Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jolly Holidays

Used the winter wishes cut from jolly holidays cricut light cart. The snowflake on the patterned block has plain old glitter and glue.  Used a white stamp for a blizzardy look :)Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another deer card from Create a Critter!!

I just love this reindeer!! He makes me  smile :).  Thanks for looking!
Used AC cardstock foil pack for the red and gold on ornament.  I used the cuttlebug dvine swirls for the base.  Used a cheap hobby lobby pack named Christmas brights cardstock.  Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas card making

I am currently in Christmas card making mode.  I am hoping to make at least 5 more before December.  My plan is to not be in the craft room in December so i can spend that time with my family.  I will post these as they are made as long as nothing else comes up!! Hope you have an excellent Thanksgiving dinner.

One sheet wonder

So has anyone tried a one sheet wonder or even know what it is? Well anyways you take a sheet of cardstock and you cut it many ways to use on different cards.  You can read more here.  (may just help with my christmas cards since i wanna make each unique cause i am crazy..) and i am on a spending freeze this month and next!! LOL  Let me know what you think!  Have a good night!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Fall Banner!!

I think it looks better in person!  You are right, Janet, i had a blast making this!! My daugther absolutely loved it!! I hung it in the window above the dining table :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hobby Lobby sale

Got these cute stamp sets at Hobby Lobby for 3.11 after 40% off store sale!  Almost didn't find them but as i was leaving i spotted an aisle with the Christmas "stuff".  I almost gave up cause i couldn't find many stamps in the regular scrapping aisle.  So happy i found the Christmas projects aisle.  :)   It's Christmas Crafts brand.  The one on the left is Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Do not open til christmas.  The one on the right has a few i can use year round!Like Handmade with Love and Uniquely Handmade/limited edition.  Just thought i would share. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Please forgive me

I haven't posted in a while.  My family took turns being sick this month.  After i took care of everyone else i also got the bug!  Guess that's how it works.  Family comes first before blogging anyway.  But i  still wanna jump in here on the first and show you some layouts.  I know we all have a different style.  So don't be too hard on me!!! Thanks for continuing to follow me!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This isn't a layout

But i thought i would share a pumpkin i made from the file i bought at  Hope you like it.  Took me a little time to do it!! LOL but it was really fun!! Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 is having a sale!!

Lucky me i still had a gift card from Black Friday(i know that is horrible) and i had money in Paypal and no other way to spend it...LOL.  I really love the way my Scal 2 cuts these files!!  Mary Rudakas is a great designer of svgs!!  Anyway if you want to purchase from them their files are 25% off!! You just enter code laborday. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I have joined Pinterest last week and i gotta say it is addicting!! If you would like an invite just comment below with your email or you can email me with it at  It is a great site and very inspiring!! You can look up any images.  I look them up by color, shape and even words!! If you already have a Pinterest account i would love to be your friend!! My user is Vickie Buell!! Thanks!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I made another piece of Baker's twine!!

This one was done the same wrap your crochet thread sz 10 around a ruler 11x make sure you tape the ruler with scotch tape.  Only this time i used a different kind of marker made for stamping.  I really like the results...don't forget to tape the beginning and ending of your thread to the ruler so it doesn't move around!! Hope you like it!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just unwound my homemade baker's twine

Not bad!!! I think it might look better on a card though!!

Hi Guys!! I am attempting my own Baker's twine!!

The other day i bought 350 yards of size 10 crochet thread in an attempt to make my own!! Well it costs me $1.99 for the thread and i already had sharpies.  Take an old ruler but if you are concerned about it you can use painter's, masking or scotch tape to cover it.  I just cut a piece of thread and i wound it around the ruler after i taped it with Scotch tape.  Now i am not saying it is perfect but we don't have to be perfect cause we are scrappers, right? Anyway, next i just drew lines on the thread.  I wrapped mine around 10x cause it's just a trial run and i want to do a lot of colors if it works!! I did mine in red hoping that i can use it on Christmas cards!!  Anyway here is a picture of mine that is still drying!! You can do thicker lines or thinner lines.  You can do yours up and down (it's probably easier) Hope you like it!! Don't worry i will be back later to show it unwound!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

School's back in session!!!

