Friday, August 26, 2011

Christmas 1981 ~ Stuck On U Die Cut Challenge #2 (Theme is Sky)

Hi everyone!!  It's time for our next Die Cut Challenge reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches!!  This time our theme is "sky".  You are to make any project using a die cut of something(s) you can see in the sky..  I really had fun with this one..  Since it's been so darn hot and dry here in Texas I decided to scrap a photo of my son Levi when he was 2 year old, at Christmas, 1981.  This is the year he got his "horse" for Christmas.  Let me tell you...  both of my kids looooved that little horse...  They could get him bouncing so hard that he would actually move on the carpet.... Kinda sad when they outgrew him...
Here are a few close ups... 

Here's my little cutie... It doesn't seem like in 2 1/2 months he will be 32 years old... 
You can alse see the MS punched borders, Glittered DA Snowflakes with jewels, and some sewing... 

Some Christmas Stickers, Music Sheet and some Magic Mesh..

Here's my die cut of santa in sleigh and some of the reindeer from the Christmas Noel Cricut Cartridge..

Here's the rest of the die cut and I also cut "Christmas" out of the same cartridge..  The year are glitter letter stickers.

This layout also qualifies for the following challenges..
Crop Stop ~ Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Challenge ~ Anything But A Card
DYSU Challenge ~ Boy or Man

Here is my list of scrappy things I used....
Stampin' Up Basic Black Cardstock
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Collection - Union Square "Favorite Birds of a Feather"
Stampin' Up Barely Banana Cardstock
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Martha Stewart Double Arches Border and Corner Punch
Cricut Christmas Noel Cartridge
Dusty Attic Snowflake Border
Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Blue Jewels
Vellum Snowflake Stickers
Christmas Stickers
Sewing Machine stitching

Be sure and and check out the inspiration over at SOUS Die Cut Challenge!!  We would love for you to play along!  While you're there be sure and check out the current sketch challenge that's also going on!!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Levi's Wedding ~ Sketch Along Tuesday/Frosted Designs

Hi everyone!!  It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another sketch challenge over at Sketch Along Tuesday/Frosted Designs.  If you enjoyed the sketch we had the last challenge you are going to love this one, because it's also by design team member Karin.. 
Here's the sketch..
I decided to scrap one of my son's wedding photos.  This is a photo of me and my husband, Rick, along with son, Levi and new daughter in law, Angela. 
Here are a few close ups...

Here you can see a portion of my decorative frame, scallop circle with dew drops, Stampin' Up Ribbon, Prima Say It In Pearls, Small Scallop Oval and Trim..

Distressed edges, Large Scallop Oval, more Prima Say It In Pearls and you can also see the flourishes I stamped on the paper and the large scallop oval..

Here are some more Prima Say It In Pearls, Decorative Frame and Scallop Circle with Dew Drops..

Here are a few challenges this will qualify for..
For Fun Challenge ~ Scrap Page
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Anything but a Card
ScrapFIT ~ Scallops
The Stamp Man Challenge ~ Anything Goes with Summer Colors

Here is a list of scrappy things I used..
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Real Red
Close To Cocoa
Sage Shadow
Very Vanilla
Webster's Pages ~ Your Life Beautiful ~ Garden Gala Vellum
Scallop Circle
Cricut ~ Fancy Frames Cartridge
Magnolia ~ Doohickeys border punch
Prima Say It In Pearls
Stampin' Up Ribbon ~ Groovy Guava
Marvy ~ Extra Giga Scallop Oval Punch
Stampin' Up scallop Oval Punch
Dew Drops
Stampin' Up ~ Priceless Stamp Set
Stampin' Up ~ Groovy Guava Ink

Be sure and check out the inspiration from the other Design Team Members over at Frosted Designs.. We also have a wonderful prize from   
 but you have to play to win...  Check out the details here...
Thanks so much for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Friday, August 19, 2011

100% Pure Country ~ Stuck On U Sketches

Hi Everyone!!  It's Friday and that means it's time for another sketch reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches..  And this awesome sketch was designed by our own Leah and here it is!! 

And so for my take on it I had to use these cute photos of Grandson Colten.  He had his picture taken awhile back at daycare and they just came in and I couldn't wait to scrap them...  He is such a cutie in his hat that's 2 sizes too big for him!!  lol

Here are a few close ups

This is a recycled raffia bow from a gift package.. I added a couple of the Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gears and used a brad for the center.

