Saturday, December 29, 2012

All I Want For Christmas

Happy Saturday to everyone!  Today I am sharing a layout for the Lasting Memories challenge.  I was hoping to squeeze in one more layout  before the end of the year.  We visited Santa in November and my kids told him what they wanted for Christmas.  They never write a Christmas list, I guess they are a little lazy when it comes to that.  I found the Christmas trees and cute title on the Winter Frolic cartridge and thought it was perfect.   I looked through my stamp stash and found the sentiment Be Your Best Elf, a Studio G stamp.  I added some tags from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge so I could do some journaling.  I wanted to make sure I included everything on their wish list so I can remember in the future.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge

Here is a double layout for the Lasting Memories Challenge.  Another summer layout.  Boy, do I miss summer time. We had so much fun in our pool and at the beach.  My husband surprised the kids this summer with a slip n slide.   They were a little skeptical at first but once they saw mommy and daddy do it they were in.   So many laughs and great memories.
Sorry for the washed out photos.  I was in a rush to get this posted.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

The Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week is, Bells are Ringing.  The prize for this week's challenge is the Snow Folks cartridge (so kindly donated by Erica's Craft Room).  This one is on my wish list and so I decided to give the challenge a whirl even though I do not own a cartridge with a bell die cut.  My bells were cut from the Christmas Cookie Collection from SVG Cuts.  My card base and circles were cut with Birthday Bash.   Love the shaped cards on that cartridge. I used Bazzill cardstock and DCWV 'Tis the Season paper pack.  I added some faux stitching around the bells edges, a poinsettia brad to the top of the bells and of course some bling.  A super simple card.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Simply Crafts December Challenge

I made a shaped card for the December Challenge at Simply Crafts.  The challenge is to use the reindeer on the Doodlecharms cartridge.  I must admit this is not one of my  favorite cartridges or images.  I've seen some really cute reindeer die cuts on other cartridges but I don't own any of them.  I decided to try and make this ordinary reindeer a little girly and a lot cuter.  I embossed the antlers with my Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder and inked it up a little.  I also added an adorable red bow from the Create A Critter cartridge and finished it off with Peachy Keen faces and some stitching around the edges.  Glossy Accents, a little bling and viola!  My girly reindeer.

I used my Scrappy Moms stamps for the sentiment inside.

I am planning to use these cards as gift card holders for teachers gifts.  I hope they like them.  I made two different reindeer so I can remember which teacher gets which card.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gift Card Holder with a Christmas Twist

It's cold and raining here today.  The kind of day you just want to hide out in your house with a warm cup of tea, a good book and a cozy blanket.  Unfortunately, that is not my reality today.  Uggghhh
This past weekend I had a chance to make a gift card holder for my son's religious education teacher.  She loves Dunkin' Donuts so I am planning to give her a Dunkin' Donut gift card.  I've made this gift card holder in the past but I decided to give it a Christmas twist. I used one of my favorite Scrappy Mom's stamps sets, Winter Wishes.  I am totally over the moon with Recollections paper pack, Sugar Plums.  I think I picked it up last year or this year.  I can't remember but I love the colors so much.

Cartridge:  Love you Latte
Stamps:  Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes
Ink:  Color Box Dark Brown
Embellishments:  Dear Lizzy Brad, Pop Dots

I'm linking this post to the following challenges:
Scrappy Moms Stamps
Die Cuttin Divas

Friday, December 7, 2012

My Favorite Layout To Date

Yes, you read my title correct, this is my favorite layout to date.  I don't have many scrapbook layouts since I only started scrapping a year ago but this one is my absolute favorite!!  Why is it my favorite? Well, I love the colors in this layout, I love the little girl making a snow angel, I love that I used my Peachy Keen princess faces stamps, I love that the snowman is wearing a hat that my sons has, I love the mitten paper, I love that I finally used a Cricut phrase as my title and I loved that I blinged it up.  So you can see there is a lot of "loves" in this layout.  At first I wasn't going to include the little girl making a snow angel but then I decided to spend nap time cutting her out instead of folding laundry and vacuuming.  I think it was well worth the sacrifice. Let's see what the hubs thinks of that.
I will be including photos from a freak snow storm we had on November 7th.  My kids and I made a snowman and my daughter made her first snow angel.  She had so much fun and looked so cute, just like the little girl on my layout.  Well I'm off to try and clean up before the bus arrives!  Enjoy your weekend!

