American Girl Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone!  Here is a quick post on a layout I put together yesterday.  I used my cricut and Make the Cut for this one.  I just love Make the Cut, I actually found all these shapes in the Make the Cut gallery and the flourish is a free SVG from my friend Nancy over at Fancy with Nancy.  This was such a fun day with friends and I wanted to make sure I had a special layout to celebrate it!

The background is actually a purple page on white but it didn't come out well in the photos.  I tried to incorporate the colors that I saw on the background of the boxes in the photo. 
The cool thing about the font for the American Girl title is that I just did a google search on American Girl font and found out the font is Times New Roman, I then used that font in Make the Cut.  I LOVE that!! I then added two little stars on top of the "i's" and it came out just like the way it looks on the boxes at American Girl.  
 Here is the other page, the colors look different but they are the same.  The pictures were taken at two separate times. 
Of course I had to use some purple twine on my journaling boxes!

Stampin Daisies Design Crew Creations

Good Morning Everyone!  Today is the first post for my new design team for Stampin Daisies.  I will be posting a new project using these stamps every other week on Tuesdays.  I just love all the stamps she has created so far and you should see the ones she has coming up!  Soooo cute! Anyway, onto my card.  While visiting my local Michael's with my daughter looking for googly eyes for son's birthday invites, we found these cute eyes with eyelashes.  My daughter thought they were just hilarious so we knew we had to get them!  I wasn't sure what I would end up making with them but soon found out!  We were flipping through the Toy Story cartridge book when we saw Mrs. Potato Head and knew that a card needed to be made with her and those eyes!  Here is what I came up with:
I used the Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin Daisies "Just the Basics" set.  I also used the latest MOJO Monday sketch to complete this card.  Sometimes I need something to get me going when creating a card or scrapbook page and sketches really help!  This sketch has so many elements to it!  It was hard to keep up.  Here are some of the different additions I made to this card:
 I hand stitched around the edges of the pink paper using the Sew Easy tool to make my holes.
I added glitter to her earrings to give them a little sparkle:-) 
The flower has a flower brad through it from Stampin UP! then it has another silver faux brad set by my i-rock.
I used some twine on my button from the Twinery (my new favorite thing)
I inked some red ink around the birthday sign to give it some dimension.

Whew!  That was a hard one but I love how it came out!  I crack up whenever I look at it.  Mrs. Potato Head was cut out at 4 inches using the Toy Story Cartridge. 

Don't forget to check out the other design team bloggers to see what they came up with today and the Stampin Daisies site for info on these fun stamps!  
Design Team stops:

Stair Step Fold Card - Toy Story invite

This past week I have been working hard on completing invitations for my sons second birthday party.  After I got over the fact that he is turning 2 (yikes!) I decided to have some fun with it!  I only had about 20 to make so I thought "let's try something fun and a new technique"...okay what was I thinking?  They took me a lot longer than I thought they would.  I think the hardest part was actually cutting and gluing all the shapes together that I cut on my cricut.  My son loves Toy Story so I picked out an easy figure from this cartridge, the alien.  It was also perfect because he had his arms wide open and I knew I wanted to do a banner on the card.  I also wanted to try my hand at a stair step fold.  Here is what I came up with.
Doing the fold was easy!  I just looked over a couple tutorials on the web and kind of made it my own.  My paper was 12 x 4 1/4.  I scored it using my Martha Stewart scoring board at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/2, and 6 1/2.   Once folded the card came out to the normal 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 size.
I wanted to layer each fold, here are the sizes for the layer.  The first layer of blue was 1 x 4 and the first layer of white was 3/4 x 3 3/4.  The second layer only had the blue on it which was 1 3/4 x 4.  The third layer is where I put the wording and the first layer of blue was at 5 1/4 x 4 and the white layer was at 5 x 3 3/4.

I used googly eyes on the alien and the Look Who's Turning stamp set from Stampin UP! for the front of the card.  At one point I was going to string the banner but I thought it looked cute just like this. 

Here's another look at my cute alien!  He is cut at 3 3/4.  The banner was cut using a Make the Cut file at 1 inch.

Winner of Abby's 1st Blogoversary Hop!

Hi Everyone! I have picked the winner of the Stampin Daisies stamp set from this past weekends hop through and the winner was #38, Sandy!!  Here is what Sandy had to say:
How sweet! Love your precious layout. I'm a new follower, too.
This is the set that Sandy won:  
If you would like to order this set for yourself, check out Stampin Daisies at
Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and commented.  Your comments were so sweet!  

