Thursday, December 30, 2010

Want Some Free Stuff???

Hi everyone!! I'm cleaning house and I have lots of stuff I thought one of you might like to use!  Lots and lots of paper packs including K&Co, DCWV etc, lots of scrapbooking stickers, some Cricut vinyl, embellies, and so on.  Anyone want it?  It's a whole bunch of stuff, some never used some lightly used.  I'll cover shipping just leave a comment and then check back to see if you've won!  I'll draw a winner on Monday, if I get a good response then maybe I'll draw a couple winners :)  The only thing I ask is that any of the supplies that you DON'T want you give away too, that way nothing goes to waste :) Happy New Year!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Baby Boy Layouts and Fourth Trimester Mini Album

Hi everyone! I have lots of baby boy themed projects to share with you all today :)  First, I just finished making a mini-album about Charlie's "Fourth Trimester" or first 12 weeks out of the womb :)  I used a picture from each of his first 12 weeks and then added some mini albums in there as well.  This was my first mini album ever and it was pretty fun- although I think I still like scrapbooking best :P I used a 6x6 Tim Holtz bracket album and a slew of other supplies.  I'll be happy to let you know which ones if you ask ;)

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And here are a few layouts I did about Mr. Charlie from when we were in the hospital!

Hope you enjoy everything and had a great Christmas :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Just Cuz" Noel Mignon Challenge Layout

Hi everyone! I have a gift-themed layout and card to show you all today :) I made this layout for a challenge over at Noel Mignon ( which is to scrap about your favorite gift.  I chose to scrap about when my husband sent me an Edible Arrangement (he knew I'd been DYING to get one for months) for no particular reason - that always makes it more fun doesn't it?- or as he put it "just cuz".  Isn't he sweet? Instead of journaling I chose to use our text messages back and forth from when it showed up at the doorstep.  I used Basic Grey's urban prarie and Noel Mignon's Dear Diary kit for this layout.  Hope you enjoy :)

The winner of the Noel Mignon challenge will win TWO Bedford Falls kits - which are amazing! Go here to check them out:  So much great stuff in that kit!

And speaking of the Bedford Falls kit- here are some quick gift-themed Christmas cards i made using it! Hope you enjoy :) 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pumpkin Picking Layouts

Hi everyone!! I just finished scrapping pictures from when our family went pumpkin picking this past October :) I did a photo tutorial for one of the pages and I'll just post pictures of the rest of them.  I used the Dear Diary kit from so awesome!  Hope you like em, i had lots of fun making them :)

"My Boys" Layout

As always I start with a sketch!  I was debating putting a stamp in the lefthand corner (I decided against it) and I knew I wanted to put some Cricut-made pumpkins on the layout- there are so many to choose from!

I used the pumpkins from Gypsy Wanderings, the font from Hannah Montana, and some flourishes from Storybook (not pictured).

 I cut all my pieces and then used distress ink to ink around the edges of them all.  I also embossed the letters with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

 I matted my photo's in white and for the main picture I added some hemp around the top.  I added three separate pieces to the photo instead of wrapping one long piece around the top 3X- I was afraid that doing that would bend the picture.  Plus doing each piece separately I had more control deciding what I wanted each piece to look like.

Then I started making my background.  I took advantage of pre-stitched paper and a die cut piece of paper here to help save some time.  As I mentioned, all papers are from Noel Mignon's Dear Diary kit.

I added some borders from Crate Paper along the bottom edge of my photo.

Then I started adding in my Cricut cuts.  I worked outside in- first the flourish, then pumpkins, then some leaves, then more pumpkins etc.

For the big pumpkin I glued the leaves on directly to the pumpkin instead of the paper.

I used pop dots to add a close up of my image. To finish I added a brad to the hemp at the top of the picture and used Tiny Type by Cosmo Crickt to add in the words "Jealous?" along the right ege. 

Finished Projects:

Hope you enjoy!!