You & Me = Us

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I've been out and about for the last 4 days spending time with my family and got back into my craft room today to enter some fun challenges.

I created a clean and simple card this time around. I love the color and pattern of the paper that I used.

Each and every embellishment that I used is made of chipboard including the glitter alphas. I love the black and white polka dot design of the chipboard. I placed the words "you and me" on top of the black and white polkas to add more dimension to the card.

I also love bling and love to see it used on chipboard. It brings some shine and dazzle to the design. I'm definitely turning into a chipboard fanatic.

Entered in the following challenges:
♥ - Moxie Fab World - Let's Do Clean & Graphic
♥ - Wee Memories - #16 Chipboard Challenge

Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Chipboard Embellishments - Me & My Big Ideas
Patterned Paper - Imaginisce 

Happy Crafting!

I Want To Show You Something!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Weekend Everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I have created another blog that is dedicated to my Stampin Up business. I would love to know what you think of the new site.

Please check it out at:

Or click HERE 

I will still post Stampin Up giveaway & special sale info here but I wanted to give you all that blog address just in case you are ever shopping for craft supplies. There is no follower or comment info on this blog. It will simply be a business blog that will posts SALE items, tutorials, Stamp of the Month info, and more.

However, you can SUBSCRIBE to this blog to be notified when I will have special sales and giveaways.
To Subscribe click HERE

Don't forget that my next giveaway will start on August 1st. Stay tuned for all the details! 

Also, would you like to win this cute Aviary Stamp Set? To find out how to win click HERE

Enjoy your weekend!

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I just finished creating cards of encouragement for several friends who are going through health challenges this week. Here's one of them. I thought this cute little robot would be perfect to bring a smile to someone's face.

I also thought the sentiment was encouraging and the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin was my inspiration for this card. I love that song. The lyrics can turn any bad day into a better one!

I  love the color and the design of the little robot. It has a heart in the center of it too which makes it fit well with the purpose of the card.

I also discovered another fun challenge blog while blog hopping called Moxie Fab World. I had to enter this card over there too. So many fun challenges out there this week!

I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your week!
Happy Scrappin'
Moxie Fab World - Card Style Week - Let's Do Fun & Cute
The Pink Elephant - Sketch Challenge TPE77
Frosted Designs - Song Lyric Challenge

Card Recipe
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Embellishement - K & Company
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug
Ribbon - from stash

2 More to Share!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm back with another Scrapmaster's Paradise design team project. Here are 2 more cards made with paper from the Rockabilly kit. I added my own Happy Birthday embellishment and flowers to this one. I love the colors on this paper.

I have nicknamed this one Cherries Jubilee. I'm going to insert a cherry pie recipe inside of this one as part of a gift basket. And don't forget that we have a great Scrappy Forum over at Scrapmaster's where we talk about the Cricut, stamping, paper crafts, and other fun stuff. To join in just click HERE.

Have a Crafty Week!

Fantabulous Fawn!

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's time for another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge! Challenge #20 is called "At the Zoo - Animal theme". This challenge calls for you to create a card or project with the Cricut and use an animal shape. Be sure to link up your project today for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

I love the deer exhibit at the zoo. Deer are such pretty animals. I created a card using the fawn cut from the new Cricut Lite cartridge called "Live Simply". I love the patterned paper that I used on this one. And the ribbon has little forest trees on it which matches the theme of the card.

I also used embossed cardstock that also has little trees. Plus I added a sentiment and a small green flower embellishment from my stash.

Card Recipe:
Cricut die cut - Live Simply
Cardstock - Bazzill
Embellishments - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Imaginisce
Ribbon - American Crafts

Have a Fantabulous Day!

Etsy Inspired - Shabby Birdcage

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Here's a weekend card project that I just completed. There's kind of a shabby chic feel to it.

I was inspired to make this card from the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week. I visited the EmenGee Designs shop on Etsy and absolutely love the Bird in a Cage mini clasp purse.
I overlayed embossed paper over brown cardstock and continued from there. The 3 small pink flowers in the corner are from Making Memories and are actually made of metal. I adhered the birdcage on top of an Anna Griffin journal tag before adhering it to the card. The birdcage is a Recollections brand dimensional sticker.

I also added a chipboard sentiment from Me & My Big Ideas along with some pink patterned ribbon.

I may keep this one for myself because I love the chocolate and pink color combination.

Etsy Inspired - #98 EmenGee Designs

Have a Crafty Week!

