Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lasting Memories Autumn Splendor Layout Challenge

It's time for some Autumn Splendor for the Lasting Memories challenge this week.  
This is one of the layouts I am teaching this month at my local Scrapbook store.  I used Bo Bunny Apple Cider paper which to me is just stunning.  
I cut out the wheelbarrow, leaves, scarecrow and haystack from a second sheet of paper and pop dotted them to give dimension.  I added burlap squares for texture and used Glossy Accents on the pumpkins, leaves, and raven.  It's a little hard to see but on the pumpkins I used some Memory Thread for added dimension to the stems.  
I hope you enjoyed my layouts and will create your own Autumn Splendor layouts using Fall Colors.  Remember to link  your layout to Lasting Memoiries by Saturday night.  
Happy Craftin!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Digi Desserts Fridaze at Cooking with Cricut

It's Friday so it's time for Digi Desserts Fridaze here at Cooking with Cricut.   Melin has another adorable digi for you this week and I used it for my card.   I am really having fun using Melin's oh so cute digis.  I have never taken a class but have fun with my markers.  I find it really relaxing.  
Recipe for my card
Daisy paper from K and Company stack
PCW digi 
Flowers from Art Philosophy cut at 2 " and 1 1/2 "
Spectrum Noir markers and colored pencils for background
Embossed bubbles folder 
Ribbon from stash 
K and Company Bee brad 
Don't forget your free digi and Melin has a great sale going on right now at Paper Crafting World on Digis and Cut files.  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

More cards for the I Feel the Love Project

Today I have 11 more more cards I made for Madison's I Feel the Love Project.  This month we are making cards for the kids at Casa Pacifica.  I am so excited that I get to take the cards to the kids this time.  I want to give a big shout out and thank you to everyone who has helped with making cards this month.  There is still a few more days to send your cards and we have passed our first goal of 70 cards for the kids that live at Casa Pacifica, so we will also have cards for the kids that go to school there.  Crafters always have such big hearts.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Apples or Honey Challenge


It's time for another great challenge at Cooking with Cricut.  This week the challenge is apples and honey.  For my project I made a layout using Melin's file from Paper Crafting World Bear with Cider Mill.  I also used the Just Because Cricut Cart for the Apple of my eye title page 46 cut at 3 inches.

Here is the closeup so you can see the embossing, the white gel pen details, and glossy accents.  
Here is the page to go with it.  

I hope you will check out all the DT members projects for the challenge.  Then join us for the challenge and link your project up to CWC. We would love to see what you create for the Apples or Honey challenge.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Waiting for Micah to arrive- Sign for his room

This is my last project I made for my daughter's baby shower a few weeks ago.  I took a metal sign and covered it with paper.  Then I made cuts using Boys Will be Boy.  We used this for a decoration and then now it is hanging in Micah's room awaiting his arrival.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bitten by the Bug 2- Little Boy Bllue

I am the hostess for the challenge this week at BBTB2..  I came up with this challenge "Little Boy Blue" as my first grandson is due anytime now.   This is a big change for our family as I had two girls and they have blessed me with three girls so far.  I am looking forward to scrapping in blue now.  So for this challenge I am asking the design team and everyone up for the challenge this week to create a project using the color blue.  Remember you need to use the color blue.  It does not have to be a baby project.    I can't wait to see what everyone 

FCCB- Birthday challenge with a candle

Today at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog its time for a Birthday Challenge.  Please make a birthday project using a candle.  
Our sponsor this week is Zva Creations.  
They provided us some gorgeous bling for our creations this week.  
This is my twisted easel card for my birthday candle project 
Gool Ol Days Imagine Cart 
cake page 16 and sentiment page 26 
Seam bind ribbon 
Zva Bling 
Pop dots 
I hope you will join us for the challenge this week.  It's always good to have a stash of birthday cards handy.  Hope you enjoyed my card and will link this week to FCCB.  Also please join me Friday for Fantabulous Friday.  
Happy Craftin!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lasting Memories - Pink, Lace and Hot Pink Challenge

Today at Lasting Memories the challenge is "Pink, Lace and Hot Pink."  
Since I have three granddaughters this is a great combo for me.  I used Anna Griffin paper, lace, a MS punch and cut out the word play with my Cricut.  
I hope you will join us for the challenge this week.  We  all love seeing your creations.  Remember to link up to Lasting Memories before Saturday night.  Happy Craftin!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kaisercraft Advent Tree Calendars-- which would you make?

Today I am off to my local scrapbook store to teach a new class for the Fall.  We will be making two  double page layouts with the Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection.  
Here is one and the other I will be sharing later on this month.  
I am really having fun teaching classes and the extra money comes in handy for scrap supplies.  LOL 

Click here for more details. 

I will also be doing Christmas Bo Bunny classes and the new Kaisercraft Advent Calendar class.  
The kit this year makes a tree and you have the choice of three different papers.   

Here are all three calendars together
These are the class samples and will be auctioned off for charity in December.  

Twig and Berry 
Mint Twist 
Turtle Dove 

Friday, September 21, 2012

CWC Digi Desserts Fridaze- Apple of my Eye

I made this card using Melin's digital You're the Apple of my Eye.  The papers I used are scraps from the Bo Bunny mini album and layout classes that I am teaching this month at my local scrapbook store. The Apple Cider Bo Bunny Collections is absolutely amazing.  I cut the frame from Elegant Edges and added some leaves, twine and a Bo Bunny metal embellishment. I also added some burlap for texture.   

