Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Home Sweet Home LO

My dear son, his wonderful wife Kira, and darling
little Maddix are moving into a new home tomorrow;
and this is my scrapbooking gift to them to commemorate this exciting event.

The banner was hand cut and the font is PS -
the trees and clouds are Serenade -
the house is Heritage, the mailbox is WC,
the driveway is EDPD, and the heart is SW.

I used the shadow feature in black to frame
the beautiful glitter paper for the font.

The year is nestled on the bottom of the house and
an original hand written sentiment adorns the corner
just under the white picket fence.

The mailbox has been embossed and holds the house number.

The embossed heart is backed with a gorgeous
red glitter paper, and the trees are also embossed and inked
to add some dimension.
I also added a hand-punched border on each page
and mats for the pictures that have had the corners rounded.
I think they'll like it....so off to take some pics to finish this page!



Sunday, February 19, 2012

That's what little boys are made of........

Here is the next installment of Lil Maddix' scrapbook.
He is just starting to pull himself up....
and sometimes letting himself down pretty hard!

I thought of the adage:
Snips and snails
and puppy dog tails....
that's what little boys are made of,
and made this the theme of this LO.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Totally Jawsome!

I have to admit that I scraplifted this idea from
Lisa Norris on the Cricut MB.
It was such a great project, and although I did not  have
the cart she used, I came up with my own design.
I think this will be my son's birthday card for this year,
and I am hoping it will make him smile.

There are not a lot of Cricut cuts on this card.
I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of white card stock
folded in half.
I added a mat of dark blue stock and rounded the
edges of both papers.
The sea scene, sentiment, and Jaws were computer generated.
The coral, seahorses, and fish are all from PDDU.

The coral and banner are popped for dimension
and Jaws is attached to a home-made wobble for motion.

The inside of the card is also computer generated with
an underwater sea scene and sentiment.
It is soooo cute!  I absolutely love the end result!

Happy Birthday, Justin!


Monday, February 13, 2012


This is a valentine that I made for a dear friend of mine who is always on the go.
She is always taking care of everyone but herself, so I thought
a "thinking of you" card was appropriate for her.

Since she is always on the go, I picked this cute little scooter for the main image.
A little dazzle is added from the metallic papers used on the scooter,
basket, and helmet.
The "flag" on the back is actually a left-over cut I had never used
from Accent Essentials.
 All of the rest of the images are from the Sweethearts cart.

Of course, this is my favorite easel card - I just love how they stand up for display.
A scalloped edge, small gems, embossing,
and some glitter paper added to the heart give this card some pop.
A heartfelt sentiment is added to the inside fold that is not shown
when displayed.
Lots of layering and dimensionals give this card a great look.
I think she'll like it!

Monday, February 6, 2012

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I Love U!

I saw this card on the Splitcoaststampers' tutorial page
and thought it would make a nice little card to tuck in somewhere for a surprize greeting.

I started with the card base (3 1/2 x 10 1/2)
and scored it @ 3 1/2 & 7.
I cut my letters from the WW cart @ 2 3/4 -
the heart is from the SH cart @ 2 3/4 also.

I then laid them on the base, and traced around the images on the top of the card.
This was cut out by hand.
The edges were inked and it was embossed with the paisley CB folder.

The letters were embossed with the swirls CB folder and the
heart flower with swiss dots.

The "popped" heart was also embossed with swiss dots while
the background was cut from red glitter paper.

A final embellishment with a small gemstone and my project is complete.
It is not exactly like the tutorial, but it was close enough for me!
Hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, February 3, 2012

You're on my mind.....

Here is my grandbaby's valentine.
It is his first "love you" day so I couldn't let it pass by without a card!
I love the Disney images, even though they are full of small pieces,
so who better to build a project around than Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

I have to confess, the only cuts that are new for this card is Mickey and Minnie,
everything else I had leftover from other projects....including the card!
The hearts and words are from Sweethearts,
Mickey and Minnie from Mickey and Friends,
and the bottom border is made from layering punch cuts.

I love this fold because it is an easy display
and adds dimension at the same time.
Mickey, Minnie, and the small hearts were popped for dimension.

A tag on the back (which is also a leftover cut) will hold a personal message.
The finished size of the this card is 5 1/2 x 7 -
just enough to fit in a standard envelope -
I must admit that I had to lay this over the envelope when adding my
embellishments so as not to go oversize.  I tend to do that sometimes when my creativity gets the best of me!
Happy 1st Valentine's Day, Maddix!
Gram loves you!