Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Cards

Here are the only two Christmas cards that I have had time to make for this year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Time

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2013!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday Time!

It's holiday time again. Next week is Thanksgiving and this will be the first turkey day that my kids and I will have to celebrate it without our solider because he is deployed. We are thankful that he loves his job.

More onto my scrapbook organization! I have been working & trying really hard to get my scrapbook room organized so I can get back in there to be able to create again. It is such a mess. Will share more scrappy stuff as soon as I am able.

Until next time,

Monday, November 5, 2012

Stampin Trimmer is available!

I'm happy to report that the brand new Stampin Trimmer is available to purchase for $29.95.  If you'd like to order it the item number is 126889 and let me know so I can be able to order it for you!

Here are some of the features:
  • Cutting and scoring ... full 12" cut or score.
  • Keep scoring and cutting blade on the track at the same time (my favorite feature)
  • The base measures 6-1/4 ... and the ruler extends to 15-1/2.
  • The ruler locks in place you a more accurate cut every time!
  • Storage compartment under the trimmer ... perfect for holding a bone folder, extra blades and so much more!
I haven't yet used my trimmer and as soon as I do, I will be posting my projects & how I like it or not.

Until next time,

Friday, September 28, 2012


While watching the scrapbook episode on HSN, I saw the eBosser and wonderful job it did. I bought one! It's here and been on kitchen table and haven't played with it yet. But here is my new baby & I plan on decorating as soon as I get extra time.

eBosser sitting on table!

eBosser in it's box!

Can't wait to use it.

Until next time,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crazy Hot Summer

It's been a very crazy hot summer here in Indiana! I love summer but this summer has been way to crazy for me. I'll be back posting more as it gets closer to my kids going back to school and we are done with all of our family functions!

Until next time,

Friday, July 13, 2012

Wedding Card

Here's a wedding card I made today for an upcoming friend's wedding this month.

I bought everything I put on this card at Hobby Lobby except the American Crafts Glitter Ribbon and the action wobble.

Here is what the action wobble looks like under the punch!

I do believe I have a new obsession on my hands, using action wobbles on my creative cards!

Here is a peek at the inside but we haven't signed the card yet for the wonderful couple.

Until next time,

Thursday, July 5, 2012

It shipped!

So excited, got ups notification early this week that my Gazelle has shipped. It will be here on Friday, I'm so excited.

Until next time,

Thursday, June 21, 2012

3 Gets 1 Free!

How awesome is this! Especially if you buy 3 from your local Jo-Ann Fabrics this week while on sale! I got 3 this week at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics for $29.99 each and I was so excited that I got a great deal! You get to choose from a physical cartridge or an digital cartridge.

Here is more details:

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Go here: 3 Gets 1 Free

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Until next time,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Very EXCITING Gazelle Announcement!!

How awesome is this!

I just can't wait til mine gets here! I am really excited and wanna play but gotta wait til it arrives, which I hope is very soon!

Until next time,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Kid on the Block!

Well, I've decided I wanted to cut other svg files and just decided I needed another cutter that supported that. I was going to get a Cameo but decided on the Gazelle!

So excited that I will be able to cut exact 12" borders for my layouts! I hope I'm gonna love her as much as I love my Cricut E2. But I have been frustrated with my cricuts but do enjoy cutting from them & my many cartridges that I own.

Until next time,

Friday, June 1, 2012

CTMH Stampaganza

It's Stampaganza Time! So excited about this for this month.

Close to My Heart is offering buy 2 get 1 free on their stamps! How awesome is that.

Here are the details:

Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!
Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.
The lowest priced stamps of your order will be free for every two you buy.  In other words, buy three stamp sets and the lowest priced stamp is free, buy six stamp sets and the two lowest priced are free and so on!
Dates: Offer valid June 1 (9:00 am MDT) – June 30 (11:59 pm MDT

Remember, this offer is only good in the month of June!
Starting today; June 1, you can contact me or shop here to take advantage of this awesome promotion!

Until next time,

Thursday, May 31, 2012

CTMH June Stamp of the Month: Life is Tweet!

