Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Favorite Project of the Year

My favorite project of the year…

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It may be because it was my first “real” home d├ęcor project. It may be, because it is personal. Or it just may be, because it is me. (I have it hanging with our wedding pictures at my parent’s house)

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Home really is where the Navy sends us. I am so thankful for all the amazing things the military has done for us in our lives. We may have missed some holidays, and not able to be with family during really important times, but we have met some of our best friends, lived in some great places, and we will still have plenty of adventures ahead of us!

I hope your 2012 is a great year! I look forward to bringing on new adventures, and I can’t wait to see what you are all up to!

peace.love.dove.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Home for the Holidays

It feels so good to be home.

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I made this home from the Cricut Cartridge, Winter Woodlands. I used the paper I got in my SEI December Scrapbooking Club Kit, Silver Valley. I added some white flock to the top, to get the snow effect. Bummer is, here in Minnesota, we still do not have snow!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas, and I hope Santa brought you what you wished for! I got some Cricut Cartridges that were on my list, and some money. Which I spent online on Christmas day. I finally broke down and ordered the L Letterpress, Letterpress Plates, and ink! I can’t wait till it gets here!! I just want to play in the craft room!

My adorable nephew’s daycare lady has been on vacation these past couple weeks, so I have had double duty in the kid department! I am looking forward to next week when I only have one again. It will make for some more crafty time!

I also was able to join a gym! I was getting on that bandwagon BEFORE the first of the year. I have 5 months to get my body ready… and 8 months till HAWAII!! I still need to take my before picture. I hired a personal trainer, and I am going to do it!

Tomorrow, I am going to share my favorite thing I made this year. Does anyone know what it is?

I will also have a little giveaway starting around the first of the year… so stay tuned!!

peace.love.dove.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Digital Layout in Photoshop

I am at my brothers house a few times a week, and when I have some free time, I am able to play with some digital scrapbook elements. I have Photoshop, and My Memories Suite.

I did some digital shopping at JessicaSprague.com. I love all of the digital elements there, and I love that several paper companies have digital papers and embellishments that you can use for personal scrapbook use!

I purchased the Pink Paislee Family Matters Paper Pack & Elements pack, and I wanted to share with you a quick layout that I made in Photoshop with them!

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I LOVE these colors!! This a picture of my and my grandma at my nephew Jack’s baptism. My grandma is now 86 I think… I never excelled in math, but she was born in 1925! That I do know! I hope one day to have hair that white naturally just like her! I think its so awesome.

I hope you have a fabulous day!

peace.love.dove.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Packaged Wrapped

I am not at my own home, I am at my parents. Which I find weird being that I am a married grown up woman and have lived out of my parents house since the day I was married. But I find myself back, but for a short while. So when it comes to crafting, I am using what I brought, and what my mom has.

Now for Christmas, I can’t stand the thin wrapping paper. My Mom on the other hand must have stock in it, because she has tons of it… and I in the weirdest patterns.

One of my presents I wrapped myself, and I think it turned out cute, so I wanted to share!

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So simple, but I added the twine and slipped the tag in, and amazingness happened!

We had Christmas with my brother early, since he, and  his kids will be with his wife family for Christmas. My husband sent them my present and I got to open it on Sunday!! Wanna see what he got me??

It has NOTHING to do with crafting, but I love it so much!

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Hat too!! He personalized the jersey too, so if you ever see a #20, that says CHERIE on the back, its me!

Christmas is almost here!! And if you are still with me on this post, my mom finally started a blog!! She has no idea what she is doing, so it will be a slow process at first, but if you want to stop by and check it out you can visit, http://northwoodssneaker.blogspot.com, Yep. she is a Northwoods Sneaker… whatever that means! I guess you will have to stop by to see what its all about!

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My mom might be mad I posted this picture, because I sure she won’t like it of herself, but I thought it was cute. This is her and her grandkids… the younger one was trying to kiss his older brother, it was so cute!

peace.love.dove.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Was Featured!

I don’t know how I forgot to share the super exciting news with you from a couple weeks ago.

I linked up my tulle wreath to Everything Under the Moon. With over 200 link ups, I was one of Nikki’s favs!! For those of you who missed it, this is the wreath I linked up!

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I am so excited to grab a button to put on my blog!

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Also, Erin & Kelly over at Scrappin’ Sisters are having a giveaway! Be sure to stop on by and check out their blog! If you want, you can let them know I sent you! Their layouts are awesome!



peace.love.dove.

Hurricane Ridge Layout

I have been pretty lucky on traveling this year. And Luckily I LOVE it! One trip my husband I took was over Labor day weekend. We headed out the the Olympic Peninsula. We camped, we visited the most NW point of the continental United States, and we stopped at Hurricane Ridge.

Here is a layout I created using Echo Park’s Times & Seasons collection.

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“Hurricane Ridge” was cut on my Cricut E2, with the Birthday Cakes Cartridge.

Tomorrow we are celebrating Christmas with my brother and my nephews since they will be out of town for Christmas. Which means I better finish wrapping up their gifts!

peace.love.dove.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mini Christmas Cupcakes

My mom and I decided to buy a Cricut Cake when they were on sale for on $50!! Today we finally had a chance to play with it. My mom needed to make cupcakes for a Christmas Party at work.

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First she bake up a bunch of mini cupcakes and let them cool. We then frosted them.

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Don’t forget the sprinkles!

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We cut out little ornaments from Joy to the Season Cartridge on red fondant. We fit 140 on a page cut at 1” each.

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The white stuff is cornstarch. Then we added them to the frosted cupcakes!

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And they were delicious! Happy holidays!

I have been working on many other craft projects! I love the holiday season!!

peace.love.dove.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Check Out This Awesome Giveaway

Melissa over at Creating From the Heart has an AMAZING giveaway! You should definitely check it out!!

I mean you will WANT to check it out! One person will be super lucky, and get some pretty awesome things!! So be sure to stop by and enter to win HERE!

On another note, I have been super busy this past week in Minnesota. I can’t wait for the end of this week so I can play in my scrapbook room! All day long I dream of playing with my paper and glitter… I have so many ideas brewing in my head!! I think I should start writing them down.

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But I did make mustache and put it on my nephew. Haha. This was my entertainment for the day!

peace.love.dove.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On My Way!

I am in the airport ready to go back to the Midwest. I have nothing out here in Washington anymore. No house, no “stuff”, nothing. It is kind of surreal. Just leaving. But I am super excited to be home with family, and get back to crafting.

I will be missing out on the ornament exchange, which is a bummer because I LOVE to dress up in a crazy costume, and I bring the most ridiculous ornaments I can find. Last year I bejeweled a bird in all of the random colors I could find, and the layered it with all sorts of glitter!

Since I won’t be able to attend this year, I thought I would send along my latest creation of an ornament to them.

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I went to Walmart and picked out a bunch of those wreath clip decorations and clipped them all together! Yep, and they are all different colors! I am just terrible! But someone will get a kick out of it.

They said “White Elephant” and to me, that means used, old, and silly. Well, last year I was the ONLY ONE who brought a “terrible” ornament! I will not lie. The ornament I ended up getting was beautiful! This year I asked, “What do you mean by White Elephant?” The response was, “whatever it means to you!”

So, I am sharing with you, the most horrible ornament I could create this year! Can you imagine that on your tree?? I sure can’t!

Well, my computer is about to die, and the outlet I am sitting next to does not work. Which means my phone is off cause that might die too!

If anyone is in Minnesota and you want to get together sometime, I should also be going through Iowa this year too! (I have to make it back for VEISHEA, and I have a wedding to attend some where in Iowa.) Let me know if there are any events going on, because I would LOVE to attend something before I head out to Hawaii this summer!

peace.love.dove.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I have started to believe that I LOVE making wreaths! My favorite one, was the first one I made last year. you can find it HERE. This year I took another approach. I used tulle. Not just any tulle though, it is GLITTER tulle!

