!  This is really cool.  If you haven't seen this--the tips are moldable--just heat with your heat gun or over a lightbulb and create stamps.  I'm also including the Stylus Tip Molding Mat, to get you on your way to creating even MORE great designs.  And, because it's almost Halloween,  a tri-color Color Box Pigment Stamp pad in Lime green/Orange/Purple!!

And, as is customary with my give-aways, there will be ADDITIONAL goodies not pictured!!!  After all, everyone loves surprises, right??

So, what do you have to do for a chance to win this sweet goodness????  Not much at all!!!!!  Leave a comment under this post!!!  That's it!  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for you to sign up to follow my blog, but it's not necessary to be entered to win!!

And, since it's CANDY, I'll pick the winner using Random.Org on...........................HALLOWEEN at MIDNIGHT PST!!!

So, leave your comment and you'll be entered to win!!!

And thank you so much to all my faithful followers!!!  You ROCK!!!  You all encourage me more than you will ever know!!!  And I love you all!!!!

Blessings and Hugs!

Happy Halloween!!!

Hi, everyone!
Just a quick post.  If you know anyone who hasn't entered to win the blog candy, today's the last day as the winner will be chosen at midnight tonight!!



Monday, October 25, 2010

Here are my "Think Pink" cards!

Hi, everyone,
I have a dear friend who had her first chemo for lung cancer today.  So, I decided to make a card for Monique and one for my friend, Novie. Of course, my card base is PINK!  I used the Lacy Labels and Lovely Floral Cricut Lites cartridges and several different cuttlebug folders on these cards.  Cardstock is Bazzill.

Thanks for checking them out!

Have you made YOUR cards yet???


It's "Think Pink for Monique" Week!!

Hi, everyone!
Many of you probably already know that a member of our crafting community, Monique Griffith, is fighting breast cancer.  Monique will have a double mastectomy on Thursday of this week.  Robyn,  at, suggested that we have a Think Pink for Monique week!  What a great idea!!  The idea is to make a card for Monique or someone else you know who is fighting cancer and send it out this week!  If you would like to send a card to Monique and learn more about her journey, you can find her address and more at :

Thanks, everyone!!!

And don't forget, you have until midnight PST on Halloween to enter to win my blog candy giveaway.  Just scroll down to the October 4 post and leave a comment!!


Friday, October 22, 2010

WOW!!!! Hello, Thursday!!

Hello, my crafty friends!!!
Did you see the new releases for this Hello, Thursday???  I love, love, love Ornamental Iron and Paper Lace!!!  And Wrap It Up will probably end up in my stash, as well!!!  If you want to see details of these cartridges and the others that were released this week, you can visit Joy's blog at  So, what's YOUR favorite???

Don't forget to enter to win my blog candy. Just scroll down to the October 4th post and leave a comment before 10/31!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

What I've been up to!

Hello, loyal bloggers!!
Hope you are all doing well!  I've been creating centerpieces for a bridal shower for the last few days and finally finished them up today.  WOOHOO!!!  If I can get a decent picture, I'll post one for you to see.  I was able to utilize my Cricut Expression, the Sweethearts cartridge, and a Tim Holtz Texture Fade on these centerpieces, along with lots of other goodies.

So, what have YOU been creating????

Don't forget to enter my big give-away if you haven't yet!!  Scroll down to the October 4th entry and post a comment for your chance to win!!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Printmaster and the Imagine!

Hi, everyone!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I just wanted to share something fun I learned this week.  I don't know if any of you use the Printmaster program, but I use it a LOT to print sentiments inside my Cricut cards and just to make quick cards and add Cricut cuts and text to them.  My granddaughter asked me to make birthday party invitations for my great-grandson this week.  And that's when I made this amazing discovery!!  Did you know that Printmaster includes RGB codes for the colors used for text???  Or the color you use to fill shapes???  Well, it does!!!  I had printed text on the invitations using a rope font in kind of a straw color. 
By clicking on the paint bucket that you use to select the text color, then on the button that says "Define Custom Colors" you will see the color wheel and right underneath it on the right hand side, are your RGB codes for any selected color.  Using this information, I was able to print and cut rope loops from the Old West cartridge, using my Imagine machine, that were a perfect match to the text on the invitation.  I then ran those cuts through my Xyron machine to turn them into stickers for the envelopes!  Sounds WAY more complicated than it actually is!!!  Please feel free to email me with any questions!!!  Hope this helps some of you with your crafting!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Playing with my new Imagine machine!

Today I have spent a little time familiarizing myself with the Imagine and its' functions.  If you own an Imagine machine, I'm sure you recognize the floral bouquets from the Imagine More cartridge.  What I thought was fun was that the "Thank You" sentiment is from Beyond Birthdays.  I opened the sentiment, then filled it with one of the prints on the Imagine cartridge.  I'm sure you can't see it in the pic, but I thought that was a pretty cool thing to be able to do!  I printed and cut two of each bouquet to give them more sturdiness.  I do wish the Imagine could cut chipboard.  I'll have to continue to use my E for this.  I tried it today in the Imagine and no matter what I do, the chipboard won't even stick to the mat.  This project is my very first ever candy bouquet and is for a nurse at my doctor's office who has been particularly helpful to me.  She is moving away and I wanted to express my appreciation for all she has done for me.  Think she'll feel appreciated???
(Had a couple of questions -- Yes, I used FULL SIZE candy bars, not the minis, so this bouquet is HEAVY!!! haha)

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to scroll down to my blog give-away post and leave a comment for your chance to win all of that yummy goodness!!



Thanks SOOO much to all of you who have signed up to follow!!!  I appreciate it so much!!!  In honor of reaching 300 followers, I'm adding TWO clear stamp sets to the prize!!!  Think we can reach 350????  If we do, there are more goodies in store!!!

Thanks, again!!!  WOOHOO!!!!

To enter to win, make sure you post a comment in the post BELOW, which talks about the blog candy give-away, not on this post!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

BIG GIVE-AWAY coming!!!

Hi, crafty blogger friends!!
The BIG GIVE-AWAY I've been promising is just about ready to go up.  I just need to photograph the prizes and we will be good to go.  I gave some hints about what's coming during Kathy Files class this morning.  There will be even more goodies than what was discussed there!!!  So, give me some time to get the pictures taken and I'll be posting the goodies!!!  Things in the family are still pretty tough right now and probably will be for some time, but I'm trying to focus on positive things and not dwell on what is going on.

Hugs to all!!!