Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2009 Calendar Swap Cover

This is a cover for a calendar swap I am in on the Cricut MB. I had a rough time trying to decide what to do and this is the end result. Not my fav work, but I like it okay.

I used a variety of papers for it including My Mind's Eye and Cloud Nine Designs. I also used stickles, skittles, ribbon, buttons, and the flowers are from some patterned paper I purchased and cut them out. For the numbers I used Making Memories paper and the Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge. I also used a friend definition stamp at the bottom of the page.

I wanted this cover to serve a dual purpose so that when the swappers are finished with the calendar next year, they can use it as a LO in their scrapbooks if they wish - which is why I included the photo mat! I hope everyone in the swap likes it!!

Happy Scrapping!

Christmas Paint Can Swap

I am always involved in swaps over on the Cricut MB and this one was so much fun. Similar to the Fall Can Swap I did, this was a Christmas Can Swap to send out to your can partner filled with scrapbooking goodies. I hope my can sister likes it as it goes in the mail Friday!!!

For the can I used the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge, as well as the Opposites Attract cartridge. I also used the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder on the dove. For the top of the can, I used a Stampin' Up Christmas stamp that I cut out and used pop dots on. I also used pop dots on the dove embellishment too. Stickles are on the top of the can as well as on the top of the candle in the word, "Christmas." A ribbon on top finishes it off!

The small card that is attached to the can was made using the George cartridge template and I used Stampin' Up stamps for the outside Santa and the card sentiment, as well as stickles on Santa's hat.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mini Christmas Album

This is the latest challenge for the blogspot that Cindy and I co-host together. Cindy had the terrific idea (she always comes up with such neat ones!) of doing a mini Christmas-themed album out of altered flash cards. I have to say it was fun. I have had a lot going on lately with our family's move into a new home that God blessed us with, but I enjoyed taking the time out of my day to sit down and make it. Besides, it was my very first project in my new scraproom!

I altered the flashcards using a variety of papers that included Making Memories, Paper Studio, Cloud Nine Design, My Mind's Eye and Bazzill. I then inked the edges of each page with coffee-colored ink for a distressed look. For the title and the bird on the front page, I used the Cricut Beyond Birthday cartridge. I also used a bit of bling, as required, on the bird by using red rhinestones near the tail. I punched holes in my corners, attached a jump ring, and then tied red, green, and white ribbons around the jump ring. The green and white ribbons were purchased at Michael's and the red sheer ribbon was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Make sure to check out our blog,, to see all the Design Team creations for the Mini Christmas Album challenge. Also, check out what our next challenge will be and join us! It is always fun to take on a new challenge and have fun!

Happy Scrapping!

Simple Season's Greetings LO

I am in a swap over on the Cricut MB that is a pick your theme swap. You get to decide what level and what theme you would like to do, and then make the coordinating 2-page LO. I decided to do the beginner level for the swap because I have not had a lot of time to spend on my scrapping lately and wanted to do something a bit simpler with all the other swaps I am in. And besides, sometimes simple is better! You get to accomplish more and your photos take the focus on the page and not all the elements.

Anyway, for this LO (which I hope my swap partners like!) I used the Cricut Beyond Birthdays cartridge for the title and the star embellishments, as well as George for the tag shape on the facing page. All the paper is by Cloud Nine Designs and the ribbon I picked up at Michael's.

I am really starting to get into the holiday spirit with all the Christmas swapping going on over at the MB! Plus, Cindy's idea for our latest blog challenge at was a terrific holiday project too! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Family Frame

One of my fav pics I have ever taken was of my son, TJ, & niece, Destiny, at a family reunion last year. I loved how it turned out and decided to alter my first frame for it shortly after I got my Cricut last Christmas.

I used the George cartridge for the title, and the heart and flower glitter chipboard embellishments are Heidi Grace. The papers for the background are by The Paper Studio and the brown ribbon I picked up at Michael's. The unfinished frame came from Hobby Lobby, as well as the brown paint I used to cover the outer and inner edges of the frame.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Big Love LO

This is a LO of my amazing hubby and I in Austin, Texas a few months ago. There is a lot of detail here, but I don't think you can see all of it in the photo unfortunately.

I used the Indie Art Cricut cartridge for this LO, as well as Opposites Attract. All of the flowers & swirls on the LO are hand stitched with Bazzil In-Stitches thread and I also used stickles on the wings and the word, "Big."

I added Prima flowers with skittle centers to the LO and the photo mat paper is Making Memories.
The background paper (not sure of brand) was bought at a LSS in Austin - Felicia's Scrapbooks. (check out her Web site if you would like, she had an amazing store and was super sweet! if you live in the area or visit, i would definitely recommend you check it out!

My hubby isn't a huge fan of the photo, but like I told him, it may not be the best photo of us and we may be tired in it, but we are happy, together and in love and that is all that matters!

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Downtown Layout

Not an extremely detailed LO, but still one of my favs since it includes our son, TJ, in one of my family's fav places - Austin, Texas. The photos were taken a year ago on Sixth Street in downtown Austin.

I used the Cricut cartridge Stone Script for the title and I believe the paper is DCWV. I also used an Accucut for the large orange flower shaped mat. Some Prima flowers and skittles finish out the embellies! Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Layout

We do so many recipe swaps over on the Cricut Message Board and it is always so much fun! We always have new participants who have never created a recipe LO before or others who need ideas. This is the first one I ever did. Participating in a recipe swap is such a great way to meet new people, share ideas, and get great recipes to try. I used the Cricut Opposites Attract cartridge for the title, and I believe I used George for the heart, as well as silk flowers and skittles. Happy Scrapping!

Hello Friend Card

Here is another card I did for a friend awhile back. I used the Cricut Beyond Birthdays cartridge for the sentiment, then just black cardstock, white cardstock, faux lace paper, red rick rack riboon, two layered white silk flowers, and a red button. I love my Cricut because it makes everything just so easy! Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Boo! Card

Well, this was the second challenge for the Whimsical Scraps & Bugs Design Team and we had to incoporate the word "Boo!" as well as the colors black, purple, orange, and yellow - and we had to use glitter somehow too! It was a great challenge and I enjoyed it so much since my fav holiday is Halloween!

Once again, I used the Cricut Paper Pups cartridge (i love this cart!) for the word "Boo!" This is also the first time I did hand stitching on a card (usually do it on LOs) and I liked how it turned out. Definitely time consuming, but worth it! The witch's hat and stars are glitter chipboard by Junkitz.

Looking forward to our next challenge (think it will be a Christmas one because Cindy just loves Christmas!) and don't forget to take a peek at the blogspot. We are getting ready to take Design Team submissions again for our upcoming team. We would love to see everyone's amazing work! Happy Scrapping!

I Ruff Fall DoggieTreat Bag

The first challenge I had to do for the blog Cindy and I host together had to incorporate the colors brown, red, orange, yellow and be fall themed. I decided to go with a doggie treat bag and really liked the results. I used both the Cuttlebug and the Cricut on this project, more specifically I used the Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders and the Cricut Cartridges I used were Paper Pups, Opposites Attract, and George.

This was so much fun and I am looking forward to future challenges as well. Make sure to check out our blog, (or click the link at the bottom of my papge) and the Cricut Web site at as well! Happy Scrapping!
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