Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sky Diving!

For my 30th birthday last year, dang I'm getting old. I wanted to do something to celebrate surviving my twenties so I went Sky Diving! Strangely, I was very calm and excited for the jump. It's very quiet up in the plane with the door open. I could see for miles around. Free fall was incredible, once the chute deployed I was jerked up and then had some fun spinning around in circles. The landing was smooth and I was back on the ground before I knew it.

I hope to be able to jump again!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stampin' Cat Studio Makes & Takes

I went to the amazing Designing Desserts event that Stampin' Cat Studios held last week. There was a wide variety of make and takes, delicious desserts, and goodie bags. What else does a girl need?

Here's my favorite make and takes from the evening.

The owls are adorable and I like the wintery feel and the sparkle.

I used Twinkling H2O's for the first time. It was a lot easier than I thought. I can see buying some in the future!

I'm a huge fan of shopping locally whenever I can, so please go support your local stores!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DCWV Giveaway!

Over on the DCVW blog they are doing a giveaway for their new 12x24 mat stacks. These are amazing and adhesive backed. Check it out here!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Upcoming Veteran's Day Blog Hop

Karel from One By One the Flamingo's Are Stealing My Sanity is hosting a Veteran's Day Blog Hop that I'll be a part of and hopefully you will come take and a look.

There will be some fab blog candy up for grabs! Marlo Letterle, the developer of the marvelous Scrap'NTote, is donating the Grand Prize...a tote!
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Anne-Therese Cermola Luper, who owns Paper Patch Crafts, a terrific on-line store, is also donating a *super-secret* Grand Blog Candy. You can check out her store here: I'm sure several of the blogs will also have candy to give away, I know I will!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


First off, I want to apologize for the glare on the glass. I should have taken a photo before I put it in the frame. This project was inspired by Jana Eubank's Create and Dream project on the Circle Blog. This will make a nice little gift for an artist in the family.

All the paper is from a Basic Grey Recess paper pack. I used my Gypsy to search for "Create". I'm trying to make an effort to use my Gypsy more so baby steps are good.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fabulous Fall

I love fall! The chill in the air, the leaves changing colors, an excuse to wear sweaters...

This layout was made using an old paper pack from Stampin' Up, 3 Birds, a label shape from the Imagine image library, and some fabulous stamps by Inkadinkado called Autumn Foliage from my not so secret sister, the very talented Marcjo♫♪ on the Circut Circle messageboard.

Now I just need a pic to put in the layout! Hopefully my dog will play along and sit nicely in a pile of leaves, well I can dream.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baby Cards

A family friend is about to add a little boy to his family and my mom asked for a baby card at the last minute so I whipped up two for her to choose from. I wish I had taken the time to ink them up a bit, but I'm sure they won't care. Nursery Tails is great for baby cards and things, but it can be used for a variety of projects.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spread Your Wings

I'm participating in a card swap at Stampin' Cat Studios and needed to make 10 cards in a hurry. Cricut Image and the Imagine More cart to the rescue! I used the cute notecard and then selected the Spread Your Wings in layers. It's hard to tell in the pic, but I inked everything and when a little crazy with the pop dots.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Think Pink Blog Hop Winner

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The blog candy winner is Tanya Isis Ayala! Congrats! I'll be contacting you soon.

Thanks to everyone that played along on the Think Pink Blog Hop.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop Card

So I had a lot of great questions about my card so now I know to include the details!

Here's the run down on my card.
Black magic paper is made by Core'dinations. This line has black on the top side and a different color core so when I ran it thru the Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz embossing folder the green core came thru. I helped it along a bit by lightly sanding the embossed area. Then I used Smooch inks to "Paint" the embossed areas on certain images. The stars on the front of the card and the spider web and spider on the inside of the cards were done by using Design Adhesives Fright Night by Clear Snap. It's basically a rubon that has adhesive on the top. After applying the adhesive I used black fun flock to add some texture. The cardbase and interior paper are both from the Blackbird collection by My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for visiting!

Halloween Blog Hop Winner!

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The lucky winner is JennyPlace2! Congrats, I'll be contacting you soon so I can mail off your blog candy.

Thanks to everyone for checking out my blog and to all the wonderful followers!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! If you're here for the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop you're in the right place! But if you just found us hop on over to the Cricut Confessions to get started. I have some blog candy to giveaway, please leave a comment with your contact info and I’ll use the random number generator to pick a winner on Sunday. You don’t need to be a follower, but followers are always appreciated.

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I had so much fun making this card! I played with a new Tim Holtz embossing folder, Black Magic paper, smooch inks, and fun flock!

Inside of card.

Happy hopping!

Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to Gypsy Paperie! If you're here for the Think Pink Blog Hop you're in the right place! Karel at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity organized this wonderful hop. Karel has some wonderful blog candy – a $25 gift certificate donated by Sarah at Pink Cricut for her wonderful clear stamp sets as well as some other fun things. I also have some blog candy to giveaway – a Stampendous Ribbon Hope clear stamp set and some pink things, please leave a comment below with your contact info and I’ll use the random number generator to pick a winner at noon on Tuesday. You don’t need to be a follower, but followers are always appreciated.

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I made a card for my project. I don't usually make really girly cards so this was a bit of a struggle, but fun! I used a lot of pink bling cardstock, Color Me Swirls paper from Hot Off the Press that I inked, a chipboard scalloped circle that took a little spin thru the Cuttlebug, and lots of pop dots. I used Stand and Salute for the ribbon and Gypsy Font for "Hope".

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m sure you’ll want to see all the Think Pink Projects so below is the line up for the entire hop:

1. One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity –
2. Gina’s Stamping Creations --
3. Crafting This Moment --
4. The Cricut Diaries –
5. Sweet Sassy Diva --
6. Scrappin’ Sista --
7. If It’s Groovy --
8. Oh, Snap! --
9. Crazy About Cricut –
10. Gen’s Den --
11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs --
12. Heartfelt Creations --
13. Creations With Becka –
14. Calie’s Creative Corner –
15. Tidbit’s Place –
16. Gypsy Paperie --
17. Life From Marianne’s Table –
18. The Suburban Crafter--

*To win the 25 dollar gift certificate, all you have to do is complete the hop and leave a comment on every blog EXCEPT number 12, Heartfelt Creations. On Tuesday, utilizing, a blog number, and then a comment number for that blog will be chosen. The winner will be notified by a posting on One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity, by a posting on Karel's Facebook and Twitter Accounts, and every effort will be made to personally contact the winner.*

Friday, October 8, 2010

Upcoming Blog Hop

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be part of two blog hops this weekend. The first is a Think Pink blog hop for breast cancer awareness. This is very important to me as it affects so many fabulous women and together we can help to find a cure. I'll be giving away a little blog candy - Stampendous Ribbon Hope clear stamp set so be sure to come back and leave a comment under my Think Pink post.

I'm also in a fun Halloween Blog Hop. My project was something out of my comfort zone and really fun to make. I'll be giving away Blackbird clear stamp set by My Mind's Eye. Please come back and leave a comment under the Halloween Blog Hop for a chance to win!

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Autumn Wishes

A ridiculously easy card using paper from Pink Paislee. I inked the edges of the die cut, tied some ribbon and pop dotted it on the background paper. It was super simple, even by my standards. ;)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Printed Vinyl

I went a little overboard playing with the printed vinyl and the Imagine. My laptop is now all decorated!