August 30, 2010

Knowledge Is Powers-GenerationsCrafting

Having two teenage boys, I actually struggle with a lot with their layouts cause they don't want them covered in flowers and lace..LOL  So, Boy was I excited when I got these great new Bo Bunny Cambridge papers from Floren over at Generations Crafting..  Absolutely perfect for all guy pages and even more so for school layouts.. 
Oh, I did another project to go with this layout, but You'll have to come back next week to see what it is..LOL

Found a great pic of my youngest son Adam that were taken at his school last fall.. He hates this pic cause he had Phys Ed just before pictures were taken.. and by the way, he got a hair cut the very next day after I seen this pic..LOL
I distressed most of the edges on this layout, with either a distress tool or with crackle paint and distress inks..
I had so much fun with these papers and once again, had a tough time choosing cause they are all so fantastic..
That paper line is as follows:

and Finally, here are some close ups:

for supplies used:

Papers by Bo Bunny Cambridge line
Bo Bunny Cambridge tag elements
cardstock: Cream, black and cream

Cricut cartridges:
Old West: Pocket
Plantin Schoolbook: Font
tags, bags and boxes: tags
George and Basic Shapes: tabs-own design
Locker Talk: stack of books and pencil
Heritage: Scroll
Songbird: Marquee
Computer Journaling
metal embellishments
charm: says "Powerful" on it

Tim Holtz Crackle paint: Shabby shutters
Tim Holtz distress inks: Antique linen, shabby shutters and walnut stain
white gel pen for hand doodling
distress tool.

I hope that covered everything..LOL
Thank you all so much for looking and have a great and creative week..

August 21, 2010

Love both of U-Generations Crafting DT

Well ladies..Its been a rough day today.. a lot to do and not enough time to do it all... (ain't that the truth sista!).LOL
After spending all of yesterday and most of today painting my kitchen, I actually had a few hours to get some scrapping done.. I felt like I was falling behind on my DT duties, so I really wanted WOW Floren over at Generations Crafting.
She was kind enough to let me work with the Basic Grey Olivia line and let me just say, Holy moly what beautiful papers that line has.. took me most of the evening just to choose the papers..LOL  "I like this one, no wait, I like this one even more..!".. :O)
So, after picking my brain for a design and getting a great photo of my dear hubby and darling daughter, back when it was just the three of us...I finally got a layout finished.. Go me!!  :O)
enough yapping right..LOL ok here is the photo of the layout:

I used the font stickers that came with the papers.. I thought they looked so much better once I actually had gotten them on paper.. Need to start using them more often..LOL
The new paper line looks like this:

Here are some close ups:

for supplies used:

Basic Grey Olivia line
Olivia Font Stickers
Prima Roses
Prima Hydrangeas
Prima Leaves (pink)
Prima Say it with crystal
Prima Pearl Crystals
lace ribbon
Martha Stewart border punch
distress tool
white cardstock

I think about does again for today..Its almost 1am and its time for me to hit the hay..LOL
I hope you ladies have a wonderful and creative weekend..

August 20, 2010

Everlasting Friendship- SOUS

Two weeks surely goes by fast when your having fun..LOL
SOUS is having its bi-weekly reveal again today and here is my take on this weeks sketch.
I wasn't sure at first where I was going with it, but it turned out pretty sweet at the end..
The photo is of my aunt (dad's sister) and my grandmother (mom's mom).  It was taken the summer I moved here with my family, back in 1996.. We were enjoying a nice warm summers day outside having a cup of coffee..
My aunt and my grandmother have always been good friends..

Here is the sketch that we have for you that  Leah chose for this week and its by a very talented lady Liz Qualman:
Here are some close ups of the layout

Made some roses again by hand.. They are getting easier and easier to make..LOL
I also added glossy accent to the butterflies, bees and dragonfly.

and for supplies used:

Cricut cartridges:
George and Basic shapes:  flowers for roses and all circles
Songbird: Title: Friendship
Cindy Loo: Flourish and title: Everlasting
A Childs Year: Leaves
Design Studio software for the design

Papers by K&Co
Butterflies, bees and dragonfly are cut outs from the paper line.
Cardstock: green, tan, black and red

Glossy accents
white gel pen for doodling
computer generated journaling

Tim Holtz distress inks: Walnut Stain and Shabby Shutters
red Stickles

and there we have it.. Hope you ladies get a chance to join us this week at SOUS, we have changed the challenges to two weeks.. We thought it would give you more time to join our fun!!
Thank you all so much for looking and do stop by to see what the other talented DT members have made for you using the same sketch..
and don't forget, we are looking for some new DT members at SOUS!!

August 12, 2010

So Cute- DT for Generations Crafting

Happy Thursday to all.. 
Have I mentioned lately how much I'm in love with the Create A Critter cartridge and how perfectly the little cuts go with the Imaginisce Splash Dance  paper line.. 
I think the title of the layout says it all..LOL  :D
These photos are of my son Aaron when he had just turned two years old and we were trying to teach him how to swim.. He caught on real quick..
I actually had a different set of photos in mind for this design, but found these instead..funny how things work out like that sometimes..LOL
well, here are some close ups of the layout:

I didn't cut the little cheeks, cause I thought they looked cuter without them..

and for supplies used:

Imaginisce Splash Dance papers
Cardstock: Green, red, light blues, orange, yellow, black and white

Cricut cartridges:
Create a Critter:  Fish, stars, crab and title
Once Upon A Dream: Bubbles
Life's a Beach: Sea Weed
George and Basic Shapes: big Circle

Tim Holtz distress inks:
Broken China, Shabby shutters and dried marigold
White gel pen for doodling and journaling
pop dots

I think that about does it again for today.. Thank you all so much for looking and do stop by Generations Crafting and check out the rest of the gallery and Design Team projects.  
She also has a great blog that updates you on new paper lines, etc 

August 11, 2010

I Love Bee-ing your Friend-DT Generations Crafting

 It feels great being home and getting back to creating..
being on vacation for 2 weeks kind of kicks your butt, if you know what I mean..LOL

I got these wonderful BasicGrey  Olivia line papers from Generations Crafting and since there are so many wonderful colors and prints to choose from,  I really had a hard time getting started..LOL
Plus, Leah (beecherrylady) talked me into buying the new Create A Critter cartridge, I did get it while vacationing in Florida and it was pure torture having to wait the 2 weeks till I got home to use it..  :O)
 I really wasnt sure if I needed this cartridge or not, but I'm so super glad I did buy for myself..
Here are some close ups of the layout:

I ended up adding some glossy accents to the wings of the bees and the hearts.. It looks super cute.

for supplies used:

Basic Grey Olivia line papers: Ashlyn, Brooklyn and Emma
Carstock: White, pink, lime green, yellow and black

Cricut cartridge:
Create a Critter: Bees (cut at 2"), Hive and Hearts
 Cindy Loo: Greenery and title
George and Basic Shapes: Circle
Flowers by Prima
brads and pearl drops
glossy accents
Tim Holtz distress inks: 
shabby shutters, mustard seed, Spun Sugar and walnut stain

Cuttlebug (dots folder)
Martha Stewart border punch
White gel pen for hand doodling
black pen for journaling and doodling

Well, that about does it again for today..
thank you all so much for looking and do stop by Generations Crafting, she has some great deals and give aways.. Follow generations crafting blog for updates and wonderful contest entries.
Have a creative week..