Saturday, April 30, 2011

William Penn Inn Wedding Layout

Here's another wedding layout.  This one shows the William Penn Inn, where we had our reception. 

The WPI is lit up at night, year round - so pretty!  (Clockwise from left) There's pics of the sign, the front of the building, the doors to the carriage [ball]room plus the sign that says "Ehly - Mullarkey Wedding," and a picture of the tree at night. 

Clockwise from left: The crudite & cheese display, the bar, a chandelier, and the place card table.  Mike's and my placecards are below the photo.  I designed them in photoshop for all of our 160 guests and I put them into picture frames.
Paper by Colorbok
Jolees Embellishments
K&Co Stickers
Cricut Gypsy Font


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Craft Us Crazy 7

This fortnight, our challenge at Craft Us Crazy is Mother's Day.  I chose to use the brand new Watering Can image from Heart Song Designs. Isn't it beautiful?

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday:


Paper by DCWV
Heart Song Designs Stamps - Watering Can (front), Bloom Trimmers (inside)
Bic Markers
Studio G Sentiments
Miss Elizabeth's Butterfly Brads



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #46

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is to use brads or eyelets.  Our sponsor is My Grafico and I used several of their flowers and butterflies in photoshop to create this scene.

Papers by DCWV (teal floral) and Me & My Big Ideas (peach floral)
Flowers & butterflies from My Grafico
Stampin Up Happy Brthday stamp from Bring on the Cake
Brads from stash


Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Pictures

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Here's some pictures from my weekend, which was great!

On Saturday night, I dyed Easter eggs with my nephew, Justin.  So much fun!

 My mom and Justin
 Justin and I

Brunch on Easter morning with my husband's family

In front of my parent's magnolia tree

My parents

My grandparents


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lasting Memories 35


This week at Lasting Memories, we have a sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch:

Here's my take: 

Paper by Colorbok
Cardstock by The Paper Co
MS Loops Punch
K&Co Stickers
Cricut Lyrical Letters


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #45

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is polka dots! This goes so well with Easter, so I made an Easter card using an image from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe.

Stamp by The Cutting Cafe
Paper scraps by DCWV
Bic Markers


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lasting Memories 34

It's all about Easter at Lasting Memories today! Bunnies, eggs, and ducks, oh my! 

I've been wanting to scrapbook my pictures from Easter 2010 for a while now.  We went to my husband's grandmother's house for brunch.  We took some family photos, something we don't normally do.  My husband's grandmother passed away last July and these are the last pictures that we have of her.

I apologize that the photos are a little dark, it was pouring outside and the lighting was bad in my craft room.

It was my brother in law's 30th birthday on Easter, so there's pictures of his AWESOME Flyer's cake on the left page of the layout.  My husband's uncle made the cake - it looked like a puck coming out of the hard sugar "ice."

Martha Stewart Polka Dot Paper
Cricut Easter Cartridge< Easter paper from Michael's (sorry I don't know the maker!) Challenges: Lasting Memories - Easter
Card Cupids - Pastels
Crafty Pad - Easter
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Anything goes.
Scrappy Frogs - Happy Easter
Sentimental Sundaysmust include a Sentiment - Celebrate Easter
Creatalicious Challenges - EASTER; Use pink,green, yellow and blue 
Karber Monthly - Something cute 
My Grafico - Anything goes 
Catch The Bug - Easter 
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter
Fairy Knoll - Eggs or ovals
Floweret - Easter.
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
Off the Wall Craftiness - Easter color inspiration
 Simply Create - Eggstra special (all about eggs)
Tellen's Place - Easter
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter
Rainbow Lady's -Springtime
Sassy Studio Designs - Spring theme
Creative Belli - eggs/bunnies
Fab 'n' Funky - spotty and dotty
For Fun Challenges - pink, blue, purple, green, yellow (use at least three)
Freshly Brewed - cute and sweet


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Craft Us Crazy Challenge 6

This week at Craft Us Crazy, our challenge is "thinking of you."  I've been dying to use these new Fiskars stamps I got at Jo-Ann's (for .97 cents!), so this was a perfect opportunity.

Details: Paper by K&Co and DCWV scraps from bin
Stamps by Fiscars, Sentiment by Studio G
"Grass" Scissors
Hand drawn sun
Brown Chalk Ink
SU Square Lattice Embossing

Craft Us Crazy - thinking of you
Scraps4fun - scraps
Crafty Creations - Paper Piecing
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Fab 'n' Funky - spotty and dotty
For Fun Challenges - pink, blue, purple, green, yellow (use at least three)
Freshly Brewed - cute and sweet
Stampin' Royalty - Spring
Your Next Stamp Challenge  - texture
Anita Be Stampin' - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing
Karen's Doodles Netherlands - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring Has Sprung


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #44

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is sparkle and bling. We used images from our sponsor, the Greeting farm.  I just love this unicorn - perfect for a little girl's birthday!  I went all out this week and gave my stickles a workout!

