January 31, 2014

Future Mechanic-Sketch reveal SOUS

Another Friday sketch reveal for us ladies over at SOUS and this week's sketch was designed by our very own Leah.. She did such an amazing job on our last sketch for January 2014.. 
I had so much fun playing around with masculine die cuts for this weeks project.. I really wanted to create a "guy" layout, its been a while...

Here is what I created:
As you know I have two sons, Aaron and Adam.. I plan on putting one photo of each boy on this layout because they are both graduating at the end of May to become Automotive Technicians.. I'm a proud mom that's for sure..

close ups anyone?..LOL

for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer Edition
Canon home printer
White cardstock (semi-gloss)
digi papers by: Sweet Shoppe Designs

SIL store die cuts:
gas pump

distress inks
foam tape
free font

and there ya have another Friday reveal fellow scrappers..
I want to thank you for stopping by today and do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing projects the rest of our Design Team has created using today's sketch.
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

January 29, 2014

Love is a Journey card - PPPR reveal

Another Wednesday reveal for us girls over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and for this week I decided to create a fun Valentines Day card..  I used some fun cuts in fun colors to get the pink card I was going for :)
and you'll never believe which cutting files I used..LOL

so, here is the card I created:

Cute aye?..
The car is actually from the Christmas Car cutting file, just made it pink and added the black lines for detail by doing the internal offset in the SIL software.. 

How about a few close ups and details on how I created this card:

The hearts are from the Warm Cocoa Cutting file.. I just printed them onto the car window, then added baby pink Stickles to them along with some dots to the car for a little bling..

For the clouds, I used the muffin tops (yes, you read that right) from the Breakfast Sweets Cutting file, also adding the black trim using the internal offset feature in the SIL software and those little hearts are from the Warm Cocoa Cutting file ..

The flowers, stems and grass are from the Flower Assortment Cutting file and the background is from the Layered labels cutting file. I added some faux stitching to the edge with the SIL software..

Loving these flowers from the Flower Assortment cutting file..
I inked the edges with pink ink and then added some baby pink stickles..

and I love these banners, they are from the Sentiment Spots Cutting File.. This one I also added the black trim to the inside with internal offset and added my text before printing and cutting....
I also added a lot of layers by using Foam tape.. Just bought some cheap stuff from the hardware store since I didn't have to worry about it being acid free etc..

and there ya have my Valentines Day card..
This card was so much fun to create and I love taking cutting files and using them in weird ways..LOL
But its what I love to do, always trying to see outside of the box :)

for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer edition software
Canon home printer

white cardstock

Pretty paper, pretty ribbon cutting files:

Digital papers
foam tape
Baby pink Stickles
pink ink
Free fonts

Do stop by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and check out what fun projects the rest of the design team has created for today's reveal..
Till next time
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

January 27, 2014

Project Life-Week2-Embossing-SOUS

Excited its Monday?.. me neither..LOL  But I do love Mondays cause I get to share a Project Life spread with you.. 
So, this weeks challenge over at SOUS is to add embossing to your spread.. I decided to grab the little green monster (cuttlebug) and my Swiss Dots embossing folder and emboss a few cards and one tag..  I don't have photos on here yet cause my printer is low on ink, I'll probably end up sending my photos out to print and then add them to this spread..

and speaking of, here is what I created:
Wanted to show case how cold it was here and then my what I baked.. My pets are also going to be on this spread.. The older dog is going on the My Buddy mat, young pup is going on the Cuddle Monkey photo mat and then our cat is going on the "The thief"..LOL  I caught our cat stealing cheese doodles and before shooing him away, I HAD to take a photo..LOL

How about a few close ups:

The left side.. I embossed the long skinny card in the middle with the photo mat..

and the right..
I embossed the card behind the photo mat on the bottom right and the pink tag which I'll probably add a photo to as well..

I also added some glossy accents and baby pink stickles to the spread..

a bit blurry, but wanted to get an extreme close up of the glossy accents..

I also added some to the roses on this paper and then pink stickles to the spoon and bowl..

and don't forget we have an amazing sponsor for the month of January and submitting to any of our January challenges makes you eligible to be added to the drawing to win it..

