Monday, December 29, 2008

Frosty Kisses

Can you believe that I am early getting this class finishes, it is January's Scrapbook Inspirations Class layout. It has lots of glitter to make it extra sparkly. My scrap table is covered in glitter, but it was worth it to make these snowmen even cuter.
***Just a reminder if you want any of my class kits, just check with Melissa at

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snowman Layout

I forgot to post this layout and found it and wanted to share with everyone. It was one of our Toyota monthly pages and I took it home and added a few things to it.
snowman - Doodlecharms, Frosty - Cuttin Up, snowflakes - Christmas Solutions, Tree - Doodlecharms, and Holly - Christmas Cheer

December Vintage Baby

This layout is for this month's vintage baby class.
Christmas Angel - Stone Script, Poinsettia's - JOTS and scallop corners - Storybook

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December Christmas Layout

I just finished this layout for this month's Inspiration Class. I am in love with Basic Grey Wassail paper. I got to use my new Home Decor Cricut cartridge and I love all of the flourishes on it. I can't wait to play with it some more.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Awesome Techniques to Check Out

If you want to learn some awesome techniques to add to your projects you need to go check out Tim Holtz's blog: He is doing his 12 Days of Christmas Tags again this year and they are wonderful.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Card Class

I just finished these cards for December's card class. I can't decide which one I like best. I may have to make several of these to send to my family and friends.

Monday, November 24, 2008

December Project of the Month

Hello Everyone,

I designed this little cutie for the project of the month for December. I used Kaisercraft wooden plaques and it will make a great holiday decoration for Christmas. It's misted with Iridiscent gold glimmer mist to add more sparkle. I will be adding several more classes that I am finishing up designing in a few days.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Time weekly Challenge Layout

This is my layout for my Toyota Club challenge this week. Our challenge was to use the jewels on a project. I had to pop the jewels off the bases to make them work on the flowers and santa hat. I love the Christmas solutions cartridge, it has some beautiful vintage style cuts on it.
Christmas, Poinsettias, & Snowflakes - Christmas Solutions, Accent square - Home Accents, Time - Calligraphy Collection and Scallop background square - Storybook.
The branches are a Martha Stewart punch and the smallest snowflakes are a Quickutz die.

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Little Punkin Challenge Layout

This is another challenge layout for my Toyota Club. I love these fall papers that Melissa got in at the store. Our challenge was to use the pumpkin die cut. I selected a white one and used ink and chalk to color it in to match my paper. I also chalked and inked the a background for the pumpkin.
My Little - Cursive 101, Punkin & Fancy Square background - Storybook & Scallops - Plantin Schoolbook

Monday, November 10, 2008

November Vintage Baby Layout

I am actually a couple of weeks early on this class. I think I am finally getting in a routine since Caleb started preschool. This layout turned out so sweet and soft.
Large Scallop Square- Storybook, Sweet Dreams - Wild Card, Angel - Graphically Speaking, & Stars - George & Basic Shapes.
I am working on Decembers classes and hopefully they will be done in a few days, I am also working on Christmas cards.

Friday, November 7, 2008

November Scrapbook Inspirations Class & Challenge Layouts

I designed this 2 page layout for this months Inspirations Class. I love this Kaiser Craft paper and the leaves from the new Blackletter Cricut cartridge. The flowers are also Kaiser Craft. I used several cartridges on these layouts: Our-Cursive 101, Family- Home Accents, Traditions- Base Camp, Leaves-Blackletter, Scallop circle-George & border- Plantin Schoolbook. A great layout to add those special Thanksgiving memories to, past or present.
As always if you would like a kit, just call Melissa at the store and she will ship one to you.

