Monday, May 30, 2011

PPC-CC 60 - Elegant Thank you/Friendship card

Good morning Memorial Day Monday to you all!!  We have another WONDERFUL color combo for you all today at Picture Perfect Creations...crafty challenges #60.  I personally LOVE these colors... so of course had a fun time creating something.  It always helps.  Here is my take...

And the color combo...

I always say that "Crumb Cake" is the new black.  I love using this color.  And how can you not like Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Elegant Eggplant? 
Stop by PPC this week and show us what you can do with these wonderful colors.  Remember, it can be ANY kind of project... paper or not, as long as these colors are used.  You have a chance to be a WINNER or 1 of 2 Runner-Ups and will earn a badge to display proudly on your blog!!!
The Design Team members have some Stunning things to show you!  You'll be inspired!!!

Thank so much for visiting!! 

All Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted
Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Cardstock.
Ink:  White Craft ink, Elegant Eggplant
Stamps:  Happy Greetings, 5th Avenue Floral
Embellies:  Lilac circle ice brads, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, basic pearls, button (random from my stash), white bakers twine, Creative Memories circle cutters
Cricut: Home Accents cricut cart (for leaves/border accents)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lasting Memories Layout Challenge 40 - Paper Piecing. Baby Shower 12x12 Layout

Hello!!  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!  A little longer weekend for us in the U.S. (Yahoo).   Well before you head out for your BBQ or Family get together... take a minute to check out the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge # 40 - All About Paper Piecing!! See what the fabulous Design Team members have to share with you.  Hopefully you will make some time for some crafting and Join Us!! 
When I think of Paper Piecing... I think of layering paper onto stamped images (to make it pop), layering paper onto diecut images or simply layering random diecuts or many different papers to create a cluster or background layering effect.  I use Paper Piecing on pretty much all of my layouts.  I chose the DIECUT layering method as my focus for my layout.  The baby bottles and baby rattles have little bits and pieces that I had to layer on to complete the image.  In general the whole layout is paper pieced.  Here is what I created:

Left Page

Right Page

This was my 2nd baby shower for my Daughter over 8 years ago... that we didn't know she was going to be a Girl.  Thus the blue and pink and the lovely colors of GREEN and YELLOW.  Many many things... believe it or not... come in those colors for babies.  We used every single item.  :-)  Hope you enjoy and come join us at Lasting Memories.!!!!

I am also entering my layout into the Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time where you had to use an "Older" cricut cartridge (I used New Arrival & George/Basic shapes) and incorporate Green and Yellow somewhere on the project. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: SU Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DSP
Cricut Carts:  New Arrival, George & Basic Shapes, Don Juan
InkSU MARKERS Pretty in Pink & Bashful Blue for "Dotting on the Title"
EmbelliesSU Button from Subtles collection, White grosgrain ribbon

Monday, May 23, 2011

PPC 59 - Fun in the Sun card.

Good morning Monday!!  It's time for another color combo challenge at Picture Perfect Creations .  I love these colors that Megan picked out.  Although taking a photo of my card at night does not do the Marina Mist color much justice.  It's a much brighter color in person.  When something calls for "Marina Mist"... I think Water, Pools, Lakes and Rivers.  So I went for a summer themed card that could go for either Masculine or Feminine.  Here is what I came up with...

Here is the color combo to follow...

I also followed the Sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 118.  It was perfect for my stamp image that I wanted to use.  Karen comes up with some GREAT sketches.

Come join us at PPC this week.  The Design Team came up with some fantastic creations!!  These colors have endless possibilities in my opinion.
Hope to see you!!

