Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Flower Soft Layout

Click on each image to enlarge-you'll want to see the detail of the Flower Soft product : )
My friend Kristy and I went away for the weekend in February to get some scrapbooking done. On the way to the motel we wanted to stop at a lss (Creative Inkling and pick up a few new items for the fun of it. Well, let me tell ya, I got a demo from the assistant manager on how Flower Soft works and I was sold baby!! I am a visual person and if I see it I am more likely to get it, buy it and use it. I had never even heard of this before. Immediately I fell in love. It's fast,fun and super easy to use. A little goes a looong way. The applications for this product are only limited to your imagination!! I have sonly used it directly on my paper the picture shown above is a package of wires you can also use. You would dip them or roll them in glue and flower soft will stick to it to end up looking like dried flower sprigs. Very cute for card making. That was what I intended on using it for but as you can see my head took me in a different direction all together!!
I thought a garden with some dimension would be sooo cool!
The title- "Sowing the seeds of Love" pops right off the page as well as the rising sun in Yellow!!! I also made the trees on the paper become apple trees by adding one dot of glue and one pinch of flower soft. that's all you need seriously!!! The rows of plants were raised up also-could be leafy lettuce or whatever you want growing in your garden!!
I plan on getting the pastel kit next-soft hues. I love the primary mix of this kit though-super playful and alive!! Anyway, I just wanted to share a new fun product that is addicting-so be prepared to have fun : )

Have a good day!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Recycling Cuttlebug embossing folder packages

you can click on any image to enlarge it
please forgive the gray hue over the photos -the lighting is terrible.
Ok, please forgive me but I am a little bit behind with the Cuttlebug machine and all its great capabilities. Seriously, I had no idea what I was missing until now. After reading a ton of blogs is when I decided to go for it. I bought the machine and a few folders to go with it. I am in love I must say. The ease of this machine and the endless possibilities... oh my! Since we are all recycling these days I decided to reuse the packages from the Cuttlebug Embossing folders I just bought. They are the perfect size for a handmade card with either a gift card or a photo inside. The other neat thing is the plastic package will protect the embellishments while going through snail mail. I had sooo much fun today playing with the new slabs I bought. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I want to help inspire you as I was inspired by the many great bloggers out there. : )

Happy crafting and I hope you try recycling your packages too! I'd love to see projects! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thanks Teacher

Well, the end of the school year is coming up quickly so I thought I would get a jump start on the teacher gift. I recycled this box and thought it would be the perfect container for the contents I already purchased. It's a little fancier than the ol' gift bag! The paper used was from Me& my Big Ideas-Mambi color basics. The green patterned paper with apples on it is from Martha Stewart.
The pencil pocket on the inside lid is embossed with my cuttlebug -swirls. Side note: I am waiting impatiently for my order to come in from Joanns - a whole bunch of embossing folders to play with-they were on sale : ) !!! I found note cards at M's with teachers initial and a luggage tag and a bookmark. The border on the pencil pocket is also from Martha-eyelet punch. I made a post-it note holder using a coaster base and covered it with apple paper too! The apple stamps on the left inside lid are from Stampin Up -fruit set. My favorite part is the HUGE background paper "thanks teacher abc...123..." it's from The Cutting Cafe. The "thank you" sentiment on the front of the card (and inside "for giving me wings to fly")is from the cafe also -"All occasion scallop set" and "big circles teacher." This was a lot of fun to make and my daughter really loves her teacher so she decorated and personalized the card herself. Hope she likes it.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, May 15, 2009

All about the cupcakes!

Wow! It has been such a whirlwind over the past couple of days here. My daughter went on a class trip to a local farm yesterday and it rained the whole time. Luckily she had a back up pair of shoes but her jeans were soaked almost up to her knees-yuck. They were all farmed up!! The school nurse called at 1pm to tell me she had a sore throat. Well, when I picked her up she had a fever too so I immediately went to the doctors-yup-strep throat. Poor baby. I have been tending to her and my little guy today so I haven't had a chance to make much.

