Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Feast

This is my Thanksgiving Challenge layout for November. Matt had a Cultural Feast at school. My camera has been taking really horrible picture lately, I'm pretty sure the lens was scratched. So I'm sorry if it is grainy looking. I used Paper Doll Dress up for the Indians. The paper is from the Debbi Mumm Holiday Stack. That paper is beautiful! :)

Blustery Day

I have been so busy lately. I'm going to be a board member on the PTA. Today I spent my morning hanging up a bulletin board and this past weekend cutting everything on the cricut for the board....

This layout I tried to do for the Santa Ana Winds that we always get here. I think the winds were about 60mph when I took this picture. I tried to model it after Winnie the Pooh's Blustery Day book cover.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tink Layout

Done with the same cricut cartridge. Tinkerbell and Friends. Tinker is so hard to cut so small!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Over the Top! Award

Thank you to Lynn at Beautiful Delights who sent me this award.

The rules are: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blogs to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer this list of questions in ONE word....

Here goes -

1. Where is your cell phone? Here

2. Your hair? Shortish

3. Your mother? Scrapper

4. Your father? Gambler

5. Your favourite food? Chocolate

6. Your dream last night? Robbery

7. Your favourite drink? MidoriSour

8. Your dream/goal? Bachelors

9. What room are you in? office

10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking

11. Your fear? Heights

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive

13. Where were you last night? TV

14. Something that you aren't? Wild

15. Muffins? No

16. Wish list item? Gypsy

17. Where did you grow up? California

18. Last thing you did? Farmville

19. What are you wearing? Clothes

20. Your TV? Spongebob

21. Your pets? Luke (golden), Molly (lab), Otis (cat

22. Friends? Caroline, Peg

23. Your life? Interesting

24. Your mood? Sick

25. Missing someone? Husband (at work)

26. Vehicle? Corolla

27. Something you're not wearing? shoes

28. Your favourite store? Michaels

29. Your favourite colour? Blue

30. When was the last time you laughed? Minutes ago

31. Last time you cried? Yesterday

32. Your best friend? Caroline

33. One place that I go over and over? Computer

34. Facebook? Yes stupid Farmville!

35. Favourite place to eat? Loucilles

I am passing on the award to:


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tinker Bell

I had fun with this one. I borrowed my mom's Cricut Cartridge Tinker Bell. I've heard things about it that it is hard to do. Well my only complaint is Tink's Eyes!!!! What were they thinking? I cut her out at 5 3/4 inch and her eyes were the size of pin points. I finally just had to cut tiny little circles because they were so small the cricut wouldn't even really cut them.

So cut Tink at least 6 inches. If you want to actually make it possible to make her lol.

This is Ashley in her Halloween Costume as Tinker Bell. Her Great Aunt Mary did a wonderful photo shop of her in a forest as Tink, so I thought it would make a great layout!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Board Book : Hello Kitty

This was my trial run of making a board book with my copy of Design Studio and my new deep cut blade. I used the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge for all of the shapes :). Stickle and embellishment added. I just love the Debbie Mumm Halloween Stack!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Card - Wild Card

These cards were done using the Wild Card cartridge for the cricut. Here's some instructions. I found it a bit tricky.

1. Set your dial to 3 3/4 for the sizing.

2. Cut your cardstock like the following picture. Your going to cut a Shift -Pumpkin first. Then Unload, and flip the pad around. Then your going to cut Pumpkin and then Liner Shift Pumpkin. This will fit everything on one page to save paper. Do the same for the black only your not going to cut the liner.

3. Cut your green.

4. Piece together your cards, embellish etc.

5. To do the inside of the card, if you want to put a message inside. Open up Word. Your going to click. New Page, File - Page Setup. Your going to click on the Margins and set every margin to 0.2". Then click on the Paper Size. Drop down box change to custom. Change sizing to 3.0" for both width and height.

6. Hit "Okay". Then type your message.

7. Cut white card stock in 3x3 squares - load into printer. Print your messages and glue to your cards.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Scrap Thief!

I was trying to work on a layout tonight....didn't get much done. LOL!

Ashley is tall enough and brave enough to stand using my scrapbook desk.....uh no!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween : He's Got Guts : Cut with the Slice

I finally pulled out my slice and started to use it. While I don't think it holds a candle to the cricut, I do love the simplicity of it. I also like that it seems to cut right the very first time. I'm not used to the whole glass mat/adhesive thing. I got some paper stuck on there. lol.

