Tuesday, March 31, 2009

You Better Believe it She's ALL That

Description: Hello everyone, I did this lo tonight for a contest on BBTB. See link http://regina-bittenbythebug.blogspot.com/2009/03/contest-time.html
You had to have an inspiration from the necklace that is made by Theresa Martin, a San Diego-based jewelry designer who creates unique handcrafted silver, brass, and gemstone jewelry designs. I especially enjoy creating one-of-a kind pieces with sterling silver and a colorful mix of gemstones and beads. So I was inspired when I saw the beautiful pieces of jewelry. Here is the cricut cuts, Title You better Believe it cut from Tink and Friends at 2 1/4. She's ALL That cut from graphically Speaking cut at 1 1/4, and 1 1/2. The leaves are cut from Accents essentials at 1/2, 3/4, and 1. The flourish was cut from Home Accents at 5 then used as a filer behind the flowers. The flowers are just ones I had forever...... The silver flowers are Jolee's. The bird is Maya Road felt, the butterfly came from Wal-Mart . The pp is MM, and the rhinestones. The pic is of Amanda when she was 1, now she will be 16 in a few days. TFL!!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dusty Jump Jump Jump

Okay now clap your hands and say Dusty Jump, Jump, Jump!!! He really jumps too, LOL!!! Here is another pp sent to me by Betty.....just wonderful..I love it!! The pp is by Yellow Bicycle, the flower with button also from Betty and by Yellow Bicycle. The frog is Quickutz, and the title Dusty is quickutz Daisy skinny mini. The words jump are stamped from Impression Obsession which I have had more than five years. The plaid pp is also from Betty and by Yellow Bicycle. The flowers are prima, and the brads MM. The frog was embossed with a cuttlebug folder. The circle I cut with the circle maker, and finally the dragonfly was cut from campout from the cricut cut at 2 and then dipped into the melting pot with UTEE and vellum wings, wire and beads. Dusty is 6 1/2 mons. old in pic. Thanks Betty for the new pp....I just love it!!! :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Trails

Description: This lo was completed for the February 2009 scrap pack challenge. The only things you can use to add to your lo are photos, paper, journaling, paint, ink, and chalk. Using only the items sent to you in the pack. The following items have been sent:
1. one silver heart charm-I used to make the lock on the journal painting a keyhole on the back to look like a lock.
2. one skein of ecru embroidery floss-I used to bind the back of the journal and on the bear claw necklace and on the buttons.
3. Fifteen assorted buttons-made into a half circle like a trail and then hand sewed to page w/embroidery floss.
4.Five pink confetti hearts-I cut in half and painted white to make a bear claw and then strung all ten pieces on the embroidery floss (the necklace was tea dyed).
5.One map page-cut to shape then balled up and tea dyed and inked..used for the map of the trails.
6. One manilla tabbed index divider- folded in half with the tab on(which gave the thickness) and inked and distressed to give it a leather look and then binded with embroidery floss using a book binders stitch.
7. One tea bag-first iI opened up the bag and removed some for the dirt under the covered wagon wheels and then used a tea ball and warmed water and then allowed to cool and soaked the ecru embroidery floss used for bear claw necklace and in the white button tie off.
8. Two shipping tags with wire-Used in the title of Happy Trails and the tabs in the journal for lift and the wire to make the name Cody on the journal.
9. One small binder clip-used to close journal and hang heart lock(with tiny paper key) and also hand bear claw necklace.
10. One piece of sandpaper-Used to make the cowboy boots and the horse shoe pair.
The pic is of my ds Cody.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just Me and My Brother Growin' Like A Weed

Description: Hello everyone here is a lo because I was just sent this awesome pp from Bobear and wanted to use it right away, Thanks Bobbie. The pp is My Mind's Eye 29th Street Boys. the pic is Colten and Colby from 2005, love this pic. I used the Cricut and cut the sunflowers from Walk in My Garden cut at 1 1/2, 2, 3, 4 1/2, 5 1/4. The fence is from paper dolls cut at 2 with cardstock with deep blade. the wagon also from PD cut at 5. The swirls are from Christmas Cheer the steam from the coffee mug. The leaves are cut from Accents Essentials cut at 1 and 1 1/2. The title is from 29th street and the growin' like a weed is K&Co. Wild saffron . Pop dots, ink, dmc floss#742, Paint, and tattered angels glimmer mist. Please see close up of flowers..THANKS!!!!! :)

Friday, March 20, 2009


Description: Hello everyone I just completed this last night, I had worked on it for the March Rusty Pickle Blog Challenge
Using a sketch from Beckie Dreyer , Please check it out..They also now have a store so if you can't find the paper you are looking for from RP check it out:
http://rustypickle.com/ I know several times I had a hard time finding certain packs of pp from RP......which I have been a big fan of for sometime now.
I used Anna Caughlin's RP767, Kitty O'Shea's RP 766, The Emerald Rose RP765, Fitzpatrick's RP768, Irish Brigade RP 769,and Nine Fine Irishmen RP770, The word Lucky came from one of the cardstock coupons CC10, The Challenge was to use the sketch, use RP rub-ons which you can see I did, may I add they do slide on like butter!!! The two hearts are also RP rub-ons above us in the pic. The buttons are also RP, and the Beautiful overlay is RP. The Journaling is behind the pic with a RP tab to pull out.
A wee Bit a Heaven dropped from above this precious little angel I call Dusty who was chosen for me to be his mother. So Beautiful and full of life you are the answer to a prayer, a wish upon a falling star. For you Dusty are my little boy and I am so LUCKY to be Your Mom. Hugs and Love, Momma 2009 Written by Dawn Gallop
Other products used are Karen Foster scrappers floss, MM tiny alphas, Colorbox ink, tiny prima flowers, MM eyelets, MS punch, pop dots, The Cricut was used to do the title from Storybook cut at 1 1/4. The flowers were made using the pp Nine Fine Irishmen RP770 and the EK Success flower bunch which I saw on Bobears lo and it inspired me to use my punch..I really like the look you get. See Bobears http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/137711/view/2015397/-1/0/1.html she had seen it on PaperJunkies place. The pic is of me and Dusty taken March 11, 2009. The cardstock are Bazzill blue and brown, TFL!!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Simply Soft and Adorable

Description: Hello everyone, I had completed this a day ago but we have had rain for like six days straight so I was so happy to get a sunny day!!! :) This lo is of Dusty just a few days back. The pp was sent to me by Betty it is brand new My Minds Eye connect the dots, I love it!!!! thanks Betty You are so sweet!! :) The sweater was made by Bobear, It is adorable. The Simply is Quickutz Sophie Classic lowercase. Soft is Hello Kitty Font cut at 1 1/2 and embossed with cuttlebug folders swirls. The bottom border is from Accents essentials cut at 1 1/2. Adorable is a brand new dimensional sticker from the baby safari By little yellow bicycle also from Betty!!!!! Storybook was used to cut the branch on flip at 2 3/4. The cut flowers are BG Oh baby boy. The trims are MM fresh aNTHOLOGY. tHE Journaling is on a tag on far left behind the lg. pic it reads:
Dusty on March 10, 2009 you received this wonderful little sweater jacket handmade in the mail. So soft and BEAUTIFUL, from a very special lady whom I have never met but feel as if I have known for sometime. She put her heart and hands to work to make this simply soft piece of wearable art just for you and to keep you warm and cuddled in love. Bobear being her online name, aka Bobbie had learned to make this sweater at a very early age all from memory from her mil for you to have a treasure forever. So on March 11, 2009 I took these adorable pictures of you wearing your precious jacket. The flowers were in bloom and you were amazed at the yellow blooms. We will always treasure your little jacket made for just for you. Love you, momma 2009
Oh yeah the daffodil was cut at 2 from walk in my garden. TFL!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Pot of Gold

