Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lasting Memories 49

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is Christmas in July.  I LOVE creating Christmas layouts!  So I did a 2 page layout!

All paper, photo mats, and embellishments by K&CO
Cricut Blackletter & Winter Frolic


Friday, July 29, 2011

A quick and easy child's birthday card

I was going through some paper scraps and I found this animal border.  Then I took a piece of green paper, used my stripe stamp to give it some texture.  I added the square brads and the oval punches. 
Easy peasy!

Paper from Target $1 bin
Stampin Up Stripes Stamp, Party this way (sentiment)
SU Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches


Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Fundraiser

Kim Sherrod, former DT Coordinator for Tuesday Throwdown is hosting a fundraiser for her friend.  This is a fundraiser to help Kim's friend out at this time to help her with expenses so she can see her son. He has a heart problem and it's costly for the trip and it's financially difficult for her to travel. Help us to make it possible for her to spend some time with him. She doesn't think he's going to make it and anything will help to ease her burden during this difficult time.

Please visit Kim's Page for these beautiful stamps.  They are available in digital or clear stamps.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stampin' Up Tender Toile

I'm very into traditional decor. I love antiques and waverly fabrics. I've always been a huge fan of toile. In my office/scrap room, I have toile curtains and pillows. When I saw this retired Stampin' Up set, Tender Toile on ebay, I had to have it!

This card was so quick and easy to make!  I stamped the rabbit repeatedly and then put the ribbon across, and added the punched our sentiment.  Easy peasy 5 minute card!  

Stampin' Up Tender Toile
Stampin' Up Clearly for You (sentiment)
SU Ruffled Ribbon
SU Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #59

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is a "matching set."

I don't have a project to share today because I am having issues with my printer. My color print heads aren't working right and anything I print (in color) has lines and stripes through it. I consulted the sponsor and she would rather have me sit the challenge out than use an image from another company. 

Also, we are hosting a DT call at Tuesday Throwdown!  
DT Requirements:
You must have a blog.
Create a project every Tuesday using images from that week's sponsor.
Comment on entries ending in your assigned number.

If you're interested, please put create a project using this week's theme (matching set) and write DT after you name in the linky.  Deadline for entering is 6 pm on August 1st.  I will announce the new DT members on August 9th and they will join us for the first time on August 16th!  GOOD LUCK!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Stampin' Up Hello Card

This was a very quick and easy card. I had some scraps from this teal paper, and the bottom corner was so pretty that it didn't need much of anything.  So all I did was stamp the hello & frame around it. 

Paper from Target $1 bin
Stampin Up Chic Boutique


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lasting Memories 48

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is "all about the title."  I had these wonderful pictures from Linvilla Orchard last fall.  I also had really cute paper that said "autumn" along the bottom. 

Papers & Chipboard Letters/accents from Target $1 bin
Creative Memories Corner Rounder


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Craft Us Crazy 13

This fortnight at Craft Us Crazy, our challenge is "anything goes."  My DT term is up, so this is my last challenge as a DT member.  Since I have taken over as DT coordinator at Tuesday Throwdown, I just don't have time for 4 DTs. 

Here's my graduation layout.  It is the right page that goes next to this one that I did last year. 

Polka dot paper by Martha Stewart
Grad Paper by Stemma
Jolees Balloons


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #58

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is to use something metallic. I had some silver brads lying around, so I put them in the corners of my card. I liked coloring on kraft so much for yesterday's card that I did it again for today's!

Hydrangea by Stitchie Bear
Sentiment by Stampin Up
Paper by DCWV
Nestabilities circle & eyelet circle
Marvy Markers


Monday, July 18, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations 7

This week at Heart Song Inspirations, our challenge is color on kraft or lace.  I've never colored on kraft before, and I thought I would try it out!  I love the way it looks! 

Also, there's a new image at the Heart Song Designs shop.  Isn't it adorable?


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lasting Memories 47

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is distressing.  I saw a layout kit on a few months back and I bought the background papers so that I could make a similar one.  So I guess you could call this a "counterfeit kit" and CASE of the layout I saw.

I used photos from Longport, NJ where my family has a house.  They are photos of the 2 gazebos in town and "Lucy the Margate Elephant," a HUGE landmark in the area.  You can actually take a tour and walk through the inside of the elephant!

I turned the photos black and white and gave them a white border to make them appear older.  It also makes them stand out against the busy background.

I distressed the edges of the red photo mats with a paper edge shredder.  I inked the edges of the scalloped circle and the old images from the background papers. 

Close up of the journaling and distressing:



Checked background paper: GCD Studios
Teal Flourish & Beach town paper by Graphic 45 (Under the Boardwalk collection)
Red polka dot paper by My Mind's Eye
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook & Lacy Labels (Scalloped Circle)

1. The Paper Variety - Inspiration Photo
2. Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
3. ScrapFIT - Put a bird on it (flamingo)


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stampin' Up Party This Way Balloons

Ever since I got this set, I've wanted to make this card.  It is perfect for my friend's son, who is celebrating his 5th birthday next weekend. 

SU Bring on the Cake & Party This Way
Marvy Markers


Thursday, July 14, 2011

An Outdoor Scene

I just got some new dies, so I made this scene.

MFT Dies: Grass, Sun,
Paper Trey Ink Dies: Clouds, Fence
SU Bird Punch (For the vines)
Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch
Marvy Mini Daisy Punch
SU Word Window (modified to be made shorter)
Adhesive pearls
SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stampin' Up Nature's Nest

I needed a birthday card for my Uncle. He has always had box turtles, so this turtle image was perfect for him.  I love the look of embossing several different pieces of paper together, so I used my Stampin' Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder for this.  I popped up the turtle and sentiment so that they would stand out.

Stampin' Up Nature's Nest
Sentiment from SU Plane & Simple
SU Word Window Punch
SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #57

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is fun in the sun.  Our sponsor is Pink Cat Studio, and I chose this adorable hula cat image.  My mother in law loves anything tropical, palm trees, bright colors, etc.  So I made this card for her.

Image by Pink Cat Studio
Paper by Colorbok
Studio G Sentiment
Oval Nestabilities
Marvy Markers


Monday, July 11, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations 6

This week at Heart Song Inspirations, our challenge is no patterned paper or paper piercing.  I was so excited to use Leah's adorable peacock image!
I didn't use any patterned paper.  Instead, I used a Stampin Up small background stamp from the Clearly for You set.

ALSO, there's a DT CALL at Heart Song Inspirations, so please be sure to check it out if you're interested!  

Peacock by Heart Song Designs
Stampin Up Clearly for You


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lasting Memories 46

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is to create a mosaic layout. This is one of my favorite scrapbooking techniques.  It works best with floral photos, animals, or scenery.  It doesn't work well with people because the begin to look distorted.  I have done several mosaic layouts in the past and I would like to share them all (again) today.

The Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii:

My bridesmaids and I

Visiting the Philadelphia Zoo with my nephew


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stampin Up Love & Care

This card is a CASE from Claire, my SU Demonstrator. She sent me a thank you note after my demonstration that looked similar to this. 

SU Love & Care stamp set
SU sentiment (Clearly for You)
SU Punches


Friday, July 8, 2011

A Thank You for a friend

My friend Katie and I went to a party last weekend.  It was a "school girl" themed party, so we had to dress up.  Katie let me borrow a plaid skirt and some fishnet stockings. I wanted to make a thank you card for her. 

Here's some pictures from the party:

I had some pink plaid paper, so it seemed appropriate for this card:
Paper by Miss Elizabeth's
Oval Nestabilties
Studio G Image
Ribbon & Buttons from stash