Monday, December 26, 2011

Using Trendy Twine to make flower Petals

Hi everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday.

This layout I wanted to keep really simple so my beautiful niece was the star

of the layout. The black die cut paper had a existing flower in the right lower corner but it was white and the layout needed a pop of color. So I pulled out my stash of Trendy Twine and stitched over the existing flower and stems then used glitter glue for the leaves. I used Peppermint Stick and twisted lime and it gave the layout the little something more that it needed.Here is the link to this awesome twine http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/ it is a twist of three colors and is really sturdy as well as beautiful! I would love to give you a link to the Maya road but I purchased it from Paper Patch Crafts awhile ago and she doesn't have any left that I can find. I do suggest that you use a paper piercing tool if you use card stock because it was rough getting the needle through without it. I am going to be looking for a new paper piercing tool because I am not happy with the provocraft one that I have on hand. So if you have suggestions on a good one please leave a comment here telling me the brand that you use.

I will be adding more layouts and a couple of cards later in the week :)

Have a fantastic day!! Shelley

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blog Candy winners Announced!!!

Hi everyone! Today is the promised day to announce the winners on my blog!! I will need the winners to email me at:
scrapbookingforfun@msn.com

Stop and Scrap emailed me the coupon codes. When you go to there site be sure to insert the code into the Gift Certificate Field . Unknown to me until last night the codes are only good until Dec 31. I apologise that they are not giving you more time to use them. If I would have known I would have posted it in my original post. But it is free play money :) So here we go!!

My 25.00 winner is : True Random Number Generator Result: 10 and the name to go with that lucky number is.....10
Αlex... said...
I'm a follower!Thank you!:)

My lucky 10.00 winner is : True Random Number Generator Result: 5 and the person to go with that number is :
Pammejo said...
I am already a follower, I have visited Paper Patch Crafts and left a message. TFS pammejo

So if you could both email me I will get those codes to you right away!!!
Have a great Sunday!!
Shelley

Monday, December 12, 2011

Money boxes made with the Sweet tooth boxes cartridge





















Hi everyone! These cute little boxes were made with the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut Cartridge.

I love the cartridge but I did have to play with sizing the lid. The cartridge makes the lid to just sit on the box and I wanted it to fit snug. After a few attempts I measured the box opening and sized the lid to my measurements. The cute feather flowers on top are Websters Pages and can be purchased at Paper Patch Crafts and the Gem strips and Trim are also websters and can be purchased in Anne's store. Here is the link to the store http://stores.ebay.com/Paper-Patch-Crafts/Websters-Pages-/_i.html?_fsub=2628076013&_sid=711701473&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

The twine is from Trendy Twine and I love it! It is not just 1 tone it has a dark then light and white shades in it. It is perfect for pops of color or cute little bows. It is sturdy 4 ply twine. Here is a link to her facebook store. https://www.facebook.com/#!/trendy.twine?sk=app_150178545006427

One other tip that I have is that I used a glue gun to adhere the trims and bows to the boxes because my standard adhesives that I use in my paper Crafts just did not hold them in place. I know the kids will be more excited by the money inside but I loved making these for them!

Have a great crafty day and Happy Holidays!!

Shelley

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blog Candy..25.00 gift card code to Stop and Scrap!!

Hi everyone,
http://www.stopandscrap.com/ has provided 3 10.00 gift cards and 1 grand prize 25.00 gift card to my little blog to use anyway I choose. SoI am giving away the grand prize of 25.00 to 1 lucky follower on my blog. You can have up to 3 entries. #1 you have to be a follower on my blog and leave a comment on this post telling me you are a follower. #2 share this post on your blog or facebook wall and leave a comment on this post telling me you have shared. #3 Refer a friend and if they become a follower come back and leave a comment on this post that a friend has joined my little blog! If you refer a friend and they win the random drawing for the grand prize of the 25.00 gift card then you will receive a 10.00 gift card for bringing a new friend to Scrapbookingforfun! If you win the grand prize then I will do a second random draw for a 10.00 winner.
Now that still leaves 2 gift cards so you will need to hop over to my friend Anne's blog and here is that link http://paperpatchcrafts1.blogspot.com/ She will fill you in on how to win the other 2 10.00 gift cards. Now is this just to easy or what!! With the busy holiday season I wanted to keep this as simple as possible. I will do my random drawing in 1 week on Dec 18th and Anne will also. All of the gift card codes will be sent out via email to the winners on both blogs and they will be sent by me within 48 hours of the winners providing valid email addresses :) Have a great week and good luck !!
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!
Shelley

