Saturday, November 24, 2012

Austin's First Tooth!

I finished the "First Tooth" page yesterday & had planned to write a post then but ran out of time. Went out for a "Girl's Night Out" at Meet on Higher Ground coffee shop here in Radium Hot Springs. What a fun night! Lots of refreshments, appetizers & sweets. The martini I had was fantastic but then I thought I better just have some wine after that potent drink! :) Venders had set up tables of their wares & it was so nice to see new things from Epicure, Scentsy, Lia Sophia & Bare Hands Spa. Lots of door prizes were handed out. Our table proved to be very lucky with 3 winners. I won a beautiful pair of Lia Sophia earrings! :) Also, we all made wreaths thanks to Shandrea of The Stem in Invermere. They turned out beautifully & since they are real & fresh they smell fantastic as well!

I love the photos in this layout! Such a cutie ... says a totally unbiased gramma! :)

I've had the Cosmo Cricket paper pack (Lil' Man) for years so am definitely using my stash! The pack has 2009 on it!! I didn't do a sketch ahead but I knew in my mind how I wanted this layout to look. It turned out to be a very difficult page to do! I just couldn't decide on the paper from the pack! It was either too busy or too blah! Anyway, I like the final product. :)

Cricut Cartridges:

Baby Steps - "First Tooth" with shadow @ 4" high. I added Glossy Accents to the top layer cut of the tooth. I added paprika Stickles to "First Tooth" as well.

Accent Essentials - straight arrows @ 1.25" high & squiggly arrow @ 1" high

I added some embellishments from my stash (using old stuff again, wow!) as well as a tag from the paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by! Jeff just informed me that 1 month from today is Christmas Eve! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Free Cuts in Cricut Craft Room

When I saw Provo Craft had some free cuts for Christmas cards in the Craft Room I decided to give it a try. I was really pleased at how well these cut but for some reason I had to use multi-cut 2 to get a completely clean cut & that was with a new blade on Bazzill cardstock - blade at 6 & pressure on max.

Both cards are standard size - 4.25" x 5.5". Glitter paper was used behind the Merry & Bright with some Stickles added for the holly. Final touch was some more of the gold glitter paper for the top & bottom trim.

The Happy Holidays has silver holigraph paper behind the cut. Again green & red Stickles & then some silver Peel Off trim.

For free cuts they turned out pretty nice. I think I will be  visiting the Cricut Craft Room a bit more in the future. I already have one of my Expressions designated as the Craft Room machine. :)
Thanks for visiting my blog & have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Remembrance Day

Things are very quiet here since Nancey & Mike left yesterday. The puppies are missing their cousin Zoe too.

Jeff (hubby) is a retired military man as well as a current volunteer fireman so he always participates in the Remembrance Day Parade & Service. This year Mike, also ex-military, attended with him. For such a small town there is always a huge crowd for Remembrance Day - both in Invermere & Edgewater. Nice to see. It was difficult to get pictures during the parade & service so I took photos when we got back home as well.

This was a very simple & easy layout to put together. The only Cricut Cartridge on this was Go Canada for the title & shadow. The poppies are felt flowers from my stash (they might be Making Memories) The poppy centers are also from my stash (Dollar Store purchase) & they worked great!

Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate the visit. :) Feel free to comment or ask any questions.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Monthly Challenge Page for Scrappers' Cove

My sister & her husband are still with us so I haven't been writing on my blog at all as we have constantly been on the go or busy creating! :) Having a great time! I will miss them & our puppies will miss their cousin Zoe when they leave this coming weekend. They are anxious to move into their new home in Langley so it will also be a happy departure until next time.

Our LSS (local scrapbook store) in Invermere BC, Scrappers' Cove has started a monthly challenge. This particular kit sold for $6.99 & included a 4"x4" QuicKutz die as well as a glitter pen, brads, 2 patterned papers & 2 pieces of cardstock. Rules are simple, use at least a part of everything in the kit. I picked up a kit for each of us to do.

Nancey's kit had a die which was an ear of corn. She had no use for the corn but needed to use the die so created the word "FALLS" with the pieces of corn. Very creative & it worked! She used a Cricut Cartridge for the title but I didn't save it on my Gypsy & am not sure which one it is.

