Monday, May 30, 2011

Duck Hunting Layout

I've found that if I keep the next set of pictures that I need to scrapbook on my desk, I'm more likely to scrapbook them. I figure, I can percolate ideas and when that perfect idea comes to mind, I set it to paper. That's what happened with this layout. I had the pictures and the duck sitting there for a week or so before I thought of the target idea.

I did a center point feature using George & Basic Shapes (except for the largest circle, that's why it's off centered).

Campin' Critters 3.5"
George & Basic Shapes 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10" (only using every other ring)
ANW Crestwood Burgundy
Value Pack Kraft

Patches of Pink

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thank You Cards for a Baby Shower

There was another baby shower at our church. They are both having girls so I decided to make them both thank you cards. I made 10 for each of them and did half with the gingham paper and half with the small dots.

I also made the boxes to put the cards in. I got the tutorial from Ruthie at September Ninth. It took a little math but once you got that figured out, it was pretty easy.

Everyone loved the cards and were amazed that I made the boxes too. :)

Card Details:
New Arrival 3.5"
Heart - George and Basic Shapes 1.25"
Pink - scraps
Wausau paper white
Making Memories - Pink Gingham & Pink Small Dots
CB Swiss Dots embossing folder
JoAnns ribbon

Box Details:
Value Pack kraft & white
Fiskars ticket stub punch


Friday, May 27, 2011

A Banner for my Nephew

My nephew turned one on May 10th and so, of course, I had to make a banner for him. :) I wanted to try out the banners on Birthday Bash since I need to do a banner for monkey's birthday. I love how it turned out but I'm going to add another pennant between Happy and Birthday that'll be blank so that I can add something for if they have a themed birthday (ie. dump truck).

Birthday Bash: pennants 5", letters 2.5"
ANW Crestwood Deep Sea
Wausau Paper White
Value Pack Chocolate
Dollar Tree ribbon

Patches of Pink

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cloudy Day

I got some more Pink by Design stamps in the mail and made the time to play with them. :) I've been eye-ing the cloud background stamp since it came out, so I finally decided to get it since I had some birthday money to spend.

I wanted the blue to be a little pixilated so that's why it's not a crisp blue. I'm submitting this to the Fantabulous Cricut challenge - Blue Skies

Pink by Design - Cloudy Days and Take the Cake
Stampin Up! - Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise
Value Pack white and kraft
Divine twine

Patches of Pink

Monday, May 23, 2011

Card by Carver and some catch up

Carver was hanging around my scrapbooking area so I put him to work. I pulled out my binder that has a print out of all the cartridges (just the back of the box images) and let him flip through until he found something he liked. He landed on B is for Boy and pointed to the car. So we went from there. He also picked out the colors of the car (reverse order of the actual car) and the patterned paper. I took it from there with everything else. He actually pushed all the buttons on the cricut and everything. Of course, I had to tell him what to push but he had so much fun!

B is for Boy 4"
Value Pack red
Bazzill Desert Marigold
DCWV All About Boys
TPC Studio 'Greetings'

Now onto some catch up...
*I decided on the Big Shot over the Cuttlebug. I want to be able to use the bigger dies and I heard that you can't do that with the Cuttlebug. And it's already black and pink (the colors of my future craft room). I ordered it from JoAnns with some birthday gift cards and it should be here on Tuesday. Too bad we're leaving on Thursday for the weekend. haha

*I bit the bullet and ordered my first Stampin' Up ink pads. I got the brights set and, so far, I really like them. I also got Chocolate Chip because my brown ink pad had bit the dust. Also in that order I got some dimensionals and the ticket stub punch. Yay me!

*I'm kind of in a slump as far as crafting goes. I have a bunch of projects that need to be finished before Monkey's birthday party in June and I'm dragging my feet on them. Hopefully being away from home (and the internet!!!) will jump start my crafting mojo. *Fingers crossed*

*Can I just say, I'm not really into the gypsy. Small screen, have to load up all the cartridges, cartridges can only be linked to one gypsy..... until I realized that I'd be gone Thurs-Tues with! If I knew someone IRL that had one I'd beg to borrow theirs for the weekend. I guess I'll just have to manage.

*My son turns 2 in less than a month!!! Soooo crazy!

*I'm thinking about applying to be one the Pink by Design Design Team...

That's it for now. Have a great day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Got Coffee???

***This is the second post of the night. Please scroll down to see the other post***

I got my new Pink by Design stamps in the mail a couple days ago and had to play with them! I, of course, got two of the three coffee sets. I have a feeling there will be a lot of coffee themed projects around here for awhile. :) This card has the coffee background stamp and the Perk Up set. All of Sarah's stamps are awesome and recommend them to everyone.

