Sunday, October 30, 2011

1st Day of School - The bus stop

Hello again!!! I did this page of my boys getting on the bus on the first day of school. Technically it was the second day, but for page purposes I am going with the 1st day.

The little pendants are again from Jenny B. She is my favorite lately.

The pencil paper and the other papers are all from my stash. I really need to start using more of my stash.

The arrow and the bus stop sign are from Locker Talk Cartridge.

My scrapbooking has been all over the place lately. I have just been scrapping pages I feel like doing!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and gets some scrapping in!!

Are you ready for some Football??

My son is a Junior in High School and he plays for his school team. He loves, loves football. This was the first game of the season under the lights.

The grid above the picture is a rub-on from Jenny Bowlin. I love me so Jenny. The rest of the embellishments are from my football stash (let me tell you my football stash is two full draws of stuff!!).

When I printed out the pics, I printed them from Photoelf and I added a mask around each picture to give it a softer look.

I loved this picture of him as he looks so serious about his football business!!

Hope everyone has a funtastic day!!

Christmas Card

Good morning, as promised here is my card I made for the swap. The cards should be fairly easy as we have to make 12 in one night.

I started with Kraft Paper (the brown), inked that up. Added the red after I ran it through the snowflake cuttlebug folder. The green paper is Core'dinations, sanded down a bit to add texture.

The white strip of Xmas trees was from my stash. I cut out an xmas tree from Create a Critter and a little bakers twin e and done!! So easy!! I am dying to see what the other ladies make. We will be sure to show them to you when do them. We are going on November 10th.

Now we move on to Christmas

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone survived Halloween and didn't eat too much candy!!

Dawn, our friend Susan, and I are in a shoebox swap. There are 12 ladies involved. So what we have to do come up with a Christmas card and then make enough cards for 12 people. You bag up each card individually and with all the pieces. The the shoe-boxes are put on around the table in different spots. You sit down at a shoebox, pull out one baggie and make up your card. You walk out with 12 already made cards! So much fun and a great way to get a head start on Christmas cards. I decided to fancy up my shoebox. I used all chipboard cut outs from a cheap Xmas kit I bought a long time ago!
Here is the inside of the box, with all the baggies and card pieces.

And a side view. I will show you my card tomorrow!! Have a great day!!

Happy Halloween - Fun Halloween Page

Good morning Ladies!! So happy to be posting again! Happy Halloween!!! Here is a page I did of my now 11 year old son. He was 1.5 years old in this picture. I am sure when he is older he will kill me for putting him in this Winnie the Pooh costume. I just can't stand how cute he is!!

For this page, I used mostly paper!! Dawn and I bought a bunch of Halloween paper last year and I really haven't used much of it, so I thought I would pull it out and start using it!! The tag is from a tag swap we did last year!

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

More SVG Fun

Happy Friday! I have found a new obsession: SVG cuts. They are so much fun to cut and put together and there are a ton of them out there; some free, some for purchase. And you don't necessarily need an electronic cutting machine to use them. Some can be printed and cut by hand. 

SVG Cuts has some amazing files. I can't wait to play with some of them. I plan on making the Family banner from their Thanksgiving Dinner Kit and will share with you when I do! Lettering Delights also has a ton of great files. Oh boy. This could definitely lead to needing a bigger hard drive! Google SVG files and you will find a ton of inspiration and will see what I mean!

This Gary file from Lady Wolf was easy and quick to put together. She gives you great detail pieces, so this:
becomes this:

I stuck him in each of the kids' lunch boxes this morning with a little "Meow ♥" written on the back. For those who watch Spongebob, you know that is snail for "I love you!" :)

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fabric Cutting

Here is a little fabric owl that I cut with my Silhouette and then sewed together. I used the fabric interfacing available at the Silhouette online store, but I have read on other blogs that people have used regular fabric interfacing and cut all sorts of fabric things with their Cricut. I am not a very good sewer, but he wasn't too hard and is oh-so-cute in real life. His eyes are buttons that I got at Joann Fabrics. We would love to hear about and see any fabric creations that you have made!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Life Is A Rollercoaster

One of my favorite movie quotes ever is from "Parenthood":

Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Gil: Oh?
Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!
Gil: What a great story.
Grandma: I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.

So true, Grandma! I used this quote for a layout of our family on a flume ride at Canobie Lake Park. I love all the expressions on our faces, all of us thrilled. Not every day is as thrilling, but that's OK.  Life is a ride and I like the roller coaster. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

One And A Half Men

Here is my son and his lil kitty "Ocho" They were just hanging out on the couch so I grabbed my camera. The papers I used for this is from the "LUCKY" workshops on the Go by CTMH. I added some Tim Holtz hardware and a chipboard strip down the right side and there ya have it!


