July 29, 2011

Summer Mini Album- Blog Hop July 29th

Happy hopping ladies and I certainly hope you have been inspired by the mini's you have seen so far.. You should of arrived here from Melisa Waldorf's blog !
The mini album I chose to work with is a 6x6 light weight chipboard mini.. You can check this out by clicking HERE..  There were lots of pages to work with and I also chose one page element and it was the film roll.. I  was only able to incorporate one onto my mini album because I chose so many different dye cuts to decoreate it with..

so, here is the mini I created for out hop:
The cover.. 
Since this mini is mainly of my boys, I wanted it to look masculine and fun.. there are no flowers in this mini..LOL (I can hardley believe it myself...LOL)

On these pages I have added the photos of us first leaving the dock.. we sat outside and watched the scenery.. It was a beautiful day out that day, but as always a bit windy on deck..LOL

the photo on the left is of my boys and my niece Kristiina.. then I have just photos of my boys that I took while we were on the cruise..

On the very top floor of the ship, was a play area for the kids.. they had a pirate theme Guitar Hero challenge going.. all the boys stood in line waiting for the chance to play.. This was the first time my boys had ever played Guitar Hero!!  these photos are of Aaron
and these are of Adam.. 

it got boring standing in line waiting for your turn.. so, I got lucky enough and snapped a funny photo of Adam pretending to be pouting and then some more of him playing..
and then finally some mixed matched photos that I really wasnt' sure what to do with it, but wanted to add them to the mini album anyway.. My mom is on the right and behind her photo is a pull out tag with a photo of Aaron on it playing...
Well ladies.. Thank you all so much for hopping on by.

.. remember to leave a comment and become a follower to be eligle for the fabulous candy give away ..
 Which has been generously sponsored to us by: Creative Cuts and More.. All of our mini's were also sponsored to all of the girls by CCandM..

 and I am also giving away a little something for one lucky person, but to qualify you have to become a follower and leave a comment..

 its a cute little mini album kit..  but to be eligable for the candy ,you have to become a follower and leave a comment!!
Good luck everyone!!

Just incase you stopped by just to say "HI" and really want to hop along with us.:
You want to go to Stuck On U Sketches and start your hop from there.

Your next stop will be: Noelle Reese blog.
We certainly hope that we have inspired you to want to create a summer mini album of your own and if you, please link it back to us at SOUS and do stop by Creative Cuts & More and see what an amazing selection of goodies she has there for you to choose from..
thank you all so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

July 26, 2011

BBQ-Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesday Reveal

Hi ladies... I was in a silly mood when I came up with this layout for my hubby..  the actual photo on the layout isn't that good, since I'm still out of inks for my printer..LOL  talk about a lazy...
so anywho..LOL  The girls over at Frosted Designs is having their Sketch Along Tuesday's reveal today and this is my silly take on their awesome sketch.. I absolutely love putting my own twist to the sketches and seeing them differently and being able to share the verstility that these sketches offer..

I added a hidden tag behind the photo mat and here it is with the tag pulled out:

 and yes, the tag is shaped like an oven mitt..LOL  just another cute and silly detail to the layout.. and by the way,  hubby loved it!! he likes seeing my humor in layouts and loves it when I dont' make them too girly..LOL

Here is the sketch that inspired me to make this layout:

here are some close ups of the layout:

as for the journaling on the tag, Cathie is my sister-in-law and we were visiting family in Florida a few summers ago and decided to grill some bratwurst !!

and for supplies used.

Papers by. 
Recipe time collection
Domestic Goddess.
blue, white, red and dark yellow
cream, brown, green and black

Cricut cartridges:
George and Basic Shapes:
Block Party:
lady, man, hamburger, hotdog , oven mitt and title

Tim Holtz distress inks:
Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint
white gel pen for faux stitching
computer generated journaling

okey dokey ladies.. thats it for me for today.. this was such a fun layout to make and I hope I inspired you to get yoru silly bug out and create a little something that makes you giggle out loud when you look at it...LOL
do stop by Frosted Designs today and join in on the sketch challenge and win yourself some amazing blog candy  and at the same time, check out what the rest of the design team members have created using this same sketch..
hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..

July 22, 2011

Sunshine Sleeper- SOUS reveal July 22nd

I'm in absolute shock at how fast this summer is flying by.. its already at the end July.. But, with the passing weeks also comes the happy things, like reveal days over at SOUS and I'm extra excited since the sketches we are doing this month, are ones that I actually made myself... GO ME!!..LOL 

so, here is my take on this weeks sketch.

