Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Bottle of Primas and a box of Glue Dots Later...Here is Miss Emma's 1st Mini Album!

You go girl! She was picked as a Best of the Blogosphere over at Card of the Week!

She was in a creative mood this morning and asked if she could do an album. I picked up a bunch of Colorbok Crayola chipboard albums for $1 at Michael's recently and am trying to tell myself I don't need to hoard! She has been bugging me to make more crafts lately and my room is still in shambles and so I've been stalling. She especially has been asking for the glitter! On this project she did 95 percent of the work herself. I cut the pictures out for her (although she picked out all of the pictures, decided where in the album she wanted them and how I should trim them) and cut and tied the ribbons on for her (although she picked them out). Poor girl can't tie her shoes very well yet, although she's reading at an early 3rd grade level - go figure! She did all of the painting, blinging and decorating. As you can see - she's even wearing some of the paint :-) Maybe I'm just biased, but I think she rocked the mini album...especially for only being 6 years old!

Supplies include:
Chipboard Album: Colorbok Crayloa
Paints: All Plaid, except purple Making Memories
Gems: Darice
Flowers: Prima
ABC Stickers: Doodlebug
Glue Dots
Size: approx 6x6
(click on pictures for a better look - I also included some of her during her creative process. Ignore the disaster in the background!)

Here are a couple others things she made last night on her own. (She gets more done in 2 days, then I've made in The layout/drawing is for one of her boyfriends, Nathan. She had asked me if she could have a bottle of Primas leaves. I wasn't paying attention and said, sure. Half of them ended up on the layout, but I'm trying to be ok with that :-) I'd had them forever and hadn't used them, so it was a freeing experience! I'm actually hoping I get to keep the layout, as I want to hang it in our scrap room. She also decorated a baby wipe container so that I can hold some of my trinkets. (The polka dotted curtains are what I picked for my scrap room.)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Couple Core'dination Shares

Here are a couple projects made mostly with Core'dinations cardstock. Their cardstock is so fun to use - not only is it textured, but the core is colored and they have all kind of collections so you can always find something that works for your project. I just received some the Whitewash and Vintage collections the other day and can't wait to play with those! The card includes some Mocha Chica paper and I used my crimper on the blue cardstock to give it some texture. On the layout I used my Martha Stewart border punch and an EK Success heart punch and got crazy with my Clearsnap Chestnut Roan. Even inked the Heidi Swapp chipboard letters.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pebbles Inc. Lil' Miss Collection

Pebbles Inc. has another cute collection coming out soon. Loving the flowers and shapes and since I love to fussy cut this line will be perfect for me! And a girl can never have too many girly scrap things when she has a daughter!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Card Sketch using GCD Studios Chic Bebe Line

*This will be featured in an upcoming issue of Paper Creations.*

I had a little time after baseball tonight to get this made and snapped before the sun went completely down. It is is officially hot here in Iowa. 90 today - I'm thinking the air is coming on! Plus as I type my cat is camped out on my lap. Doesn't he get hot wearing fur?

The paper and scalloped die cut are from GCD Studios Chic Bebe line. Cardstock is from Core'dinations, jewels are Paper Studio, teeny alphas are Adornit and a Thicker for the number.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Just My Sketches May 15th Card Reveal

Here is my take on this week's card sketch over at Just My Sketches. Feel free to create your own take on the sketch and post a link on their blog. I used a bunch of Chatterbox Together goodies that I got from That Scrappy Girl while at a crop recently. Also added some American Crafts Vinyl Thickers. Sorry for the cheesy sentiment, but sometimes I just can't help myself :-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

October Afternoon Card - sketchy style

I made this for a sketch challenge (I used the 2nd one) they are having this week on their blog. I used some more of their Night Light line. I just love the dinosaur paper! I haven't shown Emma yet, as I'm afraid she'll claim it :-)

Jillibean Soup - Sketch #2

Here is my take on one of their sketches. I used papers from their Minestrone line, added a few Darice gems and Amercian Crafts thickers and! I love using butterflies, so of course I had to fussy cut some out :-)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scrap Within Reach - Emerson, Elliot and Industrial Park Oh My!

*Project will be featured in the April 2010 issue of Crafts N Things*

Papers: Scrap Within Reach - Elliot line
Scalloped Acrylic Page: Clear Scraps XL Deco
Chipboard letters (room): Heidi Swapp
Acrylic Sentiment, Ribbon: Making Memories
Used my Cropodile to make the holes at the top.
Size: 12x12 (not including ribbon)
I feel like my son often gets neglected in my scrap creations. When I saw that I had pictures of him from a couple of his activities that coordinated perfectly with the Elliot line, a wall hanging for his room came to mind. I easily converted the acrylic page into a hanging by punching two holes at the top with my Cropodile and string ribbon thru.

Papers/ABC's: Scrap Within Reach - Emerson
Acrylic Banner: Clear Scraps Banner
(The Clear Scraps blog gave this some love - cool!)

Jewels: Kaisercraft
Ribbon: Bazzill
White Ink: Stazon (inked edges of the banner)
Glittered Flowers: Bazzill
Size: 20x6 (not including addt'l ribbon on the edges to hang)

I put the main piece of paper under the acrylic pieces and then embellished with additonal papers and other embellishments on top. I made for my daughter Emma to hang in her room. I knew if her brother got something and she didn't, she would not be

*This card will be featured in the July issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Papers/Ribbons/Rubons: Scrap Within Reach - Industrial Park
Size: 4 1/2 x 6

I layered different papers including some that were fussy cut and applied rubons all over the card. I used the staples to attach the ribbon and thought they added to the industrial, boyish look.

These creations got some love over at Card of the Week :-)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

CK & Me Challenge

One of my favorite columns in Creating Keepsakes magazine each month is Jennifer McGuire's Tools and Techniques column. She is just so stinkin' creative! In the May issue (pg 45-47) she talked about circle punches and had a variety of examples on how to use them. One was the flower below.

I used this technique and made this purple card below. I used Core'dinations cardstock so I also did a little sanding and crinkling too. I decided to leave a sentiment off, but you could easily add one to inside if needed.

Today is NSD - National Scrapbooking Day - and I think I've spent most of the day surfing the net instead of up in my scraproom. I was hoping to go to a crop today, but it just wasn't in the cards. Be sure to check out the Creating Keepsakes Blog thru out the day for more challenges and giveaways!

Thank you Megan for featuring this on the CK Blog! Yippee!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mother Card - a la Fancy Pants!

I made this for a Mother's Challenge over at the Fancy Pants blog. Everything is Fancy Pants with the exception of the Core'dinations cardstock. Weird thing is I didn't even use patterned paper on this which is unlike me! I just bought some Kraft Kuts (sooooo cute)and so wanted to use it, but it didn't happen so look for another card with Kraft Kuts coming soon! With Love Buttons, Aged Floral rubons , and Simple Sentiments Creative Cards are the supplies used. The card is clean and simple, but as you can tell if you look at my blog - that seems to be how I roll style wise. And I've come to accept that and realize that's ok :-)