B 4 blessings.....my 4 boyssss

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

U Whats Not To Love

This is the second page to the layout I posted yesterday....The elements are very similar. I added a tree from Zoobaloo, U, 2 and herat from Plantin Schoolbook...some twine, a charm, clouds from Mickey and Friends and moon from Graphically Speaking....I hand cut around the tree and embossed with my CB I was happy with the 2 page layout so am posting single pictures of page 2 and a side by side shot as well!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

All American Boy

This is my DS last July, decided I would do something patriotic for the 4th. For this layout I layered the blue paper over the red. I placed the pic on the red paper and tore around it to expose the picture...added a couple of eyelets to the torn areas and safety pins on the corners. I added the patterened paper on the upper right and lower left, layering and distressing. I used the negative from my star cut to ink some stars around the page....inked some on the torn edges as well...I used gold ribbon and crinkled it up so the gold would flake off and placed buttons on top and then added some stickles. Thanx for looking.
Cricut Carts
Graphically Speaking, arrows, boy
Mickey and Friends and Plantin, stars
Opposites Attract, all, american

Friday, June 26, 2009

Side by Side

I was struggling with the second page to this lo so decided to add some purple flowers and post them side by side to see if I would be happier with the end result. I guess I am just always going to be a work in progress!

Pray Without Ceasing

This is the second part to my Angels Among Us lo, again with my DGN. The page elements are the same except on this page these items were added: Sun from An Ocean of words, embossed with Cuttlebug, circle fowers from Plantin Schoolbook. also embossed, wings from Tinkerbell and Friends, I added some eyelets and ribbon, "Faith" and the flower stems are both from Home Accents. Thanx for looking.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Angels Among Us

This is a layout of my DGN. I enhanced the photo to b/w and then colorized the skirt and bow. I cut the two smaller pics from wallet size shots. This was my first attempt to do a distressed look on a page....I just kinda did my own thing....I think I like it. Painted the yellow paper edges with a white wash with a bit of dark stain added then crumpled and let it kinda tear where it wanted to. I placed green polka dot paper behind it. Glued the worded paper to the pink and then cut the background. Glued the pic to a piece of cardstock and did some tearing around it. Added some matallic gold to edges of clouds and wings. I used a Fskars embossing punch on the green paper to add the decorative edge, ran some fiber through the white ribbon added some wire, bling and stickles. The title is computer generated. Thanx so much for looking!
Cricut Carts Used:
Storybook, background cut
Mickey and Friends, Stars
Graphically Speaking, Moon
Home Accents, Butterflies
Tink and Friends, Believe
Zoobaloo, Clouds

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My First Year Bouquet

This is a bouquet I made to celebrate my DGN, Carsyn, turning one. It has 12 flowers and pictures of her to represent each month of her first year.
Flower Pot
Floral Foam
Ka Bob Sticks
Flower from Circut Tinkerbell and Friends cart @ 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3 and 4 inches
Frames cut from Cricut Storybook Cart to fit pics
Name and Numbers cut from Cricut Storybook Cart
Other words cut from Cricut Lyrical Letters Cart
One inch circle punch to punch pics
Assemble flowers with pop dots to add dimension, adding pics to center
Hot glue to Ka Bob sticks
Tape name, age and framed pics to ka bob sticks
arrange to your liking, add ribbon and stickles!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Showin Some Love!

This is a slide show to "show some love" for the girls who gave me the awards recently. I won a RAK from Brenda and she sent me a beautiful explosion box, bling, pins and an acrylic album. Nanne just made the Chirp with her awesome BARBQ wordbook and Amy has created yet another wonderful page with her wonderful fur family as the stars. Please visit Brenda's Joy, Nanne's Creations and Lovin My Labs to view this and more from these talented ladies!

Monday, June 22, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

Thanx to Amy at http://luvinmylabs.blogspot.com/ for the wonderful new award! I am so touched by all of you....I can't believe I already have all of these beautiful awards to add to my blog.

Accept the award
Post the award along with the name and blog address of the person who granted it to you
Pass the award to 15 newly discovered blogs

I am posting my award now and working on my list of people to pass it to. I will update this post with the names and let them know I am sending it to them. Here is my list so far:

The Mased Marauder, Masked Marauder Creations
I would also like to pass it to the additional people who follow me...please let me know if you have blogs...

