Monday, March 31, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Posted by ChrissyM at 12:56 PM
Happy Sunday! It has been another fun packed week, well I wouldn't really call it fun. Our whole water system failed us all at once. Everything that has to do with our water died all at one time on the same day. Thankfully my Uncle knew an electrian and we were able to get a steal on his labor cost.
Now on to a happier note its Sunday Scrappin Time!!! Sunday Scrappin is a wonderful group of people who give you the support you need to get those weekly Ta Da's (goals) done. It's great because there is no punishment if you are unable to meet your goals for the week. If you get a chance stop over to Sunday Scrappin we would love to have you join us.
Ta Da's for this week to share:
I completed all of my goals. One of my goals for last week was to finish my scrapbook page of my new little friend playing doctor. When I went to print out the picture it didn't print out correctly because my color ink is low so I ordered new ink from Dell and (fingers crossed) it should be here Monday. But I did do a scrapbook page from our disney trip http://chrissyscreativespot.blogspot.com/2008/03/downtown-disney-market-place.html
I am very pleased with my altered tin that will hold my cuttlebug embossing folders and small dies. I'm loving this system. Next time I get to Joanns I am going to pick up more of these tins I want to make one to hold my cards that I make and possibly my clear stamps. http://chrissyscreativespot.blogspot.com/2008/03/cuttlebug-folderssmall-dies-organizer.html
I made a heffalump card for my sister using the Pooh & Friends Cricut cartridge that I got for Easter from Jeff. I love this cartridge!!! He ordered it on a Friday from Cherished Scraps and Cards and I had it in my hands on Monday (no we didn't pay for rush shipping neither). Granted she's in NJ and I'm in upstate NY but still that is fast figuring you have to allow time for the order to be processed. http://chrissyscreativespot.blogspot.com/2008/03/heffalumps-card.html
For this Week's To Do's
Finish my little friends scrapbook page
Make a card or two (I have a birthday card idea)
Do the challenge on my SBS group which is to make anything for Mother's Day (I have a card idea)
This week's Bonus question is What inspires you to sit down and craft? Throughout the course of the week when card ideas or scrapbook pages come to me I write them down in a notebook and this way when the weekend comes (when I have more time) I can sit down and play and don't have to sit there trying to come up with an idea. I have found now that my supplies are more organized (and still got a ways to go) I make more cards and pages now.
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Saturday, March 29, 2008
I took time out of shopping to pose with Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Potato Head statues. It wasn't until the film was developed that I realized I posed backwards with Mr. Potato Head. To this day Jeff claims he didn't notice it neither until the film was developed. I think he got a kick out of me looking silly in front of all those people passing by.
Posted by ChrissyM at 6:33 PM
Got this idea from P is for Pink's Blog but I changed it to fit my holder. The outside of the tin is decorated with SU Berry Bliss paper (love the pink & brown combo). The square is cut from SU Chocolate Chip cardstock and the letters are rubons that I had. The flowers and brads are from my stash. The ribbon is also SU. Inside: I used SU tab punch for the tabs. I cut various pieces of cardstock (non su) and then took baseball card sleeves cut them so that they still had their seem and attached it to the cardstock with brads (2 dies or small embossing folders go on the front and 2 on the back). For the large embossing folders I embossed the front of the cardstock and then the folder will go behind the cardstock. I am happy with the way this turned out and I'm glad my embossing folders and small dies will finally be organized. Any questions please leave a comment or email me. Thanks for looking.
Posted by ChrissyM at 6:18 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
For Easter Jeff got me the Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge. My sister Kay loves the Heffalumps. She was thrilled when I told her there was a heffalump on the cartridge. I decided to make her a card. Over the next several weeks I will be putting together a list (as I go along) of the corresponding SU colors that match the disney characters on the cricut cartridges. I have another card idea using this cutie.
The base of the heffalump is done in SU Basic Black
The heffalumps body is done in SU Almost Amethyst (this color will also work fore Eeyore I believe)
The Pink for the mouth and ears are from my stash (non SU)
The hair and tail are SU Lavender Lace
The purple background is from my stash (non SU)
The frame is a border that is from a paper packet I received from my Sister for X-mas (Colorbok Punch-out Pack Jewel)
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Sunday, March 23, 2008
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Friday, March 21, 2008
I wanted to check in and let everyone know I'm still around. Its been a quiet but busy week. I will be working on Easter cards and projects until the very last minute. I am so out of whack with Easter being early this year and the weather doesn't feel like Spring. Its just been a crazy week. On Sunday I will have my Easter projects to show (I have nosey people who check in just to get a sneak peak LOL). I hope everyone had a great week and have a blessed Easter.
