Friday, December 12, 2014

Downstairs Wall Decor

This is the wall at the bottom of my stairs downstairs.  It has been a big blank wall for many years, but I have been collecting things that I wanted to put up there.  I finally felt like it was time to put some things up. 

The key is the most recent acquired item, given to me by my mother-in-law.  I think I will probably hang a few things from it, just don't know what yet. 

The picture frame with the four clips across a bar I got at Target a long time ago it was my first acquired item and finally figured out what pictures I wanted to put in it.  It is pictures of my daughter and son when they were little each with me or my husband. 

The picture of Jesus Christ was given to me from my childhood friend, Jenny, who's friend had painted the original.  It is so beautiful and I just love His eyes which I recently found out from her that he painted them after her own eyes. 

I found the "love you more" picture at Marshall's, I think, it is something that is said in our home quite often. 

The last frame is a d├ęcor item from Close To My Heart and I have been so excited to be able to use it.  I asked my family what kind of pictures we should clip on it.  My daughter said we should put funny pictures of our family on it, so that is what I have done.  There is plenty of room to keep adding some pictures and boy do I have some great ones to add to it! 

I'm happy with how the display has turned out, but I do think I will add a few more things as I come across something I know will be perfect for the wall.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Places in Hawaii - Freshman Year Layout

This layout is a bunch of pictures that my son and others took during his Freshman Year at BYU Hawaii.  Every time someone would tag him on FB I would copy the pictures so I could scrapbook them for him.  I used the Wanderful paper pack and assortments for the layout as well as making a title on my Cricut.  I also added the Washi tape arrows.  Even though some of the pictures are not great, I still wanted to include them on his layout.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Christmas

I just love how this card turned out!  It is a card pattern from the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  Then I layered different colors of cardstock on the inside of the card.  I added a Bitty Sparkle on the star and the 3D bow from the Artiste Cricut cartridge to finish it off.  I just love how it turned out!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Wedding Invitations

I made these wedding invitations for my son and new daughter-in-law.  They were fun to figure out how to make.  I used my Cricut with Cricut Craft Room to create the folder that held the invitation and inserts.  Then we slipped the silver ribbon around with.  I think they turned out beautiful!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2008 Misc Digital Layout

I had a bunch of miscellaneous pictures that I didn't quite know what to do with so I created a misc. layout.  I used one of the Studio J Express Collections and just dropped in the photos, added some journaling in different fonts for each area to help give them some separation and added a few more Stickease elements.  It was fun, I will definitely do it again.

Monday, December 1, 2014

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Knitted Wedding Capelet

This is my beautiful daughter on her wedding day.  Since her wedding was going to be in November, she knew it would be cold and asked me if I would knit her a capelet.  Of course I said yes!  She picked out the pattern and the thick wool off-white yarn and she wanted a big satin red ribbon.  Even though it was dry and bright, it was very cold and she said she felt like she had a wool blanket on.  So the capelet definitely did it's job and doesn't she look beautiful in it!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Tag

The last of the November Card Workshop cards.  This one was made using the Yuletide Carol Workshop on the Go set.  I also used the new Mini Stapler to staple the ticket onto the card and added the Topiary Chevron ribbon and Cranberry Chevron Washi tape down the middle of the card.  I really love how this one turned out.  There is some distressing on the banner, tag and ticket by crunching up the paper a little and adding ink to it.

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Customers' Show and Tell

I like to do a Show and Tell and my workshops and I give out Key Ka$h to those who do.  Vicki and Linda always have something to show and I just love that so I wanted to share what they brought this month, cute, right!