Friday, February 25, 2011

First Layout, First Layout, yeah, yeah!

Yeah!!! I've finished my first 12x12 layout!

I completed it for a YPP layout challenge. We had to use a love song as either the title or somewhere in the layout. I decided to use the song, "I Will Always Love You" as the title of the layout. Our wedding colors were white and black with red as an accent so the paper pad from Me & My Big Ideas was perfect. The font is the Gypsy font, the ribbon is from my stash and the butterflies are Martha Stewart punches.

I also finally took some pics of the prize from Graphic 45. Thank you Graphic 45 team!

I'm excited to get the chance to use the products. I'll try and keep you all informed of what I create.

I added a bunch of videos to my YouTube account. You all should go check it out.

I'm off to go finish the cards I need to make for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Ugh! I've been really sick for the past couple of days. I knew I was getting sick over the weekend and was trying my best to ward it off. I didn't do a very good job. :( It's been so bad that I took off of work and it's almost always easier to go to work then to make arrangements to be out. As my mom and I tell each other, I feel blucky! She was kind enough to bring our favorite sick food, potato soup, yum! It's not all fancy like the soup you would get at the restaurant it's just plain old potato soup. Always seems to do the job when you don't want anything else to eat. I did actually have my first food craving today which I think is a good sign. I'm gonna take tomorrow off and then I hope I'll be well enough to go back to work on Friday.

In the meantime I need to be working on cards and finishing up my recipe cards. I've been trying to be better about posting and getting my projects up. I am close to finishing the scarf I was working on but I figured it wouldn't be good to work on it while I'm sick. I'm sure the germs couldn't hang on for that long but I don't want to take any chances. Plus, I haven't really felt like doing anything the past couple of days. I've thought about it a couple of times but alas, nothing has come of it. Maybe tomorrow will be a crafty day. :)

Hope you all are staying well.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

WHAT?!?! Why was I not informed?!?!?!??!?!

Why was I not informed that there is a cricut cartridge named after me??!?!??!????!??!??! I'm very distressed now because I can't find it without it being really expensive. I'm super excited there is one, actually there's two but I don't have an imagine so that cart was not a possibility. I want this one:
Kate's ABCs

Can't wait to get my hands on one. If anyone finds one let me know, please.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crafting achieved?

Well I went to my LSS to work on projects today since we're out of school due to illness. I was super excited because I convinced one of my friends, that I haven't been able to hang out with a lot, to come also. We had a good time catching up, joking around, and not getting a whole lot accomplished. We did freeze for about half the time due to it being so cold outside and then the heat not really working that well in the room we were in. Brr. Once we got some coffee in our systems we did better. I managed to get the tags cut for the image swap I'm participating in but I just realized I don't have enough to put my TH clasps on. I also cut my finger on the die when I tried to save it from falling - that's what I get for trying to save it. :( I've got to finish my recipe cards so that I can get started on my "Thank You" cards for another swap, and I need to stamp the images on my cards, and mail everything off. All before the end of the month.Whew. Oh yeah, I also have to buy stuff for a color supply swap. Double whew!

Off to rest before I need to get going again.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How to make Swivel Clasp Charms

 I am participated in an online swap where we had to use a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp and have at least 10 charms along with some lace on the clasp. I thought and thought for a while about what I had and trying to remember if I had enough stuff to make them without having to go buy more. Remember, I'm trying to save up for the new CHA goodies. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I did have everything I needed and then some. I sat down to make a video of one and ended up finishing all of them tonight. I'm very happy with the way they turned out. I only had to make 3 for the swap but since I was on a roll I decided to make one for myself also. I love the way it turned out and I found the perfect place for it. I'm using it on the end of my stylus for my gypsy. I think I'll make some more either as gifts or to sell.

Check out my YouTube videos Part 1 and Part 2 to see how I made them.

Here is the one that I made for myself. Already attached to my stylus, yeah!
Here are the others that I made individually
Here is the third one that I made.

Here is the second one that I made. I added an extra charm since they were so small.

Here is the one that I made in my youtube video.

Here they are all together. These are the ones that will be swapped.

When I add the lace I'll take another photo for you all to see the finished product.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 4, 2011

All packed


I'm going to an all day crop tomorrow at my LSS. I'm very excited! I love going there and getting to see my scrappy friends. I'm all packed and spending time catching up on what is going on in other people's lives. I just checked out Tim Holtz's blog. He's doing a giveaway, go check it out. Did I mention I love his products? Well in case you all didn't know I do. Ha. I'm hoping to stop by a couple of craft stores to check out what they have and to pick up a few supplies. I'm trying to be good though so that I can buy some of TH's new products. I love them! <3<3<3 I'm very excited for them to come out.

My crafting seems to go in phases, I'm either totally consumed and busy or just piddling around but not doing much. I think finally getting those cards finished helped. I'm hoping to get pictures up soon. I've been going to bed too late this week and so then I"m too tired to remember to really do anything. I keep meaning to do stuff around the house and keep forgetting to do them. Whoops. I have signed up for a few local swaps and then for some online crops so I'm hoping to get going on those tomorrow during my crop. I also realized that I have something every sat for the next solid month or so.

Plus, I've started going to two different knitting groups, one is farther away but the people seem really nice. I'm torn between wanting to meet with that group more and it being farther to get there. I have about another 6 inches and then I think I'll be finished with the scarf for my friend. I'm hoping to finish it in the next couple of weeks. The main thing that is going to hold that back is that I'm suppose to host two showers in the same week. I've got the favors for the one shower all finished, unless all of the ladies decide to come, haha. I also decided to make a diaper cake for the baby shower we're throwing for a friend. I wanted to make something useful that they could use later on. I've never made one before so this may be a bad idea but it doesn't look that hard. It might be time consuming having to roll up a bunch of diapers but I'm hoping it turns out nice. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Hey all,

I have some exciting news. I WON!!! a blog giveaway from Graphic 45!!!!!!! I'm sooooo excited. I love, love, love their products. They make me happy and all mushy inside. I also never win anything (unless everyone is winning). AHHHH! So excited. When I get the products I'll definitely share with you all.