July 27, 2011

Updated Crafts

Candy filled "Cake Box" I made for a quick birthday gift for my son's friend. Love the fact that I got to use some of my rubber stamps (from Stamping Up) and the Martha Stewart punch. The cake box was from Tags,Bags, & Boxes.

This is for my daughter's spring choir concert, but I'm not totally happy with it yet. May tweak it later on. Every have one of those ideas from your head that you cannot just get onto paper??

July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Trying to save a little money this year, I decieded that I would make my own decorations for the house. I had a bit of a challenge because being crunched for time & money I didn't get a chance to get blue cardstock and I did not have much in stock. Lots of red & white this year. I did score a good find at a store called Dollar Tree. It was a lighted white paper globe that I painted blue & red dots. I will post pics later of those.

And because of the holiday I wanted to say a big "Thank You!" to all our Military Members & Familes. Have a safe & happy 4th of July!!

June 24, 2011

Update on the UH-OH and Friskars

I will say I am really impressed with the response time of Friskars on my cutter. The very next morning I checked my e-mail and there was a message! They are going to send me out a new cutter!! That's why I have always loved their products! THANKS FRISKARS!

June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Hope you all get to enjoy your Day!!

BFF & Big Brother

The kids, who at first I thought were busy doing other things, let me craft for a while yesterday. But, it took me four hours to complete two pages because everytime I got started "someone" needed a drink-help-arguing with their sibs-you know how it goes. Maybe someday I will win the lottery and I can build a whole addition to the house that would just be my craft room (with a door)....But, until then I will just adjust when possible. Afterall, they will grow quick and one day I will miss all the "interruptions".

My daughter & her friend have been bff's since five. Even though they are a grade apart (her birthday is late in the year, where as my daughter's is earlier) they've managed to be hooked at the hip any other time. I wanted to do something a little more "hip" since they aren't in the cute stage anymore...I got the idea from Missy's book by Jeannette Lynton. Her ideas are fab! Can't say enough about her books!

OH NO! I was cutting the vellum for the next page and the wire on my Fiskars cutter started to shred! It's not that old!!! Has anyone had any problems with these cutters??
AAAAHHH! Thank god I still have my Creative Memories 12" cutter!

Anyways, on a walk one day, My youngest walked up to his brother and started holding his hand, all on his own. It was truely an "Aww" moment. So, what did I do...capture it and scrap it of course!
Another layout from the book I mentioned above. I colored the opposite side of the vellum with chalk pencils, so that it didn't totally jump off the page. And I'm starting to experiment more with brads and stuff. A former co-worker gave me some as a Christmas gift.

I love how the chalk looks perfect on the vellum! Oh, and thanks to Missy, I've fallen in love with brads now...

And red ribbon for the accents!

By Missy!

I have a best friend from high school, that loves to scrapbook & craft as much as I do. Missy & I have been bouncing ideas off of each other off & on all year. So, when she crafted batting lineup markers for our sons' baseball team this year, I had to show the world how great of a job she did. And, of course, we also have a baseball float in the annual Fourth of July parade, so I'll be sure to post pics of that later, too!

The shirts were done with Sports Mania or Baseball and the lettering was with Varisty Letters

These will be used for the float on July 4th.

June 17, 2011

Water Bottles

Got creative, after seeing so many different ideas from the net. Using vinyl, my cricut expression, & a cheap water bottle from Family Dollar I made these for the kids. I will say that the sports people on Mike's was a huge challenge because of how small I cut them. So, for Krissy's I cut them bigger. Much easier. Now we won't have any trouble locating their water bottles at the end of the games!

June 5, 2011

Happy 14th to my Darling Daughter!

In the busy festivities of getting ready for Becca's Graduation, Daddy's Drill Weekend, & Baseball-Softball-Basketball Camp, my daughter's birthday was in the mix too. She was perfectly happy with postponing her birthday a weekend for Becca's Open House but I didn't want the day to go without some sort of celebration for her. So, at her request, she wanted brownies instead of cupcakes for her morning celebration. Brownies it was, drizzled with pink & blue icing glaze. Plus a few decorations hanging to surprise her when she woke up. Next to deciede when the actual "friend party" will be and what we are going to do....
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Companion Page for Senior Nite

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Senior Nite

Senior Celebration Night during one of the last Home Football Games. I was out of patterned black paper, so I created my own with some stamps from Stampin' Up. I will go back later and type which carts I used on all of the pages. Right now the names escape me!
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Graduation Page!

This started out as an entirely different design and somehow I ended up with this. Thanks Missy for helping me get my creative idea flowing, since when I started I was completely brain dead on ideas. Ever have those moments, when your ready to work and then suddenly the creative flow just hits a wall??? I hope the graduate likes her album.
Congrats Becca!!
Luv Ya Like One Of My Own!
Class of 2011!
Best Wishes for a Happy & Successful Future!
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Concert Page

The hardest thing about this page was finding a flute in my carts. But I found one on Joys of the Season. I guess I can say that the worse thing about doing this page was the fancy swirls, which when trying to remove them from my mat I almost ripped them in half! I still love them!
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May 18, 2011

More Grad Stuff

Sorry about the blurry parts of the photo. With all this lovely rainy, gloomy weather we've been having it was hard to get a good shot of this. One color was a glittery orange and everytime I used the flash, it rebounded off of it. Got the inspiration from a book, my good friend Missy showed me, from Jeanette R. Lynton. I love the fact that she has everything, not only mapped out, but sizes and what to cut so that you don't waste paper! Wonderful book, may end up buying my own!!
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Another Bank Done!

Got another bank done, but this time I got paid for it!! Yea!! But, wasn't sure how to do it, since it I really didn't know the person it was for. But, the customer liked it and that's what really matters. I do like using the plastic boxes more now, than the first time I used them. You can decorate the inside, which can add more dimension to it.
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March 27, 2011

Back at the Senior Album again

I'm slowly making process on my gift album.

The watch it fly is for track-shotput. I wanted to leave space for her to add her own track photos, but it still seems like it's missing something. Anyone have any ideas?

March 12, 2011

Diaper Cake for Baby Shower

This is my first attempt at a diaper cake. I will say that I had fun making it! Hope the Mom-To-Be likes it!

Baby Bank finally done!

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March 9, 2011

Gift for a Baby Shower

Orginally, when I though of doing this, it was going to be made out of a glass block. I quickly changed my mind and used the Acryllic boxes you can find at Pat Catans. It comes apart and makes it really easy to decorate the inside in addition to the outside. It's a bank for a cousin's baby shower. I wanted something cute & hip instead of a traditional bank.

February 27, 2011

Music & Senior Night

While I didn't get much done, in the way of scrapbooking (physically), I did get a couple of things designed & created for future pages. Guess for me, small steps are best.

The music staff was pure creation. I confused my Gypsy a bit and it took a few sec to preview it, but it cut and it surprised me by actually cutting right the first time! I then re-cut the treble cleff (omg, i remembered it's proper name!) in orange and layered it on top. It runs almost 11" long, so as a friend suggested, would be the perfect topper. Thinking Band or Choir....Got any suggestions??

February 19, 2011

More Senior Album Pages!

I'm on a roll today, the kids let me work while they played!

Wanted to show what her class schedule was this year.

Oops, this is the small valentines I created for my son's Valentine's Day Party. It's out of order a bit....

What's school, without some friends? Was going to cut some pre-made photo mats out too, but changed my mind. Never know how many and what shape she may want to add to the album...

Guess I better get moving on it, since I want to get it to her BEFORE Graduation in June!!
Next, I'm going to try to fashion marching band uniforms with Paper Dolls Cart. Wish me luck!!

January 25, 2011

Birthday Present

I put this together in a very short time for a co-worker's birthday.

I'm on a roll now....

I have a senior album to put together for one of my "other kids" before June...Here's what I have so far ( in addition to the last post).

Back at it Again!

It's amazing what I can get done when every child in the house is attached to an electronic device of some sort! Even if it's for a little bit...

The white paper was printed from my computer with sayings from various stickers. Thought the Senior would like the "Senior Rules" saying a lot. Printed it on cardstock twice and the stripes hide the seam.

This is the finished page, just waiting for the photos that will be added later.  Guess I'll have the pattern down by the time mine start graduating!

Used: Cricut Varsity Letter