December 24, 2011


I just wanted to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  This has been an amazing year for me and my family.  I am so grateful for all that I have and I am truely blessed.  I have a wonderful family, a roof over my head and food in the house.  I know that many children are without this year and my heart and thoughts go out to them and their family.  I try and remind myself everyday when I get down that I need to be more grateful and appreciative of what has been given to me.  I hope all is safe and happy.  I love seeing the made up trees and the lights.  It just does my hear so good and brings me such greatness.  Hears wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!!!

December 4, 2011

Items used:
12x12 Linen closest DCWV
6x6 My Minds eye Fine and Dandy Girl (cut in half in a diagonal and placed in each corner)
8.5x11 Melon Berry Papertrey ink paper(used behind the printed flower paper
8.5x11 the paper studio Souffle Mums" paper
4x6 DCWV Neutral chocolate(brown) for "Images of me" title
My Momenta orange (used for the typwritten journaling)
silhouette cameo used for the title (ravie font at 72pt)
pink pre-printed ribbon (not sure where it came from since it was a scrap piece)
fiskars squeeze punches - oopsie daisy and 1 inch circle
Spellbinder's nestabilities small deckled mega rectangles (#4 and #5)

I just love these colors together.  It feels motherly and summery.  I decided to leave the "whitespace" since some page designers says its okay.  Plus there really was not anything I wanted to add to the middle.  I tink if I had it would be too busy and the flowers are already busy enough.  It seems to let you draw your eyes to the pictures which are suppose to be the focal point of this layout.

Belated Thanksgiving layout

On this page I decided to do a 8.5x11 page.  The cardstock is rip avacado by papertrey ink, ribbon from micheal's, We R Memory Keeper's 6x6 Autumn Splendor paper pack, micheal's 3D thanksgiving phrase (118507) and Inkssentials opaque white pen.  Again and easy simple layout.  The "happy thanksgiving" 3D sticker I have had for almost 2 years (I dont buy stickers anymore since I have cricut machines).  The ribbon went really well with the layout.  I have taken Tim Holtzs and Creations with Christina's advice about buying white ribbon and coloring it to match your layouts so I am trying to use all of my designer ribbon stash.  I really like using the Tim Holtzs stains to color my ribbon.  It works out so well and I have about half of the colors so I can match almost any color for my layouts.  I hand wrote on the page again.  I'm really liking this concept.  I think I got the idea from Stacy Jullian.  I have to make sure that I leave myself enough space to journal.  I really like the sticker.  it cost $1 to $2 dollars but it fits my page really well.

Silhoouette Cameo Style

On this page layout I used mu new toy the silhouette cameo.  The 12x12 page is Colorbox pealescent bright pink.  The girl on bike is a image I paid for out of the silhouette library (2.5w x 12l)  and I welded together in a chain to create the border.  I used the spellbinder's nestabilities: curved rectangles (#6), labels eight (#6), classic ovals(#4) and lacy ovals(#5).  The let's ride is from microsoft words font (can't remember the image).  The ribbon is of course from Micheals.  I have chosen to hand write on my pages more rather than using a background sheet or journaling tag.  It kinda feels more personal and more like a real journal.  I really love how the bikes turned out.  I used the silhouette to do this and it took a minute to get it off the cutting mat because it was so small and very detailed.  I wish I had did the title in a differnt color since it looks lost on the page.  Maybe in a green or blue color would have been better.

Best Friends Imagine cartridge card

I pre-made this card for my Mom who's birthday is fast approaching.  I currently have a ton of cards made and I am thinking of paying it forward to some friends since I know I will never use them all.  The pre-made card is from Micheals Recollections kraft.  Micheal's recollections 8x11 white paper used to make the background for the front and inside card and for the doll.  Doll cut at 3.5.  Used My Pink stamper set "family and friends" stamp.  The ribbon is from Micheal's (yes I do buy a lot from micheals.  its the only craft store in my town).  Kept the card simple and it turnes out pretty nice.  Really loving my imagine.

Best Friends Imagine Cartridge

I have had this cart on my list since it came out.  I finally bought it at JoAnn's for $44.00.  I so love this cartridge.  I used it to showcase my girla playing basketball.  I love how the cart allows you to choose from different outfits, hair styles and skin tones.  The 12x12 bazzill and i used bazzill white 12x12 to do the printed background as well.  My journaling is through microsoft word and I used the micheals recollections stitiched punch to go around the 8x11 pink archivers cardstock.  actually all of the images were printed/cut using 1 sheet of bazzill white 12x12 cardstock.

Whimsical Design Blog Hop

Good morning Whimsical . Today is the Whimsical Designs Stamp Release Blog Hop, and they are so excited to be revealing the first four stamp sets in my new stamp line. They had so much fun designing these, and how they  LOVE the way they turned out. They  have designed these to be very versatile, as I wanted to create sets that you can get a lot of use out of. They all have different fonts on them, in all sorts of styles, from elegant to playful. One of my favorite things about these is I designed them to fit in your standard sized oval, circle, and square punches. Most of them will also fit into the nestabilities dies. In addition, the stamps are made in the USA from the best polymer available! I have been very impressed with how wonderful they stamp, and emboss. You do not need to apply much pressure when inking or stamping. Here is the reveal of the sets:
Whimsical Fun-Volume 1
Everyday Sentiments
With Love
Snow Much Fun
The for whimsical designs  shop is now open and all stamps are available for purchase. To see the stamps enlarged all you need to do is When in the shop you can click on the set and they will enlarge so you can get a closer look at all the sentiments. Now for my blog hop project: