July 31, 2013

Going Buggy-Whimsical Designs reveal

Bugs! what is summer without them, right?..LOL  and how appropriate to be asked to use bugs on  our projects this week..
I decided to create a card and I had a great design in mind, but the end result wasn't like I had imagine it..LOL  But it happens right?..
So, here is my project:
I think its just a bit too busy for me and that's saying a lot since I normally love to clutter my pages and cards with goodies..LOL

Here's some close ups:

for supplies used:

SiL Cameo
SiL designer edition

white cardstock
canon printer

Cricut Imagine
candy jar: Just Because Cards
Hearts: SiL store
butterflies: MS punch
string of pearl
Scotch quick dry adhesive
black marker
White liquid pearls :)

sentiment stamp by: Whimsical Designs

well there ya have it..  Do stop by Whimsical Designs and check out what amazing projects the rest of our design team has created for this challenge..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

July 29, 2013

Project Life-SunnyDay-SOUS

I'm really enjoying creating these Project Life pages.. But who ever said they were quick, wasn't as picky about the details as I am..LOL  They pretty much take me just as long as my regular layouts do, but I like the scrappy look to them :)
So, for this weeks challenge we were asked to use any sun shape on our page.. I decided to add a digital sun on my week card.. I tucked nicely behind a tag :)

We celebrated my son Aaron's 20th Birthday a few weeks ago and decided to use that for this weeks challenge..

How about some close ups:

I made him a chocolate cake ( his fav)..

I bought him a new bedroom set (bedding, curtains and deco pillows) as a Bday gift..
I created the calendar tag myself, so easy with the software..

The cake is a die cut , but used the print only option.. adding the font and a digital element..

He also got a new pair of Dockers, which he loved by the way..LOL

for supplies used to create this page:

SIL Cameo
SIL designer edition
Canon printer
white cardstock
Digital papers and elements
die cuts: balloons and cake from SIL store
chipboard album
Distress ink: Dried Marigold

well fellow Project Lifer's.. There ya have it, my page for this weeks challenge.. Are you wanting to start on your PL pages but arent' sure where to start from, well stop by SOUS and check out how amazing the projects are from our Design Team.. Stop by their blogs, for lots of inspiration to get you started..
hope everyone has a scraptastic week

July 26, 2013

Disney-Die Cut S.O.U.S

I absolutely love anything Disney, but living in Finland, I rarely get the chance to use Disney die cuts.. But, who says you can only use them on Disney themed layouts right?..So, a few weeks ago I spent a week at my husband car repair shop and being the Momma-razzi that I am, snapped a few photos while I was there..LOL   I decided to put some of the CARS die cuts to good use and created a fun guy layout of my three guys..
I used "the King!" die cut above my hubby's photo cause he "thinks" he's the king..LOL
I also added lots of fun elements I found in the SIL store (tires, tools and tire tracks)
Lightning McQueen is from Cricuts "Cars" cartridge and so are the fun title phrases.  I found the little oil canisters in a digital kit I had bought a few weeks ago, which came with the papers I used for this layout..

How about some close ups:

decided to go with the "hot roddin'" since my hubby gets a lot of classic hot rods to service every spring.. 

who doesn't love McQueen sticking his tongue out, plus it seems my kids do that a lot, even as adults..LOL

Love the tires and the tracks... I actually bought a "card" from the SIL store that had the tire tracks on it and just edited the card with the cutting tool..

How cute is this guy?..LOL  This is so my youngest son, the sweet one..

wanted to add like a row of tires and some tools, kind of like the real shop has..

The Hubby

Oldest son Aaron (age20)

youngest son Adam (age18)

For supplies used:

SIL design edition
SIL Cameo
Canon Printer

SIL store:  Tires, tracks, tools
Cricut: CARS: Lightning McQueens, road and title phrases
digital element: Oil canisters

Papers: digital paper kit by SweetShoppeDesigns
white cardstock

distress ink: Fired Brick, Dried Merigold and Black 
white marker
Tim Holtz sanding tool
foam tape
scotch quick dry glue

well fellow crafters.. There we have it.. Do stop by S.O.U.S and check out the amazing projects our design team has created for this challenge..
I hope you have a scrap-tastic weekend

July 24, 2013

Pile It On Challenge-Whimsical Designs

I think the title of the post has my name written all over it..  As you know, I love to just "pile it on"..LOL
But for this weeks challenge, I really wanted to think outside of the box and create something I've ever made before..Plus, I created some of my very own die cuts using the SIL software..
To the goodies I say:
The ship I created myself with some squares that I edited with the editing tool and then circles.. I really like the end result :)  and actually I saved 0.99 cents not having to buy a cut file :)  Go me!!

