Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentines for Cadence

For all who don't know, Cadence is my 4 year old Great-Niece. Her Grandmother is my younger sister and her father is my Nephew. My sister is 8 years younger than I am, I have 1 older brother and 2 younger brothers  by the time she came along I wanted a sister so bad.  I even told my Mom that if it was another boy I was going to run away from home. *smile don't know where I would have gone but I guess in my 8 year old brain anyplace was better than home with 4 brothers*  My Nephew is 6 months younger than my middle son Jon and they were joined at the hip growing up, so much so that one year I teased my sister that I was going to claim my Nephew on my taxes that year. I said all that to explain that she belongs to two very important people in my life and I see both of them in her. In fact the first time I changed her I looked at her and said "I used to change your Grandma's diapers and it sure didn't seem like 40 years ago".  Her father is in the Army deployed to Afghanistan at the time. To help her mom out Cadence spend a lot of time with my Mom and I, even more reason that I'm extremely close to her.  *as you can probably tell scrolling through my blog of all the scrapbook pages I do of her*

So back to the Valentine's....I saw this idea in magazine in my doctor's office then again on Pinterest.

Plain Cardstock is Paper Company Linen Textured Cardstock.
Pattern Paper is a mix of Paper from a DCWV Spring Stack and Valentine Paper from Hobby Lobby.
Sentiment is Computer Generated using Friday Freebie Font From Creating Keepsakes Limerick Font.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Big Bite to make the holes by her hands

The picture is a bit distorted because of the lolly pop :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ironman Layouts

Last year in  May my middle son Jon did the Rohto Ironman 70.3 out at Ft.Wilderness Disney World. This was his first Ironman 70.3. I am just now getting around to scrapping this event for him. I got the kick in the butt that I needed from the "Strut Your Cuts Challenge" over at Scrappy-Go-Lucky. This is week four in the challenge. It has really helped me get some layouts done. So far I have done 25 for the year.

Plain Cardstock: Core-dinations
Pattern Paper: Bike Paper is by Paper Loft "Red Bicycle". Runner Paper is by Karen Foster "Runner Blocks". Born to Run Paper is by Karen Foster "Persistence Pays Off". The Ironman 70.3 and the First 70.3 paper is the Custom Triathlon Paper from Scrap Your Trip. I got both of the Karen Foster paper from SYT also. Small piece of notebook paper is from Creative Memories.
Cricut: Sports Mania Cartridge... Swimmer pg. 68 cut at 3.5"x2 ( I sized on my gypsy to fit area)...runner page 46 frame feature cut at 2.5"...Clipboard page 72 shift cut at 2.75" I cut it twice out of two different paper then cut out the "clip" part. I then cut the "notebook paper" to fit the space to write his stats on it.
MISC: Stopwatch Charm Karen Foster

Swim Page

Bike Page

Run Page

Finish Page

Congrats/Cheer Team Page

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bib Numbers Layout

I was excited to see the cartridge "Sports Mania" listed as one of the 5 cartridges on the challenge over at Scrappy-Go-Lucky Strut Your Cuts...where you are challenged to use your cartridges. I have been needing a BIG KICK IN THE BUTT to work on some layouts for my son Jon. He runs in marathons and did an Ironman last year that I have not scrapped yet. First Layout is a page for his BIB NUMBERS and then a POCKET PAGE for his bib numbers. I did the Bib Numbers page so he could write his stats on the journal spaces.

Supplies Used:
Plain Cardstock:  Coredinations
Pattern Paper: Bib Numbers Paper, Karen Foster "Marathon Numbers"...Blue Stripe Paper is paper from a DCWV Winter Stack from several years ago....Strip of Blocks is left over from a layout I did the other day from Kay and Company "Hopscotch Boy".
Cricut: Sports Mania Cartridge....Boy Runners Border Feature (page 46) I manipulated on my Gypsy to fit my space it was cut at 9"wide by 4.75"high. .

Bib Number Page:

Bib Number Pocket Page:

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I made this layout for a challenge over at Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog,  Called strut your cuts where you are challenged to use your cartridges. The only one I had on the list was "B is for Boy".  It was not until this afternoon that a layout came to mind so I missed the deadline in playing along but I went ahead and made my layout anyway as that is what this challenge is about to me....GETTING LAYOUTS MADE :).

This is for my middle son Jon's album. Jon's album was the first one I did when I started scrapping. He was graduating from high school that spring and I made it for his graduation party. Because it was my first and BEFORE my Cricut his pages are not my best, something he reminds me when he looks at it. I have decided that over time I will redo the pages but also keep the original ones to remind me how far I have come in my scrapping.

