Monday, April 29, 2013

Wedding Card-CCC #15

Welcome to my blog, today is a card I designed for the Creative Cutting Challenge #15
I created the card with the cake from the Wedding Set collection. Lots of elements in this collection to make many cards with.
Wedding Set - Click Image to Close
This is such a cool set and you'll need to check out Creative Cutting Challenge #15 blog spot to see more examples of this set.
When I seen the set I new I had to do that cake. This cut is great for a card but also can see this on the side of a wedding layout for a border of the cake cutting picture. I chose purple for accent color, inked the doily with purple ink to give it a break against the white background of the card. Used divine swirls embossing folder to give the cake a look of icing. Purple glitter paper to give it some bling and popped up the sentiment.

Card details:
Cardstock: cardbase premade card I had on hand-White pearlescent for the cake, the purples: coredinations: Glitter, Recollections
Embellishments Doily from my stash, heart border from K&Company: Elegance Adhesive Borders
Inks: Memories dye: Violet
Stamps: SU- Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches: SU- Ticket Duo
Tools:Cricut Expression, SCAL, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls embossing folder

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Saturday, April 27, 2013


Welcome, I'm the designer over at Card A Day Blog today and I have a Thanks card that I recently made at Stampin Up class for you today:

A bright, cherry way to say thanks to that special person or persons. The card was made up entirely of Stampin Up products. Very easy to make, just a few punches and some stripes of paper to make a standout sentiment, Border of paper with a few flowers included and another border of ribbon. The detail on the sentiment was used with a stamp, versamark ink and clear embossing powder. The stripes of paper were cut on the ends to make the pennants and the white was cut down to fit with in the striped paper. Background was embossed.
Thanks for stopping by today and swing by Monday for a card I made for Creative Cutting Challenge.
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Monday, April 22, 2013

A New Teen Birthday

Hi you all and welcome to my blog it's choice week over at Card A Day Blog! Today I'm the designer over there and I think this is a first for CADB and I think it's a wonderful idea. April tends to be a birthday month in our family so today I brought you a special birthday card I made for my grand-daughter see she turned 13 this year.
This is my first ever side step card. I come across a similar card on another blog (Sorry I didn't mark down the blog) and thought this was the perfect card for Asticia! So I can't take credit for the card, but it was a good one to lift. So I went out checking youtube to find out how to make a step-card, I came across 2 of them with really good tutorials. So I made a dummy card to try out the technique:

So the testout was from one of the tutorials (<-----) and the one I did for the actual card is ------>
The 12 was cut from the Mickey Font cartridge @1.75". Forever Young was used for the words @ 2" and the girl (model 20 on pg 43) @ 3.5"
The bag was never used, I'll have to figure out what to do with that another time. This was a fun card to do and I can see more in my future, just need to figure out when.

Cardstock: SU for the cardbase-Celery, the purples for the numbers came from my stash
Patterned Paper:  the Green cardstock for the letters is from DCWV-the tie-dyed stack, brown shadow dotted paper, the pink paper the green dotted paper and the happy day paper canme from the Lime Twist-Life of the Party pack
Inks: Memento Black and Brilliance Cosmic Copper was used for the sentiments
Stamps: SU- You're Amazing and CTMH-Card Chatter-Birthday
Tools:  Cricut Expression
(New technique-2013 goal)

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

PL Week 2 and a winner for the Blog Hop

First I want to say Our hearts are breaking with the hurting and injured after the senseless attack on life at the Boston Marathon today. May God hold you close.

 Hi and welcome back to my corner, I have week 2 of PL 2013 completed and I wanted to share it with you. But first we have a winner to announce for the smash pad blog candy.
The winner is:

Number 2 is Emily Adams-Congrats to Emily! I'll be in touch with you to get your address to send off the smash pad.

Sunday was not a good day/ but yet it was. Oh allergy season is upon me and Sunday I spent the day sniffling, sneezing, coughing and itching.  What made the day good was I was able to get get Week 2 done through all of it.

Left Side:
Right Side
Some close up shots:
The week in review cards, I think this will be a norm on my layouts, just a blurb of what I wrote about in my journal for the day.
I'm a huge Notre Dame fan and it was a great year to be a fan to see the season end undefeated til the championship game and ND lost. Oh well maybe this year, have to wait and see.
My oldest son's birthday was Wed and we got together on Thursday. I took him out to lunch and at a local Chinese restaurant. Did a journaling card on it with what we ate and the inclusion of my fortune from my fortune cookie. The background was real busy so I cut him out of the picture for a detail. He's a huge Superman fan so I got him a tie pin and a tee with the superman emblem on it.
The detailed story of my blood work done this week. Strange highlight of the week but it was a highlight. The True Story journal block tells the story of what happened.
Finished out the week with a crafty Sunday, we had recipe swap and Close to my Heart club. The picture consists of the the card and the project that I made for the day. Both items will be shown in detail in upcoming blog spots.

