March 26, 2010

Precious Package-SOUS

I love my ending my work week on a Friday with a free weekend to look forward to..
I also love Fridays cause its always a reveal day for us girls at SOUS.
We have a wonderful sketch for you this week by Amyee Gandy
Here is her sketch and please visit her sketch blog to see more of her great designs.

Its not exactly the same, but I think its better to use it as an inspiration to your own style..
I'm not much for journaling so, I stuck with just the flowers..

My dd was born 5 weeks preemie and weighed 4lbs 12oz .
 So, she was a very small and precious package for me..
The photo is me and my Amber when she first came home from the hospital.
She wore baby doll clothes for the longest time..

Here are some close ups:

I thought that adding the little baby feet onto the center of the flower was cute..  :O)

Supplies Used:

Cricut Cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Pink Flowers and centers
Triangles for title sign

Cricut cartrige: Storybook

Cricut Cartridge: Stretch your imagination
baby and swirls

Cricut Cartridge: Doodlecharms
baby bottle

Cricut cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook
scalloped edge

Cricut Cartridge: Song bird
Title: Package

Cricut Cartridge: A Childs Year
Title: Precious

Papers by : Heidi Grace Designs
Baby girl line
Cardstock: pink, light green and brown
Green flowers by Prima
Mini white rosebuds by Mulberry
pink ribbon
white embroidered lace
Pink Stickles
Pearl drops
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
pink ink by versacolor
pop dots
glue dots
zig two way glue pen

I think that about does it again ladies
Thank you all so much for looking and I hope you are able to stop by SOUS this week and check out what the other design team members have created using this sketch and even better if you able to join in this week..

March 24, 2010

Heavens Garden

I found this photo of my grandmother the other day standing in her nieces garden.  
I keep thinking this photo was taken back in the early 90's ..
My grandmother passed away about 5 1/2 years ago and it was such a hard
loss to deal with and I thought I would never get over it.. I was very angry at god for a long time cause I though how can he give us someone to love this much and then take them away..
She died from Ovarian Cancer at the age of 83.
I still have a very hard time looking at her photos, I miss her that much..

Here are some close ups:

The title is her being forever in the Heavens Garden..

I have seen the ribbon bunched up on several layouts and I like how it looked.. so, I wanted to give it a try
I didn't use normal fabric ribbon though, its paper..

 And then for supplies used:

Papers: K & Co Classic box collection
Cardstock: Peach 

Cricut Cartridge: Heritage
Fence, corners and flourish

Cricut Cartridge: Walk In My Garden
Leaves and flower pots

Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking

Cricut cartridge. Songbird

Cricut cartridge: Winter Woodlands
Title font: HEAVENS

Cricut cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook
Title font: GARDEN

Cricut Cartridge: Home Accents

 Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes

pearl drops
green flowers by Prima
orange brads
green paper ribbon
little yellow pearly thingies for the flower centers
pop dots
glue dots

I designed this layout using my design studio software so I don't have actual cut sizes..
I normally stretch and shrink everything to fit..sorry!!
Thank you all so much for looking

March 23, 2010

Ms.Bright Side Award

I have received this amazing little lady from Barb at CRAFTYGIRL
How sweet of her to have thought of me for this..
There are a few rules that I need to follow as I accept this award:

1. Give a top ten list of things that make you happy
2. Give a top five list of trivia about myself
3. Share the award with only 5 people and ask them to do the same
4. Link the blogs you choose and link the blog of the person who gave it to you!!

My top 10:

1. all of the many friends I have made online since I started scrapping..
2. My cricut
3. Being able to create something great everyday
4. The generosity of others
5.My family
6. blog hopping daily and being able to leave comments for everyone
7. rummaging through my scrapbook papers..LOL (funny as that seems) shopping for craft supplies
9. The ladies at SOUS
10. my many followers

Trivia about myself:

1. I am a coffee-aholic.  I love it in the morning, in the afternoon and all night long..LOL
2. I love making people laugh and I dont' take life so seriously.
( that should of of been on the top 10 list of things that make me happy...LOL)
3. I love love love cooking and baking for family, but I hate cleaning up the mess...LOL
4. I spend most of my time in my woman cave (as my hubby has named it) creating or blogging
5. I have recently had minor surgery, had my gallbladder removed..
I asked the surgeon if they could do lypo, face lift and boob job at the same time...LOL
He didn't find it funny...LOL  :O)

I hope you got a kick out of  those answers, that would make me HAPPY!..  :O)

so, now I need to pass this blog award to 5 others..
and they shall be:
2. Sheila
3. Fern
4. Deb
5. Brenda

Thank you everyone..

Sweet Blogger Award


What a wonderful surprise to have received this not once, but twice.. 
I got the first one from Sandy at Details by Sandy
and then second one from Staci at 

 Thank you ladies so much for thinking of me..
well, as for the rules of this award:

I need to pass this on to 5 others and say something 
about them.

so, the 5 ladies are:
1. Wanda (MagicWanda)- 
She always finds the time to stop by my blog and tells it like it is..LOL
She is such an inspiration to so many and I absolutely adore her cards and layouts.
She is one of the ladies that first inspired me with her beautiful garden layouts on the 
Cricut MB.. She has a kind heart and always leaves such sweet sweet comments.
3.Fern (Ferns creations)- 
I know she has received this award from everyone, but she deserves it from everyone.
If you have not stopped by her blog, you are definitely missing out on something fantastic..
Ferns layouts are out of this world as is the lady creating them..
I wanted Kim to have this award cause she is a very creative lady and always thinks of others..
If you check out her blog, you can see what I mean..
She always and I mean always has the time to stop by and say something truly sweet..
she is a creative scrapper and you can tell she scraps from the heart..

 so here are my pick of the litter..LOL  You ladies are so deserving of this award
Thank you once again Sandy and Staci..

March 19, 2010

U Complete Me-SOUS

I absolutely love Fridays!!  
SOUS is having its weekly reveal today and here is my take on this weeks sketch challenge. 

These photos are of my husband Mike and they were taken back in 1994 while we were visiting St.Augustine, Florida with my mother-in-law..
We had such a nice time walking around the old city and seeing all of the wonderful sites..
When I designed this layout, I really wanted to focus on my husband.  I don't have many photos of him cause were always taking photos of our kids.. hope that's normal..LOL

So, aaaaaaanyway...
Here is this weeks sketch.. :O)
 I changed some of the sketch only cause of my own design.. I didn't have two small photos, so I left the second one out and I added the large photo to the right of the layout instead of placing it on the left.
Then, I'm not real big on journaling so I add some memory tags and some decorations to the bottom right hand corner.. 
You can see all of them here:
The tags read: HOPE, LOVE and ADMIRE

I struggled a bit with a title for this layout.. I once again wanted it to reflect my feelings for my husband and I also wanted it to represent the three tags I made of him.. so, I finally thought that "U Complete Me!" was exactly how I felt..
But we all know that it is I that completes him...LOL
We'll just keep that between us girls... :O)
Here are the two photos I found for this layout.. In the big photo, my husband is standing in front of the oldest school building in Florida (don't ask how old, I can't remember)..LOL
and then the small one is him standing behind my mother-in-law's car all packed up and ready to head for home...Yes, I repeat  its my mother-in-laws car...LOL

Supplies Used:
Cricut cartridge:  Plantin Schoolbook
Title font ( U Complete Me)
and Flowers

Cricut Cartridge: Tags, bags and boxes

Cricut Cartridge: Home Decor
Cricut Cartridge: Home Accent

 Cricut Cartridge: Fabulous Finds
bookplate?<--if it's called that?

Papers: Graphics45
Cardstock: dark brown, cream, black and medium brown

black ribbon

stamps: swirls
stamp pad-black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
black pen for doodling
pop dots
zig two way glue pen

Hope that about covers it all..LOL
Thank you all so much looking and do stop by SOUS and see what the design team has been up to..
I promise not to disappoint..LOL

March 17, 2010

Real Girls Go 2 Camp-DT post

Good Morning Ladies..
Here is another layout I made using the new Bo Bunny's Roughin´It line..
These papers are both boy and girl friendly..

Just ignore the snow in the back of the photo.. :O)
I laughed when I seen that and still wanted to use flowers and bugs for this layout 
when there's snow in the window of the photo...LOL
Hey! I live in Finland where we can get snow in June, so I'm forgiven :O)
In this photo, my dd is actually at camp, but this was a church funded camp for their class..
It was for only a few days, but they had so much fun..

Here are some close ups of the layout:

Here is a photo of Bo Bunny's new Roughin´It line.

The Orange and yellow flowers were cut cut using the George cartridge.

The cute little words can be found on the A Childs Year Cartridge.

 My dd is the one on the right with the long hair in case you didn't recognize her without all 
of the make up and piercings..LOL  :D

and then for the supplies Used:

Bo Bunny Roughin´It line " Dots and Leaves"
Bo Bunny Back to Backs " Wasabe dot, Buttercup dot, Harvest dot and 
Orange Citrus Dot"

Yellow cardstock

Basic Grey mini brads: Green
metallic mini brads
Yellow mini brads

yellow lace: Prima marketing

Cricut Cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Flowers and rectangular tags (upper right hand corner)
Cricut Cartridge: Doodlecharms
Bus and Ladybugs
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up
heads and hair
Cricut Cartridge: Home Decor
Cricut Cartridge: Pooh and friends
Cricut Cartridge: Pooh Font
word "camp" on sign
Cricut Cartridge: Walk In My Garden
Cricut Cartridge: All Mixed Up

Peechy Keen stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
pop dots, glue dots and zig two way glue pen

Well that about does it my friends.. 
Thank you all some much for looking and I hope you get minute to stop by 
Generations Crafting, she has some amazing deals..

March 14, 2010

Beauty and Strength-DT Post

Have I told you all lately how much I LOVE this SOPHIE line from Bo Bunny..
I'm in absolute Aaaaaw over it and just can't get over these colors..Wow!!!

This is another layout I have made as a new Design Team member for Generations Crafting 
I feel like the luckiest person on earth..  :O)

For those of you dont' know, this is my dd Amber.. 
This was her senior year in school..
I love it cause its a black and white photo, which means it goes great with almost any color..

Here are some close ups..

I wanted to add a photo of the Bo Bunny new SOPHIE line.

Oh! made this little butterfly myself.. Its just white mesh and wire, which I bought ready at my local craft store, I inked it with distress ink and then added some stickle, which I dry brushed on the edges..
I think it came out pretty good..

and the supplies Used:
Bo Bunny's New SOPHIE line

Bo Bunny "Sophie Joy die cut"
Bo Bunny "Passion Fruit Dot"
 Bo Bunny "Rasberry Dot"
Bo Bunny "Ocean Dot"
Bo Bunny "Bouquet" 
Prima Flowers- Blue rose
Mulberry flowers- small turquoise and rose buds

Prima- Say it in Pearls for the bling
black jewel drops
Hand made butterfly
Tim Holtz distress inks: 
Worn Lipstick and Broken China

Stickles: Silver

Cricut Cartridge:  Storybook
Title " Beauty and &"
Cricut Cartridge: Songbird
Title "strenght"
Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking
Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Centers of flowers and big circle
Cricut cartridge: Home Decor

That about does it again.. 
Thank you ladies so much for looking
and I hope you get a minute to visit Floren at Generations Crafting..


Little Sweetheart-DT post


 Good Sunday Morning to everyone.. 
I've been a little busy while you all have been sleeping, remind you I'm 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time..LOL
I found this photo of my niece Jasmine and she is my god niece..
My brother was lucky enough to get 4 girls and she is the second oldest out of the bunch..
This photo was taken a few summers ago, so she is a big girl already at the age of 14..

I used Bo Bunny's new SOPHIE line, which is beautiful..
I absolutely love the colors and the prints..

Here are some close ups and all details:

Supplies Used:

Bo Bunny's New SOPHIE line
both sides of the BOUQUET paper
and then BB's Ocean Dot and Passion Fruit dot papers..

