Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Sorry this took so long to post. The winner of the blog candy from the "whats new" blog hop is Tracey from Now I just need to figure out how to contact her! Congrats Tracey!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

So What's New? Blog hop

If you came here from Adele's blog  then you are in the right place! For day two of the blog hop, I thought I would share a simple layout. The pictures are of my son and my two adorable (if I say so myself)grandsons.  The stitching took a little longer than expected so I will finish and repost.

Paper: Close to my Heart
Nate's ABC's Cricut cartridge
Pin: October Afternoon
Sew Easy

Hope you enjoyed our Hop. Please follow and leave a comment for blog candy. I am giving away a CTMH Memory Game from my friend Suzanne, she is a CTMH consultant!/pages/Suzanne-Rymer-Independent-Consultant-Close-to-My-Heart/108174999290121?sk=wall

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

So What's New Blog Hop: Laura's Kitchen

Hi, this is Laura from Talkinscrap! If you came here from the Crafty Pink Butterfly's blog,  then you are in the right spot.

I have been wanting to do one of the artist trays by 7 Gypsies for awhile so this blog hop inspired me to try one. I love the images from the Cricut Imagine Cartridge, "Kate's Kitchen" so I thought they would make a perfect home decor piece for my very bare kitchen. I sprayed all the papers and pieces with an acrylic spray to protect the paper since it will be hanging in my kitchen. I wished I had written down all the imagine sizes but I ended up cutting each piece so many times to make them fit perfectly that keeping track of sizes was impossible. I also inked the edges of each piece to give it a little more dimension and used lots and lots of dimensional adhesive.

I will be hopping again tomorrow with another project so leave a comment both days to be entered into a drawing for CTMH blog candy. (by 11:59 pm October 10) Your next stop is Adele at:

Products Used
Papers:     Kate's Kitchen Cricut Imagine Cartridge
Buttons:   My Mind's Eye
Flair:        October Afternoon
Kitchen Twine:  stash misc. from my
Bottle caps:  from my friend's Cheryle's stash
Black Hemp:  Close to my Heart.
ATG adhesive
Stampin' Up dimensionals
Color Box Ink

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cards and More

I have been making more cards lately even though I am more of a scrapbooker.  This  card was made using the Sophie Cricut Circle Cartridge. I scraplifted the card from the handbook.  I love this cartridge and expect to use it alot.

I made the banner for the Indian Party that we had over the Labor Day weekend.  It was double sided but I forgot to get a picture of the other side.  I really love making banners but what to do with them when the party is over?

I made this card for my son PJ's 17th birthday.  The card measures 7 x 4 and it was fun trying something different than the standard A2. Here is the inside of the card--I don't usually decorate the inside but I really like the look.  The anteater and banner are from the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge using my favorite Core'dinations cardstock. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"Pearls before Twine"

The is a picture of my mom and her big sister.  I used Page Maps for the layout.  No, I didn't crochet the flowers although I probably should.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Elephant Invitations

I made these simple invitations for an India theme party.  I made a shaped card with my gypsy and the Destinations Cricut cartridge.  The paper is DCWV Taj Majal  stack.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flower Shoppe Frame

I made this for a housewarming gift for a co-worker.  I used the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge for the three dimensional flowers. The paper is from DCWV Garden Party Stack. The sentiment reads "Whatever is true...whatever is lovely...think on these things.