Thursday, June 30, 2011

Front Porch Kit Layout

This is the great kit I got to work with for a feature on Practical Scrappers.  I really enjoy this monthly feature and this month was no exception. I am always amazed how different each kit can see how owners really put their own spin on things.

 I used some of the fabric to create rolled flowers (first time ever!)  I also used some of the yarn to create the smaller flowers that mimic the rolled ones.  This paper from My Minds Eye and Crate Paper is gorgeous and I had to find a way to use as much of it as possible :)  I really really love My Minds Eye Stella and Rose line.  I haven't always been a huge My Minds Eye fan, but their stuff lately has really been appealing to me!

If you know me, you know I don't do a ton of altered projects stuff.  But this idea was too cute to resist.  This family tree wall hanging was based on a project from their cd-rom.  The corrugated cardboard actually came from the box they sent the kit in.  The tree die-cut is a special feature in this kit as well.

 Some more of that paper...I fussy cut it to show off the flowers from it.  I love this picture of me and Cooper, I know I am totally cut off, but I love that you can see in my face how much I love that little guy.

I used some more of the fabric to create the yellow flower.  The blue flower is from their build a flower template...I bent it a little too much.  

This layout showcases all that texture...mesh, blue netting trim, flowers, buttons...As you can see I barely used patterned paper!  I always think it's cool when texture provides the depth for a layout.

Would you like to get your hands on a Front Porch Kit?
Practical Scrappers is doing a here to check it out.


Cards Magazine Bling Challenge

I decided to bling up a flower and went crazy with my Creative Charms Gradient Gems.  Here's what I have figured out about bling have to have multiple sizes or else it looks to rigid.  This is such a Clean and Simple card for me, but couldn't go too crazy with that much bling!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Faith Layout

In religion class this year Timmy wrote a prayer.  I have been looking for the right opportunity to scrap that.  This Faith "Bingo card" provided the perfect jumping off point.  I did my journaling with some tiny Cosmo Cricket letter took a lot but there was plenty in the pack!  I'm finding I'm using a lot of ivory in my layouts right now...very new for me!
Supplies Used:  My Minds Eye Patterned Paper, Jenni Bowlin banner stickers, Cosmo Cricket Letters, Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lucy's Birthday Party

Another day up on the Momenta blog for me and today I am sharing a multi-photo layout with you featuring lots of bright and cheery Momenta products.  I created this layout based on a sketch from Pagemaps.  I have never used this color combination before, but will definitely come back to it, I'm loving that green, pink, and red combination!  Don't you just love it when you can get more than one picture on a layout and not have it be a jumbled mess!  Have you had a chance to check 0ut the Momenta blog yet?  It's full of great designers and we'd love to have you as a follower!

Supplies Used:
PK 2337 Family Forever Album Kit
ST 4200 Glitter Treatment Family Forever Word Stickers
ST 4079 Glitter Treament Family Forever Border Stickers
 Bella Blvd Patterned Paper, The Twinery Bakers Twine, Fiskars Border Punch

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Masking Tape on Cards? Yup I went there!

Last month I did coffee filters on a card to complete a project for Practical Scrappers new frugal finds feature.  This month it is all about tape.  I know you could run into all kinds of archival issues with tape and I don't have any spray to help with that, so I stuck with cards.  I came up with three using masking tape and one using electrical tape...if not for time I probably could have come up with more, I had a lot of ideas!

For this one I wrangled and twisted long pieces of masking tape and made them into little rosettes.  I think this one is my favorite!

For this one I attached electrical tape in stripes and then, you guessed it, did some embedded embossing.

Here I folded over pieces of masking tape and then curled the strips under and started layering them to make a big fluffy flower.  She topped it off with a big button and another masking tape rosette.

For my last one, I started with a circle and then starting from the outside pleated the masking tape along the edges, finishing one whole rotation before moving inwards.  It was a little tricky and definitely sticky, but in the end came out pretty cool.  

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Premiere Layout at Momenta

Although you have seen other stuff I have made with Momenta, this was actually the first thing I did with their stuff.  I've just been saving it :)  When I saw this darling paper from the One Fine Day line, I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for!  As a mom, first smile pictures are some of the most important pictures around and definitely need some fabulous paper to commit them to.   I fussy cut some clouds to add some extra dimension and had some fun overlapping banners and offsetting the frames.  The original paper only had one monkey in a hot air balloon and I added the smaller two using stickers and die cuts.  I absolutely love the foil stickers on this.  They have the crimpled look that we are seeing a lot of now, but kicked up a notch with foil!  I don't know if you can see it or not, but his onesie even says "Son of a Scrapbooker"

Momenta Supplies Used:

Clean & Simple Patriotic Card

It seems like everywhere you look in the scrapbooking industry (esp online) you see the CAS initials...CAS means Clean and Simple and it has exploded in popularity.  Inspired by all the simplicity I decided to pull out our June Deal of the Month from Creative Charms and try my hand at at CAS card.  Isn't it amazing how sometimes doing less can be harder!?! was hard to just stop and let it be.  Here's the card I came up with today:


All the blingy goodness you find on this card is in the June Deal of the Month.  The little butterflies are created using pieces of the vintage jewels.  Just because it's Clean and Simple doesn't mean it can't contain unique embellishing or bright colors!  I enjoyed this venture into trying out a different style and I hope you did too!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dad Layout

I created this layout for  the Momenta blog as part of a Father's Day Challenge.  Such a special picture of Ben and teeny tiny Cooper.

