Thursday, March 31, 2011

Take Out Those Images #17.

Okay, seriously, how stinking cute is this Magnolia image?! And lookie, two on this card, because the background is a different image from my stash. These came from Debbie. I had such a blast coloring these. Hard to believe spring is on it's way, been cold here the last few days. Wet too!
I like cold, but sometimes, a touch warmer would be nice. As I'm typing this, my dog, Maxwell is dying for attention. Keeps hitting the keyboard, the computer, pawing at me...guess he missed his momma. Doesn't he understand how important blogging is?! I've started subbing at Trey's school, so poor Max has been chilling more with the cats than he's used too. This is my Mojo Monday card. Haven't played their challenge in awhile. I colored them with copics, topped off with stickles, and Martha S. punched butterflies. I used my PTI cloud dies, and used one to mask off and sponge the sky with Brocade blue, and pacific point SU ink. Thanks for stopping by. Other supplies: nesties, Martha border punch,

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #148, Buttons and Bows!

Man, how cute is that image?! Tammi sent this to me, and I fell in love! Those little fairies from Bildmalarna are darling! I had fun coloring her, and so excited to have used another image from my stash!
Okay, on to the reason I made this card! Today's challenge is Buttons and Bows at Flutter By Wednesday, and ya gotta have both on your card. That and a fairy, butterfly or angel on your card as well. Very easy challenge though, right?! Once you get your card done, make sure you link it back up at the Flutter By Wednesday blog. While you're there, check out the other wonderful designers. Or click on their names to the right on my blog!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: nesties, Martha punch, copics, stickles, Brenda Walton paper pack, PTI cardstock, SU ink,

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Take Out Those Images #16.

Today's another image from Elisabeth Bell. This is from the Sweet Art Ebony Collection. This is Carefree. I can't remember who was kind enough to send me this image. I had a wonderful time coloring her! I followed the Friday Sketchers Sketch 147. I used Raspberry Fizz felt from PTI to cut out some flowers with dies from the Cuttle Bug. I wanted to try the rolled up roses that everyone keeps making, so I cut out the flower with the die, and than cut it to make it roll. Not too shabby, right? I don't like how the stickles dried on there. Looks clumpy. Oh, and that felt from PTI, really is a lot softer than other felts. I had some from Michaels I had gotten ages ago, and I could feel the difference.
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Supplies: Basic Grey Green At Heart, stickles, PTI felt, PTI cardstock, SU cardstock, copics, Martha punch, SU punch.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Take Out Those Images #15.

Oh, am I pleased with myself! I used 3 images from my stash! Pretty good! I hadn't scrapped Gabi's birthday yet, and thought the images from the So Special line where perfect additions to her scrapbook page. Tammi and Debbie sent me these images, thanks so much, ladies! I colored them with copics, and topped them with stickles. I tried to match their dress color to Gabi's shirt. My stack of papers from We R Memory Tiffany pack went just nicely with the colors in the photos, and my Magnolia images.

I used Celebrations cricut cartridge for the cupcakes, and banner. The banner didn't turn out quite how I wanted, I think I should have cut it out a little larger. It had a hard time cutting out the details on a few of the inside images. I welded the banners shapes together, and ran scrappers floss through it.
I used Sure Cuts A Lot for my sentiment. I cut it out and than switched to black out to created the background matting. I wish I could find an easier way glue those thin letters down. I always end up all sticky from glue pens. I dusted all my papers with Choco chip ink pad.
Hard to believe Miss Thing is eleven now! Time sure does fly. The sweets stickers all over the page were a find from Target clearance. They are pretty cool because they are 3-D and have glitter on them. Made them the right touch for her page. The metal charms were from Michaels on clearance. I tried to make the two candles together on the one cupcake look like the number 11.
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Other supplies: Jeanette Lyntons book, white sharpie paint pen, gloss effects,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #147, Anything Goes

Time for an anything goes challenge at Flutter By Wednesday. Today's card is a simple one for me. I used a sticker from K and Co that I found at Michaels. I loved the bright colors of the butterfly, and had to have these stickers. I used a sentiment from Jessica's Butterfly Wishes stamp set. My sweet southern friend, Debbie, sent it to me as a surprise. Which was so cool, because I had been eyeing it for the longest time, and hadn't purchased it. Thanks a ton, Debbie! I was trying to follow a sketch off My Favorite Things, but somehow, got lost with it, and ended up off task! My papers are from a retired pack from TAC. I'm down to scraps now. It's SU cardstock and ink, nesties, and stickles.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all play along with us at Flutter By Wednesday. Just need to have an angel, butterfly or fairy on your card! Link up your card on the FBW blog, and while you're there take a peak at the fantastic work the design team has made!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Take Out Those Images #14.

