Friday, October 12, 2012

It has been a long time…but I am back with a new cutter!!!!!!


Hello Everyone! I know that it has been a long time since I have posted especially anything about papercrafting but I have settled in down here in Florida and am ready to start crafting again.

I will be changing the name of my blog soon because I well, no longer own a cricut. I thought about this decision for a long time and came to the conclusion that I just felt limited with the cricut and I wanted full design capability. So I actually turned back to the company that I started with as far as having a larger cutting machine. I went with the KNK Zing!


So far I love this machine. I used to own the KNK Element and I loved it but I was using it for a business that eventually burned me out when it came to designing anything. That is when I decided to invest in the cricut machine. Now that I’ve had a break  I realized how much I enjoyed having the ability to design if I want to. 

Here are a few things that I have done so far with the machine:



This was a fun little treat box that I created in MTC. That is one of the neatest things about the Zing is that it comes with MTC! So for anyone that was using it with their cricut they do not have to worry about learning a new software.

This is the first box I have ever created and I really liked how it turned out. I will be putting this file in the file section for purchase. My son gave this to his teacher filled with the new pumpkin spice hershey kisses! They are yummy by the way!!!

Next thing I created was for my dining room table! I wanted to decorate it for fall and I was looking for a pumpkin. Well I found the perfect one over at svg cuts . This website is amazing. They have the best svg files I have ever seen. I am convinced that I need to have a separate account just to fund the files that I want to purchase from this site. If you have not checked them out I encourage you to. You will not regret it. Plus there is always a great kit that is free with purchase!! Plus they have some really great free svg’s. 

Here is my pumpkin:



This is from their Pick a Pumpkin kit. It has a ton of files in it and they are all so much fun. I am not done with this yet. I am going to make a white smaller pumpkin and then I am going to add some mums that I purchased from svg cuts. I will post those picks when I get them done.

So that is what I have been up to. I will be blogging regularly next week.  So come back and check it out. If you have any questions about the Zing let me know!!! It was hard to choose between it and the Cameo but I chose the zing because of the different specs. If you want to know more specifics message me!!!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Fun with Puns!!!!

Good Monday Morning all!  First and foremost I must tell you that as of right now my comments are still not working. I am in the process of downloading Google Chrome and I really hope that fixes the problems. When I come onto a blog even my own I only have a few seconds to look at the comments and then my screen goes white. I am hoping to have it fixed with in the next few hours I will let you know. You have all been doing such awesome work and I have not been able to comment on it. Or even get to read my own comments that you all have left.  UGH!!!!

As you know by now Monday means many things, school, work, responsibility and once again a FCCB Challenge!!!

This weeks challenge is one that I find rather enjoyable. They are all enjoyable but this one fits my style. This weeks challenge is called Fun with Puns. Create a card or project using a funny pun somewhere on the project.

There are so many great punny titles out there that it was very hard to figure out what I wanted to do. Well I am finishing up scrapbook album that I am doing for my best friend who has a little girl and I thought that I would make another layout for her album, and that this challenge would be perfect for that project.

Here is my project:


The sad thing is that I cannot remember who sang the song “She’s my Cherry pie” ( which at this point in my life is highly inappropriate)  I am thinking Motley Crue but not sure. Anyway She’s My Sugar Pie worked out great!

The paper that I used was from one of the cheap stacks at Wal-Mart. I loved how it coordinated. She’s My was cut from Paper Lace and Sugar Pie was cut from American Alphabet.


The Cupcake came for Simply Charmed and then I used my Peachy Keen everyday assortment stamps for the face. I love those stamps!!

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For the Photo corner I used Storybook cartridge and cut out the Fancy Corner on the page for the letter N.

Then finally I just used my white gel pen to add a little something to my title.

This page was fun to make and I am excited to give it to my bestie!!

She is my bestie because she truly loves and accepts me for who I am.  One funny story we have is one day we were driving in the car and I realized like many times before that I was squinting my eyes and that was causing wrinkles on my forehead so then I opened my eyes big to like “stretch the wrinkles” and then she started laughing and then I started laughing and she said she does the same thing. I hate those wrinkles between my eyes!! UGH!! It was funny though!

