Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wal-Mart two lite carts for 45.00

I am psyched. I missed the 5AM sale for one of the lite specials for 20.00 yesterday - but when I looked this morning the Wal-Mart web site has two for 45.00!
Free shipping. Yeah and I didn't have to brave the crowds and gas money.
I also had a 20.00 e-gift card so I got two for 25.00. I will have my kids give these to me for Christmas presents.

The two I bought - Cricut Lite Cartridge, B is for Boy and Cricut Lite Cartridge, Sugar & Spice

Click the pic for a clearer image. They are so cute - and some of the images would be great for diff type of cards, like birthday or get well and baby cards and albums of course! Wahoo!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Give Thanks a CD repurposed for hostess gift

As a thank you for having us over for dinner - made these (and one for myself) from an old cd.

Circle cut at 4 3/4" from Plantin Schoolbook key #41
Leaves and acorn image cut from Cheerful Seasons at 3"
Sentiment and punches are from Stampin' Up.

AC Moore coupons next week

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all in the US.

Here are a couple things I made today.

A pie to bring to my sister's house and a wreath for our door (I was suppose to make this a couple weeks ago)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

AC Moore coupons

Click and print in landscape mode - happy shopping!

Yankee Candle Coupon

10 off 25 Coupon good till Dec 4 2010

An Acorn Thank you

You may or may not remember my posting last month when I painted the acorns from my back yard.
A blogger saw them and commented on the size (I guess the ones I had in my back yard were approx 1 1/2").
Ricki had not seen acorns that size so I mailed 50 of them to Arizona where she lived.
We had not met but only through the blog posting.

As a thank you she sent me this cute card holder for my purse!
I was surprised and pleased to receive such a thoughtful gift. Pink is my favorite color!!!! I am going to use it for all those store gift card type coupon to keep them separated from my bank card.

Thank again Ricki!!

Blog Award from Crystal
Thank you Crystal for this award!
I have to list 8 things about me ... well this will be good as I recently got more followers. So lets give this a go.
1. I am a twin in a family with 5 total siblings - love a big family
2. I have three children with one in College (Proud mom and thank goodness for text and email she and I keep in touch often)
3. I also have twin boys who are graduating this year from H.S. (Wahoo they are wonderful)
4. I am willing to try new ideas (love to challenge my mind) and love to share as well
5. I love crafting - anything! (and see how it comes out!) would love one day to teach craft classes
6. I make cards for Operation Write Home for Heroes and also a member of the Cricut Card Fairy's - I have boxes of cards I have made waiting to be sent to welcome homes
7. I live on the east coast (love that the weather changes and something to look forward too - as we say - you don't like the weather today - give it 24 hours - it'll change. LOL)
8. I love the blogging community - I have made loads of friends and learned a lot.

I have to pass this onto 8 blog owners
1 Rhonda - who has already gotten the award - but she is such a dear
2 Crystal - who is our leader for the CCF
3 Audrey - Who has fabulous creations and is also my blogger sister
4 Laura - who I think was one of my first blogger friends from Australia!
5 Patti - who inspires me and gets me to try new ideas
6 Mari - who I just love her videos and hope one day to do them too
7 Denise - who is so creative and gets me wowed every time she posts
8 Jean - who I love her creation very crafty and great pics

Please grab the award and pass it along if you have not received it.

Michael's Coupons

click the pic/coupon you want then print from your browser

Die Cuts R Us sale!!!

Claudia is have a great holiday sale and I just placed my order last night. She is wonderful and I have ordered from her numerous times!
Great prices, super customer service and cares about your order. I bought some cute stamps and fabulous buttons as well as other items.
Head on over to Die Cuts R Us to see the items!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winners of my CCF blog candy

Well - I pulled two names but they were not subscribers so I had to pull two more.... and they are

CyndiU from Gama's Get-A-way
Bonnie from A Scrap Above
Please email me at luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com
Please choose your favorite two sets from the candy (embroidered ribbon stickers) below and I'll send you one of the sets to you!!

Please email your choices and your home address and I will get it to you, if you could email me by Wednesday. I'll like to get them out before the holidays.

(Click the picture to get a better view Set 1: Happy Hanukkah, Set 2:Best Friends, Set 3 DIVA )
thanks for playing all!