Whew, been a busy few days for me. Baseball has started and Trey's on two teams. So, lots of practices, and sitting around. Lucky for me, I had colored this image a few weeks back and hadn't made it into a card yet. Saw the Mojo Monday sketch for the week, and had to play along. I flipped it left to right because of how my image laid. This sweet image came to me from Tammi. I had a blast coloring this cutie. Reminded me of Gabi, and had to go crazy on the pinks. Worked out well that I had papers to match! I thought the sentiment went perfectly with the bright fun colors in my image, and papers.
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Supplies: Stickes, nesties, PTI cardstocks and ribbon, gems, Verve stamp set, copics, paint pen.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Trimming The Tree.

Another scrapbook layout. This one is of the kids decorating the tree. Oddly, I don't have a lot of photos of them doing this holiday tradition. You'd think I'd photograph that every year. I used my Winter Folic cricut cartridge to cut out my people, and animals. The main sentiment is from the cartridge as well. This is one of my favorite winter cartridges. It has fun winter images like snow angels, reindeer, winter birds in trees, all kinds of sentiments with shadow backgrounds, winter animals, even a skiing rabbit! I cut all the people out at 2.5. The Christmas Spirit is cut out at 3.5 inches.
The snowflakes and other sentiments are stickers that I found on clearance. Using them from my stash. The sketch is from my favorite books. The paper pack is Secret Santa from K and Co. I love that it's double sided, because it allowed me to cut the clothing different for Mary and the Shepperd without having to use another sheet of paper. I love when Christmas papers have pink in them, because generally, Gabi's in pink, and so hard to have to match Trey. I'm so odd with having to have my paper match my clothing in scrapbook pages. Not sure a lot people are that way or if I'm overly compulsive about it!
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Take Out Those Images #13.

Sat down to color again the other night. Lately, I've been watching Ugly Betty on Netflix Instant Downloads on the Wii. Love that you can do that! Keeps me entertained while I'm coloring. Tammi sent me this image. She's by Elisabeth Bell, and she's sold at Susana's store.
I followed sketch 57 at Sketch and Stash. The paper is new, it's a K and Co paper at Michaels. The rest of everything is from my stash of supplies.
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Supplies: nesties, copcis, martha cupcake floss, PTI cardstock, primas, pearls.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #146, Carly's Sketch and Green.

Ready for a double challenge today from Flutter By Wednesday?! We have a wonderful sketch from Carly. She's a sweet, young lady, who makes some wonderful sketches! She even has a sketch challenge that she does twice a month! Be sure to check out her blog! We'd love for you to play along. Be sure to include a fairy, angel or butterfly on your card! Link it back up at the Flutter By Wednesday blog, and while you're there, check out what the other design team members created. Or click on their link to the right of my blog lists! You'll be happy you paid them a visit! As well as us having a wonderful sketch as a jumping off place, we have a second challenge you can also do, which is to use the color green. We know St. Patty's Day is coming, so bring out some green!

This sweet image is from Elisabeth Bell. I'm proud to say that it's also an image from my stash of images! Sweet Tammi sent me this one ages ago, and it's been neglected for too long! She was wonderful to color. I thought she was sold thru Whiff Of Joy, but not seeing it there. So, no idea what store carried this particular image.
I grabbed my Mariposa paper to make sure I had a butterfly on there. Made that mistake last week when I used a non-qualifying image and realized after I completed the card and uploaded it that I had totally forgotten my item with wings! Silly me! I also grabbed a Martha punch that had butterflies!
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Other Supplies: nesties, copics, stickles, SU cardstock,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Take Out Those Images #12.

