Monday, August 30, 2010

Creative Scrapbook Layout: Happy Birthday - Cake!!!

I'm continuing the birthday theme with another double layout.  The LAST layout I worked on didn't turn out exactly like I had imagined it.  I was wondering why I didn't like it and sweet Cristina from Crafting with Cristina pointed out what should have been obvious to me.  The colors that I used were a lot darker than I normally use.  Thank you Cristina - I can't tell you how much that was bugging me!  Even though I used the same Echo Park papers, I made a conscious effort to lighten up the colors for this layout.  Two more birthday themed layouts to go and I will be done with Nicole's first birthday pictures - woohoo!  

My mom was shocked that I was brave enough to cut the cake in half!
My parents were in town over the weekend, so I was lucky enough to have my mom help me with this layout.  It was so much fun to have someone to chat with and to help me pick out colors and papers.  I need more crafty friends (insert sad pathetic face here).  :)  This was also the first time that my mom has seen any of my scrapbook pages in person.  She said that you miss out on a lot of the details when you just see the pictures, so I will try to start taking a few detail pictures of my projects.

Materials Used:
  • (2) 12 x 12 pieces of cardstock for base
  • (2) 4 x 12 pieces of striped cardstock
  • (2) 6 x 12 pieces of floral patterned cardstock
  • Photo Mats
    • (3) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 to fit a 4 x 4 picture
    • (2) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 to fit a 4 x 6 picture
  • "Happy Birthday" cut at 3.5" from Once Upon a Princess
    • Embossed the present using the Cuttlebug's Swiss Dot A2 Folder
    • Attached with pop dots
  • "Birthday Cake" cut at 10.5" from Sweet Treats
    • Used my Gypsy to "hide" the Happy Birthday Phrase
    • Attached with pop dots
  • (2) "Balloons" cut at 3.5" from Once Upon a Princess
    • Used my Gypsy to "hide" their faces
    • Attached with pop dots
  • (2) "Cake Slice" cut at 2.54" from Sweet Treats
    • Embossed the yellow layer using the Cuttlebug's Swiss Dot A2 Folder
    • Attached with pop dots
  • Buttons from Michael's
    • Attached with glue dots
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
  • Martha Stewart Pen - Chestnut
  • One super helpful fun mom!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Creative Card: "Fawn-tastic!" & A Fairy Birthday Party

This card is for Emma from My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge.  This week's theme was "Princess" and Emma chose the Cricut cartridge Tinkerbell and Friends.  I have wanted to pair the super cute "Fawn-tastic" stamp from the Scrappy Mom's Amusing Animals set with Fawn from Tinkerbell and Friends for some time, so this was the perfect excuse.  Fawn is an "animal fairy," so I decided that earth tones were best suited for her.  The rest of the card is pretty simple, but once you cut out those teeny tiny layers to make the fairy - simple is GOOD!  (Note to self: must follow Momo's lead and buy some darn tweezers to avoid cursing in my craft room while handling tiny pieces of paper.)

I have to tell you what I went through to get Tinkerbell and Friends last November.  When I bought my first baby bug on Thanksgiving of last year, I knew NOTHING about the Cricut or cartridges, but I knew that I HAD to have the Tinkerbell and Friends cartridge for my daughter's 2nd birthday party.  Do you hear me???  I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!  Evidently, so did everyone else at Michael's that evening, but as luck would have it a pair of super sweet sisters that had been helping me pick out some fun cartridges decided they didn't want Tinkerbell and Friends after all, so they gave it to me!  Later on while I was looking for more Cricut related items to get, a lady came up to me and asked if I "really" wanted Tinkerbell and she almost took it out of my cart.  (WHAT???)  I am a fairly non-confrontational kind of a gal, but I looked that crazed Cricut crafter right in the eyes and said, "Yep, I need that cartridge for my daughter's birthday party."  She gave me a dirty look, but the battle was won - and Tinkerbell was MINE!  Who knew that crafting was so cutthroat??? 

After that story, I thought I should include a few pictures of Nicole's 2nd birthday party.  Sorry that the quality isn't that great - her party was prior to blogging and prior to my new camera.  If only I'd known...I would have taken more close-ups of everything.  

This invitation was ridiculously easy, but I still love how it turned out.  I used the shadow/feature for Tinkerbell.

The "flower arrangements" were made up of glittery Christmas decorations from Michael's - anything glittery is perfect for a fairy birthday party!  The fairies and the little fairy houses were all cut using "fit to page" and 12 x 12 paper.