Saturday, November 26, 2011

2011 X mas Cards













Well I finally got really busy on my cards but then couldn't decide on just 1 card layout. So take a peek and tell me which is your favorite. The Santa and deer cuts are from the Cricut Imagine Santa's Village. I love the old fashioned Santas that I remember from my childhood.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Flag and Banner Challenge

We have a new challenge up on our challenge blog the picture above is my take on a banner layout. It of course has 1 of my amazing grand daughters on it :)


Shelley Toney has donated one of her super fabulous stamps as the prize! You don't want to miss this challenge. Come check it out and play along with us! We have posted our takes on the challenge also!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stop and Scrap gift certificates and discount Codes Coming soon!

Hi everyone in the very near future I will be running drawings and contests for Gift Certificates to Stop and Scrap. They are going to furnish a 25.00 and 3 10.00 gift certificates for the winners!! I will be contacted later this week with a date! You will need to be a current or new follower on my blog to qualify for the gift certificates!! So stay tuned for more news on this great chance to win these awesome gift cards!! They will also be furnishing a unique coupon code for you to use on purchases in the store if you choose not to do the challenge or raffle :)

Happy Scraping!
Shelley

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anything goes grateful challenge



Hi everyone! Shelley Toney is hosting this weeks challenge for Paper Patch Crafts and it is a super easy challenge! You need to check it out here is the link






We all have something to be grateful for and you can create your project in any paper form that you want!! My take on the challenge is pictured above!

Come play along with us!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Baby Layout Challenge :)

To start with here is the link to our challenge blog http://paperpatchcraftsdesignteam.blogspot.com/
Use Mr. linky to post a link to your blog that directs us to your creation. If you don't have a blog post your entry on the fanpage and we will take care of it for you :) Now on to the fun stuff :))



Hi everyone! The Paper Patch Craft challenge this week is being hosted by me and here is what I would like you to do!!






The challenge for this week is to make a baby layout. You can use any product you want but the layout needs to be baby boy or baby girl. It needs to be a layout made for this challenge. A winner will be chosen with a random generator. You have until midnight on November 5th
My example is pictured above and I used MLYB Snuggle bug line that is available in the store! Here is the link to that product http://stores.ebay.com/Paper-Patch-Crafts/_i.html?_nkw=snugglebug&submit=Search&_sid=711701473
I also provided at the top of the post the picture of the prize that Anne has provided. It is


MLYB Snugglebug Boy Shrink Film . This package contains 11 pieces. You can color, ink, or leave plain these embellishments.


I hope all of you will come play along with us!! I look forward to seeing lots of cute creations!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Anniversary Card take 2






A huge thank-you to Anne and Denise for helping me tweak this!! You both are awesome! It is even more fantastic that they helped me not in person but through facebook! The improved version is on the left :)

Hi everyone, November 1st is our wedding anniversary and every year I make my husbands card. He saves all of them and loves them more than any gift I could purchase for him. So with that being said I want this card to be perfect! So I need your help and suggestions to tweak this card. I tend to over think them sometimes and add too much and I know alot of you are spectacular card makers and I would love to hear your suggestions:)






On this card for the sentiment I used a Pink by design stamp from the To the moon set. I love that stamp set! Here is a link to that set http://www.pinkbydesignstore.com/To-the-Moon.html






I created my own doilie flower by gathering a piece of Websters pages trim together and placing a Bobunny fall trinket in the center. The papers are kaiser Craft. The pearls are Bobunny. The craft colored lace is by kaisercraft and here is the link to it http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kaiser-Craft-Lace-Natural-/250748676834?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a61c92ae2. Here is a link also to the Bobunny trinkets! I think she sold out on the fall ones but she has others! http://stores.ebay.com/Princess-Crop-Shoppe/_i.html?_nkw=trinkets&submit=Search&_sid=40812442






Any suggestions are welcome!!!






Have a wonderful Halloween weekend!






