Saturday, February 26, 2011

Trey's Monster Mash

Here's Trey's Halloween page. If you're wondering what he was.....I couldn't tell you! He wanted to wear his Anikan Skywalker costume, and be scary. So, drew on his face, made him happy, and that's how he went. My neighbor asked what he was that night. Eight year old boys, what can I say?! LOL!
The sketch came from Jeanette Lynton's book. I love those books for scrapbooking. It used tearing in the sketch, so I did follow that, because I thought it created a perfect touch with the Halloween theme. The bats are from a set of stickers I found on clearance.

This page also uses the Happy Haunting cartridge that I borrowed from my neighbor. She's gonna be impressed when she sees these pages. The title is a predesigned phrase on the cartridge. It cuts out in one piece, the m's where combined, but I separated them to fit better on the page. The phrases even have a shadow element, so I took advantage of that and grounded the phrase.
I cut out the monsters and layered them up to create their faces, hair and clothes. Cool thing about them, they matched one of the papers I used. How cool is that?! I love matchy matchy stuff with scrapbooking. I love that mummy! Such a cool cartridge. Another one I'm gonna have to grab one of these days!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gabi's Haunted Scrapbook Pages.

Been scrapping like crazy. I'm behind, working on photos from the fall, and even from last Halloween, like 2009 Halloween. Because I did more cricut cutting on these pages, I'm gonna showcase them separately. Normally, I to put up more than one page at a time, but with details from the cricut, gonna slow down a little and show off a few parts from the cartridges.

This is Gabi's Halloween page from Halloween 10. She was Dorothy, and took a webkin with her as ToTo. She loves her webkins, so she loved taking the webkin along for the walk. I went all out with the Halloween themed papers and embellies. I had gotten some stickers on clearance from Target, and Michaels, and using them up on these pages.

The coolest parts of the pages were cut with Happy Haunted cartridge. I borrowed this from my neighbor. I cut out the title from it's phrases section. It's shadowed out in purple cardstock. The tree is also cut out in layers. The yellow is the bottom layer, black tree the middle, and the grass is the final part. I ran it thru the Xyron sticker maker, and it left some strays of glue. I than poured glitter on it, and rubbed it around the edges, so it's sparkly in person. Perfect for Gabi. I added stickles to the moon, mouth, and grass. I also cut out the cauldron, and layered it up. I ran the flame thru backwards, so I dumped glitter on it too. The coolest part didn't photograph well, but the gate to the graveyard. Very cool! That is layered with the gate, sign, beware, tombstones, and grass. I added some purple rhinestones to the iron gates. Very fun page to make!

I've more of these coming in the next few days, hopefully! Baseball starts, so that might cause some scheduling issues.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Take Out Those Images #9.

Another image that I colored without having papers picked out ahead of time. My friend, Kim, from Sunshiny Days sent me this image ages and ages ago. Seemed like a great spring time image to play with. We've had some warm weather lately, and feels like spring is coming. I followed the sketch from The Sweet Stop.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other supplies: nesties, Martha punch, SU cardstocks, copics, stickles, primas.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #143, Anything Goes!

It's an open challenge today at Flutter By Wednesday. Means you just need to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card. I hope you all will play along with us at Flutter By Wednesday and link your creation up at the blog. Don't forget to peak at what the other designers made. You can get to their blogs by clicking on their names to the right, or by going to the Flutter By Wednesday blog.
I pulled out neglected Pink Cat Studio Enchanted Lily, colored her with copics, cut her out and added some stickles. Followed the sketch off My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you play along!
Other supplies: Nesties, Basic Grey Green at Heart pack, primas, stickles, SU Rich Razzleberry ink, SU cardstock, PTI die.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Take Out Those Images #8

Cute image to show off today! How sweet is that doggie? I have no idea where this image is from, thought Whipper Snapper but not seeing it there. I sent it to a sweet friend who's been ill, along with her little one. Figured the sweet image, and fun colors would brighten her day. I had so much fun coloring the sofa, and pulling out whatever color markers. Normally, I color based on paper, but I sat down the other day and just colored a few images. Should be interesting to see how the other images turn out when I make cards with them.
Supplies: DCWV Mango stack, SU cardstock, stickles, nesties, Martha punch, scrappers floss

Monday, February 21, 2011

Two More Pages Done!

