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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Warm & Cozy

It has been a very snowy winter here in Idaho, which makes me think of Coffee a lot! In fact, as soon as I'm done writing this blog post I think I will go make some coffee! I needed a thank you card to give to a friend of mine who gave me a coffee card as a thank you. So, with the thought of snow and coffee I found these cute svgs that I had downloaded from Miss Kate's Cuttables. I think it came out really cute!

(Disclaimer: no snowmen were harmed in the making of this card)

To create this card I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Design Space. I uploaded these really cute svg diecuts from Miss Kate's Cuttables. The base of the card is cut using the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge. And I used Color Box pigment brush ink pad to distress the edges of my base paper. 

I don't know about you but when it's cold outside all I can think about is being warm and cozy and that generally includes a warm beverage! Too bad for this adorable snowman - a warm beverage is not what he needs to be warm and cozy!

This card is what I like to refer to as a "Reusable Card". I created a pocket inside the card where I inserted note cards. You can write on one note card and leave some extra note cards behind it that are blank. Than the recipient can keep or re-gift the card they choose. I love gifts that keep on giving, don't you?
The note cards were also cut using the George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

It's Snow Fun!

Over at Cut It Up and Bitten by the Bug2 they have a fun challenges. Your project must be inspired by Snow Fun!
Well, my husband bought me the Cricut Explore Air 2 for Christmas which came with two weeks of All Access - so of course I had to play. In their projects list they had this fun card so I decided to cut it out! Challenge requirements at Cut It Up said to include a snowflake on the card so I hope my snowflake pattern paper I used fulfills that requirement. 

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Take Your Mark!

My kids did this awesome triathlon with a few of their friends. It was one of those events where I had a bunch of photos that I wanted to have in the scrapbook, so this week's sketch over at Let's Scrap was perfect! I switched up the tops a bit to accommodate the pictures I had and shrunk the bottom pics on the right side. 

Their Sketch:

My Take:

To create this layout I used:

My & My Big Ideas Mambi Sheets: Live Creatively paper stack
Cricut Cartridges:
All Sports - title
Pink Journey - run (on clipboard)
Groovy Times - ride (on clipboard)
Sports Mania - clipboard paper
Stretch Your Imagination - scallop frame
Bits and Pieces - Arrow base (title)
Studio Calico - vellum diecuts (arrows, frames, flags/banners, wave)
Chipboard - clipboard

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Happy Birthday 2 Me!

Nope, it's not actually my birthday, not till May!

But, I am still working on 2015s layouts so here you go!

GrandDiva's Creative Corner has a very fun sketch for this month. I thought it was perfect for my birthday pictures. Every year my husband takes me to a restaurant called the Wolf Lodge just outside of Coeur d'Alenel, ID. This place is absolutely amazing if you love steak! They grill it over an open flame over Tamarack Wood. Amazing! Hmm, talking about it has made me hungry, is it my birthday yet?????

The sketch:

My Take:

To create this layout I used:

DCWV: The Whimsical World paper stack
Cricut Cartridges:
Ribbons & Rosettes - bracket border and circular border
Home for the Holidays Spring and Summer - clover doily (upper right)
Cricut Alphabet - doilies (bottom right & left corners)
Cherry Limeade - title

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Monday, January 2, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow

1st layout in the books for 2017! 
Sketch n Scrap has a good sketch on their blog to start off the new year! But, before we get to that. Let's lay down some goals, because if you say it out loud (or write it on a blog) you have to keep it up, right?! 

Ok, so here are my crafting goals for this year:

1) Get 2015 in the scrapbooks and be working on 2017 before 2017 ends
2) Make cards ahead of time for birthdays and other such events
3) Actually send said birthday/event cards out in a timely manner
4) Use my Explore to create some home decor projects
5) Actually get my sewing machine out this year
6) Complete some of those Pinterest DIYs that I've wanted to do
7) Crochet something, anything

Ok, that's it. It's a whole year that's ahead of me - totally doable right?!!

Now on to the sketch:

My take:

To create this layout I used:
Recollections: Southern Charm paper stack
Bloom Cricut Cartridge: both titles

(Disclaimer: Couldn't get a super good pic of this layout - but I promise it actually looks better in person)

My 9 year old wanted to play too! Check out her layout below:

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Blessings in this new year!

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."John 14:17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Thank You

We have soooo much to be thankful for! When I look at the pictures of the kids with their gifts, it makes me feel so thankful to have so many wonderful people in my life! They are all such blessings to me and my family. Nana, Papa, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins blessing each other each year with gifts of love! Sketch n Scrap has a great sketch that I decided to use to scrap the pics of the kids with some of their gifts that they received last  year from family members. 

Their Sketch:

My Take:

To Create this layout I used:

Recollections: Christmas Noel paper stack
Cricut Cartridges:
Create a Critter - blue gift
Birthday Cake - yellow gift
Celebrations - red gift
Storybook - Title

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Blessings in the New Year!

Christmas Fun 2015

I hope everyone had a very blessed Christmas celebration! I know that I did. In fact, I was very blessed this year - some may even say spoiled! Want to see why??? Of course you do! Check out my spoil:

Yup, my husband and kids got me the new Explore Air 2. So excited! As soon as it was "okay" to sneak off and play I immediately went to the craftroom and got it set up!

And, created a couple of quick projects!

Ok now that that's off my chest here is a sketch challenge that I participated in!

I am just about finished scrapbooking last Christmas. Yup, just in time to begin scrapbooking this Christmas. Well, at least I'm not years behind anymore! With that said, there is a great sketch over at Sketch n Scrap this month that I decided to use for this layout. 

To create this layout I used:
Recollections: Christmas Noel paper stack
Playtime Cricut Cartridge - title

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Blessings to you throughout the New Year!