January 30, 2012

Spring Friendship Mini Album- DT for YMH

This mini seemed to take forever to get done but I just can't wait to share it with you all.. It was amazingly fun to create and I got to use some of my very favorite supplies, one being Prima papers and flowers..Oh My!! and let me tell you all, I must be one of the luckiest people to be able to work with Prima's and I get mine from Your Memories Here.. As you all know, I live in Finland so finding Prima supplies here is rare to none, and you all should know by now, that I hold a special place in my heart for suppliers that ship international and Kristina from YMH does..  I'm always eye balling her stuff (<---that sounded weird..LOL)  to see what I can get and put together and so, that's where this mini album comes in...

I found some pink business sized envelopes in my stash, some sheets of chipboard, my butterfly punch, stamps, loads of Prima goodies and went to town..  I was in my creative zone for three days and finally, here is what I ended up with:


This cute & puffy mini measures 6.5" long and 4.5" wide.. I cut my own tags out of chipboard and attached them in between the envelope pockets.. and all of the papers I used on this mini came in the Sparkling Spring Collection by Prima..I am a sucker for these 6x6 paper pads cause they are so versatile and go a long way.. I mean seriously, I made a few cards last week with it and now, I have a mini album all done, plus I have loads of paper left for more projects.. 

here are a few close ups:

see what I mean about being puffy?..LOL  
I took a Tim Holtz clip and tied some white ribbon to it, to help keep it closed..LOL


The inside.. Had a hard time trying to get good photos of all the pages cause
they didn't wanna cooperate..LOL

The first page.. made two pockets with the bit of envelope I cut off the one end and the other
side I used Ranger distress ink and one of my Prima Masks for the photo mat, plus all the pretty Prima flowers.. I used several different flower collections, one being the Sunrise yellow Mini roses..
My big tag, same thing with ink and masking.. plus, I added some liquid pearl drops all over the place and Love the stamps I used.  The stamps are from Stephanie over at Whimsical Designs..

I also used some of the bigger Prima Flowers., the yellow Lilliput roses are amazing..
I also used Prima's floret collection-Camille, and these small roses are all made out of Mulberry paper..

I almost forgot, I had some transparency sheets and I cut one almost the same size as the photo mat, I folded one end of it and tucked it behind the side of the photo mat, stamped a big butterfly image on it and then added some punched butterflies plus a little blue Prima rose



I apologize that these photos are not in the right order, but I had such a hard time taking photos of this cause the pages wouldn't stay open.. I actually used a few of the clips to help pull the pages apart long enough to be able to snap a photo..LOL  so, I actually wasn't able to take the photos in order..
If you want to view a bigger picture, just click on the photo itself and that will make it bigger. .this way you can see all of the little details I added..

Ok.. whew!! that was a lot of photos to upload, but I'm in love with this mini and can't wait get go rummage through some of my daughters photos from when she was younger and add them in here or actually maybe, I will give this to her as a gift and she can add her own memories in it..Hmmmm!! LOL
I want to thank you ladies so much for stopping today and checking out my Monday post for Your Memories Here.. 
so, for supplies used that can be found at Your Memories Here:

Supplies from my own stash:
Chipboard, envelopes, liquid pearl, butterfly punch, leaves, chipboard letters,
hat pins, stamps by Stephanie over at Whimsical Designs, ribbon, clip, string of pearl, circle punch..

Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week..
Hugs

January 27, 2012

Up to Snow good- Sous reveal

Are we at the end of January already?, We just started this year and were almost 1 month down already, yikes..
well, no matter..LOL  Its finally Friday and I get to share a layout with you that I created as our die cut challenge over at SOUS.. We chose SNOWMAN as our die cut for this Friday's challenge.. Its winter and I'm sure that a snowman is a perfect cut to decorate your winter themed projects right?..right!!..LOL


this layout is out for publication


so, here is my project for out reveal:
 This is very first layout that designed and cut using Provo Crafts new Cricut Craftroom free software..It wasn't easy at first, but it got easier as I kept at it..LOL  
so, Mr Provo craft, I take back every single bad thing I ever said about CCR..LOL (grovel, grovel)

This is what it looked liked on the virtual mat once I had designed it.
now, you see the title: let it snow..well, I cut that "let it" off cause I didn't want it..LOL
I did make a few changes once I started actually putting the layout together..
All of the prints and colored cardstock you see have been cut using the YUMMY imagine cartridge and of course, my Cricut Imagine die cutter.. which I love love love ...LOL

and I have lots of close ups for you this time:
The title and branch.. lots of white liquid pearl drops..

close up of the glitter I glued on the snowman.. I used glossy accents as the adhesive for the glitter..

my snow balls..LOL  All glittered up..

This is my doggy jery, a.k.a Lil Fckr..LOL  
he gets into so much trouble when he goes out back in the patio.. 
He loves barking at EVERYTHING that moves, 
even falling snowflakes and planes that are flying above us.. 

