Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I"m Back

Did you miss me?

Since I have been gone for a few weeks, I want to say first and foremost, I want to wish you a late Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope all of you had a good one with your loved ones. I hope that 2011 brings you all that you ask for.

I have been pretty busy, and I just wanted to give a quick update before I start posting my recent activity.

I have always liked to be crafty, and in the last couple months I have gone a little overboard. On a previous post, I mentioned that I bought my first sewing machine, and as a super early birthday present (my bday is Jan 18th), I got the Cricut Expression (Thanksgiving weekend, it was on sale), thanks to my hubby.
Actually, let me back up a little, I had decided that for birthdays, or any kind of party or get together that I do, I would try and do most of the decorations by myself instead of buying them. I like to add my own little touch to things. So.... when I entered the blogging world, I came across a lot of craft blogs, and everyone has a sewing machine and a die cut paper cutting machine. I saw so many different projects, and I said to myself, "Hey, I can do that, all I need are the tools". That's where the sewing machine and the Cricut Expression comes in. I'm pretty sure all of you know what a sewing machine is, but if you don’t know what a die cut paper machine, its way to cut letters, shapes, and phrases in impressive sizes using the 12" x 24" mat or the 12" x 12" mat. So instead of using regular scissor and cutting stars, circles, etc you use the machine and it's cartridges to make endless project possibilities, a lot quicker and precise.

Since I became part time at my work on Dec 1st, it seems like I have no time to do anything, or is it because I'm trying to do everything, and I run out of time? My hubby thinks I'm nuts on how I try to tackle many projects at once, but I love that I want to do everything.

I've started projects with my sewing machine around October, and haven’t done any since, but I have a few in mind that I will be doing very soon, as soon as this weekend I hope. I used my Expression for the first time in December and I began with making my sisters request to make her some Christmas cards to give out to her clients (she's a real estate agent, let me know if you are looking for one, she's great). For being a first timer, and not knowing how to use the machine at all, I think I did a good job. My second project was for my son's 2nd and step son's 13th birthday party. I made a Mickey Mouse banner, and that came out cute. I had started doing the invitations before I got the Expression, and I wish I wouldn’t have, but I didn’t know I was getting it and I didn’t want to throw away what I had already done, so I just added a little touch with my machine.
I am so excited with projects that I have done, and will be doing that that I have opened an Etsy account called Created by Lizard, and will be selling my items on there. I will post later on that.

I know that this is a lot of rambling, and when my hubby reads this, his going to think I'm even crazier, but I love to do all these things and enjoy doing them.

I will be posting pics and all updates in the next day in regards to my recent family gatherings, and projects.

Babe, don’t worry, I will be posting your Christmas project as my first update ( better late than never) :)

Casa De Sousa is and will be a little hectic and crazy, but fun at the same time.


  1. Glad you're back Liz and can't wait to see photos of all of your creative adventures!! I wish I were as motivated and crafty!!

  2. Youve been a busy woman :) Sounds like your loving your cricut more and have even started a blog, good for you. Its so fun and you get to meet so many great ppl and get so many ideas. Its simply wonderful!
    Thanks for emailing me today, Ill be replying to you soon. Its great to meet someone in the area as well. I do not have any friends or family that craft like I do so this is wonderful. I hope we keep in touch.
    Im sure your hubby is excited for you. Youve found something you love doing and it keeps you busy and creating. Mine honey loves what I do, he always rates my cards and I love getting his input. Hes so happy and proud of me that I started my blog, and figured it out all myself. He loves stoping in time and again to see what Ive been up to and what ppl write for the comments. I love getting comments too, they are always so positvie and uplifting, it makes my day.
    Anyways, Ill email you soon, thanks for stoping by my blog today, Im glad you found me and for becoming a follower :) Im so excited, Im almost at 200! WOW!! I started my blog a year ago in November and look at it now :) So awesome!

  3. Hi! Just found your blog while perusing bloggy moms. I am a CA blogger to...stop by sometime


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