It was an interesting week, I'm really enjoying doing project life cause now I see the details of the week that I would have probably never had notice. I was also able to work on Week 3 got most of it in place just need to do the journaling. After just 2 weeks I'm starting to figure out a flow that I want to do and will be able to work on different part of it during the week, like the week in review or a story I want to emphasize that will make the whole project for that week go a bit faster. I found I need to have some quote cards made up for the weeks that aren't pictured heavy to fill in the empty pockets.
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Mom-Creative Cutting Challenge #14

Good Morning and welcome to my blog,
I'm one of the designers over at the Creative Cutting Challenge blog where we give a theme and challenge you to use any SVG (or similar) files cut for it and how fun is that, we would love to see what you create. This week's them is Mother's Day Cards:

I created a card with a flower from the Flower Set one collection
Flower Set One - Click Image to Close
 I just love the flower and thought it would be perfect for a Mother's Day Card. A cool thing about this set is could be use for a variety of cards and scrapbook layouts. The flower I cut out at 4" and Mom was cut from lettering in SCAL at 1". Went with a clean card this time, Added a block of pattern paper, a strip of ivory paper for the border and a block of green paper. Added a die cut to the flower center to bring in some dimension.

Cardstock: Staples for the cardbase, Green, dk brown, brown and white from my stash (most likely Michaels open stock)
Patterned Paper:  Making Memories Simply Fabulous for the paisley, Recollections Fairy Tale-Fairy Dust for the letters, the light yellow for the flower center cut from my stash
Inks: None used
Embellishments: K&Company Eco-Modern die cut cardstock
Tools:  SCAL

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Project Life Celebratory Blog Hop

 Good Morning! So Exciting this morning, my first Project Life blog hop.  Thanks so much to Margie for hosting and organizing this!  You'll find a list of all the participants at the bottom of this post. Please be sure to check out their blogs as well! If you coming from Michelle B. blog then your at the right spot, if your just now getting started then you want to head over to Margie's and start at the beginning.

We will be celebrating personal Project Life milestones, Margie is celebrating getting through 25% of 2013! I'm celebrating getting through my first week, yep that's right, my first week. I'm very new to Project Life and for anyone one just starting out it can be fun, exciting and a bit overwhelming, but it's a wonderful feeling to document life. For all the newbies out there join in on the fun of Project Life, not sure how to do it, then check out the blogs in the how and you'll get a huge start in finding out what it is about no matter when you first week is.

Here is my first week:
I've decided to do my weeks Monday-Sunday because in the summer we do so much on the weekends it's easier for me to keep it together.
Left side
Right side
A few up close shots. Since this was my first week and I haven't gotten any of the Becky Higgens core kits, I used a paper pad I got a couple years ago from Walmart. One nice thing about using a paper pad is all the paper was made to go with the collection so it all matches. I used my cricut for the week card, smash date stamp, rub-ons, Martha Stewart tag, and a sticker pack I found. Over the next few weeks you'll see many PL layouts while I get caught up to date. For being part of today with me, I have some blog candy to give away-A Smash Pad- These pads are great for journaling in PL too with lots of great prompts. All you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment and you got a chance to win (ends Sunday night at midnight). The winner will be called on Tuesday April 16 with Week 2 PL layout.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world.

 Make sure to check back over the next few weeks while I'm catching up to that 25% mark.
Until then, please continue on to Nicole's blog!  She has more Project Life for you!

If you get lost along the way, here is the full list of Project Life Celebratory Blog Hop Participants:

Michelle R
Michelle B

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Strawberry Streusel

Good Morning and what a fantastic morning it is. The sun is out and spring is in the air, predictions are 80's by tomorrow, go from winter to summer in just a short couple of weeks, lol. Gotta love PA weather just never know what each week is gonna bring. With spring comes allergy season, that is why I've been missing in action oh the past week was horrible for my allergies, but enough of that and on to something crafty:
This is a recipe that I did for Recipe Swap with the local group in June 2011. The theme was Strawberries, not sure where I got the recipe (need to start noting that in my computer file) but it's a really good muffin recipe.
Details are:
6 X 6 card-looks like strawberry paper I got at the local scrapbook store
The muffin pan is from Cricut-From My Kitchen
The lettering was done with the SCAL program
The recipe was printed on Staples pastel paper pack attached with brads so it can be lifted up to see the directions under the ingredients.


