Friday, August 31, 2012

B-O-O !!

B O O !
Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner.  I won a pack of Halloween paper at Scrappin' Time recently so I decided to use it.
"B O O!" was cut with the Happy Hauntings cartridge.

The spider webs were cut with the Mini Monsters cartridge and I added silver Stickles.
Used the Martha Stewart corner web punch on the photo mats and then Stickled them.
I used lots of 3D stickers by Recollections and Jolee.
Have a goulishly happy weekend!

houghts of Encouragement

Somebody needs what you have to give, choose to open your heart to others.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Today I want to share another layout from the S-E-I album kit that I finished at Scrappin' Time.  The title for this layout "friends for life" and the butterflies were cut from the Stamping cartridge.

For the banner I used the Petite Pennants Builder punch by Stampin' Up.
I used the Martha Stewart punch around the page to create the decorative edge, on the photo mats and the top strip.  I'm happy with the way it turned out. 
Another butterfly and another banner.
I still have one more layout to complete the S-E-I album kit.  Thanks for spending time on my blog.

Thoughts of Encouragement

You can be confident today knowing that all of your needs are supplied spiritually, physically, and emotionally because the Lord is with you  And best of all, He's promised never to leave you. -- Joel Osteen

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Little Miss Mini Album - Part II

Welcome and thank you for coming back to view the second part of my Little Miss mini album.  On a few of the pages I added tiny pearls to the images on this pretty paper.

Tags for either small photos or journaling cut from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and tucked into a pocket.
Here's a gate-fold folder with pink pearls.
This is the opened view of the folder.
Another photo folder which opens up to add photos.
The last page with a beautiful saying ... "May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends."
Finally, this is the chipboard cover that I added some pretty ribbons to and the Tim Holtz' Doily edge die.  Hope you've been inspired to make your own mini album with the instructions from Laura at Follow the Paper Trail
Have a blessed day!

Thoughts of Encouragement

God is not looking for ability as much as He is looking for availabilty.  If you give God the little you have, He will take that and multiply it.  -- Joel Osteen

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Little Miss" Mini Album-Part I

 Hi friends, if you are not familiar with Bo Bunny's "Little Miss" designer paper (DSP) you are missing out on one of the prettiest and cutest paper lines.  I made this mini album this past weekend using the Stack the Deck technique by Laura Denison that you can find @
Today, I am sharing half of my mini album which is made with six envelopes and the binding method that Laura from Follow the Paper Trail shared on the above You Tube video.
Inside each of the envelopes there are two large photo mats.  This one is made with Tim Holtz' Doily edge die.
You can see the edge of the second photo mat which is decorated with a Martha Stewart punch.  Using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge by Cricut I made the tags and decorated them with the DSP.
More tags here inside a pocket.  A crochet flower was added to each photo mat that pulls out of each envelope.
The paper is so pretty and easy to work with.  Here I made a gate-fold folder.
I loved all of the coordinating stickers and tags.
Hope you can come back tomorrow to see the rest of my mini.  Have a blessed day.

Thoughts of Encouragement

It's time to let God turn your life around.  It's time to start living for Him and experiencing the life He has planned for you. -- Joel Osteen

Friday, August 24, 2012

Families Are Forever

Hi everyone, I'm here again sharing another S-E-I page layout.  The album came with ten 2-page layouts and this is my 8th layout. 
Supplies used:
Martha Stewart "around the page" punches
Elegant Cakes Cricut cartridge
Just Because Cards cartridge
Recollections rhinestones
Prima Floral embellishment
Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed weekend.

Thoughts of Encouragement

When God says He wants to bless us a thousand times more, it's not just in material things.  How about a thousand times more joy, a thousand times more peace, a thousand times more wisdom?  In every area of our lives, God desires to multiply us. -- Joel Osteen

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Good morning and happy Wednesday!

This is another page layout from the S-E-I album kit.  As you can see I like using the "punch around the page" punches by Martha Stewart.  I mounted the S-E-I paper on a canvas textured cardstock by Coredinations.  The title "Celebrate" and the mustard and green colored swirls were all cut with the Elegant Cakes Cricut cartridge.

