Thursday, June 30, 2011


I am working on my album of our families trip to Monterey. Today I have a page I made for the album that I am entering into the challenge at Once Upon A Sketch
You were to use this sketch:

I did some machine stitching and cut the seagulls with my Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge at 2 & 2 1/2"

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned paper - boogy board, hawaiian stripes and marina from Beach Bum by Fancy Pants; alphabet stickers - Mellow by Basic Grey; journaling spot - Jenni Bowlin; seagulls cut from Life's a beach Cricut cartridge; sewing machine and brown thread

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Place

Yesterday my niece and I took my sister shopping for a dress to wear to her high school reunion. We had a ball and got her all dolled up for the coming event. New dress, new shoes, and jewelry to match!
She's going to knock their socks off at the reunion!!! We topped the day off by going to see a chick flick, Bidesmaids, which was hilarious!

My sisters birthday was the 21st and I made this card for her. I am entering it in a challenge at Whimsical Wednesday.

This week the challenge was to use a color inspiration photo:
You can create any card/project that you would like, but you must include Yellow and Red, and then you can chose any other color/colors from the photo.

Supplies used: cardstock-yellow,red; patterned paper - Bloomers from Garden Variety by Cosmo Cricket; font - Freebooter script and Times; felt flowers - American Crafts; 1 3/4" circle punch - EK Success; button and twine - my stash.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Time In A Bottle

Wow, the weekend went by oh so fast. Another time I wish I could save "time in a bottle". I've always loved that song by Jim Croce and the lyrics are so true. I'm sure everyone could say that they wish they could save time in a bottle.

That is the title of this layout I did of my hubby playing with my grandson, his very first time at the beach. I am entering it into this weeks challenge at Twisted Sketches this week's twist is "Time" - any how, any way and the sketch is:

Here is my layout:
I used some shells and things I found on the beach.
And put some sand in a tiny bottle and hung it from the "B" with twine.
I really love how this layout turned out!

Supplies used: cardstock - light grey; patterned paper - Just Beachy Seashells and Just Beachy Palm Fronds by TPC Studio; border punch - EK Success; journal spot - October Afternoon; chipboard alphabet - Tinsel Thickers by American Crafts; bottle, twine - my stash.

Thanks for taking a peek!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blog Giveaway Winner

Hi everyone!

Thanks to those who posted a comment in my 100 follower blog giveaway!
I appreciate EVERYONE who follows my blog and I want to thank you all for leaving the wonderful comments that you do! I cannot tell you how much each and everyone of you mean to me!!

Now without further ado, the winner of my giveaway, picked my Random Number Generator, is:

1. Crafterkhush said...
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Congratulations Crafterkhush, email me your address and I will get your prize package mailed to you!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Family in Paradise

As some of you know I recently got back from a family trip to Pacific Grove and Monterey!
We had a wonderful time and had an opportunity to grab a photo of (almost) all of us together.
My two daughters had to leave a day earlier so unfortunately they missed this photo op :(.

I am entering this layout in two challenges, Stuck on Sketches and Celebrate The Occasion

For Stuck On Sketches you were to use this sketch:

And for Celebrate The Occasion the theme this week is "Celebrating Summer (must have a sun)"!!!!

Supplies used: patterned paper - Boogy Board, Hang Ten, Boardwalk and Strips in Beach Bum by Fancy Pants, Snorkel by Cosmo Cricket and Scattered Clouds in 72 & Sunny by We R Memory Keepers; chipboard alphabet - my stash; Pop Dots

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thanks a Bunch

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My second post for today is a card for this weeks challenge at Card Patterns.
You were to use sketch #120:

Supplies used: cardstock - purple, white; patterned paper - poppy parade in ally's wonderland and dew in Morning Meadow, both by SEI; rub on from Accessories book 3 by American Crafts; puffy stickers - ally's wonderland by SEI; border punch - Fiskars.

Thanks for taking a peek and your comments are always appreciated!

Who Loves You?

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I spent Wednesday and Thursday in San Francisco with my niece and her best friend. It was her 18th birthday and we went to see her favorite band "Panic at the Disco" at the Warfield Theater. We also got some shopping in and all around had a great time. Today I was back in my craft room.

I made this card for a challenge at Twisted Sketchesand this week's twist is "Wood"- any how, any way!

Here is my take:
And this was the sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, 2 shades of brown; patterned paper - woodgrain by Hambly; stickers - nature Walk by Me & My Big Ideas.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sandy Toes, Salty Kisses

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Today is officially the first day of summer and the summer solstice. It's going to be in the 90's here today to start the summer off with a bang! Wish I was back at the beach, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with going to the pool.

In keeping with the first day of summer today I have a layout I made for a challenge at My Sheri Crafts which is summer or beach theme this week.

Supplies used: cardstock - blue; patterned paper from Zak's Life by Little Yellow Bicycle; border punch - EK Success; Together tag - Bright "Together" Assortment by My Minds Eye; alphabets and paper clip - my stash

I hope everyone has a super great first day of summer!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Real Man

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What a beautiful day it was today! I enjoyed my day with my grandkids, my daughters, and my hubby too.
So glad it's finally beautiful weather around here.

