Hello Deer~

Last night I rushed to complete one last challenge for the Cricut Circle Canadian Swarm that ended at midnight.

The challenge was to create a Christmas themed layout using two Cricut cartridges; however, one of the cartridges could not be a holiday cartridge.

So, I grabbed one of my newest cartridges, Home Decor Vinyl Wall Art and fell in love with the sweet, little deer on it.

My layout~


It also helped that my October Afternoon Santa Sack had just arrived, so out came all the Christmas items from it.

A close up~


Doesn’t Hartly look so sweet, calm and innocent?

At least while sleeping that is.

I used~
October Afternoon Holiday Style Holly Jolly and Oh, What Fun! Papers, Make It Merry Paper, Decorative Brads, Labels and Tid Bits
Cricut Opposites Attract for the word hello, Home Decor Vinyl Wall Art for the deer cut at 5″

Beach Access~

It’s time once again for the DCWV Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge. Yippee!

Erin has picked two great sketches to choose from, but of course I chose the layout sketch.

My layout~

Beach Access 2

I picked The Downtown Loft Stack for my layout.

It’s one of those stacks that I’ve been hoarding for just the right project.

I like how well the browns, blues and greens match my pictures of the kids playing on the beach at dusk.

And I love, love, love the patterns.

I hope you will find time this month to grab a stack and join in the challenge.

I used~
DCWV’s The Downtown Loft Stack
Studio Calico Brads, Simple Stories Snaplife and 24/7 Brads, Kelly Purkey Stamp and Amy Tangerine Date Stamp
Cricut Opposites Attract and CCR Basics for the title

My Bucket List Filled

It’s that time of year…

Moms all over the country are coming up with Summer Bucket Lists.

Some may even call them Summer Manifestos.

In case you have no clue what I’m talking about it’s simply a list of fun things to be done over the Summer Break.

In my house where Summer means I work more this is as close as we come to a bucket list~


As you can see it’s filled. He he.

I used the DCWV June Stack-a-holic sketch for my layout.

The colors in the Celebration Stack were perfect for my picture of Hartly and all of her buckets the beach.

I hope you will grab your favorite stack and join in this month by making a card or layout.

In fact I think participating in the challenge is definitely on your bucket list. He he.

I used~
DCWV The Celebration Stack
Iguana Thickers, Studio Calico Date Stamp, Paislee Press Stamp, Amy Tangerine Aspire Stamp, October Afternoon Buttons and Denim & Cream Sticky Keys
Opposites Attract for the word filled

With the Jerk of a String~

She had them all.

Oh yeah! I went there. The new Cricut Circle cartridge is out, and there appears to be a lot of hub bub about the word Jerk being on it.

So, I decided to use it on a project. And I think it’s cute!

One of Hartly’s favorite birthday gifts was her bouquet of balloons. She ran and ran around the house with them tightly gripped in her hand trailing behind her.

But the best part was her jerking the string holding them together and watching her squeal with delight as they floated up to the ceiling.

It’s a good thing her Daddy is so tall, because I think he spent an afternoon pulling them off the ceiling.

My layout~

I used the Studio Calico Story Hour kit as the colors played off the colors of the birthday balloons.

My title~

My cuts are from Out of Character for the word jerk cut at 2.5″, Birtday Bash for the pennant layer and Opposites Attract for the word string.

My last two cuts were cut to the size of my scrap paper. I’m still Stretching my Kit and using even the tinest of my scraps. Yippee!

I plan to use this layout for the Circle Weekly Challenge: Birthday Challenge in which you needed to use string on your layout.

And really how can you have a layout about string without string?

I used~
Story Hour kit contents: Echo Park Happy Days Diamonds paper, Style Essentials Yellow Damask, Crate Paper Story Teller Docutment paper and Border Stickers
Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, twine, EP This & That Decorative Brads

Oh No!

We hear that A LOT in our house as I’m sure you can imagine.

Lately it’s been in reference to her bed’s disappearance. We are waiting on the delivery men for her new Big Girl bed as I type.

So, hopefully tonight our bed will be Bed Bug free!

For the past three days she has walked into her room and given us a very dramatic, “Oh No!” This is followed by a “No Nite-Nite, Mama! No Nite-Nite!” And if she’s really full of herself she will lay down in the empty spot from her bed and start to snore. An actress in training, that girl!

But the best part of all is that no matter how many times she has walked into her room it’s still that geniuine shock of the missing bed all over again. And I know that’s something I will always want to remember.

My Oh No! layout~

A close up of my title~

I used Opposites Attract for the “oh” portion and Robotz for the “No!”.

I knew I wanted the bed image from Paper Dolls for Everyday, but once I saw the negative I knew I had to include that as well. It’s just like the big empty space in her room.

And every bed has to have a teddybear, right?

I used~
Paper Dolls for Everyday, Robotz, Opposites Attract
Studio Calico’s Encyclopedia kit- Journal tags
Echo Park This & That Collection for paper and chipboard pieces

I plan to use this as my Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge entry for Milestones & Memories. You know us we celebrate everything!

Hopefully, tomorrow we will be celebrating a night spent in a new Big Girl Bed! Wish us luck.

You Color my World

And if her personality didn’t those pants sure would! He he!

I used the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #57 Sketch Challenge to make my layout.

And guess what? I finished off all the paper out of my March Studio Calico Illustrated kit! Yippee!!

My layout~

I altered Jennifer Yates’s sketch a tad to accomodate my vertical pictures, but the basics are still there.

I used CCR and Opposites Attract to make my title.

And I used George to make the base for that wonderful globe stamp from Studio Calico. I was super excited at how clear it came out.

My journaling~

I typed it directly onto the vellum, so I would not be covering up any of that awesome Crate Paper pencil paper.

I used~
Studio Calico Illustrated kit contents: Crate Paper Story Teller Generations, Tomorrow papers, Crate Paper Story Teller Phrase stickers, MME Fun Day borders
Studio Calico Wonderful World stamps, MME Fun Day buttons & brads, vellum, kraft paper, black cardstock

Now what to do with all the embellishments left in that kit now that the paper is gone? Do I mix them in with another kit or leave them separate? Hmmm…this might take me a while to figure out. You know how I am about my kits and brand mixing!!