May 28, 2010

Make A Wish-SOUS

I'm so delighted its Friday again.. I couldn't wait to post this cute little layout I put together for our weekly sketch over at SOUS (stuck on U sketches).
I adore those cute little paper pieced teddy bears and have been trying to come up with own design for one..I think SHE turned pretty darn cute..LOL
I also found a great tutorial on hand made roses and if you wish to check her blog out, please do!! she also has a great tute on edge distressing.. Just click HERE

So here is the sketch we were to follow this week.. its a beautiful sketch by Beggahuna..

I put the title up on the left hand corner instead of the bottom.. I felt like the layout was missing something having that empty corner..LOL

and now for some close ups:

For supplies Used:

Cricut cartridges:
Plantin Schoolbook: Hearts (for roses)
Graphically speaking : Small flowers, swirls
A Childs Year: Leaves
All Mixed Up: Title font
George and Basic Shapes: bear pieces and flower centers
Indie Art: Clouds
Sentimentals: Butterfly wings
Paper Doll Dress Up: bows on bear
papers by : K&Co (linen closet stack)
cardstock: light blue, green, tan, white, black, peach and tan

Glimmer mist: green (leaves)
stickles: baby blue and white

embossing folder: Distressed Stripes
Tim Holtz distress inks: Broken China, old Paper and Walnut Stain
pop dots, glue dots and zig glue pen
white gel pen for hand doodling
white ribbon
blue metallic wire

I hope I remember everything.. 
Thank you all so much for looking and hope you get a minute to stop by SOUS and see what everyone has been up to..

May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday- Generations Crafting DT post

Happy Tuesday everyone..
I've had a few days to try to get some scrapping done and well, I made this cute little layout for Generations Crafting.. 
I was lucky enough to get able to use the new Nook and Pantry line from Basic Grey. cute papers I tell ya..
These photos are of my dd Amber when she turned 4 years old, Aaron my oldest son is sitting on his dads shoulders and Adam my youngest was in my tummy...LOL
Gosh, I look so young in these photos..

Sorry about the glare in the actual photos, but these were taken outside this morning and I guess the sun was giving me a hard time..LOL
Here are some close ups:

and for supplies Used:

Basic Grey Nook and Pantry line
Red, brown, black, cream, light blue,.white and green cardstock
brown paper by K& Co-linen closet (bears)

Cricut cartridges:
Home decor: cupcake
George and Basic Shapes: bears, tags and triangles
A Child´s Year: Title font

Tim Holtz distress inks: Shabby shutters and old Paper

Big flowers by Mulberry
other flowers by Prima
red buttons
stickles: pink, red and green
pop dots, zig glue pen
cake doily

That should about do it again for now..
thank you all so much for looking and do check out Generations crafting when you a chance

May 21, 2010


 TGIF everyone.. Us gals are having our weekly reveal at SOUS again today, we have a great sketch this week and it was so much fun to work with.

Here is my layout and my take on the sketch.
I went through my grand mothers photos again trying to find some of her in there and I found these two that were taken at my cousins wedding back in 1997.. She looks so healthy and happy!!
I found a great quote on that I hand journaled on some paper strips and then inked the edges
which I pop dotted onto the layout..
I also made my own flowers this week.. They really have become a great passion of mine.. I never look at real flowers the same again. :O)

Oh! and here is the sketch I used:

Supplies Used:

Cricut Cartridges:
Accent Essentials: Flowers
Storybook: Leaves
Songbird: Title

Papers by: K& Co
Cardstock: Cream, brown and green

Mini brown flowers by prima
green brads
Fiskars border punch: Sunray
Stickels: Green

Tim Holtz distress inks: Shabby shutters and Dried Marigold
Versa Colors: Brown
pink sheer ribbon

That about does it again this week.. Thank you everyone so much for looking.
Hope you get minute or two to stop by SOUS and see that the other design team members have created..

May 14, 2010

Cute As A Button-SOUS

 TGIF everyone..
Stuck on U Sketches is having its weekly reveal again today and this is my take on this weeks challenge..Our Challenge was to use Buttons on a layout and I made my own using my cricut.. 
*Is there anything that machine can't do?..LOL

Here are some close ups of the layout:

 My youngest son Adam when he was about 4 months old.. He was a big boy!!

 Close up of the title.. wasn't exactly sure what colors to use, but I think the brown came out pretty cute..
I had actually placed the A´s upside down by accident and my son came in and told me to fix em..LOL
See, they do care..  :O)

 I wanted a patched look to the dye cuts and so cut little squares and inked the edges, added some small dots on the four corners with a fine tip marker and then added some fake stitching.