Every year each our spouses club makes wreath to silent auction off. The one that I helped make last year, was not my favorite, but I think it was super cute (pink and blue sparkly things on a grapevine wreath). The proceeds go to local charities, which is totally cool. This year, I volunteered to make one again. I knew I had to step it up. So here is what I created!

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Since I am all moved out of my house, I am at my friends house. If you choose to use glittered tulle, be aware that glitter will be EVERYWHERE when you are done. My friends couch it COVERED in red, green, and silver glitter. Whoops! Good thing we are pretty close, otherwise I would be in glittered trouble! haha.

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You can see the glitter better here. I bought 5 yards of each color of tulle, but I think I could have got by with 3 yards of each color. I have leftovers and I might make a little wreath for myself. I cut the strips at about 2” wide, and about 8” long… I quartered each strip I cut from the bolt. I just did a loop knot around a 8” metal ring that I picked up at Joann Fabrics (I was in the basic craft supplies, between beading and scrapbooking). I did two loops of each color in a pattern on the ring. I think it turned out great. While it was hanging on the wall, from the side it reminded me of a little girls tutu!

I hope you enjoyed my festive Christmas project! I am Minnesota bound in less that a week!

I am linking up to:

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peace.love.dove.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What are you Thankful for?”

Thanksgiving is a holiday that my husband and I have been celebrating together since we started dating in 2005. Many times it was just him and I. We would buy one of those small turkey breasts at the grocery store (and people would tease my hubby in line). They were some of the best Thanksgivings. Once we got married we hosted Thanksgiving. No family, just friends. Friends that couldn’t go home for Thanksgiving just like us.

There have been two Thanksgivings that my husband was not able to attend due to his job. Sometimes the military has other plans. This year is one of them.

I am thankful for my husband. He is my other half, and my best friend. Without him, I would be lost. I thankful every day for him being in my life and I hope that everyone is able to spend Thanksgiving with those they love.

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I am entering this in the Why I’m Thankful Challenge at My Memories Blog. I am thankful for my husband who puts our country before himself.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am spending mine with friends out here, and we are going to start making some of the goodies tonight!

peace.love.dove.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Card

Oh life has been busy!

All of our stuff is officially packed in boxes, and put in storage. Now the boring part... I am left to clean the house, get the carpets taken care of, and do the final walk through...

I did find time to make my Christmas Card! Every year we use Shutterfly. I know I could be crafty enough to make my own cards, but I love the idea of sending a photo to everyone. Especially since we move so much and don't see the majority of the people on our list! I wanted to share my card with all of you!

My mom and I have a competition every year on WHO gets their cards out first. We put them in the mail the day before Thanksgiving. This year, I won't be able to. I ordered my cards too late, and since I am moving... I am sending them to my parents house so I don't miss them. But I will get them out ASAP. Maybe sharing on my blog counts though!

Here is what I came up with, and I LOVE IT!!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. I will be back in Minnesota starting December 1st, and my craftiness will continue!


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The picture on the left is of us at Cape Flattery, the most NW point of the continental United States!

peace.love.dove.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Campin’ Critters Project

I emailed my mom today. I left Minnesota yesterday and I am now back in Washington. I was so excited to show my mom how to use her Cricut (I ended up giving her my Expression since I now have an E2). She is super excited to start a blog of her own as well, so she will have to wait until I come back in December to get that together. (Movers come next week to put our stuff in storage!)

Today is a big day for her and I don’t think she quite understands it yet. I emailed her about a challenge she could participate in this afternoon and she got super excited to put her skills to the test as soon as she got home from work!

Curt Jensen, an Illustrator of Provo Craft, has a challenge on his blog! My mom was so excited, except she didn’t have a blog put together yet. So I offered to showcase her craftiness on my blog until I came to help her set one up.

