B 4 blessings.....my 4 boyssss

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Neverending Love

This is a photo of my three older boysss and I in 1992. I used lots of layers and more paper burning. The butterflies were computer generated, printed on white cardstock, cut out and pop dotted. Lots of brads, some bling, buttons, ribbon, an eyelet, embrodery floss, some paper flowers, silk flower leaves and a charm. The small frame reads if you think my hands are full you should see my heart. (thanx to Leah, she has this quote on her signature on the cricut MB) The quote and Neverending were computer generated and I used the centerpoint cut on my cricut to cut the Neverending on the scallop. The purple paper is from DCWV Luxury stack, the musical note paper from my stash and the others simple cardstock.
Storybook: scallop oval and corners
Tinkerbell and Friends: greenery
Plantin: scallop
Graphically Speaking: flowers
A Childs Year: LOVE

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Circle Of Friends Award

Thanx so much to all my blogging friends who thought of me for this award.....you girls are tooooooo sweet. Leah and Sandi....thanx for the thought and passing it to someone else when you saw that I already had it....Brenda, Nanne Wanda and Amy, thank you ladies. You are all so talented I am so blessed to be a part of your "Circle of Friends". I really do feel as if you are all my friends...It is so wonderful to have a group of women who share the same passion and love for creating as I do....Thanx again!!!
Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
I agree with Amy sooo hard to choose just 5!!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009


This is a picture of my father and uncle....I adore it! First I must say thanx to Sharon Barrett a fellow scrapper....I am sure many of you enjoy her creations on the cricut MB and other galleries. Sharon introduced me to a blog called Such A Pretty Mess....see the link on my blog list. Gabrielle is an amazing artist and it is her work that inspired this layout....please check out her link!!!
K & Company paper , brads and mini frame
Craft Ribbon
Craft Paint
Storybook: brothers and large frame
Graphically Speaking: large flowers and clock (time on clock 6/14 is Dad's bday)
Plantin: hearts for small flowers, circle, scallop and rectangle
Stretch Your Imagination: Swirls
Home Accents: butterfly
Happily Ever After: fans (which were used at base of 2 partial flowers)
Indie Art: Lock and Key
The small flowers are 5 hearts punched, brad inserted and fanned out. Large flowers are GS 6 layers in 1/4" increments, partial flowers 1 4 inch flower folded into forths...I applied blue and brown craft paint, folded each petal in half length wise and curled up with my fingernail. The butterfly has a bit of brown craft paint around the edges. Key, lock and clock are all embossed. The text is computer generated. Punched holes in large scallop to lace ribbon, the scallop was created with the scallop and a rectangle welded in DS.....thanx for looking.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


For this layout I used lots of misc papers I have had for some time. I cut the frame from Storybook and then cut it into two pieces so I could punch holes and use ribbon to lace it together. I used my eyelet tool to punch small holes holding the two pieces together so they would be even. I burned the edges of the top two layers. I used some small premade paper roses along with the cricut flowers I created. The small flowers are two layers @ 2 and 2 1/2 inches. The large flowers are four layers...2 @ 2 1/2, 3 and 3 1/2 inches. I also incorporated some brads and a little lace. Thanx for stopping by!!!!
Storybook: frame
Lyrical Letters: title
Plantin: flowers
Home Accents: flourishes and butterfly
Stretch Your Imagination: Greenery

Thursday, July 23, 2009

No Tears Past The Gate

This is a gift for a gentleman who just lost his wife (41) and daughter (13) in a fatal car accident, the funeral is Saturday. I did not have a picture to insert so will leave it to him when his heart is ready.
Storybook: twigs, large white flower, and hearts
Lyrical Letters: font, flower cut with musical note paper and birds
Plantin: flower
Graphically Speaking: flower
Home Accents: butterflies, flourish, greenery
My Community: fence
Mickey & Friends: path
CB embossing on fence and mat. K and Company papers, brads and frame. Misc charms, buttons and paper and silk flowers and a few gems. spanish moss on each side of the path. 11x14 shadow box
Thanx for looking.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

