Friday, February 27, 2009

Not so great Dinosaur cards

I wanted my 2 yr old grandson to experience rubber stamping so i let him help me stamp the dinosaur was fun, but i always think i need to use everything i do, so i got out another stamp and used my new glue stamp so i could use glitter on the square stamped dinosaur.  This has turned out to be quite a collage...oh well.  

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My other sister's 2008 Christmas Present

This is my sister Pat's grandson, Braylon.  He is so adorable!  Braylon's mom is my niece.
These are made the same way as the other one i did last week for my other sister, but with different papers.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The letter "Y" transformation

I used DCWV "Green" Paper Pad and chipboard shapes with the letter "Y".  See previous post to see what the letter "Y" looked like.  All i did was add the chipboard pieces and cut out the frame using a coaster (fyi- do not attempt to cut a coaster in a sizzix, i cracked my die cut trying to). 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Making a Baby Announcement for Holly

found the bottom middle announcement at Salvation army, but only 10 and we needed more, so i looked at the original to make my own.  The original is made on cardstock, i used what i had on a lighter weight paper.  I did print the announcement on white cardstock and adhered it to the paper, including the original.  I added "it's a girl" circle punch-out to the middle of the buttons.  I also had to make the envelopes to fit this card.  The best card was on Cricut's New arrival cartridge, it makes the largest envelope at 6.5" setting.
Diaper that fits over the announcement
You can get 5 diapers from (2) 12" x 12"  patterned paper, if you lay the pattern out this way.  I actually  cut the diaper in half (allow for a seam in the crotch) for 3 of the patterns and 2 i was able to keep in one piece.  See the two pattern LOs above and below.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Archiver's fun

My Letter "Y" challenge
$10 book i made at Archivers today
One of the pages from the book

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Sister's Christmas gift 2008

Revolving Photo frame with scrapbook pages. (pictures of my nephew and his family)
Scrapbook pages made with Making Memories, "Chloe's Closet" 6" x 6" paper pad.

Second set of pictures
Last set of pictures.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Baby's Pages

27 Weeks & memories -ultrasound frame from cricut cartridge, Storybook
Ultrasound images with envelope pocket (cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook)

Kerri's finished monster quilt

Kerri chose the fabrics for this quilt.  I stitched/appliqued it.  And Quilts Plus quilted it.  I also made the binding and put the binding on it.
Kerri saw this pattern in Boulder, CO and really liked it.  The one in Boulder had gems on it also, so i don't know if she will add that to it yet.
Beckett checking out the quilt.
Ayden can you find the blue monster?  He is looking....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Mini Scrap Pictures

Really simple Scrap Pictures.  Target Owl name cards and Turtle Photo holders from Valentine's Day.  I turned the wire on the turtle so he would face forward. (if you do this be careful, because it could break off).  

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring 2008 Layouts

I used the Cricut, Storybook cartridge for this brown embellishment/border
On the first nice spring day, i decided to take the boys out to sit on the front porch to wait for their parents.  Beckett decided to go down the cement stairs head first..i managed to catch him/slowed the impact, but he still got a bump on his head :(
One of many TV LO's.  It's the easiest way to get a photo of two toddlers.
Wiffle Ball and Rock LO.  Used Martha Stewart's border punch.

Indianapolis Children's Museum (2page LO)

A two page LO.  Random photos at the museum.  I used photos i took to make the letters "museum" and cut the letters out using the cricut cartridge, Storybook.  Holly did the journaling.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Feed the Birds LO

At the Indinapolis Children’s Museum Playscape area they have  this little area where toddlers can “feed the birds”.  Birds are painted on a board with cut-out mouths. that you put “food” in.(plastic bugs & worms)

 Ayden was scared to put his food in the mouths, so Grandpa Joe tried to show you how to put the food in the  mouth. 


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Indianapolis Children's Museum Dinosaurs

This is our second & third visit to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis.  By now Ayden has been saying, "Rrr, Rrr" when ever he sees Dinosaurs.  I wrote "Can you find Grandpa Joe" on the journaling spot.
This is a same LayOut but with a different background paper.  I make 2 LO's one for each grandson.   Paper is from Basic Grey.  Large circle( letter "o") is diecut from the cricut using the Plantin School book cartridge.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine cards

My friend, Trish, made some felt birds on her diecut machine and sent them to me.  This is what i did with the birds.  Thanks, Trish!  

Gift for Uncle Brad

Making a gift for Uncle Brad.
Look, you can see through this.
Helping grandma smooth out the wrinkles.
Putting on the red trains, (grandma had to re-arrange them, but you did a good job!)
The finished Photo frame.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sand Table LO

Two page LayOut.  Indianapolis Children's Museum- Playscape area for Preschoolers had a large sand table for playing.  This is my grandsons, Ayden and Beckett and their parents.  The pictures in this LO are from June 27, 2008, the bottom LO pictures are from April 18, 2008.  I believe it is the first time the boys played with sand....they would be about 18 months old.  The flower, corner and sandcastle are cricut die cuts.  The pail is a coloring page from the internet reduced and copied off in red, white and yellow and then paper pieced. 

Friday, February 6, 2009

Archivers Watercolor Card Class

         This class was super fun.  I learned how to water color flowers (it's really the same as paper, when you use the right flowers) and how to use a glue pad to put glitter on my flowers.  I love clear outline stamps!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Indianapolis Children's Museum

This is the second and third time we visited the Children's Museum with the boys and their parents. April 2008/June 2008
The museum has an area for preschoolers under the age of 5.  Beckett's favorite area is the water table.  I used my cricut to cut out the letters "Playscape" using the scraps of photo leftover from cutting out the images.
This is a race car that sits on one of the levels of the museum, it represents the Indianapolis culture.  This is the first time the boys sat in the car.  I needed a die cut and found the K& Co. die cuts and reduced the size and then made them 3-d by cutting them out without the tires or steering wheel and using pop stickers to raise them up.  I then cut out the wheels leftover and used them as embellishments.