Here is what she (my mom, her name is Laurie) created using the Campin’ Critters Cartridge!

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She made a beautiful nature journal to use up at our cabin in Northern Minnesota. She loves journaling about the birds, trees, and whatever else she can see up there… snow sometimes too. In the email she sent me, she said that she enjoyed the layering features. I think she did a wonderful job! Especially for having her Cricut for only a WEEK!

There is still time to enter the challenge. Be sure to stop by Curt’s blog, TypecastCreative, become a follower, and check it out!

I would have participated in the challenge myself, but its official. ALL of my craft supplies are in Minnesota, and I will not see them until December 1st!

peace.love.dove.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Life, or something like it

Well, I am in Minnesota. For a few more days. My Dad left to go hunting, so I am glad that I got to see him before he headed “north.”

I went to the mall today, and I was able to go to Archivers. Incase you come to Minnesota, be sure to visit the Archivers at the Mall of America. Third floor by Bloomingdales. I am surprised I remembered that too. My husband had to go to some other stores while I oogled everything.

I didn’t spend too much money, since I know I will be back in a month, but I did get some Imaginisce paper, Happy Camper, to scrapbook our trip to the Olympic Peninsula. .

Tomorrow I am going to show my mom how to use my Cricut… and I might make a video of starting up my E2 for the first time! I took it out of the box today, and I can’t wait to turn it on!!

Let me know if you have any questions about the E2, I will be more than happy to answer anything… or try to figure it out for you. I will only have this weekend to play until December, then I will finally be settled. I think it is about time I was able to craft again!!

Thanks for letting me ramble for the past month. And please stay with me. December will be a great month!

peace.love.dove.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Candy

Oh, I almost forgot!

Candy has some Christmas Candy that she is giving away!! Be sure to stop by her blog and enter to win!!

http://candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/huge-christmas-candy.html

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peace.love.dove.

Road trip Day 3 & what is going on…

Oh we made it to Kansas City, MO, last Thursday! We have been super busy (and super tired) too! Our last day we drove through Nebraska. I would post a picture, but its Nebraska. Pretty much the same thing all the way through it… flat. (sorry to those who live there… but it is a really boring drive across I-80)

We are headed through Iowa (of course stop in Ames, our Alma Mater) on Wednesday, and we will reach Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. We will be dropping off the car and the dog, head back to Washington, finish packing out our house, and then after Thanksgiving, I will spend the next several months in Minnesota while my husband deploys.

Halloween so far is good. My husband was able to go to the Chief’s game with his friends, so I spent my time catching up on blogs and hanging out with my Mother in Law. We are watching the Chief’s game on TV, but to be honest, I could care less. Football is not my sport… but what about those CARDNIALS?!

I am a baseball fan. A Twins fan. But when the Twins suck (which yes, this year was not a happy year), I support my husband. We were rooting for the Cards, and what a game that was!

The best thing about Missouri is…

HOBBY LOBBY!

I went with my MIL today! I was so happy to be there. It has been AT LEAST 5 years since I was in one last, and that was in Ames, IA. I call it the Hooby Looby. I might have to convince my husband to take me back. I only bought one thing with my coupon… some Be Mine paper from Echo Park! I love the collection (black and pink) and since I was in Paris this summer, It will be fabulous to scrapbook with. I remember going to the Hoob with my friends. Freshman year I was an Interior Design major… so I spent hours getting supplies there, and then the last 3 years it was usually for sorority craftiness! Since I changed my major to Child & Family Services.

My mom and I will be making our scrapbooks together from our trip this summer, and I can’t wait! I can’t wait to head to Archivers, and I can’t wait to give back, and have some giveaways for all my AMAZING followers! I won’t be back in Minnesota until December, so it won’t be until after then. But I wanted to let you all know that I will be having some parties going on over at one.heart.scrapper! What things do you like to win in Giveaways?? I am not made of money, but what are your favorites? Cartridges? Paper Packs? Embelishments? Tools? Gift Cards? Let me know, I will take all the input I can, I want it to be fun!

