Monday, February 28, 2011

Paper Trey Ink Dies and Stamps

Happy Monday,
Thank you all so much for the Ethan's birthday wishes. He had a great day and enjoyed his pirate party so much...I put pictures of the party over on my facebook page if anyone wants to see....

I'm a little behind on email so if you emailed me over the past week or so and haven't heard from me, I hope to get caught up over the next day or two :)

Now down to today's video...Tons of requests to see how the Paper Trey Ink dies work with the Cuttlebug and Big Shot....So here it is....I do recommend the metal shim if you plan on using felt with the PTI dies. Paper Trey Ink's felt is yummy :)

Have a great Monday :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

How to set up your PTI Stamps

Hi Everyone,

Since I was setting up my new stamp sets and others have asked how you set up the PTI (Paper Trey Ink) stamps that I would do a quick video. So....

Oh and by the way. My craftroom that was so clean the other day...Today it's a disaster. I have no idea what happened? OK I do....There is paper everywhere, stamp sets all over and I can barely get to my before I head out to work on this rainy morning, I'm going to clean it up....Have a great Friday and hugs to all....

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's on my desk

Hi All,
I'm kinda taking this week as a break from scrapping. Ethan's birthday is this coming weekend and the party will be here on Saturday night, so I have lots to get done over the next few days, but I thought I would just shot a video here and there of some scrappy related stuff.

Back in July (or was it June?) We took our first trip to IKEA and got my awesome desk. I just love this desk and would totally have two of them in my scraproom if I could. Since I cleaned up my desk today I thought I would finally show you what I did with it....ready....

Here is a link to the Copic caddy's that I use. They are great for just tools....

Maybe today my Paper Trey Ink order will finally come and I'll do a quick haul video for you...
Have a great Tuesday,

Friday, February 18, 2011

Life's A Party #4

Hi Everyone,
Today we are finishing up the Life's A Party Series. I know, I know it went by fast, but I'm happy to report I have 90% of the supplies I need made for Ethan's party done. I still can't believe he will be 9 next weekend.

I had a lot of requests as to what the images where under the phrase section on the first few pages of the manual. They are table decorations, but I think you really need to use a heavy cardstock so they stand. You'll see at the end of this video what I mean. Speaking of video....This is a really short short short video.

So what do we all have planned this long weekend? Today we are going to enjoy 60 degree weather. Maybe some of these ice mounds will start to melt :0)
Have a great day and a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Life's a Party Episode #3

Happy Wednesday,
WOW this week is just zooming by.

We're working on our 3rd video for the Life's a Party cartridge and we'll be making the really cool map on page 44 of the manual. I had some technical difficulties when I was filming the first 1/2 of the video and it wasn't until I edited the video late last night that I notice what I did....Yep I was totally off screen, but only at

So here is our video for today. I think the map is going to make an awesome door hanging for Ethan's party and I can then use it later in a layout. I'm thinking about adding ETHAN'S on a separate piece of  decorated chipboard and then hanging the map off that to put on the door. This was it would say Ethan's Pirate Party...ARRR matey ye know what I I couldn't resist....

The Series:
Video #1
Video #2

I should have one more video for this series at the end of the week. Have a great day...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone,
Happy Valentine's day to you all. Scott and I went on a Valentine's Day date Saturday. We very rarely go out without Ethan, so it was a treat to get some time just the two of us....We exchanged cards early this morning and Scott is just so cute. He made a "gift certificate" to order from Paper Trey Ink or craft vendor of my choice. He's so sweet.

Today's project is my Valentine card for Scott. Hmmm I wonder if he'll watch the video??????

Supplies: K&Co Valentine Pattern Paper, Brown Bazzil Cardstock, Martha Stewart Rose Quartz Glitter, Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge, Cricut Gypsy, Zig Two way glue pen, ATG, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Tombo Mono Multi Adhesive.

Hope you all have a great day and enjoy....

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Life's a Party Episode #2

I have to be honest, this cartridge was in and out of my shopping cart when I was ordering it. Now that I'm playing with it, I'm loving it :)

Here's #2 in the series...

and of course here's a picture...

Ethan really wants you all to decide cap or no cap for the skull and cross bones?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Life's a Party Episode #1

Hi Everyone,
I hope everyone had a nice weekend? It was nice and relaxing at our house. Saturday we went out eat and Sunday I had a little crafty party here with a friend and my mom. It was a nice relaxing weekend.

Here is the first Episode in the Life's a Party Cricut cartridge series. Ethan will be 9 at the end of Feb. and he loved so many of the cuts on this cartridge that he went with a pirate theme for his party. Figured since I was going to be working with this cartridge for the party and wanted to get a head start on decorations, invites, and party favors that we can do this cartridge as the series. There are so many awesome shaped cards on this cartridge. I hope you enjoy the series...

Have a great Monday and
Happy Crafting,

Friday, February 4, 2011

12 Month Scrapbook Challenge #2

Hi Everyone
I hope you all had a great week. Thank you to everyone who took the survey the other day. Lots of great information (and love) that will help me. I will share some of the results with you when I compile all the information.

Today is #2 in the 12 Month Scrapbook Challenge (Click HERE for #1). Let's get started with our February layout and when your done you can link your completed page using the link below...
Here is a video of my scrapbook page.

Have a great weekend and don't forget to link your scrapbook page below.