Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Challenge #93 At Papercutz

This week over at Papercutz the challenge is to make a card, layout or papercraft using a banner. I decided to use a banner to put the name of my granddaughter. I love this paper from Close to my Heart and I stamped on it too. It took me a long time to get this done because I am still battling pain on my right side. I had a cyst pushing on my nerve and the dr. burst it a couple weeks ago, but it came back within 10 days even bigger. I will be going to the hospital to have it removed this time. Not looking forward to it at all. I will try to get my other challenges ready before I go. Please join us this week for this challenge.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

PaperCutz challenge #92

This weeks challenge is to make a card, layout, or papercraft to thank your favorite teacher. My card is very simple this week. I had 10 great days pain free and then it has come back with a vengence!! The cyst that was pushing against the nerve was blown up, but now they are not sure if there were more than one or that one filled back up. I had another MRI yesterday and Tuesday and Thursday next week I will meet with my doctors. It may be some surgery in the near future for me. I will work hard even though I am fighting lots of pain to get all my challenges in. I truly enjoy them. I just want to be able to get back to scrapping too real soon. Please join us this week at PaperCutz for this fun challenge.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Paper Cutz challenge #91

I had this post all ready to go and all I had to do was hit the button, but when something went down at blogspot, I lost my draft so I will do it again. This week at PaperCutz, our challenge is to make a card, layout, or papercraft for graduation. We usually get several invites each year because my husband referees basketball and volleyball and sees these kids year after year. This challenge got me started on those cards. This is the colors of one of our local schools and I used the cartridge "A Child's Year'' to cut out the hat. I also used the cuttlebug. Please join us and let us see your creation.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Come join us at Paper Cutz!

This weeks challenge at PaperCutz is to make a Mother's Day project. I made a simple, but elegant looking card. With all the cricut cartridges we have, it is fun creating. I can not believe how much I love this machine and I am even loving my new Expression 2 more!!! I popped the flowers on the card and added pearls and used a new Martha Stewart punch at the bottom. Please join us this week and let me see what you create! Happy National Scrapbook Day too!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My newest toy!!!!

My newest little toy has arrived and I have played a little bit with it. It has so many features and with what little I have played, I am loving the paper guides and the light on the blade. I really like the 4 cartridges that are included with it. They have some really cute images. One thing I like is that I can use Imagine cartridges too. I would have never bought one because the ink would run into my cartridge buying money and I like cutting, so this will give me the best of both worlds. Now I have to purchase some Imagine cartridges that I have been eyeing. I can't wait till I can play more, but when I was registering it this morning, I found that I am soooo behind in registering my cartridges. I think I have 66 that need registering since the first of the year. I will start doing that tomorrow. I am watching videos and reading the instructions to see all the great things this machine does. Love watching the videos because I am one that has to see it first hand. I did try a cut with the Gypsy hooked up and the light did not come on then so I am sure they have more updates to make which makes it all the more appealing. Still not sure whether I am selling my old Expressions or not. I have kept my baby bug for when my granddaughter comes so she can make her own cuts.