Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Jinger Adams on facebook had a contest where anyone could enter pictures of ice cream layouts.  After asking if I could submit more than one entry (my girls wanted to do the contest, too), my girls and I went to work making our layouts.  I decided to go a little non-traditional and used brown for my layout!

My girls did a great job, too!!  My oldest did the first one and my youngest did the second one!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Simply Cards.... the only type in the HOT heat!

The weather this weekend has decided to head up towards 90 and I had procrastinated making the cards I needed!  I sat down last night and created 2 cards..... one for my brother-in-law's birthday and one for my sister and brother-in-law's anniversary.  They were simple and fast -- the only way to make them in the heat of July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I LOVE a parade!

Tomorrow my Girl Scout troop marches in the local 4th parade!  We needed a new banner for the occasion and I put my Cricut to work!  Here is what I came up with!!!  HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thank You......

I had a few free minutes this afternoon so I crafted 2 THANK YOU cards.  

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cupcake Card

I am in LOVE with the Sweet Treats cartridge!  I love everything about this cartridge ~~the ice cream cones, the cakes, the cupcakes ~~ EVERYTHING!!  Last night I decided to give it a whirl and create my first card of 2010!  Yes.... it's true..... I haven't been much of a cardmaker recently!  Here is the start of cardmaking 2010!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


There is a 20% off your ENTIRE purchase coupon on page 13 of the April 2010 issue of Scrapbooks Etc. magazine.  The coupon is valid from February 23 through April 30, 2010.


Tootsie Cupcakes!

How many of you are wondering what to do with the cupcake holders on your cricut carts?  Here is a simple idea that only requires the following materials:

*  12x12 piece of scrapbook paper
*  Pair of fuzzy (also called spa) socks
*  Red pom-pom or fake cherry

For mine I cut out the cupcake holder that is on the Easter 2010 (cut 4 1/4").  Once cut and assembled, I rolled one pair of fuzzy socks in a mound appearance.  Tuck the sock inside the cupcake holder.  Finish it off with a cute little cherry!  

Wouldn't these make cute party favors?  Try making one yourself and see how easy this craft can be!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Another Storage Idea -- EUREKA moment!

About a month ago I was shopping with my good friend at Kmart and came across some $3.00 snapware ornament containers.  Without hesitation, I loaded one of these nifty containers into my cart without any thoughts on what to do with it.  I initially thought I might use it to store scrapbook paper (it's slightly larger than 12x12).  Today I had a EUREKA moment!  I decided to put all my glitters, stickles, stamp pads, chalks, etc into this one container -- MY SNAPWARE BOX!  I don't know if I'll keep this system but I do like that everything is in one central location.  Does anyone else have items they have used in a different way in their scrap zone?


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Piglet is complete!

Here is my daughter's completed pig from Girl Scouts (minus the slit for the money).  Can you guess her favorite color????   If you guessed PURPLE -- YOU ARE CORRECT!  My daughter loves everything purple (along with everything Scooby Doo!).  

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Girl Scout Craft - Piggy Bank

Since I'm on a roll - I thought I would share the first step in my daughter's Piggy Bank that we are making with her Girl Scout troop (I co-lead the troop).  The pig is made with the following supplies:  

*  Egg Carton
*  2 lt soda bottle
*  Newspaper
*  Paste made w/ equal parts of flour and water

If anyone wants the complete set of instructions for this craft, please check out the Martha Stewart website.  She has some GREAT ideas!

Cutie Pie Girl!

I'm feverishly trying to catch up with my youngest daughter's scrapbooks!  This was another page I've done recently that I haven't posted on my blog.  The book on the second page was made by her preschool teacher.  The teacher had each child sign their name next to their class picture!  I still think it's such a great little remembrance of her year!

My new love -- INKING PAPER EDGES!

Happy Monday everyone!  

