February 27, 2010


Like so many of you I am a multi-crafter. What I mean is paper crafting isn't my only hobby. I've been busy sewing a couple of tiny little aprons for my daughters (4 and 2 years old). What happened was I got a great deal (I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about) on a pair of "flirty" aprons and my little girls just loved them. However, these were made to fit women of all sizes but definitely not little girls who still wear toddler sizes! So off to Hobby Lobby for some fabric. I let them each pick the pattern for their apron. Marlee chose the Princesses and Lilee picked Strawberry Shortcake.
Now on to the multi-craft part. I had to scrap a page of them wearing their new aprons.
I used this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch because it's a great sketch and Your Memories Here is this week's sponsor! I rotated the sketch but kept the proportions pretty much the same. The background paper is DCWV Nana's Kitchen (appropriate for an apron layout?) I cut out the apron on my Cricut using the From My Kitchen cartridge. The purple card stock and the apron are both embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder (though it's hard to see that detail in the photo). Thanks for stopping by to take a look today. I hope you'll head over to Sketchy Thursdays to play along and share your own take on this sketch.

February 26, 2010

Spring Projects

Hey everyone! Samantha here, bringing you a Springy project!

My card and pillow box are both made from the Cricut Easter cartridge, which is available in the YMH store.

Be sure to stop by my blog because Just Buggin' Cricut Challenge blog is having a BLOG HOP this weekend with a challenge, lots of inspiration and prizes!

Happy Crafting,

February 25, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays

Happy Thursday! Just wanted to share with you all that Your Memories Here is sponsoring this week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge. So pop on over, take a peek at the sketch and play along for a chance to win some scrappy goodies. Their sketches are a great starting point to get those creative juices flowing.

Inspired by CHA

Hello there,
It's Thursday, so it's Karli, sharing a project that I saw at the Provo-Craft Booth at CHA. I totally fell in love with one of the projects on this table:
Can you guess which one??? It was the cup :) Did you find it?
Here's my version:
They used one of these cups that you can alter the inner lining --->however you'd like. I love creating custom & personalized gifts, so this was perfect for me! I used gold foil paper and embossed it with one of my fav Cuttlebug folders- Fleur de Lis. Then I simply added some bling for my name & added a bling crown to embellish that's fit for a queen ;) . So super easy, but it looks awesome!

Here's the liner alone:
 and the cup:
You can use patterned paper, cardstock, whatever you'd like! The best part is you're never stuck with a boring cup like everyone else's & you made it yourself, quick & easy :) I have a couple more for next time that I can't wait to share!

Thanks for peeking! Hope you have a golden day!

February 24, 2010

Black and red Thank you card

Here is a Thank you card that I made. I love the red, black and white color combonation. I used my Cricut to cut out the black squares and the red letters. As I hope you can see in the top picture I used foam tape to pop some of the letters up. On those letters I also added a red eyelet with some black and white ribbon as well. At the top of the card I punched 2 holes and added the same ribbon. For added depth I used black chalk ink around the edges of the red card. I used my 12 x 12 mat to for my cutting. I love the 12 x 12 mat as you can so much at one time.

February 23, 2010

Got Dirt?

Is it Tuesday already? Sorry, my hubby took the day off yesterday and cut into my crafting time, I get more done when he's not around ;)
Here's a layout that has been in my "to do" pile for a while now.
In the summer we like to spend out weekends in the woods on our ATVs when we can. I got brave one trip and took my camera along.
I made the cuts on my Cricut using Plantin for the title font and Camp Out solutions for the 4 wheeler. I wrote my journaling on a Chatterbox wood tag and attached it with some glue dots. I felt with all the mud that the page was a little blah, so to give it some "bling" without being "girly" I added 3 sets of Dew Drops by each photo all from the Sunflower mix.
I embossed the title with my Cuttlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder though it's a little hard to see in the photo.

February 22, 2010

Pretty Flowers

A springy card for you today! I decided to leave the sentiment off this one as it will be easy to personalize when I need too. I used several supplies from Your Memories Here, the Primas, Pebbles ribbon, the Rosey Nook paper, the Mother's Day cart for the mats and a Swiss Dots embossing folder. For my scallop border I punched some 1" circles and adhered them under my mat layer. I hope you have a wonderful Monday!


February 21, 2010

Simple Birthday Card

Simple Birthday Card

Hello everyone and happy Sunday... here is a simple Birthday card I made just using three items. A great card to make if you don't have much time and need a quick birthday card.

