Sunday, February 23, 2014

P2P - Garden Bug

I love watching scrapbook videos on you tube and I really love the Glitter Girl series on Two Peas.  I am new to scrapbooking so my comfort level with embellishments needs a little work.  I also found it difficult to figure out how to journal on the page...like do I write in first person or third person...do I just give facts or do I speak on emotions or events of the day?  After much thought, I decided the my scrapbooks would be my personal view of the photo, event or person.  A type of photo journal book.

 So here is my Glitter Girl inspired scrapbook page of my daughter helping plant our vegetable garden.  She was just over a year and a half...so catching these still moments of my romping toddler was priceless.




Supplies:
Page size - 12" x 12"
Stamp Image -Butterfly from Close to my Heart Every Day Life D1452
Ink - Stazon Jet Black and Versa Mark with white embossing powder
Title Letters - Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphabet Soup with black distress ink
Punches - All Martha Stewart designs
Accessories - Silver Stud Rhinestones
Black Pen - Staedtler 0.3 Pigment Liner

Monday, February 17, 2014

E2C Simple Balloon Thanks


Here is a simple thank you card I made during "nap time" the other day.  As my son is getting older and has more of a regular nap schedule, I am finding more time to craft than I have in the past 10+ months. 






Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Girl Stack and Colorbok Hootenany Designer Paper
Sentiment - Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear Stamp Set
Image Stamp -  Hot Air Balloon by 7 Gypsies Hampton Art Item #1084162
Ink - Stazon Black

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Photo book Embellished Project Life Style

It has been a long time since I have had a chance to craft and I am about to go crazy.  Life has just prevented me from my crafty passion for the time being.  With a 2 year old and now a 2 month old, I just cannot seem to find the time.  So I have to take advantage of every second I get to make something pretty.

As I mentioned before, I am not much of a scrapbooker (yet!).  My daughter loves having her picture taken so I do take a lot of photos of her.  Now that my son has joined the world, I have another subject to photograph.  My intentions are to fill scrapbooks with loads of memories, but I am just lacking the time.  I have been loving this "Project Life" thing I have seen enter the scrapbook world here in the last few years.  It seems like a quick method to get your memories documented without a lot of time and effort.  I like how you can fill each pocket with different embellishments like tiny art cards that coordinate with the photos or just fill a spot on the page.

I want to do this type of scrapbooking, but I need to work with what I have.  So here is my take on a standard photo book embellished project life style.










It was really fun to use up scrap paper, washi tape, punches and my tiny stamps to embellish each pocket in a unique way.  I have attached each photo only at the top of each piece decorative paper insert using washi tape so I can add photo details and additional journaling under the photo.

I am able to do a few inserts here and there when I get time which helps me get creative but doesn't require me to call in a babysitter for my two goonies!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

O2T - Mr & Mrs Towels

Here is one of my "On 2nd Thought" (O2T) cards inspired from the below card I found on Pintrest a few weeks ago.  I just love Pintrest!!  It is a great source of inspiration when I am in a crafty funk!



Here is my take on the card:


Happy crafting!

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop Kraft | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment - Doodlebug Designs SC0473 Clear Stamp Set
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Heart Punch - Recollections Small Heart Punch 
Accessories - Jewelry Wire

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

E2C - Hello Circles!!

I made this card the other week using scraps on my desk and my 1" circle punch!!  I love using my scraps to make cards and embellishments.  It hurts my heart to throw paper away!!  I hope you are inspired to take a look at your desk to see what you can create.  Enjoy!




Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment - Studio G i-cling Hello Owl Stamp Set
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Circle Punch - Marvy Uchida 1" Circle Punch

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Scraps 2 Embellishments

While attempting to clean my craft room today, I got a little side tracked and started making little embellishments out of my scraps, small paper bits and a few punches.  Here are just a few of what I made today.  Needless to say, I still need to clean my room!!


 
 


The 2 embellishments with the scalloped edge are my favorite.  I think these will look cute as date tags on a scrapbook page.





