Just One More Ride~

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

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

For the umpteenth time.

My layout~

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Ashlyn and Hartly could ride this all day long.

A close-up~

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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

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

Put Some Oomph In it~

Would you believe me if I told you I made this layout way back in February at the Doodles Retreat?

All but the finishing touches.

It’s just been sitting waiting for me to blog about it and add it to my Disney 2014 album.

Since I’ve been spending the month of June coloring, I haven’t had time to even think of starting a layout.

So, this is the next best thing.

Right?

My layout~

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My Prince Charming is trying to pull the sword out of the stone while the kids all ride the carousel at Disney World.

Isn’t he handsome?

Which is good since he wasn’t quite strong enough to get that sword out and become the ruler of England.

A few close-ups~

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I used Simple Stories Say Cheese I and II Collections to make my layout.

To see more of my Disney projects, click here.

Now I’m hoping to find a moment or two to work on a layout.

Hopefully, I’ll have better luck than Travis did.

He he.

I used~

Simple Stores Say Cheese I and II Collections, October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas, Thickers, Enamel Dots, EK Success Mickey Punch

Love, Embrace And Celebrate~

It’s seems like just yesterday I received this~

Design Team Announcement

To say that I was excited is an understatement.

One of my first Stack-a-Holic Challenge layouts as a Design Team Member was this one of the kids celebrating Ashlyn and Holden’s 13th birthday~

Happy Birthday layout

Look at how small they all are.

As this is my last official post as a DCWV Design Team Member I think it’s appropriate to end with this layout of Hartly from last week.

My layout~

Love Embrace Cherish

Can you believe it?

That little girl with the Wubba hanging from her mouth is now a Nursery School graduate and soon to be a Kindergartener.

And those two teens are now driving and looking at colleges.

Time has simply flown by.

A few close-ups~

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I used one of my all time favorite DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack to create my layout.

I just love the colors, prints and all around feel of this stack.

If you look close enough in the upper left hand corner you will see the name Hartley is even on the patterned paper.

How perfect is that?

Thank you to DCWV for allowing me to create with your fabulous products.

It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with and get to know such talented ladies over the past three years.

This experience is something I will love, embrace and celebrate always.

I used~

DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack
Kraft Paper, ArtC Book Pages, Ali Edwards Get Real Stamp Set, Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Sparklets , EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Crate Paper Ephemera Pack

A Not So Happy Girl~

Remember when I said this layout was for the 2015 NSD WWW Snackdown Challenge?

Well, it seems I got my layouts and challenges all mixed up.

That one was for the All Decked Out Challenge: Create a project with a beach or nautical element to it.

This is my WWW Snackdown Challenge layout~

Not A Happy Girl

And what can I say about the face Ashlyn is making as Holden steals a bite of her Mickey Bar?

It still makes me laugh.

And she is still fussing about it.

A close-up~

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The best part is there was a cooler full of free Mickey Bars just a few feet away at the Mickey’s Backyard BBQ.

But, I guess they just wouldn’t have tasted the same.

To see more of my Disney 2014 album, click here.

I used~

Simple Stories Say Cheese and Say Cheese II Collections, Enamel Dots, October Afternoon Mini Market Kraft & Black Alphas, Thickers
Cricut Mickey & Friends for the Mickey Heads

It’s Snack Time~

Are you ready to RUMBLE?!?!

Or maybe crumble is the better word for the Cricut Circle 2015 NSD WWW Snackdown Challenge hosted by Jenny Dennis.

Her challenge is to create any type of project about…..FOOD!

I love it, especially since our family even plans vacations around where and when we are going to eat.

My layout~

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I chose an adorable picture of Hartly during her snack time at the beach.

This was way back when she was so scared of the water she wouldn’t get anywhere near it.

A close-up~

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I used Crate Paper’s The Pier collection and simply had fun layering the various prints and embellishments.

I also added some Teresa Collins Wood Dots for a bit of dimension.

This picture makes me giggle, because now we can’t keep this girl out of the water.

Seriously, this child went swimming in the ocean THIS past weekend when the water temp was below 70.

Brrr!

I used~

Crate Paper The Pier Collection, Open Road Journal Cards, October Afternoon Mini Market Kraft & Black Alphas, Teresa Collins Hello My Name Is Wood Dots and Jewelry Box Thickers

Hello Love~

I love this picture of Hartly and her Nursery School Class!!

As in love, love, love it.

I only needed a reason to use it and Jenny’s NSD 2015 Challenge: Let’s Get Sketchy was the perfect one.

My layout~

Hello Love

To mimic the picture I used only black and white patterned papers for my background.

A close-up~

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My photo mats and embellishments were my pops of color much like the balloons.

I love the diagonal feature of this sketch, but I would be too embarrassed to tell you just how long it took me to achieve it.

In case you couldn’t spot Miss Hartly, she’d want me to tell you that she’s holding a purple balloon.

And if that wasn’t enough to pick her out, she’d make sure you knew that she is the tallest in her class.

