Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I am so honored to receive this Stylish Blogger Award from Ash at Cricut Crazed Lady and from cindy at Cindylu's Scrapping Room Thank you Ash and Cindy!

**But wait, I just got another one! Ellen at CardMonkey has just awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award also! You are so kind! I love my blogger friends so much! Please take time to visit Ellen's blog, you'll be glad you did.  I know I was!

For this award I will need to pay it forward to 8 people and let you know 8 things you don't already know about me.  Since I already have 5 things listed on my left side bar, I'll add to it.  Then all I need to do is award this to 8 people. I will list each one as I give the award. I'll have to give this some thought!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dizzy Lizzys Creations Challenge

I made this tri-fold shutter card for a challenge on Dizzy Lizzys Creations Blog.  The challenge was to make a card with butterflies...

This was made with paper and stamps from CTMH.

Creative Sister's Monday Challenge

I made this card for the Creative Sisters Monday Challenge.   The challenge...Use any cartridge you like as long as you have some sort of embossing on your project.  This challenge will be ending on Sunday, March 6th.
The Paper is CTMH. The frog is cut from the Create A Critter cartridge and embossed with my Cuttlebug.  The stamp is from Scrappy Mom's! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wow, I feel so honored to have received the "Liebster Blog Award" from the oh so talented Deanna over at Deannas Creations and Another one from the equally as talented Amanda  from Amandas Scrappy Adventures !  You should definitely take a moment to visit and follow their blogs, They are wonderful and extra talented!!! It makes me smile to know others are enjoying my blog. Thanks again, Ladies
The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:

1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2. Let them know you chose them
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5. Have fun!

I am pleased to honor 3 - 5 others to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs!

Pink Sugar

Please check these sites out and give them some love. There are so many wonderful creative crafter in our group. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yesterday I received an order from Scrappy Mom's and I just have to blog about it.  They are GREAT!  I received excellent service and my stamp set arrived 2 days after I ordered!  Two Days!  And it traveled from the other side of the USA to get here! (Great job to the USPS also). 

I immediately started to make a thank you card for them (using one of their own stamps)  which I am sending snail mail so they can actually touch it. :-) I would like to share it with the rest of you here on my blog.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Layouts

New Layouts!
Here are the first scans of the Layouts I completed over the weekend.  This first one took about 3 hours, there were so many little pieces to cut out on the Cricut from the "Nifty Fifty's" cartridge!

I also have some layouts from Christmas and Winter 2010!  I  still have a few more christmas pictures to scrap.  But I am almost done. 

Isn't all this snow crazy???  This happened on December 1, 2010.  It is the middle of February and it still has not melted!  This layout was made with Echo Park Paper.

Now for some Merry Christmas...  This is made with paper from Stampin' Up.

And here is my lovely daughter!  For this layout I used the new "Jumbo Wavy Square Pattern" and the "Grip and Clip" from Creative Memories. 

For my next layout I decided to use all solid color papers from "Close To My Heart" The deer is cut from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge and the string of lights is a Sizzix Sizzlet die.

I guess I've promoted enough Scrapbook Companies for one day!  I use them all!

More to follow... I just have to find another spare moment to do more scanning. 

FYI.. I have been asked what I use to scan my 12 x 12 Layouts.  I use ArcSoft Scan 'n Stitch.  It works really well. You can download a trial version at the ArcSoft website, or buy the full version for $20.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Look who I found on Facebook!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Here I am with my Scrappy Partner Michelle at the Weekend at Beaver Hollow.  It was 3 days of pure Scrapbook Heaven!  Pictures of Layouts to follow... as soon as I get a chance to scan them.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Little Blog Candy!

Good Morning! Today, February 9, 2011, is the 1st Anniversary of my Blog " Diary of a Scrapbook Addict". So... to celebrate my first Anniversary and to bring my total followers over 100, I have decided to do a "little" give away. 

All I ask of you is to become a follower, and leave a comment on this post about any of my projects I have posted on here from last year (2010). Ok, so this is my way of getting you to actually look at my blog.  :-)  (if you are already a follower you will be included too, but you also must leave a comment on this post, since that is where the winner will be chosen from)

After I pass 100 followers I will announce the winner.  Please leave an email address so I will be able to contact you. If I do not hear back from you in 3 days, a new winner will be selected.  Please, US mailing addresses only.  **ALSO.. Please make sure you show up on my Google Friend Connect Followers list.  I am not doing this from "Networked Blogs".

Ok, so here it is.  I was at one of my local craft stores last night and got 4 of these cute little stamp sets.  I also got one of the acrylic blocks to go with the sets.

Thank you for being a part of my 1st Anniversary Celebration! 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

LL Bean, Rochester NY

A trip to the new LL Bean store in Rochester, NY

A very HOT August Day in Pittsburgh.. We saw the Pirates play the Mets at PNC Park.  Since I grew up on Long Island, The Mets were my favorite team.  The Mets won the game!

A Close To My Heart Summer Party with demonstrator Lisa Bzibziak.
We each made a Tri-Flod Shutter Card.  It was a little challenging for some!

My Birthday!  July 2010.

June 2010.  My Hubby's Birthday.

I just don't see the point in a one picture layout.  Most of my layouts have a 3 photo minimum. These were from Memorial Day Weekend last year at Chautauqua Lake. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I finally have a Valentine Card finished.  It seemed to take forever to make, I guess I just wasn't feeling it.  But anyway, I used one of my new Cricut Cartridges for the figures, A Childs Year.  The "LOVE" is from Create A Critter and the Large Heart from George.  The smaller heart was stamped from a CTMH stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Scrap Room

I Love My Scrapbook Room!

My Scrapbook Room

My Scrapbook Room
This is where it all happens