 Closer view of the stickled unicorn:

Paper by Bazilll
The Greeting Farm Unicorn Stamp
Stampin' Up Sentiment (from the "Bring on the Cake' set)
Nestabilities Circles
LOTS of Stickles
Ribbon from Michael's Dollar Bin
Adhesive rhinestones

Tuesday Throwdown - sparkle and bling
Kaboodle Doodles - cute and cuddly animals
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Girly
Woodware USA - Anything goes
Card Ideas - Card/project for Young Child 
Creations by Gill M -  lots of Glitter and Bling 
Little Claire's  - Any Celebration with Spring Theme or Colours
Shannon's Sentiments  - Include an Animal
Fairy Tale - Happy birthday
C.R.A.F.T. - Animals
Paper Romance - Bling


Monday, April 11, 2011

First page of my wedding reception album

Here's the first page of my wedding album.  I just wanted something simple.  I chose my very favorite picture of my husband and I.  I used some K&Co stickers to say "Our Wedding Reception."  Then I used the Cricut and Lyrical Letters to create the monogram.  Easy peasy.  ;-)


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lasting Memories 33

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is journaling. This was an easy challenge for me, since I journal on about 95% of my layouts. If it's a double page spread, at least one page has journaling.  Here's my cutting the cake layout.

Left Page (if you're wondering about the round picture below the black and white photo, it's a picture of a piece of the cake.  It had chocolate filling and it was served with a round cookie on top of it and a dot of raspberry, white chocolate, and milk chocolate sauce. YUM!)  :

Right Page: 

Close up of my journaling:

Journaling block by K&Co
Jolees Cake & Cut the Cake Title Wave
Gold Heart Paper by Stemma


Sketches with Heart 4/10

This week will be our last sketch challenge at Sketches with Heart.  However, there are some FUN things coming up, so stay tuned!

Here's the sketch for Sketches with Heart this week:

Here's my take: 

Here's a close up of the Cuttlebug Quilling Kit daisies & leaves:

Paper by K&Co
Tulip image by Heart Song Designs
Cuttlebud Quilling Kit

Card Cupids - Use 2 colours only
Crafty Pad - Spring 
2 Sisters - Spring 
Stamping Vacation - Special Things About April
 Fashionista Friday - Spring
Craft Us Crazy - Easter/ Spring
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Spring has sprung.
The Rubber Cafe - Easter/Spring.
4 Crafty Chicks - Inspiration picture
Freshly Brewed -  flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Spring colors/Easter 
Stamping Vacation - lavender and celery  
Clear It Out! - flowers, flowers & more flowers
Belli Challenge - stitching (on the leaves)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #43

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is Spring.  We used images from Robyn's Fetish.  I chose "Babette the Bunny." 

I'm really not happy with this card.  I didn't have much time to make it, and I think it's obvious.  I wanted to make  scene with grass and Easter Eggs so that it looked like Babette was collecting them.  Oh well, here's what I came up with:

Jelly Bean paper from scrap bin
Plaid Paper by K&Co (also from scrap bin)
Babette the Bunny stamp by Robyn's Fetish
Stampin' Up Easter Blossoms stamps (sentiment and eggs)
Adhesive Rhinestones

Tuesday Throwdown - spring
Frosted Designs - bling


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lasting Memories 32

This week, our challenge at Lasting Memories is spring. I thought long and hard on this one.  I didn't really have any "spring" photos.  I would have used pictures of my garden, but my flowers aren't blooming yet this year.  Then I realized that I moved into my house in the spring of 2008.  We have beautiful photos of the front of the house with the azaela bushes in bloom.  So I used a picture of the front and back of our house for this layout.  I also used spring colors.

I used the sketch from Sketchy Thursday.  I altered it slightly to allow for two photos:

House Paper by American Crafts, Polka dot & stripe paper from scrap bin (I think it's by Miss Elizabeth's)
K&Co House & "Our First Home" stickers
Jolees "Our New Home" title wave sticker
Bic Markers
Brown Chalk Ink

Lasting Memories - spring
Sketchy Thursday - sketch
Craft Your Days Away - spots & stripes
One Stop - spots & dots