Kaye Guest

I would also like to show the same faith Nanne showed in me and pass it to Sharon Barrett. Not only is she one awesome scrapper, she was my very fist follower. We would all be blessed if she had a blog, she is extremely talented~

Aymee was on the list that I was on or I would forward to her as well...but I will add the additional names as soon as I can~

Blog Awards!

Thank you again, Nanne and Brenda, for the Lemonade and Honest Scrap Awards. I appreciate your encouragement and support. Nanne had so much faith in me to start my blog, she actually gave me these awards before it even began. I would have never done this if it had not been for the two of you. Thank you as well, Nanne, for passing the Your Blog Makes Us Smile Award along to me...you both make me smile~

The Lemonade Award

Desined for bloggers who show great attitude and gratitude.

The Honest Scrap Award
Post the name and blog link to the person who granted you the award.
List 10 honest things about yourself.

1. I love the Lord with all my heart. He helps me get through it all...my favorite bible verse..."This too shall pass."
2. I love my children completely...nothing will ever change that.
3. I am looking for my soul mate....I may have already met him...I may still be on the path to meet him...God will let me know.
4. I still believe in "happily every after"... I just think you have to work hard to get there. I have not found my way completely but I am headed that direction. I also believe you need to create your "story" along the way, don't let it create you.
5. I am totally addicted to my family, photography, my cricut and coffee.
6. I cry very easily..."wear my heart on my sleeve", as my mom would say.
7. I am a loyal and committed friend, I will be there through sun and rain if you will let me. I also think every true friend should believe in the 24/7 rule....we are all given the same amount of hours in a day....we simply choose how to spend them...if you are resenting how you are spending them that is your choice. So cherish every moment and respect each others.
8. I spend too much money on scrapbooking supplies.
9. I want to live by the ocean, I am a summer time kinda girl.
10. I miss my mom everyday, and I thank God everyday I had the kind of mom I could miss so much.
I would like to share these award with....
Sandi Clarkson

Saturday, June 20, 2009

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Today I got to play around with two of my favorite things....scrappin and photography. I did some photo enhancements to a snapshot and made a special little girl a birthday present!
11 x 14 canvas
foam mounting board with adhesive
gloss gel
paper flowers
craft paint
craft glue
Cricut Carts: Storybook, Happily Ever After, Graphically Speaking and Stretch Your Imagination
Paint edge of canvas to match paper, let dry....
Place the picture on the mounting board and trim to size (I used about 5 x 7)
Sleeping Beauty from HEA @ 10 inches
leaves from SYI @ 6 and 3 inches
flowers from GS @ 3, 2 and 1 inch
name from SB @ 1 1/2 inches
Cut 2 pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock, 1 @ 8 inches and 1@ 7 inches, glue to canvas and add ribbon to cover seam. Place princess adding all her layers and stickles to crown, gloves, waistband, hair and dress ruffles. Adhere picture, build flowers in layers and arrange around picuture. Use paper flowers for centers and add gems. Add gems to eyes and leaves and name. Use Apply gel gloss to picture...the heavier the better in my book...looks more textured! Hope you like my bday gift...I think the little princess did!

Happy Birthday Princess Alyssa!

Today I got to celebrate with family friends! We celebrated the fourth birthday of a little princess!

Thanx Bloggin Friends

I want to thank Nanne and Brenda for the wonderful awards...I'm so pleased. They are posted on my blog and I am sooo excited to see it grow. I am also so touched by all of you who have become my followers...you have all touced my heartstrings! I will post additional information on the Awards...what they mean and my obligations later....Right now I have to make a bday gift...I'll post it when I'm done.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Happy Friday Everyone!

This has been an eventful twenty-four hours for me. I have created my blog and entered my first challenge. I am proud of myself! I want to say thank you so much to those of you that have already become my followers....it means so much. I know I will bloom and grow here with all the love you ladies shower down on me.....I will work hard to make this a fun place to stop by....thanx for your patience and understanding as I learn how to do that....LOL!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Did It!

I finally started my blog...bear with me...this is a work in progress but I knew if I did not "just do it" I never would.

My first post is the layout I created for the challenge on the cricut MB. Thanx Karel for the inspiration and encouragement. I used Lyrical Letters for most of this layout. The word gift is Opposites Attract and the word past is from Graphically Speaking. The paper is the La Creme Stack from DCWV. I added paper foil to the back of the ornaments for some added shine. The black paper is a a glitter stack from Best Occasions. Thanx to all of you for your encouragement with this blog...now I will be asking you for lots of help as I work my way through it!