Wednesday, September 22, 2010

fifty one: dino reader!

Just a simple dinosaur bookmark for the scrapbook I finished making for the people I use to nanny for. I wanted a bookmark to show where they left off. I made them a scrapbook in December of 08 and this summer added 1.5 years more to it :) They really appreciated it since they work all the time and I was their caregiver everyday for 2 years!

Sorry for the bad photos. It was late at night and I just didn't have time in the morning!

Animal Kingdom cartridge
Create A Critter cartridge
DCWV paper

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

fifty: you're a blast

Since I am out of work again today, I've had the chance to participate in Made by Momo's Tuesday Challenge. The "Just Because Cards" cartridge is so easy. If you need a quick card, everything is layed out and you really don't have to think much which is really nice. This is a little 3x3 notecard for a little boy's birthday party I'll be attending this weekend.

Monday, September 13, 2010

forty nine: back2school

Another blog I stumbled upon is Crafting with Cristina. Look how cute her robot frame is!

DCWV paper
Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge

forty eight: if the shoe fits..

Just stumbled upon this fun little blog that does challenges, Paper Playtime Here's my take on it.

Fiskars "Girls Night"

blogger award!

I came home with great news that I didn't need a crown for this sensitive tooth like I had thought (though now we don't know what's wrong with the tooth but at least I get to keep my $1500 and spend it on something I want to spend it on!)

Then I hopped on to my blog to see another follower, following my blog, which was super exciting. Two new followers in 2 days :) AND THEN I find out that my new follower has given me an award! Thank you so much Beth! I am so honored! Really!

My most favorite papercraft project I have ever made is... a little scrapbook of my first dog. Kilala is the first dog we ever bought and she always holds a special place in our hearts. I started working on her baby book probably when I was living in Colorado which is a looong time ago. (Thinking back, I know it was back then because I hand cut each letter that I printed off at the computer lab of Kilala's name!) When I first got my cricut 3 years ago in LA, I started working on it some more. It's only a 10 page or so 5x7 book but I have FINALLY completed it last month, I get side tracked a lot :/ I love that book so much and it's often the book I look at the most :)

I like to craft because... More like I LOVE to craft because I just do! I am so grateful for my wonderful hands and all they do. If they aren't doing something they are bored. Paper crafting is always my go to craft but I have ventured everywhere from knitting to crocheting to jewelry making get the idea. I love learning new crafts and I just love being busy with them. It makes me happy.

Please visit Beth's blog post to learn more about this awesome award. What a great way to start off a new week!

forty seven: zebra cakes

Have you ever had those? Zebra cakes? My boyfriend loves those. They are really sweet. Too sweet for me.

Just noticed how the zebra is almost washed out in the first photo..When I'm photographing outside, it's so darn bright that I can't see the image on my camera screen! I'll have to figure something out the next time..

Create A Critter cartridge
Forever Young cartridge

forty six: nuts!

Finally uploaded this card. Actually I took photos of it earlier but you could see flaws. I don't know if it's just my cricut but lately it hasn't been cutting up to par. But actually, I'm wondering if its my Create A Critter cartridge because that's when I first noticed it's sloppyness..It never cuts the nose out perfectly. I'll have to inquire about that with ProvoCraft..

Anyway, here is my squirrel card. I would spend, as I'm sure many of us have, hours perfecting my penmanship in highschool. And it was pretty good. Since I have been a nanny for 2 years and now am semi unemployed (don't even get me started on that one), my handwriting has gone down hill and it is driving me nuts! I've been thinking of writing a journal lately just to improve it everyday but I'm sure that won't happen. At least since I have been blogging recently, my typing has improved since last year..I need to get back into the real world that makes me use my skills so I don't lose them again!

DCWV paper
Create a Critter cartridge

Saturday, September 11, 2010

forty five: remembering

A tribute to September 11. May we always remember.

DCWV paper
Plantin Schoolbook cartridge
George and Basic Shapes cartridge
EK Success "Starry Nights" border punch

Friday, September 10, 2010

forty four: lovebirds

Bought some new Inkadinkado stamps. There were too adorable not to!

KC Paper Company pattern paper
Inkadinkado "Animal Heart" stamps

Thursday, September 9, 2010

forty three: cuttlebug birthday challenge

Happy Birthday to Cuttlebug Challenges!

DCWV paper
Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder
Doodlecharms cartridge

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

forty two: blue tiles

Just wanted to try out this tile technique. Simple and contemporary.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

forty one: thank you gift card

One of my bff's birthday is this month. She's still living back home in Hawaii. Still debating what I should get her but if I can't think of anything creative, I made this gift card holder just in case. Super simple and super cute.

Colorbox chalk ink
Corner punch
Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder

Saturday, September 4, 2010

forty: needle felting

Every now and then I have a yearning to do another kind of craft. The other day my sister showed me needle felting. It was really intruiging. The roving material used is pretty expensive. So instead I used felt I already had to create these little guys. It was pretty fun.

I made the banana first since I had strange color choices. Then I made a whole bunch of other fruits for the heck of it, which I haven't photographed yet. Then I decided to make Yoshi for my sister :)