Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"You make me melt" card for my husband using just because cards

Ok sooo Im supposed to be up here in my craft room making two graduation cards for a double graduation party we have to go to this weekend but instead im making a "just because" card for my hubby lol. I just love makin lovey cards. They are my favorite lol. My husband just laughs but i know he "secretly" enjoys them. So here it is

                             So I was happy to use a cartridge I havent used too much. I used Just Because cards and added some twine, stickles. half of a real popsicle stick and put an action wobble behind the popsicle. Hope he likes it!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

#3 "Splashin Around in O.C. Maryland" Layout using create a critter

Heres number three! I used create a critter for the images and made the "sand" by hand cutting sand colored paper and chalked it a lil for dimension then I put the layers of it on with pop dots so I could kinda tuck the crab and sand castles images in . The title was cut out with the  lifes a beach cartridge font which is sooo summer-y  ( yes I made up words lol) then again used stickles to jazz everything up a bit.

                                          The little boy in the middle is my Nephew "Baby Joey"
                         which is 2 now but we will prob continue to call him that into his early teens lol

#2 "My little Mermaid" layout using lifes a beach cartridge

Hey guys, Happy sunday!!! Hopefully most of u will have tomorrow off to get a lil break unfortunately I have to work  (I work in health care and those of u who do also know unless u take off u aint gettin off!! lol) but plan to attend a bbq as soon as I get off so it shouldnt be too bad. So anyway back to the layout this is  a layout of my daughter with mermaid "legs" made out of sand. I used the Lifes a Beach cartridge which is a very good cartridge that I think is one of the many  under-rated cartridges! lol So I like to use it for my summer layouts as it has TONS of great summer and beach images Hope u like it!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Heres page #1 ! "Mya's First Pet"

Ok as promised here is the first of many layout pics to come. This one is of my daughter Mya and her first pet " She named him that bc she said he is the color of an icey she had lol We wanted something easy and I asked the man at the pet store what was a fish that was hard to accidentally kill and so he suggested a beta fish and here he is! Anyway for this one I used create a critter and cut the fish bowl out at 11 in as i wanted it to be pretty big and cut the fish at 5 inches to fit in center along with the sea grass and embossed everything. Keep ur eyes out for #2       ~ Melissa

                                   this is my daughter Mya .. Youll be seeing alot of her lol
                                I also used stickles to jazz up the cricut cuts

My 2010 Scrapbook Gallery!

Hey everybody! I decided Im going to share some layouts from my last completed scrapbook from 2010. I dont know about you guys but for me Its much harder to come up with a 2 page layout plan than it is for a card! lol So I thought it would be nice to share some that I have come up with to hopefully give some ideas to others. I will try and post a little detail of each layout from what I remember lol. And if anyone has any questions on anything I didnt mention or what cartridge I used feel free to email me at madebymelcrafts@hotmail.com and if I can remember I'll be glad to help. So just wanted to keep you posted on what Im workin on and hope you all enjoy it along the way so keep your eye out for some new layout posts and there is ALOT! lol      ~Melissa

"Lifes a beach" Layout using Simply Charmed

Hi guys!! Happy Saturday . We are staying at a friends shore house coming up in June so I figured for once Id try to get ahead of myself and create a beach layout which is one place I know we will be! lol I have really been slackin on my scrapbooking due to making so many projects and cards but would like to get back on track so heres another layout using simply charmed cartridge. I used sand color glitter paper for the "sand" and just cut it out by hand and the sun, beach ball and bucket were all cut out at 3 inches . I had to go smaller for the title at 2 inches bc at 3 inches it was too large. I used the top note die from stampin up for a spot to add journaling. Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a good holiday weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2 Page Layout using Just a note and E2

                                                  used new loop brads i got from the expo! lol

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Scalloped Circle Acrylic Frame

Hey Guys! Heres a lil project I just finished. This was made with some of my goodies from the expo! Now it just needs some pictures! Thanks for looking

Friday, May 20, 2011

Heres My Goodies!!!! My pictures as promised!!

Heres my make n take acrylic dry erase board I made!

 There was this awesome embellishment shop that sold packs of 700 rhinestones for ONE DOLLAR!!! So heres just some of them I already put in the new pink case I got for 2 dollars!
                                                Isn't it pretty!!!!!

                         Finally got some action wobbles to try out. I couldn't find them anywhere!
                           Here are the two 60 page each paper packs I got for 8 dollars each!
                             I got the autumn pack and the brights pack
                                                Got these huge glitter tubes for a dollar!!!!!
                                         Got these cute rhinestone buckles 4 for a dollar!

                           Got one of the new Caribbean Color Stickles in Tropical Tangerine

            Oh heres a couple pics of the personalized paper I had made!!! Cant wait to get started!

                                  For our wedding album I am STILL working on lol
                  Got this one made for my daughter. (We call her bird lol)

                    I  Know I Have a problem! lol And I braced myself haha