Monday, March 28, 2011
Disneyland is one of my favorite places to go. I thought it would be really fun to use the Close to my Heart Giggles & Grins paper, but it had been discontinued. Then I remembered that it is still available in digital format on Studio J.
It was really neat to create all these layouts on Studio J. They don't have Mickey and Minnie Stickease, but they have some elements that are similar so I just placed them together on the layout to look like Mickey and Minnie shapes.
We had a really fun trip, but then again, Disneyland and California Adventures is always fun in my book!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
We used the Cricut to cut the letters and the Cuttlebug to add the dotted embossed background. We also found some really cute "It's a Boy!" ribbon at Wal-Mart.
Monday, March 21, 2011
This is the space under our stairs. One day I had a crazy idea and decided to create a "room" instead of just a storage space. The more I thought about it, the more excited I got. We pulled out the shelves, patched and painted the walls. I got the table at Ikea for $19 and I put up new shelves to create a storage room, plus a place to wrap gifts.
Friday, March 18, 2011
I had so much fun making these little Milk Carton gift boxes. I found a free SVG online to use with my Sure Cuts A Lot program that works with my Cricut. I used the new Close to my Heart 2" Scallop Punch and the 1 1/4" Circle punch to create the sentiment and then got some small clothes pins from Ben Franklin Craft Store in Bonney Lake and added the CTMH Miracle paper to it for the closure at the top. I also have the Miracle paper around the middle of the box and some organdy white ribbon. I filled the box with chocolates. I think they turned out really cute!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
So the dog didn't have much fun, but we sure did! I loved the pictures and put them on my computer to scrapbook. I even backed them up. What I didn't realize was that in the backing up process it did not back up and it deleted it from my computer (I had a new program and didn't yet know some tricks I had to do to prevent such a thing). When I decided it was time to scrapbook the pictures, I realized they were gone. All I had was a draft print of a contact sheet. I was so upset (this happened to about 8 different groups of pictures) and just left it for years.
I finally just scanned in what I had and scrapbooked them anyway. So some of the pictures are kind of fuzzy, but at least I have something from this fun day!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I am so excited about this picture I just made to hang up in my living room. I got the idea from a craft book that Megan had and have had the idea in my head for months. I took the idea and just put my own twist on it.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Next was this beautiful card using the Bliss paper and our new 2" scallop punch. We punched out 4 of the scallop punches, then misted 3 of them with water and crumpled them up then used a brad to connect the scallop pieces together then worked them until they were the desired shape and left to dry.
This last last card was made with the Sophia paper and our new pink pom-pom ribbon. We embossed the birthday cake in black and then colored in. It turned out really cute!