Thursday, July 30, 2009

We Have A Winner.... And Asian Baby Girl Shower Centerpieces!


We have a winner of this week's blog candy: #42 - Jessica. Isn't #42 always the right answer in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe? Hummmm... Silly random selector.


While I have you here, I wanted to share the centerpieces I made for an Asian themed baby shower I hosted at work. We decorated our conference room in over the top Asian and had an assorted buffet of Asian foods for lunch. The husband and wife work in our office and they are so sweet. They are also "out of the box" thinkers so an Asian themed baby shower suited them nicely. Now we have to wait another 6 to 7 weeks to meet sweet baby Sophie!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Christmas In July at Custom Crops


Have you been by Custom Crops and viewed the new projects (with cut files and directions) that were released on Monday? I have Christmas in July Package Tags!!!

I used brads on the Snowman to represent the coal buttons.


The Ornament is accented with silver paper trim - isn't it nice on the topper and the scrolling detail?


The Christmas Tree was accented with different colors of the stickles. I thought the stickles represented the tree lights.


And finally the Joy tag; I love the joy tag! I just love the word JOY!


To view the directions and download the cut file, follow this link to my page at Custom Crops and click on the project title. I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment at CC, they really do track the comments!
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Monday, July 27, 2009

BBTB Blog Hop, Blog Candy.....And a Wedding????


Hello blog hoppers! Welcome to Busy with the Cricky - you arrived *just in time* to celebrate a wedding with me! Have you heard? The Restroom door symbols eloped to Bora Bora!


When Regina assigned this weeks Bitten by the Bug challenge cut, the man and woman, I immediately thought of the restroom door signs.


I cut the man and woman in three colors: light blue, white, and black as well as the shadow cut. I used scissors and trimmed the black and white cuts into the clothing shapes. I used a piece of ribbon as the veil, and added stickles to create an overall bridal dress shimmer.


Did I mention the blog candy??? I am offering a set of 12 blank cards and envelopes, in the cutest paper prints, complete with a storage container. Just leave a comment below and I will select a random winner on Thursday.


And finally, now that you have dropped by and helped to celebrate the wedding, you should continue on your way to the next stop on the blog hop. Who knows what wonderful things await you at the blog of the kind and amazing Regina!!! Enjoy your trip!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Megan Fox is a Marketing Genius

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When Transformers 2 was making the rounds, Megan Fox traveled throughout the world looking sexy. Now she's promoting her new film Jennifer's Body, and also doing the sexy thing - but this time with her words, which is way better - if you're blind and they're translated to braille. Otherwise, she really needs to start stripping.

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"I think I'm pretty sexy in it," the actress, 23, said at the Comic-Con press conference for the movie (out Sept. 18). "The movie is SO sexy! You better put on your sexy shoes for this movie!"

In the film, in which Fox eats people, "there's sort of a hint of, a little bit of a lesbian relationship that happens. There's a girl-on-girl kiss. And beyond that, before every kill there is a seduction that occurs," Fox continues. "The boys have to be seduced to get in close enough to the dead girl in order for her to devour them."

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She doesn't mind freaking out an audience.

"It's cool to see myself being able to scare people, because I'm just a little girl," she says. "Look at me: I'm so sweet!" (Reuters)

Man, this girl is a genius at selling a film. Ok, who did Megan Fox just turn on? Let's see, we got the people who love Megan Fox, sexiness, lesbians, foot fetishers, guys with a 'Daddy's girl' thing, necrophiliacs, dude's who love to be bossed around by women and your mom. What, she's into Megan Fox? Is that so wrong?

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Paris Hilton: 'Michael Jackson named his daughter after me'

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While attending the premiere of her MTV documentary Paris, Not France (above), Paris Hilton revealed to Extra that Michael Jackson's daughter was named after her:

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"My mom and Michael went to high school together and they were best friends since they were 13," Paris explains. "So I grew up knowing Michael very well and when he had his daughter, he always loved the name Paris and grew up being an uncle to me. So he asked my mom if it was okay and of course she said yes and I think she's such a beautiful little girl and I'm proud we have the same name."

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I don't know about you guys, but this is probably the most fucked up thing I've heard about Michael Jackson. Ever. I could find out I have repressed memories of him molesting me as a child, and I'd still be saying "Wait. He named his daughter after who now?"

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lindsay Lohan thought Mischa Barton partied too hard?

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In the wake of Mischa Barton's 5150 hold last week, it turns out Lindsay Lohan, who single-nosedly kept Colombia on the map during her entire working career, tried to warn her clubbing buddy that she was out of control. FOX 411 reports:

But last year, Lindsay walked away from the friendship after a messy Mischa pushed Lindsay over the edge. Sources close to Lohan tell Fox 411 that the two girls haven't spoken for months, but Lindsay would help Mischa if she asked for help to get through this latest fiasco.
"Lindsay and Mischa used to go out all the time together in Los Angeles. They were like kindred spirits when it came to clubbing and letting loose," says the insider. " They have many mutual friends, but everything shifted for Lindsay last year at a party. Mischa was completely out of control, and Lindsay sat Mischa down then to make it clear that she needed help. Lindsay was desperate for Mischa to clean herself up and offered a treatment facility and a therapist to help Mischa. Mischa completely ignored Lindsay, and that was the end."