These are a couple of layouts that I did for a couple of my Toyota Chipper Clipper Club challenges.
Special: The challenge was to use a piece of patterned paper.
Special-Stone Script and Scallop-Plantin Schoolbook. This was a really simple layout, it just took some time to cut out all the flowers and swirls. I found the inspiration for this layout on the Bo Bunny Blog.
Christmas Wishes: This also used the Tim Holtz Acrylic tiles that was one of our weekly challenges.
This one is actually recreated to highlight this beautiful Bo Bunny paper at the store.
Christmas-Wild Card, Wishes-Street Sign, Snowflake- Joys of the Season, Accent Square-Storybook and flourishes are Home Accents. Again I used Tim Holtz acrylic tiles. These are awesome and I love how easy they are to use. I love the font that is on the Wild Card Cartridge. It's very whimsical and I am sure I will be using it the most out of all my font cartridges.
In our club we have been doing an Amazing Race, weekly challenges and they have been so much fun and I appreciate our leader Sherry for all of her hard work.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekly Challenge Layout

This was a page for the weekly challenge through my scrapbook club. We had to use the acrylic tiles on a layout. I just got the Wild Card cartridge and I love the font on it. Sweetest - Wild Card, My & Blessings - Street Sign, Flower - Graphically Speaking, Accent Square - Accent Essentials. The flourishes are a QK Revolution die.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

October Vintage Baby Class Layout

I love these layouts, maybe because Fall is my favorite time of year. I used a lot of Cricut cartridges on this one: Corner accents & flourishes - Home Accents, Pumpkins - Pooh & Friends, Scallop rectangle - Graphically Speaking, Sunflowers - 50 States, Little - Street Sign, Pumpkin - Mickey Font.
I have several more layouts that I will hopefully share with you soon, I just need to take pictures.
Have a blessed evening!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Praises for another clean MRI!!!

I just wanted to share with all my scrappy friends that Caleb's MRI yesterday was all clear. We are so blessed and are truly thankful for God's miracle.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September Vintage Baby

This was a very quick page that I put together for the class this month. I think the ladies will appreciate the break. Melissa just got these papers in a few weeks ago and I fell in love with them, they are from Graphic 45.
I am trying to get caught up on everything, hopefully I can do that this week.

Friday, September 12, 2008

September Inspiration Class Layout

This is one of my favorite layouts that I have done. I love the colors so much on this one.
I made this layout for my LSS's scrapbook inspirations class for September. I have fallen in love with the Storybook Cartridge. I use it on everything. Every, Home, Birds, Butterflies, Mesh background, ferns, and flowers and background scallop rectangle- Storybook: Story - Opposite Attract - Cursive 101-begins at: Jasmine-photo corners: Stamped- heart: Graphically Speaking-memories:

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bad Blogger!!!

Sorry I know I have been a bad blogger again. We have been so busy this month and school started a few weeks ago and I just can't seem to get caught up. I have a few layout to show you that I have done the last few weeks.
These are two layouts that I have done for challenges for the Toyota scrapbook club.

This is the Vintage Baby class that I designed for August. The Storybook Cricut cartridge is my favorite. I have really been using it alot since I bought it.
Have a blessed Labor Day holiday!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Altered Picture Frame

I altered this picture frame for my scrap room. I used the new Storybook Cartridge to cut the word love and butterfiles. I love how it turned out. I think this may be my favorite cartridge so far.

I painted the frame pink and antiqued it. After it was dry I spritzed it with glimmer mist. I added stickles to the butterfly wings.

The flourish in the corner is from Home Accents and the heart is Plantin Schoolbook. The tag is a QK die.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

BBTB Weekly Challenge

This week were asked to use the butterfly cut from the Teardrop cartridge. I had made this file a few months ago for a Spring Card, so I just changed a few things on it. I trimmed the antennaes off and used flourishes from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I also used Cursive 101 for the word Believe. The white flourishes are Quickutz as well as the tag. The tag was stamped with a stamp from the Quickutz Sophisticate set.

