Monday, November 9, 2009

Autumn Leaves Layout

I made this with my sisters this weekend using "Cherish" by CTMH. It is the layout on page 88 and it turned out beautifully, even though I modified the photo placement quite a bit.

The paper is OLD-- Second Avenue by MME and a kit from the Storytellers Club that I got at the Scrapbook Expo three years ago. Better late than never =), and the two sets compliment each other very well. I am really happy with how this turned out.

Now if I could only learn how to photograph my layouts...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thank You Card for Nicole

This is a Thank You card I made for our children's song leader at church. She moved before the kids could say goodbye to her, so this card is from them. It is 8.5 x 11 in size.
The background paper is from Doodlebug, and the black and white florals are from Doodlebug as well. The border punch is a Fiskars Threading Water punch, and the music notes I made on my cricut (made them up in design studio).
The buttons are the pre-sticky ones from Sassafrass, and the "thanks" I cut using Opposites Attract on my cricut. It was a fun project for a Sunday morning =).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Last Super Saturday Project

I redid these blocks, and I am super thrilled with the way that they turned out.
The paper is from Bo Bunny and the letters were cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I really need to work on my page photography. They never look that great.
This page documents the funny things that Julia says. The paper is all from the Basic Gray "Urban Prarie" collection, and the stickers are as well. The thickers are from American Crafts, and the shaped background I cut out on my cricut using the "Storybook" cartridge.

4th of July Layout

We made these pages at scrapbook club a few months ago, I just barely got around to putting pictures on them. Not my favorite, but the memories are recorded at least =). All the products are from Close to my Heart.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Super Saturday Projects Continued

I am getting tired of making samples for Super Saturday-- don't get me wrong, I like being creative, but it seems like I don't have any free time anymore =). I made one project this morning that I will post later in the week, but here are the rest.
Magnet Boards and Magnets. I modge podged patterned cardstock onto the board so it was a little more classy.
Hooded towels-- not my best photo, but still cute.
BOO Blocks. These turned out super cute. I love them!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I made this to use as a project for our Enrichment Super Saturday at church. I really like how it turned out, and I love that it already matches my kitchen-- one of the bonuses to helping with something like this for sure!

I just used wood blocks, craft paint, the Scenic Route Collection from SEI, Opposites Attract on my Cricut, and some stray ribbons and flowers. The picture doesn't do it justice, it is so rich and just pretty.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

St. George Temple

This page needs help =). The title isn't what I wanted it to be, and it will probably just stay like this, even though its lack of "pefectness" bothers me. I was really excited to get the Citrus paper pack from DCWV and you will probably be seeing a lot more of it. I just love it.
I also love these photos, they bring back some great memories!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

1st Haircut-- Max

This photo is not great, but this is the layout I made when we scrapbooked Saturday. It turned out way cute, I was really happy with it. All the paper I used is from the "Story Time Collection" from Cosmo Cricket. Just barely got around to using it =).
We didn't have our computer, so I hand journaled on this page, and it didn't turn out so bad =). The title is just American Crafts Thickers. Love those things.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Scrap Party

We had a scrapbooking party at my house on Saturday morning for a couple of hours, just my sisters and my sister-in-law. We did a card exchange, and this is what I came up with. It turned out pretty cute. The paper is crate paper, and I used my scallop punch again. Love that thing. The flowers are a stamp set from CTMH, and the "happy birthday" is a rub on from American Crafts. Everyone made cute cards.
I used the left over paper from the cards to make this cute little layout of Maxwell. Lately I am into more simple style, I don't use too many embellishments, just paper. The lettering is from the All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge.

Monday, July 6, 2009

What's in a Name?

This layout is a result of the kiddos being sick. I like how it turned out. I happened to look at the blog today and they had this sketch as a challenge, so I just did it for fun. The papers I used are all from Pebbles in my Pocket, from two collections... a boy one, and a zoo one. The stickers for "in" and the stars are from that Pebbles set, the "name" is from American Crafts, as well as the "A." The letters for "what's" I just found in my stash, no clue where they came from.

Class Assignment #1

I am taking an online Photoshop class right now, and this is my completed assignment for today. Just a simple frame and wordart.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Usually I am not quite this simple, but I am happy how this layout turned out. I had planned to put a title on it, but all the bare space actually makes me happy =). I was reminded of this little nickname Hannah has for Julia this morning, and I wanted to get it scrapbooked before I forgot to do it... like most of my memories! You can click on the picture to enlarge it so you can read the text if you are interested.
Everything on this layout came from Stampin' Up (my first time using their stuff), not sure what it was called.

