January 24, 2013

My New Toy - Canon Selphy CP900 with WiFi

At home with a sick child so I thought I would pass the time by playing with my new toy.  I bought this at Amazon for a steal.  Some of the scrapbook videos and blogs I subscribe use this photo printer when they go on crops.  It is very small (the paper tray is a removable attachment).  Its about 6x6 and about 2.5 inches tall.  You can buy a battery to take with you if you are limited by outlet plugs. I have used it already and I SO love it.    It uses canon selphy paper which is 4.6 plus some extra inches.  I already have it set up for wireless transfer through my router.  But you want to know what is even more AWESOME!!!!!! You can use it with your android phone, IPhone and IPad.  Just download the free software Canon Easy-PhotoPrint.  All I can say is if you are looking for a nice inexpensive photo printer to take with you on crops...this is the one. At least for me it is the ONE.....  It also works with Windows8.

January 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Art Deco Style

Happy Birthday Art Deco Style


My father-in-law's birthday is fast approaching and I wanted to do something a little different.  So I bought the Art Deco cartridge from Micheal's during the Thanksgiving sale.  It's very 20's flapper style...not that my father-in-law is that old.  I just thought it would be really cool to do it up ol' school.  

All papers are from Recollections 835x11 paper packs.
Cricut Image Cartridge: page37<HghlndPk>, <Hglnd-s> , <layer hghlndk> and <layer hghlnd-s> size 5.75.  This was hard to put together at this size.  Its definitely better at a 6.5 or higher.  The book says not to do it smaller than 5 inches but the top segment on <layer hghlndk> was very hard to get off so I ended up having to use the inside which is not used to make it work.  I also used the Teresa Collins 6x6 paper pack called "World Traveler".  The stamp sentiment on the inside comes from The Stamps of Life set called "pinwheels2stamp" by Stephanie Barnard.

1st Birthday Cricut Teddy Bear on Parade Style

I made this card for my niece who will be celebrating her first birthday this month.  I bought the cricut lite "teddy bear on Parade" from  I really love this cartridge.  It has many uses for all things celebrated to include holidays.  The card measures 5x6 and is from recollections.  The background paper comes from Recollections "with love" 6x6 paper pad.  The ribbons was from 5 Valentine's day ago from Martha Stewart. 
 I used the cricut lite cartridge Teddy Bear on Parade and paper pieced the teddy bear <baby> from several different paper DCVW and Archiver's.

The bear measures at:<tddyBear-s> 4.82, <tddyBear>4.82,<baby>2.83, <baby-s>2.55, <layer baby>1.77 and <layer-s baby>0.70.

I also used classic stampin up ink pad: basic black; liquid pearls: cantaloupe; at you spica: lipstick, orange, lemon; gelly roll clear star.  Craft Lounge clear stamp "Anna Mae"

January 6, 2013

Project Life - December

 This was my trip to the Raleigh Twisted Fork restaurant. It was on New Year's Eve. It was really awesome food and a premium price but it was worth it. I decided to do my project life by the month and not the week. It's less stressful and more attainable for me. 

Happy Wedding

I made this card for a really awesome family member who was recently married. I used a Kraft card rag from Ranger. My minds eye paper and mister Huey spray. It went really quick and turned out really nice.

January 3, 2013