March 29, 2013

Beautiful Moments-SOUS sketch reveal

Hope everyone is having a great Good Friday.. I'm enjoying a day off from work and I'll be creating something that's for sure, then doing a big dinner for the family..
Us girls over at Stuck on U Sketches are having our sketch reveal today and our very own Sandi Clarkson created this weeks original sketch.. I had a lot of fun with this one, it was so nice to be able to create something different from the norm...  I don't have a photo for this layout, but I'll be hunting one down from my son's girlfriends facebook photos since she posts a lot of them together.. 

so with that said, here is my layout for today's reveal:
I once again designed this layout using the Silhouette (SIL) design edition software.. The papers are a hybrid kit by Cartabella.. Everything you see has been printed with my printer and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo..
How about some close ups:
I found the view master in the SIL (silhouette) online store and it was only 0,79 cents..

The tags and title belong to the embellishments of the kits I used.. just traced them, printed and then was able to cut them with the Cameo..
Added some red Stickles to the title, but wasn't able to get it all perfect..

The flowers are a die cut, added pearl halves to the centers.. inked the edges with a pink chalk.

The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch, large flowers were a die cut from the Silhouette store..

 added some pearl swirls and some white liquid pearls to the butterflies..

For supplies used:

Silhouette Design edition software
(flowers, view master and trim)
Silhouette Cameo

Hybrid kit by: Cartabella
Beautiful Moments collection
(Prints, sentiments, title, tickets, calendar and photo corner)

pearls
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
inks: pink, brown and black
stickles
white liquid pearls
foam tape
black and white card stock

I'm thinking thats all of the supplies.. I had so much fun playing with this hybrid kit, need to keep an eye for more.. never can have too many..LOL
well ladies.. Do stop by SOUS and see what amazing layouts our design team has created for you this week and were saying special good bye to one of our very special designers..She's been with us for two years.. Its never easy to say good bye...
I hope everyone has a magical Easter weekend..
hugs

March 27, 2013

Pastels Challenge-WW reveal

As Spring  is slowly (very slowly) sneaking up on us, the girls over at Whimsical Designs was challenged this week with a Pastels challenge.. Stephanie gave us a photo for inspiration and I decided to create a Birthday card for my niece who just turned 15 about a week ago..  She is into skateboarding and after a little searching through the Silhouette online store for a skate board, I came up with the idea for this card:

I figured pastels was a great choice of colors since this is for a girl..LOL

Here is the inspiration photo:

and for some close ups:

I thought to use a road sign for the placement of the sentiment.. 

I attached most of the die cuts with foam tape and added some faux stitching to the edge of the card

for added detail, I inked the edges and then added dots of different colored Stickles.

for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Sil design edition software

Die cuts: Silhouette Online store
Canon printer

Sentiment stamp: Whimsical Designs
"Whimsical Fun collection!"

Prints: Digital kit
White cardstock
Stickles
foam tape
Black fine tip marker
inks: colorbox chalk inks

That's my Wednesday post for this week..
I want to thank for stopping by and checking out my birthday card for one of my nieces..
Do stop by Whimsical Designs and check out what amazing projects the rest of our design team members have created for this challenge..
I hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week
Hugs

March 22, 2013

Stroller card-SOUS Die Cut reveal

Oh yea... A free weekend to look forward to but first,  let me share a card that I created for our Die Cut reveal over at Stuck on U Sketches..
I will admit that this challenge was a bit of a brain picker with me since I don't have small kids, babies or grand-babies yet.. in no hurry for grand-babies..LOL
So, after picking my brain I text messaged one of my co-workers who just happens to be very pregnant and asked her if she had an ultrasound yet and if so, which baby was she expecting.. A little girl is in the works she said... yes!! I decided to create a stroller card for her for when the baby is born to congratulate her..
and so, here is my card:
I'm so much fun with the Cameo and the SIL software.. it just blows my mind how much fun its been creating new and unique projects (for cheap)..

I have a few close ups for you:

I used a rub on sentiment for this card..
The flowers are also cut with the cameo..

Some faux stitching and liquid pearl drops.. I did ink the flower petals with a light brownish ink by colorbox-chalk inks

 for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
SIL design edition software

Stroller card: SIL online store
Flowers: SIL online store
border: SIL online store
(SIL= Silhouette Online Store) for silhouette die cutter users..

papers: Digital kit
Canon printer

White liquid pearls
black marker
chalk inks by Colorbox
Rub on sentiment 

well fellow crafters.. That's my die cut reveal project for this week..
I want to thank you for stopping by today and checking out my card.. Do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing projects our design team members have created..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully scrappy weekend..
hugs

March 20, 2013

Buttons and Bows reveal-Whimsical Designs

I've been dying to create one of these keep sake boxes and I finally got the chance..  About a week ago, I received a package from Stephanie and she had sent me lots goodies and with those goodies came a wooden box..  I knew I wanted to do some mixed media on it and add lots pretty flowers, etc..