I created this sweet and simple card using Birds and Swirls A2 Embossing Folder
a Prima Flower and New from Prima Marketing pearls and crystals accents for the flower center.

February 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Blocks

Here is the birthday card I made for my hubby (yesterday was his 34th birthday). He's a no frills kind of guy so I kept it clean and simple (but oh how I wanted to add Stickles and flowers) This is a 6"x6" card and the little rounded squares are 1- 3/4" cut on my Cricut with George and basic shapes. I stamped each square with the Imaginisce "Piece of Cake" stamps (there are 3 designs in this set. The middle square is from another set that i threw in to change it up a bit. I inked all the edges with the same color as what I had stamped to help them "pop" of the background. I "borrowed" Karli's idea and added a button to the center of each circular "happy birthday" stamp. I lucked out and just happened to have buttons to match each color , cuz the buttons were an after thought ;)
Hope you have a great week end and don't forget to enter your scrapbook page in the February Share Your Memories Here contest. Today is the last day to link up!

February 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Coupons

Hey everyone!! Samantha here!

My mom's birthday is on Monday so to celebrate, I made her a little coupon book to go along with her presents. This coupon book was cut out using the Cricut Mother's Day cartridge, which is available in store here.

The Mother's Day cartridge is a GREAT cartridge and it has many great cuts on it that could be used for any occasion, like the little coupon book cuts.

All my pieces were cut out at 2inches with the REAL SIZE DIAL button OFF (not lit up!). That made the cover and the pages all fit together nicely.

The green piece is actually bound to my book and there are perforated lines so that you can rip the coupons out as needed.

Since my mother's birthday isn't until Monday, I can't post the full details on my own blog until Monday (she occasionally takes a peek at my blog and I would hate to ruin the surprise! LOL)

Happy Crafting,

February 18, 2010

Cake in a Box version 2

Hello everyone!
It's Karli, with a simply sweet little project to share with you today. Remember this card I shared last week?

Well, this little box
was supposed to accompany it, but I was all out of one key ingredient...
a Hostess Cupcake!
It's a cake in a box :) Very easy to put together.

I used the Snag 'Em stamps from the Piece of Cake set on the lid. The insides of each circle are glittered. The sentiments were cut on my Cricut with the Wild Card Cart. I tied Pebbles Ribbon around the lid and the candle.

Here they are together:
It's an inexpensive, but sweet way to give a little birthday treat!
I'll have a video tutorial on my blog later this week if you're interested. Thanks for peeking at my little project. Hope you have a sweet weekend!

February 17, 2010

Happy Halloween mini

Here are some pages from my Halloween mini that I just finished. I used my Circut Expression to cut out the letters on this front page. I cut all of the paper for my pages at 4 x6 on my Cricut as well. It makes it nice and easy and all my pages come out at just the right size. I used my 12 x 12 mat to cut my paper for my pages and my tags.

February 16, 2010

We'll Miss You Brenda

Our fabulous DT member, Brenda, has just been informed by her employer ( a large crafting retail store) that she is not allowed to participate in any "outside of work activities" that promote any other competitor stores. So that means she's not able to be on the Your Memories Here DT any longer :(

That leaves me with the decision of how to fill her Tuesday posting spot. At this moment I'm thinking "Monthly Guest Designer". I'll be posting more about this later, when I figure out all the details.

February 15, 2010

Indoor Snowman

So many of us around the country are getting a ton of snow this year, and where I am is no different. One evening we brought a little bit of the cold stuff in and had fun making this little snowman that the kids later ate :) I used Don Juan and A Child's Year Cricut cartridges and some pretty silver Dew Drops as well as a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I hope you are staying warm and I sure do hope spring comes soon!

February 13, 2010

Oh No, I'm Late!

Oops! I checked my blogger dash board this morning to see what we've posted for you today and realized it was my turn to post!!
Sorry, no video post for you today. I've been sick all week and was in no shape to be filming. I have a layout for you today and a reminder that you still have 1 week to link up your page for the Share Your Memories Here contest.

I made this page for the YHM Share Your Memories February theme "catch up". Because this is from our vacation to Tennessee last June (yeah, I'm still working on those pages). The story behind this page is while we were on vacation Lilee didn't want to eat anything. We'd order her meal, she'd take a bite or two and then she'd say "I'm done". So by the second or third day, I started taking pictures of the foods Lilee wouldn't eat (what can I say, I'm always planning my scrapbook pages). Sorry the picture quality is poor, I'm fighting my fluorescent lights in my new scrap space. They are great for lighting to work by, but not for taking pictures.
I used my Cricut to cut out the bracket which is off of the Opposites Attract cartridge. The the pretty red and red and while polka dot flowers are Prima. I just love layering my flowers.

