Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Card Kit: I dig you


Hello there! I would like to share with you a card that I made using TBD card kit: I Dig You. I followed a sketch by mojomonday for this card as well.  The kit came with the words for this card, but I didn't think my Cricut could have handled cutting small letters well. So I improvised! 

I guess you can say that I made this card just before Valentine's Day, but I'm not really into celebrating that day very well. So my first goal was to stay away from the typical "red" colors of V-day. I also didn't use all the hearts the kit came with as well, but that was my choice. I hope this card inspires you in some way, and not just as a "love" card for one day of the year.

I may send this card to my sister, who is also an avid scrapper. Our styles are SO different, but that is all part of the fun!!

PP: MME 6x6 Reunion
Pearls from Recollections (Michael's)
Small sticker letters
Ribbon from stash
Liquid Pearls White Opal
Treasure Box Designs file

Friday, February 22, 2013

SOUS: Write

Treasure Box Designs

Hello there SOUS fans!! Here we are with another Friday die cut challenge - "write".  We are to make a die cut(s) around that theme (books, pencils, notebooks, pens, etc). I must admit, for me, I loved the idea of this theme and had a whole lot of ideas swirling around my head but couldn't seem to nail this one down. I ended up making this project in stages.

First, I made the girl. She is a single "Treasure Tot" file from Treasure Box Designs named "Becky". I LOVED how she turned out. I would like to rename her "Suzie" for she reminds me so much of my best friend in high school.  As you can see, she is holding a stack of books.

Next came the idea for the card. Of course, I also had a deadline to meet!! Nothing like working under pressure . . . I followed a sketch by Mojo Monday.

After I found the sketch I wanted, I dug thru my TBD files for the rest of the card as well. The pencil is from the "Back to the Books" file.  The circles and scalloped circle are from the card kit "I Dig You" at TBD too.  I will be revealing my interpretation on that card soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Head on over to SOUS to see what the rest of the very talented ladies on the die cut team have come up with today.

For those of you who want to know, "Becky" is about 4 inches tall.

The pencil ended up being about 5 inches tall.

The card ended up being 5.5 x 6 inches.  Technically, it's not a square card!! (That's what I almost always make!)


MME: 6x6 pads - ALL SCRAPS!! woot
Kraft Paper
White Jelly Roll Pen
Cricut Machine
Treasure Box Designs' Files
Verve Stamps

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

me & DAD

Today I have a quick LO to share with you.  Of course, I followed a sketch on Pinterest.  Last fall, my family and I had pictures taken by a local photographer at Cherokee park.  She took many pictures of my husband and son which I absolutely adore. The title is an older TBD file which I love!! Thanks for stopping by today!


PP: Echo Park's This & That
Buttons: October Afternoon
EP: Stickers This & That
AC Cardstock (bears)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Christmas Buddies


Hello there! Last weekend I wanted to make something "cute" and "wouldn't take all day". I also make Christmas cards throughout the year and need to get a head start on die cuts for next season.  I just LOVE how this bear and mouse turned out. They are from the "Joy to the World" TBD file.  Yep, they are as small as they look, only about 3 inches high. Thanks for stopping by today!


Various paper from Paper Studios
005 Micron Pen
White Jelly Roll Pen
White Twine
Glue (duh!)

Friday, February 8, 2013



Birthday Boy!

Hello and welcome to this Friday's SOUS die cut challenge: Balloons!  I followed this "Mother of Boy's" sketch on Pinterest.

So I can be pretty lazy about actually scrapping events that happen in my home. Birthdays, holidays and vacations seem to get pushed back constantly over "that cute random photo I really want to use".  With this week's challenge, it just made sense for me to dust this photo off and finally scrap about my son's 4th birthday.

I also incorporated TBD die cut file from "Out of this World" onto this LO. See the little blue alien . . .

He's covering his ears cause he thought that birthday candles would be just as loud as fireworks!!  So cute!

Thanks for stopping by! Please go to the SOUS blog for more inspiration!

Thanks to my sister's influence, I also used rub-ons on this LO.

Balloons are from Cricut: Create a Critter. I cut off the "paper string" and added twine in it's place.  I decided not to do the "face" from that cartridge.

TBD "out of this world" file

PP BG: Life of the Party
stitching on machine
Rub-Ons from 7 Gypsies
MME: Round letters (I think my sis gave me those)
solid cardstock
TBD Die Cut: Out of this World
CC: Create a Critter
Various other embellishments