My kit had a pumpkin die & I had the perfect pictures for the scarecrow patterned paper in the kit. I also used my Expression for the title but again, have no idea which cartridge. :( I used one of my Lucky 8 punches for the background. I love those punches! The little sign brads in the kit said "no hunting" but that didn't work for me so I used Smooch to paint over the brads, used my heat gun to dry it as it was taking forever & then printed "Fall" & "Fun" on clear tape in my label maker. They turned out great!

Thanks for stopping by! I will try to post a bit more regularly in the future. :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I'm Back!

I have been so busy! No time for blogging :(

My sister & her husband arrived on Sunday for an extended visit to Radium Hot Springs while they wait for the possession date for their home in Langley. Possession date is the end of November so we have loads of crafting days ahead of us.

Our daughter-in-law arrived from Calgary with our Grandson on Monday for a quick visit. They will be leaving for home today. It always makes me sad to see them go.

So, the 3 of us gals have had lots of late nights making Christmas cards. Christina plans on selling cards at a craft fair in her community in about 3 weeks. She needs lots of cards so that has been the major focus of all the crafting.

I have managed to complete Austin's lion page though. :) What a sweetie!

This was a fun layout to do.

Cricut Cartridges used:

Animal Kingdom - lion head @ 3"
                            - "ROAR" @ 2" & 1.25" & then I created the shadow by hand as there is no shadow cut for this on the cartridge.
                            - lion border; 4 @ 1.5" & 2 @ 1.75"; the faces were stamped on using 2 small Peachy Keen stamps.
Zooballoo - grass border cut 3 @ 1"; I welded 5 of the grass cuts together to create a border. Then a cut them to place them along the bottom of the page. The 3rd border was cut in 4 places & popped up on the spots that were missing grass. The border was inked & the grass curled forward a bit.

I created the tag by hand & it says "Pick of the Pride". So true!

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments.
Barb :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Had a visitor this week.

I am getting a cold & feel blah so didn't get the pages done that I had planned. :(

Here is a shot of my visitor from earlier in the week. He stood & stared at me while I was scrapbooking. By the time I grabbed my camera he decided scrapbooking wasn't his thing & it was time to move along.


Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.
Barb :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Monster Mash!

Obviously Austin needed more than 1 outfit for all the events he had to attend for his very first Halloween. LOL! His Mom just had to buy this monster outfit for him & I had the perfect cartridge to use for scrapping it. :)

These pages started off with the background pattern paper being cut with a We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punch. I used the outside cut from Classic Wreath. Once I had the background glued on I pierced around it by hand so I could add blue stitching. I used craft floss as it is thicker & shows up better.

The title is foam letters from a big bucket I got at either Michaels or a $ Store.

Created a tag & added some glossy stickers from my stash.

Finally I used a We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (Scallop) on the photos & mats & of course I used some Tim Holtz distress inks here & there. :)

Cricut Cartridge Used: Mini Monsters

Green monster @ 4" high
Blue monsters @ 3" high
Pumpkin monster @ 4" high

The monsters cut out & went together so easily. I did opt for googly eyes for them all though. :) Much cuter!  I used Stickles on the eye patch & a glitter pen on the green monsters tongue.

Would you believe our little "monster" is only 4 1/2 months old?! Pretty strong little guy. :)

Thanks for stopping by. I have 1 more Halloween costume to scrap. Hopefully I will get it done today. Check back tomorrow to see if I managed to get it done.

Enjoy your weekend! ... Barb

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Austin's First Halloween!

I bought this "Tigger" outfit for Austin back in September so was glad it still fit him 6 weeks later! He is growing so fast! I had such fun creating this layout. :)

The pages are very simple but look very nice in real life. There is bling & glitter that doesn't show in the photos.

Circut Cartridges used are:

Pooh Font - "Austin" welded with a shadow to about 7" wide
Pooh & Friends - "Tigger" with shadow 6" wide
                           - Bouncing Tigger 5" high
                           - Resting Tigger 2" high
                           - Laughing Tigger 3" high

All of the Cricut cuts were attached to the layout with foam tape. I tend to go through a lot of that stuff!! :) I also decided to use google eyes for all the Tiggers to make them cuter.

I used Stickles for the year on the tag and for some lights in the windows of the houses. I cut the house border from a sheet of pattern paper. Then I cut out some additional houses and used foam tape to pop them on top of their matching house. 

I used my I-Rock to add some jewels to bling up the starry night pattern paper.

Such a happy baby!

Austin didn't appreciate it when I covered his face for the picture. Gramma is mean! LOL!

Hope you like the pages. Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to comment before you leave.

Have a wonderful day! ... Barb :)

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