Another Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gear, Thickers, a portion of the corrugated cardboard, and part of the Cricut title cut with Country Life Cartridge.

This layout will also qualify for the following challenge(s)..
For Fun Challenge ~ Make a Scrap Page
Here is a list of scrappy things I used...
Stampin' Up Cardstock  ~ Black
Stampin' Up Cardstock ~ More Mustard
Graphic 45 ~ Botanicabilla Collection -- Birds of Paradise
Kaiser Craft ~ Up Up and Away Collection -- Rollercoaster
Recycled Corrugated Cardboard
Magic Mesh
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
Recycled Raffia
Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gears
Cricut Country Life Cartridge

Be sure and check out SOUS (Stuck On U Sketches) for more inspiration!!
And just a reminder - We still have our Die Cut Challenge going on through next Thursday!  So while your over at SOUS be sure and check that out too!!
Thanks for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day!
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Thursday, August 18, 2011


Hello everyone!!!  I want to share this Vintage Wedding Mini Album with you today!  I created this mini using goodies from Creative Cuts & More..  Starting with  6" x 6" Chipboard Album Covers for the pages. Added some Tags and Pockets, but will get to those a little later, and bound it together with album rings. Oh and don't forget some Killer Red Tacky Tape , or if you prefer the Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape.. It's a must have to put these together... 
I have lots of photos to share, so sit back and enjoy!!!

Here's the whole thing!!

Here's the front cover...  The paper I used is Ella Blue g . c . d . studios and it's an 8" by 8" (48 sheet) paper stack.. I love the colors of this and it's perfect for my wedding photos... Oh, I forgot to tell you, this is "MY" wedding album... Yep, the photos are of me and my husband back in 1977.. so don't laugh!!!
I've made 3 or 4 of these albums and given them away, I wanted to make one for me and I wanted it to be special and something I can hand down after we are gone..
I've used stickers, Chipboard Heart, Pearls, Ribbon, Feather, Prima Say It In Pearls, and some charms..

Boy, don't we look like a couple of kids... :o)
Here we have (2) Tag #04 in Chocolately Chip - SU Smooth from Creative Cuts & More. I embossed these with my cuttlebug. You can also order these with a layer of a different color...
Also added some Pearls, Butterfly Sticker, Lace, and Key and Lock Trinket..

Here is a Doily, Decorative Frame, Pearls, Butterfly Sticker..

Here I used (3) Tag Card (in Espresso Brown - SU Smooth) with Two Tags (in Blueberry Pie - Bazzill Smoothies) from Creative Cuts & More.   I embossed the top layer with my cuttlebug embossing folder and attached all three together.. The back of the first one to the front of another one.. the back of the second one with the front of the third one... Before I attached them together I added lace between the layers.. and then just attached the last one to my album... Added the layers and then my photos..
Notice the pearl knob on top.. this unscrews and lets the pages drop down... see next photos...
Used felt die cuts,
Heart Charm,
Spellbinders Die Cut Frame,
Prima Say It In Pearls
Sticker Butterfly...

Knob unscrewed...

This is the First Tag opened....

Second Tag opened...

Third Tag opened...

This is a 6" x 6" acetate page. I covered it with a Hambly Screen Print and then I attached the Slash Pocket with Tag #05 Pocket is in Chocolately Chip -SU Smooth and the tag is in Powder Blue - Bazzill Canvas. I also embossed the front of this with my cuttlebug embossing folder...

Here is the tag pulled out... I did a lot of distressing on this album and tags with Tim Holtz Distressing Inks..

Back side of the tag...

The back side of the acetate page is identical as the front.. The Slash Pocket with Tag #05 Pocket is in Chocolately Chip -SU Smooth and the tag is in Powder Blue - Bazzill Canvas. I also embossed the front of this with my cuttlebug embossing folder...

Tag pulled out...

Back side of the tag...

Tim Holtz Caged Bird Die Cut, Jewels, Lace, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Tattered Angels, Stick Pins and Pearls..

Chipboard Frame...

Back side of the Chipboard...

Here is a little flip frame that I made used the Tim Holtz border Punch, Added a Dusty Attic Frame over the photo and added a Sticker.. Held with a Paper Clip that I recycled..