It's time for the  Digi Dessert Fridaze post at Cooking with Cricut.  
Melin and the DT will be sharing projects each Friday made with Melin's wonderful digital files.  
You can see more of her adorable digis and cutting files at 
Melin is having a great sale now through September 30, 2012 so check it out. 
She is also sharing a free digi so check it out at Cooking with Cricut.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

/Quick summer layouts

This has been a crazy crazy week.  My daughter who is 37 weeks pregnant has been to the hospital two nights.  So we have had two practice runs with them dropping my granddaughter off to stay here over night.  I have taught two classes at my scrapbook store and have one more Saturday.  
 So in between I have tried to get some quick layouts done of pictures  I have printed.  
For these I used Mambi paper, Recollections Washi tape, Tim Holtz chipboard letters and paint.  

Hard to believe Kenzie will soon have a little brother.  
Here are some pics of her enjoying some Summer treats 

These pics are of her swimming lessons.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge- Texture

Hello everyone it is time for another awesome challenge at Cooking with Cricut.  This week the challenge is texture. Whether it's embossing, or mixed media....we want to see TEXTURE on your projects. Something other than flat paper or cardstock...Think of anything that would give your project way more depth than just plain paper :)
For my project I decided to make another card for the I Feel the Love Challenge and to use my new Teddy Bear Parade cart. I love teddy bears and am so excited that Provo Craft finally came out with a teddy bear cart.
So for the texture I used a Halloween word embossing folder for the background and Tim Holtz distress paper. After embossing I sanded it with an emery board. I also embossed my teddy bear's fur and the pumpkin and hat. The little pumpkin treat bag, the nose, hat, and trick or treat sentiment are pop dotted. I also used googly eyes and Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose.

I hope you will join us for the challenge this week and show us how you add texture to your projects.  Remember to link up to CWC 
Also don't forget you still have time to make a card for the I Feel the Love Project.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quick and Easy layouts

While do another post this week I found some layouts in my Photobucket that I never posted.  These were quick and easy.  I used paper from a stack of Anna Griffin paper,  my MS punch, some letters cut out with my Cricut. ribbon and some bling.  Quick and Easy!  

Reminder for the I Feel the Love Project for Sept and all my cards

Today I am posting my 31 cards for the I Feel the Love Project  this month.  If you haven't made yours yet there is still time.  So get out that Halloween fun paper and put a smile on some kids faces.
This is such a great project every month. So here are my pile of cards and a more about the project this month.  We would love to have you participate.  Madison does such a great job with this and I love seeing the crafting community work together to support these great causes.  Happy craftin!  Don't forget to link your cards up to I Feel the Love Project by the end of the month and mail them to Madison.  :)

Headquartered on a rural 24-acre campus five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Casa Pacifica serves abused and neglected children and adolescents, and those with severe emotional, social, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Our primary service area is California’s Central Coast, but referrals come from all over. We provide a comprehensive array of state of the art services to meet the varied and complex needs of children, youth and emerging adults in our care..."

It was learned that there are currently around 200 kids who attend school at Casa Pacifica and approximately 70 kids who live at the facility.  

The I Feel the Love Project will be making Halloween Cards during the month of September (handed out during the month of October) to be given to the kids who live at Casa Pacifica. Each year the facility has an amazing Halloween party for the kids. It is our goal to send a card to at least each child who lives there to help celebrate this occasion.  We will need to make at least 70 cards.  I know we can do this!!  These kids deserve our love and support!  (Please keep cards fun and cheery, nothing scary or evil).

All you need to do is:

 Submit your card/s by September 30 to:
Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423
                                Project #14

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bitten by the Bug 2 'Things that fly in nature challenge"

Sandi are DT sister has come up with a fun challenge this week for Bitten by the Bug 2.  
  "Things that fly in nature -dragon flies, bees, butterflies, birds etc.  Well I must say I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  I took two $1 wood birdhouses I got at Michaels and decorated them with paper and cuts from the Imagine Cart Lori's Garden .  Most of the cuts are 2 inches and the birds three inches.  I also made matching envelopes.  I gave one to my daughter's sweet friend that gave her a baby shower last week and she love it.  

I love Lori's Garden.  It is actually why I decided to get the Imagine.
Please join us this week for this awesome challenge and link up to BBTB2. 
We love seeing your creations.  Happy Craftin! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lasting Memories sketch with flowers challenge

This week at Lasting Memories the challenge is  is to use this sketch AND we want to see flowers on that layout as well!
Here is the awesome sketch 
Here is my layout using the sketch and some gorgeous ribbon roses I got on a roll at Michaels.  The paper is DCWV Nantucket and then used some scraps from 4th of July items.  These are pics of granddaughter Kenzie on their 4th of July camping trip.  
Here is the 2nnd page of the 2 page layout.  Kenzie, Daddy and mommy.  
Please join  us for the challenge this week and link up to Lasting Memories.  

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Crisp Days of Fall Mini Album- Pic heavy

Today I am teaching my first class of the Crisp Days of Fall Mini Book.  I teach classes at Scrapbook Blessings in Newbury Park, California.  I am so excited that this class has already sold out twice and the third class is almost full too.  
The minute I saw the new Bo Bunny Fall line Apple Cider I knew this paper was perfect for a mini so I set my self to designing.  
This is very pick heavy but I wanted to share it with you. 

I hope you enjoy it !

Here is the cover which is cut around the wheelbarrow to show the scarecrow on the next page.

I love all the little pumpkins, acorns and apples 

The flap lifts for more space 

There is a girl or a boy for the cover and then it makes into a 6 page book

More pickets and tags 

The final page is another mini book with a small banner punched from 1 " circles and then cut in 1/2 
Blessings is cut from the Thanksgiving Cricut cart 

Back Cover 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my mini album creation and will leave a comment.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.