Copyright Information

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the things that I create and share! I do have a copyright on my original creations (see logo on my sidebar below).
If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2014

My Goals for 2014:

1. Invest the time to learn more about what my Cameo can do.
2. Keep trying new things and ideas - get outside of my box.
3. Get Tanner's scrapbook caught up.
4. Really need to make more than one video this year!!!
5. Have fun!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Got Game Layout - Let's Scrap

This week starts another sketch challenge at Let's Scrap!  We just finished baseball season for Tanner.  The season starts in January with indoor practices.  We start games at the end of March, beginning of April.  State tournament is right around July 4th.  If your team is lucky, they qualify and go to Nationals.  We just got back from Nationals two weeks ago and I have hundreds of pictures to scrap!!
This is our sketch.  I knew that doilies and birdies would not go well with my dirty baseball boy - so I added baseball elements from my Cameo instead. 
I cut out the pieces of the baseball with flames.  The red piece needed tiny drops of glue and I found the Beacon Zip Dry scrapbook glue was perfect.  I just put tiny drops around the edge of the baseball and laces.  I squeezed a bit more on the flames and assembled my pieces together. 
I inked my ball so it looked dirty and matched the color scheme of the Creative Memory papers I used.  I put the flaming baseball on the page with Tanner pitching!
I inked the baseball cut with vintage photo ink and used Beacon Zip Dry glue to adhere it to the page. 
I used papers from the Creative Memories Baseball kit.  The kit included transparent stickers.  I added Strike 'Em Out! above the picture of Tanner throwing the pitch.
 I inked the glove cut and tucked it behind the two photos on the right page.  The glove is significant because Tanner is one of our catchers. 
I just love the round All Star Baseball sticker - I overlapped both pictures with it. 
I just love the look of these papers and elements together!!

Do you like to scrapbook?  Are you behind....a lot behind?  Join us at Let's Scrap for tons of ideas and inspiration!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

School Daze Blog Hop - Mini Chalk Board Messages

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this month's hop with...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'.

This month's theme is...
School Daze

Those school days are just around the corner, and
we have made some wonderful projects to share with you this month to help get you ready for school.

Our hostess for the hop is...

Our sponsor for this month is also...

Robin will be giving one lucky winner a school themed scrapbooking kit that includes everything you need to complete a scrapbook as well as the scrapbook.

For your chance to win this complete scrapbook kit you must be a follower of each of the blogs in this hop as well as leave each of the ladies a little blog love by leaving them a comment to let them know how much you loved their projects.

So, sit back, grab yourself a Latte' and let us dare to amaze you with our projects.

I found some thick chipboard squares on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I painted them with chalkboard paint.  I found some school phrases in the Silhouette store and cut them out in white vinyl.  I painted the edges of each square in white paint.  I think these look like little chalk boards.

These will make fun teacher gifts!!  

You have finished the hop!!!  Thank you for hopping with us today.

In case you missed anyone, here is the entire line-up for today's hop so that you will be able to get back on track and not miss a single project.

5.  Miranda ~ 
6.  Sharon (A Piece Of Heart) ~

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Throwback Thursday Challenge (Let's Scrap)

This week at Let's Scrap, our challenge is to recreate a Throwback Thursday picture and scrap it!
I used a paper pack I purchased from Creative Memories a while back.  I just love the coordinating papers and embellishments!! 
I used two of the photo mats to create my red striped background paper.  I trimmed a bit of the brown photo mat to put under the photo on the left.

In the original photo, my friend took this picture.  He kept lifting his right leg at the last minute - it was so cute we took it anyway.  This is one of my favorite pictures of Tanner at this age because it really shows his personality!!!

The photo on the right was taken just after he finished his 8U baseball season.  They won state and placed 3rd at Nationals.  He has his new bat and his home run baseball in the picture with him!
I cut out the title "growing up Baseball" using my Cameo.  Baseball is an image I found in the Silhouette store.  Growing up is from a font on my computer.  Tanner has literally grown up watching and playing baseball!!

Thanks for stopping by today and consider joining Let's Scrap if you want to get motivated to get those memories scrapped!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Finally 21! Wine Glass

My friend and daycare helper Kylie turns 21 tomorrow.  She is going out tonight at midnight for her "Magic Birthday Hour" so I made her a fun wine glass.

I started with a 20 oz wine glass from Dollar Tree and my Cameo.  I cut out 21 in hot pink vinyl, finally in black vinyl and a crown in gold vinyl.  I added the vinyl to the glass and some Rhinestone Resin Sticker Sheets from The Buckle Boutique to the crown.

Polka dots finished the look.

The vinyl and rhinestones stay on as long as you hand wash the glass.
Here is another wine glass I used Rhinestone Stickers on and hand washed several times.
Happy Birthday Kylie!!
The Rhinestone Resin Sticker Sheets are currently on sale - check them out HERE!  The sheets can be cut with scissors, the Cricut Machine and die cutters (like Sizzix)!  The possibilities are endless!!

The Buckle Boutique site

Tips and Die Cutting Settings for Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tanner - Frosted Design Challenge Layout

This week's Challenge at Frosted Designs is to Stitch and use Flowers on your project.

I just love this photo of Tanner when he was almost 3.  We were on vacation in the Lake of the Ozarks and found a cute little tree.  Tanner grabbed on the limbs and I snapped this photo!  He was so cute and sweet that day!
I used some molding paste and a Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil to add some texture on my paper.  I love this Glitz Design paper - it is green on the bottom and blue on the top. 
I used White Linen Dylusions Ink on a tag (from the Simply Sweet Kit).  I stitched the bottom of the tag with the wire thread.  I also used some flower and butterfly rub-ons on the tag.  Both the wire thread and rub-ons are from the Enchanted Kit.
I cut out the title Tanner on my cameo with a font from my computer.  I added this giant yellow flower for a soft touch.  I journaled on the tag and put it all together!

Be sure to join us HERE to enter the Stitch and Flower Challenge.  You can find the supplies I used in the Frosted Designs Online Store.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

State Champs Layout

Today starts a new challenge at Let's Scrap!  I love scrapping current photos so I could not resist these photos of Tanner and his team after they won state two weeks ago!!

These boys are 8 years old and were bumped up to Majors right before state.  Their record is 38 - 3 this year and today is check in day for their National Tournament!!  I am so proud of these boys and their coaches!!!

Our current sketch is a card sketch, but I made it into a layout:
I found baseball paper for my background and put crossed bats on top instead of the "patterned" paper from the sketch.  Instead of the spray of sequins, I added some gold trophies. 
I pop-dotted the trophies to give them dimension. 
I added a bit of ribbon that looked similar to the ribbon on the medals the kids wore.  The black washi tape matches their jerseys and the white dots represent the baseballs.
I added State Champs as my title.  I love the bottom photo so much I had it printed on a canvas!

Here is a photo of my husband and son together:
If you are trying to scrap your moments, consider joining us at Let's Scrap!  We have weekly sketch challenges (with great prizes) and other challenges and tutorials to help keep you inspired!!!  PS - we are having our DT Call now too!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Journals with Bling

Today I am featured at The Buckle Boutique BLOG!!
I purchased some journals at Michaels.  They were cute, but missing something.  I added some rhinestone stickers from The Buckle Boutique and a bit of vinyl to bling them up!! 
I make these to give as gifts.  My friend also sells them in her wonderful shop Robin's Nest in Springfield, NE.

You too can bling up just about anything with these amazing rhinestone resin sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique - you can cut them with scissors, a Cricut Machine and die cuts in a Cuttle Bug (or other die cut machine)!!  For a limited time these are 30% off!!!

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