Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

 I was really bad at taking notes for this layout. Sorry!

 Page 1
Materials used for page 1:
Backround Paper: Pebbles - Tree House Collection - Trunk; 
Circle: I lost the name of the paper, I used Street Sign Cricut Cartridge to make the cut.
Tree: Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - I want to say I cut it at 7"(?)
Gate: Paperdoll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Title: Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge, welded together with Cricut Design Studio
Photo Size: 4" x 6"
Photo Mat: 4 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Page 2
Materials used for page 2:
Backround Paper: Pebbles - Tree House Collection - Trunk
Circle: I lost the name of the paper, I used Street Sign Cricut Cartridge to make the cut.
Gate: Paperdoll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Pumpkins: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Pumpkins
Photo Sizes: 4" x 4"
Photo Mats: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hello Kitty Christmas Layout

Designer Paper: Three Bugs, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Deck the Halls
One 5" x 7" Photo
Bazzill's Mocha Devine (Brown) Photo Mat: 5 1/8" x 7 1/8"
American Crafts, Letterbox, Hello (Green Poka Dot) Photo Mat: 5 3/8" x 7 3/8"
Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Deep Edge Punch
Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge 
The paper that I used to make the Christmas tree and HK, were from my "scrap" box, so I won't be able to tell you the exact color names or designer paper that was used.
but the sizes that I used:
  • Christmas Tree: 6"
  • Hello Kitty: 4"
Hello Kitty Font Cricut Cartridge
  • "Round" font, size 1.5".  Welded together with Cricut Design Studio

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sun Kissed

This was supposed to be for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog but I was a few minutes late to submit it.  I need to pay attention to those dates and times!  Oh well, next time for sure!

Photo Sizes
5" x 7"

Materials Used

Bazzill Cardstock - French Vanilla (background)
Jillibean Soup - Blossom Soup Collection - Corn Kernels (clouds)
Three Bugs in a Rug - Springtime Collection - April Showers (purple)

October Afternoon - Ducks in a Row Collection - Sleep Tight (sun)
Bazzill Yellow (sun)
Imaginisce - Fairest of Them All Collection - Enchanted Garden (pink)
Swiss Dot - I don't know the name of this color (green)
American Crafts - Backyard Collection (blue)
Bazzill Bling - 24 karat (title)

Cindy Loo - Font, cut with Cricut Craftroom, size 1.3, letter spacing -5
Simply Charmed - Clouds cut at 1 1/2" and 2"
Elegant Edges - cut at 3"
Sesame Street and Friends - Sun cut at 5"

Stickles Turquoise
Stickles Yellow

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grease Monkey

Originally I was going to use a different photo but some where along the lines, I found this photo and I thought, OMG! I'm going to use this one!  This is one of the family's favorites!  Well, me, my husband, and his side of the family adore it.  His family is entirely made up of mechanics.  It's funny because they (my husband and his two other brothers and one of the girlfriend) were all trying to get our daughter to smile for a good 10 minutes, I walk out there with the camera ready in hand and say, "Hi hunny! Who's the pretty girl?" Click. I was the only one who got it.  Everyone else was one second to late.  It was so classic!

I wanted to add something else to this page but after staring at it all day long, and even though I think something is missing, my husband pointed out, "we are simpletons naturally my crafts will follow in that manner.  Plus too, I like it just the way it is".  Aww!  That made my night. 

Materials Used:
Photo Size: 5" x 7"

Best Creations Inc., Transportation (this sheet is double sided and both sides are displayed in the layout)
Bazzill Cardstock Ebony  (Scalloped Circle)
Bazzill Lava (Title)
I don't know the color name of the gray but I do know it is a Bazzill Cardstock

Stickles Christmas Red

Elegant Edges - Scalloped Circle - cut at 9 1/2"
Street Sign - (grey and inner-most) Circle - I used my Design Studio to line up the sizes, I didn't check to see what the sizes were.  Sorry.
Mickey Mouse Font - Title cut at 1.3" used the Cricut Craft Room for fonts.  It's WAY easier than Design Studio.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Santa's Workshop

I've made this layout for this past Christmas pictures.  My daughter and our neighbor's son go to the same baby-sitter and naturally, always play together.  Occasionally, we'll have dinner together and sometimes a few drinks too. =)  I really love my neighbors because me and the mom get along great!  Especially when it comes to taking pictures of our kids....hence, these pictures.

I know I designed this layout with the help of a sketch from online.  I thought I had pinned it to my Pinterest, but I didn't. =S I have been searching for the sketch but it just doesn't want to be found.  Sorry guys.

