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I'm Alma, I'm the mother to 2 beautiful boys and a gorgeous little girl. I love God, scrapbooking, shoes, sunglasses, purses and shopping.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Pinterest? Follow me!

Hey guys! Do any of you have a Pinterest account? If so, I'm including my link below so you can follow me if you'd like! :) Pinterest is an online virtual "bulletin" board where you can pin any and all stuff from the internet that you want to remember.... believe me, I've become addicted! :) If you need an invitation, let me know :)

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cricut Mini Collectibles!

Look who showed up at my front door today?? Yup...aren't they adorable?!? I was hoping and praying and crossing everything I had for a pink but the closest I got was that Plum but there is still hope! I ordered 4 more last night so i'm hoping hoping hoping next time I open up a pink one! :) Eithe way, it's fun to open them! They come packagaed up in a cute little box and wrapped in foil so you don't know what color you got until you open :)

**Keep your eyes open for a giveaway soon! I might be giving one of these away!** :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Simple Saturday

I'm starting a new "feature" on my blog today and i'm calling it "Simple Saturday". I'm just going to make something extremely simple and call it a day :) I'm battling a VERY sucky cold this weekend plus I have finals due tomorrow so I didn't have any time (or energy) to really work on anything extravagant. I did want to take a few pics of my kiddos with my new camera and just play with it for awhile because the weather was just so gorgeous. I took these pics and printed them out on my HP photo printer. I'm in LOVE! I still can't get over the amazing quality of photos this camera produces and that's just on auto! I can't wait to see what the feature really can do! :)

So the backgroud is cut at 11" (stamp from B is for Boy) and it's adhered to a 12x12 kraft cardstock. The title is cut using George and Basic shape (shadow key) and that's it! I don't think it's that bad considering the fact that my head was super congested when I came up with this!

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Canon Rebel!

Hey guys! So some of you know that I have been dying to get my hands on the Canon Rebel T3 DSLR. I have a Nikon Coolpix but lately it just seemed to really lag and whenever I would try to get a picture of my kids doing something hilarious or quick, by the time my camera took the pic it was 10 seconds too late :(. We came to the agreement that I would save up for it and I was hoping and praying I'd have it in time for Christmas pics. Well, yesterday my sweetie came home from getting the tires on his truck changed and rotated (I've been battling a cold for the last few days so he went alone) and he brought me MY CAMERA!! Woohoo!! <3 I'm so blessed to be married to him. He always does his best to make me happy :)

So I have been reading up on it and frankly, I'm a little intimidated. I have quite a few friends who are really into photography and lets be honest, I don't really need another hobby. But This is an investment that we feel is worth every single penny because the pictures are amazing! Our son Bradley is low functioning autistic and he NEVER looks at the camera. Yesterday I took him outside to play and capture some shots and I got the most amazing picture I've ever gotten of him. So any doubt I might have had was erased just by this single picture.

*BTW- isn't he a little cutie pie? I'm a little biased but this is my little angel. Jacob and Julianne do their own thing most of the time but this little one likes to just come up to us and cuddle. :))**

I just wanted to share my excitement with you guys and hopefully now with my new camera, I'll be way more inspired to get back to my scrapbooking :) I have about 2 mini albums i'm working on that I will post sometime this weekend. I am battling a cold AND have finals on Sunday and since my hubby is working all weekend, it's just me and the kids. :)

Happy Fall!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Personalized tote bag

Without getting into any "politics" I just wanna say...I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sure Cuts A Lot 2.0 lololol let me tell you why. When I was trying to design this simple tote bag I just wasn't happy with any of my font carts. Don't get me wrong, I love my cartridges but I just wasn't feeling any of them. So then I remembered that I had SCAL and thought, well I'm sure I will find a font on my computer that I love and I did!

I used a regular blank canvas tote bag from Michaels, and of course ran it through my YuDu (using the Vinyl technique). I then added a $1 butterfly rhinestone iron on and some Pearl Pen pearls and of course, made a bow using my Bowdabra. Can I tell you how much I LOVE that thing?! OMG, I want to make bows for everything! LOL

This isn't the actual gift itself, this is the "gift bag" but the way I see it, she will be getting two gifts in one because she can reuse this bag :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Simple Scrapbook Layout

So I had a WHOLE elaborate layout planned for these pictures but have you ever had one of those nights where NOTHING you cut on your Cricut is panning out? I tried to use my Expression "old school" (haha, with the cartridge and keypad) and I have gotten so use to my Gypsy that I was lost, ended up wasting some paper. Then I tried CCR and it would not read my machines, finally got it to read my Imagine only for the mat to keep spitting out. :/ THEN I went to design on my Gypsy using the Elegant Edges cartridge only to remember that my cartridge wouldn't link to my G! So needless to say, this was the best I could come up with on a "short" notice. LOL

Aren't these pics cute? We took my daughter to the American Girl store for her first trip and she LOVED it! I was giddy to watch her because I had an AG doll as a little girl and I always envisioned my own having one. Well, daddy bought her her first Bitty Baby that day and she's been playing "mommy" ever since. :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Matey!

Hey guys! Well today is a very special day because my hubby turns 40! :D I don't know about you all, but I struggle with cards, ESPECIALLY cards for guys but I received my Buccaneer Imagine cartridge yesterday and knew I just had to use it so this is what I came up with. Another reason why I love the Imagine so much, I was just not in the mood to cut out a bunch of little pieces today so all I hit was print and cut :) I added a little bit of white and brown Twine and voila, that's it :)

The card is on a white card base that measures 6.5x5 and everything else is 1/4" from that. The pirate is cut at 4" and the Happy Birthday at 3".

**Sorry for the unedited picture. I am still learning my Macbook and haven't quite gotten the editing part down**