June 27, 2014

Ships A'Hoy Shadow Box-Die Cut reveal-SOUS

Us girls over at SOUS are having our die cut reveal today and we played around with a theme this week.. The them is "In The Water!".. meaning, add die cuts to your projects that have to do with water..
I wanted to create something special for my mom and this was a perfect opportunity to use one of our cruise photos from last fall and I created a shadow box for her..
Can you believe I created the entire thing out of cardstock?
So much fun and it was actually a lot quicker than I could of ever imagined..

how about some close ups:

Theirs a photo of my mom standing in front of the ship we were about to board..
In this side view,you can see how deep those boxes are.. I didn't want anything to lay flat inside of them, so most everything is being held up with little legs I created out of cardstock..

One of my favorites here.. Love how I clustered all of these goodies and by the way, these are all digital elements (except for the coral, that's a die cut) I made into cutting files using the SIL software.. fun and easy!!

The little paper beads in the bottom box, well thats actually a digital element that I printed and cut with Cameo.. They look pretty real don't they?..LOL

I also wanted to add some of the digital elements to the top of the shadow box along with some packing twine.. a flat look would of been boring..

I also added some fun sayings and a few banners, plus the cute little crab..
I decided to add a faux wood look to the edge of the box and also added some packing twine to just add another fun element..

alrighty then, that's my project for this weeks die cut reveal..
I'm seriously hooked on these shadow boxes and they are some much fun to decorate..
Can't wait to start designing my next one :)

So, do stop by SOUS and check out what fun and amazing projects the rest of our design team has created for todays reveal..
Till next time..
have a scrap-tastic weekend

June 20, 2014

By the sea-Sketch reveal SOUS

TGIF!! :)
Welcome to another sketch reveal and this weeks sketch was created by me..
You can check it out by stopping by SOUS by clicking HERE.

I decided to scrap a photo of my niece who lives in Florida.. She had posted this photo on her FB page last week and I absolutely loved it..
This is my take on our sketch:

I added some gel medium to the edges of the layout to hold the border down and it warped the edges a little bit, so trying to get a good photos was almost impossible..LOL

How about some close ups:

and for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette designer edition software
white cardstock
digital papers

die cuts:
hot air balloons
sea shells
bony fish
rope border
scalloped circle
and title phrase

foam tape
distress inks
gel medium
white gel pen
white paint

and there ya have it..
I had lots of fun putting this layout together.. so many fun elements :)
Thanks for stopping by today and do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing projects the rest of our design team has created using this weeks sketch..

June 17, 2014

Welcome Baby-PPPR DT reveal

Hi fellow crafters...
I'm here today to share a cute little baby card I created for my daughters friend who is pregnant with her third boy :)  This is my design team project for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons..

Here's the card I created:

one of my favorite color schemes that's for sure :)

I created this using several cutting files..
Baby Shower cutting file for the gift bag, pacifier and the baby bottle
Then I used the Changing Time cutting file for the baby powder and finally the Layered Labels 1  cutting file for the background and the title card..

how about a few close ups:

I added some liquid pearl drops for detail and attached everything with foam tape..

I ended up adding the bottles in front of the handle even though I really wanted them tucked behind it..
I felt like it would of lost the view of the amazing details these cutting files have..
but, they would been fun as pull out tags, why didn't I think of that sooner.. Doh!!..LOL
There you have my post for today..
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my post..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

files used:

Changing Time Cutting FilesBaby Shower Cutting FilesLayered Labels 3 Cutting Files

June 16, 2014

Sunny Day- Project Life reveal-SOUS

Its another Monday Project Life challenge reveal for us ladies over at S.O.U.S and for this weeks challenge, we asked our design team to Add Texture to their PL spread..
I decided do a little mixed media style and used lots of paints, gelatos and modeling paste..
This took me most of a day to create, but its cause I'm so new to Mixed Media, but it was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do more  :)
Here is what I created:

Yummy colors... 
I used Webster's Pages papers for the back ground and the strips of paper..
Did some random stamping and then added some photo mat cards..