There I am.. We went to Spain on vacay when I was about 4 yrs old and I found this photo in my grandmothers things.. My moms told me, that I was taking my daily nap at pool side at the hotel we were staying at.. so glad my mom snapped this photo... and yes, that photo is really yellow, but its cause its so old..LOL  <--can't beleive those words came out of my mouth..LOL

here is my sketch:

here are a few close ups of the layout:

and for supplies used:

papers by. K&Company
cardstock: white and cream

Tim Holtz distress ink. Rusty Hinge
and peeled paint
Inking tool
computer generated text

Sure Cuts A Lot:

Cricut Imagine:
Scalloped circle
Big Circle
Cindy Loo: Greenery
Accent Essentials: Sun (replacing letter U)

hand made pinwheel florettes
Hydrangeas: Iamroses
paper punch: small flowers
and small circles on florettes
prima E line pearls
Liquid pearl: gold
White gel pen for faux stitching

I hope you ladies have time to stop SOUS and see what the other DT members have created using my original sketch.. and we have some awesome news to share with everyone as well...
Thank you all so much for stopping by and checking out what I've been up to..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

July 14, 2011

Birthday Invitation Tag

Well, what a nice way to spend a Thursday... I got a layout done today( for SOUS July 22nd post) and a birthday tag invite for my upcoming Birthday.. Dont' ask me how old I will be, cause you will make me into a very dishonest person..LOL
most of my friends and family have Facebook accounts so I was lucky enough to kill 100 birds with one stone sending invites out that way, but then I wanted to make an invitation for my one and only cousin, who doesn't do FB..
I didn't want your regular invite and being its not for a child, I decided to go all Tim Holtz and distress a big tag..

here is my invite:
The tag measures 4" x 7" and I cut it out of cream colored cardstock.. I firstly, took a phrase stamp by Tim Holtz and covered with embossing ink.. stamped all over the tag, then covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set..
then, started my inking.. Using my inking tool, first I used: Spun sugar, then Tattered Rose, Worn lipstick and finishing it off with Fired Brick... Once the pinks had all dried, I lightly rubbed it with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo..
I torn a piece of paper from Graphic45's 8x8 Once Upon A Spring collection and distressed the edges with Rusty Hinge.. glued it down and then randomly stamped some flourish images on the sides and a few butterflies.. I used Worn Lipstick for the flourish and Rusty Hinge for the butterflies..

then glued down some lace and ribbon, added the flowers and leaves, feathers and finally did some computer generated text and cut them into small strips, which I distressed using Rusty Hinge.. glued them down and last but not least, added some fibers.. Whew!! it was so much fun to make these tags.. gonna make more as soon as I catch my breath...LOL
here are a few close ups:

the text says (for those of you who don't read finnish..LOL)  Come Celebrate Nannés 40th Birthday, Saturday August 6th, starting at 5pm.. I have to work that day, but I'm sure I can get a party started in no time..LOL

supplies used.

Cream Cardstock
paper trimmer
flowers and leaves by Iamroses
Tim Holtz distress inks:
*Spun Sugar
*Tattered Rose
*Worn Lipstick
*Fired Brick
*Rusty Hinge
*Vintage Photo
Inking tool

Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection
"The Journey" 
and  "Flights of Fancy"

Graphic 45's Once Upon A springtime collection

fibers by: Funny Fibers
Crop a dile
small circle punch
brown cardstock
Okey dokey ladies.. thank you all so much stopping by and checking out what I have been working on today.. I really love how the tag came out, wanted a vintage feel and look to it, since I'm starting to feel a bit vintage myself..LOL   Even though, I dont' feel a day over 24.. LOL
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative rest of the week..

July 13, 2011

Future Domestic Goddess-Whimsical Wednesday Reveal

Its reveal day again over Whimsical Wednesdays and this challenge was to make a layout of our own choice, and the theme is : "Some Interactive Fun"  and so, the layout  has to have movement on it.. I actually had a completely different layout design in mind, spent all day Sunday designing it on my Cricut DS and then my computer crashed...Aaaaaaaaaargh!!..so, had to come up with plan #2.. LOL
Almost in sheer panic, I quickly went through my papers and found this cute Domestic Goddess stack by Graphic45 and I knew I had the perfect photo to go with these papers..
   I desided to create a big journaling tag that pulls out from behind the photo matt..
Here is a photo of the tag as it looks pulled out.. I actually journaled on the tag, which is so rare for me.. Not much for journaling since my mind goes blank as soon as I grab the pen..LOL

I used my Cricut Imagine to cut my cricut cuts with since I felt it was easier to use without the DS, having that virtual mat really helps see the size of the cuts before cutting and I never scrap without my DS just for that reason, having the virtual matt..

here are a few close ups:

Whimsical Wednesdays has a generous sponsor,
Kimberly from "My Craft Spot" that is sponsoring a €15 gift certificate to her store..

and then for supplies used: 

