April 29, 2009

Trick or Treat LO

I REALLY wanted to make a layout that didn't involve any pink or flowers..LOL
I've had these halloween pics for years and finally had the time and vision for a great layout.. I'm only mad that the "Treat" almost didn't fit the sign.
  • Ghost-icecream tops cut-doodlecharms-2"
  • spiders-doodlecharms 1 1/2" and bordercut at 3"
  • bugs-doodlecharms 1"
  • fenceposts-george-rectangle cut at 1 1/2"
  • Leaves-Accent Essentials shadow cut at 2"
  • Title - Opposites Attract-Upright 1 1/2"
  • tree trunk and clouds cut by hand
  • yellow stickle on leaves
  • silver stickle on spider legs
  • hand journaling border- "This is halloween" song by Jack the pumpkin king
  • black furry thread for spider web
  • black, purple,orange,brown and yellow cardstock
  • halloween text paper(don't recall maker)
  • used tim holtz distress ink stamp to distress the tree trunk, sign and fence posts.


April 28, 2009

Bridal Bouquet LO.

a bit naughty I know.. but, I like it..Knowing a finnish wedding everyone will be shmuckered by the time the bride will be throwing her bouquet..LOL
  • I used george for most of the cutting (tag 3", title 1", signs in bouquet 2" and circles 4"&5"..
  • I also stickled the paper leaves (lime green)
  • paper flowers
  • dotted the paper flowers with white liquid pearl.
  • stickled the title with silver and added the word "LOVE" and some pink stickled hearts.
  • Pink ribbon tied in bows
  • black eyelets punched through circles
  • tag for journaling-bride can fill in her own information

  • TFL

April 27, 2009

Wedding Cake LO.

The wedding cake Lo is finally finished.. I had a real hard time with this one.. I was trying not to make it look cheezy, cheap or just plain..
God! I hope I succeded.. LOL

  • DCWV-Luxury Stack papers

  • Extra Large pink silk flower

  • Rayher- green leaves

  • Stickle- baby pink, lime green and dark pink

  • Opposites Attract Cart for the title- cut 1 1/2"

  • wedding sticker embellishments-cake, cutter, gift and bell stand

  • pink and green wire for the swirls

  • light pink and dark pink ribbon

  • pop dots

  • border and photo corner stickers-dark pink


April 26, 2009

It's all about the HAT!

At 4 , she loved her hat..
I wanted to make a nice cheerful, but some what simple LO.
  • dcwv-glitter stack for papers
  • all mixed up for title
  • george for the arrowed circle
  • big silk flowers and ribbon
  • flower crystal stickers
  • I stickled the title with baby pink stickle

    *This layout was mentioned on the Cricut Chirp Highlight

April 25, 2009

Beautiful Summer Day LO

I made this Layout pic ready..just add your own!
Brand new shipment of papers at my local craft store-(Sinelli).. I had to buy them and will go buy more next week...
  • I love these papers..They have the butterflies and starfish on the paper itself, I just stickeld them to give them more demension.
  • I cut the title useing Opposites Attract cart (1 1/4)
  • the arrow with Accent Essentials..
  • I bought some yellow paper flowers and paper leaf garland (clearance sale-woo hoo)..
  • stickled everything in sight..LOL


April 23, 2009

Mr & Mrs Layout.

Here is the wedding Mr & Mrs Layout.. I like it, I like a lot!..LOL
  • I used silk leaves and pre cut paper flowers that I stickled with lime green and pink stickle.
  • I also stamped swirls around the picture frame which I then stickled with gold.
  • I cut the title using the opposites attract cart (1 1/4 cut) and stickled that with pink. God! How I love that stuff...
  • I used DCWV-Luxury stack papers-green and some green wide ribbon I had in my stash!.
  • last but not least, gold brads- mini's and medium size.


April 22, 2009

summer cruise 2007

We went on a 3 day summer cruise from helsinki, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden. We all had such a great time.
  • I used DCWV- Summer glitter Stack papers-striped, sandy, spotty and nautical.
  • silver and light blue stickle
  • crafting rope
  • embellisments-fish, shells,o-rings and sea horses
  • craft netting
  • All Mixed up cart for the title.


April 21, 2009

Reaching 4 the Stars

This is my youngest of 3 children, Adam.. He was 4 yrs old in this pic. He was a little space cadet at that age.. I thought the layout fit his personality perfectly.
  • I used All mixed up for the title and name
  • George for the stars
  • Accent Essentials for the arrow and accents around the picture.
  • Stickled everything

April 19, 2009

Graduation 2007

Layout I made for my daughter, Amber who graduated 2 yrs ago..
  • I used george for flowers (cut at 1", 1 1/2" and 2")
  • Accent Essentials for hearts and leaves,
  • Opposites Attract for title and year..(cut at 1 1/2")
  • Stickled white leaves with silver
  • Stickled flowers with pink..
  • Pop dotted flowers and title.
  • Theirs also rub on swirls underneath the flowers.
  • tim holtz grungeboard-hinge and a mini black brad
  • papers are "Classic" Sarapapers by HOTP

April 18, 2009

Boys will B boys

My little boy! He will be 16 in July.. how fast time flies.
I read some place about saving on scraps when using 6x6 papers for cutting and cricuting. I bought a set. First of all, I saved tons of money and secondly, hardly any scraps left worth keeping. I used up 1/4 of the set and still have plenty left over. I love this LO I made today of my oldest son when he was 2yrs old.
when I buy cardstock, I usually buy it in sets (autumn colors, summer colors, etc). I'm not comfy using bright colors, but I guess Im getting more confidence daily. I have a lot of orange cardstock, seems like I never have use for it. I decided to use a sheet of it today.. but, you can mostly see the blues..
  • I used All mixed up cart for the title
  • doodlecharms for the bee(bug and decapatated dragonfly for the wings, since I don't have a bee cut)
  • Accent Essentials for the title box.
  • Stencil swirls
  • K&co 6x6 hopscotch boy paper pad.