Apparently that’s a very big deal to her.

Oh, to be five years old again.

There is still time to join in most of the Cricut Circle NSD 2015 challenges, so make sure you head to Jenny’s blog and see the original sketch and her take on it.

I used~

Crate Paper Notes & Things Signed Paper, 6×6 Paper Pad, Ephemera Pack, Tags, Maggie Holmes Flea Market Paper and Embellishments, Kal Barteski Thickers, Papertrey Ink Sequins and My Mind’s Eye Washi Tape

Celebrate Today~

One of my favorite NSD challenges has and always will be the Timed Challenge.

I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because if given enough warning I get one totally uninterrupted hour to craft from the family. He he.

This year the NSD 2015 Challenge: Spring Into Action hosted by Jenny Dennis was no exception.

Not only did we have just one hour to create our project, it also had to have a Spring element to it.

My original plan was to make a cute and simple Spring card; however, I froze when it was time to spring into action.

After about five minutes of just sitting at my desk looking at stamps I decided to grab one of Hartly’s school pictures with the most beautiful bushes blooming all around her.

My layout~

Celebrate Today

Spring school picture…spring flowers…it works, right?

And then it was simply a matter of finding coordinating papers and embellishments.

Which you can see I had no problem with once I opened my October Afternoon Cake Walk stash.

A close-up~

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I even grabbed that Unicorn stamp set that I was thinking I would use earlier and stamped away.

I thought the “think pretty thoughts went” perfectly with the feel of my layout.

Anyway, not too bad for a one hour challenge I think.

I used~

October Afternoon Cake Walk Collection, Sweet Stamp Shop Unicorn Stamp Set, Éclair Thickers, Teresa Collins Enamel Dots,

Say Cheese~

Do you know how hard it is to get nine children to pose for one little picture? Sigh.

Unless you tell them they can make a crazy face!!

My layout~

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Then you just need to be ready to snap away.

I used the new layout sketch from DCWV Stack-a-Holic Sketch Challenge for May.

The sketch from Page Maps~

DCWV Stack-a-holic May Sketch

I dug out my DCWV Vintage Collector stash and simply had fun putting this layout together.

A few  close-ups~

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Although I didn’t have quite as much fun as these kids were having. He he.

I hope you’ll find time to join in this month’s challenge.

I used~

DCWV Vintage Collector Collection including Paper Stack, Postcards, Cardstock Stickers, Washi Tape and Acetate Hearts, Thickers and Papertrey Ink Sequins

Yippee!!~

Happy 2015 National Scrapbooking  Day Weekend!!

Because, really one day isn’t enough.

Several of us are celebrating over on the Cricut Circle Message Board and our blogs with challenges starting today and going all day tomorrow.

My challenge is Crafting With Negative Nelly: Use the Negative Portion of Your Cut.

You know….the part you usually throw away.

I often find myself using the negative portion of my cuts rather than the actual cut image for backgrounds and especially for my titles.

I started by using the new shape tool features found in the updated Cricut Design Space to create my background.

It’s a simple square filled with hearts.

Lots of hearts.

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And yes, I saved all those hearts for a future project.

I also cut slightly larger hearts out of multiple patterned paper to use behind the cut out sheet of hearts.

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It took a bit of time getting them all in place and secured.

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It was well worth it I think.

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Then I simply added my picture, title and a few embellishments to complete my layout of Miss Hartly being her usual silly self.

Yipee!!

A few close-ups~

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Oh, that face… I just love it.

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Now it’s your turn to be a Negative Nelly!

Make a card, layout, tag or any type of project using the negative part of your cut.

Post your project on the Cricut Circle Message Board under the Crafting With Negative Nelly Challenge thread for a chance to win there. Then come back here and leave me a link to your project in the comments for a chance to win here.

If you are not a Circle Member you can still participate by leaving me a comment with a link to your blog post or to any gallery of your choosing such as Studio Calico, the Cricut General Message Board, etc. Leave me a link and I’ll find you. For every project made you get TWO entries.

Don’t have time to make something? Awww…leave a comment letting me know what you would make and I’ll enter you in the drawing as well.

You have until Sunday, May 17th at midnight EST to enter to win a $20.00 gift card to Simon Says Stamp.com.  One gift card will be given away on the Cricut Circle Message Board Crafting With Negative Nelly Challenge Thread and one will be given away here on my blog. Good luck!

Throughout the weekend check out the following blogs for MORE 2015 NSD Fun~

Col’s Creative Corner – http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com/
Francine- http://alilbitocreativity.blogspot.com/
Erica-  EKittyscraps.blogspot.com
Heidi – http://cowgirl1hh.wordpress.com/
Jenny- http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/
Maria- http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Sherry- www.littlescrapofheaven.blogspot.com

I used~

Pebbles Jen Hadfield Home Made 6×6 Paper Pad, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Paper Pad, Doll Thickers, Heidi Swapp Stickers, Papertrey Ink Sequins, Kraft Paper

Cricut Design Space Shapes: Heart of Hearts File