Quick details:
Paper:  Recollections Holly Jolly, Bazzill
Cricut Cartridge:  Winter Frolic (first time using this one), DoodleCharms
Stickers:  Snowflakes Recollections
Embellishments:  Gelly Roll Glitter Pen and White, Glossy Accents for the phrase, Stickles for snowflakes and girls pom pom, Rhinestones
Stamps:  Peachy Keen

I am linking this post to the following:
Lasting Memories
Fantabulous Cricut

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Been A While

I haven't had a post in a long time. Sorry :-(!   I want to catch up on my scrapbooking before the end of the year so I'm hoping to have more posts that include some layouts and hopefully a few cards in between.  Ohhh, and then there is Christmas.  Who am I kidding!!! I'm hoping to make it through the holidays without going crazy.  Anyway, here is my layout for the Sketch N Scrap challenge this week.

This layout makes me miss the summer sooo much.  I absolutely despise the winter and look forward to the summer starting November 1st.  Crazy right???  We are fortunate, to live very close to the beach.  I love it!  Over the summer we met up with some friends for dinner and drink at local restaurant that is on the bay.  It's nice because you get to watch the sunset will sipping mojitos and pina colada's.  Plus, we both got babysitters so it made the night more enjoyable.  I miss warm summer nights and amazing sunsets.  Ohhh well let me check off another day in my summer countdown.

Papers:  Little Yellow Bicycle
Stickers:  K&Company

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge

Lasting Memories has a fun challenge this week.  Pick four items from the hat.  I chose food, title, die cute, and colors.  This layout looks totally different from what I originally had in mind.  Once I started putting it together I started changing everything but in the end I am super excited with it.  This will be the first page in my little girls school scrapbook.  It's bright, cheery and all about a little one in preschool.  What I love most about this layout is the hand print.  It's a SVG file from SVG cuts.  The slide, swingset, and puzzle pieces are also from the set.  I added the date and basic info to the puzzle pieces at the top.  I would like to add a journaling section because there is so much to write about her first day.  I'm not sure if I'm going to add a small square in the middle of the two photos or use the apple as a journaling spot.  What do you think?  
First Day of is cut with SCAL and PreSchool is a sticker.

My favorite part, the hand print.

Thanks for your comments about photographing scrapbook pages.  I took this shot in the morning outside and I think it's much better than the other pictures I've taken.  I think the morning light is best.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Goblin Good Time

It's Tuesday and the kiddies are back to school so I thought I would do a quick post before my dryer finishes.  I'm trying to get caught up on weekend laundry.  Today I am sharing a Halloween card.  My first of the season, yes I am behind on my Halloween card making.  I made this card for a few challenges and of course my Hello Kitty lovin' daughter.  She's obsessed with Kitty so I think she will  like this one.

I'm linking this post to the following challenges:
Simply Crafts

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cutest Pumpkin In The Patch

Happy Friday!  I'm so excited the weekend is here.  I am hoping the weather is good and we can go pumpkin pickin' this weekend.  I love to go pumpkin picking with the kids.  We go on a hayride and go out to a big open field and find that perfect pumpkin or 6!  Last year my kids were all about the small pumpkins, and lots of them. I like one big one for carving.  Let's hope the rain holds off and we can find our pumpkins.  I made a double page layout for my pumpkin pickin' weekend.  My first double page layout.  Can I get a woohoo.  This layout is more formal than I would like but this is the direction it took on when I picked the papers.

