July 31, 2009

My Beautiful Gentle Giant.

This is my dog Uuphoo..I didn't name her!!..LOL She was such a sweetheart.. she passed away in the fall of 2004 a week after I lost my grand mother.. It was a tough month that month.. She lived to be almost 10 yrs. The vet said that she had lived a good long life..I had to make the dreadful decision to have her put down. Her stomach had flipped and she was agony.. The vet said that I had made the right choice.. I miss her dearly..
Here's close up her beautiful face..she was so soft.. and didn't drool at all, ever..
my BFF had made a bandana for her with sunflower print fabric, so thats where I got the sunflowers from, plus I thought that sunflowers are big and beautiful, just like she was..
I love this photo of her.. we were all sledding and we had to tie her up cause we were afraid she would get run over..she wasn't very happy about it.. she wanted to play along with all the kids..
The title to the page.. "Gentle giant!"..cause thats what she was.. her bark was definitely worse than her bite..
I added lady bugs, cause she was such a prima lady and snails cause she was never in a hurry..
I never hand journal cause I never know what to say.. but, this time I did want to add a little bit me into this layout. She was my beautiful girl..

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Walk In My Garden: sunflowers (2", 2.5" and 3"), small leaves are from the stems of the sunflowers, big leaves 1.5", snail 1", ladybugs 1"
  • Cricut cart: Opposites Attract: title "Gentle Giant!"
  • Cricut cart: George and Basic Shapes: Heart Silhoutte
  • Papers: DCWV Old world Stack-Brown and Green
  • cardstock: Brown, cream, olive green, red, orange,yellow
  • Stickles: red, yellow and black
  • Chatter Box Doodle Genie: swirl dots
  • Wire: green swirls
  • pop dots, glue dots and zip two way glue stick
  • Tim Holtz distress ink: Black
  • inking: Brown and black
  • chalk: black, orange, dark green
thank you all for looking..

July 27, 2009

blog award from Brenda

Thank you, Thank you , Thank you Brenda.. this is such a pleasant surprise..

I would love to give this to all the 34 wonderful ladies that are following my blog, but it does state to pic only 5.. as hard as it has been picking only 5, I really wanted to give these to the ladies that take the time to leave comments on my blog.. I highly appreciate and love to read them..

Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. So, while it may be hard for me to only pick five I will give this award to.

Sandy :even though Brenda beat me to it..LOL
but since Brenda beat me to it I will pass it along to


This is a layout of my daughter Amber and my best friends son, Kyle. They have been best friends since forever.. My dd is now 20 and Kyle is 18, so I guess their friendship has lasted 18yrs..
Here's a close up of the two of them.. this was in 1993.. my dd was 4 and Kyle was 2..gosh! that seems like such a long time ago.. He loved that little trike..
Just some close ups of the greenery and flowers.. I only glued the bottom of the leaves underneath the flower and left the rest propped up. I did chalk all of the greenery with green and all the cuts with blue
Here's a close up of the stickle I used.. I only did the blue trim.. I forced myself not to use any other color..LOL
Oh and last but not least.. My new cartridge "A Childs Year!".. I love this cartridge and I love this cut.. when I seen this, I knew exactly where I wanted to use it..

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut Cart: A Childs Year: Title font, trike, children "best friend!".
  • Cricut Cart: Opposites Attract: title foundation
  • Cricut Cart: Home Accent: Butterflies
  • Cricut Cart: Storybook: Greenery and large frame
  • Cricut Cart: Plantin Storybook: scallop edge square
  • K & Co Papers: Small wonders 12x12
  • cardstock: Cream and lime green
  • Stickle: Waterfall-light blue
  • Paper flowers by "YouDo"
  • button: Bag-O-Button
Thank you everyone for looking..

July 26, 2009

Eternal Love

Sorry the photo is a bit bad, but the lighting in this room is just aweful today.
Funny story behind my hubby photo.. I met him through his little brother.. DH had come down to Florida for a visit from Iowa. We were having a small get together at my house and he shows up with his brother.. When we were introduced, I knew in my heart that I was going to marry this man some day. We did bump into each other here and there, but stayed as friends until one day in the spring of 92 we decided to become more than just friends.. now, its 18 yrs later and I love him dearly with all of my heart..
I really tried to get a good photo of his pic and the text I added.. I had actually done some computer journaling but when I went to print, my ink cartridges were empty..so I had to try to get it all in there with my Cricut.

The whole text reads:
LOVE (over sized letters): Begins in a moment, Grows over time and Lasts for eternity.

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Storybook: Butterflies, flourish, greenery,
  • Cricut cart: Plantin schoolbook: L.O.V.E and the title font.
  • Cricut design studio- Welding and stretching of images, fonts.
  • Basic Grey "Two Scoops" papers
  • Paper flowers
  • Basic Grey Pearl Drops (green and pink)
  • Stickle: green and pink
  • stickle: pearl drops: gold
  • www.scrapbook.com for title idea.
thank you for looking..