My snowflakes I attached with foam tape and then added stickles to them.

side view so you can see how everything is kind of floating on the layout..

and for the list of supplies used:

Cricut Craft Room free software
Cricut Imagine die cutting machine

Cricut Cartridges:
Imagine cartridge: Yummy (for colors and prints)
Imagines Own images: Top notes

Regular cricut cartridges.
George and Basic Shapes:  Circles (snowman&balls) and Photo mats
Nate's ABC's: title "Up To Good"
Winter Frolic: Title "Snow"
Winter Woodland: Big Scalloped square, Branch and Cap
Joys of the Season: Snowflakes

White cardstock
White liquid pearl
foam tape squares
Glitter
Glossy accents

Well my fellow scrappers.. That's it, pretty short list I'd say..LOL
I had a blast creating this layout on the new CCRoom and I hope I have inspired you to create some of you own scrapbook layouts this way as well.. and if you have any questions about anything on my blog, please don't hesitate to ask.. I'm always here to help!!
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic weekend..
hugs

January 25, 2012

Love is in the Air challenge-DT Whimsical Wednesdays

Wow!! Is it Wednesday already?.. LOL  with that said I get to share a little home decor project that I made as our Whimsicial Wednesdays challenge this week was to create a Valentines Day/ Love themed home decor project.. 
I have been spending a lot of time on youtube lately , I started watching videos on how Cricut CraftRoom worked and then just kind of got side tracked and found a cute video on some SVG files, but figured I could create the same style of project using my Cricut and some choice Cartridges.  Yes, I was right..LOL

Here is my project that I created as my DT project Whimsical Wednesdays:

The rosette measures 9" all around, so its a big one.. 
Here is a semi-side view..

and for a few close ups:

close up of the sentiment.. which I thought was so cute :)
Prima roses and pearls..

the scalloped circle and banner I cut using CCR and my Imagine..

the sentiment I used this time is from the With Love
collection.. 

and for supplies used:

(you have to check these out, they are so super cute)

papers by: DCWV Botanicals Stack
cardstock: K&Co

Cricut Imagine

Cartridges used:

George and Basic Shapes: Heart and circle
Heritage: Banner
Gypsy: 
Gypsy Wonderings: Scalloped Circle

Butterflies: MS punch
MS edge punch
Liquid pearl: white
Roses by Prima
Prima E-Line pearls

Ranger Distress Inks:
Vintage Photo
white ribbon

and those of you that have been following my posts for the last few years know that I am a honest scrapper, if  I make something that has been inspired by someone else, I always tell you about it.. so, as I mentioned earlier that this was inspired by a video I had seen on youtube, you can go check out the video yourself, by clicking HERE.. this is not my own video is why I am adding the link instead of the whole video.. I hope it inspires you to make one of your own :)

well my sweets.. That does it again for today.. I want to thank everyone for stopping by today and checking out my Design Team project for Whimsical Wednesdays challenge blog..Stop by there and check out what the rest of our amazing design team members have been up to.. Plus, there is candy to be won :)
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week
Hugs

January 23, 2012

Valentine's Day cards-DT for YMH

Happy Monday ladies...
 I'm here to share with you a few Valentine's day cards I created as my Design Team project for Your Memories Here this week.. 
I got this cute Prima 6x6 stack called Sparkling Spring 

and I loved the soft flowery and spotted prints that were in there.. I wanted to create a few quick and simple cards and since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I figured no better subject than that..LOL

so, here are my cards:

This was the first card I made. .Using the pinks and greens from the collection.. Hand made the rosette by cutting two strips of paper measuring 1.5" x 6", then using my paper trimmer and bone folder, I creased it every half an inch.. then used really strong adhesive to hold the ends together and easily was able to create a cute rosette..
for a few close ups:

did some computer generated journaling, which I then hand cut into little banners.. MS punch for the butterflies and liquid pearl drops..

and then for second card.. I used the same paper collection which is the Prima Sparkling Spring 6x6 stack.. I'm telling ya, I'm going to be creating a lot of cute little projects with this stack, cause its packed with paper..
For this one, I used the greens and dark pinks.. plus some of the flower prints..  Distressed the edges and made another rosette to match.. this time cutting three strips of paper instead of the two, I prefer this rosette better, folded a lot easier as well :)

for a few close ups:
I inked the edges with distress ink and punched a few circles for the center.. adding some liquid pearl to accent..
Another computer generated sentiment, which I once again just hand cut onto strips of scraps I left over from the other card.. plus I punched a few butterflies and the lace trim..

for supplies used on these two projects:


from my own stash:
white cardstock, cuttlebug and embossing folders, liquid pearl and MS punches

well ladies.. thats my Monday project for you.. hope these cards inspired you to make some of your own. 
I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and having a look at what I've created..

Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week..
Hugs

January 20, 2012

Precious- SOUS sketch reveal

OMG!! TGIF finally...LOL  I've been counting down the days and if you've stopped by earlier this week and read my posts, you'd know it was true..LOL
well.. lets get the good stuff shall we...  Us girls over at SOUS are having our sketch reveal today and we have an original sketch by your's truly.. I am really enjoying creating sketches for our challenge blog SOUS and I'm hoping that you all ladies are enjoying using them, and if you do please submit us your projects over at SOUS cause we'd love to see them..

so, here is my take on this weeks sketch:


This is a photo of my youngest niece Eve who just turned 3 last December.. she is most cutest thing ever.. the photo was taken by her big sister Kristina who is 17yrs old, who is the oldest of 4 girls (yes, 4 girls) .LOL

and here is the sketch I created:


for a few close ups:

banner and title cut with my Imagine..