February 12, 2010

Puppy Style Layout

Happy Friday everyone! Samantha here, with ANOTHER puppy layout. I have been working a lot on Emma's first year album so here is another layout I have to share with you.

Also, I just want to remind you that we have a Share Your Memories contest going on. Click here for the details!

I created this layout for Your Memories Here using some great little Prima flowers from the Sweet & Sassy Clueless pack.

The title and fashion girl were both made with the Cricut Expression using the new Forever Young cartridge.
Happy Crafting,

February 11, 2010

10 Minutes or Less

Happy Thursday everyone!
I have a quick card (under 10 minutes) for ya using the Snag 'em Piece of Cake stamp set. This set comes with 3 stamps, and my favorite is this happy birthday circle. I added some buttons that fit perfectly in the center. Each button is embellished with a Prima flower (Sweet & Sassy Collection) & bling. There are so many little things you can add to the center like flowers, bling, candy, even coins! At $1 or less, you have to Snag 'em fast! Thanks for peeking!

February 10, 2010

I Love Every Piece of Your Heart Layout

This layout came about because I want to treausre what my 5 year old son tells me each time I leave out the back door. He says " I l ove every piece of your heart." :) It just make me smile and melt. I used my Cricut to cut out the heart and all the pieces for the words, even the ones I stamped on. I used my 12 x 12 mat to cut these out. I wanted to keep this simple and focus on the sweet saying. On the heart I will put a picute of my son and me.

February 9, 2010

Love Easel Card

side view:

It is Tuesday so it is my day to post my DT project! I have been seeing the Easel cards all over and thought I would try them...they are sooo easy!!!

This one is a 6x6 I used the Pool House Wall Paper on to my card stock base....you get 16 double sided awesome papers for only $1.25!! These are just perfect for your mini albums!! I added a love cut from the new Cricut Heritage cartridge.Next I added the bling that was included with my Prima Joy Clear Stamp,the border was cut using the new Easter mini cartridge. Added a flower from the Prima Hydrangea Bunch (Burgandy/Green)
Hope you get a chance to try these and I will see you next week!!

February 8, 2010

Love LO

If there was just one word to sum up what I feel for my family that would be it: LOVE. This is an older picture that I finally got around to scrapping, hard to believe it was taken Thanksgiving Day 2008!! I used a whole bunch of goodies you can go grab at the Your Memories Here store. The flowers are Prima, Pebbles ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing edge folder, Rosey Nook paper and my favorite, Dew Drops. The butterfly was cut with my Cricut using A Child's Year. I love this butterfly but the cut isn't available as just the butterfly, only as a card, but I got the idea to just make a very small "card" glue the to halves together, and viola! you've got yourself a very pretty butterfly cut:) I hope you are enjoying your Monday, come visit me on my blog too:) Paper Blossoms...see you next week!

February 7, 2010

Love paper bag album

Hi everyone

Happy Superbowl Sunday..The past two week has gone by in a whirlwind!
The bad thing is I have not been able to have any crafting time...I started this mini album two weeks ago for my Sunday post for the Your Memories Here DT. and I finally finished it last night
front cover I used my cricut and george cartridge to make the hearts into a flower I used from Prima Marketing pearls and crystals accents for the heart flower center.

pg 1 for the photo mat I used my cuttlebug and embossing hearts embossing folder and black magic cordination paper and a tag I tied around the mat with Fibers and Ribbon Assortment from YMH.

pg 2 on the paper bag flap I used a rub on and pearls and crystals accents from Prima Marketing pg 3 not too much on this page I just used george cartridge to cut a heart and stamped it and tied a ribbon around mat, for the flap from the paper bag I used a random chipboard from my stash added a tag I made with george and prima flowers from YMH..

pg 4 I made another heart flower from george cartridge and added a chipboard sticker. on the flap I used a rub on for the hearts and a chipboard sticker.

pg 5 I used george to make some tags and stuck them in the pocket added some prima flowers and brads and ribbons. pg 6 I used george cartridge and made a frame and added prima flowers to the corner and used a chipboard sticker

close up of page 6

back cover I added a vallum quote and made a frame from george cartridge and a heart.
Mats inside paper bags..

tags and mats inside the pockets