Sunday, August 29, 2010

MOM & ME


HELLO AND HAPPY MONDAY!!! I had a great weekend.....got together with some friends Saturday afternoon and spent the day with hubby and kids on Sunday - nice and relaxing ♥.

Here is this weeks project for Generations Crafting. I picked up the Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper pack a few weeks ago and I wanted to make a special layout using it. This picture of Kasi and I is just perfect. The black and white lets me scrap using any color combination which I ♥!!!! I did some misc sewing using brown thread. The large middle flower was hand by my sweet friend ROSE and I have been hoarding them because I wanted to use these on very special projects (THANKS ROSITA!!!) She has a video tutorial on how she makes them so be sure to check it out.

Supplies: Graphic 45 Le Romantique papers; Websters Pages trim; Prima Roses; Prima Say it in Pearls; Basic Grey Date & Time Stamp set; Gypsy to design the large scallops; misc lace; Ranger Glossy Accents, Cricut Expression; "Mom": Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cart; "&" Don Juan; "ME" Alphalicious; Brown flowers are from iRoses.com; CTMH card stock; TIm Holtz Walnut Stain Distressing Ink; TIm Holtz Edge tool; Tim Holtz Picture scratcher; SU egde notebook edge punch

I also used the Prima Say it in Pearls green packaging on my layout.......I sewed the lace onto the piece then added it to the top right hand corner. I ♥ to use the Prima packaging in my layouts - great way to recyle ;)

Be sure to check out GENERATIONS CRAFTING for some great prices on all your scrapbook needs.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great week!!

Hugs, T








Monday, August 23, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!


I've been totally in the b-day mood......my very sweet BFF Regina Easter's birthday was on Saturday and my hubby's birthday is today - WOOT!!!!!

Soooooo this week my projects for GENERATIONS CRAFTING of course were some birthday cards using the Imaginisce Birthday Bash collection. Those papers are just SO cute!! I also used the rub-ons from the collection as well as my i-rock and clear rhinestones.

All the card stock is from Papertrey Ink and ribbon is Offray.

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!!!

Hugs, T





Saturday, August 21, 2010

WOOT-WOOT!!!


Just wanted to share some exciting news.......The other day I was contacted by a fellow crafter on the Cricut MB about a kitchen theme challenge over at MYSHERICRAFTS. She had seen my kitchen set cards which included the Apron, Kitchen towel and mitten and thought I should enter so I did. I just received an email from Sheri telling me that they LOVED my project and that I would be entered into the drawing for the gift certificate at the end of the month. WOOT-WOOT!!!

I want it give a special shout out to Carolyn of the Cricut MB for thinking of me and letting me know about this challenge.

Here is a picture of the 3 cards.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs, T

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grateful 4 U!!!



Another weekend.....wow this year has gone by so fast!!!
About 3 months ago my niece was over and she was playing around with the kids having a great time so of course, the camera came out and the flash went off a few times LOL. I ordered the pictures the other day and I just knew these BoBunny papers were going to be PERFECT!!!!

Here is a double page layout I made of this special day. It's my weekly project for Generations Crafting - I LOVE being on this design team because my true passion is creating scrapbook layouts and mini albums ♥♥♥♥♥

Supplies: BoBunny Buttons & Bling Flutter Butter collection; BoBunny Thankful Cardstock stickers; BoBunny Flutter Butter Burst pattern paper; BoBunny Flutter Butter Cut Outs; BoBunny Flutter Butter Breeze pattern paper; BoBunny Alora Rub-Ons; Prima Say it in Pearls and Crystals Cream; CTMH card stock; Prima lace; Storybook Cricut cartridge; Cricut expression; Walnut Stain Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Tim Holtz edger; Tim Holtz Photo Scratcher; Misc Sewing.

THAT BEAUTIFUL YELLOW FLOWER ON THE SECOND PAGE WAS HAND MADE BY MY SWEET FRIEND CHRISTINA OF CREATIONS WITH CHRISTINA!! Thanks girlie....it was PERFECT for this layout!!!

Thanks for stopping by.....Have a wonderful week!!
Hugs, T

This first page is actually a sketch from PAGEMAPS - I love working with sketches :)











Monday, August 9, 2010

YOU TAKE THE CAKE!!!


Hi everyone.....hope you had a great weekend. As you already know, our weekend was amazing.....Cutie is doing better and we are all adapting to one another........It feels great to have saved a life ♥ (full story about Cutie is in the post below)

Here is my weekly layout for GENERATIONS CRAFTING of the kids in the kitchen after they baked a cake......nothing like keeping them busy and brushing up on Math skills during the summer LOL

Supplies: Basic Grey Take Notes; BG Nook and Pantry pattern papers: Combread; Waffles; Measuring Cups and Placements; BG Nook & Pantry Doiles; Bo-Bunny What u Got Cookin stamps; Jillibean calendar stamp; BoBunny Chunky charms; Imaginisce i-rock; Moon Shadow Mist in Crows Nest Copper; Prima Lace; Martha Stewart Edge Punch; Cricut Expression; Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge; Makin the Grade Cricut Cartridge; Opposites Attract Cricut Cartridge; Prima Rpses, Twine; Felt Thicker; Gold Paint Daubers; Websters Pages Lace; Elements ribbon.

I also wanted to mention that Lindy's Stamp Gang is having a sale until August 15th for an additional 20% off ALL PRODUCTS so be sure and stock up!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs, T









Saturday, August 7, 2010

TRUE BLESSING!!!!!


Today we saved a life..........and our family is complete..........we just adopted "CUTIE" and she is just fabulous!!!! We will ♥ her today, tomorrow and forever!!!!!

CUTIE is approximately 2 years only and was left at the shelter by her family on Thursday 8/5/10 and they failed to mention to the shelter that she was pregnant. When adopting a pet from Animal Services, they spay/neuter them.......this morning when they went to spay CUTIE, they found out she was pregnant and aborted her puppies......Kasi and I cried so much. There is a ton of emotions going through her right now.....a new home, she lost her puppies and got spayed.....all within 2 days. She is now in the right home........not only did she make our family complete, we will complete her!!!!

This has been a truly special day for our family!!!! We are so blessed!!!

I want to give a special "THANK YOU" to my bosses daughter JACKIE......she volunteers once a week at the shelter and on Thursday when CUTIE was dropped off, she just knew that she was the perfect addition to our family......we will forever be grateful to her!!!!!

Hugs, T

Sunday, August 1, 2010

SIMPLY SWEET!!



Sharing my latest creation.......a layout of my sweet baby girl Kasi. She is now 9 1/2 but at the time of this pictures she was only 6 months. Making this layout brought back so many memories of when she was a baby.......I really LOVE the KIOSHI Basic Grey collection I picked up at GENERATIONS CRAFTING - the colors are amazing and the embellishments are fabulous!!! I like to give a white wash look to some of my pages by mixing some water with some antique white acrylic paint.....this also tones down the colors of the patter papers. This collection is already pastels but I did the white wash to add a more shabby chic look to it. I also used my Cricut to cut out the title out of the Paisly Cartridge and the Don Juan Cartridge.

Supplies: Kioshi Basic Grey Paper Collection; Kioshi Basic Grey Bloomers; Kioshi Basic Grey Writer's Block; Prima Say it in Pearl bling - I also used a part of the packaging on the layout; Queen & Co. pearls; Papertrey Ink card stock; SU dimensionals; Imaginisce To Love and Cherish pearl brads; Prima leaves; Martha Stewart border punch; Tim Holtz vintage Photo Distress Ink; misc sewing. My sweet friend Carol sent me those yummy lavender crochet flowers.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!!!!

Hugs, T