My little cutey pie..


all of the papers on this layout I cut using my Cricut Imagine and Lori's Garden cartridge.. so is the title banner and the flourish.. I also made a big blue flower using the Mother's Day bouquet cartridge and the title from Kate's ABC's cartridge, the colors on the cuts are from the Lori's Garden cartridge..
the little and medium size roses are by Prima and the tiny pink ones are from I am roses

and remember that Stephanie from Whimsical Designs is sponsoring our challenges this month and the more you play along the better your chances are of winning some of Stephanie's Stamp collections..

alrighty then ladies.. thats it for me for today.. do stop by sous and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has created using this sketch.. like I said, they are amazing...
thank you all so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a scrap-tastic weekend..
Hugs

January 18, 2012

Anything goes- Whimsical Wednesdays Challenge

T.G.I.Wednesday already  :)
 two more working days and then vacay for me.. Oooooh yea!!! LOL
can ya tell I'm excited much...??
alright, enough of me dreaming and on with the post..
 Us girls over at Whimsical Wednesdays are having out Wednesday challenge reveal.. We were asked to create a card with HEARTS and I decided to use one of the wonderful sentiments from the Whimsical Fun collection..  I have big plans for this card, its going to get sent to my BFF that lives in sunny Florida..

so, here is my card for today's reveal:

I know I complained a lot about the Cricut Craftroom in the beginning, but I am eating my words .. I created this card using the CCR.. It was fun and easy and I got it finished in no time at all.. I guess it just took a few tries to get familiar with the layout of CCR..  the colors of all the cricut cuts (hearts and flowers) are colored in using the color pallette from Lori's Garden cartridge.. I then used my cuttlebug and the Victoria embossing folder to emboss the hearts and that hand cut tag..  The butterflies are a MS punch..
here are a few close ups:
added a few drops of white liquid pearl for some accent and I also rubbed each embossed heart with Ranger distress ink:  blue hearts: blue denim, Green heart: Peeled paint and brown heart: Vintage photo..

My flower and leaves are cut using the Mother's day bouquet cartridge, two different flowers on there, plus I inked the edges using Blue Denim and Peeled Paint distress ink.  I once again colored the flowers in by using the color choice in CCR.. then added a Basic Grey brad to the center..

I also added some lace ribbon, which I ran some thin brown ribbon through and then attached it to the bottom of the card using Glossy Accents..  plus, you can get a close up of the sentiment, which I stamped it onto some green cardstock, cut it to size and then rounded the corners, which I inked with Peeled Paint ink and pop dotted onto the tag..Whew!! a lot of little details, but it was so much fun to put it all together..



so, with that said I want you all to stop by Whimsical Wednesday's and check out what the rest of our amazing DT have been up to..

and before I forget:
Stephanie over at Whimsical Wednesdays is looking for some new design team members.. So, if you enjoy making cards, scrapbook layouts and/or home decor projects, plus you love working with stamps, apply by clicking the contact button at the Whimsical Designs Blog, plus if you want more information you can email Stephanie at
sar342@aol.com

I want to thank you ladies so much for stopping by today and having a look at my project..
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week..
Hugs

January 16, 2012

Friendship card- DT project for YMH

Happy Monday scrappers..
 I've started to count down the days till Friday..LOL  My 9 day winter vacation will start Saturday, so I'm as chipper as they come.. 
and with it being a Monday today, I get to share a project that I have created for Your Memories Here.. I'm trying to challenge myself to see how many versatile projects I can make using the same paper stack.. I am still working with the Prima Printery Collection and I used some of it to create this Friendship card.. 
yes, I'm really enjoying myself making cards..LOL  I guess every once in while we have to push ourselves over the comfort zone wall and try something new.. 
well.. Here is the card I created:

some black cardstock to make the base of the card, printer papers in the greens and creams.. MS around the page punch and some punched butterflies.. quick, semi-simple yet elegant.. I think at least..LOL


This rosette, I quickly made using some of the green printer collection papers, my paper trimmer and bone folder.. punched the edges before I folded it, punched two small circles, one for the bottom and one for the top.. glued them all together using quick drying glue.. inked the edges with distress ink and dotted 3 pearl drops, which is actually gold liquid pearl..

Hand cut the banner and did a computer generated sentiment, which I printed onto the printery paper.. here you can see the white liquid pearl I used to accent the punched trim and the butterflies..
I also pop dotted the banner and the rosette..

so, with a few items that can be right at Your Memories Here, you can create beautiful cards with out all the fuss..LOL
I want thank you all so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my Monday project.. I hope all you ladies have a scrap-tastic week.
Hugs

Recipe Mini for Daughters Friend Sini..