Finished up two more pages for Gabi. This first one is from her ballet routine last summer. She was part of the Diamond's group. They had rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and sapphires. I have to admit, I was disappointed with her costume, because the year before, her ballet costume was also grey. I would have loved a different colored tutu. Lucky for me, she looks wonderful in grey. And if you noticed with her other scrapbook pages of her routines from last year, the majority of her costumes were all black and white. You can see them here, here For a person who loves color in her scrapbook pages, this was painful! For a girl who love hot pink, that killed Gabi. I had found a lovely K and Co pack of papers in the wedding section at Michaels, but I swear I've used them on just about every page from her routines last year.

This was Gabi's lyrical routine, and this costume was full of colors! Yea for me...and Gabi! I was pleased to scrapbook something from that year that was more than just black and white! I pulled out Mariposa DCWV stack, because the colors seemed to blend beautifully with her costume, and well that's a beautiful stack of papers.

I borrowed my friend's Wall's Decors and More Cricut cartridge to cut out my beautiful dancers, if you can see them in the photo. I've used this cartridge several times, I think I'm gonna have to buy it soon! LOL! I think it's been at my house more than hers lately!

Supplies: Prima, Prima pearls, stickles, cricut, reflections bling, SU ink, Martha punch,

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Catching Up On Scrapbooking.

Two pages to show off today. One is of Gabi's dance recital from last year called Fosse. This was a big group routine, where all the dancers were in the routine. They all had the same black bling body piece, but different accessories depending on which part of the routine they were in. At the end, they all came out in just the black piece. Fun little routine for the girls. She's taken dance with her friend since preschool, so we always snap a photo of them together. Her friend is a fantastic dancer, so she was in the older girls routine part. Her outfit had a white shirt, and tie.
This page is full of bling swirls, but it's not showing up so well in the photo due to the loud papers.

Than I took the kids to see the Buford Dam in Ga when we visited in Aug when my father passed away. Family still lives very close to the dam, so seems odd they've never been before last summer. My family went every year over the summer. Always funny to go back to something when you're grown, and see how different it is from what you remember. I remember this thing being huge! Being able to see the dam very well from this one over look. I don't recall the bridge that was there now. My in laws said it was different now since 911, and had been built around to keep it safe. The kids enjoyed it, but liked the water area they walked down too over the actual dam.

Both pages I used my cricut to cut out the titles. I used Sure Cuts A Lot software to do my titles in any font on the computer. That program is very easy to use to shadow a title. The Buford page I used a cartridge called Life's A Beach. I used Jeanette Lynton's books Cherish, and Imagine. I pull those two books out every time I scrapbook. They give me a great starting place with a wonderful sketch to work with. I'm always so happy with the end result.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm hoping to get a few more pages done this weekend, since the kids are out of school on Monday.
Other supplies: SU corner punch, stickles, DCWV Summer stack, and Currant stack, Reflections brads, and bling, primas, PTI ribbon,

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Take Out Those Images #7.

Darling card to show you today. Love this image too! Elisabeth Bell images are some of my favorite. She draws such cute little peeps. This image is from Whiff of Joy's Willow with umbrella. I've had this image for a long time, I'm sorry I can't recall who was kind enough to send it to me. The card is five and half by five and half to allow me to add embellies around Willow. I followed a sketch Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I'm still working on using up some packs of papers I've been hoarding, and this is Basic Grey's Sultry pack. Love the colors in this pack. Pink, green and brown, one of my favorite colors to use together. I added stickles, and paper glaze to the rain drops. The umbrella is topped with stickles, as well as the flowers. My sentiment is from Verve Stamps, Blue Skies. I cut out the image and the sentiment with nesties, and dusted with choco chip ink. Willow is colored with copics. I used retired SU cardstock, and PTI's chartrues cardstock.
Other supplies: primas, shimmerz, Joann's ribbon, distresser, dew drops.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #142, Rainbows.

Today's challenge is to have a rainbow, or rainbow of colors at Flutter By Wednesday. Coarse, don't forget to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card. Be sure to check out what the other design team members made by clicking on their names to the right, or by going to the FBW blog.

