Easter always reminds me of my Grandmother. She and my Aunts would make sugar eggs every year just like everyone's grandma did, I think. I loved looking at those eggs with icing like ribbon on the outside and the diorama on the inside. The first is scraplifted from a lovely card that Joy Sikes posted on the MB. The second card is for my beautiful daughter, Jamie. I used the Easter cart for both cards.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Our trip to Disney World was a long one, 10 days, because of that we would take some time away from the parks. We would explore some of the other areas of the resort or go hotel hopping. On this day, we had gone to the campgrounds and since we are planning on staying there someday we wanted to check it out. It is on a lake near MK and they rent little speedboats, so we decided to try them. I was very nervous because we were right at the weight limit and when we got in, the water level was at the lip of the boat. We ended up getting soaked but had lots of fun zipping around the lake. I used Campin Critters on both pages.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This is my last layout of the Magic Kingdom until I start on the Not So Scary Halloween layouts. We didn't spend as much time at this park because it was very like Disneyland. MK is basically like DL but there are enough differences that it is new and fun. This layout is of Frontierland and the Thunder Mountain ride. I liked the ride better in WDW because it had a little wobble in it that was fun. You would have to ride it to know what I mean :)
Friday, April 8, 2011
This is a layout of a trip to the zoo with Jaden. He was 2 when we went and now hes 5. I really, really need to get on track with my scrapbooking, he will be graduating at the rate I'm going. I've decided to dedicate Wednesdays and Fridays to scrapbooking because I don't have the boys those days. I can use the whole day to spread out my stuff with no interruptions and power scrap. Will I stick to this schedule? I doubt it, there's always something or someone that interrupts, but it was a nice thought. I used Create a Critter and Animal Kingdom carts for this layout with a little memory thread too.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Memory Thread is a fun new embellishment idea that I learned about from Joy Sikes and Nilda on the MB. Joy makes the most beautiful cards with it and Nilda is the Queen of enablers. Memory Thread is thread wrapped around wire so that it can be shaped. You can thread it on a button then curl it for an added touch to a card or use it as butterfly antenna as Nilda did. When I first saw a few of Joys cards, I had some ideas of how I would like to try it. Luckily Michaels and Hobby Lobby carry it. I used it on the pumpkins on a Disney layout and a fall card. It is a very simple element to add, but I think it takes a project over the top.
I am always learning new things from the ladies on the Cricut MB and its hard to keep track or remember them. I found a notebook at Target on clearance and covered it with some paper. My good friend Brenda sent me a Cricut bughead for the front and I added the title. I attached a flower with a brad to the strap. I chose a spiral because it will handle any bulkiness if I want to paste something inside like pics. And I can tear out a page easier than a composition book.