Here's the goodie details of the layout

Recipe for page, above:
Paper: I found all of the designer cardstock at Ben Franklin's 50% red tag sale!  Whoo hoo!  But here's the finer detail:
Christmas Trees: Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge
  • Tree Sizes: 8 3/4", 5 3/4", and 4 1/2"
  • Paper that I used for the trees:  all came from my "scrap" box.  Off the top of my head, the darkest green: Bazzill Green, medium green: Bazzill Parakeet, and I don't know what the lightest green is.  I do know it's a Bazzill "Smoothie" Cardstock style.  For the trunks: the darkest brown: Bitter Chocolate, the light brown, I don't know.
Title: "Santa's Workshop" came from Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge as well.  I don't remember the size that I used.
Photo Sizes: Two 4" x 4"

Recipe for page 2:
Paper: same as above
Christmas Trees: Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge
  • Tree Sizes: 7 3/4" and 3 1/4"
  • Paper that I used for the trees:  all came from my "scrap" box.  Off the top of my head, the darkest green: Bazzill Green, and I don't know what the lightest green is.  I do know it's a Bazzill "Smoothie" Cardstock style.  For the trunks: the darkest brown: Bitter Chocolate, the light brown, I don't know.

Photo Sizes: Six 3.5" x 3.5" photos

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Love Story

Here is my entry for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #121 - Wedding Bliss.  I keep on thinking that this layout is too simple or something is missing from it but nothing is coming to my mind, so I'm just letting it be. 

These are very old pictures, we got married in 2005! It's crazy, in 3 more years we'll be having our 10 year anniversary. =,) Ok, so you know the saying "a picture has a thousand words" well it's true for our wedding.  For instance, our wedding rings, my husband didn't want anything special but to find that ring took forever to find.  We finally found it at Sears for a $100.  My ring is quite the opposite.  I found it in two-shakes-and-a-Jimmy and we paid $1.99 for the ring and $2.00 shipping.  We didn't have the finances to purchase a real diamond ring but it didn't matter to me, what did matter to me was being with him for the rest of my life.

Photo Sizes
One 5" x 7" (photo mat 5 1/4" x 7 1/4")
Three 4" x 6" (photo mat 4 1/4" x 6 1/4")
One 4" x 4" (photo mat 4 1/4" x 4 1/4")

Materials Used
Bazzill  Lace (background)
Bazzill Ebony (title)
Bazzil Mauve Ice (light pink)
Bazzill Chablis (medium pink)
Mirror Silver Cardstock (photo mats)

Stone Script (font size: 2, letter spacing: -6)
Cricut Craft Room Basics (hearts, cut at 1" and 2")

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed my layout.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Beach Day - Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge #75

As soon as I saw Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge #75 - Summer Fun, I knew what I wanted to do but I didn't know the layout.  So I did what any other scraper would do, go down to their favorite scrapbooking store and take over their floor! =)  These cuts are made from Island Scrapbooking.  They are locally made, here in our little town of Hilo, Hawaii and they are exclusive to the store.  The owner of the store, is my best friend/sister at heart.  If you are interested in getting these cuts (they are available for sale), please feel free to contact Island Scrapbooking.  She knows I made this layout, she helped me too, so just mention the "beach day layout" and she'll know what you are talking about.

Here is some close up of her cuts:
Medium Hibiscus - 6 count, comes in these 3 colors, 2 of each color
6" Monstera Border - pack of 3
Fern Punch Art - comes in 2 shades of green, IDK how many of each
"Beach Day" is made with Cricut NOT Island Scrapbooking

I am so blessed to have Michele in my life.  <3  Thanks Michele for all your help!  Love you!

Photo Sizes
One 5" x 7" (photo mat 5 1/8" x 7 1/8")
Four 4" x 6" (photo mats: one, 4 1/8" x 6 1/8" and one 6 1/8" x 12" {used 3 photos on this mat})

Journal Mat
One 3" x 4"

Materials Used
Island Paperie - Lauhala Mat (background)
Bazzill Bitter Chocolate (dark brown mat)
Bazzill Parakeet (green mat)
Bazzill French Vanilla (title and journaling square)
Bazzill Ebony (photo mats)

Sesame Street Font (title, cut at 1.2, letter spacing at -4)

Island Scrapbooking Cuts
6" Monstera Border Cuts
Medium Sized Hibiscus Cuts
Fern Punch Art

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed my layout.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dear Santa

I orginally was going to use this for a page, for something along the lines of "writing my thank you cards" but instead I came up with this =)  For anyone who's wondering, yes...this was part of our Christmas pictures.  She just finished up opening up all her presents while I was taking pictures of her opening them, shortly thereafter my husband and I started opening up our Christmas presents/my birthday cards when she found one of our cards and started to write on one of the cards.  I thought it was cute, so I snapped a picture.  =) 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Cooking with Cricut - Christmas in July - Cricut & Scraps
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Christmas in July
Celebrate The Occasion - Challenge #72 - Star Struck

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my project.

Photo Size
4" x 6" (photo mat cut at 4 1/8" x 6 1/8")

Materials Used

Bo Bunny - Back to Basic's Collection - Wild Berry Red Dot (background, Santa's suit, and title)
Echo Park Paper Company, LLC - Season's Greetings by Lori Whitlock Collection - Calendar (green background)
Pebbles - Happy go Lucky Collection - Tickled Pink (border flourish and ornament)
Mirror Gold Cardstock (stars on border flourish)
Bazzill Mocha Devine (Christmas tree trunk)
Bazzill Smoothie - Hummingbird (Christmas tree - dark green)
Bazzill Smoothie - Killarney (Christmas tree - light green)
Bo Bunny - Back to Basic's Collection - Blush Dot (ornament)
Double Mats - Sunshine Yellow (ornament)
Coredinations - I don't know the exact color name but its orange  (ornament)
Bazzill Virbant Blue (ornament)
Bazzill French Vanilla (photo mat, Santa's face and title)
Bazzill Ebony (black) - (title shadow)
Bazzill Lace (white) - (Santa's hat, beard, mustache, and suit)
American Crafts - Letter Box Hello Collection (Santa's belt and bag)

Winter Frolic
Christmas tree - 10"
Title - 2 1/4"
Santa - 5"
Border - 2.8"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Heaven Sent - SOUS July 20th Sketch Challenge

Here is my entry for the SOUS - July 20th Sketch Challenge.  All these challenges are allowing my to catch up/keep up with my daughters scrapbook.  Yey for that!

Here's the sketch challenge:

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Photo Sizes
4" x 6" (photo mat: 4 1/4" x 6 1/4") 
3" x 3" (photo mat: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4")

Materials Used

American Crafts - Elenore Battington Collection (background)
SEI - Jolie Chocolat Collection - Mon Coeur (hearts)
Silver Mirror Cardstock
Bazzill Cardstock - Petalsoft (light pink)
Bazzill Cardstock - Juneberry (maroon)
Bazzill Cardstock - Piglet (medium pink)

Paper Lace - Quit1, cut at 6"
Don Juan - Standard Font and Standard Shadow Font, cut with Craft Room at size 1

Silver Circle Brads

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cricut Challenge #95 - Buttons and Brads

Here is my entry for the Cricut Challenge #95 - Buttons & Brads.

Materials Used:
Imaginisce - Garden Party - May Flowers
BoBunny - Back to Back - Alissa Spunky (Photo Mat)
Cricut Cartridge:
Kate's ABC's, butterflies cut at 3 1/2", 3" (flipped), and 2 1/2"
Dragonfly Brad

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bunny Love - SOUS Die Cut Challenge - Hidden Tags

This layout was made for the SOUS Die Cut Challenge - Hidden Tags.  Do you see my hidden tag?  ^_^  This challenge was really fun!  I enjoyed it a lot!

Here's the material that I used for this project:
My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist - Fly a Kite "Genuine" Sky Paper
EchoPark Paper Co. - Springtime - Fresh Flowers
Yellow Patterned Paper: Didn't have any company listed
Purple Poka Dots: Doodlebug Design Inc. - Hello Spring - Chickadees
Off White Patterned Paper with Flowers and Swirls - Its one of my favorite papers and I only have scrap pieces of it left, so I don't know the company that made it.
Light Blue Cardstock: I know it's Bazzill but I don't know the exact color name

Die Cuts:
Scallop Circle - Cricut Elegant Edges - 11 3/4" (just as a heads up, the cut went over the cutting area so be prepared to do a little trimming)
Circle - Cricut Street Signs - 9 1/2"
Title, "Bunny Love" - Cricut Don Juan
Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Deep Edge Punch

Did you find my tag yet?  Here's a hint, one of my crafting buddy used the Daisy Fan Punch as her Christmas tags.  Here's my tag:

Have a great day everyone!  See you soon.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I found this post in my drafts, so please excuse that it's a little dated. =S

Written a while ago:
Sorry, I know the coloring of the picture is kinda junk. I took it with my phone, since I can't find my camera battery charger. :( These footprints was done a while back but I only got a chance to make the layout. I actually have like 3 or 4 more footprint layouts I need to do. Eeek! And my daughter keeps on growing so I keep on making more footprints! Ai-yai-yai! LOL. Some days I wish I could just push "pause" on her so I can catch up with her. Time flies so quickly now!
Until next time! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Well, it surely been a while since I posted.  I've been so caught up with school, my husband, and our daughter that time just flew by.  And if you're a parent, you understand how crazy the first 12 months are.  LOL.  Our daughter is 18 months now and my husband and I are enjoying our new lives.  Hopefully now that I finally found some time, I'll be able to post more.  Some might not have much information, just mainly pictures, others will have an entire novel attached to it, I apologize now for that.  Reason for that is because I use the net to help gain inspiration and then go off and create my own layouts.  Especially when it comes to Cricut, you are a little limited at times.  Anyway!  Let's get to the good stuff.

What inspired me to craft again was SOUS Flag Die Cut Challenge.  Thanks guys!  These are my layouts from last year's 4th of July.  Both layouts are made with Cricut's Independence Day Cartridge.  I don't remember the sizes but I do know that the paper I used was Bazzill's Blue, Bazzill Cardinal, Bazzill French Vanilla, Bazzill's Black (sorry, I can't remember the actual name) and cheap white cardstock.

Happy 4th of July!  Hope to see you soon and hopefully, it won't be another year.