  At least it is in the small country town i reside in Ohio!! So i have been taking my time and not working to hard on the housecleaning and figured i would take a week to breathe.  Luckily both my children are teens, so they are in school full time!! I haven't done a dang thing this week so far besides catching my breath(obviously had to still do dishes and laundry)!! LOL.  I hope everyone else is having a nice time and not working too hard!! We will save the hard work for!!  I wanted to give a holler to my newest followers and thanks for following my blog!! I plan to start some layouts in September which i will post as i do them, so stay tuned and stay creative!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Scrap and Chat: Back To School Blog Hop

Scrap and Chat: Back To School Blog Hop: "Welcome to Scrap and Chat and the ...Back to School Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Corrine's blog , you are in the right spot. If you'..."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

My neighbor had a baby today!!

So i wanted to make her a card to take over when she gets home.  She is a new mom and only 20!! I just figured i would upload it and ask what you think!! Any input would be great!! Thanks!!
Its hard to see some details but the three cricles in the rattle have stickles and its cuttlebugged. Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Craft Channel: My Craft Channel reveals Stamping Show

My Craft Channel: My Craft Channel reveals Stamping Show: "We are sad to think we only have 3 more Cricuts to giveaway this week and then our promotion is over. But we're happy to giveaway another C..."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a few of my favorite things

Today i wanted to share things i love with you!!
Number 1
Number 2

Number 3                                                                                                             
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                                                            COFFEE YAY!!!

This are a few of my favorite things this week!! Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Craft Channel: 13th Host Revealed: April Meeker of Second Sister ...

My Craft Channel: 13th Host Revealed: April Meeker of Second Sister ...: "Congratulations to our winner from yesterday's post. Soon this crafter will be checking out why the new Cricut E2 machine is one of the hot..."

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Craft Channel: The Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo joins My Craf...

My Craft Channel: The Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo joins My Craf...: "It's our third week here at My Craft Channel and we're thrilled to keep unveiling some of the most amazing crafters out there and giving awa..."

Hi Everyone!!

Hope everyone had a great day!! I am glad i got to venture out for a walk since a little rain made this possible.  I don't take the heat very well being i am a stay at home mom!! LOL!! Well i was up late and tried a christmas tag off of Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cart.  I figured i could upload it and share!! It's simple but that is a good thing cause now i can make a bunch.

I added gemstones on the berries from The Paper Studio.. The tag was only 2 inches by 3.5 inches.  The words were only .25 inches.  I cut this on the expression 2 which cuts like a dream with small letters!! I used to have trouble cutting these!! I use the paper studio card stock pack(50pc for 4.99)..i keep every color of this in my room..i used beige and red.  The leaves were cut with a black shadow.. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My husband is spoiling me!!

I must be doing something right, lol!! First i got a camera and now he says i need this awesome laptop to go with it*ts*slide1 .  Ok hard for us to pass up deals with these flexible payments, right?? Besides it comes with wi-di (yes i spelled it right).  It's this awesome thing that allows your laptop to connect to your television via an anything on your laptop can be on your television...this is great if you don't have 20/20 vision..once i get the adapter to it i will give this a try.  But for more new purchases...after this!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Magazine(

For us more conscious, frugal and not a millionaire type...take a look at this site!! I am really thinking about getting this magazine.  Looks fun and i think it could help us all in the scrapbook area!! Oh boy my house sure needs an uplift and i could use inspiration!  Pics will be happening as i find random projects around the house.  Stay tuned and thanks for following!!

My Craft Channel: Our 9th Hosts Revealed: House of Smiths (bonus vid...

My Craft Channel: Our 9th Hosts Revealed: House of Smiths (bonus vid...: "'s day nine of our 20 Cricuts in 20 Days and our new Hosts reveal, isn't it exciting. We're having so much fun giving away these..."

My Craft Channel: Our 9th Hosts Revealed: House of Smiths (bonus vid...

