August 30, 2009

Twilight Mini Album(6x6)

My Daughter is a Twilight Movie fan.. I wanted to make this little 6x6 mini album and surprise her with it.. She loved Edward..
Here is the front cover.. I printed some images off of the internet..
A page for her to add her own photos.. I stickled the title.
I also added some pockets.. the bottom tags are glued down, but the on the left hand side, she can pull the top tag out and journal on it, or what ever she wants..
This is the last page.. these images I also got from the internet.
close up..
and yet, another close up..

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut cart: Opposites Attract (title font "In love with a vampire")
  • Cricut cart: Graphically Speaking (Scalloped circles)
  • Papers Used: HTTP Classic Sarapapers (thin enough)
  • Cardstock: red and white
  • ribbon: red, white, white lace, red fiber and black fiber
  • black flowers
  • red flowers
  • buttons: black and red
  • stickle: black and x-mas red
  • large eyelets
  • 3 binder rings
  • spray adhesive and zig two way glue
  • Tim Holtz distressing ink: black and walnut stain
  • red ink (inked the flowers)
  • glue dots
  • brad-metallic red
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August 29, 2009

The Test Of Time

Here is a layout I did of My hubby. The photos are from back when we first moved to Finland.. I love love love these photos of him and wanted to make this layout really special..
I inked a lot of the cuts on this layout, actually I inked all of the cuts on this layout..LOL
Here's a close up of the broken potter jars.. I think they came out really cute.. There's 4 of them in total scattered on the bottom row of this layout..EVERYTHING IS POP DOTTED.. The only things that are laid flat, are the pillar, photos and title.
I was trying to go for an Anciet Roman kind of feel.. How all the artifacts from thousands of years ago are still intact..which of course is where the title of the layout comes in.
Here I added a close up of the broken jars.. they were a lot of work, but I like em a lot.. :O)

Just another close up of the Pillar.. It is hidden away behind the flowers, but you can still see it peeking through..close up of of the flowers I added.. There is actually a Roman pillar behind those flowers that I inked as well..
Some more pottery and some of the brick work.. I wanted it to look really old with cracks in them..LOL
I'm sorry this photo is a bit blurry, I tried a million times to take a better one, but this is actually the best one out of the bunch..sorry...

supplies used.
  • Cricut cart: George and Basic Shapes (Pillar, bricks)
  • Cricut cart: Storybook (title and corner cut)
  • Cricut cart: A Childs Year (leaves)
  • Cricut cart: Paper Doll Dress Up ( Pottery)
  • Papers: Prima Marketing "Whisper collection"
  • Cardstock: Light Orange for the backing, light yellow for brick work, White for the Pillar, Olive green for leaves and bright orange/red for pottery
  • Tim Holtz distress ink: Walnut stain(brown) and Shabby shutters(green)
  • Ink: orange (brick work)
  • Marker: cracks in brick work
  • Yellow flowers by YouDo
  • Prima forever flowers grape hydrangeas
  • light purple eyelets
  • Prima holiday lights "spray pearl"
  • Golden shaffon ribbon
  • 1 gold brad
thank you all so much for looking and please don't forget to share some love by leaving a comment..

Thanx so much to Sandy for passing me this beautiful award....I would like to share it with some of my absolute faithful followers. I will be passing this blog award to the following followers:
1. Leah
2. Dawn
3. Kaye
6.and of course to SandyW, Sandi C and Brenda

August 27, 2009

School Of Rock

Here is my oldest son Aaron a few years ago, he was 13 yrs old in this photo.. that year in school, they had a young male teachers aid that got the whole class interested in music and tought them all how to play different instruments. My son learned how to play the guitar.. He loved it..
Here's a close up of the title.. coming up with the title idea took me two whole days.. I actually had to go and research the internet on how a piano keyboard looked like...LOL
The keyboard is actually pieced together using two different carts. Locker talk for the base and George for the key cutouts.
My son... the little tags on the side of the photo read "ROCK ON LITTLE DUDE!".. I remember that quote from Keanu Reeve's in the movie "Bill and Ted's Greatest Adventures!"..(god! how old am I?)..LOL
I wanted to put my new Indie cart to good use and so I seen the little cassette cut and I knew I had to use it some how.. although, my son doesn't even know what that is...he's CD generation..LOL
I actually added a few more embellishments after I had already made this post, so thats why the photo of the whole layout is a bit different. It just seemed to be missing something..LOL as if thats possible with all the stuff I always clutter a layout with..LOL :O)

This layout was featured on the Cricut Chirp Newsletter Aug 2009

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: (IA)Indie Art (guitar and cassette)
  • Cricut cart: (SB)Storybook (Title)
  • Cricut cart: (FF)Fabulous finds (tabs)
  • Cricut cart: (ACY)A child Year (hands)
  • Cricut cart: (LT) Locker talk (piano keyboard minus black cut outs)-its not actually a keyboard, but a shadow cut to a sign.
  • Cricut cart: (GBS)George and basic shapes: black cut outs on piano keyboard
  • papers used: Fancy Pants Designs: "Papa"
  • card stock: Olive green, yellow, cream, black and white
  • Sheet music image printed off of internet
  • Tim Holtz distressing ink: Walnut Stain and black
  • Pop dots
  • Gold heat imbossing powder
  • a lot of hand doodling and journaling.
  • brad: screw head
Thank you all so much for looking and please don't forget to share some love by leaving a comment..