The story behind the pictures is: On Christmas Eve 2001 as we were getting ready to sit down for family Christmas eve dinner Jon and his Cousin Josh were out in the street jumping ramps with their bikes. Jon wiped-out and this was the result. The pictures were taken the next day, Christmas morning. The next day he left to go march in the Peach Bowl Parade in Atlanta, GA with his High School band.  The day of the parade his face was so swollen that his eyes were about shut BUT he still marched! Things memories are made of!

Supplies used:
Plain Cardstock: Coredinations
Pattern Paper: K & Company "Hopscotch Boy"
Cricut: B is for Boy Band-aids cut at 2.5" and 3" because it didn't have a shadow feature I hand cut one myself. Owie is cut at 2.75" and then at 3" for a shadow.
Signo Uni-ball White gel pen for accents on letters and band-aids.

First Bath

I'm back to working on Cadence's album.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Plain Cardstock Coredinations, pink cardstock on bathtub is from a stack that I've had forever, it was already embossed with tiny dots.
Pattern Paper: The bubble paper is some I have had and it does not have any brand on it and I'm not even sure where I got it. One of those papers that when I saw it I "knew would be good for a baby's bath layout".
Cricut: Elegant Edges, Dots 1, Page 34 cut "fit to page" for the bubble paper then the white frame was the frame feature.
Baby Steps for the bathtub cut at 4". The" first" was cut from "first tooth" page 33 phrase and phrase layer. I then cut off the tooth part but left a little bit to layer the bath on. The "bath" was cut from "bubble bath" page 38 phrase and phrase feature with the bubble cut off. I then layers both together.
I then cut another "foamy bubble" to cover her nakedness.
Misc: Liquid Glass to glaze the letters and bubbles
"Skittles" for bubble accents
Signo Uni-Ball white gel pen for accents

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birthday Cards From Birthday Cards

I had a box of greeting cards that I bought a few years back from a school fund raiser. You know the ones that you buy because you love your Nieces and Nephews not because you want the cards. I think I bought them even before I started making cards, being the type pf person that doesn't like to throw out something that "might be" used  "someday". Well that "someday" came yesterday when I was cleaning out and I really had to make a decision about them. I know that my friends and family expect a homemade card from me and if I gave them a store bought one they would be offended. I decided that I would "play" with them and see what I could come up with. Here are my cards from cards....

 Used some of "scraps" for the background.  Fussy cut the Bear & Sentiment. Added ribbon.
Scraps for background papers, cut around the cake and sentiment.

                     Scraps for Background papers, fussy cut the vase and sentiment, added ribbon.

Had 2 of these cards so I cut out the first background, then cut just the flower of the second one and pop-dotted that one. Cut out sentiment and put it on a strip of the background paper. I computer generated the sentiment on the inside, which reads "Grow Wild".

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"ICE" 2011

Another Layout for the "Strut Your Cuts" Challenge over at this blog. The challenge is to use your cartridges. This is my second layout of the week using the "Graphically Speaking" cartridge.

MY youngest son, Benjamin, LOVES Shrek so when he found out that Ice this year was going to be Shrek themed he wanted to go so he bought tickets to take me for a day out for my Christmas present. After seeing the Ice show we hung out at the hotel for a while seeing all the other Christmas decorations then he took me out to lunch,  we even hit Ikea on the way home.

Plain cardstock is from a stack that I bought a while back that is textured. I don't have the cover so I don't know who makes it.
The shiny plain white and blue that is used in the title and for the photo mats are from a stack called "Effects Papercrafts" by Canson. I got it at Michaels about 2 years ago.
The pattern paper is from "Me & My Big Ideas" Modern Milan stack.
Graphically Speaking Cartridge cut at 4"
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
The "ICE" with the Shrek and "at Gaylord Palms 2011" was cut from a post card that I bought at the show.
Sketch #302 from Sketch Inspirations.

I also used Picasa to make a collage of the photos in the bottom two photos so I could fit all them in one layout.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Petie "Priceless"

I had to take a few days off of making layouts. This is what happens in my life, I get on a roll then my vertigo kicks in. I had to take it easy for a few days or else I would end up spinning so bad that I would wind up in bed for days :(.

I took a break from Cadence's baby album to make this Layout. I'm going to try and play along with the challenge over on this blog to use your carts. One of the choices this week was Graphically Speaking. When this cart came out I wanted it so bad but I've only used it a few times. I looked through the book tonight and two Layouts came to mind.

Supplies used:

Plain Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Pattern Paper: Adornit Pet Christmas Line ( I don't know where I got this but I wish I had more)

Cricut Cartridge: Graphically Speaking "Priceless" cut at 2.5"( it didn't have the shadow feature for that cut so I just cut a "shadow" myself.)

Misc sticker is from Creative Memories

Journaling Font is Lucida Handwriting.

Friday, January 6, 2012

"Mommy & Me" AND "Daddy & Me"

Moving right along on Cadence's book the next two pages are of her with her Mom and Dad while they were still in the hospital.

Supplies used:
For these I used Doodlebug "Let's Kit Together" Baby Girl Kit. It made the Layouts very easy.

Normally I don't use stickers on my pages but like the looks of these.

"Waiting For Cadence" & "She's Here"

Here are the next two pages in Cadence's Book.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock DCWV Pastel Stack
Pattern Paper DCWV Spring Stack from and few years ago
Buttons and Baker's twine ( I won the Baker's twine from a Blog post and it's my first time using it)

Cricut Cartridges:
A Child's Year for Title Welded on Gypsy
New Arrival for Journal tags ( card 3 feature)

Journaling Font:
Limerick from Free Font Friday's over at Creating Keepsakes .

Layouts design based on Sketch from Sketch Inspirations
Sketch # 243 for "Waiting For Cadence" and Sketch #301 for "She's Here"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Getting Ready For Baby"

This is my Nephew Josh just before his daughter Cadence was born. They decided one day he needed to practice getting a baby dressed. Poor Kitty Jinx got to be the lucky one to be his choice to practice his dressing skills.

Supplies Used:
Paper Doodlebug "Let's Kit Together" Baby Girl Kit

Cricut Cartridges:
Plantin Schoolbook for the Letters they were cut out at 1", 1.25" and 1.5".
Baby Steps for the buggy I cut off the baby so I could place Kitty in there cut at 4.5"
Meow for the Kitty It is the kitty with the bird with the bird cut off cut at 3"

Journaling is Limerick from Creative Keepsakes Free Font Friday

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Baby Shower Layout

Day three of the New Year and here is Layout 3 & 4. This is My Great-Niece Cadence's Baby Shower.
The plain cardstock is Doodlebug. The Pattern paper is DaisyD. The banner triangles are cut from George and Basic Shapes they are cut at 2" and 1.5". The letters are cut from Jasmine at 2" and 1.5". The "invite" and umbrella are cut from New Arrival. The invite is Card 3 feature the umbrella is circle feature.

I used sketch #218 from Sketch Inspirations.

Day 3 of the New Year Second Layout Completed!

This is Cadence's (my Great-Niece) Mom when she was 6 months pregnant with her and Papa being silly on Christmas day 2007. The plain colored cardstock is Coredinations. The pattern paper "It's a Girl" is Paper Pizizazz the other pp is from my stash and I don't know who made it. The two large flowers are Primas. The "Baby Baby" cut is from New Arrival, it is the "Baby Shower" cut, I stopped the cricut after it cut baby. It is cut at 4" and shadowed. The journaling font is Limerick from "Free Font Fridays" at Creating Keepsakes. 

I used Sketch Inspirations Sketch #252.

Now off of the computer to scrap the shower pictures....

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year New Commitment To Scrap More

Since I am the "family" scrapper it is up to me to make all the Layouts for every ones scrapbooks. Saying that I should be making a page a day to even keep up with the current memories let alone go back and "catch-up" with my son's albums (they are 26, 24 and 21), my nieces and nephews (who range from 24 to 10) and then there is my great-niece, well she is just another story. Saying that I my goal this year to get get current with my Great-Niece's album and keep current with the new addition that is joining our family in April. (hint hint Becky it is your job to get the pictures to me).

Here is the first Layout of the year...It is for Cadence's book. "Mom 2 Be" I used the sketch from Sketch Inspiration. The plain cardstock is Recollections from Michaels. The pattern paper is from a stack, but I don't know which one, I received it in a paper swap.  The "Mom 2 Be" is cut from Jasmine at 2.5" and shadowed. The mommy is from New Arrivals cut at 6". The font on the journaling is called baby bug and it is one of the Friday Free Fonts from Creating Keepsakes. I love their fonts.

I am playing along with the gals over at Scrappy-go-Lucky, they are having a Strut Your Cuts Challenge this year to use your cartridges. Go check them out and play along too....