Friday, March 22, 2013

Natural Beauty Layout

A layout of my precious little Harmony on Easter last year. 

I loved Harm's hair bow so much that Jayden had a matching one that was pink. And I decided to make it a big part of the page. I cut the flower out of the same polk-a-dot paper as the strip in the background. The flower is 3 different sizes and layered with pop dots in between each layer. I curled each petal and then added the glitter/bling button in the center.. if you could see the actual headband in the pic you'd know it looks the exact same. The button was in my stash. I matted the pic on hot pink card stock. The title is cut from Give A Hoot (with my gypsy and expression 2) at 3.40 and I cut the shadow out in hot pink and the main cut in white. 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
My Creative Time - Tic Tac Toe (I did use a die, button & pattern paper)

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Downtown Disney Dancers

Luckily I've had some time to figure out something of a routine lately.. the girls nap from around 12 - 2:30pm and that allows me to get a lil scrappin' done and then again at night after they go to bed. Especially since I don't have any big projects I can actually get some pages done for me for once lol :).  

So this is a layout of the girls at Downtown Disney in Dec 2012. We took a vacation to SoCal as some of you may know and we ate at Goofy's Kitchen. The same day we took a walk around downtown disney before going to Palm Springs to see Adams Grandparents. If you've ever been to DTD before you know that they have music playing throughout the whole establishment. Well these girls loved it. They could not stop dancing.. They'd just stop in the middle of the walk way and bust a move. They got lucky that most people thought it was cute and didn't try to run them over lol.

I used DCWV paper for the patterned papers. And the others are cardstock from my stash. It's kinda hard to tell but the redish color is actually hot pink and the journaling is on light purple and Mickey is cut from dark purple. I matted the pics on light purple and the banner/pennant is one a light purple mat too. 

The stars around mickey are Studio Calico stamps as well as the banner (stamped in purple and white). Mickey was cut from my Cricut using SCAL awhile ago and I saved a few of them in my die cut box. He's from a Mickey web/ding bats font. 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

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Spring Sketch Layout

This layout was done following a sketch. The only papers I for sure know of the brand on are the purple, yellow & white, which are Recollections brand.. the butterfly paper I won and I have no clue what brand it is.

I embossed the purple strip of card stock with divine swirls embossing folder and the cuttlebug, then I inked it with pink ink. I also inked the butterfly paper with purple chalk in and the boarder of the white background card stock. I added a butterfly cut from the Best of 2008 cart with my Cricut Expression 2 & Gypsy. I glimmer misted the butterfly with a purple color I think it may have been Wine?? Not positive.

  I added a swirly orchid bakers twine line across the bottom leading to the butterfly. I put a yellow mat down and then my pic on top of that and the little banner is the purple background with yellow on top and cut by hand. I hand wrote the date (April 8, 2012 .. which was Easter last year) with a purple glaze pen and then I added some white gel pen stitching around the date. 

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Lucky Layout

I made this super cute layout of Jayden from her 3 year old birthday shoot I did on her birthday. The title is Thickers and they're hot pink glitter... closest to the first pic. The banners at the top are chipboard from Imaginisce's Garden Party Chipboard stickers. I took the banner and cut it.. about 30/70 I'd say. The papers are all Imaginisce and the semi circle has alternating pink and blue iRock Gems around it. 

I gave this page the title "lucky" (and will eventually add "to have an Aunt Rachel" to the banner as a subtitle) because the gorgeous dress Jayden is wearing was made special by her amazing Auntie Rachel just for her special Mad Tea Party birthday party! I could not believe how beautiful it turned out. Jayden loved it so much she almost cried when she saw it.. and she didn't want to take it off at all! Her Auntie Rachel always sews Jayden & Harmony the CUTEST stuff! 

I can't even count how many beautiful things Rachel has made for the girls including Jaydens fav baby blankie that got stolen at Disneyland when our stroller was stolen, Jaydens snow white dress, Harmonys Cinderella dress, and even Harmony's crib set.. and well we certainly can't forget the time she made all the dresses for all of my bridesmaids & flower girls, bow ties & vests for my groomsmen, uncle (that walked me down the aisle, ring bearer, & groom of course!! She's the best!

Needless to say I'm hoping the next time Aunt Rachel comes over we can get her in the studio with Jayden for a shoot of Jayden in her dress.. and her barbie with the matching dress (also made by Aunt Rachel). 

I'm entering this layout into the following challenges:
Imaginisce - March Sketch
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - #26
The Shabby Tea Room - #158
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Giraffe Layout

I made this layout using DCWV papers from the Gone Wild stack and some ribbon and white 12x12 card stock. I followed a sketch and cut the title from Noah's ABC Animals with my Gypsy and Cricut Expression 2. Both the tiny Giraffe in the corner and the title are on pop dots.

I am entering this layout into the following challenge:

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Dance in the Rain card

Today I have this super cute card to share. I made this for a few challenges, which I will list below, as always. I used the DCWV Juniper Berry stack for the papers. 

The rain drop is cut by hand from some blue card stock and I stamped it with a Peachy Keen wide eyed kids stamp. I filled the eyes in with white gel pen, the mouth with red zig marker, and drew some white lines around to give the effect of water i guess lol. The rain drop is on a pop dot.

The strip of ribbon is from my stash and is pleated, and held on with ATG tape. I also hand cut the banner and stamped with black ink the sentiment using some alphabet stamps from Studio G. 

