June 28, 2009

Paint Ball Layout-haaste#10

On our vacation to Florida last summer to visit family and friends, my guys got the chance to go paintballing. Oh! they had so much fun. I really wanted to make a FUN layout..with lots of color! I used a lot of the blue, cause the balls they were using were blue.
Here is the left side of the two page layout.. My boys are in black and their twin cousins are in white.. OH! and their cousin Kaia joined in on the fun with her friend, they are in grey!
this is the right side of the layout. these are my guys.. Adam is on the top and Aaron is on the bottom, all masked and ready to go.. My hubby is on the bottom left pointing to his shirt where he got hit...LOL
I wasn't sure how I wanted to title this layout, so I this is what I came up with.. I think its cute and fun..

here is a close up of hubby pointing to his spot..LOL He's just a big baby..LOL
close up of my guys! Aaron on the left, Adam in the middle and my hubby Mike on the right. remind you this is mid June in Florida, I'm sure they were dying from the heat..
Poor Aaron(on the left in black) got it right on the mask and it splattered through.. Funny! The boys in the white t's are cousins Damian and Julian.
Here hubby is getting everyone ready..load em up boys! and girls..LOL
Just a close up of the paint splatters I cut..
supplies Used:
  • cricut cart: Dreams come true: paint platters and circles
  • Cricut cart: Plantin Schoolbook: all text (not title)
  • cricut cart: Pooh Font: Title
  • DCWV Retro Papers 12x12
  • Dark blue cardstock for base
  • red, olive, mint green, black, white and blue cardstock for splatters and text.
  • stickle: red, green,blue and silver
  • ribbon
  • Cricut design studio for welding and stretching.
Thank you all so much for looking.

June 24, 2009

Blog award from Sandy Windsor.

she is about the sweetest lady I know.. she always thinks of us little people..LOL
thank you sandy so much..
I will pass this along as soon as I get my internet sorted out..its giving me a hellish time..GRRRRRRR!
I am such an internet bum now a days since my home connection isn't working and no one can figure out why..I try to access the internet where ever possible..LOL keep your fingers crossed that with all of the complaining I'm doing to my server, they will get the hint that I want my internet back..LOL

June 20, 2009

Going Home- vacation 2008

I'm starting our family vacation album. Here is the very first layout I made and its us leaving for home..LOL Home is where the heart is..LOL
We had a wonderful time, but coming home is always nice.
This was us waiting for our flight at the Chicago O'hare International airport.. Our flight was delayed due to a massive thunder storm. We waited patiently for 3 hours..
Here's a close up of my boys last summer.. Aaron my oldest boys is in the middle and Adam my youngest is on the right.
Adam is such a sweety.. he's just an over size toddler..LOL He loves his mom to death. I don't photograph well, so don't mind the poohy pics of the creator..LOL
I love the Home accent cart and I found this cut on it and wanted to use it on this layout.
These I cut using the Plantin Schoolbook cart..

Supplies used:

  • Cricut cart: Plantin SchoolBook
  • Cricut cart: Home Accent Essentials
  • Cricut design Studio software
  • Basic Grey Fruitcake papers: Twinkle/Sugar cookie
  • yellow and red flowers
  • medium size green brads(olive), 1 large brad (green)
  • mini button brads(olive)
  • cardstock deep red and olive green
  • pop dotts
thank you all so much looking.

Thank you Brenda- Blog Award

Thank you Brenda from Brendasjoy for giving me this award. I think its about the cutest thing I have ever seen..
I would love to pass this award along to :
Sandy at DetailsbySandy for her sweet layouts
Tawnya at creatingcreativity for her awesome cards
Kate at Katesacraftybugger for her awesome cards
Krista at scrapalepagus for her sweet layouts.

June 18, 2009

BAR-B-Q word album-*photo heavy

My best friends birthday is June 26th and I really wanted to make her something special and personalized. last summer we were privileged enough to be able to spend 3 weeks in Florida with our friends and family. I added photos of our cookouts in this album.
I knew I wanted something to top off the BARBQ and came up with the "SUMMER 08".
I got the title from the shirt she is wearing.. it has Tweety bird on it.
which I highlighted with a flower silhoutte, that I stickled with red
She loves cats, so I wanted to incorporated that into this layout. My DD saved this cat.
just another Kat with the cat photo..LOL
I can't remember when I had laughed as much as I did that night.. so, thats where I got that title from. I didn't add a photo of the other pics on the page, cause she loves giving the camera the middle finger..LOL
This is kat with her hubby Brian.. My first attempt at making the kitty from Hello Kitty font..
stickled it with red as well..
hugs and kisses stickled with cinnamon
the happy couple..LOL
shes' giving the camera a finger in this photo as well, but I decided to cover it with the rolling pin..LOL I added the text "attitude adjuster" to the rolling pin..
just a close up of the names I stickled with black and red.

Supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Hello Kitty Font
  • Cricut cart: Home accent
  • Cricut cart: Graphically speaking
  • Cricut cart: Plantin SchoolBook
  • Cricut cart: George
  • K & Co Saffron paper stack
  • Cardstock: Yellow, brown, red, white and black
  • Buttons by Bag O Button
  • pop dotts
  • ribbon and yarn
thank you all so much for looking.
I hope I didn't forget any details..LOL
I have listed the link to the website where I got this idea from and its listed under "great Ideas and How to's"

here is the cut file for BBQ album. just click on the link below..


