Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Christmas 2007 brought Mabel into our family for a short time. We loved her long, floppy ears and her sad eyes! Mabel loved to bark- I swear that dog would bark at the wind. LOL

Again I used a layered base- the designer paper has Spring themed text but because I covered so much of it that really doesn't matter. I used 2 Cricut cartridges on this layout- Animal Kingdom and Mickey and Friends (dog house and bones.) To add details to the words I used a white gel pen to add groupings of dots. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges.
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Until later~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Horsin' Around

My layout today is one I created for a challenge on a Facebook scrapbook group I belong to. The challenge is "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" we are very easy going and we are not too strict about the "guidelines." LOL
Once a challenge is posted we are free to use it as we like. So, here is my layout for this challenge-

 We had a Bassett hound for a couple of months until we had to find her a new home in June 2008- she went to live with one of hubby's co-workers and his family. His daughter Tiffany had recently gotten a new horse and was more than happy to take Hailey for a ride. (Hunter was too afraid to ride, but not our baby girl!) Hailey loved riding the horse! She did not want to get off!

 I used a NEW Cricut cartridge- Countery life for the title and the horse die cut. (I LOVE the way the newer cartridges layer- they can be done so much faster than the old style!)

 The title, once I adhered it to my layout I wished I had cut the shadow for it, but, oh well. :-) I like the layered pharses on this cartridge.

I know, you are wondering what on earth, right? Well, this is the back of my layout. The white are is where I cut a square out of my base layer. I was then able to use this piece to make the mats for my photos and the letters that are layered, AND I still have a little left over. (I have said it before and I will say it again- I am stingy with my designer paper.!!LOL)
Something old- my designer paper (and the pictures)
Something new- Country Life Cricut cartridge
Something borrowed- The layered base idea (I usually use one paper as my base)
something blue- My title was cut in the blue color and then the red was layered over some of the letters
I am so happy I finally have these pictures on a Layout!! I am even more happy that I had index cards with the info tucked in with the pictures too. 
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Until later~

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pinterest inspired project

Sometime last Spring/Summer I found a web site called Pinterest. Oh the inspiration, oh the crafty goodies, oh the recipes, oh the..... well,  you get the point. So my goal for the year is to not only pin things that inspire me, but to also make some of those things that inspire me! Today I am sharing one of my Pinterest projects. With 5 people living in our house and crazy schedules, work, school and church it is easy to over look something on our filled calendar. I think it is more manageable to look at the month in one week segments, so here is how we do it.....

I found this photo frame for $10 at Walmart. You can use it either landscape or portrait, for my wall I went with the landscape orientation. I used a paper stack from a couple of years ago, and cut 8 pieces of  4x6 paper and inserted them into the frame. Before adding the paper to the frame I cut the month and the days of the weeks with the Cricut (Chore Cart for the days of the week, and Gypsy Font for "January.") You can use dry erase markers on the glass!! How cool is that?!?! If you didn't what to change out the papers each month you could put "Our week" in one of the frames and use some non-seasonal paper. Easy peasy!!
And here is the inspiration at Next2Heaven. (<-- click to see)
So, go and check out Pinterest- I am sure you will find lots of inspiration there!!
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Until later~

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Santa Layout

I bet you thought I went to the North Pole with Mr. Snowflake!! LOL Nope, just been recovering from the holidays- a birthday- and a sick little one! I did manage to  do a couple of crafty things though. :-)
Way back on Black Friday our neighboring town had an old fashion Christmas celebration and Christmas tree lighting. The kids were thrilled that Santa was making an appearance...after all they wanted to make sure that he knew they had moved to North Dakota!!

LOL, I have to laugh at Hunter, I think he was a little scared of Santa and he is using Hailey as a shield. LOL Neither one would sit on Santa's lap and neither one wanted Mrs. Claus in the photo. (What a shame, she was so cute!!)
 I saved this piece of cardstock (I used this collection for my Christmas planner and could not bring myself to cut this piece.) I love the Fancy pants St. Nick collection...although the jury is still out on the filter papers I used on the top right corner. The striped border was hand cut from the border page, the buttons, ticket and little chipboard heart are also from that collection. I added the die cut "Santa Claus" from the Christmas Cricut cartridge, a little baker's twine and the glitter to the fur on Santa's suit. I like how it turned out. :-)

This is why the pictures look a little dark today, it is overcast and trying to snow. And let's not even talk about the 40 MPH winds. LOL
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Until later~