Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Birthday Card for a Princess

Happy Birthday Isabelle, today is my G-daughter's birthday and she just loves princess stuff. So when I seen this card in the Silhouette store I had to get it:
here is another view of the card:
Isabelle's favorite colors are pink and purple so I made sure to use a variety of in on the card. The teal cardstock and the pink pattern cardstock came from my March counterfeit kit the flower paper came from Mind's Eye-lime twist 6 X 6 pad that I have next to my craft desk that I can grab a piece of the scraps when I need it. The purple and lavender cardstock came from my purple drawer of loose papers.
Mary from CardzTV has an excellent tutorial on how to put this type of card together (that is what I used to put it together :)

I used Star Dust stickles on the cuts to give some glitter to it. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from my stash and so is the foam pieces scattered about came from Walmart. Some close up shots of various stages of putting it together. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Spring...CCChallenge #32

Good morning and welcome to Spring! that is the theme of today's Challenge over at Creative Cutting Challenge. This is what I did for the theme:
I used this sketch for the inspiration of the layout:
This month over at Counterfeit Kit challenge they are also inspiring us to use sketches with our kit, so I took the sketch and this is what I created today using Creative Pointe's MOM Flowers cut file for the center section of the sketch:
MOM Flowers
 I flipped the title to the top
I added a border to the top and bottom using the butterfly washi tape, I used a tag that was cut out of a cut-out sheet added the letters from the Sweet Day pack and some blue bakers twine from my stash,  a quick glimpse at the daffodils on a Recollections:Laugh-journal card pad and a glimpse of the flowers for Creative Pointe's cutting file with the Spring letters outlined in black ink and glittered with Star Dust stickles.
As you can see from this picture I outlined 2 of the flowers in blue gel pen.
  and I added extra photos for 2 of the blocks.
My journaling about spring is scattered about the layout. I used Colorbok xy&z sticky stax journaling tags, I also used making memories Simply Stated: Spring rub-ons throughout the layout about my feelings of spring and a sticker from the Sweet Day alpha stickers sheet.
And a quick add of the paper clip in the shape of the arrow pointing to the moments that matter the most sticker :)
Won't you join us over at Creative Cutting Challenge:
Now we're ready to see YOUR SPRING SVG (or similar) creations.
Please make sure that you follow our very simple rules to enter this challenge.  
(1)You MUST use a SVG or similar electronic cutting file in your project.  CRICUT CARTRIDGE ONLY ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.  Please make sure that you mention somewhere in your post what part of your project was created with a cutting file.  Entries that do not fit this basic requirement will be deleted.
(2)  NO BACKLINKING.  This has always been our rule but we've noticed that it has not been followed lately. Going forward, backlinked projects will be deleted. 
I have included this layout in the following challenges:
Scrap our Stash April challenge: Spring color and the use of paper clip, journal card (I used for a picture frame) and one 3D embellishment- the die cuts or the tag with the bakers twine would both fit this.
Lasting Memories #186: It's the Little things that matter the most-I think the LO fit's this well :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Funday Friday #45-Happy Easter

Happy Friday you all, I've been busy being crafty all week but this is the first project I completely finished :) I guess all that scraping Friday and Saturday caught up with me and that allergy season has begun. Welcome to this weeks Funday Friday challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo,The theme this week is Happy Easter:
Since I come to know my Savior, I've learn the true meaning of Easter and this digi stamp represents Easter and spring so beautifully. I used my Spectrum noir markers to color in the stamp and I added yellow stickles here and there and around the cross to give it a beautiful shine and glistening to the stamp. I used my March counterfeit kit to make the card. The base came from my stash and I used all the background papers from the kit along with the ribbon, the doily lace border came from my stash of punched out strips. I added Buttercup liquid pearls to each of the corners.
The inside of the card is waiting for a quick message to my Aunt for a Happy Easter.

Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
We have now changed the challenge rules to 3 entries per person per challenge except for the Anything Goes challenges which will be unlimited.
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

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using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until April 18th by 6:00Pm (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of April 21st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Molly Moline

Well this is it for the day, I've got a crop to run off to. But I can say I got all the needed challenges done for Scrap our Stash-Stash A Thon :)
This was a letter that was featured in the Club newsletter and I used that note for the story about this tractor and his wife named the tractor Molly Moline I knew I could get away with adding a doily to this layout. The pictures were taken at the 2009 GSR show when they featured Minneapolis-Moline tractors and the PGR summer show. The letter was featured in a 2004 newsletter that is why I used that year on the layout.
Picture of the doily and key from the Sweet surrender line and the rhinestones from the Making Memories tape. You all have a fantastic day and I'll be back tomorrow with the layouts I did today at the crop.

I have entered this into these challenges:
Stash A Thon Challenge #2-Cake Liner/Doily-Doily

The Tractors-GSR 2003

They always give away a little goodie bag to the exhibitors at the show. Usually it will have a pen, a pin, a ribbon and other little trinkets.
This layout has various pictures of the exhibited area, the main feature is the tractors. I did have alot of fun creating the titles for these layouts, when I decided to do this for the club a few years back, I have on tote bag dedicated to the club's stuff so I can quickly pull a scrap page together. Since there wasn't much out there on tractors when I first got started with the book I used my office program and photo shop elements to come up with the various titles and bits and pieces on alot of the layouts. It was fun last night to pull that bag out and work on some of the layouts :)
I didn't have the bag that was received at the show that day, but I used one from a Smash pack I got in a swap and I included the exhibitor ribbon coming out of the bag.
I have entered this into these challenges:
Stash A Thon Challenge #13 Treat bags/Mini bags- bag

Opening page of the GSR 2003 Layouts

Here is the 1st page of the 4 layouts I did about this show.

This is the tells the story of the show, I added the fence sticker and the hay bales sticker from the Paper House-On the Farm sticker pack. Found the bows in my stash and they reminded me of bows that they use at fairs for the 1st place items, so thought this layout would be great for that, since it was a National Summer Convention show also.

 I have entered this into these challenges:
Stash A Thon Challenge #4-Presents/Bows-2 bows

Bushels of Fun at the Parade-GSR 2003

I'm back :) This post is the right side of the previous posted layout. This one features the other tractor pictures I received of the parade, the framed picture is a club member's son, Ben. It's fun to see him here at this age, now is a grown man married to a wonderful girl.
 I used a Jolee's Celebrate dimensional sticker pack for the balloons and the other party elements

 This is the frame picture with and included tractor crossing sign from the Paper House-On the Farm sticker sheet and a border of the glitter tape from Counterfeit Kit-Yes that tape is gone! It's fun working through my stash and using things up.
 I thought this layout was fitting for the balloon themed challenge over at Scrap Our Stash since each picture has balloons in it that the spectators were holding.
I have entered this into these challenges:
Stash A Thon Challenge #10-Ballons- Balloons