Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New pool and Tattooed Kidoes!!!!!

I know that I have been absent recently but there has been a lot that has been happening around here so scrapping has been set on the back burner along with having the time to blog. I will however be on the blog this week . I am participating in the Grillin blog hop this weekend!! I am working on that project this afternoon.

So we have been having so much fun here at our house and that is what has had my attention lately!!! First of all we got a Pool!!!!! YEY YEY YEY YEY!!!!

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So here it is right after Kevin and I and my dad got it up. It wasn’t too hard but you definitely need 3 people.

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Kevin Making sure everything is level!!

This is a pool from Sears that is a lot like the ones at Wal-mart. We could not find the size we wanted at wally world so we bought this at Sears. It is a 24x52.

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Here I am being silly, but as you can see there are a lot of wrinkles in these pools so you have to get in and as the water starts filling up you walk around and get all the wrinkles out. It really was not that difficult. The water was COLD!!! But it was 90 degrees out so we dealt with the cold water Smile

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As you can see the kids just couldn’t wait to get in. With just a couple of inches they started body surfing on the bottom. They had a ball.

My Mom and Dad came over to help and there was a great picture opportunity!!

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It was so much fun and now that it is full they can really swim but the water is FREEZING!!!!

The next bit of excitement was the kids were able to get Tattoes!!! yes they are temporary. A friend of ours is extremely talented in drawing and she uses her abilities to minister to kids while drawing really cool temporary tats.

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She is trying to have a serious face but the smile is slipping through!!!!

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This is what she picked out  as her Tat. Malia loves Keys especially the old antique kind . If they have any type of french flair to them that is it she is hooked!!

Then my little man originally had a Great White Shark but it washed off in the pool so he decided he wanted a snake this time. This was probably because this friend of ours has a python and he just got to touch it!!

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He loves it!!

So there you go that is what we have been up to!! I promise to be back soon with a scrap project and don’t forget about the blog hop this weekend!! There will be awesome projects and I am sure there will be many chances to win lots of blog candy!!!

God Bless!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Be Back Soon!!!

Hey all I just wanted to let you know that my internet usage is maxed out and I will not be on the blogging scene for a couple of days!!! I will however be back over the weekend with a card to share. I will be so happy when we can get High speed throught ATT. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Disney Layouts using SVG’s

Good Morning!! I wanted to share some layouts with you today that I made for my Disney Album. These layouts I did not cut from cartridges but from SVG files. They were a lot of fun and I love how they turned out. I am just going to post them and then I have to paint my porch today so I cannot spend to much time in the blogging world the paint is calling my name Sad smile 

So here they are I hope they bring inspiration so some of you!!

Here is a double page layout I made from svg files. The Lilo and Stitch font I traced from an image on Google then the surf board I traced also from Google images it was a coloring page image.  The flower and leaves were an svg I had

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This next layout is of my son Matthew he was blessed enough at Disney’s Hollywood Studio to be chosen as a Jedi Trainee for the Jedi Training school. He was so excited. We video recorded it and the video is hilarious because when they pick the kids you can cheer for yours to cause attention to be drawn and then they may pick your child. I am screaming so loud in the video that I sound like a crazy person!! Well it must have worked they picked him! Smile

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Sorry my pics are terrible today. I was in a hurry and just threw them up here. Forgive me!!!!

All the Star wars layouts were used with tracing from google images and then transformed into SVG files.

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So there they are I hope you like them and Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another Award!!!!

I was so excited this morning when I signed in to my blog this morning and there I saw another award for my blog!!! YEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! So thank you so much to Sandy from So. Cal Crafty Creations by Sandy. You can check out her blog here

The rules are that I have to share 8 things about myself and then pick 5 other blogs to receive this award. I was thinking I could share some different stuff other than just scrapping stuff so here you go:

1. I am a Jesus Freak, I love the Lord with all my heart and I love ministering to people and watching them come to love the Lord and transforming into his light!!!

2. I love children and my husband and I are currently trying to have more!!!

3. I have an authentic Coach purse that my MIL found for me at a yard sale for $0.25

4. I have to make myself not go near my cricut everyday otherwise all I would do is scrap and my children and husband would starve!!LOL!!

5.Jesus Culture is my favorite worship band

6. Black raspberry ice cream is my favorite!!

7. I am literally hundreds of pictures behind in my scrapbooking!!

8. I just started eating some vegetables in the last 2 yrs. ( spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, Caesar salad) I grew up not eating anything veggie unless it was in a can.

So there you go and here are the 5 ladies I would like to pass this award on to:

1.Lisa

2.Becka

3.Patty

4.Carol

5.Sherrie

Please take time to visit these ladies blogs and if you are not following it would be awesome if you would!!!!