So, here is what I ended up with:
This was kind of difficult to photograph, so I have a lot of pics for you.. 
But as you can see, I layered lots of papers (by Prima), then did some inking and stamping. Finally cut out two big hearts out of thick paper and glued them to the middle of the lid.. Adding lots of pretty pink flowers by IamRoses, big pink Ribbon, pearl trim and a cute sentiment by Whimsical Designs..

here are some more photos of the project:






for supplies used:

Wooden box (thank you so much Stephanie)
Gesso: white
Papers by: Prima "Tea-Thyme!"
Striped papers by: My Minds Eye
Flowers and leaves by: IamRoses
crochete flowers
wide pink ribbon
glossy accents
white marker
Heart stick pin
Distress inks: Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Stamps: crown, swirls
Pearl Trim
Liquid Pearls: pink
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Pearl halves (my buttons)
and finally
Sentiment stamps by Whimsical Designs

I want to thank you all for stopping by today and checking out what I've created as my design team project for Whimsical Designs.. Do stop by and check out what amazing projects the other design team members have created for this challenge..
Hope everyone has a wonderfully scrappy week
Hugs

March 15, 2013

Delightful-Sketch Reveal March 15th SOUS

Thank GOD its Friday.. 
I cant' say that enough..LOL  Its been a long week and I finally get to sit back & relax and get my scrap on..  But before then, let me share a little something something that I created for our sketch reveal over at SOUS.. Our very own talented Sandi Clarkson designed this week sketch and it was so fun to play with.. 
Here is how I seen the sketch:
Gotta love Echo Park.. They certainly have the cutest papers and embellishments..
plus, these are all digital that I printed and cut using my printer and my Cameo.. 

and here is the sketch:

How about a few close ups:
the photo I dragged and dropped into the SIL design edition software into a circle shape. then was able to print it onto white cardstock and cut with my cameo.. How amazing is that?.. love that option and you really can create a photo into any shape and no more playing around with settings trying to get the photo cut in the right place..

Absolutely loved these EP elements.. had a hard time choosing which ones to use since they were all so super cute..

Here you can see all of the liquid pearl drops I added.. I 'm so addicted to that stuff.. LOL

for supplies used:

Silhouette Design Edition software
Silhouette Cameo

SIL online store: 
doily and scalloped trim

Echo park digital kit: Sweet Day
white cardstock

white liquid pearls
foam tape

wow that was a short list..LOL  That must of a first for me... LOL
Well fellow scrappers.. I want to thank you for stopping by today and checking out what I've created as my design team project for Stuck On U Sketches.. Do stop by and check out what amazing projects our design team has created with this same sketch..

I hope everyone has a scrap-tastic weekend.
 scrappy hugs

March 13, 2013

Happy St. Patty's-Whimsical Designs reveal

So happy you all stopped by today to check out what I've been creating for our Whimsical Designs reveal today.. We were asked to create a project that had something to do with St. Patty's Day.. Since I live in Finland we don't celebrate St. Patty's day and so decided to create a cute friendship card with some St. Patty's elements on it.. 

Here's the card I created..

Ever tell you how much I love creating with my Cameo..LOL
all of the die cuts are from the SIL online store.. 

Here are a few close ups:

The cute little birdie with his wee little hat..LOL  
some tiny clovers and I also did some embossing on the card..

The title sentiment.. the banner was created using the SIL software.. super fun and so easy..
added some drops of liquid pearls here and there, plus inked the embossing..
The papers I used are a digital paper collection I bought..

for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
SIL software

SIL online store for die cuts
bird, hat, branch, scalloped circle, circle card and clovers

Stamps by: Whimsical Designs
Everyday Sentiments collection
Cuttlebug
embossing folder: Victoria

white cardstock
canon printer
digital papers
white liquid pearls
distress ink: Dried Marigold and Bundled Sage
StaZon ink: black
foam tape

Thank you all for taking the time to hang out here with me for today :)
Hope you can find the time to created a cute little St.Patty's day and if you do, submit to Whimsical Designs so we can all come and take a look at it..
hope everyone has a scraptastic week
hugs

March 8, 2013

Lucky-Die Cut reveal SOUS

Oh I'm so happy its finally Friday.. Been a long week since I went back to work last Monday from having a week and half of vacay... Its rough going back to work..LOL
Another reason I'm happy its Friday is cause I get to share a layout with you created for our Die cut reveal over a SOUS.. 
This week our very own Sandi Clarkson asked us to use a SHAMROCK on our projects and since we don't celebrate St.Patty's day here, it took me a few to come up with something with a shamrock and so, this is what I designed:
I apologize for the photo being a little fuzzy.  
plus, I printed the actual photos on the layout and that photo paper really sucked.. lesson learned, do not buy cheap photo paper..

