"The Best Gifts have a Personal Touch"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Trying my luck for a free Cricut cartridge.

Provo Craft has finally reach their 100th cartridge, Winter Woodland. Now the company want to give away 100 cartridges over the next 5 weeks. In order to enter the raffle for a free cartridge, a link to the cricut product page has to be posted on my blog.

So here is the link to the Provo Craft product page, click on the link and check out all the wonderful cartridges Provo Craft and Cricut have to offer, plus the other many wonderful items.

Wish me luck.....I hope I win a free cartridge.

Be Creative

Friday, July 10, 2009

OMG 1000.00 from Custom Craft.....Crossing my fingers.

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (www.CustomCrops.com)! GO NOW and check it out at www.TheCuttlebugSpot.com

Thanks to Mary G. for the inspiration

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Must be something about those name frames

I am so grateful for those people who entrust me to make then a creative masterpiece. Here is my latest name frame. I like to keep my creations very clean and simple. I like each piece to show a little something about the recipient.

Here are the ingredients I used to make the name frame:
Pink card Stock
Grey Card Stock
MM Cricut cartridge for the font
Indie Art Cricut cartridge for the lips
Paisley cuttlebug folder
Black frame from Michael's

I had to go out and purchase a sheet of 18X24 sized paper because a regular 12X12 would have left me with a crease showing. I wanted a smooth clean background. I cut the letters @ 2 1/4 and the shadow @ 2 1/2. I dont remember what size the lips are cut but there were too cute.

The finish product:

The recipient of the frame loved it. When the customer is happy I'm happy. =0)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Name Frames

Here are 2 name frames I just completed for my little cousin who is obsessed with hot pink, lime green and Leopard print. What a color combo, I know but low and behold once put together it turned really well.

This 2nd frame is for my nephew who is a all things BLUE phase right now.

People just dont Understand

I have plenty of crafting supplies to last me a lifetime, but I cant seem to get enough. If its not that every 3 to 4 months or so cricut releases new cartridges that seem to be cuter and cuter then the last ones released, its Studio G releasing a new series of 1.00 stamps that I just have to have. Or its Michael's, A C Moore and now Target competing with pricing, When does it end? I thought it was just me but its not (*wiping sweat from my head) I have seen many thread posting on the messageboard about obsessed crafters.

So all you messageboard members its ok that u need to buy every cricut cartridges released, tons and tons of paper and all things glitter, its even ok to buy every series of studio G dollars stamps that we have to have but yet never use. lol

You'll make something beautiful with it so go ahead and (*hear the registers cha ching) buy it. No regrets, because if you hesitate to buy it when you see it, it wont be there the next time you go to buy it. Trust me I know, it has happened to me plenty of times....Never AGAIN!!!!! =0)

I'm going to Michael's to get some punches and glitter.

~Be Creative

Friday, March 6, 2009

Some of My Work

What defines a Craft......

Hi everyone, even though I think I am the only 1 who ever comes to this blog.

Lately my creative side has been on ice, I have walked by my crafting corner day in and day out and nothing. I walk in see If anything comes to me, cut some paper, look over some old crafting magazines for some inspiration but my mind is blank. I have made many trip in cyberspace to my favorite craft website cricut.com to sort of find some inspirations but I just get intimidated with all the talent that you find on there.

So I began questioning if I should just sell all my craft stuff and be done all together. I was hesitant, I mean I love the look on people faces when they see the things I create, the smile and the joy they emanate gives me a sense of satisfaction.

How can I possibly fire up my creativity? .....Answer, head to CVS for allergy medication that's how! I walked by the card aisle looking at the different Mother's Day cards on sale and thought "man these people are crazy to pay the prices they pay for cards" I continued to look when something caught my eye. This card was purple with the words MOM welded to top fold of the card and when opened the sentiment was inside. OMG!!!! I made this card like 2 years ago when I first got my cricut Design Studio. I had a aah moment there in the center of the card aisle, " I am creative and I can do this", just keep it simple.

So off I go to sequester myself in my craft corner and I'm not coming out until I make something that I deem creative, but before I go I would like to leave you with a thought; whenever you feel uncreative step back, and take a break, something so out of the ordinary will light your creative spark. It may happen in CVS like it did for me or it might happen sitting in your car or at church and a color combo catches your eye and you think " that would make an awesome card, or that would look so nice on a scrapbook layout.

Remember, We are all Michaelangelos
~ Tom Peters

So as always

~~Be Creative~~

Monday, March 2, 2009

Olivia's 3rd Birthday Bash

So it was that time again when the DH and I had to sit down and figure out what we were doing for the Olivia's 3rd birthday party. I had my heart set on a Hello Kitty themed party because cricut just released a Hello Kitty cartridge but, DH thought Olivia should be able to chose her own theme. **Dang no HK cartridge** So we took her to Party City and let her walk the aisle and pick her theme like a "big" girl. * drum roll please* She chose Abby Cadabby. So I thought *yesssssss pumping my fist I can still get a cartridge out of this**** I thought this would be the perfect time to ask the DH for the Sesame Street & Friends cartridge. His respond was "I think you have enough carts for now." **Schucks I want it so bad!!!!** I had so many cute ideas in mind, and I high expectations of the business blossoming because I had a lot of friends "potential customers" coming to her birthday party.

