Sweet Audrey from Cute and Some gave me my first award. I truly love her work and I enjoy looking at her blog every day. She visits me regularly and posts to my blog often and I really appreciate her support, she even had to give me directions on how to download the award! Thank you so much Adrey for my first award!

Someone on the Cricut Forum posted about this site. The most expensive thing I bought was $3! There are K&Co flowers and tags, there are clear stamps, and Disney stickers and my favorite, the Disney paper clips.


I finally finished the ruffle bottom bloomers for Britton's Mickey Mouse dress. I also appliqued a shirt for her to wear with the bloomers as another outfit on our trip.

Just 4 more days and we are on our way! I will be working on the autograph books for the rest of the week. Hopefully I will finish!

This is a baby shower gift for a young girl at work and family friend. Her baby "Caroline" is due in 3 weeks. I used the Ruffle Bottom Diaper Cover pattern from "You Can Make This". This one went together much faster than the last one I made. I appliqued a onesie, a bib and a blanket to match...Mom-to-be loved it.

I am very very new to scrapbooking and to the Cricut. I've only made 1 card and 1 layout.....EVER and it was for this challenge. The card Below was made using the cuttlebug for the backgroud which really set the card off. I am very please with it overall.

There were lots of mermaids and an overall water theme at the circus and even though I didn't get any pictures of the mermaids in their costumes, I thought the paper was appropriate.

I went to www.pagemaps.com to find a layout that I liked and although my layout does not look exactly like the pagemap, I am happy with the outcome. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the journaling frame and for the word circus.

I know I still have a lot to learn but you have to start somewhere, right?

I've posted 2 photos of the layout..the first one is a little bit of a side view of the layout because the straight on shot had a lot of glare from the glitter on the paper!

I've spent the last two days working on dresses with a Minnie Mouse head on them for the girls to wear to Disney World in a couple of weeks. I started with Britton's dress (Kwik Sew 3035). Trust me there was nothing quick about this dress for me. I'd made one previously (Clemson outfit seen in a previous post) and I loved the back of the dress and the ruffle bottom bloomers that I made for it, so I decided it wouldn't be too hard to enlarge the pattern from an 18 mos to a 3T! That went ok, I had to make a few tweaks because the back of the dress was way shorter than the front. I attributed that to my lack of good math skills so I enlarged the back piece and all was well.

I had cut the pieces out earlier in the week so that I would have the morning to make Brittons Dress and Sunday for Reese's dress (a pillowcase dress). I knew that Reese's dress would be a breeze because I've only made about a million of them! This dress does not require that I use or follow a pattern. I can make it in my sleep. But they are really cute for almost 6 year old girls!

On to the Kwik Sew drama. I had all the pieces cut out and took the front piece to applique the Minnie Mouse Head. I got through the applique part and even though I wasn't happy with the actual design (the bow was all embroidered and I really wanted it to be an applique so that I could use the zebra fabric)I pushed on. 3/4's through the bow on the Minnie head the bobbin thread ran out on my machine. I changed it and started the machine back. I stepped away from the machine and when I came back the rest of the bow was completely ruined with the bobbin thread all looped on the top of the garment. Thank goodness I didn't sew the front to the back pieces, so I went a cut another front and started over.....this time I started appliqueing the design upside down on the front of the dress and threw yet another front in the trash. The third time, I got the applique done and worked the rest of the afternoon to get the dress put together.

When it was all done, I realized that something very wonky was wrong with the back of the dress. The back neck was weird. I think that I messed things up when I stitched the understitching. It's the ony thing that makes sense!

I was awake most of the night, just not happy with the dress so after church today I came home and cut out Reese's dress (the pillow case dress) and put it together with applique and ruffle in about an hour and then cut out the Kwik Sew outfit again.

This outfit went together so much easier than the first one and I am so happy with how it came out.

I still have the bloomers to make but I will cut them out tomorrow night after work and start sewing them Tuesday night. I will post them with the dress once they are made. They have a ruffle bottom so I'm hoping it is as cute in person as it is in my head.

Here are a few pictures of the 2 dresses I made today. I don't have a photo of Britton in hers yet, but I will get one with her modeling later this week.

For those of you who are interested. Cuttlebug Blog is giving away a Cricut Expression. Below is the link to their Blog. I'm excited! I already have my card made and just need to work on the 2nd project! Good Luck!


Hi all, I took my husband to Atlanta today for a Dr.'s appointment and while we were there I stopped in at Jo-Ann's. We don't have one in our town so it is always a treat to go. I had 2 coupons in hand but when I got in the store I found that they didn't have what I was looking for. However, I picked up a few good things on sale and 2 of the items I bought weren't on sale so I was able to use the two coupons I had, a 50% off coupon and a 40% coupon. Overall I spent $22 and some change and got 2 small paper packs, 2 EK Success punches (A 1 1/2 inch scallop and a square punch) and 2 score blades for my trimmer. The scoring blades for my trimmer were the best deal at .97 each! Here's a photo of my small haul!

Wow, after writing this post, I went back and reviewed the receipt and found that I didn't pay $7.97 each for the punches, I only paid $3.97! The sticker price on each was $7.97 but at the register they wrang up for $3.97. Now that's a deal!
I found these Princess Journaling books at Big Lots for $3 each, so I decided that I would try to make Autograph books for the girls for our trip to Disney World at the end of this month. I am really new to scrapbooking and the Cricut, so please don't laugh! Some of these pages are really cheesey but my 5yr old Grand daughter really loves them. She has picked out some of the items on the pages and since it is her book, I felt she should have some part in it.

I will post more pages as I finish them.

This week I will be working on Mickey dresses for the girls to wear.  I will post those as I complete them.