Supplies:  All Stampin' Up
(Will post specifics later on today)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lasting Memories CH. 39 - We're Going FLORAL!! 12 x 12 layout

Happy Sunday morning Blogger/Crafter friends!!  This week over at LASTNG MEMORIES CH. 39 we are going FLORAL!!  Create any type of scrap layout that has flowers.  It can be on the layout itself with embellishments... or it can be simply just a photo of a flower... or whatever your creative mind comes up with, as long as there is a flower somewhere on your layout. Would love to see your wonderful pages with flowers!!  Stop by to see what the Talented Design Team has created for you this week!!  So many different and awesome ideas!! 
Here is my layout for your inspiration.  Hope to see you join us!!  :-)

Cardstock:  Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Cricut:  Classic Font, Walk in my Garden
Embellies:  Bakers Twine, Designer Button, White Gel Pen, Glorious Green Marker, Neutral Brads,

Monday, May 16, 2011

PPC - Sketch combo 2 - Thanks a Latte Card

Hi everyone!  Quick post...  I am a bit late with my card post today for Picture Perfect Creations... crafty challenges... where we have a SKETCH challenge for you this week!!  Head on over... check out what the fabulous DT's have to share with you!!  Would love to see you try this.  Happy Monday to all!!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Simply Sweet DSP
Stamps:  Slice of Life, Short and Sweet, My Time Made Easy -  On Display
Embellies:  Baker's Twine, Regal Rose 5/8" gross grain ribbon, Subtles button collection, Neutrals brads collection, SU Markers and Blender Pens, scallop border punch, scallop circle punch

Sunday, May 15, 2011

LMCH 38 - Sketch and All about Circles - 12 x 12 Soccer Layout

Welcome to the BEST day of the week in my opinion!!  Happy Sunday everyone!  And to add to your wonderful Sunday morning... I have a layout to share for Lasting Memories Layout Challenges.  Challenge 38 is to follow the below SKETCH and use CIRCLES.
Well, when I saw the sketch... Soccer and Soccer Balls came to mind.  This was perfect to document our daughter's very first soccer game last year.  Her first ever Team, Game and GOAL.  We were quite proud!! 

Here's the sketch...

I sort of went crazy with all of my circles...but have a hard time leaving a picture out.  I hope you find inspiration to come join us over at Lasting Memories this week!!  At least come on over and check out all of the DT's wonderful creations.  They are sure to get your creative juices flowing!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Cardstock SU Basic Black, Whisper White, Green Galore, Glorious Green
Cricut:  George & Basic Shapes
Other Making Memories Alpha stickers, Art Accents Star brads from Provo Craft, journaling from computer, foamie soccer ball sticker from my kid's stash :-)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hidden MOTHER'S DAY card revealed

Hello Everyone and Happy Tuesday!!  I can finally show my card that I made for my wonderful MOM for Mother's Day.  She really liked it... of course I always enjoy that first reaction from her and anyone when opening up a handmade card.  It's the best feeling!!  I think you can all relate.
I used the sketch from over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday #100, but missed the time to link my card.  Over at Creative Sisters Mon. Ch. 7  you had to use MAY FLOWERS. 

I hope you Enjoy!!!
Cardstock: SU Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Beyond the Garden DSP, Whisper White
Stamps:  SU Something to Celebrate, On the Grow
Embellies:  SU Brights Brads, Wild Wasabi double stitch Ribbon, Hero Arts Hues pearls
Ink:  SU  Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Hello!! (Card) - PPC-CC58

Good morning fellow crafters and bloggers!!  It's Monday... and that means it's time for another Picture Perfect Creations.. crafty challenge # 58.  Here is my take on the color combo...

Here are the colors...

I am pleased with how this turned out... but will be the first to admit... when I first saw the colors... I was immediately thinking FALL and Leaves and all that fun stuff.  Perfect colors for a Pumpkin Patch scrapbook page or a Thanksgiving card... but found it in me to create for SPRING... which we are lacking there of where I live.  So maybe this will help for the sunshine to come out!! 
I want to see what you all can come up with!!  Head over to PPC and submit your project.  You have a week!  Would love to see you!!! 

All Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Nursery Suite DSP, Whisper white
Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Pear Pizzaz
Stamps:  Hello Blossoms
Embellishments:  So Saffron 5/8" ribbon, basic pearls, white baker's twine, brads from neutrals collection, scallop border punches.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!! 12 x 12 layout to share!! LMCH 37

Happy Mom's Day to all you Mothers out there!  I hope you find today to be doing anything and everything you want to!!  Enjoy!
Today for the Lasting Memories Challenge 37... it's all about an inspiration photo to follow.  Whether you take the colors, tulips, theme... whatever inspires you... just make a scrap layout about it!!
Here is my layout...

