Such Spooky Fun~

Making Pocket Letters!!

Really, they’re quite addictive.

This time around our little group made Halloween and Fall themed Pocket Letters to swap with a partner.

My Halloween Pocket Letter~

Halloween 2

I used mainly the My Mind’s Eye Mischievous Collection with a few added elements from a past Noel Mignon kit.

My favorite being that cute Boo! ghost tag from We R Memory Keepers.

I even tried something new and attached the Happy Halloween tag using an Action Wobble.

The back~

Halloween Back

In an effort to keep all the goodies I’m sending in place, I made gift card sized envelopes to stuff and slide in the pockets.

I have to admit that when it came to the Fall Pocket Letter I was a bit stumped at first.

Especially since I traded Fall Postcards last year to the exact same partner.

So, I went old school and pulled out Bella Blvd’s Finally Fall Collection.

Happy Fall Y’all~

Fall PL

Simple yet adorable, I think.

And making me long for cool, crisp Fall days.

To see more of my Pocket Letters, click here.

I used~

My Mind’s Eye Mischievous Collection, Noel Mignon Masquerade Kit Contents, Buttons, Ribbon, Sequins, Bella Blvd Finally Fall Collection, Twine, Fuse, Brother Scan N’ Cut, Action Wobble, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, Glaze Pen, Wink Of Stella, Button Maker for Halloween Flair

I Am A Princess~

Well….maybe I’m not, but Hartly sure is.

While planning our Disney 2014 trip she repeatedly told us that Rapunzel was the princess she most wanted to meet.

I believe her exact words were she just had to see her!

So, I made sure to get Fast Passes to do just that.

My layouts~



There was much talk of long blonde hair, frying pans and even talk of a Snuggly Duckling outing.

A few close-ups~

Rapunzal-Close I-am-a-princess-close

These are the first pages I’ve made in a long, long time.

I’m talking months!!

I feel like they’re missing something or that I just quite haven’t gotten my groove back.

Guess that means I need to get busy making more layouts, right?

To see more of my Disney album, click here.

I used~

Noel Mignon Main Street Magic Kit, Simple Stories Say Cheese and Say Cheese II Collection, EK Success Mickey Punch, Thickers

Just One More Ride~

It’s been a while since I posted this layout or any layout for that matter.


Travis was fooling around while the kids rode Cinderella’s Magical Carousel.

For the umpteenth time.

My layout~


Ashlyn and Hartly could ride this all day long.

A close-up~


Actually I think they’ve tried.

Many, many times.

To see more of my Disney Album, click here.

I used~

Simple Stories Say Cheese and Say Cheese II Collections, EK Success Mickey Punch, Twine, Enamel Dots

I Gave A Letter To The Postman~

Actually, I gave several to him.

I joined in a Pocket Letter Swap with several of the ladies from our Cricut Circle Good Morning Facebook Group.

You don’t know what a Pocket Letter is?

Well, neither did I until I visited this Janette Lane’s blog for a perfect description and joined this fabulous Pocket Letter Inspiration and Inspiration Facebook group.

After figuring it all out I jumped right in.

My first glitzy pocket letter~

My Minds

My first partner listed My Mind’s Eye as one of her favorite companies, so I added plenty of gold and sparkle to match her personality to the Sky’s The Limit Collection.

I included a personal letter and a 5 Things About Me list.

Each of my other partners took part in the 30 Day Color Challenge, so I came up with a different pocket letter for them.

My coloring inspired pocket letter~

Little Kids

I paired October Afternoon’s Sidewalk collection with the adorable Mama Elephant In My Heart stamps to create a cute little pocket letter full of love and playfulness.

I even included a set of stamped and die cut children for each of them to color and use on a project of their own.

All of them together~

Little Kids Together

This was a great way to practice my coloring. He he.

Next up….Halloween Pocket Letters, so I’m trying to decide if I should go cutesy or creepy.

I used~

Glitzy Pocket Letter~ My Mind’s Eye The Sky’s The Limit Collection, Heidi Swapp Planner Collection, Teresa Collins Sequins and Paper Clips, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Studio Calico Gold Doily, We R Memory Keepers Fuse

Coloring Pocket Letter~ October Afternoon Sidewalk Collection, Mama Elephant In My Heart Stamps & Dies, Studio Calico Paper Clips, Enamel Dots & Hearts, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Studio Calico Sequins, We R Memory Keepers Fuse

Birthday Bear Wishes For You~

Have you missed me?

I will admit that life has gotten a bit out of control with us trying to enjoy every last moment of the Summer.

Need I mention school started yesterday?

So I thought I’d pop in here with my card for Kathy from The Daily Marker Pop Up Challenge: It’s All About Lines.

My card~

Bear Birthday Wishes Line Challenge

I used Washi tape to form my lines of varying sizes and simply blended two colors of Distress Ink into the white spaces.

Once I removed the Washi tape I had a perfectly striped or better yet lined background.

Keep an eye out for more Pop Up Challenges from Kathy at The Daily Marker.

I know I’ll be joining in!

I used~

My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Birthday Bear Stamps & Dies, Birthday Wishes & Ballons Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Signo White and Black Gel Pen, Copics

That Smile~

It just melts my heart.

And brightens my day.

My layout~

That Smile

Even with the missing two front teeth.

After a whole lot of coloring and card making I finally found time to make a layout.

And boy, did it feel good!

A close-up~

That Smile Close

I used more of Hartly’s Nursery School pictures and October Afternoon’s Cake Walk Collection to make a companion page for my Celebrate Today layout.

I had so much fun I think I’ll do it again.

I used~

October Afternoon Cake Walk Collection, Éclair Thickers, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Studio Calico Sequins

I Knew When I Met You~

That an adventure was going to happen.

I love that sentiment.

Almost as much as I love the Petunia Gets A Piggy Back image that accompanies it.

My card~

Bee Friends

You just have to smile looking at those two together.

A close-up~

Bee Friends Close

It reminds me of a certain little girl running around my house. He he.

I used~

Stamping Bella Petunia Gets A Piggy Back Stamp, Pebbles Jenn Hadfield Home Made Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dies, Copics