Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mini Album-Organization

I'm working on a mini album that contains images of the stamps and cuttlebug folders I currently own. Not too long ago I purchased a new cuttlebug folder, and what do you know?...I already own that one. So, I heard of something similar and thought I'd give this new organization method a try.

I decorated the front of my mini album with paper, flowers and lace from Prima, as well as some glimmer mist and ribbon from Papertrey Ink. I raided my scraps and cut 2x2 squares that I ran through my cuttlebug and then labeled. I'm still working on my stamps and also will be adding some more embellishments. Hopefully this will help me utilize more of what I already own and prevent me from purchasing any more duplicates.

Bubble Bath Layout

My Recipe:

Paper-My Mind’s Eye

Stripe-cut at 3x12 in.

Photo mats-cut at 4x4 ¾ in.

Word art-bubble Cindy Loo cut at 2 in. and 2.05 in. to create shadow, welded on my gypsy

BATH Plantin Schoolbook cut at 2 in. welded on my gypsy

Bubbles along bottom of page-Everyday Paper Dolls, cut twice, 11.75 x 8.10 in., stretched on my gypsy

Rubber Duck-Doodlecharms cut at 2 ½ in., cut base, shadow and blackout

Ink-Papertrey Ink, chamomile, chai, and dark chocolate

Ribbon-Papertrey Ink white grosgrain, and Fancy Pants ball fringe

Black and white Sakura gelly roll pens for doodles

Journal stamp from Prima

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Emma at My Creative Time, had another challenge for us this week. She asked us to use the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge and the colors red, blue and brown. Red is my favorite color, so I was happy to oblige.

I decided to make a scrapbook page. In general I do two page layouts, but I was only able to take one picture and so it became a single page. I plan on adding a coordinating page.

The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. I took some light brown/taupe cardstock and tore about a two inch strip to create the look of sand. The photo mats are from the SYI cart and I used the 'real dial size' feature on my gypsy to size them for my pictures. The word art, shells and sandcastle are all from SYI as well. Then I just added a prima flower, some red bling and a thick twine wrapped around the base. I also did a little bit of inking with some chai and chamomile ink from Papertrey Ink.

Throwback Thursday Challenge and my First Submission

This was the first project that I posted online. I made it for Emma's first 'Throwback Thursday' challenge on her blog My Creative Time. She is so talented and very sweet. If you're looking for gypsy tutorials her site is the place to go!

The theme was animals. The paper is from My Mind's Eye and the frog is from Mini Monsters. I just added some twine, glitter and some white doodling with my gel pen.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

My first post!
This is my submission for this week's Throwback Thursday. Emma, at My Creative Time, has weekly challenges where we use older cricut cartridges to create new layouts, cards or altered projects. This weeks challenge was to use Paper Doll Dress-up for an altered item. I don't have PDDU, yet, so I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the lion and the arch on the side of the box. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the oval and number 5. I also added a couple of Prima flowers and a stamp from Papertrey Ink.

My nephew turns 5 on June 27, and we are going to see 'The Lion King'! I thought I would create a fun gift box to place the tickets in. I really like how bright and cheerful it turned out.

Everyday Paper Dolls
Plantin Schoolbook
Happy Birthday stamp from Papertrey Ink's fillable frames
Fancy Pants cardstock
Black Sakura gelly roll pen