Monday, May 28, 2012

Thanks to all our veterans!

It is only appropriate on this day to share a patriotic card.  Thanks to all the men and women who have done so much to guarantee our freedom in the United States!

Supplies Used: Stickers by Momenta
Patterned Papers by Bella Blvd and Momenta
Twine by The Twinery 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Momenta Beach Layout

I am up at Momenta today with this fun beach layout!   I've got a layout that extends beyond the page a bit, making it perfect for some fun summer decor before I put it into an album.

Momenta's bright and colorful papers and stickers make for the perfect summer pages!  For today's layout I created a grid using some papers from the Family Outings Line PA 225O.  I love that this line incorporates everything you think of for summer: camping, beach fun, and amusement parks!  I also used paper from it to make my sunshine which I then machine stitched on to add some extra dimension!
I created my title using multiple fonts and stickers.  
Family Outings Puffy Message Stickers
I used Puffy Icon Stickers Beach FAO ST 4748 to further embellish the layout.  Once I had everything down I doodled with a fine point black marker around the edges of my elements.  It helped define things and  make everything pop out more.

Hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend and getting some relaxing in to kick off your summer!

Other Supplies Used:
Bakers Twine from The Twinery
Sharpie Marker

Friday, May 25, 2012

Card made from light bulb packaging

School is over for the year, everyone is asleep..seems like the perfect time to blog right!  I made this card several months ago for some magazine submissions, but it didn't get picked up so now I get to share it with you!  I still love it and that's what matters most right!

For my corrugated background I used the packaging from a light bulb!  You never know what will strike you for inspiration on hubby is usually thoroughly entertained watching my thought process as I set aside random items!  I also used a die cut in a nontraditional manner.  The swirl that you see is meant to be a rolled flower, but I decided to use it in it's "raw" form instead!  I like the whimsy it adds.  Very out of my normal color range on this one too, but I love the way it pops with the pastel yellow and brown.  

Hope you are in for a relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock by Momenta
Bakers Twine by the Twinery
Gems by Creative Charms
Sticker by Glitz Design
Cricut Cartridge Flower Shoppe

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Quick Quotes Spring Card

Hi Quick Quotes Fans!  Christine here today to share an inky project!  Are you enjoying the gorgeous spring weather like I am? I can't believe we only have one more month before we hit the dog days of summer!
Today I have a pretty spring card to share with you that shows off one of my favorite Quick Quotes products:  the butterfly bag 'o chips!  These die cuts soak up the Powderpuff inks can't even tell they used to be raw chipboard can you?!?  I used the vibrant shades of Tahiiti, Purple Passion, and Limeade and then matched those up with some bakers twine from The Twinery...check out what a great match they are!  Add to that a base of patterned paper from the One Fine Day line and it all comes together to make a lovely spring card.  Enjoy this last month of spring and all the beauty it has to offer!

Other Supplies Used:  Letter stickers from Momenta and gems from Creative Charms

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Teenager Momenta card

Testing out posting!  I am trying out another app to see how it works out for me!  Let's see how it goes!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wedding Card

I've been busy working on design team projects and magazine stuff, not so much time to create just to share these days!  Today I do have a wedding card to share with you made primarily of Momenta goodies.  The cake in the center is one of their chipboard pieces and the two things above it (not sure what to call them) are actually silver glitter rub-ons also from there.  I used some eyelet paper that I know for certain isn't acid free.  I love making cards just for this reason, you don't have to think about the longevity of the product as much!  I'm playing a lot these days with cards that are black and white with a pop of color, this one obviously used a pop of eggplant! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Glow in the Dark Birthday Party

My oldest son is a sports fanatic, but if I had to plan one more sports themed birthday, well....let's just say I needed a break!   I offered up the suggestion of a Glow in the Dark party and he loved that!  I had a lot of ideas and pinterest and friends helped fill in where I needed more!  We set the whole thing up in our family room with the windows covered with layers of blankets.  And without further adieu here is some photos of the fun!

