December 26, 2009

I'm No Martha Stewart

Happy After Christmas everyone..
Christmas Eve morning I made an Apple Pie cause my husband really wanted one... I'm not much of a pie maker, but as soon as I tasted it I knew it would make a great layout for our Christmas album..
and of course, I couldn't wait to get working on it..
The title just popped into my head while I tasted the pie..Funny how things just work out!!
This layout took me most of two days to design and create.. I have enclosed the design file once again if anyone else decided that Apple pie was their choice for Christmas dessert...LOL

For the Design File just click HERE

Here are some close ups of the layout and all the supply details..

 I love this apple pie sign..its so cute.. OH! and I used the cut out for the signs, instead of having to glue every single letter into its rightful place...LOL


Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge:  Paper Doll Dress Up

Cricut cartridge: Home accent:
Apples and halves

Cricut cartridge:  Walk in my Garden
Flowers and leaves

Cricut Cartridge: Home Decor
Apple blossom branch

Cricut cartridge:  Doodle Charms

Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Chalk boards and circles

Cricut cartridge:  Plantin School Book
Titles, rik-a-rak, thinking bubble

Papers:  Rayher
cardstock: olive green, red, orange, yellow, white, brown and black
metallic mini brads
pop dots
zig two pay glue pen
Versa Color Inks: red, evergreen, brown, petal pink and green
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: orange
White gel pen- hand doodling

That should about do it, I hope I didn't forget anything..
Thank you ladies so much for looking..

December 23, 2009

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  Hope you get to spend with your loved ones this year..
I am lucky this christmas cause my dad will be here spending it with us.. I haven't spend xmas with him in over 16 years.. I feel truly blessed this holiday season..
I plan on taking lots of photos and can't wait to start scrapping them..

p.s.  I'm so wishing this photo was of my living room..LOL

Hugs to you all this holiday season

December 20, 2009

The Splendor of Christmas

Good Sunday morning to you all..
Christmas is slowly, but surely creeping around the corner and I love making Holiday layouts..
Here is a layout I spent the last few days working on. The photo is of my hubby Mike, our youngest son Adam and in the back is our son Aaron and daughter Amber.. We were at Santa Park here in Finland for the holidays with my in-laws back in 99.. The kids had such a great time while we were there..
Here are some close ups and all of the details..
I have enclosed the download file if anyone is interested in the design.. You will have to separate all of the cuts, I have not done that for you.. I just copy and paste as I go...sorry!

Just click Here for the file..

close up of the title.. I really like how it came out.. my fingers were so full of glue by the time I got done with the title, that I'm afraid I got it all over the place..

The other part of the title..

A close up of the mantle of the fire place.. I like the way it turned out.. I forgot to add the stockings though..LOL

and close up of the candles.. I added some white liquid pearl to give it that melted wax look.

and then of the rocking horse, tree and gift box..

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge:

Joys of the Season:
Fireplace. rocking horse, smaller gift boxes, trees, wreath, candles, small santa, picture frame, Title foundations, little xmas tree decorations, Holly and little pearl runner underneath the mantle..

title: CHRISTMAS, SANTA PARK, 1999 and S in splendor

Plantin Schoolbook:
title. THE and OF

Opposites Attract:
title: slendor (minus the S)

George and Basic Shapes:
oval shape for title foundation

christmas red, deep yellow, black, white, brown, and olive green

design Papers by:
No name brand

xmas red, holly, yellow, black and cinnamon

Pop dots and zig two way glue pen

Thank you all so much for looking and have a great Sunday..
Happy Holidays!!

December 15, 2009

Country Christmas

I spent a few hours last Sunday trying to design a FUN layout project for me to do this week and well, here it is..I love how it came out.. Exactly the way I wanted it to..
These are my 3 kids Amber, Aaron and Adam.. This was Christmas eve 1999 when my in-laws were in town for a visit.. We had such a great time that year...
okey dokey then... Here are some close ups of the layout and details below that..

This is a close up of the title and my youngest son Adam.

I love the these two little sock critters.. It was my first time making these, so their not exactly perfect...
the nose on the bear (yes! its a bear..LOL) slid a little and now you can see the glue, but its not that visible on the actual layout..

few close ups of the faces.. they are cute aren't they?

and the bear!!..LOL

Here is a close up of the little gingerbread men I made.. the first batch that I cut, I had accidentally used too dark of a brown and when I inked the edges with black, they looked like I had actually burnt the cookies.. funny!!

