Friday, January 29, 2010

My Brother Layout LID challenge

I have been taken part in a LID challenge on the Cricut message board. LID stands for Laying it down.
There is a sketch poasted every week and the challenge is to come up with a layout using the sketch. It has really helped me get back into scrapbooking and getting some pages done. Helps to get motivated. and Its great to see evryones ideas from one sketch . The link to this past weeks  is
If you would like to check it out
I used A childs year for the title and cutouts.
The corners are a stampin up punch.
The papers are Basic grey Romani
Basic card stock Bazzill card stock

I have been wanting to do a comparison page for a while comparing pictures when the Kids were little compared to know. the black and white picture on the left Stefan was 2 and Becky was 2 months. Photo on Right was just last year. then I included random pictures of them together
close up of Brother Poem. I have probably had this poem ( it was a clear sticker) for about 3 years. I am finally using it.



Happy Birthday SON

I have to give a shout out today to My Son Stefan. He is 19 today. This is the first year ever he hasn't been home. So an emotional Day in lots of ways for me. I was 19 when I was pregnant with Stefan. and I do not know where the time has gone. He is still away In Military  Training in Arizona and will return home in March.
So Stefan Enjoy that sunshine and Heat ( it's freezing here)

Making little works of "heart" ATC's

This last few months I have really had fun swaping and sharing these Little works of heart( Art).
I have been involved in Numorous swaps on the Cricut message board. Making Artist trading cards. These are small 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 little cards. decorated and swapped with friends. They are so much fun and you feel like you have these little works of art from friend. or works of "Heart" as I like to call them. . I have been involved in some ATC challenge swaps, which are great. Makes be put my thinking cap on and its great to see everyones take on the challenge. I think I have an Addiction!

These ATC's were made for a 2x2 challenge swap. the details were to make them using 2 colors and 2 ideas/ techniques.There were 4 groups so I signed up for them all. Great group of girls to swap with. and great Hostess GrammaP thanks for hosting.

Group#1 Pink and Blue ,Stamped background and paper piecing
Had to play with my new hello kitty cartridge that Santa bought me , So cute.
Love this cartridge reminds me of my youth in the 80's

Group#2 Red and Black. Stiched ribbon and Heat embossing
The background was I roller stamp. I then embossed with Black embossing powder. I also embossed the image, too hard to see in the picture.the ribbon is sheer and pleated then sewn on the card.then added some deep red Bling. This picture so doesn't show the details.
Group#3 Pink and Tan ,Recycled Clear acrylic and distressed paper
I crumpled the music paper then opened it back out and sanded.
printed my quote on transparency. and added it to the clear acrylic card. and of course I had to add ribbon sorry for the glare on the picture really hard to take a picture of this one.

Group # 4 Pink and Brown fancy folds and Cuttlebug embossing.
Made the little folded covered ATC on my New toy . Martha stewart Score board Although she is not my favorite person as a person. I do love the tools and punches she has. :-) Bought it for a great deal with a coupon at Micheals. and a Gift card from One of My best friends thanks much cheaper than other score products out there. with coupon it was around $10 beats the $30-40 of the other produts and so far I am loving it, it makes great envelopes too, and have had no problems. Other than the fact that My house is a wreck as I want to play with it all the time LOL.
I cut the marque cut from the storybook Cartridge 
then Cuttlebug embossed it with the Textile folder. Love the texture looks so much better in person than the pictures.
The stamp is from Stampin up. 
and the flowers are from the wedding section of Micheals. ( great little flowers come in all sorts of colors)this is 2 layered the popped up with pop dots

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Its time for some LOVE Pink and Pretty Paint can

I know I seem to be using a lot of Black and white and one other color lately. But bear with me. I promise not all my projects in the folowwing months will be the same color scheme LOL

Here is a decorated  Gallon Paint can I made for a swap I am in on the Cricut MB. My Daughter Becky loved it so much I now have to make her one too.
Supplies used
Empty Metal gallon paint can ( avalaible at Hardware stores)
Making Memories Sabrina paper pack
Ribbon Berwick offray
Velum quotes
Black and Pink mini brads
White Eyelets
 Cricut cartridges used
A childs year child cut outs, scalloped oval and circle on Lid
Plantin school book ( hearts)

This is also the Project for My once amonth class at My home first Tuesday Of Feb Daytime, and Evening classes avalaible. Leave me your email if interested. Sorry not avalaible in Kit  to mail. Sorry.I will have other colors styles avalaible.

Tied together with Love

I punched wholes along the wide pink ribbon then took off the handle then threaded the ribbon on then tied White and Balck in between. The Black ribbon has white stitching on it so it matched the paper perfectly
You know me I have to Have Ribbon.

As Part of the swap we had to include
1 card
2 tags
10 Twinchies ( 2x2 embellishments)

So I used my scraps and made these.

2 tags

10 twinchies

Friday, January 8, 2010

My First Layout Of 2010 My "beautiful" Daughter Glue, Scissors , Paper DT Challenge Jan

First layout of 2010 My Beautiful Daughter.
Here is my first layout of 2010. This is my entry for The Design Team over on Glue Scissors Paper. The challenge was to use some element of our hand writing on a project.
This was a Huge challenge for me as I Hate my Handwriting. But I also think it is important to record your Handwriting for generations to come. It is Part of you and should be shared.

I had fun exploring My cricut cartridges.
Supplies used

Kaiser craft" Ebony and Ivory" double sided paper ( used both sides).

Red Shiny paper Target Christmas Stationary Paper Bought in After Christmas sale. Wish you could see how shiny and cool this paper is But I love the color and texture.

Martha Stewart Punch around the page Border and Corner punch Scallop 3 dot

Cricut cartridges used;
George and Basic shapes
Hearts wide and Thin The wide is Embossed with cuttlebug Swiss dots
" Blessings" cut from Birthday blessings
Scroll hearts
Home Decor
" beautiful"
" Love'
Graphically Speaking
"joy" cut from the word enjoy in jumbled letter
Childs year
" Happy"

Close up of details I pop-dotted some of the hearts to make them more 3D

More of My handwriting in the heart .Just some words that came to my Mind When I thought of My Daughter

When Did My Baby Girl Grow up and these pictures were taken 2 years ago !

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Time to Organise and start a New year

Well the Holidays flew past. And here we are starting a new year. I am grateful for so many things as I ponder my many blessings. i am especially greatful for my health. This time last year I had just come out of the Hospital after major surgery. So was pretty much on Bed rest all of January and February. So it pastby in a blur, But I did get to hibernate from the Cold weather.  Not the case this year Boy is it cold out there.

All the more reason to stay home and create. I have been seriously working on Organising my scrap space. It's a never ending job, But had to be done. now I can see all the products I have to work with. And hopefully save money by using what I have. Beleieve me I am Not short of supplies.
But of course Those new wonderful products always call my name so I am not going to deprive myself . But I will pace myself LOL.

So stay tuned for Pictures of My Scrap Space. and some layouts I am working on.
My goal for 2010 is to do at least 1 layout a week, probably more.
Any way Hope you all have a wonderful healthy, creative New year Happy 2010!