Friday, April 30, 2010

Mother's Day

Using my new Script cuttlebug embossing folder and my favorite butterfly stamp from Stampin' Up! for a few Mother's Day Cards for my craft booth :)

All the ones I made have already sold, so they asked if I would make more for the weekend. I made 6 of these. Love them so much I might have to save one for MY mom lol!

Are you ready for National Scrapbook Day tomorrow?! :)


Thursday, April 29, 2010


I made this layout for the monthly layout challenge at Scrappin' N Chattin and since tomorrow is the last day of the month, I can share now :)

This is my hubby and I at the Wright Brother's Museum in North Carolina when we vacationed there last summer. The paper is K
& Co's Sparkly Sweet
that my grandma got me for my birthday.

Part of the title (kraft) is welded/cut wit Sure Cuts a Lot. The purple are Root Beer Float Thickers. Love those!

Thanks for looking. I'm ready for the weekend! :)


Farm Show

I love the 2 page sketch posted at Let's Scrap yesterday! It was perfect for my farm show pictures (and all those little critter's I've been cutting lol).

Here's page 1. I used Reminisce's Animal House collection for the solid and patterned papers. The critters are from the Create-A-Critter cartridge, cut from 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches.

Here is the second page. I love this cow!

Here is how the pages look together. I made the bottom scallops using Sure Cuts A Lot. I made 6 circles the same size and welded them together. Then, I highlighted them and kept the proportion to be 11 inches long (as long as my patterned paper strips). After I cut them, I cut them in half down the middle and put one on each page. Perfect!

Thanks for looking!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Crazy for Critters :)

I made 2 more cards tonight using the Create A Critter cartridge! My new embossing folders came in the mail today and wanted to try some of them out.

First up, this cute dinosaur! I used the green layer as my base cut, instead of black to save on paper. So I added a googly eye where the green showed where it would have been black. I ran the dark purple layer through my Cuttlebug using the Tiny Bubbles folder. It feels/looks really neat in real life. I thought he would be perfect for a kid card :) I used DCWV Animal Stack for the patterned paper strip.

The second card is the cutest cupcake! I used the shadow feature for my base to give it more definition. I ran the light pink layer through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. They look/feel like sprinkles!

Both cards use the Stampin' UP! set Mini Mates for the sentiments.
Thanks for looking! :)


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sweet Pea

This layout is for the monthly 24 hour layout challenge at Scrappin' N Chattin'! We have a database where we list 3 collections that we have (this time I picked My Minds Eye Lil Robots, Imaginisce Polar Expressions and Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety).

Our awesome hostess, April, chooses 3 sketches and assigns partners. Your partner chooses which collection they want you to choose and with which sketch. The challenge is April let's you know what you are creating with 24 hours before the challenge ends! We share our layouts and then are entered into a random drawing for a prize. How cool is that?

Fortunately, I like to scrap under pressure :) It makes me not be indecisive and unproductive! My partner, Ashley this time, chose sketch #3 from Julie Bonner and the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety collection.

I flipped the sketch horizontally to accommodate my pics and used 2 photos - other than I followed it exactly. The cool part is I made this layout using my 6x6 paper pad and the chipboard embellishments! :)

This is me and my precious niece Alexandra :) Thanks for looking!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Ruff day?

I am in *love* with this cartridge! Here's my latest card using Create-A-Critter.

I used American Craft's Metropolitan line - specifically the "Sushi Bar", "Tokyo", and "High Rise" patterned papers and coordinating solid colors. I also coordinated with these flowers/buttons in my stash. This is for their pet themed challenge!

Thanks for looking! Have a crafty weekend :)



Howdy everyone! This is my second card I made with my new Create-A-Critter cartridge. I love how these critters layer - so easy! Also, they have a chipboard type weight to them once you put them together. Each one comes with a phrase, too!

I used my new cuttlebug to emboss the background with a floral design. However, I just ordered the paisley embossing folder because it would be perfect for this one.

Thanks for looking! TGIF :)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My first creation!

..with my new scrappin' goodies I got for my birthday yesterday.

I love the Create a Critter cartridge! I made a ton of cuts for RAKs, cards, layouts and just to experiment with how the layers worked. Because of the "new" way Cricut layers their cuts, there are more larger pieces that when put together show different colors, instead of small cuts that take forever to put together. The other benefit is when finished, the critter has the look and feel of chipboard. Very cool.

I made this card for a friend - I used the little deer. He is one of my favorite cut so far! I used the DCWV Neutrals pack for most of the forest critters. The paper is thick and textured - which worked great for the intricate pieces. Also, the colors are perfect for the different shades of fur.

I embossed my card base with the "Bloom Dots" cuttlebug folder to coordinate with the pattern on my accent paper (Basic Grey Lily Kate).

Here is a picture that shows the dimension of the fawn and embossing. I love it for my first project!

Thanks for sharing in my excitement :)


So Spoiled!

I was a spoiled birthday girl today!

My mom surprised me with...
And my wonderful husband got me this...