Momenta Supplies Used:
PK 2337 Family Forever Album Kit
ST 4200 Glitter Treatment Family Forever Word Stickers
ST 4079 Glitter Treament Family Forever Border Stickers
PK 2361 Kaleidoscope Paper Pad
PK 2110 Summer Page Kit
ST 2037 Puffy Letter Stickers

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paper Weaving Card

I'm loving the Create blog and it's weekly Cards Challenge.  This week the challenge was to do paper weaving.  I did mine onto a rectangle scrap and then traced a bird on the back of it.   Once I cut it out I stuck the whole thing thru my cuttlebug and gave it the embedded embossing treatment...yeah I'm kinda loving that lately :).  This is the first time EVER that I have done a shaped card...I absolutely love it.  I borrowed the Wild Card Catridge from a friend...not sure I want to give it back now :)
Supplies Used: Close to My Heart Scraps from a whole bunch of older lines

Card Using Scraps

I made this card for my premiere day on the Momenta Blog.  I'd give you all the details...but you can find them there :)  I'm really excited about my spot on their team and having a blast working with all their goodies! I've already created 6 different projects using their stuff!
Supplies Used: "Emily's Garden" from Momenta, The Twinery Bakers Twine

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Whatcha Doin?

We are huge Phineas & Ferb fans in our house.  This weekend I created both a card and a layout featuring the fine characters from it!  Practical Scrappers is featuring Disney cards today, so this is a perfect fit!  My favorite thing about this card is the bakers twine hair!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My Day at Creative Charms

Today I've got a couple projects featuring some of the flowers from the June Kit of the Month. 
 My first project uses the soft pastel colors of the blue felt flowers.

It also features Embedded Embossing which you can learn all about on Practical Scrappers today!  It's a really cool and fun technique that I think looks marvelous with polka dots!

My second project focuses on the Red, White, and Blue aspect of the kit...using the layered felt flowers.  Don't you just love that this kit is so versatile?

Here's all the contents of the's a great deal and a blast to use!

June Kit of the Month - $14.99 (73+ Pieces) 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wave card

I attempted some embedded embossing on this card but didn't want it to all end up one layer...I'm such a dimension nut!  My sun rays, the clothes line, and the sentiment are not included on the embedding.  This card fits the Cards blog call for waves this week.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pink Paislee: Daily Junque Card

I had so much fun doing this card!  It is almost all fussy cut!  Pink Paislee's paper in this line is so fun and pretty, it was easy to pull together a pretty combination for the card.  And Creative Charms Groovy Petals in Yellow match perfectly.  I love finding an embellishment that is such a great match!  This will be up on Practical Scrappers for the first day of the blog hop!  Head on over there for all kinds of awesome giveaways this week!

Blog Hop Time

Practical Scrappers, Papercraft Star, Frosted Design, Amy Chomas, Stuck on U Sketches, Gettin' Cricky, and Pile it On are all involved!  Prizes from The Twinery, Robin's Nest, Pink Paislee, and Creative Charms...and that's just thru Practical Scrappers.  The others will have fun prizes too!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Creative Charms Kit of the Month & Deal of the Month

The new Kit of the month and Deal of the month are now available from Creative Charms.  Check out all the marvelous goodies available in these packages.  I've already started playing with them and will have some projects to share soon!

June Kit of the Month - $14.99 (73+ Pieces) 

Red, White, & Blue for You (Regular Price $25.56)
· Blue Flared Flowers – 4 Pieces
· Blue Braided Daisy Medley – 4 Pieces
· Red Braided Daisy Medley – 4 Pieces
· Blue Felt Flowers – 6 Pieces
- Blue Gingham Butterflies – 3 Pieces
· Blue Fun Butterflies – 4 Pieces
· Blue Washed Flowers – 6 Pieces
· Red Itsy Glitsy – 36+ Pieces
· Layered Felt Flowers – 6 Pieces

June Deal of the Month - $6.99 (225 Pieces!!!)

Patriotic Burst (Regular Price $19.00)
· Red Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
· White Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
· Blue Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
· Red Gradient Jewels – 76 Pieces
· Blue Gradient Jewels – 76 Pieces
· Red Gem Garden – 12 Pieces
- White Gem Garden – 12 Pieces
· Blue Polka Dot Brads – 6 Pieces
· Red Polka Dot Brads – 6 Pieces
· 18” Red Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fathers Day Card

I made this card for Practical Scrappers and for the Create challenge, yup I'm really enjoying that challenge right now!  So much beautiful inspiration!  I used stamps from MME in their Stella line.  I have to say I love those stamps!  I am a loyal CTMH gal and have rarely purchased a stamp set from anyone else, but this set cost $7.00 and it worked perfectly on the first use.  I was amazed with all the detailing on it, how marvelous it was!  I knew I wanted to go with a black & white theme with a punch of color.  I thought these color worked well...what in the world do you call it though? :)

Supplies used: AC letter stickers, MME acrylic stamps, The Twinery Bakers Twine


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