Here is the back side.. Photo is of me and my Dad..

Here I have used a beautiful frame, Sticker, and a Butterfly Sticker.. 
If you look closely under the paper clip you can see a tag... I have not journaled on this yet, but I will put some personal family history on it so when this little mini passes down through the years, it won't be a mystery!!! Something I wished my Grandmother would have done for me....

Used a lot of lace on this page, some flowers and bling... Also if you untie the bow you can lift this up and see more photos...

Just so you know.. the reason I am looking at my dear sweet husband like I am, is because I gave him strict orders he better not smash the cake in my face.... And as you can see he didn't!!!! :o)

Just a photo of me...  Also used a Kaiser Craft Wooden  Dress Form, Added some Pearls, Lace, Sizzix Flourish Die, and Flower...

Here I used a Lace Heart Doily, Prima Flowers, Bling, Feather, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Now here on the back, I am going to sign it and date it in my own handwriting, even though I don't like my handwriting. Years from now I think it will mean a lot if I do that....

Here are a few challenges this will qualify for...
Card and Scrap ~ Inspiration..
Craft Us Crazy ~ Anything Goes
Crafts And Me ~ Blues or Blue/Greens
Creative Craft Challenge ~ Anything But A Card
Crop Stop Challenge ~ Pearls, Pearls and more Pearls
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Use 3 or more of your favorite embellies. (I used--flower(s), pearls, ribbon)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ~ Your Song Choice --  3rd Page ~ We've Only Just Begun...

Well, that's all I've got for you today!!!
I hope I've inspired you just a little to go check out the goodies over at Creative Cuts & More!! If you do want to make a mini album, I found it easier for me to find the papers I want to use first. When you've done that just sit down with your paper and shop away... And don't forget to get some Killer Red Tacky Tape and/or Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape and some Album Rings!!!
Thanks so much for dropping by today!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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Friday, August 12, 2011

My Grandsons - Fast and Furious-- Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge

Hi everyone!!!!  I'm so excited to show you this layout today... It's for the 1st challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches new Die Cut Challenge.. Our first challenge is anything to do with "Play/Toy".  I had these cute photos of my grandsons with their car pajamas on and I thought they would be perfect with the Disney Pixar "The World of Cars" Cricut Cartridge, so this is what I came up with... 

Here is a close up of Lightning McQueen.

Here is my scrappy list of things I used...

Disney Pixar The World of Cars Cricut Cartridge
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Karen Foster Paper
Liquid Pearls
Doodlebug Designs ~ Shin Dig Lady Bug Letters

This layout also qualifies for these challenge..
Charisma Cardz ~ Distressing
Craft Us Crazy ~ Anything Goes

Be sure and check out SOUS Die Cut Challenge it runs for 2 weeks and we would love for you to play along..  Also while you're there be sure and check out the new Design Team for some pretty amazing inspiration!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's My Party ~ Savannah -- Sketch Along Tuesday/Frosted Designs AND A TOP 3 WINNER OVER AT INCY WINCY DESIGNS

Hello everyone!!!  Today is reveal day over at Sketch Along Tuesday / Frosted Designs..  We have another beautiful sketch from Design Team Member Karin and here it is..

I decided to scrap granddaughter Savannah's Birthday Party  from a couple of weeks ago..  It was an all girl party, everyone had to wear some pink, and the girls decorated cupcakes,  Amanda dolled them up with  make-up and painted their fingernails and then applied stickers, Savannah's other grandma helped them make beaded bracelets and I was in charge of the hot glue gun/attaching their flowers to their hair barrettes..  The girls were kept very busy and they had a blast...And the BIG girls did too!!!  When everyone left the party they looked fab-u-lous!!! :o) 

Here are a few close ups....

Here are some Petaloo Florals layered over fussy cut flowers, Prima Say It In Pearls, BoBunny Trinket, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch....

Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge, Stitched edges, Petaloo, fussy cut flower,  Marvy Oval Punch...

Sticker Letters, Prima Say It In Pearls, Distressed edges, Stitching...

Here are a few other challenges this layout will qualify for....
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Happy Birthday
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Happy Birthday / Celebration
Craft Us Crazy ~ Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Something Old (Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch) Something New (7gypsies Victoria Paper)

Here is the scrappy list of things I used..........
Stampin' Up Cardstock
7gypsies ~ Victoria Collection
Making Memories ~ Sienne Dictionary Collage
Petaloo Florals
Prima Say It In Pearls
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch
Marvy Oval Punch
Sticker Letters
Basic Grey Chipboard
BoBunny Trinkets

I also did a little sewing around the edges...

