Friday, December 29, 2006

I won a Cricut Cartridge!!!!!

I am soooo excited! I ck'd my messages before we leave for Kim's funeral (weather is not suppose to be good) and I get this message from Cricut! They had this thing going til Christmas where you send in a project made with the Cricut and if they choose you for their Spotlight Corner you win a cartridge of your choice! I sent in about 4 projects and this is the one they chose!!!!! Anyway, this is something that I would have called Kim right away with , so I am sharing it with you my friends.

The date book is completely made from scratch. I printed 12 pages (on cardstock) with the month and numbered lines for each month. I made tabs for each page and a cover and back. I covered the back and cover with patterned paper and then rubi'd it all together. I decorated the front with flower #2 from the George cartridge with the silhouette feature as I thought it mimicked the flower in the paper. 'Dates to Remember' was done on the computer. I have made several of these and got the idea from Kim. She had bought one off of E-bay and had shown it to me last year. Hers is wayyyyy cooler.

The candy box was made with coasters. I covered each coaster with patterned paper and sanded the edges. Then I punched holes in the side and tied together with ribbon. I hot glued the bottom on (need to find a better way to attach the bottom). The flower is cut the same way. For the large flower I cut 5 of cardstock and one of patterned paper to look like chipboard. The center is a brad by Making Memories.

Thank you for letting me share,

Thursday, December 28, 2006


This date book came about because of an awesome gift I rec'd from my friend Lana. She had taken a notepad and tore all the pages apart, made a front and back with chipboard and then rubi coiled it all together.

I needed a $5 gift for our Christmas gift exchange with grandma this year (grandpa won't be able to come anymore due to his health). This is the kind of exchange where you draw numbers and then can steal gifts from someone else instead of opening a new one.

Anyway, I made the one here and liked it so well I couldn't bear to part with it. LOL!! I used the new patterned paper 'Loves Me' from SU! and sanded the edges. The flower is cut from my Cricut using the George cartridge and flower #1 at 3". I cut 3 from cardstock and one from patterned paper to give a chipboard look. The tabs were cut with my QuicKutz. I took a 2007 calendar and starting with Jan 1st, figured out the days and put the month tabs where that month would start. I need to fill in the days with a pen.
Soooo...since the Christmas is tomorrow and I had two days of baking to do, I was running out of time for a gift. I made
this one just now and now I really like it and it's going to be hard to part with, but I just gotta! Am I the only weird person that has a hard time parting with stuff I make? I do
make alot and give alot away, but once in awhile I like it so much that it's just hard to let go. (insert rolling eyes here)

Well, I better go and get things ready for tomorrow. We are suppose to get freezing rain and snow again. I am hoping it will hold out until after the Kim's funeral. We can reschedule Christmas, but I will be really disappointed if I can't make it to her funeral.

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Today is my baby's 12 birthday! WOW does time fly fast!!
I have the cinnamon roll orders done and am now working on the cookies.
Had to sneak in a batch of chocolate chip muffins per Aaron's request for breakfast.
Now to go start his birthday cake.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I'm Pooped!

I just took out the fourth batch of cinnamon rolls, plus I made a loaf of bread. I have a neighbor that ordered 6 doz cinnamon rolls and 6 dozen cookies. I will make the other two doz cinn rolls and cookies tomorrow. She needs them for Friday. Thankfully, she was ok with getting them a day early as Kim's funeral is Friday and we will leave early Friday morning.

In between the making of rolls and bread, I started working on a gift for Todd & Logan. I had this "brainy" idea to take all the journals and messages that they and everyone else posted on the caring site and make them into a book! Crazy, I know! Do you KNOW how many messages have been posted?! As of right now, 1036!! AND I can't just copy and paste, cuz then it is just a mess! I am NOT going to edit all the misspelling and etc. I thought I would just leave it as people posted. What I have done is paste the journal message from Todd, Rob (Kim's brother) and Kim (all of Kim's I did in pink) and made it bold. Then I copy and pasted each message that people posted that day, so it is all in chronological order starting with the first post.
Then I will somehow make it more 'readable'. I am thinking of making it two columns. I will then make a cover and print out all the pages. Not sure how this is going to go together, but I know it will be in pink as that was Kim's favorite color. Ü I hope that this will be a treasure and comfort to Todd & Logan that they can read in the days to come to see how much Kim meant to everyone and how loved she was.

Monday, December 25, 2006


Merry Christmas!

I decided to try this blog thing. Ü I'm not sure where I will go with this, but thought it could be a place where family and friends could keep up with what is going on in our family as well as my stamping adventures.

I won't be able to post every day, but will try to check in often.

Here is a gift I made for our Pastor and his wife. They have been such a blessing to us and we appreciate so much all their prayers for us over the past two years as we have gone through some tough times.

I framed it in black, but my scanner blurred the image when I scanned it, so took it out to scan.
To make I typed the verse sections on MSWord and printed on ivory naturals cardstock by SU! I then stamped Canvas background stamp with caramel ink and sponged with carmel. Then I stamped the flowers from Roses in Winter & Watercolor Garden ll in burgundy, caramel & artichoke. I mounted the verse sections twice on coordinating cardstock. I cut the A-S-K from the Cricut "Stamped" cartridge. I cut 2 from cardstock and one from patterned paper (Diane's Daughters) to give a chipboard look. I mounted the letters on the verse sections, added ribbon and metal accents from SU!'s modgepodge hardware and then centered them onto a piece of patterned paper that fit my frame (purchased from Dollar General).


PS On a sad note, my dear friend Kim passed away today. I want to thank those of you who have been praying for her and her family.