Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Giveaway Link

Check out this amazing giveaway for a Letterpress kit!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Ok. I did it. I cratered. My hubby spoiled me for Christmas (early) and let me buy a Gypsy for my Cricut. I'm still learning but I think I will get a lot of use from it. I was a hesitant buyer (until it was a gift!) so I will try to post a full review once I've made a few projects with it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

You may recognize this card from a previous post. Well, I updated it with "Happy Birthday" as the greeting and posted it for sale in my Etsy shop. Be sure to take a look!

Holiday Cards

It's my favorite time of year again! Christmas card making season. There are just so many cute Christmas papers and embellishments! To start, I made a simple set of 10 cards to sell in my Etsy shop. Check them out!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Couch Potatoes.

I just can't help scrapbooking our super cute cats! Sometimes I come home to find that they've each picked a couch and have obviously been there all day. =)

Details: "No Scratching Anytime" metal sticker is by EK Success. Kitty patterned paper and 3D stickers are by ki Memories Playful Pets. "Couch Potatoes" was cut using the Cuttin Up' Cricut cartridge.

Shoutout: Journaling just says "Couch Potatoes, Zeus, Poseidon" repeated. I really wanted the look of writing all around but didn't have that much to say about the cats sleeping on our couches, so my friend Sara came up with this text idea. Thanks Sara! I think the handwriting made the layout pop.

Fun & Games

These are pictures from my trip home in August. My family loves to play board games and mini golf!

Details: Graph patterned paper with green circles is by Pink Paisley Office Lingo. Blue and green patterned papers (same double-sided sheet) are by Crate Paper. Green scallop border is by Sassafras Lass. Green/white ribbon is by SEI. Brown glittery swirl rubons are by Colorbok. "&" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. Cork letter stickers are by Making Memories Great Escape.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Boys

I've been published!!! PageMaps November 2009

These are a series of photos I've kept of my boys being cute. The kitties like to pile on top of Warren for some love.

Details: Brown paper (pattern is metallic) is by Chatter Box Artsy.licious. Orange/blue/green patterned paper is by Basic Grey Marrakech. Black squiggle vertical stripe is by Basic Grey Just the Edge Cardstock. Green paper button is by Creative Memories. "my Boys" was written with Making Memories glitter alpha stickers.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Pictures and ticket stubs from our night out to see Wicked in San Francisco. Loved that show!

Details: Black paper is the new Bazzill glazed cardstock. It's beautiful in person! Green floral patterned paper is by Sandy Lion. Green grid paper is by Basic Grey Nook & Pantry. Green gems are by Mark Richards. "Wicked" was written with Making Memories puffy alpha stickers. Circular embellishments (witch, witch legs, and stripes) are Making Memories Spook Alley Looking Glass buttons.

Making Out

Another layout of our silly kitties. When they clean each other's faces at the same time and tongues are flying everywhere we say they are "Making Out." Then one bites the other and they start an all out brawl. Oh, brothers...

Details: Cat patterned paper is by NRN Designs. "Making Out" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Jack Sprat feature).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Walk through Gamble Garden

It's so hard to get a good photo of a photo! So I added one of the original flower pictures to this post to better show the colors.

These are just some pictures my husband and I took at the Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto before out friends had their vow renewal ceremony.

Details: Green patterned paper is by SEI Oasis. Woodgrain paper is by DCWV Green Stack. Yellow velvet ricrac is by American Crafts. "through" was written with Prima flocked alpha stickers. "a Walk" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. "Gamble Garden" and leaf accents were cut using Storybook. Journaling block is by SEI.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Here is my first finished layout from the ScrapPink crop I attended on Saturday. These are pictures of my friends cropping in Austin at Archiver's. I make sure to go there whenever I am in the area. =)

Details: Patterned papers are by SEI Silk Road. Leafy branch is also by SEI. Pink and green flowers are by Making Memories. Brown flowers are burlap and made by Prima. Flower centers are crystals by Mark Richards. "Archiver's" was cut using the Calligraphy Cricut cartridge.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just checking in

Yes, I'm still here. I have been working on a mini album for my sister-in-law that I may or not be posting so I haven't made any layouts for myself in a while.

But... I'm going to a 15 hour crop on Saturday (I can't wait!!!) and I will work on my own layouts there. I will hopefully have a good selection to post all next week!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Our friends decided to have a spontanteous rewedding celebration in a local garden for their 2nd anniversary. The gardens were beautiful and we had fun hanging out with friends and enjoying mimosas and samosas afterward.

Details: Patterned papers are by DCWV Latte stack. Chipboard embellishments are by Basic Grey Marrakech. Acrylic "discover" accent is by Making Memories. Blue/cream scalloped journaling block is by K&Company. "Celebrate" was cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Now & Then

Another old time photo from Maryland in summer 2006 and a previous one from high school of my cousin and I.

Details: Maroon dotted paper is by Bazzill. Ribbon is from Michael's. "Now & Then" was cut using the Calligraphy Cricut cartridge (Shadow feature).

Sunday, September 6, 2009


This is an old photo that I forgot to scrapbook before. When we had all of my cousins together a few summers ago, we took this cute portrait together.

