Bliss layout

YAY the weekend!

anyone have anything exciting planned?  i will be heading to a sewing machine class – a freebie get to know your new machine type class.  i hope it is more than just the basic how to thread your machine – i want to know how to use all the crazy feet it came with!!!  while i am in that neck of the woods i am also going to hit the DC Big Flea – basically a big flea market at the Dulles Expo Center.  it’s been AGES since i got to stroll through some good flea market or antique shops.  not looking for anything just like to browse.  who knows what i might find or better yet what ideas i might come up with 🙂

Also on the agenda – start on pezza and i’s colossal winter cake with the cricut cake YIKES!  i want to see if 1. i can get better at using my cricut cake.  2. if i can make marshmallow fondant and it tastes good because fondant cakes are SO pretty and 3. can i make a cake with THREE FILLED tiers!  pezza has decided it will be blue and white with snowmen and snowflakes.  we have Luster Dust for shimmer, we have cans of colored spray mists – 2 different brands to try and we are ready to roll!!!!  ofc ourse it did cross my mind that after we do this we will have, well, THREE TIERS of cake – which i do not want to have to CONSUME.  so the goal is to have an open house help us eat cake  party next sunday and hop efolks show up!!!!  we will have one layer of french vanilla cake with peach filling, one layer of chocolate cake with white chocolate pudding filling and one layer of lemon cake with blueberry filling – again all pezza choices. YUM!


the latest issue of our magazine Through the Craft Room Door is at the publishers and will be hitting mailboxes soon!  it is chock full of great stuff as always!

In addition Through the Craftroom Door has an exciting partnership to share with you all! We have teamed up with the Christian Paper Crafts Group of offer you MORE of what you love! Christian Paper Crafts is a wonderful group full of projects, forums and galleries! When you join their group via their paid memberships you will now get access to the group AND a paper subscription to our magazine for the year. But as an added bonus you will get TWO (2) Special PDF Only Issues during the year as well that will only be available to those who are members of the Christian Paper Crafts Group! You can find out more about the Christian Paper Crafts Group HERE!
You will of course still be able to purchase various types of subscriptions to our magazine at our main site HERE! The magazine content will not change and our magazine site will remain the same as well. We do have some exciting things planned this year including special challenges and a new blog site open to all so stay tuned!
Renewal invoices for 2011 will be sent out soon to those who already subscribe to our magazine so please look for those. We hope you enjoyed the magazine in 2010 and want to continue with us in 2011! We want to grow bigger and include more of your projects and tutorials this year! Don’t be afraid to submit your projects! If it is handmade we want to see it! You can submit anytime at and find our current submission calls at our online group!

ok onto my project for today!  i have been trying to do more scrapbook layouts – i am WAY behind!  these are pictures from my mom’s house when Pezza and i went for a visit in October for her buddy Brett’s birthday:

and a close up of each page:

i think the pictures are really cute of pezza helping my mom with yard work using her own little wheelbarrow.  i had this scalloped page from My Mind’s Eye and LOVED the pattern and the colors so i built the rest of my page around that.  in almost everything i design i start with my patterned paper first and match my colors from there.  i cut a part out of the middle so the scallops did not cover the entire 12″ of the page.  the polka dot paper is Bo Bunny – i SO wish i had some in EVERY SINGLE color! t he pink border is a martha stewart punch.

I dug these stamps out of my Staging area – that’s a collection of stamps i have not used yet but need to – i am pretty sure they are from Great Impressions…aren’t they the cutest!?!?   The title piece and little flower clusters are done with my Cricut and are from the Bloom cartridge.  this cartridge is a LITE cartridge and has LOADS of adorable things on it.  i accented the largest flower cluster and title with cute tiny buttons.

The thing i really love about the cricut as opposed to manual die cutters (like sizzix) is that i can cut each image ANY SIZE i want.   so i have the three matching flower clusters but each a different size 🙂  this adorable little image is by Sarah Kay – i just love her stuff and they have always reminded me of  pezza.  i have been trying out Cryogen paper at the urging of my buddy suzanne and tried to capture the subtle sparkle it has but the camera just couldn’t get it.  i think i do like it though!  again i used buttons to accent the little flowers on the fence.  i just love that fence cut!

and now i am off to get my day started!  i will be stopping at two Michaels on my way to sewing class to check for clearance carts for a friend in australia!

have a great weekend!



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