Hello Sand Flea~

Lately I have been a bit busy working on some top-secret projects.

Actually, they’re just swap items and my Disney 2011 album.

Last night I remembered this little layout I made back during the Noel Mignon Cruise Crop for the Port Of Call Challenge: Scrap Your Vacation Pictures.

I had previously posted it to the Facebook challenge page and decided it was time to get it on my blog.

So imagine how ironic it was this morning to see that I had been scraplifted by Noel Mignon Design Team member, Virginia Tillery!!

I am beyond flattered.

My layout~


I used lots and lots of my Crate Paper The Pier collection to layer and embellish this adorable picture of Hartly playing in the sand.

That child loves the sand.

She manages to get it everywhere. Sigh.




I hope you’ll take the time to check out Virginia’s version of my layout.

She uses the sweetest and most adorable picture!

And it’s totally sand free.

I used~

Crate Paper The Pier Paper Pad, 6×6 Paper Pad, Ephemera, Letter Embellishments, Chipboard Frames, Studio Calico Sequins, Wood Veneer, Chic Tag Everyday Life Journal Tags and OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas

Happy Right Here, Right Now~

Boy, what I wouldn’t do to be sitting on the beach right now.

And it’s not just me.

Hartly tells me every morning that her toes really, really want to go back to play in the sand.

I guess that’s why I thought of beach pictures when looking at the DCWV Natural Cork Stack.

It makes me think of warm sand and works perfectly with my picture of Hartly and her happy, little toes in the sand.

I made a short video showing the making of my layout~

My layout~


Both Cork Stacks are perfect for adding dimension with layers and especially for using with your favorite punch or dies.

A close-up~


I used Teresa Collins Lifestyle Collection Pocket Dies with my Cut n Boss and was tickled pink with how easy they cut and how great they looked.

Now if only it was that easy to get back to the beach.

I used~

DCWV Natural Cork, Printed Cork and Vintage Essentials Stacks
Daiquiri Thickers, Studio Calico Stamps, Heidi Swapp Date Stamp, Sequins, Teresa Collins Lifestyle Collection Pocket Dies, Teresa Collins Cut n Boss

Wishing You An Epic Day~

I thought I would try something a little different and actually show you how I made this card using the new DCWV Air Mail Collection.

It came together rather quickly.

Especially since the kit includes so many wonderful embellishments.

Wishing You An Epic Day

And I hope you have an epic day today. He he.

I used~

DCWV Air Mail A2 Card Kit, Mini Cards and Collage Elements

It’s A Spooky, Ooky, Haunted House!!


Okay, maybe it’s not so spooky, ooky.

It’s more cute and adorable.

Recently I participated in a House Swap over on the Cricut Circle message board.

Why buy one house for the swap, when you can buy three just in case you need a back up?

Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that.

Anyway, Hartly quickly claimed one of those extra houses and decided that it was time to decorate it.

It seems she liked DCWV’s new Halloween stacks from Joann’s as much as I did since she chose to use the Eek-a-Boo Stack for her house.

Hartly’s spooky, ooky haunted house~


I used black corrugate sheets from the Fall & Halloween Corrugate Stack to give the roof a bit of texture and character.

What’s a spooky, ooky haunted house without a ghost hanging about?




And can we talk about DCWV now having sequins? Swoon!

The pack includes black, orange, and gold sequins, but it also has gold stars and spiders. Woo hoo!

The spiders made perfect little touches for my windows.

A close-up~


I kept the decorations rather simple, since I knew this house would be in the hands of a four year old.

Currently Cinderella is living in it with Prince Charming.

I think that means she likes it. He he.

A behind the scenes making of Hartly’s spooky, ooky haunted house~

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I used~

DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack, 6×6 Eek-a-Boo Stack, Fall & Halloween Corrugate Stack, Fall & Halloween Sequins, DCWV Gems
Paper Mache House, Black Coal Ink, Adirondack Pitch Black Dabber, Paper Studio Flowers, Papertrey Ink Home Made Stamps
Brother Scan & Cut

Hello, Hey There!~

It’s Mickey Mouse’s best friend and favorite pal….Pluto!


And obviously one of our favorites too.

I find it hard to believe, but it’s once again a new month and time for the DCWV Stack-a-Holic Challenge.

This month Design Team Member Thomisia picked out a double page layout sketch. Yikes!

Sept 2014 layout

But, it just so happened to be perfect for all my puppy meeting pictures.

A few close-ups~



I continued to use DCWV’s My Sunshine Stack and love how well the colors coordinate with my pictures.

This time I added a few Mickey Silhouette cuts from the Cricut Mickey & Friends cartridge.

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I hope you’ll join in this month’s DCWV Stack-a-Holic Challenge whether you do a double page layout, single page or card.

Just grab your favorite stack and get busy!

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese Paper, Brads and Stickers, OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, Enamel Dots and EK Success Mickey Punch
Cricut Mickey & Friends Cartridge for the Mickey Head and Mickey Outline

Here’s Trouble~

And I’m not talking about the big blue guy, but the little girl in the pink shirt. He he.

My layout~


This is my Super Stashbusters Challenge 6 Opt For Ombre: Create an ombre effect on your page using ink misters, papers, embellishments, trim or anything else you like.

I used graduating shades of blue patterned paper from DCWV’s My Sunshine Stack to create my ombre effect.

Then I added coordinating embellishments from the Simple Stories Say Cheese collection.

A few close-ups~




In case you were wondering about my Disney stash it is slowly shrinking. Woo hoo!

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese Paper and Decorative Brads, Kraft Paper, OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, EK Success Mickey Punch and Enamel Dots
Cricut Mickey & Friends Cartridge Continue reading

Look Who We Met~

Everyone’s favorite set of twin chipmunks….

Chip & Dale!

Those guys were definitely a bunch of characters.

Playing with Ashlyn’s hair, fist bumping Holden and playing peek-a-boo with Hartly.


This pocket page sits opposite the Snack Time layout, so I used several of the same embellishments on a smaller scale.

A few close-ups~




The best part is Chip & Dale really charmed Hartly.

After playing around with them she was ready to meet all the other characters. Yippee!

To see more of my Disney 2011 album, click here.

I used~

DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese, Enamel Dots, EK Success Mickey Punch and OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas