Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Some Thanksgiving Photos

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving - I did!  Here's some photos.

Being silly in my Cricut Cake apron...

The table all set (for 11)

Place cards from MarthaStewart.com

I made all my veggies in slow cookers - how easy!

Our family photo - for our Christmas card

Tuesday Throwdown #27

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge was "embellish it."  We were able to use digis from The Pixie Cottage.  I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday.

Paper by DCWV
Stamp by The Pixie Cottage
Brad & Buttons from stash, Circle Nestabilities, Computer generated sentiment

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rocky Layout

I'm working on an 8x8 scrapbook of the dogs for my mother in law for Christmas. This layout is for Rocky when he was a puppy. Wasn't he adorable?


All paper and stickers came from DCWV 8x8 Dog Scrapbook in a Stack.  Cricut Plantin Schoolbook and Gypsy, Brown Sharpie

I used this sketch (and modified it slightly) from Liz Qualman:


My goddaughter, Colbin Rose.

Born 11/16/10 at 4:05 PM

7lbs 14 oz, 19.5 inches

Isn't she a cutie?  I can't wait to make a trip to NYC and meet her!  Congrats Dara and Rob! 

Sorry it took me a few days to post this!  I was waiting for a picture to share with all of you!

Here's the scrapbook (in its entirety) that I gave my BFF at her baby shower.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Challenge Blog and DT Call!

My friend Jeri at Crafty J's Place is starting a new challenge blog.  Craft Us Crazy is currently running a DT call, and they are having a giveaway for helping to get the word out. Please go over and check it out!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Playful Puppies Layout

Here's another layout from my mother in law's scrapbook. She says she doesn't have any pictures of her "grandpuppies," so I am giving her an 8x8 album full!

Papers by Moxxie
Misc: K&CO Letter Stickers, Circle Nestabilities, Brown Sharpie, Bone brads

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #26

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "Buttons and Bows."  The DT was given digis from DeeDee's to use on our cards.  I am loving this cute onesie set!  It came with the onesie and different sayings or designs to put on them.

My girlfriend had a baby on November 1st and I made this card for her.  

Stamp -  DeeDee's Digis
Misc - "Grass" decorative scissors, mini clothespins, Bic markers, twine, buttons from stash

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Just Married

A few more layouts:

After our procession down the aisle, we had a minute alone in the back of the church.  I love these pics! 

We were joined by the bridal party a minute later, and they all hugged us.  We formed a receiving line and all of our guests came down the line.

After the receiving line, everyone waited outside. 

My younger cousins handed out bubbles to all of the guests.  As Mike and I came out, everyone blew bubbles.  It was SO pretty! 

More pictures outside the church. 

Paper by Miss Elizabeth, Me & My Big Ideas
Misc: Precious Moments stickers, K&Co Stickers, Cricut Gypsy Font, Cricut Lyrical Letters and Plantin Schoolbook, Cricut Wild Card, CM bubbles stickers, K&Co journaling blocks,

**The square "Love" was the front of a card - it was pink, but I used some Tim Holtz distress ink to make it purple.  The purple patterned hearts came from my "thank you" cards that I used for my bridal shower.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Congratulations & Procession Out

More wedding layouts. 

After the big kiss, we were able to go down and see our parents.  Here's pictures from that.  After congratulations, we went back to the altar for the priest to finish up the ceremony.

Here's our procession out of the church.  My husband lost his flower halfway down the aisle, so that's why he is bending down in one of the photos. 

Paper - Me & My Big Ideas, Paper Pizzazz
Misc: K&Co Stickers, borders, and journaling/photo frames, Jolees Embellishments, Cricut Home Decor (I think?  I don't have this cart, someone sent them to me)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

With this ring & I do

Two more wedding layouts. 

The left page is our exchange of rings.  Our vows are typed up on the bottom right of the page.

Here's the big kiss:

Paper by Paper Pizzazz and K&Co
Misc: (Precious Moments cut out from greeting card), K&Co stickers, Jolees Embellishments, CM Scallop Corner Punch, CM Corner Rounder

Fairytale Challenges - Anything Goes
Iris's Spot - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Anything Goes
The Burtonesque Dolls - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - lots of whatever you want
Drunken Stampers - Punch Me 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We Love Grandmom

I am making a scrapbook for my mother in law for Christmas.  She LOVES her "grandpuppies" and is always complaining that she doesn't have enough pictures of them.  So I am creating a scrapbook with pictures of them.

This is the first page of the scrapbook.  I used this FABULOUS sketch from the Paper Poppy Kit Co

 I love these pictures!  The top pic is the dogs on Debbie's lap, while she and I are scrapbooking!  The bottom middle picture is Debbie with the sweatshirt she got last Christmas (it has a boxer and a cavalier on it!)

8x8" Paper from Target's $1 bin
Heart Buttons & Paw Brads from stash, CM Corner Rounder, K&Co Doggie Embellishment, Hand cut heart journal block, K&Co Letter Stickers

1. Paper Poppy - sketch
2. Candy Shoppe - animal theme

Tuesday Throwdown #25

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge was to use inchies.  I love creating mosaics, so this was right up my alley! 

All of the items used on this card (except the Tilda stamp) came from our sponsor this week, Catherine Pooler, a Stampin' Up Consultant. 

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda w/ overalls
Misc: Patterned and Solid Paper by Stampin Up, Brad and Sentiment Stamp by Stampin Up, Oval Nesties, Marvy 1" Square Punch, Black Sharpie for faux stitching

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bible Readings

I created these pages for the Bible readings during my wedding ceremony.  I printed the readings on purple paper so that I would remember which ones I used.

My uncle/godfather did the first reading, my husband's aunt did the second reading. 

The Priest read the Gospel and my godmother read the "Prayer of the Faithful."

Paper by Me & My Big Ideas
Jolees Embellishments, Sticko Crosses,

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Before the Ceremony

I've finished my 1st wedding scrapbook (the ceremony).  I am going to do a separate book for the reception.  I am going to take a break from wedding stuff to concentrate on Christmas projects and gifts. 

Over the next few days, I will post the rest of the layouts from this album.

These pages go after my "getting ready" pages and before the actual ceremony starts. 

The left page shows photos from Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Philadelphia PA, where I got married.  It is a gorgeous (and huge!) church, and I am glad that the photographer took these photos. 

Fun fact: my husband and I go WAY back!  We were members of the same church and when we got our baptismal records from IHM we realized that we were both baptised on the SAME DAY!  (We were born 10 days apart).  Isn't that crazy?  We met in elementary school and started dating the summer after high school. 

I love the photos on this page, especially the one of me & the girls at the top.  I used Photoshop to "selectively color" the flowers and stained glass windows. 

Paper - Paper Pizazz, DCWV
Misc: K&Co Embellishment Stickers, Jolees Embellishments, K&Co Journaling block, Cricut & Gypsy - Plantin Schoolbook Cart,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Don't Open Until Christmas

I was in the mood to create a Christmas card...

DCWV Xmas Stack 2010
Studio G Sentiment Stamp
Ribbon, buttons, and twine from stash, Circle Nesties, MS Tiny Hole Punch, Versamark Ink & Gold Embossing Powder

1. Paper Crafting Star - recipe (buttons, ribbon, mats cut at certain sizes)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #24

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is to Give Thanks.  We all used adorable digis from Sweet & Sassy Stamps

Digital Stamp by Sweet & Sassy
Paper from dollar bin at Target
Misc: Distress inks, Bic Markers, Nesties Circles, Brads from stash, Brown leaf adhesive paper ribbon by K&Co

1. Tuesday Throwdown - Thanksgiving
2. Get Sketchy - sketch