Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Christmas Story layout


I am proud to bring to you a little Christmas in July. I had scrapbookers block with this layout. I had difficulty choosing papers, titles and who knows what else BUT I am so pleased that once I got my creative juices flowing I was able to make some good choices and get it done.

I have to give you the story behind the photos. Every year since my youngest daughter was born 9 weeks premature we have been invited to Christmas, Easter and Halloween events just for the NICU babies at the hospital where she was born. In December 2010 was our 1st Christmas event and we quickly found out that my youngest daughter does not like Santa Claus. As soon as we put her down on his lap she began to cry, we began to laugh, we encouraged our oldest daughter to hold her sisters hand to comfort her and as you can see in the last photo it worked. To this day we still do not have a picture of her smiling on Santa's lap and she will be 5 this November.






I used these items to create my layout:
  • Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge - part of the title "Christmas"
  • Calligraphy Collection Cricut cartridge - part of the title " A Story"
  • Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge - Rudolph and Santa
  • Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge - peppermint candies
  • Pattern Paper from Recollections Bright and Joy Paper Pad
  • Better Not Pout embellishment from Recollections Bright and Joy Paper Pad
  • ribbon
  • Red corners and star from DCWV The Christmas Speciality sitcker stack
  • Red, green and iridescent stickles
  • Glossy Accents - Rudolph's nose
  • Google eyes
  • Foam squares 

I am entering this layout in the following challenges and linky parties:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello Kitty Happy Birthday Easel card


Today I bring you a sweet little Hello Kitty Happy Birthday Easel card. To my pleasant surprise I had everything in my stash.

I used these items to create my card:
  • Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge
  • Hello Kitty pattern paper
  • Hot pink, black and white cardstock
  • Hot pink stickles
  • black brads
  • 1 rhinestone
  • foam squares
Here are just a couple more angles:




I am entering my card in the following challenges and linky parties:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Hello Kitty Happy Birthday Easel card.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Red, White and Blue Thank You card


This morning I give you a little red, white and blue thank you card. I created this card for one of my neighbors. Before the weather got extremely too hot in AZ to be outside, my neighbor helped teach my 4 year old daughter how to ride a bike without training wheels. He had first taught his own daughter how to ride without training wheels. So when she got the hang of it he had asked my daughter if she wanted to learn and of course she said yes. He had wedged a pole into the back of the bike so that he could hold on and help the rider gain their balance while riding and then when everyone was comfortable he would let go. My daughter picked it up fairly quickly and has been training wheel free all summer. And not only did he help teach her how to ride a bike without training wheels he gave my daughter his daughter's old bike (my daughter's bike was a little small). The 2 girls have become the best of friends and I'm sure once the temps get cooler again they will be riding all day.

I used these items to create my card:
  • Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge
  • red, white, blue, black, and tan cardstock 
  • craft paper
  • red gingham pattern paper
  • red, white, and blue brads
  • silver star brads - on the bike
  • white gel pen
  • clear Thank You stamp
Oh there is one little thing I haven't told you about this card yet...Pull the tab on the side and the little raccoon bike rider slides across the card to reveal a little message.



I am entering my Red, White and Blue Thank You card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Yummy 4th of July Desserts

 Me and my girls spent the 4th of July at my Mom's house swimming and eating good food. I decided to make some desserts for our little gathering.


The first dessert was for after lunch. It was a red, white and blue Jello cup. I made 2 packages of the blue Jello and separated it equally into 6 cups and let it harden into Jello overnight. Just before serving I topped the Jello cups off with Reddi Wip and a strawberry. It was the perfect light and cool afternoon dessert.


The second dessert was for after dinner. It was Betty Crocker Supreme Triple Chocolate Chunk brownies topped with patriotic marshmallow stars. I made these on Friday just a couple hours before leaving the house. I kept them wrapped until I was ready to serve. I then added the patriotic marshmallow stars and served them. These were very simple and oh so delicious.

I am entering my Yummy 4th of July Desserts in the Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #78 - Fourth of July or Birthday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Yummy 4th of July Desserts.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Triple Heart Shape Easel card


I am sharing with you tonight a wedding card that I made using a different style of shape/easel card.  I was inspired by a pin on pinterest Triple Heart Shape Easel Card Tutorial. I made this for my niece who will be getting married in less than a year. I am super excited about the way it turned out.



I used these items to make my Mr. & Mrs. Triple Heart Shape Easel card:

  • Sweethearts Cricut cartridge - hearts and Mr. & Mrs.
  • Create a Critter Cricut cartridge - bow tie
  • black, white and lavender cardstock
  • real black buttons - from my stash
  • Stampin' Up Rhinestones 
  • Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • Stickles 
  • Fabric Fancies flowers
  • foam squares
I am entering my Mr. & Mrs. Triple Heart Shape Easel card in the following challenges and linky parties:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Swimfan (NOT) layout


I can't believe it I must be on a creative roll these last couple of weeks. This is my 2nd scrapbook layout this week, plus I made an ATC, birthday card and gift tag within the last 14 days. This layout is actually my 1st scrapbook layout specifically for my youngest daughter. The title "Swimfan NOT" is borrowed from the movie titled "Swimfan." The reason for this title is because this was my youngest daughter's 1st swimming experience and that look on her face never changed. She didn't seem to like it or dislike it. We all just laughed at her and she continued to be expressionless.

Here are a couple close ups:



I used these items to create this layout (all of which was in my stash):
  • wave pattern paper
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Deco Fan
  • white, blue and orange cardstock
  • Sesame Street Seasons Cricut cartridge - beach ball
  • Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge - scallop circle cut for small photo
  • ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge - waves
  • white plastic flowers - I have had for who knows how long
  • blue felt flowers - and again I have had for who knows how long
  • orange and blue brads
  • foam squares
  • BasicGrey Oh Baby Girl scrapbook kit - "Swimfan" - and again I have had for who knows how long 
  • DCWV The Spring sticker combo stack - "NOT" - and again I have had for who knows how long
I am entering my Swimfan (NOT) layout in the following challenges and linky parties:
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Swimfan (NOT) layout. 






Friday, June 27, 2014

C is for Cat layout


This layout has been years in the making. Does anyone remember when we had Recollections stores? Well I do and I loved the one I had. Gosh, I guess it's been about 6 or 7 years now that they have been closed. Well while they were still open I bought this great Cat scrapbook kit from Karen Foster Design and just now dug it out and used some of it.

The photo is of my cat Cleo. I got Cleo from the Cable Guy when he came over to install the cable in my house in May, 1995. Cleo was the cutest little kitten and grew up to be a very beautiful cat. I brought him across the country with me when I moved from New Jersey to Arizona in 1997. He spent most days in the house sleeping but occasionally he would sneak out the backdoor and walk the perimeter of the yard. Cleo died peacefully in his sleep January 14, 2011. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him.

I used these items to create my C is for Cat layout:

  • Cat scrapbook kit from Karen Foster Design
  • tan and brown cardstock
  • Kate's ABCs Cricut cartridge - C and is for Cat
  • brads
  • brown glitter glue
I am entering my layout in the following linky parties and challenges: