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 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Monster Creations is having a sale!!!

My friend Amy is having a sale on her Scrapbook Kits and MDF Albums.  Go check out her BLOG!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love Keepsake

This past weekend's theme at Michaels was Live, Laugh, Love.  I made this page for a shadow box that I used with our in-store Make-It-Take-It project.  I found the background paper on clearance at Michael's.  If you have a busy background paper, you can cut a solid circle a bit bigger than the words to mask some of the busy background!

I have three separate layers on my Gypsy.  On Layer 1, I used the rings from the Wedding cartridge sized at 5.13w x 4.41h.  I centered the rings on my mat.  I found some ugly red floral paper on clearance at Michaels that was 2-sided (I always check the back) and the back was a shiny gold!!!  I bought lots of it!  It worked perfectly for the gold rings.

On Layer 2, I put the words Live, Laugh, Love and three hearts on my mat.  I centered a circle on the mat just larger than the rings.  I used the circle to line up my letters, then deleted the circle.  The letters are from Storybook and are .73w x 1.93h.  The hearts are from Plantin' Schoolbook and are 1.34w x 1.15h.  I used the rotate button to rotate the letters and hearts.

On Layer 3, I put the names and date in the center of the circle.  The number of letters determines the best size of the letters.  For my letters and numbers, I sized them at .58w x .65h.

I cut out the pieces and saved the negative paper pieces to use as a template.

I ran the letters through the Xyron and glued them down to the paper.
Here is the completed page ready to go into a 12 x 12 frame.  This would  make a great wedding or anniversary keepsake!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop Winner!!!

I was humbled and a little teary- eyed reading all of the comments left on my blog.  I loved all of the Disney memories you shared with me.  I believe 3 of them were Make-A-Wish memories.  I was 25 on my very first visit to Disney, and I felt 4 years old walking through the Magic Kingdom!!  Was so happy when we had our youngest son (his next older brother was 10) because that meant we would get to go back to Disney again!!!

Thank you for the sweet comments on my project.  I spent a lot of time on my layout!  Your comments really keep me motivated!!

I wish I could send blog candy to all of you!!  Unfortunately, I only have one cartridge :(

Random Number selected #81!!  Sandy said:

Very cute.... I love Toy Story!

Congrats and I will be in contact with you to mail out your cartridge!!
I am lucky enough to be in another blog hop this Friday, and I will have another chance to win some Blog Candy then!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop ~ Toy Story Layout

Welcome to the Much Anticipated Disney/Pixar Blog Hop!!!  You should have arrived from Tami's blog.  If not, please go to Shawn's BLOG to start at the beginning so you don't miss anything!!!

For those of you who don't know me, I am a HUGE Disney fan!!  We have been to Disney 4 times in the last 3 years and we are planning a Disney Cruise in October 2011!

I made a Toy Story layout from our September 2009 trip since Tanner dressed up as Buzz Lightyear for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

I do have some Blog Candy detailed the end of my post!  Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the order of the hop!

I wanted to make a laser cut look layout.  I have three different versions of this basic layout saved on my Gypsy.  I have a tutorial HERE that shows how I made them.
I took one of my layouts and used it to create my 2-page layout.  For the first page, I welded the blackout shadow of Woody (3.62w x 6.54h) in the big open space on the left.  I welded he blackout shadow of "Toy Story" (4.42w x 3.15h) at the top.

For the right side, I flipped the page side to side and welded Buzz into to large open space (5.29w x 6.77h).  I cut out both pages in black.  If I were to do this layout again, I would not have cut them out in black because the bottom layer of the characters is black.

I copied the layers for "Toy Story" onto another layer.  I sized them to match the blackout shadow, then ungrouped them and separated by colors.

I did the same for Woody. 

Nine different colors for Woody!!!  I cut them out and then glued them on the black base with my Martha Stewart glue pen. 

I did use a black pen to color some of the highlights.
I put the pieces for Buzz on a 12 x 24 mat to size them then separate them.  I had enough pieces that I needed two 12 x 12 mats, so I grouped, copied and pasted half of them onto another layer.

Here is one page.

Cut out.

Here is the other page.

Cut out.  Notice all the tape ~ I did not want to take a chance at having to recut all my scraps and then recut the cuts!!  Eleven colors for Buzz!  This was a lot of work, but they look great!

After I put Buzz together, I used Glossy Accents on his helmet.

I outline the space first, then fill it in.
When it dries it is very shiny and is dimensional.

The layout had too much white space for me, so I added a couple of Army men.

I have been much better about journaling (yay for me) so I decided it would be fun to journal on the planet.

Here is a close up of "Toy Story".

Here is the two-page layout.  I got the background paper from WDW.  Tanner is dressed up as Buzz Lightyear in the pictures.
And here is my blog candy!  All you have to do to qualify is be or become a follower and leave me a comment on your favorite Disney Character or Disney memory!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is LENA!  Enjoy!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Yudu Card Maker Giveaway!!

The Cricut Couple is giving away a YUDU Card Maker!!  Go check out their BLOG and tell them I sent you!!!

Good luck to you (and to me)!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baseball Buds

Here are a couple of layouts of Tanner from last baseball season.  Our 2011 season started Saturday and I am out of practice ~ the fresh air is kicking my butt!!
  The first layout (above) is pictures of Tanner and Daddy.

This layout is Tanner getting in his bat bag to get his batting gloves.
I put all of my cuts on one screen on my gypsy.  The Hanging With Daddy is the font on the Batman Cartridge.  The Bat Bag and Baseball Buds are from Cherry Limeade.


The Batter Up (from Baseball) does not have layers, so I created them myself with Hide Contour. 
I cut out the image twice, once in red and once in brown.  I hid all of the inner cuts and cut it a third time in white.

I just trimmed off the field and bat on the red image.

I cut the start from George and used them to journal on.

This is a glimpse of my next few months!!  Hanging with my baseball buddies!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Zoom {Frosted Designs Banner Challenge}

I wanted to make a layout with my banner for the Banner Challenge this week at Frosted Designs.  I had these pictures of Tanner on his scooter during his brother's baseball game last spring.  I had to make the banner big enough to be able to read "Don't slow me down" on the front!!
I found this triangle sign on Nate's ABCs.  I welded the shadow to a second triangle to make my banner pieces.  I wanted to wrap them around my ribbon.
Isn't this saying just perfect?
I am really optimistic here thinking that 6 will fit on my page.  The two pieces welded together are 3" tall.  Sometimes I make a 2 page project all together, but I did not have enough photos this time.  I had to delete 2 of my flags.
I used a ruler and my Martha Steward Score Board to score the diamonds in half.

I folded them and glued on the green pieces.
Something was missing, so I created some screw heads for the banner by using a plus sign and an "o" from Makin' the Grade.
I inked the edges, but they still needed something.....
so I inked the "+" on each one.
The gears were cut with a Tim Holtz Die that I borrowed from my friend (thanks Bonnie!!!).  I cut out ZOOM from Batman.  Since my photos were so skinny, I mounted them all on one mat.  I also added a few staples to help "boy it down" a bit. 

Banners are really popular and versatile ~ you should check out the other DT projects at Frosted Designs this week, and maybe enter one of your own!!