Friday, October 31, 2008

Two Cards!

Here are two cards I did this week using sketch's from 2S4Y.  The first was Kazan's sketch #12 and the second used the bonus sketch from Joke.  This was my first time doing stitching on a card since I don't have a sewing machine I DID IT BY HAND!  I think I will ask for a sewing machine for Christmas cause it just took way to long but I LOVE stitching with paper!

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamp: Follow Your Dreams (CTMH)
Ink: Chocolate (CTMH)
Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch (Fiskar's), brown sewing thread, felt flower (Fancy Pant's Designs), liquid pearls (ranger), ribbon (Michael's)

Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Stamp: From Me To You (CTMH)
Ink: Chocolate (CTMH)
Accessories: chipboard flower (Making Memories), ribbon (Michael's), button (craft supply), floss (Karen Foster Design's)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Here is a layout I did recently.  These eight girls are my best friends from college.  We still get together once a year and spend a weekend together.  Even though some of us are married and now having kids we still make it a priority to stay involved in each other's lives.  I couldn't asked for better friends!

Patterned Paper: Memoirs (Inque Boutique)
Cardstock: Colonial White (CTMH)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Chipboard (Memoirs by Inque Boutique), Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge (Provo Craft), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearls (Martha Stewart), Scalloped Edge Punch (SU!), Ribbon (KI Memories)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Baby Mine

Here is a card I did using the "bonus sketch" from 2S4Y this week!  

And here is the's always fun to do something special on the inside of a card!

Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: CTMH (Chocolate)
Ink: CTMH (Chocolate)
Accessories: Rub-ons (Cosmo Cricket), tree chipboard (Maya Road), Ribbon (Michael's), flowers (Gartner Studio's), doily (Wilton)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Three layouts!

Here is a card and a couple layouts I have been working on.

This card was done using Laura's sketch from 2S4U.  It was so fun to do a pop-up card!  This was my first one!

This layout is based on a sketch from Becky over at PageMaps.  This leaf stamp set is one of my favorites because you can do the layering effect.  We took our son on his first trip to the Pumpkin Patch this past weekend and he loved it!

This was done using the sketch by Anam Stubbinton from the Fall Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.  

Pattered Paper: CTMH
Cardstock: CTMH (Olive)
Ink: CTMH (Olive & Goldrush)
Stamp: CTMH (Season's of Change & Harvest Memories)
Ribbon: Offray
Floss: Karen Foster Design
Accessories: Provo Craft Cricut (Alphalicious Cartridge)
Chipboard frame: Technique Tuesday

Monday, October 20, 2008


Here is a layout I did using Becky's sketch from Creative Keepsakes Magazine.  This was a fun and easy layout to do (even though I wasn't that happy with how the pictures turned out).  I only used a couple simple supplies.

Patterned Paper & Cardstock: My Mind's Eye
Journaling Tag : My Mind's Eye
Floss: Karen Foster Design
Accessories: Provo Craft Cricut (Alphalicious Cartridge)

Note: flower embellishments are cut from patterned paper.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Altered Bra...

I know some of you may be thinking, "what in the world?" about my little project I would like to share with you today.  Melissa Frances is hosting an altered bra contest over on her blog for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I first read her post about it and thought it was a nice thought but not a project I was interested in being a part of.  Then I was watching an interview on TV of Condoleezza Rice (US National Security Advisor) in which she was talking about her mother's fight with breast cancer.  She said something to the effect of "everyone is in some way impacted by breast cancer" and I thought she is totally right.  Almost everyone has a family member, friend, coworker, or has them self been diagnosed with breast cancer.  

All that to say, my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago when she was in her eighties.  I thought for sure this would be the time to say goodbye to her since I couldn't comprehend her old, frail body fighting off something like this.  Well, after surgery and radiation treatment I am happy to say that she is still with us today and will be 92 years old next month.  She has lived to see the birth of my first son and her first great-grandchild.  She is a very sweet, loving lady and has always been a prayer warrior for our family.  So this project is dedicated to her.

Paper: Basic Grey
Accessories: Cricut (Home Accents), rhinestones (CTMH), ribbon & flowers (craft supply)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hang in there...

