Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Monkey Themed Diaper Cake for baby Avery

My friend Shel's shower is next weekend.  I have a business trip this weekend, so I wanted to make sure that her diaper cake was done before I left. 

This is the first diaper cake I've ever made and I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  Shel isn't really into pink, so I tried not to use too much.  Shel loves monkeys, so I decided to do a monkey themed cake.

Shel has always loved Paul Frank, and aren't these booties to die for? 

Can you believe that Babies R Us has a sippy cup with the name Avery on it?

OMG - these are to die for too!  Shel will LOVE them - she loves punk rock type stuff! 

I love these Paul Frank socks!  And the "Monk-keys" LOL

I used the MS Lace Hearts Punch, K&Co Monkeys, Prima Flowers, Buttons and ribbon from stash

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #10

Happy Tuesday! It's hard to believe that this is already the 10th challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

The challenge this week is "Christmas in July." I bought this adorable bear stamp and haven't used it, so this was the perfect opportunity to ink it up.

I tried two new techniques on this card.   This is my first easel card.  I also tried making a folded paper frame for the first time.  I got both of the tutorials from Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamp - Imaginisce Snag Em Stamp (Bear), Inkadinkado sentiment (inside) and holly stamp, Studio G sentiment stamp (fromt)
Paper - K&Co
Misc - Adhesive pearls and rhinestones, Distress Inks, Bic Mark it Markers, MS Loops Punch Around the Page, Creative Memories Corner Rounder

1. Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas in July
2. Meljen's Designs - easel
3. Our Creative Corner - green, red, black, and white
4. Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie
5. Creative Cottage - touchy feely
6. Hand Full of Stamps - punch your stress out
7. Gingersnap - keep ahead of the calendar
8. Practical Scrappers - use 7 of your favorite things (markers, rhinestones, pearls, punches, score-pal, stamps, patterned paper)
9. Creative Inspiration - anything goes
10. Mami Doodles - anything goes
11. Polka doodles -  Christmas in July
12. Die Cut Dreams - sweet Christmas wishes 
13. Christmas Cards All Year Long - anything goes
14. Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas in July 

15. Sundays with Chrissy - Christmas in July

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just Bee-cause

I've had this stamped image for a while and I've been meaning to use it.  So I finally colored it in and here it is.

Stamp: House Mouse Happy Hoppers
Paper: K&Co
Misc: Bic Mark it Markers, Hand written sentiment, flowers by Helen, MS Leaf Punch, Stampin Up ticket punch, Adhesive pearls, Distress Inks

1. Crafty Creations - happy or sweet
2. Create 4 Fun - flowers
3. Hand Full of Stamps - punches

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July Christmas All Year Long

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 Singing Tilda.  Isn't she adorable?  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 Leonie's Blog.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda singing carols,  Magnolia Silent night music background
Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
Misc: Distress inks, Bic Mark it Markers, Stickles, Gold ribbon from stash, button from stash, adhesive pearls

1. Christmas Stampin All Year Long - buttons and bows
2. Winter Wonderland - sketch 
3. Polka doodles -  Christmas in July
4. Die Cut Dreams - sweet Christmas wishes 
5. Christmas Cards All Year Long - anything goes 
6. Magnolia Down Under - Christmas in July 
7. Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas in July 
8. Sundays with Chrissy - Christmas in July

Saturday, July 24, 2010


One of my best friends lives in NYC and she's home for the weekend.  I will be spending the day with her by her parent's pool.  My doggies will be playing with hers, and I am hoping that they will go in the pool, as it will be 100 degrees today!

A close up of the beautiful flower made by Helen

Side view to see the glossy accents on the glass and water.

K & Co Paper
House Mouse Happy Hopper Stamp
Distress Inks, Bic Mark it Markers, hand written sentiment

1. Stampavie and More - anything goes
2. Stamp Something - something flowery
3. Shirley's Two Girls - heat and hot
4. 365 Cards - summer fun
5. Create4Fun - flowers
6. Hand full of stamps - punches

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #9

Happy Tuesday! This week, our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is paper piercing. This is something that I hadn't tried before, but I liked the way it turned out. We all used digital stamps from Whimsy Stamps - I chose this adorable whale by Meljen's Designs.

Paper: K&Co
Misc: Prima Flowers, Coloring with Distress Inks, Letter Beads, Paper Piercing done by hand (no template) with stick pin

Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Baby Boy Card

As I have said before, I have numerous pregnant friends (I think it's 9 now).  So I just keep making baby cards!

