Friday, June 29, 2012

Independence Day layout

I can't wait for the fireworks on the 4th of July!!!!  This layout is going to be for my pictures from our city fireworks event.   We bring our lawnchairs, frisbee, and cooler and hang out for a great fireworks show and some big band music-so much fun!   I cut the title Independence Day from Phrases and the Statue of Liberty is from the CM Traveler cartridge.

CM Traveler-Statue of Liberty
Plaintain Schoolbook-stars
Paper-Echo Park 4th of July mini collection
ribbon-Stampin Up
I'm going to link this to the BBTB2 patriotic challenge this week.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pre game Tailgate layout

On Son#2's field trip to the ball park, the kids got to have the fun of tailgating for lunch at the stadium.  Some of the parents fired up the grills to BBQ hotdogs for all (grilling hotdogs for over 100 was VERY brave, I thought).   It was a good time and perfect way to end the elementary school years with fun and friendship and start the summer fun.  I had so much fun cutting out the grilling bird and baseball bird from 3 Birds on Parade-I absolutely LOVE that cart.  It is so fun!  I found this awesome baseball paper at Hobby Lobby.   The hotdog is from Simply Charmed.

Everyday Paperdolls-grass, baseball diamond
3 Birds on Parade-birds, grill
CM Traveler-font
Paper-The Paper Studio
I'm linking this to the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week-BBQ Time. 

Whatever! layout

Some ping-pong action shots, accented by some words from Graphically Speaking.  The words REALLY went with the pictures, let me tell you!  I used a tennis racket from All Sports for the ping pong paddle accent on my journal box.

Graphically Speaking-words
All Sports-paddle

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hear the Music layout

Had to have some more fun with my new Teen Scene paper dolls!  This music layout from an orchestra concert featured the boy with the guitar, only I changed out the guitar for a violin from Quarter Note (after trimming off the flourishes from the violin).  The words are all from Quarter Note.  I'm not sure where I got the paper-it was in my stash.  I'm always on the lookout for interesting music paper when I go to a scrapbook store, knowing there will be many musical events each year.  I covered up parts of the program that had names with some notebook paper for the blog photos, if you are puzzled as to why there are big white pieces of notebook paper on the program. 

Paperdoll Teen Scene-boy
Quarter Note-words, violin
Paper-the stash, CM journaling paper
Stamp-My Pink Stamper Music Speaks set
I'm going to link this to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog (which I just recently discovered) theme this week:  "anything goes".  Love that theme :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wet and Wild layout

I just got the Paperdoll Teen Scene and have been dying to play with it!  I made a layout for waterpark pictures with one of the guy paperdolls and the waterslide from Carousel cut at fit to page (which turned out to be 10 inches).  The paper is Echo Park.

Paperdoll Teen Scene
Paper-Echo Park Hello Summer
I'm going to link this to the Krafty Girls Fun in the Sun challenge and the Clean and Scentscible Tuesday Creative Sparks.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Catch A Wave layout

Another summertime fun layout today!  We went out boating and tubing for the first time this year-now it feels like it's really summer!  I used Pack Your Bags for the title and sun.  The clouds, which I embossed, are from Create A Critter.  Everything else in from the Echo Park Splash paper pack.

Pack Your Bags-title and sun
Create A Critter-clouds
Plaintain Schoolbook-big circle and square mats
Paper-Echo Park Splash collection
I'm going to link this to the Celebrate the Occasion challenge this week to "Welcome Summer"!  A perfect challenge for June.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Scavenger Hunt layout

This layout of my kids and their cousins on a huge scavenger hunt features one of my absolute favorite cartridges-Doodlecharms!  It was one of the very first carts I bought and I still find myself going back to it often, as the images are simple and fun (and without too many layers-while I love the look of lots of layers, sometimes that is just tedious to cut and you want something fast and easy).  We had to collect all kinds of items (while tied together!!!), like flowers, branches, bugs, leaves, etc. on this hunt (along with many other assorted random items!)    It was good summer time fun!

