That is what this child does.

She approaches everything with excitement and a smile.

And this just of happens to be the title of her new favorite song.

That she knows by heart.

My layout~


The Cricut Circle Weekend Challenge: Your Choice was to use either your favorite pattern or design.

My favorite and go to design currently is to use the negative space from my title cuts.

A close up~


I love how easy it is and how great it looks when backed with patterned paper.

I thought the phrases in the Lindsay Letters Stamps went perfectly with the song lyrics and the picture of Hartly destroying a sand castle.

That’s my girl in action.

I used~
Studio Calico Antiquary Scrapbook and Card Kit Contents: Amy Tangerine Cut & Past Section 1 Paper, 6×6 Paper Pad, Flair
Kraft Paper, Kelly Purkey Get It Girl Stamp, Elle’s Studio So Much Fun Stamp, Lindsay Letters Stamps for Studio Calico
Mickey Fonts for the Title

A Bad Case of Stripes & Giggles

Another one down! This layout is for the Studio Calico Blog Challenge to Use Five or More Photos on one page.

This is NOT a problem for me as I hate to leave any picture behind. So, I dug out these pictures from Christmas 2008 of all the cousins dressed in striped PJ’s.

Well, all but one. They didn’t make the jammies in his size!

They had such a good time that it was hard to get all of them looking at the camera.

And I had such a good time looking for stripes for this layout I even mixed items from my Noel Mignon, Scarlet Lime and Studio Calico kits.

But, don’t worry! Everyone is back home in their proper bag. I don’t know why I can’t combine them. Maybe one day…

I used~
Mickey Font and CCR to cut them at approximately 1″
Scarlet Lime kit items: Pebbles Country Picnic Greenhouse paper, AC Sprout Greenhouse paper
Noel Mignon kit itmes: Amy Tangerine Scene glitter letters
Studio Calico March Illustrated kit: MME Fun Day diecut borders
Kraft cardstock, Martha Stewart Mini envelopes

I guess with the additon of two more cousins to the family, it’s about time to do this again.

Wonder what Ashlyn and Holden will think of that since they’re now teenagers? Wonder if I can find jammies in their size now? He he!

Project Life ~March 4th through March 24th

Since I finished up my Happy Little Moments book, I decided I would concentrate on my Project Life album. I think that once it’s up to date it will be a fun way to review the week on Sundays. But first I have to get all caught up! Eek!

The hardest part for me is choosing the pictures, because I want to include them all. These weeks were extra hard since we have been SO busy, but I finally narrowed down my choices and got busy.

The Week of March 4th- 10th~

I used Graphically Speaking for the number collages cut at a height of 2.81″. The numbers of 13 are from Mickey Fonts cut at a total width of 3″.

I still can’t believe my twins are 13!! Teenagers!!

My pointing finger comes from the Good Old Days cut at 2″.

The Week of March 11-17th~

A close up of my hamburger~

Cut from Fast Food at 2.25″

The Week of March 18-24th~

I printed and stamped a Studio Calico camera stamp directly on vellum.

My shopping bag cut from Celebrations at 2.75″~

I used several journal and photo templates called Splendid Fiins by Nisa Fiin that I purchased from Jessica Sprague.

I think I’m actually making a little progress in Photoshop!! Yippee!!

Wonder if Photoshop can help the fact that four days of the week are spent at either a baseball or softball field? If not, I guess there will be A LOT of sports pictures in our future!

H is for Hartly

You know how you see a picture of something and decide you MUST try it yourself? And the next thing you know you’re in Wal-mart carrying a 35 pound child around because there are NO carts to be found just to pick up yarn. But, I guess that’s a story for another day!

Last Fall Stephanie from Bella Blvd took paper mache letters and wrapped them with yarn to make a fabulous Thanksgiving decoration. So, I thought to myself ~Why can’t I do that with my Cricut?

I decided I would use chipboard. I used an H from Mickey Fonts and cut out 3 of them each at 11″.

Chipboard can be tempermental at best, so I used a fairly sticky mat and taped the chipboard on each side. My settings were pressure high, multi-cut 3, speed medium and my regular blade at 6. It is important to blow off the chipboard debris from the blade after each cut.

To add depth to my cuts I used two layers of foam tape in between each cut.

And then the wrapping began! I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in a soft pink color.
I will admit that I’m a little funny, so I wanted my yarn wrapped vertically on all segments. Weird, I know!

You can see I used pearl stick pins to help hold the yarn in place on the ends.

To add a little decoration to my now pink H I made a cute little butterfly.
I used~ DCWV the Blossom Song Stack

I used CTMH Art Philosophy to cut two of the butterfies at 2″. I pop dotted the top layer and decorated with Recollection pearls. I placed my butterfly on a vellum circle embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder.

Miss Hartly’s new wall decor~

And now it looks like my weekend will be spent making an A for Ashlyn and a H for Holden. Yikes!!