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Sunday, 2 March 2014

February Round-Up

A prolific month overall, this round-up  is more than just the Counterfeit Kit, Crush on You.

Eleven layouts were born of this kit. And my surplus of Valentine's stash was almost eliminated. Robin was working away during V-Day so I made this layout to add photos of the belated celebration dinner we enjoyed when he got home.

Because I am not good at card making, I chose instead to create layouts for Robin. He often laments  that I don't scrap "us" enough. That would be because I prefer to chronicle the activities of the grandbabies. Can you blame me? They are cute and adorable, and we are, well, not so cute anymore. I was pleased overall with the layouts that feature my main man. I think he was too. They can all be viewed in flikr. Use tab at top of page for photostream or click here for the set.

During a mid-month crop day, 3 year old Rebecca learned to use Marvy punches. Their large lever handle makes them easy to use with little hands. This turned out to be a great way to get rid of small scraps.

Then she got interested in making a layout. We ran some of her punched shapes through the xyron. And the carousel sticker was another "crafty" item she put together. A few random photos and a a little help from gramma, and this was her first layout.
When the next day, (after sleepover at gramma's) we had to make another layout. I knew for sure, a scrapper was born. She recognized the people in these photos but wondered where she was. I answered, "You were just a twinkle in your daddy's eye."  which seemed to delight her, as she kept saying "twinkle in my daddy's eye" the rest of the day. More of her punched shapes, and lots of stickers, placed just so, made sure the second layout had her mark on it.

Being very good at accumulating tools and product that then languish in the cupboard, I challenged myself to use my cricut this month. Cracked open the Close To My Heart, Artbooking cartridge and made two Valentine's Day layouts. One is done. The second will need photos and more swag, of course.

And a bunch of Pet Pages were built, using Max and Whiskers from Basic Grey, plus extra papers and swag from the stash. Five 2 page layouts and 1 single for a total of 6. Again, they are all uploaded to fliker, if you care to see more unbelievable furry cuteness.

And all this was accomplished along side much television viewing of the Sochi Olympics. I am quite proud of my month long marathon. Now how do we get scrapping introduced as a demonstration sport?

Thanks for stopping by. Double thanks for comments.


  1. Lol that is a fantastic post : Love the layouts all of them and so glad the grand daughter is playing along. Just love the fur baby layout and that title is to cute. Good job on getting the cricut out, I need to break open that cartridge too and do some playing

  2. as ever, you delight with your round up and how many lovely layouts you get out of one kit. well done on getting yourselves on the pages - so very important - and for getting the Cricut out and used! I need to make my Silhouette more of my routine - in love with it

  3. Great round-up - love that you got the V-day page all ready for the celebratory photos ... and what a great title!

  4. I love how you're involving the children! :) x

  5. Really cute layouts, the the picture of you grand daughter punching shapes.

  6. Love the layouts you and your grand daughter created! My grand daughter started with making stickers when she was about 3 and made her first scrapbook layouts when she was 6. Scrapping with her are some of my fondest memories!!

  7. You were really busy! Such wonderful results :~D
    Can't start them too early, and it sure beats video games (as we discussed at length).
    Heading over to Flickr to get a closer look! xo