Monday, October 31, 2011

Thank God it's Monday!

 Merry Christmas! Oooooopppsss...... wrong holiday.......I wanted to share the layouts I taught over the weekend here in Dothan. I can't believe Christmas will be here in less than 2 months!

Mary Kate came to visit us during our crop on Friday. She loves playing with paper.

Madison Rose got her first pumpkin!

And so did Andrew!!!

Have a great, fun,  happy, and blessed day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday is here!

Good morning! Today is my last cropping weekend as a resident of Dothan, Alabama. My husband and I are moving to Gainesville, Florida next week. Even though it is only about 4 hours away and I know I will be back to visit, I am sad to go. Dothan has been an amazing town to live in. I have met soooo many wonderful people whom I will never ever forget. I have been very blessed with a group of ladies whom not only love the Lord but also share the same passion for scrapbooking as I do.

I might not be able to post as often as I do during the month of November. Besides moving, I will also be traveling to South Florida and to Louisiana to teach. "On the road again...." I love that song!!!!! 

Here is another layout I made using a lot of Technique Tuesday tiles. I love them because they are so easy to paint and they also add a lot to the page.

You can see more details in this picture.

 Have a great, fun and blessed weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday fun!

Good morning! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful season. My son sent me this picture of Madison Rose at her first pumpkin patch trip. She looks so adorable with her pumpkin hat! I can't believe she will be two months on Sunday already.

I made this layout over the weekend. The  brown/red frames are from Technique Tuesday and the leaves are from Dusty Attic. The scalloped edge of flowers on the left are made out of canvas made by Pink Paislee.

I also stamped the frame .

Have a fun , happy and blessed day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I love My Mind's Eye!!!

Good morning! I got a chance to play with  the fabulous My Mind's Eye  Blush "Better" collection. I did not want to cut any of the papers!!!!! They are all sooooo beautiful! My friend Peggy bought the ENTIRE collection and she asked me to make some pages for her. This is what I made:

These  papers are from the collection called "sunshine". Peggy had these black and white pictures which turned out to be perfect. The cute  baby girl in the middle of both pictures is Peggy. She has not changed a bit......(the sweet/cute part I mean!)

Have a great and blessed Tuesday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's a happy Monday!

Good morning! Hope you had a great and a restful weekend. Mine was beautiful as I shared another weekend cropping with a group of amazing ladies here in Dothan, Alabama. I have been truly blessed with each one of them since I came to live in this beautiful town two years ago.  I got a chance to scrap one more page for Madison Rose's album, yeah!

I found this beautiful paper for my pictures. I used chipboard swirls and many different flowers throughout the layout.

I also cut the leaves with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. You can see the details in this close up picture.


Friday, October 21, 2011

SOUS challenge

Happy Friday! We have another Die Cut challenge here at Stuck On Us Sketches.It is FENCE time! I love fences so it was pretty easy for me to add one to my layout.

This is a wedding layout I made for a dear friend  who just got married. I hope she doesn't visit my blog today because if she does she will see it here before it arrives in her hands!!!!

Please visit for more inspiration using FENCES. I will be cropping all weekend with an amazing group of ladies here in Dothan, can't wait!!!! Have a safe, fabulous and blessed weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy SWEET Thursday!

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week so far. This is another layout I made for Madison Rose's album. I went  a little crazy with the buttons and rhinestones on the border but I guess I do not know when to stop!!!!

Have a fabulous, happy and blessed day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Bug Bytes Wednesday

Good morning! It is my turn to design for  The Bug Bytes today. I made fall leaves using metal tape. Here is what you do:
  1. Cut some leaves out of metal (aluminum) repair tape using the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die.  Leave the backing on the tape until you're ready to place them on your page.  (The tape I have is only 2" wide so I had to "repair" one side of the maple leaf to make it look right.

2. Emboss the leaves with the Cuttlebug to give them some texture.

3. Apply a few drops of alcohol ink to each of the leaves and spread it out using alcohol blending solution in a water pen.  (Be careful as excess blending solution can cause the backing paper to release from the aluminum tape.)

Here they are on a layout.

On a tag.

Voila! Here is the full layout.  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will inspire you to make your own.

Have a great and blessed day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Good morning! I made some boy  pages for a change.  I have great pictures of my husband fixing up Andrew's crib (our future grand-baby) and of my son riding a four wheeler in Chicago.

Boy layouts could be lots of fun too!!!! Can you believe I did not use any flowers????? I can't either....

Guess we visited me last night? Baby Mary Kate! She is already 7 months old and as cute/precious/adorable as can be.

The only toy we have in the house is our daughter's  favorite doll from nearly thirty years ago. Mary Kate loved her!!! She kissed her over and over again. She is soooo cute! We love you Mary Kate!!!

Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Monday!

Good morning! Hope you  had a great weekend. My friends and I scrapped at Hobby Lobby two days in a row and it was soooo much fun! I actually got some pages done for my son's baseball album. These pictures were taken after one of the games in Chicago.

I made these shadow boxes for my dear friend Peggy, the one who owns AMAZING embellishments. These are her parents.

Here is a close up of the boxes.  She preserved their driver's licenses, SS cards, her mom's watch and  many other precious memorabilia.

 Have a great and blessed day!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Friday!

Good morning! wow... another week just flew right before our eyes! I can't believe it's Friday already. Okay... I am down to 488 pictures of Madison Rose to scrap (so you think that's funny???). Here's another layout I did for her album. I used  Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge to cut the circle on the right side. The flowers were cut with Tim Holtz' Tattered Flowers Sizzix die, with Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and with a punch. I also used Martha Stewart punches for the edges. The colors are sooo girly girl, love them all.

 Have a great, restful and blessed weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More of Madison Rose

Good morning!  I hope that you're not tired of seeing another layout with my grand-daughter, because I'm not tired of making them!!!  I'm so used to making layouts without photos....  Fortunately, we've taken enough photos of her that I can always find a few to go perfectly with the layout. I used Martha Stewart punches for the borders and  Home Accents Cricut Cartridge to cut out the word home.

 This is our daughter Valerie showing off her beautiful cargo. Andrew will be here in two short months!

Have a great and blessed day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

She's a Sassy Lady Wednesday!

Good morning!  Today is my turn to design for She's a Sassy Lady.  I made a Double Daisy using the Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge.  Here are the steps:

1.)  Cut out on page 32 with the Lace 2 Creative Features button pressed.  (These flowers here are 4 1/2".)

2.)  Using a different color paper, cut out the exact same thing.

3.)  Lay one of the flowers directly over the other, rotating it 1/2 petal to the left or right.  (You can stick a fat pen into the centers to make certain that they're exactly aligned.)  With a pen or pencil, draw a line exactly where ONE SIDE (either left or right) of the upper petal crosses over the lower petal.

4.)  Using small scissors, carefully cut this line on all petals of the upper flower.

5.)  Glue the center ONLY of the upper flower to the center of the lower flower, so the cuts are exactly centered where you drew them.  (You can use the fat pen again to line them up.)   Carefully weave each cut on the upper flower to the back of the lower flower.  (This photo shows them about half done.)

 6.)  Finish weaving the rest of the cuts before gluing the upper petals to the backs of the lower petals.

 Here is the layout I made using my Double Daisies! Madison Rose looks so beautiful in pink, doesn't she?

Have a happy, smiley and blessed day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Madison's pages

Happy Tuesday! Well, I started scrapping Madison Rose's pictures. Can you believe I have over 500 of them already  and she is only 5 weeks old????? This is insane, totally insane! These pictures are in black and white so I scrapped them in black, cream and reds.

I have to think of other ways to scrap them and to be up-to-date once Andrew gets here! Have a great and blessed day!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Good morning! Hope you had a great and restful weekend. I love this weather.... I just feel like being outside all day long!  My friend The Cropping Canuck inspired me to make this layout.

She sent me a Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket cut out from the Cricut and that was my inspiration and starting point. I found a paper that had more Pinocchios, popped them up and then added the school bus, the road, the title and the school house.

Thank you Cropping Canuck for this fabulous gift!!!! Can't wait to make the Bambi page....Have a great, fabulous and blessed Monday!