Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I cut some stars & popped them off the page.
I also cut the Ta-Da using Plantin Schoolbook & popped them off the page, too.
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Monday, August 29, 2011
The Sweet Kit
The Juicy Kit
If you'd like these wonderful scrappy goodies, head on over the blog and get them today!
I also wanted to share a layout I made recently using sketch #134 from The Scrappiest. I used papers from last year's Valentine stack from K & Company.
I learned how to make these cute little bows using a fork!
I love these little alphabet stamps...Walmart now has them for $1! Great for journaling :)
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
This was a bittersweet moment...Paige's last bottle. She was about to turn one year old, and I wanted to start her on a sippy cup. I was worried that she would have trouble with it because technically she only had one bottle a day (I was nursing the rest of the time). I'd pump her some milk while I went to the gym in the afternoons. She did great with the sippy! She took to it like she'd been using it forever. I just love how she'd hold the bottle at the bottom!
I used a bird mask / screen to create the large bird shape, and I love how it turned out.
I used a button from the July kit, and the string of pearls are from my own stash. I think they go perfectly with the colors in this kit.
I love the Studio Calico paper with these pretty different colored birds! I couldn't resist cutting a few out.
Thanks for your visit! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Here's what I created.
I decided to cut some of these pretty flowers from patterned paper and scrunch them up a little. I added a pearl to the centers.
I like partially hidden flowers...
Head on over to the blog & check out the sketch and see what the other DT members created. Have a great day!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Here's what I came up with. Pictures of Paige poking her little lips out! She used to do this and put her little fingers up to her mouth, like she loved to feel them! I love these baby lips!
I used a random old stack of papers for this...I think I bought this gigantic stack from Walmart a few years ago, but I love the pink, orange & brown together. I added some punching, some ribbon & stitched around the edges & the circle.
I made this ribbon flower...so easy! All you need is a circle base, some ribbon & some hot glue.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back throughout the week for some more scrappy sharing :)
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Here's my layout. I turned the sketch on its side since my pictures were vertical. I used the August Juicy kit, and I also did a short tutorial on recycling product packaging on this layout. I cut out the clouds from the Prima pearls backing...I really liked the script text on it. I then stitched around the edges for a little more detail.
I created the sun's rays using the beautiful yellow ribbon in the kit.
I just love these little canvas tags in the kit! They are originally an off-white color, but I painted them blue. These little word stickers are also so neat...there are so many words to choose from.
Head on over to see the sketch! Have a wonderful day!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Here is the sample I made for the challenge. I used a lot of My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup that I had leftover from another layout I did last week. I loved the little animals...I just had to use them!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The pink cardstock did not come with THIS month's kit, but it DID come with last month's kit. I knew when I pulled out these photos that I needed to add in some pink. So I went to my previous kit's stash and combined it with the newer papers. I cut the big, layered flowers on my Cricut (Bloom cart) and the smaller ones I punched using a Martha flower punch. I also cut "grins" using a very old cart...remember All Mixed Up? I also added some stitching around the perimeter.
I love these Prima pearls! They make perfect centers for flowers :)
You can pick up this kit, along with the Sweet Kit at the Sweet Peach Crop Shop right now! They truly are amazing kits...you'll love them! I still have two more layouts to share with that I created from it...stay tuned!
I also wanted to share a layout I created for the current sketch challenge at Artful Delight. I love this picture of Reese, and you know I have to buy any article of clothing with her name on it...haha! I made the photo black & white except for her shirt. I used an old Reese's wrapper for some embellishments and then went with the color scheme for my papers.
I'm still on the banner bandwagon! Love them! I used paper & ribbons to make this one.
I decided to pull out the old hot glue gun and make some cute ribbon flowers. So easy...but lots of glue everywhere! I used some store-bought flowers as well as some punched ones.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day :)
Monday, August 15, 2011
I used a few different Prima-esque flowers, some paper punched flowers & some stitched circles. I used some chalk to color the word "girl." They started out white.
Thanks for looking!
Isn't is so bright and colorful? My first reaction was the gorgeous color...it really inspired me. I also liked the block-style layout. For my layout, I used one large photo up top and two smaller ones on the bottom. I recreated the large title as well as using the pretty colors.
Pop dots are the best thing ever! I love how they easily make flat things dimensional.
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You MUST go check out how the other design team members interpreted this book...there are so many different creations! They are all very amazing! You have until August 31st to upload your layout to Mr. Linky. Have a great week!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Here's the sketch:
And here's what I created. This came together really fast. It's so much easier to scrap a page when you have all matching papers & embellishments! I kept thinking I wanted to add more, but I wound up leaving it as is. Sometimes I think less is better :) I loved the bright colors in this paper collection. I added some scalloped-shape stitching on the sides.
I added some orange decorative ribbon that I found at Michael's on clearance.
Thanks for your visit! I've got a ScrapFIT reveal coming up tomorrow, so stay tuned :)
Friday, August 12, 2011
I decided to use eyelets on this one...I tend to forget about them, but I love how this turned out with the ribbons.
I also decided to draw and hand-cut my title. It's not perfect, but I wanted a break from Thickers & cutting with my Cricut. I like trying new things!
These are some hearts I cut using some old hard plastic packaging and a Sizzix die. I inked the edges with some Smooch...pretty cool for a handmade embellishment.
I also decided to enter a layout for Sketchy Thursdays' monthly Guest Design Team. In addition to using the provided sketch, the layout needed to revolve around reading. I had some pics (or pic, rather) of Reese reading her favorite Dora book. I was nervous about scrapping them because of the bold red & blue colors...and I almost printed them in black & white. I'm SOOO glad I didn't! I love how this turned out! Totally out of my "color comfort zone!"
I used a flourish-type mask and misted lots of red on my white background, and then added a few sprays of blue. I used various patterned papers to cut circles.
I decided to scrunch up some of the background paper. I just sprayed it with water and scrunched...once it dried I inked it a little bit and added some background patterned paper behind it.
I did some more distressing and added some buttons & flossy bows.
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back with more probably sometime over the weekend. Have a great one!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I decided to use most of my buttons as flower centers. I like the different shades of pink and how they're bundled together. I also wanted to see how many photos I could cram onto one page! :)
Thanks for stopping by! I'll have more to share in the next day or so. Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Here is the Week 2 sketch:
And here is what I made. I've been working on scrapping Paige's 1-year photos. I took so many on several different occasions. These are a just a few of some I took of her on our back patio. Of course, she was sucking her thumb...she always has! I'm sure you'll see plenty more of this kind of picture a lot more in the future :)
I cut the clouds from some patterned paper and stitched around the perimeter of my background paper. I punched a few butterflies using various punches.
I love banners! I usually do pennants or triangles, but I liked the idea of squares on this one. I added pearls in between each one, and I really like the look of it.
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