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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!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Family Mini Album

Here is another mini album - I am obsessed with them right now!!!

So sorry for the pictures - it has been dark and rainy and since this was a gift I had to take the photos before I gave it away....

I found this adorable birdie paper at Michaels as well as the chipboard/burlap mini album.

I used cuts from the Silhouette Store and actually used some of my washi tape to decorate the pages!!

I cut all of my photo mats to 4.25 x 4.25 to fit a 4x4 picture.

In each mini, I make a pocket and include some tags.

I painted the edges of the pages with black acrylic paint.  Sometimes I paint more, sometimes just on the edge.  It really depends on my mood at the time :)

Here is the back - love that love + swirl!!

I added a few flowers from Michaels with stickles in the center.  I tied some ribbon to the rings and it is finished.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bird Love Mini Album

I have been making a lot of mini albums lately!  I just can't stop!!  They make darling gifts.

This mini would be a great gift for a bird lover!!  How fitting that I just saw a pair of cardinals flirting around on my patio this morning!!!

I started this mini with a burlap/chipboard album from Michaels.

I made some 3D flowers from piano music paper - these were leftover from a different project even.  I used CTMH Artiste for the flowers and ink to color the paper (before I rolled them up).

I used glitter adhesive paper on the chipboard side of the album.  I found that paper at Michaels.  I inked the edges of the pages with a bright blue acrylic paint.

The cuts on this page came from the Silhouette store.

I love this birdie paper!!  I found it at Michaels.

The butterflies were stickled up!  The bird also came from the Silhouette store.

The LOVE came from Silhouette store as well.

I added ribbons to the oversized ring.

We have a lot of bird watchers in the midwest!  This album is perfect for the bird lover in your life!

I am also entering this at Link Up With Pink!!  My friend Sarah Hamer had her baby recently and he is such a cutie!!!  You can see adorable pictures of him on her blog!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Graduation Party Invites Pocket Layout (FD)

My son graduated from high school two weeks ago (you already know this if you are a regular here) and he was invited to several grad parties.  I love these invites because they have photos on them!!!  I made a couple of pocket pages to keep these invites in Tyler's scrapbook!

Our current challenge at Frosted Designs is to use Punches in your project.  I don't have many punches as I prefer my cricut or cameo, but I did use the Creative Memories star double punch set.

I started out using my cameo and two graduation images I purchased from the silhouette store.  "Parties" is cut out from a font LD Mon Cherie also purchased from the silhouette store.

I cut them out in black cardstock.

Here is the punch!  I borrowed this from my friend Jenny (I have the circles, squares and hexagons though).  I punched the bigger star in white and the smaller star in yellow.

I trimmed my graduation paper 1/8" around the edges (acutally 1/4" around the top and one side) and mounted it to a piece of black cardstock to give it strength.  

I cut a pocket out of black cardstock and yellow cardstock 4"x12" and trimmed the yellow cardstock 1/4" off the top and side.

I adhered the graduation design to the yellow pocket page.

I used my ATG gun to adhere the sides and bottom of my pocket to my page.

I inked the star layers and pop-dotted the yellow onto the white layer.

I wanted the pocket to be simple since the patterned paper is so busy!!

Just add cards!!!

Here is the coordinating pocket page.

You have until June 6 to link up your Punched project at Frosted Designs!!  I hope you join us!  Our prize (and sponsor) is Boys Rule Kits!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Graduation Party!!!

I have been planning this party for nearly a year (since we attended some graduation parties last year).

I have been crafting since January for this party knowing I would be super busy once baseball season began.

Tyler is attending Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA in the fall to play baseball.  We are super proud!!!

Both cakes came from Hy-Vee and were delicious!!!  We have so much left over :)

Tyler and Mike right before graduation.

Tyler and I right before graduation.

I made this banner to hang in the entryway of our home.  It has a tennis ball, bowling ball and baseball on each end as well as a T for Titans.  You can see how I made this (as well as close up photos) HERE.

I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to make it for the entryway table.  You can see how I made the pennant HERE.

Here is the back side of the pennant.

In my basement, I usually have toys and kids.  We transformed the basement into our Tyler Shrine!   My daycare kids love T-Bird and we made a banner with their handprints (footprint for the baby) to hang with his photo boards.

I included pages from his scrapbook and some 8x10 photos on the poster boards.  I used some baseball cuts from the Silhouette store to complete the posters.

Since our party was the week after graduation, I included a board with Tyler and several of his friends taken just after the ceremony.  I used my cameo to make the Class of 2013 and Congratulations Graduate signs.  The photo canvas did not photograph well (the same image is on the cake above) but it is super cool - our favorite senior picture!

The baseball moms made posters for all of the seniors for senior night.  Tyler is our catcher, so I used the catcher for him from Baseball Cricut Cartridge.  We used infielders, pitchers and batters for the rest.

I included a 2-page layout for Tennis.

I also included a 2-page layout for bowling along with his bowling shirt.

We had a popcorn bar set up in the basement kitchen.  We had plain popcorn, blue popcorn, m and m's, skittles, licorice bits, sweetarts and hot tamales!  My favorite food item and Tyler's evening snack!!

I left the Word Wall up but replaced the daycare words with words that describe Tyler.

I found this banner at Wal-Mart and replaced the graduation cap with this Titan cap I found at Nobbies (Oriental Trading).

I created a Photo Booth with a sheet and some fun props.  Some props I purchased from the Silhouette Store, others I created on my Gypsy.  I purchased the glitter top hats from Target (dollar section) and had two feather boas - blue and black.

Here are a few fun shots:

We are very proud of Tyler!  His academic success in high school will serve him well in college!!  We are grateful for everyone who came to celebrate with us at his party!  Even with the rain and the AC acting up - it was a great time!!

And now that graduation is done, I will be able to craft non-graduation projects!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Fun Mini Album

Today is my day to design at CricutDIVA!!!

I found these 45 records at the thrift shop and thought they would make fun mini album covers!!  

I re-created the record on my Gypsy using two circles sized 7 inches and 3 inches.

I used vinyl for SUMMER FUN using the font Cherry Limeade sized to .75 inches.

I sized my letters by leaving the layer with the "record" on it open.  That way I knew my title would fit.

I cut out 3D flowers from Atriste sized from 3 - 5 inches out of sheet music and cardstock.

I inked the sheet music to match the cardstock.  I used my tweezers to roll up the flowers and liquid glue to adhere them.  I attached them to the cover with glue dots.

I traced and cut out chipboard circle pages and covered them with sheet music.  I painted the edges of the pages with a bright blue acrylic paint.

I made some photo mats and cut out some flip flops and beach tags to attach to the corners.

I cut out a wave and some fish and tied the tops with twine.

I like to make a pocket for my mini albums and include tags or coordinating paper scraps.

I cut out layered flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet sized from .88 - 2.53 inches.  I cut them out of sheet music.  Cutting did not go well as the paper is on the thin side, but I got enough to make my flowers.

I cut out some images from Life is A Beach.  The flip flops are 1.82 inches.  The tags are 1.75 inches.  The gecko is 3 inches.  I cut the images out in cardstock.

I tied a little twine on the  tags.

I attached the gecko to the back cover.

I hope you like my unique mini album.  I had a lot of fun making it!!