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