Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Bouquet

Like I said before I love doing diaper cakes and I started trying to think of ways to make a less expensive version . I came up with this bouquet that includes a dozen diapers, eight wash cloths, four pairs of socks, and a receiving blanket. then I added the congratulations pick and an adorable matching tag with the "ingredients" listed on the back of tag. I absolutely love the results. My husband is giving this as a gift for one of his assistants and he had to transport it on the train, I hope it held up!

Sweet Peach Challenge!

This layout is for the challenge over at Sweet Peach Crop shop's blog. This is my husband when he was an adorable baby. One of my favorite embellishments on the page is a Yuengling beer bottle cap that I flattened then added some patterned paper and glaze and then punched two holes in it with my crop-a-dile to make it into a button. I am still tossing around ideas for the journaling that is why I haven't added it yet.

I have to remember to take pictures as I am going along when I make a special embellishment so that I can share them with you and create a tutorial, who knows maybe one day i will actually do a video., hmmmmmmm.

Monday, June 27, 2011

And the Award goes to.........................

I received an amazing award from Deborah (and if you have never been to her blog you should stop by, she is a Cricut Cartridge queen and very creative!) I'm so honored thank you so much! The rules of this award are as follows: There are no rules. Just pass it on!! So I will be passing it on to some wonderful bloggers!

But then she also gave me this one too and it does have rules -

1.To send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link. (done)

2. To accept this award, I had to answer 7 random facts about me. (done)

3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

7 random facts about me -

1. I don't know how to swim ( but I am going to learn one day)

2. I love to dance, line dance whatever involves shaking my groove thing

3. I have a stupid trick I do with my nose that makes kids laugh. (I have to take a picture and show you one day, lol)

4. I love to cook and do so almost every night

5. Pink is my favorite color

6. I love to watch game shows

7. I have developed a later in life allergy to cut grass or as I call it, my "Enemy!"

I am passing these awards to -

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sweet threads and my i-top

Thanks to a few friends of mine, I have come to love Basic Grey so when I saw the Sweet Threads collection I just had to have it. When it arrived I was very initmidated by the colors and bold patterns so I put it on the shelf until I could figure out just what to do. But when I saw the photo of me and my best friend from high school I was inspired by the designs on our shirts to use Sweet Threads. I wanted to "junk up" the layout (as me and Mika always say) and bring out the bold patterns and colors. I wished I had purchased the matching brads until I said to myself, "Silly, isn't that is why you have that i-top brad maker on the shelf?" I answered "yes" to myself and got to work. I love that tool and my brads came out perfectly!My layout was inspired by this Scrap Room sketch and will be my first time paticipating in a challenge over at Sketches in Thyme. This is for the open challenge where you can create a layout based off any sketch you wish-

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Retail Therapy

Happy Father's day to all of the wonderful fathers in the world, especially my husband!

Yesterday on the way to the movies to see Bridesmaids (which was a little more R rated than I expected considering that I was with my daughter, but was overally very funny - kind of like a female version of the Hangover) I stopped in JoAnns to use my extra 20% off coupon. Since we were pressed for time I didn't get a chance to look around like I would have liked but I did find a few great items. I found a great colorbok line called Flea Market, a great big butterfly punch and I got the Black Currant DCWV stack that will go perfectly with my daughter's prom pictures. I haven't been feeling that great today but I do plan on taking a little time to play.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Well we tried

Me and Mika decided to test our wings a little and try out for a design team. Sad to say that we didn't make it but I am super proud of my entries. I think I have really evolved (actually both of us have) as a scrapper and I am going to continue trying out for teams and submitting designs to be published. Here are my entries, I am really proud of my work. Now if I could just speed it up, lol.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sharing is Caring

So yes I did get some scrapping done and I will be sharing that with you later this week but in the meantime I just wanted to know how many of you have seen the latest issue of Scraps of color magazine? Well I just have to tell you it is chock-full of inspiration and information. I think I have referred back to it at least ten times now because there is so much great information. I don't want to give too much away but there are some great digital downloads, very inspiring layouts and a super fun 3-d challenge. The individual pages are easy to print pages and the format is such an easy read.
So to quote a famous rapper - if you don't know, now you know, and should check it out the first chance you get.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I am scrapping this weekend even if the house is on fire!

I am making a public vow to get some scrap-booking done this weekend instead of scrap-looking. See I will put a layout out together and then stare at it for hours trying to figure out just what it needs. I know what it needs,it needs to be finished - shoot! And that is my goal. I think the most I have gotten done in one weekend is seven so I am going for the gusto baby I am going to try to get at least seven done again, lol.

I hope everyone has a great weekend ! Here is some eye candy for the ladies - doesn't my hubby look handsome in his tux, lol. he had a black tie affair for work.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Some Creative Goodness

Unfortunately I haven't had a lot of time to work on my craft fair items or my layouts (even though I have been doing some layout work that I can't talk about right now, but keep your fingers crossed for me) but the creative juices are still flowing. I did this cupcake tower for my grand-nephew's third birthday party. I got the cupcake tutorial here and bought the cupcake wrappers template here . I used the super fun Birthday Bash cricut cartridge for the character cupcake toppers and for the words I just used my scalloped circle punch and some red felt Thickers. My niece decorated the entire house in a carnival theme and had games that required tickets to play. It was very cute and I am sure all of the kids had fun.

Then I had another order for a diaper bike. I am really getting the hang of these and can get one done in less than a 1/2 hour. She will picking it up today, I hope she likes it. My favorite part of these is that everything on it can be used, it is the gift that keeps on giving.


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