October 30, 2009

Blog Award

The rules are this: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.  Fun .... Here they are, in no particular order: BRENDA ,SUSIE ,KAYE ,DAWN , and TAMMY

There's no way I can answer using just one word...LOL
1. Where is your cell phone? Some where in my house, god only knows..LOL

2. Your hair? in serious need of some attention..

3. Your mother? In a hurry as always

4. Your father? coming to Finland Tuesday with me..to get well again!!

5. Your favorite food? Fettucine Alfredo with roasted garlic shrimp...Yummy!
6. Your dream last night? getting in an argument with a co-worker..LOL
7. Your favorite drink? coffee with Milk--wouldn't survive a day without it..

8. Your dream/goal? To be the best mom that I can be

9. What room are you in? My woman cave (scrap room)
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking/cardmaking and baking

11. Your fear? flying
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive
13. Where were you last night? Helping my 16yr old son with his school project-mother and son time.
14. Something that you aren't? mean or cold hearted
15. Muffins? Cinnamon Apple or Double chocolate
16. Wish list item? More Cricut cartridges..LOL
17. Where did you grow up? West Palm Beach, Florida

18. Last thing you did? packed for my trip to Florida tomorrow..gulp!! the fear is setting in..LOL

19. What are you wearing? jeans and a black shirt

20. Your TV? always on, kids worship it..
21. Your Pets? Dog named Jery a.k.a. Lil F*cker and a miniature floppy eared black bunny named Kaapo..

22. Friends? My BF Kat, whom I hold dear to my heart..
23. Your life? Alwasy happy and smiling
24. Your mood? Over Excited and nervous

25. Missing Someone? My dad, whos ill and my best Friend Kat
26. vehicle? my Opel Corsa sport.. my little black rocket..LOL
27. Something your not wearing? Shoes (never in the house)
28. Your favorite store? scrapbooking-- OH YEAH!!

29. Your favorite color? Sage Green and Black
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today while blog hopping.. seen Brendas dog in a hot dog suit..
31. Last time you cried? Last night.. Stomach hurt so bad..
32. Your best friend? Kat
33. One place that I go to over and over? work and my hubby's garage

34. Facebook? Yes!! but rarely..
35. Favorite place to eat? Olive Garden when visiting Florida.. A must stop!!!

2's Company, but 3's a HOOT..

Its reveal time at STUCK ON U SKETCHES ..
Here's the cute little layout I created for the challenge this week..
For this weeks challenge we teamed up with Practical Scrappers and Frosted Designs..
go check out the details on our challenge blog and hope your able to join in this week and try to win some awesome blog candy..
I incorporated all three challenge requirements into one layout.. It was just easier for me to do it this way..
1. Sketch 2. Owl and 3. Three different colored ribbon..
Here are some close ups and details..

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge: Pooh and Friends (winnie, piglet, tiger, owl, tree, butterfly, log, hunny pot,lizard, grass, photo frames)
Cricut cartridge: Pooh Font (Title)
Cricut cartridge: Tags, Bags and boxes (hidden tag)
Cricut cartridge: George and Basic shapes (half circle)
Papers: K& Co Small Wonders
Carstock: brown, black, purple(light and dark), pink (light and dark) orange, yellow and blue
Tim Holtz distress ink : black and mustard seed
Chalks: black, pink, yellow and orange
pop dots
zig two way glue pen
ribbon: pink, yellow and orange

Thank you ladies so much for looking
and I hope your able to check out our challenge blog as well and join in the fun.

October 25, 2009

Beauty of Body Art..

Hi everyone.. Happy Sunday to you all..
Here's a layout I made this morning.. I used the vine tutorial of Sandy's that we have posted on our challenge blog STUCK ON U SKETCHES
I'm sure you all have guess by now, but I love lilies with all of my heart, especially the pink ones..
I have been in a rut lately cause of a family members health issue, so it was nice to be able to put my mind to other things again..
I thought it was ironic that I used Prima marketing papers , but made my own flowers on a vine, which that company is really known for..LOL
Here are some close ups of the layout.. the colors are a bit lighter than what the photos show.. Its a dark autumn here in Finland, so the lighting is off a bit..



Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge: Accent Essentials (Lilies)
Cricut cartridge: Indie Art (butterflies)
Cricut cartridge: Storybook (marquee's, "BODY",
Cricut cartridge: A Childs Year (leaves)
Cricut Cartridge: Opposites Attract (beautiful, of, art)
Prima marketing papers. Whisper collection
pink, green and black cardstock
Tim Holtz distress ink : worn lipstick
Versa color inks: amethyst, petal pink and white
Chalks: dark pink
Stickle: pink, cotton candy, lime green
pop dots
wire: green and pink

Please don't forget to check out Sandy's tutorial.. Click HERE..It so clever and super easy..
You can add any color or style of flowers to your vine.. the options are endless..

