September 30, 2011

Memories-SOUS sketch challenge reveal

Sad to say, this is the last Friday in September.. can't believe how fast time flies.<-- I tend to say that a lot now a days.. I must be getting older..LOL  so, anyway... Us girls over at SOUS are having our sketch challenge reveal today and our Sandi picked out a beautiful sketch for us to work with.. This weeks sketch is by a very talented lady name Liz Qualman. I absolutely loved working with it...
and Its great to be back home even though we enjoyed out vacation in the States.. and I'm sure you all have figured out by now, that I went on a scrapbook supply buying frenzy while in the States for two and a half weeks..LOL 
So, without further a do, here is my take on out sketch:

I'm so sorry for the quality of the photo, but living in Finland this time of year means no sunshine for the next 6 months..for real!! Its a nice cloudy depressing day today..Yuck!!

I also dont' have photos on this layout cause the hard drive on my computer burnt up and I'm trying to get my hubby to salvage as much stuff off of their as humanly possible.. He has been successful with a few programs that I can't live without, one being the Design Studio files and saved projects! Whew!!.. I have total faith in him!!  :)  

and for a few close ups of the layout:

and for the supplies used:

papers by:  My Minds Eye: "Where the Heart Is" stack
cardstock: White, cream, green, orange and brown

Cricut Expression
Stretch Your Imagination cartridge: Leaves
Graphically Speaking:  Sun flowers and Centers
George and Basic Shapes. Oval

Tim Holtz Alterations dies: Autumn Gatherings 
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint and 
Fired Brick

Phrase stickers by: The Paper Studio
Pop dots and glue dots
Butterfly punch by: Martha Stewart
Stickles: Diamond

So, ladies!!! I hope you find time to stop by SOUS this weekend and check out what the rest of our very talented design team have created using the same sketch.. I was blown away, when I seen all of the various projects.. they are just amazing!!!
Thank you all so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

September 26, 2011

Spending Time Together-YMH DT Project

Good Monday to you ladies and because its a Monday, Its my time to share a little project that I have created using some lovely Prima papers flowers stickles and Tim Holtz distress inks..
As you notice this layout does not have a photo just yet, I have big plans for this project..LOL  I am trying to find the perfect photo of my husband and I while we were away this summer spending some much needed time with family and friends that live across the sea.. We had such a great time..
but before I blab your ears off, lets get to the layout shall we..
I absolutely adore these Prima papers with the border print.. Its so easy to make it look pretty without having to cut your own border papers.. I found some Prima flowers (roses) and some of my own leaves in my stash, Plus I added some white ribbon and diamond Stickles to the big white rose and the butterflies.

The large circle and the heart I cut with my Cricut Imagine
As for the title, I found a cute phrase sticker in my stash and stuck it down to white cardstock, inked the edges with distress ink and then stuck it down to the layout using Zapdots foam adhesives..then punched some butterflies and glued them down , adding some diamond Stickles to the centers of the butterflies.. 

This layout was quickly and easily created with lots of helpful items that you can find at Your Memories Here store.. Just click on the highlighted items and it will take you directly to the supplies used.. 
Thank you all so much for stopping by today and hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..
Hugs :)

September 23, 2011

Love Exploding Box- Die Cut reveal-HEART

Hello Fellow crafters..  
Us girls over at SOUS have another Friday Die Cut reveal for you and for our challenge this week you are to use a HEART shape on our project..  
I have wanted to make one of these exploding boxes for the longest time now and today I was inspired to finally get one made..LOL
This is a little naughty box I made for my husband.. His birthday was last month and I didn't get him anything since he has everything.. So, this is a late gift, but I'm sure once he opens it up, he will be one happy camper, men are so easily ammused..LOL