My Craft Channel: Our 9th Hosts Revealed: House of Smiths (bonus vid...: "'s day nine of our 20 Cricuts in 20 Days and our new Hosts reveal, isn't it exciting. We're having so much fun giving away these..."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Craft Channel: 8th Host Revealed and E2 Giveaway: Welcome Heidi S...

My Craft Channel: 8th Host Revealed and E2 Giveaway: Welcome Heidi S...: "We're happy to announce the winner of the Cricut Expression from yesterday's post: (un)Deniably Domestic Location: Springfield : Mis..."

Thanks to QVC

I just became a proud owner of a Canon t1i...Trust me you will see lots of random pics on this site so be prepared!! Hopefully some are interesting...but remember i am a beginner with my first SLR.  Took me a while to take the plunge but hopefully it will help me get into the scrapbooking part of crafting!! Thanks for listening and any comments are very much appreciated!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Craft Channel: Lucky 7th Host Revealed: Brittany of One Charming ...

My Craft Channel: Lucky 7th Host Revealed: Brittany of One Charming ...: "Although it's hard to resist jumping right into today's introduction, we were just as excited to announce our next lucky winner of the Cric..."

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Craft Channel: Triple the Talent: Introducing Get a Little Creati...

My Craft Channel: Triple the Talent: Introducing Get a Little Creati...: "We are very excited to start a new week here at My Craft Channel and continue to introduce you to our new Fall hosts. Just like last week, ..."

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Craft Channel: Fifth Host Revealed: Teresa Collins & Bonus Giveaw...

My Craft Channel: Fifth Host Revealed: Teresa Collins & Bonus Giveaw...: "What a great week!! We're so excited to continue our week of new host introductions, but of course before we proceed we better give away ou..."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Craft Channel: Fourth Show Host Reveal: Art. Redefined with Chris...

My Craft Channel: Fourth Show Host Reveal: Art. Redefined with Chris...: "Can you believe we're on day 4 of our 20 Day promotion and so excited at the response. But the first order of business is to announce our th..."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Christmas in July Cards!!!

I made these the other night...last year i procrastinated!! LOL!! I used jolly holidays cart for the first card with some stickles and i used Doodlecharms for the other card...Thanks for looking!!

My Craft Channel: New Show Featuring Kristine McKay, MCC Founder

My Craft Channel: New Show Featuring Kristine McKay, MCC Founder: "We're so excited to continue our week of new host introductions, but of course before we proceed we better give away our Cricut E2 machine ..."

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hi everyone!!

I started Insanity workout yesterday and yes you probably are insane if you are doing it!! I am so sore...i had to lift my legs with my hands to get into  Now mind you i started walking on the treadmill two weeks before this!! I almost physically got sick and had to lay down in the bathroom and finish later.  But i followed thru and finished.  This is a hard workout that you do every day for 60 days and if you finish you get a t shirt that says insanity on the front...and i earned it on the back..Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Been a little busy!!

Tests from the hospital came back normal.  We are having a heat emergency here in Ohio.. :( no outside for me or the kiddos!! I have had my nephew over, he is staying for a month!! Luckily he is being very well behaved so i haven't had to do too much.  It helps that he is 13 yrs old :) So wanted to do some scrapbooking but guilty when i hide for too many hours...grrrr.  My children are both teens and got out of school on the 27th of May.  They like to be left alone for the most part and i still feel guilty...idk why lol!! Anyway my baby is turning 18 on Thursday.  I don't know why i am having sad feelings? Anyone else do this where you feel anxious when you shouldn't? LOL oh well it will be fine.  She still has another year of school.  Guess i am just worried that she has to make her own smart decisions and consequences are a wee bit bigger than before if she messes up...well enough of my blabbing and hope you all have a great day!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Tuesday!!

Our small part of Ohio is very chilly today!!  Our furnace went on the blitz to top it off.  So glad we are not in the Winter season anymore!  Been cleaning house today so haven't got to play any!! Hope everyone else has got some crafting time in.  My daughter is at Cheer Clinics all week, tryouts are on Friday!! Saturday morning we get the news.  My DD is going to be a Senior next year.  Not really worried about her making it, i just don't like to be the one to see "the list":O  Wish us luck!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hi Everyone!! Happy Friday 13th!!