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Lindsay Lohan told somebody they party too much. -- Am I in an alternate universe? No, seriously, I'm almost afraid to look out the window for fear of seeing cats driving cars. Next you're going to tell me the president's black.


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Lake Weekend Brought Christmas in July


I had a wonderful time at Lake Murray last weekend with my scrapping girl fiends: "My friend Kathy", Beth, Sally, Peggy, Suzanne, and Pat. We were one busy bunch of scrappers! I actually only completed four scrap pages, but that was because I was focused on Christmas in July! I made 24 Christmas Cards (eight each of three styles), and 18 sets of gift tags to give as gifts at work. Somehow I feel like I am ahead of schedule now.

The one of the two double page spreads I created was of my daughter and her friends as they were preparing for the annual Steeplechase event this spring. I found this dress paper at Scrap Your Trip and just loved it. I thought it was perfect for these photographs.



As I stated above, I made three different Christmas card designs. I actually cannot decide which design I like best. The first design consists of a circular Merry Christmas stamp, stamped on smooth white card stock and cut with a nestie. It is mounted on a larger nestie and has a pop package in the middle. I used Basic Grey paper and off white cards.



The second design utilizes one of last year's purchases, this beautiful Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up. It too was stamped on smooth white card stock and mounted on a nestie cut. The background paper was purchased at Michael's, and I cannot recall the company.



The final of my three cards grew out of a mistake. I had planned to make bag toppers and accidentally cut them too small. So I decided to use the light blue cuts as backgrounds for stamping. I used the same Christmas tree and mounted the tag on navy card stock stamped with white snow flakes.



I wish I could show you my tags, but they must wait.

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Projects & Cut Files!!

Cherry Good Wishes:

I am so excited: I have seven new projects, complete with cut files and assembly directions, awaiting you download at Custom Crops. Just click on the blinkie to the left to be taken to my Custom Crops profile. Once there, click the name of the project to see the individual projects and to download cut files. Also, while you are there please, PLEASE, please leave comments on my projects... CC loves that!!! I truly hope you enjoy the projects!!

Fashionista Purse Book:

Birthday Girl Crown Card:

Merci Little Bird Card:

You Really Rock Card:

Fold Out Gift Card Purse:

Vase Box and Card Set:

A Little Something Ice Cream Cone


Have you been by Bitten by the Bug today? The ice cream cones challenges are up and wow are they yummy. Okay, I have a confession. In real life I LOVE ice cream cones. Somehow an ice cream cone is better than an ice cream dish.... I really do believe that!! Also at BBTB this week, the sponsor of this week's challenge is Paper Blooms - a number of us were provided with crocheted flowers from paper blooms to embellish our cones.


I used DCWV SWEET stack to create my cone. I was thrilled with the variety of sparkling papers in the stack that complimented the cone cut.


I used not only the Paper Bloom flowers to embellish my cone, but also a Stampin' Up stamp, and a couple of Prima flowers.


Mummmmm... This makes me want a chocolate dipped strawberry ice cream cone!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lindsay Lohan hounding Ryan Seacrest about working with her

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You know what is the best way to resurrect your flailing career? Legend has it, you want to find one of the most powerful people in your industry, then go out of your way to annoy the crap out of them. This seems to be the sage advice Lindsay Lohan is following, since she’s taken what could have been a good thing with Ryan Seacrest (he’s also a big time producer, not just the host of ‘American Idol’) and ruined it by pestering the living daylights out of him. Lohan even went so far as to call him up and ask him to take a break from his radio program so that they could chat. Lindsay Lohan may not have a career or anyone’s respect, but she is still the center of the world damn it!

Seacrest… out? Insiders whisper Ryan’s now admitting he’s had second thoughts about launching a reality show with ditzy diva Lindsay Lohan! After two face-to-face meetings, Mean Grrrl started bombarding the busy host with needy phone calls, and here’s the shocker - she actually begged him to take a break from his LA morning radio show for a heart-to-heart chat! Said a source: “Ryan’s the busiest man in show business, and he should have known better than to enter Lindsay’s world. He’s now saying that compared to Lindsay, working with high-maintenance Kim Kardashian is a low-Maintenance job!”

Now for the REAL shocker: Pals snicker that despite her current taste for all things Sapphic, La Lohan’s developing a “thing” for Seacrest. Reportedly, he has “zero interest.” (REALLY??)

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[From the National Enquirer, Mike Walker's column, July 27, 2009, print ed.]

My God I hope Seacrest cuts her off. The last thing Lindsay Lohan needs is someone indulging her. Seriously, she knows her career is beyond in the toilet. It’s gone out to sea. She’s not in a position to make demands on anyone. The only thing Lohan should be doing is freaking begging. She should be calling Ryan Seacrest up and asking him if she can bring him a beverage. Anything it takes to ingratiate herself and be as pleasing as possible to Seacrest.

I can’t stand that spiky haired pocket person, but he has major clout in Hollywood. He’s a workaholic, and exactly the type of person Lohan should be around. I’m surprised Seacrest would even consider dealing with another Lohan after producing Dina Lohan’s reality show. But that must not have been the terrible experience I assumed it was since he’s toying with the idea of adding Lindsay to the roster.

Lohan – get yourself a mop and a broom, stat. And start cleaning Seacrest’s house. Then move on to the garden. Show him you’ll actually work – and do whatever it takes – and you might deserve another chance. And keep your pants on.


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