Mom's Diner Assembly Line & Giveaway Winners

Friday, July 23, 2010

I just finalized a contract for a wholesale order for my custom "Mom's Diner" Recipe Boxes. I'll have an assembly line going as I get all of these made. I have new designs of these and several new Keepsake Boxes coming out in the Fall so stay tuned.

Also, it's time to announce the winners of my giveaway. There were 32 contest entries. Thank you all that entered. My daughter Rachel and I put everyone's name in a jar and selected the 2 winners.
WINNER #1 of the Tote-Tally Tess Stamp Set Is.......Ramona- The Paper Princess
The Paper Princess said...
Hi Angi, Thanks for the chance to win these great stamps! Please enter me for the following: 1) I'm a new follower. :-) 2) I have added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy. Hope you'll visit when you have a moment and consider joining my family of Kindred Spirits as well! 3) The new catty is fabulous! I really like the Dream Gardens stamp set on page 113 of the catty! Hugs Ramona
 WINNER #2 of the Things I Love Stamp Set Is......WENDE
Wende said...
Thanks for the chance to win. I am new to your blog, became a follower. Will email all my friends about you. I so want that tab punch for my tags in my mini albums!
Congrats Ladies and please email me at ( with your contact information so that I can send you your goodies. Also stay tuned to the blog. On August 1st I will have a NEW GIVEAWAY opportunity.

Enjoy your weekend!

Angi's Crafty Day #2 - Meet Tess!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Welcome to Angi's Crafty Day #2. I am having these special craft days each Thursday to feature some of the fun products in the New Stampin Up catalog. If you missed last week's project please click HERE.

Each of these new crafty days will have a theme, a special sale, a giveaway, or a prize pack that you can win.

For today's Angi's Crafty Day the spotlight is on Tote-Ally Tess and Classic Stampin' Pads. I made this card with the cute Tess Stamp Set. This set comes with 8 cute images that are perfect for crafters. My favorites are the apron, the scissors, and the tote bag.
Tote-Ally Tess is on (Page 60) in the new catalog. 
The set is Item #117076 (wood) and #118595 (clear)

I also love the stamp pad colors that Stampin Up offers. The color shades are beautiful. Some of my favorites are Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Rich Razzleberry
Also, don't forget that in 2 days I will have a giveaway drawing to WIN 2 stamp sets including the Tote-Ally Tess set pictured above. To enter click HERE

I have more Stampin Up catalogs available. If you'd like one please email me at: so that I can send you a copy.

All orders placed in July will receive 20% off. Please contact me for details. To order online please visit my demonstrator website by clicking HERE
To view the Definitely Decorative Catalog Click HERE

Enjoy the Rest of Your Week!

Cricut to Introduce New Imagine Machine

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This is news for all of you Cricut Lovers out there. I was so excited this morning when I got an email from that Provo Craft will announce a NEW Cricut machine very soon. And this one will both CUT and PRINT. I hear talk of computer software as well that will contain fonts and graphics. Woo Hoo now this is my kind of machine. There are so many things you can create with technology like that. 

Here's the full scoop from

Cricut To Introduce “Imagine” Machine That Both Cuts & Prints?

Provo Craft has been hinting that it has a big new product introduction coming again for CHA Summer 2010. According to recent trademark filings with the US Patent & Trademark office, that machine may be an offering called the Cricut Imagine that will both cut and print – a first for the company as well as for the scrapbook industry’s highly competitive electronic die cutting segment.

On March 19th, attorneys for Provo Craft filed an application to receive a trademark on the term “Cricut Imagine”. The description for the usage of the trademarked term reads:
Electronic cutting and printing machines for cutting and printing on paper, cardboard, plastic, and other materials in flat form, and accessories therefore; blades for electronic cutting machines
There’s also a reference to the term being used to market “Computer software containing fonts and graphics for use in operating electronic cutting and printing machines for cutting and printing on paper, cardboard, plastic, and other materials in flat form” as well as “plastic cutting mats”.

The only other Cricut trademark application that refers to printing is the Cricut Script application from 2007. That term was trademarked and used to sell the original “baby bug” machine via QVC, with emphasis on the ability to use the ink-drawing cartridges with it. The trademark for the Cricut Expression machine, filed more recently than the one for the Cricut Script, does not mention printing.

In the past, Provo Craft has applied for trademarks shortly before a product was introduced. The Cricut Cake trademark was only filed for on January 20th, literally two days before the product’s public unveiling at the CHA Craft Supershow that preceded CHA Winter 2010 in Anaheim.

Scrapmaster's Kit and a Sneak Peek

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm back with another Scrapmaster's Paradise DT project. This one is from the July Kit. This one is devoted to those divas that love "Shoes".  These papers are from the Rockabilly Kit.