I'm not sure what size she cut at, but I know I used my 12x24 mat.  The ribbon is from the Christmas section of Michael's...a very good resource for party decorations!

I made the "fairy wings" for the cupcakes using Wilton's candy melts.  I even glittered them using edible glitter.  (You can find it in the Wilton cake decorating section in craft stores)

Hope you are all having a good day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Creative Scrapbooking: Birthday Party

Because I've shared every layout that I've ever done with you and because all of you are so super sweet, I'm sharing this one too.  I started out with the best intentions for this layout, but it just didn't turn out that way I had envisioned.  I don't really like it that much...I can't tell you exactly why - maybe it's the colors...maybe it needed more cuts...maybe I'm just in a rotten mood, but I don't really like it that much.  Grrr...this is the second project this week that has just not turned out quite like I had imagined it in my head - boo!

This layout is for my daughter's 1st birthday party.  The theme for Nicole's 1st birthday was pink - think Shelby from Steel Magnolias - "blush and bashful."  I found a bunch of pictures that I had printed of her party, so I figured I should go ahead and get them scrapped.  My plan is to have layouts for the decorations (done), random party pictures, her first piece of cake (I can't just pick one cake eating picture, so I am thinking about a double layout) and a layout of pictures that we took once most of the guests had left.  That's a total of 4 layouts for one party...does that seem excessive? 

No...there's nothing wrong with your screen - I just got rid of our address and phone number. 
Materials Used:
  • (2) 12 x 12 bases
  • (2) 4 x 12 chocolate brown polka dot paper - Echo Park 
  • (2) 2 x 12 striped paper - Echo Park
  • (2) 2 x 12 polka dot paper - Echo Park
  • Photo Mats
    • (3) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 & 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
    • (2) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 & 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
    • (1) 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 & 7 x 9 (for the invitation)
  • "Birthday Party" cut at 3.5" from Once Upon a Princess
    • attached with pop dots
    • Stickles - Frosted Lace - applied to crown
  • "Tag" cut at 4.5" from Sweet Treats
  • "Polka Dot Party Hat" cut at 2.75" from Sweet Treats
    • attached with pop-dots
    • Stickles - Frosted Lace - applied to pom-pom & scallop
  • "Heart Party Hat" cut at 2.75" from Sweet Treats
    • attached with pop-dots
    • Stickles - Frosted Lace - applied to pom-pom
  • All "Presents" cut at 2.5" from Sweet Treats
    • attached with pop-dots
    • Stickles - Frosted Lace - applied to yellow cardstock
  • 3/8" grosgrain ribbon 
  • (LOTS) skittles - applied with Martha Stewart Glitter Glue 

Thanks for stopping by!  Does anyone have any extra crafty mojo that they could spare?  If so, send it my way!

Need some inspiration?  (Me too!)
Check out these super cute projects from the Scrappy Moms Design Team:
Joanna from Scrap-Making
Momo from Made by Momo
Nicole from Canadian Nickel Scrapn'
Mel from Scrappy Mel
Tammy from Scrappy Critters

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Creative Scrapbook Layout: "Baby Announcement"

Ok...this is the kind of scrapbook layout that reminds me to remind all of you that have little ones- scrap those baby pictures while your baby is still teeny.  This page is very simple, but I really wanted my daughter's announcement and picture to be the focus.  

On Saturday, I was able to get away and visit a local scrapbook store for the first time.  I bought some really cute paper from Echo Park and ki Memories.  I love all of the Echo Park's probably a good thing that they only had the "Life is Good" collection.  So so fun!

Materials Used:
  • 12 x 12 base
  • 5 x 12 patterned paper - Echo Park "Life is Good"
  • Photo Mats - Bo Bunny Coffee Dot and Bazill Basics
    • 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 
    • 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 and 5 1/4 x 7 1/4
  • "N" Monogram and base cut at 4 1/2" from Gypsy Font.  I embossed the top layer using the Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots A2 Folder
  • Journaling Space and "Moments to Remember" from the Echo Park "Life is Good" Journal Cards
  • EK Success Border Punch - Dotted Scallop
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
  • Buttons (from my stash...most of them are from Michael's)
  • 3/8" Satin Ribbon - Michael's
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Creative Card: "Howdy, Neighbor"