Strawberry Streusel Muffins

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh strawberries or drained, thawed frozen strawberries
Powdered sugar
For streusel topping:
In a medium sized bowl combine 1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in 6 tablespoons butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Briefly rub the mixture between your fingers to blend in butter. (Leftover streusel can be stored in the freezer and used to top pies, baked fruit or more muffins).
For Muffins:
Heat oven to 400° F.
Grease muffin pan.
In a large bowl, beat together butter (margarine) and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg. Beat until well blended.
In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a small bowl, combine milk, sour cream and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternating with the milk mixture. Beat just until batter is combined. Gently fold in strawberries.
Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. (Fill about two-thirds full). Sprinkle tops of muffins wit the Streusel Topping.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool muffins in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin cups. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

I'm looking forward to what spring brings, we have a garden and last year we put strawberry plants back into the garden and looking forward to fresh strawberries.
How about you, what do you look forward to in the spring season

Stay tune, I got my pictures back from the printer for project life and will get a few of those pages done and lots of birthdays in April so I'll have a few cards to feature too. Friday I'm in a Project Life blog hop so stop by and check out he hop and some blog candy too. Monday I'll have something related to Mother's Day for the Creative Cutting Challenge blog and for the rest of this week I will fill in with some old projects I've done.
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Your the Best

Hi you all, I'm the designer today for the final day of teacher appreciation theme over at Card A Day Blog.
Do you remember that teacher that went the extra mile for you to further your education. I had a few, but this one in particular, forgive me I don't remember her name but she was my 6th grade math teacher at Lose Elementary, I was struggling with division and understanding short and long division. She worked with me after school till I understood it and was able to pass this little bubble in my life. She is one of those teachers you really appreciate coming into your life.

Card base is from the Natural cardstock paper pack-cut at A2 size. I used 3 cuts for this card:
Postage stamp from Elegant Edges for the background with Coredinations Sandable cardstock @ 4.75” oblong, then sanded to bring out the letters.

The apple piece  and crayon piece were both cut from Child’s year cartridge. Apple was cut from on Red glitter cardstock @ 3”. The crayon was cut @ 1.25” and then used for the sentiment and the sentiment came from an Above Rubies stamp collect I received with a disc purchase. 
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

4 My Friends Card

Hi all, sorry about yesterday ended up with a spring cold, and it wasn't a good day. Today it's still there but not as intense. Got my order in for Shutterbug and got 9 weeks of photos on it's way to my house for Project Life, can't wait to get caught up. I have a card today:

Sorry about the card-blogger is really being weird today. I try 3 different things and it still comes up like this.
This card was made during a Close to my Heart club, I've got a great consultant she comes u with some really fun ideas. The cards is all Close to my Heart products other than the lace trim may have been purchased at our local Joanns. The stamp set is 4 My Friend and it's a really fun set with lots of choices. Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

First Day of School 2012

Wow the day got away from me, but I did a quick digital layout for you all today:
I at one time belonged to a monthly digital club at Digital Scrappers and this is from their Feb 2012 kit. It had alot of vintage elements in the kit. So I was able to take a variety of pieces of that kit to make this really quick layout. This is 3 of my grankids, pictures of them the day that they started school this past year. As of a week or so ago that got their recent marks and they are doing extremely well. So proud!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Baby Bath Time-CCChallenge #13

Hi all and if your coming over from Creative Cutting Challenge blog welcome. The theme this challenge was Baby and you could do anything in regards to it. I choose a layout to add to the 1st year baby book I'm working on.
I’ve been working on a 1st year album for our Son and DIL and was able to come up with a great layout using the Baby Heading file from The Creative Pointe 
 Baby Heading
which made a perfect touch to the layout.The background paper is Bubbles & Rubber Ducks I got in a paper purchase off of 2 peas in a bucket. the heading was cut out of silver cardstock in my scraps and the light blue and blue cardstock came from Seaside value pack. These 2 colors I used throught the layout for matting pictures and making my blocks border also the journaling block. I added various embellishiments from Jollies, Karen Foster and Creative Memories (I lucked out to hit a yardsale that had a baggy of good stuff for baby boy scrapbooking page. Both the 6 weeks and 7 months were cut out with fonts in the SCAL program.
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