Sorry this is so long! I just wanted to fill in why I haven’t crafted in SO LONG! (and yes it is killing my inside.) I just want to get some glue, paper, and pictures out, just to make something!! I also wanted to apply for so many design teams, but these past couple months have restricted me from doing so… My husband says to wait until we get to Hawaii next summer, but that seems SO FAR AWAY! Plus, how many craft stores are in Hawaii?? Anyone know?? Joann’s, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore?? Or an I going to be an ONLINE shopper? There is something about touching a product and seeing it in person before you buy it!

OK. I rambled enough. No kids in my department (or family). No parties. No nothing. Just me and my “Halloween T-shirt”, and a few glasses of SkinnyGirl Cosmos!

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peace. love. dove. & Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Road trip day 2

Yesterday was day 2, and I had to drive some. It was another great day! We went through Wyoming... And it had snowed!! It feels like Christmas!! Here is a picture when we were almost to cheyenne yesterday. Oh and I almost forgot... It was 17 degrees out when we were I'm this pic!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Road Trip

The time has come... My car is loaded with my craft stuff, and we are on the road... Gorgeous day to drive too! We drove through Washington wine country too and I wanted to stop... But we couldn't... Here is a pic of the day!


Friday, October 21, 2011

It’s Here! It’s Here!!

Ok, its not HERE HERE, it is at my parent’s house in Minnesota, but it is THERE, and I can’t be more excited!! Some of you may have seen it, but a few weeks back on Tammy Skinner’s Blog, Creative Critterz, she announced her winner of the E2… and I could not believe it when I saw my name! Yep, I won an E2!

Here is the picture that my Dad took from his cell phone of it after he took it out of the box today! (yes, my dad texts now!)

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I will be home in a couple weeks, so I have to patiently wait until then to open the box… but I will share with you my adventures of learning the E2!! My household (my husband and I) are pretty tech savvy, so I am not too concerned, I have been reading reviews and watching videos others have posted online, so I think I am ready. But I am super excited!!

I need to thank Tammy 100 times over, because I am super excited to be able to own this machine now. I literally stayed up ALL night to watch it on HSN (luckily for my husband he was out of town). I didn’t purchase one because, let’s be truthful, I couldn’t afford it… I am a stay at home wife… which means unless it is food, something my husband wants or on super duper sale, I don’t buy it.

I can’t wait to show you everything about it! I might even be leaving my original Cricut Expression in Minnesota so my mom can have it (and I don’t have to haul a machine back there when I stay for an extended period of time). Plus, I know my mom might actually use it since she does have a craft room… and works in a school!

Alright, that is enough rambling. I just got really excited! Hope you have a great weekend!

peace.love.dove.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An Oktoberfest Digital Layout

Since the paper, glue, Cricut, glitter, bling, and other random embellishments are all packed up. I am left with doing digital layouts. I should be packing, but it’s the husbands birthday, and I already made his cake. I am just waiting for it to cool so I can assemble it.

A few weekends ago we went to our local Oktoberfest, Beer on the Pier. We usually head out to Leavenworth, WA which is super fun, but with a 3 hour drive, we opted for the 5 minute drive downtown Anacortes. This is the layout I made of the festivities.

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I was the only girl to go with a few guys. There wives stayed home with the kids… and since we don’t have kids, I got to go! The botton right picture is one of my favorites. It is a face I make often!

Hope you have a great day. Now off to make some more goodies for the hubby! The dinner menu is steak, twice baked potatoes, German chocolate cake, but with a peanut butter fudge frosting instead of coconut! Which is good for me, since I don’t like coconut. I will have to post some pictures about last years cake vs. this years cake. But that might be perfect for tomorrow. The Cardnials are also playing tonight. Which means my husband will be glued to the TV. As you may know already I am a TWINS fan, but you have to have some give and take, so when the Twins aren’t playing, I support my husband. So I guess, go Cards. I know he will be happy if they win. Which in turn will keep me happy!

peace.love.dove.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Officially Packed It Up

We leave in less than a week (and I wish I was more prepared). But I did it. I took apart my craft room.

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Yep. It’s a mess! But a ton is packed in boxes. See…

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When I clean… I make a mess. It doesn’t look like I will be working out anytime soon either.

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My Cricut is even packed up. I am taking it to MN with me (and I might be leaving it with my mom… because I won an E2)! Do you see my new bag? It’s a Thirty One bag, with 3 bags in it. I ordered it when I hosted my Thirty One party. It was one of the Hostess Exclusive products. I put all my craft supplies headed to Minnesota in it. This bag is HUGE and awesome!

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Well, its almost bed time here. I hope you are all having a great time. I will keep busy packing. Tomorrow is my husbands birthday, so I will have to take a break to bake him a cake, dinner, and maybe run off to Macy’s to get him a present! Any suggestions for a man who has EVERYTHING?? (and did I mention his birthday is TOMORROW – as in Wednesday!) I think I dropped the ball on that one. Whoops.

peace.love.dove.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Digital Layout

I am going to admit, I am going to be a little out of it for the next two months. With all the moving and not having my craft supplies, I will be working on some digital layouts.

I got some new digital paper packs and embellishments so I thought I would play a little with them. (And it keeps the craft room clean!)

Here is a layout that I made with a couple StoryRock Digital Scrapbook Designs and some that came on my My Memories Suite.

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These are my two favorite pictures of my puppy. (And I love this diamond paper!)

Don’t forget:

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Oh man, I am so tired. I am going to head to bed. I have a friend coming over tomorrow to cut out some stuff out of vinyl on my cricut. If I remember I will take some pictures and post what she ends up making!

peace.love.dove.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

World Card Making Day for Inking It Up Crazy

Oh I have been busy! I don’t know why but I have been up till almost 2am every night and then sleep in to almost 10am every day. I totally feel like I am wasting my time!

I did have a chance to make some cards for Kassidy’s challenges over at Inking It Up Crazy on WCMD and thought I would at least link them up before time expired.

Please note, that I am not the best card maker, and I much more prefer scrapbooking, but I tried by darndest.

Sketch Challenge.

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The sentiment says, “today is the day”. The paper is SEI. I did not have a cage to cut on the cricut, so I just used striped paper. I was surprised based on how many carts I have and no cage…

Pink, Black & White

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The sentiment says, “styles come and go, but Girlfriends are forever”. I love this set of stamps. I accidentally got some smudges on the stamp and some stickles by the sentiment. I redid this card a few time… but I love this black paper.

Fun Fold 

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I wanted to use my new Life’s a Party cartridge. I thought this cartridge was a perfect choice for a fun fold! Super cute!

Holiday

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Oh this card gave me trouble, because the sleigh, is an in between size. so I had to trim some of it, and it just wasn’t how I liked it. I have no Christmas or holiday stamps either.

Yes, I know, lame attempt. But it was an attempt. I am keeping myself busy with a million other things… and next week I might be packing up my craft stuff for the move! So sad, but I will need to get it together sometime!

peace.love.dove.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Productive Day

Today was a very productive day on packing!! I went through almost all my clothes. I had to separate them in piles... Donate, Toss, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Now! My closet looks empty, it is so sad! But I did get rid of a ton of clothes I have had for way too many years.

I am posting this from my phone, so I don't know where the picture will go that I attached, but that bag is full of clothes I am getting rid of! Talk about an overhaul! My husband will be so happy!!

Hopefully, I will craft in the morning! I am sure I will be reading blog's, which is my addiction!

I'm headed to bed, its after midnight!

Peace.love.dove.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cleaning, Organizing, and a Thirty One Party!

So in the midst of all the cleaning I have going on at my house, I decided to have a Thirty One Party! And its TONIGHT! My living room might looks bare, but it should be a fun time!

