Sunday, October 17, 2010

Last Challenge, MPS

Last challenge for the day, a halloween/fall project. Here is a layout I made for my nephew/God son's scrapbook, halloween 2007. He was 2 1/2 years old here, what a cutie!! :)

Another MPS challenge, something cute!

Hey guys,
Here is another challenge I did for My Pink Stamper's blog, to make something cute! I definitely think this card is cute. I love to put buttons as the centers of flowers! :) Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

MPS Challenge!

Wow, what a long time since I've posted. Many many personal issues lately and I wont bore you with the details. On the upside, we bought a house and are closing in a couple weeks. So I should be back on the blog train soon! Once we get all settled in and such I think I'll feel much more creative. :)

Anyway, here is a wintery card I made for the My Pink Stamper challenge this weekend. I love how I used glimmer mist and it made a marble like effect. After multiple tries with the snowflakes and assorted glitters, I decided to leave them as they were. Just a really simple cute little card. :)

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, June 25, 2010

PTI June 2010 Blog Hop!!!

Here is my post for my first ever PTI Blog Hop!! The challenge is to create a color combo with PTI colors!

My colors are, drum roll please.
Orange Zest
Berry Sorbet
Summer Sunrise
Hawaiian Shores

I used Orange Zest ribbon on this card, I just love this orange zest color! I used Beautiful Blooms #1 dies to cut out flowers from Hawaiian shores, summer sunrise and berry sorbet. Then I used a glue dot to attach orange zest buttons to the flowers, and I used rustic cream button twine too. :) Thanks so much is from Mega Mixed messages stamped in black ink. Simple, but such a fun cheery card! :)


Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Father's Day Card!!

Here is a Father's Day Card I made! Actually, I did this card for a challenge over at My Pink Stamper's website. It was a great challenge that allowed me to get my card done!! :)

I used Bashful Blue ink and cardstock from Stampin' Up, and also Not Quite Navy Stampin' Up ink. I used Gypsy Font for the text and some buttons from my stash. (On a related note: Did you all see the gypsy update for today??!? It is awesomeeee. I'm loving it soo much.)

Close up of the buttons. :)

Thanks for taking a look. I know I was supposed to do a fun post soon but I was temporarily without my camera. So I will be working on that next! :)


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge #2

Here is the My Pink Stamper Challenge #2 for National Scrapbook Day.

Make a project incorporating your scraps!

And here is what I did!!

I know I said I was probably done, but I had to do this challenge. When I first started scrapbooking years ago I actually went out and bought scraps. Yep, BOUGHT them! Lol. :) I still get the urge to buy scraps sometimes. But anyway, I still have some of those scraps I bought so long ago. So I thought I really should do this challenge. Everything on this card was scraps, except the blue background. And I have to apologize again, as the photography is not great. Although, I really think it might be DCWV paper, it's hard to photograph. Maybe the texture of it. Anyway, the tree and the sentiment were cut with the Sweethearts cart. I've been meaning to cut this tree out, because it is just SOOO cute. I love it. I'll definitely be using this cut again and again. And I used Smooch ink again to color in the hearts of the tree. A lot easier and more effective than cutting out all the layers again for just some red hearts. I'm going to give this to someone special eventually, but for now I'll tuck it away. :) This is officially my last challenge for NSD, lol. But stay tuned, this week I have a super fun/special project I did, you'll want to see it. I'm thinking I'll have it posted sometime on Friday! Check back! Thanks for stopping in!


Monday, May 3, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge #9

Here is the My Pink Stamper Challenge #9 for National Scrapbook Day.

Challenge: Make a shaped card, shaped scrapbook page, or shaped project! Easy enough!!

And here is what I did!!

The last picture is kind of blurry, but I wanted to show it is a card. I used the Wild Card cart for this card. It's cute in person, although I wonder if it's a little too much. I probably should have left the swirls off, but no matter. Maybe I'll make this one day with the cricut cake. :) haha. This is probably the last challenge for NSD (National Scrapbook Day) that I'll do. I wish I would have started earlier, but you know how that goes. It was a lot of fun, next year I'll be right on top of everything. :)

Thanks for looking!

My Pink Stamper Challenge #8

Here is the My Pink Stamper Challenge #8 for National Scrapbook Day.

Challenge: Make something using monochromatic (which means only 1 color with a neutral color) and add a flower!

And here is what I did!

I used some PTI dies again, for the butterflies. I used DCWV and Georgia Pacific paper, and Prima flowers. I also used some Smooch ink. Love that Smooch. :) Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge #5

Here is the My Pink Stamper Challenge #5 for National Scrapbook Day.

Challenge: Create something for Teacher Appreciation Week OR for someone you appreciate.

And here's what I did!

I used the cricut cart Wild Card for the much appreciated sentiment, and the flowers are Papertrey Ink. The ric rak is a die from Papertrey Ink also, and I cut PTI felt with that die. Love PTI!! :)


My Pink Stamper Challenge #11

Here is the My Pink Stamper Challenge #11 for National Scrapbook Day.

Challenge: Make a project using 1 or all of the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue)

And here is what I did!

When I read this challenge, I instantly thought of doing a quilt card. It was fun, but it's not my best work. I definitely thought I cut everything equally, but you can see the gaps on my quilt. Oh well, it's still kind of cute!! :)


My Pink Stamper Challenge #3

Here was the Pink Stamper's Challenge #3 for National Scrapbook Day.