The gift boxes and some close up detail on the hears and stars.

and last but not least, a close up of the Christmas ornament..

sorry that one is a bit blurry...tried three times to get a better photo, but no luck!! sorry...

Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up
gingerbread men, ribbons and top hat

Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodland
Title "country Christmas" and "Warm Hearts!"

Cricut cartridge: Stretch your imagination
Christmas tree and holly

Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Circles for Snowman head and Bear (head, ears, paws and face)
Hearts and stars

Cricut Cartridge: Joys of the Season
Mittens, Christmas Ornaments (large and small), gift boxes

Cricut Cartridge:  Storybook
background marquee

Cricut cartridge:  Christmas Cheer

Cricut cartridge: Pooh and Friends
Carrot (snowman nose)

Papers. no name brand found at a local craftstore

Cardstock: black, green, red, yellow, light brown, white and cream
stickles: red and yellow (Christmas tree)
pop dots ( a lot), zig two way glue pen
black and white gel marker
thin green ribbon (located underneath the gingerbread men)
metal wire for ornament hooks

If anyone is interested in the making of this layout, JUST CLICK HERE  for the design will be just one design you will have to separate all of the cuts..

Thank you all so much for looking and have a great week..
Hugs as alwasy.   :O)

December 11, 2009

Counting Christmas Blessings

TGIF ladies.. I'm so happy its Friday and I have the whole weekend off..
anyway, I spent the last week working on this layout.. I have the tutorial for the making of the poinsettias on our challenge blog Stuck On U Sketches.. I hope you get a chance of checking us out.. I love pushing myself to see what I can up with next..
so here are some close ups and the details to the making of this layout..

Here is a close up of the title..
I used my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software for the title.. the font for the word "CHRISTMAS" is called "BoyzRgross" and the cursive font is called "Palace Script"..

and here is a close up of the poinsettias..
The tutorial can be found at SOUS by clicking HERE.
I did add some more little detail to the big poinsettia than the smaller ones.. it was just easier that way..

and a side pic of the poinsettias.. its pop dotted and put together piece by piece..  it was a lot of work, but I absolutely LOVE how it came out..

Supplies Used:

Cricut Cartridges:
Stretch My Imagination:  Leaves cut stretched shadow for both red and green

Walk In My Garden: star flower centers cut at shadow

Home Decor: Flourish cut at shadow

George: Circle (base)

Storybook:  Marquee

Fiskars border punch: lace

papers: Winter Woodland by Creative Imaginations

cardstock: red, dark green, black and white

Stickles: red, green

Liquid Pearl: White

Embossing Powder: Winter Wonderland

Pop Dots and zig two way glue pen

Tim Holtz distress ink: Brown

inks: Evergreen, black and brown

chalks: Dark Green

Embossing Tool

Thank you so much for looking..
and have a super great weekend..
Hugs to you all

November 29, 2009

The Magic Of Winter

Good Sunday to you ladies..
Trying to come up with ideas for xmas cards, I thought about tink and dressing her up in xmas clothing...and well, instead of making cards, I thought to make a layout..
The photos are of my DD Amber and DS Aaron at the Artic Circle back in 1999 when my In-laws were here visiting for the holidays.  The kids got to go sleding with raindeer and afterwards we went and visited Santa at the Santa Park. They had such a blast.. The bottom photo is of the landscape in city of Rovaniemi, Finland in December..
 Here are the details of making this layout and some close ups..

Click HERE if you want to download the design file..
You will have to separate all of the cuts yourself..



Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge:  Tinkerbell and Friends
( Tink and stars)

Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodland
(trees, deer, sled, snow flakes, birds,  poinsettias and scalloped squares)

Cricut Cartridge:  George and Basic Shapes
(photo mats)

Cricut cartridge:  Paper Doll Dress Up
(piles of snow)

baby blue: wings
turquoise: Sled
Magenta: birds, title, deer and top of sled
Icicle: tops of snow piles and stars
Holly: bottom of sled
Lavendar: trees

Embossing Powder:
Winter Wonderland: snow flakes
White: snow piles
Blushing pink: snow flake
Blue Tinsel: snow flake

Pink ribbon and cotton balls (2)
pop dots
zig two way glue pen

Versa Color: sky blue, petal pink and purple

Purple, blue, green, yellow, tan and pink

Designed using the Cricut Design Studio software

Thank you all so much for looking

November 27, 2009

Cake&Coffee has its Perks..

Hi everyone...
Its Friday again and its reveal time at SOUS..
This weeks we had a sketch by Aymee Gandy aka Southernbellscrapper.. I thought it was a brilliant sketch and so glad we were able to use it..
The challenge information is located on our challenge blog Stuck On U Sketches.. Hope you get a chance of checking out the other designers this week and joining in on the fun..

I made this layout for my best friend Kati.. She is into the coffee theme and I wanted to make a layout for her to hang up in her room..
The photo was taken in the summer of 08 while we were visiting family and friends down in Florida.. She is celebrating her birthday  with her twin brother Jari..
I don't know why the color of the photo itself is so red, its not like that at all..sorry about that though..

Here are some close ups and all of the details to the making of this layout..






Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridges:  From My Kitchen
Plate, coffee pot, cake and slice, title "Cake Coffee" and recipe cards

Cricut cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook
Title "Has Its" and the symbol "&"

Cricut cartridges: Joys of the Season
Coffee cups and steam

Papers:  by Rayer
Cardstock: light green, brown, black, white and light blue
Pearlized cardstock: Green, brown and light blue
Tim Holtz distress ink: denim, black and gree
pop dots
spray adhesive

Thank you all so much for looking..

November 20, 2009

Sky is the Limit

Its Reveal time at SOUS again.. I hope you all get a chance of joining in on this weeks sketch.. I absolutely loved using this sketch and I will most definitely be using it again, soon... It was so much fun adding the different cuts together in the heart shaped around the photos...
This layout is of my hubby and our boys flying a kite in the spring of 1997.. We had just moved to Finland and this was one of the first outings we did as a family.. I love the nature here in Finland, its so clean and refreshing..
If you scroll down, you can see some close ups and all of the details in the making of this layout..

I heat embossed the clouds with white embossing powder, they look really cool..


Here is the sketch that I used for this layout..You can find all challenge details on SOUS blog by clicking HERE

Supplies Used:

Pooh and Friends: Kite, dragonflies and trees
 Dreams Come True: Clouds
Mickey and Friends: Bows
Opposites Attract: "is the Limit"
Winter Woodland: word "SKY"

Cricut Design Studio for stretching, welding and designing of layout

Papers:  Heidi Grace Designs : Baby boy
Cardstock: blue, pearl accented yellow, brown, dark blue, green and white
Stickles: Green (holly), Yellow, blue and brown
pop dots and zig two way glue pen
black marker for hand doodling
Embossing Powder: White
Heat Gun

Thank you all so much for looking

November 19, 2009

Blog award from Sandy Windsor.

Sandy passed me this wonderful award that really touched my heart....I have made so many friends through scrapping and blogging....The reason for this award speaks to my heart and I am so blessed to have Sandy share it with me.

This award is given to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers are not interested in increasing their own status, but rather aim to find friends, be friends and share their creativity with others. The hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are born!

Now I have the pleasure of passing to 5 others....

To all of have touched my heart ....I appreciate all scrap so much for the love inside and it is clear you want generations to know and love your family the way you do...

You are always the first to leave a comment on a post of mine and you always find the nicest things to say.. its a gift..
You have the coolest blog and the coolest things you come up with.. I'm always amazed when I visit your blog.. I love your taste in colors and styles and I know we share the same love of rock music..
First of all, you look way to young to be a gramma..LOL  I love looking at your Disney layouts and cards.. They are always amazingly done with lots of beautiful detail and made with so much love for you family..
You are one of the sweetest ladies I have met since I started blogging.. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love and hugs that leave on my blog all the time.. 

Thank you for sharing this wonderful adventure of scrapbooking and blogging with me.. You have a heart the size of the moon and are loved by so many of us ladies on the MB and beyond..

These are the 5 ladies that always take the time to say "HI".. I have the highest amount of respect for that.. I hope you take this blog award with lots of love from me to you.. pass it along to someone that you think has filled your life with love and happiness..