Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Scrapbook Layout Share - BBQ

We had so much fun at our very first BBQ in our new home. We did a combo of Labor day celebration and my friend's birthday.




The paper was perfect for this event. The manufacturer is Best Creations Inc. Cute, right?
I used my ribbon punch to put ribbon on the pictures and did a simple rectangle journal tag
right below. "Get Cooking" is from Cricut Design Space - Country life. I found some orange
glitter paper and used it for this title. Buttons seemed to look cute and to bring out more of the yellow from the pictures at the bottom of the page.


I used part of a cardboard box, the variegated part, and used that for the photo mats. The food and BBQ title came from Cricut Design Space - Block Party. The journal tag was from a Recollections sticker set I'd bought around the holidays. The circles were backed up by an old piece of cork that was in my scraps. I felt like there needed to be something above the cut lines of the middle piece of paper so I added brown ric rac. 

Here's how I put it all together.




Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3 Kim

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Great Nephew Max and Gakie

When my great nephew, Max, was first leaning how to talk he'd call me Gakie because he couldn't get the Great Aunt Kimmy out. Way too many words. He's so stinkin' cute. Now that he's going into Kindergarten in September he calls me Aunt Kimmy most of the time but if I get him laughing he'll say, "Silly Gakie." My heart melts.

My niece-in-law came over with Max at Christmas time. The teacher in me instantly started thinking of a project to do with a 5 year old.  Decorate cookies! Of course.

After we were all on a complete sugar high...lol...he opened up his presents. Star Warz is his thing now. I spoiled him with a t-shirt, characters and a backpack which he'll use for his first day of Kindergarten this year. He's just grown up so fast.

I didn't do a video on this layout.



These papers are from a DCWV paper stack that I had in my stash. I think it was from the "All Boys" paper pack.

"Boys will be Boys" is from the Boys will be Boys Cricut cartridge (is that we still call them if they are on CDS?)

The star border is from Ribbons and Rosettes. There are 2 layers to this but I just used the top layer. I made 4 strips of 3 inches each long and 1 inch high.

The faux zipper is ribbon which I bought a while back. It's from the MultiCraft Imports.

I used my Selphy to print out the 2 x 4 phots and matted them with a dark blue card stock.

The arrow embellishments in the right top and bottom left corner are from My Minds Eye and the green dots on the top left photo and bottom right photo are from The Paper Studio.

I hand wrote the journal and cut it up so there were strips instead of it being one solid piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Monday, February 13, 2017

$1.00 All Occasion cards for sale

I'm clearing out my inventory! All cards are just $1.00 plus shipping cost.

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Thanks so much!

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's 2017 Card Series #4 - I Freakin' Love You

Creating a Valentine card for my 18 year old son was a little challenging. I still see him as my little boy! Here's what I came up with. I've included the video (below) showing how I put it together. I did not include the black score tape in the video. I put it on both sides of the stripes. They weren't matching up and needed to cover it. I actually like how it turned out.




Here's how I made it:



Thanks for stopping by!

<3Kim

Cricut Design Space Project DIY Valentine's Decoration "Stand Up Heart"

I knew how I wanted this project to look so I put my engineering hat on and this is what I came up with. It's really simple to follow. Have fun!






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<3Kim

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's 2017 Card Series #3 - Hubby Card

Here's card #3 of the series. This one is for The Hubby.

I used paper from a Recollections 8 x 8 paper pack, DCWV textured paper, Paper Smooches stamps and the misty. I went ahead and used my Brother Scan N Cut2 in this one as well.



Here's how I made it:




Thanks for stopping by!


<3 Kim

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's 2017 Card Series #2 - Sending You Hugs and Kisses

Continuing on with the series.

The combination of the "lacy" heart, Recollections "Love" paper, twine and Cardz TV "Love Ya" stamps are all so perfect for this card.


Here's how I made it:




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<3 Kim

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Scrapbook Layout Share - Vegas or Bust

Here's a one page one picture layout of my son and his friends on their way to Las Vegas for the first time. Oh, to be 21 again.
Now, my printer had run out of ink so I didn't have the picture in this video but I used the photo mat that was in the kit. I bought this kit at Big Lots yeeearrs ago.

Here's how I made it:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

<3Kim

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Valentine's 2017 Card Series #1 - Make It Now (CDS)

Here's card #1 of the Valentine's 2017 card series. I was having a struggle getting the mojo going so I went on CDS and found the Make It Now section.
I like the design a lot but had some challenges with cutting the little circles and hearts. my paper kept tearing. You can't really see it in the picture. Layering all the cuts helped as well.





Here's how I made it:





Thanks for stopping by!

<3 Kim

Cricut Design Space Project - Easel Style Birthday Day card

Here's one of my favorite designs for cards. The Easel card.

I made this for my nephew who's turning 33. I know it's a little youthful but I like how it turned out.




Here's the video on how I made it.




Thanks for stopping by!

<3 Kim

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Neat Freak Step #1 - Create A Space

This is not crafting related. 

I recently saw a post on Facebook and immediately started to comment then realized it was turning into a book...lol...The post was about a woman who was a neat freak and had become overwhelmingly frustrated with her family not cleaning up after themselves. Here are my stories and just a few suggestions that I started doing to relieve myself of the frustration. We're embarking on this mission gradually but it seems to be working most of the time. 

I used to take it personally because my family knows I'm a neat freak and thought they just didn't care about how I felt.

Helpful hint #1.
My husband and 2 adult boys don't like clutter and get frustrated when they can't find their things yet they are the biggest culprits of this problem.
Advice: don't go crazy one day and buy a bunch of baskets, shelves, and organizing things, etc. It can be a bit overwhelming at first and they might become resistant. Try one thing at a time.
Create a space for their belongings. I'd get so tired hearing, "Where are my keys or where are my shoes?" In all fairness us women have an advantage because we throw our keys in our purse. I bought a bookcase with baskets at Cosco. I've seen it at Walmart as well. They each have a basket that sits on top for their keys pencils for school, and I also put their mail there. Under the book case there are 2 baskets per person that are designated for their shoes. You might be thinking, "Why aren't their shoes in their closets upstairs?" I had to do it this way because my husband and older son have ADD and if I sent them back upstairs to get their shoes I didn't see them for 5 or 10 minutes because they got distracted. I haven't gone so far as to label the shoe baskets but they learned quickly which one was theirs. This method is working about 75% of the time. This helped me so that when they said, "Where is my....?" my response would be, "Did you put it/them in your basket?"

Do not help them find anything. Once it becomes a problem or a hassle with them having to take the time to look for it on their own they'll hate it enough that they'll start using the baskets. If you don't have the financial means to buy a bookshelf then designate a space. You can do this by writing their name on a piece of paper and taping it to the wall where they should put their stuff on the floor. You could put a box there, a towel or anything that would be their target spot.

If this works for you let me know. I'd love to hear your other suggestions. It's going to take time so be patient. Oh, put a small trash can next to or on the bookshelf so if they open their mail they can through it away right then and not leave it on the top of the bookshelf. There are a lot of really decorative small trash cans you can get or just decorate it yourself.

Next: Neat Freak Step #2 - Clean Your Room

Thanks for stopping by!

<3Kim