Leaving Out the Orange


Happy weekend! I can’t believe Halloween is in just seven days. I can’t wait!

Even though we don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters (we live on the end of a Dead End Street), I enjoy the magical feeling of Halloween. The older kids don’t collect candy anymore, but they always volunteer to take my youngest trick-or-treating. It’s an excuse to dress up and still enjoy being out with all of the ghosts and goblins. :)

Me? I stay home with a warm pot of soup answering the door and watching Halloween shows on T.V. It’s awesome!

Instead of using orange and black on these next two Halloween pages, I was inspired by my kids’ costumes in the photos and went with a red and black color scheme. Perfect for my little vampire and zombie, right?!



For this page, I used another sketch by Laura Whitaker as inspiration. I tweaked it a bit to accommodate my larger photos. After putting it together, I realized that my grouping was too low on the page. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that. LOL!)

Instead of trying to move everything up, I added a strip of pattern along the top of the page. Then, to tie the strip and the grouping together, I stamped a spiderweb in the corner of the background paper.

I love it! Spiderwebs always add a little spookiness, don’t you think?

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Supplies: Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye, Teresa Collins Designs), Spiderweb Stamp (Hero Arts), Lace Stamp (My Mind’s Eye), Journal Spot (Jenni Bowlin), Letter Stickers (Echo Park Paper, Authentique), Halloween Glitter Stickers (American Crafts), Black Gems (Darice), Twine, Black Mist (Heidi Swapp)


My son had a blast creating his zombie costume last year. He didn’t want to just tear holes in his old clothes. No! That would be too easy! He meticulously singed the edges of each of the tears with a lighter. His patience paid off. He looked great!


I’m not a fan of the gory part of Halloween. Infact, this is the first year that my son has dressed up as something “scary.” No worries, I kept it “cute” with this funny little die cut I created with my Silhouette Cameo with this shape.

I even added a feathery tuft of hair to the top. Hehe!


SUPPLIES: Patterned Paper (K&Company), Journal Spot (Anna Griffin), Tab Punch (Jenni Bowlin), Black Pearls (Recollections), Enamel Dots (My Mind’s Eye), Die Cutting Machines (Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Expression), Cricut Cartridge (Title: A Frightful Affair), Washi Tape, Ribbon, Feather Trim

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!


Check It Out!

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Are you gearing up for a Happy Thanksgiving and spending time with friends and family over the next few days? Or maybe you are gearing up for some serious shopping this weekend, both at stores and on the web. :) I’m not a Black Friday shopper, but I do love all of the deals I find online this time of year. :)

Infact, just this past weekend, I succumbed to the Today’s Special going on at HSN.com and bought myself a new photo printer. I’ve had my current color printer for almost ten years, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I picked up the Canon Pixma here. I admit it, I was crushing on the sleek, white color. It had me at “hello.” Hehe! Now I just hope it lives up to my picky photo-printing standards. Does anyone have this printer? Do you like it? After I receive it and play with it for a few weeks, I’ll let you know my thoughts.



I also spent the morning on Joann.com filling my cart with several Technique Tuesday stamps (LOVE Ali Edwards’ stamps!). All paper crafting is 50% off right now! Until Thursday, you can use the code COZY331 for $1.99 flat rate shipping (or free shipping over $50). Just thought I would let you know in case you’re a pathological supply shopper like I am. *wink!*




I’ve been doing more scrapping with my stash and have a couple more pages to share.

First, another Halloween page using an older collection by October Afternoon called Witch Hazel. :) Awww, how I love Halloween!





Next, I have a couple of pages with a vintage feel to them. I’ve been hanging onto Teresa Collins Fabrications line to scrap these pictures of Maryn’s Pioneer Birthday party at the Lion House from a few years ago.







Using vintage colors like this is actually quite tricky for me. I tend to gravitate towards bright, candy colors, but it’s also nice to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile.



For both of these pages, I pulled out my Cricut Explore machine. The lion head on the two-pager is from the French Manor cartridge. The children image on the “Pioneer Party” page is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.

Thank you so much for popping by! If I don’t get a chance to “see” you tomorrow, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!




Process of a Two-Pager


Happy Friday! Today I am up on the Noel Mignon Blog with a two-page layout using the Fresh Start kit. In the blog post, I show you how my cell phone has become an integral part of my scrapbooking process. I use it to try out different options on my page. I will snap a picture with the elements lightly placed, and then look at the picture and decide if it is something I want to adhere permanently. I love getting a bird’s eye view of my page this way. Infact, a lot of times, I will snap pictures of a few options, walk away and do something else for the rest of the day, and then look at the pictures with “fresh eyes” later.

Here is a look at the completed project, with a few detail shots. If you would like to see my thought process as I put this layout together, be sure to pop on over to my post on the Noel Mignon blog HERE. Be sure to tell them “hello!” :) It is a L-O-N-G post, so instead of readding it here, I thought I would just link you. I hope that is okay. :)


Note: Unfortunately, the Noel Mignon Fresh Start kit is now sold out, but you can find out more information on how to become a subscriber HERE. Also, be sure to like the Noel Mignon Facebook page, for the most current information and sneak peeks of future kits. Sneak Peeks for the February 2014 “Book of Love” kit have already begun. Yay!


A couple of years ago, my husband and I took a cruise to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Before leaving the port on the first day, my husband and I walked around the ship and took pictures to text to our kids back at home, so that they would have an idea of what we would be doing the following week while we were away from them. I wanted to collect those photos together on this page spread so I could remember all of the beautiful details of the cruise ship we were on.



For the title, I used a combination of Silhouette Cameo die cuts and the letter stickers from the kit. I also used a die cut and the stamps from the kit as accents. The sunburst accent behind the title is from the Silhouette store and can be found HERE (by Sophie Gallo Design). The word “Anniversary” is from THIS CUT by Hero Arts. I used my scissors to snip away the word “happy.”


I wanted blue letters in my title, so I used the Tiffany Blue SEI ink pad from the kit to change the color of the white glitter thickers. They lost a bit of their sparkle, but the glitter gave them a cool textured look … it kind of reminds me of sand on the beach … only blue! Ha!


I also used the Tiffany Blue ink pad to change the color of the BasicGrey Capture wood veneer shapes included in the kit. Simply pounce the ink pad on the shape and allow it to dry.


How could I create a cruise layout and not add waves and a cruise ship to this page?! You know me and my affection for creating scenes on my layouts. *grin* I used this wave border from the SVG Cuts Wet & Wild collection (I welded a rectangle to the bottom to make it taller. I also used the offset feature in the designer software to create a white cardstock shadow for each layer.) The boat was created using my Cricut Expression and the Pack Your Bags cartridge. I embossed the gray layer with a polka dot folder, and added our initials to the back of the boat using the letter stickers from the kit. A few heart stamps trailing behind the boat add a bit of romance, don’t you think? Hehe!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you felt inspired. See you again soon!


I *heart* Fall Banner

I’m back with another Fall project … a Fall Banner! This one comes together fairly quickly with simple shapes and letters found on the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge, available digitally here. A Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project can be downloaded HERE in the Cricut Project Center.


I cut a different shape for each section of the banner and then used my sewing machine and brown thread to add stitching around the edges.


I punched each shape and then tied them together with lengths of brown satin ribbon. Next, I added rust colored twine and wooden buttons to each knot in the ribbon for some cozy, Fall texture!


Finally, I accented each letter with metal flowers (Maya Road), gems, and pearls. I can’t wait to add this to my mantel … and the best part is, I can leave it up from now until Thanksgiving!