Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SEI Giveaway!

SEI is giving away a sample pack of their new paper lines. Check it out here.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tahoe Ski Trip 3

Here is our last Tahoe trip for 2009. Warren's family goes to Heavenly each year and this year we joined them for one day of skiing (we had just gotten back from Europe so we couldn't take off ANOTHER week for skiing).

I included the comic because it was from the paper the day we went skiing and it was so relevant. =P

Details: Bright green patterned paper is by Anna Griffin. Diamond patterned paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle - Vita Bella Collection. Snowflake stickers are by Heidi Grace - exclusively for Archiver's. Snowboard embellishment is by Jolee's Boutique. "Tahoe" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Loop Dee Loo feature). "Ski Trip 3" was written with Making Memories glitter alpha stickers.


In March, we invited all of our friends in the area over for food and to celebrate Warren's birthday and have a housewarming. Sadly, we didn't get any pictures of Warren. Mental note for the future: get photos of the honored guest! ;)

Details: The patterned papers are on opposite sides of the same sheet from Sasafrass Lass. The scalloped orange border came with it, too. The journaling block was given to me by my scrappin' buddy Jennifer. =) "Housewarming" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Jack Sprat feature).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Here is the card I sent my Dad for Father's Day this year.

Details: To make the base of this card, I stamped acrylic with green Staz-on ink and a leaf clear stamp. The striped paper is by Stampin' Up. "F" is a K&Company recycled chipboard letter. "ather's" was written with Prima flocked alphas. "Happy" and "Day" were written with Heidi Grace rub-on alphas. Shoes were from a $1 set at Michael's that came with a golf bag and golf balls.

Colt's Album

I made this 8 x 8 album as a gift for my mother's cousin for Father's Day (from his son). This mini album was made with paper, chipboard and binder rings. The front and back cover are chipboard covered with paper and the inner pages are just back to back papers. I used a paper stack by Colorbok - English Meadow as the base pages.

Details: "Things" and "Daddy" were written with K&Company recycled chipboard letters. "I like to do with my" was written with alpha stickers by mls.

Details: Owl and branch were cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge. "Cuddling" and "play" were written with alpha stickers by mls. "Peekaboo" was cut using Opposites Attract. Doodlecharms, Stretch Your Imagaination, and Paperdolls Cricut cartridges were used to cut the shapes for the mobile.

Details: "Spending," "time," and "granddad" were cut using the Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge. Grass was cut using Plantin Schoolbook. Tall grass and cricket were cut using Stretch Your Imagination. "3" if from a ki memories acrylic letter set.

Details: Zeros, ones and "Taking a a dip" were cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.

Details: I made the clear page by cutting down a 12x12sheet of acrylic and stamping leaves on it with dark green Staz-on ink. Giraffe and elephant were cut using the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge. "Going to the Zoo" was cut using Lyrical Letters.

Details: "Sharing" was cut using the Stamped Cricut cartridge. "Grow" was cut using Lyrical Letters. "Growing strong..." was written with alpha rubons by Heidi Grace. I pop-dotted some of the leaves for dimension.

Monday, June 22, 2009


And the Austria layouts are done! Next up: the Germany leg of our Europe 2009 trip.

These are some postcards my mom picked up in Soelden along with a map of the ski resort and another ski pass.

Details: Background patterned paper is by Heidi Grace. Ski clothes paper is from the DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack 2007. House and "Ski Trip" stickers are by Jolee's Boutique. "Souvenirs" was cut using the Calligraphy Cricut cartridge.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Holiday Cheer

Well, not Christmas, but Valentine's Day and St. Patty's Day! These are the cute cards my scrappin buddy Jennifer sent me. =)

Details: Flowered paper is by Chatterbox. Dotted paper is by Sandylion. "Holiday" was written with Prima flocked alphas. "Cheer" was written with Making Memories glitter alphas.

Our New Address

I kept a copy of the change of address cards we sent out to our friends and family. I have really fallen behind in my scrapbooking, so I'm keeping some layouts simple to catch up!

Details: Diagonal plaid patterned paper is by American Crafts - Cat's Cradle. Scalloped edge was made with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. Leaf was cut using the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge. "Our new address" was cut with Alphalicious.

Honky Tonk Homicide

Pictures from a party at a friends house. All us "Texans" got together for dinner and a murder mystery game. It was a blast! I kept our invite and my nametag to enhance this layout.

Details: Red/blue patterned papers are from a huge set I bought a Costco by Memory Stor. Wood grain paper is by Paper Pizazz. Scalloped edge was made with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. "Homicide" was written with Petals and Possibilities Scrap Metal letters. "Honky Tonk" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Jack Sprat feature). Cowboy hat was cut using Paper Dolls.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Walk with a View

While my parents were visiting, we went to Ed Levin County Park to see views of the bay from the ridge. We weren't up for a long hike, so we just walked up the hill a bit to enjoy the nice weather and had a decent view. We also watched some paragliders.

Details: Patterned papers are from the DCWV Green Stack (70% recylced). I made the journaling block by rounding the corners of a square scrap and cutting the tree out of the extra patterned paper. Large tree was cut using the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge (I cut the bubble for leaves by hand). "a Walk with a View" was cut using Lyrical Letters (Jack Sprat feature).

Friday, June 19, 2009


Pictures from our evenings in Austria. After skiing, we settled in at our huge table for dinner and games. My family loves board games. =P

Details: I used scraps, so I only remember some details. Orange patterned paper is by Crate Paper. Dark brown striped paper is by K&Company from their recycled mat stack. "if found please return to" stamp is by Making Memories Passport line. "Downtime" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Here is my mom and I by the river that ran through the town of Soelden. On our day off from skiing we walked down to town for lunch.

Details: Blue paper with swirls is by Heidi Grace - Vineyard Shimmer. Grey and white swirl was cut out of American Crafts paper (see Ski Tunnel post). Button is also American Crafts. Scalloped line was made using an EK Success corner rounding punch. Letters/Numbers are from two different glitter alpha sets by Making Memories.

Ski Tunnel

We'd never seen a ski tunnel before and thought this needed to be documented. =) In order to get to one area of the ski resort, you had to pass through this concrete tunnel they bore through the mountain.

Details: The background grey/white patterned paper is by American Crafts - Modabella Pretty. The striped paper is Heidi Grace - exclusively for Archiver's. The embellishment in the center was cut out of the background paper (center) before glueing the papers together. Stitching was done on my regular sewing machine. "Ski" was written with Making Memories glitter alphas. "Tunnel" was written with American Crafts Thickers foam alphas.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I took a picture of my food in Austria because it was a Bavarian specialty, but my sister-in-law got a little mad when I called it "German Macaroni and Cheese." =P

Details: I don't remember the brand for the background paper. Cream/brown patterned paper is from the SEI Alpine Frost paper stack. Orange scalloped border is by Crate Paper (Lemon Grass collection). Scalloped journaling circle is by Jenni Bowlin. Glitter rubon of sticks/leaves is by Colorbok (my Wild Life). "Kasespatzle" was written with Prima flocked alphas.

Design inspiration: Paperclipping featured on Ali Edwards' blog

Happy Birthday Flowers

New in my Etsy shop!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Beautiful Views

A pretty simple layout of the views we saw on the mountain in Austria. I really wanted the focus to be the photos. But I swear this layout has more tecture in person with the shiny and fuzzy papers I used.

Details: Silver paper is Bazill Bling. White paper is doodlebug design - lily white chenille cardstock. Ski chair is by Jolee's Boutique. Black glitter lettering is by Making Memories. "Beautiful" was cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge.