August 31, 2012

Just Married-Sketch reveal SOUS

Its sketch reveal time for us girls over at Stuck On U Sketches.. 
Our very own Leah created this sketch for this week and I decided to scrap a few of my mom's wedding photos.. She had a spring wedding, so I thought the Graphic45 Once Upon A Spring Time collection would be perfect for these photos..

So, here is my take on this Fridays sketch:

I wanted a pretty flowery layout and so, rummaged through my stash of flowers.. These are all from I am Roses.. I ended up rubbing some distress stickles over the flowers and some of my fussy cuts.  

How about a few close up:

and my mom & her hubby after the "I do's!" and yes, he is younger than her..LOL

and for supplies used:

Papers by: Graphic 45
Once Upon a Spring Time

white card stock
Martha Stewart around the page punch,
butterfly punch and deep edge punch

alpha stickers by: Webster's pages
white liquid pearl

Flowers by: I am Roses
small flower punch by Fiskars

well fellow scrappers.. that is my Friday post for this week.. Do stop by SOUS and check out what our amazing design team has created using our sketch..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully scrappy weekend

August 28, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday reveal for MCCR

Wow, is it Tuesday already?.. yikes, these days are just flying by, especially when you're having fun :)
so, with that said, I have a card I want to share with you all today.. as a design team member for My Cricut Craftroom blog,  us girls were asked to create a card of our choice and I decided to put my Snow Angel Imagine cartridge to good use and created a winter themed card.. I found inspiration behind the design of the card on Pinterest.. 
But this card and the design is all me..LOL

and with that said, here is the card I created:

the card measures 6x6 and all of the papers you see here are located
on the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge.. 
 I printed a blue background measuring 5.75" x 5.75", attached it to the base of my card, then I took some white cardstock, cut it into strips and used my Martha Stewart around the page punch to punch out the edge pattern, plus the corners.. attached those next to the edge, covered the center with a square piece of cardstock, measuring 5.25" x 5.25".
with my Imagine I printed three different pattern squares and a blue colored square.. cut those at 2.25" x2.25" attaching them to white squares measuring 2.5"x2.5"..  I then added the punched corners..

For the snow flake:

This pretty snow flake can be found on the Snow Angel Imagine cartridge.  
I first the cut snowflake at 3" and then again separated at 3".  before printing, I chose a white background for it and then used foam tape to piece it together.  Adding a few drops of white liquid pearl for detail..
The scalloped circle is cut at 3.5" and can be found in the Cricut Craftroom basics..

Here you can see the layering plus the white background..

For the sentiment:

This cute phrase is on the Winter Frolic cartridge.. I filled it in with one of the blue patterns off of the Snow Angel imagine cartridge, printing and then cutting it at 2.25" plus adding a few drops of white liquid pearl for detail.. I attached it to the card with foam tape..

For supplies used:

Cricut Craftroom design software
Cricut Imagine

Imagine cartridge:
Snow Angel
colors, prints and snow flake

Winter Frolic:

Cricut craftroom basics:
Scalloped circle

George and Basic Shapes.

white cardstock
white liquid pearl
foam tape
Martha Stewart around the page punch
blue distress ink

well fellow crafter's.. That's my Tuesday project for this week.. Do stop My Cricut Craftroom's blog and see what the rest of our design team has created to inspire you with..
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week

August 24, 2012

Hot August Nights (cars) Die Cut reveal-SOUS

TGIF fellow scrappers.. 
I'm counting down to my vacay and with today's reveal that only makes two more weeks to go and Sunny Florida here we come..LOL
and speaking of hot weather, today's die cut reveal is themed
and its to add any type of motor vehicle to your project, be it a layout, card for what ever else paper project you feel like creating..  For me, I decided to create a layout (big surprise there..LOL)

My boys along with the dad are nuts about cars, old sports cars in fact.. When we travel to the states, we have family in different parts, so we usually end up taking a long drive from either Iowa to Florida or visa versa..  My husband would always rather fly, since its faster but I like driving and taking the scenic route, hence the title of my layout..LOL
here is my project:
I couldn't find the exact photo I had wanted to use on this layout, but decided that one of our vacay photos would do just fine.. My boys a few years ago while we were up in Iowa, they are leaning up against their great uncles car..

how about a few close ups:

and for supplies used:

