Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I made the Momenta Design Team!

I made this layout as one of my submissions in applying for the Momenta Design Team.  As soon as I saw this kit I knew I wanted it, I mean there are butterflies and flowers in it after all!  I love how it turned out but what I love even more is that I made the Momenta Design Team!  Several of my scrappy friends made it too!  Should be a marvelous team and an absolute blast to work with!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Don't you love it when you find a way to use an item in an unexpected location?  Usually pearls are used to add sophistication to a card or layout.  Today I am going to share with you one way I found to use them to add some dimension to whimsical projects.  These were created for Creative Charms, home to some absolutely fabulous embellishments!

If you look closely you can see I used two different shades of pearls (Gradient Pearl Stickers in White & Gradient Pearl Stickers Assorted) and a variety of sizes as well.  I started with the biggest and just started filling in from there.  

I did a similar thing with my cloud on this layout using some of Nikki Sivil's cute Summer line.  I also used butterflies and flowers from Pink Blooming Garden and Blue Blooming Garden included in the May Kit of the month.  They match this line perfectly and added just the right touch.  I used the Gradient Pearl Stickers  in White for my Cloud.  I used a variety of sizes but stuck with one shade of pearls for this one.  You can judge for yourself which you like better.
Since I was on a roll with the pearls I decided to incorporate them on one more card.  This time it's in a more typical sophisticated look...but still a different use.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nikki Sivils Giveaway

We're giving away Nikki Sivils goodies on Practical Scrappers...head on over and get in on the fun!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Watermelon Page

Between the patterned paper and embellishments on this there is a lot going on here!  I created the watermelon using bakers twine and stickles...it was a blast!  I also created the little star pins using some regular stick pins and stickers from Momenta.  

 Supplies used: Momenta stickers & patterned paper, Bella Blvd yellow scallop border, The Twinery Bakers Twine

Card using Denim

The challenge this week at the Create blog was to use denim.  Since I have a 7 year old boy and there is no shortage of torn jeans around here, I had plenty to make use of!  I love denim and red together, so that was a no brainer!  
supplies used: Bakers Twine from the Twinery, Echo Park Stickers, DMC floss, Bella Blvd patterned paper

Sprinkles for Two

How could I not take advantage of  all the great cupcake stuff out there?  The picture itself isn't the best, but I love how the layout turned out.  And sometimes the memories are more important than the perfect picture right?

Supplies used: My Minds Eye, The Twinery Bakers Twine, Echo Park Little Girl Line

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thing two and Thing three

This shade of brown cardstock surprised me...I've never used that shade before!  It came in the Scraptastic kit and it matched the stripes in Cooper's pjs perfectly :)  I love linear, simple layouts like this that come together easily.  This was the first one I did out of the kit...which also makes things easier :)
Supplies used: My Minds Eye patterned paper, Echo Park Little Girl Line, EK Success Border Punch

Thursday, May 19, 2011

100% Pink Cards

The challenge this week at Create was to make a 100% pink card.  I made two and guess what....I don't think I really like pink!  I made one a little more busy and one more Clean and Simple.  Both use supplies form the March kit from Scraptastic Club

Supplies used: Cuttlebug butterfly die & embosser set, EK success scallop punch, My minds eye ticket, DMC floss, My minds eye patterned paper, Echo Park "Little Girl" patterned paper, CTMH ink, Creative Charms Gradient Gemstone Stickers

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My White on White Layout

I've wanted to experiment with this for a long time.  Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly:  I love the classic, sharp look of white on white.  I love how the picture completely jumps off the page.  But photographing it and doing it justice was a nightmare!   Definitely is a technique I'm going to try again...very soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lots of White Card

I have been a busy bee scrapping like crazy.  I've been making a lot of cards...which is not like me at all!  But I'm finding I have short spurts of time available right now...not enough to do a layout (I like to knock em out in one sitting), but enough to play a ltitle.  I also am loving trying out some different techniques without having to incorporate them on a layout yet.  Today we have a post up at Practical Scrappers about projects that use a lot of white.  I wanted to do this card as all white with tiny bursts of color.   It was hard to photograph!  But here's what I came up with.

I really love cobalt blue on white, always have...so that was a natural choice.  Plus I had some great Gradient Gem Stickers from Creative Charms to use!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Butterflies, Butterflies, and more Butterflies

I recently joined the design team at Creative Charms and am loving playing with all their embellishments.   Apprarently I'm on a bit of a butterfly kick :).   Here's the first two projects I created.
I had the idea for these butterflies in my head and the Gradient Gem Stickers provided me with plenty of gems to make the project work.  It was great having access to all the different colors and shades of those colors to make it work.
Supplies Used: 

I made this card as part of a challenge for Cards magazine but with the intention of using some of the fun goodies you can get here!  The Loop d loop flowers have such a unique look, they really stand out and make a project look special!  I also used some red gems to add some bling to the card.  And BONUS it got chosen as one of the cards to feature at the aforementioned site.
Supplies used: 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Not scrapping but still crafty

It's been birthday season at our house so I thought I'd share some of my baked creations.
 This was Lucy's strawberry shortcake cake.  The outside is made up of Kit Kats.

 These were the cupcakes we took to preschool.  The flowers are the big marshmallows cut into four and then the sticky side was dipped in colored sugars.

This was Timmy's cake.  He wanted it with Kit Kats too, but his was in a football shape with M & M's on top.  I printed off pictures of his three favorite football players and put those on top.

I love making my kids a homemade cake :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hand Stitched Card

I've enjoyed the Create blog for awhile and decided this week to play along with their challenge and make a card with hand stitching.  Highly unusual for me to just make a card...but I enjoyed it!

I used my EK success flower punch as a template...poked holes all around it and then started doing long stitches upwards. I then did a backstitch all the way around and cut it out.  I always like to do something different than everyone else, haven't seen anything like this so Yea!

supplies used: Echo Park little girl line, cuttlebug, crate paper button, dmc floss, ek success flower punch

Monday, May 2, 2011

Paper Trail Kit Project 4

This layout took forever...the layering thing and placing and title just weren't flowing for me!  The title is Coopa, chalupa, cachupa....we have all kinds of silly nicknames for little man and I took this chance to document them!

I got my first package today of goodies from Creative Charms to work with.  It included the new 
May kit of the month:
It's full of all kinds of fun goodies for just $14.99
Each Kit Contains:
Knitted Strawberries - 3 Pieces
Orange Countryside Garden - 6 Pieces
Green Knitted Butterflies - 4 Pieces
Blue Small Knitted Flowers - 9 Pieces
Blue Blooming Garden - 12 PiecesPink Blooming Garden - 12 Pieces

May Deal of the month:
All that gorgeous bling for $6.999
Each Kit Contains: 
Amber Gradient Gem Stickers -76 Pieces
Blue Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
Pink Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
Assorted Gradient Pearl Stickers - 76 Pieces
Light Purple Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
Light Green Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
Green Gradient Gem Brads - 9 Pieces
Purple Gradient Gem Brads - 9 Pieces
18" Blue Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

I can't wait to get started on scrapping with these kits!


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