Thursday, December 29, 2011

i'm up at Momenta today with this layout about "Three Little Meyers."  I took this picture because I was entertained by how Lucy's (middle) size compared to the other two.  The one on the left is 2 years younger than her and the one on the right is only a year older.  I 
think Lucy got my genes when it comes to height!  I have a quick tutorial on Momenta all about how I made the flowers on this pop up.
Momenta Supplies used
Puffy Alphabet Stickers

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Top 10 Projects of 2011

I have changed a lot as a papercrafter this year!  I barely made cards or altered projects before this year, now they are a big part of my repertoire.  I made my first manufacturer design teams (Momenta & Creative Charms) this year and also got published for the first time (Cards December 2011).  It's been a great year, join me as I attempt to recap my favorites :)  Thanks to each of you for all your support!

1.  Created this one just for fun using Authentiques Glowing Line.  I loved the diamonds and they fussy cut fabulously.

2. I made this card for my little boys first day of school, it's so fun and whimsical - I love what I did with teh Momenta paper and also all the doodling.

3. I made this layout for a kit feature for Burlap & Buttercups kit club. Love the patterned paper chevrons I made.  

4. I also made this card for the Burlap and Buttercups feature.  

5. This was my first layout as a designer for Momenta, plus I can't resist the pictures of my little boy in his "Son of a Scrapbooker onesie :)"

6.  Made this one just for fun this fall, love that I got so many photos on it but still have some white space!

7. I made this for the Bella Blvd feature last winter here on Practical Scrappers

8. Love all the Jillibean soup goodness and the paperfolding adding dimension.

9. Made this menu board as a project for Momenta

10. A card with a fun dimensional flower made for Momenta

Monday, December 26, 2011

Snowy Top Ten

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is kicking back and enjoying a little down time!  I made this one months ago as a magazine submission, but alas it didn't get picked up and I held it back for it to be more seasonably appropriate.  I'm sitting here hoping for our first big it seems like the right time :).  I listed out all the things that Lucy loves about the snow and fussy cut some cute little snowmen.  I based my colors on her various outfit colors and I love how it is nontraditional but still works.
Supplies Used: Momenta Patterned Paper and Cardstock, The Twinery Bakers Twine, Cosmo Cricket Letter Stickers, Pink Paislee Letter Stickers, American Crafts Thickers, The Girls Paperie Stickers

Friday, December 23, 2011

Momenta Design Team Announcement

I have loved every minute of my design team experience with Momenta and so with great excitement I share the following news!

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the
2012 Momenta Design Team:

So very excited to be sticking around for all of 2012!  
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Be Merry, Be Jolly...

I was totally inspired by my fellow Practical Scrapper Audrey's work with the Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas line that I got some myself to play with.  It's very rare that I am that inspired by a specific line...but when I saw what she had done I really wanted to try some of it!  Here's the layout I created.  I love their line of flowers that come with some assembly required, but not too much!  I also absolutely adore those corrugated elements...especially in bright pretty Christmas green!  
Supplies Used: Cardstock is Momenta, Sentiment stickers Momenta, twine is Jillibean Soup,  everything else consumable is Little Yellow Bicycle, Fiskars Border punch

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Altered Charger Plate

If you are anything like me, you are running a little short on time during this busy season.  I direct a children's Christmas musical and that has eaten away at a lot of my crafty time!  I needed a quick gift that still had that "wow" factor.  Sometimes I am just amazed with what you can do with papercrafting supplies and other items you have on hand.  I had purchased a couple of charger plates to have on hand and decided to decorate one of those and make it into a cute winter decoration.  I went with a red plate and used silver letters from Momenta and snowflake stickers also from Momenta.  I measured carefully to make sure my letters were straight and even (quite a task on a circle!) and after placing those on added the snowflakes and gems randomly throughout.  To get started I followed the triangle rule of design and did my big snowflakes in a couple triangles first, then from there it was completely random.  
Found out yesterday that Cards Magazine is going to publish THREE of my cards in their May issue!  Woohoo!!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011


It has been awhile since I just crafted for myself - I've been working hard on CHA projects and when I haven't been doing that I have been busy directing our school Christmas musical.  I finished up those CHA projects yesterday and decided I needed to do a layout just for fun and it has nothing to do with Christmas!

I've been itching to play with the freebird line from Authentique so I pulled that out and went crazy layering.
The layout focuses in on all the different nicknames we have for Cooper - I put those on different flags throughout.  I used some of my favorite Momenta letters for the Cooper title (I love how they have a childlike look to them!)  I also used some Twinery twine to make an interesting border that coordinates beautifully with Freebird.
Supplies used: Letters from American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, and Momenta; Paper from Authentique and American Crafts, Twine from The Twinery, Circle Punch from Creative Memories, 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Candy Cane Wreath

Lucy and I put this fun wreath together.  It was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.  Of course I had to dig into my stash of bakers twine from The Twinery for the bows (definitely also necessary to hold it together!!!). I like the contrast of the green with the red.  While we were making it Lucy discovered that she thinks candy canes are pretty tasty too!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Welcome Winter?

Okay winter hasn't taken over here, so I reserve the right to post a summery card! :)  This one is full of fussy cut goodies from Imaginisce.  I used fabulous embossed Momenta paper for my base.  I also added three colors of bright bakers twine from The Twinery.  This card came together pretty quick and smoothly and I couldn't stop smiling looking at those little silly fruits :)


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