Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Caught In The Crossfire

 Here are two photos that were in the newspaper that I had blown up! I think it's fun to add the pictures and articles of when our kids when they make it in the paper and with Holly's book I wanted to include all the things that featured her! I did journal what was written in my journal box. It wouldn't fit otherwise. 

The colors I choose were the colors of her team! I matted the pictures, used two different fonts cut with my Cricut - Opposites Attract,  Street Sign & Sports Mania. I added the tag and arrow which was from We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Sweet Giveaway!

Jacque from Jacques Joie de Vivre is having a Sweet giveaway on her blog!

I know seeing this you will want to hop on over and enter and I hope you'll follower her too! She is Super Talented and I have been following her for some time now!

Good Luck:)

Softball IS LIFE

Happy Memorial Day! Thank You to all that have served and are serving and of course the families who are supporting them! Thank you to my Nephew Levi who is serving in the Army and my Friends son Jeremiah! Thank you:)

This is a page that I thought Holly could write a little something about her dad being the assistant coach and how much this meant to her! The big picture of her dad was in the newspaper.

Again simple recipe-

foam tape
I stamped the journal tag with Jenni Bowlin stamp
Cricut Cartridge- Tags Bags Boxes and More
Scrapper Sports & More.
We R Memory Keepers paper and some of the embellishments

Hope your enjoying your Holiday Weekend:)


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Who wants in on Blog Candy?!

I know right! Look at this yummy blog candy! Don't you just love Tim Holtz! I just got his distresser this weekend!!! Well Stacy is celebrating her one year blogaversary!! I hope you'll hop over and check her out and while your there why not join in on your chance to win!

Good Luck:)


Hello my scrappy friends! I hope your enjoying your weekend! I am my daughter had a long weekend from nursing school and was able to come home for the weekend!!! Love it:):)

On to the page working with 8 x 10 photos  I think limits what you can do on a page and as you know I really need to learn the layering technique, I'm so intimidated. So with that said I kept it simple and welded my title using my Gypsy and the Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge.. I stamped on the swirls and added a few gems and made the flowers stacking circles on top of a piece of fabric that I used my heat embossing gun to sear the edges.and or course I had to add a little glitter glue to the edges!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

I Received A Thing of Beauty Award!

My friend Susan from  http://www.cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com/  was so kind to think of me with this award! I hope you will hop over and check out her blog, she is the sweetest person who all ways has such kind words for me. Even lately I haven't participated in many challenges because I'm working on a scrap book for a friends daughter. I haven't had many comments lately, but Susan has still been popping over to leave a nice comment and make me feel like I'm not just wasting my time even posting my LO's. Thanks Again Susan you are a very talented lady and I'm glad to be following you:)

Here are the rules for the A Thing of Beauty Award: 

Must share 5 things about yourself (1 of the listed items must be something about your craft). 

Here are the 5 things about myself:

1. I like to do scrap book pages the most and even though I love to see others beautiful cards and draw inspiration from them I still would rather work on a scrap book page. May be someday if I ever get caught up with life I will have more time to work on cards!

2. I used to be very sporty and loved volley ball and tennis, softball skiing water and snow ect. But with health issues I can't participate in them any more.

3. I'm a Breast Cancer Survivor!!!!!!

4. I get sick on roller coasters and sea sick now that I'm older:( sadness

5. I married my high school sweetheart:)

Now I would like to pass along this award to the following bloggers (in no particular order):
1. Carrie from - http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/ I have been following Carrie for about as long as I have been blogging!  I love to follow her because she makes the most beautiful cards and yes I do get inspiration from her work, even though I don't make cards! lol!!! Thanks for all the inspiration:)

2. Deborah from - http://lovemypaper.blogspot.com/ Deborah is another fellow scrapper who I have been following from the beginning of my blogging! She does amazing work and I love that she not only does cards but layouts as well !!  

3. Georgiana  from - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com  Georgiana, is again I have been following since about the beginning of my blogging days! It's so great to have so many places to go to find inspiration and she is one that I like to hop over to find that! 

4. Sherrie from - http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/  I have just started to follow Sherrie and Wow another talented crafter! She does mostly cards but are they ever cute! Again very inspiring:)

5.Tracey from - http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/  She is So Talented! You have to check her out I'm talking amazing:)

Thanks again Susan! I'm very honored and appreciative:)
Hope everyone is enjoying your long holiday weekend!


For The Love Of The Game.....

For This LO the paper was all from We R Memory Keepers and so were the embellishements. I did however add Chenille fiber and brads.


Jr Varsity

This page I think is really cool! I'm loving the chipboard letters that came with the paper pack! The softball girl is cool to! She is from the Cricut Cartridge Sports Mania, which I have been using a lot for all the softball pages! 


Friday, May 27, 2011

All Star

Hello my scrappy friends:)

I can't believe I'm all most done with Holly's softball album!!! Whoop Whoop!! So that means maybe I can jump back into doing some challenges again! I miss doing the challenges. Well I did another simple page using my cricut  to cut out the title and the date, all that was left to do was mat the articles and embellish with some chipboard stickers! Oh, I guess I did cover up part of the paper, it said MVP and was the wrong color so I traced over it and cut out the shape and adhered it over the paper, added some glitter glue and done!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Cross Fire #1

Cricut Cartridge Sports Mania
card stock
We R Memory Keepers- paper


Thursday, May 26, 2011

White Sox

Hello my scrappy friends!

Are you getting tired of seeing softball pages? Well I have a lot more to scrap, I'm trying to get her book done before graduation. EEK time is closing in on me! 

As you can see I used the same paper to cut out my title. 

Stamping Station- Stickers & Printed writing paper
Cricut Cartridge- Black Letter
Smooch Spritz
We R Memory Keepers - paper

Have a Great Day:)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hello my Scrappy Friends! 

Here is a team picture with Holly. I just love looking back at pictures of when the kids were younger! Now of course this is my friends daughter but I still think it's neat to see how much they have changed!

I tried to pick up the pattern in the paper and used my Creative Memories circle cutter and cut out starting with the smallest circle and creating larger so I could arrange them in different orders. Then I cut out a star and used both parts and placed them over the circles. My title was cut using George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cart and the other word was cut using Street Signs Cricut Cartridge.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Graduation Cartridge Giveaway!

I just found a new blog to follow and Heather @ Paper Crafters Anonymous is celebrating her Blogaversary by giving away the Happy Graduate Cricut Cartridge!! I have never seen this Cart before! I know a lot of us have Graduates and this would be a great cart to add to our scrap room!

Good Luck

Devil Dogs

Hello my scrappy friends! Thanks for coming by! Here is yet another page for Holly's softball album. 

Scrappin sports & More - Rubons
We R Memory Keepers - paper
card stock
Cricut Cartridge - Tags Bags Boxes and More
& Disneys Hannah Montana - font cart.
zig zag stitch 


Monday, May 23, 2011


I found this paper at the scrapbook convention and thought it was so cool! So another simple page I just added my matted photos added the date used a rub on from Scrapper Sports & More. A sticker with Holly's favorite saying " If FASTPITCH were easy, it'd be called baseball."


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Artful Delight Sketch #8

I really loved this sketch! I decided to do this sketch twice! It works out either way to go as a two page spread and say "Precious Memories" or the title can stand alone!

This is my son-in-law and my grandson! 

DNC floss
Opposites Attract- Cricut Cartridge
Card stock
Ink Distressing
Creative Memories circle cutter
The Paper Loft

This is my daughter and her little man! 
Home Decor- Cricut Cartridge
Sweet Treats- Cricut Cartridge
Jewell Brad
Card stock
Ink Distressing
Creative Memories circle cutter
The Paper Loft


Go Team


Friday, May 20, 2011

Artful Delight Sketch # 5

Another page for Artful Delight sketch challenge number 5. I really wanted to keep this page simple  I think the paper and the photo speak for itself. 

I choose to handwrite a little journaling below my photo.

Cricut cart- Sports Mania- banner
Card stock
Suzy's Accents- stickers
Creative Imaginations- paper

Have a great weekend:)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


A friend of Holly's made this collage photo for her and she gave it to me to put it in her book. Scrapping 8x10 pages are a challenge for me so I thought I wanted to make it pop off the page a little more so I framed it out with a silver/blue yarn that I wrapped around brads in the corners. 

I used the Cricut Cartridge Home Decor for the title and stamped the flowers with blue ink using Hero Art stamps and then hand cut them out. I topped off the flowers with handmade flowers that I rolled and put glitter on the edges! The small flower has a little jewel in the center.

Thanks for visiting:)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scholar Athletes

Here's yet another page to add to Holly's book! I cut this out of a booklet added some blue border strips, cut out my title using Wild West Cricut Cartridge and the softball border I welded together using my Gypsy and the Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge. To make the title stand out I chalked the edges and then traced with a colored pencil for more pop! After I took this picture I added an arrow pointing to her name.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Another Awesome Giveaway!

Hello my scrappy friends I just wanted to give you all a heads up that Sherrie from Sherrie Scraps with Passion is giving away a Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut Cartridge!!! How cool is that, this a a fairly new cartridge!  

Good Luck:)

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's a linking Party!

Alex over at You Had Me At Craft has a Made it Myself Mondays Linking Party! What a great idea! Hope you'll join in on the fun! 


Hope you'll scroll down and see the post from earlier today!


Artful Delight Sketch # 4

I titled this page Baby Face! I just love when Isaiah makes that face when he is studying something. 
Isaiah is Six months old in this photo. 

For the title I used two different fonts mixing Old West with Street Sign Cricut Cartridges. I saved myself a little time by welding the letter together that way I didn't have to place them down individually. I tied a little bow on the B. I love the buttons I had found at a yard sale!!! They were the perfect color for the page. I hand stitched the dash lines to add a little more dimension. The elephant was cut along time ago for another project which I didn't end up using, it was cut using Cricut Sampler cartridge. So perfect for my page with the little face on the elephant and I just had to give him blue wiggle eye's! My paper is from My Minds Eye "Complete Boy" and card stock. Now that I think of it the paper with the words was from a pack I separated along time ago??  