I had fun making this one. The papers are so cute. I added some Stickles to the arrow to bling it up a bit. The stamp is from the "Things I Love" Stampin Up stamp set. I'm giving one set away to a lucky blog reader. To enter click HERE.

 Also, here is a sneak peek of the August Kit. Can't wait to reveal the full project to you.

We also have a great Scrappy Forum over at Scrapmaster's where we talk about the Cricut, stamping, paper crafts, and other stuff going on in our lives. I've met a lot of great crafty friends over there. To join the Forum click HERE.
And join in our weekly LIVE CHAT every Monday night at 8 p.m. (CST)/ 9 p.m. (EST). You can can enter the chat through the Forum. Hope to see you there.  

Have a Crafty Week!

A Fantabulous Christmas

Monday, July 19, 2010

It's Christmas in July week here at Fantabulous Cricut. It's really hot here in Texas right about now so this challenge is just what I need! 

For Challenge #19 you are to create a Christmas themed project to get ready for the upcoming holiday. As always there is a Fantabulous Cricut Cartridge prize. Be sure to hop on over and upload your project today.

For this challenge I created a Christmas card by cutting the beautiful oval shape on the Home Decor Cricut cartridge. You can find this cut on the far right side of your key pad next to the' "space key. Press the "shift" key first. I used the inside oval and saved the outer one for another project.

I actually cut out the reindeer from patterned paper from my stash. I wish I knew who made it. It's so pretty. Then I used the rest of that same paper on top of the white cardstock. I added a sheer black ribbon bow to the side to dress it up a bit. The stamp I used is from the "Happy Everything" set from Stampin Up! 

Have a Fantabulous Week! 

Something For Me!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The last 4 days have been super busy. I took Rachel and her friends to a fun waterpark for some fun in the sun. I'll have layouts of our fun soon. I'm back now and trying to get caught up with DT projects but I wanted to post a layout that I did today. I actually completed a layout with pictures of "ME".

I never do these kinds of layouts but I had fun with this one. I even used some of my favorite products and did a bit of journaling too!

The pearl butterfly on this layout was part of my blog hop winnings from Lucky Girl Crafts. Thanks Jessica for my lovely goodies. I'll be using more of my winnings soon!

I also used 5 bright colored buttons in different sizes, a big bright flower, 
ribbon, and chipboard embellishements to dress it up a bit.

Layout Recipe:
Buttons - Creative Imaginations; Cardstock - Stampin Up; Chipboard Embellishments - Me & My Big Ideas; Embossed Cardstock - Bazzill; Flower - Prima; Journal Card - Fancy Pants Designs; Pearl Butterfly - Prima; Ribbon - American Crafts; Scallop Border adhesives - Stampin Up; Sticker - (Me) Stampin Up

Sketches in Thyme - Challenge #6
My Time to Craft - Butterfly Bliss
Scrap Your Craft - The Number #5
Candy Shoppe Designs - List  

Have a Scrappy Week!

Angi's Crafty Day #1

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm starting something new on my blog after a lot of email request to spotlight some of the products in the New Stampin Up catalog. Since I now sell for Stampin Up I thought it was a great idea.

Each of these new crafty days will have a theme, some will have a special sale, a giveaway, or prize pack that you can win. I will also showcase some projects that I have made along with other crafty divas out there. 

For today's Angi's Crafty Day the spotlight is on the
"Simply Scrappin - Love Birds" Kit

Pictured on this post are just 2 of the projects that I made today with this kit. I took some closeup shots of these projects as well so that you can get a closer look. I have so much of the kit left so I will make several more layouts soon with it. I love the bright colors. They are perfect for summer.

You can also make layouts, cards, altered projects, or just 
about anything with this kit.

This kit can be ordered in my online Stampin Up site by clicking HERE
Or you can email me directly to place an order at

This cute kit is Item #118707 in the catalog and is on PAGE 178
It comes with:
12 Sheets of Patterned Paper
8 Sheets of Cardstock (colors - So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, and Early Espresso)
6 Sheets of Self Adhesive Die-Cuts

I hope you all enjoyed Angi's Crafty Day #1. I'm offering something special on this post. Stampin Up catalogs usually cost if you want one that is not viewable online. I am offering 2 FREE catalogs to the first 2 people that post here that they'd like one. I can mail them out to you this week. I am also offering 10% off on any orders placed in July. Please email me before ordering so that I can set up your discount.

Also, if you'd like to see something in the new catalog featured on my blog please email to let me know.

