April 30, 2012

Off the page with Prima- DT project by Nanné

Hellooooo fellow scrappers.. 
Living in Finland my kids love to celebrate all of the holidays we have here along with all of the holidays that are  American, that we also celebrate here.. 
Well, today is the eve of Mayday.. Which means all of the younger generation get all dressed up in funny hats, masks and costumes and go strutting their stuff in our capital Helsinki.. they eat donuts, funnel cakes and drink a soda called "Sima".. which I actually make myself..
so, this year my daughter went out and bought a simple little white hat with a veil and a mask.. She then asked me to help her PIMP them up as she put it..LOL
We went through some our my Prima goodies that I had gotten from Kristina over at Your Memories Here and the fabric flowers were perfect along with the fabric leaves.. She also used some Prima gems and a trinket by Bo Bunny.

Here are the finished projects:

 She also grabbed some wide red ribbon from my stash and made a beautiful trim with it.. adding the gems, trinket, flower and the feathers to it..

Here is the mask.. 

She added some red stickles to accent the image on the mask and then added the red Prima fabric leaves behind a big black flower that was already on the mask.. 

I appologize for the photos, I took them with my iphone since my batteries were dead in my camera.. oopsy on my part..LOL It happens...

For supplies used:
hat and mask
On sale just click HERE
Trinket by Bo Bunny

well ladies.. That's my Monday project for today, well actually its my daughters project..  I loved being able to share some of my goodies with her and trust me when I say, she is not a scrapper..LOL  So, it made it twice as nice..
I want to thank you all so much for stopping today and checking out our project for Your Memories Here and remember, these flowers aren't just for pages, but off of them as well.. 
Hope everyone has a wonderfully scrappy week :)

April 27, 2012

Accessorize- Sketch reveal SOUS

I'm telling ya these weeks are just flying by..LOL  Another Friday and that means another awesome reveal for us girls over Stuck On U Sketches.. This week we have an original that was designed by me :) (big grin)..
I love banners, can't seem to get enough of them.. Plus, I've seen them used in so many wonderful ways.. With my layout I really thought outside of the box a bit, not only in the color of the layout (which is so not norm for me to use brights on my layouts (big grin again..LOL)..

yea yea yea, ok... let me get to my layout..LOL

My daughter owns more shoes that should be allowed by law and that goes for sunglasses as well..LOL  So, I incorporated those into my layout.. plus she always keeps lip gloss in her purse among other things..LOL

here is my sketch:

Here are a few close ups of the layout:

While designing this layout, I decided to use a cartridge from my collection that I hadn't used in a long time.. I hate it when they just sit and gather dust, don't you?...

for the supplies used to create this layout:

Cricut Imagine and Cricut Craftroom free design software
Cricut Yummy cartridge for the prints and colors
white cardstock..

Cricut cartridge:

Forever Young:
Dress form, purse, lipstick, umbrella, nail polish, sunglasses, boots and high heels, tags and title

George and Basic Shapes:
Squares and rectangles for base of layout

Life's a Beach:

I also used pop dots, white gel pen and white liquid pearls, Chalks and inks..

Alrighty then my fellow scrappers.. I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and checking out my project for our Sketch reveal over at S.O.U.S..
Do stop by and join in on the fun with us girls this week..

April 23, 2012

Birthday card- Your Memories Here

Happy Monday fellow scrappers.. 
I'm sorry I'm a bit late with my Monday post today, but we've had some stuff happen and a little change had occured today and I couldn't get to my computer :)
But anyway.. I was so in aaaaaaw last week when my package from Your Memories Here had arrived.. I'd swear I was like a little kid at Christmas..LOL   I absolutely loved the new Prima Sun Kiss collection I received and Holy Cannoli, it was packed to the rim with goodies.. I am going to have so much fun playing with it all.
ok. I'm getting off track..LOL

My daughters 23rd birthday is coming here in just two short weeks and I wanted to create a pretty card for her.. I decided to use brown and white cardstock as the base, then grabbed one of the journaling notecards that came in the Sun Kiss Collection.
*its a bit late here so the colors are darker than in actual real life..
Here is my card:
There were so many beautiful flowers in this collection that I was driving myself mad trying pick some out for this card..LOL  finally chose the yellow, green and brown.. The brads are Basic Grey..
I stamped few images on the card that came in a stamp set which of course came in the collection.
I found a cute tutorial on Pinterest on how to do the punched trim around the marquee and had lots of fun with that.. Some computer journaling and lots of white liquid pearls to accent..LOL  The butterflies are a MS punch..
for the supplies I used from Your Memories Here:

from my own stash:
MS butterfly punch, edge punch, ribbon, white liquid pearl..

alrighty then fellow scrappers.. That's my Monday post.. Whew!! I was cutting it close and I do apologize for posting so late.. next week will be better, I promise..LOL
I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and checking out my Monday post as my design team project for Your Memories Here..


April 20, 2012

Backyard Fun: SOUS die cut reveal

I'm sure I sound  like a broken record, but TGIF...LOL
and once again for many reason, but mainly cause I get to share a DIE CUT project that I created as my design team project for Stuck On U Sketches. 

