Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Peek at Christmas!

So I have been trying to dig my way out of the Christmas presents.  I have really enjoyed making these gifts this year!!  Since I can't show off everything I have done so far (I don't want to ruin the surprise!) I am going to wait until after Christmas to post most of my projects, but I do have 2 different projects I can share.   I will be giving these to my kids!

The first is a bag I made for them to carry books/coloring books for in the car and when we go to church.

The second is a car caddy I made for my little guy.  I am really happy with how this came out!

I did use my Cricut on this project.  I cut out the numbers 1-6 on freezer paper and ironed it on to the fabric to make a template to paint the numbers on. 

I'll be back soon with some more projects!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I LOVE how this page came out.  I really like the simplicity of it.  I used my new Boy stack papers and cut the title from sesame street font.  The stars were cut from George.


I have used this LO before for a page I made in my daughter's book.  I really the way it came out using these pictures as well.  The title was cut using Plantin Schoolbook and the paper is from the Green Stack.  I finished it off with some new buttons I got from Oriental Trading.

Bumpa's Little Helper

This page was done using the DCWV Summer Dream Stack.  I cut the hammer with the Every Day Paper Dolls cartridge and the title with Sesame Street.  The strip of paper on the left was punched with a Martha Stewart Border Punch.  I finished the page off with fake stitching around the edges.


This page was a complete experiment!!  I saw a page done like this a long time ago and I have been wanting to try it out.  So I finally had the right pictures to attempt it and I think I like the outcome.  What do you think?

I used Sesame Street Font to cut the letters out at 4 inches and then placed them on the pictures to decides where to crop.  I traced the letters on the pictures and hand cut them out.  I used ink to ink around the papers (which are all from the green stack by DCWV) and stitched around the letters to make them pop out.

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Halloween!

I had a lot of fun making this page.  I found the Halloween paper at the Target $ spot.  I thought it was too cute to pass up!  I used Jack Sprat Lyrical Letters for the title along with some stickers I have had forever.  The ribbon I believe I got at the target $ spot a while back also.  I used my cuttlebug to cut and emboss the spider and bats on the right hand page.

Funny Boy

Here is an updated version of my Funny Boy LO.  I wasn't feeling as though it was finished before, so I played around with it a little more.  I decided to add stitching to some of the circles and added one more circle to fill in the emptiness on the right hand side. 

My Family

I have been busy working on pages recently.  It has been a lot of fun!  I have been wanted to try out stitching on my pages and I finally broke down and bought some embroidery floss so I could.  Here is a simple layout I made, stitching around the background papers.  Paper is from Delightfully Simple by My Mind's Eye.

Monday, September 20, 2010

CIRCLES and a Birthday invite!

Wow, I didn't realize the kick I am stuck on!  The last 4 LOs I posted were all done with circles!!  I promise the next page I do will not have circles!! I am actually trying out something new, but I have to run to Joann's before I can finish it.  Maybe I will have the chance later today.  But for now, I have one more thing to show you..

My daughter will be celebrating her birthday and wanted to have a Hannah Montana party, but I talked her into changing it to a generalized RockStar party.  We put the invites together last night and this is what we came up with.  The other side has written out with markers using Lyrical Letter "Come Party Like a ROCK STAR."  We used Every Day Paper Dolls to make the girls (any boys for the boy invites) and the star was cut using George.  I did use design studio to do the front of the invites and layout the back before cutting.  I printed the info for the party out on labels and cut them down into strips so I could just stick them on.  We were happy how they came out!  Next up making a 12" paper doll to play Pin the Mic on the Rock Star!

Hard Work

Here is another page I got done the other night.  I used Sesame Street font for the title and the patterned paper is from Nana's Kids paper stack.  Also used the George cartridge for the circles.

Funny Boy

The other night a few friend of mine got together and I made a few pages.  Here is one that I did that night, and I am feeling like it needs something else.  What do you think?  Title font is Lyrical Letters, paper is from the My Big Ideas Boy stack and circles were made with the Creative memories circle cutters.  Very simplistic page, but does it need more?

