Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Our cousins, Trey and Dylan, watching Kati play basketball. I used the search feature on on the Cricut messageboards for popcorn and someone with a talent for looking at things rather differently decided that the scoop of ice cream on Doodlecharms (turned upside down) looked like popcorn. Correct! I cut lots of popcorn kernals at 1", 1 1/2", 1 1/4", 2" and 2 1/2" using a Marcella by K Fresh paint pad....this worked great because each paper is 2 shades of yellow - one on each side. Then I stacked them together in groups of 2, 3, or 4, alternating the yellow shades, and inked with brown ink and a q-tip. Did I mention this was somewhat time consuming??? The popcorn bag is the tag foundation from Doodlecharms, cut double, set with pop strips between the layers, inked, and embellished with a red paint pen and popcorn. For the popcorn in the bag, I alternately glued one on the back piece, then one on the front to give it some dimension. Letters are Pink Paislee "Holly Doodle" Plaid paper is from DCWV Animal Crackers, striped paper is Bo Bunny.

Monday, February 23, 2009

First Football Game

My two teens love their youngest baby cousins, Bo and Emme. They like nothing better than to take them out and about with them. This layout is Emme's 1st football game....her hometown v. our hometown. And she came to watch Craig perform in the band.

Printed paper is from Animal Crackers (DCWV) and the football field was from the scrap pile....I'd cut off the information. I used the baby head from Doodlecharms, cut at 4 " on blackout.....I used white curling ribbon to decorate it. Lettering is from George. I had a football sticker set laying around and used a few to finish it off along with some random chipboard pieces.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Groovy Sarah

My niece, Sarah. The papers for this layout came from a monthly kit I receive from Scrap Room Cafe. I used the button embellishments that come with it to add dimension. Lettering is George....cut in patterned paper and once in shadow. Also used those wonderful George flowers that I wouldn't know how to scrap without!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Guy

My husband gripes that I never make him anything when I create. So I made him a Valentine (which you can't see as it is slightly naughty.....) and this page as a tribute to him. Alphalicious for the lettering....used some glass dots, and ribbon, and great Heidi Grace flowers which matched exactly with brown brads. The orange and brown papers were from "the closet" and they had no information on the back. I really like to put photo corners on pictures for interest.

Monday, February 16, 2009


My daughter was nominated for Homecoming Queen at her middle school. I'm just now getting around to scrapping it! Used Alphalicious for the year and the crown/some glittery stickers for the title. Added lots of sparkly brads and the photo corners and rosettes were hand cut from patterned paper. Oh, yes....the school colors are red and black!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Girls!

Me, my sisters, my daughter, and my niece on Mom and Dad's porch. Everything came from a monthly kit I purchased from Scrap-Room.com....I can't remember the name of the collection. I added some paper flowers attached with brads and used decorative edged scissorts to create the solid borders.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Baby Facts

My niece, Emme Grace, as a newborn. I used George for the flowers, embellished with buttons. The paper is Sassafras Lass and the stickers are Jolee. I liked using the patchwork circle to background a picture.

Bo is One!

My nephew Bo received a ride-on John Deere tractor for his birthday. That was my inspiration for this scrapbook page. The little "Bo" is made with PPDU, but all the clothes and hat are hand cut. I used basic cuts from the cartridge and cut around them. He was the first doll I tried with PPDU. Lettering is Alphalicious.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sock It To Me!

My first layout of 2009! The only thing my daughter Kati asked for this Christmas was a sock monkey. Here is her scrapbook page with her monkey, Bob! (She got sock monkey slippers too!)
Papers are Daisy D's Bambino collection and I just pieced the different designs together on brown cardstock. Then I used a strip of banana paper for the upper/lower borders and trimmed with some yellow ribbon. Attached a red ribbon and bow to the side and used Keystone for the letters.
The sock monkey is my design! I used paper doll dress up - cut 2 brown figures at 4 1/2" and one ivory one, using blackout. I glued them all together, rounded off the ivory hands, and trimmed the brown bodies hands/feets so the ivory would show. I cut a 1" and 1 1/2" oval one from George in ivory and a 1" and 1 1/2" oval two from George for the mouth and bottom. The tail was the monkey on Zooballoo....cut at 4"1/2 on Layers/Shadow in brown and ivory and then hand trimmed until I liked the look. It was glued betweent the body pieces. The hat was the top third of the pilgrim boy's hat in ivory with a brown band from the same hat. The pompon was made from crochet yarn. The eyes are Favorite Findings buttons, and I drew the facial details. And we had to put his bottom on to match the doll! We love him at our house

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose

I took 2 old poloroid pictures, scanned them, and reprinted them to make this one. That young lady in the fake fur is me.....all of 6 years old. I used Daisy D's paper kit Winter Fun. The yellow card is embossed with my Cuttlebug and Snow Dots folder. The trees are Doodlecharms, cut at regular and shadow, inked, glittered, and painted with dimensional paint (trunks). Great memories

Craig "Homer" Simmons

This is my son on Christmas morning....in his Homer Simpson p.j.'s. It was his idea to print out a coloring book picture of Homer on cardstock, watercolor it, and attach it with Pop Dots. And it was a good idea!

Berry Pickin'

Here is a new layout - makes 5 for January-met my goal YEAH!!! Pictures are of my daughter, Kati, picking blackberries in our yard this summer. Paper is Making Memories....I like the scalloped edge papers a lot. Used Alphalicious for the title, vine is ZooBalloo cut once at normal, once at silouhette, glued offset, and inked. The berries are 1" circles from George with circles from a plain old hole punch attached. I used the insets from the silhouette vine to make the leaves. Those blackberries are still in my freezer waiting for a big snow.....I'll get them out and make a cobbler to remind us of warmer days.


Someone took a picture of me, my husband, and his cousin/best friend at a wedding with those disposable cameras people leave laying around on tables. My husband happened to see this photo at his aunt's house and had to have it. I've been trying to decide what to do with it, and the idea came while playing with a big pail of random chipboard stuff my sister gave me as a gift. I just pulled out appropriate phrases and stuck them wherever. I had a piece of embossed cardstock, Love, Elsie Zoie's Brainstorm, which was embossed with lots of dialogue bubbles, and this page was born. Just fun!