To browse the new catalog click HERE

Enjoy the rest of your week!

You Rock Robot!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's time for another fun Color Combo challenge over at Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge. This week is Challenge #56.

Use this color combo for your project - be it a card, scrapbook LO, 3D or altered item. You do Not have to use Stampin' Up brand colors or products, but you do have to use colors that match the colors below.

Entries are due on Sunday, July 18th at 3PM EST. Next Monday the blog will showcase the winner and the SP Top Five.

For my take on the challenge I made a "You Rock" card. I love the little monster die cut that I used for this one. I stamped the "Happy For You" sentiment using the "Happy Everything" Stampin Up stamp set. The ink is also Stampin Up and is a gorgeous "Tempting Turquoise".

Entered in the following Challenges:

Stamp Something - Recipe Something 
There She Goes - Inspiration Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - School's Out For Summer
Creative Card Crew - Die Cuts 

Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Die Cut Embellishment - Crate Paper glitter die cuts - Orbit Collection
Ink - "Tempting Turquoise" Stampin Up ink
Stamp - "Happy Everything" Stampin Up stamp set

Have a Scrappy Week!

Fantabulous Treats

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's time for another Fantabulous Cricut challenge. This week's theme is "Cool Treats" with an optional shape. That means you need to create a shaped card or project (not required, just suggested) using ice cream, watermelon, sweet treats, etc. 

There are some Fantabulous prizes up for grabs so be sure to visit the site and link up your project.

For my take on the project I altered a pre-made die cut that I bought at a scrapbook store. It was already made into the shape of a cupcake. I altered it by cutting the "Happy Birthday" font using the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge. I also cut a smaller cupcake and placed it in the center using the same cartridge.

I added glitter around the words and the heart. I also added cute ribbon, a polka dot strip of paper at the bottom, and embellishments. I love to make place mats for parties. If you made several of these they would make great party decor.

Don't forget to enter the Fantabulous Challenge this week. Good Luck!

Have a Fantabulous Week!

It's Giveaway Time

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Now that I am selling Stampin Up products I wanted to host a GIVEAWAY to my wonderful friends out in blog land. And this time around there will be 2 winners. Here are the prizes up for grabs:

♥ "Tote-ally Tess" Stamp Set

♥ "Things I Love" Stamp Set

The pictures above show just some of the projects that you can make with these stamp sets. I will be showcasing different projects with these sets very soon. Tote-ally Tess is a great image to have for all of you scrappers out there. She comes with some great stamps that fit right in with your craft hobby.

 I have the brand new Stampin Up Idea Books. 
If you'd like a copy or would like to be added to my Stampin Up newsletter list please email me at

Now on to the contest rules. There are ways to have multiple entries for this giveaway!

Here's How to Win:
1) Earn (10 entries) for purchasing any Stampin Up product through my online site. 
To order just click here
Click the "Products" tab at the top and then click on "Shop Now"

2) Earn (5 entries) if you Share the details of this giveaway on your Blog, Twitter, Facebook or MySpace account with a link back here. Post a comment here with a link to your shared post.

3) Earn (3 entries) if you Sign up as a follower  (if you happen to be inspired by my craftiness :)

4) Earn (2 entries) if you post a comment here telling me what your favorite product is from the new Stampin Up Idea Book. 
To view the new catalog click here

The 2 winners will be randomly selected on July 23rd.
Good Luck and enjoy your 4th of July weekend! Please keep our brave men and women serving in the U.S. military in your prayers. Semper Fi to all of those Marines out there!

Happy Stampin!

Rockabilly Kit!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Friday! I wanted to share with you the wonderful Rockabilly Kit that I am working with as part of the Scrapmaster's Paradise design team.

This kit is full of cuteness. And you can add your favorite embellishments and ribbon to it to add to the design of your card or layout. All products for the card above are from Stampin Up. The only thing I added was red ribbon and a chipboard bird from Me & My Big Ideas (Nest-Icons). The stamp is from the "Things I Love SU stamp set. I'm giving one away to one lucky blog reader. To enter click HERE.

I'll be designing with this kit all month to show you how versatile it is.

To visit the kit store please click HERE
To visit Scrapmaster's Paradise click HERE

We also have a great Forum over there where we talk about the Cricut, stamping, paper crafts, and even get off topic to talk about our families and other fun topics. Great crafty friendships are forming there every day. To join the Forum click HERE.

And join in our weekly LIVE CHAT every Monday night at 9 p.m. (EST). You can enter the chat through the Forum.

Have a Crafty Weekend!