I used the Boo Punch by EK success and the Drippy Goo by Martha Stewart for the punches, The Halloween Cartridge for the Making Memories Slice, The paper is Debbie Mum. They had a beautiful stack with Glitter at Joanns a little while ago. Can't wait to see what they'll have for Christmas.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pink Journey : Believe Chipboard Book

This is  my mom and I's first attempt at making a chipboard book on the cricut. This book is for a parent at her school who is Stage 4 and it's the fourth reoccurance in four years. The cancer has spread to her spine, her liver and her lymph nodes. Her daughter is only 7 years old. My mom came up with the idea to make this book using the Pink Journey cart we got with the cricut. We were so stressed making sure that everything came out perfect. Lots of pressure since we've never done one before. Plus, it was hard to find paper that was for Breast Cancer awareness! Her entire school's staff dressed in Pink for support of Lee Denim Day for Breast Cancer Support. We aren't quite finished with the book because there were a few teachers that still need pictures. But this is a sneak preview. The tags that are tucked away for each teacher to write a special, uplifting and supportive message for her. There's also a bucket (coming soon)

*Peggy for extra credit can you spot my mom in the pictures. She's wearing pink :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ontario Scrapbook Expo Finds

Went to the Ontario Expo on Friday. I've been going to these things for 7 years now, I think my first one I was pregnant with Matt! It was the busiest expo I think I'd ever gone to. I'm happy to say I had some good finds! However, there was a lack of new product out there or rather, there was new product but it sold out within a couple of hours. There didn't seem to be a "HOT" item like there usually is at an expo. I did find some great deals at the Dollar Booths. One was new this time. Scrapbuck. Very cool. Well this is what I found and Most was $1-$1.50. I did have to wait in some long lines though. But it was worth it!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hello Kitty Centerpieces and Hello Kitty favor boxes

Tonight was spent making the Hello Kitty party favors! My friend Caroline came over and helped me piece them together. She's a first grade teacher and she was like "wow". I don't think people really know what a "Cricut" is until they see it work.

I was able to pick up the pink tin cans at the Target Dollar Spot. Along with the Hello Kitty Pencils that I used for the sticks. I taped the hello kitty paper cut outs onto the pencils, so that they can still be used after the party. And hey if the Kitties don't get destroyed - scrapbook embellishments.

The boxes have a Hello Kitty key chain inside. I found those a couple of months ago in the Target Dollar Spot. I used Tags Bags Boxes cricut cart and used Design Studio to make the cricut cut out the Hello Kitty face. Then I used some Transparency film to act as a barrier. That made it so I could fill the boxes with Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Bellies and candy mints.

Ashley is running a fever tonight. I hope its just teething again. We are going to the Dr. tomorrow for her check up. Please keep her in your prayers that she isn't cranky and teething on her birthday.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I won something!

I won a contest on Trisha's blog!! I'm so excited! Thank you Trisha! Your ideas are wonderful. Check out her blog at  and also JuJuBee Scrapbooking! Found on the blinkies on the right hand side of my blog!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cut File for Picking Pumpkins Title

Here is the cut file to make the title. You will need the following Cricut Cartridges:

Pooh Font
Stretch Your Imagination
Pooh and Friends
Walk in My Garden

Pg 1 is the Welded Base
Pg 2 is the Green (for the stem and the base of the pumpkins (for the vines and the shadow)
Pg 3 is the Brown (for the wooden letters, The center of the Sunflower, and the sign pole)
Pg 4 is the Yellow/ Golden (for the sunflower and for the extra leaves if you wish)
Pg 5 is the Orange (for the pumpkins and for the extra leaves)
Pg 6 is the Tan (for the Sign itself and you will have to cut off the pole) I did it in tan so you can see when you write on it

Pumpkin Picking Cricut Cut File Download

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pumpkin Picking Page 1

Ashley has been teething so much this week that I only was able to do one page. The other page is started, but will have to wait.

I did this page using a lot of different Cartridges. The title was done on the Design Studio as a welded title. I will post the cut file when I get a chance. It's saved on my mom's computer. The Font is Pooh Font, Sunflower from Stretch your Imagination, Pumpkins from Pooh and Friends, Sign from Walk in My Garden, font for the title is Pooh Font.

The Kid is done on the new Everyday Paper dolls. Pumpkin is from Everyday as well. The fence is on the original Paper Dolls. The wheel barrel, I think was on Walk in my garden. I used stickle, stardust on the pumpkins. The sunflower I tried a Tim Holtz gold stickle. It came out a little fast, so it's still drying.

Page 2 to come probably on Scott's next day off. Ashley has her top tooth almost all the way down, her bottom two are the ones giving her so much trouble. Poor thing, I wish their was more I could do.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hello Kitty Invite made with Design Studio for Cricut

Using the Design Studio for Cricut I was able to make a Hello Kitty Invite for Ashley's party! I used the cricut cartridges Hello Kitty Greetings ( Kitty, presents) George for the base rectangle, and Stretch your Imagination for the Balloon. The invitation writing was done on word with a paper sizing of (3.8 x 3). The sizing that I created in design studio will fit into a Standard No. 10 envelope (sizing 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 in).

Here is the Cut file to create your own Hello Kitty Invite. Designed by Yours Truly :)

Hello Kitty Cut File for DS

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Title, Silhouette love birds and heart cut with the Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge. Embellished with Diamond Stickle. Photo altered with Corel Paint Shop Pro to add border and change to black and white.