How about some fun close up of all the layers:

side view of the step card.. 

better side view.. All of my little fishes are added with little pieces of bent paper.. not sure the technical term for it, but makes them look like they are floating..

my floating fish and waves..

and it wouldn't be my card if it didn't have some kind of floral element..LOL  love this die cut that I found in the SIL store: "Tropical Set" by Ms.Kate.

and finally my boat and the cute little sentiment that was behind this creation (literally)..LOL

and for this weeks challenge we have a great sponsor.

 so hope you find some time to play along and you couldn't have a chance at winning a * $15.00 gift certificate to Paper Parade..

for supplies used to create this card:

Silhouette Cameo
SIL software
(die cuts: tropical flour, fish, sun, clouds, waves, card base and life saver)
boat: own design

White cardstock
foam tape
distress inks: vintage photo, fired brick and Tumbled glass
papers: digital paper kit: Sweetshoppedesign.com

Sentiment stamps by: Whimsical Designs
Everyday Sentiments

Thank you for stopping by today and do stop by Whimsical Designs and see what amazing projects the rest of our design team has created for this challenge..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

July 19, 2013

Sketch reveal-S.O.U.S

Helloooooo fellow scrappers.. I'm so excited to share today's project with you.. It took me a whole two days to get the design done and to make it all come to life.. I was so excited with my shadow box that I had created for Wednesdays reveal for Whimsical Wednesdays that I wanted to create another.. Only this time I bought the 12x12 (11 3/4x 11 3/4) shadow box and sized it down to a 8x8.. Go me!!..LOL  I also wanted to create something special for my son Aaron's girlfriend Mari.. They have been together for over a year now and she has become a big part of our family..
So, this is what I ended up with:

Once again using one of my favorite photos.. I did some FB stalking and found this photo in photo files..LOL

Here is the sketch I designed and used for this "layout":

How about some close ups:

The top of the shadow box.. sorry its a bit blurry..

Added some film strip that I cut out of black cardstock, bent it a bit to pop it off the frame..

Loved the title phrase.. found that in the SIL store and thought it was a perfect element for this layout..
I also added some butterflies, flowers and a flourish trim around the page..

Here you can see how everything is popped off of the page using foam tape.

close ups of the flower cluster and of my son Aaron.. He's such a handsome young man and I'm not just saying that being his mom..LOL

side view of the rose and the cluster, I added black leaves and grey stems.. Both files are from the SIL store..
here's a close up of my son's girlfriend Mari and of the embellishments I added to the bottom right corner.. The sentiment strip is a digital element from Echo Park that I cut using my cameo..

for supplies used to create this frame:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design edition software

white cardstock
digital papers by. Echo park

shadow box:  Silhouette store

die cuts/elements: (hearts, butterflies, flowers, leaves, branch's, film strip, title phrase, roman clock, scalloped circle) SIL store
white liquid pearls
say it with pearls
foam tape
wooden knobs (feet)
quick drying adhesive

well fellow crafters, That's my project for this weeks sketch reveal for S.O.U.S..  Do stop by and check out what amazing projects our design team has created with this week sketch and do join in on the fun with us girls..
I hope you have a scrap-tastic weekend

July 17, 2013

Favorite Color challenge-Whimsical Designs reveal

Happy Humpty hump day fellow crafters.. After enjoying 4 weeks of summer vacay, I had to go back to work the day before yesterday.. *sigh!!!  but while I was enjoying my time off, I was able to concentrate on some real fun projects..
For todays challenge we were asked what our favorite color combination was and I answered with "light blue,  brown and cream!" YUM!  Our sponsor (The Paper Parade) for this challenge sponsored each of the design team members with a product package that met our color combo needs.. I was beyond lucky and got to work with one of my favorite paper manufactures: AUTHENTIQUE.  The papers I used for my project is the HOPE collection by Authentique..

