Thursday, March 31, 2011

Graduation Kids part 1

For some reason, I decided to cut a bunch of paper dolls. Don't ask me why - it ended up being a lot of work. I cut 12 total. 8 at 3.5" and 4 at 4". I'll post a couple at a time so you don't get overwhelmed. I made the cards really simple and used a lot of my scraps.

This one is for Pause Dream Enjoy's color challenge.
Everyday Paper Dolls 3.5"
Peachy Keen Everyday Asst
Recollections black & white
Bazzill chablis
Glitter gems
Pink By Design 'Hats Off'

Everyday Paper Dolls 4"
Peachy Keen Everyday Asst
TPC Studio Buttercup Shimmer
DCWV Blue #2
ribbon & gems
Pink by Design 'Hats Off'

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Simply Cute!

Don't you just love when cards just fall into place? That's how this one was. Card Creations & More by C's challenge was to us patterned ribbon and that's where I started.

Create a Critter 4.5"
Recollections kraft
Bazzill Mud Pie
Value Pack Desert
Celebrate it ribbon

Another Layout

I did another 2-page layout. That means I reached my goal of doing 6 pages this month! For this one I used The Scrappiest's Sketch #112 as a jumping point. These pages were for my 33wk belly pictures when I was pregnant. They weren't the best pictures but I'll give you a sneak of my adorable belly when I do another set of pictures.

monkey - New Arrival 4"
33 weeks - Plantin Schoolbook 2.5"
dots - Rhonna Farrer
Bazzill Mud Pie
TPC Neutral tan
JoAnns ribbon
Core'dinations Guava

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

JoAnns Haul Mar 27th (No pictures, sorry!)

I forgot to take pictures before I put everything away. Sorry. :( Here's a list of what I got though. I used my 25% off my entire purchase. The prices don't include the 25%.

(1) 12x12 DCWV Stack - Animal Crackers $9.99
(1) 8x8 DCWV Stack - The Green Stack $7.99
(3) Spools of ribbon 3 for $1.00
(1) Little Easter chick for decoration $1.99
(2) Mickey Mouse Stickers $1.79/ea
(2) K & Co. Tag Pads $1.19/ea
(1) Spring 'Welcome' sign $4.99
(2) 8.5x11 Cardstock packs (white, black) $1.99
(1) 8.5x11 Textured Cardstock pack (brown) $2.39
(44) Open stock 12x12 Core'dinations cardstock $0.20/ea

Total before coupon: $47.25
Coupon: $11.81

Grand total: $38.48
Total savings: $67.81

Portland Scrapbook Expo 2011

Here's my loot!!!!!

This is what we got just for being there! I haven't tried it out yet but I have a feeling that this will come in handy when I'm doing invitations

I've missed embossing so I decided to get a new heat gun. Well when I saw this I had to have it! And it was only $5.00!!! (I don't plan on using it that much so I don't care if it's a good quality gun)

I got these 6x6 calendars at the last expo and loved them!

These ATG refills were $7.99 with NO TAX! I know I could probably find them cheaper online but this was cheaper than JoAnns/Michaels

(mini?) bakers twine - it's really thin.

I'm going to make a birthday calendar to keep in my scrapbook area

pearls galore!!!

I'm going to cut some shapes with the cricut for these. I'll make a bunch so I have them on hand when scrapbooking.

Buttons and Pop Dots


I needed new pages and protectors for my Creative Memories albums (I'm still using the old pages). These are, by far, the best albums I've used!

You're Quacktastic!

I've been wanting to make a card with Just Because Cards and I finally did it! It took a little playing with sizes to get the duck to be the size I wanted. The cartridge is made so that all the elements will fit on the card. I could've done the Real Dial Size Button but I wouldn't have been able to do the layers. It took a lot of thinking! :)

After I'd finished this I realized that it qualified for The Paper Variety's Tic Tac Toe Challenge. (Stamped Image or sentiment / Make a card / Use scallops)

After I took this picture, I added Orange Peel Stickles to the bill.

