Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Found this on Pinterest.  I'm falling in love with kraft paper; the look, the feel - something a little rustic, casual and easy about it.  The leaf shapes were cut from a Cricut cartridge.  Use three different leaf patterns for variety and run them through the Cuttlebug for texture.  The sentiment stamp came from Creative Memories and uses the walnut stain ink pad from Tim Holtz.  The wooden buttons are of an old sweater and I liked the gold twine for fall.  The CM stamp is kinda grungy so I inked the edge of the card to match.  I left the leaves bare; I thought the texture added enough.  I do hope you all Gobbled 'til you Wobbled!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Two Year Old

My grandson turned two years old in January.  He choose to celebrate with Elmo and the neighbor kids.  I found the paper available in several scrapbook stores; the licensed paper co$t$ but the results can't be beat.  The reverse of the stripes are the Sesame Street character heads, so I cut them apart and matted them for a border.  Betty cut the blue border of numbers on a Cricut.   Thanks goodness for Xyrons!   Clever way to get your message across!

A Little Girl's Summer

Isn't this just the cutest?  I found the floral sheet on 
a sale rack (only one sheet) and the scalloped sheet is 
a doodle-cut from Doodlebug Sweet Love. 
 The lettering is Cricut - Alphalicious with a shadow. 
 Betty has some corner chompers that give a lovely
 finish to photo mats. 
 Layer, layer, layer your petals and you are done!

Baby Boy

I've been busy visiting Betty in Kansas and attending a scrapbook workshop given by embellishIT!  The page kits are fantastic if you have a brain block.  Here are some of the pages from my first scrapbook:  Grandpa & Me was done using the die cut from Little Yellow Bicycle Little Boy's Safari collection.  Lettering was done on a Cricut (with the shadow feature).  The collection features soft blues, greens, yellows and oranges suited for a new baby.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bokeh Photography

There is a photography challenge up at until May 18th, this is one of my submissions. I used my Canon Rebel T2i, and a 50mm lens with an fstop of 1.8. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flowers and more Flowers

What a wonderfully blank wall to play with in my RV scrap room! The dollar store has simple frames that some of my favorite printed paper was added to. I've used the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals die to make these flowers that adorn the frame corners. Some of the petals were pleated, some rolled on a pencil or kabob stick and some were rolled and pleated! Each flower has at least three layers; some as many as seven. Some are curled right side up and some are right side down. Glue dots work really well as do brads.

I'm thinking that as I learn more flower techniques,
I will add to the other frames. Hope you like
my flowers!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cricut Club - February

This was another fun Cricut Club Class...I would of never ever of bought this cartridge, if it wasn't for seeing all the neat things that could be made with it. Its called BRIDAL SHOWER. The purse and the box open up to where you could add sweet treats to the inside of them.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mom and Me

OK, so I'm not big on one page layouts but this didn't need a companion photo! My DIL took her new baby for the one month checkup and took this photo in the mirror holding the baby and the camera phone. I tried to hide the camera with a Damask flourish from Cricut, a strip of beautiful lace and some really funky ruffle I found at Joann Fabrics. Its too cute and girly to boot! The white cotton doilies added more texture to the page. Mom loves it. I hope you do too.

The Zoo

I really enjoy doing a two page layout in my scrapbooks. Maybe I need an app to eliminate the flash reflection for my posts! K & C Co. had this really cute animal paper and matching Zoo Animal Dimensional stickers - just right for my project.

This image shows the Zoo Animal dimensional stickers as well as the Cinnamon Stickles used as an accent on the lettering.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

X's and O's

I made the red flower Valentine Card as a Mak'N'Take at was fun, it was cute, and I wound up buying the tools and punches to make more and different flowers. Sorry I didn't take picture as I was making the Pink Flower card when I got home...but I will make more flowers soon and share pictures of the tools and how to make the floweres...when I get my Craft Room painted and everything unpacked. (I may still stickles all the edges of the it shows up better maybe in silver or white)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Photo Cubes

These are 3 1/2 inch pine photo blocks that I purchased from  part # SQH350.  They are $3.50/each.  They do have various sizes to choose from, however for the directions for cutting your photos, I have used the 3 1/2 inch size photo blocks.

I used  Rub 'n Buff  gold leaf and a cosmetic sponge to rub gold leaf on all the edges.  You could paint with acrylic paint too in your color choice.

Here are my blocks with all the edges rubbed with gold leaf.  They are ready to put the pictures on now.

Cut your photo template at around 3 3/8 inches square(or slightly less) for the 3 1/2 inch pine photo blocks.  You could cut this out of tranparent plastic like tranparencies you would use on a projector.  This will allow you to see your picture before you cut it.  Use the template to cut your photos to size. 

Paint one side with Modge Podge adhesive brushing out to the edges.

Center a photo on top of the Modge Podge.  Left dry for a minute before moving on to the next side.

Once you have all your sides covered with photos....put an additional layer of Modge Podge OVER each photo painting it on evenly.  You will want to do the 4 sides first and let them dry for a while before doing the top and bottom photos.  You don't want to smudge your sides by trying to paint on the Modge Podge to the top and bottom photos before they are completely dry.  Layout your photos like the template below. The reason for rotating the photos is if you put all 4 sides with the photos right-side will never see your photo on the bottom.  If you put them like the template will always have 2 photos side by side with the photos upright...which allows you to turn your photo block upside down to see the bottom photo.

Happy Birthday Betty

Sunny and bright birthday wishes to our friend Betty! Who couldn't use something cheerful during the dreary days of winter? This 5' x 7" card was made using Bazzill solid color papers, CoreColors by coredinations and BoBunny Back to Basics Dots. I used the Cuttlebug dotted folder to add texture to the green leaves and ran an ink pad over the dots for a little more color. White stitch lines added even more interest and the buttons were just too cute to pass up. Check out the video on uTube with instructions unmaking a bow using only a fork. Really cool and you don't have to fumble making the traditional ones!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas 2011

It's not too late to start getting ideas for next year's cards! LOL Here are the two I made for 2011. The Flower Soft idea was something I'd been toying with for a while so it was time to finally use it! Very pretty; I can't wait to try out their spring colors and flower pots to decorate.

A close-up of the tiny Flower Soft pieces: Vintage Christmas and Polar White. The lantern scenes and the gold adhesive braid is from flower Soft. Maybe someone knows a trick to using it but it acted just like glitter: all over everything ! Great effect though; the cutaway deckle edge on the card front and the deckle edge trim inside really made the colors stand out.

This card was made by layering your Christmas papers and using the BIGZ die, Tree, Christmas Layered. It was fun to use up all those small scraps of paper. The tree was glued to a white card distressed with Tim Holtz Tea Dye. I distressed some of the paper edges, pierced the corners and used a dimensional glue dot only on the star.