Sunday, May 13, 2012


GROOM flip flops

BRIDE flip flops

My nephew Mike is getting married 7-14-12.  My sister asked me to make some decorations for the table.  I bought these black flip flops from the Dollar store.    I cut the word GROOM from Cricut CALLIGRAPHY COLLECTION cart .  I cut the black felt lapels and bow tie from the Cricut SWEETHEARTS cart.  I hot glued the tux lapels and bow ties to the flip flops.

I added bling to the bow tie and flip flops.

I cut the word BRIDE from the Cricut CALLIGRAPHY COLLECTION cart.  I used the MS punch to cut the Chrysanthemum flower.  I traced the bottom flower from a pair of Dollar Store flip flops.  I purchased the white flip flops from JOANNE's Craft Store. 

I added a white button to the center with a glue dot.  I added bling to the flip flop straps.  I used a large wide glue dot to attach the flower to the flip flop. (Hot glue didn't work)

Saturday, May 5, 2012


There's no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than watching my grandson Ian age 5 yrs playing baseball.  This is such a magical age! I'm known as the Paparazzi Grandma.  They don't realize I have to take a gazillion pictures to make sure one or two turn out!  LOL  Here is page 1 of a two page baseball layout.

Page 2 of 2 page layout.  Ian is the spitting image of my son Jonathan at this age!  My daughter in law Ashley keeps me in the loop of the grandchildren's sports schedule.  Thank you Ashley!!! I have to remember my manners and not cheer so loud!  I have caught a few stares from the crowd!  Sometimes I just can't help myself!!!  LOL

This baseball was cut from a baseball paper.  I embellished it be sewing the stitching on the paper.  The name & number nine were cut using Cricut STREET SIGN cart.

Baseball shirt & base on bottom of shirt cut using Cricut BASEBALL solutions cart.  Baseball, bats & word "baseball" cut using Cricut SPORTS MANIA cart.  Word Millard cut using Cricut VARSITY LETTER cart.

Embellished a baseball sticker with red stitching.  Letters cut using Cricut VARSITY LETTER cart.  This cart is one of my very favorites!!!  Thanks again to Lori Apgar for pointing out how wonderful this cart is for sports layouts!!!

Baseball mitt cut using Cricut SPORTS MANIA cart.  Bat & baseball inside mitt are stickers.  Embossing folder by Tim Holtz used to give bat texture.  Inked bat using Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in color "Crushed Corduroy".  Embellished mitt by sewing around it.

Here are tools used on this project.  My dear friend Lori Apgar from Scrappin My Stress Away blogspot was destashing.  I was the lucky recipient of her Diva Spritz from Precious Treasures!  Thank you LORI!!! I need to "pay it forward" and "destash" my craft collection!!!   Notice I used the word "destash as opposed to hoarding"???  LOL  I used the Diva Spritz from Precious Treasures to pearlize the hat, shirt, stars, words on this layout.  What I learned about this spray:  Spray the paper FIRST before embossing.  Dry with heat gun.  Then emboss your paper.  I found this adorable SPORTS PHRASE embossing folder byDARICE at Manglesen's (a local independent craft store here in Omaha, NE).  I went on a road trip with my friend Janet to Lincoln, NE.  We spent hours at a wonderful store called Ben Franklin.  I found the most wonderful papers (including the baseball paper used on this layout) and ribbon.   OMG, if you live in Omaha, plan on a road trip to Lincoln, NE....and don't forget to invite me!  So many craft items not found locally can be found at this wonderful store! 

I'm so blessed to live close to my grandchildren and be a part of their lives.  They have truly enriched my life and given new meaning to it!  Mom up in heaven...YOU WERE RIGHT!  There's NOTHING like grandchildren!~

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

BFF scrapbook layout

Granddaughter Genevieve lost contact with her friend Riley.  Genevieve unexpectedly saw Riley at the park after a year apart!

Letters cut from Cricut MARTHA STEWARD ELEGANT CAKE ART cart.  Triangular banner cut in brown card stock cut from Cricut SOPHISTICATED cart.   Plaid card stock cut in triangular banner was cut from Cricut SOPHISTICATED cart.  Punched and set eyelets in flag banner using the Crop A Dile by Memory Makers.  Jolee's flower branch sticker.  Sizzix leaf die used to make leaves.  Used Fiskers to add texture to leaves cut from Sizzix leaf die.

Butterfly cut from Quikutz Die.  Added pearl type bling on butterfly.  Hampton Art Postcard stamp was purchased at Hobby Lobby. Stamp set was package of four for $9.99 but I never buy anything without a 40% off coupon! LOL

Label cut from QuiKutz Nesting Tags.  Butterfly embossed with Cuttlebug folder.  The butterfly comes in a 4 pack and can be found at Hobby Lobby for $16.99.  I ADORE this embossed Cuttlebug butterfly set!!!

Tools used to make this layout.

Cuttlebug embossing folders used to make layout.

Just NEVER get enough of my Grand kids!  I can re-live the moments when I create these layouts!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SU Cards

I made these cards at my STAMPIN UP class.  I just loved the way they turned out! Sorry don't have the names of stamp sets or embossing folders!  Go to Stampin Up website or ask your local SU Demonstrator.  These were made at Joyce Elliott SU class.

Need a SU Demonstrator in Omaha, Papillion or Bellevue NE?  Joyce Elliott (Omaha:, Chanda Stehlik (Bellevue:, website:,  Elois Roys (Papillion: website: