Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

I apologize for the quality of the pictures. Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my Dad. I got my inspiration from a stamp made by Prima, which basically looks like a musical score. To make the shape card I took an image of a stamp, from B is for Boy, and welded two together to create a standard A2 size card. The top note shape is from Storybook. I made one top note slightly larger to use as a shadow. The music notes, aren't they cool!, are from Gypsy Wanderings.

Background Stamp-Prima
Sentiment Stamps and Twine-Papertrey Ink
Kraft and White CS-Bazzil
Blue and Green PP-Heidi Grace ( they have a light damask print)
Background PP-Me & My Big Ideas
Sakura Black Gelly Roll Pen

I didn't use any MME paper on this card at all, crazy huh?! Well, a girl needs to expand her horizons every once in a while.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 20, 2010

'My Girl' Layout

Today I want to share a LO with you I made for my little girl. Generally I do 2 page layouts, and rarely are my pages so girly, but I had fun designing this page
.I thought this page needed lots of bling, so I made my own "sugared" brads. I applied liquid glue to the top of the brads and dipped them in some Doodlebug glitter. I'm pretty pleased with how well they turned out. Who knew I could be thrifty?! Don't tell anyone! I also took a white Prima flower (Trellis Rose) and used Glimmer Mist (Tattered Rose) to pick up the darker pink accents in the paper. The blingy, I don't think that's really a word, flower stem is also from Prima. The background paper has a really nice scalloped border and I knew I wanted to add ribbon, but I didn't want it to cover the edges. So I used my craft knife to make 2 slits at both the top and bottom of the page and inserted the ribbon. Then I adhered the ribbon with tape to the back of the cardstock. I don't know how well you can see it in the pictures, but I embossed my photo mat with the Linen Texture Plate from Papertrey Ink.

And here's my girl...

PP-My Mind's Eye
CS, Ribbon (Velvet)-Papertrey Ink
Bling and Flower-Prima
Doodlebug glitter
Basic Grey brads
StampinUp! corner rounder

The scalloped oval is cut from a Cricut cartridge, the bad news is I can't remember which one, because apparently I didn't save it on my Gypsy...oops. But there are several cartridges that have similar shapes. I chose one I liked and used my Gypsy to stretch it so my photo mat could fit inside.

This was a pretty quick LO. I was excited to try some new techniques and will definitely be incorporating those in future projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A few thoughts...

I've been trying to figure out a way to attract more people to my blog, and since I'm primarily a scrapbooker I want to keep that as the main focus. I would like to do video tutorials, but it's not something I can take on at this time. So, I figured the next best thing is written directions. My goal is to show more detailed pictures, directions, cut sizes, and continue to list all the supplies I've used. I know video tutorials are more popular, I love them myself, but I figure I'll work with what I have at this time.

If any one who reads this has any comments, questions, thoughts or ideas, please let me know. And if you see something you like please share it. I appreciate all of you and your support!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

An Afternoon in the Park

Good evening. I have to say, I'm glad this week is coming to an end. These are not the best pictures I've taken, so I apologize, but I'm too tired to take more. I think the LO turned out pretty cute, so I hope you guys like it. I designed this LO for some pictures I took of my family at the park.

PP-My Mind's Eye
Papertrey Ink, Zig brown pen, Sakura whilte gelly roll pen, Peachy Keen stamps (everyday character face asst. for the squirrel)

I cut the squirrel, tree, grass and flowers from Create a Critter. The journaling square was part of the MME paper collection.

I'd love to hear what you guys think! Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pretty Princess Birthday Card

Good evening! I wanted to share a birthday card I made for my Mom. She turns 60 tomorrow, August 7. Happy Birthday Mom! My Mom has been blessed and doesn't look anywhere close to 60, in fact a lot of people think we're joking when they find out. I wasn't sure what I was going to make her, and then I found the "Pretty Princess" on the Mini Monster's such a fun cartridge and I think my Mom will get a kick out of her princess card.


CS-Papertrey Ink

PP-My Mind's Eye

Ribbon, Stamp and Ink-Papertrey Ink

Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder

StampinUp! Ink on the clouds

The button is from my stash. I also used Glossy Accents on the princess' eyes as well as the button.

The fence, which is also from the MM cartridge is incredibly intricate, but cut out amazingly well on the PTI cardstock. I did use the multi-cut feature, and it came right off my mat with hardly any weeding's also a pretty new mat which helps. The grass is from the Gyspy Wandering cartridge.

I hope you enjoyed this fun and funky card. Thank you so much for stopping by and I'd love to hear what you think! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Card to Wall Art

Hi blogging friends. The other week my SIL asked if I could make her a couple cards for 2 baby showers she was attending, which by the way I forgot to take pictures of. I was a little extra excited because I got to make "girlie" cards. They were a big hit by the way! One of her friends that was at the shower is also pregnant, and asked if I could make one for her as well. She loved it and wanted to hang it on the wall in the baby's room. She doesn't know yet if she is having a boy or girl, but thought the card had a good mix of colors and it would fit in either way.
I decided to make it 5x7in. instead of the standard A2 size, because I thought it would be a nice size to frame. I made a few changes so that it was a little more unisex, but used all the same original colors. It's very simple, but sweet. I hope she likes it!
PP-My Mind's Eye
CS-Papertrey Ink
Cindy Loo-deer (3 layers) and tree
Gypsy Wandering-grass
MS scallop circle punch
Stamps, Ribbon and Ink-Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages)
White and Black Sakura Gelly Roll pens
Glossy Accents to accentuate the sweet deer's eye
I do find the layering of the deer a little odd, so I did make a few cuts of each layer in different colors to see what I liked the best. There is actually one more layer which I used on the cards, but decided not to on this one. There are just so many cute images that are great for babies and children and it's so hard to choose sometimes! The good news is there is pretty much always a reason to scrap or make a card.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope I see you back soon!