Today's card features another cute sentiment from the Scrappy Moms "The Charmed Life" Set!  This is one of those ideas that started out with the best intentions, but here's the thing...I think I could have saved myself a lot of time (and stress) by just cutting a rectangle of cardstock and attaching the cowgirl and the horse to the front.  In an effort to provide full disclosure...I'm providing directions for both, but if you want to "scrap-lift" or "card-lift" this one - do as I say, not as I do.  ;)

I used my 12 x 24 mat so my card could be as close to 12" long as possible.
Materials Used:
  • Card Base (with Gypsy or DS or the way NOT to do it): rectangle is sized at 7.25" x 5" using real dial size from George and Basic Shapes.  I welded a 5" princess from Once Upon a Princess to the left side and a 3.5" horse from Create a Critter to the right side of the rectangle.  I then scored the card at 3" and 7.75".  I added another piece of patterned paper underneath the princess (sized at 3.5" x 5") because I didn't like that I could see inside the card.
  • Card Base (without Gypsy or DS): trim a piece of cardstock to 5" x 9.5"  Score the card base at 3.25" and 8". (Note...score with the patterned side of the paper up)  You can then attach your princess and horse to the front of the card and achieve the same effect.  (In fact...maybe I should have done that.)
  • Princess and her cowgirl outfit cut at 5" from Once Upon a Princess- I used the hide contour feature on my gypsy to hide her eyes, so I could use a face stamp.
  • Horse is cut at 3.5" from Create a Critter - I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide his eyes and mouth, so I could use a face stamp.
  • Tag is cut at 1.22" and 1.14" from Once Upon a Princess
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Moms "The Charmed Life" set
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue - Fire Opal and Tourmaline
  • PK Princess Face Stamps.  
    • For the horse...I stamped each eye one at a time and then the mouth to make it work for him (or her)
    • For the cowgirl...I didn't ink her eyebrows, since her hair would have covered most of them up.  I also colored in her mouth with a colored pencil and used my white gel pen for the inside of her mouth.
Sorry for the super long directions today...if you are new to the blog, I PROMISE that most of my projects are normally not this complicated.  

Hope you are having a great Monday!

For more inspiration - check out Momo's super cute card HERE!

Hooray!!! A Winner!!!

I'd like to take a moment to thank all of the new friends that stopped by and left such sweet comments!  I hope you all enjoyed Saturday's blog hop - it was so much fun and everyone had such wonderful projects! Lots and lots of inspiration!

I used and #93 was chosen!

Congratulations Anne!

Anne said...

Oh my WOW Lauren - those Christmas cards are so super cute! Thanks for an awesome blog hop and the chance to win not only your adorable card set but also Scrappy Mom's stamps!!

Anne won the Winter Frolic card set and a set of Scrappy Moms stamps!

Thank you again for the sweet comments! 

p.s. I will post directions for the "Howdy, Neighbor" card later today!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the first every Scrappy Mom's Blog Hop!  If you just came from Joanna at Scrap-Making, you are on the right track.  My project today features sentiments from the brand new sets: Everyday Greetings and The Charmed Life.  Melanie and Tammy from Scrappy Moms are offering FREE SHIPPING today (Saturday, August 21, 2010) on all of the stamps sets, so if you have been thinking about ordering a set of stamps - take advantage of that deal today!  Here is a look at two newest sets:

Hope you enjoy my project!  

Materials Used:
  • Standard A2 Base (8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock trimmed to 4 1/4 x 11 and then scored at 5 1/2)
  • Mat
    • Scalloped Rectangle cut 4 times out of "snow" paper at 5.25 from Gypsy Wanderings using "real dial size" and inked the edges
    • Scalloped Rectangle cut 2 times out of white cardstock at 5.25 from Gypsy Wanderings using "real dial size."  Cut the rectangle in half, inked the edges and embossed it using my Cuttlebug and the Snowflakes A2 Folder.
    • Attach the white embossed cardstock the the lower half of the "sky" and then attach ribbon to the card using either double stick or scotch tape on the back of the mat.
  • Penguin
    • Cut at 4.75 from Winter Frolic
    • Scalloped Circle cut at 1.25 from Once Upon a Princess using "fit to length" 
    • Sentiment "Just Chillin" from Scrappy Moms The Charmed Life
  • Bunny
    • Cut at 4.75 from Winter Frolic (Used "hide contour" on my Gypsy to hide his eyes and mouth)
    • Tag cut at 1.75 from Once Upon a Princess using "fit to length"
    • Sentiment "Some Bunny Loves You" from Scrappy Moms The Charmed Life
  • Santa
    • Cut at 4.5 from Winter Frolic
    • Tag cut at 1.88 from Once Upon a Princess using "fit to length"
    • Sentiment "Up on the Rooftop" from Scrappy Moms The Charmed Life
  • Girl with Presents
    • Cut at 4.75 from Winter Frolic
    • Tag cut at 2.25 from Once Upon a Princess using "fit to length"
    • Sentiment "Warmest Wishes" from Scrappy Moms The Charmed Life
  • Gift Packaging
    • Topper - trimmed cardstock to 5 1/2 x 7 and scored at 3 1/2
    • Tag cut at 5.5 from Once Upon a Princess using "fit to length"
      • Inked the edges and punched using ribbon threading punch
    • Peppermint Candy border cut at 1.75 from Winter Frolic
  • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue - Garnet and Peridot
  • Stickles - Frosted Lace
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
    • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
    • 5/8" Grosgrain Snowflake Ribbon - from Michael's (purchased last year)
    ONE lucky winner will receive the card-set featured in today's video AND a Scrappy Mom's Stamp Set of his/her choice!  All you need to do is leave a comment under this post telling me which stamp set you'd like!  (You can see them all HERE!)
    I will draw a winner on Monday, August 23rd 2010!