Stamp: Meljen's Designs, Studio G Sentiment Stamp
Patterned Paper: DCWV Summer Stack
Misc: Ribbon from stash, Creative Memories Corner Rounder, Bic Mark it Markers, white Gelly roll pen, gorgeous handmade paper flowers from Helen

1. Meljen's - long card
2. Paper Play - sketch (I had to change it up a little to make a long card with it)
3. Cookin' it up with Katie - sketch from another blog, yellow, stitching
4. Stampin' for the Weekend - 3 DP's, 2 flowers, 1 ribbon
5. Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle - animals

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #8

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I created this card for our "stitching" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown

This post is scheduled, as I am currently on vacation at the NJ shore.  :-)

Stamp (image and sentiment) by Dee Dee's Digis
Patterned Paper by DCWV
Tim Holtz distress inks, Sharpie, Prima Flower, buttons from stash

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Baby Shower Gift with a Phillies Theme

My friend Devin is expecting a baby boy.  Her shower is this weekend, and I made two picture frames for her.  The baby's room has a Phillies theme.

The Phillies onesie is actually the baby shower invite.  I made a color copy to use in this frame:

Baseball Paper (used for photo mats) by Paper House Productions, All other paper by Miss Elizabeth's
Computer Generated Sentiments (using Varsity Font)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Baby Boy Card

I have tons of baby showers coming up, so I decided to make a baby card. I know of 3 people having boys in the next two months, so I'm not exactly sure who this will go to. But it's definitely good to have extra cards on hand!

Stamp - Meljen's Designs (this is actually a freebie available on their PCP site)
Misc - Nesties Circles, MS Star Border Punch, Buttons from stash, letter beads from stash, Bic Mark it Markers

1. Creative Inspirations - sketch
2. Meljen's Designs - red, white, and blue (I hope this counts, it looked way too patriotic without the polka dot paper)
3. Critter Sketch - at least 4 stars (I've got WAY more than that!)
4. Pile it On - favorite things (I love making baby cards!)
5. La La Land - try something new (this is my first Meljen's image)

A Picture Frame for my nephew

For my nephew's 7th birthday, I made him a framed scrapbook page from our snow tubing trip.  In May we took him to the Philadelphia zoo and he asked me to make him a frame from that trip too.  I tried to showcase the photos of all of his favorite animals at the zoo.  I love the photo (top right) of him with the GIANT snapping turtle!

Here's what I came up with - I'm very pleased with the end result:

Close up of the title:

Grid Paper by Tami Potter
Solid Cardstock by The Paper Co
Sharpie Marker (black)
White Gelly Roll Pen

1. Tuesday Throwdown - mosaic
2. Pile it On - favorite things (mosaics are my absolutely favorite thing to create!)

Tuesday Throwdown #7

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday!  The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week is Mosaics.  This is my favorite challenge so far - I love to create mosaics.  I actually created two projects for this week.

This card is unusual for me.  I usually make A2 or 6"x6" cards.  I've never made one this shape before, but I am thrilled with how it turned out. 

Close up of the mosaics:

Patterned paper by Miss Elizabeth's
All stamps by Sherrod Studio
Coloring with Distress inks

This is the second project I did for this week.  I absolutely love the look of photo mosaics for scrapbook layouts.  I had the perfect pictures of my bridesmaids and I (and our bouquets).

Mosaic Grid Paper by Tami Potter
Jolees Embellishment

1. Tuesday Throwdown - mosaics
2. Pile it On - favorite things (mosaics are my absolute favorite things to make)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Precious Moments - Wedding Layout

Here's another wedding layout. After the bridesmaids and I finished getting ready, they had me open their presents.  My parents gave me their presents as well.  I have collected Precious Moments since I was a kid, so my parents got me a bride and groom figure.

Close up of the presents:

After the presents were opened, it was time to get dressed.  The bridesmaids helped me with my tiara/veil and my dress.

Right Page:

Patterned Paper: DCWV
Cricut: A Child's Year font, Tie the Knot (presents)
Misc: Jolees Embellishments, Anna Griffin present stickers, Purple Adhesive Pearls, Precious Moments Sticker, Me & My Big Ideas journaling stickers,

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Getting Ready - Wedding Layouts

A few more wedding layouts.  These pictures were taken at the hair salon (it's called "Mirage").

Left page:

Close up of the title (and inking):

Right page (photos were taken after our hair was done):

Patterned Paper - Miss Elizabeth's, Express Yourself Creatively
Cricut - A Child's Year font, Forever Young (hairdryer)
Jolees Embsllishments, K&Co Embellishments, Me & My Big Ideas journaling sticker (which I photocopied onto purple cardstock), White Gelly Roll Pen, Black Sharpie, Purple Adhesive pearls,

A Simple 1st Birthday Card

I needed a card in a hurry, so I made this.  It's very simple.  I used Cricut A Child's Year, K&Co paper, Bic Markers, and a Studio G stamp.