Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bucket List Blog Hop Winner Announced

Sorry I am late!! I have been dealing with tooth ache pain and real life. But I did not what we are all waiting for. The winner of the blog candy is: 

lorby said...

Very nice idea to do. Pretty. I'm a follower now and looking forward to your other ideas.

Lorby please email me at justina1218 at aim dot com with your snail mail info!! This week is a pretty hectic week, I need to go to the dentist, get my DD ready for her Honor Choir tryouts, renew my driver's license and go to CO for a business meeting next week so life is a little insane but I will have some crafty stuff up hopefully this week. Have a great Wednesday!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bucket List Blog Hop

Welcome to Just My Crafts and the "Bucket List" Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Michelle's blog you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects with you on some of our Bucket List ideas.  So get ready for some super fun projects and some fun giveaways along the way! Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas! 

I would like to thank Michelle for allowing me to participate in this blog hop and wish her a very Happy Birthday. Also would like to wish Jamie and Wendy Happy birthday and Happy Anniversary to Gill and Jim. 

For my project I decided to make a purse size bucket list notebook. I have not made a Bucket List yet, I guess I never really thought about it. So my list is growing and in order to keep it that way, I figured I needed something that I could pull out no matter where I was and add something or check something off easily. So I guess my first entry in my Bucket List notebook is to make a Bucket List LOL. So as a birthday present to myself I have started my Bucket List. I never knew how much stuff I wanted to do that I have not yet done. For my project I printed out paper from my Imagine and covered a mini composition book with it. I added a fabric block from Fantasy Fabric Blocks on the front. I used mod podge on it so that I can easily wipe off anything that may land on it while it is in my purse. I wanted to add more decorations to it but then decided against it since I thought it would probably fall off while in my purse anyways. But don't hold me to it, I may add more decor to it in the upcoming days. Don't you just love the little air balloon? Make sure you go check out the website it you would like to try the fabric blocks, there are gorgeous and come in so many different styles!! 

But wait before you go please let me know what is something that is on your Bucket List that you want to check off this year!! Mine would be to take a real vacation with my honey, last one was almost 3 years ago. I will pick someone on Monday and send you a little blog candy!!! For an extra entry (leave a separate comment, go Like Altura Credit Union's Facebook page and like my comment (Justina Almanza) under the Taylor Swift ticket post and then come back here and let me know.

Thank you for visiting, you next stop is Anita!! Here is the line up just in case you get lost:

  1. Michelle - <----Happy Birthday today the 18th
  2. Justina <----My Birthday on the 28th (YOU ARE HERE)
  3. Anita -
  4. Ashley -
  5. Amy -
  6. Maria -
  7. Tami
  8. Sher
  9. Scrappingmamma~
  10. Gina -
  11. Gill - <----Happy Anniversary on the 11th
  12. Linda T -
  13. Inga -
  14. Corrine
  15. Deborah
  16. Brynn
  17. Lori
  18. Nancy
  19. Monica -
  20. Lisa -
  21. Wendy - <----Happy Birthday on the 31st
  22. Jamie <----Happy Birthday today the 18th

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Addicted to Stamps DT Package Video

Hey everyone, here is my long overdue video for my Addicted-To-Stamps design team package. Hope you enjoy it!!

I absolutely love the fabric blocks, I am making some stuff with them now. So stay tuned!!
Fantasy Fabric Blocks: 
Addicted-to-Stamps Website: 
Addicted-to-Stamps Blog:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Old School Cartridge Blog Hop Winner

Sorry I have been MIA, kids started school this morning so it has been a crazy last couple of days. So I first wanted to thank everyone for hopping along  and following my blog. I hope you enjoy my new creations to come. So now on to the part you all have been waiting for; the winner!!! 
The winner is Michelle from Michelle's Crafty Creations:

Wow! I do like this card and the safety pins were such a neat idea to get it to stand up!! I have become a new follower. Congratulations on being a grandma again...a YOUNG grandma!! ;) For names, girl -Emma; boy- Jack. Love those names!!! Hugs, michelle

Congratulations Michelle!!! Please email me your snail mail info at justina1218 at aim dot com

Happy Hump day everyone!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Old School Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to Just My Crafts and the Old School Cartridges Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Peggy at you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to INKING IT UP CRAZY and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with you using the older cricut cartridges.  So get ready for some super fun projects and some fun giveaways along the way!  After you have finished the hop, be sure to head on back to INKING IT UP CRAZY  and create and link up a project of your own using one of your older cartridges.  The older the better ;) Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!  