    Thank you so much for stopping by!  If you are new to the blog - I hope you stop by again! are off to Meighen from ♥Scrappin_3rdeeschik♥!  

    Blog Hop List:
    Melanie from Scrappy Mel
    Cristina from Crafting with Cristina
    Joanna from Scrap-Making
    Lauren from Lauren's Creative (me)
    Meighen @ Scrappin_3rdeeschik
    Meriah from Two Scraptastic Gals  
    Momo from Made by Momo
    Nicole from Canadian Nickel Scrap'n
    Tammy from Scrappy Critters

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    Creative Enabling! Would you like to do some shopping?

    Just a quick post to remind you that tomorrow Scrappy Moms Stamps is hosting their very first blog hop!  The new stamps are super cute and I know you will love all of the projects the design team and guest bloggers have created.  Tomorrow morning (or afternoon or evening) head over to Scrappy Mel to begin the hop! sweet friend Dawn from Dawn's Addiction is selling Cricut Cartridges (brand new, sealed, and in the box).  She has great prices and a great selection.  You may want to head over there and check it out - before I buy all of the cartridges. :)
    Click HERE to take a look!

    Sorry for the Friday night enabling, but you know...

    Have a great evening and I hope to see you back tomorrow for the blog hop!

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Creative Card: "Let's Veg Out" and then Blog Hop!!! this was supposed to post last night or first thing this morning.  Well, if you're in Hawaii it might be first thing in the morning.  I have another sneak peek for you today!!!  Scrappy Moms not only has Everyday Greetings coming out soon, but also The Charmed Life.  The Charmed Life features lots of adorable sayings that will be perfectly coordinate with some of the brand new Cricut cartridges such as Country Life or Simply Charmed, as well as, a ton of other Cricut cartridges.  

    Would you like to see more sneak peeks of the new stamps?  Well...Scrappy Moms is hosting their very first blog hop this Saturday!  Not only is our design team participating, but we will also have some fun guest bloggers too!  It should be lots of fun, so I hope you'll be able to join us!

    Materials Used:
    • Standard A2 Card Base 
    • Mat trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4
    • Accent trimmed to 2 x 4
    • Accent trimmed to 3/4 x 4 and then punched with EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch
    • All patterned paper from DCWV Citrus Stack
    • "Veggies" cut at 3.75" from B is for Boy
    • "Basket" cut at 4" from Create a Critter
    • "Tag" cut at 1.25" from Once Upon a Princess
    • sentiment from Scrappy Mom's "The Charmed Life" Set
    • 3/8 Satin Ribbon
    • Martha Stewart Glitter Glue - Garnet, Fire Opal and Peridot (That's my birthstone, so I feel that it's fate that Martha just released two new sets of glitter glue for Halloween.  That's what I told myself when I bought them both yesterday at Michael's.  I was supposed to be getting pop dots, but came home with a few more things.)
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
    • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
    Thank you for looking!  

    To see a few more sneak peeks of the new stamps check out these projects:

    Joanna from Scrap-Making
    Momo from Made by Momo

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    Creative Scrapbook Layout: "Bath Time"

     Hmmm...let me start by saying - this layout is cuter in person.  I was also planning on making this a double layout, but when I looked back through the pictures - only three made the cut for the scrapbook.  Sometimes things don't work out...the end.  

