Saturday, July 11, 2009


This is a halloween page that I made for my niece's book. I don't remember the paper, I think it was from Makin Memories. At least that's what the emblishments are. I know some people like the cute halloween stuff instead of the more scarier halloween, so I thought that I would do the in between. I made it some what are a pretty halloween. The flourishes, I did stamp on the page along with the word "it's". Real simple page. Enjoy.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Christmas Layout

This Christmas layout was easy to make and I love the way it turned out. The pictures do not do it justis! Most of the paper I used was Bazzill carstock and Prisim Gold cardstock. The sleigh, packages, and sack snowflakes came from Joy of the Season and Christmas Cheer cricut cartridges. The pattern paper that I used was some that I had left over from another project that I had done and I really loved the paper.The swirls were already embossed on the paper when I bought it. I did use the cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the little tags that hang on the ribbons, and just stuck snowflakes on them. The ribbon is some that I already had, and for the center of the snowflakes I used brads. This time I didn't use the Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist. I know, I know I'm just as shocked as the rest of you are. I really liked the way this layout turned out. It just goes to show that simple is just as nice as putting alot of emblishments on.
Another family page. The paper is from Peebles Downtown Time Square collection. The stickers are the from the same as the paper. The word TOGETHER, I used the cartridge Storybook. The cardstock is Bazzill. The flower was a white flower that I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Frosted Nights. The ribbon is some that I've had left over from some other layouts that I had done in the past. The buttons were some that I had in my stash. The sticker's I did double matt them and did pop dot to give more dimension.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Let It Snow

This is the Winter page that made for my niece. It's from the Bo Bunny Frosty Nights, (I think that is what I wrote The background paper is Bo Bunny Polka Dot Card Stock, I've also used some Bazzill card stock. The Stickers are from Bo Bunny. The Tags were made with the cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More. There are some snowflake emblishments and snowflakes that I made using Joy of the Season, and Christmas Cheer. On the white snowflakes I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Snowflake. It gave the snowflakes, a soft blue shimmer on them, to reflect how the snow has that lil blue shimmer. If you've never tried the glimmer mist, I would highly recommend it. It's not one that gives you a slap in the face shimmer, it does give just a soft suttle hint of shimmer. I also used some silver snowflake brads that I had. The ribbon I got at my LSS. The flowers are the Got Flowers. I did add some brads to the center of them. That's about it for this layout. Hope you enjoyed

seeing it.
Here is and Easter page that I made for one of my niece's book. This one has no cricut on it. I used the Bo Bunny Easter line, Bazzill card stock and the Bo Bunny Stickers on it. I inked the edges with the cat eye's Chestnut Roan and for the blue bazzill paper I used Robin Blue. I mixed up some skittles in Ranger's Alcohol Inks to dye the skittles brown. The ribbon is some that I got at my LSS. Hope you enjoy it.

I Gave Birth to Her and I WILL be taking her out!!!!!!!!

Ok, so one of my three daughter's scrapbooks, and the others, well they just check out my blog because they HAVE to. (momma says they Well Sami, my daughter that scrapbooks decided that she would like to be a follower to her mama (now ain't that sweet!, oh and yes that was sarcasm) well she decided to post her pic. Now I love to scrapbook, I love to take pictures, BUT I DO NOT, I repeat, I DO NOT like my picture taken AT ALL! well at a cricut swarm some where taking pics of everyone....(ok this was a special occasion, that is the ONLY reason MY picture was taken.) So my darling daughter used the pic of the two of us as her following pics....Now when she does something like that to ME, she knows that I will retaliate and I always tell her, I brought you into this world and I will by god take you out! ok since I started typing this I have calmed down a bit and I have decided to, well, just to get even with her, so here are some following pics of my darling daughter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you Sami.

Check Out Jennifer McGuire's Blog

I have added a new blog to my side bar. It's Jennifer McGuire's blog. If you don't know her, let me tell you a little about her. She lives 40 minutes from me, she works for Hero Arts, and yes I have met her in person. She comes in once in a while at my LSS and will teach a card class. She is so awesome! Any who, she has a wonderful blog and does lots and lots of videos, mostly it is card making but the techquines she uses you can incorporate them into scrapbook. I do it all the time. For the next several weeks she is doing two videos a week over at and she also puts the videos on her blog. I hope you all check out her blog and get so inspired by her.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Let's Start With Another Baby Book

Ok, so it's been a bit since I've posted last, but, I've got a very very good reason. I've been either getting ready or taken my finals at school. YES, I'm back in collage after tending to my family. Since my youngest is no longer in school, I thought it was time for me to go back and finish my degree. So with that said let's continue on with some scrapbooking. Another one of my nieces' had a little girl back in Oct. I'm still taking pictures of the book, plus I've got two more nieces that 1) just had a lil girl in May and 2) one is due in about 8 weeks. So I'll be posting all the pics. They prolly won't be all of one book, but I'll let you know which books they go in. Oh yea, I'm also working on a book for my granddaughter that was born in Dec. and another for my grandson that WILL be born in Nov., so with that said, let's get to posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a page that
my niece can put the ultra sound pics on. I also added a poem that a friend of mine had and I copied the poem and then just typed it up on the computer. The flourishes I had. They were chip board flourishes that I painted with Ranger paint dobbers, I used Snow Cap paint and then while it was wet I added some doodlebug glitter. The silhouette was cut with bazzil black cardstock and I cut it off of a die that my LSS has. I don't think you can see but on each of the points I've used Hero Arts Gemstones, Clear. The ribbon was some that I had in my stash. I
don't remember the paper
that I used.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My daughter called today after she had her sonogram and we are having a boy!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad she's having a boy that makess it an even playing field now that will give me two grandsons and two granddaughters....So far the baby is healthy which is really all that I care about, the sex is nice but a healthy baby is what matters. This lil one has a due date of Oct. 31. I told my daughter she needs to have it in Nov. that way the grandchildren's birthdays will be Sept. Oct. Nov. and's make it easier on grandma's

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This Is it!

