"Scrapbooking Is Your Own Personal Holiday"~~Sara~~

Monday, December 30, 2013

Awesome Walmart Find!!

I went to Walmart to buy some containers for organizing.  I came across this awesome Washi Tape!!!  I can see me using this on all kinds of projects!!
I couldn't pass this up.
It would be good for Birthdays, Halloween, remolding the house or craft room.
I am so Super excited to find this at Walmart. Our Walmart is limited in what they have.
This wasn't even by the craft section. It was on a end cap near the candles.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing all my readers a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Thank you for following me!! I am so thankful for all of your inspiring comments!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jolly Fun Layout

Jolly Fun Layout


Silhouette Cameo
Jolly Fun word phrase by Samantha Walker Design ID #13454
Flourish Poinsettia corner by Snapdragon Snippets  Design ID #36528
The printed Santa is a Santa by Lettering Delights Design ID #23146
The poinsettia was made from a Stampin Up flower punch

Christmas Layout

December Journal

Merry & Bright Layout

Merry & Bright Layout


Silhouette Cameo
The poinsettia is a flourished poinsettia corner by Snapdragon Snippets  Design ID #36528
The Santa is a Santa reading list by Jamie Koay Design ID #36371
Merry & Bright  by Sarah Hurley Design ID #36002
The poinsettia was made from a Stampin Up flower punch

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Look Who Showed Up At My House!!!!

This sneaky little girl showed up at my house today.
It's an girl Elf On The Shelf!!  I'm going to do this with my Granddaughter this year.
It should be lots of fun. Now for a name.....hmmmmm
I'm not good at giving names. Anyone have any ideas on what to name her?


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Homemade clip it up shoe rack

A friend told me about how you can make your own clip it up with a shoe rack.
So I decided to try it out. I just love it!!!
It has basket storage and you can clip up scrapbook embellishments for easy access.
I decorated it up to match my room and love how it turned out!!
I used plant liners in the basket part to keep my embellishments in there without falling out.
I cut a hole in the middle and put the liner in as I was  putting together each tier.
I also had to trim down the liner to the height of the basket.
It was easy to do.
I am going to use one of the baskets for my collection of washi tape.
I'm still trying to decide what items I want on the part where you can clip it up.
I like that it is decorative and adds  interest to my room.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Halloween Placemats

My 5 yr. old  granddaughter and I made some Halloween placemats. Here are the results.
She had the idea of the haunted house center and I had the idea of the pumpkin center.
I got all the pieces cut out and she helped me adhere them onto the paper.
We made 8 placemats. My granddaughter wanted green and purple placemats.
I wanted Orange and purple placemats. It really was fun working together with her.
I really enjoyed helping her bring her ideas with the haunted house to life.

The doilies were made with the Martha Stewart Spider circle punch.
The center is a 12" circle and the corners were an 8" circle divided into 4 corner pieces.
The Large bat is an EK Success bat punch (shown by the pumpkin).
The bats by the haunted house are from the Martha Stewart bat and EEK punch.
The witch on the broom is the Martha Stewart witch punch.
The black cat is also a Martha Stewart Punch.
The pumpkins in the corner are from a Martha Stewart large border punch.
I cut the pumpkins out from that punch.
The Ghosts are from Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge (cut at 3").
The pumpkin is from Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge(cut at 5").
The haunted house is from the Monster Bash Cricut cartridge (cut at 5").
I used my Xyron Creatopia to laminate the placemats.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's A Birthday Party Layout

It's A Birthday Party Layout


October Afternoon Cakewalk Collection.
Martha Stewart Balloon punch

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Zoo Layouts

Zoo Layouts

I made some layouts of our trip to a zoo. There are too many layouts to share all the directions too.
I made the path going through the park so when you line up all 16 layouts that the path continues on from page to page. It looks really neat once you lay them out to see the full spread.


Cricut Cartridge - Animal Kingdom - goat, turtle, Dog
Cricut Cartridge - Easter 2010 - Bunny
Cricut Digital Download - Monkey that I print and cut with the Imagine.
Jolee's stickers - Peacock
Silhouette Cameo - ram and mountain goat
Cricut Cartridge - Create a Critter - grass and trees
Cricut Cartridge - Designer Calendar to weld a Calendar grid for the fencing.
Squares from the walking path are from the center of the fencing.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My New Disney Chair Layout

My Granddaughter got a new Disney chair. This was a big deal at out house. It took her a bit to get used to sitting in it. Now she is a pro!!
I used a Martha Stewart border punch to frame out the pictures.
I like to scrap everyday things as well as the important events.

For the font I used Mickey Font and Jubilee Cricut cartridges.

I used Disney stickers to embellish the layout!


Monday, September 2, 2013

5" x 7" Embossing Folder Storage with matching Border

I recently got some of the Anna Griffin embossing folders and cricut embossing folders.
Some of these have matching borders to go with the 5"x7" folder.

I purchase several Really Useful Boxes 3L capacity. They work perfectly for storing these embossing folders. I created folder files in Cricut Craft Room design software. I used From my kitchen cartridge.

For the cuttlebug companions I numbered each file folder to coordinate with the companion embossing folder sets.

For the Anna Griffin embossing folders I put the name of the folder on the file tab.
These folders have the names of the embossing folder right on the folder.
Then in the file folder divider I made a pocket in back to hold the corresponding border folder.
I store other Cricut embossing folders with matching borders this same way.

I absolutely love these Really Useful Boxes!!

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Monkey's and Puppies Layout

My Granddaughter went through a phase where she just loves Monkey's and Puppies.
She still does love them. But, when she was 2 she had such a fascination with them.
She would say ah Monkey's and Puppies all the time. So I made up a layout of her with her Monkey and puppies.
I love the cute monkey face she made. It is just so cute!!

Cartridges used: Create A Critter - Monkey 1.833" x 2.5" - Vine (welded)
                           Create A Critter 2 - Dog 3.125" x 1.653

Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Look whats new in my craftroom

A couple months ago I got the Silhouette Cameo. Let me just say I love it!
I love the intricate cuts you can do with this machine!
I will be posting projects made with both machines on this blog!
I will be keeping all my Cricut machines and cartridges too.
For me I need both systems to create the things I want to create.

Secondly I got a Xyron Creatopia. I needed the 12" machine to put adhesive on paper lace.
It works like a dream. It does come with other attachments. I have also got the cutz attachment for it.  I will be mostly using the Creatopia for adding adhesive on intricate cuts, for cutting paper and the cold laminate cartridge.  Xyron did have a press release that they are discontinuing the Creatopia. But, they will still be making the adhesive and laminate cartridges. I got a good deal on the Creatopia machine. So watch for the sales if you want one before they are no longer manufactured.
I love the pretty purple color too!!  It's big but I need this big boy for large cuts.
Specifically adding adhesive to the detailed back ground paper lace on the Artbooking cartridge.
Also the Silhouette store has some very intricate cuts that I will use the Creatopia to put adhesive on that back of too.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Cricut Circle Cartridge Charmed - Making Shrinky Dinks

I recently rejoined the Cricut Circle Group. This year's newest cartridge is called Charmed.
It is used with the new universal overlay. The handbook is a new 3-1/2"x3-1/2" size.(Sold Separately)
The new box size is 3-3/4"x4" box.

This cartridge images are designed to make charms. I received my cartridge yesterday and couldn't wait to get started making Shrinky Dink Charms.  I love Halloween images so I made these 3 charms for Halloween to test everything out. I am so happy with the results!!

These charms were cut at 4".
I used Frosted Shrinky Dink Material
I colored the Spider and Pumpkin with Sharpie Markers
I colored the Ghost with a white colored pencil.

They were all cut on the Imagine machine at 4" real dial size multi cut 3.
When I cut the shrinky dink material I put the side you color face down on the mat.

I heated the oven to 350 degrees. I placed them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
I didn't time it. I just waited for them to shrink and then flatten out again.
Then removed from oven. It probably took a minute or two.

They finished out at:
Pumpkin - 2" wide - 1-1/2 Long
Spider - 2-1/8" Wide - 1-3/4" Long
Ghost - 1-1/2" Long - 3/4" wide (hand to hand)

I can't wait to make more charms with my Granddaughter!! I had to test it out first though.
Everything went perfectly!!

This is the packaging from the Shrinky Dinks Material.

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Great Outdoors Adventure Layout

 Great Outdoors Adventure Layout


Close To My Heart Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Handbook Page 66
I cut the backgrounds on fit to page feature.
I cut the Pine trees at 7". I also cut the titles at 7"
The photo mats were cut to a 4"x6" size.
The mat paper was cut to 5-1/4" X 3-1/2"
The photo's I trimmed down to 3-1/4" x 4-3/4"
The sun image can be found on page 53. I cut that at 3-1/2"
I added wood veneer birds to the embellish the layout

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Mother's Day Card

Hubby's Birthday Card

My hubby has a Birthday Coming up. I made a quick easy card for him that I know he will love.

He loves is Beer!!!  So I thought this would make a perfect card for him.

The Cut is from a Cricut Craft Room Download.
It is a Father's day card that I altered into a birthday card for my hubby.
I hand cut the word dad off the image and replaced it with my hubby's name.
I used the Base Camp cartridge for the font for hubby's name.
It was cut out at 1/2"
The base of the card was cut at 6-1/2"
I used foil paper for the overlay for the front of the card.


Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

I've been getting in on some challenges for National Scrapbook Day.
I have never made an easel card and thought that would be a good challenge for me.
I made my mom's Mother's Day card for a challenge.
It was so much easier then I thought it would be.
Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart Artiste - Banners and Shape.
Close To My Heart - Chantilly Paper Collection.
The card fold up to be a 5x5 card.
I added buttons for embellishment.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Teapot Plaques and Decorative Holders

Well I had to go back to the drawing board. My daughter liked the teapot plaque so much she asked me if I could do another one. Only flip the Teapot the opposite direction. I said I could do this.
Then she asked if she could have my decorative holder. I said I could make another one.
I'm just happy she liked them so much. I do have to admit 2 teapots are better then one.
I had my GD help me with the 2nd one. She really enjoyed painting the teapot plaque.
Here is my daughter's house warming present. 2 teapot plaques and a decorative holder.
I think these 3 pieces look good on stands too.  So now it is settled this is my daughter's house warming present!!!  She is very grateful and appreciative that I made these for her.

These decorative holders I made for myself. LOL
I'm keeping them for decorative Craft room storage!!
I'm might bling up the 2 side holders more. I just have decided yet.
I know sometimes when I post things on my blog.
I see things in a different light and make some changes.
So don't be surprised if you see me posting more about these pieces. LOL



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Decorative Holder

Decorative Holder


I purchased this candle holder at Michael's.
The beads, ribbon and lace I purchased at Walmart.
Butterflies I purchased at Michael's.

Teapot Wall Plaque

 I made my daughter a house warming present. She loves teapots. So I found this wood teapot at Michael's. I painted it with acrylic paint and sprayed it with a glaze. Then embellished it with a vine, flowers and butterflies.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Princess Wall Plaque

I made a Princess wall plaque for my Granddaughter's new room.
She will be moving into a new house soon!! This is my house warming present for her new room.
I hope she likes it!!!

 I painted the plaque with acrylic paint. I used mod podge to adhere the pieces to the plaque.

It is 11-3/4 wide x 7-1/2 height.

It is a wood plaque that I painted pink. I got it at Michael's.

Cricut Cartridges Used: Once Upon a Princess - for the princess cut. Cut Size 1-1/2".

I used Hello Kitty Font for her name. Cut at 1"

The butterflies are from Ek Success small punches.

The Disney figures are chipboard I used from a Disney scrapbook kit.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Thank You Cards

Thank You Cards

I spent yesterday crafting with a friend of mine. I made 8 Thank You cards for my husband's retirement on Friday.  We had so much fun!! This was my first time actually going out and meeting up with a friend to craft!  There are 2 each of 3 different designs.

Card Size - 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Close To My Heart - Thanks Stamp - A1125
We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper - Scallop / Cloud Chomper
Ek Success - Flower Punch

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thank You Cards

Thank You Cards

Card Size - 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


We R Memory Keepers - Envelope Punch Board to make the envelopes
Close To My Heart - Thanks Stamp - A1125 
Close To My Heart - Wonderful You Stamp - W332
Close To My Heart  Ink - Lagoon - Z2195
Close To My Heart - Dotty For You Paper Collection - CC1017 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chillin Out Layout

Chillin Out Layout


Cricut Cartridge - Art Philosophy - font - cut at 1-1/4"
The rest of the papers used were cut in strips and layered onto the base of the layout.
Epiphany 25 circle punch to make the circle embellishments to match the page.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nature Lover Layout

 Nature Lover Layout

I finished 3 double layouts for my weekend challenge!! I had a lot of fun and I hope you had a chance to play along with me! I am going to try and do this more often.


Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch
Martha Stewart Eyelet Doily Punch Cartridge
I punch 7" and 9" scallop circles

Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Font cut at 1.25"
Journal block cut at 4" and 4-1/2" for the shadow.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Enjoy The Little Things Layout


In this double  layout I used papers from Die Cut With A View.
The Stickers I used are from Close To My Heart Sonoma collection.
I die cut the journaling block from Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
I cut it at 4" then cut it in half and that gives me 2 journaling blocks to write in.
Pictures are sized to 4"x5"

Exploring Outside Layout

I have another double layout done for my weekend challenge!!! One more double layout to go!!

I may just have to do more because I'm on a roll!!! LOL


The paper I used was DCWV Green Stack and Garden Party.

I used the image from Art Philosophy cartridge for my journaling block cut at 4" then cut in half.

Weekend Challenge 3 double layouts

I am doing a weekend challenge for myself. I am trying to get 3 double layouts done this weekend.

I finished one and here it is!!  You can join me in my challenge.

I think it is fun knowing others out there are working on layouts when I am. It is a crafting weekend for me!!!

So leave me a comment and let me know what crafty plans you are doing this weekend!!


I used an image from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.

I cut it at 4" then cut  it in half for my journaling blocks.

I used Cricut Craft Room basic font for my Explore Nature title cut at 1-1/2".

The banners I cut by hand. I used a square punch for the v at the bottom of the banner.

I used K&Company Chipboard shapes as embellishments.

The pattern paper is from DCWV.

Country Carnival Layout

Country Carnival Layout


Imagine Cartridge - Spring Chic for the papers and banner.
Imagine Cartridge - Nursery Tails for the duck
I also used stickers from October Afternoon Midway collection.
Picture size is 4x5