February 28, 2014

A Kiss- Sketch Reveal-SOUS

Wowzah!! How fast did this week fly by.. Gees Louise.. :)  I've enjoyed my week off of work this week, had BIG plans on scrapping all week, but that didn't quite go to plan..LOL  I did however get to create a few fun projects this week and today's layout reveal is one of them...

We have a Sketch reveal today over at SOUS and 
I totally fell in love with this design.. Maybe cause its semi-simple and clean :)  Well, clean for me..LOL
I asked my son's girlfriend if she had a photo of them kissing cause I really needed one to complete this layout.. She actually had the perfect photo and my layout was complete:

Clean and simple right?..LOL 

how about some close ups:

The two young love birds.. 
They've actually been together for almost 2 years now and she puts up with him (my son)..LOL

Love this bottom piece.. Really tells a story doesn't it?...

Found this title in the SIL store and I based my whole layout around it..

and this couple had something to do with the layout design as well..

Extreme close up.....

for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design edition software
Canon Home Printer

White cardstock: Semi-gloss

Digital Papers

Die cuts: linked

foam tape
ATG gun
Pearl halves
Fiskars mini flower punch

and there we have it fellow scrappers...
Do stop by SOUS and check out what AMAZING layouts our design team has created for todays reveal..
so, till next time...

February 26, 2014

You're Berry Sweet- PPPR reveal

It's another Wednesday reveal for us ladies over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and for this week, I decided to make a layout using some of the fun cutting files from the PPPR store..
I'm one of those crafters, where I'm always thinking out of the box.. I love using different cutting files or should say combining cutting files to create fun and whimsical layouts and/or cards..

For today's layout reveal, I actually used images from 4 different cutting files..
and of course my cute little girl back about 14 yrs ago  :)
I added some journaling strips just so I can journal and dates on the layout on a later date..

How about some close ups and details of the layout:

I used the flowers and leaves from the FLOWER ASSORTMENT cutting file..
and I found a fun free font that came already in the boxes.. saved a lot of time :)

My little sweetheart.. She is turning 25 in May, I can hardly believe it myself..

The swirly vines are from the FRIENDS FOREVER cutting file..
I just welded two of them together
I also added some Glossy Accents to the centers of the white flowers..

I also wanted to use one of the cute wagons in the PUMPKIN PATCH cutting file..
 just so you can see that you can use those cuts for more than just Autumn projects :)

and finally, the cute yummy strawberry's.. Those are in the VALENTINE'S SWEET'S cutting file.. I once again decided to not use the dipped chocolate part of the cutting file.. Best part is that all of these files come in layers, so you can choose what you want to use and what you don't wanna use :)

Now, don't forget to grab the Friday Freebie:
Smile Title Cutting Files
and there will be a new freebie this coming Friday 2.28
so, you don't want to miss out..

and there's also a fun monthly challenge you really want to participate in:

for supplies used to create my layout:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer Edition
Canon Printer
White cardstock
Digital papers

Cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon:
Flowers and leaves: Flower assortment cutting file

*Foam tape, white liquid pearls, white marker
Distress ink: Fired Brick and Bundled Sage 

and there we have it fellow scrappers..
Do stop by PPPR and check out all of the fun projects the rest of the design team has created for todays reveal..
Till next time, hope you have a scrap-tastic week

February 24, 2014

Project Life- Pocket with a Card

Another Monday Project Life reveal for us ladies over at SOUS and for this weeks challenge, we challenged our design team to create a pocket with a pull out card.. How fun right?...
I decided to create me week3 pages for this challenge, trying hard to keep up with the weeks..
the photo isn't too bad, but its really difficult to photo these and I don't know why, need to figure out how to make em better :)
and remember to click on the photo to make it bigger..

This is what I created:
a bit blurry yes.. sorry about that...
loved using the cloud cut out card and I did add some text to it before printing and cutting..
same with the other cards.. 
having so much fun creating my own cards with the SIL software..

My pocket is behind the week title .. I'm going to add a photo to that card as soon as I get them developed..
I added a die cut snowman, fun word labels along with snowflakes and a border..

and there ya have it.. A short post for today but I hope this has inspired you to come play along with us ladies and share your project life page with us..

We have an amazing sponsor for the month of February  so do play along:

and if you're a big lifer fan like I am, this is the last project life challenge for the month of February..
So till next time..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

February 22, 2014

PPPR and MCT Promo Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and My Creative Time's Promo blog hop..

You should of arrived here from Emily's blog,  if so, then you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to join us, please start from the beginning by visitiing  Lisa's blog to get the hop line up.

For today's blog hop, we are sharing projects that us girls from the design teams of  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and My Creative Time have joined together to create beautiful projects featuring different Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files & My Creative Time stamp sets. 

