Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A little TOOT!

I was highlighted in the Cricut CHIRP newsletter this week. They highlighted my SONshine layout! How cool is that? Chirp Newsletter May 25 It's in the cricut board highlighted threads.

Yey, Toot toot ;)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Strike a pose

This is a layout of my oldest during our holiday photoshoot this Christmas. Most of the time he doesn't want anything to do with the camera but every now and again he'll be really cooperative and then he's such a ham.


Cardstocks bazzil basics
Patterned papers are My Minds Eye, I think?
Cricut cartridge plantin schoolbook for title. George and basic shapes large stars and journaling circles.
Misc. star punch for small stars

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My SONshine

I am so excited to share this layout with you all! It could very well be my favorite EVER! This one was for the Chirper Challenge. We were to use bright colors, a theme of sunshine and a sketch. Isn't this pic of the boys adorable! Gotta love them.


American Crafts everyday line rainbow colors
Making Memories, black polka dot
Colorbok friendly forest

Sonshine is from Sesame Street font.
are my is from pooh font
Tree from Pooh and Friends
Rainbow from Hello Kitty Greetings
Fiskars scallop punch and upper crest punch.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Playing and ScrapSketch #64

My other layout for ScrapSketch. This is for Sketch #64. If you haven't yet, go on over and check out all the other ladies' layouts. Awesome, they are all awesome!!

Some park pictures of my boys playing with their cousins.


Cardstocks are bazzill
Patterned Papers are Basic Grey's Urban Prairie
The flowers are circles that were distressed and layered.
Plantin Schoolbook (i think) for the brackets.
Playing is from Sesame Street font.

Crash! ScrapSketch #63

Here is the layout I did for ScrapSketch. This is my take on Sketch #63. You've got to go over and check out all the other ladies' layouts, they're totally fab.! I really had a lot of fun with this one, it's from my crash on May 3rd, when a young kid hit my Jeep with his four-wheeler. No injuries thankfully!


Making Memories, Just Chillin boy papers.
Crash is Cricut Mickey Font and was manipulated in Design Studio to fit better in the title block.
Stars are from George and basic shapes various sizes.
Title block is from the Cars cartridge.
Misc. buttons and ric rac from stash
Machine stitching.

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Monday, May 11, 2009


Here's a quick card I made yesterday. I really like the colors in this one.


Tree from Pooh and Friends cricut cartridge.
Patterned Papers are Colorbok from the friendly forest line.
Fiskars scallop border punch
White, Black and turqoise cardstocks from Michaels
Swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder.
SCAL with Antsy Pants font for hello.
Misc. twine from WalMart

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

First of all I want to wish all of you Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day!!

Now I've got to show you all the adorable card my hubby and boys made for me. They did such a great job and he knows that them taking the time to make it for me means more than any card they could ever buy. I love him, isn't he the sweetest! My sweet boys, too, aren't they great!

This is the card I made for my Mom and Mother-in-law. I used a quote from PaperTrey Ink and the flower is a really cool technique I found on the cricut messageboard, I'll have to go try to find out who and link their tutorial. Anyways, it's 3D and all of the petals are curled backwards.


Bazzil cardstock
Basic Grey Urban Prarie
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook for flowers and leaves
Cricut Storybook for the Marquee
Rhinestone from Michaels dollar bins.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Jackie

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Daily Disaster

The last couple days have been crazy busy around here. I decided on wednesday that I was going to make cookie bouquets for teacher appreciation week and mothers day. Well I didn't quite realize how labor intensive 50 something double frosted sugar cookies on sticks would be. It took me all of tuesday night to shop and make the dough. Wednesday I baked and baked and baked. Wednesday night was the first layer of frosting. Thursday was kiddo decorating day and the kids made mothers day cards for their Grandmas' and I made some for my mom and MIL and teacher cards. I'll post those later, haven't had time to take a pic. Anyways, so these cute little mothers day/teacher appreciation gifts have taken me at least 15 hours to complete and I'm confident in saying this is the last time I'll make them! But, they are cute though :)

This is a layout I made a few weeks ago, but it happens to fit right in with my disaster of a house right now. I don't have a picture for it yet, but I'm going to take a picture of my living room after the kids have pulled all of their toys out of the toy box. I know that sometime I'll look back and miss that disasterous mess!