I love this line of paper by Kaisercraft, the floral is Playtime giggle and the pink flower was also cut from Playtime laugh. The base of the card and the words are Bazzill. The yellow flower is from Heidi Swapp.All the edges were inked with my favorite color of Cats Eye ink-Chestnut Roan. I also used Diamond Stickles on the white flourishes and to finish it I spritzed the whole card with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist.
If you haven't checked out Regina's website Bitten By the Bug you have been missing out, the designers are all extremely talented go check out this weeks projects:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July Vintage Baby Class

This is the latest vintage baby class I designed for Scrap Paper Scizzors. The flourishes are Home Accents Cricut Cartridge as well as the fancy box accent. The title is cut using Stone Script cartridge. The butterflies and tags are QK.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cowgirl Card

For our weekly challenge for the Bitten By the Bug website, we were to use the cowgirl hat from Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge, and since I missed last weeks challenge to use the Star cut from George, I combined both of them on this card. Howdy is Cuttin Up and pardner is Cursive 101. You can't really tell but it's spritzed with Walnut Gold glimmer mist.
Go check everyone's projects on the website. They are all awesome.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Caleb's Tractor Birthday Party Invitation & Card

I can't believe my baby will be 4 August 3rd. I am so thankful that God has given us another year with our sweet little guy and I can't imagine my life without my children. I asked Caleb what kind of cake he wanted and of course he said a tractor and train cake. His Aunt is going to make him one with a train track and the tractor on the tracks. I can't wait, she always does such a great job. The tractor on his card is from Cricut cartridge My World and Birthday is Doodletype. I made his wagon on Design Studio and the number 4 is Plantin Schoolbook. The card is from Zooballoo. His invitation's tractor and photo corner are QK and the tags on both are from Base Camp and celebrate is Celebrations.
The Birthday card was for a challenge on Scrap-Friendzy. I am hoping I can play more now that I have my scraproom moved to another part of the house and finally got it somewhat organized. Me and hubby painted it a real pretty green. As soon as I get it finished I will take pictures for everyone.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Card for BBTB weekly challenge

I made this card for the weekly challenge at Regina's website-BBTB. We were to use the cut on page 74 from Accent Essentials and we could use either cut any way we wanted. When I looked in the book I saw the cut with the single circle cut in the middle and I saw a frog eye. It turned out so cute and was really easy to make. The card is cut from Zooballoo and the flower is from Plantin Schoolbook. Birthday is Cursive 101 welded together and the tag and photo corner are QK.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'm still here...

Sorry I have been missing lately. We have been so busy and I can't seem to get caught up on things. I promise to do better. I have been doing a few projects for the store and hopefully soon I can get caught up on everything else. Thanks Michelle for checking on me you are so sweet.

These pictures are a few classes that I have done recently at the store. Hugs!!!

*** I also wanted to share with everyone that Caleb's MRI a few weeks ago was clear and we are so thankful for God's blessings.

Monday, May 19, 2008

BBTB Owl Layout

This was for our weekly challenge. We were to use the owl from Happily Ever After. The script words are Stone Script, Cuttin Up & Cursive 101. The flowers are Mickey & Friends and the flourishes are SYI and Joys of the Season. The square with Kaitlin's name is from Accent Essentials. I made the scallop paper and border on the Design Studio. I took these pictures of Kaitlin a few weeks ago and I have been wanting to do a layout with them and I really like how this came out. There are several more pictures that I will be using, she actually wanted me to take her picture so we spent the afternoon at my Mom's house and did a photo shoot.

If you haven't checked out Regina's site you are really missing out. She has weekly challenges that everyone can play along with and some great contests.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

May Vintage Baby Layout

I finished this for May. The bear and the bassinet are New Arrival and the letters are Opposites Attract. I made the scallops with the Design Studio. The papers are Heidi Grace and Bazzill. If you would like a kit just email Melissa
Thank you all for your sweet comments.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My First Bitten By the Bug Challenge

I am a day late on this challenge and hopefully now that I have my scraproom almost unpacked I can get caught up with all of my projects.
For this challenge we were to use the wreath from Joys of the Season. I took a picture frame that I had and covered the mat in paper. I used both the wreaths and layered them together. The letters J & Y are Plantin Schoolbook and the script words are Cursive 101. The tag is from All Mixed Up. The photo corners are QK. I layered the letters to make them look like chipboard and added the heart from Plantin Schoolbook to the tag. Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Challenge Cards

