Thursday, August 29, 2013

I love it when layouts kind of just make themselves, like this one did.

The papers in this layout are an old We R Memory Keepers line. I loved their stitched papers! The stitched "Family" paper saved me from coming up with a title. ;)  I used a punch to make the alternating scallop borders. 

I used the CTMH cricut cartridge Art Philosophy and the chipboard banner pieces to make the banner covered in coordinating printed cardstock with a black scallop shadow, and tulle to hold it together.

The rest of the embellishments are mostly from the line of papers, though I did use some word stickers from K&Co, and some mini alphas.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013



I actually make most of this layout when I realized almost all my Amy Tangerine collection was used up, and this stuff was all that was left. I made the layout base then stuck it in my workbox to find a picture for later. When I went to a crop last saturday, I pulled this out first and found a picture to put on it, and a couple embellishments from my stash and some thickers and viola! all done.

No cricut this time! just stuff from my stash.  The flower was punched out with a flower punch from a soda can. I made the flower years ago and left it in my stash. lol

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sarge Skeleton

Here's a layout I made this past weekend. I finished using up this  line of paper from Kaiser Craft.

A while back Provocraft released some digital only files called "Movable Monsters" and then let us play with them for free. My son wanted the skeleton one, and we made it as big as I could, and fastened the parts with brads. My son loved it! He insisted we put a soldier hat on it, which I think I got from Stand and Salute.

For the layout, I used a skeleton from Happy Hauntings for the page, and the same soldier hat. :)

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PS:  oh and I have to tell ya... a couple of my scrapping buddies got the Cameo. I've been kind of envious of their ability to cut anything they want with the software that came with it.  Then I remembered I had bought Make the Cut 3 years ago! So, I did some digging around and realized I had not updated my cricut... and now I have an older version of MTC set up on my laptop, and can cut to at least one of my cricuts with it! Woo Hoo!  Thanks to Okie, especially. :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Family Gather

On a message board we have a weekend challenge to make a party related project.  These photos are from a July 4th party some of my family had a couple years ago. Most just family standing around or sitting and chatting. lol  but we did do karaoke! I scrapped those pictures separately. ;)

I used We R Memory Keepers paper line from several years ago, that was in my stash. Plus stash pom ribbon and stash flowers and bling. :)  The font used for "gather" is from the cricut cartridge Fontopia. :)

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Wedding Reception

Hellooo all!

Here's another layout using Graphic 45 and pictures from my friend's steampunk themed wedding. These pictures were taken at the reception.

There were butterflies on the cake so even though they didn't look like the G45 butterflies, I thought it appropriate to use the butterflies in the paper with these pics. The wedding really was lovely. Everyone made their awesome costumes. Can you believe the bride made her cake? She works at the local supermarket bakery so I'm not as surprised. She didn't do all the decorating of it though, she had someone else do that.

Anyway... I used mostly the G45 Steampunk Debutante stash along with some ribbon, some flowers from my stash, some stick pins, and bling. The title was cut from Art Nouveau cricut cartridge.

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Steampunk Wedding

Here's another layout with Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante!

A friend of mine had a steampunk themed wedding back in May. It was lovely. Naturally, the G45 papers were perfect with this particular subject. :)

I also had some chipboard wings from a sizzix die that I cut a few years ago when I worked at the LSS. I used Distress Stain to color them, then inked the edges. I also had some gears... Prima I think. And some Bo Bunny brads. :)  I did cut some mini book pages for the flip book of extra photos in the bottom corner. I'm pretty sure the pages came from one of the CTMH cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy maybe? Anyway,

thanks for stopping by. :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Steampunk Adventurers


Today I have a layout I made with the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante collection.

The pictures are from the last science fiction convention we went to. We wanted to participate in the steampunk activities that were going on, so we created some costumes and had a lot of fun. :)

I love this line of papers. I used primarily the G45 papers and cut out a lot of the tags and pictures. I also used a flower stem I made for part of a flower stem swap I was in. There are also some brads from my stash that I think were Bo Bunny. And of course a button from Charlene's Button Box. :)  The gears border is from Paper Lace 2 (say what! awesome!)  I think the title font is Carousel but I'm not 100% sure.  I cut a straight banner and folded it so that it looks like an actual folded fabric banner. This mimics the sign we are holding in one of the pictures. I love G45!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Heritage Days

Here's the last layout I'm posting from cropping at Lorado. I forgot that this one also uses Mamarazzi 2.

