Friday, November 29, 2013

Masculine Card

Here is a card I made for my son in-law. I think this Simple Stories 24/7 line is perfect for masculine cards and layouts.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Let's Get Ready for Christmas!

Come join us over at Turtle Soup for the 12 Days of Christmas. Lots of fun challenges full of holiday inspiration and prizes!

Hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving Cards

I was having such a hard time making some Thanksgiving cards for my granddaughters. I couldn't come up with any ideas for a 6 yr. and  3 yr. old. My husband suggested cutting out some Pilgrims or Indians on my Cricut! What a great idea and so quick and easy too! Here's what I came up with.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Cookies for Santa

I love to bake and I love seeing my granddaughters having so much fun baking. These photos are from last year as they baked cookies for Santa. I wish I could have been there! The closest I've come to baking with them was last summer when Cadence and I make play-doh cookies. I got to roll out the doh and she cut them out. We made dozens and dozens of them! It was so much fun for both of us!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Home Decor

I wanted to try out my new Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge and decided to make a quick and easy home decor project. I cut out this stacked starburst and then painted, glittered and misted each piece. I used pop dots in between each die cut to give it some depth and then just attached it to a punched strip. I decided to use it as a candle wrap but it could also be used as a napkin ring or even around a vase.

In real life it looks much more sparkly!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

School Pictures

Here's a layout I did of my granddaughters Kindergarten school picture. She loves getting her picture taken so I'm sure she was super excited this day. I used this sketch by Bev Code over at the Turtle Soup forums.

On my layout I used one 5x7 photo instead of the four smaller ones.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Here's a layout I did of my youngest granddaughter. She just loved playing with the pumpkin guts. I think she is really gonna be a little tomboy and her parents are definitely going to have their hands full with her!

I tried some modeling paste for the first time with the clock stencil. I love how it turned out and can't wait to use it again!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fall Fun

I used a sketch for this layout that I found on Pinterest. Unfortunately I didn't pin it so I can't post it here or give credit to the person who created it. So sorry, but I did follow the sketch completely.
These are my two granddaughters with their Uncle Kevin having some fun picking pumpkins last year.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Princess Twilight Sparkle

My granddaughter loves My Little Pony and her favorite is Princess Twilight Sparkle. I just love this photo of her and had so much fun scrapping it. I wanted it to feel whimsical and fun and I think that's exactly what I ended up with.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Anniversary Card

Last Sunday was my stepdaughter's 7th Wedding Anniversary so naturally I had to make a card for her and her husband.

I broke out some vellum that I've had for years and I really like the softness it adds to the card. Added some yellow and green glitter, a couple of flowers and some felt leaves. Very simple but I love how it turned out!

Fall Cards

Here are a couple of fall cards I made back on World Card Making Day. I just never got around to posting them.  Better late than never!

Chalkboard Technique

Today I'd like to share a new technique, at least it's new to me. I've been seeing so many paper collections with a chalkboard effect that I decided to play around and see if I could duplicate it. It was easier than I thought! Here's what I came up with.

All I did was stamp in white ink on some smooth black cardstock and then emboss it with clear embossing powder. Then I used a white tissue and smudged some white ink around the embossed image. I love how this turned out! Here's the card I made with it.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Home for the Holidays

Come join us over at Cookin' Up Creations as we celebrate Home for the Holidays all month long.  Each day the Challenge Team will post a challenge about gratitude, food, decorations, recipes or something to do with Thanksgiving and the holiday season. So make sure you check out what the Team has in store for you this month! Let's Play!

Hope to see you there!