Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This month's theme was about celebrating why we love to create. We could create a scrapbook page or home decor project "CELEBRATING CREATIVITY". We needed to use 1) the Shadow Feature, 2) patterned paper, and 3) embellishments to enhance one of the cuts (I choose buttons).

For this challenge I decided to start my cookbook scrapbook, and "celebrate" my creativity in the kitchen.

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #4

Weekly Challenge #4: BOO! Challenge

This weeks challenge from the Cricut Circle Blog was to create a Halloween project that incorporates some kind of transparent element (vellum, acrylic, plastic packaging, overlay, etc.)

I desided to create a Halloween card. I took the protective film off an old cricut 6x12 mat, and ran it through the cuttlebug with the Pumpkin Vine embossing folder. Then I inked the back side with orange ink. I cut the gate, the pumpkin and vines, and the Pumpkin Patch sign all from the October 31st Seasonal Cricut Cartridge.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scrapbook Pages

Here are some of Jake's scrapbook pages.

Here are some pictures of him trying to eat yogurt. Funny now he won't touch the stuff.

Every year for Jake's first 3 years we would take him to Dominoe's Farm in Ann Arbor, MI. It's a small petting and feeding farm with goats, pigs, chickens, and other farm animals. This year we left daddy at home and went with some good friends.

This is Jake's bounce house that's in the basement. This is one of the best buys from Walmart.

We took these pictures before a friend's wedding, one nice summer day. I finally got the boys to wear their matching shirts.

This is one of my favorite pictures! My little Kansas City boy.

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge - Oct. 14th

This was my entry for the Cricut Circle Challenge last week. We had to use a combination of pink, ruffles, scallops, flourishes, glitter and jewels (any 3) to honor Breast Cancer Awareness. This is in honor of my grandmother. Everytime I see a butterfly I am reminded of how beautiful she was.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scrap Room

Here's a look at my Scrapbooking Room. This used to be my Sewing Room till my son was born and I switched from quilting to scrapbooking. Now I do mostly scrapbooking and cardmaking, but I also quilt, knit, and make jewelry.

So I spent most of this summer reorganizing my room. I needed more table space and I wanted to move the rocking chair into the room.
Here is the star of my room - my Pink Cricut Expression!

I've tried to organize everything around my work space. Can you tell I love the cubes.

I've organized all my 8x11 paper by color. The storage drawers on the right is all my scrap paper organized by color too.

I've tried to use what I have around the house before buying new storage. My cricut sits on my son's old changing table. It has worked great. It has storage above and below, plus the table is a nice size.

I got lucky and these shelves were already in the closet when I moved in.

I took all my paper pads and wrote each name on the end, so I can easily find what I am looking for.

To store my clear stamps, I organized binders and broke the stamps into categories. This has worked great to find what I am looking for.

To organize all my 120+ plus carts, I broke them into groups and divided up the drawers.

To store my glitter and stickles I used the dividers from another set of drawers. This way I can see every color easily.

My entire room is all about organization and being easy to find what I need. I don't have a lot of time to spend in here, so I wanted it as simple as possible.