We have a little "pioneer village" by our local county park, and they have events a couple times a year where volunteers dress up in period costumes and demo stuff like spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, and they even do a "gun fight".  :)

Most of the layout is made from Mamarazzi stash. The scallop border is made from 1.5 inch circles I punched out, inked the edges and layered to make the scallops.  The horse and carriage are from the Heritage cartridge, and the title was welded from Old West. I just LOVE the horse and carriage!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013


Hi hi.
Here's another layout with the Mamarazzi 2 line made at the Lorado crop earlier this month.

My kid found out from his friend that our local planetarium was having an 'open house' that night, and I told him I wasn't sure we'd go, since I was feeling kind of tired that day. He went off and drew a picture of stars, planets and a telescope and told me "mom! this is how much I want to go!"  How can a mom resist that??? So we went. Of course you can't take pictures inside the planetarium or inside the telescope observatory that we visited (we saw saturn's rings). But there was also a geology museum that I did take pictures in.

I used mostly Mamarazzi 2 stash, but there's also a couple buttons from Charlene's Button Box, and a cricut cut dinosaur bone fossil from Dinosaur Tracks cartridge. I really love the colors of Mamarazzi 2.  I didn't use up all the collection yet, so I hope to finish using it up at the next crop I go to.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

play silk day

Greetings! bonus post!!!  :)

Here's a quickie page I made. LOOK!  my subject is a boy.... and I have flowers on the patterned paper! I personally do not think it looks overly girly.  Besides, my son still likes flowers. So there. :P  The pictures are from a Waldorf Homeschool day at a friend's house where we dyed silks for the kids to play with (for making forts or using as capes). Our silk is dyed with turmeric! It came out a gorgeous shade of sunny yellow!

Anyway, the background paper is Bo Bunny. I cut some pennants and ran them through embossing folders in a couple patterns. There's a few stickers from JilliBean Soup from my stash.

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Well Hello again!

Here's another layout I made at the Lorado crop earlier this month. I used more Mamarazzi 2 stash!

The pics are from the previous Lorado crop. My cropping buddies and I did a photo with mustaches from the digital CCR images from Mustaches and Glasses. I used the mustache stick from the photo for the layout.

One of my scrapping buddies handed me the sketch from a kit she made, and I used it to inspire this layout. :)

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Friday, August 16, 2013

First Tooth

Hello hello!

Here's another layout done at the Lorado crop. This one was also made with Mamarazzi 2.

I think the photos are self-explanatory. LOL

I used more polaroid frames cut from Brooklyn. Unfortunately I don't remember what cartridge I got the "first tooth" cut from! But that little white tooth also came from the same place.  I also used a button from Charlene's Button Box.  The rest is all Mamarazzi stash!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013


Hi all!

Here's the next installment of Lorado crop pages. :)

The next paper collection I pulled out to work with is the Mamarazzi 2 collection from Bo Bunny. I LOVED the first Mamarazzi.  So of course I bought all the papers from this line months ago when it came out. I know... I'm supposed to be using stash, but every once in a while I need to buy something really cool.

One of my coworkers brought one of her rehab Cockatoos into the bus lot, and she was really a sweet bird!

The arrows were made with a leftover cut negative that I saved after cutting out arrows for a different layout. I used Distress Stain to ink in the arrows. The arrows are from the Boho cricut cartridge. I also cut out a polaroid frame from the Brooklyn cartridge. Other than a button made by Charlene's Button Box, a Kaiser filmstrip rub on, everything else is from the Mamarazzi line.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2 of Us Together Making Memories kit

Greetings all!

This layout is from a Basic Grey kit of the month kit. I bought it at Lorado for $5. I'm going to put wedding pictures on it.

This last Lorado was 3 days long, and at one point I was feeling uninspired and unmotivated. When that happens, I pull out a kit and work on that, it usually jump starts me! (which it did!)  The kit is pretty but it was not a paper collection I would have bought, which is even better that I only had to do one layout with it. I like the layout and it will go well with wedding pics. :)

Thanks for visiting. :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Roll Pods

Hello again :)

Here's the last layout I completed with the Prima Craftsman collection and the science fiction convention photos.