This is the end of this baby book. Stick around through, I've got three more nieces that are having babies, a new granddaughter and a grandchild (don't know what it is yet) on the way, so I'll be making each of them a book and posting them on here as I get them done. In fact I have a few pages already made for some of the books, and I'll get them up hopefully by the weekend. Thanks for looking at this one. I hope she will like it. If you see something that you like I don't mind if you scraplift them at yourselves, I know when I have scrapper's block sometimes scraplifting helps me get the juices flowing.


This is the birthday page. I will warn you now, there are several pics. I tried to get some good close up of the animals. The lion, Rhino, Zebra and Giraffe were all made with the hand made paper. The hippo is made out of card stock. The pattern paper is from the new Bo Bunny birthday line. I did use Orange Peel Stickles on the lion mane and giraffe's antlers as well as on some of the party hats. I used different stickles on each of the hats to decorate them up. The ballons were cut using good ol' stand by George. The party words were used with Jubilee. I inked the animals in either color box's charcole, pistastio, sunflower or gray. The white I used mainly on the Zebra is brillance Moonlite. The mats were inked as well.

This is starting the close up of the layouts.


It's the most wonderful time of the year! This was another class of that wonderful teacher at my LSS. Again I did however change up the paper, because she did use some pinks and another reason that I changed up the paper was that my LSS ran out of the paper that she did use and they were out of the white handmade paper. The hat, hollies and leaves are the only thing made out of the handmade paper. The face of santa is made with the sea side paper, which a very flimsy card stock. I used white card stock for the santa hair and beared. You'll have to forgive my details on his beared....I've never, nor will I claim to be able to draw. I know I know it's my cross to . I did use the Frosted Lace stickles to go around all the white on santa,Black Diamond on the black band, Holly green around the holly leaves. On the mice's ears I used Ranger's Glossy Accent (or you can use Diamond Glaze) on the inside of their ears and on there noses. The 2008 I shadow in black and then cut the numbers in green with Plantin Schoolbook. The circle text was printed off in microsoft word, I then stuck some Hero Arts gems in between the repeatting words.

Happy Halloween

First off I must apologize for my camera. It would seem that it was having one of it's PMS days. I'll try give you a good description of everything that I did. The word Halloween were some shiny letter stickers that I bought along time ago. The small ghost, house, lager ghost, and skull heads, (those are on the left in the last black square at the bottom) are from Making Memories. The three black squares on the right are inkadinkadoo stamps and I stamped those skeletons in staz on cotton white. I did take some staz on black and used it to smear on the layout to give it that halloween smokey feel. The chandelier is from Hero Arts and again, I used the staz on white. The word Spooky was cut using Printting Press. This was a real simple layout to do.

AWWWWEEEE Spring Time!

The wonderful, joyous, beautiful spring! Couldn't forget to put a spring time page in the baby's book since spring is new, fresh, and happy time, just like a brand new baby. The words Spring, Sprung, scallop circles, grass and small circles, I cut using Plantin Schoolbook. The lil' animals that are under the words are stamps from Sassafrass. These lil stamps are just to stinking cute! The frog, turtles,lillypad and cat tails were hand cut using the bling bazzill paper. The word HAS are some of the Studio G's alphabets. I do ink almost everything and this layout has a lot of color box inking on it.

Easter Layout

At my LSS there is a teacher that does so many wonderful layouts with handmade paper, I always sign up for her classes. There are times when I can't attend her class but I do get the kits. This the pattern from one of the class kits. I did however changed the paper because the other one had alot of pink in it and I am trying to stay away from pinks since this is for a boy. The word easter I cut from Plantin Schoolbook and I used stickles on the eggs. there really wasn't much to making this one. Although the three bunnies were a bit difficult to tear them with out them ripping.

Here's some more of the Baby Book

This one is a family layout. I used Basic Grey Porcelain line. I loved how the greens, yellows, browns and a little bit of orange all worked together. The fern is a stamp from Hero Arts and the technique was really easy to do. I took several different Tim Holtz distressing inks and just randomly patted them on. I then took a mini spritzer and misted the stamp with the ink on it, and then stamped it. I did cut around part of the fern so that it was hanging off a little bit. The flourishes were made with a Sizzix die that I have and cut it with my cuttle bug. The word family was cut in brown with my Potpourri Basket cartridge and I shadow cut it in yellow. That's about all I did to this one.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

When I make a baby book, I always make a page that you can put a pic of what the baby looks like each month and you can see the changes so much easier then having to flip back and forth. I made one in my nieces first book and she did what a page like that in this book. I did make this one different then the last one. The paper I used was some scraps from other pages and the teddy bear is made out of the seaside paper. The letters are from Tear Drop cartridge. The blue strip I came up with while i was talking to my daughter one the phone. I had a teddy bear punch and I was just punching on a strip of paper while I was talking to her. I liked it and so after I got off the phone with her I made the strip and used it . The months were stamped and I popped dotted them.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Grandmother Layout

This is a grandmother page. Since my niece was having a boy I didn't want to use a lot of pinks and purples. I did like this one for the grandmother page. I love the peach, rust and apricot colors in it. The tags were made with Tags, Bags, Boxes and more. The letters
were made with Jasmin and the tags are attached with mini heart brads that I had. The flowers are Got Flowers, and in the center I used clear gems.

More dinosaur paper! I feel in love with this paper and I think I bought most of it up at
the store......I knew I wanted to put this in the baby book. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I didn't use any cricut or stickles on this page.

Here are the single pages.