Sunday, July 25, 2010

Layout -Sunshine

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I love how this LO turned out and wanted to share it.

I also came to a realization that I need an adhesive remover. I hate how you can see the residue in pictures! Anyway, on to the layout...

George and Basic Shapes
Cindy Loo
Plantin Schoolbook
MS scalloped circle punch
SU! corner rounder
PP-Fancy Pants
Cardstock and Ink-Papertrey Ink

I picked a circle from the George cartridge and used my Gypsy to weld the word 'sunshine' around the top. I chose to make it the focal point of the page since I knew that was where I would put my picture. I used both layers of the font on CL for 'sunshine' and then used Plantin for 'you are my'. I also used my Gypsy to weld those 3 words together. Then I got some more circles from George and made them several different sizes to create a border and a place to put my title. I did use my Gypsy to make sure the circles were large enough to fit a word on 3 of them. I also used a scalloped circle punch for the smaller circles. I did some inking around the letters with the help of a great tool called Fantastix. It's a small pointed tool that can help you get ink on some of those small letters and embellishments. I found out about this tool from Elizabeth at 217 Creations . She is amazingly talented, so please go check her out.

I hope this LO brings you a little sunshine! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back soon!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Throwback Thursday-Celebrations

Happy Friday! Wow, this week went by so fast. I'm so excited that my blog-lift is almost complete. I think I may be the only scrappin' blogger that doesn't have polka dots on my page, well I guess there's a few.

This week Emma, at My Creative Time
challenged us to use the Celebrations cartridge with a birthday theme. I would like to state that everything on these two pages are straight, and even...I know it doesn't look like it, but it's true. My type A personality is really struggling with the pattern on this paper and that it looks like everything is uneven! Aside from that this was a fun project and I tried some new techniques, which is always great.

PP-My Mind's Eye
Kraft cardstock-Bazzil
Flowers and Bling-Prima
Journal Tag-Anna Griffin
Twine and Ribbon-Papertrey Ink
Embossing Folder-Sissix, Tim Holtz-Gridlock

All of the cuts are from the Celebrations Cricut cartridge. I mixed some blue and teal glitter to get a color that matched the patterned paper I chose. I ran all the letters through my Xyron, upside down, and then glittered them. I added a layer of Glossy Accents over the glitter to keep it from flaking off. It does take a couple hours for the Glossy Accents to dry, but I think the effect is worth it. I strung some twine between each pennant to create a banner. The party hats are cut in 3 different sizes. I embossed my photo mats with the Tim Holtz texture fade Gridlock pattern. These are the some of the best embossing folders and create a really deep embossed pattern. I used my ribbon on the photo mats to create a photo corner and as an additional embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my project!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blog Update

Hi blogging friends! I wanted to let you know that my "blog lift" is nearly complete! You may notice that there are a few sizing issues, and some additions that aren't up yet...but I'm almost there. Thanks to The Cutest Blog on the Block for their amazing work! I can't wait for you to see the finished product!

Make sure you check things out while you're here, I've posted new projects and also made my guest designer debut at Kricut Krazy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Guest Designer

Hi! I'm really excited because I got my first opportunity as a guest designer! Tangee at Kricut Krazy asked if anyone could help her with a project she's undertaking with every cricut cartridge. She is posting pictures and videos to showcase the project at the beginning of every handbook. It's such a great idea, and I was really excited to help her. This is a picture of the 3 projects I did from the Don Juan, Heritage and Alphalicious cartridges.

Please check out her blog for more pictures of the projects I completed, as well as other guest designers, and of course, Tangee.

Thank you, Tangee!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Throwback Thursday-Christmas in July card

It's that time of the week, Throwback Thursday at My Creative Time. This week Emma challenged us to use the Wild Card cartridge. Our other instructions were to make a card with a holiday theme. My favorite holiday is Christmas. My extended family is pretty large, so it can get a little crazy, but I wouldn't want it any other way. In my family we really focus on the reason for the season, and cherish our memories, traditions, and everything we have been blessed with.

Onto the card: I cut the envelope and card on page 74 at 5 inches. The patterned paper I used is from Anna Griffin. I created my own shadow for the tree on the envelope so that it wouldn't disappear into the background. I cut the sash for the tree and then used rhinestones as ornaments. I cut out a white piece of cardstock, from Papertrey Ink, to line the inside of the card. I also added some white grosgrain ribbon to the ornament. To finish it off I added my sentiment and a little more bling to the card. This is definitely not a card you could mail.

This is a very simple card. If my creative brain had been working better I would have tried to think a little more out of the box, but today, simple won out. Please check out Emma's blog, she is so talented and you're sure to be inspired.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back soon. Have a sassy day! Kate

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Think Pink

Happy Wednesday. Thanks to a reminder from Robyn, a.k.a. My Pink Stamper I finally got my butt in gear to make a card for Monique Griffith. She is an amazing member of our cricut community who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I had the pleasure of purchasing one of the kits she designed in the past and had so much fun creating my LO. I have been following her journal entries since I found out she was diagnosed and she is such a strong and inspirational woman. She actually recently designed a new kit, and I believe you can still purchase some of her past kits. If you get a chance, check her out here and leave her some blog love!

I have to admit, and I know I'm in the minority here, I don't use pink very often. But I have to say I think my skunk turned out pretty stinkin' cute.

Paper-My Mind's Eye
Create a Critter-skunk (3 layers) and grass
Ribbon-Papertrey Ink
Peachy Keen Stamps critter face assortment
Prima flowers and bling
I also used a punch from EK Success to mount my sentiment on, and the sentiment inside is from Papertrey Ink and it says "Girly you Rock". The ink I used is from, where else, Papertrey Ink!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like what you see and come back to visit very soon. Have a sassy day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Good evening! This is my entry for this week's Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time with Emma. Our challenge this week was an animal theme with the Zoobaloo cartridge. As always, if we don't have the cartridge Emma just asks that we stick to the theme and use an older cartridge. Since I don't have Zoobaloo I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Alphalicious.

A couple of weeks ago I took my nephew to see 'The Lion King' for his 5th birthday. We had so much fun! This week I decided to alter a frame so I can put a picture in it from our day out, and Micah hang it in his bedroom. I think it's adorable and I know Micah will love it. I cut a photo mat to place the picture on and adhered that to a white piece of cardstock. I secured the ribbon on the left side so I can slide the picture underneath. I did the same thing with the lion, and just glued down the right side...I actually used a few pop dots. I used my gypsy to weld the words. I also attached one of our tickets to the mat, which I think is a fun memento and it has the date, time, and location of the event on it as well. Then I just used a few stickers I had to finish it off. The mat that came with the frame was white and I decided to spice it up a little. I used two different colors of blue glimmer mist to do that.

Lion-Everyday Paper Dolls
Paper-Fancy Pants and My Mind's Eye (I think, they were all from my scraps)
Ribbon-Papertrey Ink
Glimmer Mist-Denim and Peacock(Chalkboard)
I also used some chalk to highlight the lion's cheeks as well as my black and white gel pens.

I hope you like it. I love comments and followers. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back soon.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Smore Please

Good afternoon. I have another great beach layout for you today. I have some great pictures from an evening on the beach with my nephew. It was a great day, and what better way to finish it off?...sitting around a fire and making smore's! We had so much fun.

Paper-Anna Griffin (Calisto Collection)
scrap paper for the crabs
Word Art-FUN, Cindy Loo
Crabs-Create A Critter
Sign Posts and buckets-H2O Cricut Lite
Peachy Keen Stamps-Critter Faces
Stamp on small sign post-Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages)

I also inked the edges with chai and chamomille, and dark chocolate hybrid ink pads from PaperTrey Ink. I also used my white gel pen for doodling.

So here's my question: Do you prefer to look at LO's with or without pictures already attached? Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Two of my favorite things

Hi everyone! Well today I am sharing a layout that shows two of my favorite things...the beach and my girl, Ellie. I actually remembered not to mount all of my pictures before I photographed my LO, yea me! But I had to share a picture of my beautiful girl lounging on the beach.

I didn't use my cricut at all on this page! I don't do that very often, but sometimes it's a nice change. Everything I used on this LO, including the embellishments and quote, are from Anna Griffin-Alix Collection. I really love the paper I used for the photo mats and how it appears to have so much texture. The colors are really vibrant and perfect for summer pages. I just added some white grosgrain ribbon from Papertrey Ink, 4 brads to frame my title, and my journalling.

Keep an eye out because my blog is going to be re-decorated and I'm super excited! Have a great day.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

This is my entry for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge on her blog, My Creative Time.

This week she asked that we use the New Arrival cart, if we own it, and the theme is, baby. I don't own that cart so I used A Child's Year and Plantin Schoolbook.

Paper (including journal tag)-Fancy Pants 'Little Sprout'
Prima Flowers
Brads also from Fancy Pants
Twine-Papertrey Ink
Scallop Border Punch-Stampin' Up

The title 'Birthday Boy' was cut using Plantin Schoolbook. I welded the letters on my Gypsy. The balls, word art and the #1 are all from A Child's Year. I also used a a top note shape from Cindy Loo.

If you have time, please check out Emma's blog, she is very talented. Thanks for stopping by. I love comments and followers as well.