Friday, April 19

Arbor Day at Cut It Up

This week's challenge at Cut It Up is all about Arbor Day.  Create a project with tree somewhere on it and include a diecut!  My tree is cut from the Cindy Loo cricut cartridge.  :)  It's a little 8x8 layout for my Dad and StepMoms wedding book.  They dated for over a decade before finally getting married a few years ago so I wanted to include some of my fav photos of them together from before the big wedding day.  ♥

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Saturday, April 6

Frosted Designs Guest Designer Spot

I was trying to debate making my blogger title post my normal layout title, or a short description of the theme of the post, but I have been holding inside the news for weeks and just couldn't take it anymore and this was as close to shouting it from the rooftops as blogdom allows!!!  HAHA!  I was chosen as a guest designer for the ultra fabulous Frosted Designs challenge blog.  Oh yes, I am YIPPEEing all up in this studio!

The challenge this week is Scallops so I have light blue scallops included along the left side and also in the border along the bottom.  The layout is of my daughter helping us navigate the zoo.  The journaling reads:
"Our fearless tour guide.  She never led us astray even though she never did learn to hold the map upright!"
Love that kid!!!  The paper and embellishments are all DCWV except the letters which are The Paper Studio chipboard letters and the twine which is actually burlap I tore to shreds to make strings.

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Friday, April 5


It may still be below average cold here in Kansas, but at Scrap Your Story it's SPRINGTIME!!!  Here is my take on the theme:

The papers are mostly leftovers from several different lines.  That's what I love about finishing up my 8.5x11 albums from a few years's easy to use lots of scraps from all my 12x12 kits!!  The title is cut from graphically speaking Cricut cart.  The dragonfly and flowers are rub-ons.  I just love this pic of hubby and my middle daughter.  Even though we were out on a nature 'hike' so they are both flushed and sweaty... I just love it! 

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CIU - Pool Party

This week marks a new challenge at Cut It Up...the fun challenge blog that pushes you to use all those fun die-cutting (electronic and manual) tools so many of us have.  This week's theme is WET ...meaning anything that is or can be wet.  I went with pics of my middle daughter splashing around the hotel pool on one of our vacations.

The circle element is cut from George and Basic Shapes and the title work and white wave border strip were both cut from the Luau Cartridge. The white spots were made by painting my Cuttlebug 'seeing spots' folder up and pressing it into the paper.  Enough to imprint the paint, but not to emboss.  The bubbles are all leftover from a sticker sheet I had with rubber duckies on it.  Wish I could find more because between baby projects, bath projects and the like...I use them a lot!!!!

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