For my project, I decided to make a fun and whimsical Birthday Card.. I've come to realize, you can never have too many birthday cards in your arsenal..LOL

Here is what I created:

Isn't she just the cutest?..LOL 
 I found this adorable little girl and that delicious cake in the "Make A Wish" cutting file..
I was trying to make her look like she was hugging the cake :)

few close ups:

Here you can see how I was able to create layers using foam tape.. Then added lots of little details with a fine tip white marker and Cotton Candy Stickles to the cake.
I also decided to not glue her bangs down and gave her rosy cheeks, just to add yet another fun detail..

The strawberry's look so delish, those are in the "Valentine's Sweets" cutting file. You can use them with or without the dipped chocolate which comes with the cutting file.... Yum!
 I normally use black ink, but I loved the pink and yellow of this card, so decided to go with a pink ink for the sentiment stamp, I used "More of My Favorite Sayings" stamp set by My Creative Time.. Which by the way, I love love love.. I really wanted the sentiment to stick out, so I grabbed one of the fun banners from the "Sentiment Spots 3" cutting file and then added a bit of detail with my white marker..

I love love love these fun lollipops, those are also in the "Valentines Sweet's" cutting file. I chalked  the edges with pink chalk and then added some detail with my white marker (love my white marker)..<--lol p="">

Hope I didn't forget anything..LOL
So, now.. How to win some fun blog hop giveaway's:

$20.00 Gift Card to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store
$20.00 Gift Card to My Creative Time Store

First of all, You need to be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog..
For an extra chance to win, you need to "LIKE" Pretty paper, Pretty Ribbon  and My Creative Time on Facebook..

Thank you so much for hopping by today.. 
I hope you find lots of fun and inspirational projects along the way..
Now, you are off to:  Ruth's blog


February 21, 2014

Umbrella-Die Cut challenge reveal-SOUS

Oh gosh!! I'm so freaken happy it's Friday...
I am so excited to share with you a layout I created for our Die cut challenge over at SOUS to use an UMBRELLA on your project.. I decided to create a boyish layout, not necessarily a masculine layout, but a fun whimsical boyish layout :)

So, here is what I created:

Love love love the rain drip clouds.. Found those in the Silhouette store..
The photo is of my son Aaron back 2006 while we stopped off in at a Georgia rest stop to stretch our legs.  We were driving from Florida to Iowa.. It was such a nice drive.. Oh and our son Adam and daughter Amber are in the background of the bigger photo :)

How about some close ups and some details on how I created my layout:
close up of my kiddos.. 
You can just see some of the rain drops in the smaller photo as he was walking back towards the car..

Here you can see the right side of the layout.. I added some strips in different colors, just to add some fun color and balance to the layout..

My over sized umbrella.. wanted to stick with some fun prints instead of a solid..

The fun clouds.. I love these clouds :)  I added the white line trim onto the background papers using the Silhouette Designer Edition Sketch (continues edge sketch) and print only option..I also added some chevron patterns, just to keep the flow of the layout..

For my title.. I added some fun fonts in different colors to the inside of the nameplate along with a tiny rain cloud and umbrella..  I used the print option and only cut around the edge of the nameplate.. I also found a fun rain drop border which I used along the bottom of the layout:

 Everything is attached with foam tape to add dimension..

now, for the list of supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette designer edition
Canon Pixma home printer
White Premium Paper : semi gloss 200g/m2

For the background prints:
Digital Paper kit: 100% boy (Sweetshoppedesigns)

Silhouette images: Die Cuts
large hollow circle (created myself)

Foam tape and white marker..

and don't forget about our amazing sponsor for the month of February over at SOUS:

and there we have it fellow scrappers..
I want to thank you for stopping by today and taking a look at my layout..
Do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing projects the rest of our talented Design Team has created for today reveal..
Till next time
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

February 14, 2014

FREE Printable-Valentine's Printable's

If you stopped by for the Sketch It Blog hop, please click HERE to be redirected to the correct post..

 I've been having such a blast creating my own Project Life cards that we are sharing with you over at Day Dreamer1's blog and we wanted to surprise you today by offering you a VALENTINE'S set for FREE.. This is a pretty big set and these are also great for smash journals, filofax's and Project Life inserts.. 

These are great for using your punches if you don't have a die cutter.. 
But these can be cut with a Silhouette Cameo/Portrait by importing them to the software and doing a trace :)

Like them? I certainly hope so...

You can get yours FREE by going to DayDreamer1..
happy scrapping ladies

Sketch It-Blog Hop-SOUS/SOD/SOE

Hello everyone! Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from Stuck on U Sketches
and Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams!

