Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I have been watching a lot of YouTube lately and have been inspired (specifically by yoliebean - she has some nice videos and some good tips) to put together a shape card.  So here is what I came up with.  For the clouds I cut them using the Paper Dolls for Everyday Cricut cartridge and the sun was cut using the Doodle Charms cartridge.

For the background cloud I used a scrap of white card stock with flecks of color in it and embossed it with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl folder.  For the sun I used at Stampin' Up! embossing folder (from Sale-A-Bration mini catalog) very similar to the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

I inked the edges of the sun and clouds with Catseye Chalk Ink to give it some extra depth.  Then on the swirls and dots I added some Stickles.

Topped off with a red button from Stampin' Up!,  yellow/white twine from Doodlebug, and the "sparkle" stamp from Stampin' Up! stamp set Warm Words (retired).

Hope you enjoy and don't forget to check out the Link Up Party at Sarah Hamer's Pink Cricut blog.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012


Yep, it is that time of year again.  Starting tomorrow, April 15th, the Stampin' Up! Retirement List will be available for stamps and April 25th for accessories.  Make sure you get your favorites before they are gone.

Choose anything from the retirement list and you can have it for 20% off with a $50 or greater order.  Email me if you are interested in putting in an order.  

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Perfect Fit

Here is a kit from Just Kitting.  Lynn specializes in handmade paper piecing layouts.  Lynn offers classes as well as kits on-line.  Check out her store by clicking here.
 I had went to one of Lynn's classes a few years ago, but didn't really have pictures at the time that would fit.  I was so excited when going though my kit stash to find this one.  I was a "Perfect Fit" (lol).

My daughter loves wearing our shoes (what little kid doesn't).  I caught a few different days where she was wearing both my shoes and my husbands.  My husbands shoes were so heavy she kept falling over when she walked.  He had to help her along.
This little birdie is so cute.  I love how much dimension she has.
 Thanks again for following along.  Hope you enjoyed the layout.

Make sure you head over to Pink Cricut for Link Up Tuesday.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Fling

If you live in the St. Louis/Wentzville area, come check out all the vendors that will be at the Stone Meadows Club House on Saturday, April 7th from 9am - 4pm.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Life is Good

 I love the pictures of my daughter and me (mostly my daughter - look at that crazy book bag I am carrying) at the beach.  This was the first time she got to see the ocean.  Unfortunately, we needed to catch a plane back home so we were only able to stay for a few minutes, but I could tell she was excited.

The edges of all of the paper and accents were inked with Tim Holtz frayed burlap.  Wow, just realized that Scrapbook Pal has some pretty good pricing on Tim Holtz ink (not to mention free shipping on orders of $25 or more).

I really only wanted a 1 page layout.  Mostly because I only had a few pieces of this patterned paper to work with.  All of the paper I either had in my stash or got at an Archiver's crop.   Since I did have more pictures than space on the 1-page spread, I make a little mini flip book out of cardstock.  I used photo turns, graciously donated by a fellow cropper friend (thanks Denise), to keep the book closed while "not in use".  They were the perfect color.  I need to get me some of these.  I tend to do this a lot since I can't seem to part with many pictures and hate doing 20, 2-page spreads for one event :)

The wave icon and "Life is Good" title was cut using the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge.  I think every time I look at this cart I see a new thing I don't remember seeing before.

Well hope you enjoyed and got some inspiration.  Happy Craftin'.  Until next time.