Papers by: Graphic45
Domestic Goddess Collection

Cricut Imagine:
Scalloped and Big Circle

Marquee: used a chipboard template
flowers and leaves by: Iamroses
Tim Holtz disterss ink: Vintage Photo
liquid pearl: white

well my luvlies.. Thats it for me for today..  Hope you like my layout as much as I do..It really was fun to make and do stop by Whimsical Wednesdays and join in the fun this week.. 
thank you all so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..
Nanné :)

July 12, 2011

You R Dynomite: Frosted Designs Reveal

Good Tuesday morning to you ladies.. The ladies over at Frosted Designs is having its Tuesday Sketch reveal today and here is my take on their sketch.. I loved this weeks sketch cause it gave a lot of inspiration to make it your own... I once again went Facebook stalking and found some cute photos of my daughter when her boyfriend and her went to a science fair this spring.. They had the dinosaurs out feeding that time of day, so they got good pics..LOL
Here is my take on our sketch:

I don't have a pic of the actual sketch since my computer crashed on me yesterday and I'm at my hubby's garage getting my blog post posted..LOL I'm sure he will be extremely surprised when he sees photos of my layouts on his hardrive..LOL

so, here are some close ups of the layout and I actually did some embossing..wow!! go me...LOL

and for supplies used:
Papers by: My Minds Eye
cardstock: brown, grees, olive green, light yellow and dark yellow

Cricut cartridges:
Paper Doll Dress Up: All dinosaurs, greenery and Palm Tree
Pooh Font: Title font
Pooh and Friends: Grass and Sun
George and Basic Shapes: hollow circle, arrow head, circles and title base

Cuttlebug: embossing (dont' recall folder name)
white gel pen: faux stitching
black fine tip marker: faux stitching
foam tape
Tim Holtz Paper Sander
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peeled paint and Vintage Photo

Well ladies, that about does it for me again for today.. I hope you have some free time and stop by Frosted Designs and see what the other Design team members have created using this same sketch..
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..

July 8, 2011

*Whimsical Wednesdays Blog Hop*

 Welcome to the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop.
You should have arrived here from Glora's blog . If you just happened to drop by to say hi please go to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to start at the beginning of the hop. For this hop we all made banners/wall decor that will be sent to a nursing home. 
*The link to read more about this is posted at the Whimsical Wednesday Blog. 

here is what I made for WW Banner/wall decor.. I had so much fun creating this cute door sign.. 
the keys hang freely on ribbon..

These our the generous sponsors for our blog hop and what they are giving away for prizes

Patsy from the Prairie Bird Boutique http://www.etsy.com/shop/prairiebirdboutique-
Your choice of one bundle of Shabby Crinkle Ribbon

Babbette from The Kraft Outlet http://www.kraftoutlet.com/store/Default.asp-

The grand prize for the blog hop is a Gypsy, donated by Stephanie. In order to qualify for the grand prize you must leave a comment on each of the designers blogs. At the end of the hop please return back to the Whimsical Wednesday Blog to leave a comment saying that you finished the hop and left a comment under all our post. The blog hop will run through Sunday and end at Midnight.

Thank you for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop. Your next stop is Cathryn's blog..

Perfect Blend- SOUS reveal July 8th

Oh boy oh boy oh boy, is it getting hot or is it me?..  My scrappiness is suffering from the heat and my woman cave is hotter than hell right now.. makes me now wanna be in there.. which makes me sad!! 
but, I do spend enough time to get my SOUS layouts done and of course, all the other projects that are due..LOL
so, without further delay, here is my take on this weeks sketch:

and the sketch I used was one I created myself.. It was so much fun... and so, here is the sketch.
Its amazing what you an do with your paint program and a few digital scrapbooking elements..LOL
 and for a few close ups of the layout:

My big prima flower, some rose buds and leaves I bought from Iam roses

My three darling little ones.. they aren't so little anymore!!

I've been trying to use my stamps more and decided to stamp the title.. The title came to me when I thought about the cute little poem "What little boys and little girls are made of!".. and because this has all of my kids in the photo, I thought it was the "Perfect Blend!"..LOL  I'm just silly like that..

and finally a close up of the three some.. they are so super cute in this pic.. and my boys were always in their underwear..LOL

and for supplies used:

papers by: K&Co
cardstock : Green and white

Cricut Cartridge: 
Story book: Flourish

Big Flower by: prima
rose buds: Iamroses
leaves: Iamroses

Small flower punch by: Fiskars
Liquid pearls: white
Alphabet Stamps by. I have no idea..LOL
Ink: Stazon-Black
Ink. Colorbox pink and olive green

Well ladies.. thats it for me for now.. Do come back around 7pm easter time, I have another post for you..
thank you all so much for stopping and do stop by SOUS and see what the other designers have created using my sketch.. Everyone did a beautiful job and they really all turned out so different..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..
hot summer hugs