Friday, October 28, 2011

Rock Out

This is pic of my DD before a concert.  I had not idea what that symbol meant she is doing with her hands.  She said it meant Rock Out or it's all good...etc.  Thought I would make a layout as a reminder.

I used Sillhouette to make the frame and Art Philosophy for the journal tag, circle embellie and flowers.  The flowers on the upper left corner of the title spot was from one of the carts, but I can't remember which. I think it was Sophie.  The flourish came in the bucket from Michaels. K& Co I think. That bucket has lasted me forever. I still have tons left.  The borders were cut using Martha Stewart and Fiskars Border punches. The buttons are from Basic Grey.  The ttile was sizzix cut from Tim Holtz Vintage Market.  the buttons on the corners of the photo were from Martha Stewart's Button emobossing punch. Love that one!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Scandanavian Christmas Cards

I was so excited to see a Scandanavian Christmas cartrige come out. Half of heritage is Danish and until recently it was hard to find decor that I could use to center around that theme.   I may even pull out my Grandmother's antique wooden shoes this Christmas and stuff with greenery, candy canes and oranges.

Dress Up

This picture of my daughter playing dress up with her Easter hat and the toy earrings that were in her basket was her favorite.

I used Art Philosophy for the journal, title and title frame. I also made the flowers and leaves from the same cart.  The chipboard flourish came in a bucket that I got at Michaels.  I painted them green with Jenni Bowlin's paint daubers.  The die cuts of the key, keyhole and hinge are from Tim Holtz' Vintage Hardware Sizzix die.  They were painted gold with Folk Art paint. I glittered up the key with stickles that I got in the dollar bin at Walmart to give it a little sparkle. The stiching was done using templates from Fiskars' In Stitches,,Granny Stitches.The gold ribbon came off of a gift I got for my birthday. The tag was cut from Art Philosophy and grunged up a bit with Antinque Linen and Frayed Burlap distress inks and then embossed and stamped with a purse stamp I got years ago from Hero Arts.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


This is a picture of my daughter and her BFF and another friend.   I went a whole new direction than what I had planned for this layout, but I loved how it turned out. 

I used the Sophie and American Alphabet cartridges to make the embellies.  I picked up a set of the crochet flowers at the CKC convention I went to in August.  Wish I had gotten more of those.  I still need to add the journaling on the tag under the picutre that was cut from Art Philosophy, It was actually an inside of a frame I had made in an earlier layout.  Loving the Sophie cartridge. It is right up my alley. the pebbleholding the embellie on the lower left corner is from Prima, and the bling on the flourish were from a package I picked up at Michaels.  Tiny little things. I had to use my tool taxi to put them on. The strip of paper used on the bird cage background was a scrap I used from Mariposa. Love that paper.  The papers were Basic Grey

Only 2 Girls

There are only 2 girls among the children of my brother and I. Sarah and Amanda got together at Pam's one Summer and this rare photo was taken. My niece lives in Ohio. 

I cut the bacground out from the Art Philospophy cartridge by Cricut.  The corner flourish was from the same cartirdge,  I am not sure where I got the chipboard accent, for I have had them for a while. I have just started using that jug-o-chipboard I hoarded over the years. I am thinking it was from K and Co. at Michaels.  The semi circle under the picture was from the interior of the cut out.  The title was using the Anniversary Expressions American Alphabet cartridge. I just love the girly look of Font 2.  The branch and flowers were from Sizzix dies.  I found glitter and glitter glue at Walmart for a $1 each. Love that glitter. it doesn't come through in the picture, but it adds a lot.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monster Love

I just love this little monster on the Mini Monsters Cartridge.   I made these using that cartridge and Art Philosophy.