Sunday, August 22, 2010

At the river

So I made some time to get some scrapping done today and this is what I came up with.

When I sat down at my craft table I was completely uninspired and wasn't sure what I wanted to do. Finally, I just picked some pictures and started cropping them down and picked a background paper. Then it started coming to me what I wanted to do.

I cut the title from the cropped pieces of the pictures using Plantin Schoolbook. At first I tried using my Zig pen to glue them down but it just created a big mess so I ran the letters through my Xyron sticker maker and that worked much better.

I decided the page needed something "water-ish". I do not have the H2O cartridge and I'm not sure it would have worked here anyway. So I chose the fish from Create A Critter and the fish border from Animal Kingdom. I must admit I forgot to actually pay attention to the direction I was cutting the fish and had to redo one of them.

Last, but not least, I cut the cute little turtle from Create a Critter. I don't know why but I just love this little guy.

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy anniversary to me!

Today my husband and I have been married 13 years! Where has the time gone? We are high school sweethearts and are still going strong. I think it may have something to do with being apart almost as much as we have been together. My husband is former military and now he is a wildland fire fighter so it's safe to say he is away from home alot. With this anniversary we can now say that we have been together on this special day more years than we have not. He has missed all of the milestone anniversaries (1st, 5th, 10th).
On to the bouquet.... My husband LOVES Reese's peanut butter cups! So, I thought I would make him this cool candy bouquet.

The recipe:
  • Double sided patterned paper
  • Wooden skewers
  • Glass vase
  • Glue gun
  • Regular and mini Reese's peanut butter cups
 I used the scalloped circle from the tie the knot cartridge and cut it at 4 inches. I had this really ugly patterned paper that came in a pack from Sam's Club. I didn't think I would ever use it. But it actually goes really good with the Reese's packages. Using my Gypsy, I was able to fit 7 circles on each page. After I cut the circles out I balled them up then opened them back up. This kept them from laying flat on top of each other and gave them more of a flower shape. I used 4 circles per flower and layered them solid, pattern, solid, pattern.

I punched a hole in the center then used a brad to hold the layers together. Afterwards I used the hot glue to attach the skewer and the Reese's peanut butter cup. I made 13 "flowers", one for each year we've been married. I placed all the skewers in the vase then filled the bottom with the mini Reese's to keep the flowers from falling all over the place. I just love the way this turned out and I think I will have to make more soon.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

At the playground

I made this two page layout of my daughters at the playground. They always have so much fun and never want to leave. I have a few more pictures that didn't get scrapped because, as you can see, there was no more room on the page. I love all the pictures of my kids (even the blurry ones) and always have such a hard time choosing which ones to leave out. Do you have that problem too? Anyway, on to the cricut cuts. I used a few different cartridges for this one. I cut the swing set from Locker Talk at 5 inches, then snipped off the swings. For the long grass strips at the bottom I used Plantin Schoolbook. I welded 2 grass pieces together in my gypsy and cut it at 1 1/2 inches. Then for the little grass pieces I used the accessory feature key on Create a Critter (my all time favorite cartridge), also cut at 1 1/2 inches. I attached them with foam tape to give them a little dimension.

The clouds were cut from Create a Critter at 2 inches, then I used my black pen to add faux stitching around the edges. The sun was cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 3 inches. I added some gold glitter glue to the sun to give this page a little sparkle.

The stickers have been hiding in my stash for quite a while now so I don't remember what company made them but I thought they added just a little extra fun to this page. I hope you like this layout as much as I do and have a great weekend. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Random Daisy Sightings

I had some extra pictures left over from other layouts and some pictures that just didn't really go with anything but I wanted to include them in my scrapbook. I created the page title using my Gypsy. The font is from nursery rhymes and the daisies are from walk in my garden. I resized and welded the daisies in random spots around the font. Then I used the hide contour to hide the dot on the "i"s and replaced them with a daisy. I had some tiny adhesive jewels that I picked up from Big Lots that I placed in the center of the daisies. And to finish off the page I used some Suzy Zoo stickers that I have been holding onto way too long.

Thanks for looking. Have a great week!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Monkeying around!

I actually had some time to scrap today, YEAH! I had some cute pictures of my daughter at the playground acting like a monkey so I cut this cute little monkey from the Create A Critter cartridge. All layers including the vine are cut at 4 inches. I think it fits this page perfectly. I also found this journaling block in a pack that I got from wal-mart that goes great. I decided to mat just the one picture to kind of make it the main focus of the page. I just love the face she is making.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tell me a story, Granny.

I am really pleased with how this page turned out. I have such a hard time using my pretty paper. I don't want to cover it up with pictures. I really had two more pictures to put on this page but it would have completely covered the great design on the paper. I used DCWV cardstock stack for the background page and the patterned paper is DCWV glitter stack.

Thanks for looking. Have a great week!