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The most important thing to know about me is that I am a Christian. I love my Lord and try very hard to follow his principles. I have no doubt that when my time comes to leave this earth, I will meet my maker in Heaven, and that is such a comforting thought to me.

I am mother to four children, 7 grandchildren, 3 dogs, one cat, and one goat. Yes, I said a goat!

I am a crafter who enjoys scrapbooking, paper crafting, and crochet. I also enjoy outdoors stuff and love to hunt with my husband.


Friday, April 30, 2010


When I saw the opportunity to enter this contest for a design team, I didn't know if I wanted to try to enter or not. I didn't know if I had the kind of talent I see so often of other design team members. But I decided "why not"? So, below you will find my entry for the Scrapbookpal.com design team.

Instructions for “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” page


Cardstock in chocolate brown, dark pink, light pink

Two pieces of coordinating patterned paper, I chose a brown floral and brown stripe from my scrap pile

8 ½ inch piece of ribbon coordinating with your patterned paper

Prima dogwood blossoms, 6

6 Antique Brass brads, small, by Spare Parts

One Pink heart decorative clip

One “Special Delivery” charm by Charm Me

(NOTE: These are the colors I chose. You can choose any colors that will coordinate with your photo.)

Begin by choosing your color palette. You are going to want three solids and two coordinating patterned pieces. One of your solid pieces of cardstock will be your background. With the second piece of cardstock, use your cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge, cut a 6 inch open circle and two corner scrolls using the Storybook cartridge that are 3 ½ inches x 3 ½ inches. Using your third solid color, make a 4 ½ x 6 ½ inch photo mat and mat your photo. This solid can be whatever you choose, but it should coordinate well with you background color. That will be all you need of your solids. Next, from each piece of patterned paper, cut a strip that is 1 ¾ x 8 inches. Cut this strip from each of your patterns. On one of the pattern strips, you are going to put a piece of coordinating ribbon across the middle and attach with brads on the ends or just glue it to the back of your paper piece as I did.

Place your circle to the top and left of the center of the page. Place your matted photo to cover approximately 1/3 of the circle, bottom right. DO NOT ADHERE THE BOTTOM OF THE MAT! Next you are going to place the first pattern strip with the ribbon attached, and adhere it below the photo mat with approximately ½ of the strip under the photo mat and center this piece so that it has equal size pieces sticking out from under the photo mat on each side. Leave the bottom without adhesive so you can place your next piece. Place the second piece of patterned paper in a similar manner only this time you are going to have approximately ½ inch sticking out from the left side of the first mat and approximately ½ of the mat of the second pattern under the first pattern, as shown on the example.

Using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge, cut the words “Thank Heaven for little girls “ in 1 1/8 inch size. You can use a different title if you choose, just make sure you are going to have room to place the letters around the outside of the circle and along the edge of the photo mat.

Once you have adhered your title and scroll corners , you get to add some flowers and some bling! This is the best part! Using self –adhesive type rhinestones, apply them to the circle in whatever size increments look pleasing to you. I just eye-balled it at about a finger tip width between each.

Now you are going to apply your flowers using three blossoms centered between the two corner scrolls, and another set of three at the bottom left corner of the page. You can adhere these with a glue dot or brads. I personally prefer to use brads just because I like that little extra punch that the brad gives the flowers. Slide the charm onto the clip and place the clip on the ribbon piece to the right of the photo.

Sit back and take a look at what you just did!

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I hope you enjoy my layout. There is more of my work you can see at http://www.msjs-scrappinonline.com/, or find me on Facebook.http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2050833&id=1342784432&l=200e629132
Thank you VERY much for looking and have a great day!

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