Plus Becka is having a 600 follower give away so hurry and go check that out at Becka's blog. Just click on her name above!!! She has some awesome Candy!

I will have a project up tomorrow, I have been super busy so I am sorry for the delay but tomorrow there will be a layout posted. Thanks!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Winner announced and SVG question

Good Evening everyone!! Sorry this took me so long but I had many errands to run today. Anyway I wanted to say thank you to all of you that played along with the Disney Blog Hop. There were so many amazing projects in this hop.
I am also so greatful for all of my followers!!! Thank you so much for following this blog and I hope that I can continue to bring you inspiration!! I know that when I read all of your comments I am inspired to make more and to get even more into crafting. So thank you, thank you, thank you!! I cannot believe that I have 111 followers woooooooooooooooo whoooooooooooooooo!!!!
And now onto the good stuff!!! In the blog I offered the card that I had made along with a set of SVG files that I had designed!! Well I went to random.org today and it picked a winner.............
The Winner of the card and files is........

Julie said...

Love the colours on your card and the layout is lovely.
julie.stephens@live.com.au

Julie I will be contacting you in the morning to get everything taken care of. Thanks to everyone who commented!!
Some of you expressed interest in SVG files. I was wondering if you all could give me feedback on if I should start selling my svg files. I wanted to display a few and wait for your input. I used to sell them awhile back but didn't know too many people on the web that were interested so I really didn't hardly sell anything and now I am in contact with alot more people, so maybe if I thought people were interested I would offer them again. Let me know what you think!!!
Thanks for stopping by today and Congrats Julie!!!!! God bless
Crystal

Saturday, May 7, 2011

DISNEY’S BLOG HOP TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Saturday!!! And this is going to be a fun day!!

Today is the Disney Blog Hop! There is 20 very talented ladies ready to show you some awesome projects that of course are Disney themed!! So have fun and don’t forget the Blog Candy!!!

If you have come from Melanie’s blog. You are in the right place. If you are just visiting my Blog and want to play along, you can do so by starting at Sylvia's blog (www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com)

Here are the Disney Projects that I made for the hop!!

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This was a quick and simple card that I made using one of the Minnie cuts on the Mickey and Friends Cart. I also added a border with my Martha Stewart double edge punch. The sentiment came from a one dollar stamp at Michaels.

I wanted to share one other project…

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Here is a Layout that I made using both my Mickey and friends Cart and my MTC software. It was super easy!!!

So I would like to offer some blog candy but at this time I just didn’t have anything available. Then I got to thinking and here is what I am going to do. I will be choosing one winner to receive the Minnie card that I made for this hop. It is blank on the inside so you can use it for any occasion!!

Update with Change: I have come across some blog Candy for you all along with the card!!!

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This is a set of my own personal svg designs Mickey Style that I am giving away in this hop!!!

Here is what you have to do to be elgible to win the card and svg set:

1. Become a follower of this blog if you are not already

2. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

That’s it .

Thank you for playing along. Your next stop is Mary’s blog 

Sylvia- www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

Amber- www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com

Nadia- www.nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com

Giselle- www.crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Sandra- www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com

Jenny- www.jennyplace26.blogspot.com

Becka- www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com

Sherrie- www.sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Lisa- www.prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Monica- www.simplycricutting.blogspot.com

Sandy S.- www.thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com

Patti- www.creativediva98.blogspot.com

Julie K.- www.jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com

Donna- www.donnasdreamworks.blogspot.com

Nicole- www.teachdanz.blogspot.com

Diana- www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Melanie- www.inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

Crystal- www.littlecreationsblog.blogspot.comYOU ARE HERE

Mary- www.marybcreates.blogspot.com

Heather- http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

Friday, May 6, 2011

Two exciting Events!!!!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!! Hello I have some very exciting news today!!!! Two different things, one of them is very exciting to me!! I hope you are excited for me but it is not mandatory LOL!! The second is very exciting for you!!!!
First, I have been blogging now for just a little while and I am so excited to say that today I was given my first blog award!!!!! YEY, YEY, YEY. It was given to me from Lisa over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!


If any of you new bloggers are like me when you see the other awards you really hope that one day you can get one too!!! I know that in the big scheme of things that there are other things much more important than blog awards but I do believe that God smiles at the little things that make us shine!!! Scrapbooking for me is so relaxing it is like therapy and I enjoy it so much!! So I just want to share with you my award and the 10 blogs that I am giving this award to!!

Here are the rules for the Cricut-tastic Award:
Your blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

Here are 5 cricut-tastic things about myself:
1.Before I had the cricut I owned another digital die cutter but I would constantly be on the cricut site oohing and aweing at the cricut and the carts wanting them really bad!!

2.I just got my first cricut expression in late Jan. 2011

3.After I bought it I went crazy buying cartridges, I now own 27 carts with in 4 mths. But hey I got really great deals on all of them!!!

4. I am so excited for the craft room to open up that I stalk the website daily!!!

5. I sneak any free time I can to scrap or create anything with the cricut!!! ( Where's Momma?)


And now I would like to pass along this award to the following bloggers:

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/
scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com/
lovemypaper.blogspot.com/
mycrittercreations.blogspot.com
http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
sierrababy08.blogspot.com/
http://bugjunkie.blogspot.com
http://callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com/
http://www.makinprettythings.com/
http://www.rockpapercricut.com

Now onto the exciting news for you and me!!! Tomorrow is the beginning of the Disney Blog Hop being hosted by Sylvia over at Bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com!!


This is going to be a great hop, the ladies on this hop are so super talented and I feel very honored to actually be participating in the hop!!!! This is my first so I am soooooooooooooooo excited. I love the project that I have for this hop so please come check it out!!! It starts tomorrow!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flower tutorial today

Thanks for all of the comments about the layout. I am going to frame it as soon as I get a frame. I am also going to look at the shadow boxes as frames.

Tomorrow I will be posting about a new blog hop that is starting Saturday and …. I am actually apart of it. I am so excited so come back and read about it tomorrow!!!

Many of you requested the tutorial for the flower so I put one together and I must tell you that I sound slightly rough because I was under the weather and I had to ask my sweet little boy to help me film and then filmed some of it by myself.

So here you go I hope you can understand it ok.

I again am just adding the link here until I can get my high speed internet.

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Click here for the video!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Getting Framed and tutorial update!

I just have to say Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments and for voicing their opinions on this layout. The official decision is that I am going to frame it!!! I really liked the comment that talked about setting it up as like an easel Frame so that I can switch it up with new layouts!! Thanks for that one.

I also wanted to let you know that I will be posting a short video tutorial tomorrow for the flower. This time it is blue and so pretty so don’t forget to come and check that out!!!

By the way I added an email box on the upper left of the blog so that any time I post something you can be notified by email!!!

Thanks again everyone and have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Okay so I would love your thoughts on this!!!

Yes, this is coming a bit late in the day but I unfortunately am suffering from a very yucky sinus cold :-( and it took me a long time to get it done and then finally up on the blog.

I have shared with ya’ll that I am trying to get my Disney pictures scrapped from our vacation 2 years ago!!! ( I know that is pretty sad isn’t it) But hey praise the Lord for Photo Cd’s that last for-e-ver. ( have you ever seen the sandlot!! With the guy that says forever really slow, it’s a hoot) Anyway….I am trying to work diligently on this album so today I worked on one of the pages that have to do with having dinner with the Princesses at Epcot. I learned a new technique for paper flowers using my Plantin Schoolbook Cart for this page. And I must say….. that I so totally love it!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes I think that ya’ll must think I am a cross between a valley girl and a southern gal!! With all of my so’s you all’s and ya’lls. To tell you the truth I am originally from Upstate NY but Florida is officially my home of choice and I hope to get back there soon.

Ok Ok enough jibber jabber. What I need you all for is to help me decide if I should scrap this or frame it. I like it so much I am not sure what I want to do. Here is the layout:IMG_3421

I have to tell you that I am still wondering how I did it. All I can say is Thank you so much to all of the bloggers out there who give great tutorials. I found the tutorial for the rose on one of the blogs (due to my Nyquil induced coma I am not thinking clearly) I tried it out and wa-lah it worked!!! Here is a close-up and then I will give you the details.

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This was so easy to make and literally took like 5 min. It was made from the flower image on my Plantin Schoolbook cart. It is near the end of the handbook and on the bottom row of the keyboard.

So I used the Storybook Cartridge for the rest of this layout. I love this cartridge and I know that many of you have had it for a long time but I just got this cart back in March and I am still pretty new to it. For the trellis or vines that my little flowers are on I used the branch border on page 38 of the handbook

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Then I added some small pink and cream flowers from Got Flowers. I used some glitter glue to add alittle something to my cream colored flowers.

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Next I added a cute title from Storybook it’s the Once upon a time title from pg 68 and I also used the accent blackout on pg 68 to give my title a mat.

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Then I put four corners from the storybook cartridge on the page. They were on pg 47 of the handbook. Lastly I added little rhinestones on each flower in the corners.

Please let me know if you would like the full tutorial on the flower. Thanks everyone!!!

So tell me should I Scrap it (put it in an album) or Frame it???