For today I have a Father's Day card I made for my brother. I am entering it into this weeks challenge at Card Patterns.

You were to use this sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock - white, black, green; patterned paper - Be a Man by Creative Imaginations; Sprockets cut at 1 1/2" and Circle cut at 3" both from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge; sprocket washers - Home Depot; arm muscle graphic - Microsoft; fonts - Marker Felt and CK Brick House.

Always happy and grateful to hear your comments!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Toes In The Sand

My second post for today!

A layout I did with a picture from my recent vacation in Monterey! I am entering it into this weeks challenge at Twisted Sketches #105


Supplies used: patterned paper - Snorkel by Cosmo Cricket, Flip Flops in Beach Bum by Fancy Pants, Cards in Rusted Sun by Fancy Pants; beach ball cut at 2 1/2" and waves cut at 2" both from Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge; chipboard alphabet - Bo Bunny; font - 2peas High Tide; pop dots

Thanks for looking!!

Baby Blues

Hi everyone, hope your Tuesday was terrific!! I had a fun day with my grandkids, went to the park in the morning and the pool later in the day.

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Today I have a layout of my granddaughter that I did for a challenge at Once Upon A Sketch

You were to use this sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock - white, pink, blue; patterned paper - Tickled Pink "Delicate" paper in Fine and Dandy by My Minds Eye; Susan Winget die cut cardstock by K & Co.; chipboard letters - Lux Thickers by American Crafts; flowers - Prima and Recollections; brads - Making Memories; font - CAC Pinafore

As always I truely appreciate your comments!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I Wish Everyday Was Beach Day

Happy Monday everyone!

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I have a layout to show you today that I made for Whimsical Wednesday.
We just got back from a wonderful family reunion in Monterey. It was my grandsons first time at the ocean. I thought it would be the perfect picture to scrapbook for a summer LO! The challenge this week at Whimsical Wednesday is a summer layout which must include stamping. I chose to stamp my title.

Supplies used: patterned paper - Sun Kissed Dot by Bo Bunny, Cards in Rusted Sun by Fancy Pants; chipboard swirls - Double Dot Chipboard by Bo Bunny; Scribbles Doodling templates by Sweetwater; Upper Case alphabet stamps by Inkadinkado; red ink - Fiskars

Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day Linking Party

Dusti at Scrappin With Cricut is having a linking party in celebration of Father's Day!!
Head over to her blog and link up your Fav Father's Day project. Maybe you'll make some new friends too!!

#1 Dad

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Today's post is a card I made to enter into three challenges Mojo Monday, Celebrate The Occasion and Whimsical Wednesday

For Mojo Monday you are to use this sketch:

For Celebrate the Occasion and Whimsical Wednesday the theme is Father's Day.

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned papers - Fine and Dandy by My Minds Eye; rub ons - Father Rub Its by Karen Foster; Saying stickers by DCWV; ribbon - my stash; Sprocket cut at 2" from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge, Star cut at 1 1/2" from George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge; Pop Dots

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blog makeover, 100 follower Celebration Giveaway

Hi all my bloggy friends, as you can see I am excited to show you my new blog makeover!!!
And I am also happy that I have reached 100+ followers!! Thank you so much to all who follow my blog, you make my heart happy. I now have a blog button to share also!!

In honor of these things I am having a giveaway.

All you need to do to enter is to be a follower and make a comment on this post telling me what your favorite scrapbooking embellishment is.

If you'd like a second chance to enter, grab my blog button and add it to your blog and then add a second comment letting me know you did this. For anyone who adds my button to their blog, I will do the same for you on my blog!

I will close this giveaway in two weeks, on Saturday June 25th, and announce the winner on Sunday the 26th. If I reach 150 followers by that time I will add some more goodies to the giveaway. Spread the news.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wedding Tag

Hope all my bloggy friends are having a terrific Tuesday!

Todays post is a wedding tag I made for a Whimsical Wednesday challenge. This week the challenge is to create a tag and include some type of bling on it.

Supplies used: patterned paper - Lush by My Minds Eye; stamps - Wedding/Marriage by Inkadinkado; Ribbon - Michael's; rhinestones - Lush by My Minds Eye; Stickles turquoise glitter glue; Love charm, safety pin - Making Memories; rhinestone brad - my stash; tab - 7 Gypsies; tag template - Coluzzle

Thanks for taking a peek and I always appreciate your comments!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Take Time To Relax

I'm back from a wonderful vacation in Monterey! My family and I had so much fun it was hard to leave!
Hopefully we'll do it again next year.

Today I have a Father's Day card I made for this weeks challenge at Mojo Monday

This weeks sketch was:
You could make either the round or square card.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned papers from Birthday Boy in Wild Asparagus by My Mnds Eye; twine and buttons - my stash; fonts - Rosewood Std Regular, Roomy Condensed Normal and Salsa; chair digital image - Squigglefly; pop dots

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!