I decided to uploaded a card i scraplifted from Robyn of My Pink Stamper.  I just love what she does with Cricut carts!! Hope you like it!!  I changed the colors and i have had stars and stripes on my mind!! LOL!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

So, i got good news today

My new Expression 2 is due on Wed.  I have to say PC is fast if you talk to the right person.  I just shipped my other one back a week ago Wed.  Wow excellent!!  Lucas is the best to deal with.  She emailed me today with the tracking number.  We talked to her on the phone last Tuesday and she said just email her when we ship our non working Cricut and she would submit a claim.  Looks like she did her job.  Thanks Lucas!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!

So i finally shipped back my E2 on Wednesday.  I am so hoping they get it and ship me another soon!! I am really getting sad watching everyone else have fun with theirs...wah..LOL.  No i am okay actually.  The weather has been great in Ohio.  And the kiddos went to Kings Island Amusement Park.  One of our luxuries in Ohio.  Sadly i didn't make a card for Mother's Day.  But i did call my mom.  I hope everyone else had a great Mother's Day and didn't have to do a whole lot.  I don't think moms should have to do anything on Mother's Day and still get paid.  Ha wouldn't that be nice!! Well TTFN!! Vickie

Monday, May 2, 2011

I am gonna miss the Expression 2

Ok not really since i didn't have time to get attached, LOL.  So anyway my dear husband called and talked to PC and they couldn't figure it out over the phone.  So i was asked to send it back!! YIKES!! I am pretty sad.  They said it could take 3 days to get a return label?? Hmmm why PC? I feel so  Well anyway i have been checking the email all day.  I am hoping it don't take three weeks after i return mine to get a new one.  But guess what? For my troubles i get two new mats!! I guess that will work!! LOL..I almost changed my mind on this purchase(buyer's remorse) But i guess i can kind of find the money in other  I mean with gas prices i could stay home i don't like to drive anyway.  Well thanks for listening to me vent!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I got an EXPRESSION 2!!

Ok so i got an Expression 2..First thing i did was make 3 simple cuts to make sure it worked of course.  Well it has the cutest carts ever so it was very worth it!! Then i decide i am gonna update it.  Makes since right? I thought so...but i update it while i am cleaning my room.  So i unplug it from the computer and restart it...and boohoo it so did NOT work(yes the power button is lit up but not a thing on the screen)...I am so bummed i thought i would be spending the weekend on it!! But no now i get to be on the phone on Monday with PC.  Please send me good vibes that this thing starts working and i don't have to send it back!! I will keep you guys updated on what happens to it!! Either way stay tuned and i will have a Mother's Day card up soon.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

Hope everyone had a good Easter!! Don't forget why we celebrate and keep on crafting.  In May i hope to use my craft room at least once a week.  Hmmm i sure could use more paper and maybe stamps...hint hint!!Hubby may take my room if i don't use it more!! I really hope he is joking LOL...
This was how the Easter bunny spread it all out...the bunny was busy this year and made homemade cards and baskets!! Laid some paper eggs out on the table and cut some grass egg holders courtesy of aren't in the pic.
the inside of my son and daughters cards
Simple card for my son
Simple Easter card i made for my daughter

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This was a scraplifted card...sorry forget who i got this from!!

Some of my work

I am new to this but these are some things i have done.  This was for my 16 year old daughter.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hi Everyone!!!

My name is Vickie and i am new to scrapbooking!! I have a cricut and all the goodies to get started.  I have joined blogger so i could check out all the cool and inspiring layouts everyone has.  So far i am seeing so much!  My plan in May is to start a layout/card every month, if you would like to join me it would be fun.  You may post your layouts on your blogs and link me to them!  So lets dust off our paper and start in May.  Any comments would be appreciated.  I am open to ideas to websites or links!! Thanks and have a good day!!