June 14, 2009

Mommys LiL Lamb layout

I seen the little lamb on the paper doll dress up cart and I just knew I had to use it some how..so, I came up with this layout of my son Aaron.. He's 4 months old in this picture..
here is a close up of the lambs.. I flocked the coats with white flocking powder to give them more of a fuzzy look.. I think it looks cute..LOL
this is suppose to represent me...LOL yeah right! as if!!!LOL I love coming up with different types of clothing for the paper dolls on that cart.. they are adorable..
just let your imagination run wild..LOL

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut cart: Paper Doll Dress up- Lambs and paper doll
  • Cricut cart: Pooh Font-Title
  • Cricut cart: Walk in My Garden- tulips
  • Cricut cart: Home Accent- flourish
  • K& Co paper stack-Brenda Walton Small Wonders (12x12)
  • paper flowers- yellow and red
  • buttons-green and yellow (Bag-O-Buttons)
  • Stickle- yellow
  • White flocking Powder
  • inking and chalking
  • Cricut design studio software
  • Red Mini brad
Thank you all so much for looking.

June 11, 2009

Stars of a different kind..

I have been wanting to post this for the longest time and just kept forgetting..but today I was making these for some ATC cards and decided to take pics as I was making them.. quick and easy..
I have more of these stars on my "RUSTIC"layout..
Here's a quick tutorial on how I made my 3d decorative stars.. I used the George cart star.. you can cut any size..
  • Just cut any size star- I used the cut on my George and Basic shapes cart.
start by folding all sides like this.. then push in the shorter side..and give the longer tips a quick strong crease..

once you have all the sides folded, just push in the short sides .. and there you have it..your star is finished.. you can cut it with any paper and any size.. for more dramatic aged effect, distress the creases and then file them down.. These are great for wall hangings as well.. Or black chalk in the creases for more debt..

Blue Jean, Beauty Queen..

I love this school portrait of my DD and her friend.. She is 17 yrs old in this picture..and she's the young lady on the left..LOL
I wanted to make a denim based layout, so I found some light blue papers in my stash and aged them a little using light blue and white ink pads..
here is a close up the BEAUTY QUEEN.. I like how it came out..I stickled it a little with baby pink and then light blue stickle..
For the Jeans, I distressed some dark blue paper with black distressing ink and then layered it with light blue and white ink.. just lightly rubbed it on the paper. I then added some silver stickle dots and a little black stickle.
This is just another close up the the title..I used Poohfont-wood cut.. I think it has a nice touch for denim..LOL

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Pooh Font Set- top title: Blue Jean and bottom title: Beauty
  • Cricut cart: Opposites Attract- word: Queen
  • Cricut cart: Paper Doll Dress up- Pants and crowns
  • Cricut cart: Home Accent- photo corners and flourishes
  • Paper Pizaaz (HOTP) Ephemera background papers- light blue
  • Cardstock: Pink, white, light blue and black
  • DCWV Luxury stack- Title(blue)
  • Dye cut butterflies-bought at craft store
  • paper flowers by YouDo and Petaloo
  • pearl drops by Basic Grey-mauve
  • Stickle: pink, baby blue, silver and black
  • chrome eyelets
  • cricut design studio-welding and stretching
thank you very much for looking.

June 9, 2009

Becoming A Bride Layout

This is the last layout I had to finish for the album..whew!!..cut it kind of close..but, its finished and the lady I made it for liked it very much..
I used George cart to cut the matting squares..
the heart was stretched using DS and I used the Plantin Schoolbook for the heart cut. I also used some stickers that came with the paper stack.
I cut the title using the Opposites Attract cart..I stickled the BRIDE with icicle.

"Its your day", tag and heart I cut using the George cart... I stickled that as well..

Supplies Used:

  • Basic Grey: Bittersweet paper stack and stickers
  • Cricut cart: George and basic shapes-matting, "Its your day", flowers above heart.
  • Cricut cart: Opposites Attract- Title "Becoming A Bride"
  • Cricut cart: Plantin Schoolbook- Big heart
  • Cricut cart: Home Accent- Flourish around heart
  • cricut design studio-which is making my internet crash!
  • Flowers by Artemio
  • leaves by Rayher
  • Basic Grey half pearls
  • Buttons by Bag-O-Button<-- love these..!!

thank you all very much for looking.

June 6, 2009

Here Comes the Bride Layout

After thinking and thinking of a good title for the "here comes the bride" layout, I finally found one. But after posting the layouts, I noticed that some of the lettering are a little lopsided..oh well!..Hopefully no one will notice..LOL
Here's a close up of page 2..
the flowers and butterflies.. I stickled the butterflies to give them a little more glam.
a close up..
Another close up..

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut cart Hello Kitty Font- Title
  • Cricut cart Home Accent-Swirls and butterflies
  • Cricut cart Walk in My Garden- Flowers
  • HOTP Papers- Bohemian Sarahpapers 12x12
  • Mauve Textured Cardstock by American Traditional Design
  • Stickle: Light blue and cinnamon
  • Cricut design studio for welding title and flipping butterflies
Thank you all so much for looking.