Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #51

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is DIY.  There's so many options - make your own flowers, background, etc.  Our sponsor is My Grafico and we all used the same set of flower images.

Close up of my hand quilled flower

Paper by K&Co
Cuttlebug Quilling Folder
MS Leaf Punch
SU Ticket Punch
SU (Bring on the Cake) sentiment
Bic Markers


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lasting Memories 40

This post is scheduled, since I am at the shore for the holiday weekend.  Hopefully it will post as planned.

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is Paper Piecing.  As I said on Thursday, I am in the mood to make Christmas layouts, so this is the page that goes next to my Christmas Love layout. 

Close up of my paper pieced present:

All paper, stickers, and chipboard by K&Co
Cricut Designer Calendar


Friday, May 27, 2011

2 Christmas Cards for this week

Here's my quick and easy Christmas card for this week.

Recollections Printed Cards
Stampin Up Patterned Pines
Recollections Christmas Sentiment Stickers
Ribbon from stash
SU oval punch & Scalloped oval punch


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Craft Us Crazy 9

This fortnight, our challenge at Craft Us Crazy is "love or remembrance."  You can interpret the challenge any way that you like. 

For some reason, I was REALLY in the mood to make Christmas layouts... I made about 6 in the last week.  This is one from our first Christmas together.  I was two months after we got married, and it was the first Christmas that Mike had been home in several years (he had been overseas for the Army). 

All paper and embellishments by K&Co
Cricut Christmas Noel & Plantin Schoolbook Carts


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #50

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is stripes.  Our sponsor is Inktegrity and I chose this train image.  Isn't it cute?

Paper by American Crafts
Stamp & Sentiment by Inktegrity
Bic Markers
Circle Nestabilities
MS Train Birder Punch


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lasting Memories 39

Well, we survived!  Yesterday wasn't the end of the world! 

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is "florals." I chose to create a layout with pictures from the day after our wedding. There's photos of the floral arrangements from the reception as well as a pic of the happy couple!

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you will know that I created a wedding scrapbook using purple, which was the bridesmaid dress color.  The table flowers were supposed to be purple mums, since it was fall.  When I walked into the reception, I realized that they had used burgundy!  I wasn't really happy about it, but it was too late. 

Paper by The Robin's Nest & Colorbok
Flowers, journaling tag, and letters by K&Co
Nestabilities Circles & Ovals


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #49

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is to create a card for a baby or child.  Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear and I chose this adorable cat image.

Paper by DCWV
Stamp by Stitchy Bear
Sentiment by Studio G
CM Corner Scallop Punch
SU Scallop Oval Punch
Pic Markers


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lasting Memories 38

This week at Lasting Memories is All About Circles.  Plus, there's a sketch:

I decided to do a layout of my friend Shel's bachelorette party.  The zebra paper and pinks worked well to showcase our wild and crazy night!

Paper by DCWV
K&Co "Life's Little Occasions" Bachelorette Stickers
CM Corner Rounder Punch
Cricut Gypsy Font & Plantin Schoolbook
Nestabilities Circles

1. Lasting Memories - sketch
2. Getting Scrappy - use any sketch


Friday, May 13, 2011

Christmas Card for this week

Ok, so I have been a major slacker when it comes to my weekly Christmas card.  I have been super busy with work and I haven't had much time to craft, other than what I need for my DT's. 

I got a gorgeous card kit by Anna Griffin on QVC.  It came with the cards, pre-cut papers, embellishments, ribbons, and sentiments.  So this was a VERY quick and easy card, but I like the way it turned out.

Card kit by Anna Griffin


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Craft Us Crazy 8

This fortnight, our challenge at Craft Us Crazy is something new or favorite embellishment.  I just got a new stamp set from Stampin' Up, so I was very excited to use it!  It is so perfect for Father's Day!

SU Plane and Simple
SU Linen Embossing Folder
Brown Chalk Ink
Cardstock by The Paper Co


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #48

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is die cuts.  Our sponsor is Bugaboo and I chose this beautiful bird image. 

Paper - die cut photo mat by K&Co, solid paper by Coordinations
Stamp by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up Scalloped Oval Punch
Cricut Cindy Loo


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lasting Memories 37

Happy Mother's Day!  At Lasting Memories, out challenge is to use this photo as the inspiration for our layout:

Isn't it pretty?  I really liked the colors, so I looked for paper that went with it.  I decided to create a layout about my sorority's spring social.

Polka dot paper by Martha Stewart
Striped paper by K&Co
Cricut Gypsy font & Plantin Schoolbook
K&Co Tag and flower stickers


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #47

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is Mother's Day. Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and I chose the lily stamp.

Die Cut Paper by K&Co
Lily by Robin's Fetish
Adhesive Pearls
Bic Markers
Making Memories Letter Stickers



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lasting Memories 36

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is "all about me."  I wasn't sure what to do with this one.  Then I remembered the pictures that my friend Ben took several years ago.  Ben was really getting into photography and he needed a model.  I worked as a professional model for several years, so Ben asked me to help him out.  We took most of these pictures in my parents yard in Philly.  The one on the water was taken on the point in Longport, NJ, which is where my parents have our summer house, and where Ben lives year round.  (If you notice that the photos are watermarked, they have my maiden name on them). 

I ordered this gorgeous Peacock Lane paper by Bo Bunny and I got it in the mail last week.  I LOVE IT!  Purple is my favorite color and I love it paired with teal.  I also have an obsession with peacocks, so this is perfect!

Close up of the stamp and faux stitching

Bo Bunny Peacock Lane Paper & Journaling Block
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook
White Gelly Roll Pen
SU Peacock Stamp
Tim Holtz Photo Strip Die

Lasting Memories - all about you
Bo Bunny - stamping (peacock) & stitching (on letters)
Candy Shoppe - spring
Alphabet Challenge - "Z" is for Zoo animals
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything goes
Fashionista Friday - Things with wings
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Mami Doodles - Let's get girly
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Polkadoodle - Aqua, blue & purple
Stamp Something - Things with wings
AiFactory - Anything goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Use an animal on your card
Moving Along With The Times - Anything goes
The Outlawz POM  - Anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Winged Things