Monday, October 29, 2012

Thinking of You

I made this card for a dear friend and coworker whose father recently passed away.  She's an avid pet lover, especially dogs, so I reached for a Treasure Box Design puppy.  I followed a sketch by Mojo Monday.

The flower is handmade by me using the CC Mother's Day Bouquet.

I was going to add stitching to the card, but before I knew it I had it all glued down! I did add glossy accents to the eyes for extra effect.

I apologize for the mediocre picture.  I took this picture in a hurry with my iPhone.  

Thanks for stopping by!


PP: MME Reunion 6x6 pad
Stamp: My Craft Spot
Puppy: Treasure Box Designs
Puppy Eyes: Glossy Accents
Flower: Cricut Cartridge Mother's Day Bouquet
Spellbinder's Labels Three

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Cheryl!!

Earlier this week I made this very simple card using the CC Damask.  It's a cartridge that I thought was really "cool" but have not found a way to use it until now.  Inspiration for this card came from Pinterest and some "simpler" cards.

That's all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by!


Cricut Cartridge: Damask
Cardstock: White
PP: MME Reunion 6x6 pad
Stamp: Verve
Ink: Black Clearly Better

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cutest Pumpkin . . .

Today's diecut challenge from SOUS is to use pumpkin or vegetable.  Well . . . I used pumpkins!!!

By the way, I LOVE being on the SOUS diecut team.  It's suits me very well.  I get to play with die cuts (which I love) AND make layouts, which I prefer over cards.  Not that I'm giving up on cards, but lay outs are my first and favorite passion.

I've dabbled in watercolor pencils, stamping, embossing, and even drawing and painting.  But I truly LOVE working with paper.  I have not gotten bored with making "die cuts" or even paper flowers.

There are many times in this hobby that I'll make a LO and think "it's cute . . . it's alright . . . it'll do".  I'm not particularly in love with what I've done, but I just don't know how to fix it.  Maybe I picked the wrong paper or picture?  Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood to really blend it all together?  Who knows, right?

But there are other times that I've fall in love with this hobby all over again. Everything comes together and just looks so fabulous, adorable, or just cute!!

That's how I feel about this layout . . . I just love it and hope it inspires you in some way.

I couldn't find the right 3 picture sketch so I just made one myself.   Many years of scrapbooking have taught me numerous things, including "if you can't find it, make it yourself!"

Many die cut layers here.  I also added some store bought wood die cuts.  The number 4 symbolizes my son's age.  The faces are from Peach Keen Stamps.

Up close of some stitching.

Closer look at my die cut title.

PP:  BoBunny "Apple Cider Collection"
Title: Treasure Box Designs
Sunflowers: Treasure Box Designs
Pumpkins: CC Simply Charmed
Face Stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps
White Gel Pen
Brad:  Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection
Punch: Fiskers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Chore Chart:

I finished this for my son several week's ago, although I started on it nearly a year ago.  We sold our previous house, moved, etc etc.  I was originally inspired with the idea from a Cricut catalog.  So I invested in the Cricut: Chore Chart mini cartridge and voila!!

Needless to say it is a nice visual for my little boy to remind him what his chores are.  Nothing too complicated right now and I can always add to it later. Each hook has about four tags of various chores on it.

Inspired??  Hope so :)


Cricut Cartridge Chore Chart
Cricut Cartridge Boys will be Boys (Title)
Wood Plague
Black Acrylic Paint and brush
Textured solid colored paper by Paper Studio

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween - SOUS Creepy Crawlies

Happy Halloween bloggers!!  

I'm happy to announce that I'll be part of SOUS die cut team.  I will still contribute to the card sketch team when I can.

Ok, so maybe this isn't quite creepy but . . . I hope it gives you inspiration anyway.  Go check out SOUS for more inspiration from out talented ladies for die cuts on your projects.

My son was Harry Potter in the quittich outfit for Halloween 2011.  He was so darned cute in the glasses!

For this LO, I was inspired by  I also wanted to use a die cut file that I purchased quite a while ago from

The PP is some scraps from the authetique line.

The bat flourish in the corner is a die cut too.  I think it's from myscrapchick too??

I think I'll add some journaling for a final touch on this layout.

Up close look at the wizard bear.

Another close look at the style of the layout.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SOUS October 3rd

Hello!!  Here we are with our first SOUS project for October!!  The sketch is provided by Leah Schaeffer.

This particular project is near and dear to me as I made this card for my son's 6th birthday!! I'm also particularly proud of this project as I used nothing but scraps from my Bobunny pile!

I have added my favorite embellishment, stitching, and again used an embossed die and verve stamp on this project.  But I'm mostly excited to finally use the really cute die cut candles from "my scrap chick".

I think the twine adds just enough "flavor" to the card, don't you?  For extra added flare, I also used glossy accents on the candle wax.