Friday, September 30, 2011

September Calendar Page

I've been making a calendar page each month and using it as a wall decoration for the month, then it goes in the scrapbook to start that month's pictures.  I'm finding Designer's Calendar makes it easy and my trusty Doodlecharms cart always seems to have just the right thing for decoration.  I'm also entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week to use leaves in some way on the project. 

Designer's Calendar-for the grid, numbers, month and week
Doodlecharms-backpack, apple, and leaves
Graphically Speaking-learn
brown chalk ink
I tried to ink my leaves and use some marker to give them some dimension.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


I love Halloween (except for the prices on costumes-$40 for a kid costume!!!) and my Mini Monsters cartridge.  These pics are from last Halloween.  Sorry for the bad lighting-just couldn't seem to get it any better.  Aren't the monsters just the cutest? 

Mini Monsters-both monsters, trick or treat title
Paper-Bo Bunny Whooligans (from last year)
ribbon from my stash

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Sadly, swimming for the year is done.  It seems like fall has arrived, and while I'm enjoying the cooler weather, I'm missing some of the summer fun.  I got some pics of the last swimming day in the album with this layout.  I love the Echo Park Splash paper pack-super fun to work with!!!!!

Sorry about the messy scrap table in the background-I'm sure everyone else has a pristine scrap room, but I work best with some creative mess going on!

Boys will be Boys-BOYZ title, arrow, circles, square with rounded edges
Fabulous Finds-tag on picture edge
Paper is from Echo Park Splash paper pack.
I made my button from a cut from my new Big Kick and inked it it a matching color to my paper, since I didn't have anything that matched.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Livin' the good life layouts

Sorry these pics got out of order-I don't know how to fix that yet.  I used these layouts for some summer boating pictures, but they would have worked for pool or beach pics too.  I used Bo Bunny's Barefoot and Bliss paper pack.  (Fantastic paper-I've used almost every scrap!   I actually bought some more to do a mini as a gift later this year, for Christmas.) 

Robotz-title (first layout)
Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons-water droplet first layout, flower on second layout
Paper-Bo Bunny Barefoot and Blissful

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Classroom Party (Halloween)

I made another layout for the school party pics I know will be coming up, using more of the Doodlebug Monster Mania paper.  This is for the BBTB2 challenge to use the word "classroom" in some way.  I absolutely love how the bat boy turned out with his glitter wings! 

Mini Monsters-bat boy, candy
Mickey Font-title
Plaintain Schoolbook-circle
Paper-Doodlebug Monster Mania

Added:  I won the contest!  I get a free online class from My Creative Classroom.  I'm so excited because they have all kinds of class topics, including some on how to use my new birthday Big Kick to emboss!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Trick or Treat

I just couldn't wait to use some of my new Doodlebug Halloween paper!  Of course, I'll have lots of trick or treat pics to put on there eventually!   This is just the first of several Halloween layouts I've got to do.  I also entered this in The Paper Variety challenge-using stickers.

Doodlecharms-spider, treat bag, pumpkin (I always keep coming back to this oldie but goodie cartridge)
Mickey Font-boo
Plaintain Schoolbook-big circle (can't do without this cart either...)
Paper is the new Doodlebug Monster Mania collection.
Stickers are from K&Co. (bats, owl)
orange ribbon is SU, googly eyes and bakers twine from my stash

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Fall

I made a title page for my album a while back, using Simply Charmed.  It was kind of fun to build a scene, without any pictures taking up space on the page!  I love the little scarecrow people hanging out in the field...

Simply Charmed-scarecrow people, tree, pumpkins, clouds
Doodlecharms-sun (can't do without that sun-I use it all the time)
Paper-textured DCVW pack I got for Christmas, which has been really handy, since I'm probably the only person on the  planet without a cuttlebug or embossing tool.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Music (for a challenge)

I'm going to try the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week, which is to incorporate a musical instrument or note.  This layout has both!  Sorry the pics are not the best-it's raining here and dark :(

A Child's Year-title font, violin, book (which I made a music book), child playing (I kind of snipped on the drummer and put a violin in his hand), journal mat.  (This is my absolute favorite cartridge, although Doodlecharms would be a close second.)
Stretch Your Imagination-musical notes
Paper is Basic Grey's Kioshi line from last year.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


This layout is of our cat, who of course has the great life (lots of naps!!!).   I think I want to trade places with him and nap in the sun.  My boys have been telling me lately he needs his own layout in the family scrapbook.   I've never done a pet layout before, but just got the Meow cart on sale!

Meow-for the catnap and Purrr (So many cute things on this and had to use it right away!!!)
Learning Curve-his name
lots of brown chalk ink for the edges of everything
button and twine from my stash
Paper/tags are from the super cute Friends Furever collection from We R MemoryKeepers.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

mini-album 100% Boy (pic heavy)

My sons had each requested their own mini album, so this is what I came up with for son#1.  The album pages are chipboard I saved from packages of my scrapbook pages and page protectors.  I cut each 12 by 12 chipboard into four 6x6 pieces for the pages.  Free is the best, right?

Plaintain Schoolbook-circles
Paisley-words chillin, jammin, wonderful, huh?, seriously,music notes
Everyday Paperdolls-kitten, pumpkins
Give a Hoot-tree, squirrel
lots of brown chalk ink for the edges of everything
acorns from my stash

The transparency page with the fall scene is actually a cricut mat cover that I cut down to 6x6 and punched holes in for the rings to go through.  I adhered my "scene" to one side of it.    My son wanted places to write, so I included several places he can journal.  The small pages with tags are business envelopes cut in half and covered with paper, which made nice tag spots.  The rest of the decorations are stickers that came with the paper pack.