Sunday, February 15, 2015

P2P Beauty Is...

My goal with this layout was to attempt the 5 minute page layout from The Pink Camera but I failed again.  This time it took the entire 51 minutes of the podcast to complete.  I am very proud of myself though because this challenge has taken some of my apprehensions away and I am just going with the flow of the process and not over thinking as much.  It used to take me hours to create a layout and my last 2 layouts have been completed under a hour.  So even though I failed, I still feel like a winner!

Here is my layout and additional shots.

Page Size - 12" x 12"
Patterned Paper - Crate Paper 12x12 Paper Pad - Story Teller
Other Paper - Coredinations White Canvas Texture Cardstock / Vellum / random scraps from my desk

Saturday, February 7, 2015

P2P Absolutely Beautiful

Here is a scrapbook challenge I participated in based on Lisa's Facebook post the other day to create a 5 minute layout and fill out a questionnaire when complete.  I am really new to scrapbooking with only a few pages under my belt so this was a major challenge for me.  I failed at keeping it under the 10 minute prep and pull supplies and 5 minute scrap.  But oh well, I will keep trying.  You can see that my layout is very simple so if I was more skilled I probably could have pulled it off.

Here is my layout and a close up shot of title.

Here are the questions and answers based on this challenge.

1. How long did you take to pull your products? 30-45 minutes
2. What sort of products did you pull? Paper pack with cut-a-parts and alpha stickers and sketch
3. Where you making a plan for the 5 minute layout as you were pulling your products?Yes
4. Did you time yourself doing the challenge? Yes
5. Did you finish your layout in the 5 minutes given? If not, how much longer did it take? What sort of finishing touches did you make to “finish” the page off? It took me 35 minutes to create this page.  My layout was complete at 28 minutes and the remaining time was adding my journaling.
6. How did you feel after you finished the 5 minutes? I was still fussing over paper at the 5 minute mark!
7. Did you like how your page turned out? I do like my page
8. Would you do the challenge again? or was it too stressful?  It was stressful to have to work so fast, but I will do it again and just see how close to 5 minutes I can get.

Page Size - 12" x 12"
Patterned Paper - Crate Paper 12x12 Paper Pad - Story Teller

Monday, February 2, 2015

E2C Happy Birthday

Here is another super fast card I made using one of the card blanks that I picked up at Michael's that I mentioned in my last post. I really enjoy making fast and simple cards.

Here is a picture of my supplies.

I hope you enjoy and have a great week.

Card Base - Craft Smith Card Blank | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Coral Couture Mat Stack with foil
Stamps - Close to my Heart D1497 Cricut Art Philosophy  Celebration Collection
Ink - VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Gold

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

E2C Baby Card

Here is a cute little baby card that I cranked out in like 2 seconds!

Here is a picture of the supplies I used.

The card base was this cute baby blue polka-dot blank card base that came from this set I picked up in the fall at Michael's.  The manufacture listed on the back of the package is Craft Smith.  I cut a strip of paper from that DCWV stack I picked up on clearance at Joann's and I punched some gray scrap paper with my Martha Stewart elephant punch and just glued everything down.

Super easy and super fast!

Card Base - Craft Smith Card Blank | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Coral Couture Mat Stack with foil
Punch - Martha Stewart Elephant

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 do I write in first person or third 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 catching these still moments of my romping toddler was priceless.

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. 

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!

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!

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! 

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!

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: 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.

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.

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.

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