I kept this layout really siple because I have a rule about not altering momentos in any way. Since I can't get another copy of this photo, I attached it to the layout with clear photo corners and would not attach any letters/papers/embellishments on top of it.

Details: Patterned papers are by Memory Stor (from huge paper pack at Costco). Dotted paper (photo mat) is by Bazzill. Rubons are by Stampin Up. "Cousins" was cut using the Calligraphy Cricut cartridge (Shadow feature).

4th of July

So I decided to use the same pagemap twice in a row. It just had the right configuration of photos for two layouts I needed to complete. (See previous post - Tahoe Trip 2).

Again this year, I tried to get some good fireworks photos. These are ok. But I thought they were cute because all the fireworks are squiggly. ;)

Details: Blue dotted paper is by Bazzill. Stars are by Li'l Davis Designs. Yellow journaling block is by K&Company. "Live out Loud" block is by Pink Paislee Office Lingo. Black zig zag is by Bazzill Just the Edge. "4th of July" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Jack Sprat feature).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tahoe Trip 2

I already posted layouts from Tahoe trips 1 and 3. Here (finally) is Tahoe trip 2 that only Warren participated in. They got a good amount of snow on their second day and had to dig out the cars to drive home.

Details: Striped paper is by Basic Grey Figgy Pudding line. "winter wonderland" and circular tree embellishments are by My Mind's Eye. "Tahoe Trip 2" was written with Making Memories glitter alpha stickers.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cannery Row

Finally another layout!

Here are some pictures from lunch in Monterey before we visited the aquarium.

Details: Ring patterned paper is by Scenic Route. Red dotted paper (bottom) is by Reminisce. Square patterned strip on left is by Basic Grey from the Marrakech collection. Journaling block is by Pink Paislee from the Office Lingo collection. "Cannery Row" was written with chipboard alpha stickers by Making Memories Noteworthy. Tan ribbon from Michael's.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Falling For You

Another card for the challenge over at Get Sketchy.

I cut the tree from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge and the leaves from Doodlecharms. "Falling for you" stamp is by Studio G. Striped paper is by Crate Paper.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Prima Picks

Some fun new products from Prima:

And you can enter to win them here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Out and About the Bay

Pictures and momentos from my parents' trip to visit me.

Details: Striped paper is by Crate Paper. "Eat" sign and "Journey" were cut using the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge. "Out and About the Bay" was cut using Lyrical Letters (Jack Sprat feature). I made the circle embellishments but cutting the circles, crumpling them, and then sanding their edges, layering, and adding metal centers.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This layout comes in 2 parts.

Part 1 (a double page layout with pictures of people, the cannery, and the aquarium map):

Part 2 (all the fun pictures we took of the wildlife at the aquarium):

I looooooove aquariums. So I have lots of pictures. I decided to use a technique I saw on Ali Edwards' blog where she used a Crop In Style sticker organizing sheet for a layout. I figured this was perfect for the bazillion photos I had. But I also wanted a traditional layout for the people pictures and map. I'm not sure how I will put this in my album yet. Maybe with the animals in between the other 2 pages...

Details: The double page layout has papers by Doodlebug Designs. "Monterey Bay" was written with Making Memories glitter alpha stickers. "Aquarium" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Jack Sprat feature). The animal pages have a patterned paper by Heidi Grace. Both layouts have stickers by Jolee's Boutique.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Get Well Card

I decided to use my cousin Nikki's awesome idea of adding some of the botanical photos I've taken to my cards. The Get Sketchy challenge for this week proved to be the perfect opportunity! And I used some patterned papers from the SEI Bridgeport stack my mom bought me recently. I just love the colors in this collection. "Get Well" seemed to be a fitting sentiment on this card because it's almost like sending flowers. =)

Typical Cat

Warren and I love reading the comics every Sunday morning (ok, fine.... afternoon). Get Fuzzy is usually amusing to us, but this one really hit home. So I decided to scrapbook it, of course! I added a picture of my cat's empty bowls - it fits with the comic and I just love their bowls. ;)

Details: Orange cat paper and brown paw print paper are by Bo Bunny. Striped paper (die cut) is by My Mind's Eye. Teal ribbon is by Martha Stewart. I made the white strip with red cats by stamping and embossing. "Typical Cat" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Jack Sprat feature).

This layout was made based on a Sketchy Thursday sketch over on Design by Diana's blog.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Card Update

I like to take a picture of all the cards I make but I keep forgetting to post them after the card has been received. So here is a big update!

I made this birthday card for my mom back in June. The presents are cut out of patterned paper and epoxied with Glossy Accents. Letter stickers are by Making Memories

This card was for my step-sister-in-law who graduated high school this past spring. The girl was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.

I looooove acrylic cards. =) This card was for a sorority sister's wedding back in June. I stamped the white flowers onto the acrylic with Stazon. Green flower sticker is by Stampin Up. Amore embellishment was from Joann.

Another wedding card, this time for friends of ours in Texas. I cut the black frame with the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. Ribbon came folded and is from the Michael's $1 bin.

My cousin's daughter turned one this August. =) In fact, my cousin celebrated her birthday on the same day! Her card is below. "One" was cut using Graphically Speaking. Cupcake is by Jolee's boutique.

Here is the card for my cousin Shannon! The "Happy day" button is by Making Memories.