So as usual my pictures are terrible.  If anyone can give me some advice on how to photograph scrapbook pages I would truly appreciate it.  I used an older K&Company paper stack and Bazzill cardstock.  I cut part of the title with my Cricut and the other half is a sticker set I picked up a long time ago at Michael's.  The pumpkins are from the Everyday Paperdolls cartridge and the acorn is an SVG.  I found the fabric and gem stone leaves in Michael's dollar bin and the brown cording is also from Michaels.  I was hoping to add some buttons but I didn't have any that matched my layout.  Oh well.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I'm linking this post to the following challenges:
Lasting Memories
Cooking with Cricut
More Than Favors
My Craft Spot
My Sheri Crafts

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bottoms Up Baby

I finally have a card to share.  I've been making cards but haven't had time to take pictures and blog about them.  Maybe I've been a little excited with my new paper hobby, scrapbooking.  I know I'm a little late on the scrapbooking band wagon.  Let me show my card crafters a little love.  Speaking of love, I absolutely looooove the way this card came out.  I love it so much that I don't want to give it to the recipient, my mother-in-law.  I'll give it to her anyway because she truly enjoys my handcrafted cards and she helps out a lot.  Thank you!!!
My card is based off of the sketch at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This card came together surprisingly fast.  Most of the papers were cut with my Fiskar's paper trimmer and corner rounder.  The frame for the margarita glass is cut with Elegant Edges.  One of my favorite cartridges.  I love the way I can add a cute frame to a card or scrapbook page and it changes the entire look.  All of my papers are scraps (will that pile ever go down) that I inked.  The margarita glass and title, Bottoms Up, are from a sticker page I got a long time ago at AC Moore.  I stamped the inside of my card with a Scrappy Moms Stamp set.  I hope my Mother-in-law enjoys the card as much as I do.  I have a feeling she will enjoy the margarita mix a lot more!

I'm linking this post to the following challenges
Die Cuttin' Divas
Scrappy Moms Stamps

Monday, October 1, 2012


I was so happy to see the challenge over at Cooking with Cricut, apples or honey in honor of Yom Kippur.  I decided to use apples.  Scrapping my sons first grade class picture has been on my to do list for a year now and I can finally check it off!  Ahhhhhh yeah!  Love accomplishing things on my to do list.  Enough about my crazy to do lists and onto the layout.  I was really hoping to use the apples as a border under the picture but it didn't work with the papers I chose so I decided to accent the title "First Grade" with two apples on either side.  My title is from Kerri Bradford.  The apples are from Doodlecharms and accented with a white gel pen and popped up on dimensionals.  I chose DCWV Grade School paper pack and added the cute pencil from Simply Charmed.  I used my Gypsy to hide his face.  I also used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to added texture to the pencil. A simple layout but a wonderful way to remember my sons first grade class.

I blocked out all of the kids faces for privacy.  Sorry I don't know how to use photoshop .

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Beautiful Girl

This weeks challenge over at Lasting Memories was difficult for me.  The challenge is to use pink, ribbon and lace on your layout.  Pink and ribbon easy peasy, lace, well that through me for a loop.  I don't have lace and how was I going to incorporate it into a layout.  Well, as I was clearing out my daughters summers clothes I came across an old pair of leggings with lace on the bottom.  You see where I'm going with this don't ya.  I cut the lace off, she didn't need them and they had a hole so you could call this recycling to suit mommy's crafting addiction.  The layout I made is not typical of my scrapbook layouts.  It's more shabby chic or vintage.  I usually stick to a clean, simple Cricut die cut look.  Sorry I don't know the scrapbooking terms for all of this so I'm totally making this up as I go.  Anyway, my layout is not my usual style but sometimes we need a challenge to get us to do somethin' a little different.  My layout is missing the photo because I haven't ordered a copy yet but I have a beautiful picture of my daughter from the summer.  She is in my parents backyard smelling flowers.  So pretty!  One of those pictures that makes here look so calm and innocent.  Yeah right!  

 The mat for the photo looks so red in the pictures but it actually matches the deep pink of the base paper.   Two things I love about this layout that most won't notice,  the green paper has music notes on it which goes perfectly with my title "You make my heart sing".  Second, one of the hexagons had room for some  journaling and it said "happy"on it.  My daughter certainly makes my heart sing and she is happy and girly like this layout. 

