Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Layouts -- Great Grandparents Christmas Gifts

One of these layouts, the one for Ashley was done at a Close to my Heart Party. I added a few things but the layout was already adorable. I love the stamped Rudolph! The other layout I did similar for Matthew but used different things because I don't own the set of stamps or have the paper. I used my new cartridge Jolly Hollidays that I got at on Black Friday. It was amazing. I just ordered it and it came on Monday Fed Ex. No lines, no fighting crowds. Now you can't even find the cartridge, and if you do you are going to pay over 39.99 for it. I paid $21 with shipping. You can't beat that!

I really do like the cartridge for those of you who want it but wonder if it's worth the money. I think you will always use Christmas stuff. This one has Elves and little kids which are both boy AND girl. It also has things that I hadn't seen on other carts like the elves, some snowman doing different things like sledding and adorable animals wearing christmas hats. It even has where you can make Christmas tags. So if you ever found yourself with time you could use the cart over and over to make tags for presents.

Anyway, here are the layouts.

2010 Layouts -- Chargers Playoff Game

t. I took this picture with their Great Grandparents that live out in San Diego. They are huge Chargers fans. I did one similar to this for them as a Shadow Box. I found the paper at Wootens in Ontario Mills and the cartridge I used was Everyday Paper dolls. I did two layouts, one for Ashley and one for Matt.

2010 Layouts -- Happy New Years

I'm trying to do one whole year for the kids of 2010 and get the pages done before my surgery. So far I've gotten January I better get busy :).

I used the Cartridges Wild Cards for the Title, Tie the Knot for the Champagne glasses and Opposites Attract for the 2010. Just a simple layout.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Wonderland

It is pouring the rain outside. It's supposed to continue for several days. My garage is flooded and our christmas lights look sad ;(. It's okay though...because I made myself make a scrapbook page. I'm actually doing about 3 but this is the first one that is dry.

This picture is for Matt's Scrapbook. It was when we were in Big Bear last January at the snow sledding. It's from the same set of pictures from the last page I did of Ashley.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snow Angel

I am so excited! I got a Gypsy! I am still learning how to use it, but I'm super excited! This layout was simple, but took me a really long time because I had to learn how to use my new toy. The layering sizes were throwing me off, but luckily several ladies have posted videos on how to do it - so I watched them and horray. I used basic grey paper and the Winter Frolic cartridge. The snowflakes are from the free Christmas cartridge that was included when you buy a gypsy. I outlined it all in stickle. I have so many layouts to catch up on let me tell you. I feel so overwhelmed. Everytime I bring out my stuff to scrap, Ashley is in it or if I baby gate her away from it she just screams. Not a lot of creative thought can happen with that in the background. In fact, just as I speak she screaming. She's sick, so I'm sure that's mostly why. I'll just do what I can, when I can ;).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Snow much fun Scrapbooking....hee ;)

This past Saturday I took a Close to My Heart Scrapbook class. I had a blast and learned some pretty neat stamping tips. I don't really stamp on my it was pretty cool to try something new. Plus I took home the layouts and combined the best of stamping with my cricut. You can have the best of both worlds ;).

Close To My Heart's workshop came with all of the paper, the stamp set, the pointsettas and all of the brads. It was really a great deal. The titles were cut with the cricut using the cartridge Winter Woodland. The fireplace, presents and stockings were cut with the cricut using the cartridge Christmas Cheer.

All of the cards except my Snowman creation were also included in the class and were all Close to my Heart and designed by Close to my Heart.

 Matthew's Layout - Still need to journal. 
 Presents = Christmas Cheer   Cool Yule = Winterwoodland

 Ashley's layout - made another set out of the leftover paper - that's why one page is brown/one red.

 The garland was from Michaels - the fireplace was cute from Christmas Cheer.
 I love the flowers! They had brads already in them. We stamped Wish and put a drop of the Glossy for little droplets.

 My favorite card from the group
 I designed some snowman cards.
 The stamp set we used and got with the class.
Mistletoe was the workshop we did. This is what Close to my heart gave as it's example. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Festival Signs

These were the signs I made for the fall festival. At least most of them. I think I did about 8-10 signs total. I was also really sick with a bad cold. I was so tired! I went through an entire glue bottle too. Crazy! I think they looked nice at the festival, the wind was just not cooperating though. I think next year I need to mount them on heavy card board.

Monster Treat Boxes

I used the Monster cartridge for these. I made a total of 42 with my mom! A set for her class and Matt's class. I also made cake pops for the first time. I made pumpkins. At first they were going to have faces on them but the food pens wouldn't write on the chocolate. So I gave up. They were more Fall like anyway instead of Halloween.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mickey's Costume Party and Haunted Mansion

This year we went to the Mickey's Not so scary Halloween Party at Disneyland. It poured the rain down, but it was still a lot of fun. The kids got tons and tons of candy. The fireworks were my favorite part of the night along with the parade. It was super fun to just walk on the rides too. These are my first two layouts I've gotten done.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ontario Scrapbook Expo 2010 Finds

What a great day today! I have not had very much time for scrapbooking lately. It was nice to take the day and spend it at the Ontario expo. My wallet is hiding in the corner right now crying. It was all fine and dandy until the Scrapbook Corner store put brand new cricut cartridges out for $19.99!!! I even made off with one of the only copies of the brand new Birthday Bash cartridge!! I also got Cindy Loo!! I came with the intention of finding Toy Story paper and they had that too. Score! It was a very busy day at the expo. It was pretty much impossible to get into the dollar scrapbooking booths, and well frankly I probably didn't need any of that stuff anyway. However, the finds that I did get were great. Plus I got to go with my mom and my friend Andrea which I don't get to see that often. Here are pictures of my finds Peggy since I know you are dying to see ;)

Brand New Release and the only copy I saw when I was there! It has adorable cards, and cute stuff!

Cindy Loo lots of swooshs and an adorable deer.

I found this die cut for my Nephew. He's going to Thomas Day in November ;)

Toy Story Paper - Ashley is Jessie this year and Trevor is Rex from Toy Story for Halloween

$5 12x12 album at Me and My Big Ideas

 These brads were all $1 a bag!!! Mickey mouse, mouse hats, princess, halloween, baseballs and my favorite is the snowman.
I bought a Yosemite Die Cut from that fancy place. It's really cool!

  Another die Cut for the Aquarium
Paper to match what Matt is for Halloween which is a Clone Trooper/ Arf Trooper

Baseball paper

Got this paper for Ashley since her Birthday was in Tinkerbell.

My favorite place! All with the black slash were $1. I got sandals, sea life, candy corn and pumpkins

Snakes, saws, penguins and giraffes

Eyelet outlet now sells ribbon!! I got lego ribbon!! and Baseball bats

This 180 pack of paper was $5 at the Me and my big ideas. It's a boy themed paper. More mature.

$5 pack of glitter and shimmer paper. Beach/fish themed!