Welcome New Followers

Wow - this past weekend's blog hop increased my followers and I get to meet all of you!
Thank you all new followers - awesome to have you join. Please see next post as I will reveal the two winners of this weekends CCF Blog Hop

A little about myself, I have been a crafter for many years. I started with fabric and small home decor, moved up to albums and quilts. Made my children Pj's and Halloween costumes when they were little. They have long since grown. Back in the late 90's I was introduced to scrapbooking and have completed over 20 albums. In the past 5 years I have got into card making and now I can be seen making multiple cards in a weekend as well as other paper crafts.

I have an Expression Cricut Machine and a Cuttlebug. I do not have the G or DS... someday perhaps.

My next blog candy will be when I reach 250 followers. (I just had my 225 blog candy last week or so).
I hope you find this blog fun and helpful, please comment so I can get to your blog. If you do not have a blog - but a private or closed blog - please still comment or subscribe by email.
I post coupons weekly to help us "fuel" and save on our enjoyment.

If you have any questions - my email is posted under my ID page.
Thanks and come back soon!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Reindeer treat bag

Here is a bag which you could put cookies or a small gift in. I borrowed the idea from Project Tueday but I changed the directions to fit my bag and added a border punched flap.

Entering this in a few challenges
Crazy4challenges to use circles on a project
Paper Cutz Challenge - bling! (I used my IROCK tool)
Project Tuesday - reindeer baglet
Simon Says - sparkle

Friday, November 19, 2010

CCF Thankful Blog Hop

Welcome to our second Blog Hop with the Cricut Card Fairies.
We did one in September that was a school theme and this month is a thankful theme.

I am thankful for my family, my children, and my friends. We would like you to visit all blogs and comment along the way.
Crystal is our commander and you start there to get the listing if you have not already done so.
If you have followed along - you would have just come from blondemommy26
I am your last stop before you return to Crystal for a final comment.

Here are a couple things I made - a card and gift bag set.

Directions for the bag can be found here. (I made a Santa suit one below) You can decorate the front any way you like. I did this one to match the Pilgrim outfit. I think you can figure out the Pilgrim motif without directions.

I am giving away blog candy - to win - please follow my blog and leave a comment. I will pull a name for those who qualify. I've posted the candy picture below. There will be two winners of the cloth fabric stitched stickers. (You pick one from the set)

Enjoy - if you need the whole list of the hopper spots:
Here is the order in case you get lost along the way.

Sheryl (that's me)

(Click the picture to get a better view - thank you!)

Santa stand up bag/box

I had this idea to make a stand up bag box as a Santa's Jacket - hope you like.

This is the pattern and some pics to help you make one.

Cricut Card Fairy Thankful Blog Hop

Tomorrow we are having our second Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop. This one is themed for our thankfulness for all the blessings in our lives.

We hope you will hop along with us. Comment on all blogs and Crystal is giving away a special blog hop candy.

A little background about the CCF: we are a group of folks who make cards and mail them to those who need a pick me up, or it's a special birthday, or someone is experienced a hardship.
So a few of us have entered into our second blog hop. If you like to make cards and want to join us in our missions you can send an email to Crystal at .

Thanksgiving card

This was a great sketch at Card Patterns to get me to use up my scraps!! I cleaned off my craft table a few nights ago and have a pile of pattern paper and card stock that is very huge. How did that happen. Well now I have a clean work surface and can get to crafting.
So I vow to make cards using my scraps and this card is the results:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

AC Moore 50% coupon 11-18 through 11-20

Winner of my Blog Candy

This was a time consuming process as I had to make sure those who entered were subscribers and then I checked all blogs (some did not have viewable blogs) for a second entry who might have posted as an alert (thanks for those who did that too).
I wrote all the name on strips of paper

and pull one name

Lorianna said...

I am a follower already. I don't have this cart. would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.
Spreading the word on my blog!!!!

Congratulations! Please email me your home address at my address luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com
I will mail on Saturday.

FYI - this cartridge will be removed from it's plastic housing container right before I ship it to the winner to save on shipping costs, it is not linked and it is not used. (I do not own a G or a DS - someday....)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yankee Candle Coupon

Reminder for a chance to win blog candy, go to this post leave a comment there and be or become a new follower of my blog. I will choose a winner from all qualified entries Thursday morning.

Now onto the Yankee Candle coupon

Coupons and reminder

Blog candy at my blog will close this Wednesday (Nov 17th) and a drawing will take place Thursday when I get up.

Reminder for a chance to win, go to this post leave a comment there and follow my blog. I will choose a winner from all qualified entries.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cricut Cartridge blog candy and Welcome new followers

Hello all and a great big Welcome to my new followers!!
Since I participated in a blog hop this weekend - I reached 225 followers and helped me achieve my goal!!!
I would like to tell you and remind others (if you have a Cricut) to please enter the give-a-way here. I am giving away a Cricut cartridge as blog candy. You can read all about it here.

This blog candy will close this Wednesday (Nov 17th) and a drawing will take place Thursday when I get up.

Reminder to win, go to this post leave a comment and follow my blog. I will choose a winner from all qualified entries.

FYI - this cartridge will be removed from it's plastic housing container right before I ship it to the winner to save on shipping costs, it is not linked and it is not used. (I do not own a G or a DS)
This is open to everyone - not just the US.

Winner of OWH blog hop candy

Hello and thank you to all who visited this weekend during our Valentines OWH card for HEROES blog hop.

the winner of my candy is
Blogger stefeni said...

Wow, that card is beautiful! And looks simple enough to make several for the troops. I learned that OWH has a lot more to offer than just cards and I'm so glad I have sent cards already. Definitely will continue to send them.

November 13, 2010 2:28 PM

Hello Stefeni - please email me at luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com with your home address and I will mail your Adornit dimensional stickers this week.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tiny mini Pizza Box Ornament

I designed this mini tiny pizza box to hold my crochet heart ornament.
The finish size is 2 x 2 x 1"

It was fun trying to get it to fit my ornament and make it, its own ornament as well - kind of a 2 for one. I hope who ever gets it from my crochet group likes it.

The cs is from SU, the pattern paper is from Hot of the Press, the snowflake is from Martha Stewart as well as the glitter.

I'll post the directions in another post as not to make this one too long.

Crochet heart ornament

I am in an ornament swap with my Wednesday night crochet group. Seeing how I only know how to crochet a few things, (Hearts, flowers, butterflies and shamrocks) that I learn from you tube I took what I knew and made this ornament.
I am limited to really understanding full blown patterns
but I can follow videos and simple directions.
I will make a box to put this in that will also hand on the tree - like two ornaments in one. I hope to finish that today to post.

Holiday Crafts web site

Hi Just came across this web site from a fellow blogger - you can sign up for their monthly newsletter.
Holiday Crafts and Creations
(Click on the image and it till take you to their web site)

Award from Rhonda

Thank you Rhonda for the fabulous award!

You have to check out her blog - she makes the most wonderful creative unique mini albums. As a recipient of 2 (and also a surprise one) I am amazed!!!!

I am told I have to mention three things that give me attitude. Hmmm...

1. Well crafting - it could be cards or layouts - anything paper!
2. Getting up early and planning and creating...
3. My children and my friends/family

(I'll pass this on later - as I have hundreds of blogs to visit and crafting to get done - hence my attitude toward crafting!!!)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

How to make the pinwheel

So I learned how to make this pinwheel from Judi - my Stampin' Up friend/demonstrator.

I am just going to show you the pinwheel not the card - you can see a card I did here.
Sorry I do not have the ability of doing a video.. someday I'll get with it. (OMG do people say that any more)
So here are the directions and measurement.
Cut two of the same color of solid cs pieces at 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
Cut 4 (or used a 1 1/4" punch) squares in coordinated cs pieces
Cut 4 1 1/4" x 1/4" (or use a punch) in a printed paper.

My cs and pattern paper is from SU.

Ok - lets put these together.
Glue one 2 5/8" square to the other to create a 8 pointed "star"
Glue one pattern cs 1 1/4" square to one of the points (only put a little - you'll see why when we glue on the last square.
Glue the solid 1 1/4" square to the next point - you can see the pinwheel happening
Continue to glue the rest (but leave the last one for a sec

Now put glue on the last squared and tuck it under the first one you put down.
Here is the finish item - I glued a silver pearl to the middle