Thursday, April 25, 2013


 A fun layout I liked these pics of me and my daughter hugging it out :)  I added a cute little owl cut from a Creative Memories cartridge.  My daughter is going through an "owl" phase, so I thought it was fitting to add one. I went very plain with embellies on this and used a CM ideas book for the page map.  No, I do not sell CM, lol.  I just really like their products and the crop I was at had a huge table of CM products for our use!  So, I tried lots of stuff!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


 The smell of toasty warm fires, friends, family, laughs, yummy food and teamwork!  I LOVE camping! 

 I also LOVE LOVE using my Creative Memories Page Planner.  I highly suggest this set and the Nancy O'dell Creative Memories set  for all those loose pics that you want to get in a book.   The templates are easy peasy to use!  and the booklets that come with the sets pretty much do all the work for you as far as how and where to put embellies if you need to add. 
Again, I need to journal, LOL. Someday!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


 And another campin' out layout.  I loved the fun pics on this page and it brought back some silly memories of that trip.  The reason it says "pranks" is that all my fellow campers waited till I went to the bathroom to pull a trick on me.   I came back to a campsite in which everybody was in their tents, strange?  hmmm. We were just playing card and singing round' the fire.  I look down and in front of me there was a snake at the bottom of the picnic table. I scream (repeatedly!) and try my hardest to jump up ONTO the table (in no way shape or form did I do it either. lol) in a complete panic.  I hear lots of laughter at that point and then take a closer look at the PLASTIC snake!  LOL.  It took me a few minutes to recoop from that.. LOL We had lots of fun goofing around the fire and playing rummy and making YUMMMO treats too!

Monday, April 22, 2013


 Here is a layout that I did at a recent crop.  These are fun pics of family and friends that went camping back in 2011We had LOTS of laughs. 
I used a really fun Creative Memories border to do the trees and I did the cuts from CAMP OUT cricut cartridge.

I haven't done any of my journaling yet.   

Saturday, April 20, 2013


 Here is a picture of our beautiful city of Boston.  It has been a terrifying week here in Boston and in the Nation.  We are all so happy  that the 2nd suspect in the marathon bombings has been captured.  We pray for those families who lost lives and  for those who were injured at the hands of terrorists.  We pray we will get answers and justice. 
And, on a lighter note,  when people have to miss Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins games around here, SHIT  GETS REAL!  LOL.   God bless the USA and the human race!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Here is an anniversary card I whipped up.  It really is super busy, almost too busy for me.   But Kel said she loved it, so I am going with it. I figured, I would step out of my comfort zone and just go with it!!

Everything I used was from my stash.  I have had this paper for ever!! I cut out some of the flowers and adhere them with pop dots, give it the 3D feel.  Around the page punch by Martha Stewart it the little window where the flower is peeking through.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thank Ewe card

Good morning!  I have been trying to get some crafting in. I am busy working on my sons' and nieces' graduation invites.  I will have to show you a pic of my desk of all the different parts and pieces.

Here is a cute little thank you card I did. I love this little lady!!

The lamb is cute from Create a Critter 2, I am not sure of the page, as I downloading the cartridge to my Cricut Craft room.  Have you done this yet? Oh my you get the cartridge right away, no running to the store, spectacular!!

The word Thank Ewe is cute from Just Because Cards at 2.50"

Fiskar's punch for the punch under the picture.

Martha Steward Bling

Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder

StampinUP Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by! We really have missed everyone!!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Birthday

Good morning! Sorry we have not been around lately.  Life has just been soooo busy for all of us! We try to get some crafting in, but it hasn't happened much!  I don't see it slow down much for me or the other ladies, but we will try out best to post.

I made this card for my Nephew who is turning 9 (so crazy he was just born) and he loves monsters. I thought the Mini-Monster Cart would be perfect for him!

My recipe:

Mini Monster Cart - pg 35 cut at 3.5"
DCWV - the cute monster paper - Doodling Around Stack
Wedding Cart - The cutge little banner cut at 2.5"
Nestabilities - Labels
The rest of the paper is from my stash (I love the different color google eyes, Kel's idea)

I will enter this card in this fun challenge, Kids Birthday Card Challenge!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sorry we have been MIA........

Happy Sunday everyone!! So sorry we haven't been around!!  Life has been so crazy for all three of us the past few weeks!! College stuff, school stuff, funerals, and life in general!  We promise we will be posting really soon!!!

We hope everyone is doing well and will try to stop by and visit everyone!!  Have a great Sunday!

Kel, Laurie & Dawn

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

More Birthday Fun

I made this birthday card and altered Altoid tin gift card holder for Laurie's little guy who turned 13 last week. They grow up too fast!

Card: So cute and so easy to make!

Hippo and balloons: Silhouette cut files (the balloons are pop-dotted)
Cuttlebug folders: Spots n Dots and Divine Swirls
13 letter stickers: stash
"Hippo Birthday" stamp: My Pink Stamper

Tin: Also so easy and the perfect size to hold a gift card! I covered the inside cover and bottom with paper, too. The paper and chipboard stickers were in my stash. (The stickers maybe MAMBI?)

Hope everyone is having a good week!


I went to a crop over the weekend and one of the projects I worked on was a book for my son.  He enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.  Here are a few pages.  I wanted to make a book that wasn't "cutsie"  LOL.  An 8x8 album is always a challenge for me.  I want it to look  full but not too full of embellies so I went to the Camp Out cartridge and just cut  a pile of  images and then as I laid out my pages I just added them in.

 On the one above I just doodles around the pictures with a CM doodle template.  LOVE IT!  Here are some of the images from other pages too