Sketch 245

Happy first day of Spring!  I can sure tell spring is coming!  It's raining like cats and dogs over here.  I was able to get some crafting done today and last night I worked on a page based on this weeks sketch challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges.  I recently got a bunch of photos printed from this year but I had some left on my desk that were just screaming to get put in a layout from a few years ago.  I love this layout because I was able to put three photos on it.  This was such a fun day visiting a cider mill by my sister-in-laws home with my husband's 101 yr old Grandmother.  It was one of the last times we got to take her out.  She is 103 now and still going strong but she doesn't like to leave the home she is in too often now.  I also love the layout because of the bright colors along with the orange for fall.
 I love my twine!!  I also inked up the edges of my journaling box in the pumpkin color as I didn't like how white it was:-)
 I colored in my pumpkins with an orange pencil and took my Stampin UP! blender pen to fill it in.
Supplies Used: 
All products are Stampin UP! except for the twine which is from the Twinery.  It's my new favorite obsession!

Abby's First Blogoversary Blog Hop

Hi all! I hope you are enjoying yourself on this hop!  I know we have some VERY talented ladies participating and I can't wait to see all the fun projects. If you have arrived here from Christel's blog over at Scrappin Sista then you are in the right spot, if you would like to start from the beginning head on over to Abby's blog at Scrapbookaholic Abby.
If you have been following Abby for a while you know that she creates the cutest stuff!  She is, of course, a scrapbooking girl so I thought I would create a scrapbook page in honor that.  I used some of her favorite things for this page. First off, the page is based on a sketch from pagemaps.  I love page maps and my friend Nancy got me the page maps book for my birthday last year to give me lots of inspiration in my scrapbooking!  I highly suggest them.  Next, I used more of Abby's favorite things, my cricut to cut the title, some bling in the form of buttons and brads, and lastly a Market Street Stamp simply stitched border to do the square for the middle of my page.  I absolutely love how this came out, although I think this may be the last time I do an accordian flower. I just was not having luck making that thing stick to the page no matter how much glue I used.  It finally did and hopefully it stays now!
Here is my project, I also used one of my favorite things, Stampin UP! paper and stamps.  I love these colors and as soon as I put them all together, I knew I had to create a page with them.  Luckily I had this cute photo of my kids from a recent photo shoot my girlfiend, Linnea over Images to Adore did.  She is so talented and I loved all the photos she took of us.

Supplies Used: 
Paper: Stampin UP! Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, and Pink Pourette, retired DSP on the flower
Ink: Stampin UP! White Craft and Soft Suede
Blossom twine is from the Twinery
Stamps: Stampin UP! Fabulous Phrases and Market Street Simply Stitched Borders
Stampin UP! Buttons and Flower brads

What's a blog hop without some blog candy right?  My sponsor for this hop is Stampin Daisies and I am giving away a super cute stamp set that has just been released!  Here is a photo of the set:

To be entered to win, just leave me a comment below and I would love if you became a follower!  Take care and have fun hopping!!
Your next stop is Amanda over  My Scrappin Obsession!

Here is a list of the hops in case you get lost along the way:

New Design Team

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day today!  I have been busy making my son's invitations for his 2nd birthday party and really haven't done much else the last week.  I hope to get them posted soon! Anyway, it's (finally) warm here!  We are around 60 today and should be closer to 70 tomorrow!!  We'll be back down in the 40s by the weekend so we are soaking up the sun today.  I just wanted to make an announcement.  I have been lucky enough to be selected as a member for a new design team for Stampin Daisies.  She is coming out with a new stamp line and I will be helping her showcase that line!  I am very excited for this opportunity and looking forward to showing off these VERY cute stamps!

Sketch 243 - The Best of Fall

Well, since my new photos that I printed haven't come yet I decided to do some more fall photos for the sketch challenge at Scrapbook Challenges. I adored this sketch for the two page layout as it let me fit so many photos!  It's always a challenge to make one event on a two page layout because I tend to take a lot of photos.  This one was perfect for me!  I really loved the paper I found in my stash with the pumpkins and this other scripted paper I thought brought another dimension to the pages.  I have been using a lot of buttons lately in my projects and these corduroy buttons from Stampin UP! went so well in the pages too.  I cut the title using Make the Cut and added the box and inked brown around the edges along with adding ribbon in the corner as the colors I chose didn't show up too well against the paper.  Hope you like it!!

Based on this sketch:

Lil Pumpkin layout

Happy Thursday everyone!  I have been doing some scrapbooking this week and thought I would share this layout from some photos I had of a time we went to the pumpkin farm a few years ago.  I couldn't get a really good photo of it so I apologize for how dark it is.  I took the sketch from Page Maps and I really like how it came out.   Lately I have been scrapbooking old photos and doing current ones digitally, I think I am going to change it up and start scrapbooking my new ones so I can be up with the seasons:-).
The circle is for journaling
Pumpkin is from Create a Critter and the face is from Peachy Keen Stamps Pumpkin Face Parts
I hand cut this tag and used Make The Cut to cut the letters with my cricut