Just Because Cards 7.5"
Recollections black & red
TPC Studio Buttercup Shimmer
DCWV Celebration Stack
Orange - scraps
Fiskars threading water (?) border punch
JoAnns ribbon
Pink by Design 'Woodland Critters'

Patches of Pink

Monday, March 28, 2011

Grad Caps

Cricut Cardz had a challenge right now to make a card using ONLY white, pink and green. That seemed pretty easy to me! I just got the Hats Off stamp set from Pink By Design and wanted to try it out so I made a graduation card.

Locker Talk 2.5"
Bazzill Chablis and Limeade
Recollections white
CB Script embossing folder
Pink by Design 'Hats Off'

Blast From the Past #10 BONUS!!

I found one more card!!! These were the invitations for Carver's first birthday party. It was a safari theme and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way they turned out!

Passport letters - Cuttin' Up 1/2"
Koala (and other animals not shown) - Create a Critter ?"
Black & Kraft - Recollections
Animal Print & Gold Shimmer - ?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A tease

I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Portland, OR yesterday and had a blast! I spent twice as much as I was thinking but I went with a list so I shouldn't complain. We got a lot of ideas and my boys got to spend some time with Chris's grandma. But I'll fill you in on that later.

Call me crazy but I was sitting on the couch earlier today and remembered that JoAnns was having a big sale and I had a 25% off my entire purchase (including sale items). So I jumped in the car and headed to JoAnns. Yes, I realize that I just spent a bunch of money the day before but JoAnns had their open stock paper for 5 for $1!!! And I needed to stock up on some of the colors that I use a lot of.

Well all that to say, I spent $38 and SAVED $67!!! I'll post pictures of both days later on once I've organized everything.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A fall card in spring

I was challenged by More Than Favors to use the Doodlecharms cartridge. This was one of the first cartridges I bought and, to be honest, I don't use it much anymore. But I love this card! I saw the basket and then a couple pages later, the acorns and the wheels started turning.

Doodlecharms: Basket 2", acorns 1.5"
Recollections kraft
Bazzill Mud Pie
Red - Value Pack Heritage
Core'dinations Guava
Pink by Design 'Go Green'

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Buck Stops Here

I made this card back on Friday/Saturday for my brother's birthday on Monday. I love the way it turned out!

Create a Critter 4"
Bazzill Mud Pie
Recollections kraft
DCWV Prints for the Year
Pink by Design 'Woodland Critters'

I'm heading out bright and early tomorrow morning to go to the Portland Scrapbook Expo!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

I've received this award from Maquel at Paper Maine-iac. Thank you so much!!!

1. Thank the person who sent it to you

2. Tell 7 things about yourself
*I've decided to take a personal day today - the joys of working from home!
*I'm going to the Scrapbook Expo in Portland, OR this weekend. So excited!
*I always have at least one candle lit at all times (when we're home, of course)
*I have two younger brothers and one is getting married sometime this fall.
*I have a weakness for coffee and York peppermint patties
*I am surrounded by all things pink...
*I have two rottweilers - a boy (Rocky) and a girl (Kenya)

3. Send this to 15 bloggers--I'm choosing 5...hopefully that's ok
Lorie at Live-Love-Laugh-Create
Karen at The Busy Bug
Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut
Christina at Card Creations & More by C
Jenny at Crazy about Cricut

There's Nobunny Like You!

When we were at my mom's a couple weekends ago, I brought my cricut with me to help her with some name badges for the Young Life banquet. After we were finished, I got bored and went through my mom's printer paper stash. I didn't have much variety but squeezed a few cards out of what she had. Here's the first one and I'll post the second one tomorrow since I accidentally deleted it. oops!

Create a Critter - rabbit 3.5", flower 2.5"
Recollections kraft & white
Pink by Design Go Green

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stinkin' of YOU!

