Thursday, April 21, 2011

About Me - Wall Decor Project

My daughter got me this 7 Gypsies tray for my birthday back in February and I finally got around to making a wall decor piece with it! I had to make an "About Me" project as one of the requirements to apply for the Club Ruby Designers design team - which, by the way, I made!!!  (If you haven't checked out Club Ruby Designers, you can do so here! It's a fantastic club to be a part of! So full of ideas, networking and inspiration!   Here is my project:

Following are some close-ups of the details: Cricut cartridges used are Florals Embellished, Cricut Everyday, Baby Steps, Quarter Note and Stand & Salute.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monthly Scrapbook Calendar Pages

Hi there!! Today I have this project featured over at She's a Sassy Lady ! You can read the "book" that I wrote about this project by visiting her site! :-) Suffice it to say that I believe that our everyday moments are just as important as the big events so they should be celebrated too! I simply hang each month's calendar page on my fridge and write all of our comings and goings on it. At the end of the month, I put it in our family scrapbook and put all the pictures from that month in the album behind it. I've been using this "system" for years now and it really helps me stay on top of our pictures since we take so many! Even if I don't get the pictures in my album right away, I have them sorted by the month so I can easily scrap them when I have the time! All of these pages are, obviously, 12x12 and I have used a Creative Memories calendar grid. I have used various cricut cartridges for the die cuts and have those detailed under each picture.  I hope this inspires you to celebrate and remember all of the everyday moments in your lives!
This is my current page that is on my fridge right now.
APRIL - Designer's Calendar
FLOWER, "spring has", "sprung" - Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons

AUGUST - Designer's Calendar
"Happy Trails" - Going Places
CLOCK, SUN - Designer's Calendar

SEPTEMBER - Designer's Calendar
"Back to School", "Labor Day", "school starts" - Designer's Calendar
APPLE, "7" - Makin' the Grade

background paper - DCWV
pumpkin shapes - preloaded Imagine shapes also printed on the Imagine
Sticker letters - Creative Memories

All elements from the November Club Ruby kit. Check out Club Ruby Designers ! This is a great monthly club that is full of wonderful inspiration!

DECEMBER - Designer's Calendar
ANGEL, TREES - Winter Frolic

JANUARY - Designer's Calendar
background paper - Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
snowflakes - Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons and printed from Mr. Frosty cartridge

FEBRUARY - Thickers
background paper and all die cuts - Imagine Yummy cartridge

MARCH - Creative Memories sticker letters
all other stickers - DCWV Spring sticker pack
background paper - from a Club Ruby kit

As you can see, some of my calendar pages are quite simple. That's because I just want to make sure that I get my page up on my fridge and not have it become a huge project that takes too long to complete. Thanks so much for stopping by today!