Monday, May 16, 2011

Jungle Cat

Oh, our silly cat Poseidon. He decided that munching on the cat grass from the side of the trough just was not enough fun. He needed to be right in the middle of things.

This was a super fun layout to make. I decided to go big and bold with my cartoonish representation of the photos. I mixed a bunch of patterns to create the grass and then cut a big cat to jump through it all. The grass is cut from two different shapes on the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I mirrored them and also cut them into pieces to make it feel thicker and random.

Products used: Patterned paper: SEI (dots, stripes, grid, black); Tools: Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge (title), Meow cartridge (cat), Create a Critter cartridge (grass)

Trying New Things

Check out this cute idea on the Making Memories blog! I will need to try this. The Slice looks like a good tool for making it happen, but I'm sure I can do it on my Gypsy, too.

The train flexible template. If you haven't seen this concept yet, you must stop by Paperclipping to learn about flexible templates. And while you are there, check our her awesome videos. I love how Noell approaches scrapbooking from a strongly artistic side.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grandma's Kitchen

Tobin was bathed in a sink for the first time at Grandma's house after Christmas. I decided to have fun with this layout and make it kitchen themed.

Products used: Patterned papers, journaling block, canvas sticker: Little Yellow Bicycle Savor; Tools: Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge ("grandma's"), Country Life cartridge (canister); Sketch: Scrapbooks, Etc.

Four Generations

When we visited my husband's family in Texas for Christmas we had four generations of men together.

One day, I will have a baby girl and then round up my family for a 5 generations of women photo. ;)

Products used: Patterned papers: Bo Bunny (dots and frogs), Recollections (blue/white), Cloud 9 Designs (green hearts), Crate paper (die cut); Journaling block: Making Memories; Tools: Cricut Opposites Attract cartridge ("four"), Reminisce cartridge ("generations"); Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7


We had a crazy schedule in December and I wanted to document it all. So I decided to try my hand at a calendar layouts with photos on certain days.

Products used: Patterned paper: Recollections (black), ki memories (calendar die cut); Stamps: Inkadinkadoo (month and numbers); Embellishments: Making Memories

Our River

When spring came and it rained and rained and rained, the little creek behind our home turned into a "raging river." New wildlife moved in and it took a couple of weeks to calm back down.

Products used: Patterned paper: Best Creations (trees), Stampin' Up (striped); Letters: Making Memories; Sketch: Pagemaps


Over last summer Tobin got to meet his Great Uncle, Grandpa and Grandma Anna when they visited us.

Products used: Patterned papers: Chatterbox (scalloped strip), SEI Oasis; Journaling block & words sticker: Studio Calico; Brads: American Crafts; Letters: Making Memories (glitter); Tools: Cricut Reminisce cartridge (title), Stretch Your Imagination cartridge (crickets); Sketch: Pagemaps

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


These are photos from Thanksgiving last year. We invited over our European and Russian friends and prepared a full American Thanksgiving for them. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, the works. =)

Products used: Patterned papers: Fancy Pants(stripes), Crate Paper (orange); Leaves & acorn: K&Company; Autumn tag: We R Memory Keepers; Tools: Cricut Lyrical Letters (title) and Gypsy Wanderings (branch) cartridges; Sketch: Allison Davis

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


My husband took these sweet photos of Tobin sleeping on me shortly after being nursed.

Products used: Patterned papers: SEI; Journaling block: Little Yellow Bicycle; Chipboard accents: BasicGrey; Sketch: Pagemaps; Tools: Cricut Gypsy Font cartridge (title)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

And the winner is...

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments on my layout! That Echo Park line is so much fun. =)

I drew lucky number 31 and our winner is...

Blogger LatteLover said...

great layout! love the papers

Please send me mail at noeyspapers at to claim your prize.

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing, hard working moms out there! =)

I will be drawing a winner from the blog hop tonight at 10 pm Pacific.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbook Day Hop!

Welcome to my blog! Hopefully you have already started at the beginning, but if not, please visit Sketch Support!

I have already been having so much fun for NSD. I am attending crops 3 weekends in a row, socializing, scrapping, and enjoying some baby free time. =P I hope to have a lot more posts on the way. Please keep reading to see my take on the Sketch Support NSD Sketch and..... to enter for a fabulous sketch book!

We had this great sketch from Allison to celebrate National Scrapbook Day with:

And here is my creation:

These photos are from Tobin's first adventures at the park. He loved the baby swings but really wasn't too sure about the slide (now he loves it).

Products used: Patterned paper: Crate Paper (die cut), Bo Bunny (blue dotted), October Afternoon (striped); Stickers: Echo Park

Variation 1: Clearly I cut the sketch down to one page. I really liked the left page to use with one vertical and one horizontal photo.

Variation 2: I moved the journaling over to make room for this cute swing sticker.

Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win one of the Sketches for Scrapbooking books. The winner may choose which volume.

Next on the hop please visit Katrina.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I finally printed these photos from last summer when my mother in law visited Tobin for the first time. =)

Products used: Patterned paper: SEI; Journaling block: SEI; Letters: American Craft Thickers

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Celebrate Card

Just a fun card with clouds and sunshine. =)

To see more projects inspired by the same, awesome sketch you must visit Sketch Support!

Products used - Patterned papers: Bella Blvd (clouds), Cosmo Cricket (sun), Jillibean Soup (kraft)


Photos from my indoor skydiving adventure back in December!

Go visit Sketch Support to see more projects inspired by the same sketch.

Products used - Patterned paper: Making Memories (plaid), Bazzill Dottes Swiss (blue);Tools: Cricut Create a Critter (clouds), Lyrical Letters (title); Sketch: Sketch Support