YES! You are the right page! I just have a new name! :) After realizing that I do more than just scrapbooking, I've decided to change the name and will be changing the look.. I'd do a whole new blog but I'd hate to have to start all over.
Here you will find scrapbooking ideas. There's a ton of older posts that used the Cricut, but lately I haven't been using it much and well, my sewing machine is gaining more miles by the day.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick one today!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays - Hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I wish everyone the best in 2009!

Wow.. 2009 already.. the last few years have flown by so fast.. seems like only yesterday I was in school LOL! I graduated in 2002, and I don't know what to really make of the last (almost) 7 years.

I have a lot to be greatful for, and I'll spare you all the details, but here's a picture of the highlight of my Christmas at my parents house. This is Little Ms Lilly - she will be 6 in May! and I don't care what HE says.. she looks a heck of a lot more like ME than him! and I think he's just jealous!

Have a wonderful and Happy New Years!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

5x7 Family Frames - PS

By Request - Plantin School Book!
Family 1 includes Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Family
Family 2 includes Aunt, Uncle, Cousins, Niece, Nephew
Grands includes Grandmother, Grandfather, Grandchildren, Granddaughter, Grandson - and By Request Papa and Pops

Christmas Page Toppers

Here are some quick Christmas Page Toppers!

Seasons Greetings - Carts used - DoodleCharms, JOTS, PS, DoodleType and George

Santa's Comming - Carts Used - DoodleType, PS, JOTS, Christmas Cheer and George

Diamond Dust

While shopping HL last week, I found Diamond Dust in their Christmas area. It was marked $2.99, but all stuff in that area was 50% off -so I got it for about $1.49

Here's my first project with it. I didn't have Tinkerbell, so I made my own faries. I printed them off a website - Phee's Coloring Pages, and colored them in with Colored pencils
Here's a close up of the fariy. The dress is Sequins, and the flowers in her hair are flowersoft. the wings were colored with a colored pencil and then Diamond Dusted.
The 2nd fairy has Stickled Wings, Flower soft Accents, and Diamond dust along the ruffle of her dress.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Storybook Frames

Here are some frames done with Storybook - by request :)

I have made it into 3 files because I was having issues with running out of memory (which is clearly a DS issue as I have TONS of memory on my computer.)
I will post an update when the previous file is update.

Family 1 includes Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Family
Family 2 includes Aunt, Uncle, Cousins, Niece, Nephew
Grands includes Grandmother, Grandfather, Grandchildren, Granddaughter, Grandson

Monday, December 8, 2008

5x7 Family Frames

Here's the first of a many to come 'series'
if you'd like to request others, please LMK and I will make it happen :)
These are done in Alphalicious and George.
The file has several mats.
Frames are 5x7.
Included is:

Feel free to change it as needed. If the letters become 'unwelded' in the transfer, then just copy the frame, delete it and paste it back in it's spot. Sometimes they need to be "burped"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Black Friday!!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

We went to Charlie's Parents house and had a not so quiet dinner, but it was good :) Now, I'm heading in for the night (it's like 9pm!)

I hope that everyone has a SAFE day after, please do not run, jump, push, scream or hollar over the deals :) LOL!

For all your Black Friday Scrapbook Shopping!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

Still looking for Sherry Thornsberry!

Please email me at amkscrap@gmail.com with your addy so I can get these goodies in the mail!

If I do not hear from you in the next few days, I will offer the blog candy to someone else!

2009 Calenders!

There was a requst for a 2009 Calendar, and I happened to have one!

This PDF file has all 12 months, and it prints 2 calendars to a page! The Excel file is for those that want to edit the fonts, or delete the month all together and create one with another means.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

Oh My does time fly! I completely forgot about annoucing a winner on Thursday!

So, here I am.. picking a winner now!!

Thank you to everyone for the kind comments!

Drum Roll Please....

and the winner is...

Sherry Thornsberry!
Please email me with your addy, and I will get these out Monday-Tuesday!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blog Candy!

OK, I think I finally figured out what I'm going to give away.

I'll take a picture later, as it's like12:30 am and I have to be up in about 5 hours.

3 Bottles of stickles and 5 bottles of Doodlebug Flock!

Just respond to either this post OR the post below.. and even if you comment on both you'll only be entered once.

Thanks so much for all the kind comments on here and that were sent to my email. I greatly appreciate it, and I can't wait for some "free time" so I can create a few more things!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

10,000 Hits in 45 days!!


I have 10,000 Hits on my blog since OCT 2nd!
That's great!!

Time for some BLOG CANDY.

I'll post later what it is, I'm on my way to bed right now!!

Just leave a comment on here, and I'll randomly choose a winner Next Thursday!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hockey Skate and Player with DS!

A friend of mine is in need of hockey themed cuts, and the closes michaels (2 hours away) doesn't have sports mania yet. So, I've created one with George

Please disreguard the ugly looking paper. I cut it on scratch paper cause I'm gonna take it to her tomorrow and see if that's what she was looking for..



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thinking Of You

My Former Schrock Cabinet Rep, Dave, got an infection in his leg and had to have it removed.

This is the card that I made for him, that me and my coworkers are going to sign and send to him.
Cabinets were layed out in CDS so that I knew they would fit.
Thinking of you cut in Alphalicious, and stickled
Stickles for Countertop
handles on appliances and other details were hand drawn
Skittles for the dots on the I's

Friday, October 24, 2008

Perfect Pear

I was inspired by a Cricut Message Board Member - Z-Annie.
She posted an adorable card of a pair of pears - for the "perfect pear".
I adored it and had to make it right away!
Here's a link to her original card - http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=3170134&mpage=1&key=&#3170134
Pears are JOTS, accessories are Paper Dolls

I made these as anniversary cards for my parents (the top one) and my brother (bottom one)
This first one is for my parents - their wedding colors were blue and white. Pears are embossed with Swiss dots, leaf is flocked. Veil is vellum, with stickle and skittle accents. Skittles colored with Silver alcohol ink. Flowers are stickles. Background paper is blue (it looks lavender in the picture) embossed with D'vine swirl.

