Friday, March 16, 2012

Cookies Cookies Cookies!!!!

Aren't these yummy?  My friend found these on pinterest and made some and I just had to try it, too.  Here are the ones we saw on pinterest.  I am LOVING pinterest!  So many cool ideas all in one place and then if you find someone's style that you really like you can explore their blog further!  Watch out though you can get lost on there for hours!  Anywho.....I was sewing the seed beads on my daughter's cookeis and I started wondering if I could emboss the felt and LOL it worked!  I tried a couple of different folders and one definitely worked better than the other....the swirl pattern seemed to be deeper and so far has stayed....I'm watching to see if the pattern wears down after being handled so far so good.  Here are a couple of closer photos so you can see a little of the embossing...they are way cuter in real life!

I used my spellbinders to cut the felt.  The regular circle didn't cut very well but it did leave an indentation for me to use to cut with scissors.  The scalloped circle cut just fine though.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CTMH Layout

Have you seen the demonstrator special Close to my Heart is offering?  If you sign up to be a demo this month you not only get the awesome demonstrator's kit but also a free Art Philosphy cartridge kit (includes 3 stamp sets, chipboard extras and the cartridge) or if you have the cartridge you can spend $100 in other great CTMH goodies.  I'm seriously thinking about signing up even though I purchased this cartridge already....wish I had waited!  Anywho....I wanted to get some of my CTMH goodies out and play so this is what I came up with.  The whole idea started when I saw this layout on pinterest.  If you haven't joined pinterest, you really need to check this site out....great motivation for all sorts of crafty things, awesome recipes, home decor, fashion, etc. all in one place!  Anyway I had this photo of my oldest son that I really wanted to scrap as I love how sweet and innocent he looks in this picture.  It was left over from the photos I just recently scrapped of the grandparents coming to visit but I wanted to do a page for this one alone.  I pulled out my Key To My Heart papers from CTMH...not sure if it is still around as I think it is an older one but I loved the bright fun colors.  I also used my art philosphy cartridge for the calendar circle from Little Reminder which was a recent stamp of the month and the star from the Love Life set.  Love how these stamps and cartridge cuts work together!  I also used Vintage Type stamp set for the typewriter style font ont his layout.  That cute "boy" stamp is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I could have saved myself a lot of time by using my cricut to cut the banners along the bottom, however, I didn't realize that cut was on there until I started looking for the star....I should know my cartridges better...LOL!  The larger background star (overlapping the photo) is also from the art philosphy cartridge.  I'm hoping to read up on some photo taking hints this weekend so I can get better photos of my layouts.  I have a nice camera....just don't know how to use it to its potential.  You can see better if you click on the photo.  Hope you like it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Santa Layout

I created this layout with the Making Memories Tinsel collection.  I cut my Santa and the ho ho ho from my cricut cartridge Christmas Cheer.  These photos are from 2000.....can you see I'm a little behind in my scrapbooking?  I couldn't get a good photo....well not that I ever get a REALLY good photo because a photographer I am not was especially hard this time with all that glitter on Santa's beard!  I do love SU's dazzlin diamonds though!