Today I am blogging about my newest love --- INKING PAPER EDGES!!!  Last week I went into our Creative Habitat store and purchased some new ink pads ($1.00 each on sale!) just so I could attempt the simple task of inking paper! I constantly see how people use this technique to add dimension to their pages.  I must admit after one layout of it -- I'm hooked!  I may even embellish this page with more hearts (it still feels incomplete to me)!  Anyway..... I wanted to share my new scrapbook love!

Enjoy and happy inking! 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Cricut is so pretty!

Okay..... before I finish for the night I had to share my pretty Cricut dust cover I purchased off of Ebay!  I love everything Country --- so my cover fits in perfectly!  I now want to cover my chairs in the room in matching fabric! 

My Scrap-Craft Area

We recently finished off our basement!  Yeahhhh!!  This means I now have my own dedicated craft space!  I will tell you that it's not the prettiest space but it's more than I could ever want!  It's my slice of heaven!

Above:  This is my work station.  We purchased the cabinets for $100 off of Craigslist!  My Cricut cartridges sit on a shelf my Brother-In-Law made me a few years ago!  

Above:  This is where I keep some of my scrapbooks!  On the bottom shelf are boxes with miscellaneous scrapbook stuff (adhesive ribbons, embellishments, etc).  To the right is an old milk box that I use to hold a bunch of yarn for other crafts.

Above:  This is my ribbon station.  I keep some of my spool ribbon here for easy access!  My kids enjoy having it open and easy to get to for crafting!  The crafting scissors they love, too!  The tote on the right holds a bunch of my miscellaneous items.

Above:  This is an old kitchen island that we used at our old house.  In the middle area it holds stickers/embellishments in the right clear box, chipboard and modge podge in the middle box, and 8x11 paper on the right box.  The bottom is storage for photos, mini-sewing machine, and many other items!


Above:  This is my scrapbook paper storage.  It's an old Yaffa Block shelf.  It's the perfect width and depth to hold my scrapbook paper storage boxes from Michael's.  I have them separated by categories.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll show more of my scrap area at another time!

Thank You Gifts - Gift Card Carrier

I was looking for a way to thank my co-leads for Girl Scouts for helping me throughout the year.  Since everyone today seems to be a coffee drinker (except for ME!), I thought I would give them a gift card to Dunkin' Donuts (they could buy donuts, too!!).  Here is how I presented the gift cards!  The mugs were from Rite-Aid!

Bouquets, Bookmarks, and more!

These were some bookmarks I made for my Girl Scouts for Bridging. I think they came out pretty good for a new Cricut owner!

This is the sign I made to try and recruit new leaders to Girl Scouts. I wish I knew about using a laser level when I did the word 'Become' in the middle of the sign.

These were 2 of the teacher bouquets I made last Spring. I used buckets from The Christmas Tree Shop (love that store)!

Cartridge image library made easy!

Have you ever wanted to have a quick place to see what's on each cartridge? Click here to see the list of cartridges and images available! They have most of the old carts and many of the new carts! Thanks for making things so easy!

Sharing more layouts (pre-blog)

Since I'm new to the 'blog world', here are some previous layouts I did using my cricut and other materials! I hope you enjoy!

More Layouts (pre-blog)

More Layouts (pre-blog)!

February 28th Layout -- Preschool Graduation

Who can forget the day that my baby girl graduated from Preschool? Here is a layout that brings all those joyous memories back to life!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rain, rain wouldn't go away......for that wonderful soccer day!

Can you tell my daughter just played a full game of soccer in the RAIN? I was hoping throughout the game that the photographer would cancel this picture session (which was to be after the game) - however, now looking back I love the memories! This season was a little wet..... and the picture reminds me of sitting on the sidelines watching my girl play in the rain!

The Perfect Ride

What is better than a carousel ride on a Kindergarten field trip?! My daughter enjoyed seeing many of the old buildings at the Shelburne Museum, however, the real treat was the carousel ride! I think she rode it more times than I could count that day! I decided to make this page about that ride!

Products used: DCWV paper, prima flowers, Making Memories brads, ribbon, and Stickles.
(Please note: The ribbon was adjusted after this image was taken)