Cricut Indie Art for explosion at 8 inches? I think.

Sesame Street font for Daily Disaster

Cuttlebug argyle embossing folder on disaster

Papers are Bo Bunny Grease Monkey line.
Misc. buttons from stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Jackie

Monday, May 4, 2009

Long day yesterday and CC #14

So yesterday was quite a day. We were running all day long. First we had a birthday party, then we went to the park and after that we had big circus plans. There was a whole crew of us at the circus. I think there was 16 of us that sat together. Talk about fun! The kids were of course wild but not badly behaved, thankfully! After the circus we stopped to get something to eat and Tyler, who has been potty training, had to go to the bathroom. He ran in front of my into the men's room, where the toilet had over flowed and he slipped and fell right on his butt into who knows what!? Of course he would even attempt to get up so here I am walking into the men's room and also almost falling on my butt to pick up my kid who is covered in toilet stuff! Needless to say, we left and Tyler left without pants on.

By this point me and both boys were very tired and crabby (did I mention they didn't nap at all?!) All I wanted to do was go home and relax for a few minutes.

I had forgot to pick something up at my Mom's when I was there so I stopped on the way home and as I was heading back out towards the highway my Jeep was hit by a four wheeler! Yeah, I'm serious. Thankfully nobody was hurt. We were near my parents house when it happened so they were able to come and get my kiddos while we were waiting. Called the cops and got their answering service who took all my information and said they would call me in a few minutes. Forty-five minutes later, still no call. I finally called back and talked to an actual police office who said they never got a message but would come right away.

We didn't get home until after 10 and didn't get the boys to bed until pushing 11. It was one of the longer days I've had in a while. I'm so glad that day is over.

Well if you made it through all that, here's my card for the Chirper Challenge #14 this week. We were to use black, stitching, and scraps from Challenge #13 and a sketch from ScrapSketch, We used sketch #44, but go on over and check them all out, they're so inspiring.


Turtle from Walk in my Garden Cricut Cartridge
Marquee from Storybook cartridge.
Patterned papers are Little Yellow Bicycle, Baby Safari line
Bling from Michaels, in the dollar section
Rub on is ancient from my stash, I think it was Top Line Creations?
Misc. Red cardstock and google eye

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New look

I was able to whip up a new background and header for the 'ol blog today.

So whatcha think?? I'm quite fond of it and the blog has needed some prettying up for quite some time!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!! and So You layout

First of all I want to wish all of you out there a very happy and productive National Scrapbook Day!!

I don't know if I'll get anything done because the carnival is in town this weekend so the kiddos and I will be heading over there and later my father-in-law is coming out to help my hubby work on putting a roof on our old garage. Bummer, huh? At least I'll have some new pictures to scrap, right?!?

This layout is my son Dylan to a T. From the look on his face to the "mickey" (blanket) and Paws (his stuffed animal). The journaling says "so you to be smilling so big and toting around paws and your mickey!"

Patterned papers: DCWV Green Stack
Craft CS: Papertrey Ink
misc. buttons from stash

Friday, May 1, 2009

Exciting news!! and The Great Outdoors

First of all I've got some really great news, I've been selected to be on the Creative Team at ScrapSketch. Steph is so great and has so many inspiring sketches, hop on over there and check them out! I can't wait to get started!!

My little "mudmen" playing outside this spring. I asked my DH to watch the kids while I went for a quick run and I came home to them covered with mud. Gee thanks!! Anyways, they were having the time of their life so what's another bath and an extra load of laundry?

Graphically Speaking for tree and title.
Everything else is the Friendly Forest line from Colorbok (anybody else seeing a pattern here??) Promise I'll have something different for ya tomorrow ;)
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