Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peggy's Challenge - My first Layout

Peggy's challenge this month is to post our first layouts. I think this was mine. Deco scissors :) Done in 2002/03

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Disney's Cars gone Girly!

Ashley was wearing her Cars pajamas last night when we had a family movie night watching Cars. Scott was working late and came home to find Ashley in her Cars PJS and me looking at the Cars Cricut cartridge haha. He accused me of putting on the movie and pj's just to scrapbook it. Hmmmm....he knows me well. Anyways - Sally was cut at 3 1/2 inches. It was a little unbearable on the hub caps...but not totally not doable. This was a sketch from the SOUS challenge from a few weeks ago. Trying to catch up!

Mickey Font for the Title, Cars for the Sally Car, Cars Emblem and Lightning.

Sally cut at 3 1/2 inches. The hubcaps needed me to punch out them, but other than that not too bad.

Cars Logo - one note...don't follow the colors on the picture. Cut the base black and the shift white...even though the pictures show that reversed.

My little ham.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Roar! Dinosaur Tracks Cartridge - SOUS Challenge

Finally got back in the scrapping habit! This is a layout I did last night using the new Dino Tracks cartridge I got for Christmas. The dinos, rocks, palm tree, and Font were all on this cartridge. The paper was Basic Grey's Archaic. We took the kids to the SD zoo when they had the animated dinosaurs. I used a layout from the SOUS challenge. I'm not sure which week it was for since I'm 4 weeks behind :)..

In memory of my FIL Bruce

These past few weeks have been shocking and terrible to say the least. My father in law passed away unexpectedly, he was going to turn 60 in March. Bruce, my fil, was an avid cyclist. He competed in several amateur events and rode with several cycling groups. I can remember when I first had Matthew, he was so proud to ride his bike to the Hospital to meet his very first grandchild. A few weeks ago he was in an accident while riding his bicycle on a biking trail near his home. After a week of fighting for his life in a body that just would no longer cooperate, my father in law sub combed to his injuries. His family was able to fly in to say their final goodbyes and be with him when he passed. It was devastating and shocking. Such a healthy person to pass so suddenly. We were very blessed that a few weeks prior to his accident we went with him and my mother in law to the Pirates Dinner adventure with the kids.

I did a memorial board for the memorial that they had about a week ago. I tried to make it so that it could be taken apart and made into a scrapbook. I used removable tape adhesive to tack the pages down to the board. I was very fortunate that a line of paper came out by Karen Foster about "In Loving Memory". It was awesome. The night before I made this board I went to my local scrapbook store, Wootens, over in Ontario Mills, and one of the ladies who works there was stocking the new items. She offered to price them and let me buy them even though  they weren't even on the shelves yet. I am so grateful because it made the board turn out wonderfully.

Edit: I was able to do the scrapbook from the boards this past December. If you'd like to see how it turned out go to the following link:

It was extremely easy to convert this to a book that will keep forever. The boards held up for a year and a half! The main thing was redoing the middle board which you see below. I had to make the middle section into three pages. Make sure if you make one of these boards to use REMOVABLE tape. I used the Zyron Removable glue/tape dispenser. It came in pink at the time. They stayed on the board for a year and half and were EASY to remove in order to put in the book!!