    For those of you that have read the blog for awhile...this is old info, but for anyone that is new to the blog - this is how I scrapbook.  I began scrapbooking in April of 2010, which means that I started out 2 years and 4 months behind.  (I won't even go into the fact that my wedding album isn't even done yet and we have been married for almost eight years.)  I have taken hundreds of pictures of my daughter and rather than become completely overwhelmed by hundreds of pictures staring me down...I scrap "virtually."  Before I sit down to come up with a layout, I scroll through the pictures on my computer (possibly shed a tear or two) and choose which group of pictures that I'd like to scrap.  This way I get an idea of how many pictures I want to include and what sizes I think will work best.  I also am able to come up with a theme for the page...possibly even a color scheme.  (I have been known to choose a color scheme based on what outfit my daughter is wearing in the pictures.)  Once I have selected the pictures I am going to use, I upload them to an online site (I use Shutterfly, but I know that there are tons.) and put them into an  album titled "Scrapbook Pgs ___." Once there are enough pictures in the album to justify paying shipping or better yet, when Shutterfly has a sale - THEN I order the pictures.  Once the pictures arrive all I have to do is crop the pictures and write out a journal entry.  I have no idea if my "method" will work for you, but I thought it might help someone else.

    Materials Used:
    • 12 x 12 base: DCWV Flower Shower Cardstock Stack
    • Accents: (1) 4 1/4 x 12 and 5 x 12 - DCWV Flower Shower Stack
    • Photo Mats: (3) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 (will fit 4 x 4 pictures)
    • "Bath Time" cut at 4" from Sugar and Spice
    • "Duck" (by title) cut at 1.88" from Sugar and Spice  (It is supposed to be cut at 4" to be part of the title, but it didn't work for this layout, so I ended up cutting it smaller)
    • "Bath tub" cut at 3" from Sugar and Spice
    • "Duck" (in the tub) cut at 4" from Create a Critter
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
    • Martha Stewart Permanent Pen - Chesnut
    • "Skittles ???"  (Not sure if this is what they are called) I used them for the bubbles.  
    • Stickles - Baby Blue (faucet and the tub's feet)

    P.S.  Some of you may remember my scrap paper situation.  If you need a refresher, you can view my craft room tour HERE where my shame is on display for all to see.  (Keep in mind that was four months ago, so it's MUCH worse now.)  Well, I finally had enough and I cleaned out my scrap drawer yesterday.  I'm not sure if this new method will work, but I am giving it a go.  I'll update you after I use it for awhile.  

    I sorted everything by color and all of the patterned paper by group.

    I should have another sneak peek of the brand new Scrappy Moms Stamps later today or first thing in the morning.  (We'll see how the rest of the afternoon pans out.)

    If you would like to see some more sneak peeks of the new stamps, check out these wonderful projects!

    Monday, August 16, 2010

    Creative Card: Say "Hello" to NEW stamps!!!

    Here is a sneak peek of one of the brand new sentiments from the Scrappy Moms Set "Everyday Greetings!"  This set features twenty-one sentiments!  As always, Tammy and Melanie have chosen lovely sayings and fonts.  I can't wait to share more projects with you!  

    Materials Used:
    • Standard A2 Card Base
    • Mat trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4" - K and Company "Citronella" Mat Stack
    • Scrap paper - all of it is from the last few layouts I have worked on (I am really trying to be better about using up my scrap paper...more on that later!)
    • "Bird" cut at 2.88" from Cherry Limeade (I used "hide contour" feature on my Gypsy to hide its eye and eyebrow)
    • "Tag" cut at 1.5" using "fit to length feature" from Once Upon a Princess
    • "Hello" from Scrappy Moms "Everyday Greetings" set 
    • "Outline stamp ???" from Studio G ($1 section at Michael's)
    • "eye" from Peachy Keen Princess Faces 1 1/8" (I just inked one of the eyes and stamped)
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
    • Color Box Liquid Chalk - Warm Red
    • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen  (I really tried to not doodle...but he looked so plain)
    Thanks for stopping by!  I also want to thank everyone for their sweet comments - it always makes my day to read them!

    It's you need some inspiration???  If you do, you should check out these projects!