Here is the inspiring photo to follow...
My layout is of my Daughter and I in 2004 on Mother's Day.  She was just 1.  Such an innocent, sweet age!!  These pictures make me smile and tear up all at the same time. 
I hope you all find time this week and show us what you can do with this beautiful photo!  Remember... it can be anything that inspires you.  As you can see from the fabulous DT submissions HERE.  Show us your creations... and more importantly have fun!!

I am also entering my layout over at Frosted Designs sketch along Tues. 5-3 Chal. 14  Here is the sketch I followed!!

Enjoy all!!  I welcome your comments and constructive criticism.  :-)

Supplies:  All Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted
Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzaz, Pawsitively Prints DSP, Nursery Suite DSP
Embellies:  Buttons - Fresh Favorites collection, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz Ribbon, Cicrcle punches
Cricut - Walk in My Garden, Celebrate with Flourish

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Your Blog is CRICUT -TASTIC!!

Happy Saturday all!!  I received an award a few days ago from Karen at Karen's Crafty Creations!  :-)  How fun and honored I am!!  Karen is also the owner of Lasting Memories Layout Challenges so I am DOUBLY (Is that a word?)  Thankful!!

Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic! Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog share it with friends! Since Cricut is 5 years old and they have an E2 out share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs! You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself

Okay... 5 Cricut Related things about myself...
1.  I own the original Cricut and Cricut Expression... want the new E2 someday.
2.  I have included at least one cricut cut on every scrap layout that I have posted on this blog.
3.  I still have not figured out everything with the Expression.
4.  I still have unloaded cartridges on my Gypsy.
5.  I would love a cover for my Expression.  Anyone out there want to make me one??
Now to pass on to 10 lovely Cricuteers!!
Go check them out!!  Enjoy!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Attention SCRAPPERS!! A Surprise for you!!

Hola!!  Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog has reached 3000 hits!  To celebrate... Karen if offering a PRIZE!!  But you have to work a little.  Create a scrap layout "All About You."  If you just can't fathom including pictures of yourself... create a layout about something you enjoy doing!!  Or the people in your life that define YOU! You can scroll down and see my submission as an example!! 
Hurry on over!!  The contest ends Saturday, May 7th at 9:00pm EST.   Go HERE to enter!!
Would love to see you there!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

"All About You" layout - Lasting Memories Challenge 36

Hello again!!  This is my 2nd post today... so be sure to scroll down if you don't want to miss anything.

Today, I am being introduced over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges as my first official DT submission.  The challenge is to create an "All About Me" layout.  At first... I thought... Oh... I don't have pictures of JUST ME... and what the heck do I talk about?  You can really take this challenge so many different directions.  As all of the other DT's have shown quite nicely.  Very creative layouts!!  So go SEE!!  And Join us too!!  Would love to see your take on the challenge, and we all get to learn a few tidbits about eachother... which is fun.  AND JUST ADDED... there is a PRIZE for simply ENTERING!!  Winner will be selected next Sunday!! 

Left Page

Right Page

Supplies:  All Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, So Saffron, part of Simply Scrappin' kit - Love Sparkles
Embellies:  random chipboard hearts covered in DSP, 1/4" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, so saffron button, linen thread.
Cricut CartsCricut - Classic Font for Title and picture headings

PPC 57 - Flutterly "Thinking of You" Card

Good morning!!  It's time for another FUN color combo challenge at PICTURE PERFECT CREATIONS... crafty challenges this week.  These colors remind me of Spring fluttering into Summer.  They also happen to be the same colors I used to decorate my college dorm room (Pink and Green) a VERY long time ago.  Now there is a flashback!!
I decided to make a simple "Thinking of you" card for a good friend of mine that recently lost her Dad.  I hope it makes her smile a tiny bit when she receives it.

The Color Combo to follow:
Come on over to PPC and show us what you can do with these fun colors!!!
Hope to see you there!

Supplies:  All Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Stamps:  Bold Butterfly, So Happy For You
Embellies:  Basic rhinestones, neutrals brads collection, swirlies cuttlebug embossing folder, scallop border punch