Monday, April 30, 2012

Scrap Book Page Swap

Yep! It is that time again. My favorite swap on SCS! The scrap book page swap is a fun swap and I've been participating in this swap for over two years now. Instead of making a gazillion of one thing and getting back a bunch of stuff you might never use, you have a secret sister that scraps a layout just for you using your pictures. It is fun to make a layout for someone else using their pictures and getting one in return that you can pop into an album!

Here is my double page layout for this round. I used my Cricut to cut out the title and the fork & spoon and one of the circles. The DP is from ADT and I just bought at Tuesday Morning (score!) , MS border punch, misc buttons, misc flourishes and Bazzill card stock.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Turtle Birthday

Well here is my version of a guy card. I have a bunch of birthdays coming up so I am forced to make yet another card, LOL. I keep telling myself that a card is just like a small scrapbook page but it isn't helping! The image is from Inkadinkado, DP is My Minds Eye, card stock is AC Cardstock, misc buttons, Nestabilities die, and a MS border punch. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gingerbread Man

Here is another layout for the Basic Grey Weekly Challenge. This weeks challenge was to use pattern paper for the background. Well that wasn't too challenging since I just did that on my last post! All the papers are from the Figgy Pudding collection. The sketch I got from Let's Scrap.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Basic Grey Weekly Challenge

Here is another weekly challenge from Basic Grey: Create a project with scallops. I think I got the scallop part covered! This paper is from the Eskimo Kisses line. I just love these colors! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Funky Birthday

{GASP} Your eyes aren't deceiving you! Yes, you guessed it, I have some birthday's coming up and so here is another card. This started out as a card kit I received for a girl. The only part of the kit I used, however, was the sentiment and the flower! When I saw the sentiment I thought it was kind of funky and needed funky paper. I thought of this line from Basic Grey. I thought this paper was more appropriate especially since it will be going to a 14 year old. Have I mentioned before how much I love Basic Grey? There was also two other stamped images in the card kit. One was a balloon and I think it said 'celebrate' and a cake that said 'happy birthday.' I don't know what company makes the set but they are cute. So if you happen to know the name, please let me know! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Basic Grey Weekly Challenge

Basic Grey's blog has a weekly challenge. The challenge this week is to only use solid paper. No  patterned paper! None. Na da. Zilch. This layout was made only using Basic Grey solid papers (Two Scoops, Kioshi, Olivia, Max & Whiskers, & Urban Praire lines) and Basic Grey bling, stamps and rub-ons. The butterfly was cut with my Cricut, I used a Martha Stewart border punch and the flower and both flourish were Sizzix dies. Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Under the Sea?

Here is another layout that I made for the Let's Scrap challenge. They have a lot of really great sketches. I love sketches. They are such a great starting point. You can either copy it exactly or sometimes get inspiration from just one tiny part of it! A friend of mine made the little fishies. I am not sure if she used her Cricut or something else to cut these little guys out. I thought they fit perfectly with the sketch! I didn't do anything fancy, I just kept it simple. The pretty, sparkly (is that even a word? Yep it is, I googled it!) paper is by Best Creation. It is double-sided with the cute polka dot print on the back. I only bought two sheets a little over a year ago and and boy did I have a hard time cutting it! I know that's why we buy it but when I have so little of something that is pretty, I hate to use it all up!! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Bunny

Hello and happy Wednesday! I can't believe how close it is to Easter. I haven't even started filling those plastic eggs for the bunny to hide. Yep, my kids still like to the hunt Easter eggs! I made this layout for two challenges. First the DCWV April Stack -A-Holic Challenge and the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday. All the papers and cardstock for this layout came from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. There was also a sketch we has to use for the challenge which came from Got Sketch. For the other challenge I had to use my Cricut, of course! Also, there had to be an egg somewhere on your project. I used the following cartridges on my layout:

Easter 2010
Lacy Labels
Paper Dolls Dress-Up
Plantin Schoolbook

The flourish I made with a Sizzix die, the button is from Basic Grey, the bling is from EK Success. Thanks for looking!

Here is a tip when using DCWV cardstock with your Cricut. Some people do not like the white core and sometimes the paper tends to tear a little with intricate cuts especially when the size of the item you are cutting is small. Either place the cardstock onto your mat front-side down (onto the sticky part) or flip your finished piece over. The tears usually only happen on the top of the cardstock not the part adhered to your mat. Just make sure you flip the image to the mirror-image if you are working with fonts or something that needs piecing together (or just make sure all the cuts for a paper piecing have been turned over so the sticky side is now the top).

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sailing, Sailing....

Happy April! Time sure is flying by fast. I haven't even had any time lately to do anything crafty unless you count supervising decorating Easter eggs!  I did manage to squeeze in one quick layout over the weekend. I used my Cricut to cut the waves, anchor and ships wheel. Thanks for looking!

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