Friday, April 23, 2010

Mom Wordbook With The Cricut

This is my first word book that I made with my Cricut. This is for my mom's birthday and I am happy with how it turned out. I used cereal boxes for the chipboard and the silver words and letters are made from soda can aluminum cut or embossed with my cuttlebug. I also used ribbon, pearls, flowers, crystals, and other embellishments to decorate. I designed this in design studio. If you would like the cut file leave your email and I will send it to you! Challenges I am entering my word book in...
The Pink Elephant- Aqua
How Much Is Too Much- 12 Things
Die Cuts R Us- Double Duty (Multiple pages in book)
Creative Card Crew- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Cricutters Anonymous- Picnic (Flowers)
Gingersnap- Botanical, The Good Earth (Blue/Flowers)
Penny's Paper- Anything Goes
Saturday Challenge- Distressing
Pile It On- Make It Sweet (I think of tea with sugar as sweet!!)
Kaboodle- Embossing
All Sorts- Butterfly Inspiration Pic
Our Creative Corner- Beautiful Blossoms
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious- Flowers and Wings
Double Dutch- Mum's The Word
Fantabulous Cricut- Mothers Day
Pollycraft- Make your own flowers
Sisterhood of Scrap- Flowers
Shabby Tea Room- Comforts of Home Photo Inspiration
Flourishes- Vintage
Papertake Weekly- Do Something Different
Spoon Full of Sugar- 3D Something
Tuesday Taggers- Memories
I also wanted to share some quotes I found about mothers:
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." ~Keith L. Brooks

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. ~Kate Douglas Wiggin

I cannot forget my mother. [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~Renita Weems

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
-- Theodore Hesburgh


  1. Very nice!!! I love all the embellishments.

  2. Katie this is really a very cool mini album. I love that you recycled cereal boxes and pop cans to create it. Very green! Way to go!

    Gwen DTC@DCRU

  3. Holy moly, you rocked the challenges with this! I love how you repurposed the cereal box and other things. It can be appreciated all the way around from eco friendly appropriations, to the wonderful embellishments. You went all out and it shows. Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut this week!

  4. Wow, this is great! Great job! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  5. Holy cow ... look at ALL THOSE CHALLENGES!! Good for YOU!!!!! Your 'mom' album is absolutely wonderful. I {heart} all the special details you incorporated into your design. I'm so glad you found us and were able to join us in the Tea Room this week. I hope you can come back again on Monday to give our next challenge a try too :)

  6. Fabulous Mini Album!! Love the cut letters!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DCRU & TPE this week!!
    Sheri~DCRU DT & TPE DT

  7. This is fabulous!brilliant quotes too. Thanks for sharing your "memory" with Tuesday Taggers x

  8. Gorgeous wordbook!!!! Your Mom is just going to love it! Aren't they so much fun to make?!?!

    Thanks for all the wonderful quotes might have to use a few of those ;)

  9. Beautiful book and embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us over at Fantabulous Cricut.

  10. Beautiful!! Great job using all of those challenges for this sweet project for your mom. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

  11. This is super wonderful!! I love all embellishments you used! Your mom will love it for sure! Lucky her :):)
    Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

  12. Really Nice. I love it. can you email me the cut file. thanks.

  13. How sweet! Your mom is going to love this. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  14. Very, very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Cricutters Anonymous!!
    Lynne CA DT

  15. Lovely job on this! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  16. Thanks for sharing your memories with us at TT this week. Fantastic!

  17. That's SO cool! You're the Cricut queen, I'm thinking. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

  18. Wow, that's a lot of details, a lot of eye candies, nice work!

  19. Love the wordbook hun - great colours and photos.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers this week.
    Teri x

  20. OMGoodness! This is totally amazing! You are so very clever and crafty. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.

    Kylie ox

  21. Gorgeous and such amazing detail,what a beautiful gift for your mother!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  22. What a wonderful gift! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

  23. It's a lovely book Kate, I'm sure your mom will cherish it forever :D! Unfortunately it doesn't qualify for the Double Dutch challenge, which is to make a card with matching giftbox for mom.


  24. I want to make one of these letter books, they are so adorable. You did a great job with this.
    For joining us at FCCB

  25. I really really like your letter book :). It would make such a great book for my mom. Can you share the file with me? I always seem to start her gifts at the last minute but if I start now, maybe I'll get it done in time ;).TIA

  26. Great word book such a special way to show just how much you care

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  27. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

  28. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at the OCC!

  29. I am loving this Word Book! Such a pretty gift... :) Thanks for playing with us over at FCCB!

  30. Katie this is so sweet and beautiful!!! What a great gift!!! Thank you for adding your album to this weeks FTTC!!! Hugs ~S~

  31. Katie, this is fabulous! I just love love love it. Thanks for entering the challenge over at FCCB this week! :)

  32. Love your book.......please stop by my blog Love, Laughter, and have a prize.

  33. Hello! Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I'm following you now too. What a beautiful word book, I know your mother loved it. Great blog and I love the look!

  34. that is darling! you are one talented gal:)
    i am your newest follower!

  35. Wow!!! That's an awesome word book. Great job!!! And congratulations on receiving your doctorate in Pharmacy.

  36. Your album is so very great - like ist so much!