Sunday, January 31, 2010

Many Expressions

I just love how this layout turned out!  The pictures are over a few year span. I've been trying to scrap them for awhile and i finally did.  This is the final layout!!


The background paper is from Storytellers and so is the white paper with words.  The rest is DCWV.  The words are cut from black CTMH CS and green & white vinyl from the cricut using SCAL and "Addams Family" Font. I just love that font.  though a few letters don't shadow :(   I used swiss dots emboss folder on the blue CS and sanded them to get the white look because it had a white core. I also sanded the edges of the pictures. not sure you can see them? used different color brads, mostly yellow, green and blue. the lil labels were cut from SCAL using "cutting up 09" (i think?) font. and i cut them in the middle and trimmed to fit. I inked the edges of the orange mats too with blue ink.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Baby Memory Box

Memory Box from CTMH.  The papers are CTMH Creative Basics Emporium and Felecity collection.  The Cuts are from Cricut New arrival, Paper Dolls everyday and Graphically Speaking.  Prima flowers and "bridal" flowers from michaels. Queen & Co. adhesive backed pearls. Heidi Swapp Clock "ghosts"  Brads are CTMH pewter and cranberry.  BIA  to bind the mini book.  My own lil "baby story" which will soon be available from my "Digi Stamps" for sale Misc. Ribbons from several different companies.

top view of the box

front flap view

side view

 inside cover of the lid view

matching mini Book to go in the box. This is the cover.

 a few of the pages

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Disney at halloween

Two Page Layout. The circles are cut from the Cricut from "George" cartridge. The "Mickey Pumpkin" and "Mickey Witch" was from a Disney swap on the cricut MB, I believe Amy did them. Purple ric rac. Black w/white stitching ribbon from CTMH. "Happy Halloween" was cut from paper from DCWV stack? Purple and yellow cardstock for matting. The Black w/glitter pumpkins is from the "Glitter Halloween stack" DCWV. The orange printed paper on the bottom is CTMH from "felicity Collection".


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cancer "Poem" Canvas

I used inks to color the otherwise "white" canvas board.  I did one for a girl and a one boy.

I used CTMH "Felicity Collection" papers for the background and the side die cut paper.  I inked the sides and edges with chocolate and watermelon inks.  The Swirl, Flowers, and Birds are from the "FelicityStamp Set", "What cancer can NOT do" is done in vinyl. The butterfly was a transparency.  The Parenthesis and swirl are chipboard cut outs that i colored and then embossed with gold emboss powder. Brown grossgrain ribbon. I used Queen & Co. adhesive pearls around the die cut paper and for the bigger birds "eye".

The background i used chocolate and star spangled blue ink for inking the background. I used CTMH "Felicity Collection" papers for the the side die cut paper.  The Stickers are  epoxy stickers.  "What cancer can NOT do" is done in vinyl and blue cardstock. The butterfly was a transparency.  The Parenthesis and swirl are chipboard cut outs that i colored gold. Cranberry grossgrain ribbon. Pewter brads are also used.

snapfish deal

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cards For soldiers

I made some simple cards the other day for Soldiers. Its a great group over at the cricut MB  Cards for Soldiers   They are simple but much needed.  The group makes cards for the soldiers to send back to family and friends.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Disney Layouts

CTMH "twitterpated" paper for the back papers, all the cuts are from "Pooh and Friends" cricut cartridge.  The bridge and Roo are cut seperately i "threaded" Roo into the Bridge to make it look more "real"

CTMH "Felicity Collection" paper for the back papers, all the cuts are from "Pooh and Friends" cricut cartridge.  Flowers are just silk flowers with a "mickey head" brad as the center. Ribbon is black w/white stitching from CTMH. Also used CTMH Flip Flap to get more pictures into the layout.

Close up of the Flip Flap which can be ordered for $3.95 for 15 at my  website      
the "journal spot" i used the cuttlebug emboss "Owl" folder  and i had inked the folder before embossing. added matching silk flowers.


Again, CTMH "Felicity Collection" paper for the back papers, this is actually scrapped on the other side of the last picture. Since the paper is double sided and i have limited amount didn't want to waste.Again  the cuts are from "Pooh and Friends" cricut cartridge.  Again used CTMH Flip Flaps to get more pictures into the layout.These are a great way to get multiple 4x6 pictures into a Layout without making the layout too busy or overloaded with pictures and loose focus. They are a quality thickness, unlike some other brands and very affordable!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Disney Layouts

the titles i got from i think 2 different swaps on the Cricut MB, sorry don't remember who did which i've had them for awhile!


scraplifted the little present from a tag swap, they had lil animals so i put my disney characters to go w/my page.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Scrapbook expo

Well, i attended the costa mesa, ca expo and it was a let down. i think it being before CHA and the new releases hurt and it was much smaller. Lots of the same old thing and not alot of deals either. though this is what i did get.
wish i got more of the pearls though now that i am looking at them. 

Flower tins 250+ in each tin. the deal was 2 tins for $35 or $20 ea. sister and i split the $35 and each got a tin

the pearls were buy 10 get 2 free. they were $1 a package and 2 free!!  they had more colors and had some rhinestones too for the same deal.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tinkerbell Layout

I made this layout yesterday, some of the paper is CTMH & some DCWV. The title and flowers are cut from the cricut. and the flowers have "skittles" for the center peice.

Christmas Layouts

I've had this paper kit from CTMH starring at me for over a month or maybe its 2?  Over the past weekend, i sat down and made a bunch. I love how they turned out and need to decide if i'm keeping them and put my own pictures in them or if i want to sell them? Some of the paper embellishments are from the cricut machine and some are store bought. TFL!


the above picture has the flip flaps that you are able to get multiple pics onto one page! I love these things.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

No Fairies

This was from earlier this year, in one of our trip to Disneyland. The girls wanted to see the Fairies and the line didn't look too bad, however it was HOT and no shade and it took forever. Poor Chad wanted nothing but out! I took his picture pouting and this is the LO  i finally made. I have been trying to get this page done since I took it but you know wanted that "just Perfect" LO! I think I got it!!

all the papers are CTMH. The lil pirate guy is from Cricut PaperDolls and so are the skull and bones.  I used SCAL to cut the words, i forget which fonts i used.  I also, used vinyl for the  top layer of words, i find the more delicate the font the better vinyl is to use!  the lil sayings are stamped w/CTMH.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Felicity Collection

This month until Jan 31st if you order $60 in stamps (before tax and shipping) you can earn this beautiful collection for free. you can also, purchase with an order for $34.95.

You get 12 - 12x12 Double sided printed papers (2 each of 6 patterns), 3 - 12" printed die-cut circles doublesided ( 1of each pattern), 3 - 12" printed die-cutbrackets double sided papers (1of each pattern),
1- My Acrylic D - size Felicity stamp set.

Thank You cards

I was trying to make cards from the CTMH idea book.  However, i realised i didn't have all the needed supplies so i played around and came up with these 4 cards.  The paper is CTMH perfect day, CTMH brown and parchment CS, the card is DCWV, cranberry grossgrain ribbon, generic kacki brads, adhesive back pearls from CTMH (one card i colored them w/a brown sharpie), Stamp is from Kanji Phrases stamp set. Inks i used chocolate and hollyhock.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A place for Christmas Cards

I don't know about you but i get some wonderful handmade Christmas cards from some great family and friends that i can't bear to toss out.  But what to do with them?  I found a great solution! A box for them, not just any box a nice sturdy and alterable one that will hold up year after year.

ATG Gun and adhesive
Glue Dots
Lil Charm
Silk flowers
Acrylic snowflakes
Cricut Machine
CTMH My creations Memory Keeper
CTMH Creative Basics Jingle collection paper
CTMH Juniper CS
CTMH Juniper Grossgrain Ribbon
CTMH Cranberry Grossgrain Ribbon

Starting with the blank white Memory keeper measuring 10" x 91/2" x 3"  I cut all the papers to fit. I cut "Christmas Cards" with SCAL using Addams Family Font out of white vinyl. The Shape its on was also cut in SCAL using Cutting Up 09 font. I inked the edges of the papers. The picture is from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland ride. I thought it to be fitting.   I matted the picture on scraps of paper. attached with my ATG gun. Added the ribbon for some accent. Then using glue dots attached snowflakes and silk poinsetta with a button in the middle and the lil heart charm for the finishing touches.
Top view of Box:

Side view of box

front lip view of box

alternative look of side of box (using the other side of the paper)

If you'd like to order the"My Creations memory Keeper" you can go to MY WEBSITE  and the item # is Z116, for the paper you can order the "Creative Basics Jingle Collection" (which you will get 12 - papers 2 designs and 4 yards of Juniper grossgrain ribbon) the item # is X5808 or you can order a different "Jingle Collection" paper packs  Level 1 is X7115A and Level 2 is X7115B or you can use paper you already have.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The New Spring CTMH Idea Book

Its here! Officially! you can view it on line here:

its more than just a catalog of products its full of creative ideas, tips and techniques, that can be applied to any products you already have! Great Inspiration!

Want one?  there are several ways to get one.  If you purchase anything either directly thru me or on my website (link below).  If you order on-line I will mail you the catalog it doesn't come with your order as that comes from the corporate shipping site. 

or i can mail you one, however i hate to have to ask you pay the postage as its on $2.25 but when sending alot it all adds up to alot. But the idea book is so worth it!

If you have ordered in the past few months yours will be on its way in a day or two!

Happy New Year!

I know its a lil late! I'm still finishing up stuff from 2009! 
almost all caught up! 
hopefully once i get caught up, i'll stay on track this year! 
i sure hope everyone has a 
blessed, healthy, safe and great New Year!

Look out for some great stuff to be posted soon!
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