Recent Cricut Fun!

I have become such a bad blogger lately.  Maybe I will just call it "taking a break" during the summer.  Well now that school is back in session, summer is technically over and therefore the excuses are over. Right?! Since school is back in session, the Cricut Blog has been focusing on school themed projects all during the month of August.  I had an assignment that went up last week to use office or school supplies on a layout.  It was a fun challenge for me and I really enjoyed playing with something that was not just made for scrapbooking. The photos I scrapped are of my niece (who started Kindergarten yesterday and LOVED it!!!) playing with my scrapbook supplies to create her own little works of art!  She always has a blast doing this, and I really wish I lived closer sometimes so that I could have her over more often to do this.
The office/school supplies that I used on my layout included: manilla tags, index cards, tabs from hanging file folders, Dymo label maker, and staples.  I used one of the index cards as my journaling box.
If you are interested in my school related projects and ideas, make sure you stop by the Cricut Blog and check out the past posts and the upcoming posts for August. 
Thanks for stopping by as always! And by the much is enough or not enough when it comes to blogging?  Any thoughts?

The winner is...

Congratulations AMY! You are the winner of my Bo Bunny giveaway!  You will be getting a little something from Bo Bunny and from me for stopping by both of our blogs on my "Get to know" day!
Thanks so much to all of you that stopped by!

Bo Bunny Mini Album + A Giveaway

During the month of August the Bo Bunny blog is featuring a different member of the design team each day of the week.  Today happens to be my day to share a bit about myself.  So make sure you stop by there to learn a bit more about me and to see some of my other Bo Bunny projects. If you are popping by here after being over there I want to thank you for stopping by!

I created a special project just to share on my blog using some of my most recent Bo Bunny favorites. I have had the Timepiece mini album for a while now just knowing that at some point I was going to have to find something to use it for because it is so awesome!  I also had quite a few of my blog followers challenge me recently to do a mini album. I realized too, that I haven't done one for about a year now, so it is definitely well over do.

Like I said, I used the Timepiece mini album however I altered it a bit because I wanted to use the Gabrielle papers and embellishments with it.  For some of the album pages, I actually covered the page with a piece or in some cases pieces of Gabrielle paper to help it "match" my photos and theme. 

Now is the Time

 On this page, I added a little shimmer with a spray mist!
I just love this quote by C.S. Lewis!
I added a bit of personal hand written journaling to offset the printed quotes that I used in the rest of the album. One of the cut out images was perfect for my journaling.
I incorporated a few of my favorite motivational quotes to inspire me.

I used the pocket watch piece to frame a photo of me.
I added the roman numerals to the edge and I actually misted them as well.

 Mini Album: Mini Edgy Album Pocket watch/Timepiece
Patterned Paper: Gabrielle, Cameo, Dot, Flight, Fairest, Promenade, Romance, Stripe, Unwritten, and Cutouts /Gabrielle
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Gabrielle
Chipboard: Gabrielle and Timepiece 12" Chipboard
Jewels: Various Bo Bunny
Stickers: Gabrielle Combo Stickers and Gabrielle

So if you are still with me, make sure you leave a comment here on my blog and on the post about me on the Bo Bunny blog for your chance to win a fabulous prize package from Bo Bunny and a little something from me! You have until the end of today (11:59PM CST) to leave your comments. I will then pick one person at random to win!!!  You must leave a comment on both blogs to qualify!

Happy Hugs!