Sunday, February 24, 2013

We are Eternal

I wanted to participate in Mandi's Get Messy Challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges.  This really is a challenge for me because I feel like I can never execute an attractive looking 'messy' layout. I pulled out an old Heidi Swapp mask that I have had forever and mixed up some mist with my mister, Close to my Heart Create a Shade paint to give it a pearlescent look and some Making Memories paint in Poppy.  I like how it came out!

Using a sketch from Page Maps I was able to bring together this layout.  I found the letters in a bin I hadn't looked in for awhile - they are Basic Grey Obscure and they matched perfectly! It was kismet!  The stickers are Cosmo Cricket and the shapes were all cut from my Cricut - the Artiste cartridge and the Simply Sweet cartridge. I added a little grey washi tape and some itty bitty bling from Close to My Heart and voila!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

HIMCR #86 - Use a Kit!!

Welcome back to Hiding in My Craft Room's challenge Saturday!  This week we want you to use a kit.  You know we all get a kit at some point, maybe we are part of a monthly kit club or maybe we just see a cute one and snag it but never use it or use it up.  Well this is the week to dig it out and use it!

For my layout I pulled out the remnants of a Close to My Heart Workshop on the Go kit.  This one was an Avonlea kit.  So everything you see other than the pictures (haha) is from Close to My Heart.

Be sure to head over to Hiding in My Craft Room and link us up!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

HIMCR #85 - Embossing!

That's right! Its time to break out your embossing powder and get scrappin'! I used this cute little stamp from Unity Stamp Co. and a cobalt blue embossing powder for my background.  I love embossing on my backgrounds like this - just stamp randomly, apply powder and then heat it up!  It really makes such a cool raised effect.

We were given cute digi stamps this week from Sweet n Sassy Stamps to work with.  They have some adorable images that are so fun to work with! I used ink from Stampin' Up and Close to My Heart to color the image then added a phrase with another Unity Stamp Co. stamp.  I fussy cut the image then added it to my card - super quick and easy!

Thanks for joining us and don't forget to link us up with your embossing creation over at Hiding in my Craft Room!

Friday, February 15, 2013

40th Birthday

I finally got around to these pictures from my birthday celebration last Sept.  We went to see Les Miserables and it was amazing!

sorry for the crummy lighting - its night time and I don't want to forget to upload this!

I am entering this in the challenge at:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Love Bug

Hey there! I wanted to share a little love card I made for my sweetie.  Right now the Create a Critter cartridge is available for use through the Cricut Craft Room - but I don't know for how much longer! So I figured I'd cut out a bunch of figures and save em for later.  But this little ladybug caught my eye and I figured it would make a great card to mail to my hubby at work so he gets something sweet for Valentine's Day while at work!

I decided to make it standard envelope size to give me a little more room to write inside and to make it easier to mail! I hope he likes it.  I dug into my scraps again and every paper came from the scrap bin again! Don't forget you can head over to Hiding in My Craft Room and link us up to your super scraps creation!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Toot toot!

Just a little one - I won Scrapper of the week over at The Pink Elephant Challenges! I love their challenges.  Check it out - this week is a sketch challenge!

HIMCR #84 - Super Scraps Saturday

Yay! Its Super Scraps Saturday! This is one of my favorite challenges. I have a huge basket full of scraps and I love being able to use them up.  EVERY piece of paper this week came from my scrap basket - including the base! I had cut out a few small snowflakes on the grey base paper and so I had a mostly whole piece that I was able to use.  I positioned the strips to cover the cuts so you can't even tell from the front :) Even the ribbon was a leftover scrap from a roll that I had a long time ago!

Using my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge I cut the stars and the best part is the scrap I cut from had large cuts on both sides but using the Cricut Craft Room software I was able to position the stars where the paper was still intact and then cut.  I love it!

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to head over to Hiding in my Craft Room and link us up!  This week our sponsor is and they have a sweet prize for one lucky crafter!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chalkboard Technique - Challenge at Scrapbook Challenges

As part of their fun blog challenge hop they challenged us to create a chalkboard effect.  I LOVE this technique! It looks so cool!  I used black paint and painted a rectangle on my cardstock.  Then I cut out a cute frame from the Art Philosphy cartridge on my Cricut to dress it up.  Using a white craft ink pad from Stampin' Up and some Close to My Heart and Unity Stamp Co. stamps I added my words.  I just love it!  Head over to Scrapbook Challenges to see more inspiration and play along!

Project Life - weeks 3 & 4

Since not a lot goes on in our lives these days besides the ordinary (which is quite nice!) I combined weeks 3 & 4 and plan on probably doing this for the rest of the weeks unless something big comes up.  I whipped this up while waiting for letters to cut on my Cricut for my son's science fair project.  I love how quick and easy it came together!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mojo Monday #279 - Valentine card

I love the sketch this week!  Head over to the Mojo Monday blog to check it out and make your own sweet card!

Monday, February 4, 2013

sister + brothers - friends

I have had a lot of fun playing over at Scrapbook Challenges this weekend.  You really should join in! There are some great prizes - one is even for brand new members only so give it a shot! This is the final layout in the progressive layout challenge.  I always find these fun! I got to really dig into my stash and use up some letters that I have had oh at least a zillion years as well as some other bits and pieces that were floating around in various baskets.  I love using up my stuff!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Blog Hop at Scrapbook Challenges

Head over! Scrapbook Challenges is having a super fun blog hop and challenge complete with a totally awesome sketch! Here is my take on the sketch.  I am loving the challenges.  They are giving me just the boost of creative inspiration I need right now!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

TPE #45 - Lift It!

I love the challenges at The Pink Elephant and I tend to forget to upload them after I do them so this week I'm getting it done right away so I don't forget! This week the challenge was to lift it - use another layout as inspiration.  I went to the gallery at Scrapbook Challenges and found this amazing layout by Mette.  I loved the placement and the clusters of fun ephemera so I just had to lift it.

These pictures were taken during our family photo shoot in Nov. 2012.  My kids are such goofballs and I love it.  I've been wanting to scrap them for a little while now but didn't have the right inspiration - until today! I pulled out some stamps from Unity Stamp Co - the background, flourish, the 'you color my world' phrase and the little ruler in the right corner.  The Eiffel tower stamp came from a little store called Typo (have you been there yet? oh I love it!) The other things are bits and pieces I had laying around my scrap area.  I added a little washi tape too.  I cut the word 'agents' from my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (seriously you must get this - I use it constantly!). The smaller letters are Bazzill stickers.

Thanks for looking! Be sure to head over to the gallery at Scrapbook Challenges to check out Mette's amazing layout and leave her some love!

HIMCR #83 - Reds

The challenge this week is to use reds (pink counts!) I used a sketch from The Pink Elephant as inspiration for my layout this week.

Be sure to head over to Hiding in My Craft Room to link us up!