August 31, 2011

Coupon Organizer-Gift

Well ladies.. Tomorrow is the big day.. I will be on a plane for 15 hours on my way to the windy city, Chicago Illinois.. Most of  my husband's family live in Dubuque, Iowa, so were flying up north and then renting a car and driving 3.5 hrs to Iowa.. We will be staying there from Fri-Monday and then driving all the way down to Florida where we will then stay for almost two weeks visiting friends and family.. 
So, that is where this cute little organizer comes in.. I made this for my sister-in-law who loves collecting and using coupons..I did too when I lived in Florida, but in Finland we dont' have any coupons.. :(
I seen this amazing video on Youtube by an amazingly talented lady named Laura at Follow the Paper Trail.. she has a tutorial on an organizer and I knew from the minute my eyes popped out of my head and I began to drool, that I had to give this a try..LOL
I did add my own twist to the organizer.. along with the two coupon pockets, I added tags to them, added a flap for a checkbook and other side of the flap is a place for a note pad.. then I added pockets to hold her B-Jays  membership card, debit card and cash..  Cause from what I remember, she doesn't use a purse only a wallet..
I thought to add a clear covered pocket for a drivers license, but I ran out of room :(  
well, here is my Coupon Organizer:

This measures 5" x 7" and I used a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastner for the closure, which I have a black hair band holding it together.. Iam going to buy a white one before I give it to her.. just didn't have any in my stash..Grrrr..
and since this is for my sister-in-law, it has her name on there..just so there is no mistaking who its too..LOL
is that blurry or is it just me?  sorry about that..
as you open up the organizer, you can see the check book will slide into place on this side of the flap and then you can see the pockets for the coupons.. I have labeled them all in alphabetical order, but I know some of the items are missing since I only had room for 5 tabs on each side..  There is also the membership card pocket here for her and I have my Winn Dixie card in there just so I knew what size to make it.. I wasnt sure if the cards here and there were the same size, but they seem to be :)
Here is the view of the other coupon pockets along with the little pockets to hold her debit card and cash.. and there is a place on the flap for a small note pad to slide into place so she can write down her list of things to buy.. BUT!! I didn not have room for a pen holder..Grrrrr :)

and just a real close up of the pockets and tags..

Supplies used for this organizer:

chipboard: 1 sheet measuring 10"x13" that I cut into two  5"x7" pieces and one  3/4" x 7"
papers by: Graphic45  12x12 Domestic Goddess Collection
White cardstock
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridges:
From My Kitchen: Tabs
Plantin Schoolbook: Title font "cathie's Coupons!"
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Atg Glue gun
Red line tape
White flower by: Petaloo
Tim Holtz Hitch Fastner
Rubber band
Crop-a-dile to punch holes
computer generated journaling
well ladies..that about does it for me for this project.. I can't wait to give it to my sister-in-law and I hope she likes it as much as I do.. I made it really sturdy so its actually meant to be used..LOL   Do stop by again soon, I will have another project to share with you Friday Sept 2nd..
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look at what I've been working on.. .I hope everyone has a wonderfully Creative weekend..

August 29, 2011

Family Layout - Prima

Hi ladies... Here is another Prima inspired layout I created as my design team project for Your Memories Here.. I used lots of sheer ribbon and tattered angles to glitter up a doily, can't forget my string of pearls either...LOL
I'm not much of an edge puncher, but wanted to add a little elegance to this layout and so grabbed my favorite edge punch by MS and went to town.. I luv how this layout came out. <-- I tend to say that a lot..LOL

 and for a few close ups of the layout:
 I luv these big white Prima Alabaster Flower.. They go so well with everything and being that they are white, you can spritz them with tattered angels glimmer mist and add a whole new look to your layout..
my pink hydrangeas, which I seem to have a lot of  LOL  and can't forget this amazing lace trim that was just so much fun to work with and adds another elegant touch of detail to the layout..

and for supplised used:

My own stash: 
Doily, sheer ribbon, liquid pearl:white, string of pearls, MS around the edge punch & Edge distress tool..

From Your Memories Here:

there you go ladies.. I hope this layout inspires you to want to make one of your own.. nothing very difficult about it, just lots of different size and colored flowers clustered together and those Prima Leaves, just add that last bit of detail.. luv them!!
thnx for stopping today and remember, 
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week.