I am in a scrapbook club through hubby's work Toyota and our challenge last month was to make 2 cards using a piece of paper that had a word or quote on it that they gave us.The butterfly card is my favorite. I used Teardrop for the butterfly and welded it together with my Design Studio software to make a flip card and Stretch Your Imagination for Spring. QK for the flourishes and the small tab. You can't actually see the quote on these pictures because I put it them on the inside of the cards.
On the basket card I used Doodlecharms for the basket welded together to make a flip card and Stretch Your Imagination for the bunny rabbit. Hoppy is Doodletype and Easter is Opposites Attract welded together.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

April Vintage Baby Class

This is the latest vintage baby class I did for my LSS. I used Plantin Schoolbook and Opposites

Attract for the title. The scallop half circle is using my design studio with george. The flowers are WIMG and the butterflies are from Teardrop. The little birdies in the nest are from Zooballoo, love how cute they are. The leaves are Plantin Schoolbook. The scallop border is welded together with the software using Plantin Schoolbook. The Baby square is Accent Essentials. The photocorners are QK.
I want to redo these pages in blue and pink for each of my babies, this one was designed for both for the class.

***As with any of the class pages if you would like a kit just call Melissa at the store and she will ship a kit to you.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bitten By the Bug Design Team

I am so excited one of my favorite designers Regina Easter chose me to be one of their newest design team members. I don't know what else to say except Thank You!!! Thank You!!! I sent her my submissions a few weeks ago and have been so busy with moving that I had forgotten til I got my internet turned back on today in the new house and checked my email. What a wonderful surprise!!!
Now I just need to get my scrap space unpacked and start having fun with all of the challenges.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Inspiration Class

This is April's Inspiration class Delight, at Scrap Paper Scizzors. I love these flowers, you can't really see in the pictures but they have glimmer mist on them. The flourishes are QK and the flowers are from the Walk In My Garden cricut cartridge. This layout was inspired by Tamara Jensen. She is an awesome designer and I am always inspired when I see her creations.
I made the scallop square with the Design studio. The words are Opposites Attract welded together.May's Inspiration Class: Moments, the scallop border was welded together with the Design Studio using Plantin Schoolbook and the flourishes are Stretch Your Imagination. The words are Opposites Attract. The center of the flowers are Mini Monograms. The circle silhouette is from George.

Sorry the pictures aren't the best. If you would like a kit just call Melissa at the store. Her link to the store is under my favorite places on the right . I also added my email on the left so you can email me directly. Everyone's comments are so sweet and if you want any of the files that I have made I would be happy to email them to you.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I've been tagged....

Lynn: has tagged me! The rules are that you give 7 weird or random facts about yourself, then tag 7 more blogging friends, leaving a message on their site inviting them to play along. (Like in my earlier post, I don't know anyone well enough yet to tag)
My 7 weird and random facts:
1. My husband had to come and pick me up on our wedding day and take me to the church because my parents didn't want me to get married (I was 22).
2. I have been married for 13 years and in that time I have moved about 16 times. Some of my family have told me they won't write my address down with ink because they know I will move again.
3. This grosses my hubby out but I love to eat cottage cheese with beef stew and I hate to eat fruit with cottage cheese YUCK!!!
4. My husband baptized me after we got married and what's really cool is the church we are at now was given the baptistry that I was baptized in to put in their new building. Although now hubby says he should have held me under a little longer.
5. I have a rock that looks like a potato that my grandpa gave me when I was 8.
6. I don't have my scrap layouts in books yet, I can't find one that I really like, because I want them all to match. My hubby says I'm crazy!!!
7. As soon as I come in from outside I have to take my shoes off, and my children are the same way. Drives hubby crazy!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

' Arte y pico ' award

I am late in posting this, I have been really busy with Caleb. He had surgery to have his port taken out and he is doing really good.
I have been awarded this by Michelle. Thanks Michelle you are so sweet. You can check out her blog here: She is very talented!!! and I would love to meet her someday. I really haven't been blogging long enough to know who to pass this onto.Most of the time I'm just a lurker on some really awesome blogs. So for now I will give this award to all the talented ladies that inspire me every day. Hopefully soon I will add links to five blogs when I have time and I don't have a 3 year old yelling for Mommy every 2 minutes!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thank You!!!

