Saturday, December 31, 2011


Using a sketch from Sketch Support (number 18), I FINALLY scrapped Laim and the dolphins. I've started this layout so many times and never finished it, as I never liked how it was turning out. I'm still not sure it is amazing, but I at least like it. The wave paper is from Paper Studio. The dot is from My Mind's Eye,a nd the stripe is from a cheapy kit that I bought way back when I first started scrapbooking. The dolphin/wave border was cut with Cricut's Life's a Beach cartridge at 11.5". The large dolphin was cut at 4:, and the "Splash" is 1.5". The water drops were hand cut in various sizes. I used Cuttlebug's spiral embossing folder to give it texture. The waves were sprayed with Stampin Up's vanilla shimmer Smooch Spritz. Diamond and silver Stickles add sparkle to the dolphins and droplets, and I also used Glossy Accents to give the dolphins a wet shine.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Anniversary Scavanger Hunt
Today was my anniversary, and since we wanted an off-beat way to celebrate, we went on a scavanger hunt for found objects and found letters to spell our name and est date. Hoping this works to show what we found today! I am still new to using 4 share to share documents! If it does work, this is a link to out scavanger hunt results. We want to go back out, as we aren't sure we love the "u" or "a." I'm just playing with which letters look best--found objects or found letters and which go best together. The final project will have 4x6 photos matted to read our name.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Cards 2011

Here are our Christmas cards this year. They are pretty simple, but when making 25+ of anything, simple is good! The embossing plate is from Cuttlebug. The snowflake edge punch is from Martha Stewart. The stamp is from Jolliest Time of the Year by Stampin Up. While the paper is not Stampin Up, the ink that matched it was: Cherry Cobbler. The butcher's twine is from Martha Stewart, and the glitter is diamond stickles.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

For Someone Who Loves Words

Over on Pinterest, I pinned a tutorial from . Today, I played around and made my own version! Mine sure isn't as perfect as the tutorial's, but for a first try, I can't complain. By the way, getting the cones the right shape and size was the hardest part, in my experience. I used a dictionary for my pages. While it fits my love of words, I'd love to rummage some used bookstores and find works of literature with which to do this! (Wouldn't A Christmas Carol be perfect, for example?) The tutorial has glittered edges and center, and she aged it with inks. I figure I will try those techniques too, but I wanted to see how a simple, vintage looking one would work, hence the button and slightly yellowing pages. I wish I had a library where I could decorate the tree with these!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Roller Coasters!

The polka dot paper is from My Mind's Eye. The stripe is from one of DCWV's Summer Stack. The cuts are from Accent Essential and Plantin Schoolbook (I know--old school considering how many cartridges I could have used! LOL).

Be sure to notice the guys in the first seats of the first two rows and the sign they should have read...

The paper is from The Paper Studio's A Boy's Universe Stack. The popped gears are hand cut from the paper, but the arrows are from Accent Essential. The title is from Graphically Speaking.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

February Stampin Up

The single fower card was made using Stampin Up's Build a Blossom and Build a Blossom punch. It is stamped in Concord Crush. The embossing folder is Stampin Up's Final Press.

The Bliss card was made using Concord Crush and Crumb Cake and the Bliss set availible in the Sale-a-bration catalog. The embossing folder is called Framed Tulips.

The cupcake card used the cupcake punch and an embossing folder from Cricut. I don't remember the exact colors used--sorry!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Welcome to Texas

In 2009, our family drove 16 hours to spend Thanksgiving with my husband's family. 16 hours in a car with a teen... 16 hours of some of the most boring landscape in the world... Often 4 or more hours between towns (and horrible restrooms I might add). Still, this was our son's first long road trip and his first trip to Texas, which meant state-line photos! LOL He had fun pretending to hold the sign and lean against it.

This is a really simple layout. The one patterned paper is from a cheapy kit I got several years ago--you know the kind with 150ish papers that sounds like a good idea, but then, they never go with any of your photos. To date, this is only the second paper I've used from it... Note too that I totally had to ignore the colors of the shirt and sign or risk a layout that looked like a circus visit. The only Cricut cut is from Graphically Speaking. Journaling font is Garmond, my go-to font. The layout is from a Pagemaps sketch in Oct 2009.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I am on a roll today!

This is from the same Halloween as the previous posting, but this is my son and his friends--sort of our adopted family. 3 of these kiddos are not likely to dress up and trick-or-treat next year. So, I relished this Halloween and the next.

The papers are from Imaginise in a collection called Hallowhimsy. The cuts are from Cricut's Oct 31 and Caligraphy cartridges. The tree was cut at 9 inches but narrowed using design studio. The moon is 2 1/2 inches, and the title is 1 3/4 inches.

Grown Up Halloween

Craig FINALLY dressed up for Halloween! It was only because we were invited to a party of someone we like a lot, but still, he dressed up! I went as Buttercup. He was my Dread Pirate Roberts (both from The Princess Bride). Everyone else was dressed up as well. I only really took photos of our friends and a few awesome costumes of people we didn't know, but everyone was actually in costume that night.

The patterned papers and the title piece were from a collection that I purchased years ago at our local scrapbooking store. Sorry that I don't recall the collection name. The cuts, though, are all from Cricut's Oct. 31 cartridge. The bones were done at 2 1/2 inches, the webs started at 2 inches but were stretched in design studio. The spider was 2 1/4 inches. One bottle is 2 inches and the other is 3. Journaling was done in Garmond font.

The layout was based on a sketch at Got Sketch

Sunday, January 9, 2011