Celebrate the Occasion - Anniversary
Crafting for All Seasons - Anything Goes

The inside. I loved this card so much that I made an additional 5. Who knows why. haha

Recollections Kraft
Bazzill Mud Pie
Divine twine
Stampin Up! Chocolate chip (does anyone care what ink I use??)
Pink by Design - Coffee Background, Perk Up, Here Comes the Bride
Fiskars - Latte Love

Sweet as Honey

I've been wanting to do a bee card for months and I finally sat down to make one. I used Card Patterns Sketch #114 for the layout. I'm submitting this to More Than Favor's Give a Hoot challenge. I don't have the cartridge but I did see a bee on there. :)

Create a Critter 4"
Recollections black
Bazzill Desert Marigold
CB D'vine Swirls embossing folder
Fiskars "The Sweet Life

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Facebook Link!

I finally bit the bullet and created a Facebook page for the blog. You can 'like' it over and the left side under the followers area. I'd love to see you all over on my page. Have a beautiful day! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Red White and Blue

I was playing around with some 4th of July ideas and came up with this card. I don't know if this will be the one that I send out but I love how simple it is.

Doodlecharms 2"
ANW Crestwood - Deep Sea & Burgundy

Divine twine

My Creative Time - Doodlecharms and Blue
The Paper Variety - Stars
More Than Favors - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1st Birthday Girl card

I made this card (a repeat from this post) for a friend of mine's daughter's first birthday party this weekend. Her actual birthday was on Monday.

This picture didn't turn out very well but I used clear buttons with divine twine tied through them.

Baby Steps 3"
Making Memories Pink Gingham
TPC Studios Paradise Pink Shimmer
Divine twine
TPC Studio 'Greetings'

Monday, May 16, 2011

Elk Reserve Layout

This layout was back in Feb of 2008 when we went to the Elk Reserve down below Yakima WA. We went with my best friend and her family. The elk are protected, and fed, here. This means that you can see some pretty awesome antlers!!!! Click on the pictures to make them larger. There's at least one trophy buck in there.

Yes, I now these stamps are for deer but oh well. I don't have any for elk.

Campin Critters: tree 10.5", sign 2.25"
Core'dinations Coffee & Guava
Value Pack Desert
TPC Neutral Tan
Pink by Design "Go Green" and "Woodland Critters"


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Our 3rd Anniversary

Wow! I think I'm finally back in the swing of things after last weekend and blogger being down! Here's the card I made for my dear hubby for our anniversary. Sorry the lighting's off. I got this layout idea from Card Creations & More by C (I'm 99% sure). I love how it turned out and may be making a batch of these to have on hand. Yes, I know the sentiment is crooked. I wasn't thinking and laid all the layers down before stamping. Chris didn't seem to mind though. :)

Sweethearts 3.5"
Wausau paper black
DCWV Blue #2
CB Heart Blocks
Pink by Design "Here comes the Bride"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cuttlebug vs. Big Shot

I've been thinking about getting one or the other for quite awhile and since I got some birthday money, I figured now would be a good time. Here's my dilemma.

I really really really want the raspberry/pink cuttlebug... but I can't find it anywhere!!! Not even on ebay or craigslist. :( So my thinking is that I could possibly (if I got the new version) take it apart and spray paint the green to be pink. To anyone that has the new version, would this be possible?

Big Shot:
The think I like about this is that i wouldn't have to paint it. But it takes up a lot more space than the Cuttlebug and space is a rare commodity right now (at least until we build a house and I have a room of my own). I loved my original red Sizzix machine (that I never use anymore.)

So, anyone have any advise? They're both on sale at JoAnns right now so price isn't really an issue. I'm tempted to hold off until I can find the pink Cuttlebug but I don't know when/if that'll ever be. :/

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Recap on last weekend

Ok, so here's a recap of what happened around our house this weekend.

*We met my mom, her boyfriend, and my Gramma at Home Depot to lend them our dump truck to take a pallet of pavers to my Gramma's house.
*Daddy and monkey got to spend a lot of time outside working on the garden. It was actually nice out, for WA.
*I made 7 projects for the day! Yay me! It was a lot of fun and I'm glad NSD fell on a weekend this year.

*Mothers Day AND my 26th birthday!!!
*My mom and her boyfriend came up from my Gramma's and we all went to church.
*Then we had a BBQ with hubby's family (they all live here) and my Mom and her boyfriend. One of my brother's lives in CO and the other was a camp counselor for an 8th grade honors camp (they both called me though).
*I got some great gifts! :) aka Ergo Baby carrier, lemonade holder thing (it'll be perfect for monkey's bday party next month), lots of flowers and gift cards

So all in all, the weekend was a success. My dear husband went above and beyond on all the planning and thoughtfulness. I usually set myself up for disappointment on my birthday but I was never once remotely disappointed.

Thanks for letting me ramble! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Paper Playtime Ch #44

Today's the day for my first DT post for Paper Playtime!!! The challenge this month is to make a TALL CARD (9"x4"). Head on over to Paper Playtime to see what all the other talented ladies came up with!

Campin Critters 8"
Value Pack - Chocolate and Desert
Hampton Arts - Woodland Friends Project Pad (I got this at Tuesday Morning)
Pink by Design "Woodland Critters"
Divine Twine

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD My Pink Stamper Ch #10

I had to take a short break and take care of my son. I don't know if I'll get the rest of the challenges done but I'm going to try! This challenge was to make a card or layout using a pet. I took the terrier from Create a Critter and cut the whiskers off the face. I used rottweiler coloring since we have two rotts and called it good. Carver LOVED the dog! He snatched it off my desk and started playing with it. haha I should've done this one for the kraft paper challenge.