You should of arrived here from Renea's blog.
If you just stopped by and want to join the hop please go HERE and get the hop rules and line up..

We've all created layouts based off our February 14th sketch
and the Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with the awesome kits from their shop!

Here is my take on the sketch:

Its a layout of my son Aaron and his girlfriend Mari..
I added lots of "love" goodies to this layout.. Tried to make it not so feminine :)

how about some close ups:
added some glossy accent drops to the flowers and also the hearts on the envelopes

I also found Webster's pages Sparklers- clear scalloped button which I added to the center of the flower..

I also added  die cut mail box and lots of love letter's to the layout :)

I also covered the word LOVE with glossy accents to make it pop..

and finally of the happy couple :)

and there you have my layout using this weeks sketch.. 
Now for some hop info:

As you know Scraps of Darkness is our sponsor for this month's
blog candy and we are so appreciative of them! 
So don't forget to join any challenge here at SOUS this month
for a chance to win that candy 

We at SOUS are offering candy for this hop!
A collection of Basic Grey paper and embellishments! 
Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.

(sorry, North America only)

Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Return to SOUS, leave a comment and let us know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order just in case you get lost on your way:

Charlotte Brochu Scrapsational
Karen Zueger-Brownell Lost Coast Scrapper
Mayra Duran-Hernandez Mayra's Designs
Stephanie Eaken Bits & Pieces (& Scraps)
Bente Fegerberg Paper and Glue Heaven
 Annette Gearside moment in time
 Patricia van Gelder Patricia's layout 
Laura Gilhuly AngelScraps
Tracey Gregory A lifetime of Pages
Helen Gullett Creating Joyfully 
Connie Hall Times To Cherish
Renea Harrison Renea Bouquets
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
Tracey Kelly Trace-Elementz
Julie Kight Cards By Cricut
Nicolle Kramer NicolleLovesScrapbooking
Monica Lowrance  Happy Scrappn2
Neela Nalam MemorableScraps
Rosie Neustaedter As Seen In My Scrapbook
Lisa Novogrodski Living In Color
Erica Ortiz Mimi's Paper Dreams
Wendi Robinson Scrappy Day in Paradise
Sandi Smith Paper Memories
Jane Stirling  Scossie Jane
Caroleanne Wright The Pretty Paper Patisserie
Elisabetta Colavero Scrap-colors

Now your next stop will be: Tracey's blog.

Happy Hopping ya'll

February 12, 2014

You hold the key to my heart card-PPPR reveal

Happy hump day fellow crafters..
Being that its Wednesday, it can only mean one thing.. Its reveal time for us ladies over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon..  For today's project, I decided to share a card I have created with some of the flowers, leaves and vines from the Flower Assortment cutting fine in the PPPR store.. I also nabbed a few other goodies as well to create a pretty card for Valentines Day and its going to be our Wedding Anniversary.. I made sure he wouldn't forget what day we got married by making Valentines Day..LOL 

So, lets get to the goodies shall we:

I also used gem flourish, Stickles, a brad and black Crinkle Ribbon.

How about some close ups and I tell ya how I created this card :)

I absolutely love this flower.. So many layers, easily created using the flowers (flower 10) from the Flower Assortment cutting file.. I created two larger flowers and two small ones.. inked the edges with distress ink (Fired Brick) and then bent the petals back on the large ones and forward with the smaller ones.. Using foam tape to attach the layers.. 

for the black inner petals, I used one of the flower's from flower 11 set  and the white flower is from the flower 9 set both are from the Flower assortment cutting file.. and finally adding a pretty brad for the middle..

Here you can see the layered Crinkle Ribbon, which is from 3 Girl Jam..

For the tiny flower, I used the same flower petal as the large ones, just created it small.. I'm thinking its about 1" big.. The leaves are also from the Flower Assortment Cutting file as well as the white flourish..

and just to add that little something, something.. I decided to grab the heart locket and the key, those are located on the Heart Lock Cutting file..

Here's the key that comes with the heart locket.. I covered it with black stickles and for the background, I used the one of the labels from the Layered Labels cutting file..

here you can see how many layers I was able to add to the card.. plus the title phrase, I found that in the SIL store and thought it was perfect for this card..

Flower Assortment Cutting Files
Here you can see just how big this cutting file is.. 
So many amazing flowers, leaves and vines to play with and they are all in layers, so you can mix and match..

and there ya have it fellow crafters.. I'm so in love with this card and yes, its a bit much..LOL  just the way I like em...
Now, stop by PPPR blog and check out the amazing projects the rest of the Design team has created for today's reveal and there's always a fun challenge for you to join as well.. 
So, till next time..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week