Friday, January 28, 2011

A Tobin Sized Pumpkin

When visiting my parents this fall, we picked out a Tobin sized pumpkin. We carved it out and had ourselves a fun little photo shoot with Tobin inside. Tobin didn't seem to mind. ;)

This layout is posted over on Sketch Support. Go take a look!

Products used: Patterned papers: Imaginisce (words and brown with leaves), Cosmo Cricket (green with leaves), Sassafras Lass (owls), and Making Memories (cream with golden leaf);Journaling blocks: Jillibean Soup; Letters: Creative Memories ("a Tobin sized") and American Crafts Thickers ("pumpkin"); Sketch: Allison Davis


Oh hubby.... multitasking at it's finest...

This layout was posted over on Sketch Support, an awesome resource website for sketches and inspiration!

Products used: Background paper: Bazzill (black dotted swiss paper); Patterned paper: Basic Grey; Journaling blocks: October Afternoon; Embellishments: ki memories (cat and "purr"); Letters: Making Memories (cork); Sketch: Allison Davis

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Brand Spankin' New

These are the not-so-pretty hospital pictures after Tobin's birth. The whole event was such a whirlwind experience that our nice camera was in the car for half of it. Oh well, at least we captured a few images from the event.

Products used: Patterned papers: Me & My Big Ideas (blue footprints), jillibean soup (kraft with paisleys); Stickers: 7 Gypsies (yellow strips and N is for New), Jolee's (duck); Journaling blocks: October Afternoon (yellow), Making Memories; Tools: Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge (title)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Homegrown in Gilroy

Our first trip to the Gilroy Garlic festival. Garlic, garlic, garlic!

Products used: Patterned paper: BasicGrey Basics Scroll (background), Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety; Stickers: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety; Letters: Petals & Possibilities Scrap Metal (Gilroy); Garlic die cuts: K&Company Recycled paper, ricrac, straw, embroidery thread

Anatomy of a garlic clove:
In all of my die cut capabilities, I had no garlic. Who'd have thought? So I needed to get creative. I started with hearts. I picked out a slightly crooked style (Cricut Graphically Speaking) and cut it out regular and mirror imaged. I chose some patterned paper to add character (I used 4 different patterns in all). I layered the hearts and added tufts with ricrac, straw, and 3 colors of embroidery thread.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Tobin's first experience with pureed foods.

Products used: Sketch: Pagemaps; Patterned paper: Making Memories Animal Crackers (dotted paper cut into scallops); Journaling blocks: October Afternoon; Letters: Making Memories (cork); Carrots die cut: Cricut Country Life cartridge

First Smile

Here is the first time I got Tobin to smile for a photograph.

Products used: Sketch: Pagemaps; Patterned papers: Me & My Big Ideas (blue/white), SEI (upper green strip); Embellishments: Making Memories Animal Crackers (epoxy lion), Making Memories Pitter Patter (scalloped circle, felt star, rhinestones), Creative Imaginations ("happy me" sticker), K&Company (1st smile sticker); Journaling block: October Afternoon; Letters: Making Memories (blue chipboard), Creative Memories (brown); Tools: W R Memory Keepers Sew Easy (stitching)

Nine Lives Aren't Enough

The sad story of our kitty Poseidon's run in with an Easter Lily. I think we're officially a flower free household after this traumatizing incident. ..

Products used: Patterned paper: BasicGrey Max & Whiskers; Journaling block: October Afternoon; Meow Ribbon: Joann Scrap Essentials; Cat die cut: Cricut Lite Meow cartridge

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweet Slumber

We took these photos of Tobin when he was tiny and looked so sweet and comfy sleeping on our big bed.

Products used: Sketch: Pagemaps; Patterned paper: Me & My Big Ideas; Embellishments: Making Memories; Letters: Creative Memories

Five Months Old

Tobin's 5 month photos. He had started sitting with assistance, engaging with toys, loving peekaboo, exploring textures, playing with his feet, and practicing his loud voice.

Products used: Sketch: Pagemaps; Patterned papers: Creative Memories; Brad: Making Memories Pitter Patter; Label sticker: Creative Imaginations; Journaling Sprout: Jillibean Soup (Five)

Big G

My dad wrote this very sweet status update after meeting Tobin for the first time. I just had to save it along with the first photo of them together. "Big G" is what he's decided Tobin should call him.

Products used: Sketch: Pagemaps; Patterned papers: Making Memories Animal Crackers (large dots); Journaling block: Creative Imaginations (behind 'G'); Letters: Making Memories ('G'), American Crafts Thickers ("big g" and dots)

Friday, January 7, 2011

My 1st Christmas

My first Sketch Support project!

I took these photos of Tobin in front of the Christmas tree at his great grandparent's house.

As soon as I saw these photos printed out, I knew they would look great cut into circles and Allison's card sketch had the perfect arrangement for them. I took 3 major inspiration points from the sketch. The photo shape and placement, stitching, and the message or title placement. I also decided to create a triangle with the title and embellishments to draw attention to my favorite of the 3 photos. I used the stitching to hang ornaments along the top to continue the Christmas feel and also because Tobin just loved all the ornaments on the tree. I had fun leaving all the papers and accents in muted, retro tones so that the photos, with their full color, really pop.

Supply list - Patterned paper: The Paper Studio (black ornament and "Merry Christmas") and Jillibean Soup (Kraft snow flake); Lace: Making Memories; Candy canes: SEI; Stamp: Hero Arts (reindeer); Glitter Accent: Stickles, Ranger; Tools: Cricut, ("1st" Lyrical Letters cartridge, Loop de Loo feature, "Christmas" and "my" Lyr
Boldical Letters, Connected feature)

And a big thank you to Jennifer for helping with brainstorming, supplies, tools, and time on this layout! I made it while visiting Austin for the holidays.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sketch Support

It's launch day over at Sketch Support!

Come check out the new site set up by Allison Davis for sketches and inspiration.