Friday, April 23, 2010

Birthday Layout


These are scrapbook pages of Christopher's 18th birthday. I followed the sketches from the LID challenge. I used the Celebrations cartridge for the birthday hat and confetti. I used the George cartridge for the circle.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Partners in Crime

Yay, another scrapbook page done. These are pictures of Olivia and Starlet. They love eachother and are always together whether they're playing, pouncing, getting into the dishwasher or wrestling with their arms around eachother. They're very intertaining to watch. For this layout I used Plantin Schoolbook for P.I.C. (partners in crime). The swirls and stitching are rub-ons.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

Yummy, yummy. Chicken Enchiladas. I did this layout for the LID challenge on the Cricut Messageboard. I used Plantin Schoolbook cut at 1 inch for the font and From my Kitchen for the apron, cut at 5 inches. The recipe card was also cut from the From my Kitchen cartridge at 7 inches.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Towel Cake

This was my first time making a towel cake. It came out a bit smaller than I thought it would, but I like the size. The first picture is before I added the champagne glasses and a few more flowers. The glasses have a monogram P on the front and the date on the back. They were made using my Cricut and etching cream.  My son is getting married on May 1st and this will be the center piece for the Bridal Shower this weekend.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sucker Bouquet

I never knew 60 suckers were so many until I started putting this bouquet together for my mother's 60th birthday. It was a lot of fun and I really like how it came out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

LID Challenge 4/3-4/9/10


I had so much fun with this layout. My inspiration was of course Starlet's name and the awesome sketch Bearylish posted for the LID Challenge this week. Our new little girl likes to play fetch with her play mouse. It's so cute. Of course I had to take a bunch of pictures.

Sunshine Award

Sunshine - that's exactly what I need. I'm hoping the rain has finally stopped for awhile. Thank you so much to Debbie over at for this award. She's such a sweetie. If you get a chance you should really check out her blog. I love her layouts and her scrapping area is to die for. I only wish I lived by her so that I could play in her room. She has pictures on her blog if anyone is looking for ideas for a scrap space.

Beautiful Blogger Award

Okay, I'm back with my 10 picks for this award. Please check out all of these blogs. They all have something to give and I really enjoy visiting them. There are many more great blogs out there, but I had to narrow it down to 10. Here goes:

Friday, April 2, 2010

Starlet Skyy


My sweet little baby Starlet is home! She's so cute and super loveable, although she was not too sure about our other kitty Olivia. Luckily this poofed up pose only lasted a short time. Right now she's sound asleep in my lap as I type this. Tomorrow I'll have to make a trip to Costco to get my pictures printed so I can start on her baby book.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's a Girl!

I can hardly wait for tomorrow to get here. I have been looking for a special kitty for a couple of months now. I have been to the local shelter, to all of the rescue groups and even to a cat show. What I thought I wanted was a Cornish Rex cat. I love the breed, the look and the personality. But what I found myself REALLY wanting was a small black short haired kitty. A sleek, panther looking beauty to call mine. A HEALTHY, lovable cuddle baby. A kitty that won't mind when I'm constantly picking her up to kiss and carry her around. A kitty that will come running to greet me when I get home from work..... so that I can pick her up, kiss her and carry her around! You see, my kids are now grown and both bigger than me. I guess I have a little empty nest syndrome going on.
Well, no more! A couple of weeks ago, during my usual visit to the shelter and the pet store, I spied two cat carriers with tiny little faces looking out. They were all black faces with the exception of one siamese. I couldn't leave. My feet wouldn't work. I stood there and stared at the tiny faces until I finally found the words to ask if the babies would be up for adoption. The answer was "yes". They weren't quite ready because they still needed shots and to be fixed, but I could pick one out and do a pre-adoption. As the rescue lady took them out one by one to give them shots I eagerly watched and waited for the one that would catch ahold of my heart. There she was. The fourth kitty to come out of the carriers. She was tiny, solid black and had super short hair. I immediately knew it was her. That special kitty I had been looking for. Here she was. She was put into my hands and I gently brought her close - to my heart. My brand new baby girl!
The only problem was that I had to give her back until she was ready to be adopted. Well, almost two weeks later she has been spayed and is now ready for me to pick her up tomorrow afternoon. I can hardly wait. Her name is Starlet and she was 11 weeks old yesterday. I will post pictures soon. Stay tuned. Cindy
Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the scrapbooks.