Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Welcome to my blog! I'm new to blogspot so bare with me as I learn. I've set this up mainly so the people on the Cricut MB who are in my Pick your theme swaps can see pictures of what to expect within each level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Please bare in mind that none of these layouts are my work but work of the dear members in the swaps. Below is a brief description of each level with pictures to follow.

Beginner: single sheet background, 3 or less embellishments, usually single matted
artist: TinaScott

artist: TMarieThomas

Intermediate: 2-3 sheets for background paper 4-7 embellishments or techniques used, double matted.
artist: CrystalJames

artist: kareljcreations aka: flamingoteaser

artist: RueRue

artist: CaLisa

Advanced- 3+ sheets background, 7+ embellishments/techniques, double or triple matte

artist: Ilovemylilbug, for more of her great work visit her blog at: http://www.tammysplace-tammy.blogspot.com/

artist: Syd_vicious

artist: teeseluvs2scrap

artist: conniecordova

Embellishments include: buttons, brads, ribbon, cricut cuts (title does not count), eyelets, gems, flowers, etc. Each item counts as 1 (4 buttons and 2 brads count as 2 embellishments).

Techniques: distressed, embossed, tearing, paper piercing, stickles, etc.

Last but not least: Please understand that the descriptions and pictures are just examples. It's not always going to match perfectly and I don't want it to. Use your creativity and express yourself, you're the only one that can bring that to this swap. The descriptions and pictures are just to ensure that your level of work is equal to those in your group. Thanks so much for signing up and enjoy!


  1. Hi Miranda, good luck on your new blog. Thanks for posting the descriptions, makes it easier for me to know what is needed.
    When you have learnt all there is to know about setting up a blog please tell me as every time I try to change my background on mine I lose stuff, lol.

  2. Miranda,
    The blog is incredible! I am soooo impressed, especially since I can't seem to do anything with mine!
    I am so happy to be a part of it that I am going to do an RAK in your honor! Check out the "Chat" area and RAK area to see!
    As DD would say....exxxxxxxcelllllent!

  3. your example LOs are beautiful--thanks to all who created them. Good luck wih the blog--I added it to my favorites
    GrammaP from the Cricut MB

  4. Congratulations on your new blog! It is wonderful and the layouts are fabulous! I have so many ideas from them, thank you so much.

    Sandra Coe

  5. Hi Miranda,
    Great start to your blog! Nice examples of layouts.
    Now you have a place to put all your creations from SAC!!!!


  6. What a great blog! Wonderful layouts and descriptions. I am putting your blog as one of my favorites. So many good ideas! Good luck with your blog!
    Scrap~n~Joy from the cricut MB

  7. Great job! Welcome to the blog world! I just started one a couple months ago, and it is soooo fun.


  8. Congratulations on your new blog! I love the LOs you posted. They're all so different and it's always a pleasure to get new ideas!
    Best of luck in this new adventure of yours!
    Kate (Kateroo from the Cricut MB)

  9. I love your blog! Thanks for posting examples of the three different types of layouts. I also see that your @ Bragg. I have several friends there. We will be at Fort Sill in June. Congrats once again...


  10. It is going to be so exciting to watch your blog grow. I am following your blog on mine so I can keep up with it. You give wonderful descriptions of what is needed for those in your swap. Everyone should have a great time.

  11. Miranda: Your blog is awesome. You have very beautiful creations on it. Good luck with your blog. Can't wait to see more wonderful creations. Angie

  12. I am glad you have a blog now. i have been neglecting mine here lately. You will learn as you go. Have fun with it. I also love the layouts from the swap. It ia very inspiring.

  13. Your blog is great. I love the layouts, what great samples and great inspiration. Will be checking back soon. Thanks

  14. Great new blog Miranda! I love all the sample layouts!

  15. Your blog is wonderful I love all the example LO's.... I will definately keep your blog in my favorites...

  16. I just have to say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that pic of your kids decorating the tree...I think it is funny that you and DH are in it to because of the framed photo of you two on the wall...It is perfect!!!!

  17. Thanks for posting the differences in the levels. It's great to see how the different techniques are done. Nice job on your new blog!

  18. Miranda I love your blog. You have done a great job with it. I have added it to my favorites and will be checking it regularly.

  19. Thanks so much for posting these. Gives me an idea on what is what. Love your blog.


  20. Hi Miranda, your blog looks great and I love everyones layouts... I bookmarked it to come back!!!

  21. nice blog! thanks so much for posting about levels for the swaps. it really helps us swap newbies to figure thing out:)

  22. Miranda, I ove the boys will be boys LO! So colorful! Thanks for shraring!