    Joanna's super sweet layout featuring a sentiment from "Sweet Somethings" - HERE
    Melanie's beautiful card featuring another saying from "Everyday Greetings" - HERE
    Tammy's adorable Slumber Party Treat Box featuring "A Haunting We Will Go" - HERE
    Momo's tropical card featuring a sentiment from "For the Boys" - HERE
    Nicole is back from vacation and has been super can find all of her latest creations - HERE

    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    Creative Scrapbook Layout: "Bloom and Grow"

    So...I have another layout to share.  Hope you're not tired of layouts - it's just that I'm so close to being caught up with my pictures that I'm really trying to power through and finish everything up.  Surprise...there is stitching and craft cardstock (evidently, I am addicted to both).

    Robyn from My Pink Stamper is hosting a Critter themed challenge, so I thought it would be a good time to dust off Create a Critter and see what I could create.  This layout started with title.  Is anyone else familiar with The Sound of Music?  (I was slightly obsessed with this movie as a child.  I even went as far as convincing my entire 3rd grade class that I played Gretyl.  The fact that the movie was made in 1965 didn't deter me from creating a very elaborate "story."  Um, yeah - I was bit dramatic.)  Anyway...the title "Bloom and Grow" comes from the lyrics of Edelweiss.  

    Materials Used:
    • (2) 12 x 12 bases
    • (2) 11 x 11 pieces of blue glittered cardstock
    • (2) 10 x 10 pieces of patterned cardstock
    • (2) 2 1/4 x 12 pieces of patterned cardstock
      • border punched with EK Success "dotted scallop" punch
    • Photo Mats: 
      • (2) triple mounted photo mats to fit 4 x 4 pictures
      • (3) triple mounted photo mats to fit 4 x 6 pictures
    • Journaling Tag: 3 3/4 x 3 1/2, 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 and 3 1/4 x 3 (scrap of pink trimmed to 1/2" x 3)
      • punched a hole and threaded with ribbon
    • All patterned paper from DCWV Flower Shower Stack 
    • Blue & Yellow Glitter Paper and the Green textured cardstock from DCWV Flower Shower Cardstock Stack
    • "Bloom & Grow" - welded the letters from Cherry Limeade and then welded leaves to each of the letters using my Gypsy. 
    • "Hedgehogs" cut at 2.25" & 1.75" from Create a Critter
    • "Flowers" cut at 2.53 from Create a Critter
    • "Tree" cut at 6.5" using "real dial size" from Wild Card
    • "Deer" cut at 3" & 2" from Create a Critter
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
    • Tsukineko Pigment Ink - Coffee Bean & Pearlescent Ivy 
    • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
    • Jewels from K and Company
    Thanks for looking!  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a sneak peek of one of the newest Scrappy Moms stamp sets!!!

    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Creative Scrapbooking: Throwback Thursday Challenge

    Hooray!  It seems like forever since I've been able to participate in one of Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenges.  Emma's challenge this week was to create a back-to-school themed project using the Paisley cartridge.  Paisley used to be my go-to cartridge...up until Create a Critter and Once Upon a Princess were released.  I forgot how much I love this cart.  I mentioned earlier in the week that shopping for clothes and school supplies was always my favorite part of going back to school, so I decided to use that as the theme for this layout.

    Did you know that the theme on the blog this week was  doodling and scrapbook layouts?  I didn't start out to have that theme, but EVERY project has featured LOTS of doodling.  Also, notice that I didn't say, "This layout came together really fast."  That's because it didn't...this actually took a lot longer than I had originally planned to complete.  I think in total I spent close to 4 hours on it...I started to question my sanity as I inked every cut and decided to doodle EVERYTHING.

    Everything is attached with pop dots...I just cut up the excess to attach the title.
    I started out using buttons as accents, but I decided that jewels were cuter.

    Materials Used:
    • (2) 12 x 12 bases
    • (2) 6 x 12 pieces of patterned cardstock
    • (2) 4 x 12 pieces of patterned cardstock
    • Photo mats - (3) triple mounted for a 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 picture & (2) triple mounted for 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 picture
    • "Lots of Shopping" was welded using my Gypsy and the Cherry Limeade font - attached with pop dots
    • All images are from Paisley and all of the images are attached using pop dots
    • All patterned paper is from DCWV Flower Shower Stack
    • Shoes cut at 1.5"
    • Sunglasses cut at 1.25"
    • Perfume Bottle cut at 1.5"
    • Purse (with handle) cut at 2.25"
    • Outfit cut at 5"
    • Necklace cut at 3"
    • Purse (without handle) cut at 1.5"
    • Flowers (for journaling) cut at 3" and 3.25" using "real dial size"
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
    • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
    • Yellow Jewels - K and Company

    Hope you like it!  I am going to be giving my white gel pen the afternoon off!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!