Saturday, October 31, 2009

Scrap Within Reach - Paper Boy Collection

Here is another layout and card I made last weekend while at the crop. I thought the colors of Paper Boy went perfectly with the photos I snapped of Emma after she FINALLY lost her first tooth. She has only lost one more since and appears to be a delayed tooth loser...LOL. She is not happy about this! Especially since she is one of the oldest kids in class and she knows of kids that are still 6 that have lost 4 or more....gasp!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Couple More Alphabet Soup Kit Projects

* This will be featured in the September 2010 issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine.*

I am making this a super quick post as tonight is trick or treating at the nearby college and I need to get Mario and Woodland princess ready and out the door. I made both of these projects with the October Alphabet Soup kit at That Scrappy Girl. Jillibean Soup is so great to work with, so of course I'm in love with this kit!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

That Scrappy Girl's November Kit featuring Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg

*This card will be featured in the April 2010 issue of CARDS magazine.*

Here are a couple more creations from Saturday's 15 crop. I was able to create a couple things with the new That Scrappy Girl November kit. (The kit picture will be up soon on the website) I still have a bunch of ideas swirling in my head, especially cards. I always think Cosmo Cricket's lines work so well for cards because of all the different elements. The layout also tied in with an "I Love Your Smile" layout contest over at Ella Publishing. I just love this picture of my son Parker. He is my serious, analytical child, with a bit of a perfectionist streak (and isn't always a smiler). I bought this quarter map when he was a baby (which of course got lost somewhere in the back of the closet). We found it about a year ago and he immediately got obsessed with getting every quarter out there. He finally got to within one quarter and no matter how hard we tried, we could not find Pennyslvania. Bless his heart, Pastor Gene at church hunted one down for him.

Monday, October 26, 2009

That Scrappy Girl Kit Giveaway featuring Pink Paislee Twilight!

Here is a layout I made with the October add on kit from That Scrappy Girl. For this being an add on kit, I sure have made a lot of projects with it and still have some goodies left! How would you like to win the kit below? Stop by That Scrappy Girl's blog, leave a comment on Monday's post and the winner will be drawn this Friday, October 30th.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Twitterpated about Thomas!

I went to a 15 hour crop yesterday and actually got a lot done! I know shocking! I'll be updating the blog all week with different projects. These projects I made with Imaginisce's Twitterpated line. I love the cute little animals in this line. This is my daughter Emma when she was 3 years old (she just turned 7 so I seem to be a bit behind We took her to see Thomas the Train for her birthday and to say she was excited is an understatement. We treated her to a tshirt and she proceded to try to strip right in front of everyone so she could get that new tshirt on! She actually had really long hair, but these were snapped as soon as she put it on so it's still tucked in the tshirt. You can't see it very well in the picture, but she is also wearing her Thomas tennis shoes. I added the fox sticker, because she looked so "foxy" in that new tshirt :-)

Here are a couple cards I also made with this line. The green paper is actually some of the packaging from one of the sticker sheets. I love their papers because some are perfect for fussy cutting!

Cherry Hill with a Moxie Fab Ruffle

Here is a little card I made for Cath's Ruffle challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog. The papers/stickers/die cutr are from October Afternoon's Cherry Hill line, pearls are Martha Stewart and the ruffle ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I scored it when the Valentine's stuff was marked down 90 percent....I love a good bargain!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Alphabet Soup Kit + Cool Page Sketch

Here is my take on Julie's sketch this month over at That Scrappy Girl. (click on the layout for a better look). I used the Alphabet Soup Kit and am loving this line by Jillibean Soup. This is my daughter Emma on her graduation day from preschool. I even hand journaled a bit on this! She is quite the little reader (even when she was in preschool) so I wanted to do a page to document this. I used the top part of the Read card from Jenni Bowlin and also cut out the "e" from the papers to add additional emphasis on her name and her reading skills.

That Scrappy Girl would love to see what project you make with this sketch. Don't forget to enter it in the sketch challenge, as you could win some fun Jillibean Soup product. You can find the original blog post here.

Quick and Easy Halloween Card

*This is my post over on the Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs blog this month*

Every year October seems to be one of the craziest months of the year for our family. Soccer and football are wrapping up, my son turned 9 on the 19th (Happy Birthday Parker!) and there are Halloween activities galore in our town. In honor of that, I made this quick and easy Halloween card. Any busy Mom (or Dad) can easily whip this up between supper dishes and soccer practice :-)

I started with two chipboard pieces from the Perfectly Shaped Concave Build-A-Book Set. I used my Scor-It to create a crease on both pieces and added glittered brads 1/2 inch apart on the card edge to create the card base. I cut a piece of patterned Halloween paper slightly smaller than the card shape and adhered. A fuzzy Boo Halloween sticker, a bling ghost and one more glittered brad complete the card. Super easy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet!

Here is a Halloween card I made with the Boo To You October Mini Kit over at That Scrappy Girl. I used the Pink Paislee Twilight papers (love that these papers are a touch vintagey but still with a lot of great color), added some sparkle with the brads and I used one of my favorite go-to techniques - fussy cutting. On this card I cute the 31 from the patterned paper and added some 3D dots behind it for dimension.

Also over at That Scrappy Girl's blog there is a Technique Tuesday giveaway and the October sketch challenge where you can win some Jillibean Soup goodies. Be sure to stop by!

Monday, October 5, 2009

That Scrappy Girl - Boo To You October Mini Kit

Here is the other kit being released this month at That Scrappy Girl. This is the mini kit and is an awesome deal at only $10. It includes:

Pink Paislee - Eclipse
Pink Paislee - Dusk
Pink Paislee - Sunset
Pink Paislee - Horizon
Bazzill Basics - Raven
Bazzill Basics - Candlelight
Bazzill Basics - Marigold
Bazzill Basics - Parakeet
Bazzill Basics - Velvet
Bazzill Basics - Halloween Just the Edge Strips (varies by kit)
Jenni Bowlin - Halloween Bingo Card (varies by kit)
DoodleBug - Brads
Queen & Co. - Brads (varies by kit)
Little Yellow Bicycle - Buttons (varies by kit)
Assorted Halloween Ribbon (varies by kit)

If you're looking for a larger kit here is another look at the main October kit.

2 ground round - Jillibean Soup
2 hot water - Jillibean Soup
2 vegetable juice - Jillibean Soup
2 mixed veggies - Jillibean Soup
2 alphabet pasta - Jillibean Soup
2 beef bouillon - Jillibean Soup
2 brilliant white scallop - Bazzill Basics
2 pinecone - Bazzill Basics
2 festive - Bazzill Basics
2 sour apple - Bazzill Basics
2 fireheart - Bazzill Basics
2 festive - just the edge strips - Bazzill Basics (varies by kit)
Assortment Brads/Buttons - Basic Grey (varies by kit)
Metal Rimmed Tags - Chatterbox (varies by kit)
Scarlet Blackboard - Cosmo Cricket
Foam Stickers - white - Thickers
Clear Cuts Word Stickers - School - Little Yellow Bicycle
Journal Pieces - Little Yellow Bicycle
School Days Bingo Cards - Jenni Bowlin (varies by kit)

Be sure to head over to the That Scrappy Girl blog, meet the new design team and see what we're up to. There is also a giveway going on this week so stop by and see how you can win this cute Scenic Route rubons. I will be back next week with some creations using the Boo To You kit!