Friday, March 24, 2017


Zoo Day

Pretty sure the title is cut from the cricut cartridge of the same name. LOL  That cute background is also from cricut.

We have had memberships to the zoo for a long time so I started scrapping all the zoo photos. This page has my favorite pic that I've ever taken, of the mountain goats. I love this picture of them.


Another visit to the zoo.  There are going to be a lot of zoo pages coming up. I decided to get ALL zoo pics scrapbooked, and spent several crops just working on those.

yeah, I got sick of scrapbooking zoo. But you know, I mostly got it done. ;)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Skulls, Yule and extra


We made little felt skulls that Halloween inspired by sugar skulls as a homeschool craft. Kevin preferred to color his with markers, and I embroidered one with floss, after I sewed them into a little pillow.

We used them to decorate our little shrine to our loved ones who have passed away. No cricut but I did use a skull button from Charlenes Buttons.


This came as a quick kit that I got for a couple dollars in a garage sale. I threw it together, certain I'd immediately find pictures for it. It's been 2 years, still looking for pictures LOL

I should look through my pro wedding pics... that's all that's left of my wedding to scrap.


Typical holiday layout! lol  The kid opening presents.
The tree is cricut, though I may have glued the cut tree on the cardstock and cut around it so that it would be matted. The flower spray is from a flower swap I did with some ladies.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

PSG and Ships

PSG (1)

We go to a festival every year since 2014 so far. This is 2014, our first year. I took a lot of pictures since it was our very first time,  and I wanted to scrap most of them. So this is the first set of pages, starting from packed up, where Kevin had just barely enough room in the back seat. lol

PSG (2)

Here's the second layout from PSG. It includes some cricut cuts I had done long before, and decided to use on the layouts somewhere. We had a great time except for me drinking a little too much one night, and falling. I ended up with a broken wrist, that I didn't find out till we returned home. :(


This ended up be a 4 page layout, though the 4th page is just photos and not so interesting.

The replicas of the Nina and Pinta sometimes stop in Davenport and we just happened to have little to do the day they were there. So we went and took the tour, learned about how the ships were made and how people lived on them in the old days. Most interesting was how these people lived on them now, sailing them all over.

Several cricut cuts too, a ship, the seagull and cloud, the larger bird.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

game day, library, May Day

Let's Game!

I came home one morning from work to find my guys playing a game of daddy's. It was rather cute of them so I snapped a picture.

I was kind of surprised since it was a game that isn't easy even for adults but Kevin was having fun just being with dad.

Summer at the Library

Our library has some fun summer programs to get kids active in something other than video games during the summer. Crafts, sciences, engineering. We went to many of the activities that summer!

May Day

It's an annual tradition to do a May Pole at my friend's house every May. We dance the may pole, leap the fire, eat a lot of good food, drink and be merry.

I remember that this is Graphic 45 paper line, an unusually bright one. I cut a photo grid from my cricut for all the portrait pics. The goddess holding the earth is also a cricut image.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Bus and kitty


We have a habit of finding kitties on our back porch. About half of them stay with us. My son would NOT allow us to find a home for this kitten, later named Freya. Cricut kitties.

the page is not really crooked... the photo is. lol

Last Day

This is the last day of school of the first year that I drove school bus. We have a big party on the last day, which is an early out day so no point going home between routes. I took lots of pics in that first year and scrapped them. Now I don't even care. lol Bus is from cricut.

Let it Snow

Also bus pics taken that first year. My kid rode on my bus that year since I homeschool and I felt he was too young to stay at home with dad sleeping upstairs. I had a short layover between schools where I could take a pit stop. Kevin was always happy to get off the bus. lol
Page made from a kit my friend Melissa created.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Some kid pages

halloween bed

My kiddo was actually not a fan of sleeping in his own bed, so I tried everything to get him into it at night. I had this cheap blanket that I put on it that October, and he said "I have a Halloween bed!"

It didn't work though, lol. He went to bed in it but was not in it come morning.

hi NASA!

A few years ago, NASA did a PR thing where you printed out their sign, put your location on it and took a photo and tagged them. They took all the thousands of photos and made a picture of the earth with them. It was super neat. I'm not sure how much of all that Kevin understood at the time, but he's always seemed to "get" social media in some ways (scary). I love the little light bulb cricut cut.


Several years ago, I participated in a cricut cut trade. I did not have the cricut cartridge that cuts these theater masks, but I had one that cut something that someone else wanted so we traded, she made these for me and I made hers.
Kevin in Jr. Theater.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Wedding, fishing, festing

Eva's Wedding

Normally banner cuts hang with the points down. I tried something different, with the points up. I liked how it looked.
Along the bottom I put a bunch of dome glue dots and then pressed coordinating beads into the dots. I kind of liked final look of that.


Somewhere I saw a page where she used up packs of thickers that were nearly gone already by making lots of title words on one page. I liked it, and at the time I had lots of older packs of thickers and other alpha stickers that I really wanted to get rid of soon. It wasn't easy figuring out words that would work with the packs... there weren't many vowels left to work with in some of them. I am also rather fond of using the corkboard background paper and the washi tape holding down the photos... gives the whole layout a bulletin board look.

Greek Fest

I can't remember what paper line this is. The prints were too busy on top of each other but if you separate the prints with a mat of cardstock behind them, it pops them out nicely.

I printed the photos as a collage in square by using 5x7 size paper then cutting off the excess white. I really like the resulting 5x5 size, plus, I'm not limited to one picture... yet the layout has a 1 picture feel.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Crocs and kits

Earth Day Expo

I was really fond of this set of papers but now I can't remember the brand! I loved the colors.

Anyway, the little gator is from cricut.

