Friday, November 30, 2012

The Greatest Gifts of all

If I have learned anything recently its that the smallest kindest gestures of love, family and friends are the greatest gifts I will ever receive.  How many of us can recall physical gifts received from childhood, the paper and the bows ?  from Santa or from Grandma?  yeah... me either.  But I can recall so may moments from my childhood where the memories will forever be etched onto my heart.  I can so recall playing kitchen with my Grandad where I would pour fake coffee and he would always played along.  Or snapping peas on the porch with Grandmother and as a toddler following my brother to the fishing hole in the neighborhood where he would bait my hand made fishng pole of a stick and found fishing line.   I think I could tell stories forever and not a single one would consist of the opening of a box and finding some sort of treasure.  Thus my title of this layout for the latest Stuck on U die cut challenge.  We were asked to create something with GIFTs.  
The photo not yet taken ;).... will be one of my sweet neice at Christmas.  

Hugs to you and yours this holiday season!! 
 Be sure to check out the SOUS blog to see what the fabulous Die Cut gals have created but not before you check out my photos.  :)


Cricut Cartridges used were Birthday Bash and Teresa Collins Sophisticated


Friday, November 16, 2012

HOO's HOO ? :)

Happy Friday all !!  Its a fabulous Friday over on the SOUS blog!  This weeks Die Cut challenge was to create something using an OWL and OH MY WOW did the gals come up with some amazing designs! 
While we are approaching the best of the Harvest season here in the South, and while Hootie Owls are aplenty, when given this challenge I knew that I wanted to use a bright fun photo of myself and my most favorite neice sporting our pink croc's and it gives me an opportunity to get my girly on since I am surrounded by boys.   This layout just makes me smile :)

For the different cuts I used the Cricut cartridges:Hoot n Hollar, Don Juan, Opposites Attract and Crocs Rule. I also pulled out a Martha Stewart border punch and embossing folder for the heart.
I must say that when I purchased the Crocs Rule Cartridge I had every intention of using it for some of Codys High School layouts as their mascot was a gator.   It never crossed my mind till now to pull it out for shocasing our cute little CROC's!   This is def. going to be used again as my entire family has lots of love for our Croc's.   :)   On to the photos..




CUTE CUTE CUTE !! If I may :)      Now if you have never checked out the OFFICIAL STUCK ON U SKETCH BLOG BEFORE NOW IS THE TIME !  I am telling you will not be disapointed as this weeks projects were all rocked out by my fellow Die Cut Team gal pals!    Just click the link here and enjoy!    Be sure to grab a pencil as I am sure you will want to jot down all the resources used for these projects.   ;)     Huggs and hope your days are filled with joy during this holiday season!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Autumn Bliss

Happy Friday everyone!   This latest SOUS challenge could not have come at a more perfect time.  My yard is covered with the most beautiful array of color and this family loves it!  Having a home with sportsmen there is no better season then Fall.  They live for the outdoors and everything it has to offer.   For this SOUS challenge we were asked to create something using the word Fall or Autumn.  I chose Autumn Bliss as my title.  Although he and his Dad my have the most beautiful blue eyes, Autumn suites them both perfectly :)

The Title Autumn Bliss and the little leaves were cut from Cricuts Gypsy Wanderings and the Border cuts all from Cricuts Paper Trimmings.   The paper used for this was a K and Co. paper pad where everything worked so beautifully together.  Their paper is the perfect weight and just cuts like butter through my machine.  A touch of glitter, a few flowers, burlap, ribbon and pearls... ahhh the little things that make me happy.  Yep... even on this boys page :)

As always be sure to check out the official SOUS blog for all the design teams latest creations.  I am always inspired by their talents :)