So, here is my project:
 It turned out more girly than I had wanted it to , but I just could not think of what to add on to the top of the box.. So, I grabbed my stash of flowers and here it is..LOL

and for a few photos of the inside:
So, the hearts come in as they flutter when you open the box.. I have attached them to strips of acetate 
which are glued underneath the center..  Then added a big pink flower with a heart shaped brad that says "The One!".. Aaaaaaw..LOL

I found a bunch of  love quotes online today and printed them onto the white cardstock, then cut them down and glued them to a bunch of pull out tags.. and there is an added bonus to this box, there are also little naughty tags in there as well just for my hubby.. LOL

and for the supplies that I used:

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridge: George and Basic Shapes (hearts)

white cardstock
papers by. Bringmann (romantic collection)

large pink flower: Prima
large white flower: Petaloo
small colored flowers: Petaloo
Leaves by: Iamroses
acetate strips
glue dots
light blue lace ribbon
blue shiffon ribbon
large heart brad
computer journaling

I think that about does it for me again for today... Do stop by SOUS and check out what the other design team members have created for our Die cut reveal..
thank you all so much for stopping by today.. I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

September 19, 2011

Autumn Inspired Card- YMH design team project

 I want to share this Autumn Inspired card that I created.. Its a "feel good" card for my sis-in-law who is terminally ill... I also got a lot of inspiration from Tim Holtz and his wonderful distress techniques.. layering multiple ink colors onto cardstock can make anything look professionally made, even my cards..LOL
So, with that said, here is my card..

and this is just a 4x6 piece of white cardstock that I cut to size, layered 4 different shades of Tim Holtz distress  inks all over it and then stamped the top of it with a word stamp.. Then cut a piece of colored paper by Bo Bunny distressed the edges and finally glued it down..
cut the top note, star and leaves with my cricut, which I also distressed with Tim Holtz Distress inks and the ink applicator..  Finally added some prima lace trim and did some computer generated journaling for the sentiment..
and for a few close  ups of the card:
The inside of the card.. which I have kept it simples, since all of the details can be found on the cover of the card :)

and for the supplies I used:

cardstock: White and orange
Paper by Bo Bunny
Stamps by : Tim Holtz
distress tool and ink applicator
computer generated journaling
cricut imagine: star, top note and leaves.

well ladies that about does it for me again for Monday.. Do stop by Your Memories Here and check out the selection of Distress Inks and Lace Ribbon.. 
Thank you all so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week:

September 16, 2011

Blissful Days-SOUS sketch reveal

Yikes, time sure does go fast when you're having fun..LOL I'm still on my trip to the states and  the family and I will be flying back to Finland tomorrow :(  I always love coming home, but will be missing my family and friends till the next time we meet..
can't wait to go through all the scrappping goodies that I know I have bought..LOL
but till then, let me share my Sketch reveal project with you.. We once again have a sketch that our very own Sandi Clarkson had chosen for us to work with and It's a beauty..
I wanted to think outside of the box a little and grabbed some of my Echo Park papers.. luv the soft shades to the "Spring Time" collection..
so without further a-do, here is my take on our sketch:

The colors of the layout are really soft and light.. I took this photo pretty late in the evening and even with the superb lighting that I have in my scraproom,  the colors dont' this layout justice..  The photo is of my beloved grandmother who as you all know, has passed away almost 6 yrs ago.. seems like just yesterday !! I miss her phone calls, which she would call me every evening and we always found stuff to talk to about, even though she only lived about a 3 min drive away from me..LOL
and this is the sketch:

and here are a few close ups of the layout:

and for the supplies used:

papers by: Echo Park "Spring Time" collection
cardstock: White and yellow

cricut imagine: topnote

Big flower and butterfly by Prima
yellow flowers by Prima
hydrangeous by Iam roses
tiny blue flowers by: Iam roses
leaves by. Iam roses

liquid pearls: pastel pink
E-line pearls by Prima
deep edge punch by Martha Stewart
bling by Prima

well ladies.. that about does it again for me for today.. i will be stopping by my blog today to check and see that everything has been posted that should have.. with blogger, you never know..LOL
thank you all so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my reveal.. Do stop by SOUS and check out what the other amazingly talented ladies of our Design team have created with this sketch.. Just click HERE and you will be re-directed to SOUS..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