July 24, 2009

Hubby's working me "Till death do us part!"

HI everyone...
Sorry not have posted anything in a long time, but I have been working for my hubby this week.. He has opened up his own car garage here in Finland last November and we've been beyond busy this week.. I have been working none stop from 7am till about 8pm every day.. Agony!..LOL but well worth it.. My hubby is sooooo happy to be his own boss and I would do anything to help him out..
My brothers works for him, but is on his summer vacation so I agreed to fill in... and I have promised my DD that I would do her shift at the store tomorrow so she can go see Metallica in concert, her and her cousin have VIP tickets.. I am so jealous.
I am hoping to get some layouts done this weekend..
well.. you all have a great weekend..

July 15, 2009

2 Perfect 2 change a Thing.

My DD at 2 yrs old.. she was a hand full.. She never been a "pink" loving girl, so I wanted to reflect on her personality and attitude with these colors..
Here's a close up of her playing with a doll that was hand made for me when I was 10yrs old. I still have that doll..
I love her smile.. I miss her laughter and giggles..
Here's just a close up of the lettering and distressing I did for this layout.. This was a nice change.
supplies Used:
  • Cricut cart: Pooh Font: Title
  • Cricut cart: George and Basic Shapes: circles
  • Basic Grey: Porcelain papers.
  • cardstock: Brown and Green
  • buttons and paper flowers
  • distressing ink
  • chalk
  • cricut design studio and my new "E"..wooo hooo<--doing the happy dance.. :O)
thank you all so much for looking

WeddingDay word album-Finnish.

Here it is..finally finished after working on it for 4 days (on and off).. I made this for my co-worker who's son got marrried in June.. I made them an album as a wedding gift and this one is for the mother of the groom to keep some of her favorite photos in..
This says "H.Ä.Ä.P.Ä.I.V.Ä" Which means Wedding day.. The finnish alphabet has "A's" that have two little dots on them, so I added the little flowers as the dots..they look like little mickey mouse ears..LOL
I made the word "Henkka" as the top of the cover cause that is the name of her son..
this will be the only text I add to the album.. the mom of the groom can fill in all the other stuff.. I think adding text and journaling is so personal that I just don't feel comfortable doing it for someone else.. especially since my finnish is so bad when it comes to trying to write..LOL
Here are just some photos of the inside of the album.. I have no photos to add to the matting, so they are all empty..the mom will add her own photos.
journaling tags hidden away behind the photo mats..
This is one of my favorite photo matts.
just another one..
and another..LOL

and another.
another hidden tag.. I have 4 of them in total, but I think I will be adding a few more.
Supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: Storybook-album(squares and lettering) all embellishments
  • Cricut cart: Opposites Attract- wedding date
  • Cricut Design studio software- welding to make the album
  • white, light blue and cream cardstock
  • printed papers by CreaMotion
  • sitckle: gold, frosted lace and waterfall
  • ribbon-light blue, light gold, cream and white glitter fiber.
thank you all so much for looking.

July 11, 2009

Paint Ball Word Album

This picture really doesnt do it justice..looks a bit messy, but its really awesome in person.. I haven't added the ribbon just yet to the clips..But, then again isn't paintballing a messy sport..LOL
I made this for my twin nephews, Damian & Julian and my niece Kaia. last summers paintball adventure.. and YES! I did get a bit carried away with the splats and balls..LOL
this is the top of the album.. I really wanted it to look fun..
Their last name is Bednar, so thats where this title comes from.
The TWO is for the two girls..my niece and her friend, they got in there with the best of em..
Heres a pic of my nice and her friend all geared up and ready to do battle against the boys.
My hubby getting everyone ready.. loading up the paint balls..
Strategy my dear friends..here the girls are trying to out wit everyone..LOL
The whole gang all together... love it!
The aftermath... paint every where!!..even on aarons face..right through the mask..

Just the guys, minus my hubby...wanted the kids only on this page..
and last but not least.. Award page for my nephews and niece for being such good sports..
Supplies Used:
  • Cricut cart: Plantin Schoolbook: Album, paintballs(circles), award ribbons and ribbon text.
  • Cricut cart: Hello Kitty Font: for all text and titles
  • Cricut cart: Graphically Speaking: Jumbled word "TIME" and arrow with word "TWO".
  • Cricut cart: Dreams Come True: Splats
  • Cricut cart: George and basic shapes: Silhoutte circles
  • Papers: K&Co Kazoo Kids
  • Cardstock: Red, Blue, Cream, black and turquoise
  • stickle: Red, Yellow and Waterfall
  • cricut design studio: welding of letters for album, re-shaping objects and letters.
Thank you all so much for looking.