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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We All Squeak for Ice Cream

Here is a 2 page layout I made from the "We All Squeak for Ice Cream" collection from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

The paper is from the Cherry-O Level 2 paper pack by Close to my Heart.
Page 1
Close up of mouse with ice cream scoop.
Close up of title.  I used the same title that is in her collection but I made my own because I had to make it fit where I was putting it.
Page 2
Close up of mouse with ice cream cone.  I used the sizzix texture plate "squares" to make this look like a waffle cone.
Close up of mouse with ice cream container.

I hope you have enjoyed looking.  If you haven't visited KaDoodle Bug Designs yet, go checkout what she has to offer.  Her paper piecings are adorable.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

You Light Up My Life

Well we got back from vacation.  We had so much fun.  We went on a horseback ride in the Smoky Mountains and this is what we ran into:
This is the only picture we were able to get.  It startled the horses (as well as us!) and we got out of there as quick as we could!
Here is a waterfall that was along the trail.  It was a very scenic horseback ride.  We really enjoyed it.

Well here is the layout I promised to post.  This was a fun layout to make.
The patterns for this is from the "You Light Up My Life" collection by KaDoodle Bug Designs.
Page 1

For the "bulb" bodies and stars I actually used copic markers to color them.  I used some of the plastic that my cricut cartridges come in for the jar.
Page 2
For their wings, I used a light blue vellum paper.  I added some stickles glittler glue and then used my embossing gun to dry them to keep them from curling up too much.  I really like using this technique for the wings.  
If you haven't checked out KaDoodle Bug Designs yet you should go see the cute paper piecings she has to offer.  She also has some very cute digi stamps.  If you go now, she is having a Memorial Day Sale which is 65% off your purchase of $25.00 or more.  Now is a good time to stock up.  Make sure to take a peek at her freebie page:)
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sale at KaDoodle Bug Designs!

Just letting everyone know KaDoodle Bug Designs is have a Memorial Day Sale.  Get 65% off your purchase of $25.00 or more.  Now is a great time to go stock up on your favorite patterns!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sweet as Honey

Well I am here relaxing on vacation.  We had some storms roll in earlier but they moved through fairly quickly.  Since we are in for the evening, I thought I would take a few minutes and post a layout I did a couple weeks ago.  I had so much fun making this layout.

For this one I used the "UnBEElievable You" set from Treasure Box Designs.  
I used liquid glass on the honey. 
I used a gem flower on the back of the bee.  
Close up of bear.
Close up of Honey Pot.
I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch for the tops of my title.  Then I added liquid glass.
Close up of title.
Close up of peeking bear.
Close up of hidden journaling or photo.
For all of their wings, I used blue vellum paper.  I added crystal stickles glitter.  The glitter glue makes the vellum curl up so I used my embossing gun to help speed up the drying process of the glitter glue.  I held the wings down with tweezers to help keep them from curling up too much.  This is the first time I have done this but I think they turned out pretty good.

I have a super cute layout to share with you when I get back using patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs so come back on Sunday and I should have it posted!  Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!:)

Monday, May 23, 2011


This is just a quick update to let everyone know I am on vacation....yippee!  I won't have much time to post anything this week except maybe a few pictures of us on our vacation.  BUT as soon as we get back I have a cute layout to share so stay tuned.  I plan on posting it Sunday!  Have a wonderful week everyone!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Graduation Money Envelope

Here is a quick project I wanted to share since graduations are coming up quickly.  
For this I used the girl from The Graduation Collection over at KaDoodle Bug Designs.  
Close up of the Graduate!   I cut a slit in the large scallop to pull the ribbon through so I could tie it and keep it closed.
The inside with a pocket to hold the money!

KaDoodle Bugs Designs will be giving away a freebie for a cut file similar to this money evenlope when she reaches 600 go like her now so you can get this in time for graduation!

2 More Awards

I have been chosen to receive 2 more awards.  I am so grateful to these gals.  I am touched that my lil' ol' blog has received this many awards already.  

First, I want to thank Nita from Nita Notes for giving me this Cricut-tastic Award! 

Upon receiving this award, one must:
1) Wear the badge proudly on your Blog
2) Tell 5 Cricut-related things about yourself
3) Share this award with 10 other Blogs you think are Cricut-tastic

So here are 5 Cricuty things about me.

1.  My first cricut was a Cricut Create that I got on Black Friday of 2009.
2.  I have a create, an expression, imagine, and a gypsy.
3.  I have over 100 cartridges.
4.  I am anxiously awaiting for the release of Cricut Craft Room.
5.  My favorite cartridges are Mini Monsters and Create a Critter.

Now here are 10 blogs I think are Cricut-tastic.

Thank you again Nita!

Now my 2nd award comes from Sandy over at Details By Sandy.

The rules for this one are to share eight things about myself and then share the award with fifteen other bloggers.

