November 30, 2008

Just a bit behind......

Hehe.......oh, well.

Here is last year's pic with Santa. I thought I should get this scrapped before we take this years pic. This layout is based on a sketch from PageMaps.

November 21, 2008

a {maze} ing tradition

I finally dug my head out from where ever it has been and scrapped. Not only did I scrap, I did a two page layout......rare to say the least. Anyway, I really like how it turned out.......

November 15, 2008

I heart trains

Here is the Layout that I did using the paper piecing I made with the Cricut.

Train Paper Piecing using your Cricut

I was in need of a train for a layout that I am creating. So I got creative on this one. I Googled some train images and found one that I liked. I thought about just printing it, but wanted to something different. Here is the train that I found: I tried to draw it, but was unsuccessful. Then I started thinking about paper pieces that I saw in some magazines. Ok, I could do this. But what could I do to get the shapes just right? I knew that I could not free hand them, I'm just not that good. :)

So I was checking out my options with my Cricut Carts and everything I needed to make the train was right there are the cart that came with my machine.....George!

So here are the pieces that I cut to make my train: And here is the completed train: The pieces that you will need are:
A. 5 inch shift + "O"
B. 1.5 inch shift + "Q" (2)
C. 3 inch shift + "O" (2)
D. 1 inch shift +"G"
E. 2 inch shift + "T"
F. 1.5 inch shift + "W"
G. 1.5 inch shift + "F"
H. 1.5 inch shift + "T"

Please note that these pieces were assembled (black) then I cut again from patterned paper. This train is two layers. All of these pieces make up the base of the train.

Please share with me if you make your own! I would love to see what you come up with. Feel free to email me with any questions or with a completed could just see your work here!

November 12, 2008

November 12 Sketch

Have fun!

Please help me.....

I would like your help! I have added a section to the bottom of each post. I am trying to find out if the things that I am posting are inspiring you. Comment if you like.....I like comments ;) But now you can just click a response to how you feel in regards to each post. When asked at the bottom if you would try it, please check: Definitely, Nope, or Maybe. Your feedback really helps!


November 11, 2008

Tag! You're it!

In general I love the look of a tag on a layout. But for me this is the hardest embellishment to actually put on a page. No matter where I place it, it just doesn't look right. Kinda like it's just hanging there in the middle of nowhere. Well, I worked on my fear of tags a little tonight. And I may have gotten a little more comfortable in my abilities to place my tags so they look purposeful. I think that using the acrylic tag made this a little easier, since it blends in with background. I will work on more with tags.......but for now here is what I got:

November 8, 2008

i'm lovin it

Yep, CJ loves his McOnalds (as he would say) Had my camera with me for a trip to the zoo, and snapped a few pics at his favorite eating establishment. I don't think the page needed much embellishing. The Basic Grey papers really work on their own.....what do you think?

November 7, 2008


For some reason, holiday Layouts intimidate me. Just something about catching the spirit in just a couple of pages. I don't know. Anyway I took advantage of a couple challenges over at Have Your Way With Paper this month and came up with this:

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