Elegant Edges-journal box
CM This and That-title font
Doodlecharms-all other cuts
Paper-background paper Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer, cuts from Basic Grey Shine On collection paper
Stamps-K Andrews Splashtastic Summer set
I'm going to link this to the Paper Playtime Say it with a sentiment challenge.  I'm having fun playing with my new summer stamp set from K Andrews :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Buckets of Fun layout

I made this layout last night for the Exploring Cricut challenge this week:  Summer Fun is the theme, using at least 3 cricut cuts, 2 patterned papers, and an embellishement.  I used the H2O cartridge for the pail, ball, sprinkler, and sun.  The title font is my favorite-the Mickey Font!  The pics are from our elementary school Field Day, which heavily featured water games!  The kids spent most of the day wet, so I thought the stamp was perfect!   For my embellishment, I added some orange stickle to the sun and diamond glaze to the water on the sprinkler to make it look wet.

Mickey Font-title
H2O-all other cuts
Paper/Sticker-Echo Park Sweet Summertime
Stamp/Ink-K Andrews Splashtastic Summer set/Stampin Up Early Espresso ink

Monday, June 18, 2012

Play Ball layout

Major league baseball screams summertime to me-and I got to go to a game on a field trip last month with Son#2 and his classmates for Student Day at the ballpark!  Complete with tailgating, no less!   Most of the kids, including my son, had never been to a big league game and it was so fun to watch them take in the experience.    The crown from CM This and That kind of reminded me of the Royals scoreboard and logo and I tried to make it look like the stadium scoreboard.  the baseball and bat are also from This and That.  The glove and batting helmet are from the accessories on Everyday Paperdolls.  I rarely cut the dolls, but the accessories are a gold mine of great cuts. 

CM This and That-crown, baseball and bat, star
Everyday Paperdolls-glove, batting helmet
Plaintain Schoolbook-KC Royals
Birthday Bash-Play Ball

Friday, June 15, 2012

Take a Bow layout

The BBTB2 challenge this week was to use a cricut rose on a project.  I found a rose on Quarter note that I used on this orchestra concert layout.  The fabulous background paper is labelled from Best Creation Inc and I found it in my stash!  I have no idea where or when I got it, but glad I "shopped" in the stash!  Always nice when you suprise yourself with a treasure, right?  All the cuts are from Quarter Note.  The stamp is from one of my favorite My Pink Stamper sets called Music Speaks.

Quarter Note-all cuts
Stamp-My Pink Stamper Music Speaks set
Paper-Best Creations, Inc for background paper

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You Float My Boat Father's Day card

We are going canoeing with my Dad next week (after Father's Day), so I thought this sentiment (you float my boat) with the canoe image from Just Because Cards would make him smile for his card.  The stamp is from a K Andrews set I got recently called Splashtastic Summer, which has lots of fun summer sentiments.  The awesome paper is from the Basic Grey Shine On collection (along with the button and transparent stars.  The banner cut for the sentiment is from Birthday Bash.  The #1Dad is from Phrases and the sun is from my fave Doodlecharms.

Birthday Bash-banner (under sentiment)
Just Because Cards-canoe
Paper-Basic Grey Shine On collection paper and transparencies
Stamp/Ink-K Andrews Splashtatic Summer set, Stampin Up pool blue ink

I'm going to link this to the Fantabulous Cricut challenge to make a fathers day card with an outdoor theme and the Die Cutting Divas challenge to make a father's day card.

