Oh Deer~

What have I done?

Well, I’ll tell you it all started with this little DCWV package from Joann’s.


And I had a little help from this guy too.


Holden took a time out from all his teen boy things like homework, texting and watching TV to put my little deer together.

Here he is all assembled~


We decided that to match my room a bit better (and my unicorn) he needed to be gold.

A quick spray with gold spray paint.


And he’s perfect!



I’m thinking he might need some lights, a red nose and possibly a wreath for Christmas.

So, you’re probably wondering what the big problem is?

Now hubby thinks his real deer head should go on my scrapbooking room wall. Yikes!

I used~

DCWV DIY Wall Zoo Deer, Gold Spray Paint

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

It’s A Charming Good Time At The Book Fair~

So, step right in.

Once again the ladies over on the Cricut Circle Message Board have challenged and inspired me to get out of my comfort zone.

This time with a house, mini album and chunky charm swap.

Yes, I said a house swap!

And yes, I was extremely intimidated by it with its windows and peaked roof.

But, with a bit of trial and error this is what I made for my partner, Colleen~


If you know anything about Colleen, it’s that she is head over heels in love with her new niece Kaylee.

So I thought a children’s inspired house and mini would be perfect for her.

I think she might have a picture or two of little Miss Kaylee lying around. He he.

Also perfect for my project was October Afternoon’s new Public Library Collection.

My house~


There was no way I was attempting to hand cut the paper for the windows already in the paper mache house, so I used Papertrey Ink window stamps and the Brother Scan & Cut to cut them for me. Easy peasy.

Then I simply had fun layering all the stickers, chipboard pieces, buttons and brads in the collection.




My Mini Album~









Once again I simply layered the various pieces from the collection with other embellishments hoping to leave enough room for her pictures.

My chunky charm~


Anytime you find a dancing bear on a ball you just have to add it to a children’s book themed project. Right?

Or at least that’s what I told myself. He he.

For the best tutorial on how to make a chunky charm, please visit this YouTube video.

She even shows you exactly what supplies you need.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little book fair.

I think I’ll go enjoy a good book. He he.

I used~

October Afternoon Public Library Collection, Paper Mache House from Hobby Lobby, Papertrey Ink Home Made Stamp Set, 7gypies Book Cover, Assorted Tim Holtz Embellishments, Spare Parts Flowers, Enamel Dots
Blue Moon Beads, Blank Slate Charms, Spare Parts Charms

Instant Smiles~

Ever see something and love it so much that you decided you just had to make your own?

That’s exactly what happened to me when I saw the SVGCuts Instant Memories Camera Box.

My camera~


I just so happened to have DCWV’s Honey Chic Stack out on my desk.

The colorful and fun prints were perfect for my camera.

A few close-ups~



This box is a perfect size to include a gift or possibly a coordinating mini album.

It’s finished size is 7 inches wide by 7 inches high by 2 inches deep.

Which is also the perfect size for a four-year old to carry around going “click, click.”

Want to see what else you can do with DCWV’s Honey Chic Stack?

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See you then!!

I used~

Honey Chic

DCWV Honey Chic Stack, Vintage Collector Cardstock Stickers
Ribbon, Twine and Acetate

Momma’s Got A Brand New Bag~

He he.

I couldn’t help myself.

Have you seen Samantha Walker’s purse collection?

I also couldn’t help myself there either, so please don’t ask me to admit to how many I’ve purchased.

My purse~


I used one of my favorite prints from DCWV’s Bohemian Sunrise Stack.

The weight of the paper is perfect for 3D projects.

A close-up~


Click here for a detailed tutorial on how to cut and assemble this purse.

The only change I made was to use Scor-Tape rather than a liquid glue.

You guys know how I am with liquid glue. Yikes!

But, isn’t it cute?

I know another little person who agrees.

Seems she has run off with it to fill with who knows what.

Guess that means I need to make another. He he.

I used~

Bohemian Sunrise

DCWV Bohemian Sunrise Stack
Tim Holtz Fastners
Samantha Walker Barrel Purse

It’s A Beautiful Wonderful Day~

Especially when you spend it with good friends and Teresa Collins!

And that’s just what I did back in early March at the Scrapdoodles Retreat.

Several of us took Teresa’s Memory Tray class and it was fantastic!!

My memory tray~


She taught us to use her new stencils, modeling paste and especially the Ebosser.

And one or two of us might have taken one home.

Okay, all of us. He he.

A close up~


If you ever have the opportunity to attend a class with Teresa I would strongly encourage you to.

She is fantastic at not only showing you, but motivating you to document your life your way.

And she makes pretty stuff!

I used~

Teresa Collins Daily Stories Collection including Paper, Brads, Chipboard, Die Cuts and Sequins
Teresa Collins Basically Essentials Stencils, Modeling Paste, Ebosser, Canvas, Transparency, Tags
Daiquiri Thickers

Hoppity Hop Hop~

Here comes Peter Cottontail.

Hopping down the bunny trail.

Easter’s on its way. He he.

My Bunny~


I love this bunny from the SVG Cuts Bunny Hop Set.

So, much that I spent much of yesterday afternoon trying to make him.

I wanted him to be sturdy and to have a well-loved stuffed animal look, so I used paper from DCWV’s The Chalk Fun Stack.

Since the paper has a special coating on it, I found my hot glue gun worked best at gluing all the parts together.

It also allowed me to work a bit quicker than waiting for liquid glue to dry.

And that’s always a plus.

Did I mention that he can be filled with yummy Easter treats?

Ready to be stuffed~


I’m thinking that he might just need a friend or two to keep him company.

So, I’d better hop right to it. He he.

I used~

DCWV The Chalk Fun Stack from Hobby Lobby
SVG Cuts Bunny Hop Set