In case you have never heard about Thirty One, I will give you a little run down, and if you are interested, you can even order through my party (since you can get it delivered to your door!)

The name Thirty-One comes from the verses of Proverbs 31. Our stylish, affordable products are exclusive to Thirty-One. From our signature purses and totes to storage solutions that help organize your life, you'll find something to fit every personality and situation. Each season, we develop new products built on the idea that our products must be functional AND fashionable (and, of course, make great gifts!). The catalog is on the website. This stuff is great, and I will be getting some thing to help organize my craft stuff!

If you want to check out the website, go to:

http://www.mythirtyone.com/kariwandersee/

If you would like to place in order, go to the website above and click on the right where it says MY EVENTS, then you will see Cherie’s Party (that’s me!)

This month, the deal is for every $31 you spend, you get 50% off a celebration card set, zipper pouch, or select wallets. You can view the deal here, http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/specials-updates/docs/this-month-customer.pdf

Ok, so that is what I have going on tonight. But I thought I would share with you my new Cricut Storage Art bins!

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As you can see, I only have room for 3 more cartridges, before I need another one!! Funny story is, I just won another… thanks to The Buzy Bug, and I bought 2 more on HSN… I couldn’t pass it up. There were a few Cricut Cake cartridges priced at 17.00 each! Free shipping too! So it only cost me $35!! I mainly got them for the font. I love fonts. Provo Crafts, if you are reading this, I want the GREEK ALPHABET! I could really use a nice SIGMA!

I am not allowed to buy anything more until I get to Minnesota. And then I will get to see what stuff my mom has!!

OK, back to cleaning. I just can’t help it. I love blogging. It is so hard to stay away! Have a great day!

peace.love.dove.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Memories Winner!

For My Memories Giveaway,

I used random.org, and here is what it came up with!

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NUMBER 1!!

Congrats MARY!!!

Mary said...

It's hard to pick just one! But, I love the "Boys Toys" pack... You know where to find me (though, I'm doubting the random number generator won't pick comment one ;))

Mary, I will email you with the details on how to get your copy of My Memories Suite! And YES – It really did, pick #1!

Thanks to everyone that entered! If you would like to purchase My Memories Suite. Be sure to visit My Memories Website

Don’t forget…

As a special for all of my readers, they gave me a code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!

Use this code to get the discount:

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I hope you have a great day, off I go to pack some more! I stayed up all night to see all the stuff about the Cricut E2 on HSN, so I am exhausted today!

peace.love.dove.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tomato Battle Recap

For my My Memories Giveaway enter HERE, I will be drawing a winner tomorrow!

tomato battle

(yes this a picture from the website, since the watermark)

This is what I attended yesterday, Tomato Battle Seattle. Unfortunately we found the photographer after we rinsed off, and after I took of my shirt I had on over this and threw it away! I can only Not to make you look at my “ladies” but my sports bra was white… and now it is pink. No worries, I threw this ENTIRE outfit in the trash when I got home, shoes included.

We had a blast! But, the smell was terrible! Here is a glimpse of the tomatoes before the battle.

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I felt like I was in college again. I even changed in a parking lot! But before we did that we asked a kind gentleman waiting in a really long line for something by our parking lot to take a picture with my phone.

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This pic, makes me look giant compared to my friend! But my hair is the grossest part! I could not wait to get home to shower!!

When I woke up this morning, I found a big surprise! Well, since we were in a battle, I am sure to have a battle wound… yes I do, and ON MY FACE!! I got hit my a tomato, and it left a mark.

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Needless to say, I had a GREAT time! Today, I am exhausted. I am supposed to be cleaning packing, but I decided to make homemade caramels. I am putting together a care package for one of our really good friends who is deployed right now. I call him my second husband. So far, he is getting cookies and caramels… I might make banana bread tomorrow for him too, but there is NO WAY I am going to town today… it is Oyster Run, which means there are a TON of motorcycles in town!

Hope your weekend was fun!