I randomly used rhinestones on these pages.

On one of the photo mats I left an opening for tags.

The S-E-I kit comes with pictures and full instructions which are very helpful, but I've added my own touch to the page layouts.

Hope you come back and visit.


Thoughts of Encouragement

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up?  I wrote down "happy."  They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."  -- John Lennon

Monday, August 20, 2012


Today I want to share a layout I finished at a crop I attended at my local Michael's.  I used one of Martha Stewart's "punch around the page" punches they had there at the store.  The coordinating corner punch was used on the picture mats.   

The paper is from the S-E-I album kit.  I used the Lovely Floral Cricut cartridge to cut the title Family.

I added pearls to the butterflies and the photo mats.  On this layout the fourth layer of paper is a pocket to store extra photos.

Thank you for visiting and may your week be filled with blessings.


Thoughts of Encouragement

Put the word of God in you when you don't need it, so that it will there when you do. -- Joel Osteen

Friday, August 17, 2012



Today I have another S-E-I scrapbook layout.  All the paper is from the kit but I've added a few extras.

"Home" was cut with the Cricut Potpourri Basket cartridge, the large butterfly is by Recollections and all the other butterflies were cut with the new Stampin' Up butterfly punch.  The mats were punched with the corner scallop punch also by Stampin' Up-- one of my favorite punches.

I embossed the picture mats with Sizzix embossing folders.  One is a bird image and the other is the birdcage.

On this page I used lots of rhinestones, butterflies and the Tim Holtz' Elegant Flourishes die.  Oh, and of course pictures of all my family.

I'm looking forward to another weekend of cropping and hope you enjoy some creative time too.


Thoughts of Encouragement

No matter what you are facing in life today, you can have faith that God knows your circumstances  and will come through for you.  Trust God. -- Joel Osteen

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ABC Primer Wall Hanging

Happy Wednesday!

I got the inspiration for this project from a post on Pinterest by Lyn Bernatovich.  It's a wall hanging that you can hang pictures, tags, children's art work or anything you want.

These are the supplies I used:

Graphic 45's ABC Primer paper
4 clothespins
glue gun

I covered the clothespins with scraps of G45 paper and then glued then to the back of a ruler with holes.  These are some of the adorable images I used from my leftover scraps.

I used red grosgrain ribbon to hold and hang this project.  You need a ruler with holes to pull the ribbon thru.

For this wall hanging I used a red plastic ruler because I could not find the wood ones at first.  Then I found them at Big Lots for only 39 cents apiece.  Guess I'll have to make a few more wall hangings for gifts.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you were inspired.


Thoughts of Encouragement

When you choose to trust God, there is a peace  that settles in the inside of your heart.  There are blessings in store for you when you put your full trust in Him.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Hi friends,

I attended a crop at Scrappin' Time this weekend and this is one of the layouts I completed using the S-E-I kit.  The title "family" was cut with the Cricut Potpourri Basket cartridge.

Also added a pretty white doily, the Stampin' Up scallop corner punch and Recollections stickers.

Hope this is the start of a great week for everyone. 


Thoughts of Encouragement

Those who experience God's presence and favor don't live perfect lives, but they have learned how to respond when God points out their sins and mistakes.  They humble themselves, ask for forgiveness and move forward confident of God's unlimited mercy.

Friday, August 10, 2012


It's TGIF again!

It seems like the weeks are going by so quickly.  I see Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items for sale in the stores already.  Can't believe Christmas is 4 months away.


This is the second layout from my S-E-I memory book kit.  The paper is from the kit, but on this page I used Stampin' Up's Pennant builder punch to make the banner.  "Memories" was cut with the Cricut Heritage cartridge and the blue doily is Tim Holtz's On the Edge Distressed Doily die which I embellished with pearls.


On this page I also used Tim Holtz tickets and for the photo mats I used a Martha Stewart corner punch.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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