Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Gibbs Round 3 Box From Tracy

I feel like bells should be ringing and lights should be flashing !!!! Winner !!!! Winner !!!! Winner !!!! Today I received my Gibbs 3 box from my most wonderful partner Tracy. I feel really special. Thank you Tracy. (Now I just need the postman to bring me back Tracy's box so that I can do more, add more, make it MORE, so that it compares in some small way to the wonderful treasures that I received today.
Well, no words are ever going to sufficiently express my thankfulness and admiration for all the hard work Tracy enclosed into this box , I think I'll let you see for yourselves- so, here we go!

1. One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure. How do you get get trash out of this? The tresure part I understand! Yummy!

2. What Was I Thinking. Guaranteed to inspire! Sorry about the photo I took 3 but the other two that were full on looked blurry.

3. Button It. Beautiful

4. Time Flies By. I felt pretty sure I was getting a clock, because we talked about it, and I must say that this one is so cute I will love having it in my craft room.

5. Not All That It Is Cracked Up To Be. Not cracked up at all, this is very special I collect tea sets.

6. All Blinged Up and No Place to Go- It'll go places let me tell you!

"Well behaved women seldom make history." The box matches its soo cute! I understand she had some help from her daughter on this one. Thanks Tracy's daughter!

7. You're Such a Blockhead Charlie Brown! Nothing Charlie Brown about this! My appologies after I took the picture I figured out that the 's' is upside down. I love the colors and patterns on this. It came with a bonus box!

8. Share and Share Alike. I think these are so cute... If you go to tracy's blog and see her craftroom pictures you will see she has a rainbow of jars on her shelf, which looks wonderful, I might add, now she has given me my own little rainbo! Thanks again Tracy!

They were all in this cute container. I got the whole spectrum of colors.

9. The Flowers of Tomorrow are in the Seeds of Yesterday. The yellow and black look so good together, each pocket has two tags!

It closes like a book of matches.

Some how lost a picture here, but was able to add it to the post but at the top.
10. Put your Big Girl Panties On. Oooh la la love it.

11. I Don't Need No Stinkin' Paper

Full of beautiful felt flowers

12. GIBBERS Do It Old Tool Style

Well, as you can see she out did herself! Thank you, Tracy.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Here are four, one page layouts I did for swaps on the Cricut Messageboard. My friend Jen Young hosted the swap this first layout was for. When someone 'flaked' I 'angled' which means I stepped in at the last minute when some one else didn't fulfill the obligation. I normally scrap in 2 page layout so I included and extra sheet of matching scrapbook paper so that they would be able to use it to tie in another page if they wanted. I used my Wild Card cartridge on this page. Looking at it now it seems a little bare the photo mats would look better with a mat under them.....

The little inchies were created using a set 3D stickers I got at the Provocraft Factory Outlet for not too much- gotta love those deals!

Even though this layout is rather simple I like it, I think it works, it's hard to see but the paper is all 4 wheeling sayings... The theme for this swap was masculine.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Coffee Colar Mini Album

Once again I am drawing on my work from the Gibbs 2 swap. The day 7 challenge was a coffee collar album. I found this Mocha Gourmet cookie mix an thought it would go well with the coffee themed album I chose to create. My partner knowing I didn't drink coffee made me a beautiful album and put different teas in it. Here is a link so you can check it out. Go to post 16975 for the coffee collar album, each of those folders of tea was in a pocket. Take a minute and check out all the other beautiful creations she made for me and also what the other crafters created. Everybody interpreted the challenge a bit different I choose to do a coffee themed little book. I thought the different collars were interesting and choose to leave the advertising art visible.
I included coffee trivia, history and recipes as well as a coffee sample that came in the mail...

I Gibbs 1 (I wasn't in that round) they were challenged to make a toilet paper roll album. What interesting thing can you think of to alter?

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is one of the first cards I ever created. I used some Martha Stewart thank you cards I bought inexpensively at Big Lots, I really liked the lacy border. ( I still have a bunch of the cards so you will probably see them again! This is my first Christmas card....... I did the design file myself on Cricut's Design Studio, the tree is off the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.
I think Dustin Pike has some fun digi stamp designs, this marshmallow Santa is one of his and I made this card for a Dustin Pike card swap on the Cricut message board. In case you want to check out Dustin here is a link to has blog.

Her is another Christmas card I made using a roll of stickers I bought at Big Lots, quite awhile ago.

And this card was one I made using the Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge.

As you can see, I have a long way to go when it comes to cards, but, I am enjoying the journey.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Box for Their Items.....

Something that is traditional in the Gibbs swap, is a box to hold their items in. There is a lot of variety is the boxes that get sent, but, I wanted to make something Cammi would find helpful and since I know she makes a lot of cards I decided on a box for her cards. I found a commercially created card box at the thrift store, it was all light turquoise-y blues and since I knew Cammi already had some black and white storage in her scrap room I set out to transform this box into something that would fit into her decor.
I covered up all the blues with black and white paper that I bought at Tuesday Morning, it has a month theme. Then I created file folders she could use to file her cards I left them blank so that she could adapt them to her own system and I also included a birthday and special event perpetual calendar that she could keep track of important dates and names in.

I also used white lace and black ribbon to give it some finer details.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Altered Gift Card Tin

This has to be one of my favorites from the Gibbs 2 swap, my first altered tin, I like the way it turned out! I had alot of fun creating it. I will for sure be doing more in the future. Those are the first paper flowers I ever made too.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's a Dogs Life.....

This is our little dog William Rufus H. the newest member of our family-

In his honor I recently joined an 8 x 8 layout swap with a dog theme. This is actually the third dog themed layout swap I have been in with the same hostess on the Cricut Message Board. Originally, I joined thinking that I would create some albums for the pet lovers in my life but, now we have Willie I think they'll have to share.

Here are the layouts I created for some previous dog layout swaps I was in-

The hostess is, scrapNbutterfly and here is a link to her current swap.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Few More Examples of "chies"

Can you believe these tiny little cave men fit on a one inch square piece of card stock?

These inchies are made using clear quilter template material, from the quilting department a JoAnns and the little bugs are stamped with staz-on ink. I love how they turned out. The paper strip at the bottom is to show the translucent quality they have.

And Now For Something A Little Bit Different!

These are examples of twinchies, two inch decorated squares, there are also inchies, 1 inch, and trinchies, 3 inch decorated squares.

I did several swaps involving "chies". They can be used just about anywhere you need a cute litte decoration.

I hand cut each of these little guys. They are layered on two matts an then white card stock.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This is my first attempt at a banner, it was also made for the Gibbs 2 swap on the Cricut message board. The swap consisted of a list of 25 ideas that you created something for each of the 25 plus you created a box for your partners items. The theme was set up to take you though out the year.