Posted by ChrissyM at 7:35 PM
Monday, March 17, 2008
I've been tagged by Dawn These tags are a great way to get to know each other.
Here goes my 7 facts:
1. I am a banker by profession but I can not save a penny if my life depended on it. I believe in spending every penny me and my husband earn. But I can give you great tips on how to save.
2. I would love to travel to Italy one day but if had the choice between DisneyWorld or Italy I'll probably settle on Disney.
3. I have a lead foot. I have a hard time doing the speed limit. I blame my parents because my dad waiting until the last minute for me to get my license because it ment his little girl was growing up and being I would have to travel the thru way (speed limit 65) I learned to drive on the thru way. So 65 and faster is my speed limit (local town speedlimit 30 highway 55). But I'm a safe driver.
4. I do not know how to swim. My mother was teaching me and I was standing on a rock that was only up to my ankles and I turned around and I slipped off the rock and went in over my head. My mother who is an amazing swimmer saved me from almost drown and she went back down under the water as far she could go (which was deep) and she couldn't find a bottom. My mom lost 2 brothers from drowning so after that we didn't go swimming.
5. I hope to be one day blessed with a child. NO this will not replace our son Dylan who passed way to SIDS. But I believe my husband and I would be amazing parents and deserve a child!
6. We treat our dog Buddy like he was a human. He eats human food, sleeps on the bed with us (hey maybe that's why no children for us - LOL), he goes in the car with us. He is spoiled and knows it.
7. I can't wait for spring and summer for the sun to shine and so that we can take Buddy outside to play frissbee and catch. Can't wait to take Buddy to the park for walks and in the creek for a swim (its not deep so I don't mind). Can't wait to just be outside!!
Now to tag 7 other people. The lucky 7 are
Amy , Elizabeth , Annie, Ellie, icrmum, Vanessa
Kayla (see what dirt I can learn about my sister LOL)
Posted by ChrissyM at 5:48 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Posted by ChrissyM at 2:27 PM
Starting March 18 - April 30th Stampin Up has 2 new promotions running.
From March 18 - April 30 Hostesses can earn an extra $25.00 in free merchandise when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more. Contact me today to setup a date for your workshop - firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Wheelin Promotion
When you purchase preselected stamp sets between March 18 - April 30, you'll receive the coordinating jumbo wheel absolutely free ($8.50 Value). Contact me today for a list of the qualifying stamp sets. - email@example.com
As always you can go to my demo website and sign up for my newsletter to find out about the promotions by SU and myself.
If you would like to place an order but are not located near me please contact me and we can make arrangements to have your order shipped to you.
Posted by ChrissyM at 1:56 PM
Go check out Inspirational blog. It's a blog that features various artisit!!!! I am so excited!!! Be sure to check out the page my cards are on there!!!!!! I am so excited!!!
Posted by ChrissyM at 12:24 PM
It's the start of a new week and another Sunday Scrappin Post! I love Sunday Scrappin. It's a great group of people who share their Ta Da's (week's goals they completed) and their Ta Do's (goals they want to complete in the coming week).
Can you believe I am sick again?? I have never been sick like this or as much as I have been this winter. This past week I didn't get much done. I still can't share my strawberry shortcake layout with you from last week, my friend had a family emergency in the city and I haven't been able to get the page to her. I do have one Ta Da to share yesterday I suffered through and made easter cards and I placed my first Stampin Up order this past week as a Demo. I can't wait to get my new goodies and I better be feeling better by then.
My To Do's
I'm going to keep it light this week being that I don't feel good. The things I have to do are:
Make my sister's Easter Gift (no Kay I'm not writing what it is)
Finish my Easter cards (thankfully I don't have to make many)
I want to make my new little friend Hunter a candy holder in the shape of a carrot.
This week's bonus question is How long could you keep on crafting without buying new supplies? Oh my! LOL! My husband would say I don't understand why she will ever have to buy another thing again she has so much, she can stock a store. OOkkk I must admit I do have a lot but there is always something that I must have, not saying a necessity but a must have. LOL! If I was to just use my stash I probably could go a good year ok probably more but I would need adhesive I go through it way to fast. And now that I'm a Stampin Up Demo and just recently bought paper in all the color families I should really be set. As I look around the room and I see a 2 paper racks full and another pile of paper waiting for another paper rack to be bought I think I would be set for a long time.
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
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Sunday, March 9, 2008
Posted by ChrissyM at 5:53 PM
Posted by ChrissyM at 5:25 PM
This day is flying by me today. Did everyone remember to set those clocks ahead. I love the idea Spring is on its way and more day light but I don't like losing that hour sleep, it throws me off for a few days.
It is Sunday Scrappin time! Its time to share our Ta Da's (goals completed) and our Ta Do'S (goals for the upcoming week). If you have a chance check out the group, it's a wonderful supportive group!
My Ta Da's
I didn't make a scrapbook page of Buddy instead I made a scrapbook page of my friends niece -- but I can't post the picture yet until I give it to her which will be tomorrow. (check back for that)
I did play with my new Stampin Up Demo Kit and I had fun. Here are the links to the cards I made this past week - A little birdie, Merci Merci Merci , and Blast Off (which is my favorite)
My Ta Do's For this week are:
To continue getting ready and organizing my SU stuff and starting thinking of a workshop date
Continue to play with my demo kit
Finally be able to order pictures through snapfish looks like the site is fixed as of late lastnight
Make a scrapbook page of some sort
This weeks Bonus question is What's on your craft supply wishlist right now? Please tell us what you'd like to have and why. Links or photos would be great, too!
On my wishlist is the cricut Winnie the Pooh Cartridge that is coming out soon, the home accents cricut cartridge that will be released soon, the Stampin Up Scallop Punch, Some more Stampin Up products such as paper, punches so that I can demo at workshops
Have a crafty week!
Posted by ChrissyM at 10:05 AM
Saturday, March 8, 2008
This is the final week of Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration sale. For every $50 order placed you can choice a stamp set or Rub-On of your choice for FREE. I will be excepting orders until Thursday March 13. To view the current catalog please click on the catalog to the right of my blog or visit http://www.stampinup.com/. If you would like a catalog please email me.
Also, there is another promotion that is running until April 30 or until sold out. Wild Wasabi Card Stock Special Product Offer - The pack includes 16 sheets of 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" Wild Wasabi textured card stock that has been scored at 1-1/8" and 5-5/8". The fabulous thing about this cardstock is it comes pre-scored for you so all you have to do is embellish! Price $3.95
Beginning March 18 - April 30 with a purchase of preselected stamp sets you will receive the
coordinating jumbo wheel absolutely FREE. Contact me for more information.
Lastly, the Occasions Mini is now available to purchase from. These products will be available to order until May 31. That brochure can also be viewed by clicking the icon on the right side of my blog.Any questions please email me or comment below. Look forward to serving you with all your stampin and scrabooking needs. http://www.christinamerritt.stampinup.net/
Posted by ChrissyM at 6:34 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I found a sketch on SCS my original intention was to follow the sketch to a tee before I realized it I changed it a little but I'm pleased with the end result. All products used on this card are Stampin Up. The stamp image is the bird from Fun & Fast Notes Stamp set. Under the bird is a saying that says Thanks...I needed that. But sometimes I stamp the image and only want the image not the saying that goes with it, so I cut the saying out separately and mounted it to the side of the block, so its like 2 stamps in one. It may be hard to see but around the birdie I chalked and then used a blender pen used Green Galore Stampin Pastels to match the green strip.
SU Black Ink , SU Tempting Turquoise Cardstock , SU Green Galore Cardstock ,SU, YoYo Yellow Cardstock ,SU Tempting Truquoise Ribbon ,Image is from Fun & Fast Notes Stamp Set
Posted by ChrissyM at 5:58 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tonight I played with the Stampin Up Merci Stamp set. For each $50 order you place before March 17th you cand get a free stamp set out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog, and this stamp set is part of that promotion. If your interested please contact me ASAP before time runs out.
My challenge for this card was not to color in the images, instead I wanted the cardstock and ink to be the colors on the card. Usually I always want to color things in and make them bright and bold. I love this color combonation! Card Indigents:SU Merci Stamp SetSU Choclate Chip CardstockSU Pink Pixie CardstockSu Pink Pixie Ink
Posted by ChrissyM at 6:36 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I was visiting Elizabeth's blog tonight when I saw she had a post about Sheetload's Blog besure to check out their blog they are running a bunch of great contest. A lot of fun stuff going on over there!
