Background Image - Ladybug

Follow Me Frame

Follow Me Frame

Follow by Email

More to see

More to see

Translation Button

Welcome ladybug

Welcome ladybug

Thanks for stopping by

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your stay!

I've noticed that I have visitors from all over the world. To make your stay more enjoyable, I have added a "translator" for you.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

60th Birthday Card

Made the following card for a friend who is having a rough time turning 60.  I thought the whimsical humour in this card would help a bit.   Happy Birthday, Rox!!! J  


inside top:-

We're the Pirate Peg-a-leg family!  :-)

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridge – Buccaneer
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page – Deco Fans
Glue – ATG; Zig Two Way
Cardstock – Ballet Blue (SU), which is kinda purple, for the card base; white (for the Imagine)
Patterned Paper
Rhinestone – Pink
Googley eyes
Baker’s Twine

Created completely using the Cricut Imagine and the Imagine Buccaneer cartridge.  Love this cartridge. The colours are so vibrant and the images are just so darn cute.  J

Used the pirate who had a li’l too much bubbly, layering his face, hat, and bottle. J  Pop-dotted the parrot and the treasure chest.

The background is the scroll available on the cart.  Computer-generated the saying that’s on the plank.  Baker’s twine is behind the sign.

Inside of the card:-

Used the MS punch around the page for the backdrop that has the pirate turtle, sentiment and jewel chest.  (rhinestone for the jewel).  The island has a palm tree and pelican.

Had a lot of fun making this card.  Sure hope Rox likes it.  J

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Winner of the My Memories Suite software

Drum roll please. . . . . 

I have a winner of the My Memories Suite software.  It's:-

which makes it:

Sharon said...
What a cute LO! Thanks for doing this give-away. I love that Dog Gone Cute Word Art.

Congrats, Sharon!  I'll be contacting you w/ how you can get your new software program.  I know you're gonna LOVE it!!!  I do!!! :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Digital Software Give-away

Have you ever wanted to try Digital Scrapbooking? Well, I’ve been thinking about it for some time now and all the planets must’ve been aligned because I was just given this great opportunity of trying out the MyMemories Suite software program, and just love it. :-)

And. . . one of my lucky followers will also get this chance, as I’ve been given another copy of MyMemories Suite (a $39.95 value) to give away to someone. How cool is that, eh? :-)

All you need to do is the following:-

1. If you’re not already, become a follower of my blog.

2. Visit Mymemories.com and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout.

3. Leave a comment on this post, telling me which one is your fav! Easy peasy!

You will love this program. It’s really easy to use and has a ton of free downloads plus cute ones for purchase, with very reasonable pricing.

I especially love the “Quick Pages”, which is what I used for my Digi LO. Seeing as I had just created my very first LO the traditional way, using my sweet li’l Bailey as my subject, it only seemed apropos to use him again with my very first Digi LO. I added some Prima flowers, w/ beads, and badabing badaboom, a layout was borne. :-)

I have some more good news:-

If you want your very own copy NOW, My Memories is allowing me to offer you $10.00 off the purchase price of this great program. If you enter this special code (STMMMS86383), you pay only $29.95 (Reg. price $39.95). Just click HERE to get your software. And. . . you can also get $10 off in the MyMemories.com store. That's a $20 value just for using this code. Be sure to copy/paste this code (STMMMS86383) during checkout. The download will begin immediately and you’ll be able to play with this awesome digital software, sooner than later. J

For those entering the give-away, please don’t forget to leave me some way of being able to contact you, should you win a copy of this fabulous software. Just one comment per person, please.

You have until Saturday, Sept. 24th, 9:00 p.m. PST, to enter. I’ll draw a winner, via Random.org. and post the winner on Sunday, Sept. 25 th .

Good luck, everyone!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lookie what I got. . . .

This is what I woke up to this morning. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? It's from the "Love of my Life" of 34 years. (We got married a year to the day, after we met.) I think I'll keep him around for another 33 years. :-)

Happy Anniversary Card

It’s our anniversary today ---- 33 years. Wow! It seems like only yesterday that I fell head-over-heels for the love of my life. Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart! J
I made him this card:-


Don't forget that you can click on the pix to enlarge them. :-)

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridges – see below
Cricut Cartridges – see below
Glue – regular;
ATG; Zig Two Way; glue gun (for the rosette)
Cardstock – double-sided for the card base; white (for the Imagine)
Patterned Paper
Bead – Blue
Paper Rosette

Cricut Imagine Cartridges
Enjoy the Seasons – male and female hearts, and layers
Better Together – You Make my Heart Sing; Heart and layers

Cricut Cartridges
Beyond Birthdays – Happy Anniversary
Lyrical Letters – Sweetheart

Made my very first paper “rosette”, as a flower on the patterned paper. The swirls resembled a stem, so plunked a rosette flower on top.
I just love playing w/ my Imagine. I took the two sentiments from regular Cricut carts. and floodfilled them w/ a pattern from the Imagine cart, “Enjoy the Seasons”. All of the colours and patterns co-ordinate w/ the already-made designs, so it makes creating a card very easy-peasey.
The paper rosette was made using patterned paper. There are many tut’s on the Web, but here’s one that I really liked. It has very detailed instructions/pix.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Latest Cricut Cartridge Check List – September 2011

Hiya. Hope you all had a great week. :-)

Provocraft released 2 more new cartridges. They just keep comin' and comin', eh? LOL

Here's my latest checklist:-


Just to remind you that, when you click on the Cartridge name in the checklist you downloaded, it will link directly to the Cricut website, whereby you can see more info about the cartridge(s).

Also, check out this website:- http://cricutblog.org/. You'll find projects you can make w/ your new carts. :-)

For newbies to my Cartridge Checklist, here's what it looks like:-

Enjoy!! :-)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Checklist for August

Hiya! If you're wondering why I haven't updated my Cricut Cartridge Checklist for August, here's the reason:-

As you know, the entries in the Checklist are linked to the Cricut website, whereby you can see what the Cartridge looks like and other info.

For whatever reason, Cricut.com hasn't updated their Cartridge list, where I would get the "link" to their site.

But guess what? I actually figured out how to LINK the carts myself. I know. I couldn't believe it either!! I just kept playing around with the hyperlink and badabing, badaboom, it actually worked. :-)

But, having said all of that, I think I'll just wait until Hello Thursday (this Thurs.) when they will possibly be releasing some new carts and then update the Checklist. Do you all agree?

Here's a pic of the latest one, tho:-

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blog Award. . .

Oh wow, when I was reading that the Cricut Couple received this awesome blog award, and I was about to comment how I thought they so deserved it, I noticed that they had nominated me for this award, too. I was completely blown away! Thank you soooooo much for giving me this beautiful award! :-)

Then, not much soon after, I received the same award from Stephanie. Thank you so much Stephanie! :-)

You really need to check out these two bloggers. :-)

In accepting this award I must answer the following 12 questions, and pass the award on to 10 others:
Name your favorite color? Gotta be blue.
Name your favorite song? Presently, it’s Bon Jovi’s “Make a Memory”. But I have many fav’s.
Name your favorite dessert? Chocolate Mousse
What wizzes you off at the moment? People who complain about anything and everything.
Your favorite pet? Even tho Bailey is my present furbaby, I have loved them all.
Black or white? If meaning color of clothing: then black over white. White washes me out.
Your biggest fear? drowning
Best feature? Being able to laugh at myself (which I do a LOT)
Everyday attitude? Every day is a new day!(cuz I tend to forget things a lot, everything is new once again!)
What is perfection? Yin and yang.
Guilty pleasure? Chocolate!
When you're upset? I go for a lonnnnnng walk to cool off.

This award is being passed on to:

Donna - http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/

Kelley - http://kraftieguru.blogspot.com/

Kendra - http://scrappincricut.blogspot.com/

Krystal - http://www.gettingcricky.com/

Mary - http://kreateskards.blogspot.com/

Sassy - http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/

Sharon - http://craftroomtransformation.blogspot.com/

Staci - http://lizardnladybug.blogspot.com/

Tangee - http://www.kricutkrazy.com/

Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blog candy winner

Hiya! Hope you're all having a nice week-end! The blog candy winner for the Mary Engelbreit stamp set was chosen by Random.org.

Congrats, Stephanie!! I'll be contacting you to get your addy. :-)

FeedJit Live Traffic Feed

Thank you for visiting ladybug

Thank you for visiting ladybug

Birdie thank you

Birdie thank you