Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sweet Little One

"Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice, That's What Little Girls Are Made Of!"

Nothing is sweeter than an adorable new baby and I have lots of people I know are having new bundles of joy in next few months, so this card will be perfect for one of them.  This week at Cooking It Up With Katie we are sponsored by Meljen's Designs.  I used this adorable image called "baby bottle" which I have paired with the Claire's sketch this week at Sunday Sketch & Stamp

The challenge this week at Cooking It Up with Katie is:
"Use a sticker, some pink, and add a little bling!"

Come on over and check out what our new DT gals have created for the challenge!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Best Witches Easel Does It!

Can you guess what the fun challenge is this week over at Kaboodle Doodles? It's all about "easel cards" this week and we are sponsored once again by The Crafty Pad, winner this week gets to pick 2 images from their store.  I chose to create this fun easel card using the tutorial here, I have used my Nesties.  The image I have used is from The Stamping Boutique and is called PJL Halloween Witch which I have colored with copics.  I have used my Nestie as a stencil to add the CTMH pansy purple ink around edge of image.  The sentiment is from Stampendous and is called "doodle witches."

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe Crafts- easel cards

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fun in the Sun

It's another the challenge day at Cooking it Up With Katie this week and we are sponsored by Stampin Dragon, the winner will receive 4 images from their store. Our challenge recipe this week is
"Use something wet, a brad or two, and add a border."

I have used this summer image called Summer Fun, that is colored with copics. I added a a brad to center of the beach ball, cut image out, and added a nice sunburst border using my scalloped inverted square Nesties. I inked the edges of all my papers using CTMH cocoa and a little ribbon for finishing touch!

Now come over and join the challenge, plus meet our new DT members and be inspired! 

Back to School Layout-2 Challenges

I just have start by saying I am in love with the new idea book from CTMH, the cover page layout is what I based this layout on this week.  This layout was created for the challenge over at The Stamping Boutique, which is "Stripes and Dots."  So to create my stripes I pulled out my score pal and created the pattern on the cream cardstock. Everything is inked with CTMH desert sand ink, the title is cute using the Cricut.   The fun little scalloped border is one of the Kraft Ready to Color borders that I have inked with my black ink pad (CTMH is discontinuing, so hurry fast to get those before they are gone).  I have added a digital image (which I have changed to sepia using of my Lucas on his 1st day of school so you can see what it would look like with photo (I will print the photo and add). There is a hidden journaling spot using this cute digital recipe card image from The Stamping Boutique.  

Now this layout is also for the challenge this week over at The Crazy Challenge, which just so happens to be "Back to School" also. Our sponsor this week is Hobbisimo and the TCC design team has created some fabulous projects to share with you!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges- anything but a card
Going Grey with Scrap Creations- back to school
Papertake Weekly- using dies (stars/letters using cricut and  shape by photo mat is from a die)
Sparkles Creations-primary+ neutral
Use it Tuesday- Back to School (patterned paper, ribbon, & recipe card are all from stash )
Tuesday Throwdown-dimension and texture (popped up items & texture using score pal & cuttlebug)

Creative Stamp Friends- school
Heart 2 Heart-back to school
Make It Monday- anything goes
Paper Playtime-anything goes
Stamps R Us- anything goes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

School Days Layout

School starts tomorrow here and I think I am more excited than the kids, lol!  It's not that I don't love spending time with my boys, but with a 15 yo and 6 yo they spend alot of time fighting as oldest doesn't want to play with youngest and all youngest wants is to play with oldest.  So needless to say I have been counting down the days for awhile, although it's bittersweet as I know in a flash school days will be over for my Micah as he is a sophomore this year and has in his mind that he wants to go to college far away from here.  When I look at Lucas, I see Micah all over again and think where did the time go!
This weekend I went to a fun crop and we created a layout for the CTMH club I am in that I knew would be perfect for the challenge at Cooking it Up With Katie this week.  We are sponsored by 2 fabulous sponsors this week, Robyn's Fetish and Gingerloft so make sure to play along!  Our challenge recipe this week is
"Use a die cut, some ribbon, and add a banner."

I decided to play with this adorable back pack image to add to my layout. First I colored the image using a sponge dauber and CTMH ink, next I started to layer it up by starting with a uncolored image. I used the same techniques with all the pockets/straps and then cut them out and added them. I colored all the items in the top of the back pack with copics and added them layer by layer.  For my banner , I used my cricut and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for letters and cut diamonds using George cartridge which I folded over to create banner.  I added my triangles to a piece of CTMH juniper ribbon and papers are from the new CTMH idea book called "Type Set."

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles- "Bag It of Tag It"

Scroll down if you are looking for The Crazy Challenge post.

"Bag It of Tag It" is our theme this week at Kaboodle Doodles and we are sponsored this week by Kenny K and our winner this week will received a $10 voucher to their store.  I have never worked with a Kenny K image so I was excited to finally get my hands on this adorable soccer player. Although  I do not have any soccer players in my house, I thought this would be perfect to add to a birthday present or layout for a friend/family member down the line.  
I started by cutting out a tag on my Cricut in CTMH desert sand cardstock and them inked edges with same color ink.  I have colored my image, double layered it, and popped him up on my tag.  I found this paper hiding in my stash that worked perfectly, torn my edges, and inked them also.  I have left it blank so I can add a special saying or sentiment when I decide to use it!
Now to join the challenge you have to head over to Kaboodle Doodles and while there check out what rest of my fellow DT members have created!