My Acrylic album was nominated by Michelle from the Cricut Messageboards and they emailed me to see if I wanted to be featured. I am still in shock. I don't know what else to say, I only started this blog because my hubby wanted me to.
Thank you Michelle
The site is Inspirational Craft Blog and they have some amazing artists highlighted:

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Vintage Baby Layouts

I made this for the Vintage Baby class at Scrap Paper Scizzors. I really love how these turned out. The titles are cut with Doodletype. The little bird is from Happily Ever After, he is so cute. The flowers are from George cartridge. I cut almost everything with Cricut Design Studio. It makes cutting everything so easy for preparing for classes. I designed the scallop square using the program if you would like a copy of it, let me know and I will send it to you. TFL!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

More Acrylic Album Pictures

Everyone's comments have been so sweet. I kept forgetting my camera when I went to the store, so Melissa emailed me these. Thanks Melissa. also this album isn't competed yet, there are things that I want to add to it once I get it back home.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Altered S

I made this S for my Scrap space. As you can see I love pink & lime green. I bought the wooden letter at Michaels and painted it pink then added all the embellishments. The paper is Dirty Laundry. I used Alphalicious for my name. I cut 4 out of each letter and glued together to make it look like chipboard. I know it takes awhile but is worth it. The scallop is from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The big heart is from George and I did the same as with name to make it look like chipboard. I inked the edges with Cats eye inks.
I would love to make you your own altered letter for your scrap space. Let me know what colors you would like. $20 + shipping.

Love Acrylic Album

I really had a lot of fun doing this Design team project. It kind of scared me when I first saw it. A clear blank canvas. After I started working on it I really enjoyed it. I may have to do another one soon with my babies pictures. There are five pages, I will take pictures of the others at the store because it is on display there.
I don't know if I am going to be brave enough to teach this class but I am going to try. I believe God has given me a wonderful talent and I hope I can share and teach those around me.

I love, love, love my new Cricut software. It makes cutting everything out for the class so easy. I have had too much fun probably. The album is actually still a work in progress, because I keep playing on the software creating more things for it. I used a lot of cartridges on it. Doodlecharms, George, Alphalicious, Mickey Font, Accent Essentials and Paper Dolls. I used my Cuddlebug to emboss the paper and one of the heart grungeboards. I really love how well it embossed with the cuddlebug. The paper is all Bazzill. I also used a lot of rubons. I also used several QK dies and the Silhouette for some of the flowers.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Love Card

I did this for another challenge at the local scrapbook store. I had fun doing this challenge. I don't make a lot of cards but my goal this year is to make all my family and friends a homemade card. I may give this one to my sweetie for Valentines Day.

I used Chatterbox paper, QK flourish die set, Cricut Opposite Attract, Accent Essentials & George, stickles, Cats Eye Inks and Prima flowers.
*** I got so excited when I saw Regina Easter had commented on my card on the Cricut message board, "My hubby said is that like if Bill Jordan said my buck was nice". I told him it was even better than that. LOL!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Altered cell phone cover, Made to order!!!

I saw this idea on another blog I fell in love with the idea because I could never find a cover that I really liked. This way you can customize your phone to your personal style. I used Basic Grey Infuse paper (I love this paper) Cat's eye inks and QK flourish dies. After I used the mod podge I used clear acrylic spray to make it waterproof.
I would love to make you your very own cell phone for $30 + shipping. If you are interested email me and let me know what colors you want. I will make sure you are satisfied before I mail it out to you.

Page Contest Entry

I did this layout for one of my favorite local scrapbook stores and won first place. We were suppose to use a piece of everything in the kit and add "It's Christmas Time" and stickles somewhere on the layout. The patterned paper is My Minds Eye. I used quickutz revolution flourish dies, the large holly leaves are Heidi Grace, the small holly leaves are quickutz. I cut Christmas from my Silhouette, and It's and time from QK sophisticate. The scallop and tags are from my Cricut. The Santa is hand pieced. As you can tell I love my Quickutz and Cricut.