Shelley

Friday, October 28, 2011

Paper Patch Crafts weekly challenge



Hi everyone! We have another challenge going on and this one is Anne's choice!! So here is my example of her design :) Hope you will come join us you have until tomorrow at midnight!! Next week is my turn to host so be sure to come play!!! Sorry it is picture less but it is waiting for my grand daughters pics for this year! Here is the link to our challenge blog!http://paperpatchcraftsdesignteam.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mom Birthday Card



I made this little card for my Moms birthday. The paper and flowers just seemed to fit her. She is a nature lover through and through :)

This card contains:

Websters Pages Paper, Ribbon and Lace the lace is beautiful and can be purchased at Paper Patch Crafts and here is that link. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Websters-Pages-Sparkling-Gold-Trim-/250887828723?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6a1474f3


The Its your day fabric ticket is also Websters pages.

The leaves are prima.

Card Base is PaperTrey. I love Paper Trey cardstock it is sturdy and thick. It can with stand all kinds of embellishments and stamping.


The lace actually has an antique gold sparkle to it that is beautiful and I have used it on several projects. She also has a pretty green websters lace that I love too.


Have a great rest of your week and Happy Scraping

Shelley

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beautiful You

This is the final layout of my series of 3. This is a pic of my 2 favorite little people together taken this summer at a park across the street from their home. The products used in this layout are:
Paper, Fabric Tag, Fabric Ribbon, velvet and lace trim and stick pin are all Websters Pages
Flowers and Butterflies are Prima.
White lace is Kaiser craft and is available here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kaiser-Craft-Lace-White-/250748675829?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a61c926f5
I really love the Websters pages. It just has that homey old fashioned look that I love to work with. Paper Patch Crafts does have a prebuy going on on the Face Book fan page and here is that link: https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150299325507186.338487.184726517185&type=3
I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!
If you are a follower of my blog and I have not followed yours please email me a link to your blog at scrapbookingforfun@msn.com and I will become a follower!

Shelley

Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebrate Life

This is the 2nd layout in my series of 3 and is of my first born granddaughter. This little girl is so full of life and is a major ham for the camera! When I had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks with them this summer we had alot of fun having tea parties and we continue to have them on skype. I grew up having tea parties with my Grandma and will keep that tradition going with my own grandchildren even if it is on skype. She also loves to bake with her mommy and daddy so I purchased the little baker outfit she has on in the second photo.
The products used in this layout:
Celebrate Life Paper Websters Pages
Green Lace Websters Pages which is available for purchase here.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Websters-Pages-Floral-Threads-Trim-/250887833550?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6a1487ce
Tea Pot, Cup and cupcake are Kaisercraft Candy Lane.

Have a fabulous Monday!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tiny Princess


Hi everyone! For the first time in a very long time I actually had a whole day to scrapbook. I will be posting 1 each day for the next 3 days.
This one is of my newest Granddaughter who was just 2 weeks old in this layout.

I used a mix of products on this layout.
Paper is 3 Bugs in a rug
The doily flowers are by creative charms
The lace is Websters Pages
The 3 layouts are now in Shadow Boxes above my fireplace. I thought it would be a great way to display updated photos of them on a regular basis and I can just transfer them into the scrapbooks as I switch them out. Which will also keep me up to date in both girls books. I used Shadow boxes so the flowers and other embellishments would not get smashed by the glass.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday

Winner announced

The winner on my blog is Miss Scraps Alot!!! Please email your address to me at scrapbookingforfun@msn.com and I will forward it to Anne so she can get your prize sent out!

Have a great Sunday everyone!
Shelley

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Welcome to our Silly Season Blog Hop and Challenge Blog Launch!!

Welcome to the First Paper Patch Crafts Blog Hop and the launch of our new Challenge Blog!!!!





We are really pleased to have you join us. We have great little prizes on each blog that Paper Patch Crafts has provided and a grand prize on our new Challenge Blog. In order to be included in the random drawings you must become a follower on each blog and leave a comment on our silly season posts. Then when you hop over to the Challenge blog you need to become a follower and leave a comment there as well. I have 5 projects to share with you.











The first 3 were all created using the sill season line Which is available in Annes store and here is the link to the store http://stores.ebay.com/Paper-Patch-Crafts?_rdc=1 ( warning I did get a little silly with the tree card as you will see) totally not like me :) On the layout I did ink around the edges and I used a Tim Holtz Die to make the flower But every piece of paper and embellishment are Kaiser Craft Silly Season. The stocking card I did use my Cricut Machine with the Christmas Cheer Cartridge to create the layered stocking but once again it is all Silly Season. Now for the Christmas tree card... I got silly with the silly season. I think that is enough said on that one!!