 Our theme for this Friday is "APRIL SHOWERS!"

I decided to make a playful layout of my kids when they were younger.. In these photos we had just moved to Finland and these are the first photos of my kids playing outside right after the snow had all melted away due to all of the Spring showers.. 

Here is my project:

I used a lot of cartridges to create this layout, but my main cartridges were:
Create a Critter and B is for Boy.. but, I also used "Life's a Beach, My Community and Nate's ABC's"

Here are a few close ups:

Isn't he just the cutest?...LOL

and for the supplies used:

Cricut Craft Room for the design of the layout

Cricut Imagine printer and die cutter

Cartridges used:

Create a Critter:
Sun, clouds, trees, sand pit (pond), play house and branch

B is for Boy:
Truck, boy and baby

My Community:
Slide and fence

Boys will be Boys:

Life's a Beach:
Pales and little shovels

Nate's ABC's:
Title font and phrase "backyard"

Pooh and Friends:

Printed papers by : Echo Park
12x12 Playground Collection

White cardstock
white and black pen for doodling
chalks for shading die cuts
pop dots

Well my fellow scrappers I think that about does it.. I hope I didn't leave anything out of the list.. 
I had a loads of fun putting together this layout and I hope you like it as much as I do..
If my layout has inspired you enough to create an "April Showers!" project, please submit to us at SOUS and you can be eligible to win yourself some hand made roses.. More details can be found at SOUS just click HERE and you will be redirected..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully scrappy weekend..

April 16, 2012

Born to Create- DT project

Wow!! Monday already?..LOL
As many of you know, I don't usually scrap about myself.  But when I rummaged through my Prima papers that Kristina had sent, I found the North Country 6x6 stack and decided to pick my brain a little and I wanted to think outside of the box.. Yes, they are winter papers, but I decided to make a layout that wasn't so "winter" themed, just to show you how versatile some of these stacks really are..
I printed a photo of myself and since I love the color of Olive Green, it made putting together this bad boy super fun and easy..
This layout measures 12x12, but cutting up some of the smaller papers didn't leave me with many scraps to throw away..

So, Here is my layout:

and for a few close ups:
Lots of colors... 
which is so out of my comfort zone  LOL

Me with dark hair..LOL I prefer blonde

The corners I stamped a corner flourish using the North Country Stamp set.. I didn't use an ink pad, but brown paint from Rangers paint dabbers instead.. adding drops of white liquid pearl for accent..

the flowers are mostly all Prima's with a few exceptions that I found in my stash.. I don't normally add so many different colors, but with this layout I just couldn't help myself..LOL

and for the supplies used:

Other supplies used:
Martha Stewart around the page punch and butterfly punch, white liquid pearls, bakers twine and computer generated journaling..
All right then fellow scrappers.. That's my Monday post for this week.. I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and checking out my layout.. do stop by Your Memories Here and check out the awesome selection of Prima goodies Kristina has to offer..
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week

April 13, 2012

Little Prince Charming: Sketch reveal SOUS

Spring in your step fellow scrappers? 
The snow is finally starting to melt and we have been promised warm weather ahead matey..LOL
We at SOUS were blessed this week with one of our previous design team members, Debbie Burns.. She has designed the amazing sketch for us and she also guest designed this week.. We luv her to pieces and miss her at SOUS very much..
so, Here is my take on the sketch this week:

The layout is of my oldest son Aaron when he was just a wee lil baby.. He was such a cutey pie..LOL  For those of you that don't know but my son will be 19 yrs old in July.. seriously, where does the time go?
I was rummaging through his old photo album and came across these photos and new it was time to scrap em..

Here is the sketch and I can honestly say, I made it my own:

for a few close ups:

The papers I printed using my Cricut Imagine and the Yummy cartridge.. 
so are all of the die cuts..

sorry the froggy is a bit fuzzy..LOL

for supplies used:

Cricut Craftroom: design
Cricut Imagine
Yummy cartridge for papers

regular cricut cartridges:
Create a Critter:
Bees, pond, lilly pad, grass and tree trunks

Pooh and friends:
trees, fence and clouds

George and basic shapes:
hollow circle

Live Simply:

B is for Boy:
Title and crown

White cardstock
White liquid pearls
pop dots
Peachy Keen stamps: faces
black ink

well fellow scrappers, that's my Friday Project for this week.. 
I want to thank you all so much for stopping by and checking me out..LOL
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic weekend

April 9, 2012

Journal with Prima- YMH dt project

Happy Monday everyone.. Easter came and went, which can only mean were one step closer to summer.. and being another Monday, I get to share a little project with you that I created as my design team project for Your Memories Here.
I ordered some Prima goodies a few months back and I've been busy creating all kinds of projects with them and the paper stack is still loaded even though I've made lots of stuff with it.. I decided to create a journaling book of sorts, which measures 5" x 7".. I added lots of black cardstock pages, which are covered with the papers from the Prima Printery collection.. I thought to make something for myself that I can write in all about my daily routines.. 
and then with the left overs, I made a mini journaling book.. it measures about 3" x 5".. I also put my bind-it-all to good use, which has been collecting dust on the shelf..LOL
Here are my projects:

