Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Paper Variety Giveaway

Suzanne & Abby from The Paper Variety Blog are giving away a Echo Park "Life is Good" paper kit. Head on over and check it out!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Calling Cards

Some Cricut Circle members have started making calling  cards.  What are they??  They are 3x3 cards that you make, anyway you like, and  put your personal info such as - full name, email & home address, phone # and your MB name, on the back. Then when you go to a circle event you could hand them out.  It would be one way to connect with others , stengthen those connections, and create friendships. I thought it sounded like an awesome idea, so I thought I'd give it a try.  This is what I came up with. The upper left is a box in which to hold the cards.

The Cricut Challenge

I went to a Cricut Swarm this weekend  that was sponsored by Crafts Direct, my local LSS.  It was a 3 day eventso there was plenty of chattting, snacking, shopping and of course crafting. I got  a few layouts, cards, Circle calling cards, and was able to knock a few carts off my list.  The funny thing is, with some of the shopping, a few more got added.   What can I say... they were on sale....  I had to do it ?!

Boys will  be Boys cart

Forever Young cart

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Land of Dreams

Our dream was to own some land and a year ago we purchased 20acres in Northern Mn.  These are a few pictures that I had taken and then had framed.   The phrase I cut out of vinyl, using the Gypsy Font cart, and used my Gypsy to weld the letters together.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's Here!!

It's official ...  I am a member of the Cricut Circle.... I am Circlet #3338.

My husband called me at work and told me that there was a green box, full of bugs, on our doorstep trying to get in.  Needless to  say I left work early, raced home ( good thing I only live 3 blocks away)
and checked out the contents. Even though I knew what was going to be in there, I was still soooo excited.  And yea , my hubby just sat back and laughed at me. : )

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Cricut Challenge

Today i made invitations for a  Labor Day  get together we are having. For the barbeque sign I used the Old West cart and and  for the man and his grill I  used EveryDay Paper Dolls.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Cricut Challenge

My first project of my challenge comes from the JUST BECAUSE CARDS cartridge. I've made 3 different cards, this is one of my favorite carts.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Cricut Challenge

Like everyone else that owns a cricut, I have accumulated a few cartridges along the way.  I like to think that I use them all , at least that's what I tell my husband, but I do have my favorites and the others... well... are getting a little dusty.  So the challenge is to make a list of all my cartridges , then make a different project with each one and  then post it. As I use a cart I will cross it off my list and continue until I've used them all. So what happens if and when I finish this challenge.. a prize, right?  First off, I'll have the feeling of accomplishment and then maybe,just maybe, I'll have to get another cartridge ?!
  1. Old West
  2. Doodlecharms
  3. PaperDoll Dress-up
  4. Everyday PaperDolls
  5. Simply Sweet
  6. Gypsy Font
  7. Gypsy Wanderings
  8. Jolly Holiday
  9. Just Because
  10. French Manor
  11. Shall we Dance
  12. Mickey Font
  13. Pooh Font
  14. Toy Story
  15. StoryBook
  16. Christmas Cheer
  17. Christmas Noel
  18. Very Merry Tags
  19. Calligraphy Collectio
  20. Accent Essentials
  21. Indie Art
  22. Blackletter
  23. Smiley Face
  24. Beyond Birthdays
  25. Celebrations
  26. Boys will be Boys
  27. Botanical
  28. HandyMan
  29. Home Decor
  30. Inspired Hearts
  31. Forever Young
  32. Tags, Bags and more
  33. TearDrop
  34. Lyrical Letters
  35. LockerTalk
  36. Life's a Beach
  37. Graphically Speaking
  38. Mini Monograms
  39. Cricut Sampler
  40. A Child's Year
  41. Birthday Cakes
  42. Camp Out
  43. Country Life
  44. Cuttin' Up
  45. from My Kitchen
  46. Nifty Fifty's
  47. Give a Hoot
  48. Opposites Attract
  49. Plantin Schoolbook
  50. Stand and Salute
  51. Sweethearts
  52. Playtime
  53. Cricut Classic Font
  54. Weddings
  55. Winter Wonderland
  56. Winter Frolic
  57. Easter 
  58. Happy Hauntings
  59. Mini Monsters
  60. Hannah Montana
  61. Creative Critter
  62. Christmas Village 
  63. Cindy Loo
  64. Groovy Times
  65. Nate's ABC
  66. Birthday Bash

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My husband's Grandma past away this past week and I did a layout of  her.  She was a very special lady and  loved by many.  We will all miss her dearly.


Today is the day to pick the winner of my  very first RAK.  Thanks to everyone that participated  and for all the wonderful comments that were made. I had my  Scrubby (scrapbooking husband), Harvey,  pick a number and he chose #2 and that was
 weaveme02 said... WOW Mary nice site and I'm your #14 follower. #14 is one of my lucky numbers....so I'm feeling it...LOL
What a great stash! Getting to win anything is a treat. I love it all. Thanks for the opportunity! 

  Congrats!!  I have your box of goodies all set to go, I just need your name and address so I know where to send it.  You can email me at stockg7@yahoo.com  or notify me through the fiskateer site. THANKS!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


  Head on over to lisascrapsite.blogspot.com , Lisa has some awesome RAK's going on.

Monday, August 2, 2010


We made it home from CHA, our bags alittle bit heavier, but we made it home safely. It was alot of fun seeing and playing with  all  the  new products.  I met alot of awesome people, learned new techniques and got  lots of FREE stuff !!!!   Alot of vendors are very generous but I guess it's what gets their name and product out there, and I am happy to help them out :)   For example,  Kaiser Craft, all you had to do is spend $20.00 at their booth and you got this bag  full of all  their new lines. It was loaded with stamps, paper,embellishments, tags and stickers. I'm really excited to start using it.

This is another bag full  of free products that I acquired along the way.  There is everything from punches, papers, embellishments, markers, stickers to adhesives. Coming from companys such as Fiskars, Sizzix, ColorBok, Scotch and more. I never expected to come home with all this, its pretty amazing and overwhelming. I may have to come up with something to give some of this away.

We had a great time, would definitey do it again, but it sure is nice to be home.  Now I'm off to clean up the craft room and find room for some off this stuff!!