Friday, October 30, 2009

Through the eyes of a child

My grandson snatches up the camera when ever he gets a chance. I decided to highlight some of his work. I particulary like the picture of Papa.

I designed the film strip myself and cut it out on my craft robo. The heart was a free file that I downloaded from Ileana's Blog. check it out here

Monday, October 26, 2009

Memories Of Brad

It's taken me a while but I finally put together a book about my brothers short battle with cancer. I had journaled everything on my personal blog, which I no longer have and I didn't want to lose all those memories. Some people as, why do you want to remember. Well, not all the times were bad. We had some fun times and it is memories with my brother. No matter what the memories, I don't want to forget a minute with him.

Click here to view this photo book larger

Halloween Treats

Here's a special little halloween treat container that I made with my craft robo. Have I told you how much I love this little machine.

All of the cut outs are dingbat fonts that I cut out with black vinyl. They work fantastic on the craft robo. The hardest part of this whole project was finding the candy corn. Can you believe it!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Car Magnets

Ever thought of expanding your craft knowledge to business. Well we started with the busines first, then my scrapbook addiction started. After playing and learning to use my craft robo, I decided, I could do this, large scale. We have been contemplating expanding what we do in our home based business, which is large format printing, so what could be better. We found a Roland Vinyl cutter on ebay and nervously purchased it. I wasn't completely sure I could do this but I did. It's actually pretty simple, and is along the same lines as using my craft robo, just on a larger scale.

Here's a car magnet that I made for my cousin's business.....and if you need any home improvement, they are the people to call.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Baby Shower Accessories

Ok I know I start every posting about my craft robo this way but did I tell you how much I love this tool. This is the best scrapbooking investment I have ever made. Here's my most recent. I had a girlfriend ask me to help make baby shower invitations. She wanted a baby bottle. I purchased this baby bottle and made a few modifications to it. I'm sure you realize this but the black background wasn't part of the card, only used it so the bottle would show up on the scan.

I also had another baby shower that I did and made some accesories. I also found some clip art and added the babies name. I love the feature of print and cut that you can do with the robo. You print out the clip art and then feed it through the craft robo and it cuts it out for you.

A fantastic designer at, Jen Adkins, had a free file and that's how I made the pacifier.

I glued the baby bottles and pacifiers on to candy. A really cute accent.

I cut out letters on my robo of the baby's name and made a fun table decoration by hanging the letters on ribbon with mini clothes pins. The mommy and daddy to be loved it and decorated the baby's room with it.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Here's a layout that I recently did. Gotta tell you it is a total scraplift from a fantastic scrapbooker Dee. When I saw her layout I fell in love with it. I especially love the poem. Getting pics of the boy's feet was a little challenging but after about 20 pics I got one that worked. I tried taking pics in the grass but the baby didn't like the feel of grass on his feet so that plan didn't work.