Wednesday, September 21, 2011

They asked....

My kids regularly ask to see the 'picture books.'  So I will sit with them as we all look at the scrapbooks.  My husband was able to take a photo of this.

Since I made the 'stop light' layout, my oldest son can't get enough of it.  Every time he sees me on he asks to see the stop light.  When I go near my scrap space, he asks again.  Finally I offered to put it in his room.  He was VERY excited to watch me hang it up.  Now he tells everyone about the stop light on the wall.

It happened to be his 3rd birthday when I hung it up for him.  As a scrapbooking mommy, I was beyond happy.  My boy wants to see things mommy makes in his room.  I don't know of I higher compliment or thank you.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Stop light

For months I wanted to take a picture of my boys and a stop light.  They love those things and identify them every time we are in the car.  It finally happened!

I used the Basic Grey Wander kit for the brads, doillie paper and canvas tag.  The black paper is Fancy Pants.  I used ink and a dabber to make all the background stop lights and black filler color.  Stickles are around the picture and edges of the stop light.  I used the Going Places cartridge on my Cricut.

This layout is nothing like I had originally planned.  But I love how it turned out.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


It feels really good to be scrapping again.  And I finally got to do my 'turtle' layout.  It had been on my desk waiting for the Animal Kingdom cartridge for a few months.  Here it is:

One afternoon there was a turtle in the backyard. It was random, but the boys loved sitting near it while it was there.

On the layout, I used the Cricut for the large dark green shell and the light green 'border' turtles at the bottom.  I fussy cut the bright green shadow around the shell.  Ribbon is behind the main shell and a clear circle is around the turtle in the picture.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


This summer has been surprisingly busy.  Every time I think things are going to calm down, we become involved in more things.  I did find some time to do this layout.

It was the first time the boys saw hibachi and were only slightly scared by the fire.  Other than that, we all had a great time.

This is the first time I used my new Cricut and didn't give the project away.  I used Stone Script for the letters and Going Places for the fire.

I must admit, I impressed myself with all the pictures I was able to fit on here.