My image is Spring Birgitta at All That's Scraps. Looks like she's being retired. The fence behind her is the Butterfly fence in the Swiss Pixie line. My paper pack is an older DCWV spring stack that I found on clearance a few years ago.
Finally used my Martha Stewart grass punch. I swear, when it first came out, I thought, oh, I don't need that. Than saw all these cool cards done with it, and HAD to have it. Only than, I couldn't find it any more at Micheals. Should add that I'm cheap, so I could find it online, but it was at full price, and I like my 40% off coupons. So, went crazy forever trying to get it at Michaels without any luck. Finally found it locally at a scrapbook store. Broke down and brought it. And now I'm just now finally using it! LOL! My neighbor is gonna make fun of me for this, because she was with me all the times I was trying to find it, and when I purchased it.
Hope you all play along with us at Flutter By Wednesday. Be sure to link your creation back up on the blog so we can come by and visit your blog!
Thanks for stopping by.
Other supplies: Nesties, copics, stickles, primas, SU cardstock DCWV cardstock, Amy R's sentiment, SU ink,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Take Out Those Images #6.

Today I have a small quick project to show with my images. With Valentine's parties at the kids schools, both needed boxes to put their cards from fellow students. Gabi requested something pink with cute animals. So, I went to my pile of images, and pulled out 4 cute bears I thought would work well for a Valentine themed box. She loved it and was so pleased with it. I've never made the Valentine's boxes from tissue boxes. Neat idea if you all haven't heard of that either. Plus, with cold season, I'm sure there's a surplus floating around to be recycled at your houses!

I used a pack of paper that had the letters already decorated with matching paper by We Are Memory Keepers that I found at Michaels called Tiffany. It also came with some die cuts, which were easy to add on her box as well. She saw the pink sheet when I was digging thru my stash of papers last week, which has glitter already on it, and was dying for me to use it. The images are colored with copics, and topped off with stickles. I pulled out just about every pink copic I had to use on the bears. Glad they matched the papers well! That girl loves her pink!
The buttons were just a nice added touch for Gabi, and helped use them from my stash. The paper is mod podged on the box. The top sheet was left over scrap paper from another project, but I liked that it said love is all you need, so I felt that was perfect for her box.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #141, Use Three Hearts.

Happy hump day! Today's challenge for Flutter By Wednesday is to use at least three hearts on your project. As always, don't forget to use a fairy, butterfly or angel on your card as well. You can see what the rest of the design team did by clicking on their names to the right on my blog, or by clicking HERE to get to the Flutter By Wed blog, and than to their blogs. You'll not be disappointed to see what they've created!

This card uses an image from my sweet friend, Debbie. She loves hearts! So, it's a perfect image from her. I would have used red, because she loves red too, but didn't have any red papers. This challenge is perfect for her, and I bet she'll just have to play along today!

My image is colored with copics, cut out with nesties, and topped with stickles. I followed sketch #139, from Friday Sketchers. I used Sultry papers from Basic Grey, SU cardstock Wild Wasabi , and Pixie Pink. Dusted the ends with Close to Cocoa.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you play along with us! Be sure to link your creation back on the Flutter By Wednesday blog!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Take Out Those Images #5.

Having a busy week, wasn't sure I'd get to this today. Trying to catch up from last week, the kids both had the flu. Didn't get out of the house except to see the DR twice, and hunt down Tamiflu! I was happy with myself because I managed to squeeze in an hour this afternoon before picking up the kids.

These images came from Tammi, at least I think they came from Tammi. The heart is throwing me off, cuz hearts make me think of Debbie. (Sadly, who sent them to me sent them to me last year. A year isn't too bad, I've got bella images that are at least 3 years old!) Well, it's one image, but I cut out the heart and hat bow from another image, so I used two. I did also use up two other images Sunday when I was making a Valentine box for Trey for school. I guess I should have taken a photo of that, too. Anyhow, working on using up the last bit of my Bittersweet Basic Grey paper pack. That ribbon is also about two years old from Martha Stewart. I followed the Feb Sketch on I Heart 2 Stamp.
Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: nesties, copics, stickles, Basic Grey paper, SU cardstock, Martha's Baker's twine, SU Choco chip ink.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Gabi Challenge.

