October 28, 2008

Note cards

I made these very simple cards with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, some Prima flowers (I love these!) and some brads. Nothing fancy and very quick to make.

Embossing with Xyron...who knew?

I had cut an acron from Mickey and Friends. I was going to use it on a lay out but changed my mind. I didn't want ot waste it so I decided to go ahead and assemble it to use later. I keep a small accordion folder for this. I ran the top part through the Xyron but realized after that I had put itin upside-down. UGH!!! I have seen some beautiful things that some ladies on the Cricut MB have made by running their project through the Xyron on both sides and then sprinkling glitter on the front. I didn't have any glitter though (it's going on my list). I have some gold embossing powder and thought "what the heck I'll give it a try". I ran it through the Xyron again and put the acorn together the right way. Then I sprinkled the embossing powder on the top sticky part and used my heat gun. I was shocked when it worked! It even made a neat texture in the powder.
Not bad for a goof, right?

October 19, 2008

Card Candy for Halloween and Christmas

I made these card candies for a swap I am in on the Cricut MB. I had to make 10 of each set. I love doing this because I get to see what other creations others come up with and I get to make things I normally wouldn't think of.
The spider is made with Doodle charms and I used some bling for the eyes. The background is spiderwebs stamped on purple paper (Studio G stamp) and heat-embossed in silver. It was a bit of a mess but it was fun!

The Christmas lighbulbs are from Christmas Cheer. I cut them out of DCWV glitter paper. I think this was the easiest card candy I have made so far. I had to replace the blade on my Cricut after cutting all these bulbs. :)

My puppy

This is my Bear. He is over 100 pounds and thinks he is a lap dog! He is such a sweetie though. Who could resist that face?

October 3, 2008

Trace Adkins

Last night Jim and I went to the Trace Adkins/Alan Jackson Concert. We had incredible seats. We were about 4 rows from the stage. It was perfect.

James Otto opened. He sang a few of his songs, including Just Got Started Loving you, which I love.

Then Trace adkins came out. Whew!! He sang several of his songs, including Muddy Water from his new album coming out. It was so great. I can't wait to get the album. And of course he sang 2 of my favorites: Hot Mama and Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. Jim even said it was a great concert and he is not a big Country Music fan. That may change now...a little.

This concert was the kick off of Alan Jackson's Good Time tour. He sang so many of his hits. I cried at Remember when and Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning). I have always been very moved by these songs and seeing them performed live really hit me even more. We really had such a good time at this concert. Jim gave me the tickets for my birthday/our anniversary. He is such a good hubby!

October 1, 2008


I have just joined a personal challenge thread on the Cricut MB. I am hoping this will help me to stay on track. I have so many projects I want to do, I just do not know where to begin. I signed on for 3 things:
1. Complete our Disney album from our trip this past January.
2. Christmas cards done (I need about 50).
3. Halloween cards done

I have a lot of work ahead of me!!