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..


November 13, 2009

Family together

TGIF ladies.. LOL
Its reveal time again at SOUS and here is my take on the sketch.. I had a lot of fun putting together this layout with all of the christmas cuts.. It was hard to choose from amongst the many on the various cartridges...
I don't unfortunately have close ups since I accidentally deleted them, AGAIN...LOL
Here's the list of supplies:

Cricut cartridge: Stretch your imagination (X mas tree)
Cricut cartridge: Home Accent essentials (FAMILY cut)
Cricut cartridge: Joys of the Season: (candy canes, candy, gift boxes)
Cricut cartridge: A Childs Year: (teddy bear)
Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodland (house)
Papers: Sweet Dreams stack by My Minds Eye
Cardstock: black, red, green, yellow, light blue, brown and white
Stickles: Christmas red (teddy bow and candy canes)
Pop Dots
Zig two way glue pen
Snow flake stamp
light blue stamping ink by Versa Color

Thank you ladies so much for looking..
Big Hugs

November 6, 2009

Adore (SOUS)

Its reveal time at SOUS again and this is my take on this weeks sketch..
It was quick and very simple.. I love the end result.

this is a photo of my daughter and I.. It was taken back in 1993 when I first got pregnant with my eldest son, Aaron.. Gosh! I'm so young in this photo..LOL
Okey dokey then.. below I have some close ups and details of the layout..

Supplies Used:

Cricut Cartridge: Graphically speaking (flowers)
Cricut cartridge: Home Decor (flourishes and Title)
Cricut cartridge: Stretch your imagination (Leaves)
Papers : Ancestry
cardstock: brown, olive green, cream and white
yellow buttons
 Pink flowers by: Prima

Thank you ladies so much for looking..
I hope you get the chance of joining in this week and checking out the rest of the design team.. Their layouts are stunning as as usual..