So go and start your projects and for fun if you want share with me one of your favorite bestie stories. I would love to hear them!!!! Hopefully I will be able to read them by tonight!!

Have a blessed day!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

FCCB Challenge Me Monday!!!

Good Monday Morning Everyone.......Did you all enjoy the Superbowl last night? I must admit that we do not really keep up with football but I grew up a Giants fan and whenever they are in it I watch. So it was pretty neat that the last Superbowl I watched was the one 4 yrs ago where they played and beat the Patriots and then being able to watch last night a repeat was awesome!! (Sorry for the Patriots fans)

Now onto today's challenge over at FCCB. Love is in the air..everytime I turn around..LOL!!! Well today's challenge is
exactly that, Love is in the air challenge. The challenge is to make a project with a heart on it and this weeks sponsor is ......

K ANDREWS STAMPS!!!! I am still new to stamps and I was super excited to use these stamps. I was lucky enough to use the Key to my heart mini stamp set that right now you can get for free when you purchase $25.00 or more worth of products. That is a great deal.

Here is what I made for the Challenge:

This is just a cute little heart shaped bag/purse. I thought that this would be great to fill with some Valentines day goodies for my 13 yr old daughter. She is not into the cutesy stuff anymore. Hello Kitty and Disney princesses dont really get her wheels going any more so I wanted to do something more mature and came up with this. I simply used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge ( love it by the way!!) for the bag and the front layer heart. Then I used some crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot. I love that ribbon it is the best!!!! Lastly I just added a cardstock handle so that it was good and sturdy.

So there it is and now it is your turn to work on your project for the challenge. Just make sure that you use at least one cricut cut and for this challenge use a heart on your project!!!

Have fun and Happy Monday!!!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sorry this took me so long to post, I have had alot going on this morning and will probably be leaving for upstate NY really soon!!
This week for Challenge Me Monday on FCCB is to make a 3x3 Valentine's day card. Here is the Card that I made:

I simply cut a piece of cardstock to 3x3 then embossed it with the cuttlebug added some bling!! I also cut a scalloped circle out of vellum inked it in silver ink and then embossed it with the hearts cuttlebug folder. I really liked the outcome of that circle. I used the Be Mine sentiment from Simply charmed and then finally added the flower and pink ribbon.
This was a very simple card but none the less very fun and I think it came out cute.!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to make your own 3x3 Valentines card for the Challenge over at FCCB!

God Bless

Monday, January 16, 2012

Snow Fun!!! Challenge Me Monday!!!

Hi everyone! I know that it has been a long time since I have been on my blog and I wish that I could say that it wont happen again but I cant. I am so busy with homeschooling my kids and trying to get in shape and keeping the house organized that blogging has been set on the back burner. I will try to get on here when I can and of course I will be on when there are Challenges for FCCB.... that leads me to today.

Today is Monday and that means it is time for another Challenge over at FCCB. Today the challenge is Snow fun and that is a perfect theme for this part of the year and it is a really fun theme too. So many ideas came to my mind when preparing for this challenge.

I was so blessed to be able to use EAD designs on my project this week they have the cutest stickers and rub ons and I found the perfect way to use them on my project.

Here is my project ( sorry I am still not good at taking pics)
This was a fun layout and I am actually thinking about creating another one and making a double layout. I hand cut the hill of snow and then cut out the border on the Winter Frolic cartridge. I added some glue and sprinkled the white with snow sparkles. The Title was also cut with Winter Frolic and snow sparkled.
The pond I cut from Create a critter through CCR because I needed to remove the waves from the pond.
Finally I used the EAD design stickers and decorated the photo mat and then of course that is where I got my ice skaters from!!! Arent they cute. I stuck them onto white paper first then cut them out and used pop dots!!
So now let's see what you can come up with for this challenge!! This layout is going in a scrapbook that I am making for my best friend. She lives in Florida but every year takes her little girl ice skating and I think this will be perfect!!

Thanks for visiting today and I hope that I can be back more often than this last time. Maybe Biology and Algebra will get a little easier. Lol!!!! Thanks and have a great day!!!!