For my project I decided to use New Arrival. I have never used this cartridge before, so I thought this would be the perfect cart to use. Shortly after I was asked to do this blog hop my step-daughter called me and preceded to tell me that she no longer needed me to go wedding dress shopping with her, I was taken back and then she said because I need you to help me get a nursery ready. I am so excited, this is grand baby number 6...for a 32 well I will be 33 when she has the baby. (HA HA my honey is 19 years older than me =)) So instead of planning a big wedding we are having a small one and focusing on the new arrival. So in anticipation of the newest member of our already large family I decided to make a card. I had to make it a little generic until we find out if it is a boy or a girl (fingers crossed). So I found this great easel card video that I found on Crafty Susy's Blog. It was a little challenging for me since I had to break out the Gypsy and I have never used it other than to link my cartridges to it. Let's just say what would take a person an hour at the most to do the project took me 2 days. I did the gypsy file saved it and then when I went back to it and it was no longer 3 layers but one layer. So I had to start over. And figuring out the paper was another thing that took me a while. All the paper I used came from my large stash. I do not know the names of the kind of paper since I bought most of it online from someone who was de-stashing their paper. To watch the video tutorial please go here: Crafty Susy's YouTube. Here are pictures of the steps I did after making the Gypsy file.
The first cut, the card base and the pop up base on plain white cardstock.

The cutting of the baby and his accessories.

The cut for the inside of the card

Score the baby where their heads connect

And then again at the neck

This is what it will look like after those scores are made.

I added some ink to the edges of the baby for the inside of the card

I used my re-positional glue to stick this on so I could move it as needed.

I used a copic to color the baby's cheeks and then stuck a small strip of blue cardstock behind the head for the eyes

I glued the pieces onto the pop up card base I cut out

I then attached the lower half of the pop up card base and the card to each other

It looks like this after you have those glued on

I put the little safety pins together, I colored the pins silver.

I then glued them to the inside of the card, so that it will act as a stopper

All done. This is what it looks like standing up on it's own
I figure if I find out if it is a girl I will add a pink bow to the hair and little earrings. Or a headband with a big flower. If it is a boy well I guess she will get it as is....LOL. I will add a sentiment inside before I give it to her. I sure hope she likes it. 

But wait before you celebrate my step-daughter being pregnant (which she was told a number of times it would never happen due to her diabetes and other health issues she had before) I would like to giveaway some blog candy. So please leave a comment and give me some ideas for names for either a girl or a boy. I won't make you become a follower, but I would love it if you would! 

Your next stop is on over to Cheryl at  Go see what she has in store for you today!!! Below is a full list of the participants of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way. Thanks so much for hopping along with us!!

YOU ARE HERE>>>Justina

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Addicted to Stamps???

Are you addicted to stamps??? I am!!! And my latest addiction are the new stamps that Addicted-To-Stamps is releasing. If you have not had a chance to check them out, please do so. If you love fairies you will especially love these!! Go check out their page on Facebook Addicted-To-Stamps today as they will be having a Stamp Release party and Sherri will be doing a giveaway! I am lucky enough to be a part of their great design team and I can't wait to get my hands on the stamps! Happy Hump Day!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

More RGB Codes

Hey everyone. OK so I got a lot of great feedback about the RGB codes and I have over 500+ codes to give you all. But I wanted to know if there was any interest in these? Do you guys know what to do with the codes? Let me know what you're thinking; like do you want the 500+ codes and/or do you need a tutorial on how to use the codes? Thanks in advance!!