Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Uniquely You...

(PLEASE INDULGE ME - A PERSONAL POST)

FOR YOU ~ MISS T:

She is the epitome of grace and love. 

From the day she was born she has done everything she can to help others and be a shoulder for them to cry on. 

She has strong convictions and I have never seen her waiver in them. 

She feels strongly and deeply - just read one of her poems or stories if you don't believe me.

She is understanding, quick to share and even quicker to love.

She is brilliant, smart and talented.

I love to hear her sing - an amazing & beautiful voice.

The room comes to life when she walks in, she smiles and so do you,

She is a freshman in high school,

She is my niece,

She is...

supplies: SCRAP THAT! June kit

Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol
 
Also - Please don't forget about my birthday giveaway HERE.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Giveaway...

Thought I would do a little giveaway for my birthday!


To win:
1. You must be a follower,
2. Leave a comment below.

The winner will be announced on my birthday, September 1.

Good Luck!!!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scraps Of Darkness - August

Happy Saturday my friends! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far.

On the 15th of each month Scraps of Darkness releases their newest kit! The August kit - Envy pictured below is one of my favorite kits so far!  Not just for the beautiful papers but also all the add-ons for August.


Along with the kit, each month a beautiful sketch is included.  I love this day each month because the amazing and talented Design Team reveal their take on the monthly sketch and let me tell you, you will be inspired by their work.  Don't just take my word for, hop on over to Scraps of Darkness Reveal Day and see all the gorgeous layouts for yourself!


Today, I bring you my take on of the beautiful sketch done by Suepup for the August kit-Envy.  Everything except the Title (making memories), Die Cut (Cricut Cartridge Home Decor) and the punches are from the kit.  The picture is an early family picture when I was younger and before my younger sister and brother were born...'Before we were 6'.




Also, I have not forgotten about my giveaway and I hope you haven't either.  I should have everything together and pictures ready for tomorrows post.

Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated. 


Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quick post

Happy Wednesday!

Half way through the week, but I am ready for the weekend. 

It's the last weekend of summer break for my kids, they start back to school on Monday.  I am so ready for the routine of school and I think my kids are too (at least my son is).  Hopefully I can get a few more projects done before next week.

Just wanted to share a birthday card I made for a friend, Happy Birthday Megan!

Supplies: Cricut Cartridge Serenade Birdcage at 3" & Bird at 1";
Cricut Cartridge Home Decor-Frame at 1 1/2"; the Paper Studio Punch; Paper is DCWV Luxury Stack,
Tattered Time Cardstock & LaCreme Matstack; Coffee Archival Ink; Light Pink Stampabilities Pigment;
TPC Studio-Happy Birthday Stamp; Studio His&Hers Pearls
(I know lots of supplies for one little card)


Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

World Class Dude

Happy Tuesday

I always have the hardest time designing and crafting a card/layout for the boys/Men in my life, so when I saw the challenge at Pixie Dust Studio - Boys Will Be Boys Challenge I froze.  Then I remembered about a sketch challenge at Graphicat Sketchs Challenge - August I knew what to do.

First the August sketch from Graphicat Sketchs:


Now, my take of the sketch for Boys Will Be Boys Challenge #87:

Supplies: Image - Pixie Dust Studio; Happy Birthday Sentiment - Graphicat Designs;
all paper & buttons - the Paper Studio

Supplies: Ek Success Punch & TPC Studio Sentiment

Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.
Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Few Layouts

Hello and Happy Sunday!

For last few weeks, it has been hot hot hot here is Texas and playing outside with the kids during the day, we all get extremely tired, sweaty and cranky.  So finding indoor activities that don't consist of watching TV or playing video games, has been a challenge.  After running through all the board and card games, we switched to scrapping.  The first two photos below are the results of our scrapping time. 

The first layout is made by my son (6 yrs) - who took the longest and couldn't decide on anything so...after an hour of going through all my stash...

LOL...He is so proud of HIS layout.

The next layout is made by my daughter - who will be 9 soon.  Watching her build her layout was awesome.  She took to scrapping faster then I have seen anyone else.  After deciding what pictures and products she wanted to used, she had her layout completed quickly.  I was and am so proud - she enjoyed it so much she has asked for her 'own' supplies so she can start scrapping herself.  She even picked out the cricut cut that looked like a snowflake and make the cut herself (all I did was walk her through the steps of using my cricut).

Beautiful!!!!

The last two layouts I did for Pocket Challenge and Anything Halloween Challenge at Simply Betty Stamps.  All materials are from the Simply Betty Kit Club except the tags, flowers, rub-ons from creative imaginations and stick pins are from a swap - made by Shawna Rae.



Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.
Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thank You and Welcome...

Hey everyone, just a quick thank you for sticking around and a huge welcome to all my new followers Friends. 

I have several projects to share with you so please stop back by tomorrow and also, just giving everyone a heads up that I will be posting a giveaway in the next few days for my birthday celebration. (my birthday - September 1)

Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, August 05, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

A quick post today to wish the Love of my Life and Best Friend a
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Thank you for making the past 11 years an amazing adventure and to many many more!

Supplies: Scraps Of Darkness Foundations Kit (Bo Bunny Timepiece paper & rub-ons);
Fiskers, the Paper Studio & Martha Stewart Punches; Zva Creative

I used the July Bo Bunny Card Sketch to make this card.


Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, August 04, 2011

You Are "Berry" Special

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am trying to learn how to use my Cricut Expression more in conjuction with Cricut Design Studio so that I can create better/prettier cards and layouts with my Cricut Expression.  Also, I need to learn more about welding and how to keep all the measurements the same in Design Studio.  (I really need a who to video)

So I made a 'berry' special card for the Tacky Tuesday Challenge #9 over at September Ninth.

The rules:  the cut for this month is a "berry/fruit" cut, you can use any "berry/fruit" from any Cricut cart that you want, svg files are fine too. You must use the word "berry" in your sentiment.

All creations for the challenge must be posted on Tacky Tuesday Facebook group.  If you wish to participate or see others projects, please click here HERE.

Supplies: Cricut Cartridge Preserves; Ribbon - Hobby Lobby;
Marth Strewart Punch; EK Success Punch; Inkssentials White Pen;
Imaginisce - Berrylicious collection; Distress inks - Black Soot and Vintage Photo
 
Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.
 
Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Happy Birthday and a few other things

Is everyone having a great week and staying cool in this heat?
I have a few projects I wish to share and hope you all enjoy them as much as I did making them.

First, is a birthday card for my father-in-law, kept it simple for him.
Image is from Graphics Fairy; Fiskers punch;
sentiment - Stampin' Up!: It's your Birthday set;
cardstock - Cosmo Cricket Core impressions (core'dinations);
Tim Holtz Distress ink- vintage photo

Second is a birthday card for my son who turned 6.
Paper - KI Memories-Little Guy Page Kit; Martha Stewart punches;
the Paper Studio Corner punch; Happy Birthday w/Stars - Hobby Lobby;
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Barn Door; Archival Ink-Cobalt

Third, actually this next photo is something I won in a giveaway from Vampire Craftin.  I won a handmade item from Immortal Visions and because I love reading I choose a bookmark.  BUT if you like Vampire, Victorian & Gothic theme cards (actually more than that), you MUST check out her etsy shoppe.


Beautiful!!!!!

Thank you for stopping in, comments are always welcome and very much appreciated.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol