Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Sketch Challenge For ScrapTiffany!!

Wow!! I'm really on a roll trying to get some lay-outs done for my boys! Here is the sketch from ScrapTiffany that I followed.

The pictures I chose for this layout are of my son Matt who was born in 1983. He is about 1 1/2 in these pictures. He is really enjoying his chocolate cookies! What a mess!!

I used papers from DCWV Stack called Rock Star. The cardstock is Bazzill. I used the Sesame Street And Friends cart for the cookie jar and the cookies. The jar is cut at 3". The cookies cut at 2.5" The word Cookies is from the cart From My Kitchen cut at 2.5". The word chocolate is from the font on Paper Lace cut at 1.5" The scalloped edge is cut at 2" from the Easter 2010 Cart. All the edges of the cardstock cuts are inked with Tim Holtz Ditress Ink.Little half-pearls for accents.Paper rosette made from Bazzill paper.
I love this layout. Thank you for checking in on me!!

Getting started on the boys' scrapbook albums

I have finally made time to do scrapbooking pages for my boys! This year I want to make a scrapbook for all my kids and grandkids...this is a huge task!! I have 7 children and 3 grandchildren. There is one girl in the mix, our daughter who is our youngest. I have a few pages done for her and our youngest boy...the ones still at home but almost none of my older boys!! and only a couple of the grandbabies!!
I have gone through the older boys albums and scanned and printed a few choice photos.
I did this LO using the sketch by Jana Eubank for the Cute as a Button Circle weekly challenge. The challenge was also to use stamping and buttons as well as 2 cricut cuts.Here is the sketch.

In this LO is John who was born in 1989. He is about 1 1/2 in these pictures...the other photo is his father at the same age. They sure looked alike then and they still do.

For this project I used:
- Bazzill Flower stamped with black ink
- Bazzill turquoise cardstock
- Cricut green cardstock from the 12 x 24 pastel pack
- 3 white buttons from my stash
- Imaginesce paper Bubble Bath from their Baby Powder line
- white gel pen
- border printed and cut on the Imagine from JT cart at 2" (x2)
- flowers (2") from Mother's Day Bouquet printed and cut on the Imagine using JT
for clolors. Some stamped in black ink.
- Inkadinkado stamp
- Momento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Very Wintery Card

Hi everyone, as usual I'm a little behind on posting!! This is my Cricut circle weekly challenge entry. We are challenged to incorporate white paint, metal, and a snowflake cut on your project this week, as well as using at least 2 Cricut cuts.

The three little snowflake brads were silver and blue. I used white paint over them ...let it dry and sanded off the white paint on the raised parts. Viola!!! white and silver brads!! For the background I used a cicle of a silver cake mat from a grocery store cake. I cut off the sides so it would fit in my Cuttlebug and ran it throgh with the snowflake embossing folder. The heart snowflake is from Tie The Knot and is cut at 2".I added some Stickles to the snowflake. The little bird is from Stamping cut at 2.5". I cut the leaf off the branch as it is a winter leaves!! I stamped the sentiment and the snowflakes on the bird using Momento black ink. The snowflake stamp is Inkadinkado. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper. Silver bric brac from my stash on the bottom of my card. Thank you for checking out my blog!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Always Fun!!

Today I'm pretty excited to have a chance to play in my scraproom! I have not done many projects using my Imagine, so I thought it was time. The picture I chose is a self-portrait my DD Daisy took of herself in the fall 2010. She was going through such a silly time when she liked to wear these nerdy glasses everywhere. (Thank goodness that has passed!!)

The background paper I printed with the Imagine using the Hopscotch cartridge. The mat was cut at 8.5" and color filled with a pattern from Best Friends. The flowers were printed and cut at 3" and the heart printed and cut at 1" are from Better Together. The letters are cut at 1.5 and 2" on the Imagine from a regular Cricut cart called A Child's Year. "U" and "Silly" are printed with patterns from Better Together. "Always" is colored with a pattern from "Kate's Kitchen". I embellished with pearls and metal accents.
I did this LO for the January Circle Monthly Challenge. The Challenge is to "scraplift" something from a previous post on the blog and to use 2 products from the Sponsers. I scraplifted this from The Think Pink Challenge Oct 8th by Kristen Swain. I used her LO as a sketch. I used 3 different papers from Cosmo Cricket. They matched well with Imagine carts done by Cosmo Cricket. The metal accents on the word "fun" are Imaginesce put on with the I-rock. Thank you for looking and have a great day!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Valentine's Card