King of the Grill card

This card is for my sons to give to my husband on Father's Day.  My husband is definitely the King of the Grill and often fires up the smoker or grill to do some BBQ!  When you have a whole shelf in the fridge for the collection of BBQ sauces and marinades, you know it's serious!  (Of course here in KC we take our BBQ very seriously anyway, as pretty much any random person off the street can tell you where to find some fabulous ribs and burnt ends.)  I've been waiting for the right occasion to cut the bird with the grill from 3 Birds on Parade and here it was!   I'm hoping we can celebrate Father's Day with something delicious (maybe that he doesn't have to cook :)

3 Birds on Parade-bird and grill
Phrases-#1 Dad
Stamp-My Pink Stamper set Lunchbox Thoughts
Paper-Echo Park A Boy's Life
I'm going to link this to the My Craft Spot challenge "King of the Grill", which was definitely the perfect one for this card and the Cardz TV challenge this week to make a father's day card.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Summer State of Mind layout

With some of the remains of my Splash paper from Echo Park that I got last year, I made this swimming layout of my kids and some of their cousins.  The "state of mind" part of the title is from Graphically Speaking-I think swimming definitely leads to a summer state of mind!  The banner is from Birthday Bash and the rest of the cuts, including the font, is from the CM This and That cartridge.  I'm linking this to the Getting Cricky challenge this month:  Summertime!  I also used a stamp from the K Andrews set (of Getting Cricky) called Splashtastic Summer.

Graphically Speaking-"state of mind"
Birthday Bash-banner
CM This and That-all other cuts
Paper-Echo Park Splash collection
brown chalk ink and Doodlebug twine
Stamp/Ink-from K Andrews Splashtastic Summer set, Stampin Up early espresso ink

Saturday, June 9, 2012

"just to bug" you card

I made this card for the Fantabulous Cricut challenge to use a bug and the Celebrate the Occasion challenge to use make a "thinking of you" card with a flower.  My cute little bug is Jiminy Cricket with a flower/pot from the Disney Classics cart!  He is a very dapper looking bug, complete with his umbrella!  It did require some work with the tweezers to put him together (I cut him at 4 inches).  Those Disney cuts are tricky at smaller sizes. 

Disney Classics-Jiminy Cricket and flowerpot
Paper-patterned paper and button are Basic Grey Shine On collection, scraps for the solid cardstock
Stamp-a set from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon-Stampin Up real red
Ink-Stampin Up basic black
Twine and brown chalk ink

Friday, June 8, 2012

All Wet layout

The kids are so happy it's pool time all the time now that school is out!  Son#2 got to swim with all his classmates last month at the Community Center however, on a fun-filled field trip.  I took lots of pics of he and his friends splashing and jumping in the water!  I used the  H2O cartridge for all the cuts.  It did take a few tries to get the little kids cut out right, as the layer feature isn't consistent on this cart (some of the kids the fleshcolored layer is the main cut, other kids the fleshcolored layer is the shift) but I got it mostly figured out :)   I also  remembered that the words on H2O are best cut larger with a thicker paper (like the Bo Bunny double dot I used), as the letters are very thin and tear easily with thinner papers (don't ask if I remembered this BEFORE cutting with a thinner paper!).   I loved this water paper I found at Hobby Lobby for the background and it is also textured, although you can't see that in the photos.  The green print with the flippers is actually on the reverse side of it!

H2O-all cuts
Paper-Best Creations Inc Splash Fun for background and green print, Bo Bunny double dot and scraps for the rest

I'm going to link this to the BBTB2 challenge theme this week: water!

Monday, June 4, 2012

I love Summer wall hanging

I had a blast making a fun decoration for my foyer and used a bunch of cartridges!   I saw something somewhere(?) with the six rectangles with little summer scenes that I really liked, so I scraplifted the idea for this.   Each rectangle features some of the fun things we as a family love about summertime.  My kids loved coming up with the ideas for the rectangles!  In fact, I might have to make a companion one, because they had more ideas than I had rectangles!

Doodlecharms-sun, popsicles, ice cream cone
Eveyyday Paperdolls-boat, bike, beach bag
CM Traveler-lawnchair, beach umbrella and ball, flip-flops, sunglasses, and drink
Carousel-ticket and cotton candy
Learning Curve-title
Plaintain Schoolbook-heart
Paper-Echo Park's Walk in the Park collection

I'm linking this to the SOUS challenge I love Summertime that inspired my project.  I'm also going to link it to The Paper Variety challenge to make "anything BUT a card or layout".