Monday, December 7, 2009
Boy what a long day - planned on Christmas shopping and cleaning the house today and ended up spending the entire day at the hospital. My husband fell about 12 feet off of a roof this morning - he landed on his feet - thank the good Lord for protecting him! He was admitted to the hospital with a very badly broken heel (found out after waiting six hours). The other foot is okay but is really badly bruised. They did a Cat Scan on top of the xrays and now want him to get a second opinion! He is probably coming home tomorrow which I have no idea how that is going to be since he is in some terrible pain. They want him to wait until the swelling goes down in order to have surgery on it - I have never seem a body part swell as much as his poor foot - I couldn't even look at it anymore it was making me sick. He is a contractor so this is going to kill him to be laying around especially since he is in the middle of trying to get a triplex under roof before winter comes. Another blessing though is that he has some wonderful guys that work for him that will be stepping up to the plate and getting the roof done for him. Mentally right now I am about drained for the day but decided to do a card for Mojo Monday's Challenge. Hope you enjoy it - heading to bed! NIGHT
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I have a small group of my girlfriends that get together a couple of times a year to scrapbook for a long weekend. Between our retreats, we do challenges among our group and this months was to use black and white paper as your main colors on a project. This is the card that I came up with. The swirly bird svg five can be downloaded here.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I have had several of you email me regarding getting some dirt bike files. I made some really simple svg files for you. I hope you can use them on your things. The files can be downloaded here for the first photo and here for the second photo.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
When we went to a car show back in October we were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of John Schneider. I loved watching the Dukes of Hazzard back in the 80's and of course "Bo" was my brother of choice! LOL I must say the man is aging very well! If my husband wouldn't have pointed him out though I would have never recognized him. I can hear the song now - Just the good ol' boys, never meanin no harm, beats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they were born.......
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here is a little penguin svg file that can be downloaded here. I didn't make a cut for the white in the eyes - I just drew them in using a white Signo pen. Have fun with him. My daughter just told me that he looks like the penguins on Club Penguin! LOL
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sharing an Anniversary card that I just made by using one of the awesome sketches over at Mojo Monday. I used the retired Stampin Up stamp from the set called Summer By the Sea. I loved this sketch because it is so simple yet the cards still come out so nice!
I made a couple Christmas gifts this year with the glass blocks. I wanted to do this last year but never seemed to get around to it. I saw the saying for this "All Hearts Come Home for Christmas" over at the Paperpastime blog and just fell in love with it. You really need to stop over and check out Denise's blog - she does wonderful work! This was the easiest gift I have ever made! For those who would like the Tinkerbell svg file it can be downloaded here.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Made this new svg border file that would be ready for any title that you would like. I was going to add Home for the Holidays but decided against it. I thought it would be better for you to add the title of your choice or add nothing at all. The file can be downloaded here.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Over at Bitten by the Bug they are having a contest. I have never entered a contest before so I thought what the heck I needed to make a birthday card for a December birthday and what was I going to do with all these Christmas paper scraps laying around! You are to make a Birthday card with it mainly being red and green and it had to have at least one cricut cut from any cartridge of your choice. I chose this birthday party hats border on the Celebrations cartridge.
Head on over and check it out and join the fun! Here is my entry!
Head on over and check it out and join the fun! Here is my entry!
Friday, November 20, 2009
When we took the kids to Hersheypark this year we were very disappointed when we had to go home after being rained out! We did get to see a lot of the shows that we may have not stopped to see otherwise so we did make the best of a bad situation. Here is my layout reflecting this event. The simple umbrella svg file can be downloaded here!
For those who have downloaded this reindeer file that I made a couple weeks ago, here is what I did with mine. Made a Christmas card for a special little one in our family! If you missed downloading the file just go under SCAL files and you can still download it.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Made these cute little mugs to hold cocoa packets for my kids teachers for Christmas this year. They are so easy and fun to do - I cut a file out of the thin white cardboard like paper that comes in the paper packs that you get so that it would give it more stability. I then cut the patterned paper and glued it onto the cardboard. I cut them at 5.43W x 9.64H. The svg file for SCAL 2 can be downloaded here. If you do not have the Sure Cuts A Lot program to use the SVG file then the paper pattern can be printed here from Mirkwood Designs. My design on the mugs is very simple but you could do with them what you want. Makes a cute small something to give to someone for any occassion!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
When I got my newsletter from Splitcoaststampers I just knew I had to try making a card using this neat technique of a brick wall. It was a little time consuming but I love the uniqueness of how it turned out! If you would like to make one of your own, there is a great easy to follow video on their site.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I finally broke down and bought my son his first cell phone for his birthday - boy was he surprised - he thought he would never get one! The scut file can be downloaded for the overlay with all the cell phone categories listed on it here. The Samsung could easily be deleted and changed to your phones name. The font I used is Accidental Presidency. The cell phone was taked off of the Going Places Cricut cartridge. I just trimmed the antenna off of it.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I did this layout for the water park at Hersheypark. I have the scut file for the title here. I colored each of the letters in to get the various colors on the letters. The water on the bottom of the letters I did by just cutting the word Boardwalk again and then tore the top half of the letters off and adhered them to my original first cut of the Boardwalk (hope I am making sense here). The waves as I posted earlier can be downloaded here.
This is a very fast and easy card that I just made to send little notes from my kids and their school photos in. This would also be great for sending gift cards. I used a long envelope that was sealed and cut it in half. I then glued it to one side of paper and then folded the paper up to glue the next side. I left a flap so that it will go under the front square piece that I made. I tried to create a more vintage type look so I inked the edges all white and then I saw a challenge somewhere to use cardboard in some type of project so that is how I came up with that. I did find out that the embossing doesn't work so well on the rough side of the cardboard. Oh well - I still like it - gave it more of an aged different type look!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Here I did a simple layout using the Martha Stewart Edger Embossed Zig Zag punch. I also printed each of the roller coaster names on vellum - couldn't fit one on though - ran out of room! The Hershey, PA svg file can be downloaded here. There is a lot of nodes in this file so it will take it a while to cut! I didn't want to decrease the nodes because then I started to lose the detail!
Created this Thanksgiving card using my new digital stamp that I purchased at Whimsie Doodles Stamps. I love their stamps - stop over and check them out! The inside of the card says Happy Thanksgiving - lets get stuffed which was another one of their stamps in the collection!