Saturday, June 20, 2009


As the mother of two young boys, I recently figured out that I had better just begin albums devoted to their injuries. I don't know how many times the two boys have been playing happily together one minute and the next minute someone is screaming and bleeding. I'm shocked out how quickly (and how often) these random ouchies occur. Clearly I did not grow up with brothers in my family.

Once again, I used Cosmo Cricket paper on this layout. The Hello Sunshine kit is just so perfect! I used a ruler and my white Signo pen to make the faux stitching. I covered a chipboard piece from the Buck Naked chipboard shape pack from Cosmo Cricket, of course. I have 3 of these chipboard packs on hand in my stash and use these pieces all of the time.

Supplies used: Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper, chipboard), Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), Making Memories (letter plates), Signo (white pen).

Monday, June 8, 2009

Desktop Frame

Here's a gift I made for a woman in one of my playgroups. She's expecting a little baby girl soon! Any chance that I get to make something girlie, I take.

The base of this project is the Amanda ribbon frame from Creative Imaginations' Bare Elements line. This line of chipboard is wonderful. Since it is a smooth, white base you don't need to do any prep before adhering your paper and embellishments. I used my pigment inks to ink around the edges, but this step is not necessary if you do not have inks on hand.

Supplies used: DCWV (patterned paper), Doodlebug Designs (chipboard letters & shapes), American Crafts (ribbon)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Circle Time

Recently it seems that every paper craft project I complete has circles--chipboard, patterned paper, brads, etc. I'm going to have to go scraplift someone else's layout in an attempt to break this new habit of mine!

This layout is no exception to the circle rule. Despite now owning TWO Cricut machines, I cut all my circles by hand and used found objects as my templates. This has more to do with the fact that I created these pages at my kitchen island (while my boys played in the next room) than anything else.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), DCWV (textured cardstock), Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper, sticker), Doodlebug Designs (chipboard letters), Offray (ribbon)