September 12, 2011

Love Tattered Angels-YMH DT layout

Happy Monday to you ladies..
 I am so excited to share with you a little something I created using Tattered Angels glimmer mist and Architectural Trims stamp set.. Plus a whole bunch of different prima flowers.. I started out by stamping the trim around the 6x6 base of the layout, then added gold Liquid pearl drops to highlight it a little bit..
Glimmer misted some white prima Daisy's with Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer mist, and I have to point out that the new formula they have made is a blessing.. It mixes better and it won't glog your sprayer,  So Two thumbs up to Tattered Angels.. Woo Hoo!! :)

and with that said, Here is my layout:

I created my old flower vine with some green wire and flower tape, then started layering my already sprayed flowers and then added the leaves..  I only sprayed the Big Daisys, the other flowers are all original color.. Added E-Line Pearls to the centers of the flowers and finally, cut the title out with my Cricut Imagine..

as for the photo.. My mom is on the right and her mom, my beloved grandmother is on the left.. 

and for a few close ups of the layout:

and for the supplies used from my own stash:

Cardstock. light yellow
Papers by. Basic Grey
prima Daisy's, roses and smaller flowers
Leaves and liquid pearls
flourish stamp and black ink pad

From Your Memories Here:

(and its on clearance for only $!!!)

Well ladies, that about does it for me this Monday.. I want to thank you all for stopping by today and taking a look at my layout.. I hope I have inspired you to get out your plain Primas and grab some Glitter mist, and make wonderfully detailed original layout of your own..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..

September 9, 2011

My Girl Mini Album-Die Cut Challenge-Flower

Hi ladies and thank you for stopping by today and checking out what I've created for our die cut challenge over at Stuck On U sketches..  Our die cut theme for this Friday was FLOWER..meaning, to use any die cut flower.. I decided to use three different die cut machines for this project, my Cricut Imagine and my Cricut Expression, plus my little green monster, the cuttlebug..
Here is my project:

this is a 4"x6" mini that has chipboard only on the front and back covers..the rest is just white cardstock that I then decorated with Bo Bunny paper and all the flowers are hand made, except for one.. Can you pick out the Prima?..LOL
Here are some photos of the inside of the mini album:

Hand made daisy, cut out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick disterss ink and all of the leaves in this album I cut using the "A Childs Year" cartridge.
the cabbage rose (left)  and the big flower(right) are both cut using my cuttlebug and the Tim Holtz Sizzix die Tattered Florals..  the tiny flowers are a Fiskars punch which I inked and layered..

This flower I also cut using the Tattered Florals die, white cardstock and worn lipstick ink.. same with the small buds.

Another Daisy, I cut using my Cricut E and Graphically Speaking cartridge.. added a decorative button to the center..

Cabbage rose (luv these).. I cut it with white cardstock and my tattered Floral die, glimmer misted it with pink bubble gum and then inked the edges..
this is the two pager.. lots of pockets on the left and then just photo mats on the right..
Here is another rose I created with the sizzix tattered floral die.. and you dont' have to cut all of the flowers on the die, you can just cut smaller pieces of cardstock, stack them onto the one cut and then run it through your cuttlebug/bigshot..

close up of the rose..

large photo  mat tags.. and Here is the prima..LOL  can you spot the difference?  I have to admit that my flowers actually look a lot better than the prima..but dont tell anyone I said so..LOL

and finally, the last page...My mini is so big and bulky, I had to leave the flowers off of this last page or it would not have shut..LOL  I did a tri-fold photo mat on the left and then one big pull out tag and pocket on the right...

