Friday, April 23, 2010

Mom Wordbook With The Cricut

This is my first word book that I made with my Cricut. This is for my mom's birthday and I am happy with how it turned out. I used cereal boxes for the chipboard and the silver words and letters are made from soda can aluminum cut or embossed with my cuttlebug. I also used ribbon, pearls, flowers, crystals, and other embellishments to decorate. I designed this in design studio. If you would like the cut file leave your email and I will send it to you! Challenges I am entering my word book in...
The Pink Elephant- Aqua
How Much Is Too Much- 12 Things
Die Cuts R Us- Double Duty (Multiple pages in book)
Creative Card Crew- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Cricutters Anonymous- Picnic (Flowers)
Gingersnap- Botanical, The Good Earth (Blue/Flowers)
Penny's Paper- Anything Goes
Saturday Challenge- Distressing
Pile It On- Make It Sweet (I think of tea with sugar as sweet!!)
Kaboodle- Embossing
All Sorts- Butterfly Inspiration Pic
Our Creative Corner- Beautiful Blossoms
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious- Flowers and Wings
Double Dutch- Mum's The Word
Fantabulous Cricut- Mothers Day
Pollycraft- Make your own flowers
Sisterhood of Scrap- Flowers
Shabby Tea Room- Comforts of Home Photo Inspiration
Flourishes- Vintage
Papertake Weekly- Do Something Different
Spoon Full of Sugar- 3D Something
Tuesday Taggers- Memories
I also wanted to share some quotes I found about mothers:
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." ~Keith L. Brooks

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. ~Kate Douglas Wiggin

I cannot forget my mother. [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~Renita Weems

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
-- Theodore Hesburgh

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can't Wait To Try These Giltter Balls

I know its only April, but I am going to try these this Christmas!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Yay! My first award! I have to say thanks to Dayna at Buggin' Out for this awesome award! She is so creative and talented! I am always blown away by her layouts! I especially love her layouts of her wedding and gorgeous baby girl! Plus she is a Wisco girl so you know she's awesome! Here are the rules for this award: add a link and a note about the person who gave you this award and then pass this award on to 5 people you recently found and love. You also have to share 7 things about yourself. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy!

Here are some of the blogs that I really love!

Now for a little bit about me!

1. I graduated from University of Arizona with my doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm. D.) last year. I only made people call me Dr. Katie during the week of graduation ( : It took me six years but I had a lot fun and it was totally worth it.2. I love animals! I love all animals and I love going to zoos and aquariums. I have the sweetest yorkie who is the most loyal and smart little guy. Here he is taking his medicine after a foot injury:3. I love to travel! My favorite places to go are Maine, California, and anywhere with a beautiful beach. Living in AZ, Las Vegas is the perfect weekend trip for me. Here is a pic of David and me from one of our many Vegas trips:4. I love to ski! My dad taught me how to ski when I was a little girl and I have been going every winter ever since!5. I recently got into archery! My bf gave me a bow a few years ago and has been teaching me ever since. I love picking up new hobbies.

6. I have the most wonderful younger brother. He is smart, funny and always there for me. 7. I am a TV junkie! I love my DVR- speeding through commercials is the best. My favorites range from the high-brow, intellectually stimulating shows like Frontline, Independent Lens, Nova (basically anything on PBS!) to the guilty pleasures like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. I love anything that can make me laugh and I also love medical/crime shows (House, Bones, NCIS.)

Well, those are just a few things about me. Thanks for letting me share them!

Thanks again Dayna!