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

October 23, 2009

Winter Wonderland-SOUS

Here is a layout I made using the sketch from STUCK ON U SKETCHES this week..
I had so much fun making this layout and using the Christmas cuts on various cartridges..
I had a hard time choosing which cuts to use, I like them all..LOL
Here are some close ups of the layout.. the little reindeer heads are tags that pull out.. I haven't journaled anything on them yet, I have to really think of something sweet.
The tag in the middle is the date and location where I took the photo at.. We were at the Helsinki International airport getting ready to board out plane.  We were going to the States to visit friends and family for the holidays.
This was our first visit back since we moved back in 1996.. the kids were so excited..
They always make silly faces when I tell them to pose..

Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodland (Title)
Cricut cartridge: Doodlcharms (reindeer heads)
Cricut Cartridge: Tags, bags and boxes (tags)
Cricut cartridge: Joys of the Season (garland and flower)
Cricut cartridge: Christmas Cheer (reindeer and sleigh)
Papers:  by Reyher (no other name on paper)
cardstock: dark redish orange, light green, deep red, mint green, tan and brown
Sitckle: xmas red, evergreen, gold, cinnamon
zig black marking pen (doodling and journaling)
pop dots

Thank you ladies so much for looking.

October 21, 2009

Sweet Summer

HI ya ladies..
Here's a little something I've been working today.. I'm so glad I got it finished..
The colors are not as deep and rich as they are in this photo.. its late and the lighting is bad..
but the end result is still the same..
I found this photo of me in my grand mothers belongings.  I spend a lot of time with her at her summer cabin when I was little and those are the best memories I have of my childhood..

I have added some close ups of the layout..
The two birds represent my grandmother and I.. I loved making the tiger lillies and I wanted to use the colors that I have on the dress I'm wearing.. 70's child....

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridge: Home Decor (flourish, dragonflies, birds, little flowers and leaves
Cricut cartridge: Accent Essentials (tiger lilys)
Cricut cartridge: Storybook (scalloped squares)
Cricut cartridge: Hello Kitty Font (title)
Papers: K& Co cut & paste Design
Cardstock: lime green, orange, brown and yellow
Stickles: cinnamon, yellow,orange and lime green
Tim Holtz distress ink: walnut stain and green
black marker (dots on the flowers)
Pop dots

Thank you everyone so much looking..

October 16, 2009

Rags to Riches-SOUS

Here is the sketch I made for our weekly sketch challenge for Stuck On U Sketches
Sorry I have no close ups, but I think I accidentally deleted them all before posting on my blog.. Silly me!! Its a blond thing I swear...LOL
Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge: Opposites Attract: Title (to riches)
Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes: (RAGS foundation, font and flowers)
Basic Grey Papers: Blush
Cardstock: light Pink
cardstock: pastel Pink and blue
Crystal swirl by Prima Marketing

Thank you ladies for looking..

October 9, 2009

Just Chillin-Stuck on U sketches challenge

Here's a layout I made of my dd for the sketch challenge on Stuck on U sketches..  I had a lot of fun with this one..  I love the Bittersweet paper collection by Basic Gray and I knew I wanted to use it on something special..  I also used SCAL for the title and the tag that the title is on.. I could not decided which font to use, too many options..LOL  :O)

A close up of the tag that I journaled on .. 

And the title.. I cut the font with SCAL and the fonts are Blueberry and Brockscript (bold).  The base is a shape that came with SCAL.

The flower that I made, which you can find the tutorial on our challenge blog (Stuck on U sketches).
inked the edges a little bit with Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Worn lipstick.  and then finally added a big white brad.

then the two little flowers.. I did these the same way, except added a white prima flower onto the base so is stuck out a little more.. I also added a little mini button brad to the centers..

Supplies Used:
Cricut cart: Graphically Speaking (flowers)
Cricut cart: Home Accent (flourish)
Cricut cart: Tags, Bags and Boxes (tag)
Basic Gray Bittersweet papers
pink, maroon, black and brown cardstock
stickle: baby pink (dots)
brown ribbon (tag)
large white brad and two mini button brads
Tim Holtz disress ink: Worn lipstick and walnut stain
zig black pen: journaling and doodling
Prima flowers : white
fiskars border punch: Lace
pop dots

Thank you Ladies all so much for looking..
 I hope you all get the chance of joining us on the sketch challenges, they are so much fun.