This one is for my brother and his wife Everything's the same as above card, their colors were gold and purple. Background paper is left overs from their wedding invites that I made.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bird Cages for the Baby Bug

Here's 2 bird cages for those with the baby bug.. I am seeing future cards with these on them!
Made with George, the bird is from 50 states


Bird Cages

There was a request on the message board for birdcages, that they had seen on the 2peas board.

Here's a snip of the picture
So with Geroge and AE, I have created 2 bird cages :) The bird can be changed to whatever, it was from 50 states - just resize it to fit :) I have not cut these out, but they look like they will cut properly. If they become "unburped" in the download, just click the largest outline, copy it, delete it and paste it back in to the design.



Photo Corner

There was a request on the message board for photo corner

With this file you can cut 8 of the big and 8 of the small. Made with George
Download Photo Corners

Christmas Cards

Here's a few Christmas cards that I made at a crop on Friday. I made a total of 40 cards :) only about 100 left to go!

The first one is a flocked title. used the Leave it to Weaver punch.

This one uses D'vine swirl on the right.

This one uses D'vine swirl on the right.

Threading water punch on the bottom. Merry Christmas is JOTS, and filled in with Stickles.

Halloween Journal boxes

Here are some Halloween Themed journal boxes that I made.

The black paper is Black Magic
Embossed with Spiderweb
distressed with sandpaper
the halloween item are K and Company - the pumpkins are made from wood. and I'm not sure what the 'rock' looking things are..

Thanksgiving Journal Boxes

Sorry the first one is blurry.
These are some Thanksgiving themed journal boxes that I have made for a swap.
The back is black magic paper, embossed with Argyle and distressed with sandpaper (so you can see the back color)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A little bit of Pooh

Awww... who loves Pooh? These are all made with Pooh Font
All files include the layers so you won't have to guess what size they are :)





Friday, October 3, 2008

RAK Winner!!

Congradulations to BRENDA1958!!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my blog, and I hope that you come back again!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dying Flowers with Inks - Tutorial

I needed some flowers for a project, however I didn't want to pick through my primas, as I knew I did not have enough to go around. So, I went to Hobby Lobby in their floral section to look for some since they were 50% off. I couldn't find the type that I wanted, or the color that I wanted. I found some really pretty white daisys (?) and had a brain storm! What if I were to dye them to match my project? So I asked around, and searched the web, and I couldn't really find a "good" tutorial, or someone who had experience. This is how this tutorial was born. I hope that you find it informational and enjoyable. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer with the small expirence that I have.
Here is what the Daisy's looked. I just picked them off the 'branch' that they came on. I purchased 7 stems, with 6 flowers on each. Each flower had 2 flowers with it. They were 99 cents each stem. Total Cost : $6.93 (before tax)


Then, I carefully removed the center from each, so that the flowers would become seperate. This will also allow me to use brads when attaching them to my project.


Here's what the flowers look when they are seperated.

The first method I tried was using a Mist. This was purcahsed at HL for $3.59 a bottle. I got it on clearence, and it came in Green, Brown and Red also. I have used the Blueberry Shake for this tutorial.


I scattered a few flowers on to blank paper. This is just cardstock. I later found that it's best to have chipboard or scrap cardboard under it, so that it doesn't leak through on to your table.Then I just sprayed the flowers. I tried to do it as evenly as I could, but some were over sprayed. I found that the mist dries quite quickly.

Here's a Flower, colored with Mist.


And some Green and Brown misters too


Then, I tried alcohol inks. I have been very conservitive on my inks - don't want to run out. So I tried first to mix with water. The color here is from Tim Holtz, Wild Plum. *NOTE* My bowl turned pink. I used a Mr Clean Magic Eraser to clean it up, I'm sure something else would work too, but this was in reach when I dumped out the access water.


It didn't take much swirling in the water to give these flowers a nice pink shade. Unfortunetly, I was going for a more purple look. I checked though my inks, and I didn't have Eggplant which seems look more purplish.


Here's letting the flowers dry. They dried pretty quick too.


Being with water, they were more wet than the blue ones - look what it did to my table! Silly me, I should have put down some cardboard first. However Mr Clean Magic Eraser wiped the staining away.


My Next try was to use the ink directly onto the flower. This came to a pretty, rich purple. Still being the supplies hoarder I am, I didn't want to go through a bottle to dye these flowers.


Then I tried Inks. I started with a Martha Stewart ink that I purcahsed at Walmart. Here's a purple flower, and next is a blue flower.




I also tried VersaMagic Dew Drops Chalk - I loved the way that these turned out.



But, doing them with a small ink pad would have taken forever (or what seemed to be) so I got out my ColorBox Chalk Ink. These turned out really nice too, however being on a larger size, I felt that I was wasting my ink.



Here's a Versa Mark Brilliance . I did not like this one. These flowers have sat for about 23 hours. And this is the only one that is still WET! I moved it and got ink on my fingers.



So I went back to the Alcohol inks. Here's some purples


and some more colors


In the end, I like the look that using straight Alcohol ink gives the flowers. I did end up using my entire bottle of Wild Plum, but it was about 1/2 full when I started. Below is the Plum Flowers, dried.


In Conclusion, I feel that the inks did a much better job. I also liked the look of the misters.