Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter card

I used more scraps for this card... Purple is my favorite color, and I am really happy with how this card came out.

Paper: Making Memories, The Paper Co
Stamps: Magnolia Floral Background, Tilda w/ newly hatched chick, Studio G Sentiment
Misc: MS Leaf punch, Rhinestones, buttons from stash, flowers from my buddy Ruby, Bic Mark it Markers

A huge thank you RUBY!  She sent me a package with three Magnolia stamps, a bunch of stamped images, and a ton of flowers and other embellishments. 

1. Pile it On - animals
2. Magnolia Stamp Lovers - the color purple
3. Stamp Simply - Easter
4. Stamping for the Weekend - Easter

Here comes the Easter bunny...

I was sorting through my scrap bin this week and realized that I have a TON of scraps! So I made this whole card with scraps!

Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery
Solid Cardstock: The Paper Co
Stamp: Magnolia Tilda holding bunny, Studio G sentiment
Misc: Nesties Oval, Flowers from stash

1. Pile it On - animals
2. Secret Crafter - pink, green, and flowers
3. Totally Paper Crafts - pink and green
4. The Cuttlebug Spot - pink & green (I used my cuttlebug for my Nesties oval)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties

My husband and I had our bachelor/bachelorette parties on the same night. That way, we all partied together before and after.

Disclaimer: Please excuse all inappropriate balloon pictures!

I only had a few pictures of the guys, so I made this page for them:

Right Page: 

Supplies: Solid Cardstock by The Paper Co, DCWV Spring & Summer Stacks, Jolees Embellishments, Sticko Bachelor Party Stickers, Nesties Circle, Cricut Wild Card Cart, CM Corner Rounder

Last 2 Bridal Shower Pages

My shower had a scrapbooking theme. Each table made a scrapbook page that was later put into an album for me (by one of my bridesmaids). In the top left corner, there is a picture of my & the scrapbook kit my mom got for me. The five square photos are some of the pages that were created at the shower. And the bottom picture is three of my friends posing with the page they made.

Close up of the Jolees scrapbooking embellishments (so cute!) and my journaling. 

Right page:

Supplies: Floral paper and ribbon by American Crafts, Striped paper by Miss Elizabeth's, Solid Cardstock by The Paper Co, Jolees embellishments, Nesties Circles, package of tags from unknown company (purchased at Walmart) 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Magnolia Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

It's that time again!  On the 25th of each month, there is a Christmas card blog hop for the Magnolia-licious yahoo group.  It's great because I will have plenty of Christmas cards ready for this year!

I used Wilma from the brand new Raising the Ceiling 2010 Collection.  I get all of my stamps from Magnolia-licious.

If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.

If you came here from Kerry's blog, you're on the right track. 

The next stop on the hop is Leoni's Blog.

This is the sketch I used:

Front view:


My inspiration for this card, Daphne.  This is my favorite picture of her - she is wearing my necklace!

This is my first aperture card.  I made this card entirely out of scraps that I had in my bin.  I got the idea for making the tree out of punches from Norma of From my Craft Room - her blog is one of my favorites!

Patterned Paper - K&Co
Solid Cardstock - The Paper Co
Stamps - Magnolia Wilma with Rose, Studio G sentiments
Misc: MS Branch Punch, Nesties, Bic Mark it Markers, Adhesive Pearls, Adhesive Rhinestones, Marvy Mini Star Punch


3. Winter Wonderland - aperture
4. Pile it on - furry friends
5. HFOS - use old supplies (I have had this star punch for YEARS!)
6. ABC Xmas - G is for glitz

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Bow Hat

This layout is for the bow hat that the bridesmaids made me at my shower.  I used the Stuck on you sketches (SOUS) for this week to create this layout.

The challenge at Practical Scrappers this week was to use something you've had for over a year.  I got married 2 1/2 years ago and I've had the photos and Jolees embellishments since then! I have also had the Cricut Wild Card Cart for more than a year and only used it once or twice since buying it!

This is the right page:

This is the left page (sorry it's hard to see!)

Supplies: Paper by American Crafts, Cricut Wild Cards font, Retro Flower Punches, Adhesive pearls, Liquid Pearls, Nestabilities Circles, embellishments, White Gelly Roll Pen

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My bridesmaids...

Here's 2 more pages from the bridal shower thrown for me by my bridesmaids and mom. 

Left Page:

Right page (sorry it's hard to see!  The bottom right has a card that says "Bride!  Woo hoo!" And I loved the image of the bride holding a toaster from the front of a card as well):

Supplies: Green & Purple Plaid Paper by K&Co, Nestabilities, Cricut Storybook, MS Daisy Corner Punch, EK Success Retro Flower Punch, Adhesive Pearls, (Umbrella, girl w/ toaster, & bride woo hoo all were cut from cards I received), Jolees present 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bridal Shower Layout

This is the first spread for my bridal shower from my bridesmaids and Mom.   I chose to use gorgeous coordinating purple and teal paper, since purple is my favorite color and the color of my bridesmaid dresses. Plus, the invitations was teal, and I wanted to put it on the page. 

For the left page, I used a sketch from Stuck on You Sketches

Left page - I used the front of the invitation and a photo of my cake (shaped like an umbrella)

Close up of the flower:

The right page (the inside of the invitation is at the top right):

Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom's birthday is in a few weeks and I thought I would make a card for her.  For her gift, I am giving her movie passes so that she and I can go to see the new Sex and the City movie when it comes out in May.  She and I watched all 6 seasons of the TV show and saw the first movie together.

My mom is a natural blonde and she has a siamese cat named Jasper, so I made Tilda & her cat look like them.  


Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with cat, Cat, Sentiment Stamp by Inkadinkado
Patterned Paper: DCWV Summer Stack
Misc: Nesties, Adhesive Pearls, Bic Mark it Markers, Ribbon from stash, Gelly roll white pen,

1. Magnolia Down Under - birthday
2. Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
3. Creative Card Crew - going dotty
4. Pile it on - pastels
5. By the cute and girlie - spring
6. Rosie & Dee's - spring
7. SPCC - color combo (teal, green, white) and recycling (I used the "reverse cut from the nestie on the inside of the card instead of throwing it out - does that count?)
8. Simon Says Stamp - a touch of green

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I made this St Patty's Day card for my husband. He is VERY Irish, complete with red hair and green eyes (plus, our last name is Mullarkey!).

Inside: (sentiment says "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough.")

Patterned Paper: DCWV Summer Stack, Unknown St Patty's paper (I got in the VERY first pack of scrapbook paper I ever bought!!!)
Stamps: Magnolia St Patty's Tilda & Edwin, Studio G sentiment and shamrock stamps
Misc: Shamrock shaped rhinestone, Nestabilities, Bic Mark it Markers

1. Just Magnolia - sketch
2. Magnolia Stamp Lovers - die cut
3. Digital Tuesday - green
4. Cupcake Craft - green
5. Pollycraft - green
6. HFOS - Lucky 4
7. Fussy & Fancy - green

Monday, March 15, 2010

My grandfather's birthday card...

This is a quick and simple card I did for my grandfather's birthday.  He is 84 years old.  He is an electrician and he STILL works!  He owns his own business, and he still climbs ladders at 84!!!

I googled "electrician cartoon" and then printed two out.  He is a big jokester, so I know he will appreciate these.

Front: (Sentiment says "What makes you think this room wasn't wired properly?")

Inside: (Sentiment says "Tomb of the unknown electrician")

Supplies: Computer printed McHumor Cartoons and sentiment, DCWV Fall Stack, buttons from stash,

1. Stamptacular Sunday - sketch
2. Cards for men - birthday
3. Treehouse Stamps - clean and simple
4. Pile it on - pastels
5. Crazy 4 Challenges - masculine

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Bow Hat - Bridal Shower Layouts

This is the last spread for my mother in law's shower.  She and I are in the photo with the border on the sides.  My mother and grandmother are in the bottom right picture.

Left page:

Right page:

Supplies: Unknown Paper from Stash, DCWV Bridal Shower Paper, MS Flower Doily Punch, MS Floral Vines Punch, Cricut Storybook, Debbie Mumm stickers, Circle Nestabilities, Jolees Embellishments, Adhesive Pearls

1. Pile it on - Pastels
2. Secret Crafter - anything goes
3. Stamp with Fun - spring

Guests & Gifts Bridal Shower Layout

This is another spread from my mother in law's shower.

Left Page:

Right Page: (the block at the top left is a card that I received - it has a cute little pink umbrella with polka dots around it, but I couldn't get it to photograph well)

Supplies: Cricut Storybook, Jolees Embellishments, Unknown paper from stash, The Paper Co solid cardstock

1. Pile it On - pastels
2. Ooh La La - Anything Goes

Bridal Shower Layout

Here's the first two layouts from my mother in law's shower for me.

Left page:

Right page:

Supplies: DCWV Bridal Shower Paper, Provo Craft Umbrella Paper, The Paper Co Solid Cardstock, MS Doily Flower Punch, Debbie Munn Stickers, Flower Brads, Pansies (saved from shower),

**The felt umbrella was cut off of a card that I received at my shower. 

1. Pile it on - pastels
2. Little Red Wagon - felt
3. Crafty Calendar - flower power
4. Cupcake Craft - flower power
5. Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations

Engagement Layout

Here's the layouts I did for our engagement.  We got engaged on the Point in Longport, NJ. 

Left Page:

Right Page:

Supplies: K&Co Valentines Paper, The Paper Co Solid Cardstock, Jolees Embellishments, Cricut Storybook, K&Co Tag Pad

1. Pile it On - pastels
2. Paper Cutz - anything goes

The start of my "Pre-wedding Scrapbook"

Here's the opening page from my "Pre-wedding Scrapbook."  This scrapbook will have my engagement, wedding planning, bridal showers (I had two), bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner.

This is the first {title} page.

Supplies: Cricut Storybook Cartridge, MS Heart Punch, MS Looped Hearts Punch Around the Page, Dot Flourish Stamps, Purple Staz On Ink, White Gelly Roll Pen, Adhesive Pearls, Ribbon Flowers, Ribbon from my stash

1. Pile it On - pastels
2. Prectical Scrappers - white pen
3. One Stop - spots and dots
4. Pencil Lines - sketch
5. Fab & Funky - wedding

Friday, March 12, 2010

My Entire Germany Scrapbook

I've been really slacking om my posting and I am so sorry for that.  I am trying to get caught up on my scrapbooking.

I am finally ready to show photos of my scrapbook of my trip to Germany in 2006. (Yes, I am WAY behind!!!)

I went to visit my husband (he was my fiancee at the time) who was in the stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany while he was in the Army.

I can't list every single item used on these pages.  Most of the papers, journaling tags, and mat stacks were by K&Co.  Some paper was Miss Elizabeth's and most of the German specific paper is by Paper House Productions.  (Any paper I didn't mention is unknown - sorry!).  I used Nestabilities, brads, and lots of stickers by Jolees and K&Co.  Cricut cartridges used were: Opposites Atteact, Storybook, and Plantin Schoolbook.  I also used Magnolia Tyroler Tilda & Tyroler Edwin.