For the front cover of the bigger book, I added some black lace and made a rosette with it.. adding a Prima Vintage Trinket to the center.. I also had these beautiful medium size and miniature Prima roses that came in my goody bag and the bling, can't forget about the bling.. 
On the smaller one, since I wanted to keep in my purse, I didn't want to embellish the covers with anything that would eventually tear off.. I instead used some glossy accents and went over the title, the clock and the little flourish design, giving it a nice effect..

so, the supplies I used to create this product that can be found at Your Memories Here are:
Prima Papers ( I used the Prima Printery collection, but anything would look just as amazing)

Alrighty then fellow scrappers.. That's my Monday project for this week.. Do stop by Your Memories Here and check Kristina's amazing selection of goodies.. I have a package on the way and I'm on pins and needles till it gets here :)
Plus, there are some seats still available for the Sweet Retreat in Philladelphia..Just click HERE for more information.

Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week..


April 6, 2012

Die Cut challenge "Spring is in the air!" SOUS

yes!! Its finally Friday..LOL  and I'm so happy its the Easter weekend since I get to spend the next four days crafting my little heart out..LOL  
Since its Friday today, I get to share a little Die Cut project with you ladies as my design team project for S.O.U.S.. This month is my month to host the challenges and decided to start April off with a
Spring Is In The Air die cut challenge..

Here is my take on our die cut challenge:

I had a lot of fun using up some of my Echo Park papers for this challenge.. I also used a few Cricut cartridges and made my own flowers.. 
the photo is from my moms wedding last May.. We had a real nice time!!

I also have a few close ups I'd like to share with you:

The hat I cut from the Kate's ABC's cartridge the title SPRING was cut from Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.. I think it turned out so cute!!

The fence is from My Community, the birdhouse and flourish are from Cindy Loo, the flowers and leaves I cut from Mother's Day Bouquet.  Added some white liquid pearl here and there for some detailing..LOL

and the pretty little kitty from the Cindy Loo cartridge..Been dying to use that die cut.. 

I am also submitting this layout to the 

Oh and before I forget, I am sponsoring some blog candy for this challenge.. I made some hand made roses and will be giving one set away to one lucky winner of our Die Cut challenges this month.. 
They are made using the Bo Bunny Et Cetera paper line.. musical notes. I have glimmer misted them along with the leaves.. they are nice and shimmery...

All right then ladies.. Do stop by SOUS and check out what the rest of our amazing  design team have created for this challenge..
Thank you all for stopping by today and checking out my Friday project..
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter Weekend..

April 3, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Wow.. I'm a day late posting my candy winner from our Get To Know Me blog hop.. 
 I randomly did the choosing and the winner is:  

Terri over at
 Scrapping with the Bug..

Please email me (nannescreations@hotmail.com) your address so I can get your candy sent to you :)

April 2, 2012

I heart glimmer mist- DT project for YMH

Have you tried Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists yet?..  
Oh, I have and I absolutely love the stuff.. I got in the creative mood yesterday and wanted to think outside of the box a bit..and so here is my layout I created:

I used these amazing embossed papers by: SEI Windsor collection but I didn't have flowers to coordinate with the layout.. What to do, what to do?..LOL
 I decided to grab some of my older Prima flowers, some green leaves,  Tattered angels Glimmer Mist and some Ranger paint dabbers in gold..
I wanted to make my own flower vine..so, grabbed some wire, green plant tape, the green leaves, some of the roses I found in my stash and glimmer mist (in Suade and coffee Shop).. wrapped the tape around the wire and then glimmer misted it, which gave it a nice brownish glow.. I adhered it to the layout using the wire, by punching a few small holes into the layout and wrapping the wire through.. 
then grabbed some of my older Prima flowers which I then attached those to the vine, by gluing them onto the layout, then the roses and finally adding some final finishing touches with gold paint..

Here are some close ups:
You can see here that I brushed gold paint on EVERYTHING..LOL
all the brown flowers and leaves have been Glimmer Misted.. The flowers were all originally white and the leaves were green.. 
Added some tiny white roses in the middles of some of the flowers.. painted them with gold paint..

As for my title..
 I found some over sized chipboard letters in my stash, that I've had FOREVER and never really knew what to do with them.. I painted them gold with the Ranger dabbers.. then rubbed a little black paint here and there.. added some gold and brown ribbon and finally a cute little charm I hand made..

a close up of the hubby..LOL and some of the roses.. 

I am so happy how this layout turned out, not too feminine even though its covered with flowers.. I love the fact that I can take a flower of one color and make the color I need and all I have to have is some glimmer mist in my stash, which I really need to stock up on...

All right then fellow crafters.. That's my Monday post and I hope you like it as much as I do..
I want to thank you all so much stopping by today and checking out my Monday project for Your Memories Here..
oh and before I forget.. There are some spots left at Sweet Retreat in Pittsburgh..I'd go, but that's a long trip for me and my boss wouldn't be too happy with me skipping out on work..LOL
Hope everyone has a fantastically Scrappy week..