Thursday, October 28, 2010

4th of July Layout

Here’s another layout from Gatlinburg!!!  We love Gatlinburg, TN, can you tell?  If you’ve never been you should go.  God’s amazing creation is so evident there, no matter what the season is.  If you travel into the Great Smokey Mountains eastward, you will come to Cherokee, NC.  It is an Indian Reservation nestled in the mountains.  The last time we were there we actually saw 2 black bear cubs climbing up a tree.  Without further ado…


I used some Crystal Effects on the “2007”.   I don’t think the picture does it justice.DSC04682

Take care and have a fabulous day!

I Love the 80's Blog Hop Going on NOW!!!

I have only been through a couple of the blogs but there are some really neat projects that you simply must see!  All projects are 80's themed!  How fun is that?  So here's the link to the first stop...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sneak Peak!


So I took the plunge and decided to enter a “blog hop”.  I will not reveal any information until I am allowed, but couldn’t help but show you a few pictures of what I am working on!  Enjoy and God bless!  P.S.  There will be blog candy involved!  If you don’t know what a “blog hop” or “blog candy” are I’ll explain at the end of the post!!!


The cute turkey is from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter.  Paper is DCWV.  Ribbon is PaperTrey Ink and I just had to stickle!  When a girl’s gotta stickle a girl’s gotta stickle!!!

Here are some close ups…




I typed this cute saying and also the “gobble” background on my computer and printed it out.  I have to tell you, whenever I got ready to print I kept looking for the “cut” button on my computer!  Maybe I have been using my Cricut a little too much lately!

So what do you think?  Are you intrigued to find out what the whole project is or what it looks like?  I hope so! 

Oh!  The definitions I promised…

Blog Hop:  A blog article that contains links to other articles covering a specific topic. Most blog hops are hosted by a rotating list of frequent contributors to the hop, and serve to both generate new posts by contributors and highlight new bloggers posting matter in that subject area.
Blog Candy:  Can you eat it?  Can you buy it at the store?  Well no!!!  Blog Candy is something that blog hostesses give away in appreciation for visiting their blog.  And, if you didn’t know already, crafters are some of the most generous people out there and love to give away goodies so you will most likely find yummy blog candy on a craft website.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Some Spooky Cards!!!!

Today’s Post is of some Spooky (goofy) cards I made using the Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge.  I use the card function on the cartridge to make both cards.  All paper is Bazzills.  The ribbon on the “corny” card is from Hobby Lobby and the stamp is PaperTrey Ink, Signature Greetings.  Enjoy!

Yes, this card was made backwards!  I guess I wasn’t thinking when I started gluing it together!  That 3M Quick Dry Adhesive really is quick dry!!!!
DSC04679Aren’t they Silly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BOOOOO!!!!! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Cards for OWH

Operation Write Home is an organization that collects handmade cards and sends them to soldiers that are deployed.  The soldiers then can use the cards to send back to their loved ones.  I made a total of 72 cards to send for Christmas!  I never thought I would be able to crank out that many but I stuck with the same formula on all of them.  Staci and I sent off a total of 122!  If you would like help, the website is
DSC04673I found this awesome stamp in my stash from PaperTrey Ink.  It works perfectly!
DSC04675Have a blessed day!  Please let me encourage you to use your talents to serve others. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Camping at Mark Twain Cave

I used a various supply of paper on this layout.  I tried to use some scraps up!  I am being overrun by scraps!  The font is cut with SCAL.  The fire scene at the bottom is cut with SCAL.  The cuts are from’s collection called “Camping at Fox Ridge”.  The title of the collection helped me come up with a title for my page : )  If you have SCAL, I highly recommend this website!  They have so many really nice cuts and some very informative videos!  I bet by now you are wondering why I always cover faces, aren’t you?  Well, I want my life to still be private, I like to share my ideas, but want to keep my family and friends hidden!  I know everyone who follows my blog knows what we look like, but other people look and that’s cool, but still I want to keep them private!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Swing With Me Layout

