Some of my projects ...

Please be patient with my as I try to get this blog exactly how I would like it to look.
I am still waiting for the best header and color combination I can make/find.
Things will likely be changed up a bit in this process.
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"Adore" Layout

This is a layout I did for a crop challenge on the justbuggin site during our online crop last night. A sketch from pagemaps was posted for us to follow. Here is the sketch:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch. This is a photo that was taken of my wife and our then-2-month-old baby during a family photo shoot. I think it is one of the most gorgeous pictures I've ever seen of my wife and I absolutely LOVE the adoring look she has on her face as she looks at the baby.

This is a closeup of the journaling spot and the flourish I used. I stamped the flourish with Versamark ink and the embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Just a closeup of the title. It's a Making Memories rubon.

A closeup to show the detail of the stamp (by Fancy Pants) and the scoring I did using my Scor-pal.

Supplies used: cardstock - unknown; pattern paper - My Mind's Eye; Stamps - Fancy Pants Designs and Autumn Leaves; Ink - Versamark and Stampabilities; Pen - American Crafts; Rubon - Making Memories; other - Scor-pal.

Thanks for looking!!

Expo Goodies

Today my wife and I went down to the Scrapbook USA Expo in Sandy, Utah. They have this thing every six months in March and September. I almost always go both times.

We had a good time and got some fun stuff so I thought I would post some pics here of the goodies we got.

You can't really see it all very well but this is the whole loot:

These are some Sizzix Texturz plates I got for my Cuttlebug. They had a booth that had 40% off of all their Sizzix stuff. These were originally only $10, so I got them each for $6. There are 6 plates in each package.

They were doing lots of drawings and stuff throughout the show. They also had numbers taped to the floor that they would call out. Well one time they were calling out numbers, my number got called and I won a $10 gift certificate to one of the booths. I used it to get the scallop punch you see here.

Some Studio G stamps that were 89 cents a piece at one of the booths.

Stamps were really the area where I scored a bunch today. The top 2 sets here are from Making Memories and were $7 each. The bottom 2 sets are by Fancy Pants and were $2 each.

These sets are also by Fancy Pants. These are their big 12x12 sets that retail in the stores for $40. I got 3 sets for $10 each. I got "In My Words," "Doodles and Things," and "Blissful Season."

These felt sets are also by Fancy Pants. They each have 4 sheets of 12x12 cuts of felt. Lots of fun shapes in each one. They normally retail for about $15 each and I got them each for $3.

I got 3 different sets of these crocheted flowers from Fancy Pants. Each set is a different color scheme. Each set has about 8 flowers in it. They retail for $4 or $5 and I got them for $1 each.

I got 2 different sets of these cute little pins. They have 32 pins in each set and retail for $4. I got them for $1 each.

These are some Imaginisce and Studio G stamps I got for a pretty good deal.

So there you have it. I got spoiled today. My wife told me not to expect much for Christmas. She was joking (I think). I'll definitely not be spending anymore the rest of the month and into October to cover for this (at least not much anyway...)

Now I just gotta go organize and then use it all...

Thanks for looking!

A Couple of Cards...

This first card is a Halloween one I made just because I wanted to use the Studio G Halloween stamps I bought from Michael's this year. I bought several more than the ones I used here, but I had this idea in my head and these stamps fit it perfectly.

I also used one of the new Cuttlebug embossing borders on the top and bottom of the card.

Right now they are only card fronts, I haven't made them into cards yet. I made 4 of them and have no idea who I made them for. I just wanted to make them.

I also used my Scor-pal to score a line above and below the pattern paper. I love my Scor-pal!

This next one is one I made for a friend at work whose wife just had a baby girl.

All of the cuts on it are from the Graphically Speaking cartridge. The paper is Chatterbox and The Paper Studio.

Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think.

Happy Halloween Mummy...

I just wanted to post this Halloween card that I made for my mom. I won't send it out for a while but I wanted to be ahead of the game.

All of the Cricut cuts on here are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. The word "boo" is a wooden word I bought from Michael's. The sentiment on the inside is printed on my computer using a font called "Burton's Nightmare," and then I colored it in with a purple glitter pen. The finished size of the card is 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" I just folded a standard size cardstock in half. I wanted a bigger canvas to play with.

I hope you enjoy this one. (I hope mom enjoys it too).

I'll hopefully be adding some more later in the week.

Card front:

Card Inside: