Monday, February 21, 2011


This is so exciting... Congratulations to Brenna! Winner of my first (and not my last) Blog Candy Giveaway!

Brenna wrote:

what a great giveaway!! Congrats on 100 Followers, and I've checked out your blog and there will be many more followers!! can't wait to see your new creations!! I have posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar at
thanks for the chance to win!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This and That... and Blog Candy - YUM!

Hello everyone...
What a busy few days this has been. I have to learn how to turn off the automatic pilot in my car that keeps turning whenever it sees a Joann's!  I can't believe the great bargains that I have found there lately!  Paper stacks for $1.97!  Clear stamp sets for $1.00 wow!  I am going to have to shop in another town just to avoid that store!

I have been busy also working on a new over sized tag. I have one to make for winter and one for the up coming spring season, at least that is the rumor that spring is coming. My goal is to have one of the tags for each season and use them as a home decor item. I love to decorate and these window will look great in the living room!

Oh, I wanted to let you know that I have added a link on the Flower Shower Mini post a page or 2 back for you to download the Design Studio cut file.  I have tried to email the file as an attachment to several people and either my provider or theirs won't allow the file to go through. This should be easier and everyone should be able to get the file if they want it.  Here is a direct link to the POST.

Ok.. now for the really good stuff... BLOG CANDY!
 I am approaching 100 followers and when I reach that magic number I will be do a drawing for Blog Candy. Below are pictures of the goodies the winner will receive.

 This is a book I made. I have several of them myself and keep one close by at all times!

In order to be eligible for the giveaway:
1- You must be a follower of my blog
2- Share the giveaway on your Blog, Facebook or Twitter
3- Leave a comment on this post with contact information and links to step 2

Thats it... short and sweet.  Posts will be accepted until Midnight on February 20th, and I will pick the winner on the 21st. at Noon.   Good Luck ... This is really exciting!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

From the Unfinished Project Department

I really am in the mood for summer!  I have finished a mini that I started when we got back from our summer vacation to Cape Cod.  I wanted to have it done long ago but with the holidays coming it did get started but never finished. Below is an experiment, I got Smilebox and am trying it out. I hope this works. Feed back would be appreciated.

This will send you to another site, so if you don't want to do that, I will understand.

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Thanks for stopping by... Stephanie

Friday, February 11, 2011

Welcome New Blog Followers

I usually send out a quick note to new blog followers telling them how much I applicate their following my blog, but lately Friend Share has been down and I cannot use the same method to send out a thank you.  So I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU!  To all new blog followers and another Thank You to those of you who have been with me for a while!  I enjoy this blog so much and know that you have here with me really gives me that boost I need to keep going!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Flower Shower in the Middle of Winter?

Hello... Yes, its been a while but I am sure you know how it goes, busy with work, family, studying, and trying to squeeze in scrapping and blogging makes for some interesting juggling!

But I have found a little time to work on a mini.  I am so desperate for summer at this point that I went ahead and made a Summer mini! There is a hill on its way to becoming a mountain in my front yard that is not melting and we are going to get more snow before this is over... ugh!

Ok.. On to the good stuff.. The mini was made out of "money envelopes" that I designed using Cricut's Design Studio.  I wanted to have something that wasn't going to be to heavy and easy to work with.  All the paper and embellies in and on the album are from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack.  This is last springs collection and it is beautiful wonderful papers in this and the embellishments and sticker packs are great too!

Here is a short (ok.. not overly long) video showing the Mini..

If you would like a copy of the DS file leave me a comment and I will forward it to you. I used only the George cart. to make it but I am sure if you don't have that one I could make it using Plantin Schoolbook. UPDATE - You can now download the file at this link!

I have tried to send it out to people but I think the file is to large or people are not accepting attachments... either way, you should be able to get it here!

Thanks for stopping by, Leave a comment... I love reading them and knowing what you think!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

I am so excited about the new year and all the great things that I am sure it will have in store for all of us!

I have started a Yahoo Group for folks that are new to the Cricut and want to get to know more about these wonderful machines.  The focus on the group will be on monthly challenges and chat sessions along with Ustream classes and chats.  I am very excited about this and would love to have you join us.  The group is new and there aren't a lot of us but it is growing and I am sure that as we move on more and more folks will join and will be sharing their knowledge!

Here is the first challenge from the group that I will share with you, if you would like to join the challenge, the link to join the group is below on the side bar to the right!

Challenges are going to be a monthly event and everyone can post their challenge project in the folder for that month. Sometimes the challenge will focus on a technique or an idea or a tool. Each challenge will require you to use your cricut.  The object of each challenge will be to get us using 1-what we have and 2 our imaginations!
Each month between the 1st and the 3 of the month the challenges will be posted and you will have 3 weeks to complete and post them.  If you post your challenge on your blog, please be sure to send a message to the group with your blogs address so we can visit you there as well!

If you have experience with one of the features/techniques listed please bring that knowledge to the group.  I want to learn from you and this is a great way to do that! Check my YouTube channel each month for detailed instructions on how to use each feature in relation to our monthly challenge.

1- Cricut Valentine's day cards - based on a song title, using the cricut cartridge of your choice. Your card should be an A2 size card and have at least 1 Cricut image.  

I will share my Valentine's Day card with you (as soon as I make it!)

Again... Happy New Year to you and yours!