Friday, June 1, 2012

Glitter Greeting Card

I made this beautiful glittery card during a crop hosted by Dana Edwards. Her blog is: You cut various shapes out of double sided tape with a peel and arrange them on a card. You determine what shapes you want in which colors. You start with the shape that you want to color with the darkest glitter and you take the peel off the tape of only that item and pour glitter on the card. This way, the other elements are protected. You continue this method until all of the shapes are colored to your liking. 
Here is a close up of that gorgeous sparkle!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Russian Matryoshka Doll Card

Here is the Mother's Day card that I made for my stepmom. I think it turned out really cute. 
I printed the background paper with the little Russian dolls from my Cricut Imagine All Wrapped Up cartridge. I also used a card shape from this cartridge, but instead of printing it, cut it out yellow paper. 
Here's a peek from the side. It's popped up using foam dots: 
I love this signature stamp from Hero Arts: 
Stamps List: Hero Arts, Fawn Lawn, Paper Trey Ink, Dear Lizzy (American Crafts) 


Friday, May 4, 2012

Mother's Day Cricut Card

I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day! I love the spring pastel colors!


This lovely little lady is from the Cricut Sweethearts Cardtridge. I added some lavender colored brads to the wheels to add some extra dimension. 
I used embroidery floss in coordinating colors and tied a bow at the top. It's a good alternative to twine. 
 The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I used Stampin' Up Ink:


Monday, April 23, 2012

Hawaii Scrapbook Layouts Keep Coming...

Hi Friends! Here is another tropical layout for you. The title is from a Hawaiian song. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Simple Hawaii Beach Double Page Layout

This is one of my earlier double page layouts and it's much more simple than my current style, but sometimes simple layouts really focus on the photos. 
 A pretty simple hand written title. 
The color of the water makes me want to go back.I tried to line the middle photo with the top of the water.  
 Pretty paper plumeria flower. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ouch! Injury Scrapbook Layout

Here is a simple layout that I made using five photos: 
The title is from the Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge. I spiced it up with some brads in each of the corners: 

 I raised the title on foam pop dots: 
I made these bandaids through a dry embossing technique with a light box, stylus and brass template. The Lasting Impressions brass templates are really amazing. I embossed this on cardstock with a white core and used sandpaper to show the outlines: 


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Kiss: Auguste Rodin Paris Double Page Layout

I have another lunchtime scrapbook layout post. These photos were taken at the The Tuileries Garden in Paris. I was happy that I was able to get 7 photos on this layout: 
The page is titled "The Kiss" after Auguste Rodin's famous sculpture. 
The journaling stamp is from Close to My Heart: 
The angel wings and heart and other die cuts are from Fancy Pants Designs. The boy sent these to me in my package. 
The pretty flowers are from Making Memories and the font is from the Cricut Billionaire cartridge.  


Friday, April 6, 2012

Paris Hot Chocolate and Art Double Page Layout

Here is a peek at the whole layout: 
Happy Friday! I made a layout last night using my new Teresa Collins "Everyday Moments" paper collection. How I love that woman. She has the most elegant designs...perfect for Paris <3. These photos were taken at the Musée de l'Orangerie. It was so amazing seeing Picasso, Renoir and Monet paintings up close that I had only previously viewed in books. Here is a close up of the first page: 
 Here is a close up of the second page. The stamp with the journaling block is from Close to My Heart. Aren't the paintings breathtaking? I'm so happy they photographed well. Now I can remember them forever. 
 This adorable hot chocolate cup is from the Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge. I added some white details using my gel pen. I used three pieces of twine for the bow. The hot cocoa card is from October Afternoon. 
 The yellow paper is from the Bazzil Basics Swiss Dots Collection. The velvet roses are from Making Memories. I wish I had more of those! They don't make them anymore and I was saving them for a special page. 
 Oh these flowers were so fun to make! Cosmo Cricket has little adhesive circles called "Gluebers" and you take ribbon (these are from My Mind's Eye, Stella Rose) and place it in a circular pattern. The instructions say that a kid can make them. It's true. No sewing. It seriously took less than a minute to put these together. I highly recommend adding Gluebers to your adhesive collection. I placed a brad in the center of the flowers. 
 I had to ask the boy how to say " Hot Chocolate and Art" in French. He helped me with the title. :)
 This Cricut Gypy Font has to be one of my favorites. You receive it when you buy a Gypsy. I use it so much. 
Have a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sweet and Sassy Girly Shopping Double Page Layout

It has been awhile since I've written a post. I actually have a lot of pages to post but haven't photographed them. I've also been traveling a ton. I'm trying to finish this during my lunch break. This girly layout was created using the Teresa Collins Posh Collection. I love my Paris shopping photos! Here's a peek at the whole layout: 

Here's page 1: 
 Here's a close up of page 2: 
 I love the sparkly chipboard title: 
 I adore the rhinestone and fishnet brads: 
 The Eiffel tower is perfect!
I love those vintage girly silhouettes: 

 Black lace. Lovely!
Hope you enjoyed this layout!