Cricut Craftroom design software
Cricut Imagine

Imagine cartridge: 
Kate's Kitchen (prints and colors)

regular cartridges:
George and Basic Shapes
Octagon and squares

Graphically Speaking:

Boys will be Boys:
car and plane

Create a Critter
Clouds, grass and sun

Tags, Bags & Boxes

Paper Doll dress up:

Everyday paper dolls

white cardstock
white marker
foam tape

well fellow scrappers.. That's my Friday post for this week.. I want to thank you for stopping by and checking it out, please stop by S.O.U.S and see what our amazing design team has created for this challenge..
I hope everyone has  scrap-tastic weekend

August 23, 2012

Theme Day Thursday- Grown with Love

Thanks for stopping by today fellow scrappers..  
Since its Thursday, I get to share another die cut project with you and this week we were asked to use an APPLE or FRUIT 
on our projects.. I decided to use Apples on my layout.. 
I love the apples on the Doodlecharms cartridge, its actually the very first image cartridge I ever bought and still one of my all time favorites..
with that said, here is my project:
The photo is a little fuzzy cause I took it outside and the light didn't want to cooperate..I apologize for that :)

I will walk you through how I created this layout, its a lot simpler than you might think and don't be intimidated by small details or lots of die cuts, they really are easier than you think.. 

I started off by designing this layout using CCR..
I saved an image of my actual design on the virtual mat looks pretty close to the actual layout..LOL
I love using CCR.  
Its a great tool to help with the sizes of cuts you want to use, what colors and their placement.  The only change I made was the background paper :) I preferred the one with apples on it..

so, lets get to creating shall we:
After I printed and attached the background papers, 
I started off with the large scalloped circle in red, cutting it at 10.5" using the Bloom Cartridge.. The white and yellow circles are on George and Basic Shapes, which are cut at 9.5" and 9".. Then I cut the trees, which are on the Pooh & Friends cartridge, at 6"

The Apples are on the Doodlcharms cartridge, they were all cut at 2" and the acorns are on the Create-a-Critter cartridge and  were cut at 3"
The flowers are from the Home Decor cartridge, cut shadow and at 3" in white, I added some pink chalk to the middles and then dotted with a black marker..  The leaves are on Home Accents and they were also cut shadow at 1", which I chalked in green..

The basket is also located on the Doodlcharms cartridge and I cut that at 2.5"
I attached the basket with foam take, making it easy to tuck some of the apples underneath it.

The marquee is on the Create-a-Critter cartridge in phrases..who knew right?..LOL 
I cut it at 3", it has a little heart cut out on the bottom corner, but I covered it with the apple :)
The title is from Pooh Font set.. The smaller title is cut at 1.25" and the work love is cut at 1.5"..
Finally I cut Tigger at 2.25" and placed him last..

and finally once everything was attached to my layout , I grabbed my white marker pen and started adding details here and there.. super quick and super simple :)

for supplies used:

Cricut Craft room design software (free)
Cricut Imagine for printing and cutting
Cricut Imagine cartridge: Kate's Kitchen

regular cartridges:

Apples & Basket

Acorns and Marquee

Home Decor:

Home Accents:

Pooh & Friends:
Trees and Tigger

Pooh font set:

papers: White cardstock
White marker 
foam dots
Zig two way glue pen

alright then ladies.. That's my project for today's Theme Day Thursday post.. I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and do stop by My Cricut Craft Room blog and see what else our fabulous design team has created for this week..

August 20, 2012

Genuine- YMH Dt project

I'm so psyched its Monday.. 
I haven't created a  flower layout in a long time and it was really what I have been wanting to create for today's reveal.  I grabbed some Prima flowers and Webster's Pages papers: Trendsetter and flipped through to see what kinds of patterns and colors I would want to play with.. I decided to go with the greens and creams, then adding light plum flowers to accent the colors of the papers..

Here is my Project:
and what better to accent a pretty layout, than adding a photo of my daughter to it..LOL
can you tell you I'm a proud mom? :)  I really am and in so many ways..

How about a few close ups:

I love Prima flowers.. I probably own every color of hydrangeas ever made..LOL
I also found some cream colored roses in my stash and green leaves..The pearls are also by Prima..

These big Prima flowers I have had for a long time, I love em.. They are just absolutely gorgeous.. 
I decided to stick with these colors for this layout.

I did some fussy cutting, I cut the dress form out of the paper, you can barely see it.. I have a bad habit of covering stuff up with flowers..LOL  I added a bunch of liquid pearl accents all over the layout.

