Thursday, May 31, 2012

Man Tags.

Gotta be quick! I'm attempting to do this post while the boys are preoccupied with Play-Doh. A couple of tags for the guys. I started out knowing I wanted to use bottle caps, then decided to use the beer bottle shape for the second tag. If the Cricut has a beer die-cut I KNOW I don't have that cartridge :) so I bit the bullet and freehanded it.
Likely liquid snow would be the best choice for the foam but I don't have any and am trying to use more of the things I DO have on hand, rather than buy MORE stuff. I mixed Glossy Accent with paint and a smidge of glitter.
I made this for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.
They ask for a masculine project using designer paper. I've used Kraft cardstock, the green paper is from DCWV and the chevron paper is Basic Grey.
Also for these challenges - Karen's Doodles. CHEERS
Tuesday Throwdown. MAKE IT MASCULINE
Simon Says Stamp and Show. FOR THE BOYS
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, May 27, 2012


I love amusement park rides. The biggest park in my area is Canada's Wonderland and I practically lived there as a teenager. I even met my husband there when I was 15. A friend and I used to daydream about travelling the world together and riding every rollercoaster ever created. But it was only a few months ago that I went to Disney World for the first time, and I've ALWAYS dreamed of going, so I was pretty excited about the rides. And they were soooo fun!! One a side note - As a kid I often imagined being in the castle at Disney. I pictured a grand, curving, royal staircase and stores full of goodies, and perhaps a ballroom. So I was actually more thrilled about finally visiting the castle than I was about the rides. But in reality, the castle is just a short tunnel with a single boutique inside. Well ho hum, at least the rides were all I expected and more :)  My personal favourite was SOARIN' at Epcot Center and the kids just loved them all. Except for DINOSAUR at the Animal Kingdom, which freaked them right out! They practically climbed over other people to get off that one when it ended!

I recently heard of something called "hidden mickeys". Apparently there are Mickey Mouse images or silhouettes hidden throughout the parks and people try to find as many of them as they can. I read that no one ever recorded where they all were as the park was being built and that there are field guides and scavenger hunts available to help you look. Sounds fun and I intend to search for some if I ever get there again, so I decided to include one on my layout......

For these challenges -
My Memories Blog - *Suite* Word Challenge. Create a layout with only a single word.
Craft Your Days Away - RED/WHITE/BLUE.
Getting Cricky - DISNEY
Secret Crafter - ANYTHING BUT A CARD.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, May 21, 2012

Plane Ride Layout.

What a fantastic long weekend I had. I wish everywhere in the world could have had the same amazing heat and sunshine that we had! I spent about 90% of it outdoor and the highlight was our streets private fireworks show on Saturday night. All the kids in their pj's, eating popcorn and cheering, it was great.

I swear I'll start making some more cards soon.... I've just been concentrating on other things. So here is another layout I made using My Memories. My kids and hubby on the plane in Florida.

Everything I used here was free at the last My Memories blog hop!! I pick up tons of great designer packs.
I made this for the My Memories blog challenge - scrap your vacation/holiday, and I used the sketch from The Paper Variety.

I'll be back soon, thanks for looking,

Monday, May 7, 2012

Birthday Layout.

I've been getting quite a few scrapbook pages done with the My Memories program. Recently I've been working on some layouts from our trip to Florida but when I saw the current challenge at the My Memories blog I wanted to make something to play along. They have a few themes to choose from, I went with the one that shows A PARTY or FIESTA. My daughter Livy's 8th birthday party.
I'm still a work in progress with these digital pages, but having fun learning :)
Notice the weirdly scratched out faces! That's the only way I could figure out how to disguise the other kids! Probably would be fine to leave it as is but I didn't want the hassle of asking all the parents for permission to post this.
Next time I take the kids to Chuck E Cheese I'm getting my own cup of tokens. I noticed I have a tendency towards these 2 sentences. 1. "Ohhhh I'm really good at this game....Want me to play it for you?" Which gets me an eye rolling from my kids. 2. "Uh hey, lend me a token so I can have a try at alley ball." With this my kids don't even acknowledge that I've spoken.
Also for these challenges -
Creative Inspirations Paint. RAINBOW/INSPIRED BY A RAINBOW
Our Daily Bread. ANY LAYOUT
Thanks for looking, and if you want a copy of the My Memories software, remember to use the code on the right-hand side to get $10 off and $10 in product!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Smiles Only.

Thank you to those who played last month at Just Tracy's.
This month is a treat because the theme is.... there is no theme! Anything goes this time around!
The winner will receive $15 to spend at Just Tracy's online store. There is also the Top 3 badge up for grabs!
I found last month to be kinda lacking in craft time for me personally. I always seemed to have something else that I had to do instead. I think I put this card together in like 9 minutes. The sentiment and die-cuts were all premade. So to fancy it up a little I wrapped the cardstock in acetate and embellished that as well. It was almost too easy :)
Thanks for looking.
Please be sure to stop by and visit the other girls to see their amazing work!
For these challenges -
Crafts 4 Eternity. SPRING
Simon Says Stamps. ANYTHING GOES