These pics are from my favorite room party at the convention. The author guest of honor was David Weber, and his books are some of my favorites. His biggest fan club had a huge presence at the convention, and held the BEST room party on both nights. They created a drink called "missile pods" and a drinking game to go with it. (now you know why it was my favorite! lol)

The embellishment is a manticore, a symbol in the books by the author. Of course, none of the cricut cartridges I own had a manticore on them, nor do I own a cameo.  However, the parts that make up a manticore are a lion body, bat wings and a scorpion tail. So I just used my gypsy to cut out the parts I needed and put them together on the embellishment. I couldn't weld them because I was unable to hide the cuts I didn't want. But it all worked out!

Thanks for coming to see my work!

Monday, August 12, 2013


I'm going to throw in a bonus post for today! that makes 2 posts in one day, gasp!  But I made this layout yesterday for the Cricut Circle weekend challenge to use the SUN somewhere in a project.

Note that I didn't use a single cricut cut in this layout. It is, in fact, one of the simpler layouts I've done lately. Though after I took this picture I ended up adding a few more of those tiny butterfly stickers elsewhere, as I thought the layout needed a few more.

However, this weekend I USED UP my stash of Amy Tangerine papers. yay! Sometimes I get tired of looking at certain paper collections and for some reason I had more than I needed of this one!

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Hello!  Here's another layout I did at the Lorado crop. :)

I also made this with Prima's Craftsman collection papers. More pictures from the science fiction convention too. The folks in Klingon costume were doing a charity jail, so I had my friend Steve arrested. muahahaha.  Anyway, I'm a fan of Star Trek and the Klingons in particular.

I made the Klingon symbol on my gypsy! I thought it turned out kind of awesome. lol

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Demicon 24

Here's another layout I did at the Lorado crop. At the Lorado crops Sue (the organizer) lets us pick the parts of our goodie bag. At the previous Lorado crop I picked this paper line from Prima, the Craftsman collection. I have no idea when it came out, but it seemed like something I could use. :)

So I used it up at this last Lorado crop! This is one of the layouts I made with it, pictures from the last science fiction we went to. I had lots of pictures so I made some "flip books" to store them on the layout.

I used the cricut cartridge Mini Monograms on this layout, totally an oldie that I have never used. I also used up some stash rub ons. Love that I'm using up stash, even the "new" stash. ;)

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Friday, August 9, 2013


I don't know about most other people but when I go to a crop, sometimes I have trouble getting started. To solve that problem I sometimes take a kit that someone else designed, or in the case of last weekend's Lorado crop, I had a couple layouts that I had started but never finished for whatever reason.  This is one of those unfinished layouts. I had everything done but the photo and embellishments. I think I put it away because I didn't know how to finish it! But when I pulled it out last weekend, it went together in a snap. I used stash for everything!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lorado Scrappy retreat!

Hello all!  This past weekend I went back to the Lorado Taft Crop located in Oregon IL, at the Lowden State Park.  The Lorado Taft campus in the park is just beautiful! It's so relaxing to be there. No stress! The food is wonderful. Granted, the sleeping arrangements are dorm rooms, but hey, who sleeps at a crop retreat?? ;)

All those lovely scenery pics... wait what's that at the top? that would be the snack table in our cropping room that my friends filled with every sugary treat imaginable... I could have none of it! ugh, lol. ;)

I got lots of scrapbook pages done! You'll be seeing them soon! I will start writing the posts now so they will go up automatically the next several days! Also, there was a name tag contest, and normally I don't do the contests but this time I had an idea, and ran with it. This is what I came up with:

Since I used to teach belly dance I thought this was appropriate. :)  I even made it so her hips would wiggle! I wish I looked as good when I was dancing! LOL!  Oh, and I did win the contest! $25 toward my purchase at the crop store. :)  I used my cricut (Rock Princess) to cut the dancer, but altered the clothing cuts to make her costume.

Come back soon, I will have lots of layouts to share! Thanks for stopping by!

(oh and if you are interested in the crop, contact the owner of this store for more info