Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sketches in Thyme #98

I made this layout for Adams grandparents album.

The bottom has some lace on it... pretty simple layout.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sketches in Thyme #99

made this layout for Adams grandparents album.

papers are all recollections.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hannah's Page

This is another page I made for Adam's grandparents album I followed a sketch to make this...

I used a couple different pattern papers.. brown stripes and pink strips, a solid hot pink card stock, and white card stock. I trimmed the white down to about 9x9 and then I used a braid boarder punch down on side. I cut the pink pattern paper just a tiny bit smaller to fit inside the white and still have a boarder. I hand cut the banner out of brown and then adhered the brown to white card stock. once they were adhered I re-cut the banner again so it was on a white boarder. I glued down brown bakers twine and tied bows on each end and then put the banner under the twine. I put the pics above.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
DL ART - Anything goes
Let's Get Sketchy - challenge 2 week 2

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Cousins layout

I made this layout for Adam's Grandparents album I've been working on for awhile now.. It was fairly simple to make.. a little heart bling in each corner and different pattern papers behind the pic. The hardest part was the twine title and that wasn't even very hard!

I made this for the My Creative Sketches January Sketch

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Bee Mine card

I have this super adorable Valentine's card I made for my husband (lets hope he doesn't read this.. who am I kidding? He never reads my blog lol).

I used Create a Critter and my Gypsy & my Expression 2 to make this cute card. I welded 2 of the bee hives together on the side (hid the cuts for the lines and door on my gypsy) and then put 2 bee shadows next to that on the mat and cut in black card stock. Then I cut the bee stripe & head (hid the eyes and mouth on my gypsy) and bee hive out on yellow card stock. I then cut 2 sets of wings in white. Now with the gypsy I was able to put them all on the same mat and cut my paper to the right size to only have to load the machine once.

After all cuts were made I stamped faces on the bee heads with my PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment 1/2" stamps. filled the eyes in with white gel pen and colored the cheeks pink with a pink color crayon (it was closer than the chalk that I'm not sure the location of) lol. I then assembled the bees and folded the black bee hive card base then ATG'd the yellow bee hive to the front. I added yellow stickles to different places on the bee hive, filling in the heart, and outlining all of the lines for the hive as well as most of the outter edges. I then put some yellow stickles on the bee's yellow stripe and tops of antennas.

Next I put glue on the wings and added some clear iridescent chunky glitter over the tops of the wings. I placed the bees on pop dots and put them on the hive. I used a small heart punch to cut some hearts out of red card stock and wrote "B E M I N E" on each heart in white gel pen. I strung 2 different rows of black bakers twine from one be to the other and placed the hearts on the string with atg to make a banner.

It turned out so cute.. possibly my favorite card in a LONG time!!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Birthday Boy layout

I made this layout using some cuts from Life's A Party. Not sure what brand the background paper is it was in my stash and all the other papers (except photo mat) are all DCWV. I used PKS for the faces on the balloons and Jaded Blossom stamps for the present and sentiment on the tag at the bottom.

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
Jaded Blossom - Anything but a card

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wild About You layout

Ok.. I'm on a roll now.. I got a chance to do a layout while both the girls were down for a nap.. that NEVER happens.. I even had enough time to take some pics after and now I'm typing this while one of them is still napping! CrAZy!!!

I followed a sketch & color challenge to make this layout. I used Wild Card to make the "Wild About You" title and my gypsy and expression 2. The pic is of Adam's Grandparents when they were younger at the zoo..

Adam scanned a bunch of their old photos and used them in a slide show for their party.. it was great.. he printed some of the better ones for me and I'm adding a few pages with older photos of them into their album of their party.. so this counts as one of those pages! lol.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Color Me Scrappy - #24
Whimsical Wednesday - Anything Goes
DL. ART - Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #64

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Cricut stuff for sale + catch up + pics

Hey everyone.. so sorry for the absence as of late. I've been busy with the holidays and birthdays.. *sigh* my oldest (Jayden) just celebrated her 3rd birthday... :( I can't believe how big she is.

They really do grow as fast as people say.. wish I could just have a pause button sometimes. We had a Mad Tea Party birthday for her (she loves tea partys) and everyone thought it looked pretty good.. I'll slowly be posting some of the items I crafted for that party.. as I have time. I made all sorts of crazy cool stuff.. some pretty simple, some pretty complicated. But it turned out so cute and seeing Jayden's face made everything worth while. Here's a couple pics of her..

Jayden's photoshoot on her actual birthday (I made the hat and I'll post those later sometime)

One of the fav pics of the shoot.. <3 3="3" font="font" lil="lil" my="my" old="old" year="year">

"We're all MAD here!"

We also just took a trip to Disneyland and that was well crazy! It was tons of fun of course but it sure made the holidays a lil more hectic.
 us on the first day with Minnie

 Us with Santa, I mean Goofy lol

Jayden, Adam & baby Harmony watching the fireworks

And of course Christmas...
The Drive to my family's Christmas

Adam & baby Harm with Bambi (a present)

Jayden & Harmony with some presents

And then we had to have a New Years Eve party.. that one was easy... pizza hut, pop, fun.. though I did make a personal trifle for everyone.. pretty time consuming.

Now it's back to the routine, hopefully.. for a lil while anyway. Right now I'm currently crafting the memory book I promised to make for Adam's Grandparents 50th anniversary party we all through for them.. and I'm pretty pleased to say I finished to pages tonight and I'm really hoping to having it done by Valentines day.. (this year lol).

And while I'm working on that album Adam is trying his hardest to help me get this mess I call a scrapbooking/craft room (and Adam calls his office) orginized. He actually wants to help and he's working really hard to get it all in order and making sure its functional for us both as well as what I want :).. he's the best!

So, since we're cleaning things.. I'm also cleaning some things out to make some space.. I'm selling a few things and putting some things into a box for a giveaway soon. If anyone is interested in any of the items I'm selling please email me @ with any questions.. I will accept paypal and would be willing to ship (additional fees will apply to the machines).

What am I selling?
Here are some links to some of the items I'm selling:
Cricut Expression 2 (used)
Cricut Mini (brand new still in box + 2 packs of mats = 4 total)
Old West (linked on ebay)
Other Cartridges (used & new.. the above carts + live simply lite, crocs rule lite, hoot 'n' holler lite, seasonal cake art, elegant cake art, & snapshot nature imagine cart)

Hopefully I have a project up soon.. I'll have to get some pics of the ones I've been doing.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013


theres a giveaway going on over at Whimsical designs head over and check it out HERE!!