Here is a little card I put together using this weeks sketch from Kazan over at 2 Sketches 4 You

Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: CTMH (Colonial White)
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Ink: CTMH (Chocolate)
Accessories: ribbon, lace, and button  (craft supply)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Christmas Ornament

I decided now that I have started my own blog it was time for me to participate is my first contest.  Regina over at Bitten By the Bug challenged us to make a Christmas ornament using a circle punch from one of three Cricut cartridges.  I chose one from my "home accents" cartridge.  This was a super easy project!  I just cut out the image four times, folded them in half, strung some beading through the center and glued them together.  It was hard to get a good picture of this because the beads I used are clear (but sparkly) and they just disappeared when photographing them.  If you have any pointers for my photography let me know.

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: CTMH (Chocolate)
Accessories: beads, ribbon, and twill (craft supply)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Here comes TROUBLE...

Having a baby has made scrapbooking even more fun for me!  This is one of my favorite layouts that I have done with pictures of my son.  We were given this book at a baby shower and it is honestly the coolest book.  It is called The Dangerous Book for Boys and it is full of great ideas of fun and crazy activities to do with boys.  Of course we haven't gotten to really use it yet because it is more for elementary and middle school aged boys but my husband and I can't wait to use some of the ideas!  If you have boys you should definitely check it out!

Anyway, one day (when my son had just figured out how to crawl) he went over to the bookshelf and pulled this particular book off the shelf.  It made me chuckled because the picture he made with the book described exactly how I was beginning to feel now that he was crawling.  My whole world seemed to be changing with his mobility and ability to get into everything and explore everything!  I know having grown up with three brothers that a world with boys is full of danger, adventure, exploration, and fun!

Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, K & Company
Accessories: Cricut Opposites Attract (Provo Craft), Diecuts (Cosmo Cricut), Brad (American Crafts), buttons (craft supply), ribbon (Cosmo Cricket)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's a Girl

I was going through my card supply and realized I don't have any baby girl cards so of course I had to make one!  Right now I am currently obsessed with my Cricut (can you tell?), it just makes my creations so much easier!  Normally I love stamping but I guess I am taking a bit of a break from stamping to use my Cricut.  Maybe one day soon I will get up enough motivation to use both on something!  

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: CTMH (Colonial White, Orchid Bouquet, & Chocolate)
Accessories: Cricut (New Arrivals), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), lace & ribbon (craft supply), pacifier charm (Michael's)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thanks Card

Here is another little card I put together using using some of my scraps, my Cricut and some cute patterned paper by K & Company called "Wild Saffron".  

Patterned Paper: K & Company, Basic Grey
Cardstock: CTMH (Cranberry)
Ink: CTMH (Chocolate)
Accessories: Cricut (George & Basic Shapes; Home Accents), Stickles (Lime Green, Xmas Red, Cinnamon, Copper) Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart)

Feeling fruity!

Well, I just loved the pear and apple that I found on my "home accent" cricut cartridge that I had to design some scrapbook layouts around them.  What do you think?  A little fruity, huh?

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: CTMH (Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, & Cranberry)
Ink: CTMH (Chocolate)
Accessories: Cricut (Home Accents & Alphalicious), Thickers, Stickles (Xmas Red, Lime Green, & Cinnamon), Flower Punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon & buttons (craft supply)

Inspired by Dawn...

This card was inspired by one of my favorite blogs by Dawn McVey.  If you haven't seen her site then you should check it out.  She is so creative!  I just love how she made this simple, yet elegant monogrammed card.  Here is my take on her design.

Patterned Paper: K & Company
Cardstock: CTMH (Chocolate)
Accessories: Ribbon (craft supply), Butterfly punch & pearls (Martha Stewart), Cricut (Opposites Attract)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

First Post!

I have been thinking about  starting my own "paper-crafting blog" for a while now because I am feeling a bit left out when I see all the other fabulous blogs out there!  So, here I am!  I really don't know right now how often I will be posting or even who will be viewing this but whoever you are...I hope you enjoy!  Feel free to leave me comments and direct me to your own creative blogs!  I always love being inspired by fellow paper crafters!

Here is a one of my most  recent creations.  I made this for my brother and his fiance!

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: CTMH (Chocolate & Sweet Leaf)
Ink: CTMH (Chocolate)
Accessories: Cricut (Home Accents & Alphalicious), Stickles (Lime Green), Ribbon (Martha Stewart & craft supply), button (craft supply)