Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two darling and quick cards!

I had a little light green paper leftover from yesterday's card, so I decided to make a quick card with it so it didn't just go to waste.  I saw these sweet little felt stickers from Making Memories just begging to be used and thought it would make a darling little spring card. 
I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and the branch in Melon Mambo.  I added the flutter stickers and I was done!  How quick and easy is that?!
Last night I was looking at the leftover scraps sitting on my desk *waiting* to be put in the correct color scrap bags.  Then I thought of this idea to create a tiered cake stand with a blingy little bottom made from a flourish.  So I just used all scraps and cut them so they were each a little shorter than the last.  I used a Bazzill Basics flourish template to create dots for the stand and covered those with rhinestones and some Rose Red colored pearls from Kaisercraft.    I topped the cake off with a Rose Red Vintage Adornment ***LOVE THOSE*** and I think the result was delicious!  :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thinking of You card

Most of this card came from the kit that I won from Lucky Girl Crafts.  I colorblocked the Echo Park paper
 and added a pieces of caramel colored cooredinations paper that I sanded down.  I distressed the edges with linen distress ink and then added the embellishments.  I had a few leftover black rhinestones from the holiday mini we had in the fall and added a prima flower and pom pom ribbon to finish it all off.  Quick and simple!  Just what I need on a hectic week like this!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Complete a page in 30 minutes or less!

Here's a great page that came together really quickly!  I used some of the ephemera from my Lucky Girl kits that I won and used Lucky Bucks on recently.  I took a red backgournd and added a page on top.  I liked the little flowers in the corner with the ledger lines in the background.  I may go back and add some journaling to it later using those ledger lines.  I don't remember who made the paper - maybe Cosmo Cricket.  I clustered a variety of little embellishments and some pieces from the Documented page made by Echo Park company around my pictures.  I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and die cut a small scallop square from the Scallop Square Duo die cut.  After spritzing it with Cherry Limeade Glimmer Mist, I added some Linen Thread and little black rhinestones for a finishing touch. 
I didn't even plan to finish a page.  I was just going to lay some things out and it just came together.  Don't pass out.....I didn't even use a sketch!  I know.....amazing, huh?!?!?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chick stand

Is this not the cutest little idea?  I saw a similar idea at the Taylored Expressions blog over the weekend and thought to myself, "I can do that with what I have  right here at home!"  It was super quick and easy. 

1.  Cut a large scallop circle out of Pear Pizzazz with your Big Shot.
2.  Use the Circle Scissor cutter to cut a 4 inch circle out of Very Vanilla.
3.  Stamp the branch from the Easter Blossoms stamp set first in Blushing Bride.
4.  Stamp again in Rose Red, slightly off of the first image.
5.  Adhere the vanilla cardstock to the pear scallop circle using Dotto repositionable adhesive and cut a straight edge off the bottom.
6.  Remove and add a small amount of Sticky Strip to the back of the cream cardstock and adhere the Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon to the sticky strip. 
7.  Adhere to the the Pear scallop circle with a bit more Sticky Strip.
8.  Tie the ends of the Pear seam binding ribbon to a small piece of drinking straw. 
9.  Add some birdies of your choice - to make peeps stay, you can use some icing - it makes great glue!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Club tomorrow

Tomorrow is our club day!  Yeah!  Lots of fun girl time. 
This top page shows a couple of variations that are possible for a 6X6 scrapbook page using the Ice Cream Parlor DSP, ribbons and buttons that you can get for free. 
This next card is one I created last night before I went to bed.  I had another idea in mind, but I decided to keep the stamping focused on 2-step stamping.  Quick, easy, and beautiful!  I made a flower using the Fun Flowers die cut.  I just used 3 layers of this particular flower and spritzed them with water.  I crumpled them up and added a vintage rose to the middle.  They are really pretty in person!

Plus, since I am actually the hostess this time, I am giving away all of my sale-a-bration freebies!  If you want to get in on the fun, place an order with me before Monday.  I am giving away one chance for every $10 spent.  This includes online orders!  But you don't have long, so get shopping...NOW! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Featured on Ideas for Scrapbookers!

I've been busy this week, so I'm just catching up on reading my favorite blogs.  As I was reading, I noticed that my page was featured for one of the sketches that was produced by Ideas for Scrapbookers. Yeah!
I didn't even realize that last night when I went to put this page together! I used the sketch above and went with the 1,2,3 challenge at The Paper Trail Makers Challenge blog. I had this idea in my head, so it all came together here:
I had these pictures of my daughter at the Trike-a-Thon for St. Jude's Research Hospital.  I loved all these various vintage pieces put together for this layout!  I used lots of pieces from my Lucky Girl Crafts kit that I won recently - some Cosmo Cricket paper and stickers, some die cuts and ribbons, some Jenni Bowlin Studio journaling paper, and some little die cuts from Pretty Little Studio that I won a few months ago.  I added some Baja Breeze Greenhouse Gala DSP, and a little vintage rose to my journaling and a few touches of linen thread.  I thought it all came together rather nicely.  I don't know why all my pages have been blue and red lately.....hmmm....I'll have to work on that!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Have a sunshine filled spring day!

