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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I have another layout up on Custom Crops ! For a little Easter inspiration I figured I would get a page done about my little dipper! The kids look forward to this tradition every year, and I just love documenting it!
You can see this layout here... Little Dipper layout as well as download the cut file and get directions! I used the mini gel pen holders to decorate the eggs! Look at how it conquered those fine details with no problem at all!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

YOU ROCK! This phrase can be heard often in our house as we love Guitar Hero and Rock Band! Of course the funniest one to watch has to be Cameron as he makes the weirdest concentration faces! And if you think these photos are funny, you should see the video lol!
On this one I used the ultra fine point Sharpies for the very fine details on the stars and the guitar from Indie Art, it can tackle even the smallest details! I also used the Sharpie on the title, drawing out "you" with Hannah Montana. Being the Sharpies work best on glossy surfaces, I used the silver Silhouette vinyl for these.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Samantha from The Scrapmaster's Paradise got a break from her school work again and got another awesome card done with the Cricut, the mini gel pen holders, and the new Once Upon A Princess cartridge. I so can not wait till mine arrives! I just love what she does with the Copics and the mini gel pen holders, AWESOME!!

The give away for the $50 Custom Crops is also still on till Sunday evening, when I am done spring cleaning and have a chance to sit and pick a winner! So leave your comment here... Give away for a chance to win!!!

The mini gel pen, and also mini Sharpies, micro mini Sharpies, pink mini gel pen, pink mini Sharpie, and also the Silhouette holders are all available for purchase on the right side of my blog!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Holy Moly! Another layout you say? Why YES! Another lol! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this Robotz cartridge, and of course to get a chance to use it!! With a very "boy" boy in the house, this is right up my alley! I took these pictures of him just fooling around, and they did make my heart melt, so I thought this title was perfect for these pics!
I used the mini gel pen holders to draw the background paper, and also for the "you make my heart" part of the title.

And a super fast card I did with the Silhouette, I drew the word "sweet" with the mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette, for my just turned today 16 year old! Feel sorry for me yet? lol

Monday, March 22, 2010

Here we go, here we go, here we go again, here we go again! This isn't just a post about a page that I got done, it is way more exciting then that! This is a post with another Custom Crops give away! They have donated a $50 gift card to their store, so you can pick out whatever YOU want!!! How awesome is that? And while I'm on the subject of Custom Crops, here is a page I did for them using the mini gel pen holder that is up on their web site here... Work It There are also instructions on how to complete the page and a download for Design Studio as well. Feel free to leave a comment there so they know that you came for a visit!

Also don't forget that I have 2 videos on Custom Crops on how to use the mini gel pen holder and the mini Sharpie holder as well here... Rockin' videos I feel so famous, the first video has over 2,000 views, hehe!

Now back to that $50 gift card for Custom Crops, so graciously donated by, the one, the only Custom Crops!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment right here, under this post!!! And of course, if you aren't a followerer already, you may just want to try now, as I've decided I want to get this blog a hoppin, and there will just be TONS of ideas on here for everyone!!!
Simple rules, I really, reallly need to know how to find you!!! And if you have an anonymous sign in, please at least leave your name with a last initial, or your screen name and where to find you! I'm still trying to find Kathy, the winner of the last challenge, KATHY COME OUT, COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

What a great 2 days! And to top it off, I got to scrap in an empty house today! It was so peaceful. Funny thing is my husband called it "working" and left me alone to "work" but I just can't consider my fav thing to do "work"!!!
This is me and my sassy daughter, look at that face she is giving, hehe! I love picking on her!
For this layout, I drew with the mini gel pen holder on the background page, and filled in some of the parts with cuts from the cartridge! I really like the way it turned out. So does my "tweetheart"! I used Straight from the Nest on this page, I realllly like that cartridge so I'm glad I got a chance to "work" with it today!

Friday, March 19, 2010

My poor lil nephew broke his arm and needed surgery to repair it, so I made him this card super simple, to represent him getting put back together again! I used the mini gel pen holder to make the bricks in the red wall and also to write a sentiment inside. He is on the mend now, all fixed up and in good spirits!
There you have it, if you don't care for your handwriting, you can write sentiments inside your cards with the mini gel pen holders!
I'm very excited on how many people have stopped by my blog and commented, and even added themselves as followers! As many of you have commented, yes I am crazy busy, but it is a good crazy busy. And being that I couldn't keep up with it all, I decided to call in some reinforcements.
Awhile ago I had an idea to try the Copics with the mini gel pen holder to see what would happen, and low and behold, they worked FANTASTIC! Only problem is I haven't had the time yet to master the Copics, so I called in the help of Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise to give me a hand! Not only do I love her cards, I also love what she has been doing with the Copics lately! Here is the card she came up with using the Forever Young cartridge.

Isn't it just AMAZING?? Samantha has also mentioned making a video with the mini gel pen holders and the Copics, I say we go comment on her blog and talk her into doing that video for sure!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I know I love a good sale, and I figure everyone else does to, so that is just what I'm going to do!!!
The PINK mini gel pen & mini Sharpie holders for the Cricut are available for $26.99 each, you can order with the paypal button on the right side of my blog!!!

And the mini gel pen & mini Sharpie holders for the Silhouette are available for $24.99 each, you can order those on the right side of my blog as well.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here is a layout I did for Custom Crops using the mini gel pen holder for the Silhouette and colored the designs in with the Copics! They work amazing with the gel pens, now if only I was a bit better with the Copics, guess I need more practice hehe! You can see the directions and title for this layout here... Let it snow layout

Here are a few more of the shirts I've done with the Silhouette rhinestone kit! I can't stop making shirts! Thank goodness spring is here as my Ella has 5 of my long sleeved rhinestone shirts now so I can work on short sleeves lol! I've even made them for my nieces to lol!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Some more crafty stuff I've been up to!
One of my fav things to do right now is play with my rhinestone kit!! Besides making tons of shirts for my Ella, I came across this template for the Silhouette and I couldn't resist making it for my sis! She has a group of friends that get together every month to play a game called Bunko, or as some refer to it, Drunko! So this was perfect for her! Some of her friends are already jealous hehe!

My sister in law has a lot of friends having babies right now, and she always has me make them frames to send, so here are 3 that I've done in the last 2 weeks, yes, 3 of her friends had babies in the last few weeks!!!
These are the $1 frames at Michaels that I've covered with patterned paper using Mod Podge, and then embellished!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

If there is one thing I love about my boy, it is his goofy sense of humor. While most boys maybe embarrassed that their mom says they have smooth moves, he loved it when I showed him! Fun kid!
Graphically Speaking is one of my fav cartridges for the Cricut, sooo many title opportunities! And so quick on the title like that, I'm ready for another just like it, hoping it is 1 of those 100 they have promised us this year!
The journaling was done with the mini gel pen holder and Plantin, look at the detail you get at such a small size!!!!