Tuesday, July 28, 2009

M - Matthew

Trying to use up some of my stuff I already have. So much stuff and now with the cricut, I kinda find stickers useless. lol. So I tried to make use of it. This is Matt on top of the Elephant Odyssey Mammoth they have at the San Diego Zoo. Used some of the embellishments we got from the Dollar Scrapbooking Booth.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Daddy's Girl

For this layout I used cricut cartridge zooballoo and Pooh font. Pooh Font cut out Daddy's Girl in Shadow. Zooballoo cut out the grass, elephant, and vines. The paper is from Imaginsce and Joann's. Did I mention that I love stickles? ;) I can't believe I actually got a picture of Scott actually smiling :). Truly a real smile, not just one for the camera :).

Monday, July 20, 2009

Even Super Heroes Need Rest

I took the cutest picture of Matthew the other night. He begged me to let him stay up and watch Battleships 360 on Discovery Channel. I said okay, since it was Friday night and he passed out in like minutes.

I created this layout to use some of the Marvel Stuff I have collected, Matt's pajamas (that he has totally outgrown) gave me the Spider Man theme.

The Title is cut with a software called Sure Cuts A Lot which lets the Cricut cut any font you want off the internet. In this case the Spiderman font is called Homoarakhan and you can download it for free here: http://www.dafont.com/spiderman.font

The giant spider web was cut with Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up

I made a comic book just kinda of my own design. Inside of it I journaled a little about Matt and his first few weeks of being a tired First Grader :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas In July: Here Comes Santa

Suffering form Sinus Infection! I had a hard time with this one for some reason, probably due to my head feeling like it was going to explode. I haven't used my Christmas Cheer cartridge too much so I thought I'd give it a try.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

All I want for Christmas is.....zzzzz

Got my tub of Christmas Scrapping Supplies out to Scrap Peggy's "Christmas in July" challenge. I decided to scrap Ashley's first visit to Santa. Of course she fell asleep, so Santa pretended to be asleep too. It was a really precious moment!

For this layout I used a lot of Cricut Carts. The font was done with Simply Sweet. The new Cart that became available in the past few weeks. Though I didn't win a Cricut Cruise, it is a great font to use with kids. It's made by Doodlebug which is one of my favorite companys. The Hello Kittys of course, were cut out with Hello Kitty Greetings at a size of 3 1/2 inches. The tree and snowman are also on that same cartridge. The Snow House was cut with Christmas Cheer. The house was cut at 4". The Christmas Lights are actually real looking lights made by Jolee's. I don't know when I got these, they were in my stash, but they are so awesome! The snow on the bottom was cut out of Paper Doll Dress up. They have a "cloud" border, which I turned into snow by slicing off the bottom and making it just a straight edge. The corners are rounded using a fiskars Snowflake punch. The paper is from a Christmas DCWV stack.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Peggy made these cuts with the cricut for you. Mom and I sat down and cut a ton of baby poohs. Going to make more. Just got really tired! My scanner keeps cropping the images off. I'm so frustrated with it. The pooh's turned out really cute though!

Christmas In July

These are pages I did a long time ago. Before the cricut was even around. I need to catch up on some Christmas layouts to be sure!

Citrus Park

This was Matt's Kindergarten trip to Riverside Citrus Park. He had a great time. I thought it was kinda lame....don't tell him that. They told the kids about all the different kinds of citrus and let them try a few different types. Then they took them for a walk around the "grove" which was basically two tree's that they allowed the kids to walk around. There was a museum, but the Park Personel told us the kids wouldn't get much out of it :P. The kids ended up playing duck duck goose out in the field to kill time, since the trip was so short!

The Font used was Cricut Hello Kitty Font. The orange was cut out using My World cricut Cart. I ordered the Citrus Slice brads from theeyeletoutlet. They have such great brads. The ribbon was KI, found that and the paper at Target.

Laurie's Graduation Album Continued

Let's Party was cut out using the Cricut Cartridge Celebration for the banner. The lettering was done with Tear Drop. The curly confetti cut outs were using a sizzix punch. Stickle was added for a glittery effect and because I love an excuse to use stickle! The paper was really cool, but very busy.