I made this cupcake mini book for my niece when she turned one. I just cut one cupcake out from the expressions and then traced it on the chipboard for stability. I made this before I had the deep cut blade : [ It has a spot for "One day" and "One year" just a small keepsake for her.

Hope you enjoy the cupcakes I made. Occasionally I watch Sandra Lee on the Food Network Channel-Semi Homemade-that's all me baby! Quick and easy and of course yummy! They were soooo simple to make and super fun to decorate. All you need is a toothpick and various color tubes of decorating gel. Swirl away!

Little bit o' randomness today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great weekend,


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beach scene with Paper Dolls Cart

This was a fun little project that I made using one of my favorite cartridges. I cannot wait until summer is here full time! Let me know what you think of my dolls! This cart is still soo much fun to play with but I CANNOT wait to get mt "Lifes A Beach" cart in!!!
I just ordered the design studio sw and a new cart to play play play!!!
I must say I love the SVG files but I find I am not using my carts to their potential without the cricut software. I really love to "weld" now! Soooo, I just fixed that litle problem!

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Jenn

PS: Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there. I hope you are relaxing today like I am. ; )

Forgive the quality of the photos. I took them at night so the lighting is terrible even after trying to enhance in
iphoto. : (

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Vintage Baby

I gotta tell ya I am really having fun taking part in the project challenges at
Bitten By The Bug being hosted by Regina Easter. This challenge was a "no brainer" for me to enter. I love baby anything and everything. This image of the Vintage Baby was just a good excuse to play along!

Ooh!! I had so much fun making her come alive on my project. I decided to keep it a creamy palette because the background she is on is that tint. My thought was using white would make it look dingy. I had to decide how to make her pop. The decorative edge was done by using the Martha Stewart eyelet edger. Love these punches and edgers soooo much! Moving on...Then I matted it on Making Memories (great buy at M's) Embossed Elegance paper-in the cream with mini stars -so cute. I thought it would tie in with the star she is hanging from. I stitched that cardstock onto a piece of 8x8 polka dot pattern paper (from M's). My Brother sewing machine is a favorite tool of mine. I love vintage looking detail like the smocking effect. mmmm!! so pretty! I could just sew all day once I get started. Next I glued down a string of pearls. The "sweet" charm is from CTMH and the flowers are Prima I think. They came from Utah-a gift from a friend-in an orange organza bag-but I don't have the tag anymore? The brads are from CTMH too. Tried to keep the look muted and let her be the focal point. I added frosted lace Stickles to her bonnet and yellow Stickles in the center of the pink flowers. I cut cream grosgrain ribbon to make my own photo corners and finally the Cricut cut I used was "Little One" from New Arrival (that was one of my dirst carts when I got my baby bug : ). Oh yeah one more thing I forgot to add is that I stamped decorative corners in baby pink ink using CTMH My Acrylix-Adorning Corners and applied them to opposite corners in the card. Sounds like I covered it all. Thanks for looking at my card. Let me know what you think. Thanks!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sun, Sand & Surf

This was a fun card to make! I made this card using my Doodlecharms Cartridge. There is a challenge going on at Bitten by the Bug and I decided to make something too! This is my 1st ever attempt at a challenge. I have watched her site for a looong time but never participated. I am not looking to win but be a part of it. It really is so amazing what people come up with in these challenges. I am just soo inspired by Regina and the designers on her team.
As for the challenge all I had to use was the border feature with any cut and I chose palm trees to make me feel better today. I wish it was warm and sunny here. Soon I hope. Anyway, hope you like my card. Sunny days are ahead.

The paper I used was from DCWV-Nana's Nursery. The palm tree trunk was a piece of scrap textured paper I am almost out and hope I can find more-love it for trees! I added glitter to the tops of the trees for a little sparkly touch. I had those buttons in stash forever so I don't have a clue about that! Card finished size is 5x7
Don't forget to click on the images to supersize them and get a closer look at all the details.