August 26, 2014

Lifes' A circus card - PPPR reveal

I'm here today to share a whimsical card that I created as my DT for Pretty paper, Pretty Ribbon using some of my favorite Graphic45 papers (Le Cirque collection) and the elephant from the Birthday Critters cutting file.
I wanted to look like the elephant was holding a magic feather :)  Us Disney movie fans know where that idea came from..LOL
I also created rosette from the scalloped edge cutting file.. It was super easy by adding folding lines and smooshing it all together.. punched a 1" circle for the bottom and added a shiny brad to the center, tucking the feathers up top..

Here is what I created:
because I added an "off the page" element (feather), it was a bit a difficult to photograph :)

side view.. lost of layers using foam dots..

how about some close ups and details:

I folded a long piece of paper and then added the sentiment on top of that..
for the banners I used the Sentiment spots cutting file..

This has to be the cutest elephant ever :)  
He can be found in the Birthday Critters cutting file

The scalloped border that I used to create rosette is in the 
Borders2 cutting file.. I cut two of them at 6" long, adhered them together at
both ends and then pushed the center down onto a 1" circle cut..
Super fun and easy :)

and there ya have my fun Circus themed card..
decided this would make a great birthday card :)
so, till next time...

August 22, 2014

Baby's 1st Birthday card-DC reveal SOUS

its' die cut reveal time for us ladies over at SOUS and for today's challenge, its all about parties..
I decided to create a babys' 1st birthday card using the cut bubble gum machine off of the Cricut's Wrap It Up cartridge :)
Here is what I created:

Used baby boy papers and colors, which were digital papers that I printed with my printer..

How about a few close ups:

I added lots of little details with a white and black marker..

and for supplies used to create this card:

Cricut Imagine
Wrap it up cartridge

Silhouette Cameo
Canon Printer
Scalloped square (SIL store)
Free fonts (to create sentiment)

White cardstock
Digital paper kit:
distress ink
white and black fine tip marker
foam tape

and there ya have my project for our Die Cut reveal for SOUS..
do stop by and check out what amazing projects the rest of our design team has created.
Till Next time..

August 15, 2014

Family Time-Sketch reveal SOUS

Its another Friday reveal for us ladies over at SOUS and for today we have a fun sketch we got to play with..  I wanted to create a masculine layout of my boys and found a cute photo of us while we were watching the drag races here in Finland a few years back and by a few years, I meant at least 15 yrs ago :)
This is what I created:
Found these cute cars in the Cricut's Beep Beep cartridge..
and its hard to believe my boys were once that small.. Eldest son just turned 21 and youngest will be 20 next Friday the 22nd.. Where has the time gone?..seriously....

How about a few close ups and some details:

supplies used:

Cricut Imagine
Cricut cartrdige: Beep Beep

Silhouette Cameo
Canon Printer
die cut images:

digital papers
digital embellishments (printed & cut)

foam tape
white gel pen

and there ya have my fun but quick to make layout :)
So, do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing layouts our DT has created using this weeks sketch and also, check out our monthly sponsor and play along..
Till next time

August 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Little Slugger Card-PPPR reveal

Its Tuesday again and that means it's time for me to share a cute little card I created as my DT project for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon.
My daughters BF has two little boys and one on the way, so what better than to create some cute little boy birthday cards so my daughter has them on hand when needed :)

I absolute love this baseball cap and decided to size it to fit the baseball :)
my card measures 6"x4"..

How about a few close ups:

Love the layers and the amount of detail you can get with this cutting file:

The baseball can be found in the Baseball and Bat cutting file.
I created the sentiment with some fun fonts that I have in my stash :)

The stars are all in the Best Buddies Cutting file
adding some details with a white gel pen..

and there ya have a fun little boy Birthday card..

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my DT project..
Till next time

August 9, 2014

Yummy Blog Hop-PPPR

Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Yummy blog hop.. 

You should of arrived here from Melissa's blog. If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog.

All of us DT members are making all sorts of YUMMY projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.
Here is what I created:  

I absolutely love to bake. Its what I do for a living actually...LOL
For my layout, I wanted to show case a few of my favorite things I love to bake for family..
I used some of my favorite cutting files:

Breakfast Sweets  : cinnamon roll, muffin and donut
Java Great Day:  coffee cup and coffee beans
Sweet Hearts:  Little hearts and over sized heart cut out
Birthday Panda:  Cupcake
Scalloped circles:  scalloped circle
Layered Labels 1: photo mats
borders 2 cutting file:  scalloped border
and finally
Borders 1 cutting file: round border

 How about some close ups and details:

Created the title phrase with some free fonts I have in my stash of fonts :)
I am a coffee nut, so wanted to add a few coffee beans here and there around the over sized heart..

I loved the scroll and adding the tag, made a fun element to my layout..

Some of the Yummy die cuts I used.. That cinnamon bun looks good enough to eat :)

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, August 12.

and a friendly reminder hoppers of our PPPR Yummy Challenge.  The projects can be anything that remind us of something YUMMY. The rules are below. and don't forget to submit your projects to : . One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.
1.  The theme of this challenge is create anything that reminds us of something YUMMY. 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 Yummy Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this to
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, August 30 , 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, September 3, 2014.

now you are off to Nicoles blog.

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

Thank you for hopping along with us girls..
till next time..
Happy Hopping

August 8, 2014

Photo Fabulous-Die cut reveal-SOUS

Its another reveal day for us ladies over at SOUS and for today's challenge, we have a die cut theme for you and theme is "LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!".. meaning, add a die cut of a camera, film strip, clap board or film roll to your project..  I once again decided to create a layout..  I found the cutest photo of my two boys when they were younger and I really wanted to scrap it..

This is what I created:
had fun with some die cuts I found in the SIL store :)

how about a few close ups and some details:

My two boys.. Aaron (oldest) is on the left with my son Adam (youngest) is on the right.. Too cute if you ask me.. One of those rare "we get along" moments..LOL

added some film strips and the title Brothers..

Film Roll with the camera and movie tickets.. I created the title phrase with some free fonts I have in my stash of fonts :)

Added lost of layers using foam tape and shadowed all of my die cuts..

my title cluster..  

and for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette designer edition software
Canon Pixma MG4150 printer

papers. Digital papers and bingo card
white and black cardstock

die cuts:
film roll
stick figures
film strips
honey comb cut out
hollow heart
journaling card: Snap

distress inks: black and Fired Brick
foam tape
white gel pen

and there you have my take on todays die cut challenge..
Do stop by SOUS and check the fun project the rest of our design team has created and we have an amazing sponsor for the month of August which is:

So, you really wanna join our challenges this month :)

Till next time fellow scrappers..

August 1, 2014

Mmmm! Cuppies-Sketch reveal SOUS

Us girls over at SOUS have the first sketch of August up.. For today's sketch reveal,
I really wanted to play with summer colors and prints, so decided to scrap a few photos I took about a week ago when I made some cupcakes.. I've seen lots of cute decorations made from gum paste for cupcakes and decided to create some :)

here is the layout I created:

It looks like my layout is bent, but its actually a shadow that's coming through the white paper..LOL

How about some close ups:

those gum paste lady bugs were a real pain..LOL

and supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette designer edition
Canon home printer

white cardstock
digital papers

die cuts:
lace border

distress inks:
Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage
inking tool
foam tape
white gel pen
bow ribbon
white liquid pearls

and there ya have my take on our sketch over at SOUS.. Hope you find time to stop by and join in on the fun with us girls.. Nothing like escaping the heat and hiding out in your scrappy place and work on a few projects.. It's what I've been doing all week :)
Till next time fellow scrappers