How about some close ups:

Oooooh and can you believe I did not use any die cuts on this spread?..LOL
Everything is either fussy cut, punch, stamped or hand made..  fun fun fun!!

and there ya have it...
Thank you for stopping by today and do stop by SOUS for more Project Life inspiration, While there why not join in the fun with us since we an amazing sponsor for the month of June..

Till next time..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

June 14, 2014

Florida mini album

I decided to create a mini album show casing some of our photos from one of our vacation trips to Florida.   As most of you already know, although I was born here in Finland, I was raised in Florida and kids (3) were all born there  before we moved here to Finland back in 1996.. So our visits are always spent with family and friends since we see them so rarely ..
Here is what I created:

This is an all hand made chipboard covered 8x8 mini album..
I used lots of the fun die cuts from the "Are We There Yet?" cutting file..

and now for the inside, which took me about a week to create, but once I started, I couldn't stop and this will be filled with lots of fun photos from our vacay that I have some where in one of the many photo boxes I have..LOL
*I will list all of the cutting files at the bottom of the post to make it easier for you to check them out..

click on the photos to make them bigger ...

pages 1 and 2
Wanted a fun page to remind us of flying out of Helsinki,  usually a loooong lay over in London till we get on our plane to Miami :)  The album is still a bit stiff in the binding, so this was a bit hard to photograph and I didn't want to force it to open more, ripping anything accidentally..

Pages 3 and 4.. 
The large circle luggage is actually a flip down tag for me to add lots of journaling to about our flight and who we met on the plane.. Once, we actually flew on the same plane with Ronnie James Dio (who has since passed away from stomach cancer), the lead singer of the heavy metal band Dio.. That was amazing and what was even better was my young boys recognized him before I did..LOL!!

Pages 5 and 6
This is for us, mom and dad..LOL  
We love to enjoy cool drinks and just sit out in the sun.. I tend to drink coffee regardless of the temperature though..LOL   Loved adding the orange slices randomly to the pages reminding me of Florida oranges..

Pages 7 and 8
This page is dedicated to our family's.. I want to add photos of grammas and grampas, plus cousins to these pages..

pages 9 and 10
We always do a lot of shopping while in the States :)
I tend to shop for crafting supplies (big surprise there) and my hubby's always shopping for tools that he needs for his car repair and service shop he has here in Finland..

pages 11 and 12
We are not in anyway health nuts, but living here in Finland, we don't eat donuts for breakfast.  My son Adam, at the time age 13, asked me if we could have  Donuts for breakfast while we were in the States, my answer was YES and we did..LOL 
I thought that was worth scrapping about..

Page 13 and 14
We usually always tend to drive up north to Iowa to visit my in-laws.. 
So,  I wanted to incorporate that into my album..

Cutting files used:

Are We There Yet? cutting file
plane, passports, car, luggage and plane tickets

Dino-Mite cutting file
Palm trees

Happy Hour Cutting file
Drinks and orange slices

Breakfast Sweets cutting file
Donuts and donut holes

Fourth of July Kids cutting file
Jumping in the air girl and boy head and hands

Tool Time cutting file
Tool box and screw driver

Rain or Shine cutting file

Borders 2 cutting file
Scalloped border strip

Layered Labels 1 cutting file
topnote and photo mats with corners punched out

Cool Sun cutting file
Sun and sun glasses

Clipboard cutting file
Clipboard used as a photo mat

Sweethearts cutting file

Scalloped Circles cutting file
Scalloped circles

Best Buddies Cutting file

Friends Forever cutting file

Layered Labels 3 cutting file
Square postage stamp shape

Flip Flops cutting file
flip flops

Silhouette files: Earth and Polaroids
My own creation: shopping bags and tag pockets
free fonts

Whew!! that was a lot of work, but I'm so delighted with this album and I can't wait to add the photos in there so we can cherish our vacation memories..

 Now, here's some information about the hop: 
The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. 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  and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.   A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, June 17. 

