Monday, June 10, 2013

Playing in the leaves

Here is a laoyout I have been waiting to do since Cricut had the layout cartridges as free cuts a couple weeks ago. I cut the title using one of those free cuts. The maple leaves you see here are stamped and then fussy cut, colored in and then accented with my Wink of Stella glitter marker. The tree was created using my Sew Eazy tool and a floss. The floss is varigated shades of brown.

 I used light and dark shades of both green and brown to fit the theme "opposites attract" for the current challenge at Lasting memories challenge blog. I entered that challenge here. They have a give away this week so check it out nd join them.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013



All the patterned papers I used were from DCWV stacks. I cut the beach umbrella, chair and sand from the Paper Dolls-Every Day cartridge. The chair actually flips up and that is where I have my journaling.  I used mesh and brads that I got at the scrapbook expo last year. I stamped the starfish and waves using CTMH - Under the sea stamps. The waves are accented using smooch accent ink and a Stella glitter pen (which I got new at Scrap A doodle Do).
The title is the title of a DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince song named Summertime which is a requirement to enter in the Stamp It with a song challenge at LMCB.

As usual I have so many pictures from that day, that I created a second page. It even has an empty spot for a picture I know exists but I can't find it.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Birthday Flowers

This card was created using the gypsy and  the Simply charmed and CTMH Art Philosophy cartridges.The flower pot was welded from a rectangle and a drink. The tag for the message in the card was cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.
I punched the flowers using a Ms punch. I added Ms pearls and some ink accents. I inked the purple cardstock and sentiment cut out with lavendar chalk.

The sentiment is from Docerela Creations.

I sure hope my sister loves this card!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Up for the Challenge

Since this is National Scrapbooking Month I tried to do a layout every day. But then my job kept interfering with the time I got home at night so I am a week or so behind. Here is the 8th layout I created this month but the first I am posting.

I was inspired by the challenge at Lasting Memories Challenge Blog, "inspired by a TV show". So I looked through my photos of 2012 to see if any of them reminded me of a TV show and here is what I came up with.

This has been entered in the following challenge

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day card

Here is a mother's day card I created using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge from Cricut. The card, the roses and the embellishment are all cut on my cricut.
The patterned paper has been in my stash for almost two years so I am not sure what manufacturer it is. The pink pearls in the flowers are from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from Docerela Creations.

This will be entered in the challenges linked here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Snow Much Fun Layouts for 2012

Yes I am way behind in my yearly scrapbooks, but I am comitted to finishing the 12 months of 2012 and moving on to 2013. So here is a layout about January 2012.
The papers I used are from a scrapbooking kit from Papers Pizzazz that "Santa" brought me.
The snowflakes are a Marth Stewart punch from glittered card stock in my stash. I cut the title using the Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge. I accented it with glitter and also some snow.
As usual I have many pictures from this day so I made it a two page layout.

The first page was my take on the sketch at I entered the Sketch Challenge #2.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


This layout is the first I have done in almost a year. I love it!! The first page is for the sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers mentioned below. I created the second page because I always have so many usable shots from an occasion or event.

Everything I used has been in my stash for over a year. This is why I am entering it in the challenge over at Lasting Memories. The title sticker has been in my stash for over two years. All patterned paper is from the Tahiti Beach stack from DCWV. I got this stack on super duper clearance at JoAnnes' late 2011. The netting I used in the circle was bought last year at the Scrapbook Expo.

I cut the water splash from Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge. The frames for the pictures were cut from the fancy Frames cricut cartridge.

  I am entering this at the following challenges.

  Use Your Stash -
Creative Scrapper April Challenge -

Create A Critter - Owl Happy Bird-Day card!

I created this cute card for my adorably sweet niece, Jacey. She loves owls so I hope she likes this card.

I cut the card, mat and banner from CTMH- Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I used bakers twine from CTMH for the banner. The paper I used for the card is from The Celebration stack from DCWV and the mat is random glittered card stock. I like to put my sentiments inside the card which is what I did.

The sentiment is from the Turkeys2stamp set and the owl is from postage2stamp. Both sets are from The Stamps of Life.

Monday, April 8, 2013

I was a challenge winner at Exploring Cricut!!

I linked up my cute little easter Baskets on Exploring Cricut's "Happy Easter" challenge. I was thrilled to find out I won the challenge and super shocked when I got my BOX, yes I said BOX full of prizes. The quick email responses, communication, speedy shipping and the BOX of prizes makes this one of the best blogger world experiences ever. 

After reading a recent post on Exploring Cricut, I have learned that Diane sponsors all the challenegs herself. WOW!! Diane, you are truly amazing AND THANK YOU!!

So here are the goodies I received. I will try to name most of them. CTMH acrylic stamps, Queen&Co felt EasterEgg border and Felt Flowers, 1 POUND of Bazzil card stock, Studio G glitter glue, About A girl tags and titles, Rub Ons, StuidoG and SnagEm' individual stamps, clear back stickers from American Arts, and FancyPants tags.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Showers - Card with Umbrella

I made the following card for my mother in law. I haven't seen her in a while so the sentiment from "Stamps Of Life by Stephanie Barnard" was so appropriate.  I used plain cardstock that I misted with Perfect Pearls Mists in mint and I distressed the edges with Jim Holtz Distress Ink in peacock feathers. The patterned paper is from DCWV the Whimsy Stack and the umbrella was cut from Cricut Alphabet.

I entered this card in the following Challenges.

Challenge #7 Use a Pun

Challenge 106

Weekly Challenge #13

Challeneg 29

Fun Friday



April Showers

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Some Bunny loves You card

This is an Easter card I created for each of my nephews.
The bunny was cut from Create A Critter 2 cartridge using my Expression2. I accented his eyes and whiskers using purple Stickles. I love glitter! The grass was fussy cut and laid ontop of paper from the DCWV Whimsy Stack. I used some CTMH twine  and Martha Stewart pearls for embellishments.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Springing" into my crafting

It has been almost a year since my last post. What a crazy busy year it has been. Now I am getting back to what I love, my crafting. Here are some Easter baskets I made for my son's preschool class.
I cut the baskets on my Cricut from Teresa Collins- Easter basket. I altered the handles though. The tags are cut from Easter Magic. I stamped them using a sentiment from Docerela Creations.

Hope you enjoy.