August 26, 2011

Dream Big- Die Cut Challenge-SKY

TGIF Ladies!! us girls over at SOUS started our Die Cut challenges the Friday before last and this week's challenge theme is "SKY".. I wanted to think out side of the box and didnt' wanna make your regular "sun shining!" type of sky layout..LOL  dont' get me wrong, those are all beautiful but I just wanted to make something a little different, even for me..LOL
One of our very favorite times when my kids were younger, was to sit and watch Disney Movies while we had lunch and some down time.. rarely did any of them take a nap once they started walking..LOL
this layout was inspired by one of those times and who doesn't like Peter Pan ?.
here is my take on our SKY challenge:
I will admit that this is by far, one of my all time favorite die cut layouts that I've created..  and the photo is of my boys, when they were just babies.. My eldest son would climb into the crib of my youngest and steal his bottle, go hide behind the couch and drink it..LOL  I luv memories like that now that they are in their late teens..
Here are a few close ups of the layout:
 the ship I cut using the "Paper Doll Dress Up" cartrige.. black cardstock and did some doodling on it with white gel pen..

Tinkerbell sitting on the cloud...I had a hard time with her face, even though she isn't cut very small.. and then the city below I also found on the "Paper Doll Dress Up" cartridge.. used my DS to weld it all together..

and a close up of my boys.. Aaron has the really surprised look on his face " o-ohhh, mommy caught me!"..LOL

and for supplies used:

Dark blue, yellow, white, red and black cardstock..

Cricut Cartridges:
Pooh and Friends : Clouds
George and Basic Shapes: Big circle (moon) and title font
Tink and Friends: Tinkerbell and stars
( I used my imagine, white cardstock and the color wheel to create my tink)
Paper Doll Dress Up: Ship and city

pop dots (clouds)
white gel pen for doodling

well ladies.. that does it for me for this Friday Reveal... I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and looking at my take on our die cut challenge.. do stop by SOUS and check out what the other design team members have created to inspire you with.. just click HERE and you will be re-directed to SOUS..
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

August 23, 2011

Memories-Frosted Designs Reveal

yes, ladies.. you are not mistaken.. I am scarpping myself, again...LOL  I luv rummaging through old photos and I was actually looking for a few others for another project I'm working on and came accross this one.. It was taken back in 1999 while my in-laws were visiting us for the first time.. gosh, I look so young and skinny..LOL
I also played with my Imagine again, can't seem to keep my fingers off of it...LOL
I used the Imagines "Lori's Garden" cartridge and cut some simple designs with it and only used whit cardstock for everying.. I luv that everything matches!!
and just to let you all know that this will by my last design team project for Frosted Designs.. My 6 month term is up.. I want to thank the ladies of FD for allowing me on their amzing DT and I really enjoyed working with all of the wonderfully talented ladies over there and I hope you stop by there often and get inspired by the awesome DT..
Oh...almost forgot to share the amazingly cute sketch we worked with this week:
and here are a few close ups of the layout:

my beautiful prima flowers and I intentially wanted to stick with white.. I  luv how their simplicity looks on this layout.. plus, who can resist a little prima..LOL
Oh an I did some stamping as well.. I cut the flourish and then made a stencil with the left overs..
stamped some randomly on the layout, added the flourish and then punched some small flowers and added pearl drops to the centers.. 

and finally, a close up of me.. I was a super blonde back then..LOL  I've toned down a bit in the last few years...LOL

and for the list of supplies used:

Papers: white and cream cardstock 
Cricut Imagine
Lori's Garden cartridge
Home Decor cartridge
Tim Holtz distress ink. Peeled paint and
Rusty Hinge
ink applicator
pearl halves by papermania
Prima flowers
leaves by: Iamroses
lace ribbon

I think that does it for me for today.. I love how this layout came out and I really enjoyed working with this amazing sketch.. You can really add a lot of your own detail to your layout using this sketch.. So, with that said.... Stop by Frosted Designs today and check out what the other amazing DT members have created using this same sketch...
thnx so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..

August 22, 2011

Friends Forever Layout-Prima

Happy Monday and its me again, Nanné here with some more Prima goodies to share with you...
I created this layout using Prima papers, flowers and lace ribbon trim..  I also inked the edges of the paper with Tim Holtz distress ink to give it more of a vintage look.. Luv the way it came out! :)

For the centers of the hydrangeas, I added a drop of Gemstone glue, cut a pearl of the string of pearl glued it down and then covered them with Diamon Stickles..