Now the next 2 cards were done using Websters Pages Papers and Embellishments The embellishments and lace are available in Annes Store and she does have a prebuy going on the facebook fan page also for the Websters Pages line. So please check it out. It is a beautiful line! Here is the link to check out that prebuy:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Patch-Crafts/184726517185#!/media/set/?set=a.10150299325507186.338487.184726517185&type=3







I hope you enjoyed a peek at my designs and will visit my blog again. Now here is a pic of the prize that Anne has provided and will be mailed to the winner in my random drawing. Here is the link to the next blog on our little hop. It is our new Challenge Blog!!


http://paperpatchcraftsdesignteam.blogspot.com/ In case you missed a blog along the way I will provide a list for you at the end of this post. Make sure to become a follower and leave a comment on each blog to be entered into the random drawings as well as the big prize!!


My prize pictured below :)

Here is the list of my talented fellow design team members!!





http://heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/ Shelley Simpson Toney

http://usinguptheprettypaper.blogspot.com/ Joanne

http://positive-force.blogspot.com/ Lynda

http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/ Shelley P (you are here)

http://paperpatchcraftsdesignteam.blogspot.com/ Anne





Thank-you for hopping with us today and Good Luck on the drawings!!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Challenge Blog!! Check it out!

Hi everyone! We now have a design team challenge blog for Paper- Patch-Crafts right now we have a great prize up for grabs for 1 lucky new follower! So click the link, become a new follower and leave a comment there that you did for a chance to win!!!

http://paperpatchcraftsdesignteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-to-new-challenge-blog.html

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Websters Pages PreBuy

Hi everyone! I had the pleasure of working with some Websters Pages Items From Paper Patch Crafts and Anne is doing a pre buy on it right now!! I love this line of products and it has been a long time since I have felt that was about a line. Here is a link to this great opportunity to purchase some of these awesome items!!! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150299325507186.338487.184726517185&type=1

Check it out and have a great week!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge



Paper Patch Crafts is having a Christmas card challenge on there fan page!






Here is my entry into the contest


I used Cricut Imagine cuts from Enjoy the seasons and the snowflakes are from winter lace.


The paper and trinket are BoBunny.

The stitching tape can be purchased from PaperPatch Crafts as well as the Kaisercraft lace


I distressed the edges then inked them with vintage photo ink.


Nothing says holiday season to me more than snowmen and snow flakes!!

I also used stickles glitter glue and Bobunny rhinestones.


Happy Crafting everyone!!!

Flower Shoppe and Nates ABC'c Cricut Cartridges

Hi ladies!!


I have 2 duplicate cartridges sitting in front of me that need new homes!


Nates is still in the blister pack Flower Shoppe is open but has not been used and has the seal over the cartridge and has the rewards certificate of course.


This is what happens when you are overworked and tired!! lol

But I am willing to take any fair offers on them and they are both awesome cartridges!

Just contact me at :



Now I am off to do a challenge card for Paper Patch Crafts and will post it on my blog later!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall card and Baby shower card



Both are cards that I made yesterday for a challenge that Anne was having on her fan page. There is still a challenge going on for a cricut lite cartridge and here is the link so you can check it out!
https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150275491487186.333349.184726517185&type=1

It is for the Hoot and Holler Cart!
Unfortunately I can't participate in that one even though the page maps sketch is amazing.

Never enough time to do all that I would like on my days off from work!


O.k now the fall card is made with BoBunny Papers and Trinkets. I love Bo Bunny but the trinkets are a little hard to find they sell out everywhere pretty quickly! The flower is of course Prima.

The baby Shower card

The base is PaperTrey and the paper for the cuts is DCWV.

All of the cuts are from the Baby Steps cartridge. I love that cartridge!!
The Stamp for the face is Peachykeen stamps.

The silver It's a girl heart is from Michaels and is a charm in the jewelry department. It came in a package of 10 I think. I purchased them almost 3 years ago when my 1st granddaughter was born.
Well I had better close for now and finish up the last details on the 2 cards I am working on today. I need them this week!!!
Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!!

Shelley

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Going on a vacation

Wanted to let everyone know that I will not be posting for the next 2or 3 weeks. I am going to SanDiego for 2 weeks to help my daughter with the new baby and Kaleah. I will have lots of pics to take and scrap when I get back home and settled in and back to work.