I love having these at my finger tips when I am working on my scrapbook pages.  I have almost used up all the ones I made here.

I hope you enjoy!!  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

P2P - First Ponytail

Here is another Page 2 Page scrapbook layout I made for my daughter's album.  This one is all about her first ponytail at 11 months!!  I was so happy because that meant I could keep her hair back during meal time.  I really disliked having to pick all the food bits out before it became dry and crusty.

I am still trying to find my way in the scrapbook world.  I am learning as I go!!  I hope you enjoy! 




Supplies:
Size -  12" x 12"
Title - Lettering Delights Fonts Chaplin and Cursive 
Ink -Memento Cantaloupe, Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain and Stazon Timber Brown
Stamps - Various from Tim Holtz, Basic Gray, Stampology and Doodlebug Designs
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Edge Punch - EK Success Scalloped Circle Punch
Punches - Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch |  Recollections Heart Punch
Brown Pen - Sharpie Fine Point Brown Pen 
Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression /  Make-the-Cut

Thursday, July 5, 2012

E2C - Thanks for Everything

Here is a card I made using Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.  I will also be entering this card creation in the Moxie Fab World Stamp It Thank You Card Challenge.  So below is the trigger image.



I was inspired by the little flowers and the cute scalloped edge on the plate.  This was such a quick card to pull together.  I stamped the flower images on some fun patterned paper with versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Each flower was hand cut after embossing.  I added a yellow daisy brad to the center of the large flower for visual interest.  I picked a soft lavender color to stamp out the background image and I used a soft gray for the sentiment.  Using a decorative blade on my paper trimmer, I cut out the tiny scallop edge that I glued to the bottom of the card face.  I used large foam adhesive squares to pop the card face to the card base.  I hope you enjoy what I created!


Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment/Large Flower - Ditto Thanks for Everything Clear Stamp Set
Background Image/Tiny Flowers - Heidi Grace You & Me Clear Stamp Set
Ink - Memento Lulu Lavender and London Fog, VersaMark and white embossing powder
Brad - K&Company Bugs & Daisies brads
Scallop Edge - Tiny scallop blade attachment for my paper trimmer

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

E2C - Happy 10th Anniversary

Most people are sharing 4th of July decorations and projects today, but not me!!  Today is my 10th Wedding Anniversary with my husband.  Yes...we got married on "Independence" day.  We always have the day off from work, there are a ton of sales and fireworks!!  Sounds good to me.  So with that in mind, I will share the card I made for my husband this year.

I saw this cute frame that someone pinned on Pintrest (click link below).  It is the number of months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds in 1 year.

Source: etsy.com via Dana on Pinterest


I thought I would do the same type thing for my 10 year wedding anniversary card for my husband.  (There have been 3 leap years since 2002 if you are wondering how I got 3643 days.)  I created the card front using MTC.  I used IrisUPC for the font and selected an aqua background paper from the LD Peppermint Holiday Paper Pack collection.  I attached the card front to the base using some large foam adhesive squares.


Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - Lettering Delights Paper Packs (mentioned in the above post with links)
Punch - Recollections Heart Punch

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Every 2nd Counts - Deepest Sympathy


I was searching Pintrest for a simple sympathy card and I found this beautiful card created by Debby Hughes from Lime Doodle.  You can click on the picture of her card below to take you to her blog post to learn more about her supplies.




I was so in love with the bird on the limb and I searched all my 80+ Cricut cartridges and just couldn't find that perfect bird to re-create this look.  I ended up using MTC to do a pixel trace of the image in order to make my own SVG file to get he look I wanted.  The image is not as detailed as the original, but I still liked the way it turned out.  Below is the completed card.  I hope you like it too.