 I used my cuttlebug and the Tiny Mosaic folder to emboss the giraffe, I think it came out great.. I'm so loving my new cuttlebug..  :O)  Thnx again Sabrina..<3

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridges:
George and Basic Shapes: circles for buttons, photo corners and big background circle
Pooh Font: Title
New arrival: Giraffe, plane, ducky, truck, sail boat and outfit.

Cuttlebug for embossing
Tiny Mosaic folder

Papers: Heidi Grace Designs- Baby boy
cardstock: brown, dark brown, yellow, white, blue and light blue

twine: white and blue
Zig fine tip black marker for doodling and stitching
white gel pen for doodling and stitching
pop dots, glue dots and glue pen
Googly eyes

That about does it again for today.  I hope you get a minute or two to stop by SOUS and check out what the other design team members have created with their buttons..
Thank you all so much for stopping and taking a look..

May 13, 2010

Wedding day-DT layout for Generations Crafting.

I finished another layout for Generations Crafting.
I got these beautiful papers by Imaginisce "To Love &Cherish" 
I haven't any of my own wedding photos since my husband and I got married alone, just the two of us on Valentines Day, so I found these old photos of my mom and dad on their wedding day back in 1967..
Gosh, they are so young in this photos.. They are actually coming out of the church..
Its not really a vintage photo, but cause its black and white, I didn't want to use strong colors.  I had these beautiful Primas in my stash and wanted to layer them all around the photo..
and then some Bo Bunny wedding rub-on's..
Best of all, is the frame.. Its a flea market find for $2.. wow!! The inside of the frame measures 12" x 6", what a perfect frame for less than nothing..LOL
This is also for my DD and I will be giving it to her tomorrow..  What girl wouldn't want a framed wedding photo of her grand parents ??   :O)

Here are some close ups:

and for supplies used:

papers by: Imaginisce "To Love & Cherish"
cardstock: very light green, gray, white and light mauve
 Bo Bunny wedding rub-on's
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz distress inks: shabby shutters and old paper
Stickles: purple and light green
pearl drops

Cricut cartridges:
Home Accent: leaves
Graphically Speaking: flourish

Pop dots and glue pen by zig
frame: flea market find..

Thank you all again so much for looking..
Have a great Thursday..

Luck Be the Lady Tonite-GC Design Team layout

Beefcake, Beefcake..LOL  :O)

I made this layout for Generations Crafting. I mainly used the new Bo Bunny Sophie line, which is sooooooooooooo pretty... absolutely adore the rich bold colors and prints..
I found this photo of my daughter in my box of photos and I knew I wanted to make a layout for her.. It was taken when she just 18, her friends took her on a cruise.. 
The Scandinavian Hunks performed on the cruise ship that night and after wards took photos with all of their fans..  My DD is the one standing in the middle and that's why I title the layout "LUCKY LADY"..LOL
Here are some close ups:

Beefcake close up, oh and the flowers as well..LOL

another beefcake close up..

Supplies Used:

Bo Bunny Sophie line:  Stripe, silhouette, rae and notebook
Bo Bunny double dot papers to match: Kiwi and ocean dot

Cricut cartridges:
Home decor: flowers
Graphically speaking: flourish
George and basic shapes: Circle and picture frame
Storybook: leaves and title "LUCK BE TONITE"
Plantin Schoolbook: title "the LADY"

Prima Flowers: small turqoise
playing cards
jewel strip
Tim Holtz distress inks: Broken China, worn lipstick and shabby shutters
pop dots and glue pen
fine tip black marker for hand doodling

That about does it .. Thank you all so much for looking..
Hope enjoyed the photos as much as I have..LOL

May 9, 2010

Mothers Day card

Hope everyone is having a great Mothers Day today.
My mom is picking me up today and we are going to take some pink roses to my grand mothers resting place and then heading out to my brothers for some cake and coffee..
I don't really make cards unless I have a need for one and well, today being Mothers Day I spent a few hours this morning making this card for my mom.  Oh, and I bought her some pink roses as well.. :O)

 I won't take credit for the idea behind the card, even though I designed it..
I went google hopping this morning trying to find some card ideas and found a card that was made similar to this one.. I really like the layering and wanted to follow that pattern..

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridges:
Walk in My Garden: vase, flowers, stems and leaves
Songbird: Title "mother"
George and Basic Shapes: Welded Squares.
Design Studio software for welding
"all cuts are welded to the card base!"

Papers: Bo Bunny "Kitchen Spice line"
Cardstock: Cream and green
gold dots
forest green glimmer mist-title

white gel pen for stitching
zig fine tip black marker for journaling
Tim Holtz distress ink: Old paper

Thank you Ladies so much for looking and I hope you all have the best Mothers Day today.

