Friday, February 24, 2017 Color Combo

I used a premade layout I had bought on that day, and then used Un-do to remove all the parts that didn't match with my theme such as the sandals, but left the map. I added the shopping bags via my Cricut Explore of course!!  All three bag shapes were from Mickey and Friends cartridge. I added the small flowers and BLACK bling to them to stay in the color combo. The tiles were cut from the Cricut Craft Room freebie! The papers were from my stash and the scallop was already cut. I made it a pocket and put journaling and "passport" we used for the day in it.
    I love it and can't believe we did this!! We did it all in ONE day!!! 437 miles!!!! Crazy!! Never again!! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scrapbook Generation Layout Boston Freedom Trail

Using My Minds Eye Kate & Co. papers, I scraplifted from this Scrapbook Generation sketch and made this layout for some of my many Boston trip pics.  I added wood pieces I'd picked up from Michaels. I enjoy going by a sketch or scraplifting another's layout since it's like using a recipe and helps get our many photos onto beautiful layouts! Hope it helps you as well!
Challenges I'm entering it in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Monday, February 20, 2017

House Mouse Bird Feeder and Lavender Spring Card

This is a card for my sister because her favorite color is purple or lavender so have made this specifically for her. Using the House Mouse Stamp Lavender Birdfeeder cling I received from Asia King she sent to me. Wasn't that sweet? I feel so lucky to have such sweet friends via the internet.  Here's the official stamp #426496 House Mouse. I stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, and the Copics were: C01, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, V12, V115, YG11, YG06. And then highlighted with a White gel pen.
Die Cutting: Used Petite Large Square frame and 2 of the extra dies that come with the set.
The front panel was cut from Making Memories Purple pattern paper. I then folded a piece of 6.25"x 12" Lavender Bazzil for it's card making strength making sure that it would not cut across the fold, I die cut The large frame again. Cut out 2 white inserts for the image on the front, and the insert inside. Also, the flowers outside cut twice to layer and make the flower blossom. Cut the extra flower under the rose on the bow. Also, die cut "Happy Birthday" from Paper Smooches for the sentiment. Roses are from my stash. Cardstocks are Bazzill in lavender and green. 
Assembling: I layered the larger frame to the front panel of the die cut card shape, and threaded ribbon through all the holes all around. The bow is addition to that, made with three loops on each side. After coloring the House Mouse image with my Copics and keeping a lavender feel to the pic, I added white gel dots to each of the stems, birds, and mouse. The shadow is actually BV000, to stay on a true purple/lavender feel.  
Added lace to the edge of the colored panel and glued onto the large purple frame.
Added the die cut flower blossom, with Viva Gel drops to the flower centers. Stamp sentiment reads, "May your day be filled with Sunshine and flowers".
The Ribbon is May Arts 5/8" wide, sheer iridescent organza in Fuchsia.
Entering it in the following Challenges:

She Strings Kits So Dog Gone Cute


 Using Shoe Strings Kits: So Darn Cute, I assembled and inked the edges and made this fabulous layout! Really fun but spent more time than I had anticipated!! Just had to show Ellie off in style! She is such a precious member of our family and had to have something in our album to show it. Ejoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cricut Surburbia Manly Card

The card is made from using my Cricut Explore with the Surburbia Cartridge I just have purchased, My Minds Eye Kate & Co. papers, Navy, Light yellow Bazzill, and Washi tape that came with the collection.  Love the look and feel of the card for my son having his birthday. Hope you enjoy it. I have entered in a challenge on: Cricut Challenge for February
Southern Girls Challenge-Challenge #153 ~ 3 or more pattern paper

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #270-271 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Use your Favorite Tool-Mine is the Cricut Explore

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DCWV January Stack-a-holic Challenge

Here is my layout of the sketch from January 2017.
I used the following DCWV stacks:
Treasures-brown for title and mat under larger pic
Autumn Leaves for wood tag bottom right
Green background from Christmas & Winter combo cardstock
Green leaves paper-Garden Charm
May ARts-leaves ribbon
Monkeys diecut from my Cricut Explore using Noah's ABC Animals.
burplap twine from my stash

Here is the sketch from the challenge:
Am planning on framing this layout for my son.
My Layout won top 10 for DCWV January Stack A Holic Results

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Go Rome Go Layout

I LOVE how this layout came out!! The papers are from scraps leftover from my stash. There is a bit of gold washi tape between the black and white paper and the pic's. Do you notice in the last pic above. Also, the stamps are Boys will be boys #659091 Doodlebug clear stamps & Sizzix dies motorcycle car. The title is made with my Cricut Explore using the Plantin Schoolbook. The "GO's" are in bold, and the "Rome" is regular and layered with the black and gold. Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares was used undr the vehicles as well as the gray strip at the top of the pages. Also, those 3 circle emblessments on the top right page are from IOD from 2004!! Finally scrapping this page and using those!!
Travel Info: On this pedestal in Rome the traffic cops have worked here since 1898 and have taken a severe beating in recent years, with increasing amounts of traffic buzzing around. With their distinctive white gloves, helmet, whistles, and pantomime performances, traffic cops at this focal point in Rome's historic centre have become something of a tourist attraction, as well as a part of the landscape in many movies set in Rome (such as Roman Holiday!) This piazza is located at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in central Rome, Italy and at the end of the Via del Corso. It is dominated by two landmarks, Palazzo Venezia, the building that gave the square its name (Benito Mussolini used the building as his headquarter and addressed the people from the palace's balcony. It is now home to the Museo del Palazzo Venezia). The large white building in the background is the imposing monument dedicated to Italy's first king, Victor Emanuele II monument (known to some as the giant white typewriter or wedding cake).

Here is my gallery on and this layout is for their Cricut, Sizzix, and