I can't wait to play with both! :)


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Who's Walkin' Who?

Loved this sketch from Julie Bonner over at the Scraproom Blog! I love one photo sketches and especially the linear feel of the bottom part of this one.

I also used the prompt over at Design Dollies - which was "a walk in the park". I used my 6x6 Basic Grey Green at Heart pad.

The journaling about my boy reads...

"Jax loves to go on walks. Or should I say, take me for a walk? It’s a task in itself just wrestling him into his harness and leash to get out the door! You’d think if he enjoyed the result of such torture, he wouldn’t fight it so much! But as soon as his paws hit the pavement, he’s full speed ahead. And he only has one speed – not fast enough Mom. I could be running a full out sprint and he’d be yankin’ my arm out of my socket trying to get to the next tree, flowerbed, or worse yet – dog. Nonetheless, I love it and I love this candid shot Dave took of us walking at the beach."

Thanks for looking!


Birthday Banner

Love this sketch as part of the Sketchy Thursday's spring blog hop!

And one of the challenges on Scrappin' N Chattin was to use a banner :) Perfect!

I used a pic from my Aunt's surprise 50th birthday party. Loved the offsetting photo mats. I cut mine at 9 inches.

I used a star in place of the flower to coordinate with my patterned paper. I inked all the edges in black to bring it together and give it a darker touch since the photo is dark, too. Thanks for looking!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Second Chance Sketch

.. at Sketchy Thursdays! I was a little intimidated by this one..

But would *love* to win this cute stamp set. I just bought the Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" 6x6 pad for cards and these sentiments/images would be awesome to use on those!

Anyway, here's a layout for our wedding album! I used a border strip and coordinating paper from Creative Imaginations. I put a black mat behind the border and punched one side with my threading water punch, but replaced the holes with bling to go with our rings.

I wanted to keep the theme black and creme to bring out our hands and focus less on the white flowers. I think it worked? Of course it's straigher in real life ;)

The "tie the knot" ribbon is from American Crafts and that luscious flower is from Precocious Paper! Here is a close up of the embellishments.

Thanks for looking! Hope to finish a few more layouts tonight as my hubby is busy working on home improvement projects! :)


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Operation: Playground

I went to a small crop yesterday afterschool and made this 2 page layout for Scrappin' N Chattin's "papercut" challenge. You were to use a sheet of patterned paper and cut some of the images out and use as embellishments somewhere else on the page.

I thought DCWV's Green Stack was perfect for this challenge. Love these little critters. The pictures are of my husband helping his friend put together their playset! Talk about a job and a half :)

I used a block style to use multiple photos (which were already busy) to simplify the layouts. I used the blue patterned paper and green cardstock alternately as title and journaling spot. The screws are actually little brads! Too cute.

This page mirrors the first page. I used a Jolee's embellishment - which is almost the exact same design! I cut the grass using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge on my cricut at 1 1/2 inches.

Here is a closeup of the embellishments:

Here is how they look together!

Thanks for looking! :)


Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge :)

Robyn (aka My Pink Stamper) is giving away the new cricut cartridge "Create A Critter" - which is #1 on my wishlist!

The challenge was to create a project using your cricut and the colors black, green, and pink.

I used my Life's A Beach cartridge to make this simple Hawaii layout.

In Robyn style, I used a 8 1/2x11" piece of black cardstock as my mat on a 12x12 piece of patterned paper. My photo is 5x7".

The leaf border (page 37) is cut twice at 2 1/2 inches. I cut the leaf image on the same page at 2" to place in the middle to connect the two borders and make it the length I wanted.

Then, I cut the coordinating title "Adventure" at 3 1/4". I used lime green stickles to add texture and differentiate between the image and words.

The hot pink plumerias (page 34) were cut twice at 1 3/4" and once at 2 1/4" with the accompanying layers in light pink and yellow.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Working Hard?

.. or hardly working? That is the question when my husband and his best friend work from home. I knew I wanted to use the paper airplane paper and pencils from Cosmo Cricket's "Boyfriend" collection. I also added little computer embellisments.

They were playing Wii with these guns and decided to come scare me in the scraproom all army style. Well the joke was on them because my boy Jax defended me :) Luckily I had my camera on my desk to capture the whole thing!!

And together..

Thanks for looking! I'm hardly working on this beautiful Saturday :) But I am happy to accomplish at least this layout!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Giveaway :)

My AWESOME friend Abby is giving away a Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" kit!

Leave a comment on her blog and please tell her that I sent you :) Good luck!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Play

I love this sketch from Two Chicks Designs! I added 2 smaller photos on the left page, but otherwise stuck to the sketch. I'll definitely be using it again.

More photos from Easter 2010 (scroll down for another layout I did tonight). Papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love collection. I doodled around the peach paper with the same pattern that is around the dandelion patterned paper.

I used 2 lollipop flowers to keep the focus on the photos.

And how they look together..

Thanks for taking a peek! I'm loving this 90 degree weather while it lasts. It's supposed to get cool again for the weekend.

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