Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stickle me!

This morning, my son said "Stickle me!" thinking he was being silly and pronouncing the word 'tickle' incorrectly.  Well, being the crafty mom that I am, I got out a bottle of Stickles and (with the cap on) rubbed the glitter glue all over him.  He was pleasantly confused and giggly.  What a nice way to start the day, with a happy kid and Stickles.

Monday, August 27, 2012

My desk?

Now that the boys aren't napping, they are awake while I am scrapbooking.  They want to participate and do so by sharing my desk.

Technically it's nice that everyone is getting along, but it leaves very little room for 12x12 paper...

Friday, August 24, 2012

1st Day card

I made this universal card in approximately 20 minutes.

With the Momenta 17374 'Doodle Floral' Pyramid paper pack, the only paper I had to trim was the blue background.  It was soooo easy!  Momenta's PK-2147 Black Tie pack, ST-5279 Alphas provided the lettering that stands out on EK Success 3D dots.  I edged the card with Rubber Stampede Primary 'Fuschia' ink.

This card was partially inspired by the August challenge at Scrap It Girl.  We had to use a number somewhere on the project.  Good luck to everyone else that entered.  By the way, I found this challenge on

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 20, 2012


Here is a layout I found that I never posted picture of.  I have NO idea how that happened.  This showcases the boys during their first trip to a pumpkin patch.

I thought the paper and eyelets did a great job of expanding the background in the photos.  It's hard to believe we'll be doing this again really soon.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


A made a thank you card for some guys that gave our boys parts for their train tracks. 

It's simple, cute and good for boys of any age.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hi Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday.  I hope she likes the card I made.

I had fun using various papers, brads, Thistle Stickles and Cricut 'George' and 'Winter's in the Air Sampler' cartridges.

A bonus was the challenge that this card was able to participate in.  The Paper Girls Challenge was for birthdays.  This was a perfect fit!

Happy Birthday Mom. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I found 'Thomas The Train' scrapbook paper at a garage sale!  Whoo Hoo!  um, I mean, toot toot!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Darn life.  It keeps using up my scrap time.  I promise I'll have something to show you again soon.  :-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


In July, we went to Annapolis, MD to visit Uncle Matt.  While we were there we went on a pirate ship.  I LOVED it.  The kids thought it was cool too.

Thanks to the quick shot feature on my camera, I took 1,900 photos in an hour and a half.  I did my best to print out the ones that really showed all the activities the boys did on the ship.  My 2 page layout turned into a 3 page spread.

The last 2 pages will be together in the scrapbook.  All the pictures of the water cannons ended up on 2 pages and I even cut a picture.  For me, that is a big deal.

Here is a closer look at the first page.  You can see the boat, the pirate dress, their 'tattoos,' my older son helping to hoist the flag, and my younger son with the coveted coin for the map.

Page 2 shows the treasure they found and part of the water cannon photos.  It also has a really cool pirate ship I cut out with the Cricut and 3 different cartridges.  The brad creating the Jolly Roger flag is awesome!

 Then the last page of the spread.  This shows the boys squirting the scallywag in another boat, getting 'groggy' from the soda and group photos.

All my favorite stuff is on this layout.  It has photos of my family during an awesome adventure, brads, eyelets, and my Cricut.  The only thing it's missing is Stickles.  I know this layout doesn't have a bunch of papers or techniques, but it's still one of my most beloved layouts.

Products used:

George & Basic Shapes (alphas)
My World (ship)
Everyday Paper Dolls (water)
Indie Art (cloud)
Cake Seasonal Sampler (3 skull and cross bones)

Eyelet Outlet
Brads: 4 ships, 5 pirate hats, 5 skull and cross bones, 4 arrows
Eyelets: 2 wine bottles

Crop a Dile

Prisma Color markers -black

Paper Studio papers