Gabi gave me a challenge on Friday to make a fairy princess, with green eyes, and bling. Any color dress that I wanted. I messed up and forgot the fairy party. So, it's a princess card, with bling, and green eyes. She pointed out the lack of a fairy when I showed her the card. Funny kid! So close, but missed the mark! I was too excited to use this new stamp I had gotten from All That's Scraps to pay enough to attention to the fairy part of her challenge. I put Smooch on her lips and eye lids, but it's looking funky in the photo.
I followed the sketch on Sketch Sat.
All That's Scraps is an open challenge this week.
It's an open challenge at Craft Us Crazy.
Paper Play is to Stamp It Out this week.
Pixie Dust Studio challenge was to use roses, or red flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: nesties, Sweet Nov. stamp, Whimsical Butterfly sentiment, Baja breeze ink, PTI cardstock, DCWV Once Upon A Time stack, stickles, copics,

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Take Out Those Images #4.

I'm making good progress on using images! I've made five cards with them! This image came from Debbie. Perfect image from her. She loves hearts! My sentiment is from TAC. I thought it went perfectly with this sweet Tilda.
I'm a sucker for the Tilda's with long hair. Wish my hair would grow that long and be softly covered in curls! Using more of my Bittersweet Basic Grey pack. I'm down to a handful of full sheets. Plus, I figured I should make some Valentine's day cards before Feb. 14th arrives!
I followed the sketch challenge at Eat, Sleep and Stamp.
I'm having blogging issues. Thought I was just playing around with their new designer stuff, and ended up messing up my blog. Than tried to undo it, and couldn't get that back right either. Than found some cool tutorials on how to make my own background, thought I had that right, but couldn't ever see when I refreshed my blog. Not sure if it's my computer being ornery or what. Either way, hopefully, I'll have it figured out soon.
Thanks for stopping by! Pull out some of your IRAK's and let me see what you create with them!
Supplies: nesties, copics, SU cardstock, Martha punch, stickles, PTI die, TAC sentiment.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #140, Anything Goes

Hello, everyone! Today is an open challenge at Flutter By Wednesday. Means you can do anything as long as you have a butterfly, angel or fairy on your card. Be sure to see what the rest of the design team came up. You can get to them by clicking on the Flutter By Wednesday blog, or from their blogs listed to the right of this post. I know they've all created something fantastic today too! We'd love for you to play along. Link your card back up to Flutter By Wednesday blog so we can come by and check out your artwork! Remember, it's an open challenge so just have to have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card!

We have a wonderful sponsor today, Michelle Perkett. She's got some fantastic designs if you've not seen her work. You'll love what you see if you pop over to her blog. I had a hard time deciding what fairy to use for this challenge, because I liked them all! So pretty!

I have to say, I had a blast coloring this card. I heart this card! I think it turned out so pretty. Not being, because really, I think it looks so good! I've never colored black hair before, so that was new for me. Not too shabby for a first try. She's my little raven beauty! And I love how her wings turned out! Can you tell I'm really pleased with this card?!

I also made the little rosette centers on the flowers from an old pack of flowers that lost their shape that went with my paper pack, Sabrina. That pack of paper is about 3 years old, and the paper flowers didn't keep the groove shape of the flower. So, I cut them, rolled them, than glued them to a small prima flowers, and finally topped them with stickles.

I followed the sketch off The Sweet Stop, SSS93. Love the crisp lines of the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: SU cardstock, Sabrina paper pack, primas, stickles, copics, Reflections pearls, and gems.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Take Out Those Images #3.

Took another image out of my stash! This Stamping Bella image is way too cute. Love her full hair! Wish I had thick wavy hair like her. I decided she'd make a perfect Valentine card, holding all those hearts. Proud to say I used only scraps of my Bittersweet Basic Grey paper pack too! The cardstock was a full sheet. Wasn't sure how big my cricut was gonna cut the card base. I used my Wild Card cartridge to make the card. The wave is made from the paisley nestie. I didn't notice that the pearls had moved at the end of the card when I took my photo. I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for this card.
She's colored with copics, and topped with stickles. I used an old Gingersnaps set for the sentiment and hearts on the inside of the card. I also used my PTI banner die.
Other supplies: nesties, Choco chip ink, Rose red cardstock, cricut,