August 25, 2009

I am going to join in with Sandy on this award and instead of passing it on to people myself I am going to let you help yourself. So if you are a follower then help yourself to the award, if you are not a follower then become one now and also help yourself to the award. We all need these awards, like we also need and appreciate your comments, as so much effort goes into our projects.

August 23, 2009

Have Your Cake

Our wedding day.. Nothing fancy about that day.. We got married On valentines day back in 1996. Court house wedding..LOL Our families all lived so far away, we didn't want to make a big deal about the wedding and kept it hush hush..
We did later in the evening invite all of our friends over for some cake.
Us cutting the cake..
Here's a close up of the title "Have your cake and eat it too!".. I thought it was a cute title. and knowing me, I don't do serious...LOL
Here my hubby is wearing his cake...LOL I got him good..but he was nice and didn't get me back..
I thought to help clean his face..LOL We had so much fun that night..
I hand journaled a little bit about that night.. Added some pewter charms on the journaling tag (knife and fork)..

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Home Accent Essentials: butterflies
  • Cricut cart: Storybook: leaves
  • Cricut cart: Graphically speaking: Flowers and flourish
  • Cricut cart: Opposites Attract: Title
  • Cricut cart: Plantin Schoolbook: background frame
  • Papers: my minds eye
  • Cardstock: pastel green, blue and pink. light tan for flourish and title
  • lace and pink ribbon
  • pearl drops
  • flower gems
  • pop dots
  • cricut design studio
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August 19, 2009

Million Dollar Baby

Here is a layout I did today (actually started on it yesterday). Its of my Daughter, my mom, moms friends and I on the beach in Florida.. We lived there, so it was just another normal day.. I'm the big fat pregnant one in the bottom photo on the left, my mom is standing next to me and then my DD and my moms friend the skinny one on the right..LOL
close up of the right corner where I layerd some leaves, shells and sand dollars. they are actually light tan, I dont' know why they look so pink.. OH! and a close up of me all big and prego.
I did add a lot of stickle to this layout..being a sunny day at the beach, I think it deserved a bit of glimmer..
Aaaaw. Here is the million dollar baby.. she was such a little ham back at the tender age of 4..
Here is a side view of all the layering I did.. I like the way it came out..

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Lifes a beach: waves, flowers, leaves, sand dollars, lizards, title, palm trees and sun
  • Cricut cart: Paper Doll Dress Up: Shells
  • Cricut cart: George and basic shapes: circles
  • Papers: DCWV Summer Glitter Stack
  • Card stock: light blue, light green, light yellow, red, tan, brown and bright green
  • Stickle: light green, cinnamon, light blue, orange and yellow
  • pop dots
  • fiskars border punch: lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink: blue denim, brown, green and black
  • ink: red and light blue
  • chalk: orange, red, green, brown and blue
  • cricut design studio for welding and stretching.
thank you all so much for looking and don't forget to share some love..

August 17, 2009

School Days Mini Book/Album

I made this for a co-worker of mine who got into college this year.. Its really hard to get into college here in Finland.. I am so very proud of her..
I thought this was cute, even for a 20yr old..LOL I hope she will like. Its a surprise for her.
this book/album measures 5" X 7"
Here are some close ups I took of the inside.. Lots of room for journaling important dates and events.
I also added some pockets that I made out of envelopes that I covered with paper and embellished.. she can add important forms and applications inside for safe storage.
just another close up of the inside. She can also add photos to these pages instead of journaling if she wanted to.

Here I added a few small photo mats that she can put her best friends photos onto and on the right hand side I added 52 weekly calendar sheets so she can write down her class schedule, homework and work schedule.
just a close up.. added some stickers to enhance the "best buds"..
This the inside of the back cover.
and here is the back of the back cover.
supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Storybook: framing under title on cover page
  • Papers: DCWV grade school
  • cardstock: red, pastel orange and yello
  • ribbon and fiber
  • binder rings
  • envelopes
  • distress ink: orange and brown
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August 13, 2009


My DD goofing around last summer while on vacation. We were by the Mississippi river watching an air show on the 4th of July.
Here is a close up of the flowers and butterflies( Thank you Sandy Windsor for the butterfly instructions- and If you haven't already visited her blog, you should..right now!!! :O) ) added some rhinestone hearts and mini flowers to the centers of the flowers.
and finally a close up of the title and all distressing and tearing of the papers. don't hate me for tearing up basic gray papers.. :O)

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut cart: Storybook: title and heart flourish
  • Cricut cart: George: circle
  • Cricut cart: Home Accents: Greenery
  • Papers: Basic Gray Blush
  • cardstock: light pink, pearl pink, brown and turquoise.
  • Tim Holtz distressing inks: Walnut stain and black
  • Butterflies: printed image off computer
  • stickles: light blue, dark blue, brown and black: butterflies Green: leaves
  • pearl drops
  • Prima flowers
  • rhinestone hearts and mini flowers
Thank you everyone for looking and don't forget to share some love.. :O)

August 9, 2009


My DD Amber.. I love this layout, I wanted to use up most of the flowers I have been saving so, I added most of the pink ones on this layout..LOL
Here's a close up of the title and Amber.. she must have been no more than 10 or 11 in this photo.
just another close up of the papers and flourishes.
and I finally have some hat pins and wanted to try one on this layout.. I might change the color of the beads, these seem to be too clear even though they are pink.

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Storybook: Title and greenery
  • Cricut cart: Home Accent Essentials: Flourish
  • papers: K& co cuttin up
  • stickle: Magenta
  • flowers: petaloo, YouDo and Danish Memories
  • hat pin and beads
  • Basic Grey Pearl halves
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