Monday, April 30, 2012

quick quotes card inspiration

This is my attempt at using a blogging app.  Bear with me, I am sure there is a learning curve!  Here is my card that I created for the quick quotes inspiration today!

Follow up...ummm it posted some goofy picture extra and I'm not super impressed with the picture clarity, next attempt!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Back to School Compared

I created this layout comparing Lucy's PK3 and PK4 pictures from the first day of school. I can't believe how much older she looks in the second one! IMG_0520 I uploaded this photo to Flickr because blogger is giving me fits! I'm really loving a solid black or solid white background for my layouts lately, but that being said I think they are both hard to photograph! Hope y'all are having a great relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25 Quick Quotes Post

Here's a quick page I made about Father's Day  for Quick Quotes!  If you are interested in checking out all the details head on over to Quick Quotes!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wedding Shower Invitation

I am cohosting a wedding shower in a few weeks and decided to hand make the invitations.  I decided to go farily simple using embossing to jazz things up.  This also ties in with a fabulous embossing feature at Practical Scrappers right now!  I embossed half the card and then added stickles for color and dimension.  I fussy cut my flower from Momenta patterned paper.  I added a button and some bakers twine to make a pretty bow.

I added a banner inside along with a punched border.  All fairly simple, but still pretty and fun for the bride to be!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thanks Card

I love butterflies and love to fussy cut and today I have a card that features both.  This was featured yesterday on the Momenta blog.
The Butterfly Garden pyramid pad has the most beautiful springy papers in it, check it does not disappoint!  My flowers and butterfly both came from that as did all the additional patterned paper.  Momenta has a wide variety of vellum sentiments to choose from, including the one I used here.  They add a nice, soft touch to any project.  

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Easter Dress Layout

I'm up at Momenta today sharing an Easter layout.  Just so we're clear...this is last year's Easter dress...I'm not that good!  But I thought it would be good to share some Easter inspiration now that we have all those pictures taken and maybe even developed.
This layout uses a couple of new items from Momenta and I especially want to highlight those.  It also uses black matting for most of the items...I'm loving this hot technique!  Have you tried it yet...I think it's so fun with pastels!   First off are the fabulous Build Your Own Banner pieces ST 5426.  These come in several varieties and each includes letter stickers.  I opted to use some different letters 17313 B & W Polka Dot Alphabet Sticker Pack that coordinated with what I was doing.  I think it is genius to have the Build Your Own I didn't have to coordinate my layout to both the banner and letter stickers...I could make it work for me.  The puffy Easter word All Thru the Year Sticker 16383 is also new. It actually said Happy Easter...but I just used the Easter part...again, brilliant to keep them separated from each other because both words can certainly work on their own!

I also used some of  the Black & White clear layered flowers (ST-5127).  They are gorgeous...I think in my time at Momenta I've gone thru at least five packs of these, including using them on two cards that are in CARDS magazine!   You will not believe the pizazz these can add to a layout or card!
My patterned paper of choice for this layout was the Let's Party Pyramid Pad PK 2386.  I hope your Friday is kicking off a great weekend!  I'll be back in a couple days to share another project with you!

Other Supplies Used:
Black Sharpie Pen
Anna Griffin Patterned Paper 

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I've sent an email to my 400th post sticker winner....check your emails!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Simple Baby Card for a new Grandma

We're doing a baby feature this week at Practical Scrappers and this is the card I made for it.  I made a card for a new Grandma because I know a lot of people who are soon to be grandparents and thought it would be fun to have this on hand.  I used coordinating papers from Momenta as well as die cuts and stickers from Momenta.  I love that cute teddy bear and was glad I found a way to include him.  I like this because it could work for a girl or boy baby (:.  Plus the sassy sentiment is awfully cute!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hunting for Eggs!

I had some time to scrap yesterday and decided to pull together a quick and simple Easter layout featuring my kiddos doing their egg hunt last year.  Trying to convince myself that sometimes a quick and simple layout will get the job done...if you tend to spend lots of time on each layout, you know exactly what I am getting at!  That said, I have three kids and one on the way...if I have any prayer of getting done what I want to some have to be quick!  I'm trying to to apply this especially to things that happen regularly and I want to scrap.  I scrap this exact subject every's not like a once in a life it can be a little less and frankly I think it still turned out pretty cute (:
I didn't set out to do it, but ended up using almost all Momenta products.  They have bright, fun, colorful lines...pretty much perfect for Easter (:  My favorite part is the brand new BYO Banner that I used up top.  It is a "Build Your Own" banner and comes with three colors for the penants and a coordinating letter sticker set.  Obviously I didn't use the letter stickers...but I love the colors and the size is great...not so small like a lot of banners you come across!  I'll be highlighting these more later in the week for my Momenta project.  
Hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Easter!
Supplies Used:
Paper and Cardstock: Momenta
Punch: Martha Stewart & EK Success
Stickers: Momenta and Cosmo Cricket

Monday, April 2, 2012

CARDS magazine publication

This is my card that was published in the March issue of CARDS magazine.  They did an absolutely amazing job of photographing it...if you have the chance to check it out you will be wowed!  I experimented a lot on this card trying out stitching and misting for the first time ever.  That was about 8 months ago now and I do those techniques a lot, but it's fun to look back and see where things started!  
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Sentiment are from Momenta
Flowers are from Prima and Creative Charms
Mist is from Tattered Angels

So Sweet You Are, So Sweet You Be...Spring Card Inspiration

Today I have a simple spring card made with Quick Quotes goodies to share with you.  I used a 6 X 6 card base and then cut my One Fine Day patterned paper into 1 3/4" squares and created a grid pattern.  Grids are an easy way to jazz up a card without making things too busy.  I used a border punch on my Color Strip Vellum Quote to give that a softer edge.  I added some ric rac and flowers to embellish it and voila, a pretty and simple card with lovely spring colors. 


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