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Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Arrival at the Monter Household

  My husband and I thought we were done, but He surprised me with a wonderful bundle of JOY. He is such a wonderful Husband, he bought me the Cricut Expression 2 for my Mother's Day present. The Stork (UPS) delivered my package yesterday afternoon, and it's been killing me not to play with it. My 2 young children decided to take a nice nap for me, so I took advantage of the time and decorated my new arrival. I happen to have Cricut Green vinyl on hand :)  What do you think?



  I did use my Gypsy for the Font cuts, but I cut the heart with the Cricut head from the Exclusive Cricut Decals cartridge. This cart was pre-loaded on the E2, so I was not able to use the Gypsy with that. I am amazed at all the new features the E2 came with. Provo Craft hit the nail on the head, when they designed this one. One feature that I wish it had, is the option to move your image around on the mat like you can with the Gypsy. Maybe that will come at a later update. I will try to cut some more stuff for you tomorrow, from the exclusive cartridges.

  Thank you for stopping by and have a great Crafternoon :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

12 hour crop layouts

  Good afternoon and Happy Sunday to you all. Yesterday I attended one of my regular crops at the Crafting Place. They hold 12 hour crops every second Saturday of every month. Well I managed to get some layouts done, but even just as important, I managed to catch up with some crafting buddies.
  This first layout I did, is of my children playing in the playground at a local park here in Las Vegas.  I had seen a layout very similar to this on the internet, so I decided to case it.
I used my Cricut Expression and my trusted side kick the Gypsy. Love that gadget, never leave home with out it. I actually don't remember what Cartridges I used but, I guess that's OK. My friend Dawn gave me some quilled stickers, which I loved. I put the sunglasses on the sun and the flip flops on the caterpillar. She also gave me her rub-on faces to use. These are just the cutest things ever. I think.  My other friend Marion gave me some of her recollection flowers to use. Thank you guys for sharing with me.


  This next layout was from a trip to Laughlin that we took. We went to go see the Laughlin Desert Challenge. This was a short week-end, so we took our travel trailer and parked it at the Avi Rv Park.
My husband got to see some trophy truck make some big jumps in the air. He was a happy guy, he just loves these kinds of races.



  This next layout, I did of my daughter who at the time was only 11 months old. Her hair was always getting in her face, so I decided to take her in the get her bangs cut. What a difference this made, she no longer looked like cousin It from the Adam's Family. LOL but she was beautiful with or without long bangs. This was a very simple layout, because It was when I first arrived at the crop, so it took me  a little while to get my creative juices flowing.
 I hope you like my layouts. It felt good to scrapbook again. I kind of strayed away for a little while, but I am back, my lovely scrapbooks. Hope to get another layout done this week, if all goes well.


 I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead, and thank you for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Friday, April 15, 2011

Colored Pebbles

 Hello Everyone again, this is exciting, my Friend Teri from Heart2Home has added this great new product to her online store. They are colored pebbles that can be used for many crafting projects. I absolutely love how she markets these. They are in their own individual clear tubes, so you can easily see the colors. She also sell a great little stand to display them in. This is going to look great on my crafting table. I placed my order, and I can't wait to get them.
Here is a sample of what I did with a clear pebble sample she gave me. But you can use these on anything.

 They add great dimension and color.

Please stop by her Webstore and check out all the colors she carries.
 If you place an order for these great pebbles, tell her Lisa sent you.


 Thank you for stopping by today
Happy Crafting

Disney/Pixar Mator

 Happy Friday everyone. My 4 year old son just absolutely loves Mator from the movie Cars. Well I have 2 hobbies, 1st papercrafting/scrapbooking/card making and sewing. The sewing is a newer hobby for me. I alternate every month so I can dedicate equal time to both hobbies. Well when it was time for paper crafting, my son gets really excited. He saw me take my Cricut Expression out of my cabinet and put it on my craft table. He ran to my cabinet where I store a few frequently used cartridges and takes out the Cars cartridge. He then goes to my other cabinet and pulls out brown card stock. Hands them both to me and says can you make Mator for me,"here's the cartridge and paper". So I finally said OK. this is what I made him. I did use my trusted Gypsy to lay everything out before cutting. I cut him at 7.85" He did come out big, but perfect for his door. I hope you like it.

