Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Frontier City

Hello all, I'm back with another layout for sweetsassydiva design team. This week is all about travel and vacation. Well as some of you know if you follow my blog my summer has consisted of chemo treatments for my hubby and no vacation so I went a few years back, ok I went several years back and scrapped some pics of a trip to Frontier City. It's a small amusement park but it was perfect for our little ones at the time.
 I've got lots of pics to show you all the details and cuts. Wow; did I do a lot of cuts for these two layouts!
 I used some twine from my stash to make a lasso to hang from a dew drop. I love the way it turned out.
 I used a wanted sign to do my journalling block and then used brads to mimic the nails you would see in one.
 Again I couldn't resist adding some rope for her lasso. It added some great dimension and detail to the layout.

And now for all the details for the carts, cuts, and supplies I used.

Old West:
Frontier City - font  1 1/2"
General Store - p. 41  Fit to page
Wanted poster - p.44  4"
Spur - pg 55  1 1/4"
Wagon wheel - pg. 63   2 3/4"
Branding iron - pg. 66   3"
Barb wire Frame - pg. 70  5 1/2"
Windmill - pg 76   7"  ( I wish I'd cut it fit to page as well)

Yee-Haw -
Cowgirl 2    4"
Fence  5"  (cut away the cactus and skull)
Skull  5"
Stars  3"

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and check out more great projects while you're here.
Tina Gale

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Special honour

I'm so pleased to find out I'm featured on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Scrappin Saturday posts. It's such an honour. Be sure to check the post and their blog out. They have some great challenges which I love because they keep me motivated and scrappin.

This is the layout they featured. I created it for the cricut contest to win the new E2. I didn't win but I did buy one!  You can see the post with all the close ups and details here.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend
Tina Gale<>

Friday, August 19, 2011

Grow Garden Grow

Hello everyone! I'm back again with another layout for sweetsassydiva Design Team. This layout was completely inspired by one Jana Eubanks did a few months back. I have wanted to lift it ever since I saw it and when we had a challenge to use apples I decided now was my chance. I think it turned out adorable.
I couldn't resist adding a couple of mushrooms. I chose some fun polka dot and plaid patterned paper. It made some great looking mushrooms
I cut grow which was for another sign just by itself in a couple of different sizes and then chose the garden sign to go with it. It made a great title when put all together.
I chose the little girl gnome for my page as I thought she was too cute to resist.
The apple tree was cute but really came to life with a little inking and penwork. I'm going to add the date on the tag tied around the bag.
I inked the sun with a couple of different chalk inks and then did pen work with a brown marker. The clouds I inked with charcoal and then did my pen work. I pop dotted the top cloud up for dimension.
I used one of the signs as my journalling spot. Leaving the words off the shape made a great journalling block. Of course I Inked it all up and pen stitched around it.
Freshly Picked -
grow - 1" & 1 1/2"  pg 60
Garden sign - 3"  pg 34
Gnome -  4"  pg 36
mushrooms - 2"   pg 34
Apple Tree - 6 1/2"  pg 28
Journalling sign - 3"  pg 48

Pop Up Neighborhood -
Sun -  2"
Grass -  fit to page   pg 45

I hope you enjoyed my layout today and be sure to check all this weeks post at sweetsassydiva for some great inspiration.
Tina Gale

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Best Wishes

Here's a quick little wedding card I made up for my mom to give. The cake turned out scrumptious!
I used stickles on the icing and a viva decor pearl pen for the flower centers. It really blinged it up. I used a glitter pen to go over the sentiment I stamped as well.
I used the wedding cake from Sweethearts and it is altogether on two feature keys which means you would have to cut it multiple times out of different colors of paper. I decided to use my gypsy pasting the image 5 times and hide the parts I didn't want to cut. by placing it further apart on the mat I could use my scraps of paper and cut only what I wanted on one mat. I also saved the file so I could use it again if I ever what to cut this cake again. What a timesaver!
Hope you enjoyed my quick little card today.
Tina Gale

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Keep on Truckin

Hello everyone! I wanted to give a quick update for everyone that's been following my husbands and I journey with lymphoma. June was particularly rough and July started that way. Hubby developed a blood clot in his jugular vein and arm. His blood pressure was dropping dangerously low and he even fell a couple of times bloodying his nose pretty good from lightheadedness. They have him on blood thinners. It's actually quite comical because dh passes out at the site of needles and I'm as queazy as they get around blood. But guess who gets to do his shots everyday in his belly? You guessed it! ME!! We have a pact and so far it's working well. He doesn't look at me or the needle and I don't look at him, only the needle and his belly. We are quite the pair! His blood counts are better so we're praying to only have to do one more week of the shots. Then he will only have to take the pills.

One of the nurses told us that they use cancer patients in movies to portray holocaust victims. After watching him go through all this I believe it. He lost down to 140 pounds. This last week he's made a huge improvement and is  gaining a little weight and his strength back. He has done great with chemo and feels great during and right after them. No side effects at all other than tired. We praise God for this. He gets his next CT scan Friday to see the effect chemo and prayers have had on the cancer. We are believing for great results. He's already the talk of the office for how much he has improved just in the last two weeks.

So that brings me to the card I have to share today. A very special friend knew how important it was for hubby to be drinking Ensure at least twice a day to get his strength back and gain some weight. She also knew how expensive it was so blessed us with a shipment of two cases! It was a true blessing and very appreciated. This little or should I say big guy caught my eye the minute I bought Campin Critters and I've wanted to make him ever since. I decided this was perfect to show my appreciation at helping me get my guy back to his go gettum self. He loves to go to Colorado and 4 wheel along with hike the mountains so this is to him getting back to all of that really soon.

I cut and chalked him up like I always do. The trees were run through my cuttlebug with the dvine swirl folder. I couldn't resist using some twine to lace up his boots. I think they're too cute!! Um handsome I mean. LOL
Hiker - Campin Critters 3 1/2"
Trees - Campin Critters 2" Real Dial size
Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder
Ink - Cat Eye Chalk Inks

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you again to all the ones that have sent your thoughts and prayers to us during this time.
Tina Gale