Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mid-week playdate!

It is certainly way too late for me to be up right now, but I am wired for some odd reason. I have been sick for about 5 weeks now and finally went to the Dr. today. After several scripts, one for Antibiotics, and a chest x-ray, I should be fast asleep, but I'm not! I may as well stop in for some show and tell!
Back in 2007 when PC released their line of Disney dies for their manual die cut machine, I fell in LOVE. I soon fell back down to Earth once I saw how much it would cost me to purchase the entire line. :( *crushed* Randomly enough, I was cruisin' through a few scrappy sites last week and stumbled across a clearance sale...wait for it, wait for it...all of the dies were available except for two (which I have since found elsewhere) for $3.99 instead of $16.99 each! Naturally, I had to scoop them all up! I was worried that the combination dies, which must be cut out and then embossed, would be tricky, but they weren't at all!
This is a layout of firsts: my first time using my new dies and my first title cut with my new G.

This layout is about how much I enjoy going to Disneyland on week nights with my fiance. It is SO much fun to go to work, finish prepping and take off for a sweet little date with Christopher. We are such BIG kids! I especially love having all of the extra time while waiting in line to chat about my day and talk about random bits of life with him.
My favorite thing about this layout is the office-feel. I have included the school-related items from the line and have made it seem as though Mickey is luring Minnie away from her work...which he is, using the die cuts. I completely despise chalk boards, but they sure are cute! I used a wooden photo frame die cut to make the boards here to hold my journaling. Here are a few more detail shots of the office supplies and such:

On another note, I want to also tell you that I've designed a really fun card based on some online inspiration and so I hope to make a new video for you all this be on the look-out!

I better take my sickly self to bed and get some rest!
Have a happy Wednesday, everyone!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Or maybe that is falling with style?

Can I just tell you how stinkin' excited I am? I have wanted to start a blog with video tutorials for quite some time now and I am so happy to be able to create a place where I can share what I love doing with all of you. I want to thank the gals over at the Cricut Message Board for encouraging me to take the leap; let's see if I can fly!

My fiance, Christopher, and I just purchased Annual Passes to Disneyland (about a 45-60 minute drive from here) and we are just ECSTATIC! We have had them for less than a month and we have already used them about 8 times! LOL Keeping this in mind, I have started to scrap all of our Disney pics and after printing them out to date, we have over 700 pictures from the mouse house over the last four years...YIKES! Regardless of whether or not I ever "catch up" on any of those, it has been so much fun looking through them and scrapping them. I thought I would share a layout with you that I completed recently using the new EDPD cartridge. I had so much fun dressing these dolls up to look like Christopher and I! I even stamped a few graphic-style swirls on his t-shiurt, becuase so many of his shirts have that sort of pattern to it and I don't have any itty bitty Greek letters to do his fraternity letters in (Sigma Chi). Speaking of which, I am an Alpha Phi Alumni...any Phis out there? AOE!

I hope that you subscribe to my blog and my youtube channel, which can be found at so that I can share various papercrafting tutorials with you!

I can FLY!