Create a Critter 3.5"
Recollections black and kraft
Value Pack chocolate
Googlie eyes
Handwritten sentiment

NSD My Pink Stamper Ch #6

Here's my card for MPS challenge #6. The challenge was to incorporate a tag in a project. It took me a while to think of a project for this one but I love how it came out.

Birthday Bash 3.5"
Recollections black & white
ANW Crestwood Deep Sea
Pink by Design 'Jungle Fever'

NSD My Pink Stamper Ch #8

Here's My Pink Stamper's challenge #8 - Summer theme. When I think of summer, the first thing that always comes to mind is watermelon! It's my all-time favorite fruit! It might be hard to see but I embossed the black layer with stars.

Simply Charmed 3"
Value Pack Red
Core'dinations Guava
Recollections black & white
TPC Studio 'Greetings'
CB Stars embossing folder

NSD My Pink Stamper Ch #7

So these challenges are taking me longer than the hour they're designated but the links are open until Monday so that everyone can participate. Challenge #7 is to create a scrapbook layout.

First page

Second Page

Designers Calender: Independence Day 5", July 4 4"
Stars - George and Basic Shapes 2"
Paper Pizazz Navy with Stars
Karen Foster Navy Scuff
Value Pack Heritage
Divine Twine

NSD My Pink Stamper Ch #2

Here's challenge #2 - use kraft paper. Hop on over to My Pink Stamper to see all the challenges and what everyone came up with. Sorry the pictures are so dark. A rogue cloud keep blocking the sun.

Campin Critters 3.5"
Recollections kraft
Bazzill Limeade
Divine twine
Pink by Design 'Woodland Critters'

NSD My Pink Stamper Ch #3

I had to run to Home Depot to meet my mom and grandma so they could use our dump truck to get some bricks so I'm running a little behind on the challenges. I skipped #2 for right now (it's to use kraft paper) and went onto #3 which was a Breast Cancer theme. I'd never actually used my Pink Journey cart that I got with my pink Expression so this was a great opportunity to play with it. :) Head on over to My Pink Stamper to see what everyone else created and what the other challenges are!

Pink Journey: Pink 2", ribbon 1.25"
Core'dinations Lipstick
Recollections black & white

iRock rhinestones

NSD My Pink Stamper Ch #1

Welcome to National Scrapbook Day!!!!! My Pink Stamper has challenges set up every hour all day today! The first challenge this morning was to use a cupcake. It could be on a card, layout, 3D, etc. I'm going to keep these posts pretty simple since there will be multiple posts today.

Birthday Bash 4"
DCWV The Stack III
TPC Studio 'Greetings'

Friday, May 6, 2011

Clearing the Clutter Challenge #9

Welcome to another month of Clearing the Clutter! For those of you who are new, go check out this post to get caught up to speed. In a nut shell, it's my personal mission, once a month, to clear/finish something that's been sitting on my desk for too long. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and cleans up my desk as well. :)

For today's post, I was clearing out a shelf on my desk and found all of these cuts that I'd been accumulating. They were either the wrong size for the project I was working on, I made extras, or I just decided not to use it. So I decided to make some cards out of them and use up some of my scraps as well. A two-fur, you might say. :)

For this one, I took a bunch of flowers that I'd cut and layered and curled them so they'd pop up. I may go back and cut out the it's a girl again since this is the shadow feature.

New Arrival 2.5" ?
Accent Essentials ?"
Core'dinations Lipstick

I LOVE how this one turned out. I got the idea from a blog, but can't for the life of me remember whose it was. If this was yours, please let me know so I can give you credit. It had an N on the onesie. Thanks!

New Arrival 3.5"
heart - ?
Bazzill Mud Pie
Rhonna Farrer paper
CB Swiss Dots embossing folder

I'm still not too sure how I feel about this one but I know that my niece will love it. Her name is Alea and her bedroom is filled with butterflies. :)

New Arrival 2" ?
A - ?
Core'dinations Lipstick
Divine Twine

Last one. This one turned out really fun. I used Pink by Design's 'Here Comes the Bride' for the sentiment. Just goes to show that just because the set is for one thing, it doesn't mean they don't fit other occasions.

New Arrival 3"
Heart - ?
Bazzill Limeade
Pink by Design "Here Comes the Bride"

If you want to play along, just add a link to your post in a comment. If I get enough people wanting to play, I'll add a link button.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

36 Week Layout

As promised, I did another layout and let you guys see my big pregnant belly!! I think these are, by far, my favorite pictures of when I was pregnant. They're also the last belly pictures I got before the little monkey arrived. :) I cut the silhouette out myself and I have to admit, I love the idea, but not exactly how my drawing turned out. haha Oh well.

Rhonna Farrer paper
Wausau Paper black
Green - ?
Birthday Bash: 36 - 2.5", weeks - 1.5"
White Gelly Roll pen

So, what do you think? :)