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As promised, I played with my new Stampin Up (Demo) kit today. I was feeling grouchy and was having a horrible day at work and I really wasn't in the mood to "play" tonight and then the more the box sat there open the more I had to dive in and play. I also have a funny story to post after this post about my demo kit so be sure to check back for that, you all will get a kick out it (it is craft related).
For this card everything with the exception of the 2 brads and the squares where made on the cricut machine using the george cart but besides that everything else is SU products. The paper is from the bold brights collection (Yo Yo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Red), and white whisper cardstock. The images are colored in with a blender pen and Stampin Pastels. I must say I am very pleased with this card
PS. You'll see alot more of this rocket ship because I have plenty more card ideas for it! I love it!
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Monday, March 3, 2008
I went to check out Ellie's blog to see what was going on over there and I noticed she tagged me.
So here it goes:
4 Jobs I've Had: Customer Service Rep. at a bank, Help Desk Rep. at a bank, teller at a bank, Cashier at a department store
Movies I've Seen: Last movie I seen was Disney Ratatouille. I just bought Disney's Snow Buddies and Disney Game Plan on DVD that I want to watch some time this week
4 Places I've been: Disney World, Canada, New Jersey, and Bronx NY
4 Places I've lived: Athens, Catskill, and Cairo (don't have 4 and all are in NY)
4 TV Programs I watch: Bret Michael's Rock of Love, Scott Baio is 45 and Pregnent, My Fair Brady, and Prison Break (my all time favorite)
4 Radio Shows I listen to: K104 morning (Show that's it)
4 Favorite Foods: Spaghetti, Lasguna, Pizza, Dosi DO Peanut Butter Girl Scout Cookies
4 Places I'd Rather be: Somewhere warm, Disney World, Home, and any where but work
Now I am going to tag Dawn, Kayla, and LuvLee
Posted by ChrissyM at 3:52 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Good morning! It is Sunday Scrappin Time where I post my Ta Da's (goals I accomplished this week) and my Ta Do's (goals I want accomplish this week). Its a great group over there, very friendly and supportive! Go Check it out, of course after you read my post.
I accomplished all of my goals from last week with the exception of one. I did not complete or work on a disney layout and I am very frustrated. I have found that a majority of the disney pictures I can print out on my home printer but some of them especially the shows and parades have such vibrate colors that when I print them they come out dark and I know they are not that way because have one set that I had printed professionally through SnapFish for my regular photoalbum. So Okay not a problem the pictures are already saved to Snapfish so I can go there and just order them NO they have been having technical problems all week with there site!!!! I spoke to 2 customer service reps and they are still working on the problem. GRRRRR~
I did finish my Jeff Layout , Cuttlebug Embossed Disney Card, and an Altered Notebook. And I set up my Stampin Up website which I am thrilled about (http://www.christinamerritt.stampinup.net)
My To Do's for this coming week
Hopefully be able to order my pictures through snapfish since I still have a large credit w/them
Do a scrapbook page of Buddy - maybe of his birthday that we celebrated this past week
Play with my Stampin Up Kit that is suppose to be here Tuesday!
*** I am thinking about starting up a small Stampin Up online Club with a few members. Each month you would need to spend X amount of money (same amount each month) and each of you would be able to take a turn being a hostess so you could get the free stamp sets. In return I would share card/page ideas with you, have contest etc. If your interested please contact me and together we can work out the details so everyone is happy - firstname.lastname@example.org
This weeks bonus question is: Do you usually do your crafts alone or with friends? Which do you prefer? I occasionally scrap with my younger sister Kayla and I love it. She is 12 and just getting into the whole scrapbooking/cardmaking thing. I love when she over and I can say hey how does this look instead of asking Jeff who I sometimes feels tells me what I want to hear so that I don't slap him. LOL!
Posted by ChrissyM at 7:57 AM
Saturday, March 1, 2008
For everything you do little sis in return I want to give you the You Cheer Me Up Award! You always know how to make me laugh! I love you big bunches Kay Kay!
Posted by ChrissyM at 6:53 PM
I am so excited to annouce that this evening I created my Stampin Up website. If you have a moment please go check it out at http://christinamerritt.stampinup.net
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Jeff loves to play XBox Halo 3. He is into his game as I am into blogging and scrapbooking! LOL! Here is a layout that I made today. I have been saying for the last several weeks I want to make this page but haven't gotten to it, but finally I did it!!!! The font on the journaling and title are Halo 3 Font that I downloaded free from the internet - got to love those free font downloads.
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