Wednesday, September 30, 2009


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These pages were a lot of fun! Thanks to Mardenz for the Woody .svg file. He is very detailed so I cut him out at about 7 3/4". I wouldn't recommend anything smaller. The paper behind him is from DCWV's All About Boys stack. I cut his name from SCAL using a true-type font and colored it to mimic the lettering in the patterned paper.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Princess Ariel

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Here are some more layouts for the boys' Disney albums. Jonah was thrilled to meet Ariel and have her sign her autograph for him. Ariel was cut from Dreams Come True, and I used stickles on her...what is it called? Her mermaid parts. =)
In version 1, the seaweed and fish are cut from Life's a Beach. I used stickles on the seaweed. 'The Little Mermaid' is cut from SCAL using Harrington font. It is stickled as well.
In version 2, the flower is cut from Life's a Beach. The frame and the leaf flourish next to the flower are from Graphically Speaking. 'Ariel' was cut from SCAL using Harrington font. The frame, leaf, and her name are stickled.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 28, 2009


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As you know, I've been working on Disneyland albums for my boys for their Christmas presents. I love the Disney Pixar parade at California Adventure--these are some pictures from that parade. McQueen is always a hit with us when he drives by. My mom was generous to lend me her Cars cartridge (not an easy one to work with due to all the teeeeeny tiny details) so I could do some of these pages. The trophy is from Graphically Speaking. I put some stickles on the trophy and on McQueen's name.

Thanks for looking!
p.s. for those wondering, no baby yet...

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Few Housekeeping Items

This post is mainly an explanation for my followers, who, if you are still with me after my lack of recent posts, must really be loyal! =) I appreciate you and thank you for sticking with me!! I have a few projects up my sleeve that haven't been posted, but I'm also taking a bit of a break to have my 3rd child. As I type, I'm timing contractions. It's probably a false alarm, but it does give me reason to hope that the end is nearing.

Our little one will be taking up a lot of my time, understandably, and also a lot of my space! You see, my husband converted our 3rd bedroom into a scrapbook room for me about a week before we found out that our little blessed surprise was on his way! Oh, well. Easy come, easy go. I'm sure I'll like the baby better than my scrapbooking space anyhow. ;) But, until I figure out a workable schedule and a workable space, my crafting will have to take a backseat for awhile.

Don't forget to check back now and again, though. I am aiming to revamp my blog and make it easier to navigate. I will also be adding some new categories and links along the right hand column. I hope you will enjoy the changes in store! If you have any suggestions on ways I might improve my blog, feel free to suggest them in the comments.

Before I go, a couple of important and exciting announcements:
*Whimsical Scraps and Bugs will be celebrating its 1 year Blog-iversary in October! I've added a blinky on the right but make sure to check in throughout the month for the excitement!
*It's the 3rd week of ProvoCraft's cartridge giveaway. In celebration of the release of their 100th cartridge (Winter Woodland), they are giving away a free cartridge to 20 people per week for 5 weeks. To see more information on the Winter Woodland cartridge, click HERE.

Friday, September 11, 2009

future HERO

Here's my most recent layout, completed for the latest Whimsical Scraps and Bugs challenge. We were supposed to use the front of a magazine cover as inspiration for our projects. I focused on having one main picture and a simple clear title.

The picture is of my 3 1/2 year old DS at an American Heroes helicopter air show. He was trying on a firefighter's helmet. If you're familiar with the Station Fire in Southern California that has been burning for about 2 weeks now, it came about 5 miles away from us at its closest point. It was around this time that my son informed me that he wants to join a hand crew when he grows up. So this picture may just be a glimpse of his future...

The journaling is a letter to him regarding his future and, since it is of a more personal nature and would have distracted from the 'magazine cover' theme, I decided to put it on a hidden journaling tag behind the picture.
The next picture shows a bit of the dimension on some of the stars, which I then inked with white to further define the patterns.
materials used:
Plantin Schoolbook: 'HERO' and journaling tag
Sesame Street Font: 'future' and its shadow, and stars
A Child's Year: firefighter silhouette
Cuttlebug: Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots

Thanks for looking!

Cricut's 100th Cartridge Celebration!

The recently released Winter Woodland cartridge marks Cricut's 100th cartridge, and to celebrate, ProvoCraft is giving away 100 free cartridges (20 per week) over the next 5 weeks. To enter for your chance to win, go to the cricut community forum and reply to Admin Becky's post. If you post about it on your blog, you are entered twice!
To find out more about the Winter Woodland cartridge, click HERE.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Design Team Call

The site I design for, Whimsical Scraps and Bugs, is currently looking for new design team members.
The design term lasts for 3 months, at which time you can choose whether or not to continue. Challenges are issued bi-weekly, and you must use your Cricut on your submissions. To apply, e-mail pictures of some examples of your best work to I have found the design team to be very encouraging and complimentary! Come join us if you're looking for some fun challenges.