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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Not Scrapping, but it will be!

This is a video of my son(15) and his friend performing last night at their school's talent show. Yes, I am a proud momma!

I am beyond words at how good he is, so I shall leave it to the video. My son is the one on the right in the green shirt.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Goofball!

My daughter has so much personality and is so full of life. I call her a "Goofball" quite frequently because she can be so fun and goofy. I recently printed a small stack of pictures of her posing and being silly, so I have selected a few that I will be scrapping over the next few weeks.

This layout is a stretch for me for many reasons:
First - I don't like pink. I'm not saying I don't care for pink, I'm saying I don't. like. pink. period.
Second - I made a girly page. I'm generally not a girly type of person, so this is definitely not my normal style.
Third - I combined many different layers and techniques.

I used the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Ribbon Loop punchfor a border on the pink paper. The title is cut from the Cuttin Up cartridge, although the heart comes from the Doodlecharms cartridge.
The scalloped circle is from the Mini Monograms cartridge. Prima flowers (discontinued) with colored skittle centers and stickled petals.

This closeup shows some of the rhinestones I used. They were a halloween clearance item a Michaels that I got for about 25 cents. I also used Hot Fix rhinestones on the humps of the scallop for additional bling.

I wanted a little dimension on the page to make the page flow visually so I used popdots to raise up the heart, "G", "F", and "A" and shifted some of the flowers for height variations.

This is a closeup of the heart. I layered three hearts of paper and topped them with an embossed heart from the plastic cut from the clamshells in which the Cricut cartridges are packed. I believe this is the Cuttlebug embossing folder "Swiss Dots".

This will also be entered into a Cricut Circle Blog Challenge for this week which require a Love Note, embossing, heart, and 2+ Cricut cuts.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Be Mine

I don't care for strawberries, so the traditional chocolate covered strawberry is not something I wish to receive for Valentine's Day. However, I heard mention of a delicious concoction called strawberry marshmallows, and vaguely remember someone mentioning that they had dipped them in chocolate. Sounds yummy!
Unfortunately I don't like most of the candy chocolate coating and I didn't have any of my good stuff in the pantry. So, quick thinker that I am, I grabbed a can of chocolate frosting and proceded to create my own version. They are delicious!

I used standard popsicle sticks and inserted them into the marshmallows (easy!), then stirred up the frosting so that it was more fluid and stuck the marshmallow into the frosting and twisted until I was happy with the amount of frosting on the marshmallow.

Then I arranged them in a cute glass jar with tissue paper to keep them secure.
The Label is created with the Cricut Machine and the Fabulous Finds and Songbird cartridges. Three ovals were cut from Fabulous Finds in chocolate and pink paper from Bazzil. The title was cut in white for both the shadow and the script. I colored the shadow with CTMH ink Hollyhock and layered. The flower is from Prima and the stone center is from a pack of cell phone bling that I had left over from another project.

Now, what shall I do with this project?

Friday, February 4, 2011

First layout in a Looonnnggg Time!

This is a layout I created after being inspired by a gallery of another scrapbooker. There are a few special things about this layout.
1 - This is my beautiful daughter
2 - This is being submitted to the Circle Blog weekly contest
3 - This is the first layout I have done in 2-3 years!
4 - This is not my typical style
5 - This is now my typical style

I used a printed paper from the Wild Saffron paper pack by K & Company, Prima flowers with Skittle centers and stickled petals, heat-set adhesive rhinestones, and Home Decor cartridge which came with my Cricut Expression machine. All the rhinestones don't fully show in the photograph, but they are lovely in person. From the HD cartridge, I cut several of the flourished to help layer and embellish the printed paper.

I truly, truly enjoyed making this layout. I have been unable to scrapbook pictures for a very long time and I finally feel unblocked! Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come. I have already printed several more pictures that I want to scrap.

(psst, no my scrap room isn't finished yet...)