Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Little Boys and Little Girls

A while back, someone made a card with mason jars depicting what little boys and girls were made of......I loved it! It stayed in the back of my mind until I got an idea of how to make a layout with this concept. I used lots of Cricut cartridges on these pages.

Baby Boy: Paper is from the Bambino collection (Daisy D's) and the checked paper is American Crafts. Used SYI for the jars, cut once regular cut on brown and acetate....once on brown silhouette. The cap is cut from gold foil. The snake is from Animal Kingdom....the snail is hand-done (I so need Walk in my Garden.....)....and the puppy dog tails are hand cut/decorated as well. Jar labels and "are made of" are computer generated, cut out with decorative edging scissors and inked. "Little" is Mickey font...."Boys" is Pooh font (Marker). I added a few buttons here and there. The baby head is Doodlecharms as is the puppy. The puppy is cut on black blackout, brown regular, and tan shadows. Mouth is hand-drawn and his cheeks are inked. Wiggly eyes on baby and puppy.

Little Girl: Paper is Sweet Baby Jane Collection from Daisy D's. Sugar is snow glitter, spice is red glitter, and everything nice is a butterfly punch, a heart rub-on, and a George flower inked with gel pens. Labels and "are made of" are done the same way......"little" is Pooh font....."girls" is Alphalicious. Added some flower shaped buttons here and there. Baby head from Doodlecharms and also the cat. Cut dark pink blackout, light pink regular cut...and dark pink layers. Chalked cheeks on both and added wiggly eyes.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Kati and Craig shooting basketball in our driveway. They play almost every evening. I like how the pictures were easily placed into a collage. Basketballs are adhesive felt cut with George....everything else was cut from patterned paper.

Monday, March 16, 2009

You smile and my heart melts...

A new layout featuring my nephew, Hunter. I found these great felt magnetic picture frames at the Dollar Tree, removed the magnets, and they became the foundation for this layout. Paper is double sided cardstock by DULCE Vintage Polka Dots and Art Box Art Lines. The letters for Hunter are ZooBalloo, cut triple and glued together, embellished with some dimensional paint. The puzzle pieces are from an old puzzle I painted and attached with pop dots. The ribbon with that great saying is from American Crafts ( a Big Lots "treasure".) Added a strip of rick rack too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Emme Wants a Cracker!

My niece Emme loves crackers. Her parents try to limit her addiction; however, Papaw is a supplier! All lettering is Keystone...cut at base and shadow. Polka dots are from a regular hole punch...then glued (I need to get a life, I know!). The letters in Emme are staggered with pop dots under altering letters. Crackers are circles from George, cut from Bazzill, trimmed with decorative edge scissorts, inked in Chocolate Brown ink, and embellished with a Sharpie. Top layer is attached with pop dots. Striped paper is Bo Bunny...cardstock is Bazzill...embellishment is plain, old yellow rickrack and buttons.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Isn't She Lovely?

Kati going to prom last spring. I really wanted to make a paper doll of her in that cute polka dot dress. I cut the doll at 4 1/2" on blackout...then I used the Cave Girl's hair...embellished with bronze gel pen and ink. The dress is the hula girl's bra-top and the prom girl's dress (handtrimmed to make it shorter and I cut the top portion of it off as well.) I cut these double - one in white and one in pink. I used a standard hole punch in the white layer and then ran it through the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. Added a big pink bow at the waist and some earrings. The shoes are the Prom Girl's with some handtrimming to make a heel for them. I did her face myself and used some gel pen accents...chalked the cheeks. And she had to have some nail polish. All the paper is DCWV from a variety of stacks.....lettering is from various punchouts/ stickers that I had in my stash. The trim is a clearance find at Wal-mart. Flower was in the "closet" too...can't remember where I got it.