I promise I didn't slack on using images last Thursday. There wasn't a post from me, but two of my up coming Flutter By Wed. cards use images. I ended up making them for Flutter By, and didn't have time to do another card for Thursday on top of that. Today's sweet image came from Tammi. Such a sweet Magnolia image, isn't it?! Love when Tilda has long hair!
I used Mango Frost paper pack for my papers. SU cardstock, Bermuda Bay, and Groovy Guava. I followed the sketch at Just Magnolia and aHanglar Challenge blog. Mu flowers I found on clearance at either Michaels, or Target. I swear, my scrapping space looks like a store. It matched my paper, so I was giddy. Colored my image without having things picked out ahead of time, so it makes my day when it ends up matching something I already have in stock!
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Other supplies: copics, nesties, stickles,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

First Day Of School.

Been scrapping again. Catching up! Both of these layouts come from Jeanette Lynton's books, Cherish and Image. I can really never say this enough, these books give me such a great starting place with wonderful sketches, and I love how the pages look when I done.
I used my cricut to cut out the titles and accents on the pages. Gabi's cartridges are Forever Young, a complete favorite of mine. Everything but the title was cut out from this cartridge on Gabi's page. Thought she looked sassy striking some poses.
I cut each girl at 5, and the purse is cut at 2.5. Not sure if this is useful for anyone, but if you're using your gypsy, if you know the size you're cutting at than you can select to have layers cut at the same size.
Tip: If you're cutting out more than one image at a time, such as my girls, shadowing of the purse and boots were cut at one time on black cardstock, but in different sizes, you may want to write down the size you're cutting each image.
Really cool feature that the gypsy has, that I haven't found on the Design Studio, is the keep in proportion feature. That means that as long as you know one measurement, it'll keep it all proportion when you change one number. If you haven't clicked on chain, than it can distort your image.
Make sure you've clicked on the little chain link button between width and height on the basic screen. It will show up in yellow when it's been selected. With that clicked, you can type in 5 inches in height, and it'll make the width the correct number for keeping in proportion to the original shape of the image.

Don't panic thinking that it's gonna cut out layers to 5 inches. It cuts them perfectly for layering of the image at five inches. Such as with the girls, the dress is cut to five inch model, but it's not actually five inches. You'll get perfect layers as long as you keep the proportions selected, and know the size you're cutting your image at.
Trey's little boy and dog were cut from the Every Day Paper Dolls cartridge. Both of the kids' titles were cut from Locker Talk. Those were pre-made features on the cartridge. His little model has a skateboard cut out and on the shirt, but its really hard to see it. The dog has a little scarf on it's neck.
Supplies: DCVW cardstock, Gypsy, Cricut, Everyday Paper Dolls, Forever Young, Locker Talk cartridges, DCWV Spring stack.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #145, Photo Inspiration.

We have a great challenge today at Flutter By Wednesday. It's a bright fun photo. It just screams spring to me. I pulled out Chelsea's Closet paper pack again for this card. Thought the blues and yellows were perfect for this challenge. I papered pieced my sweet little Anya from The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya Love set , and added the flowers on top of it all. I had issues with my Sharpie paint pen. Sucker was dripping on me, and plopped a few times where it shouldn't have. I added some extra flowers to cover up two spots. I also added a white line around her dress. Doesn't she just look like Heidi up on the mountain top picking daises?

Such a fun challenge! I hope you'll play along today. Please link your card back up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog because we'd love to see your work too! You can get more design tips by clicking on the design teams names by clicking on their blogs listed on mine to the right.

Funny story about this card. I made it, posted to my blog to post today. Only after I was putting the details of what I used I realized, no butterflies, angels or fairies on my card! Oops! So glad to have punches to add things when we need them. Even helped hide one of those paint blots on the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies: SU cardstock Brocade blue, and ink pad, GP white cardstock, stickles, copics, gems, nesties, Chelsea's Closet paper pack, and brads, Martha punch,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Take Out Those Images #11.

Okay, I'm super excited to show off today's project. Forgive me, because there's gonna be several photos to show what I did on these pages.

I was sent these images from The Greeting Farm from Tammi. Aren't they the cutest? I thought they'd be a wonderful addition to this page after I had the photos developed. I colored one to look like Gabi, and one to look like Trey.
Now a little bit about the page, because it's got some fun elements on it. Back in December, my neighbors invited the kids and I over for what they call the "Christmas Cookie Cook Off." Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
Man, my neighbor was prepared for this too! Sheets covered the tables, and they were all decked out for decorating messy cookies with frostings, sprinkles, cookie cutters, rollers and flour! They were serious about their cookie cook off! They compete to see who can make the coolest cookies. Hands down went to their son's girlfriend, the one where glasses in the photos. She's been to culinary school, and rocked decorating! Second place had to be their son, Patrick, who made an ice cream cone out of a star. I mean, that's crafty for a dude, isn't it?!
The kids loved it, and spent 4 hours rolling, cutting, frosting, sprinkling love, and eating cookies.