I hope everyone has a wonderful August and a lot of time to Scrap :) If this blog reaches 300 followers in my absence then I will do random.org upon my return and get that blog candy sent!!

It needs to have a new home before I get tempted by some of the beautiful summer colors!!

Happy Scraping everyone and enjoy the last weeks of summer !!
Shelley

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Layout Challenge



Hi everyone! Both of these layouts were done for a challenge on Paper Patch Crafts Fan page.

I wasn't happy with my 1st entry so I did a second entry.

As you can see I used several Prima Flowers and not many diecuts. My replacement Imagine machine turned out to be defective also so I had to make do! LOL

The pink frame was cut at 6 inches and is from the Fancy Frames Cricut Cartridge.

The K frames cut is an Imagine cut from the Baby Boutique Cartridge. I love that cartridge!!

The crystals are Prima and KaiserCraft.

The Animal Print papers and ribbons are from Oriental Trading company.
My Fav is the Animal Print layout. What is your favorite?


I have been slacking lately and not participating the way I should but life and my job has kept me busy!! I will be gone in August for a little over 2 weeks for the birth of my 2nd Granddaughter. I get to help with baby but I will be spoiling Miss Kaleah rotten to her daddy's dismay! My son in law is wonderful and tolerates my spoiling :) It is my job!! I don't get to see them often! So this may be my last post until the beginning of September.

I will be checking in and hope to give away my blog candy before I leave!!

Happy Scraping everyone!!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ZEBRA PRINT CARD



Here is the second family Birthday card of the day. I love pink and black together so I kept it really simple on this one because I wanted the colors to pop. I was pretty happy with the results :)

The cardstock used was Papertrey

The rhinestones are Bobunny

The Ribbon is Offray and I purchased it from Joanns

I did the flower cuts from The Flower Shoppe Cartridge

The Happy Birthday cut was done on the Phrases cartridge

The Zebra paper is Paper Pizazz and was also purchased at Joanns

The faux stitching tape was purchased at Paper-Patch-Crafts

Balloon Volcano



Hi everyone! I created this card for my nephew who will be turning 1.



For this card I used the create a critter cartridge and the Hello Kitty greetings cart.






The Dino and the volcano are both cuts fron the create a critter as well as the greeting.



The balloons are from the hello kitty cart. All the cuts were done on my expression.



Well I better get back to card making I still have a few family birthdays to go!!



Happy scrapbooking everyone!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Lily Birthday Cards




Happy 4th of July everyone!!


I created these 2 birthday cards yesterday for upcoming family Bdays.

The lillies were made with 3 different Mcgill punches. I used plain white cardstock and inked the edges with a Marvy marker. I used chalk to color the lily petals then a fine point marker for the dark dots.

The Hummingbird and the Happy Birthday cut on the orange card are Cricut Imagine cuts from the Lori's garden cartridge. I just went in and changed the colors a bit.

The pink lily card has a standard tag cut from the Imagine machine that comes already loaded then I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment. The butterfly is a cut from the Elegant edges cartridge but I used the lori's garden cartridge to color in the butterfly. The pink rhinestones are Kaisercraft and so are the card bases.

Hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday!!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hubbys Fathers Day Card



Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a nice Fathers Day Weekend!!

I finally completed the outside of my hubbys card and decided to post it. He does not spend time on the internet so he will never see it before tomorrow.

I used the imagine and papertrey cardstock. The card is Papertrey but the cuts were done on the imagine with white cardstock and RGB codes for papertrey colors so I could get it all to blend. The grass I filled with pattern color from the snapshot nature Imagine cartridge as well as the wood pattern on the sign. I have decided that I love my Imagine and the Cricut Craftroom when it is working!! lol The squirrels and the sign are from the Cricut Campout Cartridge. The Blue accent shape is a stock image on the Imagine machine.


Have a great weekend and Happy Scraping!!



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Red White and Blue Fashionista!


Hi everyone! I just received new pics of my granddaughter and couldn't resist scraping this one.
I love this Bo Bunny Paper Line it is called the Liberty series and I purchased it at Princess Crop Shoppe and here is the link to her store: http://stores.ebay.com/Princess-Crop-Shoppe?_trksid=p4340.l2563 The Dot ribbon is also from her store.

The pretty white lace and the round coaster are from Annes store and here is her link:http://paper-patch-crafts.com The pretty red felt flower is also at Annes store!!