so, lets get to my project shall we:
I decided to create a 5x7 shawdow box and I got the file from the SIL store..This is one of my all time favorite photos of my boys when they were little.. It puts a big smile on face every time I look at it.. I scanned the original photo and then printed it in Sepia to match the colors..

sorry this photo isn't all that great, but just want to show what the file looks like in the store and the price is awesome.. You can do anything you want with this file, fun colors and prints..  Plus its pretty light weight so you can stick to wall with ease if you wish..

side view.. you can see how deep the box is, but its awesome to have all that room to add lots of goodies off of the page..
the little wooden dowels I used for legs I got as a gift from Stephanie from Whimsical Designs..
I added the papers to background and around the edge, plus I also got some ribbon trim by Fancy Pants design to match my color palette so added some of that around the edge along with some twine..

How about some close ups:

the bottom left corner.. lots of fun elements and decided to use one of the sentiments onto the puzzle piece..
I also used the sticker words around the bottom.  I know its a bit difficult to read them with the quality of the photo, but they say "Cute", "Surprise", "Memories" and "Friends"..

The whole cluster..  Now I know why they call it a shadow box, there is a constant shadow on the top part of the box..LOL  I could not get any photos without it..  :)

The bottom right corner.. The little word sticker says "Remember".  I also added some "say it with pearls" and a few more flowers and a puzzle piece..

I used some of the alphabet stickers on top of the photo, spelling out "brothers"..

The top of the box looked like it could use a little something, so I added some floating puzzle pieces and lots of flowers and leaves..  The floating look I created with adding some little flaps to the back of the puzzle pieces and gluing them down to the box..

so once again, I want to give a big thank you to our awesome sponsor for this weeks challenge without their generosity, I would not have been able to create this shadow box with these amazing papers and the fun ribbon trim..


for supplies used to create this project.

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design edition

SIL file: 5x7 shadow box
(flowers, leaves, puzzle pieces, film strip, viewers, numbers)
white card stock

Sentiment stamp by: Whimsical Designs

Pattern papers: Authentique

Say it with Pearls
distress ink. Vintage Photo
foam tape
quick dry adhesive

well fellow paper lovers.. That's my post for today's reveal over at Whimsical Designs..
Do stop by and check out what amazing projects our design team has created for this challenge ..
I hope you have a scrap-tastic week

July 15, 2013

Date Tag-Project Life reveal-S.O.U.S

I've been having so much fun creating these Project Life pages.. I read some place that they are suppose to be quick to make, but I've noticed that mine take a long time cause I'm such a sucker for detail...LOL
For this weeks project life page, I decided to use photos from our road trip we took the week before last.. I hadn't seen my grand father in 15 yrears, so we decided to take a drive up north.. Took us just over 4 hours to get there, with a few stops on the way.
Here is my take on this weeks Challenge:
all of my pages will be in a big 12x12 chipboard album..

How about some close ups:
I added a DAY tag.. adding the day we left for our drive..plus some journaling to remember why we took the road trip.  I will have all of my pages in weekly order, so I decided to no label this week with a number of the week title card..

a photo of my mom and my hubby..I took this at our first stop to stretch our legs..

My hubby took a photo of me as we were driving.. you can barely see my hair on the left side of the photo..LOL  

I also added a fun tag next to a photo of my mom eating some ice cream at the next rest stop we decided to stop at..

Here is a close up of the other journaling tag I added with some ice cream die cuts.. 

and finally the title card.. I found this cute road trip die cut in the SiL store. The car and buttons are a digital element that I was able to print and cut using the SIL software..

for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Edition software (creating the cards)

Canon Printer
digital paper: Cherries Jubilee: sweet shoppe designs
digital elements: Echo Park: all boy (buttons, cars, stop sign)

die cuts: road, ice cream, street sign, tag and phrase (SIL store)

white card stock
distress ink: Bundled sage and Fired Brick

well fellow scrappers.. Thats my Project life post for today.. Us girls at S.O.U.S will be posting our project life challenges every other Monday.. Do stop by SOUS and check out what great PL pages our amazing design team has created for this challenge.. Hope we inspire you to get crafting and come share your project with us by linking it back to SOUS..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week