Saturday, June 14, 2014

oh boy

This is made from a kit I bought on clearance. It turned out better than I expected. I like how the cutouts frame the photos placed behind them.

I use kits to help me get past the initial creative block when I first start cropping. Do a kit, then the creative juices start flowing. +

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Grape Jelly Making

First time making grape jelly on my own. :) 
The scallop circle shape in the background is cut on the cricut. The yellow and brown rosettes on either side are cut with the Tim Holtz sizzix dies. The red scallop border at top and bottom are from a border punch.

Saturday, May 31, 2014


These pictures of Kevin when he was small always hurt my heart! Mah bebe! That face!

I don't even remember what paper line this is. lol  I threw this together pretty quickly. Pretty straightforward!

Saturday, May 24, 2014


I found these pictures and instantly knew I had to cut out a clam somehow. I was amazed to find just what I needed on the Cricut cartridge Disney Princesses. Who'd a thunk it. lol  Take your cuts to a new, cuter level, by adding googly eyes!

Kevin cracked me up by trying -and liking- clams at the chinese buffet place. It was just a phase, he's since stopped eating them after a few years of liking them. :)

Saturday, May 17, 2014



I had this scrap, the yellow striped paper, which I had cut out a shape for a background, and I was going to toss it or give it to a friend who likes using up scraps.  But then I had an idea to use it, but I couldn't find a photo(s) to go with it.  So I made the layout anyway. Eventually I'll have a picture that will work. :)

The little hexagons were left over from cutting some beehive backgrounds, and I'd saved them just in case. I also had a strip of printed paper with little circles that I cut out to make the flower. Everything on the page is stash stuff, leftovers.  The sun in the center of the circle flower was one of those canvas covered chip stickers from Studio Calico, painted with Distress paint.

Sometimes I get the urge to make a page design but don't have the photos for it, so I just make the page anyway. I always get the photos eventually. ;)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

I Moustache You a Question


Yeah, I know, the title is over-used and and cliche. But I couldn't think of any thing else at the time. lol

I think the papers may be Basic Grey, but I don't remember. I just remember that they were very old stash and I wanted to use them up.

My friends and I had gone to a little product party (Grace Adele? a sub company of Scentsy) and the consultant had made these mustache sticks so naturally we had to take pictures. :)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Katie's Birthday


Here's some more old papers! I forgot to check what manufacturer these were but I'm guessing Basic Grey perhaps. :)  Totally old stash.  I also had a strip of velvet border trim that's been in my stash forever. I was very glad to use up stash stuff.

A few friends and I surprised our friend Katie with a little birthday celebration at her work.  Super fun!

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