I also noticed that the cutting matt wasn't getting worn as fast with the smaller papers attached to it.

Cookbook in the making.

I am working on a cookbook for my daughters birthday coming in May. She will be 20yrs and has just recently moved into her own apartment. she loves to cook and often ask me how do I make this or that.. so, I thought it would be a nice gift to give her a book of her own, with all of her favorites.
These pages will posted into a binder and the binder will have 3-4 different sections in it. One for appetizers, side dishes, main courses and desserts.
Hopefully she will like it and it will be something kept in the family, passed down from generation to generation.

April 16, 2009

Celebration evening LO

This will be a two page LO for the evening celebration. I used Accent Essentials for everything, except for the title, lace border, stamping, metal swirls and stickle..

the true color tones are very light blue, peach and tan, with a dark gray matting. the pics didn't come out as good as I had hoped..sorry about that.

April 12, 2009

ATC's summer stack.

Summer miscellanious stack is finished.. I love making these, their so much fun..
I used lime greens and purple for these ATC's. sorry the pic is a bit dark.
I love eating ice cream and sitting out in the warm sun, so that's where I got the idea.


Second set of ATC's are finished.. The topic is Vacation.. I like the old look of the cards, I hope swappers will be pleased


New passion.. ATC (Artist Trading Cards).. Oh! they are so much fun to make.. I love it.. I entered a swap on the cricut messageboards and I picked three different swap sets..This one is NASCAR.. Yes! I am a fan..*Go Junior-#88*

April 10, 2009

Wedding Invitation Layout

I finally received the wedding invitation yesterday from the mother of the groom.. We are trying secretively to gather stuff that they are planning for the wedding so I can finish the album. Its supposed to be a big surprise for the bride, as well as the groom..
I cut the flowers using my cricut and george cart, title was used with Opposites Attract and the leaves using Accent Essentials. Stickled the leaves and flowers.

Terkkuja kaikille..
tässä hääkutsu sivu, nyt valmis.. salaa keräämme kaikkeja tietoja häistä. Haluamme että morsian on yllättynyt kun saa valmiin albuumin.
kiitos kun katsoitte.

April 7, 2009

My grandmother and I

My grandmother passed away 4.5yrs ago. I 've had this picture hidden away for over 4 yrs. Today, I decided I was ready to make a layout with it.. I got teary lots of times in the making of this LO, but I am finally finished and very happy with..
I used AE for the flowers and leaves, George for the sign letters and DC for the basket.
hei kaikille.
Mummoni kuoli 4.5 vuotta sitten. Pistin tämän kuvan silloin pois laatikkoon kun oli niin vaikeeta katsoo sitä. Nyt ajattelin että on hyvä aika tehdä siitä layoutti.
Luulisin että mummoni tykkäisi tästä. Olimme tosi läheisiä.
kiitos kun katsoitte :D

Challenge #49/Haaste #49

Obsession or Addiction? That is the million dollar question..Topic of challenge was ADDICTION. I know I hit the nail of the head with this one.. I am very addicted to coffee.. during the making of this layout, I must have drank 6-8 cups of coffee..LOL

I used a lot of carts for this LO including george, christmas cheer, accent essentials and doodlecharms. I had fun making this LO. It will be framed and put on my kitchen wall.

hei kaikille. Tässä Haaste Layout. Oli kiva tehdä ja olen tyytyväinen loppu tulokseen. Toivon että kaikki ymmärtää ton listan vaikka se on englanninkieleksi.. En osaa lähtee suomentaa..sori!

kiitos kun katsoitte.

April 5, 2009

card challenge/kortti haaste #51

Happy Easter to everyone..

this ís the card that I made for challenge #51
I really wanted to make an easter card since it is that time of the year. I cut the bunnies(1.5") basket(2") and eggs (1.5") with doodlecharms cart. the ribbon is paper that I hand cut and then finally added lime green and pink stickle to finish it all off..
its not my best work, but I'm happy :D
*Hyvää Pääsiäistä kaikille*
Tässä korttini haasteeseen..
Halusin tehdä pääsiäiskortin ja tässä se sitten on.
Kiitos kun katsoitte! :D

April 3, 2009

Flower girl/morsiustyttö

Another Layout done for the wedding album I am working on. I spent 4 days making it. I have been working a lot this week, so I haven't had much time to work on the album.
I used the new cart I received (accent essentials) making the swirls, flowers and leaves. I also used George and Opposites attract for the title.. I stickled the name (Linnea- she is aged 4yrs old) so it would stand out more. I bought some butterflies from my neighborhood craft store and thought they would look nice on the layout.
The papers I used are very thin silk type and have a shiny surface, so they were kind of hard to work with.
I also made some swirls using pink colored wire and added some jade crystal brads for the centers of the flowers.. The picture makes it seem darker than it really is. These are all very soft pastel colors.. pink, green and cream.
hei Kaikille.
Tässä Layout minun kaverini hää albuumiin. Olen ollut paljon tällä viikolla töissä ja ei ole ollut paljon aikaa askarella. Käytin ohutta kiiltävää paperia (värit vaaleanpunainen, vaaleanvihreaä ja kerma) minkä ostin Sinellistä. kuviot (kukat, lehdet ja kiekurat) olen leikannut Provon Cricutilla. Perhoset ja vaaleanpunaisen vaijerin ostin Tiimarista. Kuvat ovat tummempia kun oikeasti, mutta pienestä kuvasta missä perhosia näkee oikeat värit..pehmeät!
Kiitos kun katsoitte. :D