Saturday, July 30, 2011

Onesie Die Cuts

I found time to use the New Arrival Cricut cartridge & mass produce some simple yet adorable baby cards. The little onesie shape always intrigued me, so I gave it a shot.  The hanger was cut in silver.  I tried to keep the colors to a minimum & stamp patterns & edges.

The cute little dinos are stickers!

This one is my favorite!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thank You (for the picnic)

I had a good time at my aunt's holiday picnic.  So I broke out some October Afternoon stickers to make a quaint Thank You card.

I cut the clouds out of the most lovely paper from Close To My Heart called Splendor.  Then, with my grass edge punch I made two different green strips.  The phrase is off my Cricut Alphalicious cartridge.  That sun is from one of my sister's old Sizzix die cuts.

Have a good weekend! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lets Capture These Sketches

A new challenge I've discovered is called Lets Capture These Sketches.  They give a fun example to follow & let you use the brands & supplies you love!

Sketch #91

I did some stamping on this layout, the green bursts on white paper are from CTMH's Boom set.  And below, the argyle on the diamonds are from CTMH's Wonderful Friends.

Now the Weekly Card Sketch:

I just loved the little bird sticker.  Sometimes it's nice to have blank cards on hand, they work great for birthdays, anniversaries & much more.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Too Late To Enter!

Oh man!  I missed the last Two Peas In A Bucket's weekly challenge.  I'm going to show it to YOU anyhow!  The theme was "Use Old Supplies", so I dug out some old paper, glitter letters & got busy.

These pictures of Marshal are so cute, he really loved that chair!  It was a gift from a friend of my mother-in-law. Her grandson wouldn't sit on it, so she gave it to us. 

The "bean bag" phrase is cut from two layering cardstocks on the Cricut Alphalicious cartridge.

Since we've never been to Walt Disney World, I was pumped to use the Mickey Mouse paper.  Why did I buy it?  Who knows!  It looks cute all cut up & slapped on tags!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another BasicGrey

Here is my third BasicGrey page entry for Two Peas In A Bucket company challenge.  I think this is my favorite of the three.  I love banners & took the time to piece one together on this page.

I made some footballs off the Everyday Paperdolls Cricut cartridge.  Then taking it a step further, gave them laces made of white floss!  They were tucked in the grass layers, like they were left there after practice.

The sticker letters came with my paper kit & worked well for spelling out the long title.

I added a chipboard flag to a long pole for a little bonus dimension.  Adhesive chipboard accents are easy & fast.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

Monday, July 25, 2011

BasicGrey Boy Pages

I'm working on summer pictures from last year.  We took the kids to the Hayward Wisconsin KOA campground.  It had a fabulous water park & playground too.

The BasicGrey kit is called Oxford & is intended for school themes, but I've taken a different route!

This page involved some sewing, a multitude of patterned paper & the cutest boy silhouette.  A Child's Year Cricut cartridge is so useful for kids pages!

I added some chippy flowers & punched leaves to finish things off.

The next page I did  uses the best pictures of my boys at the KOA playground!  Great smiles and good lighting, it was ideal.  Don't you just love those hats? 

To fill the empty space up top, punched circles were used as a border.

Many strips of edge punched paper was layered & topped with a sticker.

That's all I have for this post.  Stop on over to Two Peas In A Bucket  for challenge rules & submissions.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

BoBunny Layout Challenge

I'm on a challenge roll!  Check out the cute layout sketch already made for you to use as inspiration!

It's a cute one, so I've whipped together my version.  It's using the Gabriella line of papers, sticking to the brown tones.  I simply LOVE this photo of my youngest son!

I encourage you to try a BoBunny challenge too.  It's so easy, when they give you an example to use.  For further ideas, visit the blog examples & list of entries to this challenge:  BoBunny Blog

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2 Peas Challenge

The 2 Peas In A Bucket challenge this week is to scraplift off the website's gallery.  So I chose a lovely layout by GeVisacri called HAPPY 30 SOMETHING TO ME.  Here is HER page:

This past winter, I took note of our first snow of the winter.  It was fun to combine sanded Core'dination background paper, Glimmer Mist, a Winter Frolic cartridge owl & fun letters!  This is MY page:

The owl was a bit tedious!  But he was worth it.  I added white Flower Soft to the hat.

Glimmer Mist over some stickers made faint snowflakes.  I wouldn't have done this, it's tricky.  But the example really inspired me!

I tried to change up the banner style a bit.  These snowflakes were just hand cut off a pattered paper!

Thanks for the great layout, GeVisacri.  Your page is so colorful & perfectly done.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Boy Quote Page

I'm trying a new blog challenge out, called Once Upon A Sketch.  The sketch for July 15th looks like this:

I made a page of my son when he got his Buzz Lightyear tent for Christmas.  It came in a backpack with a flashlight & compass. 

The Quote is from a vellum stack by DCWV, I cut it into strips.  It's the sweetest saying ever!

Gems did the trick of adhering the vellum, which can often be tricky.  It kind of highlighted the quote as well.

The zig-zag was cut on my Cricut out of Close To My Heart paper from the You Rock kit.  The background blue sheet is also CTMH, the Splendor kit.  I sponged inked around the lime dot paper and added some ric-rac.

This is an international contest, with superb prizes.  Once Upon A Sketch is packed full of great ideas, so I'll be using it often!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Copy of Store Bought

My son gave me an awesome card for Mother's day, and I love the way it opened.  I took it to my craft room & tried to copy the folds & cuts.  Here is what the store bought one looks like:

Now, here is my version in Cosmo Cricut paper.  I love it, but it won't fit in an envelop!  Aww shucks.  Don't you just hate when that happens?

Yep, I broke out the glitter!  I haven't done that in a long long time.  The stitches are fake, just used a gel pen.  The stamp is Close To My Heart, as is the Juniper cardstock. 

Here is the open view, if your trying to wrap your brain around this project.