Super cute halloween page kit from Deb at StaacKits scraps. This was a 2 layout set, and included some Tim Holtz pre-stamped images as embellishments and glitter die-cut shapes. I really liked this kit set for those reasons!

Here's the 2nd layout of the 2 layout kit set.
More stamped images and more glitter die-cuts.

I added "Boo at the Zoo" myself.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kits and Licker

Boys will be Boys

Another title I'm not a fan of but this too was a pre-designed page kit. And the embellishments don't really go with the subject. LOL  oh well. I'd already scrapped all the train pictures I had I think, so I had to make do with what  I had.

Crazy Mary's Licker 'n Beer

No, it's not a misspelling. :)  My stepmom chose the spelling on purpose. Hence the "crazy" part! I helped her make the sign by cutting the letters and shapes on my cricu
t out of vinyl!  She loved it. Her little liquor shop was open until they built a Casey's in her tiny town, and she couldn't compete.


This was a pre-made page that I found at JoAnn's craft store on an end-cap. I didn't buy them at first, but eventually they went on clearance and I'm okay spending less than a $1.40 on a page I just add photos to. lol

I added a little dino skeleton cricut cut to make the page more personalized. Other than that... glue, write, done!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2015 layouts catch-up!

90th Birthday

I did not scrapbook as much in 2015 as I have in years past. But I must still catch them up. :) Unfortunately I don't know the order in which I made the pages, so I'll just have to post them.

My son's great grandmother's 90th birthday party. A spritzed doily, punches and a cricut background die-cut are features of this page.

All Boy

I actually don't like titles like this...  I personally think a girl can do exactly the same with the same toys and I don't make assumptions on what kind of toys my kid wants to play with based on gender. He likes some traditionally "girl" stuff too. This page was a pre-designed page when I got it, and I just added a few things to it like the fake "stitching".  Whenever I have a kit that comes with a title like this I've just used it. But that may change as I have so many pages with titles like this. I'm tired of them! lol

Believe in the Magic

This is a kit I purchased from Irene at Little Masterpieces. I love having kits for Yule holiday pictures. This and July 4th I tend to almost always use a kit! lol

Monday, March 13, 2017

Last of 2014

This boy

A layout with stash, I was hoping to use up everything in this line. I think I finally did.

Another friend of mine, Melissa, made this kit to sell, and I snapped one right up. I love the WRMK paper line this is from, and the kit was perfect for the memorial pictures for a friend of ours.  I found out that Melissa also put memorial pics on her example layout. Great minds.


I picked up this page kit at a scrappy garage sale for next to nothing. I used it for the last pictures left of the time period these were from and I think that finished out all the pics from that year! For such a simple layout, I like it.


I broke my wrist the summer of 2014 at a festival. It sucked.

But you know, that's life. Might as well scrapbook it. lol
The layout is mostly a stashbuster, with a simple circle background from the cricut.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pow wow, kit, Stampy

Pow Wow

We have an annual pow wow that attracts famous dancers and singers from all over.  I like to go watch, though I'm the only one in the family that does. I saw some amazing dancing.
The bear paw and feathers are cricut cuts.

Smiles Admitted

One of the page kits I made to sell.  I later added pictures to it!  It involved simple design, fussy cut tags along the top and cricut cut letters.


 Kevin loved Stampylongnose on Minecraft. He asked me to try cutting our Stampy on my new cricut Explore so I did.

 It came out really well!

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

3 layouts


A long time ago when Cricut would make images available for a limited time to cut free, I cut out this chili pepper garland and then saved it.  I used it on a page where we're at a mexican restaurant, celebrating with a friend. It went well with this We R Memory Keepers paper line.

Oh boy

Super simple page with stash, including a little bit of hardware from Tim Holtz.

Oh snap

Sometimes I have stuff left over after making a few layouts with a paper line, and there's too much for me to just get rid of it without some guilt. So I'll throw together a layout even if I don't have a photo for it, just like this one. Simple page, using up stash. I added a photo later.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Snap, Hoop, Judge


A quick layout thrown together with stash. Super quick and easy.  The hard part was deciding to put a selfie on it. lol


There were hula hoops out at the children's museum and the kiddo gave it a whirl. (see what I did there)

I used a circle background from cricut, and found a cute doggie doing a hoop as well. The title letters are probably Thickers.


I was asked to judge the scrapbooking at a little county fair in a nearby town. Naturally I asked them to take pics so I could scrapbook the experience. lol  It was fun! A simple layout with stash.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Curious and Kits

Passionately Curious

Super simple page, loved the colors of this line.
Our public library has summer programs for kids, this one has to do with science. Mentos in the soda bottles. The science part was comparing the soda reactions... which soda shoots the highest geyser?  Turns out it's Root Beer. lol

This is a kit I designed for sale to friends. I don't make a lot of kits, and when I do there's usually only 5 available for purchase. This one featured colored burlap flowers and offering a custom title cut on the cricut for each buyer.

Fun on the 4th

This is a kit I purchased from Little Masterpieces by my friend Irene.
I rarely buy patriotic papers, mostly because I don't have enough photos to use up an entire line of them... it's just easier to buy a page kit and be done with it.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Catching up!

I have scrapped a lot since June of 2014 so I have a lot of catching up to do. LOL 

Birthday Bash

Shortly after making this layout, I decided to purge my paper flower stash. So this set of pages was made with the intent of using up a bunch that I had.  This is still during the time period where I was also adding a Charlene-handmade button to every page. :)

Coral Reef

Our museum had an exhibit of a community made knit/crochet coral reef. It was pretty darned amazing work. The museum tied it in with "clean waters" and the Mississippi. I used cricut cut images and title to embellish this layout.

County Fair

Not a lot special about this. I didn't feel the need to heavily embellish since the paper already came with the ferris wheel on it.

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