The Crazy Challenge- Movies

This week at The Crazy Challenge our challenge is all about "movies." We are sponsored by Sassy Studios who had lots of images that would work perfect for this challenge.  I chose to work with "Jasmine" from one of my fave Disney movies Aladdin. I have colored her with copics and layered her several times. I left my scalloped circle blank so I can use this card as needed for a special girl that may have a birthday party soon. With Lucas starting 1st grade this week, he tends to get invited to several parties so now I have one in my stash! To check out all the challenge deets and see the rest of the DT's creations, head one over to The Crazy Challenge!

Also we are starting a monthly Christmas challenge and you can check out the details here.  What a great way to get a jump start on those holiday cards/projects and have a chance to win some AWESOME prize from the many wonderful sponsors!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Crazy Challenge- Embossing

If you are looking for Kaboodle Doodles post, scroll down below to check out this week's challenge!
Batter up!!! As soon as I saw this image I was in LOVE, it reminds me so much of my boys all suited up and ready for the big game.  This image is from Digi Doodle Shop which is our wonderful sponsor this week at The Crazy Challenge and it just happens this image is called "Batter Up." 

Our challenge this week is all about "embossing" and I knew I wanted to use the stars embossing folder and as they say "Baseball is America's Favorite Past Time!"  The blue strip is embossed with distresed stripes embossing folder. I wanted to go for a more vintage feel on this lil' ball player's uniform, so I grabbed my E31/33 copics and I wasn't satisfied with look so I grabbed a sponge dauber and inked up image using CTMH brown bag ink. I used my Nesties again to frame image and inked with brown bag ink again, I cut my colored image our and layered it on top of top note shape. To finish off my card, I had this sentiment is my stamp stash, which is stamped in CTMH moonstruck and fussy cut.

Embossing is one of my fave things to do, so come over to The Crazy Challenge and show us your embossing tricks and check out inspiration from rest of team!

Kaboodle Doodles-Primary Colors

School countdown is on and if you are like me you are doing all those last minute things to get the kiddos ready.  We start school on the 18th and this past weekend was "Tax Free" weekend, but I decided not to fight the masses and get in a little crafting.

This week at Kaboodle Doodles our challenge is all about "primary colors" and we have another wonderful sponsor.  Meljen's Designs has provided us with images to work with and the challenge winner will receive their choice of 4 images from their store.  I grabbed this adorable image called "artist mug", which I colred up with my copics.  I cut the contents of the mug out and layered them up on a second copy of image and then cut out entire image again.  These adorable papers are from the DCWV school stack and I used some new Nesties I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby for the red paper. For the finishing touch, I had my 6 yo Lucas write his teacher's name on mug (this is actually his Kindergarten teacher's name, but he wants to give her a card on the first day of school on his way to his new 1st grade class).

Come one over to Kaboodle Doodles and check out the rest of team's projects and share with us your projects using primary colors! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

TSB Challenge #12/Cooking it up with Katie- We are back!!!

After taking a little break last month, we are back over at Cooking it up with Katie with a new challenge! I am excited to announce we have a "brand new" sponsor this week, The Stamping Boutique which I happen to also design for.  Up for grabs s 5 digis of winner's choice from the TSB store, how AWESOME it that!!! 

Our recipe this week is:
Something Old, Something New, and One of Your Favorite Things/Techniques

I chose to go digital this week once again, so I started with a quick page from Digi Scrap Depot called Birthday Boy which you can download from here. I have added this pic of my lil' guy Lucas' from his 1st birthday, he will be 7 yo next month.  I chose to color my TSB image called birthday bunny using and then added this fun sentiment called "Birthday cake is yummy"
and you can download is from here.

Now I decided to kill to birds with one stone so to speak, as this layout is for the challenge this week over at The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog also. The theme this week is "Happy Birthday for a young male." Come on over and join the fun and see the wonderful inspiration from the rest of design team and enter the challenge!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles #78- In the Garden

Well the weekend is over and time to start another week, so that's means a new challenge at Kaboodle Doodles.  This week our challenge theme is "In the Garden" and we are sponsored by Lexi's Creations
 and our prize this week is 3 digis from their store.  I chose to work with this cute butterfly image, first I emboseed my cardstock before printing my image.  I then cut out the image and inked with CTMH Chocolate ink pad.  Patterned paper is from my mini 6x6 and cardstocks are CTMH.  The sentiement was a freebie from Sentimental Sundays, which I cut out using my Nesties.  Come on over and join the challenge this week and see what the rest of team has created here.

I am entering in the following challenge:
Sentimental Sundays- In the garden
Craft Your Passion- anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin'-anything goes
Incy Incy Designs-monochromatic
Make It Monday- anything goes
House of Gilli-polka dots
Woodware USA- anything goes
Catered Crop- follow recipe ( I used sentiment, ribbon, die cut shape, & border punch)