My Creations

Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Day of Splashing LO

In this layout, I tore the photos instead of the paper!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Doll House Invasion LO

Belle loves to lay in unusual places. One day I found her in Payton's Dollhouse. Payton thought it was really neat because Belle wanted to play dollhouse with her!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Coconut Scrap Shop Blog Candy!!!

What are your thoughts about what could make The Coconut ScrapShop better? Any products we need? Ideas for improvement? What are scrappers looking for in a great Scrap Kit?

First, visit the Coconut Scrap Shop store at and browse around.

Then visit the Coconut Scrap Shop blog at and leave your comments until March 1 for a chance to win a Chatter Box Journaling Embellishment Kit!!!

Let 'em know Cheryl sent ya!!! ;)

Bella Birthday Card

I made this card using the sketch over at Just Me.
Crafty B had a challenge to make a card with red and a cute image.

Ruby Jewels LO

Ruby Jewels is Payton's Cousin Dog. I even added faux pearls to the layout!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

From Icicles to Island (in three days!) LO

I wanted to do a split layout of a photo taken right before we left on vacation and then one when we got to vacation to really show the difference in climate. It was difficult to find paper and embellies that flowed well from a winter scene to a summer one. (And yes, that is a huge icicle that Payton is licking.)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

iCousins LO

Payton and Danielle are the only girl cousins in our family (there are 5 boy cousins too). Here, the girls are listening to Danielle's iPod, so that's why I titled it "iCousins." This LO is done using the sketch from Pamseclecticstuff. I used some coordinating shimmery paper that came with a post-bound scrapbook that I got a while ago. I realized that I haven't used wire in a while, so I got it out to make the flourishes.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Coconutty News!!!!

I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be on the original design team for the Coconut ScrapShop!!! Whooooo Hooooo!!! The Coconut ScrapShop is a new and growing company that specializes in beautiful coordinated scrapbooking kits. They also have a well-stocked online store with products from all the "big name" manufacturers in scrapbooking. They even have the NEW CHA products!!!! How cool is that?

The Coconut ScrapShop also has a new blog that is up and running. Stop by and give 'em some love!

The Coconut ScrapShop is a truely a perfect fit for me! The kits are AWESOME....totally my taste! I can't wait to get my first kit and share my creations with you! Not to mention that their slogan is "Where Aloha Meets Creativity." Sounds like me, doesn't it? :)

Altered word "baby"

My neighbor just had a baby girl. So I alted this Creative Imaginations Bare Elements word. I used paint, cardstock, and design paper. I glued it all in place with the UHU Twist and Glue. It is a great adhesive for altered projects. I used glue dots to keep the smaller parts of the "B's" and "A" to stay in place.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hit the Beach LO

More photos from Jamaica. My newest "thing" is transparencies! So you'll be seeing more and more of them on my layouts.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Stamper {in training} LO

Payton loves to stamp, so I couldn't resist doing this layout. I stamped the background on the center portion of the layout with inspiration from our new shower curtain!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lifted Up By Love LO

We've all been sick this past week. So I've been putting this LO together little by little as I get a chance. Payton hasn't let me out of her sight, so the layout isn't as nice as I had planned, but I'm ready to move on to a new one. As you can tell, I've got a ton of professional photos of Payton!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Love Always LO

Whenever I do a layout and have extra photos, I put them in a special folder so I can do something with them later. Well, I was finally able to use all the extra photos of Payton that I accumulated during the last 3 years. I used 19 photos on this valentine layout!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Grow LO

Well, we are in the midst of our weekly blizzard. Supposed to get 9-12" of snow today. So I thought I'd do a spring layout. Of course, I don't have any spring photos, so I dug around and found this panaramic landscape photo of our last house 7 years ago.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I finally got this layout done. It's been sitting on my desk all week. Each day I add something to it and today I decided that it needed to be finished.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


I've had these Kelly Panacci papers and stickers for some time now. They include the perfect question and answer stickers for an interview type layout. I stamped the flourishes and the journal block on a transparency and cut out for an extra accent. The little chipboard birdie was embossed by my Cuttlebug, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and finally sprayed with walnut spray ink.

The matted "top note" was the one that I designed on my SCAL software (see the post below) and cut with my Cricut. I was able to stretch it out long so that it would fit a 12x12 layout. Plus, since it is scaleable, I was able to make a second one just a bit bigger so that it would serve as a mat. I then did some sewing on the top note to finish it off.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I've come across some sites that are giving away scrapbooking/cardmaking items for FREE and I wanted to share them with my loyal readers. I have signed up for all of these offers and have received the items, so they are legitimate. Plus, you don't have to jump through hoops or buy anything to get your freebie. So, go ahead, who doesn't like to get a goodie in their mailbox??

Free Full Sized Fiskars Scissors - you have to exchange an email or two to sign up and wait about 3 months, but the scissors is worth the wait - I love mine.

Free Glue Dots

Free 3M Transparency Film

Free Adornit Scrapbooking Idea Book

Free UHU Glue Sample (for bloggers only) - Send an email to and request the sample, along with your name, address, and blog address.

Cut Above Scrapping - send an email to with your name, address, and birthday and they will send you a card, some primas, and a gift certificate on your birthday. Put "Birthday Club" in the subject line.

Free Glue Film

If any of you have others that aren't listed, please let me know. Enjoy!