Mothers Day 09

For this layout I only used one piece of patterned paper-- a challenge for two 12 x 12 papers. It is a card making paper from Scenic Route (don't remember the name). I used complimentary American Crafts cardstock. The book plate is from Basic Grey, and I used the Cricut markers and the Cursive 101 font to write "Best." Not super happy with the title, but it is okay.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Maxwell Birthday Invite in Photoshop

Welcome to my first attempt at digital scrapbooking... not bad for not knowing anything about Photoshop except for a few tips from Leslie a few months ago =). I used free elements that I found at She does some super cute stuff.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Father's Day Page

This is a layout I made at scrapbook club, and I just finished putting the pictures on this week. All products are from the "Emporium" collection of CTMH.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day Cards

This is the quick and easy Father's Day card I made for Nate this year (and the same one for his dad). I just used the scraps from my latest scrapbook page to make it. The star and wording are both done on Plantain Schoolbook, and the paper is the "playful" collection from 3 Bugs in a Rug. The ribbons is Stampin' Ups "certainly celery" and the cardstock is AC.
This other card I made at scrapbook club with CTMH products. It turned out cute.
It would have been nice if I had remembered to bring these cards with me when we went to visit our families =). Oh well, they will get there a few days late in the mail. It is the thought that counts, right? =)

10 Reasons I Love You

I can't take credit for this layout-- I scraplifted it from a Close to My Heart book and then tweaked it to fit my pictures etc. It did turn out way cute though.

The paper I used is Three Bugs in a Rug, the "playful" collection. The little tag that says "today" is a diecut that I bought with the paper. I used cardstock from my American Crafts bundle I got at Roberts. The diecut numbers are all from the Plantain Schoolbook cartridge, as are the "I" and the "U," but the U is Tall Ball. The heart and the star from the Plantain Schoolbook as well. I used CTMH Chocolate ink to distress my edges a little bit. The stamps for numbers 3-6 are from a Making Memories Christmas set I picked up for a buck on clearance... not the best stamp quality, but they work. The background for the title is made out of various ribbons from my collection. The yellow with orange polkadots is from AC, the "memories" ribbon is Heidi Swapp, the green and blue ribbons are from Stampin' Up. Brads are just from my collection.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

You Call Me Mother

This page is meant to document the fact that my oldest daughter currently only calls me "mother" and it sounds so formal, but also so funny in her little 4 year old accent. I just kind of started on it and I love how it turned out. I wish I could have made the photo the right sepia tones to look good, but with my limited photoshop skills, it always came out too yellow and looked terrible. The black and white isn't bad though.
All the paper and accessories are from the "More to Adore" paper packet from Close to my Heart. The MOTHER letters are from the cricut cartridge Doodlebug. I typed my journaling using the American Typewriter font. I used the regular font and then the shadow feature to make the pink border. So sweet.

Graduation Album

Blogger kind of screwed this one up, so I am missing a page, but oh well. This is the album I made for my sister Leslie that graduated from high school last week. I used a Pioneer 8 x 8 album. The flower is Heidi Swapp and the center is a brad from Making Memories.
The sticker letters are American Crafts, and all the paper in the album is from Close to my Heart-- Silhouette. Is was so perfect for this project.
I was bad and photo copied all of Leslie's school photos so they were black and white. It just looked much better than the color ones.
All the numbers are from my Cricut using the Tall Ball feature on my Plantain Schoolbook cartridge. The accents are all from Accent Essentials and Plantain Schoolbook.
The little heart pins were made using the Doodletype cartridge.
I used some accent rubons from American Crafts to spruce things up a bit.
Isn't she cute? =)
The sophomore, junior, and senior type is from Opposites Attract.
The flowers on the last page I got from my mother-in-law. I think they are Colorbox.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Joy Card for my Grandma

I made this card for my grandma's birthday last night-- it is a "joy card." I saw them on the cricut message board yesterday and wanted to try it out. It is kind of like a card within a card and this is my version.
The paper I used is Flower Power from Close to my Heart. The "Happy Birthday" is a stamp from Close to my Heart as well, don't remember which set.
The scalloped flowery edge was cut using Design Studio and my Accent Essentials cartridge.
These kind of show how it opens up. I added a bow out of grograin ribbon to give it some texture. Not sure what color green it is.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jingle Bells

This picture does not do these justice. Malia, Rachel, and I made these cute blocks back in November just as a fun activity while our husbands laughed over a silly movie. We just cut 2 by 4s into squares (thanks to Scott) and then embellished with paper and chipboard letters.
All the paper we used was from American Crafts Christmas collection... most from this years, some from last years. The paper is just modge podged to the painted blocks. The stickers separating the two papers are borders from Doodlebug. The "jingle" letters are stickers from American Crafts. The red circles are just hole punched... and the bells we just got at Roberts for some extra bling. These are a fun Christmas decoration and they were so inexpensive and easy to make.

Cookie Sheet Calendars

We made these cookie sheet calendars for Enrichment. I got the idea out of a Simple Scrapbooks magazine, and then just made them to fit our activity.
The color calendar I made, and the black and white calendar was designed by Rachel Gainer (gotta give credit where credit is due! It is super cute.) All squares are just attached with magnets so you can move them around for the different months.
We just got cookie sheets from the dollar store and spray painted them. The paper for mine is from My Mind's Eye. The rub ons are mostly from american crafts, and the number stickers are from Karen Foster. The rest are just random items from my collection. We printed the sidebar for the months to make it easier..
Rachel used Doodlebug paper to make this cute calendar. She used all different rub ons for her calendar, lots of them from American Crafts.
These are time consuming, but turned out super cute!