Thursday, December 17, 2009

Elfcapades 2009

My girls have elves that started visiting us during the holidays a few years ago.  I thought I would set up a slideshow of their mischief this year.  So far they have gathered some of the stuffed animals and read Night Before Christmas to them, tried wrapping presents and ended up wrapping one of them instead, copied themselves on my printer/copier,  tried to teach a dragon to be a reindeer, trained reindeer. Last night they and the reindeer got captured by the dragon.  I guess it was a little miffed at them because they had tied it's snout closed the night before.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ladies Christmas Tea

My church had our Ladies Christmas Tea this past Saturday. This was my first year as hostess of a table. After much indecision about what to do for my table I finally decided to use my china which has a black and gold design. I took the cue from the china and went with a black and gold theme.

My youngest daughter and I sitting at the table. I even planned my outfit to match my table. LOL!
The box at each plate was a gift for my guests.
I made the boxes and the bows. The boxes are 4"x 2" and the lid is 4"x1". I got the instructions for the paper bow on SCS.

I'll try to post the box instructions later.

Included in the box was a card, a memo clip pad, angel pin, and Ghiradelli chocolate. I also made a name place card for each person.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Hello everyone! I have been a busy bee lately. First, myself and another mom held a card-making event for the youth group at our church. We made over 60 cards. Of course, I was so busy creating that I forgot to take pictures. ugh! There were a variety of themes made and will be used by church members. We plan on doing another one soon.

My next project to get done was 75 invitations for a special Thanksgiving dinner my church is having.

This invitation was really simple to make. No stamping involved, just a lot of cutting. The brown base paper is half of an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock. The printed piece is cut 8x5 and then I used a CM decorative corner punch. Those two pieces are adhered together. The vanilla cardstock is cut 7.5x4.5. I first ran the whole sheet of cardstock thru the printer. After cutting it down to size, I used the SU slit punch and wove the ribbon in to attach the printed invite to the other two layers.

Finally, the Veterans Day cards. The ladies ministry of my church hosts a lunch to honor the veterans. I made 40 cards to give them and show our appreciation and thanks.

stars stamp (SU's Basic Backgrounds)
God Bless American stamp (SU)
brilliant blue and ruby red markers (SU)
thank you (SU's Wonderful Words)

I stamped Thank You on the bottom center of the card. I then stamped the stars all over the front of the card. I colored the God Bless America stampe with the markers and stamped. This piece was adhered to the card with dimensionals.

That's it for now. Time to get busy on a couple of other projects I still need to finish. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SU Build a Bear with Cricut clothes

I just got the SU Build A Bear die! It is so adorable. I bought it thinking I could use the Cricut Paperdoll cartridge for outfits. I immediately went to work. Here is my Beary Cute Pumpkin.
I cut the bear out of brown felt instead of paper. I then measured the height of the bear and set my Cricut to that size. I selected the pumpkin costume. Now, I have Design Studio so I am able to see the cut on the screen. I adjust the width a little bit because it looked like it would be a tad bit too small. I cut the pumpkin top three times so I could get the vine and stem. I simply cut those pieces off and glued to the orange piece. I chalked the inside dimension cuts with brown.
I think he turned out so cute! Stay tuned for more ideas with this adorable little bear.
(one thing I didn't like about the bear die cut is the face part where the nose and mouth are cuts completely out of the main image. There is nothing to layer another color onto. )

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This is a very easy way to accent your fall pages. I made this border set for a Seasons Border swap on SCS. The printed paper is from an All Seasons paper pad by Paper Studio. I used my cricut to make the basket (Doodlecharms cart.) and acorns (Stretch Your Imagination cart.). The leaves were punched with CM's leaf punch. The solid cs is CM an SU. I chalked the marks on the basket and sponged the tops of the acorns with close to cocoa. I can't wait to see what the other gals have made.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cricut page swaps

I participated in a Cricut Page Swap on Splitcoast Stampers. I did a school theme, halloween theme and zoo theme.
For the Halloween pages, I used Cricut Design Studio software to make the title using Base Camp and Paper Dolls cartridges. I also cut out the spider web then embossed it with silver embossing powder. I embossed a line from the web to the spider. I added wiggly eyes to the spider.
On the zoo pages, I used the Cricut markers for the elephant and zebra then cut them out. I used Mickey Font for the words.

I used the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge for the school bus and made the penant with the George cartridge. I included the square brads so photos could be made to look like they were pinned to the cork. I added ribbon across the top of both pages.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Growing up!

