Archive for May, 2011

Jungle Cat

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Oh, our silly cat Poseidon. He decided that munching on the cat grass from the side of the trough just was not enough fun. He needed to be right in the middle of things.

This was a super fun layout to make. I decided to go big and bold with my cartoonish representation of the photos. I mixed a bunch of patterns to create the grass and then cut a big cat to jump through it all. The grass is cut from two different shapes on the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I mirrored them and also cut them into pieces to make it feel thicker and random.
Products used: Patterned paper: SEI (dots, stripes, grid, black); Tools: Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge (title), Meow cartridge (cat), Create a Critter cartridge (grass)

Trying New Things

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Check out this cute idea on the Making Memories blog! I will need to try this. The Slice looks like a good tool for making it happen, but I’m sure I can do it on my Gypsy, too.

The train flexible template. If you haven’t seen this concept yet, you must stop by Paperclipping to learn about flexible templates. And while you are there, check our her awesome videos. I love how Noell approaches scrapbooking from a strongly artistic side.

Grandma’s Kitchen

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Tobin was bathed in a sink for the first time at Grandma’s house after Christmas. I decided to have fun with this layout and make it kitchen themed.

Products used: Patterned papers, journaling block, canvas sticker: Little Yellow Bicycle Savor; Tools: Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge (“grandma’s”), Country Life cartridge (canister); Sketch: Scrapbooks, Etc.

Four Generations

Monday, May 16th, 2011

When we visited my husband’s family in Texas for Christmas we had four generations of men together.

One day, I will have a baby girl and then round up my family for a 5 generations of women photo. 😉
Products used: Patterned papers: Bo Bunny (dots and frogs), Recollections (blue/white), Cloud 9 Designs (green hearts), Crate paper (die cut); Journaling block: Making Memories; Tools: Cricut Opposites Attract cartridge (“four”), Reminisce cartridge (“generations”); Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7


Monday, May 16th, 2011

We had a crazy schedule in December and I wanted to document it all. So I decided to try my hand at a calendar layouts with photos on certain days.

Products used: Patterned paper: Recollections (black), ki memories (calendar die cut); Stamps: Inkadinkadoo (month and numbers); Embellishments: Making Memories

Our River

Monday, May 16th, 2011

When spring came and it rained and rained and rained, the little creek behind our home turned into a “raging river.” New wildlife moved in and it took a couple of weeks to calm back down.

Products used: Patterned paper: Best Creations (trees), Stampin’ Up (striped); Letters: Making Memories; Sketch: Pagemaps


Monday, May 16th, 2011

Over last summer Tobin got to meet his Great Uncle, Grandpa and Grandma Anna when they visited us.
Products used: Patterned papers: Chatterbox (scalloped strip), SEI Oasis; Journaling block & words sticker: Studio Calico; Brads: American Crafts; Letters: Making Memories (glitter); Tools: Cricut Reminisce cartridge (title), Stretch Your Imagination cartridge (crickets); Sketch: Pagemaps


Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

These are photos from Thanksgiving last year. We invited over our European and Russian friends and prepared a full American Thanksgiving for them. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, the works. =)
Products used: Patterned papers: Fancy Pants(stripes), Crate Paper (orange); Leaves & acorn: K&Company; Autumn tag: We R Memory Keepers; Tools: Cricut Lyrical Letters (title) and Gypsy Wanderings (branch) cartridges; Sketch: Allison Davis


Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

My husband took these sweet photos of Tobin sleeping on me shortly after being nursed.
Products used: Patterned papers: SEI; Journaling block: Little Yellow Bicycle; Chipboard accents: BasicGrey; Sketch: Pagemaps; Tools: Cricut Gypsy Font cartridge (title)

And the winner is…

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments on my layout! That Echo Park line is so much fun. =)

I drew lucky number 31 and our winner is…
Blogger LatteLover said…

great layout! love the papers

Please send me mail at noeyspapers at to claim your prize.