Sweet American Girls!

Just one more to share tonight! I made this lo following the latest sketch on Inspired Sketches (#112) using supplies from the Noel Mignon "Paper Doll" kit. This is a photo of Grace and I from the NYC American Girl store, where we took her and Kit to get some more goodies for her new addition!

Thanks for taking a look!

Some Sweeties!

Hi! I made this lo tonight using some Imaginisce "Sweet Cheri" paper and embellies. I followed the sketch challenge from Imaginisce on their blog which was designed by Julie (from 52 Sketches). I also found a pack of cupcake related products from Colorbok, which matched the Sweet Cheri paper. The cupcakes and polka dot and plaid papers are from this line. On the 3 strips of paper I sanded the edges to add some interest, since it seemed to blend too much. Underneath my cupcakes, I took some lace, and stitched it up to create a flower. I then Glimmer Misted the lace flower to make it pink. Here is a close-up:

Too cute, right?! Lol, thanks for stopping by tonight!


Ready, Set, Sled!

I made this lo tonight with some snow photos from December. I used paper by Collage Press, as well as my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on some solid cardstock. I used the Cricut cartridge "Snow Friends" to cut out the little snowman (he's too cute!), and a Sizzix die cut to cut the "Sled" letters, and then embossed them. I added a brad from the I-top on the mini snowflake anchoring together the two photos at the top.

Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Some Holiday LOs

I spent some time scrapping with my girls yesterday! I was able to get a lot of los done from my HUGE stack of Christmas photos! I used an assortment of some new holiday paper from this season, as well as two Christmas kits from Magpie Club and Noel Mignon. Here is some Christmas fun for you all!
This one is for the latest sketch challenge on Sketch Inspiration. I used supplies from my Noel Mignon Christmas kit.

These 2 use paper and embellishments from the Making Memories "Mistletoe" line. Love those colors!

This has a combo of October Afternoon and Collage Press. I made the photo mat by cutting 4 "top note" die cuts with the Big Shot, and then pieced them together. Luckily this paper is so busy that you don't even notice the seams.

This last one is my fav! Most paper is from October Afternoon, and the red dot and blue snowflake are from a Christmas Slab. I LOVE this Thickers font for the letters in the title also!

Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Chocolate Eskimo Kisses!

Hi all! I spent some time scrapping today, and decided to start working on my Christmas photos from our girl's trip to Hershey Park in December. It was such a magical weekend, with the pretty lights and snowy days, and fun times with the girls! I made these 2 los using dp by Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line, as well as the coordinating chipboard.

For this first lo, I cut the word "Hershey" from the Cricut using the cartridge Winter Woodland. For the flowers, I cut two different sized circles, crumpled them, and then added a brad.
For the second lo, I added some October Afternoon stickers, and cut the word Joy out of the Cricut using the Winter Woodland cartridge. I then embossed the pink word with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, although it doesn't show up well here.

One last thing...does anyone else have issues with the BG chipboard? It never sticks, and I always have to add extra glossy accents to get it to stick to the page. Anyone else have this problem, or even a different solution?

Have a great evening, I have a "date" with the little boy I babysit. We're grabbing some pizza before settling in for a movie night...lol!


Celebrating Glee!

Hi! I've had the past 2 days off because of the snow storm that has hit us, but I think reality will be coming back tomorrow and I'll have to go back to school! Fortunately, I will only have school tomorrow and then off next week for winter recess! Woohoo!
I was able to make a few layouts yesterday, and I focused on trying to get a lo made for the Noel Mignon "Glee" challenge. Anyone who knows me knows that I am absolutely, positively obsessed with the TV show Glee!! I simply adore their offbeat humor and the singing is super! The soundtrack CDs had gotten deleted off my ipod, and Joan was borrowing my cds and I felt like I was in Glee withdrawal because I had to go a whole week without listening to it! LOL, I'm such a dork, :).

So when I saw that there was a Glee challenge, I knew I had to participate. I used the photo from the show as inspiration for my lo, and I used the title "Defying Gravity" from the soundtrack. I used the new Jenni Bowlin line called "Homespun" for most of this lo, as well as some BG paper for the background, Thickers letter stickers and Heidi Swapp ghost flowers. I stitched between the boxes as well using my sewing machine (although I think its a bit hard to see in this photo). I love, love, love those adorable banner stickers too! So simple and so stinkin' cute! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Welcoming Home Kit!

Good evening! Andy and I went up to Costco this evening to pick up some pictures I recently ordered. When I got to the photo desk, and told the man my name, he goes "What was that...oh yeah I remember". I ordered so many photos that I am famous at Costco! LOL! There were 5 boxes of photos! Boxes, not those little envelopes! I justify this because 2 boxes were Alaska photos for Gram, and the other 3 boxes were Christmas for myself, my Mom, and a few for Joan too. So that doesn't make it sound as bad, right?!

This photo was one that was in the 3 boxes, of Grace on Christmas when she got her American Girl Kit doll. See that huge smile on her face? She wore that smile for an entire week will she visited us! I finally got my idea down on paper from the sketch I saw on Stuck sketches this evening, and this is what I came up with! All supplies are from the Noel Mignon January "Paper Doll" kit. I found this great tutorial online last night about ribbon and paper pleating, and I recreated this on the strip below my photo. I ran out of paper half way through, so I came up with the creative solution of covering the seam with a flower!

Here is a close up of the paper pleating:
Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Memories of Dad

Good evening! Had a busy day today, so I couldn't fit in any scrapping time. Andy and his girlfriend are going to Disney in March, and he asked me to help him cut out some Cricut Disney characters tonight to get ready for his scrapbook. We cut Mickey and Goofy and a title for each before he got bored (lol). He said we'll do a few each night...

I have this idea for a lo in my head with the latest sketch from Stuck! sketches, but I am trying to find time to get it actually put on paper!
This is a lo I made a few weekends ago with some photos from Father's Day. I used paper and accents from the BG Origins line, as well as a Unity stamp (journaling block). The "Memories of You" is a BG stamp from this line (I LOVE this cute font!).

Have a great evening!