 I hope you all have a wonderful week-end. I know I will, this is my crafting week-end. So I will craft til my hearts content.
 Have a great week-end, and Happy Crafting

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Butterfly Punch Pansy Card


 Well today was a good day, got a little craft time in. This is what I made. My friend told me that you can make pansies with a Stampin Up butterfly punch. I was surprised, that you can make a beautiful flower with a butterfly. So of course I Youtubed it, and I found a great tutorial by itsaninkinstampede.wordpress.com
this was a very easy to follow tutorial. The card, I had seen before in the card section of a store, I just changed it a bit.

 The grass portion, I used a scallop border punch along with a star punch. I just randomly punched just the tip of the star in the center of each scallop. I had seen this technique a while ago. I wish I could remember from who, so I can give proper credit to.
 I hope you like this quick card, and try it for your self.





Stampin Up Supply List:
S-A-B So Happy for You Stamp set # 123220
Pretty In Pink C/S # 100459
Perfect Plum C/S # 101889
Certainly Celery C/S # 105125
Whisper White C/S # 100730
Butterfly Punch # 119848
Scallop Border Punch # 119882
Star Punch # 119875
Modern Label Punch # 119849
Paper Piercer # 116631
Snail Adhesive # 104332
Bone Folder # 102300
Basic Black Stampin Marker # 100082
Old Olive Classic Ink pad # 102277
Concord Crush # 119785
Dimensionals # 104430
Gold brad
Stickles




I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. Talk to you soon.
Happy Crafting :)




If you would like to purchase any of the supplies to make this project, please click on the Stampin Up link on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for stopping by.


Friday, April 8, 2011

My First Tri-Shutter Card Attempt


Well Hello there again, Happy Friday to everyone. I finally have a home that is sick-free, wooohooo.
I have seen this style of card on many blogs and I just thought it was so beautiful and unique. So I decided to attempt to make it. OMG! The card base is very simple, I will give you the dimensions at the end of this post. My 3 yr.old and 4 yr. old helped me stamp the flower petals, they thought they were the coolest, because they were helping Mom. I did use most supplies from Stampin Up, but there are a couple of things that are not. I  as usual, forgot to make a list of supplies, I just got caught in the moment of creating. What do you think? I would love to read your comments.

Card base dimensions 5 1/2 x12" card stock. Score at 2",4",8",and 10"on the 5 1/2" side. Then with your paper trimmer on the long 12" side ,measure 1 1/2" then cut from the 2" score line to the 10" score line, then flip your paper and repeat. Fold it like an accordion style. Then once it's folded take the large center section and fold it the opposite direction. Please see picture below, to see how it folds.
 If you have any questions please fell free to contact me.



 I hope you have a wonderful week-end and Happy Crafting.

 Talk to you soon

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring is Blossoming

 Stampin' Up has a GREAT special for you this month. Not only do you get a Sneak Peek at a new stamp set and designer paper coming in the NEW Idea Book and Catalog July 1st, this month, you have two ways you can actual get your hands on them TODAY!  Check below:


Promotion dates: April 1-30, 2011

Promotion details: Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

Spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.


Host a $350 workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!


Start planning your workshop now so you can get your hands on these exciting, new products starting TODAY April 1st--three months before the debut of the new Idea Book & Catalog!
Four Frames Stamp Set, #123440 (wood) $20.95 or #123442 (clear) $15.95.
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, #122367, $9.95


 You can place your ONLINE ORDERS HERE - 24/7

Friday, April 1, 2011

Heart2Home


 I want to share some great news, A very talented and good friend of mine, has decided to kick her business to the next level. She has opened a great new webstore, to showcase her fantastic skills in Scrapbooking, and creating her very own embellishments, layouts,and kits for sale. 
   All of her products are exclusive Heart2home designs featuring quality acid free products, to protect your precious memories for generations to come.  I really want to wish her much success, and help get her name out. Her name is Teri Schoeni and her website is www.Heart2home.webstore.com there is also a link to her store on the bottom of my blog.  You can also check out her blog at http://teriathearttohome.blogspot.com
  You should check her store regularly, she is adding more products on a daily basis. Please help support a very talented crafter and a great hearted person.
        I wish you lots of luck my friend



   The Webstore  is a great alternative to other Fee charging online auction site. The webstore is a totally free online auction site.They have hundreds of great retailers, who showcase their goods. Please stop by both www.Heart2home.webstore.com and www.webstore.com


 Thank you for taking the time and stopping by.

 Have a great evening and Happy Crafting
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