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Queen of Sheba

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I have a great friend who adopted two beautiful girls from Ethiopia. Amazing girls, love them both! We went out to dinner with them to a place called Queen of Sheba - an Ethiopian restaurant. The girls were able to introduce us to some food from their country. Oh man, I'm in love. So good, I had to scrap about it! To do that, I used DCWV's sketch for their October stack-a-holics challenge.

Their sketch:

My Take;


To Create this Layout I used:
DCWV: The Modern Meadow Stack Elegant Cake Cricut Cartridge: Title Botanicals Cricut Cartridge: vine Storybook Cricut Cartridge: title base Photo Corners Cricut Cartridge: corners

Thanks for the visit. 

Till next time,




4th of July 2014

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Getting there on catching up with my family album. I'm still more than a year behind, but I'll get there! This week Sketch-N-Scrap has a great new sketch that I had to try. Check it out below!
Their Sketch:



My Take:

To Create this Layout I used:
Recollections: Primary 123 Paper Stack Phrases Cricut Cartridge: title

Thank so much for stopping by,


Till next time,



Golf Mania

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My husband loves to golf and my son seems to be following right in his footsteps. For the last two years my son has gone to golf camp and has loved it. He also loves going with dad to the driving range. I have recently scrapped a few layouts about golf and decided to share them in one post. For the first layout I used a layout sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, the sketch is below.


The Sketch:



My Take:

To Create this layout I used:
Recollections: All Occasions Paper Stack
Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge: Title Twine

To Create this layout I used:
Word Collage Cricut Cartridge: golf tag + word collage written using Design Space Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge: Golf Flag Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge: golf ball We R Memory Keepers: Travel Paper Stack Twine

To Create this layout I used:
Miss Kate's Cuttables: golf balls title  DCWV: The White Ginger Paper Stack

That's all for today, thank you for stopping by!

Till next time,




A Walk in the Woods

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I went to a scrapbooking retreat this past weekend. How amazing it was to take a weekend to myself and to spend it doing what I love! It was fabulous. I stayed up late scrapping, woke up early, did my Bible Study, scrapped, had breakfast, scrapped some more, ate lunch, scrapped some more, had dinner, scrapped till late in the night and repeat - for three days! I will share many of those layouts here on my blog over this next week. But, first I will share the layout I completed for the challenge on the Let's Scrap blog. I loved their sketch and decided it would be perfect for the pictures I had of our family hike. 
Their sketch:


My Take:

Campout Cricut Cartridge - animal footprints, tree limb, pine cone, wood pecker and log Outdoor Man Cartridge: hiking boots Cricut Alphabet: title


Thank you for stopping by, 


Blessings till next time,



School Field Trip

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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is having a fun challenge.  Their challenge is to create a project this is school related.
I decided to use the photos from when my son when on his field trip to Safeway when he was in preschool. It was such a fun day. We got to go behind the scenes of the grocery store to see how it runs. They ended the trip in the floral department where they each got to pick out a flower to take home. My sweet son picked one out and promptly walked it over to me saying "this is for you mom". A memory I will always cherish.




To create this layout I used:
DCWV: All About Boys paper stack Celebrations Cricut Cartridge: the Bag tag My Community cartridge: the Market Cricut Alphabet: Title Gold metal embellishments Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Blessings,

Birthday Layouts

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Well, I've gotten up to last years birthdays in my scrapbook. So let's do a birthday post :)! I found a great sketch on Sketch-N-Scrap to use for my son's birthday pics. I will show that one first and then I'll show the layout I created (without a sketch) below it. I'm also using both layouts to complete some daily challenges on the My Scraps and More forum.
The sketch:

My take:

To create this layout I used:
DCWV: The Celebration paper stack Metal title embellishments Groovy Times Cricut Cartridge: Clock Small Talk Frames and Tags: So Happy 4 U tag, Time Flies Tag base Cricut Alphabet Cart: Time Flies Twine to separate the two pics on the right

Birthday Layout:

Grace was so excited to celebrate her birthday at school for the first time. She turned 7 that year and was in the first grade. The previous  year her birthday fell on a weekend. 
This Layout was created using: DCWV : Sunday Afternoon paper stack Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge: title base Storybook Cric…

Lobster Petting

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For his birthday my 5 year, at the time, choose to go to Red Lobster for his birthday dinner. He wanted shrimp - his and my daughters favorite thing to eat. They love to pet the lobsters there, which they generally get to do if it's not too busy. Fortunately, it wasn't too busy and they got some lobster time! The Sketch?! blog had a good sketch, so I decided to use it for the lobster pics.
Their sketch:

My Take:

To create this layout I used:
DCWV: The Nantucket Stack Pack Your Bags Cricut Cartridge: lobsters Cricut Alphabet: title My Mind's Eye - All Things: Lost and Found diecuts 7 Gypsies: Wish - sticker border (Things I wish for...)

Thank you Sketch?! blog for a great sketch!

Till next time, blessings!




Happy Days Are Here

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My son loved his gymnastics class. Seems like being upside down was just thing for him, well probably for any boy! Doing his handstands against the wall was one of his favorite things to do during class! I decided to pair this picture with a sketch from Stuck?!
Their Sketch:

My Take:

To create this layout I used:
Bits and Pieces Cricut Cartridge- star base My Mind's Eye: All Things: Lost and Found diecuts My Mind's Eye - Complete Boy paper stack Twine and metal embellishments

Thanks Stuck?! for a great sketch!!!

Till next time, blessings!




A Trip to the Library

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Back again with yet another great sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap! I thought that this sketch was perfect for the pics I tool of my son at the library! Here he is really just starting to get into reading books for himself. It really is so great to see him take such an interest in reading, makes my heart happy!

The sketch:

My Take: 

Created using: George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge: Circle base Family Album: Story Time title and book base Kate's ABCs: Read title and book base Fabulous Finds: Book binding (using the pen/writing feature in Design Space I titled the book to look like a library book under the pictures) A Child's Year: Boy reading silhouette Designers Calendar: Books Due tag

What a fun layout to make! Thank you Sketch-N-Scrap!


Till next time, blessings! 



More Birthday

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Here is another great sketch that I found at Sketch-N-Scrap this month that I wanted to play with. I've been really back in the scrapping game recently and I am finding that the sketch challenges are really what gets me inspired and wanting to scrap! They always put out good sketches and are easily one of my favorite sketch blogs!
The Sketch:

My Take:

Created Using: Wild Card 2: Happy Birthday title Sweet Shoppe: donuts George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge: legos (made by welding together rectangles/squares and cylinder shapes), as well as the circular base under the title

I thank you for stopping by! Enter your own take on this sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap!


Blessings,



Birthday Party Layout

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So far so good, on my self challenge to create more scrapbook layouts! Here is another layout that I decided to create based on a sketch from Let's Scrap, on of my favorite sketch blogs! I decided to create the layout using pictures from my son's 5th birthday party. Yes, the layout says 6 but I did fix it. (just didn't retake pics)
Their sketch:

My take:

The ingredients: First Few Years Cricut Cartridge: Star and Arrow Border When I Was a Kid Cartridge: Corners Family Album Cartridge: Polaroid frames Stamping Cartridge: Happy Birthday title Stand and Salute Cartridge: Parachute Frame Twine Chipboard DCWV: All About Boys Stack 



Thanks so  much for stopping by!

Blessings,



Summer Break, literally!

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I really haven't scrapped much this summer. I always think that I will get so much done during the summer break and I don't know why I'm so surprised every year at how busy it ends up being. Not complaining at all, I promise. The summer has been great and we've done a lot of great things such as VBS, a trip to Arizona, time at the lake, park days, pool days, lazy days. Yes, it's been a good summer and it's not quite over yet! We've got two more weeks till school starts and I'm feeling the pressure to get in as much summer as I possibly can and eager at the same time to get back to a routine! If that makes any sense?! This week my 8 year old daughter decided she wanted to learn to use the Cricut, so of course I had to teach her! Its always been something I was hoping for - to have mother daughter crafting time! So, this is what we've been doing all weekend - literally :) And she caught on really quickly. I showed her what to do and she was off!





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Holiday Magic in July

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The Stuck?! blog has a cute sketch up for their first July sketch. It turned out perfect for some of last years "almost snowy day" pictures. Not a lot of snow for us last year, so we had to make the most of it!
Here is the sketch:

Here is my take:

I used the BoBunny Noteworthy Winter Joy line which included: the paper, die cuts and pattern bases. The title: "The World is Your Canvas" comes from Design Space digital cartridge: Phone Decals. I also used some metal embellishments, twine, and bling.
Thanks for taking a peek! Now enter your own layout over at Stuck?!



Till next time,





Dribble

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My son decided to try out playing basketball for our local YMCA. Oh my goodness, it was the cutest thing! Loved every minute of it. Decided to use the basketball game photos along with another one of Sketch N Scrap's sketches for this month.
Their Sketch:

My Take:

To create this sketch I used: Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge: Basketballs All Sports Cricut Cartridge: "Dribble" title DCWV: All About Boys Stack

Thanks for stopping by and check out Sketch N Scrap for great sketch challenges!

Blessings,