Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Kids

I scraplifted this from Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. Don't remember the issue, just copied the sketch down and stuck it in my book. I love the way it turned out. I can really get used to these earth tones and loving the grey. Thanks for looking :)

Words to live by album

Embrace, all of it. Whenever I can. Even though I'm not a sports gal, I still embrace life in my own way. So glad I was able to use the acrylic letters on this page.
That moment in time when your soul finds it's mate. It flutters, it tries to deny but knows there's no use, and finally conceeds. Then uses everything in it's arsenol to cling to it's mate. That moment is the moment you walked into my life and never left!
This page was more difficult than I imagined. Everything used to make this page was indeed FREE. No cost to me. The patterned paper was a gift, the scrabble tiles were from my mother who bought a scrabble game and found it was incomplete and gave me the pieces. The journal tag is actually a paint chip. The blue jean strip is from an old pair of jeans that I tore up because they were useless anyway. And the stamp was a prize I won at a crop a while back and I used white cardstock from my scraps pile. The only thing I actually paid for would be the ink :)
I live my life behind a camera. I love to photograph anything and everything. It's important to me for memories to be documented. I live for that perfect shot that tells the story. The whole story with simple details. And with that shot, there's tangible proof that lives were LIVED!
The font is from Opposite's Attract.
Cherish page... probably my favorite page so far. Journaling reads, "Do you know how much I cherish you? The smiles, the giggles, the attitudes, the surprises, the love, the laughter, and all the rest. I may not have told you before but I do, with all my heart.... I cherish you. Because you gave me them. You gave me my life and I cherish that. I love you Heath.". This is a statement to my husband who without I would not be who I am nor have a reason to wake up in the morning :)
I kept this one sweet and simple with one of my favorite quotes. No journaling from me, just a photo and quote. Easy and to the point.
I know I listed a lot of pages here, this would be for the last 6 days in my 12 day journey. Tomorrow will be the last day :( I'm so sad to see it end but super excited to finish my album and place it in the living room for the kids to read!

Cricut Class

After many months of people asking when I'm going to host a cricut class I have finally decided, now's the time! My first class will be Sunday, Sept. 25th at 1 p.m. Location TBA (need to know how many people are interested first). The cost is $20 and covers all materials needed (except tools). And as a special for trying out the first month, sign up with a friend and both of you will get $5 off the first class!
The class will focus on ONE specific cartridge each month and you'll have a whole month notice to get the next cartridge if you do not already have it and want to participate. If you wanna share with someone, that is fine too, however it is better if you have your own machine and cart.
Each class we will make 2- 12x12 layouts (one double, one single) and two cards. I will also share tips and give handouts that will have more ideas to use with that particular cartridge. If you do not want to attend the class, but want to purchase just the handouts, they are available AFTER the class date for $2.
The first cartridge we will explore is a must have.... Plaintin Schoolbook! If you do not have this cart, George & Shapes will work as well since we will be going on a lot of basics and using shapes that are on both carts. If you do not have either and don't have someone you can borrow it from or share with at the class, they do sell it on Ebay starting at $15 and up! That's very reasonable.
I hope you'll consider joining us for the first class! Contact me via call or text at 806.674.0465 or email me at I'm really excited about this class!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

All night crop completed....

This is one of my favorite pictures and when I found this journaling in a print advertisement booklet I knew exactly which photo I was going to use. This is my daughter and my grandmother (her great grandmother). I'm very lucky to have been able to spend as much time as I have with my grandmother and that my kids have gotten to know her. The paper is from Creative Memories and was part of our goodie bags from last night! So stinkin' cute!
As you can see, I spent some time on my daughters photos last night. This sketch is from scrapbooks etc magazine and I'm so happy with the way it turned out. Love these colors.
Willow and her ball. These butterflies were just perfect for her so I created this page around them :) The journaling was an interesting addition. I wanted to use this really skinny journal strip down the side of the page but it's much too small to do any kind of real journaling. SOOOOOO, I just picked 10 words that came to mind when looking at the photos and accented a few of them. There are perfect for her.
And last, Cam my handyman :) I've had these photos for over a year now and I had no idea what to do with them. When I had them printed from walmart I had a border added so that I didn't have to distress them myself. This made it extra difficult when making my page cause i didn't want to crop any of the photos. Had to leave the borders on. I think it turned out great though. I used "boys will be boys" cart on this for the hammer, screwdriver, and arrow font. I can't wait to show it to Cam, he's going to love it.


Give, Day 5 of the festival and the word is Give. One of the things I love to give is the gift of a song. I sing to my kids when they are sad or hurt, or when it's bedtime. I sing to my husband sometimes in the most obnoxious ways, LOL. And a few years ago when my sister graduated high school and I didn't have a dime to spend on a grad present, I sang to her a song about family and people always being there. I feel it meant more to her than anything I could have picked up in a store cause it was from my heart. So, here's my page about "give".