Friday, October 30, 2009

2 Of A Kind

Hey Everyone!! Wanted to share this layout I did of two of my furbabies... Fred & Ginger! This layout was for the 10/10 Challenge at the Scrapbook Get-Away, and was inspired by a sketch over at Let's Capture Our Memories by Amanda Winchester.

Supplies: Prima Papers, Prima Flowers, Prima Bling, Bling Circles by Best Occasions, EK Success Border Punch & Cricut Expression (Storybook Cartridge)

Thanks for looking & have a great day!!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Yep, it's that time again! The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler & everywhere you see jack-o-lanterns, ghosts & spider webs... Halloween is here!
To celebrate, I created this cute little treat bucket with inspirational help from the Just Buggin' challenge blog & the Scrap with Shelby message board!
This weeks #9 challenge at Just Buggin' was to create a Halloween or Spooky Themed project... using your Cricut, of course!
AND, this months challenge at Scrap with Shelby was to make a page, altered item or project "recycling" something from your scrapbooking supplies.
I chose to use the empty clear bucket that I got some Prima Flowers in to make a fun little treat bucket. I used the Calligraphy Collections & Doodle Charms cartridges to make this fun little bucket! I also used Cloud 9 patterned papers, Bazzill cardstock, Sakura pens, Glimmer Mist & Misc. Ribbon.

Thanks for looking & Have A Great Day!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Been playin' with my Cricut!

Since finding the Just Buggin' challenge blog, I've been inspired to try some new things with my Cricut! Challenge #8 was to create a card using a card shape from any Cricut cartridge. I decided to try a round card, using the mirror/window feature on the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge!

I made a birthday card for a good friend! I used KI Memories patterned paper, Prima Flowers, Misc. Blong, Bazzill Cardstock & Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I also used the Calligraphy Collection cartridge.

TFL & Have A Great Day!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn Is In The Air!

Well, it was ealier this week anyway... now it's in the mid 70's again! I'm never sure how to dress the girls for school in the morning! But that's OK... I like it a little warmer... that's why I like Virginia!

Well, I got to do a little paper crafting over the past couple of days and completed a couple more challenges for The Scrapbook Get-Away and Color {Me} Daisy.

This first project is a combination of two challenges. The challenge at The Scrapbook Get-Away was to create a layout using Dr. in the title & at least one heart. For Color {Me} Daisy the challenge was to use an amazing sketch by Julie Bonner (52 Sketches 52 Weeks) as inspiration.

My layout uses Basic Grey Mellow Patterned Paper & Buttons, Bazzill Cardstock, Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Fiskars Threading Water border punch and the Cricut Expression (George & Basic Shapes, Storybook & Home Decor Cartridges).

My 2nd project is for a Color {Me} Daisy Fall Challenge. We had to create this adorable pumpkin using patterned paper and/or cardstock. Isn't it cute?! I used my Cricut Expression with the Storybook Cartridge & the auto fill feature to cut the scalloped circles for this project.

I had recently tried out for the Color {Me} Daisy Design Team, but got an e-mail today saying that I didn't make it. :( I just wanted to thank Michelle for the opportunity & congratulate those who made the team! I look forward to your inspiration!!

Have A Great Day!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Good Morning!

Good Morning All!

Just thought I'd pop in and post another layout! I'm SO happy to be creating again! I never realized how much I rely on my crafting to help me relax and stay centered. Now that I'm back at it, life just seems "right"... Make Sense?? :)

This is an 8x8 layout I did of my lovely niece, Haillie! Gosh, I miss her so much and she's growing into a beautiful young lady!! Can't wait to see this years pics!

For this layout, I used some older supplies I had around, including Basic Grey Sublime Patterned Paper & Alpha Stickers, ColorBox Chalk Ink, Sakura Gel Pen, Bazzill Cardstock & American Crafts Rub-On Alphas, as well as my Cricut Expression (as always!)
I cut the large flower from one of the patterned papers & layered it for the background, then I inked around the edges & traced with a brown gel pen around the petals & alpha stickers.
I was, again, inspired by two challenges when creating this layout. One was from The Scrapbook Getaway, where we had to use "fussy cutting" on the layout. And the other was from Color{Me}Daisy, where we had to use cutting, layering, two different fonts in the title & a winged creature on the layout. I love both of these message boards... you should check them out!

Thanks for looking...



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Woo Hoo! I Scrapped!!

Hello All!!
Well, I FINALLY got me a little scrappy space all organized and did a little scrapping! I've discovered a few new scrappy places (well, new to me!) and I've been playing along with some challenges!!
This first layout was combined for 2 sites ... The Scrapbook Get-Away and Color{Me}Daisy! , at The Scrapbook Get-Away the challenge was to use a great sketch by Shana, and the challenge for Color {Me} Daisy was to create a layout using Fall Colors but NOT a Fall Layout! I used American Crafts 2-Sided papers & rub-ons for this, along with Prima Flowers, Misc. Bling, and the Storybook & Home Decor Cricut Cartridges.

This 2nd layout was created for two site also... the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog (how could I NOT love this blog, since I'm so attached to my Cricut!? Thinkin' of trying for her DT!), and the Color{Me}Daisy DT Call! The challenge for Just Buggin' was to create anything (other than a card) using my Cricut Machine. For Color {Me} Daisy, we had to create a Layout with a "Fall Favorites" theme. I chose to scrap a photo that my daughter, Emily, had taken at her middle school Fall Dance last year. I used a combination of both traditional and non-traditional fall colors. Supplies used were Prima Papers & Flowers, along with copper Ranger Stickles & some Misc. Bling to create this simple layout. :) I also used the Storybook Cricut Cartridge for the Title, Flourish Border & branch accents on this page.

It feels SO good to be creating again!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Have A Great Day!!
~ Robin ~

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Wanted to Check In...

Hi Everyone!! I know it's been a while since I've checked in, but things have been a little hectic for our family. We ended up having to move (again!) and are still working on getting settled. We are currently staying with friends and trying to figure out how to fit a house full of stuff into a 15x15 storage unit.... not an easy task!

As far as my scrapping... I haven't been creative in a while, and it's KILLING me!! I am working on setting up a nice little space though, and I hope to be back to creating VERY soon!! I even went as far as trying out for a couple of DT's... still waiting on the results! :)

I miss all my on-line friends, scrappy & otherwise & I am working on getting back on here more!! Thanks for sticking by me!! <>