Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's been a while

I've been surrounded with boxes the last few days. We are finnaly back from our cruise and now we are moving. I'll be back as soon as we move into our new place. So please just bear with me!! I'll be back with some new goodies. I've got a bunch of new cartridges and I can't wait to unpack my stuff and get back to cricuting!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Faithbooking Research....

More on Faithbooking

I have been doing some researching trying to learn more about faithbooking. I have ran across several sites expressing their opinion on what faithbooking is and is not. Here is what I found:

*A means to express our faith. A journey of faith
*Ability to capture life's lessons that God teaches us.
*To remember God's faithfullness and presence in our daily lives.
*An eternal legacy for our children
*A witnessing tool
*An incredible, permanent reminder of our God Moments and His hand in our lives.
*Obedience to God’s command to remember what he has done for us. (Ps. 78:4)
*Scripture, Thoughts, Prayers, Blessings, Memories, Letters and Stories combined with our photographs to always remember our personal, spiritual journey with the Lord.

Many of the above were found at www.LisaWhelchel.com

What is Faithbooking?

Faithbooking is making an intentional effort in recording what the Lord is working out and actively doing in your life and the lives of those around you - in your scrapbooking albums.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Family Movie Must See

I wish I had some little ones to take and see this movie. A friend of mine on the CB has made a cut out of the princess and it's too cute. If you go and see it let me know!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Exploding Box Project

Here's the latest project I'm trying to do. (When? I don't know! :O) But It's an Exploding Box and I want to do a Mickey Themed one. Enjoy and be inspired!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ISO Christmas/ New Year Ideas

I'm on a search for card ideas for Christmas and New Years. These are some I found online for inspiration:

Blog List (Extensive)

Ok, I'm trying to update my blog list and this is who I have compiled so far:

...:~ŠǿƒŧβŖñ™~'s House of Cards...
Nubian Crafter
Busy with the Cricky
Christmas with the Cricut
Courtney Lane Designs
Crafty Chatter
Creative Critters Cricut Club
Dee's Crafty Corner
Etched In Memory
I2BZ2W8 - Welcome to my Cra...
Kimberly's Kreations
Memorable Creativities
My Cre8tive Paradise
Obsessed with Scrapbooking
Paper Creations
Paper Pastimes of a Scrapbo...
Pinnacle Crafts
Sistas Scrap Too!
the cuttlebug spot
The Homemaker's cricut
The Pink Stamper
YayaPhilly Craft World

I know there is more, but I'm updating the list as we speak!! Hee Hee! :O)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cupcakes How Sweet!!

Materials: Tape, adhesive of your choice, sucker stick, ribbon, and any paper shapes that you want to use (A scalloped punch was used here + a smaller circle punch, and a number "1" punch).

Using adhesive, I stuck the "1" onto the small circle and then I stuck those onto the scalloped circle.

With a small piece of tape I taped the sucker stick to the back of the scalloped circle.

Then I tied a ribbon on the bottom. Easy Peasy. Now go find a cupcake.

For My Marriage Ministry

Here is a placecard I made for our marriage ministry. There was nothing special about it, but they loved the fact that it was home made, so

For My Marriage Ministry

Here is a placecard I made for our marriage ministry. There was nothing special about it, but they loved the fact that it was home made, so

Some of my work

Here are some of my early work. Scrapbooking! I love doing this. This is picture of when we wnet to Bermuda on the Explorer of the Seas. In 4 days we will be leaving on the Freedom of the Seas to the Western Caribbean. I'm so excited!

This is a picture of my cricut handbook. I keep EVERYTHING Cricut in there. In a few months I'll have to make a bigger binder for all my cart. information.

You know Mel and his Steelers! (they are having such a tough season this year) We can't win all the time.

Storage Ideas & Goodies

Pen Storage:
Stamp Storage:

I think everyone I know has one of these:

More storage:

Blogging Again

I decided to start from scratch and get back to blogging. I really didn't take much time off, but I would only post here and there and with some goofs with my gmail account, I'm finally ready to get to work on this blog. Now here are some basics.

My blog name is: Cricutdoodle Scraps

My business name is: Bows & Blessings

Whoo Hooo - this is too fun!


Testing Testing Testing

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Our Second Honeymoon

I'll be on my way to the caribbean in less then 8 days and I can't wait. Here's a pic. of my ship!

Here is the ship! I can't wait! We've been waiting for so long to go on this trip!

Bon Voyage!!

Getting Ready To Sail

My "adopted" son came home over the Thanksgiving holiday to say hello and get some food! Here are the 2 of them. Janee and Nick.

Well today is Sunday and we are 5 days away from vacation. I'm so excited to leave, but not for my vacation to end.

I made these goodie bags for my church Drama ministry and feel as though people just weren't pleased or at least that they dissappointed me with their response? Is that possible?

Here's what they looked like:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A few homemade projects:

Here are a few cards I made for a friend in my scrapbooking class. She loved them.

Cheers For Her!

My daughter won her state cheeleading competition and she's still on cloud 9. Here she is:

She's the one on the LEFT. Such a sweetie. Those are her cheerfriends.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dinner Place Card

Here is a placecard I made for our marriage ministry. There was nothing special about it, but they loved the fact that it was home made. I love it too.

I want a Gypsy:

Here is the latest from Provocraft/Cricut makers! The Gypsy. Looks spiffy huh? I'll find out more about it, but this is just to show what' new and exciting. I don't have one YET!! But then again, I just got my cricut so it will come in time. But here you go:

upclose shot:
With the Cricut Gypsy you can weld, stretch, rotate, slant, and all the other functions that come stock with the PC software Cricut Design Studio. It will also provide you with a central location to store all your designs, photos, and craft projects so you never have to worry about transporting your giant Cricut machine again to get what you want. The Gypsy also stores the manuals and overlays for all the cartridges, so you literally have everything to design and shape any art project you can imagine in the palm of your hand.

Size – 8” x 3” x 1.5”
Weight – 11 ounces
Screen Size - 4.7”, 16:9, 480 x 272
Stylus Length – 3.75”
Storage – ~4000 Cartridges, 10000+ Designs
Battery Life – 4 hrs cont. 18 hrs int.

Compatible with Cricut Machines and Cartridges Weld, size, slant, rotate, stretch, preview -->
2 Full content cartridges preloaded

No computer required
Design functionality on-the-go with no PC
Interfaces with CDS when connected to a PC
Stores content, overlays, and manuals
Stores All Overlays
Stores All ManualsStores design projects

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Faithbook Benefits

The benefits to faithbooking:

Faithbooking will increase your faith. When we look back and take note of times in our lives when we remember God's provision, His healing, His peace during a difficult time... our faith in Him grows.

Faithbooking demonstrates obedience in training our children about the Lord's faithfulness.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are upon your hearts, impress them on your children.” Deut. 6: 5-6

“We will tell the next generation the praise worthy deeds of the Lord, His power and the wonders He has done.” Psalm 78:4

Isaiah 38:19b LB “Each generation can make known your faithfulness to the next.”

Joel 1:3 NIV “Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation

“TELL the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord.” (Psalm 78:4).

Faithbooking glorifies God by taking your everyday events (that you're already scapbooking) and adding what God is doing around those events - His power, His provision, His glory.

(found this nugget of information online :O)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I found these online at one of the Cricut MB members websites. It was such a cute Idea. I'd love to do this one day for my marriage ministry. Be blessed everyone!