Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chillin' with US # 66

It's Saturday, and you know what that means...another terrific sketch from the gals @ Unsrcipted Sketches!!! With all the heat lately, I decided to make a card to cool off LOL I just LOVE the cute polar bears in the Chillin' stamp set! As a base, I used the B & T from the Aspen paper pack and cut out the snowflake then added some stickles plus a button center. I stamped the polar bear in his igloo with Twilight ink and added a lil Prisma glitter for more sparkle. The snow is just torn White Daisy CS. I added silver eyelets with a bit of ribbon tied in knots and stamped the sentiment with Outdoor Denim ink. The i's are dotted with clear sparkles. Thanks for looking :)

My 1st Pencil Lines Sketch

I discovered a great new sketch blog called Pencil Lines! I'm really excited cuz I've found tons of blogs devoted to card making, but not so many for scrapbook layouts. I miss 52 sketches :( If you haven't checked PL out yet, I encourage you to do so! I'm also submitting this one in Pile It On's plastic challenge...I've got LOTS o plastic buttons on there LOL OOH and just realized this fits the challenge criteria over at Practical Scrappers...had to use at least 7 different items....I did :)

*All supplies are CTMH*

Paper Pack: Evensong
CS: Cranberry, Desert Sand, Olive, New England Ivy, Colonial White
SS: Playful Flourishes
Ink: New England Ivy
Accessories: Paper flowers(Yeah, I love these and use em on just about every LO or card I make! LOL), Holiday buttons, Edge Anchors, Cranberry grosgrain ribbon

Friday, July 30, 2010

Teabag Holder

I've been wanting to make one of these for a workshop and finally got one done with the help of a couple blog challenges :)

Color Challenge(Vineyard Berry,Blush & Creme Brulee) @ H2H
CAS Lesson 5 @ PCP: Adding an embellishment

You can find the instructions to make one of these holders here.

*All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Pattern paper: Emporium (Creative Basics)
CS: Vineyard Berry, Blush, creme Brulee, Colonial White
SS: Cup of Friendship
Inks: Vineyard Berry, Creme Brulee
Accessories: Paper flower, button
Ribbon is from Michael's stash

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sweet Baby

Here is my interpretation of the sketch over at Unscripted Sketches this week. I'm also submitting this LO to Scrap & Stamp, challenging us to use buttons and at least one stamp. The flowers are handmade using a crumpling technique. You can learn how to make your own with this *awesome* tutorial :) The journaling is on a tag hidden behind the photo. I don't always include a story, but wanted to explain that I had crocheted this outfit for my cousin's darling baby. Thanks for looking!

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Pattern paper: Sweet Home
CS: Buttercup, White Daisy, indian Corn Blue, Garnet
Inks: Indian Corn Blue, Garnet
SS: Adorable and Love of My Life
Accessories: Felt pieces from Heartfelt Wonders collection
silver brads, white buttons and white organdy ribbon from my stash
Title was generated on my cricut and border punched with Fiskars Threading Water punch

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mojo Monday 148/Hoppy Birthday

Another creation using the Live Simply Cricut cartridge. The sketch is from Mojo Monday. There's still time to play along with their's too hot to do anything outdoors, so might as well spend time in your craft area, right? My cousin is gonna turn 40 in a couple weeks, and I plan on giving her this toad-ally cool birthday card :)

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Pattern paper: Lazy Days of Summer
CS: Cranberry, Lilac Mist, Garden Green, Olive, White Daisy, Black
Accessories: Lazy Days of Summer Stickease, clear sparkles, Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
The froggy was made using my Cricut and the title is computer generated.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Emmalee & Elizabeth At Play

Took these pics when we visited my brother and his family at his new home on Memorial Day. The girls had such a good time playing together! I wasn't sure I'd get a pic of them in the jeep...everytime I lined up the shot in front of them, they hit the gas! LOL The sketch is from the CTMH Reflections How-to-Book and the title was generated using my cricut.

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted
Pattern Paper: Whoops A Daisy Level 2
CS: Bubblegum,Hydrangea,Ocean,White Daisy
Accessories: paper flowers, White Daisy grosgrain ribbon,clear sparkles
pink & silver brads & photo clips from my Michael's stash.

I'm in the Top 3!

My Princess Emmalee LO made the Top 3 at US this week! Thank you to the DT for choosing my work...I feel so honored!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

PCP: CAS Card Group Lesson 4

I am LOVING these lessons for Clean and Simple cards! If you haven't visited Paper Craft Planet lately, check out Lyn's FAB ideas :) Also, I just picked up a new cartridge(Live Simply, my new fave!) for my Cricut, and I'm having so much fun creating adorable creatures like this snail. Papertake Weekly is having a CUTE challenge and I think this one qualifies :)

Pattern paper: Papermania 6x6 stack
CS: CTMH Pansy Purple, Black, White Daisy & Amethyst
Accessories: CTMH paper flower & button; ribbon & googly eye from my stash

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Princess Emmalee

I created this LO using sketch # 64 over @ Unscripted Sketches. I usually make cards for these challenges, but this sketch seemed to be perfect for my scrapbook. Also the ladies over at Scrap & Stamp challenged us to create a LO using a B&W/sepia tone photo and at least one stamp. This is what I came up with :)

*All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Playful Flourishes SS; Blush ink; That's Amore PP; Tulip & Chocolate CS; Just Blooms Big Pinks flowers; Blush brads;twill ribbon; opaques/pearls. Title was made using Cricut.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Silhouette" Wedding Congrats

As soon as I saw this sketch from PCP, I knew it would be perfect for this card I wanted to make for my nephew. I just love this paper pack for wedding cards! I heat embossed the image made with the cake stamp(from my rubber stamp stash)and added a bit of prisma glitter. Also I've been dying to use my pretty pins and thought they added just the right pop of pink, along with the ribbon flower. The black border was made using a Fiskars punch and I put the brand new Opaques(pearls) from CTMH in the corners. I've been on a roll lately and I haven't felt like I'm trying too hard...hope this creative streak continues! :~)

"Bella" Thank You

I'm having fun trying new color combos. This is my first time using the CTMH Bella papers. They are so beautiful, and I think my favorite since they retired my beloved "Let's Get Together" PP. The LO is a rotated sketch from Originals. Add a Just Blooms paper flower with a button center, some White Daisy grosgrain ribbon, clear sparkles and stamp the sentiment (From Me to You SS) with olive voila!

Friday, July 16, 2010

With Sympathy...

Here is a card I created for a dear family member who lost her husband recently. I have gotten away from card making cuz it seems papercrafting has gotten so FANCY and it intimidates me a bit. I prefer to keep it clean & simple...I get more done that way. I certainly admire those of you who take all the time to create beatiful cards & LOs that truly are works of art, but I just can't seem to find the time :) So here is my CAS sympathy card...hope you like it!

CTMH supplies used: The Present SS; Comforting Thoughts SS; Treasures SS; Creme Brulee, Garden Green, Chocolate CS & inks; Colonial White CS; clear sparkles; Chocolate organdy ribbon.
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