Be sure and head over to Frosted Designs to see more inspiration!!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a great day!  Try To Stay Cool!!!!!!!
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Monday, August 8, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS------------------------------

And the winner of my prize for the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop is......................................................................................................................
who said---
Oh, I love your layout..all that sweet lace, fabulous layers, the die cut, and your cute floral work! And she is her dress! I'm a follower of both blogs!

Congratulations Kathy, please email me at fernriley (at) att (dot) net
so I can mail you your prize!!!

Thank you all for joining us this last week over at Practical Scrappers and remember to check out our challenge calls, which you can find in the sidebar located here...  We would love to see you participate in our upcoming calls!!!
Have a great day!!!
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Our beautiful butterfly ( Amanda at 7 years) ~ Online Sketch Contest at Practical Scrappers

Hi everyone!!!  Are we having fun over at Practical Scrappers this week, or what?!!!!  I hope you have had a chance to check out all of the beautiful work being featured this week during our 2nd Anniversary Week...  If not you can check it out here, while you there be sure and check out the sidebar for upcoming features!!! 
Okay a little about my layout...  I did this layout for the Online Recipe Challenge that went on all week over at Practical Scrappers...  Everyday starting Monday, Christine gave us 2 items to use on a layout...
Monday ~

Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up --
Background - More Mustard CS
Butterfly - MS Butterfly in More Mustard CS
Sizzix Vine in Mellow Moss CS
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes in Mellow Moss CS

Patterned Paper ~ Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden
Stampin' Up More Mustard Designer Paper

Tuesday ~

Flower(s) ~ Prima

Ribbon ~ Offray - Kendra Orange/Opal, Lace Trim

Wednesday ~

Button(s) ~ Red Craft Button

Bling ~ Prima Say It In Pearls,  Dew Drops, Stickles, Liquid Pearls

Thursday ~

Stickers ~ Letters

Ink ~  Stampin' up More Mustard Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Friday ~

Floss/Twine ~ Used it to lace my background paper and on my button

Something Red ~ I waited until Saturday's reveal to see what I was going to add...  Ended up adding the red jewels around the chipboard frame!! 

Saturday ~

Brad(s) ~  Added brads to the butterfly wings

Chipboard ~ Chipboard Frame
  - I used Stampin' Up Mellow Moss ink, and doodled around the edges with the Stampin' Up Journal Marker (Ink)..  And added red jewels (something red)...

I got a little hesitant on a couple of items...  I had already added the red button and really wasn't going to add any more red, but then Friday, when one of the items was just the color red... I had to just sit back and wait for Saturday's list...  It worked out fine by just adding the red jewels around the chipboard frame!!!

This challenge was so different, but at the same time a lot of fun!!! I hope you got to play along!!!

The layout is of my daughter back in 1989, when she was 7 years old..  I also made the dress she is wearing in this photo.   I sewed a lot of her dresses when she was young.  I haven't sewed in years!
Here are a few close ups....

Glitter Brads, Bling (Stickles, and Prima Say It In Pearls), Ribbon (Lace Trim )...

Flower (Prima), Bling (Prima Say It In Pearls_, Ribbon (Lace Trim), and Cardstock (Sizzix Vine cut from Stampin' Up Mellow Moss)...

Sticker(s) (Letters),
Cardstock (MS Butterfly in SU More Mustard CS, Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes in SU Mellow Moss CS),
Bling (Dew Drops, Liquid Pearls),
Chipboard Frame
Something Red (Red Jewels)
Ink ( doodled with SU Journal Marker around the inside edge of chipboard frame,  Inked outside edges of layout with SU More Mustard Ink and Tim Holtz Distressed Tea Dye Ink)...

Button, Twine, Bling (Dew Drops, Pearls and Stickles), and Brads....

This layout will also qualify for this challenge....
If The Shoe Fits ~ Show Us Your Green

Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember the Blog Hop over at Practical Scrappers is going on through tomorrow!!  If you haven't checked it out, you really must!!  LOTS of prizes up for grabs!!
Hope you're having a great weekend!!
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