1.  The most important is I am a follwer of Jesus Christ.
2.  I am a stay at home mom.
3.  I homeschool (for now)
4.  I absolutely love, love, love scrapbooking.
5.  I wish I could be more creative.
6.  I need to learn how to use my imagine so I can get some use out of it.
7.  I have been married 20 (almost 21) wonderful years.
8.  I have an addiction to buying paper!:)

Here are the 15 blogs I have chosen to share this award with.

Thank you so much Ladies!

Now I would like to invite everyone over to like my Facebook Fanpage.  While you're there, leave a comment and let me know you stopped by!:)  After you visit me, stop by KaDoodle Bug Designs Fanpage and like her.  She is giving away a freebie when she gets 600 fans! So what are you waiting for....go, go, go!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1st Birthday Layout

KFirst, I want to say I am now a Design Team member for kaDoodle Bug Designs!  I am so thrilled.  Unfortunately since we will be going on vacation in a couple days, I don't have a lot of time to get much done for her before we leave.  Today only she is having a 60% off sale when you spend $25.00.  Go check her out.  You can also go like her on Facebook.  While you're there stop by my page as well and like me!

Here is my first project as part of the Design Team.
The patterns for this is from the Animals Birthday Bash by KaDoodle Bug Designs.
The paper is from the Birthday Extravaganza by the Paper Studio. For the banner, I used the Pennant Alphabet set from Close to my Heart.
Page 1
Page 2
Close up of cat with balloons.
Close up of cake.  I used stickles glitter glue for the frosting and copic markers for the flame.
Close up of dog.  I used ribbon around the gift.
Close up of Monkey. 
  Thank you for stopping in today.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 16, 2011


First off, I want to say probably won't be posting too much in the next couple weeks.  We are going on vacation....yay!  We are going to Pigeon Forge, TN.   I will get as many projects posted as I can before we leave  but then I will be MIA for a whole week:)  I hope the weather cooperates!

Here is a layout I made using the "Treasure Tot-Skateboard Sam" from Treasure Box Designs.

The paper is from the Boys Live to Rock stack by the Paper studio.

Close up of Peeking Skater Dude!
Close up of Skater Boy.
Now, I also want to mention, I am getting close to 50 followers...yay!  So sometime in the near future I will be having some blog candy! Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Have a crafty day.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baby Layout-Boy

Well I don't know what the weather is wherever you're at, but it sure warmed up here!  It went from 70's to 90's!  I am so glad summer is here.  Along with summer comes all the summer activities that I love:  grilling, baseball games, and ICE CREAM!  Yummy!
Anyway, here is a layout I put together.  It is another baby boy layout.

The paper is from Baby Boy Stack by DCWV.  There are 2 different stacks for baby boy.  This one I found at Michael's. The patterns for babies, stork, etc., comes from the New Arrival set by Treasure Box Designs.  
Page 1
Page 2

Close up of Peeking Baby
Close up of Stork

Close up of Baby

Close up of Photo Mat that opens.  You can find the svg cut file here.
For the baby faces, I used the Just Baby Faces Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I stitched the photo mats using the Sew Easy tool.  It helps to make your stitch holes evenly spaced.  
Close up of Photo mat that opens.

To keep this mat closed, you glue 1/4th of the circle to one flap.  Attach a small brad diagonal so that the circle slides under the brad.  

Thank you so much for visiting me today!  If you feel compelled, leave me a comment.  I love to hear from you!  Have a good evening!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Elegant Layout

Here is another layout I did for a friend.   I got the idea and sketch from Nanne's Creations.  Mine can't even compare to hers but I am still happy with how it turned out. 
The paper is from the Luxury stack by DCWV.    I cut the butterflies using the Home Accents cartridge using the shadow feature.  The roses I made using an svg file which I got from Susan Bluerobot.  She has an excellent tutorial on how to make them.  I made the rosette using the Martha Stewart Heart border punch.  I added liquid pearls throughout.  I used chocolate distressing ink on the edges. 
The "Love" stamp is from the "Precious Love" set by Close to my Heart.
I used stickles on the roses and I also used it to outline the butterfly wings.  I don't remember where I got the ribbon but I believe it was hobby lobby.
The butterfly sentiment is from the "Butterfly Wings" stamp set by Close to my Heart.

Thanks for visiting me today!  If you get a chance, drop by and check out Nanne's Creations and Susan Bluerobot.  They both have a lot of wonderful projects on their blogs.  Have a super duper day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wedding Layout

I just thought I would share a wedding layout I did by request for a friend.  This one is not my usual style...I find it much easier to do cute than pretty but here it is:   I used a sketch from Jana Eubank's Sketches.

The paper is  from the "Just Married" stack by the Paper Studio.  The roses I made using an SVG file that I downloaded from Susan Bluerobot.  She has an awesome tutorial on how to make the roses.  I was really impressed with how they turned out.  I added some stickles to them for glitter.  

The floral mat that everything is layered on is from the Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes Cartridge.  I used the hide contour feature so that it didn't cut out the center of the circle.  I added some pearls for the centers.

Thanks for looking!

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