Think Outside the Box. Do something on your scrapbook page, card, or other item that you wouldn't normally do. Add something fun or crazy!!

And here is what I did!

Why is it outside the box? Because I normally would NEVER do a layout without a picture of some kind. I like it though, I may have to continue to do this...



Monday, April 19, 2010

Card and a tutorial!! :)

Hello everyone out there in bloggerland! Today I'm sharing a card I made, and a tutorial to go along with it! I'm excited because this is my first tutorial, I hope it goes well! *Crosses fingers* :)

This is the card I created for you today, again, my camera did not do this card justice. I'm open to suggestions on a new camera? I looked into a Nikon D40 once upon a time.. Anyway, the last picture here is the inside of the card. :)
Card measures about 3.5 x 7.25
Materials I used: Certainly Celery Stampin' Up cardstock, georgia pacific cardstock, papertrey ink flower die, Stamping solutions cricut cartridge, and some Martha Stewart glitter fibers. I also used the Stampin' Up scallop trim punch on this card.... Can you spot it? I created the colorful line border with the punch, and I'm going to show you how to do it too.

So for those of you who don't know what this scallop trim punch looks like, here it is.

First thing you are going to do is choose four colors and use the border punch to punch along side of each color. I'm going to start with two colors to make it easier.
Once you've punch all your colors, cut off the top of the border off the page leaving the scallops intact.

This is what your going to be left with.Next (and here comes the more tricky part), begin weaving two strips of paper together, sort of like you were making a braid, over-under, over-under. The paper is going to want to curl up on you, but once it gets weaved it will stay locked into place.

Then you can add the other two colors, one at a time using the same method. Once you have four colors together, you'll end up with a funky and colorful line border to use on cards and layouts like the one I used here! :) Isn't it cute!

Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, hope I explained everything ok! Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wedding Card! My Pink Stamper Challenge!

Wedding season is quickly approaching, and my supply of wedding cards is 0! So I figured I should probably get on that... :) This card was made with Sweet Blush and Ripe Avocado cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, and Stampin' Up basic black. I used Old Olive Stampin' Up ink, and also a black Ink spot. I used the Hannah Montana cricut cart, Cuttlebug folder Script Texture, and... Are you ready for it? Smooch ink, Very Vanilla! Absolutely love it.My photography (and/or camera) do not do it justice! I sprayed the pink part of the rose with Smooch ink and it is so glittery. It looks like I used special paper, but surprise! It's Sweet Blush masquerading as specialty paper. :) Hope you enjoy this card!!


Hello! :)

Here is a quick card I made when I got my new Good Neighbors stamp set from Stampin' Up! Base card is Scarlet Jewel cardstock by PTI, and I used various Stampin' Up and PTI inks for stamping. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thoughts on Paperclipping Roundtable

Edited to add: This is a paragraph I put on my blog as a way to share my discussion for the paperclipping roundtable. I'm going to link the website, great podcasts and more. It's fantastic! :)

I'd like to comment on the process of scrapbooking and the guilt of scrapbooking. I thought it was really interesting that everyone gave their feedback on the process of scrapbooking. I'm not new to scrapbooking, but I'm not old either, and I've honestly never took a moment to think about the process and how everyone's process is different. I think my process is just kind of scattered, a few pictures here, and a bit of glitter there and ta-da. I don't have a real formula other than to start with the picture(s). I try not to guilt myself in my process at all, although I think something that may not have been thought about is the guilt from other people. I'm in the process of doing scrapbooks for others (family members), and the amount of guilt is frustrating. I feel like I can't do something of "my own" until I do a layout for a family member who does not take the time to scrapbook at all. Incredibly frustrating, but at the end of the day I do what I makes me happy. I can't let others guilt me into making this craft I love something I hate.

And that, is my two cents. :)

Love the paperclipping roundtable! So fun.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday!! :)

Here is a card I made using Straight from the Nest. Please forgive me, as I can't remember which cartridge I used for Happy Birthday. Card is 5 inches by 7 inches. Background paper is DCWV, Happy Birthday is DCWV glitter cardstock, and the rest of the paper is from Stampin Up!. I cut everything using my Gypsy, so I don't have the exact sizes for you. I also used some stickles for the cherries. :)


Happy Easter!

I realize it's been some time since my last post. Unfortunately things come up unexpectedly. Hopefully I'll have quite a few posts in the next couple days to make up for it. :) Here is a card I made for Easter last weekend.

The card is 5.5 inches x 5 inches. I used Gypsy Font for the Happy Easter, Straight from the Nest for the grass, and Designer's Calender for the Easter eggs. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up, and stickles finish off the eggs. Hope you enjoy!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Butterfly Dreams: Papertrey Ink

Here is a card I made using the new February release "Butterfly Dreams". I have to say, this is my first stamp set from Papertrey Ink, but it will most definitely not be my last. I LOVE these stamps. I love everything about this company actually, the ink, the paper, the stamps. Love it all. I used Spring Rain cardstock and ink. I also used the new coordinating die by Papertrey Ink to match this Butterfly Dreams set and cut out some of the new Papertrey Ink felt using the die. Then I cut out some vellum, scored it, and glued it on top.

Here are a couple pictures of the die.

And the True Black felt. 100% wool. :)

And here is the finished product! I really like it. :)

Thanks for stopping by!