Hats off to You! Was a page for people to sign at her Grad Party. I got a gold pen for people to sign around the hat. The hat was cut using Locker Talk, The font was Mickey Font. The tassel was something I found at the 99 cent store. Who would have dreamed. They would have charged me $6 for that in Wootens. Again Stickle was added around the sides of the paper for effect. Took a whole night to dry!

Your Invited page was a party page. We used Mickey Cart to cut out the film strip. Later we are going to add pictures inside. We wanted to include as many pictures in the book as possible and were running out of room and paper! This seemed like a great solution. The black square on the left is actually the inside cut outs of that film strip to later use as a template for cropping the pictures to go inside. I just stuck them in there for safe keeping. Congrats Grad was a title they had already pre done at Michaels. The paper that is silver glitter is from the DCWV glitter stack. Love that paper! Although the cricut doesn't seem to love it as much.

Laurie's Graduation Album

Here are some of the pages we made for Laurie's Graduation album. I used a lot of different cricut carts. I should have taken pictures after we were all done but I was so exhausted! There wasn't a whole lot of stuff out there for College Graduates. The Grad book was a total of 20 pages long and we mapped out the entire thing on paper. It's hard to do a book when you are making it ahead of the event!

The first page I cut out with Graphically Speaking Cricut Cart for the 2009. Graduation was printed using Calligraphy. I had fun using the Prima flowers. I haven't really gotten to use them since I had Matthew to scrapbook all these years and he doesn't want any flowers on his layouts.

The second page focused on her Professional College Grad picture and the Announcement. The colors of her college were Royal Blue. Michaels had that cut out for the title pre done and it matched perfectly! The little diplomas and awards in the squares were Jolee's stickers.

The Tassel is Worth the Hassel page was cut out using Calligraphy cricut cartridge. The banner was found on a cartridge, though I can't recall which one because I used the Cricut Design Studio to enlarge it so big. The Diploma and the Graduation Outfit are Jolee's stickers.

The Congrats page with the hats throwing up was using the Cricut Cart Tear Drop for the grad cap and Congrats. The rest of the stickers were K and Co.

Glad to Be a Grad was cut out with Hello Kitty Font. I used tons of Prima Flowers. The ribbon and flowers were cut on a seperate paper to overlay on top of the pictures. I found the graduation ribbon (well mom did) from Walmart! Now you can't find it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pumpkin Preemie

I've been doing Hello Kitty layouts for all the Holidays for Ashley. The cricut cuts out these Halloween Cat Kitty, Witch Kitty, bat and pumpkin. with Hello Kitty Greetings. I used Round with Round Shadow for the font cut with HK Font. The candy's are from the cricut cartridge Celebration. The witches broom, spider webs, fence and the Trick or Treat bag are from the cricut cart Paper Doll Dress up. I had a lot of fun with this one and Hello Kitty's are really easy to piece together especially when you cut them at 5 inches.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spring's Toys R Us Kid Layout

This layout Rocks! She used Mickey Font and a star from Stand and Salute. Calligraphy is also used for the title. I'm jealous of her skillz! It looks so great! Trevor looks so happy in the pictures.

Spring's 4th of July Layouts

Mom made these. They look great! She used Stand and Salute, Paper Dolls and Doodle Charms.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Matthew's a First Grader!

The house is sure quieter now! Matthew is in first grade! This is a layout I did for his first day of first grade. I love the paper. It's double sided and by Reminisce (www.designsbyreminisce.com) called Making the Grade. First side is the yellow "First Grade" and the other side is all of the first grade sayings. I used the Graphically speaking Cricut cartridge to make the title, but I rounded the square corners of the title with the same punch I used on the photo and paper! It was just a quick snap shot with my iphone but it turned out cute!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Birds of a Feather

I just did this layout as simple as possible, since that's the way Sesame Street is. I only used one cricut cartridge for this layout. Sesame Street Font. The font was cut at 1 inch. I do not recommend piecing together the 1 inch big birds. They were so hard to do!

Bath Time

This layout was done with Pooh Cart and the New Arrival Cart for the title and bubbles. I used Ashley's real washcloth instead of cutting out a pooh one. Tried to use the scanner this time instead of a picture from the scanner. First time stitching together a layout. Need practice!