and for supplies used:
Papers by : Bo Bunny
white cardstock

Cricut Expression
Cricut Imagine

Tim Holtz Sizzix die: Tattered Floral

Cricut Cartridges:
Graphically Speaking: Daisy cut
Home Decor: flower (turqoise rose cut with Imagine)
Stretch your imagination: Vine of leaves (on the cover)
A Childs Year: Leaves 
( I cut with my Imagine, white cardstock and chose the perfect green from their list of color choices..luv that feature)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Pink Bubblegum and Forest Green (leaves)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick 
Lace ribbon
decorative button
Marthat Stewart edge punch
Fiskars mini flower punch
Fiskars circle punch
I think and hope that about does it for the list supplies.. I should write everything down, but it just takes too much time..LOL
I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and looking at what I have created for SOUS.. and do stop by SOUS and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has created... Just click HERE and you will be re-directed..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend..

September 7, 2011

Scrapping School Memories- WW reveal

Well ladies, this means its the first Wednesday in September.. I hope I'm lying on a warm beach in Florida as you are reading my post..LOL  but, I think the promised weather for this week is cloudy with thunderstorms.. blah!!
so, anyway... Let me share a little layout I created for our scrapbooking challenge over at Whimsical Wednesdays..
our challenge is "Scrapping School Memories!".. Unfortunately, living in Finland we have no school events here.. no football or little, I decided to just use one of my son Adam's school photos and make a layout with that... This is his kindergarten photo and he just turned 17 on the 22nd of August.. Not funny how fast time flies, but I think us scrappers have the best hobby since we get to re-live these moments every time we create a page..
yes, I noticed I'm yapping your ears off..LOL  So, lets get to the layout shall we:
I added a lot of different elements to this page... One, we were to use a chipboard element and two, to use digital stamping images that were very generously sponsored to us by: Regina from The Cutting Cafe 
I ended up using the apples from the school set she sent us.. colored them with coloring pencils and then chalked them to soften the look.. This is a first for me with the digital stamping images and they were super fun to work with..
and how about a few close ups of the layout:

 here is a close up of the little chalkboard I made.. it has a chipboard  base, and used cream colored  cardstock to cut the frame and then ran it through my cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz distressed wood embossing folder.. Inked it and then took some sand paper to it.. cute!!

.and for the supplies used:

papers by. DCWV Grade School stack
cardstock: Black, red, cream and white

chipboard letters

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridge: My community : Crayons
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo
coloring pencils
pop dots

well, I'm sure that about does it for the list.. LOL  I know, I say that every post...
I want to thank you ladies so much for stopping today and taking a look at what I've created.. Do stop  by Whimsical Wednesdays and check out what the rest of the DT members have created.. Also, join in on the challenge and you can win yourself your very own digital stamping set that has been generously sponsored to by The cutting Cafe.. Its highly worth it!!
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..

September 5, 2011

DT project for YMH

Another Monday reveal for me..Hi everyone!!!
here is a layout of my daughter Amber, when she was just starting school back in the day.
  I created this using Prima papers and lots of different Prima flowers.. Just so you know, I'm not much of a stamper, but when I got these amazing border stamps by Tattered Angels, I couldn't wait to play with them.. 
I cut a 3" x 8.5" piece of paper, stamped it using black ink and Tattered Angels Architectural Trims stamps and look at the nice border you can get.. Oh and both of the stamps edges align perfectly so you can make the stamped image longer than just the 6" which is the actual length of the stamp, my trim is 8.5"...Brilliant!!
so, here are a few close ups of the layout:

 Here is the close up of the stamped trim... I really luv how it came out..

and the beatiful white lace trim by prima...delish !!

and my sweet Amber, she is 6 yrs old in this photo..
she just turned 22 in May..where does the time go?LOL

and for the supplies used..

from my own stash: 
prima Flower vine
turqoise and white flowers
big white flower
white liquid pearls
 black inkpad
metal clip

well ladies.. that does it again for me for today...  
Thank you all so much for stopping and seeing what goodies I was able to play with this week..LOL   .
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..