Friday, January 27, 2012

A case study

Another challenge :) I'm feelin' good about these challenges lately! It sometimes stumps me like last week so I missed a Does that ever happen to you? I couldn't decide on a design I liked.
This week I am just going for it! Don't think so much, right? It's about having fun, isn't it?! Lol!

This CAS card will surely grab your attention. I played along because I love the simplicity of it and freshness! I would like to produce more of these cards because it really provides a sense of accomplishment when I am done! They are not supposed to take forever to make. Fun. Simple. The thought that counts. A Case Study is having an awesome challenge right now that made me 'just do it!'
The best part? I had fun : )
It was fast, fun and it's ready to mail!!!
Here was the inspiration photo we had to use to create a card from:
 I went with the piano - note theme because it just grabbed me!!! 5 lines, 5 layers, I guess that's just how my brain processes it! Can you see the notes in the rainbow of colors I stamped?! ROYGBIV. Did you learn your colors like that too? R=red, O=orange Y=yellow...etc... I will always remember that trick : ) My art teacher in elementary school taught us that!

Play Date Cafe Challenge

I love, love, love the colors of this week's challenge over at the Play Date Cafe. I decided to play because of the colors. They remind me of fall, especially Halloween(my favorite holiday : )). I couldn't go toward a darker, deeper design palette because I am in light, fresh spring mode!!! lol! I think I made the colors work though. Here's what I came up with:

The designated colors were: Pear, Plum and Moldy Cheese

This is the inspiration photo:

I absolutely love this spread too :) Makes me hungry and thirsty! Cheers!!!

I heart cookies

Yumm : ) I love chocolate chips, don't you?
The Paper Studio pp had printed 'love to bake' on it but I went with I heart cookies as my take! I used my Cricut to cut out the mitt ( From My Kitchen), then embossed it with my cuttlebug (favorite folder). I used red MS baker's twine and tied on a cookie jar charm (I've had forever) from Karen Foster. The heart brad is Basic Grey.
Now I'm off to go get some milk for my cookies :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monkey Business

Just for fun :  ) I have wanted to make a sock monkey something for forever so here it is!!!!

There I go again with Martha Stewart Fringe scissors! I told ya, they're addicting!

Paper Craft Planet-Altered Tin

This is my attempt at altering a tin for Paper Craft Planet 3D Challenge! I need more practice needless to say : ) It was fun and very challenging, I must admit!!! Credit is given to all those artists that pull this off and well. It surely is a skill that I do not have mastered. I struggled with the vintage/modern theme. I went with modern and I did not "feel it" as much as I think I should have. It didn't scare me away though. Try, try again I will.

Thanks for looking : )
Closed Tin front

Inside view

Just Us Girls Challenge

"Just Us Girls" Challenges are such a great way to break out of the box. It encourages me to use other zones of my brain besides the comfort zone!

I created the loopy flower with my Martha Stewart fringe scissors - you have got to get these if you don't already have them. Sooo cool and very addicting : ) I added the required colors (pink & red) with splashes of bakers twine in pink and red as my bow. The sparkle on the loopy bow was created with random brushed on glue pen strokes then sprinkled with ultra fine MS glitter. That makes me happy : )

Inspiration Photo form JUGS
This one is sure to tempt you too with Valentine's Day coming up.  Happy Sunday!!! xoxoxoxo

Saturday, January 21, 2012

First Snow...finally!!!!

Brrrr.....I must admit I am not a huge fan of snow, well, cold weather really. It's just something you expect to happen in January and a lot. Well, today was the first snowfall since October. Yes, October :) How crazy is that?! Very! The kids got to finally build a snow fort and go sledding and I finally got a chance to make them Hershey's Hot cocoa. I started to wonder if I was ever going to be able to use my  fun winter paper. Now I can!  Hope you are warm inside somewhere with a cup of hot chocolate sitting next to a cozy fire or at least have a space heater nearby!

Truffles- our baby polar bear : )
Hershey- my love of chocolate inspired her name!
he's ready for lots of sledding!
she's a winter girl and loooves the cold weather : )
Home made cocoa with Hershey's ,sugar,vanilla and milk. I even made home made whipped cream to add to the sugary,warm drink : ) Mini snowflake decor from the mall and to stir in a touch of peppermint, chocolate covered candy canes...mmm...
look at that chocolatey smile : ) completely satisfied and ready for more snow!
got milk? I loove her milkstache!!
fun snow day with friends from the neighborhood :)
 Happy Saturday to you and now I am off to make a few projects : )
PS: I am ready for spring now... LOL!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Layering Challenge

Today I decided to play along with Paper Craft Planet in the Monday Layering Challenge. I made a nontraditional Valentine card using blue instead of red or pink. I have a feeling I'll be seeing a lot of those colors soon : ) My card was made using my Cricut and the cart was Lovestruck. I am bugstruck for my Cricut : )
 Hope ya like it!
Sentiment is stamped with SU - Valentine Defined. I also used bakers twine by My Mind's Eye. Love the chocolate twist.
Have a great Monday!

Think heat!

I am thinking heat!!! January weather is sooo cold and I am not loving it, I'll be honest with ya. This card is just for fun and to remind me we will thaw out soon!! : )
Stay Warm <3

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Ok, I made another layout but not the one I intended on making! The baby snail was staring at me waiting to be finished : ) lol!
Here is the 2nd and 3rd page of the album. The colors are a bit off in this photo,sorry.
I tried to tie it together as a seamless look with polka dot ribbon to keep the circles going. This is a much truer green shade in this photo.
The snail was cut from New Arrival out of textured paper from Core'dinations. Love this paper! The snail has felt on his ears for a fuzzy effect!
I mixed the title up using assorted chipboard alphas from my stash.

A storm is coming soon so I am losing daylight quickly : ( Does not make for quality pics. Off I go!
Thanks for leaving me comments : )

Day 1 - Born to be Wild!

I'm soo happy I decided to make a baby book for Michelle because I've found my way back to the scrapbooking world by doing it! : ) Baby gifts come natural for me so it didn't take much to get my juices flowing and jump on in!

I got another 2 pages completed for her baby boy book yesterday. Hope she likes it : )

Here is the themed bedding she picked out that I used as my inspiration for these next 2 pages:
The monkey blanket that goes with the nursery set gave me this idea:

The background has punched sage green circles (SU punch) to mimic the blanket design

random monkeys playing around on the page! The brads in their eyes look cute, don't ya think?

I've included 4 places to add photos of Chance, on Day 1!

A little journal spot to fill in his info too. The monkey brad is from Safari Kids by DCWV.

Monkey cuts came from the New Arrival cart for Cricut. Today I will be making a Baby Shower 2 page spread for the book. Wish me luck : ) My mojo is on its way back ! Woo hoo!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's a new year and what better way to start things off than to welcome a new baby into the world?! My hairstylist, Michelle, is expecting her first baby, a boy, who will be named Chance in February! I decided to make her a 12x12 scrapbook that she can plug the photos in once he arrives. I am having a hard time with the first page so I jumped ahead to the "bath time" layout! I looove making baby books so much!
The two patterned pages shown here are from the Baby Boy DCWV stack. I cut up 2 other pages to get the fishy strips as a border.
The title bath time is cut from New Arrival with my Cricut. I added my fav - MS glitter to the bubbles!

The blue wavy paper is made with my Creative Memories border trimmer. The pp is from the same DCWV stack.

The q-tips and other dimensionals are Jolee's boutique.

White rick rack is along bottom edge to frame it.

Close up of fishy glittery border!

That felt great to make! I'm a bit rusty because it's been sooo long but hope to stay in touch with you again : )
Have a great Monday!!!