Kids grow up so fast. I did this page for one of the March Madness Elite Eight challenges on SCS. You were supposed to scrap a single or dps using the theme "Once Upon A Time". I decided to do a page of how my oldest dd has grown as a dancer. She started ballet/tap in kindergarten and now, 9years later, she is dancing in pointe shoes. Dancing in toe shoes has been her goal and I am so proud of her for reaching it. The right photo is last year's because they haven't had this year's done yet. She is very passionate about dance. She even has a ballet bar and a wall of mirrors in her room. Standing still is impossible for her, she is always moving and dancing around, usually some type of ballet move. This spring recital she will be dancing ballet to "I Can Only Imagine". She danced to this a few years ago in a talent show with soft ballet shoes and I cried so I know I won't have dry eyes this time since she will be dancing en Pointe.

All the paper used is from SU's Bella Rose pack. I also used the corner slot of CM's daisy punch and CM's Meadow maker and SU's daisy punch.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Texting Teen

I really like how this page turned out. It was for a challenge on SCS to use stamps, sketch and journal. The stamps are from SU's Girlfriend Accessories. The paper and stickers are from SU's Simply Scrappin' She's Too Cool kit. The title was stamped with SU's Boldline Alphabet in Eggplant Envy then colored with Pink Passion marker and pink glitter added.

9th birthday

I created this page of my youngest dd's 9th birthday party for a challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use numbers on your page. Instead of just a single 9 I decided to do a bunch of different 9's. I created the piece in the middle with Cricut and Design Studio. I used the following cartridges: George, Mickey Font, Base Camp, Celebrations, Tear Drop, Alphalicious, All Mixed Up.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm still here

No, I haven't abandoned my blog. I have just been very busy with March Madness on SCS. Round 2 really kicked up everyone's competitiveness. I've made it to round 3 and it's not as intense. I'll post a page I did with a neat border I created with my Cricut and Design Studio later tonight.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Paper Pieced Oz

I did a two page spread yesterday of my dd's dance recital. The main story was Wizard of Oz. A while back I was browsing the messageboards at and came across directions for the characters of Wizard of Oz. I printed them to save for when I eventually got to these pages. Well, I finally got to them. I only made three of the characters because I couldn't fit the others on the pages. The directions were very easy to follow once you found which key to use. The Paper Dolls cartidge has SO MUCH on it. I didn't have red glitter that I liked so I used SU dazzling diamond on Dorothy's shoes. I free handed Toto and since I didn't have a silver pen to define him I used my while gel pen and then lightly went over it with grey chalk. I think they all turned out so cute. Here is the link to the directions:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I've jumped!

I have recently jumped into the digital scrapbooking world. I've had software for a while but was never really interested in doing digital pages. I like to touch, cut, tear and put pages together with my own two hands. Well, in the last few months that I have been on SplitCoast Stampers, I have seen some great pages done digitally. I finally decided to take the plunge. Here is a two page spread I did this weekend. The layout came from sketch challenge #182 on SCS. I used Creative Memories' digital Pastel Power Palette for the paper. The stitched Xs and butterfly on pg 2 came from digital kits on Shabby Princess (Splendid kit and Promise kit).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What a great weekend!

I had a fabulous weekend! It was my Spring Scrapbook Retreat that I organize along with two other CM consultants for our customers. This time we started it at noon on Friday so us consultants decided to get there Thursday night and set up. I love, love, love these retreats. I just think it is so much fun to get together with lots of other scrapbookers and, well, scrapbook. The pattern for these retreats seem to follow this: scrapbook, eat, scrapbook, eat, scrapbook, oh sleep a little, scrapbook, eat, well, you get the idea. Of course, we can't pass up the wonderful food that is cooked for us. Yummmm! Once I enter the gates of the camp where we have it, it becomes a "no makeup, no diet zone"! I always do the goody bags so there is something handmade each time either in them or on them. This time I made post-it note clipboards. They were so cute. I did not think of this idea myself. I surfed thru SCS gallery and came across several designs for them. These are the ones I came up with.

Supplies: drink coasters, binder clips, ribbon, card stock, pattern paper, corner rounder.

I found coasters at Dollar Tree in packs of 6. These were 4x4 in size. I cut the pattern paper for the front and a solid color cs for the back. I rounder the corners to match the coaster. I cut a small piece of paper to cover the front of the clip and tied 3-4 different ribbons/fibers to it. I used a half of post it note pad for each one. I also added a small sentiment. "happy day" at the bottom. Easy, Easy gift!

Friday, January 30, 2009

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