Thursday, June 30, 2022

4th of July layout

 Happy Thursday!  Are you looking forward to the 4th of July?  I am planning our traditional BBQ/pool party with the family and friends.  We've started watching the musical Hamilton together on the 4th for the last few years, which has been a really fun addition.  I know I'll be taking some photos, so I made a quick layout ahead of time mainly using images from the Artbooking collection, with the addition of a title from Create A Critter.  I hope you all get to enjoy some festivities over the 3 day weekend!  

Artbooking-overlays, photo frames, rockets
Create A Critter-title

Monday, April 11, 2022

thank you cards

 Happy Monday!  Spring is here, as my tulips and daffodils are in full bloom!  I was inspired to make some flower themed thank you cards, using ideas from Pinterest and some of my older SU stamp sets.  My mom and I actually made a grand total of 50 thank you cards as a wedding shower present for my niece, since she'll be writing a lot of thank you notes!  Have a great week and enjoy some crafty time!

Monday, April 4, 2022

SU Lasting Lily card

 Happy Monday!  I'm attending a wedding shower for my beloved niece next weekend and am having fun making her some gifts. Here's the card that will accompany all the gifts.  I pulled out a Stampin Up set called Lasting Lily for the lilies and the sentiment is from another SU set called Beautiful Friendship.  Both these sets are from 2019 (I think).  I used my SU Stamp-aratus plates and sponge daubers to do a multicolor gradient on the lilies.  I had seen this technique on Pinterest, but never tried it myself.  While I think I could maybe have blended the colors a bit better, overall I like how it turned out.  I like a pretty envelope, so I stamped another lily with her name on it to jazz it up!  

Stamps-SU Lasting Lily, Beautiful Friendship
Inks-SU pineapple punch, SU flirty flamingo, SU calypso coral, Memento tuxedo black
Paper-SU gingham gala prints, SU solids

Monday, March 14, 2022

All Aboard layout

 Happy Monday!  Who's ready for spring?  We had 70 degree weather....then it snowed.  Again.  But second spring is coming this week, lol!  Last week was good though, enjoying having my younger two sons home from college for spring break.  

I had fun making this train layout for my scrapbook for pictures of the family riding the Amtrak from KC to Chicago in December.  We had never taken the train before and it was actually a very pleasant way to travel!  Less stressful than flying.  The train is from the CTMH You Are Here collection and the titles are all from Boys Will Be Boys.  My sons (who were all obsessed with trains as toddlers) were thrilled like little kids when the train conductor actually said All Aboard as we pulled out of the station, so that HAD to be the title, lol.  I hope everyone has a good week ahead!

CTMH You Are Here-train
Boys Will Be Boys-All Aboard, Boys Will Be Boys block font

Monday, February 28, 2022

Dream and Love Valentine layout

 Happy Monday!  We've had a quiet week just cozied up at home!  Lots of hot tea, books, and crafty time!  And a little shopping online....I bought an image collection from Close to My Heart on called Everyday Moments and made this pre-designed layout from it for a Valentine's Day photo.  (We had a quiet Valentine's Day romantic dinner at home with our favorite Chinese takeout, so I only took one selfie of the two of us.)  I changed the design up some, adding the Love title and extra hearts and made one of the photo mats into a journaling space instead.  It took a bit to cut all the pieces, but turned out cute!  Have a good week and notice the small special moments!  

Always and Forever- word love
CTMH Everyday Moments- all other cuts
Paper-CTMH solids

Monday, February 21, 2022

On the Slopes ski layout

 Happy Monday!  I've got a ski layout to share this week.  My hubby and I went skiing in Vail last week for a much needed vacation and it is so very beautiful there!  I took some great pictures!  We had a good time right up until hubby tore his ACL, bringing our trip to an abrupt more snow skiing this year.  Sigh.  At least we got some fantastic days in before the injury!  The Vail ER apparently sees this injury a lot-there were several other people with skiing knee injuries in at the same time as hubby.

I am enjoying scrapping the photos though!  I used an older paper collection from Simple Stories in 2018 called Sub Zero that I've had stashed for just the right project.  All the Cricut cuts (skis, goggles, title) are from the CTMH You Are Here image collection, which is full of travel images for all kinds of trips and is one of my favorites!  Hope you all have a wonderful week!

You Are Here-all cuts
Paper-Simple Stories Sub Zero prints, CTMH solids

Monday, February 7, 2022

NYC travel layout

 Happy Monday!  My college kids are home for spring break this week, so I'm looking forward to spending some time with them.  I've been doing lots of reading and crafting the last couple of weeks and completed another travel themed layout for some NYC pictures.  Why is cutting out cute little yellow cab die cuts so ridiculously fun?  The yellow cab was making me laugh the whole time I put it together.  It's from the Beep Beep image collection (the name also makes me laugh!) and I found the NYC icon on cricut access.  Here's hoping you all have a good week too!

Beep Beep-taxi
cricut access-NYC icon
font-I forgot what font I used, lol
Paper-it's from an NYC themed pack from Hobby Lobby