I couldn't resist sharing a few more quickie little cards I made at the CK convention.  This time it was a Copics class and a different stamp company, Clear and Simple.   While I personally like SU stamp quality over their stamps, I did love this exclusive little stamp set that was given to the people in the class.
We used the Airbrush System to create all of the cards with our Copic markers.  On the top card, I airbrushed the Spica glitter pen all over my colored image.  On the card above, I masked an area using a doily and then airbrushed over the doily and removed it to leave the image shown in the picture. 
Finally, on this card, I colored the ribbons here using my Copic markers to make a gradient yellow strip of ribbons on the left side.  Don't these cards just make you happy?!

Monday, March 14, 2011

ScrapFIT Workout #40

Workout #40 at ScrapFIT is a sketch by Liz Chidester.  So here is my take on the sketch:
I made this page using some pictures my MIL gave me of my daughter.  I found this rub on - I can't remember exactly what brand it ran away from it's packaging!  It just matched perfectly!  I used the Celebrations DSP and the matching cardstocks - Old Olive, Real Red, and Pacific Point to accent the patterned papers.
Here is a closeup of the corner embellishment spot.  I used the swirl sizzlit die cut as well as a scrap from my Petal Cone die cut to go around my little Jenni Bowlin Studio journaling paper and buttons. I finished it all off with a little flower I made using a scrap of material I got in a pack at Archivers.  I cut it out using the swirl on the Table Setting diecut and put a vintage rose in the center that I spritzed with Cherry Limeade glimmer Mist.
Okay, all you sketchy lovers, here is the prize package this month at ScrapFIT.  One person will win this lovely prize pack.
And another person will win this terrific and fun pack from ScrapFIT!  Get scrappin'!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Studio Calico is from my home state!! Kentucky proud scrapping!

Okay, so you already know that I went to CK Convention, Louisville yesterday.  Did you know that there is a scrappy manufacturer in my state?!?!?!?  Really - 1 1/2 hours away from me!  I can't believe it!  Studio Calico, which was primarily a kit club, has branched out and started manufacturing paper, stickers, rub-ons, you name it - great stuff!  And they live that close to me!  They even graduated from WKU, the same college from which my sweet husband graduated!  How cool is that? 
So anyway, the above two pages are the result of a Misting and More class that I took yesterday from April Foster, the CEO and owner of Studio Calico.  Super cool!  Lots of masking - I can see some more Smooch, Glimmer Mist, and Mr. Huey coming to some scrapbook pages and cards near me soon!
I took a pile of pictures with me to have in case they fit the layouts I was making.  I originally saw this layout and though, hmmm....I'll probably put something different on the journaling for this page.  It says, "Be yourself, everyone else is taken."  And then I saw these pictures of my daughter in full-on dress up mode, the usual mode 4 out of 7 days of the week at our house....I decided maybe I would keep that little saying on my layout.  Great Basic Grey papers and stickers, too!  Yum!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

CK Convention, Louisville

I was so fortunate today to get to go to the Creating Keepsakes convention in Louisville, KY.  This was my first convention, so I only chose to do the classes today and no crop or other days.  I had a very productive day, though, so I'll be sharing my creations over the next few days. 
These pages were all made using an Echo Park paper and sticker kit.  I loved the paper and stickers in the pack!  They were completely just right up my alley - bright, whimsical and darling!
Would you believe I completed all of these pages in an hour?  Pictures and all!  That's crazy!  I even cut my own paper - nothing was pre-cut!  How can you help but love something as wonderful as that?
But for now....I'm pretty exhausted, so that's all you get for today - don't forget to set your clocks ahead an hour for daylight savings time!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Playing Doctor

I have really enjoyed finding the Frosted Designs website.  I saw this sketch today and really like all the possibilities it offered.  So I ran with it - maybe a little farther than I was supposed to, but it is the basic idea.  That is the purpose of a sketch, anyway, is to be a starting point!
These pics of my daughter playing doctor with her poppy were just too cute to resist, so they were perfect for this page!  I stuck with only two pictures, I just couldn't fit another one in there.  I used a floral ribbon from American Crafts as a border between the pictures and the strips below.  The papers are the Baja Breeze pieces from the Nursery Suite, red glimmer paper, and a scrap from the Candy Cane Lane paper pack.   (Would you believe those were all scraps?)  I decide to frill up the bottom even more by alternating strips of red glimmer paper with the border of candy cane lane paper.  I made a fringe with the paper and then spritzed the entire fringe with Cherry Lemonade Glimmer Mist.  I finished it off with a vintage cut out from Pretty Little Studio, some letter stickers from Making Memories, and a couple of flowers from Jolee's. 
According to my DH, it is just a little too frilly....ah, well, it's my page.  I like it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Digi stamp day

It's digi week over at Stamp Something , so I decided to use this little princess from Sassy Studio Designs, one of their sponsors for this week.  I had a little bit of leftover scraps from yesterday's layout, so I used a card layout from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue and created this card with it.
I used a Blushing Bride base and Very Vanilla paper for the base of the image.  I colored the image with my Copic markers.  
I punched the left side with my scallop trim border punch and added some turquoise raffia ribbon with a Jolee's pebble jewel right in the center.  I finished it off with a little tab from the sticker sheet that was leftover in my pack.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Get Your Sketch On!