Pearlized Pink cardstock for base

Prima blue flower with vine
Prima big blue flowers
Hot pink flower
Mulberry flowers- small pink and blue

Prima-Say it with Crystal bling
crystal drops

Tim Holtz Distress Inks: 
Worn Lipstick and Broken China

Cricut Cartridge: Songbird
Title font

Thank you all so much for looking..
I hope you get a minute or two to check out Generations Crafting.. 
She really has great deals on the newest items available..

March 13, 2010

A Wheelin Good Time


 Here is my first Submission as a Design Team member for Generations Crafting..
I absolutely love this paper from Bo Bunny "Roughin It" line.
Its really versatile!!

The photos are my three little ones back in 96.  My son Aaron had received a Jeep from Santa that year and we had so much fun a few days later letting them loose in the front yard.  It was a nippy winter day in Sunny Florida..LOL
and my daughter would not take that Santa hat off for anything, she thought that Santa had left it behind on accident..LOL

Here are some close ups and all details:




 Supplies Used:

Bo Bunny "Roughin It" stack
(Stripe and In The Woods)

Bo Bunny "Roughin It" tag cut outs

Yellow Cardstock

Basic Grey  brads

Cricut cartridge: Graphically Speaking

Cricut cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
"Circles for heads and tires" 

Cricut cartrige: Dreams Come True
"Mud splats"

Cricut Cartridg: Pooh Font
"Title font"

   Cricut Cartridge: Joys of the Season
"Santa hat"

Cricut Cartridge: A Childs Year
"Little hand!"

Computer generated tags ( 4 of them)

pop dots
zig two way glue pen
white gel pen-doodling
Chalks: cheeks and facial shadow

I think that about does it..Thank you so much for looking..
I hope you get a minute or two to check out Generations Crafting supplies, she has some awesome new papers and other supplies..

March 12, 2010

Tag Mini Album


Hi everyone..
Yesterday I got a urge to create another mini album .. I wanted it semi simple to cut, nothing fancy so I cut tags using my Cricut Tag,Bags and Boxes cartridge aaaaaaaaaaaaand I used up another cereal box that won't be taking up any space at the city dump...LOL
Its the perfect thickness to be able to cut with using your regular blades..
I then got another urge to start using up some of the many scraps that I saved up through the years..

The story behind the album is our move to Finland back in 1996..
It changed all of our lives forever..

Here are some close ups and all details:

Page #1.. My boys and hubby at the airport..We were waiting to board our plane..
the mess on the table isn't from us, it was like that when we sat down.. Honest!!  :O)

Here is Adam a.k.a Mr.Giggle monster.. He has such a sweet smile..

Some photos of my boys while we were staying at my moms..

I had to use this photo cause of the size of the tub.. Its tiny!!
what a life style change having no big tub to relax in..LOL

My boys laying down watching tv.
I added a journaling tag with our story and on the back is another photo of my boys..

Here is a photo of Aaron standing in front of all the moving boxes that we had shipped here, 
which had things like photos and toys, etc..

My boys  laughing.. We must of just come from outside cause they are wearing their
play clothes.. Aaron is laughing..
My boys were 2.5 and 1.5 years old , Amber was almost 7yrs old when we moved..

Kids will be kids.. Even though they were pretty good about NOT touching Gramma's things, I think Aaron grabbed one of her ceramic masks and tried it on...LOL
O-Ohhh! Don't let gramma see this picture..  :O)

Now for the supplies used:

Cricut Cartridge: Tags, Bags and Boxes
Tag album cut at 6",  (actual measure 6" x 4")
(but I stretched it to make it wider using my DS software)..

Cricut Cartridge: Mickey and Friends
for the little planes on the chain

Papers: K & Co Wild Saffron stack
Cardstock: Yellow, orange, green and red

Flowers: yellow, bright green, orange and dark green.
from my stash, cant recall manufacturer (sorry)
yellow buttons
Chipboard sayings by K& Co
Crochet lace
Alphabet stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut stain
StazOn ink pad -black
binder ring
zots glue dots
tape runner

 That about does it..This was a real nice, fun and quick little project.. I hope this inspired you to make one of your own.
Many Hugs!!