Friday, September 10, 2010


I was able to get together with a friend yesterday to do some scrapping.  It was so much fun and this is what came out of it!  I would call it a successful day!  I was finally able to bust out my My Big Ideas boy stack that I got for Christmas last year.  I LOVE this stack of paper.  It has the cutest boy papers!  I also used CM circle cutters for the red circles, title was Mickey font, and spots on the title were made using Everyday Paper dolls cartridge.  Love how this came out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat

I am lucky enough to be able to spend a weekend twice a year at a scrapbooking retreat with my mom and some good friends.  I felt productive this year as I was able to almost finish my daughter's 2008 photos (I did come home and do the last 2 pages a few nights later!).  Here are the pages I was able to get done:

I used Gypsy Font for the title and creative memory circle punches for the circle.  The papers are from the DCWV Christmas Stack

The title is from the Mickey Mouse Font and the papers are from the DCWV Green Stack (LOVE this stack).

I used Prima flowers in the corners with skittle centers.  The birds are cut from paper in the Green Stack.  The little girl die cut is A Child's Year.

Paper here is again from the Green Stack.  Title is cut using the Sesame Street font.  Hand is cut using A Child's Year.

Title is welded together using the Gypsy using the Mickey Font.  Beach scene is cut from A Child's Year.  Paper is from a new stack I just picked up from DCWV Summer Dream Stack.

The title here is Mickey Font again.  The paper is from the Summer Dream stack.  The flower in the corner is a Prima glitter flower.

This is one of my favorites from this weekend.  The paper is from the DCWV Christmas stack and the present is from Doodlecharms. I don't remember exactly, but I believe the title was cut using 2 different fonts off the Lyrical Letters Cartridge.

The paper is again from the Christmas Stack.  The snowflakes are cut from Winter Woodland and then pop dotted.  The title is cut from Lyrical Letters.

Again, Christmas Stack paper and the title is cut from Winter Woodland.  Buttons are glued down in the bottom corner.

The title was make using the Gypsy and mini gel pens.  I replaced the blade in the Cricut with a mini gel pen using a pencil gripper to hold it in place.  Once the lettering was drawn I put the blade back in to cut the circle.  Paper is from the Green Stack.

And my last one using the Green Stack again for the papers.  The middle picture was pop dotted to give dimension.  The title was made using the Zooballoo font.

I am excited to be done with her 2008 pictures.  Now it's time to move on to my son's 2008!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Travel Games

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been hard at work making some fun things for my kids to play with on our road trip we are taking this summer!  I have FINALLY finished all the projects and took pictures of them all to share with you.  

I sure hope the kids enjoy these.  I took sheet metal and made these magnet board games.  On one side of all the boards are BINGO games.  I used images from many cricut cartridges to draw the images on white paper using mini gel pens with a pencil gripper around them.  They came out much better than I had hoped!  I arranged them all in Design Studio so I was able to draw them out and then cut them out all at the same time.  I wanted to cut out the letters for BINGO with my cricut, but as I was running out of time to get them done I settled for some letter stickers that I have had FOREVER!

On the back side of each BINGO game is a different game.  There is a Tic-Tac-Toe, Colors, numbers, shapes, and letters.  I plan on playing a few different games where they need to find object in those colors/shapes or find the numbers/letters on signs, etc.

I also made a few things with material.  I made a new and improved crayon roll for each kid.  (It took me a few tries before finding the best way to close them!) I am hoping these keep the crayons up off the floor and seat in the car!

Lastly, I gathered a bunch of small objects and created a beanbag I Spy game for each kid.  I thought these would be great to use on any trip in the car and for keeping them busy and quiet in church!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hard at Work

I have been working hard on a few different projects.  I made a few more baby books and I have been working on a travel kit.  I will post pictures hopefully in the next couple of days.  I really love how everything is coming out!  I have a few great projects for long car rides with kids!!  Check back soon to check everything out!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Out of the Ordinary

Okay, so it isn't made out of paper, but I am SO excited about my find the other night!!  While at Walmart doing my grocery shopping I walked past the crafting aisles and a clearance tag caught my eye.  I have been wanting one of these for the longest time, and so I just had to have it!!  For only $40, I came home with this!!

So, of course I had to try it out.  I have been wanted to make this for a while now, and by no means am I a any good at using a sewing machine, but it turned out okay!  I also just used material I had (which isn't much!).  I am going to make another once I find some more material.  These will be great for coloring in the car on our road trip this summer!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Superhero Word Book

I made this book a year and a half ago for a friend of mine who wanted a superhero themed baby room.  I had a lot of fun making it!!  I used design studio and George to create and cut everything in this book.  Some of the designs were made for me from some awesome girls on the Cricut Message board, but it has been so long now, I don't remember who it was !!  A few images were also computer generated and then cut out freehand. Book was bound using the bind-it-all.  I also finished it off with some primary colored ribbon tied to the binding (but forgot to take a final picture).