May 7, 2010


Hey, hey hey..Its once again Fri-fri-day...LOL :O)
We at SOUS had an amazing sketch by Liz Qualman again this week..This lady has some serious talent when it comes to making sketches..
I very rarely have two or more photos of an event or person, so I had to make this layout with only one photo.. its another one that I found on my hard drive, my dd must of left it for me..
Here is a photo of the sketch:
I did change a few things around, like the title I put on the top and then added the ribbon on the bottom instead of paper.. I absolutely love using these sketches cause you can so make them your own with a few alterations..
and with that said, here are a few close ups:

I am so addicted all Prima's, this sunflower vine and swirls of pearls being no exception..  :O)
now, for the details:

Cricut carts:
Home Decor: small yellow flowers
A Childs Year: leaves
Graphically Speaking: Flowers and centers
SCAL for the title

Cuttlebug and Distressed Stripes folder
Tim Holtz distress inks: black, walnut stain and burn marigold

green flowers, sunflower vine and swirls of pearls

cream, yellow, brown, green and dark brown.

Pearl drops for flower centers
zig black fine tip marker for hand journaling
pop dots
cinnamon stickles
yellow ribbon by Basic Grey
Edge distress tool

I think that about does it for today.. Hope you get a minute to stop by SOUS and see what the other designers have created using this same sketch..

May 1, 2010

Cook book layout #2-Mac-N-Cheese

To my surprise, Amber's birthday is already next Friday.  I could of sworn I had a lot of time to get this cook book finished..LOL  Time is running out..
I figured it doesn't have to be completely done, will add a few more of her favorites and then embellish the whole thing and hand it over to its rightful owner...
I will add recipes as she asks for them.. I know she will keep me busy..LOL :O)

 Here are a few close ups:

Supplies Used:
Cricut cart: From My Kitchen
cheese, salt&pepper shakers, pot, word FLOUR and recipe cards
Cricut Cart: Paper Doll Dress Up
bowls, steam and flour sack
Cricut cart: Pooh Font
Title font
Cricut Cart: sentimentals
background frame

papers by: Graphic45 and Bo Bunny
cardstock: black, tan, gray, yellow, orange and cream
Stickles: yellow
Liquid pearl: gold
white gel pen for doodling
black fine tip marker for doodling
pop dots and zig two way glue pen
distress inks: walnut stain and dried Marigold

That about does it again for me. Hopefully I will get a few done next week before the big day Friday May7th..
No matter what, I know she will love this when its all put together.
I will post the final project when its donw

Brothers-friends by choice

Good Morning everyone..
Sorry for the delayed post, but my job has been keeping extremely busy all week..
Thank god today is a holiday all of the businesses are closed for the day..
I spent a few hours finishing up this layout this morning, I wasn't completely happy with the end result Thursday, but I also that I wouldn't be able to finish it to my liking till Saturday morning..
I am extremely happy with how this layout has turned out..
*Oh, I want to say a very special thank you to Brenda Smith for her great work on an explosion box she had made for her son, that is where I seen the clip board (Fab finds cart) and I knew I had to find a way to use it..LOL

I also wanted to say that I got these papers from Generations crafting and this is also a layout I did for her website as a design team member.. killing two birds with one stone.. I normally would not have done it this way, but I really really love these papers, they are so masculine and perfect for teenage boys.

Here are some close ups of the layout:
All of the puzzle pieces were first cut with chipboard and then covered with paper, edges I distressed with Walnut Stain.

Clipboard is from the Fabulous Finds cartridge, first cut with chipboard, then with brown paper and on the back its covered with gray cardstock.. distressed edges with black ink and added some Tim holtz tags and an IKEA mini pencil..
close up of the clipboard.
My boys!! Aaron, my oldest son is on the left and Adam, my youngest is the right.

For Supplies Used:

cricut cartridges:
My community: puzzle pieces, hands and boys
Doodle charms: faces
Fabulous Finds: clip board and hinges
A Childs Year: Font "Friends by Choice"
Plantin Schoolbook: Font "BROTHERS"

Papers: Bo Bunny Mama Razzi (Flash (both sides) and Tabloid)
and Bo Bunny Rust Dot and Sea Foam (the back)
cardstock: blue, brown, black and cream
mini brads: cream
tags by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz distress inks: black and walnut stain

Cuttlebug: embossing
embossing folder: Tiny Mosaic
chipboard: cereal boxes
deep blade housing for chipboard cuts
Mini pencil from IKEA <--they do come in handy after all..LOL
Pop dots and zig two way glue pen

I think that about does it again this week..
Thank you all so very much for looking and I know I'm looking forward to seeing your takes on this weeks sketch at SOUS, so come and have fun with us..
Thnx again..