Here is a fun (free!) tool that we found! Wordle allows you to type in any text and the create a word cloud from it. You can play with the cloud and use different colors, fonts and layouts. You can then print your cloud out to use on a layout or card. They even have an online gallery for inspiration! Here is a quick layout that I did using a Wordle cloud that I created. Fun! The great cowboy cuts were from Laurie's dad, "Pa", for a swap that we did a while back here on SS.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Mini Album

Happy Friday!! I just had to show off this awesome mini album that my friend, Carol from Boston Area Scrap Fanatics made for me! The details that she put into it are amazing! She told me that the rat on the cover came from a pair of Halloween earrings that she had. How cool is that? The bat on the cover is made from feathers. The last page has an accordian pull out to fit 6 pictures. I can't wait to fill this up with images of my little goblins!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Here is a birthday card that I made for our good friend Susan! It was so easy to make! I used this Silhouette file:, Divine Swirls and Bloom Dots Cutltlebug folders, iRock bling, a little Quick Quotes chalk ink, glitter pen and a chipboard sticker from my stash. I love how it pulls out of the base to reveal the message inside. Fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vamped Out

Here is a page I did for my daughter Amanda. She is so into the whole vampire thing and more specifially, the show "The Vampire Diaries", and this is one her favorite characters. Her room is pretty much "vamped" out, so she asked me to do a page to add to the collection. This is was fun to do. I normally don't do dimentional pages, but I just had to add these flowers to this page. She loved how it came out, and it's in her room already!

Trick or Treat

This is a cute little treat box that I made using the Silhouette. This file cuts with all the little perforation marks, so folding it up was super easy. The Witch Hazel label was printed off the internet and then run through the Silhouette to cut it out, using the Trace feature. The skull inside is a Silhouette Print and Cut file. Now, how to keep my little Goblins from eating all the candy before Halloween gets here? 

Monday, October 17, 2011

i am

This is my son Dj. I really like this picture of him, it really shows off his kind of simple, laid back personality So, I did a simple layout. He liked it too.. he put it in his room :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


This is my daughter when she was a lil younger at York Beach in Maine. They've grown up playing at this beach. I didn't get too fancy scrapping these pics, I got the idea from "Page Maps 2". I thought it was kinda cool how they had the cardstock colors the same and just defined them by inking the edges, so I thought I'd try it. I like how it came out.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More lunch box fun!

The Silhouette cutting machine has a neat feature called Print & Cut. Basically, you choose a shape from their library, print it on your regular home printer and then send it back through the Silhouette, which cuts it out for you! My kids love Bugs Bunny and his friends and Silhouette recently added Looney Tunes shapes to their library! Yay - more lunch box surprises! You can't tell in these scans because I mounted them on white paper, but the images were actually cut out with the Silhouette. I was amazed at the accuracy of the cutting, especially since my past endeavors with Print & Cut hadn't gone very well. Silhouette updated their software recently and the P&C feature must have been one of the fixes, because these cut perfectly! DD got Sylvester, DS got Marvin, DH got Pepe; I am saving Michigan for another round. I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see how the kids and hubby react to them! I'm such a goof.


Michigan J. Frog

Marvin the Martian
Pepe le Pew

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vinyl Wall Art

Happy Hump Day, crafters! It was soooo good to see Kelly, Laurie and Susan on Friday night. We had lots of fun! I played with vinyl all night, making some cuts for my DD's bedroom walls. Laurie let me use her E2, so that I could make nice big images. I used the Rock Princess cartridge for all the cuts - such a cute cart! I picked fun, tween colors, instead of going with tradional colors. I got them a while ago from our friend Nick at Craft Vinyl. They have great colors and all sorts of sizes from which to choose. All the images layered easily. I think that I forgot some layers on the motorcycle chick; I am going to have to take a look at it again. But DD loves them, and that's what counts!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Here's a quick LO I did over at Laurie's house last Friday. I haven't really been scrapping much as most of my scrapping things are still in boxes from moving twice over the summer. However, I did dig through and find a few things to work with. This is my son's 1st bday. He just turned 19 in August, I'm a bit behind in my scrapping.. LOL!!! I didn't do much with this other than layer some paper and I covered a few pieces of chipboard, but it was fun to get a bit back into the scrappin' swing of things!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Life's A Beach

Happy Friday, crafty friends! After this week at work, this card shows where I would really like to be: on a beach somewhere with an umbrella drink! LOL! Actually, I made this card for my sister for her 40th birthday. Her friends treated her to a few days in Aruba to celebrate! Nice friends, no? All cuts were with the Silhouette; stamp is Stampin' Up!; tiny mosiacs, swiss dots and divine swirls Cuttlebug folders; patterned paper from the stash.

Hope everyone has a craft-tastic weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Altered Frame

Good morning, crafty friends! It is a beautiful, crisp fall morning here in the Boston area. But you know what they say about the weather around here; if you don't like it, wait a minute. They say it is going to be 75-80 on Saturday! 

Today I am showing you a frame that I made a while ago for a scrappy acquaintance who's dad had just passed away. I had her in an altered item swap and was hoping that when she was ready, she could use it for a picture of her dad. I am bringing it back up now because I just recently saw this friend at an event and she thought to bring the frame - with her dad's picture in it - to show me. I was so touched that she liked it enough to use it to display a great picture of her dad and that she wanted to show it to me. Our hobby is so important for passing on memories, but it can even be important in the healing process of the difficult memories. It is one of the reasons that I love it. Knowing that my friend will smile looking at her picture of her dad in a frame that I made for her warms my heart.

Supplies: wood frame from Michaels, chipboard letters and rubons with bling from K&Company, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint: Weathered Wood nd Picket Fence, patterned paper and flowers from stash.