Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lucky Girl Crafts August Kit

I'm so excited that my first kit is up at Lucky Girl Crafts.  I can't wait to share some projects with y'all from it - but I'm on vacation and until I get home and actually work with all I can share is what is in it!  Check out all the stunning details here.

Two oldies but goodies

Practical Scrappers is celebrating our 2nd Anniversary.  In honor of that I asked each designer to pick their two favorite projects that they have made for Practical Scrappers. Kerri counted up that she had 147 projects to choose from, I'm sure mine is that or higher so  I decided to go way way way back to projects from the first few months of Practical Scrappers.  Although my style has evolved some since I made these, I still think they are fun!  It's kinda fun to see how much my style has changed since 2009 :)  I hope you'll join in on some of the fun this week!

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Love You Because...

 I saw an idea for something similar to this on Pinterest and wanted to make it my own using some scrappy supplies.  I'm all about finding ways to build up my kids and make sure I'm telling them about the ways I love them. 

 I put the paper inside, but made a line on it so that I can write on the outside of the frame with a dry erase marker.  My plan is to erase it every few days and change it to say something new.  

Another pinterest inspiration...using pinholes to add some design to something.  I traced a big heart on the back of the paper and then poked holes randomly all over the outside of the heart.  I didn't fill in where I put the words because I thought it looked cool to just have it on the outside :)  Next up, a second one for Lucy...maybe with different colored letters so it's not exactly the same :).

Supplies Used:
Pebbles Felt Heart Embellie
American Crafts Thickers
LePlume Black Pen
White Cardstock

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

U R Tweet Momenta Card

It's my day up at Momenta!  I made a card using the Emily's Garden line.  This is my favorite of all their lines, I love the jewel tones combined with the bright colors.  I also love the doodling style that the line is drawn in.   Erin, Kerri, and I are doing regularly challenges together on Practical Scrappers where we use something unexpected (items you might find at a dollar store) on a project.  Tomorrow all three of our popsicle stick project there - you're getting the early preview of mine :).  Here's what I learned from doing this, it is very easy to stamp on popsicle sticks!

Supplies Used:
Emily's Garden Album Kit
Non Momenta Items:
Bakers Twine from The Twinery
Sentiment Stamp from Close to My Heart

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

This card features the deal of the month for July from Creative Charms and is full of lots of great summer products.  Today I'm showing you some of the orange flowers from it.  They coordinate beautifully with the products I used from Pebbles and Fancy Pants.  Best of all it's an amazing deal at just $6.99.  I am loving the color combination of the orange, turquoise, and beige - so summery and fun!  The frame from Fancy Pants is actually a transparency - you can't tell in the photo but it adds so fun to it!
Supplies Used:  Pebbles felt hearts, Creative Charms Flowers, Fancy Pants Transparency Frame, CTMH stamp, Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Monday, July 18, 2011

One Layer card

A nice, simple one layer card utilizing all Close to My Heart stamps and ink.  Love the rainbow with the black ink combination.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tried paper weaving on a card awhile back and decided to try it on a layout in a grander scale.  I did a tutorial for Momenta on how to make the paper weaving a little can find that here.  Most of the supplies in this come from the One Fine Day line...I must love that one because I am using it a lot!  This is the first time I created a polaroid style frame, very easy and adds a fun touch to a layout!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bakers Twine Card

This week the Cards Gallery Challenge was to use Bakers Twine.  Since I pretty much use it on everything, this wasn't too bad for me.  I've been secretly hoping Paige would choose this for awhile now :).  I am so into rainbows and wanted to try making a rainbow with bows...after playing for awhile I decided a CAS approach would work best.  I used my little butterfly punch to add an extra kick.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

In honor of being named a Lucky Girl Crafts Team Member

I thought it would be a good time to rerun some of my projects that I made from their kits.  But first a little info:  Lucky Girl Crafts is owned by Jessica, a designer also on Practical Scrappers who's been with me since day one.  One reason she started Lucky Girl Crafts is because she lives far away from a local scrapbook store (sounds familiar huh!).  She was finding that getting her hands on great scrapbooking products and combinations that she liked to work with was a challenge and knew her area friends felt the same way.  So she started putting together these great kits and has taken off with them!  She does a great job of providing a variety of products from different companies and in a range of styles.  Her kits don't confine you to a specific style but open up several different ways you can go with the kit.  