GOD Doesn't Make Mistakes

I have a nephew who is going through a really rough time right now....I took this picture of him yesterday and knew what I wanted to do with it.....I see scrapping as a form or prayer....and these Bible verses are my prayer for him....I know GOD will heal his wounds if he just opens his heart and has faith....I'm living proof...I used K & Company papers, the frames are K & Co as well....the verse inside the frames was computer generated. I created some paper lace on the cricut with a cut from storybook....it was a border cut so I just welded it in DS....I really like it and will be using it again soon....the heart is from Plantin some flowers from Graphically Speaking and others were from my stash, bird and twig from Storybook, the dragonflies and 'God be with you' cut are both from Lyrical Letters...font is Opposites Attract...burned the edges of the mat, heart and picture, tore and laced a couple of places in the heart and added a charm and some buttons....tfl

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Minnie" Disney Diva

This is my DGN.....such a cutie....I bought her the Minnie Dress and doll for her bday and knew I had to take pics to scrap....I used DCWV Luxury Stack for the bottom paper. The Mickey Icons are cut from black glitter paper at 11 inches and the bows were cut at 6 inches....the polka dot caterpillers are from one of the DCWV nursery collections all else is solid cardstock. Standing Minnie is cut at 6 inches and the other is cut at 4 inches. I stretched and welded the fence from My Community in DS and then embossed in my CB. The flowers and the greenery were all cut from Lyrical Letters. Mickey and Friends for the Disney cuts...used part of the word Disney for Diva and cut the v and a from pooh font in marker feature. The caterpillers are from Stretch Your Imagination. I used my 3 hole punch to make the polka dots...cut some in half to place on edges. Added lots of stickles too...wish you could see them better....tfl

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's a boy

I was having some withdrawl symptoms from not doing any layouts....LOL....so busy with the Farmers Market! So I got up today a threw this one together....I'm not in love with it but I feel better.....
Papers are Once Upon a Time and My Minds Eye. The frame cut is from Storybook all other cuts are from A Childs Year. Some ribbon and buttons.....

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Projects for the local Farmers Market

This tile was made with ACY, the font is from Lyrical Letters and the cat tails made in DS with Home Accents and Plantin.
Cuts for the Jungle tile are from Zoobaloo and An Ocean of Words.

Love this one, An Ocean of words for the clouds and sun, Opposites Attract for the font and My World for the tractor. The wheels and tires are embossed with CB.

My favorite tile is a name tile, frame, hummingbirds and leaves all from LL and font is SB. I welded the leaves to the frame in DS.

The Faith tile is cut from HA for the word and frame and LL for the butterflies. Live Laugh Love are all from HA as is the embellishment.

Lots of candles and holders with emblellishments from HA. The remember mug is Plantin for the stars, GS for the flag and ACY for the little boy. The pooh vase is all Pooh Font.
All pojects are done in paper except candles and holders. The candles have a thin coat of wax over the vinyl we did not treat the other vinyl projects. All other projects are glued with a spray adhesive on the back and then treated with a protective coating of Gloss Gel by Liquitex...the pictures show a bit of a glare which makes them look a bit milky but the gloss dries clear with a bit of a texture which adds a little something...very well finished look in person. We had fun but will be doing more craft type markets in the future. Life lived is lessons learned. The local Farmers Market did not seem to be our niche....but how elsedo you learn? Lots of lookers and one order for a name tile.....and inventory for our next adventure.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Simple and Beautiful

I purchased these 3" candles from the Dollar Tree, using Design Studio I welded a frame and the words from the Home Accents cart and cut them out of brown vinyl. I cut them at 1 1/2" for a 50% ratio to the height of the candle....I am so pleased with them.

These tiles are so much fun. The beach tile are all cuts from Lifes a Beach, the halloween tile is from A Childs Year, My Community, Pooh Font, Storybook, Lyrical Letters, and Happily Ever After. After applying a spray craft glue to the cuts I simply go over it with a protective coat of Gloss Gel from Liquitex....

Monday, July 13, 2009

Win $1,000 at TheCuttlebugSpot.com!

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Bundle of Boy

Once again....all cuts are from A Childs Year. My local WM had the metallic paper on sale and thought it would make a fun winter lo. This is my DS at only 4 mos.....so sweet. I used the card cut to make the mats. I added some twine, ribbon, buttons, pop dots, stickles and alpha beads...I like the look of the layers of paper so also used some eyelets to expose the blue and laced them with the twine...sorry for the glare...tfl