Well, I can't help it....every time I go check out the GYSO website, I always sing inside my head that Missy Elliot song (changing the lyrics), "Getcha' sketch on, Getcha' sketch on....getcha' getcha' getcha' getcha' sketch on!"  Yes, I know I'm crazy.  Some of the kids in our youth group used to tease me because they said I had a song for everything.  It's true! 
Anyway, so here is my little page that I created with this sketch (although I think my picture is slightly crooked now that I see it on here!).  Anyway, I had a few pieces from a CTMH kit that were left, so I decided to try and make one last set of pages from it. 
And I had a few leftovers, so I made a little scalloped square card using my scallop square die cut.  I actually had another image prepared for it, but it was too big, so I made this image using my Springtime Wishes stamp and little girl image.  I added a few pink rhinestones and a little flower pin into the pop dot behind the sentiment for finishing touches.  Very quick and easy peasy!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Aspiring Petrinarian!

I made this layout for our aspiring petrinarian.  At least, that's what she says she's going to be this month!  She loves to play dress up and pretend she is the Dr., taking care of us or dolls or animals. 
I thought the little vintage girl tag of the little girl taking care of her doll was perfect for this page.  I also decided to make some matching rosettes with strips of material leftover from the Christmas catalogue - I love that it's really not Christmasy!  And the paper looks great with some red glimmer paper punched out as flowers!
I added a few red shimmer letters, a floral paper clip, and a vintage button from making memories and a big blue pebble from Jolee's Boutique on top of the journaling tag from Pretty Little Studio

By the way, if you get a chance, pop on over to Facebook and Like ScrapFIT.  We are going to start having some Weekend Workouts!  You don't want to miss out on the fun!  All you need is a facebook page to play - isn't that great?!??!  Click on the link below!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Check me out at the CARDS blog!

Nothing new yet for the day - just another day with a temp for my little girl.  But, I did notice that my card I made for my hubby a few days ago is featured on the CARDS blog!  Check it out here and see if you can create something for the St. Patrick's Day challenge. Those little leprechauns should be out making mischief soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Liz Qualman Sketch

Well, I just found out that I am a winner at Sketches in Thyme for the week!
That's pretty exciting!  It could only have been better if I was also the winner of a Glimmer Mist prize pack for the month!  Hee Hee! 
Anyway, so you know me.....I am an admitted sketch junkie.  So, of course, when I find a site called "My Little Sketch Book" by the infamous Liz Qualman, I'm all eyes!  So here is a sketch she posted earlier this week for a publication called ScrapStreet. 

And here's my take on the sketch.  I had some kind of random pics of my little girl being her typical self - acting silly, making up songs, and pretending to play the guitar.What can I say?  They were perfect for this layout!  So, what better title than My Song Bird - with a cute little owl, of course!
Here's is a closeup of the left side of the layout.  You'll notice that I used some of the Greenhouse Gala DSP at the bottom and actually cut the zigzag pattern out to create a different type of border on my paper.  Kind of reminds me of Charlie Brown!  Anyway, I added a little strip of Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon tied on the edge with a little bit of linen thread. 
The letters are puffy letters made by making Memories. 
The flower and journaling embellishments are all from Basic Grey.
Here's my cute little owl with blingy eyes.  I just love that punch!  Whoooooo can resist? 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Scrap FIT workout #39

With this layout we want to show off our Glitter and Glam! There are many ways to make things sparkle – glitter, embossing, paint, stickles and more! Now for the glam – lets make this a fun feminine layout, you make it soft and fully or bright and blingy! You Go Girl!
Here's a closeup of some of my glitz and glam.  I added some Jolee's Bling to the Jenni Bowlin journaling card where the holes usually are.  Underneath, you can see some really wide sheer blue gauze ribbon.  My friend gave it to me and I thought it was just really pretty, so I tied it up with some ribbon from Making Memories.
Here's another closeup of my blingy edge.  I used Red Glimmer Paper to create some stars from my Stars #2 die cut.  I also punched out some other stars from Tempting Turquoise DSP and Night of Navy scraps.  I added a few more of those Jolee's Bling on top, too.  There are a few chipboard buttons from Jenni Bowlin thrown in and threaded with Tempting Turquoise scraps.  Finally, there are a few images from the Starring You stamp set that I colored with markers and filled with punches and bling.  I added (YES!) more glitter around the edges.  And, of course, the title was "Sparkle" made with sparkly letters!  Now, if that's not enough glitz and glam....

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