Sunday, March 20, 2011

Finally, I am back!

It seems like forever and I have missed the commraderie of blogging. Everything just seems to be off when I do not blog. So, I'll try not to have my computer crash again. I fought so hard to get it fixed under the warranty and then they sent it back only partially fixed. I am disappointed because I love HSN for the crafting situation, but not so much on the laptop situation. Anyway, enough negative, blah.

Here is a copy of an anniverasary card I made for my parents to give to their brother and sister-in-law. I did forget to take it after I put the Happy Anniversay rub-on on it, but its still just as beautiful! Also, I forgot that I only had my MotoCliq handy to take the pic, so please excuse the fuzziness. I think you'll still be able to enjoy it!

This is just a card I made after cutting out over 100 images from Cindy Loo and Create a Critter. I had a lot of fun and then sat down and just put many different types of cards together. I plan on sharing the others in the near future. The background paper is from DCWV packet; the plain paper is Cricut and Stampin Up and the rub-ons are from Three Birds. Flowers and Ribbon from Stampin Up. Oh, and the pens I used are Sakura. Often time I love just to do mad cutting on my cricut and then sit and put cards together. It's so fun!

I'd love it if you let me know what you think other than that it is blurry. I do know that and I will make certain that I have my digital camera; as I have now learned that my flip camera and phone are virtually worthless. Thanks for visiting and I'm so happy to be back!

Also, very soon, I will be holding a contest for some blog candy and I hope you will like it. Friday, March 25, CKC will be here in Portland and I am signed up for 5 classes, plus I will be doing one crop with my friends from
HeartString Designers. Here are their links:!/pages/Heartstring-Designs/143099052169

If you are new and lost at how to start scrapbooking or making cards, trust me this company is the most cost effective company for card and scrapbooking kits that there are. I have ordered from them all and only trust Carl and Sharon Jensen in everything. Customer Service is more important to them than any other business on the internet. Give them a try; you will not be disappointed! Tell them I sent you, I don't get paid for it, I just love them and want them to know it.

Craft Yourself Away... NayNay

Friday, January 14, 2011

We're Back and Our Guest Designer as Promised is Steph Guerra !

Typically, Steph just loves to do cards (as I've noted below), however, I wanted her to design a home deco project and I just love this!  So if you have a teen, pre-teen or if you just love it like I do; below are the instructions on how to put this together.

But first, lets get to know her:

This is Steph!

She is 18 years old and she hails from South Florida.
She has had her Cricut for approximately a year and a half.
Her other fave tools: Cuttlebug, ATG, Gypsy

She owns 143 carts (Lucky!)
She has two siblings and she doesn't feel she has talent; she
states this is just something she likes to do.   I really believe she
has so much talent that I'm linking you to her blog. 
Can you say Fabulous?
You really just have to visit; you will be an instant follower.
She will be a Freshman in College next year.  Her
Major: Not 100% sure but she's leaning towards English Major


This is a hanging to hang on the front door for the New Year'
My thought is what a great thing to do each month and
re-decorate for each month. 
Cart Names: Smiley Cards    (Smiley Faces)
Songbird  (2011)
Sesame Street font  (Happy New Year)
Batman   (1/1/11)
She used the gypsy to set up the icons to cut them out.
This really was a simple project so there aren't too many steps
1. Cut out the 2011 bigger than the rest.
2. Then cut out the Happy New Year and 1/1/11 at a smaller size and place on top of the hanging.
3. The hanging is cut at 8x5.
4. Cut out the smiley faces with it's layers and paste onto wall hanging
5. Paper used is from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Pad

Let me know if you have any questions.  Again, I want to apologize for being late at posting.  I have literally had seven, yes seven family emergencies including my mother whom I am so close to.  She'll be a guest designer making the classiest cards ever when she is feeling better; she's 85 this year!  I really am trying not to let family situations pre-empt my blog but there was no way around this.  Please forgive and we'll try not to go there again.

I have four guest designers set up and I can not wait for you to experience their projects.  Steph you did a fabulous job and next time; I want you to do your cards.  We need to get the youth of our country involved in this fun hobby.  Thank you for all you have done for me and hope you'll visit again!

                                           Craft Yourself Away…with


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Canby, Oregon, United States
I really have a difficult time saying who I am, so this is from a good friend: I am a 54 year old mother or two, grandmother of three and an artist. I've been iduldging in my art for over 30 years now. Painting is my first love, but really gave me the background to understand the theory behind other art forms. I mainly concentrate on making cards and scrapbooking and donate a lot of cards to various community agencies to assist them on providing the appropriate thank you needed to keep their volunteer program intact. I've learned a lot in these years and would just love to help you find answers you may need. I tend to love research too. Which is how I put the two loves together.