Supplies:
Card Base - Kraft | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Sentiment - Hero Arts Everyday Sayings (outside) | Hero Arts With Sympathy (inside)
Image -SVG made off of card image using MTC pixel trace program
Ink - Stazon Timber Brown
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Page 2 Page - Bad Influence

Emma at My Creative Time had another challenge.  This one was specifically a scrapbook layout challenge.  I thought it might help me get another page done in my daughter's scrapbook album!!  So far this makes 4 page inserts!!

Check out My Creative Time for challenge details.  Here is a copy of the layout we were challenged to use.


I did add a third picture at the bottom since I was planning to use my title to bridge the photo sections.

Here is the page I made.  I hope you like it.


Supplies:
Layout - Layout measures 12" x 12"
Diecut Images -
Rock Princess - Bad Influence title lettering (cut to length at 5.75")
Storybook - Shorty/Holes layer Marquee for background image from page 66 (cut at 11.5") 
Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression

Monday, June 11, 2012

Page 2 Page - Enjoy Life's Little Moments

So here's another attempt for a scrapbook page.  My little one is not quite 2 yet and she is keeping me pretty busy.  I try to take photos each month to capture her growth.  So now I am covered up in photos but no scrapbook pages to tell the stories.  I was so happy when I stumbled across this color challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma that also challenged participants to use their older Cricut cartridges.  I thought this was a perfect opportunity to get 1 page knocked out.

Here is the page I made:
I snapped this cute picture of my daughter giving her Daddy a kiss on Mother's Day.  She was 20 months at the time which is why you see a "20" up at the top of the page.  I got that tip for Nichol Magourik!  I am planning to do a second page using some other photos from this day and I will add my journaling to that side.

Supplies:
Layout - Layout measures 12" x 12"
Diecut Images -
Graphically Speaking - All word phrases (cut to length 6")
Storybook - Marquee background image (cut at 9.5 then split apart to set on either side of page) 
 Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Every 2nd Counts - Thinking of You

Wow...I can't believe how long it's been since I have had a chance to craft.  After my little one went to bed the other night, I was in a creative mood.  My craft room had not been cleaned since the last time I made anything so while I was cleaning a little, I made this card using scraps and one of the little embellishments I made on this post.


I hope you have a great day!  You can also visit my other blog here.

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye and Pink Paisley scraps
Sentiment - Lisa Bearnson pre-made card kit 
Black Pen - Sharpie Pen

Sunday, February 26, 2012

On 2nd Thought - Cross Mission Trip Card

Today's On 2nd Thought (O2T) card is based on this Pintrest frame that I found via Michaels Store.  I thought the overall design was nice, but I am not one to make these types of home decor items.  Here is the pin if you would like to make the frame project.

Source: michaels.com via Abbey on Pinterest


Last year, you may remember I did this card for a friend going on a mission trip.  Well this time my friend's wife will be going on her first mission trip!  I wanted to send her my donation in a card along with some encouraging words just like I did for her husband last year. So I modified the above frame design to come up with this card.


Hope you enjoy!  Happy crafting!

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Diecut Image - Cricut Easter Seasonal Cartridge - Cross
Stamp Images - Inkadinkado Clear Inchies Sunday School Stamp Set and Nostalgia Clear Stamp Set
Ink - Stazon Jet Black and Tim Holtz Black Soot distressing ink
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Accessories - Brads and Spots & Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 
Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Every 2nd Counts - Scraps to Embellishments

So I found this great shop online that sells unique scrapbook and card embellishments.  You can see below my pin on Pintrest and link directly to the shop.

                                                                  Source: evalicious.bigcartel.com via Abbey on Pinterest

So I started thinking that I could make these for my own use since I could tell that I had similar shaped punches.  So here is what I came up with in about 3 minutes just using scraps on my desk from an earlier project!  (Sorry for the messy glue!)




I think I am going to try to make a habit of making my own embellishments out of my scraps so I can pull them out later when I need something small to dress up a project.  The process was fun too, since I am in a creative slump it was nice to throw some items together with no real plan.

I hope you are inspired to make your own embellishments too!  Happy crafting!