Close up of my daughter.. She is such a beauty..LOL
I used my MS corner punch and punched out the corner of the photo..
I found some Websters pages sparklers in my stash.. 
These are the clear scalloped buttons.. used some Helmars Gemstone glue to attach them, that stuff dries absolutely clear and no one will ever see it behind the clear buttons.. love this stuff!!
The butterflies are a MS punch..

alrighty then ladies.. That's my Monday project for this week.. I want to thank you for stopping by today and checking out project, do stop by Your Memories Here and sign up for the new Prima Collections that are to be released soon..
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week..

August 17, 2012

Plane Cute- SOUS sketch reveal

Everybody's working for the weekend!! <-- that song plays in my head every Friday afternoon as I head home from work.. LOL    I love Fridays, how about you?.. if not for any other reason than "its sketch reveal time at S.O.U.S!"...
This week our very own Leah has designed our sketch and honestly, I struggled..LOL  I wanted to create a masculine layout, so grabbed some of my Bo Bunny papers and went to town..
Here is my take on this weeks sketch:

I wanted to use the Gears cutting plate from Sizzix.. and randomly placed them all over the layout.  Then came the plane and the title.. not sure how the gears and plane go together, but oh well..LOL

how about some close ups:

for supplies used:

Papers by:  Bo Bunny "on the go!"
white cardstock

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine cartridge: Kate's Kitchen 

regular cartridges:
Boys will be Boys
font and plane

Gears: Sizzix die
foam dots
white marker

wow..that was a short list..LOL
I had a lot of fun playing with this week sketch and if you feel inspired enough by my layout, stop by S.O.U.S and join in the on the fun with us girls this week..
Hope everyone has a scrap-sational weekend..

August 16, 2012

Theme Thursday- Back To School

I've definitely been a busy scrapper these last few weeks.. 
Since I started on the design team at My Cricut Craft Room a few weeks ago, I've had lots of fun creating layouts with my Cricut Imagine.. New theme once a week really gets your MOJO flowing..LOL
I don't know about you, but I love coming up with new ways of creating layouts and for this week, I didn't want to create your normal bright colored Back To School layout, instead I went for grungy and dirty..LOL It is for my son Adam, so being a boy he was mostly always grungy and dirty...

I started off creating this using Cricut Craftroom design software (free)..
 Decided to use the prints and colors off of the Imagine More Imagine cartridge.. love the grungy-ness to the prints on that cartridge.  
Once I printed the images and cut them, I even dirtied em up a bit more with different shades of distress ink..
so, here is my finished layout:

I basically started off with creating the clouds and sun.  They were both on the Create-a-Critter cartridge.. since I used my Imagine to create this layout, I basically filled them images in with the colors from Imagine More cartridge, then printing and cutting.. super quick!!
The flat clouds are cut at 2 3/4", the round clouds are 2 1/4" and the sun is 4".. I inked all of the edges with vintage photo distress ink, faux stitched them with a fine tip black marker.. I foam dotted one of the clouds to my layout, the rest are attached flat..

The little owl on the branch is from the Winter Frolic cartridge. I cut him at 3 1/2".. first cutting the shadow cream, then the branch brown, owl yellow and trimmings red and green.. I added faux stitching to him as well and he is attached to the layout with foam tape..
My trees and fence are cut from the My Community cartridge.. The trees are cut at 4 1/4" and the fence is 2".. all of the edges are inked with distress ink, the tree I used Peeled Paint and then Vintage Photo..

The school bus is on the Doodlecharms cartridge, which I cut at 4" and the little heads are on the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, which are all cut at 2 1/2"..I foam dotted them peeking through the bus windows.. I didn't want to add faces to them., now they can be anyone.

the title can be found on the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge, I cut it at 2 1/2" and the bus stop sign is on the Locker Talk cartridge and that was cut at 3"..  The grass is from Create-a-Critter and those were cut at 1 1/2", which I did distress those as well with Peeled paint distress ink and are attached to the layout using foam tape..  the road is located on the Every Day paper dolls cartridge and I cut that at 2 1/2" and in brown to stay in with the color scheme..

and for the supplies used:

Cricut Craftroom design software
Cricut Imagine printer & die cutter

Imagine cartridge:
Imagine More for prints and colors

regular cartridges:
school bus

3 birds on parade:
title phrase "school days!"