They are sharing 2 amazing Tim Holtz stencils (which are all
the rage right now, such amazing things to do with stencils!)
and 2 super huge Project Life card sets (each containing 60 cards!)

for supplies used to create my project:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer edition
Canon Printer

Digital papers: Here with You

SIL store images:  
bowl, spoon, snowflakes, rolling pin, eggs, coffee cup, hat and mittens

White Cardstock
Distress ink: Fired Brick
Glossy Accents
Baby pink stickles
Free fonts

and there we have another PL spread for this week..  Do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing Project Life pages our design team has created for today's reveal..
Till next time..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

January 25, 2014

Snowflakes Blog hop-Creating Blog hop Cafe

Welcome to...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Our group is here to inspire you every month with many different projects that have been made by some of the most amazing crafters that I know. We are dedicated to be here to inspire you every single month, on the last Saturday of the month, all year long. Whether it be a specific theme, season, or event.  So, grab yourself a Latte and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects to you each and every month.

Your first stop along this hop will be with...

Robin Lane with Create-A-Latte 

For my snowflake project, I decided to make a layout.. I found some really pretty snowflakes in the Silhouette online store which I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch as well..
Here  is my project:

How about some close ups and remember to click on the photo to make the photo bigger..

I added light blue Stickles onto the light blue snowflakes and pink onto the bird..

I also add some light blue stickles to the tops of the stems.

Here you can see the light stickles on the title phrase..

I also added the cut out snowflakes from the banner around the circle and added drops of light blue stickles to the center..

Now, for some candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person a Becky Higgins Project Life Season's Mini Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.  

Your next stop will be with Angela Chamness

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy. 

1.  Robin Lane with - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com

3.  Aisha Hall with - www.londonskyedesigns.net

7.  Ann Strecko Koeman with - http://annmakes.blogspot.com

8.  Cathy Derouche with - http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/

9.  Candice Fields with - http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com

10.  Tami Smith with - http://scrappinmykids.blogspot.com/

12.  Lucy Kelleher with - http://love2createitall.com

13.  Robin Scott with - www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com/

14.  Jessica Wilson with - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

15.  Nanné Harry with - http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com <-- font="">

16.  Angela Chamness with - http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

17.  Jearise Havenga with - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

Thank you for hoping along with us today and helping us to start our hoping year with a bang!

January 24, 2014

Friendship mini-Die cut reveal SOUS

Happy Friday fellow scrappers..
Us girls over at SOUS are having out die cut reveal today and we have a theme this week of  "Something to wear!".. So, this gave me the perfect opportunity to get a mini album made for a little girl that my daughter became friends with at the stable where she kept her horse.. The horse has been put down about a month ago cause of his age and his legs got so bad he had a hard time getting around :(  It was a very sad day that day..
But my daughter still visits that stable, takes care of horses for others and has made lots of friends.. She came over one day with a little girl she had met there and she was really interested in my scrapbooking and I told Amber that I could make her a little mini album where she could keep the photos of her and her horse..
and so with that said, here is my mini:

 I have edited these photos in photoshop cause its so dark here in Finland still.. The day's are starting to be lighter longer, but still we are covered in grey clouds with no sun shine.. depressing really...

How about the insides:

Pages 1 and 2

pages 3 and 4

pages 5 and 6
which is the page I submitted to our weekly die cut challenge of "Something to wear!"

Pages 7 and 8

pages 9 and 10

remember to click on the photos to make them bigger for a better view of all the little details :)

and for the list of supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Canon printer
digital papers: Prairie Fields (discontinued)
Sweet Shoppe Designs.com

Free font:  Apple Boy

SiL store:
Apple bucket, bubbles, shampoo and soap. Horses, fence, trees, grass, clouds, bucket of water, tags 
Chicken wire, star banner, hose, carrots, arrows, helmet, boots and butcket

Cricut Imagine (cutting only)
Cricut Cuts:
  Hay, photo frames, barrel, horseshoe, shovel and fork, 
feed bags, rope, saddle and jacket,  gloves.

white carstock
foam tape
white marker
pearl halves
ribbon trim
leather trim
chipboard for cover

and there we have it fellow scrappers..  It was a lot of work, but I absolutely love how it turned out and I know my daughters little friend will love it as well..
So, now its your turn to stop by SOUS and check out what amazing projects the rest of our design team has designed for this weeks die cut challenge..
so, till next time..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

January 22, 2014

Winter Blog Hop-PPPR and 3 Girl Jam

Welcome to our Winter Blog Hop and you should of arrived here from Georgiana's Blog.  If you just stopped by and want to join the fun, please go HERE to get all of the information and the blog hop line up..
Us girls were asked to create a Winter themed project using die cuts from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and then combine with ribbons we received from 3 Girl Jam..