Linking this post to the following challenges:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Here Fishy Fishy Fishy

Another scrapbook page for you.  I think I'm starting to enjoy scrapbooking more than card making.  I feel so much satisfaction when I complete a page.  Another thing checked off my list and another memory to cherish.  Today's scrapbook page is one for the hubs.  He finally has a page all to himself in the book.  This is a picture of him (name and face are blocked for privacy) on a charter fishing boat in June.  It was a business trip that I think was more fun than any other business trip he's taken.  He caught eight fish total.  Way to go, babe!   We enjoyed the fruits of his labor by eating these fish over the summer.  The charter boat fillets and packages the fish for you.

Sorry it's so blurry, not sure what happened

Look at the size of those fish!

I like this picture because it shows the hook attached to the word fishy.

My title Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

Sorry my pictures are so bad.  They actually looked a lot better on my camera.  I followed the sketch at Artful Delight.  It was super easy and allowed me to layer some paper for the side banners.

Paper:  K& Company Happy Trails, DCWV Summer Dream
Cartridges:  Simply Charmed
Twine:  Recycled from a package I received
Ink:  Versa Magic Sea Breeze
Stickers:  Recollections Alphabet Stickers
Glossy Accents

Friday, September 14, 2012

Movie and a Scrapbook

Happy Friday!  So happy the weekend is upon us.  When I checked out the Lasting Memories challenge this week my head was swarming with ideas.  The challenge is "Movies"!  Use a title or quote from a movie or anything related to a movie.  I thought of the 80's hit, Splash, for a fun summer page, then I found a great pic of my daughter and thought of Pretty Woman or Pretty in Pink.   As you can tell my mind went straight to the 80's.  I don't know why.  So instead I decided on a layout titled "Breakfast Club".  If you grew up in the 80's you probably watched this movie a million times.  It was a good flick and even better to watch now.  Over the summer I took a picture of my husband and son out on our deck eating breakfast together.  I'm not a great photographer (as you can tell by my blog pics) but this picture came out great.  The lighting was perfect and it really showed off my sons green eyes and my husbands blue eyes.  They are both in the pj's and have bed head.  One of those random pictures that you just look at and smile because it was a nice quiet morning and they were bonding together over a simple bowl of cereal.

My layout came together very quickly.  The only item I cut with my cricut was my title.  I used a new free font that I installed recently, smiley monster.  I love the way it looks, like a little kids handwriting.  The rest of the papers and die cuts are from a K&Company 8X8 kit I found on clearance at Michaels.  I added some Recollections flowers and a little bling.  I know a boy layout shouldn't have bling but I can't help myself.  I seriously think I'm addicted to that stuff.  Wish it came in more colors too. I'm going to do some journaling on the sunshine paper and I'm debating if I should add the month and year to the fliers on top.  What do you think?
Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cup of Joe

Happy Monday!  I'm a little perky today, thanks to two cups of coffee.  Lovin' it!
I have a cute shaped card to share today.   It's actually a gift card holder that I've been wanting to make for some time.

I followed the instructions on carissawiley's you tube channel.  I think I like her gift card holder better.  Next time I will add a nice pattern paper belly band.  I'm hoping to make a more of these gift card holders for the holidays, new moms and teachers.  They are easy, fast and much better than the Dunkin Donut holder.  I hope my neighbor likes it.  She deserves a little something special.

Paper:  Recollections and Bazzill
Embellishments:  GellyRoll Pens
Cuttlebug:  Distressed Stripes
Stamps:  Peachy Keen Princess Faces, Scrappy Moms Simple Sentiments

I'm linking this post to:
Scrappy Moms

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School Again!

Another lay out for my scrapbook.  Can I get a woohoo?  Mama's on a roll.  This is for my son's school scrapbook.  I love doing the comparison of first day vs. last day.  Thank you Pinterest for that wonderful idea!  I love documenting the changes.  I'm hoping to complete the second half of this layout, his class picture, this week.  I guess this is good enough for now.

12X12 layout.  

Scrappy Moms Kids Incorporated stamp on the arrow.  I'm hoping to use more stamps on my layouts.

 I used the DCWV Grade School paper stack and Bazzill for the solid colors.  The stickers are from the paper stack.  I used the Cricut cartridge Ribbons and Rosettes for the border and Simply Charmed for the crayons.

I'm linking this post to the following challenges: