Thursday, July 24, 2014

Laughter!!

What puts a smile on your face?
Hearing my children laugh makes me grin from ear to ear!!! I just love their squeals and giggles so much!!!

Today I'm sharing a layout on the Silhouette blog (Scrapbooking & Cards category).  I'd love for you to hop on over and check out all the details about my layout.

Here's a look at what I created.



But I've shared more close-up shots on the Silhouette blog and details about supplies and what cut files I've used.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Silhouette FREE shape of the week!

Hi everyone!

I'm up on the Silhouette blog again today with this layout that I created using the FREE shape of the week.

Check it out!
It's actually a fun picture wheel cut file - I decided to use just one part of the file though.





Hop on over to the Silhouette blog to check out more pictures of my layout and see how some of the other gals used the shape.




Supplies:
Silhouette- Cameo, Free Shape, Simple Stories cut files
Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine Collection

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Strawberries!!!

Every summer I take the kids and we go berry picking!  This year I took a few quick shots of our day just so that I could remember it (yes, getting old sucks the memory cells!!)
It was a great sunny day and lots of berries were ripe and ready for the pickin'!

Today I'm sharing a tutorial up on the Silhouette blog about using the Adhesive Backed card stock.
Check out my post HERE.

Here's the layout I created.
I used quite a few cut files and have been waiting for the perfect time to use the little Jam Jar cut file. This was that 'perfect' time!!


Here's a couple of close-ups.



I'd love it if you hopped on over to the Silhouette blog to check out more pictures and my tutorial.

Have a super day!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Days Like These ....

I'm sharing a layout on the Silhouette Blog today. Yeah!!
You can see my post HERE.

I love that machine!  The variety of designs is amazing and I love what you can do with them.


Today I'm sharing this layout.



I cut the background chevron design out of Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock in a cream colour and then adhered some patterned paper pieces behind in various places.  I then adhered the entire sheet to a piece of red card stock.




I cut the title from Silhouette Vellum.  I created an offset image of the title and then cut that out of green card stock.  I like the softness it creates.




Supplies:
Silhouette: Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock, Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper, Silhouette Vellum, Cut files from Silhouette Online Store
Imaginisce: Perfect Vacation (patterned papers)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (foam squares, tape runner)


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's been 3 years now.

Wow!! It's over!!!

I can't believe that it's been 3 years since I scared my children and family.  It was a day that I thought would and could NEVER happen to me.
I had a heart attack.  I actually had what the doctors called a Spontaneous Artery Dissection.

I blogged about it a few days after the actual event so if you want you can read about it HERE.
I still have a hard time believing that it happened.  Seems so surreal.

Anyways, I'm so very thankful to God that I am here and able to take care of my family (even though it can be very trying at times because of my low level of patience!! Haha!)


I'm thankful, too, that school is now finished.  Kailyn was done last week and the boys just finished this past Thursday.
For the past few years it been a fun tradition that I take them to Wendy's for lunch (because they would finish at noon).  But we had various appointments that day so it ended up being yesterday.


I'm hoping to make lots of great memories with my kiddos this summer - it gets harder as they get older because their interests change and I'm finding that they don't all want to do the same thing. Hopefully we'll get it all figured out.

I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Adornit Winner

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of the Adornit collection (from my Guest Designer blog posts) - life around here has been crazy since it's the last week of school for my kiddos. In fact, today was their last day!!  And I must remember to take some pictures before the end of the day!!

Anyways, onto the winner!!

The lucky winner of the "Family Patchwork" collection is ....


JENNIFER REYNARD!!


Congrats Jennifer!!
If you could email me (cari_locken@yahoo.ca) your mailing address we'll get this package of goodies sent off to you right away!!! ;)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pure Awesomeness

Hi there.

I'm up on the Silhouette blog today sharing a layout I created using the Geometric FREE shape of the week.



I used some of the negative pieces from the geometric shape for arrows on my layout.



I cut the title & then created an offset image for the word "awesomeness" in black Adhesive card stock.







Thanks for stopping by ... and don't forget to get your FREE shape this week!