Locker talk:
bus stop sign

Winter Frolic
Own on branch

My Community:
Trees and fence

grass, clouds and sun

Everyday Paper Dolls:
heads and road

white cardstock
black pen
foam dots

distress inks: 
peeled paint, vintage photo, brick red and tumbled glass

whew.. that was a to remember..LOL
I want to thank you all for stopping by today and checking out my die cut project for My Cricut Craftroom blog.. Stop by and check out what other amazing layouts our fellow DT members have created for this challenge..
Hope eveyrone has a scrap-sational week..

August 13, 2012

Art Journal tag-YMH DT reveal

Cause its a manic Monday..LOL  <--( I bet you sang that)
 Not really, but just wanted to share with you how I have been so interested and in love with Art Journaling.. I've been dying to start my own journaling book, but just haven't had any spare time.. But, for today's reveal for Your Memories Here, I decided to start my Art Journaling journey by making an Art Journaling tag..
Try saying that three times fast..LOL

Here is what I ended up creating and mind you, it's my first so be gentle with me..

I started off with just plain white cardstock, trimmed it down to 6 1/4" x 3 1/8" , used my edge punch and snipped the upper corners off, you can do that with scissors as well.  Then glued some Prima papers down to it, I used Prima Songbird 6x6 collection.
I then took some distress ink and rubbed it over the edges with my inking tool..
I then grabbed my small stash of random stamps that I've collected over the years decided to go all Tim Holtz on this tag.. 

I first stamped it with the paisley stamp.. using ranger black suit on all of the stamping.. Then added the crowns.. The sentiment is from one of Tim Holtz stamp sets.. stamped it on a piece of white paper, cut it into strips,  inked the edges and then randomly glued it down with glossy accents.. I went over the text with a black fine tip marker, adding a few drops of white marker and then random doodling ..

I also dug around my chipboard box.  I have some grunge board elements hidden away and decided it was about time to put the crown and heart to good use.. painted them both gold with Ranger paint dabbers.. then added some gold perfect pearls and some Wild Honey distress stickles to the chipboard pieces.. I attached those with some strong Helmars quick dry adhesive..

Here you can see the heart.. I inked the edge with black suit distress ink.. and I distressed the edges with my distress tool...

All right then fellow crafter's.. That's my Monday post for this week.. 
I want to thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my tag and I hope it has inspired you to start on an Art Journal of your own, even if just starting with a tag like I did :)  for supplies, check out Your Memories Here..
Hope everyone has a scrap-sational week..

August 10, 2012

School is Cool- SOUS die cut reveal

Another Friday and that can only mean its Die cut reveal for us girls over at SOUS.. What will she come up with next you ask?...LOL 
I know school has started for many of our kids and so for this Friday our Leah chose our die cut challenge and the theme for is:


My kids are all out of school.. My boys are in trade school and my daughter is working.. I had a lot of fun going through old school photos and decided it was time to scrap my son Adams middle school photo, I chose the black and white photo to really make the colors on the layout pop..

so, here is my layout:

I actually created the background paper for this layout myself.. 
It was really easy using Cricut Craftroom, a few cartridges and my Cricut Imagine..
Using George and Basic Shapes cartridge, I stretch some rectangle shapes from top to bottom, adding different widths, then filled em all in with different colors from the Kate's Kitchen cartridge.. then using the Print only option, I was able to create my own papers.. go me!! LOL

How about a few close ups:
I added some white marker for detail, like the GLUE text on the bottle..

I found this cute title on the Locker Talk cartridge..

My son Adam, he's the youngest of three.. 
sported some long hair back then..LOL

The back pack also from the Locker Talk cartridge..

I wanted to add a few die cuts for school and thought these were the right ones..LOL

and for supplies used:

Cricut Craftroom for design
Cricut Imagine: printer and die cutter

Imagine cartridge:
Kate's Kitchen for colors 

Regular cartridges:

George and Basic Shapes:
rectangles, stars and circles

Locker Talk:
glue bottle, scissors, books, title phrase and back pack

Plantin Schoolbook:
scalloped edge

White and black cardstock
white marker pen
foam dots

well my fellow scrappers.. That's my Friday post for this week.. Stop by SOUS and check out what other amazing projects the rest of our amazing DT have created and if you're in the midst of creating a school project, submit it to us at sous and you could be picked one of our top three designs..
hope everyone has a scrap-sational weekend