Monday, September 28, 2009

i love your face

This is the absolute cutest line. Monsters!

To get Canyon to "play nice" for the camera we always have to have a couple of silly shots thrown in as well. He is such a silly boy.

Paper whimsie cards. So, so cute!

This is 1/2 of a stamp from the Daisy Bucket monster line. I also bought all the papers and stamps from the Halloween Monsters line at the Playground last week. hmmmm maybe I have a problem..

Monster line up... haha.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


This picture was taken at the Mall of America this summer. The rest of us love roller coasters so I was really hoping Canyon would too. This is the roller coaster that goes all around the MOA amusement park. It isn't intense, but it is not a little kiddie coaster either.

I used my Cricut to cut out the title. I cut out Fearless from the graphically speaking cartridge twice, once blue, once orange. Then I stitched on the orange and popped it up over the blue. After that I inked the whole thing with some orange Cat's Eye and brushed some paint over the top. I love my Cricut. I never could have done a title like this without it. Graphically speaking is probably my favorite cartridge. I love all the cool sayings and graphic elements in it. I can't wait to get a Gypsy!

Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!

This arrow is also from the Graphically Speaking cart. I just cut off the end and added some paint.

The ticket diecuts from My Mind's Eye are the greatest. I should have bought tons of them I could add a ticket to almost anything!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Pink Paislee does it again. I adore this line! It doesn't hurt that it is called Twilight!

This layout is a scraplift of this one. I just couldn't help myself. I thought her idea would work just as well with the Twilight line. Typically when I scraplift something the finished product comes out looking completely different than the original. I guess you could call it an inspiration layout instead of a scraplifted layout in most cases. My Pumpkin Patch layout looks alot like Daniela's layout. She did such a beautiful job it was hard to change much.

I can't remember the name of the pumpkin patch, which is what I was going to write on the journaling block on the top of the layout. I wonder if it is open yet this year...

These are the coolest letters ever created. Cathy has them in stock at The Playground in sparkly black and sparkly green, but you better get there before I do. I might buy them all!

love that bat rubon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Whatever Loser

I got 5 layouts done this weekend at the Scrappin Ladies retreat. It is pretty obvious I go to socialize. Anyway, I am going to post them one at a time so I don't have to feel bad if I don't get anything else done this week ;)

Sorry about the picture quality, but it is cloudy and drizzly here today.
The great diecut paper behind the circle came from The Playground. It works perfectly with this layout. The pinkish flowers are also cut from it.

This layout was done from a sketch. You can find it here. If you like working from a sketch, So Sketchy has tons and tons of sketches to choose from each month and you could win a great prize.

I am digging the Queen & Co felt. The swirls were a long strip that I cut up.
I purchased these clay buttons from They are so much fun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

About A Boy

This layout was done for The Playground with the new My Mind's Eye Round & Round line.

Super cute stuff! All the die-cuts make me drool.

These last couple My Mind's Eye layouts have just begged me to stitch on them, and I happily obliged.

How cute are these little Hot Wheel tires? Mine were brads that I had on hand, but I ended up cutting off the brad end. Next time Canyon pulls some wheels off his cars I will just have to hold on to them. My husband will just roll his eyes and shake his head ;)

Cute little bike.

My little guy. Isn't he just the cutest?
If you are local, we'll all be at the Scrappin Ladies Retreat at the Ramkota this weekend. Cathy from The Playground has some great new papers and embellies that she will be bringing out at the retreat. Great vendors, great shopping. Trust me, some of the new lines are going to sell out before the weekend is over.

Monday, September 14, 2009

You could win a Cricut Cartridge

To celebrate their 100th Cricut cartridge, Winter Woodland, Cricut is giving away 100 cartridges (20 per week). All you have to do is leave a comment in the Cricut forum on this thread
I just checked out the Winter Woodland cartridge earlier today. It is definately a must have!

Here is a link to the forum

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I created this layout for a contest on the PageMaps Blog. The contest was to create a layout based on the sketch below. The prize is the Studio Callico Cotillion kit shown below that. Wish me luck!This picture is from this summer at Lake Mille Lacs. I am so Grateful, Thankful, & Blessed to have such a beautiful and healthy family.

This is the new Amber Road line from Pink Paislee. Isn't it gorgeous?

I stitched all over this layout. I didn't have any thread the color that I wanted, so I used some ivory. I then used an eyeshadow applicator and inked my thread using Close to My Heart Cranberry Ink.

The stamps are from the same line. They are stamped in Close to My Heart ink New England Ivy and clear embossed.

The bling is Zva Creative. This was the first time I tried this type of bling. I really like them.

I hand cut the flowering tree from a sheet of patterned paper, then I cut some additional flowers and popped them up over the top to add some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Travel Cozumel

This is a Bo Bunny Travel album I made for some friends who took us to Cozumel with them in January. I used Cosmo Snorket papers and embellishments for the most part and some epoxy stickers from my stash.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dos Amigos

I love this picture. It has been sitting on my table just waiting to be scrapped. I had a hard time finding the right paper for a Disneyworld Mexico layout. I saw this Sassafrass in my stash when I was digging for something else and it called out to me. The paper is sewing and patterns, but it looked like Mexico to me. :) I had to dig out all those paper whimsies that I have been stock piling too. Love them. The red paper is just regular cardstock that I punched with my crop-o-dile. (My hand still kinds hurts) I have a Basic Grey Doilie that has a similar pattern on it, I just used it for a guide, made it smaller, and red.

I also finished a BoBunny Travel album this weekend as a gift to some friends who took us to Cozumel with them. I wanted to get their permission before I posted pictures of them on the internet, so hopefully I will have that album up later today or tomorrow.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy 88th Gramps and a skyfort (finally)

It was Grandpa Joe's 88th birthday last week. Here are a couple pictures from his party.

Sorry about the sun glare. I really didn't want to ask everyone to move because I was getting glare, especially since my uncle with his sooper dooper la de da SLR wasn't getting any.

Here's one without glare, but it doesn't have all the kids in it either.

Happy Birthday Gramps!! We love you!!

Here is a pic of Grandpa's card that Marissa made.
Finally....done. Canyon's sky fort. What a pain. We actually had to rent a bobcat and buy a truck load of dirt to raise up the back part of the backyard.

When I was a kid the swingset we had raised up out of the ground every time you swung on it. The school merry-go-round was also mounted on concrete. How times change!!

Sorry this post is so picture-heavy, but Canyon is sitting right here making sure I put all his pictures in.