Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Hoo knew? Love you" valentine card

I'm working on my Valentine cards, which is always such fun!  You can be silly and fun with a valentine and I like to make my kids laugh!  This valentine was inspired by the Cardz TV stamps color challenge:  make a project using black, white, and red only.  I had this background paper in my stash from the DCWV All Seasons pack with hearts in black, white, and red and I added the cute valentine owl from Create A Critter 2.  The "Hoo knew?" stamp is from a My Pink Stamper set.  I have firmly told myself I will not be tempted to buy any Valentine paper, but use from the stash-we'll see if I can resist temptation....but I used the stash today!

Create A Critter 2-owl at 3 1/2 in.
Paper-DCVW All Seasons stack for the heart print, generic black and white card stock, CTMH reds
ribbon/punches-Stampin Up ribbon and punches on the front, heart punch inside is CM
Stamps-"Hoo knew?" is from a My Pink Stamper, inside stamp unknown

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Music Show layout

Last summer while on vacation, we went to see a country music show in Branson with the grandparents and an aunt and uncle.  Although we are not really country music fans, the show was fantastic and the kids loved it-this was the first big live music show they've seen!  The guitar and ticket cuts are from the County Fair cartridge.  I LOVE the ticket!  The tag tucked behind a picture for journaling is from Plaintain Schoolbook (and I also tucked in one of our admission tickets).  The background shapes are from Accent Essentials.  The title font is from Birthday Bash.

Birthday Bash-font
Accent Essentials-background shapes
County Fair-guitar and ticket
Plaintain Schoolbook-tag
Paper-My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline collection

I'm linking this to the BBTB2 "fontastic" challenge this week, to use any cricut font on a project.  

Thursday, January 24, 2013

new iPod layout

I finished another catch-up layout that has been buried under the pile:  from Son#1's birthday last year, where he got an iPod touch.  I used a bunch of carts on this one to show all the party fun, as he and his cousins played games and also had jam session playing their instruments and dancing.  The iPod cut is from Paisley, as well as the words crazy and jammin'. The font is from Robotz, the deck of cards from Old West, and the violin from A Child's Year.  The wonderful background paper is an older line from Basic Grey called Life of the Party.

Paisley-ipod, words
A Child's Year-violin
Old West-deck of cards
Robotz-title font
Paper-Basic Grey Life is a Party collection
pop dots, brown chalk ink

I'm going to link this to the fun Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week "Sound of Music".

Monday, January 21, 2013

Baking Cookies layout

So, cool news!  I will be designing for the Pause Dream Enjoy challenge blog for this next few months.  I'm really excited about the opportunity to do some projects with the super talented ladies on the Design Team.

The challenge theme this week at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges is DESSERTS.   I used the Wild Card 2 cartridge for the cricut cuts of the oven, baking mitt/cookie pan, and whisk and bowl.  The scalloped journal box and font are both from my favorite cartridge, A Child's Year.   The delicious looking photo mat paper is from The Paper Studio and it inspired the colors for the layout.  The background paper is from the DCWV Sweet Stack.

This is a two week challenge, so make a yummy dessert project to share.

                       Pause Dream Enjoy (PDE)     
                              Ch#2 DESSERTS
Begins: Monday, Jan 21
Ends: Sunday, Feb 3
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab

A Child's Year-font, journal box
Wild Card 2-all other cuts
Paper-DCWV Sweet Stack, The Paper Studio, CM solid card stock
Stamps-Fiskars "The Sweet Life" set
Ink-Stampin Up Early espresso

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tower of Terror layout (Disney project)

I am at Disney World today!  So it seemed appropriate to set up a Disney themed blog post for while I'm gone.  For this Tower of Terror layout (a ride in the Hollywood Studios park that I am going to ride today), I totally scrap-lifted the elevator door idea from a kit by Lynn Stuart that I saw someone making at a crop one time.  It was so clever-very impressed with her creativity!

 I used Happy Hauntings for the other page for the spooky cat, mirror, and Beware sign.  The spiderwebs are from Mini Monsters and the title font is the vampire font from Happy Hauntings.  Mickey is from Mickey and Friends, and he is psyched and ready to ride the Tower of Terror!  (Unlike me, who always gets butterflies of dread when getting on!)  Oops, just noticed part of my brick embossed background did not get stuck down well-sorry about that for the pictures!  (And yes, these are pics from 2011 that I'm still working on...)

Happy Hauntings-title, cat, mirror, Beware
Mini Monsters-spiderwebs
Mickey and Friends-Mickey
embossing-brick Sizzix embossing folder
brown chalk ink
paper-CTMH and CM solids

If you're interested, my other Disney projects are indexed under Disney on the right.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Magic of Winter layout

It has been VERY cold here-which kept me in the mood to scrap some snowy New's Year's Day pics of the kids.  I used the Winter Woodland cartridge for all the cuts and the BBTB2 challenge this week, bird on a branch, inspired the bird.  I had wanted something with a pop of red and that was just the thing!  The beautiful background paper is from the Echo Park Winter Wishes collection.