Description: Hello everyone, wanted to get this posted before St. Patrick's Day which coming up quick. It is raining here today, so sorry for the dark pic. This lo is of Dusty, i have that hat and outfit for several years now and was glad Dusty fit into it. I handmade the rainbow, the shamrock boarder was cut on Paper Dolls at 2 , and the pot of gold on pd also at 2. The mushroom which is sooo cute was cut from Tink at 2 and the one on the right was cut at 2 on the flip. The title was cut from Storybook at 1. I used a MS punch stars for the matting on large pic. Stickles for the rainbow and a few tiny prima flowers. The funny story was when I was taking these pics a lady bug actually landed on his arm and head (another lo) ..I love ladybugs. Have a WONDERFUL ST. Patrick's Day!! TFL.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Amanda You're the One

Description: Here is a lo i did for Amanda my 15yo dd who is one in the pic from 1994, she had an Ernie doll that all the sibs teased her about...she carried it everywhere. so when i came across these pics i knew i had to scrap them. i used the fancy pants pp and overlay. the circles were cut with the circle cutter, fiskars scallop scissors. Ernie from Sesame Street and friends cart and the title was cut from sesame street font. Ernie was cut at four and the title was cut at one. tfl!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This Little Piggy Stayed Home

Description: Hello everyone I'm so glad to share with you the next page in the Nursery Rhyme...I have done others and they are on the message board. You know what is next.....
Here is This Little Piggy stayed home....but of course to do laundry, lol!!! The pic is of Dusty (his piggies)sitting on a pile of laundry.
I used alot to make this......
Cricut carts: Wild card tree cut at 6
My Community grass cut at 6 1/4, the house cut at 3 1/2, the fence 1 1/4.
Animal Kingdom the pig cut at 1 1/2
Doodlecharms the basket cut at 1, the sun cut at 1 3/4.
I used the Victorian cut scissors from Fiskars. The punches for the leaves, bunny, butterflies and tiny house. The clothes line is sizzix sizzlits decorative strips baby clothes line. Daisy d's rub ons. Prima flowers, autumn leaves stamp, the birds on clothes line are SU stamped and cut out. This is MM tiny alpha. Little is Quickutz daisy skinni mini, Piggy is quickutz snowday. Inks and stickles. Thanks for Looking.

I also wanted to add that I had some unanswered questions from my last post...my father died on Feb. 26 and I have had a hard time with this so please forgive me.

I know one of the questions was how long do I spend on a lo....well it just depends....I have no set time and as far as having 9 children I get very limited time so I sneak a little something here and there...it usually takes me days to finalize it. Thanks so much for asking I appreciate it!! Hugs, Dawn :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

This Little piggy went to market

Description: Hello wanted to make a sequel to this little piggy....which now i have plans for more sequels.....you know the rest!!! the only thing is i hope i have more piggy pics, lol! i used nana dcwv kids and nursery for pp. the fiskars flower punch for border around photo...thanks betty for the inspiration!! the swirls and flourish are doodlebug, quickutz, and cricut from home accents. the pig is quickutz, holographic paper. The market is cut from My Community at 4 w/shadow. BG fower cut from baby boy pp. The little was cut from New Arrival at 1 1/2. Amu piggy cut from 1 1/4. The went and to are quickutz cut from maggie minis and shadow. The blue and purple paper are papers I made from paper making (which when Colby saw me bring out he said I wanna make more, he helped me make it before) LOL!!! The flowers are prima and petaloo. This is thickers alphabets. TFL!!

This Litte Piggy

Description: Here is a lo I did of Dusty's tiny feet shortly after birth with my wedding band on his left large toe. He is almost 7 months old now. Products I used are the Cricut to cut out the fence from paper dolls at 3 1/2, the grass from Garden of Words pg. 54 at 2, the pig from animal kingdom cut at 3 1/2 the word piggy also from cricut from all mixed up cut at 2 and the shadow. the pp are websters pages, deja view, me and my big ideas, and dcwv. bazzill cardstock. the swirls w/ leaf are sizzix big kick. mm spiral notes. prima flowers and jolee's and mm. rp buttons. chalks. the tulips are quickutz and the word this from alpha venus and the ms branch punch. some punches and ink. see the tiny feet in the flower. tfl.
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