Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby's First Christmas Album

Since my first grandchild, a boy, was born on December 2nd, he definitely needs a first Christmas album! I used an 8x8 Piggy Tales Hide & Seek flap book for this special project! The paper and journaling boxes are from the Creative Memories Candy Cane collection. I used several cricut cartridges: Lyrical Letters, Jolly Holidays, 3 Birds on Parade, Going Places, Winter Frolic and Wall Decor & More. I also used these Imagine cartridges: Snapshot Textures, Imagine More Cards and Imagine More. I will obviously add pics when we take them at Christmas but I had to include one special pic of my little angel sitting by our tree looking so angelic!! I just love my little bundle of joy!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm a Grandma!!!!!

My sweet little grandson was born on Thursday, December 2nd at 5:12pm and weighed in at 6#13oz and was 19" long!!  He is my little snuggle bunny and I love him so, so, so, so much!! Just had to share!!
My happy place! :-)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Mini Album

Here is another mini that I made for Cricut Mini Albums . It was so easy to put this together using the papers, rub-ons, brads and embellishments from the November Club Ruby kit! There were so many beautiful things to choose from!! I used a blank chipboard book from Maya Road. The cartridges that I used were: 3 Birds on Parade, Fabulous Finds and George and Basic Shapes.  The tags on the binding were some Stampin' up premade tags that I had in my stash! The little thanksgiving bird was made with my Imagine using the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  I have so much to be thankful for so this mini will help me remember those things that are the most precious to me! I will add pictures to it later but for now, I put in some thanksgiving scriptures and quotes for inspiration! Thanks for looking and don't forget to always be thankful for the bounty that we have!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Favorite Holiday Recipe mini album

This mini album has to be a record for me for the most cricut cuts in one project - 28!! That doesn't even include the layer cuts and duplicates!! I found so many images that just had to be included in this mini!! Even with all these die cuts, it's not too much because it allows the real stars, (the recipes) to shine!! This album is also featured over at Cricut Mini Albums! I used a 5x7 album that I put together with the bind-it-all. I used some 7 Gypsies cardstock stickers to embellish this album as well as the cricut cuts. I have a stamp set that I used for the words on the tabs. I am hoping to make this album into a kit that I will have for sale on my blog, so be watching for that announcement!! 

Here are the cricut cartridges that I used: 

From My Kitchen
Gypsy Wanderings
Birthday Cakes
Thanksgiving seasonal
Simply Charmed
Winter Woodland
Winter Frolic
When It's Cold Outside

I think I am going to attach a pocket to some pages in the back so that when I acquire some new recipes this season, I can slip them in! Remember to check back for when I make this into a kit! Better yet, let me know with a comment if you're interested in this album being a kit so I'll have an idea how many to plan for!  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Trip to the Pumpkin Patch mini album

I made another mini for Cricut Mini Albums. This time I made a mini to showcase a trip to the pumpkin patch with our son a few years ago. (He's 13 now so we don't go there anymore!) sniff, sniff!  Most of the elements that I used for this mini were from the Club Ruby Designers October kit. I tried some new color combinations and I'm really happy about how they look together!  The large pumpkins on the cover and inside are from Gypsy Wanderings and are cut at 5.47"H. The little pumpkins and leaves throughout, are from Designer's Calendar and are cut at 1.47"H.  I used a 6x6 bookboard that came in the kit for the cover and used 6x6 Kraft paper for the pages.  This was a simple little album to pull together and I'm sure my pumpkin patch pictures will look great in it!  Thanks for looking and remember to do something creative today!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Things I Love About Fall - mini album

Hello everyone!! This is the mini that I made as my first project on the design team of Cricut Mini Albums !! I made a 4x4 book with my bind-it-all. I love using black pages and clear covers! The cricut cuts I used are: leaves on both sides of front cover and pumpkin on both sides of back cover from Gypsy Wanderings - fence from Everyday Paper Dolls - football corner from Sports Mania - garden sign from Walk in My Garden. I also used some little Creative Memories punches and stickers and some Hobby Lobby cardstock stickers.  I also had fun using my gel pens to do some dotting and stitching - one of my latest "obsessions"!! Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to do something creative!!