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Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Sweet Coco Layouts

Call me crazy, but I just love creating scrapbook layouts of my pets. Last night, I created two layouts of my sweet dog.....Coco. We call her various pet names....Coco, Cocey, Coco Bananas, Coco Bean, Coco Puff, Cocey Bean, and Coco Channel. She knows each and every one of them too.

The layout below I created in about a 4.5 x 6.5 size, because it's going to end up being displayed on her vet's bulletin board along with some of their other adorable pet patients. I could have just taken them a picture of her and called it good, but being a scrapbooker, I just had to dress that picture up. lol

I stamped the "best friend" embellie on a piece of white cardstock that I used tea dye distress ink to tone down the stark whiteness of the paper. I did that on the other "I woof you" stamped embellie as well. I cut both of them out and popped them up with some dimensional tape. I also stamped the name of Coco's vet below the "I woof you" sentiment as to not step on any trademark name. She does love her vet's office though...no matter what they do to her. She just is so happy to go there and see all of her friends.....both human and animal.

The flower on the top right corner of her picture is one I plucked off of a bunch I bought at Walmart....I think. I just added a sticky rhinestone bling to the center. A girl has got to have her bling after all. :-)

The next layout is for Coco's ever growing scrapbook. I just love taking her picture and scrapbooking them. I am a bit behind in all of my scrapbooking though. Will I ever catch up? Time will only tell.

I used a small piece of the Cloud Nine paper by Fiskars in this layout as well. It's the small strip
on the right side that says "dog" The other papers used in this layout are from the Animal Fanatic
collection by g.c.d.

The dimentional pieces and alphabet stickers I think are also Cloud Nine by Fiskars. The paper and some embellies all came in a single package that I bought at Big Lots. Have I mentioned I love that store? lol You really can get some good deals on scrapbooking supplies there, and you never know what you will find there. I've been able to get Thickers alphabet stickers and some scrapbooking items by Martha Stewart as well. I do know for sure that the bone with puppy love embellie is by K & Co. I forgot to take a picture of the "adorable" dimensional chipboard piece at the top of Coco's picture. Sorry about that. Of course, I added the date of the layout, but I'm sorry I didn't write it in brown or black now. Maybe I can go over it with a dark color to make it look better. Not sure, but I might take the risk. lol

Well...that's about it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy dolly playing and happy scrappin!!


Monday, May 23, 2011

May Birthday Cards

May is such a fun month for me, because there are so many special events that take place. We have 3 birthdays in our family, and then there is Mother's Day as well. Two of those aforementioned birthdays are for my wonderful grandkids. My grandson turned 14, and below is the card I made for him.

I wanted this card to be young and appropriate for a teenage young man, which is what my grandson is. In other words, this card could not be blinged up, flowered up, or otherwise girlied up. lol This is what I came up with.


It's a simple card, but yet very colorful and fun. I just added a multi-colored horizontal striped border to yellow birthday paper, and then stamped happy birthday on a white piece of cardstock. A cute chipboard cupcake with candle was added, which I thought was the perfect finishing touch.

My granddaughter turned 21 this month, which is a special age and has to be celebrated. So...celebrate we did. lol Here is the card I made for her.

I decided to use the colorful numbered background paper to signify all of the previous birthday ages of my beautiful granddaughter. I cute the flower out with my Cricut Expression, and I added another circle shaped number paper as the center. On top of that, I added the number 21, which I cut out from a Fiskars template with my Fiskar's shape cutter. Love that! Since my granddaughter is girly, of course I had to add ribbon with a bow and blinge to the number 21. I rounded all the corners to soften the look a bit, and I'm quite happy with how this card turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me today. Happy scrappin and dollie playing.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thank You Card

I decided to share a card that I made for an online friend last year. She has a YouTube channel, and she held a contest to win some goodies. I was one of the two lucky winners, and I received a really cute stamp set. Of course, I had to make a thank you card to send to her, which she shared on one of her videos on her YouTube channel.

I really love his this card turned out, and once again, I used my Cricut to make this adorable owl. I loved adding the googly eyes for a bit of whimsy along with the floral patterned paper. The Cricut cartridge I used to make the owl is Give A Hoot. Love it! I used a Fiskars border punch for the cute heart border at the top of the card. A small flower punch was used for the 2 cute flowers on the tree branch. Sorry....I don't know what line the paper was from that I used in this card. Of course, I stamped the sentiment.....thank you.

I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by, and happy dollie and crafty creating!


Birthday Mini Album

It's been awhile since I've posted anything.....I know....I know. Sometimes life just gets in the way of creativity, and sometimes you just don't feel like being all that creative. Maybe a little of both. However, I did manage to complete a project, so I'm going to share it with you today. I made this birthday mini album as a birthday present for my dil....which was very recent.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and I will admit, that it was a lot of work. Once the paper had been applied, trimmed, sanded, and inked up, the rest was much easier. I don't think I'm going to be too keen on working on a scalloped mini album again.....ever. lol But.....you just never know. Sometimes we forget and do something again....that we said we'd never do ever. We'll see. I hope you all like it.

In case you are wondering, the dancers on the front cover were cut on my Cricut from the Nifty Fifties cartridge. I love this cartridge, and I think I will get a lot of use out of it for a long time to come.

Thanks for stopping by, and I wish all of you happy dollie and crafting fun!