 This was the cake in daylight.  I didn't do anything fancy because I knew it wouldn't show up in the dark (my goal was to do as much as possible in the dark!)  I used glue dots and attached glow in the dark planets and stars to plastic skewers.  These are the kind that you normally put up on your kids ceilings.  They worked great.  I had seen a few cakes online where people put actual glow sticks right onto cakes, I didn't want to do that.  I'm always nervous about putting anything that isn't food safe on my cakes, so this was a safe route for me.

 I used two liter soda bottles to create glow in the dark bowling.  It was super easy!  I took the label off each bottle and filled them halfway with water (all the way would have made them to heavy for kids to tip).  I then added glow sticks in various colors and set them up.  The boys used a basketball to bowl with.  

In addition to bowling we also did a snowball fight.  I gave the boys a whole bunch of paper and they crumpled it up and threw it at each other, in the dark of course.  This activity lasted forever and I ducked out for most of it :)  

We used clear cups and glow in the dark paint to let the boys splatter and make their own star scene.  Impossible to take a picture of unfortunately!

Our last activity was getting marbles out of a big bowl with ice, water, and of course glow sticks.

 I found glow in the dark balloons at Walmart.  These were awesome and lasted a long time.  I hung them from the ceiling.  I also used a night light that reflected stars and the moon onto the ceiling.  I had planned to use a black lightbulb in a lamp,  but it didn't work out for the room we were in.  These items combined with the boys gear was plenty to light the room up enough for the boys to be able to see just enough.

 I gave each boy a necklace glow stick, two bracelets, and a glowing straw.  

 The birthday boy with his candles all lit!

 And the cake glowing beautifully!

My daughter has already requested the same theme for her next party (:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CPS & Momenta

This week for Momenta we are playing along with the CPS card sketch....this was super fun!  Here's the sketch and the two cards that I created!

And here's the two cards I came up with!  
 It was my son's birthday over the weekend and he is an avid football fan.  So I made this one just for him!  Did you know Momenta has a variety of sports stickers and most of them are dimensional or foiled!?!  The ones I used here are foiled Football ones ST 2136.  I have been holding my son off for awhile on stealing them because he thinks they are fantastic! I used the Kaleidoscope Pyramid Pad PA2383 for the base of the card.

Since my first card was all boy I decided to do a girly one and  ended up going the baby route!  I used die cuts and paper from the Baby Steps Pad (PK2146) that includes paper and die cuts.  I love taking their already adorable die cuts and giving them even more dimension like I did with the cloud and the gems.

I hope you'll head over and check out Card Positioning Systems and play along with them!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quick Quotes Blog Hop

**The hop begins at midnight on May 4th, but I don't trust blogger with scheduling right now, so this might be up early for you!**

I am so excited to celebrate National Scrapbook Day with our Quick Quotes fans! What better way than to celebrate than a fun blog hop that also shares our challenge for this month!?!   During the hop you will see inspiration from our design team showcasing fussy cutting (our current challenge).  Please visit the Quick Quotes blog to gather more details on the challenge.

I love to fussy cut my patterned paper. I think it is a great way to take the same paper that others are using and make it your own unique creation. In fact I regularly buy paper just so I can fussy cut it up. Fussy cutting can be done simply by cutting a shape out of the patterned paper directly.
This paper has a lots of beautiful flowers that you can leave be or do as I did, cut them out and make a whole new design with them.  The possibilities are limitless...and don't even get me started on curling, folding, or using foam adhesives.  It's a very fun technique to try that doesn't require any special tools.  Now that I've wet your appetite, here's the challenge details!

I used One Fine Day to create my layout:
Now that I've wet your appetite, here's the line-up for the rest of the hop!
Quick Quotes Blog

Now what's a Blog Hop without a fun prize?!!!  Since we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day (annnd 6,000 fans over on Facebook!) we are all set to give away a grab bag full of crafty Quick Quotes goodness!   For sure it will contain some PowderPuff Chalk Inks as they are our featured product for May!

How to win?
-Leave a comment on each of the Designer's blogs
-Come on back and leave a comment with your favorite project or tip from the hop
-Be a follower of this blog, get an extra entry if you refer a friend to be a new follower (and although it's not required to win, I'd love to have you as a follower here too and would gladly follow up as a follower of you too)! 
-Hop is open for comments until Sunday, May 6 at 11:59pm.
Happy Hopping! Head over to see Marcia!


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