Friday, January 16, 2009

Don't pay the ransome... :}

I escaped. jk It has been one of those weeks, but I did get some stuff designed on the Cricut. I don't know what exactly I am going to use them for but I have them. Check them out and if you want them just leave me a comment with your email address and I will send them your way.

Monday, January 12, 2009

First Challenge

Just wanted to let you know I have just posted our first challenge to the Scrappin' Chix blog. Check it out and post your final projects.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Poinsetta Pinwheels

A good friend of mine, Beth, asked me to help decorate for a Christmas party, and I said yes. She wanted to use retro colors, but had no other ideas. A few days later I got a new magazine and in it were Poinsettia pinwheels, similar to these, in somewhat retro colors. I decided this would somehow be our center pieces. I finally downloaded the instructions and converted the drawing into a cut file and cut them with my Big Bug. I recruited another one of our friends, Amber, to help with this project. We had to make 40 pinwheels which meant I had to cut about 120. The papers we liked were only one sided so we had to double cut to back the printed paper with a solid cardstock. Plus it takes 2 sets to make one 8 petal pinwheel. So you do the math, if it was printed paper it took 4 sets. Through a lot of trial and error we finally got in a groove and got them all done. Each arrangement had 5 or 6 pinwheels in a felt bucket surrounded by tissue for filler. They turned out really cute and were a big hit at the party.

I hope to start posting cut files soon and when I do these will be on there. If you would like the cut file now leave me a comment with your email and I will send it to you. :}

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Finished :)

O.k. not totally. But I love it. Click over to my design blog to see a better description.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Can't finish anything today

I guess I have too many irons in the fire today and I can't seem to get anything finished. I have been working on this very cute thing tonight, but it just doesn't look like it is going to get done before bed time. So I am going to post something I completed back before Christmas. These recipe bookmarks were made in sets of 4. They can be used to mark sections of your recipe book and then write what pages your favorite recipes in that section are on or you could mark your favorite recipe and use the marker to write any changes to the recipe on. They were also done in a variety of colors schemes to match kitchen colors and themes. And I used my Cricut to cut the bowls, scallops & circles on each one. Have a great night :}

Monday, January 5, 2009

Walgreen's 10 cent prints

Have you developed all your Christmas and New Year's photos yet? WHAT!? You haven't even printed out your Thanksgiving photos!? Girl get to it now! No excuses, GO!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Calling all Scrapin', Card Makin', Stampin, Paper Craftin' Sistahs. I am looking for a group of talented Chix to form Le' Designah Team. To publish their work to help inspire other crafting Sistahs in need of ideas. How kool and challenging to produce projects every month to put out there for everyone to enjoy. We will also have Le' Weekly and Le' Monthly challenges where our readership will send in there takes on our color or design ideas. Post a comment to this blog with an email contact. Lookin' forward to forming this great Sistahood :}

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! I had a wonderful New Years Eve with friends and family playing games and eating. Today will be spent lounging and eating later and a little crafting and creating both in the studio and on line. I plan, this year, to grow in my faith, loose another 30 pounds, become healthier and influence my daughter to do the same, blog everyday, be creative as often as possible, move my business to the next level, and change our financial situation. I pray for everyone I know and love to prosper and be healthy and happy in this coming year. Have a great New Years Day and the other 364 days to be what you want or make them to be.