A reminder about our PPPR Vacation Challenge.  The projects can be anything vacation themed (summer vacation, travel, etc.).  You can submit those projects to the Lisa's blog..  One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.
 The rules for participating in the challenge are:
1.  The theme of this challenge is Vacation...so create anything vacation themed. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Vacation Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this tohttps://www.facebook.com/groups/471149956313209/).
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, July 5 , 2014.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

And now you're all set to go the next stop which is Nicole's Blog..

Here's the lineup just incase you get lost on your way:

Thank you for hopping along with us girls from PPPR..
Happy Hopping ya'll..

June 13, 2014

It's A Girl card- DC reveal SOUS

Happy Friday fellow scrappers...
Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my project for our Die Cut reveal for SOUS..
For todays challenge, I asked the girls to add ANY ANIMAL to their projects and I decided to go with a rocking horse and teddy bear..LOL
A friend asked me to create her a baby girl card and this is what I created:

Aaaaaaw, right?...

How about a few close ups:

Created the banner myself..

Cute die cut I found in the SIL store..

For supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette designer edition software
Canon home printer

white cardstock
Digital papers
SIL store:
Rocking horse and teddy bear set
scalloped circle
liquid pearls
foam tape

I'm submitting this to the BABY challenge over at 

and there we have it.. Another super sweet project :)
Thank you for stopping by today and stop by SOUS to be inspired and do join in this week, we have an amazing sponsor for the month of June..

Till next time..

June 6, 2014

Our Family-Mixed Media layout-sketch reveal SOUS

So glad you stopped by today :)
Us girls over at SOUS are having our sketch reveal and its the first one for the month of June and it was created by me :)   I decided to try to create a mixed media style layout.. Its one of my first, so be kind :)

This is the mess I created  LOL:

Hard to believe that was once white cardstock..LOL
I added texture and lots of prays and paints..

How about some close ups and details:

my son Aaron peeking through..LOL

flowers I added some Gesso to lighten em up..

My chipboard banner by Maya Road and my hubby

textures and paper layers..

texture and a honeycomb frame I cut with my Cameo..

My daughter Amber.. some flowers and a chipboard element by Maya Road

and finally me.. with dark brown hair, which didn't last too long.. prefer being a blonde :)

and now for supplies used:

White cardstock
papers by: My Minds Eye "Sunshine" 6x6 stack
Chipboard: Maya Road
Distress ink: Vintage photo
sprays:  made myself
flowers by: Prima and Iamroses
leaves: Iamroses
stamps: Tattered Angels
texture paste
computer generated journaling strips
felt alpha stickers: Making Memories

I'm sure I've forgotten something..  :)

Alright fellow scrappers..
Do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing layouts the rest of our design team has created for this challenge..
till next time..

June 3, 2014

I love you more than-PPPR reveal

Hi fellow crafters..
I want to share a card I created for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon using some of fun cutting files from her shope..  Flower Assortment cutting file Falling leavesLayered Labels 1 and Valentines Sweet's cutting file..

I've been wanting to create my own roses for a while now.. Used to make them all the time, but some how I just started making other stuff and now felt like no time like the present..LOL
Here is the "Sweet" card I created:

Love love love the flower assortment cutting file.. 

So many amazing flowers to choose from and the heart petals were perfect for a rose and the rose buds..

How about some close ups and details:

I decided to add drops of glossy accents to create the wet look..

Added big pearl halves to the middle of the red flowers and then I found some red stamens in my stash which I glued to the center of the roses and rose buds using glossy accents.

I created the title using some fun fonts and the heart is from the lollipop in the Valentines Sweet's cutting file along with the chocolate dipped strawberry's.. Yum! :)

close up of the strawberry's.. I decided to print and cut those with the shadow instead of cutting each individual layer.. added some glossy accents to it as well.. went a little crazy with that stuff, but it happens..LOL

Here are the cutting files I used:

Layered Labels 1 Cutting FilesFlower Assortment Cutting FilesFalling Leaves Cutting Files

Valentine Sweets Cutting Files

Thanks for stopping by today..