I inked around the banner and added stickles to the banner and the light blue umbrella below.

I am entering this adorable card into the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - #158

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Craftin Desert Diva's Giveaway

Once Craftin Desert Diva's hit 500 followers they're gonna be giving away a $100 joann's gift card so I highly suggest you head over and get yourself in on the fun.. Click HERE to go to the giveaway!

Craftin Desert Divas

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1 St Patty's Day layout

Here I have a cute little St Patty's Day layout I made for Tommy's book. I used a few different carts... Simply Charmed for the pot of gold and leprechaun, Noah's ABC Animals for the rainbow, Create A Critter for the clouds, the "1st" is from Cricut Craft Room Basics, "St Patty's day" is from Letter Envy & and welded together with my gypsy and cut with my cricut expression 2. I used green card stock for the background, gold gel pen to make the gold pieces gold.. all other paper is just from my stash.

I'm entering this layout into the following challenges:
Scrappy moms Terrific Tuesday - Luck of the Irish
Exploring Cricut - The Luck of the Irish
Fantabulous Cricut - #152
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #106
My Creative Time - Spring + Die Cut
Wacky Wednesday - #82
Craftin Desert Diva's - linky party anything goes
DL.ART - anything goes

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Jayden update

Hey everyone.. its been a super long time since I've done a baby update (sorry about that.. life just kinda gets in the way often). Well I planned a party.. a very special birthday party for a very special baby thats growing up wayyyy too fast for this mommy!
just hours old

3 months old

On Friday (Jan 11) Jayden turned 3!! I cannot believe it, it feels like I just had her. I've been in denial since the last birthday so it was really hard to deal with this one lol. She requested (more like required lol) a tea party. So of course I had to do a mad tea party with an Alice/Disney theme.

4 months old

8 months old

1 year old

Jayden and her sissy Harmony

Jayden & daddy @ Disneyworld June 2012

Dec 2013 - almost 3 years old

3 years old 

Over the past 3 years she's learned to do so many things so fast. It's like she doesn't even need my help with anything anymore.. for all you moms out there I know you know my pain here and you can feel the sting lol. Nothing hurts quite as bad as her saying "no mommy, I can do it myself. I'm a big girl" except of course for the first time she told me the most hurtful thing I've ever heard in my life "Mommy, I hate you!" :( broke my heart! And the words turn into sentences, which turn into paragraphs.. and next thing they're in college lol.

Jayden favorites:
food: chocolate sandwiches (nutella), chocolate, candy, mac n cheese
movie: anything disney and care bears and my little ponys
person: her sissy Harmony & daddy
animal: dogs & cats "a debra" (aka zebra)
blankie: "ish blankie" (fish blankie w/ yellow ribbon trim her great grandma Larsen made)

Jayden dislikes:
using the potty chair
being woke up
"Umm I don't wike monters and umm thats what i don't like and I dont wike the dark too!"

Jayden milestones:
speaking in sentences & paragraphs
learning songs and singing them with out missing a beat fairly fast
learning some letters.. what they look like and what they are "o, i, etc"
she can write "I <3 a="" and="" few="" her="" letters="" name="" numbers.="" other="" u="">
shes not scared of bath time anymore LOL

A few funny Jayden quotes:
Harmony sat on Jayden's lap and Jayden yelled "OWE! Break my legs!!"
"I'm big and that makes mommy sad and that makes daddy old!" 


I wrote most of this awhile ago and am just now getting to posting it.. so long ago that it was supposed to be posted before her 3rd birthday. I figured I better get it up before I forget. 

Next I'll have a Harmony update.. maybe.... tomorrow?? That would be nice we'll see. yesterday Harmony was exactly 1.5 years old :(. Where does the time go? 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Its A Boy

Another Tommy layout.. I know lol. I used Teresa Collins Imagine Baby Boutique cartridge for all of the pattern papers and the title and used the onesie that comes with the basic imagine shapes and filled with different patterns from the Baby Boutique cart. I popped up the circle that says "baby" with pop dots. I used some trendy twine for the line the onesies are hanging on. 

I used the Purple Pumpkin March sketch. Unfortunately I don't have any Purple Pumpkin products or they'd be all over this thing lol :).

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Purple Pumpkin - March Sketch
My Craft Spot - #90 sweet baby
Craftin Desert Diva's - linky party anything goes
DL.ART - Anything goes

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1st Thanksgiving layout

I made this layout for Tommy's baby book too. I used Create A Critter for the turkey and Wild Card for the "Thanksgiving". I cut them all on my gypsy and the "thanksgiving" I used as a mask and inked over it with red ink. The papers are from Joanns. "1st" is red Thickers and I followed a sketch from Paper Secrets.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper secrets - Mar 1 sketch + Thickers
Crafting Diva's - Linky Party anything goes
DL.ART - anything goes

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Little Man layout

Today I have another layout for Tommy's album. For this layout I used all K&Co papers, red bakers twine, and the Baby Steps cartridge for the title.

I used the sketch from My Creative Sketches, but I flipped it.

I am entering this into the following challenge:
My Creative Sketches - February sketch

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Monday, March 11, 2013

1 month layout

I made this cute layout using only K& Co papers and my cricut.. I used Baby steps for the title and i cut the banners by hand. 

I am entering this layout into the following challenges:

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