Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memorial Day Blog Hop! If you're just visiting my blog and would like to join in on the fun, go to Michele's blog to start at the beginning. If you're already hopping along and you've just come from Brenda's blog, then you are in the right place! We have a great line up of crafters today, so be sure to check out all the wonderful projects we have in store for you.

Memorial Day is as much about patriotism as 4th of July, and I had nothing else in mind but red, white and blue. I couldn't focus in on one particular idea, so I wanted to try a few different things that blended well together. First, I made my first rosettes - they are really time consuming, but definitely worth the all the work. I also wanted a particular font I've seen on shirts, I used my gypsy to re-create it using Varsity Letters and George. Side note: do you ever feel the picture just doesn't do your project justice?! lol Anyways, here's how it turned out....

Thanks for stopping by on this wonderful Memorial Day!

Your next stop is Rockin' Renee

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Think vinyl is expensive?

Today is my day at She's a Sassy Lady, so be sure to swing by and check out my post, even though I'm going to be sharing directions here as well!

I had never taken the time or resources, for that matter :) to try out any sort of vinyl projects, but finally decided I wanted to! I wasn't doing anything special, so I reached for the affordable alternative - the contact paper in the pantry - and gave it a go. I'm sure I am not the first person to try this method, but boy, does it ever work!

You've seen my 2nd addiction first hand - CUPCAKES & COOKIES!!!! In ordern to haul them to work on a weekly basis, I found these wonderful carriers in different colors - they are great for cupcakes if you use the tray, and for cookies and such without it. I use it A LOT,and so decided it needed a little something. Here's how it turned out....

I really do wish contact paper came in different colors,
because it really is cheap and easy to find...

I know this may be a give, but just in case...
set it on your mat paper-side-down
Set your blade depth to 3, and your pressure to 2
(any highter, and it'll cut through the paper)
...and voilĂ !!
It cut perfectly, without cutting the paper backing! It's easy to remove, and adhere! Now I have to make the orange one just as pretty! :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

CJToo's Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to TXScrapperMom and CJToo's Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Today, we are helping Tracy (aka, Craft Junkie Too) celebrate her birthday. You should have hopped over from the Tanya's blog at Tanyaisis Creations , but if you just happened along the hop, click HERE to start at the beginning and join in on the birthday fun!

For my project today, I wanted to use my imagine - since I have not been good about using my amazing new cartridges, or my new machine for that matter. One of those great cartridges is Yummy, and I've been drooling over the images for about two weeks now. Before you check out my project, I do want to say that my flash seems to change the richness of the colors....but the day I actually manage to not wait until the night before to complete a project, then I might actually get to take a picture in the day light lol :). Ok, I rambled's what I came up with...

Thanks for stopping by!
Your next stop is Indira at Craft, Scrapbooking and More.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cele"Bear"ation Blog Hop

Welcome to TxScrapperMom and Cooking With Cricut’s Cele”bear”ation Blog Hop! We’ve been partying all month long in honor of CWC’s first blog-aversary. If you arrived here from Jean’s blog, you’re in the right place! If you’re crashing the party in mid-hop, head on over to Cooking With Cricut — grab some punch and cake and start at the beginning.

Our theme for today’s party is bears and/or celebrations, and I chose to incorporate both. This card took a little bit of work, but it came out just as I had planned (and that doesn't always seem to happen). Here's a little bit of detail: I crumpled triangles for the 'tissue paper' effect, and cut off the ribbon that was part of the original gift box cut to add real ribbon.

Now it's your turn! Link up your cele”bear”ation-related project at

Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

- Project must include a Cricut cut.
- Project must include a Bear.
- Project must be new for this blog hop challenge.
- You must link to your post and not just your blog.
- Your post must include a link back to CWC.

You will have one week to complete your project. The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered in this hop.

Thanks for joining our cele"bear"ation! Your next host in our party is Dalis at Stamper Girl!

Here’s the list of the party girls, just in case you lose your way:

Melin @ Cooking With Cricut
Jean @ Jean’s Crafty Corner
Roberta @ TX Scrapper Mom <-- You are HERE!
Dalis @ Stamper Girl
Stacey @ Stacey’s Creative Corner
Karla @ KA Little Scrap Corner
Madison @ Funky Cards
Maria Elena @ Maria Elena’s World
Gaby @ Gaby Creates
Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom

Friday, May 20, 2011

Celebration Cookies

A dear friend is having her son's birthday and nephew's 1st communion all in one day. She asked for some cookies - the stars are for the birthday boy, the crosses for the 1st communion, and the circles are to bring the colors together....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The challenge at Cooking with Cricut today is balloons. I had something "sleek n' clean", and I'm hoping I was able to portray that in this card....

Back to Basics

The challenge this week at Whimsical Wednesday is getting back to basics. First, we weren't allowed to use our Cricut - my first thought was "what?! I don't remember life before my Cricut" lol :). In addition, we had to use an "old school" item like a sticker. I'm not going to lie, I actually had to go out and buy stickers, but wound up having a lot of fun with this challenge.

After going back and forth between ideas, I found directions on how to put together a cute Ghirardelli box, and I thought it was just what I was looking for. You can find directions HERE. Here's how it turned out....

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Some yummy cookies...

I made these almond-hazelnut, bite-size cookies for the shower this past Monday. They were a hit!!...and I even got a few orders out of them...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A pink cupcake & my first Imagine project

This week at Cooking with Cricut we had to use a cupcake and the color pink - what a great combo, right?! I remember seeing the cuttest cupcake on my Better Together Imagine cartridge...and I'm not going to lie, I hadn't yet built up the courage to have a go at my new Imagine (even though I've spend a lot of time uuhhing and aaahhhing over the pictures in the booklets lol). So here is my very first Imagine project - a cupcake shape card....

Teache Appreciation

Today is my first post as a Craft Junkie Too Design Team member and its all about teacher appreciation! I've seen the other designer's creations, and I must say that as a teacher, I'd love to get any of these as a gift. My gift idea was directed at those mom's with kids in older grades who have to make one for each teacher - something small to say thank you for putting up with my child everyday :)....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DT Announcement!

Wow! Life's been busy! With the school year coming to an end, baby showers and projects, I don't know how I find the time to craft...but I do! I am happy to announce I am the newest Design Team member for Tracy at Craft Junkie Too! Our first post will be tomorrow, so make sure to swing by and check it out!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Purple Flowers

The challenge this week at Cooking with Cricut is to use at least 3 flowers and the color purple. I got a little creative, and used a few different flower cuts to make one! I really like the way it turned out, but then again, I'm biased :). The only thing I wish I would've done differently is emboss the background paper, but for whatever reason, I sometimes tend to forget my Cuttlebug even exists until I've already adhered everything. Do you ever do that??