Friday, April 22, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays Challenge - Cindy Loo

Welcome to another challenge at Flaunt it Fridays.  This week's challenge is to "flaunt" any image on the Cindy Loo cartridge.  In what's becoming a typical refrain, I don't have this cartridge; however, I did peruse the handbook and found an image that looked like one of those cute Russian nesting dolls.  There are similar images on the Paisley cartridge so I whipped up a quick card that featured one of those dolls as the main image. 


I hope you all will play along with us this week. Just remember that even if you don't have Cindy Loo you can (and should!) still participate and choose a similar cut from another cartridge for your project. For this month's Grand Prize, FIF is giving away aJoy's Life "Lots of Pun" stamp set sponsored by the wonderful SHEREE of Cravin Scrappin thank you Sheree!

I look forward to seeing all of your creations!

Recipe
Card base: kraft card stock cut at 5 x 5."
First layer: patterned paper from the American Crafts Adorn collection cut at 4 3/4 x 4 3/4."
Second layer: pattered paper from the American Crafts Adorn collection cut at 4 1/2 x 4 1/2."
Doll image from Paisley cut at 4".
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper stamps
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roam
Peapod twine from The Twinery
Button from stash
Stickles

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Baby Album - Hoppy Easter

Hi everyone, a very quick post today.  I'm still working on my baby book and here is the layout that I made for Easter.  It's rather simple, as I wanted the focus to be on the pictures which I'm sure will ultimately be filled with family photos.  The bunny on the left page is from Kate's ABC and the Easter basket is from doodlecharms.

Posting will be rather light over the next week or so.  I will have a Flaunt it Friday's challenge post going up on Friday, but since I'm leaving for Paris tonight, I won't be making any projects over the weekend.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays Challenge - Simply Charmed

It's Friday and that means its time for another Flaunt it Fridays Challenge.  This week's challenge is to "flaunt" the fishing pole cut (fish 2) on the Simply Charmed cartridge. I tried to switch things up this week and went with an easel card.  I also tried wet embossing for the first time (with mixed results.  Since I used white embossing powder, my stamped sentiment did not show up very well, but the card reads "ruff day?" In any event, I had fun trying to come up with a card idea and I hope it brings you a chuckle.  In addition to Simply Charmed, I used Create-A-Critter for the water, Doodlecharms for the sun and Everyday Paper Dolls for the clouds.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby Album - Hush Hush

And the baby album pages just keep on coming!  I'm on roll so far with my album so you all are going to be seeing baby layouts for a while.  I'm going to do my best to mix the posts up with some other projects, just so you all don't get bored, but bear with me.  Today's project is a very simple layout featuring the Baby Steps and Doodlecharms cartridges. I've recently found that pulling together layouts is a lot faster if I just keep with one or two cartridges at a time and make the most of the images provided. Here, I was able to pull the sleeping boy and the binkie from Baby Steps and the bear from Doodlecharms.  The title was welded together using the font on Baby Steps.



Recipe
Black cardstock from Recollections sized at 12 x 12".
Light Blue cardstock from American Crafts Spring Collection sized at 11 3/4 x 11 3/4".
Patterned paper from American Crafts Adorn Collection sized at 11 3/4 x 6".
Sleeping Boy from Baby Steps sized at 1.71".
Binkie from Baby Steps sized at 2.24".
Bear from Doodlecharms sized at 3".
"Hush Hush" using Baby Steps font sized at 2.45"
Photo Mats
    Black cardstock sized at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4".
    Patterned paper from DCWV Citrus stack sized at 4 x 4".
Baker's twine (Peapod) from The Twinery
Sakura Gelly Pen - White

Monday, April 11, 2011

Baby Album Layout - Hungry!

So I have a confession to make, earlier this year I resoved that I was not going to purchase any more cartridges for a while.  Instead, I wanted to focus on using my current set of cartridges more often. I've been holding to my resolution fairly well. Last weekend,however, I was in JoAnn's to refresh my adhesive supply.  At the checkout counter, I spied the new Baby Steps and Kate's ABC cartridges.  I immedately swooped up Baby Steps because I'm making a baby album and of course, a new cartridge there could only help.  Admittedly, I didn't have a rationale for picking up Kate's ABC, aside from seeing it and wanting it. So I'm the proud owner of two new cartridges and I promise not to buy anymore for a while (or at least the next 60 days).

I have to say that Baby Steps is very cute and the images are not too duplicative of those found on New Arrival or some of the other cartridges that have "baby" images.  I've now made two new pages for my baby album using just this cartridge, and they have turned out great. Today's project is all about chowing down.  When I saw the image of a high chair, I knew the type of page I wanted to make and the title really brought it all home.  I was able to use the negative image of the scalloped square from my "So Sweet" layout as a frame; I love when I get to use my scraps. 


Recipe
Except where indicated all paper is from American Crafts.
Black cardstock from Recollections sized at 12" x 12"
Teal scalloped square (negative image) from Storybook sized at 11"
High chair from Baby Steps sized at 6.94".
Bowl and spoon from Baby Steps sized at 1.71".
"Hungry" from Baby Steps sized at 2.25".
Photo Mats
    Kraft cardstock from Recollections sized at 4.25 x 4.25.
    Patterned paper fromAmerican Crafts Adorn collection sized at 4 x 4.
Buttons
Caribbean Twine from The Twinnery
Inkadinkadoo Chalk - Bold Brights
Sakura Gel Pen - White

Friday, April 8, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays Challenge - Sheep (Country Life)

Thanks for joining me for another Flaunt it Fridays Challenge.  This week the FIF team is flaunting the Sheep on page 42 of the Country Life cartridge.  Since I do not own Country Life, I used the sheep image on the From My Kitchen cartridge and threw together a super simple card. Just in case you were curious, the "Got Wool" isn't a stamp.  I printed the phrase out on my computer and then used the Center Point feature on my Cricut to cut the cloud around the phrase.   All in all think it turned out kinda cute. 



I hope you all will play along with us this week. Just remember that even if you don't have Country Life you can (and should!) still participate and use another sheep for your image. For this month's Grand Prize, FIF is giving away aJoy's Life "Lots of Pun" stamp set sponsored by the wonderful SHEREE of Cravin Scrappin thank you Sheree!


I look forward to seeing all of your creations!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays - Disguise Bird (3 Birds on Parade)

Welcome to another Friday challenge at Flaunt it Fridays.  This week's challenge is to flaunt the Disguise Bird on page 36 of 3 Birds on Parade. I do not own this cartridge, so I used the Owl from Paisley because the body type is similar to the Disguise Bird.  I then used the sunglasses image from Paisley to give the look of a bird trying to keep a low profile.  I kept the card super simple and paired the Owl with a stamp and some baker's twine. 

I hope you all will play along with us this week.  Just remember that even if you don't have the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge you can (and should!) still participate and use another bird for your image.  For this month's Grand Prize FIF is giving away one Joy's Life "Lots of Pun" stamp set sponsored by the wonderful SHEREE of Cravin Scrappin thank you Sheree!


I look forward to seeing all of your creations!



Recipe
Card Base: Kraft cardstock from Recollections sized at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
First Layer: Black cardstock from Recollections sized at 5 1/4 x 4
Second Layer: Patterned paper from American Crafts' Adore collection sized at 5 x 3 3/4
Owl from Paisley sized at 3"
Sunglasses from Paisley sized at 3/4"
Maraschino Twine from The Twinnery
"So Cool" from My Pink Stamper Stamps - Punnylicious
Sentiment Base: Modern Label & Word Window Stampin' Up punches