Than I kicked it up a notch, and used a neglected cricut cartridge, From My Kitchen, too add some extra fun touches to the page. Do you see that darling timer? Look at the rolling it! Even cut out a little hand mixer. I had planned on using cookies we decorated that I took some photos off to use for the 'O's in my title, but they were too big. So, had to go with something else. I had grabbed this cartridge the other day when Trey wanted bacon on a hat for Dr. Seuss Week-don't ask. There wasn't any bacon on this cartridge, but it was fresh in my mind from pulling it out for him, and thought it was perfect for this layout.

The cartridge didn't have a lot of cookies though, but did have the cute gingerbread chap. I thought the hot pads would be perfect with the cookie theme. I mean, how cute are those cherries? I layered up just about all the cut pieces, which is a great feature with the cartridge.
Than in a rare "Ah-Ha!" moment, I added the buttons for the cherries, and to the gingerbread men. Perfect touch, huh?! The gingerbread man was accented with white paint pen. It did have a feature to layer it up, but they were tiny parts, so I just did the pen.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Cricut, stickles, DCWV cardstock, Christmas stack-o9, The Greeting Farm images, Sure Cuts A Lot-title

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Take Out Those Images #10.

I'm doing good! Made ten cards now from wonderful images sent to me! This week's image came from Tammi. I gasped when I saw the images she sent me. This cutie pie is from Bildmalarna. First time I've colored one of these images, or seen them in person. So flipping cute! I couldn't wait to color up a few images she sent to me a week or so ago. I decided to see if they had a blog, because they're totally new company to me. I discovered they did have one, and had to play along with their challenge, which was to use hearts. I also followed a sketch challenge Tuesday Morning Sketches. This is their sketch challenge 83.

Supplies: Sabrina paper pack, brads and flowers from Michaels-like 3 years ago, copics, nesties, stickles, SU cardstock, Martha Stewart punch.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #144, Robyn's Fetish

We had a fun sponsor today at Flutter By Wednesday, Robyn's Fetish. I picked sweet Christie Angel to play with, and I was not disappointed. It reminded me of my Mom and sister, who like to sew. Almost made me pull out my sewing machine, and attempt to sew. It was short lived, and the sewing machine didn't move off the floor. I'm sewing impaired. It's me too, because I lent it to a friend, who's mom was in town, and they were making cute costumes for some school function. I gave them a warning that I hadn't been able to get it to work right....well, they had no problems. yea, it's me, and therefore the sucker sat on the floor untouched!

Back to my cute card, since it reminded me of sewing, I pulled out Chelsea's Closet paper pack that's been taking up space. It's got a few papers that have measuring tape on them, and thought it would look perfect with the image. I followed sketch 143 on Friday Sketchers. I popped out her angel wings, bow, pocket and little star.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you play along with us today at Flutter By Wednesday. Don't forget to link your card, and show off a butterfly, angel or fairy on your card! If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out the rest of the design team by clicking on their names to the right!
Supplies: copics, nesties, stickles, SU cardstock, Chelsea's closet paper and brads.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Take Out Those Images #9.

Here's a darling image from Elisabeth Bell from my stash of images I'm working on showcasing wonderful images I've been sent. Always love Elisabeth's images. This image is from the Sweetart Ebony Collection, Sweetart Girls, Strawberry Tea. Looks like they were sold thru Belles and Whistles, but I'm not certain if they still are.
I colored this one without having my papers picked out ahead of time, and happy to discover it matched my Mango Frost papers from DCWV. I followed sketch 48 at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.
I used Cindy Loo cricut cartridge to cut out the swirl. I love when I see them used on other blogs, and most folks probably have a cool die to cut them out, but since I didn't have one, was excited to use my cricut to cut one out. Good to use what you own, right?!I'm gonna have to make more of those suckers because those are pretty cool! Now, I see why everyone uses them all the time! I noticed after the fact that my little lady is a bit sideways. Gonna try to fix that.
Thanks for stopping by!
Other supplies: SU cardstock and ink, nesties, stickles, prima flowers, copics,