Winter Woodland-all cuts
Paper-Echo Park Winter Wishes print, solids CTMH and CM
pop dots

I'm linking this to the Exploring Cricut challenge this week-Baby It's Cold Outside and the BBTB2 challenge- bird on a branch.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sports Stadium layout

 Son#2 got to go on a field trip with his school to the major league football stadium this fall.  We got a tour, including the locker room where the team goes on game day!  We also got to go out on the field!  Boy does the stadium look big from the field!  It was all pretty cool, even though our team has been so bad this year that it was painful to watch a game and the coach and GM just got fired.  There is always next year, but I was ashamed to wear any fan gear in public!

Sports Mania was the game-winning cartridge for my layout!   (Couldn't help myself-had to get a sports pun in there!) The football helmet and football border on the journal box turned out really fun, I thought.  The scalloped square is from Accent Essentials.  The title font is Birthday Bash.

Sport's Mania-football helmet and border of footballs
Accent Essential-scalloped square
Birhtday Bash-title font
Paper-CM and CTMH

I'm going to link this to the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week "It's a Man's World".

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Winter Fun layout

This is a winter layout for some very old ski pictures!  I used the Teen Scene Paper Doll for the skier and Winter Woodland for the title.  The pretty layered snowflakes are from the CM Cheerful Seasons cart (had to slow down the cutting speed to cut these-tricky to get a clean cut, but so pretty when put together!).  The background paper is from the Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection.  Sorry about the glare-no sunshine here for the last few days, so it was hard to get decent photos.

Paper Doll Teen Scene-skier guy
Winter Woodlands-title and snowflakes
CM Cheerful Seasons-snowflakes
Paper-Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection, solids CTMH
Stamp/Ink-My Pink Stamper Winter set, Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink
Stickers-Echo Park

I going to link this to the BBTB2 challenge this week to use a snowflake.  I'm also going to add this to the Little Scrap Pieces Winter blues challenge.

Friday, January 11, 2013

B is for Boy baby card

I made a quick baby card for the stash while playing around with the B is for Boy cartridge.  The cute little train seemed perfect for a baby boy card!  The stamps are from one of the My Pink Stamper sets.   The shaped mats are from the Elegant Edges cart, which has proven it's versatility.  I find myself constantly going to it for mats for cards and journal boxes.   The banner is from Winter Frolic and I popped up both the train and the banner for some dimension.

B is for Boy-train
Elegant Edges-mats
Winter Frolic-banner
Stamp-My Pink Stamper set
Ink/Ribbon-Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink, Stampin Up Bashful Blue ribbon
Paper-DCWV Nana's Kids stack

I'm going to link this to the Cardz TV challenge to make a baby themed card or project.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Let's Hang Out layout

It's 2013 and while cleaning off my craft table (well, sort of), I realized I have a lot of unfinished projects from 2012!  Lying around in partial stages of completion!  Mocking me!  While I'm not much for New Year's resolutions, I think my crafty resolution is going to be:  finish up all the unfinished projects.  Maybe not all once....there's a lot!

So, here's one of my unfinished projects, now completed.  Son#2 had a sock monkey themed bday party in 2011.  There were a lot of pictures and after doing a few great monkey layouts, I was burned out.  I put the rest of it aside to get my monkey mojo back.  The awesome background paper is from The Paper Studio and the adorable sock monkey stickers I found at Hobby Lobby last year.  The monkey word paper is from the most awesome monkey stack ever-Cheekee Monkey-which I also found at Hobby Lobby last year.  The title is from Create A Critter.  The journal box tag is from Mickey and Friends and is my favorite tag from all the cartridges I have.

Edited to add:  Fantabulous Cricut is going to feature this on Scrapping Saturday, so if you came over from there, thanks for checking out my blog :)

Create A Critter-title
Mickey and Friends-tag
Paper-background print and green paper from The Paper Studio, word print is Cheekee Monkey stack
ribbon-Stampin Up
brown chalk ink

I'm going to link this to the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week-"Tag Your It".

Friday, January 4, 2013

Have an "ice day" card

I made this winter thank you card for the Die Cutting' Divas sketch challenge this week, with more of the Bo Bunny Powder Mountain paper.  Lovin' this paper pack!  The penguin and igloo are from Create A Critter and the stamp is from the My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies set.  We watched the movie Mr. Popper's Penguins over the holiday, so the kids will get a kick out of having a penguin thank you card.  (They would be more enthused with real live penguins like Mr. Popper....but this will have to do, lol!)

Sorry my lighting is bad for the inside of the card picture!

Create A Critter-penguin and igloo
Paper-Bo Bunny Powder Mountain prints, CM solid cardstock
Stamp-My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies set
pearls-Theresa Collins
brown chalk ink for the edges, Stampin Up Close to Cocoa for the stamping
Sizzix snowflake embossing folder

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thanks Snow Much card

We've got some snow, so a snowman themed thank you card seemed perfect for some of those after-Christmas thank yous we need to get in the mail!  I have been waiting to use this stamp "Thanks Snow Much"!    The paper is from the Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection and my snowman is one of the adorable snowmen on the Winter Frolic cartridge.   The good news is that the kids LOVED this card and are actually eager to write some thank you goodness on it!

Winter Frolic-snowman cut at 3 1/2 in.
Paper-Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection
Ribbon/Ink-Stampin Up Bashful Blue ribbon, Stampin Up Night of Navy ink
Stamps-My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies set
Punches-Stampin Up

I'm going to add this to the fun winter challenge at Little Scrap Pieces!