Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Box

Guess what I was doing at 1A this morning!?!  I was using my cricut to create a valentine box (from a cereal box) for my daughter.  It's year end close at my job, so I didn't get home from work until 8P and the project was due today (Friday).  My daughter helped, but I finally made her go to bed at 10 - she's only 6, so that's really late for her.

You know, I often get asked by my friends and people I meet at crops, "How do you do all that and work 50+ hours a week?"  Well, often times I don't get it done and I have to convince myself that it's alright.  And other times I'm staying up like last night to get treats or crafts completed because it just needs to get done and that's the only time I have.  My daughter is very appreciative of everything I do, so that helps to motivate me.

So, are you ready to see the project that kept me up most of the night?

The box was a Rice Krispies box and I folded in the top flaps - inside and the whole outside of the box are covered with the printed paper.  Paper was printed from the Imagine Industrial Glow Cartridge.  The monkey, dog and sayings were cut from Sweethearts and the koala is from Create a Critter.  Font is from the Hannah Montana cartridge.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Snorkeling in Mexico

Hi!  Today I'm sharing another double page Mexico layout with you.  This is scraplifted from a layout in the "Scrapbooking with the Cricut" book that I thought fit in well with the snorkeling pictures.

Title is "Up for a Swim?"

I just adore this little diver.  The "bubbles" are Rain Dots by Cloud9 Designs.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

More Mexico Pages

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a double page layout to share with from last weekend.  These have minimal Cricut cuts on them - just the title.  During weekend crops, I tend to notice that the later it gets, the less Cricut cuts I tend to use on my layouts - sometimes I think the process of deciding what to use and the colors for the cuts actually slows me down.

Paper is DCWV - Tahiti Beach Stack

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More Layouts

Hi Everyone! 

Hope you all had a great Tuesday.  I have more layouts from this weekend to share with you.

Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest, but I was too tired to take them out of the page protectors.  Paper is DCWV and the cartridge used was Pack Your Bags. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Update from the Weekend

Hi Everyone!  This past weekend was exhausting.  I went to a weekend scrapbooking retreat with my friend Marlaina.  I had a great time, but did have to leave on Friday night to go home so that I could get up early to get my daughter and I ready for the funeral and memorial service for my husband's Aunt Carol on Saturday morning.  The church memorial mass was beautiful (Aunt Carol would have loved it) but also incredibly sad.  Her husband (Uncle Karl) told me that Aunt Carol has the beautiful pictures we sent for Christmas of my daughter (Sophia) on her fridge - she adored Sophia and would keep all the pictures of her since she was a baby up on her fridge.  She was an incredible baker - everyone raved about her desserts -  and gardener - her yard and flower beds always looked immaculate.  I especially will miss her laugh and how very nice she always was to me.

After the service and memorial lunch on Saturday, I was able to go back to the weekend scrapbooking retreat by 3PM.  I did manage to get 15 pages done this weekend and am proud of my accomplishment, even though some of the ladies that I know were giving me a hard time because one page I was working on took me 3 hours.  As I told them, it's about quality not quantity - LOL.

Plus that's 15 more pages toward my Dec 2009 Mexico Album.  I'll finish it one day - hopefully it won't take me 2 more years.  Here's a one page layout I did. Paper is primarily DCWV

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Sad Day

My husband called me at work today and told me that his Aunt Carol passed away this morning.  I was in shock!  She had breast cancer a few years ago, fought and survived.  She worked out all the time and was in great shape.  I'm still trying to find out all of the details as she passed away so unexpectedly.

We're waiting to tell my 6 yo daughter about it until later - she'll be devastated.

Here's some pictures of her and my daughter from this summer.  She will be missed very much!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I have a scrapbooking retreat next weekend and then I should have {hopefully} lots of scrapbook pages to share with you.  I'm going to try to finally finish my 2009 Puerto Vallarta Vacation scrapbook - I took waaaaayyyy too many photos (which I always seem to do) and then it takes me forever to get them scrapbooked.  I stared this scrapbook in December 2009 - 2 years and counting - yikes!  We usually go to Mexico at least 1 - 2 times each year, so for our trip to Cancun back in April 2011, I decided to make a photo book instead - that way I wouldn't feel so far behind.   

New Year's Eve

Making Gingerbread Cookies