O.k now the cuts... The shooting star is a cricut cut from the stand and salute cartridge and I cut that on my expression in the base cut and the shadow cut and glued them together with my trusty fine point glue pen. The Flags are a Cricut Imagine cut from the Enjoy the seasons cartridge. I had to split the layers to be able to get the flags without the banner. The American Pride cut is also from the Stand and Salute cartridge but I did the cut and color function on the Imagine to do that one.

The jewels and other bling I have no idea where I purchased it or how long I have had it!! Like most scrapbookers I find things in this room that I didn't know I owned!!

I haven't had the Imagine long and it is a learning process!! I also have access to the Cricut Craftroom but it still has alot of bugs to work out and doesn't cooperate 80% of the time with the imagine! I reverted back to the expression and design studio for items that just need to be cut because they are having problems with the cut only function and will be putting out an update to fix that soon. I do have to say that the support people are very pleasant and will walk you through trouble shooting issues!
Hope everyone is having a great day!! Happy Scraping!
Shelley

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shocked and Amazed



Hi everyone! It has been awhile since I did a post! This layout was done for a challenge on Paper Patch Crafts facebook fan page. This was my granddaughters first trip to Sea World and if the picture was any indication of her reaction to it them she was most definately shocked and amazed!! I loved the picture and it was perfect for the sketch at the Patch!! Hope you all like it!!






Happy Scraping!



Shelley

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Heart Never Forgets




Hi everyone! This is based on a sketch that Anne at paper patch crafts provided. and you can find that sketch on her blog. In the pictures is my nephew and my granddaughter. He went to visit my daughter and her family in Hawaii where her husband was based. When I saw the photos posted on my daughters site and some on Johns site as well they brought tears to my eyes. There were so many shots of her looking at him with so much adoration and of him looking back at her with love. Considering the fact that he hadn't seen her since she was 4 and 1/2 months old it amazed me that they bonded so quickly. I guess it is true that the heart never forgets. With my daughters husband being in the military they live where ever the military takes them and we don't get to see them often so it does my heart good to know that even in a short visit she will carry us in her heart like we carry her in ours. It seemed fitting to scrap this today.


I hope everyone had a safe Memorial day weekend. If you have a deployed spouse, or child they are carrying you in there hearts and the heart never forgets.

Cricut Imagine



I received the Cricut Imagine as a gift from my hubby. I have to say this machine is a challenge.



The jury is still out on how I feel about this one. I do most of my designs on design studio which does not work with the imagine. It has a nice screen on it but my sight is not what it used to be.



I am hoping that the Cricut Craft Room will be open to all of us soon. I have alot to learn on this new machine and it is a little intimidating. One thing that I did learn is that the machine will not just cut if you have an imagine cartridge still in the machine. Of course I freaked out because I thought it was broken! lol After I calmed down I decided to trouble shoot a little on my own and pulled out the imagine cartridge and presto it worked!! LOL



The picture posted above was a challenge card for Paper Patch Crafts and was my first item done with the imagine. It is really basic but we have to start somewhere!! I will post

creations as I go and also anything that I learn on my journey with the Cricut Imagine!!
Happy Scraping!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Make Your Own Carnations!

I learned how to do these cute little flowers by watching a tutorial that Linn a fellow blogger and Patch follower was kind enough to provide so here is that link:



I did try a couple other ways to do these also and will share that info with you too.

The purple bloom I used Maya Mist in Metallic Purple instead of Ink and water.

The Maya Mist is available in Annes store and here is that link to her store front:



The 2 multi colored blooms I simply used Cardstock with a print on it and water.

Check out Linns tutorial to learn how to do these! It is simple and you can customize the blooms to fit your color scheme on your layouts or cards and it is fun to see your results too!!

Happy Carnation Making!!

Adalyn Layout



Hi everyone! I will have another Granddaughter in August and her name is Adalyn. I decided I better get started on Scrapbook pages now since I will have 2 to try to keep up on!
I used the Kates ABC's Cricut cartridge to cut the scalloped blocks and the cute little shoes.
The solid Cardstock in BoBunny Double Dots in Turquoise.
The Floral Cardstock is Walk in the Park by Echo Park and is available in Annes Store.
The flowers and centers are prima and were purchased from Annes Ebay store a long time ago.
I didn't want to do a standard it's a girl pink layout because it just seems kind of boring to me.
Kaleah who is 2 and will be the big sister just doesn't fit the boring light pink theme and I don't think Miss Adalyn will either!! Hope you enjoy the layout!!
Happy Scraping!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Baby Steps Cuts...



