Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yay, I got a blog award!

I am so far behind checking my comments, but today I checked and I got a Beautiful Blogger Award from two different people in the same month. That's so cool. The first one came from Pink E over at Her blog has some beautiful cards and great how-to videos. The second award was from Sara over at She is fairly new to blogging - just like myself, but her blog has some wonderful layouts and cards. She has a great example of how she is pairing 12x12 layout pages with divided page protector pages. It works very well together and is a great idea for anyone that is looking to get caught up quickly. I want to give a great big "Thank You" to these ladies for the wonderful award. Now I'm supposed to tell you 10 things about myself and then pass this award onto 10 other bloggers. Here goes:
1. I am now IN my 40's and decided it was time to cut my hair a little shorter to fit my age. It was quite long for awhile, but now it's shoulder length.
2. I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for over 22 years.
3. I have two sons aged 21 and 18 years old
4. I love animals. We currently have 2 dogs, 1 cat (and one arriving on Friday) and 3 corn snakes. The snakes were not my idea. We've had them since the boys were little. I have raised, trained and shown German shepherds, raised and hand fed cockatiels and I've had a number of other types of animals in my life.
5. I am the oldest (and wisest) of 4 girls.
6. I love to scrapbook and make cards. I even have my own room - because it's always a mess!
7. My favorite color is red. I love to do layouts and cards in red, black and white. I think the contrast is absolutely beautiful. 
8. My oldest son will be getting married May 1st. I can hardly wait to have the family together and take pictures of this awesome celebration of love.
9. I live in California and have lived here my entire life.
10. I have never been to Hawaii, but that is my dream vacation.

I will come back later to post my 10 blogger picks for this award. Cindy

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tiger in Training


Another LID Challenge done. That makes two in one day. Yippeee. These pictures are of the ever so wild child Olivia. The font is Alphalicious.

21st Birthday

This is a double page layout for the LID challenge. The pictures are from Michael's 21st birthday party. The papers are My Mind's Eye, Boy Stack. The font is Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge.

Friday, March 26, 2010

My First Blog Award!

I am so excited. I got my first blog award from Michelle over at back in November 2009. Unfortunately I didn't know how to apply the award or what to do once I had it. I asked some questions and did some research. From what I can tell I paste the award to my blog, answer some questions and then pass the award on to 5 other bloggers. Since I'm new to this whole blogging thing I don't really know any other bloggers to give it to, but I'm gonna look around and hopefully I will be able to update this post with 5 people that inspire me.
Now on to the questions... 
1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? cutting
3. Your mother? nice
4. Your father? Stubborn
5. Your favorite food? Mexican
6. Your dream last night? crazy
7. Your favorite drink? Starbucks
8. Your dream/goal? retire
9. What room are you in? family
10. Your hobby? crafts
11. Your fear? suffocating
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Hawaii
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? wild
15. Muffins? yumm
16. Wish list item? cartridges
17. Where did you grow up? California
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your tv? on
21. Your pets? loved
22. Friends? family
23. Your life? awesome
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? kitty
26. Vehicle? Chevrolet
27. Something you're not wearing? jewelry
28. Your favorite store? Michaels
29. Your favorite color? red
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? months
32. Your best friend? husband
33. One place I go to over and over? Scraproom
34. Facebook? sometimes
35. Favorite place to eat? Mexican

Uh oh, looks who's driving!

I got a phone call yesterday from my Niece Jasmine. She had just taken her written test for her driving permit - and passed. Watch out drivers... Jasmine's behind the wheel! Just kidding. I'm sure she will be a very good driver. Congratulations Jasmine. I will be putting this card in the mail today. I used the Hello Kitty cartridge and a couple of stamps from Paper Trey Inc. I love how the Congratulations stamp fit perfectly around the tires.

Birthday Card for Dad

This is a birthday card I made for my Dad. He loves his coffee, so I thought this would be the perfect card for him on his birthday.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Proud Mom Moment

Check out the front cover of the Costco Connection this month. On the cover is an anti-gravity treadmill that was invented to keep astronauts fit in space. They are now being sold to professional sports organizations to keep athletes in top shape and to the medical profession for patient rehabilitation and therapy.  Okay, so as cool as all that might be, it's not the reason I'm so excited about this cover. The big reason I'm posting this is because my son welded all the pieces of the frame for this new amazing invention. True, he is not the inventor and he's not making millions of dollars welding, but I am very proud of him and excited that something he personally welded is on the front of a magazine.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dogs and Cats


These are some layouts I did of the fur kids. Hurley is Michael and Robins dog. Olivia is Christopher's kitty. Our pets are part of our family so they go in the scrapbooks too.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Smell the Roses

I'm starting to get caught up on my layouts for the LID Challenge. I'm still behind on all of my pictures, but I'm catching up. The challenge is a great motivation and a lot of fun. These are more pictures from the fair in 2009.

Friendly Competition

Another LID challenge for the Cricut Message Board. These pictures were taken at the Alameda County Fair. I used the Celebrations cartridge for the balloons at 6 inches. I also used the Don Juan cartridge for the title at 1 inch.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Makin' Salsa

In this layout Stacey is tasting the salsa Jasmine made, using her favorite Uncle Mike's recipe.


Another LID challenge. I used Storybook Cartridge for the frame and Lyrical Letters for the title. In the pictures are Olivia and Mr Kitty.

County Fair Critters

These are a couple of layouts I did for thed LID girls challenge on the Cricut Message Board. These pictures are from the Alameda County Fair. I used Don Juan font and the Paper Dolls cartridges on these layouts.
Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the scrapbooks.