For this layout I used these wonderful pictures of my two oldest daughters.  The pictures were taken several years ago, but I love going through old pictures and scraping them!  Enjoy!
The paper is from the DCWV Indian Summer Stack.  The font is cut with SCAL, it’s called “baby don’t worry bout it”!  Isn’t that fun?!  Ribbon is from PaperTrey Ink. 
These cute leaves were cut with the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter.  The faces were stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps Dolly Dumpling Faces.  I only have one set of face stamps, and I love them!  I saw this idea on another blog so I cannot take credit for the idea.
DSC04672I love this saying and thought it was perfect for the layout.  So let me know what you think. A really neat thing about using SCAL is that you can also print in the same font you cut, so everything matches.   God Bless!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

“Glorious Gatlinburg” Layout


I absolutely love this stack of paper from JoAnn’s.  It’s Cloud 9 Design and it has 180 pieces of scrapbook paper in designs for Fall, Halloween and Christmas.  With a 40% off coupon I paid around $10 for the stack!


I used paper from the Fall section to make this layout of a Fall we spent in Gatlinburg!


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The acorns were cut from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge.  I tried to make them look 3-D’ish by adding Aleen’s Clear Tacky Glue over the tops!  It worked lovely!  I will definitely be trying this on other things.  It gives the illusion that it’s like a “puffy” sticker.  Oh!  Do you remember “puffy” stickers?  Those were so neat!  I was a major sticker collector when I was about 8!  Imagine that!   Enjoy and have a blessed day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Boo-day!

Today’s post is of a birthday card I made for my dd to give to her friend.  This friend is having a Birthday Party/Halloween Party so I had to make her a spooky card, right???

The “Boo” on the cover is a svg from

Enjoy  : )



The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and of course, it had to be stickled!


The inside!  Don’t those eyes give you the creeps?!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cards for Soldiers

Today’s project is a card I made to send to soldiers overseas.  I stumbled upon a website that is gathering handmade cards for Christmas to send to soldiers to send back home to their loved ones. 


The snowman is cut from the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge.  I dressed him up with black jewels coal) for his eyes and ribbon for his scarf.   I totally scrap-lifted the idea from the CardsTV website!  It’s awesome!  Nothing but videos of cards being made!

Check it out!!!


Have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mojo Monday #160

Time for Mojo Monday (on Thursday !!)  I used paper from PaperTrey Ink and printed out the cute reindeer from the Lettering Delights set called “Modello”.  Isn’t he cute?
I used my favorite Stampin’ Up punch and some random buttons!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bitter Sweet Scrapbook Layout

Okay...So, those of you who have followed my blog know that lately I've been digging in the old pictures going down memory lane.  Today's post is the same!  I made a layout of pictures that were taken the day we moved to Illinois.  It was an emotional page to make and the pictures stir all kinds of feelings in me.  These are the reason I wanted to make a page, so future generations would know about that day.  I know I loved to hear stories from my grandparents about "when they moved to Nashville".  So, without further ado...I invite you to see part of the Nieweglowski Family history...
The beautiful paper is DCWV from the Summer Dreams stack.  With such beautiful paper is is simple to make a lovely layout with pictures and a tag for journalling.  The title is actually supposed to be the sign that says, "The people of Illinois welcome you". 
I stickled the birds!  Aren't they lovely?

I thought one tag would be enough, but I was wrong!  I had to compromise and add another tag that slides behind the larger tag.  I probably could've added many tags to talk about all that was going on that day!  Enjoy and be inspired and maybe feel a little more in touch with us as you see our history!  Ask me to tell you about the experience of moving here!  Boy, what a testimony!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sneak Peak of our Christmas Cards!

Here's a sneak peak of our Christmas Cards...
This is actually a card I made for a swap, but our family will be sending out similar cards!  Do you like?  The solid paper and ribbon is from Clear Dollar Stamps and the patterned paper is from K & Company.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder and Stampin Up punch to dress up the red background paper.  Don't have any idea where the "Merry Christmas" stamp came from!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mojo Monday 159

This is what I came up with for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. 

  I first thought the Cricut Imagine was not something I would want.  I was tempted when I started seeing the cute things people were making.  Then, I saw some of the things people were making with images from Lettering Delights.  So, to appease my desire for a Cricut Imagine (expensive) I indulged in some Lettering Delights images (very inexpensive...right now all sets are $1/ea) and made this neat card.  I have so many ideas floating in my head with the Lettering Delights stuff!!!  So, enjoy and be inspired!
These images are from the collection called "Felt Owl Right"!  They look like felt!  This is the inside of the card.
Here's a close up of the owl.  I flocked it and used some stickles!  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge of the green paper. What do ya think?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

One More Layout with the Fall DCWV Stack from 2009!

Okay!  I love this stack!  It is so pretty!  When you use beautiful paper, it is so easy to make a simple layout that looks wonderful!  I have lots of scrapbooking to catch up on and have found that this is the way to go! The font is cut with SCAL and the Cricut.  Enjoy and be inspired!

Check out the glitter on this paper!  It came this way!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Who Loves You Layout

Here's a simple layout using a picture of me and my dd.  The paper is DCWV Summer stack and the light blue paper is Bazzils.  I cut the title out with SCAL.  The adorable owl is from the Paisley cricut cartridge.  I had made several of the owls for a swap on the Cricut message board and I had several extra.  The colors matched the paper perfectly!  I love it when that happens ; )

I added some bling and there ya go!  Easy as pie when you have coordinating paper and embellishments.

Enjoy!  God Bless!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

4'Wheelin' Layout

Here's a layout using SVGCuts' Camping at Fox Ridge collection and DCWV Fall Stack (2009).  I absolutely love the paper in that stack!  Some are glittered, some are foiled, all are beautiful!  When you find beautiful coordinating paper and die cuts, it makes putting a page together a snap!

This jeep is so cool!  I used brads to make it look a little more realistic!  The title is cut with SCAL.  The "Roughin' It" caption is also from the SVGCuts' collection.  Enjoy and be inspired!  I have so much fun looking at old pictures and creating layouts with them!  I hope you will too!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Give Credit Where Credit's Due...

I received a Stampin Up catalog a few months ago and I absolutely loved one of the cards on the cover.  After sitting and staring at it a number of times and asking my Stampin Up consultant how it was created, I made my version.  I totally give all credit to Stampin Up, I didn't use their products (only because I didn't have what I needed!!), but I totally used their design!  So, be inspired, but always give credit where credit is due!!! : )   P.S.  If you would like to order Stampin Up, I'll be having a book party in January.  You can view their catalog online through the Stampin Up website. 

First, I cut the bracket shape out using the Cricut and SCAL.  I glued strips of scrap paper to the shape.  I cut around the strips with an exacto knife.  Second, I cut the same shap out, only smaller and glued it to the middle.  I printed the word "friend" out on the computer and cut it apart then glued it haphazardly.  I stampted a a flower from some misc. stamps I had and colored with pastels.  I added some bling with the blue jewels.
This is the greeting inside.  It is from a stamp set from PaperTrey Ink called "Signature Greetings". 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gymnastics Layout

This is a layout of my dd's days in gymnastics.  I was so excited when I realized I could use the swim suit from PPDU and make it match her leotard.  I stickeled the top, so it looks even more like the real suit!  The paper is from the Summer stack from DCWV.  The adorable face is stamped with Peachy Keen stamps Dolly Dumplin Faces.  The title is cut using Alphalicious Cricut cartridge.  I have no rhyme or reason for scrapbooking!  I periodically look through pictures and get inspired to do a layout.   
Isn't she so sweet?  : )
Here's a tag that is hidden behind one of the pictures.  My dd had fun writing about what she remembered from her days in gymnastics!  I love it when they cooperate and journal for me!