October 2, 2009

Confidence is Beautiful

I must be going throught a yellow phase.. LOL
I love this photo of my dd..she took it herself on sunny morning.. I also love her eyes and I admire her for the confidence she has in herself..
Here's a close up of the photo of her eyes.. I used Paint shop pro to copy the eyes from the original photo and was able to print it on my own printer..
I am so addicted to making these big flowers now that I had posted the tutorial on our challenge blog.. its so great and really does look store bought...LOL not convinced with the button though, I could not find the right shade of blue in my button stash..
Here's the original photo of her.. and yes! half of her hair is black and other half is red.. It looks so cool..
Just a close up of the butterfly.. I did journal a poem around the top and side edge..
It reads"A field of flowers below, it's a thing of joy to see.
But Ah! to me "Tis sweeter far to feast my eyes on thee!".
Supplies Used:
  • Cricut cartridge: Indie Art (butterflies)
  • Cricut cartridge: Home Decor ( flourish)
  • Cricut cartridge: Opposites Attract (title)
  • Cricut cartridge: Storybook (corner decor and marquee)
  • Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking (flower)
  • papers: K&Co Cut & Paste
    Publish Post
  • Cardstock: Yellow, light blue,black and Pink
  • Stickles: blue and yellow
  • button
  • pop dots and zig two way glue pen
  • zig black marker for hand doodling
  • stamp: corders
  • Tim Holtz distress ink: Worn Lipstick (pink), Mustard seed (yellow) and Old denim (blue)
Thank you all so much looking..

October 1, 2009

At 2 it's all about the Pooh..

I really wanted to make a silly layout of my youngest son Adam when he was being potty trained.. He was trying to be such a big boy at the age of 2..
I added the outhouse cause of the whole potty theme..maybe it looks a bit goofy being in the middle of the layout like it is, but I think its ok..LOL
I promised my son that I would cover him up when I uploaded the layout onto my blog.. he thought the little leaf was a cute idea.. He was was such a cutey at 2..
Pooh's hunny pot has a hidden journaling tag in it.. it says " At the age of 2 you were such a big boy! did things all by yourself!"
Here is just a close up of the top of the layout
and finally a close up of the bottom of the layout..

supplies used:
  • Cricut cartridge: Pooh Font (winnie the Pooh, title font, name and hunny jar)
  • Cricut cartridge: Mickey and Friends ( acorns and leaves)
  • Cricut cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up (trees and outhouse, moon cutout)
  • Cricut cartridge: Fabulous Finds (hinges on door)
  • Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes (door to outhouse)
  • cardstock: blue, light green, dark green, red, yellow, orange, brown, tan
  • stickles: red, brown and orange
  • pop dots
  • Tim Holtz distress ink (walnut stain- outhouse)
  • chalk yellow,orange,black,green and blue
  • metallic mini brads
  • zig ink pen- hand doodling and journaling
thank you all so very much for looking.

You've Been OverAlled..

Here's a layout I finished for our first challenge at STUCK ON U SKETCHES..
The idea popped into my head one day watching the OverHaullin show on the Discovery channel with my boys.. They love that show by the way and my son got a kick out of this layout.. Best part is that even my hubby, who doesn't really care about my layouts, liked it and was very curious and impressed to where the idea came from... :O)
Here are a few close ups of the details and cuts that I used from the sketch.
My son Aaron.. how cute he was back at the gentle age of 2.. I miss those days so much..
I'm in love with Goofy.. He is just the cutest of all the Disney characters.. He reminds me of my younger son who is too tall for his age.. I think I will start using him more often on my layouts..LOL
The car.. its also from the Mickey and Friends cartridge..
and so is the gas station..
and finally a close up of the title.. I got the logo idea from the show.. I used the George and Basic shapes cartridge for the logo and Dreams come true for the oil splats....

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut Cartridge: Mickey and Friends (building, car and goofy)
  • Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes (logo)
  • Cricut cartridge: Dreams Come True (oil splats)
  • cricut cartridge: font-can't remember, will add when i remember..LOL
  • cricut cartridge: storybook (marquee for hand journaling)
  • papers: K&Co Small Wonders by Brenda Walton
  • Cardstock: Light blue, dark blue, red, white, black and yello
  • pop dots
  • stickles: red, green, black and light blue(small detail, hard to see in the photos)
  • zig pen: hand doodling on edges
Thank you all so much looking.. and hope you get the chance of checking out our challenge blog.