Love these photos of my hubby laughing.. These were taken a few years back while we were on vacation in Florida visiting family and friends.. We had a cook out at my dad's house and invited our friends over to eat and drink :)  I want to create a mini album of that evening, we all had so much fun catching up ..

I do have some good close ups:

Love this cute title.. plus the border cut so clean..

My cute St.Patty's hat, added some pearls to the trim..

The tree was awesome.. I added the flowers and shamrocks as details..

and my favorite part, the beer stines.. which were my hubby's fav's as well...LOL

For supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Design Edition

Silhouette online store for die cuts:
Tree, flowers, Shamrocks, hat, title, bracket, border and beer stines.

White cardstock
Digital papers by: Echo Park
Liquid pearls:white
Pearls by Prima
foam tape
distress ink: Dried Marigold

well fellow crafters.. That's my post for today.. I want to thank you for stopping by and taking a look at what I've created for our challenge over at SOUS.. If you have plans on creating a project using a SHAMROCK then do submit it to us girls over at SOUS..
Hope everyone has a scraptastic weekend..
Hugs

March 6, 2013

All In One Basket- Whimsical Designs Reveal

Wow, is it Wednesday already?.. These weeks are seriously just flying by, but I've really been having a lot of fun with new Cameo and getting to play with new die cuts, etc..
For this weeks challenge, we were asked to create a project for "Think Spring/Easter!" challenge.. I decided to lean more towards Spring and I had a blast playing with some of the SVG's that were very kindly sponsored to us girls from

 Designs on Cloud 9..

and so, here is my layout for this weeks reveal:
There were so many cute cuts available, that I couldn't choose just one.. so, I decided to use the birdhouse, birds, nest, clouds and butterflies for this layout  LOL   The more the merrier .. I also had lots of fun playing with the prints and colors..

Here's a few close ups for you:

added some pink, green and diamond stickles

Here you can see all of the pretty prints I used.. All are a digital scrapbooking kit I bought online..They print pretty darn good with my home printer.

I attached all of the die cuts with foam tape and then used a sentiment from the "With Love" collection which I stamped on the bottom photo corner..

These birds are too cute.  The title I created myself..

For list of supplies:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Studio software

Die cuts by:  Designs on Cloud 9
butterflies, birdhouse, birds, clouds and basket with eggs.

Printed papers:  Online digital scrapbook kit
white cardstock
Stickles: green, pink and diamond
vintage photo distress ink
foam tape
green pearl halves by Prima E-Line
Martha Stewart edge punch
white marker

well fellow scrappers and all paper crafters.. Thats my post for Whimsical Designs for this week.. Do stop by and check out what amazing projects the other design team members have created ..
Hope everyone has a scrap-tastic week.
hugs

March 1, 2013

Inspiration Blog Hop-SOUS and WD

Welcome all hoppers to our combined Inspiration Blog hop ..  
Us girls over at Stuck On U Sketches and Whimsical Designs decided to combine our talented teams and start march off with an Inspirational blog hop..

If you just stopped by and want to join us for the hop, please start at Stuck On U Sketches by clicking HERE.. You will find all rules and the blog hop line up there..

You should of arrived here from LEAH's Blog..

For this hop, we were to use a sketch that Sandi Clarkson from SOUS has created for us.. 


I really enjoyed putting this layout together and loved the way it looks.  
With that said, here is my layout for this hop:


The papers are by Echo park as are most of the elements..
The entire layout was designed with the Silhouette Design Studio software..

how's about some close ups:
My stars, one big one and two smaller ones.. all colors match the paper line I used:

I seen this tag and fell in love with the sentiment, so I wanted to make it part of my title..

I wanted to add some elements to the corners of the title at the bottom of the layout and thought these were perfect.. I added drops of Glossy accents to the whites of the domino's..

here you can see the glossy accents I added to the "brad" wanna be's...LOL

My daughter Amber and my eldest Son Aaron.  This photo was taken almost two years ago..

and finally the bottom of the layout.. Love the way the title came out.. looks sha-weet!!


We two wonderful sponsors for this hop:

1. Patsy-Prairie Bird Boutique: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieBirdBoutique
Winner will recieve their choice of 1 pack of Shabby Crinkle Ribbon

2. Sonia Kertznus: http://www.shopskdigis.com
Winner will reieve a $6.00 Voucher to Sonias store



well fellow scrappers.. 
I want to thank you for stopping by today and joining us for the hop.. 


Your next stop will be MISTY'S blog..

Happy Hopping!!

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