Time was not on my side, but then again when is it. lol I wanted to make all of the decorations and party boxes to stuff with goodies but couldn't. So we went back to Party City and just bought some Abby Cadabby stuff.
I have awaken a new passion this year which is cake, cookies and cupcake decorating. I thought " if I cant make all the things I wanted to why not make her cake." I talked if over with the hubz and he also agreed that I should just focus on the cake, cookies and cupcakes. That was the best thing we did. The cake was the talk of the party. Many people could not believe that I made the cake, cookies and cupcakes myself. Her party turned out great. I also had a lot of my friends ask me to make cakes and cookies for there children's birthdays. Lets hope that PinkyDenOli Creations will pick up this year.
We had great turnout of friends and most of all she had blast. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LIL PUMPKIN!!!!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

She is 3 already!!!

Well my baby is officially 3 years. I have to step back and ask myself where does the time go. It was just yesterday I was in the hospital room with my hubz and now look.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here it is

My little girl is turning 3 and I have planned to bake her a cake. I have never made a cake from scratch before, I have always relied on Better Crocker and Pilsbury but.....NO MORE!!

I made my first cake from scratch and I also decided that with all the resources around me (Internet) I learned how to use fondant. Well it is not as difficult as I thought and with enough practice I will get better and be able to apply different techniques and maybe start selling my cakes.

Here is a picture of my 1st masterpiece. The first picture is the cake with just buttercream frosting. The 2nd picture is the finished product. :

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Been Busy

I took advantage that my DH had to do the brakes on my car Saturday and took my DD to my craft room gave her some crayons and i began to create. I needed to make a card for DH from me and a card from DD to DH.

I love the group SonicFlood, they sing a favorite song of mine titled I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever. I used my embossing folder Allegro and colored in the music notes with a black marker. Layers the card and punched it using my Fiskars Leave it to weaver. I had some red ribbon that I just threaded through the holes. On the inside I die cut the music notes with my cuttlebug and heat embossed the lips. The sentiment was hand written. Here is the final product:
Next I needed to make a card from DD. My DH refers to my DD as his bunny so shopping at Michael's I found a Studio G 1.00 stamp with this cute little girl bunny and the phrase Some Bunny Loves You. I thought this was perfect. So I grab some scraps I had laying around and stamped and colored the bunny and here is Oli's card to her daddy

I also altered some 1.00 mailboxes that I bought at Target. I thought they were going to be hard to pretty up but I was wrong. Once I started I couldn't stop. I made one for DD, 1 for DH and 1 for my younger cousin that is coming to my house today. The only thing that was a little tricky was fitting the paper over the flag. I needed a circle punch but I don't have 1 so I did the best that I could with my cropadile. Here are my mailboxes:

I had such a good time crafting and everyone loved their gifts. Please feel free to comment. HOPE your Valentines day was filled with happiness and LOVE and as always

Live ~Laugh ~Love ~Craft....Be Creative

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Baby Girl Name Frame

I was asked by my SIL to make a Name frame for her BF's niece. I really enjoy making these. The theme is winnie the pooh and I bought this cartridge on Black Friday for 29.99 so I was very glad I finally had the chance to break it in. I really hope that my DSIL likes it but I hope the reciever of the gift baby Jila likes her new name frame.
Here it is please feel free to leave me comments.

As always Go out enjoy your day and Be Creative. <3

Monday, February 2, 2009

Family Frame

I was inspired by fellow crafters on a message board that I frequent and was inspired to alter a frame of my family name and I think it turned out great. I hope to make a few more to sell at local craft fairs. Here is a couple of pictures:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cookies and Royal Icing

My wedding anniversary was at the beginning of the month and I wanted to get the sesame street cartridges for my cricut, but I also wanted to get a Kitchen Aid mixer. What a hard decision I had on my hands, but I went with the mixer because I got an incredible sale @ BedBath & Beyond. Here is my new beauty:
I have never made anything from scratch until I went to A C Moore and bought the new Wilton's Cake decorating magazine. I was inspire, so the other night I plugged in my new toy and made my first ever batch of sugar cookies and royal icing. Here is a picture of Olivia showing off her creative spark...
Royal icing is the not the easiest thing to work with so please be easy with the imperfection of the cookies. My daughter and I had a great time together and I do plan on making more so I can practice my royal icing technique. I would like to sell these some day.
My next venture from scratch is going to be my daughter's 3rd birthday cake made with fondant which I have never used before. I will keep posted.

As Always Be Good and Be CREATIVE!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I promise.......

It has been so long since my last post. Why? There aren't enough hours in the day to get to everything that needs to get done.

It doesn't help that I have been is such a crafter's rut. I promised myself that for the begining of this year I would try to craft at least for 1 hour each day and keep my blog up to date. If I want my business to pick up and flourish I need to get some stuff done. Right!!!!!!

This past Friday night I was getting ready to go to my MIL house, I had a gift that I had started for her sometime last summer. I had received my package from crop&stick.com (which by the way are just awesome) about 2 weeks ago and that gave me some incentive to get crafting again. In the box was my ATG gun. My dreamkutz and my new favorite cricut cartridge Storybook ( which is absolutely gorgeous!!!)

I went into my craft room loaded up my ATG gun put on some good music and off to crafting I went. Here is a picture my MIL paper Bouquet, which I call her Garden of Sunshines ( center of each flower are pictures of all her grandkids)

Hopefully getting this done will jump start my brain and body to get back into my craft room and get me CRAFT ON!!!!!

Live Laugh Love & Craft.
God Bless