I decided to create a layout and used some of my all time favorite Echo Park papers, some blue crinkle ribbon I got from 3 Girl Jam and then made some flowers and snow flakes with some of the cute cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon..

I found a faux snow tutorial from Tim Holtz and decided to give that a try and covered the white flowers and snow flakes with some of the faux snow.. It has an amazing glitter effect to it..

How about some close ups:

Added some string of pearls to trim.. 
It just looked like it needed a little something around the page and I decided to add a large background and found that in the Layered Labels cutting file..

  The fuax snow dries rock solid.. No way to get it off of the flowers and speaking of flowers,  I found my flowers and leaves in the Flower Assortment cutting file..

Love the color of this blue ribbon.
It's the Ice Blue from the "Hot and Cold Bundle" from the 3 Girl Jam store.

I used some of the Doilies that are  now available in the PPPR store and the snowflakes are all from the Winter Wonderland cutting file..

Love this Winter Wonderland title phrase. 
Three different layers to it, so you can play with how you want the colors.. 

We have awesome blog candy for you to win:

$20.00 Gift Card to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
$20.00 Gift Card to 3 Girl JAM

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook (link to https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPaperPrettyRibbons21) and 3 Girl JAM Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Girl-JAM/129045323859706

So, now you are off to visit Scrappin Madge..¨

Thanks for hopping by

January 17, 2014

Snow Angel-SOUS sketch reveal

TGIF!!  Its another sketch reveal for us ladies over at S.O.U.S and today's sketch was designed by our very own and very talented Leah..   Once again I had a blast coming up with a cute design and putting some of those adorable die cuts to good use I've been hoarding from the SIL store..LOL  

 Here is my take on Leah's sketch:
The photos are of my eldest son Aaron (age 20) and his girlfriend Mari.. They've been together for a long time and she has become a part of our family ..

and here is the sketch:

and he is my design using the SIL software.. I love being able to play with prints and colors right with the software.. Seeing the layout come to life :)
As you can see in the design, I was able to add the faux stitching right onto the cuts.. Now to just print and then cut edge.. Super easy and what a great way to make the lines straight..LOL

and how about some close ups:

Aaaaaw..  :)

and for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette design edition

Canon Pixma printer
White cardstock

Digital paper Kit: Collecting Memories
(Sweet Shoppe Designs)

Die cuts:

foam tape
distress inks:
Fired Brick, Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass
pearl halves

and there ya have it once again, my Friday layout for our sketch reveal over at SOUS.. Do stop by and check out what fun layouts our design team has created for todays reveal..
Till next time, hope you have a scrap-tastic week

January 15, 2014

Snow in Love with you-PPPR reveal

Its another reveal for us ladies over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and for this week, I decided to go with a winter layout and going to hunt down some photos of either my daughter and her boyfriend or my son and his girlfriend..LOL  The choices are endless now a days..LOL
For this layout, I used a few different cut files cause you know how I am, I have to add a little of everything to my projects LOL

I absolutely fell in love with the cut little snowman from the "Snow Much Fun" cutting file.  The little girl and boy are on that file as well.  The tree is from the "Forest  Critters" cutting file, the word "Snow" is from the "Let it Snow" cutting file, the heart is from the "Hot Cocoa" cutting file and finally the Snowflakes are from the "Snow Flakes" cutting file..

How about some close ups to help you get a better view of the details:

I welded a bunch of small snowflakes together to create the border, which is the same snowflake as the larger one.. I used the knife tool in the SIL software to first cut it in half, then sized them all to my liking :)  The large circular arrow I created myself..

My handsome snowman with this top hat.. He came out great!! I grouped the eyes, mouth and buttons onto the white head and body, printing those only and cutting around edge.. Perfect!!  The title "Snow" is from the "Let it Snow" cutting file.. Great way to just use a word here or there from various files  :)
Added some grey pearl halves to just add a little detail..

I did the same for the girl, I printed the face and cut everything else.. She came out so super cute an dlove the layers of her clothing..  She is in the "Snow Much Fun!" cutting file..   For the tree, I wanted a snowy look, so decided to make the bark grey and the tree top cream  :)

and this cute little guy.. I accidentally did his pants wrong..LOL  The inside leg should of been dark grey and outside the print, but oh well.. It happens..LOL  But he turned out super cute with his clothes and that facial expression is priceless...
For the banner, I created that myself and used some fun fonts..

and there ya have it fellow scrappers, my project for our reveal over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon..
Do stop by and check out what amazing projects the rest of our design team has created for todays reveal..
Till next time; hope you have a scrap-tastic week