Friday, December 31, 2010

"Someday This Will All Make Sense!"

My son has a great fondness of Legos. I guess most children do ... the process of creating something with your own two hands is a great thing.

All of the patterned papers on this page are from Cosmo Cricket's Get Happy line. I layered in a bit of yellow cardstock to break things up a bit.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


This is our annual family photo from Christmas morning 2009. When we took this year's picture my husband & I told our son that he's getting too big for our laps ... I'm really going to need to learn to use the timer on my camera. :D

I used Pink Paislee's Mistletoe & Co. line for this page. I cut the embellishment in the bottom right corner from one of the papers and used Pop Dots for dimension. The "family" embellishment is from Making Memories. I added some Michaels dollar bin bling to the scalloped circle for a little more sparkle.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

kusudama flower ball

I made this one for my stylist who I've known for years. He decorates his Christmas tree in reds and I knew what I was going to do once I found that out. :)

I used papers by DCWV and My Minds Eye, Creative Imaginations glitter glue, Zip Dry Paper Glue, Darice gems and Offray ribbon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Merry Christmas" 2009

This page is from Christmas morning of 2009. I'm only a year behind ... that isn't too bad I guess :D

All of the papers and the ribbon is from Pink Paislee's Tinsel Town line. (This line is one of their first releases.) I cut the "Merry Christmas" tag and base from the papers and used Pop Dots for dimension. I also used my Sakura Stardust on the tag for a little sparkle.

Monday, December 27, 2010

treat baskets

These are the treat baskets I made for my son's classmates for their Christmas party.

I used 9" squares for these. I will use 7 1/2" squares next time because they were a bit too big this time.

The base pieces are AC embossed cardstock and the snowflakes were cut from white cardstock using my Cricut and Winter Lace cartridge. The silver/gray box snowflakes are sprayed with Frost Glimmer Mist and the blue box snowflakes are sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist. I tied the baskets off with strips of white tulle.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"snow" kusudama flower ball

I decided to make a kusudama flower ball for my Christmas tree using my favorite color and theme. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

I used older papers from DCWV, Creative Imaginations glitter glue, Zip Dry Paper Glue, Celebrate It! ribbon and some snowflake embellishments I had received in a swap on the Cricut Messageboard.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Enjoy your time with family and friends making wonderful new memories!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Christmas monkey bread" 2009

My family's Christmas morning breakfast had been cinnamon rolls for quite some time. A couple of years ago I decided that my son & I would start making Monkey Bread for our Christmas breakfast while my husband took the pictures to remember this tradition. We open our presents while the Monkey Bread is baking and then have our breakfast when we are done.

papers: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
cardstock: Bazzill
embellishment: Sakura Stardust pen
title: Cricut, Gypsy, Calligraphy Collection cartridge

Monday, December 20, 2010

"Holiday Traditions" 2009

Since my parents' death, Christmas Eve has been celebrated with my sister and her daughter. Each year I take a picture of my son and niece as part of our "holiday tradition". They are both getting to the age where they visibly cringe when I bring out my camera for this picture but they humor me anyway. :D

patterned papers: Basic Grey Wassail
cardstock: Bazzill
embellishments: Studio16 bling, Cosmo Cricket
ribbon: Celebrate It! from Michaels (last year)
tools: Martha Stewart corner and border punches

Friday, December 17, 2010

"season of snow"

I took these pictures on December 23rd of last year. The ice was so heavy on the tree in our front yard that one of the limbs was hanging quite low over our driveway. I had to take pictures of this because it was so peaceful and just plain beautiful.

patterned papers: Pebbles
embellishments: Pebbles, Recollections (flourish & snowflake), Studio 16 bling, Spring Rain Glimmer Mist

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Medieval Feast"

This is an event that my son's school does annually for the 4th graders. They focus on medieval times for a history unit and they then celebrate with a "medieval feast". The children work hard on this unit and this is their reward.

cardstock: DMD
patterned paper: DCWV Happily Ever After
embellishments: Recollections glittered bling corners, Studio 16 bling, ribbon (unknown) and Spring Rain Glimmer Mist

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Veteran's Day program 2009

patterned papers: Pink Paislee Starlight
embellishments: K & Co Life's Little Occasions
fiber/ribbon: unknown

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Halloween 2009

papers: Basic Grey Granola (solid) and Basic Grey Eerie (patterned)
embellishments: Jolee's bling and K & Co Life's Little Occasions
tools: Martha Stewarts "Cracked" corner and border punches

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"monster mash" 2009

I used Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon patterned papers throughout this page. I used my Cricut, Gypsy and Blackletter cartridge to cut out the title and then added Creative Imaginations glitter glue for a little 'pop'.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Halloween class party 2009

I finally got caught up through Christmas Eve of 2009. I have sooooo many pages to catch up on but I'll get to them a page at a time. :D

I used Cloud 9 Designs patterned paper, a Jolee's embellishment and a Recollections border strip for this page.

