Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I just finished all of the baseball pictures for the county's Little League!!!! I just pressed "order" on a huge order of prints, so all I have to do now is sort them and hand them out! I am so excited to be done with them! I took over 900 pictures last week, and hopefully we can hand them out next weekend.

So why is this blog-worthy, well for a couple of reasons, 1. I have never been paid to take pictures before and to take them at this volume was a huge achievement for me and a huge boost in my self esteem too! 2. Now   I can scrap scrap and scrap as much as the 6 kiddos at my house all day everyday will let me.

Hopefully I will have some projects to share soon!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My scrap space

There was a contest on the Circle blog to show your craft space, well, I scrap at the kitchen table, and I have a buffet table that sits behind me with my Imagine and my E2, so here it is, in all its glory.

See how desperate I am to win...what a horrible picture, but oh well!  I hate being on this side of the camera!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Birthday Bash LO and a card too!

My son turns 7 today so I had to make him a birthday card and decided it was time to scrap his party from last year too!  I will start with the layout.  I usually try to add the cards or at least the invitation to my layouts for parties and such. For some reason I couldn't find the cards, but I did add the invitation and I used the thank-you note to journal on, then tucked them both behind the pictures.

Here is the double page layout

Here is a close up of the left side, and the cards behind the pictures

The birthday cake cut is from Birthday Bash and the puppy with the balloon is from Paper Pups

 Sorry for the glare, I  didn't notice it until it was loaded. Here is the right side

I finally got to use Four Legged Friends, both of these puppies are from that cartridge, the balloons are from the Celebrations cartridge and the 6 is from Hello Kitty Font.

The orange paper is from a large stack I got at Sam's forever ago, the green and other printed paper are from DCWV Celebrate Stack (super cute!!)

Here is a close up of one of the puppies, just because  l like him. The bag is cut from Birthday Bash also.

I used the scraps of the paper to make his birthday card for this year.

 I used Robotz for the frog guy and Blast off Imagine Cartridge for the 7 and for the inside of the card. 

Ok, off to wrap presents and make a cake! Have a great day everyone!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Motorcycle Thank you card

NSD Challenge # 8 on My Pink Stamper was to use a summer theme.  We recently went to Thunder Beach with some friends and thought I could make a great thank you card. 

I used real seashells on the bottom. All the papers were from my scrap stash.

Cartridges used:
Paper Doll Dress up
Groovy times

Mother's Day Card

This is the mother's Day card I made for my mom.  It is pretty simple, but I made it out of colors that she loves and that match her sewing room. I was running out of time, so I had to do something simple!

The solid colors are all core'dinations and the print paper is from DCWV the Linen Stack.  I inked the edges of the printed paper and sanded the core'dinations paper.

Cartridges used:
Paper Lace
Wall Decor and More
Holiday Cakes

There you have it  a simple, but petty card!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Teacher for all Seasons Mini

FINALLY...I finished the teacher appreciation gifts for the 4 teachers that work with my boys.  I found this poem online and used it as the basis for my mini book

A Teacher for All Seasons

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts.

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent.

A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere.

A teacher is like Winter,
While it’s snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide.

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You’re a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude!
By Joanna Fuchs

I decided to do a mini and put each season on one page.  Here is all of them together.

The only patterned paper I used is on the cover and it is from The paper Studio.   The teachers are from the Imagine cartridge Best Friends.

Here is a close up of the front.

I used my Imagine with Lacy labels printed with Enjoy the Seasons for all of the poem through out the book.  I then printed the poem on my printer.

Here is the first page.

I used pages from Locker Talk that had tabs and then I covered the tabs with items from each season.  I really wanted to use Enjoy the seasons so I made a the tree for every season.

Here is the next page

Aren't the trees cute?

Here is the third page

And the fourth page (with my favorite tree)
And now the last page
These are the only pictures I had to include, but I felt the rest of it told the story well!  It is hard to see but I had my son sign the book above the sissors.

And finally here is the back

I hope they like them, I have put in some hours into them today!

The best part of the whole thing - it is ALL done with my Cricut E2 or Imagine and besides the one piece of printed paper, it is all made from my scrap box.

Here is a list of cartridges I used:
April Showers
Best Friends Imagine
Celebrate with a Flourish
Creative Memories Cheerful Season
Designer's Calendar
Enjoy the Seasons Imagine
Paper Doll for Everyday
Just a Note
Lacy Labels
Locker Talk
Nate's ABC
Snow Friends
Stretch your Imagination
Winter Lace

Thanks for looking, and thank you to all the teachers out there!