I also used the Gemstone Glue, to glue down the lace trim and the string of pearl..which worked amazingly with the pearls..just need to let it dry a little bit before attaching the pearls..once  it gets tacky, then push down your string of pearls and it won't make a mess.. I wish I would of known that ahead of time..LOL  But this is a definite must have product when wanting to add trim or just adding small details..

Here are a few close ups for you of the layout:

The photo is of my brother and I waaaaaaaay back when we were small..LOL
I luv clustering flowers and I've learned when doing so, always start with your biggest flowers first, then add the smaller ones .. and play with color, cause you never know what colors will actually make your layout pop.. 

and for the supplies I used:

From My own Stash: 
Prima Regent flower collection,  Prima Hydrangeas, white small flowers, hat pins; string of pearl & bingo card! Cricut for Flourish, white Liquid Pearl & trinket..

From Your Memories Here:

Well ladies.. that does it for me for this Monday... I want to thank you all so very much for stopping by today and checking out what I've been able to create with a few beautiful Prima pieces.. Hope I inspired you to want to create a flowered masterpiece of your own..   I will always be more than happy to answer questions you have regarding any of my projects.. I'm always here to help :)

August 19, 2011

You Take The Cake-SOUS reveal Aug 19th

Oh gosh!! Does this mean summer is almost over being that were getting closer to the end of August.. I dont' think so, Nanné don't play dat...LOL   
As we creep towards the beginning of September, all I can say is "Thank you god and my 4 wk summer vacay starts Monday!"...LOL  Its been a long time a coming...
but before I start yapping your ears off about that, lets get to the reveal shall we..LOL I mean, thats why we are all here, right?..LOL
Our busy little Leah has been once again creating her magic and created us girls over at SOUS an original sketch. this one was so super cute and I kind of made my own twist to it..

so, with out further a do.. Here is my layout:
this one is actually the very first Imagine layout I have ever made.. I did this one before I made the one for our August 5th reveal... 
I bought these super cute papers by DCWV- Sweet stack and with the YUMMY imagine cartridge, I just couldnt' help myself.. I went cupcake crazy...LOL   
I think this is actually one of the fastest layouts I have ever created, only took me 1.5hrs..  having to print and cut, but not layering really made it all so pain free..LOL
and for leah's amazing sketch.

see, I told you so....LOL super cute!! 

and for a few close ups of the layout:

I love the titles on this cartridge and the swirls and the cupcakes.. ok, I love everything on this cartridge and really had to try to control myself with all of the cuts..LOL

aaaw, my darling hubby with our son Aaron 17 something years ago.. and it all seemed like just yesterday.. unfair how fast time flies when you really are having fun...
and here we the new family all together.. I was about 4 months pregnant with Adam and so, he is missing from these pics.. unfortunately my tummy couldn't fit in the photo...LOL

and for supplies used:

Cricut Imagine
Ymmy cartridge

Papers by: DCWV Sweet Stack
white cardstock
Tim Holtz distress ink: Rusty Hinge
lots of pop dots
Martha Stewart edge punch

well ladies.. Thank you all so super duper much for stopping by today and seeing what I have been creating with my Imagine.. Now, all Provocraft has to do is come up with some more super sweet and cute Imagine cartidges and I'm sold!!LOL
but, before I let you all go, do stop by SOUS and see what our ladies have been busy creating for you using this same sketch.. Just click HERE and your on you way...
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

August 15, 2011

First Dance- Your Memories Here DT project

Good Monday to you lovely ladies...
I have my Monday DT project to share with you ladies today and I once again scrapped myself.. this is getting to be a habit..LOL   I found this old photo of myself once again rummaging through my photos and thought it was about time to scrap it... 
I found these great BoBunny papers in my stash along with some Prima flowers, Glimmer mist and Prima E-line pearl drops..
had way too much fun with this layout and noticed some of the free space.. I really didn't want to cover up the butterflies that were on the paper.. I think I did good..LOL
and for a few close ups of the layout:

I always have some of these white flowers in my stash cause with a little spray of glimmer mist, you can add any color to your layout or card..Plus, they are inexpensive... Perfect!!

Did some stamping.. its not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good..LOL  oh, and I added some Glossy Accents to the stamped letters to give them more of an 3D effect..

 And for supplies Used:

Papers by : Bo Bunny (Gabrielle collection)
Wooden Flourish by Keiser Crafts
String of pearls
two hat pins
and finally some glossy Accents..

I think that about does it for this Monday.. do stop by again soon and check out what else I've been working on.. thank you all so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my layout and do stop by Your Memories Here and check out what a wonderful collection of prima's she has in stock

August 12, 2011

Being Adorable is Dogs Play-SOUS die cut reveal

Suprise!! well, us girls over at SOUS have been pondering up some new ideas on how to get the most out of our die cutting machines and we thought to start having die cut challenges in between the sketch challenges.. Brilliant, yes I know..LOL
You can stop by SOUS for more information, but just quickly wanted to share what I have created for our very first dye cut challenge.. Our theme for this challenge was "PLAY".. you can interpret that  anyway you want to, I used the word "PLAY" on my layout and tried to make it fun.. 
Here is my take on our very first challenge:
The photo is of our pup, Jery aka little Fckr..LOL  and yes, he answers to that name everytime, comes running with his bushy tail a wagging..LOL
But, my daughter snapped this photo of him begging to go out in the back patio one winters day.. He just looks so sweet and innocent, and trust me when I tell you , he is anything but ...I love him regardless..

as for the die cuts, I used my Cricut Imagine and my Nate's ABC's cartridge, except the hollow circle is George and Basic Shapes..

and for a few close ups:

and for supplies used:

Cricut Imagine die cutter
Cricut cartridges:  
Nate's ABC's (dog, dog and wagon, food bowl and ball, font)
George and Basic Shapes (hollow circle)

papers by: Echo Park (Playground collection)
cardstock: green, blue, orange and red
white gel pen 

wow!! that was a semi short list, but I basically concentrated on one main cartridge and those cuts on the Nate's ABC's are so super cute...will have to play with that one more often...
Okey then everyone, that was my take on our very first dye cut challenge.. Do stop by SOUS and see what the other ladies have created using the same "THEME".. you won't be disappointed!!
Hope everyone has a great and creative weekend..

August 9, 2011

Sweet Beginnings- Frosted Designs Reveal

Happy Tuesday ladies..  Us ladies over at Frosted Designs are having our Sketch Along Tuesday reveal today..  I was really inspired by this weeks sketch and wanted to dig into my stash of Webster's pages.. and then I found this cute photo of my daughter Amber when she started 1st grade..awwwww!..LOL
and I've noticed that most of my projects this summer either have the words "Sweet! or "Beginnings" in the title..LOL  I must be going through a phase of some kind, wonder if it has anything to do with me hitting 40 last week..argh!! LOL
ok..wont' bore you with my life's tragedies...LOL, and so lets get to the goodies shall we... 

I have a few close ups of the layout...

  and for supplies used:

Webster's pages collection, cant recall name..sorry!!
cream cardstock
Flowers and leaves by Iamroses
string of pearl
lace ribbon

Tim Holtz Distress ink: Rusty Hinge (my new fav ink..LOL)
Martha Stewart deep edge punch

Well my sweets, thats it for me for this Tuesday .. Do stop by Frosted Designs and join in the sketch challenge and win youself some blog candy..
Thank you all so much for stopping by today and hope you all have a great and creative week..

August 8, 2011

My first DT project for Your Memories Here..

I'm sure you ladies have figured out by now, that I'm such a complete sucker for mini albums and I absolutely love making them.. they are so much fun and you can get many photos of a special occasion in them without having to spend months at a time making one..LOL
and so, for my very first DT project for Your Memories Here, I decided to make a mini album.. Only took me a day to make it and yes, I know the big tags are missing, but I plan on making those when I have the actual photos that will be going in it..LOL

 and lets get to the insides shall we:

 pocket view.. they are empty for now..LOL

 My very first slider pocket..

 Here it is pulled open..

and for supplies used:
chipboard sheets cut to 5"x7"
papers by K&Co
cardstock: brown, white and cream
chipboard stickers by: K&Co
edge punch by Martha Stewart
Prima E-line pearl drops
Prima roses- lemon
Prima Hydrangeous
Tim Holtz distress inks: Rusty Hinge and Scattered Straw
Tim Holtz Hitch Fastner
Tim Holtz(Sizzix) embossing folder-clocks
I also used my crop-a-dile and my Cuttlebug
computer generated journaling..

whew!! I think that about does it for all of the supplies.. Well ladies, do stop by Your Memories Here and check out what a great selection of supplies she has and become a follower of the blog so you can keep up with some of the newest items available and great deals..
thnx so much stopping by today and I hope eveyrone has a great and creative week..