Monday, November 29, 2010

local sightseeing

Last summer my in-laws took my son for some local sightseeing. He took the pictures for me so that I was able to include them in his scrapbook. :)

patterned papers: Basic Grey's Granola line
embellishment: Sakura Glaze and Souffle pens

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Kitchen Creation"

My son decided that he needed to cook supper for his dad and I one night. He planned the menu and cooked the whole meal on his own from appetizer to dessert.

patterned paper: Basic Grey Ambrosia
cardstock: WorldWin
bling: Darice
punches: Martha Stewart's French Scroll border and corner punches
sticker: Flair Designs

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Stop by tomorrow to see the first post of many of some scrapbook pages/layouts that I completed Veteran's Day weekend.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

more for GIBBS 5

This is the last item I have to post from Tracy's goodies. I will soon be posting some of the layouts I did at the weekend crop I went to Veteran's Day weekend.

This project was "treats for your partner and family". I made this treat basket from some embossed AC cardstock and used some of the leaves from the wreath as embellishments with button centers to look like holly and berries.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas wreath

This is the next to last project for Tracy that I have to share with you.

I used the same papers for the wreath that I used for the banner as well as the same Glimmer Mists. I found the little pearls at Hobby Lobby in the bridal department and decided to tuck them in between the leaves in various spots. All of the leaves were cut using my Cricut and Walk in My Garden cartridge.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas tags

.... more goodies made for Tracy's box :)

I used papers and die cuts from Making Memories' Fa La La line for the tags above. I used my Cricut to cut the tag bases, holly & berries, poinsettias and "Happy Holidays" with various cartridges. I decided to 'pretty' the tags up by using Creative Imaginations glitter glue and Sakura glaze pens along with various ribbons.

For the tags below I used Reminisce's Snow Globe line. I used my Cricut for these tag bases as well along with the holly & berries, tree and the sayings. I 'prettied' these tags up with Creative Imaginations glitter glue, Sakura Glaze pens and Sakura Stardust pens.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas cards

I made these for Tracy's box as well. :)

The papers are from K & Company's Evergreen line that was designed by Brenda Walton. I used some Creative Imaginations Glitter Glue, a Viva Decor Pearl Pen and my Sakura Stardust pen to embellish the papers.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I made this Kusudama flower ball for my GIBBS 5 partner, Tracy.

The papers are from Karen Foster Designs, Paper Studio and Paper Pizazz. The ribbon is from Offray and the beads are from the $1 bead rack at JoAnn Fabrics.

"Peace" banner

This is a banner I made for Tracy for the GIBBS 5 swap on the Cricut Messageboard.

I used my Cricut to cut all of the pieces with the Lacy Labels and Storybook cartridges. The letters are cut from Storybook and I used Lacy Labels for all of the layers. I made 3 cuts of each letter to make them more dimensional by stacking them on top of each other.

letters ~ basic cardstock, Creative Imaginations Glitter Glue
snowflake frame ~ AC Cardstock, Holo Iridescent Viva Decor Glitter Liner
sweet base ~ Moxxie Winter Wishes patterned paper, Frost Glimmer Mist
flower base ~ Reminisce Snow Globe patterned cardstock, Pearl Glimmer Mist
flower shadow base ~ AC Cardstock
tulle ~ glitter tulle from Hobby Lobby

Sunday, November 14, 2010

picture frame

This picture frame was sent off to Tracy for the GIBBS 5 swap on the Cricut Messageboard.

I originally covered this frame with a mixture of chocolate brown acrylic paint and gold diamond dust but didn't think it was good enough. I decided to use Tim Holtz' Tattered Rose Distress Crackle paint instead. The Grungeboard accents were painted with acrylic paint and then sprayed with Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist. The flowers are spiral paper roses cut from some paper from Heidi Grace Designs and sprayed with Bubblegum Glimmer Mist. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue to adhere the flowers to the frame.

THANKS for looking!

Friday, November 12, 2010


These are part of Tracy's box as well.

I bought some ornaments from Hobby Lobby, disassembled them and made these from the bits & pieces.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween goody boxes

Wow! It's been quite awhile since I last posted. I've been busy finishing up Tracy's goodies for the GIBBS Round 5 swap on the Cricut Messageboard. I am happy to say I shipped that off today and I will be sharing a couple more sneak peaks followed by full pictures once she's received her box.

Anyway ....... I wanted to share the goody boxes I made for my son's classmates for their Halloween party last week.

The boxes were bought on clearance at Michaels a couple of years ago from the Brides section. I cut the bat "ring" out using my Cricut & Pumpkin Carvings cartridge and sprayed with Slate and Cinder Glimmer Mists. The "treats" tag is a stamp from Pink Paislee's Twilight line that I hand cut and sprayed with Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist. I attached the tags using ribbon by Offray.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

another sneak peek for GIBBS 5

Here's another sneak peek of one of Tracy's goodies. I just finished it tonight .. woo hoo! I only have 2 goodies left and then I can get the box together and shipped.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

sneak peek for GIBBS Round 5

As promised, here are a few sneak peeks of a handful of the projects I made for my GIBBS Round 5 partner, Tracy. I won't be posting the full pictures until Tracy has received her box which won't be for about a month or so. I have to keep you in suspense LOL

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