I finally got to play with the wonderful BabySteps cartridge that I won in the Scrappy Jaks Give away. The cuts are just too cute on this cart and I love it!! I am working on embellishments for my 2nd granddaughters book and she is due in August so I want to get a little ahead :) I used Peachykeen stamps for the face and copic markers to color the flesh and outline some of the cuts. I will be making more this weekend. I have been designing more of them in design studio so all I will have to do is slap paper on the mat and hit cut!! lol

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mothers day cards




This will be my last post today. Because my daughter and granddaughter live in another state today was a lazy day for me so I created several cards that needed to be done for may. Both of these cards are Mothers Day cards

The print cardstock is by KaiserCraft from the Chanteuse line and is available at


The resin pink blooms are Maya Road and the beautiful long stemed blooms are KaiserCraft.

The lace and blooms are all available at Paper Patch Crafts.

The Paper butterflies are Prima

Solid Cardstock is Papertrey Ink
The swirl ribbon was purchased at Cropstop

The white stitching was created using a white gel pen that Anne the owner of Paper Patch Crafts tossed into all of her Design Teams boxes last month. It is always like Christmas when the design team box arrives at my door!! I love it!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week! It is back to work for me in the AM

***Happy Scraping***

Lily Bday Card

This is my first attempt at making a lily using the Mcgill punches and tools.

My fellow designer for Paper Patch Crafts Shelley Toney did a wonderful tutorial on making these lillies and here is the link to that tutorial on her blog:


Now for product used.

The printed paper and tag are KaiserCraft Chanteuse Collection and are available at:


The butterflies are Prima

I used Papertrey Ink card stock for the lillies.

I used chalk to shadow the pink into the lillies and a copic marker to outline the petals and put the dots on the petals.

My lillies are far from perfect but I know they will get better everytime I make them!!

Happy Crafting Everyone!!

Butterfly Birthday



Happy Easter everyone.



Yesterday I worked on a Birthday card for one of my beautiful neices.



With spring starting I wanted bright and cheerful and I got that look with the following products.



Cardstock solid light green: Papertrey Ink



Butterfly Cardstock : KaiserCraft Bubblegum Hills collection. which is available at:






I used nestibilities petite scalloped circles in my cuttlebug to do the circular cuts.



I also used 4 inch coasters purchased from Anne at Paper Patch Crafts to give the cuts



dimention. I love the coasters. Because they are 4 inches it is also easy to do a 4 inch circle with patterned paper to cover the coaster.



Silly me I didn't know you could use nestibilities or spellbinders in my cuttlebug. I had to call Anne and get instruction on how to do that. She is always awesome about teaching and giving information as well as answering all my silly questions! Now I am hooked! I now prefer the nestibilities and spellbinder dies over the cuttlebug dies. They are so much more versatile.

Back to product used.

The mini roses are made by Recollections

I also used Stickles glitter glue.

Now I need to get busy on Mothers Day Cards.

I will also be posting another card I made later today :)

Shelley Toney who is also a designer at the Patch did a fabulous tutorial on making lillies. You can find it on her blog. The link is on my blogs home page. The card I will be posting later shows my first lily attempt after watching the tutorial that Shelley T provided.

If you haven't yet hop over to facebook and join the fan page for paper patch crafts. Anne is always doing fun challenges and great tutorials!!



Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birthday card for my Nephew

Hi everyone! I created this card for my little nephew. I started out thinking I needed to get my brothers done but I had our little guy on my mind so I made his way ahead of time.

Paper Patch Crafts is having a color challenge and the colors are Olive Green, Red and Tan so I used those colors in Patricks card. I am pretty happy with the results. I used a sizzix die for the bear. The stars are a cricut cut and the wagon and pinwheels are Provo Craft Standouts.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

All Boy




Hi everyone!
All 3 of these items were Design Team projects for Paper Patch Crafts. Because I have granddaughters this was a challenge for me. I don't do many male layouts or cards. With that being said Anne provided some wonderful products from her store for me to work with which made it easier. The items used in these projects were:
Echo Park Paper and embellishments in the little boy line.
Embellishments in Maya Road and Kaiser Craft as well as Echo Park Little Boy.
One of the cards can be either male or female.
Now here is a link to Annes store where you can find all of these wonderful products!!