Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Awwww, Look at that Beach Pic!

Hi everyone!

I'm back with another scrapbook page.
Here's our little sweetie at the beach, just chillin' :)

I love these black and white pics we got at the beach several years ago. We went to Disney World and then spent a day at a nearby beach. We had a great time.

Every piece used on this page is from my scrap bin, except for the background of SU! Early Espresso of course.

I used this sketch from a brand new blog called Sketch with Color:

It's for their Design Team Call!
Go over and check them out. I can't wait to see their first challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Until next time...


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Doe a Deer.....

I've got one cute little niece!

Lookie, lookie....

Yes this is the niece that is almost 4 years old!!! Yikes, I'm behind on my Scrapping.
I am making an 8x8 album of her birth up to 1 year. This is her first Christmas, she was a little over 2 weeks old. That outfit was adorable and you cannot imagine how many pictures I got of her in it! It's shameful!!! :)

Oh well!

The background paper is from SU! and the scalloped border is cut with my Cricut from the Art Philosophy cart.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Twisted Tuesdays Wants to See...

...anything but a card!

oh yeah, with orange somewhere on your project too :)

Come join us! We want to see what you've been working on.
Here's what I've been doing...

 YEP! TAGS! :)

Okay, so the first tag pictured has orange in it. The rest are Christmas tags :)

I made these for a swap I am in. I hope Yolanda likes them! We were to create 10 large tags to send to one member in the group.
I used my Spellbinders Labels Fourteen for the top and last pictured tags. I cut the middle two with my Cricut.

Don't forget to show us what you're making over at the Twisted Tuesday Challenge blog

Until next time...


Friday, October 19, 2012

Oh Goofy Santa, I Want to be a Maven!

Hi all! Yes, this is my second post of the day.

Click here to see my previous post:

I decided to try my hand at another page using a sketch from the Sketches in Thyme challenge blog. This one happens to be for their Design Team Call they have going on right now. It ends tomorrow so I'm coming in under the wire.....Whew! a close one :)

Here's what I created:

using this sketch:
I turned mine "mirror image" and thought our goofy son would be a great subject! *giggle*
Aaron is a hoot! He is a big ole ham for the camera and loves making faces.

Here's the link to the Design Team Call:
I have been having a ball with Sketches in Thyme's layouts. There is beautiful inspiration on their site. Thanks for all your hard work Mavens :)

Page details:
Title and journaling read ~
"Our Goofy Santa, his belly was round, it must be St. Nick! ha! ha! ha! Merry Christmas!" using Cricut Art Philosophy and All Mixed Up cart, white gel pen and My Mind's Eye c/s pieces
 card stock ~ SU!
patterned paper ~ I think it is Paper Studio (it was a scrap piece)
Stamp ~ SU! Jolly Bingo Bits, real red ink
Embellishments ~ SU! buttons, MFT buttons, baker's twine, washi tape, red brads

 Have a good one!
Until next time...


Scrapping Feels Good!

Hi y'all!

I've been busy scrapping away (I know, it's been a while since I've posted any pages). Scrapbooking is my first love. I love making cards too but am so glad I haven't lost my scrapping "mojo". :)

I found a great scrapbooking sketch blog, Sketches in Thyme! I love their challenges. So, here I go, full blast, into scrapping again by entering this page there! Oh me!!!

 Here's the link to the sketch:

For this page, I used large circles to make up the one bigger circle on the sketch. I also went a little crazy with some white baker's twine :) I love how that turned out!
I'm also a little nuts over pearls right now. They are my "go to" embellishment......currently. I used a stamp for the sprayed look.

For anyone interested the pics are of my husband holding one of our nieces. The top pick is our daughter (left) with a niece (her cousin).

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Until next time...


Monday, October 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Challenge, Leader Appreciation!

Hello all!

It's Dueling time again. This month I'm the hostess for both the Dazzlers and the Divas! Wow! How about that? :) I decided to do something a little different for our Darlings. I knew that trying to get a kit together for each member would be a huge task, you know, getting all the same embellishments and papers and so on. Not to mention the postage. Yikes!
So, I gave each team a challenge. 
**The Divas challenge was to create a card with an animal somewhere on it and buttons.
**The Dazzlers challenge was to create a card with a tree somewhere on it and patterned paper.

Our team leaders Kelly and Jeanette...(hi girls ;)....had no idea I had another little something up my sleeve. hahahaha
You see, we love these two ladies. They keep up "in line" and are great with keeping up with schedules and deadlines. So, I wanted to make this month's challenge in honor of them as a "thank you".
Kelly loves animals and as you can see on her blog, on many of her gorgeous creations, loves buttons as an embellishment.
Jeanette is "the Forest Ranger" on SCS and loves Nature and displaying all her Christmas trees (you should see the pictures!!!) during the Holiday season and if you've seen any of the many fun creations on her blog, you know that she loves using patterned paper.

Well, I'm a Dazzler so I created with Jeanette in mind...

I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist line.
The large flower image is from SU and the sentiment and butterfly are MFT.

Jeanette, I hope you like it! This card will be flying out to you soon girl! ;)
Thanks for all you do!

I can't wait to see what all the Darlings made in tribute to our leaders.
Their blogs can be found in my left sidebar.

Until next time...


Friday, October 5, 2012

Crafty Gals are Thinking Outside the Box....

Hi bloggers!
I hope you have had a wonderfully, blessed week.

Today is the 5th so that means the Crafty Gals are creating!
Our blog group (on SCS) posts creations every month with a different hostess each month. This month it's Athina's turn. She challenged us to make a creation "outside the box", so no square or rectangles cards or even scrap pages. Along with this challenge she wanted us to try a new technique. Now, I must say....I think I've tried them all, techniques that is, but there is one that I don't think I have used in a long, long time so I chose to do the frame/cut out/punched negative space technique. I'm not sure of it's name but I like the look of something cut out of the front of your card and having something to go along with it on the inside.

Here's what I made...

 I went crazy with my Cricut! I love my new Art Philosophy cartridge!!!! :)
The back piece is cut with that cartridge in Melon Mambo c/s.
 I love, love the card features on this cartridge. I used one of the many card designs on with the chocolate chip piece of c/s. It even cuts out the flowers on the front for you! They coordinate with the cut out on the back. I placed another piece of Melon Mambo c/s inside the card then placed pearls in the middles of the flowers :)
Here's a close up of the stamping I did. I used a SU! stamp set called Lacy & Lovely for the flowers and Family Phrases for the sentiment. I popped the sentiment punched piece up so I could nestle some buttons around it. The buttons are from an order I just got in from MFT. I love their buttons so much! I finally had a chance to use some MS baker's twine I got....the pink shade went well.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Be sure and check out the other Crafty Gals to see how they made it "outside the box" :)
Their blogs are listed over there ------------------>

Until next time...


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

We're Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors and......

....announcing a new Design Team over at Twisted Tuesdays!

Come see what this week's challenge is all about and check out all the new "Twisted" Gals! :)


See ya there!