Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fall Page

I tried to get this layout side by side in blogger but it was not playing!!!! so have done it this way and as single pages so you can see what it looks like when they are put together.

This layout came together in minutes! The paper is so gorgeous that I didn't want to cut it up so instead just tore the edges of the paper and inked them, then cut out a circle and photo mat, adhered it to the paper, then added some blossoms and this time leaves!! adhered them to the paper, added buttons with tied raffia in the centres to the flowers. For the 2nd page all I did was cut some strips of paper then added the leaves which I stamped with flourish stamps and adhered them to the paper. Such a simple layout to do, but I love how it turned out.

I have had another busy weekend, so I have not managed to get my other mini album finished as yet, but as soon as I do I will post pics for you to see. I have the perfect picture for this layout but as the Kodak machine was not working at the shop I was unable to print it out and put it onto the layout before posting it on here.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am really surprised I have had over 500 hits on my blog since last night!!!!!! WOW But not many comments!!! Come on people don't be shy, leave a comment and say hi and then I can check out your blog too and even if you don't have once its still nice to hear from you. I love reading what people think of what I make , GOOD or BAD, constructive criticism does no harm and if its good that's even better!!!!!!

I went to Michaels last night, only because I wanted to spend my coupon!!!! they had some nice halloween papers in, think they were K&CO, maybe I should do another Halloween album!!!! Did anyone use the coupon? and what did you get?

I also went to Hobby Lobby and went a bit mad in there!!!! chipboard was 50% off, along with wooden stamps so I had to buy some House Mouse stamps oh and stickers were on sale too so I bought some thickers alphas, now when they ring them up are they counted as stickers or chipboard! I was a little worried that they were not on sale as I bought quite a few packets!!!! but she rung them up as 50% off. I absolutely love HL sales!!!

I am hoping to do some more crafting tomorrow, so will probably post some pics by the end of the week as I am a little busy until then. I am hoping to do another album but this time it will be much much smaller!!!

Okay gotta run, whatever the weather hope your having a great day.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Michaels Coupon 40% off valid until August 30th

Here is a link to the Michaels coupon.

Hope someone can use it.

Halloween Chipboard Album

This is the latest thing I have been making. A little early but I thought I would make a start as I am going to be busy in the next couple of months going to college!!!!

All the die cuts were cut with the expression using the Paper Dolls Cartridge. There is so much more on this cart than you see on the back of the box, it is one of my most used carts! So if you haven't already got it GO BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!

The album pages are made of black chipboard and cut with the accucut die at the LSS. The title "Trick or Treat" are thickers alphas which I then inked with white chalk ink. If you want to know anything else let me know and I will be happy to help or leave me a comment.

If you click on the picture you will be able to see the detail much easier.



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Halloween Chipboard Album

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Altered Frames

I am in a secret swap at the LSS and the person I am buying/making/buying for had an altered frame in black and burgundy on her list. I didnt have any suitable coloured papers so decided to use acrylic paints, alphas and blossoms to decorate the blank wooden pine frames that I bought. Just hope she likes them.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

4 Dogs

Yesterday afternoon we had 2 more dogs (Sam - Labrador, Milley - little dog) added to our household!!!!
My friend is going away for the weekend and just like me she hates to put her dog in kennels!!! so we agreed to look after each others dogs if we need to go away anywhere. So i am the first to try it out!!!

So far so good!!!! we have only had one little accident and they didn't wake us up in the middle of the night which was good. Lets hope it stays that way until Sunday!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

One of the not so good things about moving to the US is the fact that our insurance premium changed for out cars from experienced drivers with over 40 years driving experience between us to learner drivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DH did his test not long after arriving here, but I for one reason or another put it off. When we first got here we only had one car to start off with and by the time we got our second car in November the winter had set in so I didn't like to venture out in the worst winter that Wisconsin has had in the last 10 years. So not until this summer did I feel happy about driving over here and then I just kept putting the test off. I have had to do a written test and a driving test, talk about feeling like a teenager again!!! Not only that but I also had a bit of a struggle trying to get the test in the first place as they don't know their own rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not like they have people from Europe moving here all the time!!!! its not New York !!!!!!!

Anyway I took my tests yesterday and today and I PASSED so at least that's one less thing to to worry about!!!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Hi all

Hope you all had a fab weekend. We had a busy one here so I didn't get any crafting done! For those of you that are technical minded when it comes to blogs!!! I tried to move my blog counter and in the process deleted it! So I added another but the count is wrong! how can I change it?

Friday, August 8, 2008


Here are the cards I made for Card Club.

Get Well soon: House Mouse Stamp, bottle cap, watercoloured and used H2O's.

Sympathy Card: Kept this simple, it is straight in real life!!!! I haven't added a sentiment so that it can be used for anything!
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Thursday, August 7, 2008


Last night I had a blast!!! My friend Kris came round to scrap with me!!!! (Kathy if your reading this!!! - I can play well with others LOL). We had a whale of a time! apart from me falling off my chair!!! (which had Kris in stitches) and Kris sticking her project on the wrong way, we did mangae to get a lot done.

I managed to do the 12 sympathy cards!!!! that I needed to do for card club (now whoever chose the idea of doing sympathy cards!!! for cards club! I wasn't there to vote on this but if I had been I would not of been in favour of making them, its not a card I like to make, but if I ever do need one then they are a one off and I am not sure if I would ever send someone a card made by someone else when it comes to a sympathy card!!!!) I have made mine so that they can be used for something else and they will be able to remove the With sympathy part and just change it for something else. I will post a picture soon. I also got started on some Get Well cards and will finish them later today.

I finished a layout for one of my design team assignements and just need to get a photo printed.

So I had a really good time.

We must get together more often as its so much more fun scrapping with another person.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Door Hanger

My husband asked me to make him a door hanger to go on his office door, just like I did for the boys, so this is what he ended up with!!!!!

Cut with Pooh & Friends cricut cartridge

Monday, August 4, 2008

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Sorry about all the nature photographs!!!! Yeah more butterflies.

Look at it this way, I see all this nature through the eyes of a child!!!! Its all pretty alien to me. Having grown up in Germany and then England I haven't really seen these types of butterflies and certainly never had deer in my back garden. I didn't even know that the large looking guinea pigs that were at the bottom of our slope were ground hog until we saw some and I went and looked it up on the internet!!!! So its pretty amazing to me and I am amazed by all the nature around me, apart from the snakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday, August 1, 2008

If you click on the photo it is amazing what detail you can see!

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Baby deer

How cute is this, only managed to get the one photo because as i went inside to get my camera she started to walk away!!!

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