All of these projects are over 6 months old...I have never brought back anything before, it's kinda fun to see how I've grown some!

This is actually one of my all time favorite layouts - totally (at the time) out of my normal awakened something in my creativity that needed to be brought out!

Hee hee look at all that snow :)

 This kit was awesome because it included both cutesy papers as you see here and some shabby chic style papers that you saw earlier.  It also included a lot of great romantic trims.  And no I didn't cover up this poor girls head with trim, it's just the angle :)

This is an old one that I did over a year ago...thought it'd be fun to show how my style has changed a bit.

Friday, July 8, 2011

It's my turn up on Creative Charms blog.  I really wanted to do a layout this time and I had this idea in my head - I was really pleased with how it came together.  Believe it or not it didn't take a crazy amount of time - I got it done during Cooper's two quick naps today!  

Creative Charms has such great variety available for color choices in all sorts of embellishments.  For my project today I set out to showcase that variety.  Rainbows are all over the place in papercrafting now, so of course I wanted to get in on the action!   I created my rainbow using all old scraps of paper.  I pulled out three or four of each color and just started tearing and placing them where I wanted them.  After I placed my picture and title down I pulled out my pile of Creative Charms goodies.  I started by picking one bigger flower in each color and putting those down on the rainbow.  I then added gradient gems in various sizes.  I love the variety of dimension all the fun Creative Charms goodies added.  This was also a great way to use up some of those packs of flowers that I had just one or two left of!  I have to mention that I used my last yellow Groovy Petal - originally looking at those I wasn't sure how much I would use them.  But they match so many manufacturer papers out there and it has a unique look it's been the easiest to use and become a favorite of mine!  I've actually just used them recently on a Nikki Sivils project and an Authentique project.

I love this picture of Lucy - it shows off her pretty dark eyes and one of her more serious looks.  

Supplies Used:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Authentique Blissful Card

I'm completely in love with this new line from Authentique!  I love the combination of the grays, browns, blacks, yellows, and a splash of red...very out of my normal color loves :).  I've been itching to try making a super dimensional paper bow and this is what I came up with for the Practical Scrapper Challenge today.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

This months specials at Creative Charms

Creative Charms has all kinds of fun kits and deals this month.  Here's some info on a few of them, but they also have the Simplicity line on sale!  This weekend they have a fabulous giveaway - head on over and check it out!

This kit is perfect if you are working ahead on your Christmas projects or if you are working on stuff for magazine know the papercrafting publishing's always 6 months ahead :)
Winter Chipboard Stickers - 6 Pieces
Christmas Vintage Metal Frames - 6 Pieces
White 3D Sparkly Garden Butterfly - 12 Pieces
Christmas Twinkle Stickers - 10 Pieces
Winter Seasonal Sparkles - 21 Pieces
Red & Green Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
Red & Green Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
18" Red Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
18" Green Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
The 145 Pieces July Kit of the Month includes:
Everything for only $14.99

This 151 Piece Deal of the Month includes:
  • Sunburst Daisy - 5 Pieces
  • Yellow Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
  • Amber & Green Gradient Gem Brads - 12 Pieces
  • Orange 3D Sparkly Garden Butterfly - 12 Pieces
  • Yellow Groovy Petal Medley - 8 Pieces
  • Green Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Summer Medley - 21 Pieces
  • Palm Tree Brads - 12 Pieces
  • 18" Green Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
All this for only $6.99!

This 96 Pieces Dream Garden Wedding Mini Kit includes:
  • White Sparkled Butterfly Medley - 5 Pieces
  • White Sparkled Flowers - 6 Pieces
  • White Gradient Pearl Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • White Vintage Pearl Brads - 9 Pieces
All this for only $6.99


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