This little raccoon from Create A Critter is so fun!! He is cut at 4" . The box he is sitting on is from My World cut at 3.5". I used Glossy accents for the eyes after I colored them with a black Momento pen and a white gel pen. I also penned accents on the racoon and the hearts with the white gel pen. Sakura Metallics in silver and pink also used on the note and hearts. Shimmerz paint for the raccoon's outline and highlights. The note, envelope and hearts are from the Paisley cart. The note and envelope are cut at .75" and 1". Sentiments are unknown wooden stamps stamped with momento black ink. The lips are stamped with Momento red ink. The hearts are cut at 2". 1/8th pink ribbon from my stash for the note pull. I pop-dotted the hearts, the envelope and note.The nails are Imaginesce I-rock metals. The cardstock is Bazzill and Bazzill Bling (pink). The paper is from Simple Garden and Girly Girl collections by Studio 8.

Thank you for looking in on me!! Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Green Space

Hi Peeps, I must be yearning for warmer days! I love my summer gardens and so does the little tree frog that I caught on camera last season. This is a single 12 x 12 layout titled " My Green Space"

Supplies used:
- White and green patterned paper from my stash.
- Pink, brown, white and yellow paper from my stash cut on Cricut at 11" using
scalloped circle from Essential Accents. Cut circle in half. Colored yellow with
green Copic marker.
- Pink Bazzill cardstock for background and flamingo from Serenade cut @ 6".
- Brown Bazzill cardstock for flourishes and flamingo from Serenade cut @ 6".
- Green Bazzill smooth cardstock for letters cut @ 1.5"(Green Space)
and 2"(My) using the Songbird Cart. "Green Space" welded on the Gypsy.
- White Organza ribbons knoted through 3 green Basic Grey buttons.
- 1/8" pink and brown Grosgrain ribbon.
- 3/4" green and pink Grosgrain ribbon.
- 1 White corduroy brad.
- 2 green Prima Obsession Flowers that where sprayed with Frost Shimmer Spritz.
- Glossy Accents used to stick fine Martha Stewart brown glitter to flourishes.
- Pop-dots to pop the flourishes, words and flamingo.
- Atg used to stick it all down.
- White gel pen for faux stitching on paper edge and flamingo.

I made this page for the My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge. The challenge was
to use a favorite Cricut cart ( mine is Serenade, love those flourishes!!)
and Robyn's favorite colors pink, brown and green and another optional color, I
chose white. I love how it turned out!! Thanks for checking out my blog!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Box I made for my Son to hold his important stuff!

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year!! I can't believe it has been so long since I posted!! I have been so busy with the holidays,crafting,travelling, baking, company for a week and new puppies!! Yes baby puppies!! Our dog Dizzy, a Pomeranian had pupppies from a Chinese Chin on Dec 20th!! 5 of them, super cute!! I'll share pics later!!
This is a box I found at a second-hand store that I have re-purposed for a storage box for our son Dustin. I would like him to store his paystubs, S.I.N card, medical card etc....all the things he should not lose in his bedroom!! He is 14 now and works part-time at the sawmill! The box had a built-in magnetic clasp on the front!! Boys/men paper craft items are always a challenge for me. I like bling, pink and flowers so I really have to think (ouch!!) to create a project like this!! His bedding is red, black and grey so I chose those colors for the box and it kinda rolled from there.

The background paper is smooth black cardstock that I stamped with Inkadinkado stamps using silver and black ink. The paper on the cover of the box is DCWV. The star, bird and the arrow are cut @ 2" on core'inations paper (red under black) and grey cardstock, using the Gypsy, Expression and the Home Decor cart. The letters and shadows are from Cuttin' Up, cut at 1" using red and black cardstock and inked with Tim Holtz's Black distressing ink. The heart is from a cuttlebug die. All the shaped die-cuts were run through my cuttlebug in an cuttlebug embossing folder. Core'inations cardstock is soo cool used like this!! I used my I-rock to add the silver metal dots and the gem in the bird's eye. The inside of the box is lined on the bottom with silver cardstock that has been embossed in the cuttlebug in a checkerplate design. So manly!! **Note to self** I really like that effect!!!
I did this project for the Cricut Circle Monthly Magazine Challenge!! Have a great day!!