Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Ahhh, the smell of Spring. I LOVE IT!! The weather is amazing today! It truly is a SCENT-sational day - perfect for me to come out of hiding and post something new on this here Happy Place blog of mine!

I was so excited last Thursday to open my mail and receive the Scrappy Moms stamp set I won on Scrappy Mel's blog called Furry Friends! It is SOOO cute!!! They are good quality stamps, too. Here is my first card using the set:

I cut the perfume bottle out of dark pink cardstock using the Cricut Paisley cartridge, embossed it with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, and blinged the "cap" with Golden Rod Stickles. Then after stamping "Have a Scent-sational day," I broke out my chalk that I haven't used in literally years and tried to make it look like a pink perfume aroma coming out with the sentiment. I'm not sure about the look of the "aroma," but it was a good thought for someone who has been creatively lacking lately. I also used the pretty ribbon that was tied around my Scrappy Mom's Furry Friends Stamp Set when it arrived. I love that Scrappy Moms added that extra touch, and then I was able to be "green" with this very pink ribbon by re-using it on this card! :)

Thanks again, Mel, for this awesome stamp set! I'm already enjoying it if you couldn't tell!! You and Tammy make fabulous stamps!!!!!

Happy almost Spring fellow crafters!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Colorado Bound!!

Our Spring Break plans are made! We're heading to our family's "Happy Place" - Colorado! In honor of this exciting prospect, I updated my scrapbook frame in my home office last night:

I got a Gypsy for my birthday last June, but haven't used it too much. I think I've been a little intimidated! But lately I've needed to weld letters and such, and have found that it's not too difficult to use! I love that I can use it anywhere, create a bunch of layers, use several cartridges on the same project, have the ability to weld, and save the project until I'm ready to put my Cricut machine to work. My inspiring decoration above was made completely on the Gypsy and was pretty easy!

Supplies used on my frame:
  • Cricut Camp Out Solutions Cartridge (mountains, bears, mountain lion)
  • Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge preloaded on Gypsy (sun)
  • Cricut Old West Cartridge ('Colorado Bound' letters)
  • DCWV sky paper
  • Bazzill cardstock
Usually the ribbon across the frame with the mini clothes pins is toward the bottom, but I wanted Colorado Bound to be in the sky, so I flipped it. I'm happy it's versatile like that. BTW, my husband made the frame for me. I wanted the Creative Memories white frame when it came out, but my husband said he could make one for much less. So, that's what he did!

Well, that's it for now. I'll try not to be such a stranger and post more often. The truth is I've been busy visiting all of your wonderful blogs!! Keep your creativity coming!! I LOVE IT!!!