Sunday, July 25, 2010


So a great friend on Facebook suprised me with some things so I made this card to send back to her and thank her! So if its you that gets it, I really appreciate everything you do and have done for me!

Cartridge: Create A Critter (tiger, thought bubble)
Cardstock: DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack patterned paper, green patterned paper
Cricut cardstock: orange, yellow
Basic black cardstock
Glue: Zig Pen
Sentiment: Black Zig Memory Pen
Ribbon: Fall 6 pack from Target (there isnt really a name on it)

Enjoy! Love Holly

Friday, July 23, 2010

Finally My Craftiness Emerges

So this card was a challenge for many reasons. I love how it turned out but I cant take a decent photo of it. The elephant is from the Paisley cartridge. I ran out of glue half way through and tried a new glue which made the green base paper all bumpy. I doubt I will send this card out because of that but that is ok, because I love it. The sentiment stamped on it says Just for You. I tried to take a picture of it but it didnt turn out that great. Hope you like it!

Cartridge: Paisley
Cardstock: Green Stack (ears, tail), basic Cricut cardstock (pink, blue, maroon), Flower Shower Spring Stack (base green paper and printed heart paper)
Ribbon: Yards of Love by Cosmo Cricket
Stamp: "Just for You" Anyone Can Stamp collection from Hero Arts

Monday, July 19, 2010

Getting Ready to Lose Weight

I started my weight loss challenge #2 last Tuesday and I am so excited. I have already lost 35 lbs and have about 15 more to go. Anyways one of our first challenges was to decorate our folder for the team challenge. The theme this challenge is freedom; freedom from the extra weight we are carrying around. I cant take a good picture of my folder because the star paper is so reflective and I didnt have navy paper for our team name "Shrinky Dinks" but I used a white gel pen to make the letters stand out. It was the first time I used acrylic stamps (Stampology alphabet set) and I lost one so I had to improvise turning a L into a 1. I wish I could show you how cute it is, but pictures do not do it justice. I also used a cute quote I found on a half used sheet of sayings that I picked up at a garage sale. It says "Take Pride in how far you've come, have Faith in how far you can go." This is going to help me stay strong in my way of eating and realize that I have come a long ways, but I can continue on and reach my goal weight.

I will post the products I used in a little while. And a picture of the letters once I used a white gel pen on them.

Love Holly!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My First Scrapbook Page!

There is a summer icecream challenge online so I was moved to create my first SCRAPBOOK page. I want to begin scrapbooking but didnt know where to begin. So this is what I came up with. I hope it wins because the winner gets 10 new Cricut cartridges! So fun! I used pictures of Fisher at 6-8months and Hunter at 2 years. Since Fisher is allergic to milk, we dont have any pictures of them both eating ice cream so I just chose pictures of when I thought they were at their sweetest!

How I made the page;

Base Cardstock: Martha Stewart Create Botanicals
Cricut Cartridges: Create A Critter (sun) Sweet Treats (ice cream cones)
Embellishments: Heidi Grace Designs Embossed Frames (round- picked up at a garage sale)
Infuse Sweet Meat Mini Monograms Letters (garage sale find) (summer)
K-ology Chipboard Letters (one)
Martha Stewart Create Chipboard Alphabet (Sweet)
Martha Stewart Create Glitter; tourmaline, peridot, lapis lazuli
The Sweet Life Cardstock Embellishments (Life is Sweet)

Cardstock: The Paper Company botanical cardstock pink
Cricut cardstock: brown, green, blue
Martha Stewart Create Botanical Cardstock

Punches: Martha Stewart doily lace punch

And a little genius of my own! :) Enjoy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sucess! I finally used my Cricut!

Finally! I got the chance to use my Cricut last night and I challenged myself to use all scraps to make this card. I had a bunch of scraps sitting around so I used them up. I also practiced awhile using one of my new Martha Stewart punches. (Doily Lace) Hope you like it, my Cricut needs its blade replaced so the owls eyes are a bit wonky. The card kind of has a bit much going on but I thought it went along with the saying "You're a hoot" Enjoy!

Cartridge: Cricut Lite Hoot N Holler

Cardstock: solid colors Cricut cardstock leftovers

patterned paper SEI playday cardstock

ribbon: Dashes Dots & Checks from Michaels

white craft pen

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary! 7/5/10

Yesterday was my husband and my anniversary but we really went out on Saturday instead. So on our anniversary we went on a hike with my husbands parents and some family friends. The hike was about 2 hours from our house and was 8 miles long. On the hike there were 10 different waterfalls you could see, walk under some and behind others. It was breathtaking! We did take our 4 year old and 2 year old so while hiking for the first time in a long time, I either had to carry him in a backpack on my back, carry all our stuff in another backpack or carry my 4 year old. I was exhausted when it was over with and I can barely move but it was worth it! While on the hike I was reminded how beautiful this Earth is and how wonderful God made it. It was amazing how beautiful nature can be and I realized how much I take for granted. Anyways I am going to share a couple pictures of our journey with me and my family. (Pictures were taken by my mother in law Marie since I forgot our camera in the car)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I tried making a card today but it ended in a glue fiasco. Mix that with one of my kids getting dirt everywhere and it turned into a mess more than anything creative. I did want to blog something so since it is the Fourth of July I made a patriotic pizza. Now I didnt put cheese on my pizza since one of my sons is allergic to milk but if you wanted to make it, you could always put the cheese down on top of the sauce before putting the "stripes" on. Anyways have a great 4th of July and hopefully soon I will post something fantastic! Love Holly

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Thursday!

My husband and I are celebrating our 7 year anniversary on Monday (well actually we are going out on Saturday to celebrate) but our actual anniversary is on Monday. I attempted to make him an anniversary card and Im not sure if I will use it or not but I really love it. I used my favorite Cricut Cartridge to make both of the birds Enjoy!

Cardstock: Martha Stewart Create Botanicals/Bright stacks: patterned, brown

Cricut cardstock: orange, pink, turquoise, blue

Embellishments: Making Memories Jigsaw Shapes: kissable

Ribbon: Textured Trios