Hope you enjoyed my page too!

A Blogaversary 7 Day Giveaway!!

Yes you heard right!! Scrappers Anonymous is celebrating a one year anniversary!!! Whoop Whoop!! That's awesome! To celebrate the one year milestone she will be giving away a different Cricut Cartridge away for 7 different chances to win!!! How exciting to have so many chances to win!! So I hope you'll hop on over and join in on the fun! 

Good Luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Artful Delight Sketch # 1

I just love how this page of my daughter and her family turned out! This is for the challenge over at Artful Delight! She is having a 14 day challenge and you can do as many sketches as you want to win the prize! I love the sketches and chose to complete some family photos that worked great with the sketches!

This page came together pretty quickly! I picked out my paper and used a bowl to trace around using my disappearing marker then I cut it out being careful to leave some of the flowers around the circle! Then I used foam squares to pop out the petals which added a little dimension! Please excuse the blurry photo, I'm not patient enough to go and take another one!

My paper was reversible so I was able to use the other side to cut out the smaller circle! Most of my paper is from The Paper Loft "grandmas house"  I love this line of paper! I did use some card stock to mat the photo and add the brown strip. The sticker letters are also from The Paper Loft! 

Here's the sketch-

Hope you'll play along too, you have until May 23rd.

Looking forward to your thoughts!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lady Bobcat Varsity Softball

Hello again my scrappy friends! I have finished another page for Holly's book! 

Cricut cartridges- Sports Mania
                      -Wild West
Chalking and color pencil 
This page was so easy I really love how it turned out!

A Great Giveaway

K Andrew from Getting Cricky with K Andrew has so many giveaways on her blog!! This is just one of them that I wanted to share with all of my scrappy friends! Don't you think this would be an awesome addition to your scrap-room! You totally can use this just about any where. I would love to have one so I could watch t.v. with the hubby of an evening and still scrap!

Good Luck!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Authentic All Out Hustle

I have been busy working in what little free time I have on Holly's Softball book. Here's another page I finished! 

I love the batter from Sports Mania Cricut cartridge. I used my brown marker and inked the edges for added dimension. 

I used the Cricut Cart Wild West for the year. I also used George and Basic Shapes and welded around the JV which was from Wild West too. I really like that font!
Thanks for stopping:)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cards for Mothers Day

I know can you believe it?!   I never make cards, I finally figured out why, because you read a card and love it and then you throw it in a drawer, box or ??  I just don't like spending my time making cards I guess because I don't know if I will ever get all the pictures I have that I want to scrap done. With that said I did WANT to make my mother and mother -in- law cards because they are both VERY SPECIAL to me!

My Mom!

This is the card I made for my Mom!

I used scraps and gems and Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats a vellum quote and some glitter!

My Mother - in - Law

Here's her card which is very similar but I added a button to the top and didn't have any quotes to add and my printer is out of ink so I hand wrote the same sentiment!

This picture turned out a little blury and it's a cloudy rainy day so it is what it is!

Happy Mothers Day:)

Boy, Oh Boy! A Sketchy Thursday Challenge!

I'm so excited to have found some free time and actually work on a challenge!! It has been so long and I was instantly inspired when I saw the challenge @ Sketchy Thursdays!
Here's the sketch!

5.5 sketch challenge

Here's my take!

Some close ups!

My page is on about my grandson Isaiah! I can't seem to take enough pictures of the little guy! As my journaling says he just flashes those baby blues and I'm hooked! 

Cricut Cartridge - Opposites Attract
 My Minds Eye - Complete Boy 
My Minds Eye - Die cuts And Stickers
the stickers I attached to white cardstock and cut around for support
Jenni Bowlin - stamp
foam tape
ATG gun
Destressing with - brown marker and ink pads

It's not to late to enter the challenge!

Thanks for stopping:)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Check out this flower!

I follow Elizabeth @ 217 Creations and she had a great tutorial on making flowers!  I just had to make one so I stopped the video a few times and went and made my cuts and here is what I came up with! 

I used Sweet Treats for the flower and I sparkled up and used a little glitter on my flower and the tulle and used a sparkly jewel brad in the center! 

I hope you'll hop over to Elizabeth's blog for all the details!
Have a Blessed Day:)

For the Love of the Game!

Here's another page for Holly's book! Again I kept it fairly simple, I let the design on the paper save me some time!  

Close up of the flowers.

The Recipe was simple, I used paper from We R Memory Keepers, Designer Pad MVP and some of the embellishments that were included in the pack! I made my own flower using a tutorial I saw by Kim from Papercraft Star's Thursday Tutorial, it was on January 6, 2011. The while flower is from the Paper Studio. The only other things I used were a gem on the flower and a button sewn on the other flower! Oh I also used silver ink and inked around the edges and also silver glitter glue on the flowers!

Thanks for stopping by!