Life is Tweet! ( S1206 )

A cute stamp set that features some adorable images and sentiments that are great for your cards, layouts, or any other fun project you may have in mind.

Head on over to my website and check it out, MandyCreates

Until next time,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Silhouette Cameo Giveaway

How awesome is this! Hop on over to Pin it to Win it by Pink by Design and check out her awesome giveaway. While your there, check out here stamps. I absolutely love them!

How awesome would it be to win this awesome die cutting machine!

Until next time : )

Friday, April 20, 2012

My New Weight Loss Journal

Target is now carrying some Smash books & accessories now. I was so thrilled! I decided that I wanted to try this type of scrapbook journal for my weight loss journey.

I bought the pink one. They also had an pink pen/glue stick, so I knew I just had to have that also. Some page tabs and monthly calendar pockets. Not sure how I'm gonna put this together but will share more when I start working on it. I plan using more of my Imagine for this project also.

Until next time,
Monday, April 9, 2012

Where in the World is Your Vagabond?

Sizzix had a promotion going on over at their blog here and now my Vagabond machine is home! Hobby Lobby sale this week includes Tim Holtz products 30% off so I bit the bullet and bought me this awesome machine. Here we are getting home.

This isn't the most creative place but I'm so thrilled that I was able to purchase this awesome machine!

Until next time,


My family had a great Easter weekend! Spent time with family and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I didn't get all of my Easter pictures done of my kids but will get them as soon as it warms up again.

Didn't scrap anything but I did look into the online Tim Holtz class.

Until later.
Sunday, April 1, 2012

Prom Flowers

Happy April Fool's Day! No fooling for me. Thought I would share Prom bouquet and boutonniere I made for my baby brother and his girlfriend for their Junior Prom this year. Purple and black is what color they wanted and to match her dress.

Sorry nothing for ya having to do with scrapping today!
Until next time.
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Last Call for the CTMH How To Books!

The "My Reflections" and "Originals" are already sold out. Get the others while you can! 
I have 2 of these wonderful idea books. Going to be getting a few more while I can. So sad to see these wonderful tools be discontinued. Until later.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Paddy's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, peeps. A very big 11th Birthday wish for my wonderful daughter.

Until next time.
Friday, March 16, 2012

Where in the World is MY Vagabond?

Over at the Sizzix Blog there is an awesome give away! Where in the world is my Vagabond? Well, mine is still at the Hobby Lobby or Sizzix online store.

The giveaway is "limited edition" Gauge Keys and new limited edition Vagabond travel stickers! Wow!

I heard that this is an awesome machine and I so want one.

Head on over there now and share your picture of where your Vagabond is! Until next time.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

1st CTMH Card

Here's my first Close To My Heart card I've made.


  • CTMH cardstock: Cocoa & Colonial White
  • CTMH Dimensional Elements Hearts & stamped on it with CTHM Lagoon Ink
  • American Crafts Ruban Ribbon - white and which I sprayed blue with my own Glimmer Mist that I made earlier in the evening
  • Black Ink for the Hi! & inside card sentiment
Card shape is cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy
Size is 4.5" scallop card & 4.25" for scallop layour

Homemade Glimmer Mist

My try at making home made Glimmer Mist, which I love! I used folkart Metallic Blue Sapphire acrylic paint & Forever Blue Perfect Pearls mixed with more than half bottle of water in a small spray bottle (purchased at Wal-Mart) and two pea-sized fishing weights (these are for helping mixing).

Sorry if pictures are not the best.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


My kit came today. I was so excited to finally get it in my hands to check it out. Didn't get to play yet but hoping to work on some projects tomorrow. Until then.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HSN craft show

Just sitting here enjoying watching HSN National Craft Month:Scrapbooking! My favorite place to order from. Years past, my Cricut Imagine, Anniversary Edition Expresion 2, and a raspberry cuttlebug!

mandy : )
Monday, March 5, 2012

Barbie Birthday Card

Here is a simple card I made for my niece's birthday! Barbie theme. Colored in the barbie coloring page that I sized smaller for the card.

Mandy : )