Here's the second card I made at my mom's a couple weekends ago. I love this little skunk and you'll definitely be seeing more of it in the future. :)

Create a Critter 3.5"
Pink by Design 'Woodland Critters'
Recollections black & white

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Bunny

I made a card without using Create a Critter! I've been in such a rut lately. That cartridge has everything! If you don't already have it, I strongly recommend that you get it. However, I went from Create a Critter to Simply Charmed. haha Baby steps, right?

Paper Playtime - Critter and Rhyme
September Ninth - Bunny from Birthday Bash and "hop" (I don't have Birthday Bash)
Flaunt it Fridays - Bunny from Birthday Bash

Simply Charmed 3.5"
Bazzill Chablis
DCWV Prints for the Year
TPC Studio Buttercup Shimmer
JoAnns ribbon
Pink By Design 'Go Green'
Peachy Keen Everyday Asst

Monday, March 21, 2011

All a Flutter

I wanted to do another Z-fold card since I haven't done one since my Christmas cards. I combined a few challenges while I was at it.

Card Creations and More by C - Z Fold
Getting Cricky - All a Flutter
Pause Dream Enjoy - Z fold

Create a Critter 4"
Recollections black & white
DCWV Celebration Stack
Peachy Keen Everyday Asst
Pink By Design 'Go Green'

Blast From the Past #9

This is the last post in our Blast from the Past series. It's been a lot of fun! This card is a criss cross card that I made for Chris last Valentine's Day.

I'm not going to show you what I wrote ;) but here's the couple I cut with the cricut.

Black & white - Recollections
Red & Hearts - DCWV Prints for the Year
Michaels ribbon
Sweethearts cartridge

I hope you had fun going down memory lane with me and I hope it's inspired you to look back at your old cards. Have a great Monday!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pretty in Pink

When I saw Peachy Keen's Sketch Challenge #47 I had to do it! The colors alone got me. I have to admit though, it sat half way done on my desk for a few days while I pondered how to cut the ring. I don't have any spellbinders yet (or a way to cut them) so I had to get creative. But that's what we do right? So I cut the pink circle and the white circle and traced around the white circle and cut it out using my xacto knife. It worked out pretty good.

Peachy Keen sketch - think bling
Paper Playtime Ch. 41 - Pink and Glitter

I used pink stickles to add a little more glitter to the ring.

Circles - George and Basic Shapes 2.5" and 3"
Crown - Create a Critter 2" Real Dial Size ON
Recollections black and white
TPC Studio Paradise Pink Shimmer
Offray ribbon
iRock rhinestones

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baby Shower Layout Part 2

Here's the second set of layouts I did a couple days ago. I purposefully wanted this set to be simpler than the last. I took the strip of patterned paper that was left over from the last layout and incorporated that. Leave no scrap behind, right?

Create a Critter - Monkey 6", vine 8"
DCWV Nana's Kids - Circus Animals with Glitter
Core'dinations Jet Stream (blue)
Bazzill Mud Pie
Tan - Value Pack Desert
Recollections kraft

Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Shower Layout Part 1

I did a layout!!! And it took FOREVER!!! Seriously, each of these animals had 3 layers. But I finished it! And I LOVE it!!! Ok, enough drama. Onto the layouts. This was for my baby shower. My son's nursery is a monkey theme and so we went with a monkey/safari theme for the party. Sorry for the poor quality photos. I couldn't get the right lighting and I didn't want to wait for the clouds to blow over.

DCWV Nana's Kids - Circus Animals with Glitter
Recollections Blue, White, Kraft & Black
Create a Critter - Train 4", Hippo 2.25", Lion 2", Elephant 2", Zebra 2.5", Giraffe 4.5"
Monkey - New Arrival 3.5"
Circle - George & Basic Shapes 5.5"
Bazzill Bling Stack
JoAnns ribbon

I'll try to take some better pictures and some close-ups later on.