Monday, April 30, 2012

Awesomely Amethyst

This was the first time I completed all 10 LOs for the Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo challenge - Amethyst and I'm SO excited!!  I've been so far behind on my boys' scrapbooks and this has really helped me to get some great pages done!!

Here they are all together...
Amethyst #1
Amethyst #2

Amethyst #3

Amethyst #4

Amethyst #5

Amethyst #6

Amethyst #7

Amethyst #8

Amethyst #9

Amethyst #10

When you complete all 10 LOs, you are entered to win an amazing amount of scrapbooking goodies, this time from My Mind's Eye, which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine as I acquire more and more of their paper!!  So my fingers are crossed that my name is picked for the scrapping goodness!!  :-)

Have a great week!

Make a Wish birthday card

Here's a card I made for my niece's birthday, using the April Sketch For You To Try from I Heart 2 Stamp - such a fun sketch and I really love the way my card came out!

Here's the sketch...

And my card!  I used a stack from My Mind's Eye 'All Spice' - I just love the colors in this one!  I cut the butterfly from the Cricut Cake Birthday Cakes cart, then attached it using an action wobble to make it interactive for her!

I cut the wings twice, to give it more dimension.  The inside and outside sentiments are from The Stamps of Life 'HappyBday2You' set, the ribbon is from my stash.

Big boy bike LO

I'm loving that I'm finally getting caught up on my oldest's scrapbook, though as the days go on - that also means that I'm getting more behind in my youngest's!  Seeing as how I haven't printed any pics of my youngest, guess it will have to wait a little longer!  But the good thing is, these Scrapbook Steals challenges are really lighting a fire under me and seeing as how they have them all the time, I hope it will continue so I can get both their books caught up sooner rather then later!

I used Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #8 sketch for this one!  I'm trying to get caught up on the Amethyst series before the end of the month.  These long stretches at work threw me off but after doing a lot on my last group of days off, I'm almost done!

Here's the sketch...

Here's my LO!  I really enjoyed using this sketch, I've been wanting to try a hexagon pattern on a page and this challenged me to do so!  I used Piggy Tales Billy Goats Gruff collection for this one, love the colors in this collection!  The hexagon and star shapes I cut using Accent Essentials cart and the bikes were cut from Boys Will Be Boys cart.

I used thickers and mini alphas to make my title on a banner I cut by hand then I cut another banner to use for my journaling. The twine I used for the picture and to hang the stars and bikes is from The Twinery.

Mobile LO

Another LO for the Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo Amethyst #6 series - I'm nearing the end finally and next month I hope to stay caught up!!  This one is another favorite - mostly because of the subject ;-), its easy to forget how small they once were, but also because of the fun sketch I got to work with!  Here it is...

And here's my LO!  I used Echo Park Little Boy collection - another one of my favorites, such bright, bold colors - perfect for all the little boy LOs I have to do!  I used CTMH Art Philosophy cart to make the chevron-ish (I know they aren't exactly chevrons but I liked them and they're close!) then the tag and banners I cut by hand. 

I used Thickers and tiny alphas for my title - my husband told me the tiny alphas are too small but I like them!  :-)  In case you can't read it, it says "Today you are officially mobile"

The "remember these days" phrase was cut off one of the tags included with this collection - I thought it fit perfectly with my LO, since it was highlighting one of his milestones!

The buttons are from my stash, the journaling square is another tag that I cut from one of the enclosed cardstock sheets from this collection - again, it worked perfectly for my LO!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Smiles LO

Today I have a LO to share with you of my oldest and one of my favorite pictures of him!  I love this sketch that focuses on just one picture - its from Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo - Amethyst #10.

Here's the sketch...

And here's my LO!  I used Thickers for my title, buttons from my stash and My Mind's Eye 'Away We Go' collection for the patterned paper (DCWV cardstock for the background paper) - I love this collection, the colors are so fun and worked perfectly with his red hair and the turquoise in his shirt!  I used my Cricut and CTMH Art Philosophy cart to cut all the shapes I used on my LO.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're having a great weekend!

Love card

I made this card for my parent's anniversary next month - they will be celebrating 40 years!  I definitely admire them, they still go on dates and hold hands after all these years together - its very inspiring to my husband and I!  :-)

I used the sketch from the Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #81 - great sketch, the card came together quick and easy!  The hardest part was picking out paper to use, which I finally decided on my new stack from My Mind's Eye 'A Happy Heart' stack - the colors in this are so pretty and I thought the flower petals looked like hearts, so it worked perfectly for the card I was making!  The sentiment stamp is from CTMH, the buttons and brads from my stash, I used CTMH Art Philosophy to cut the scalloped half circle and the banners I cut by hand.

Here's the sketch...
And my card!

The inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  Sorry for the poor lighting, it was cloudy this morning when I was taking the pictures and I couldn't get the inside picture to turn out very well, so I gave up!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Birthday Wishes card

Good afternoon!  I made this card for my best friend's birthday last weekend, her favorite color is purple, so when I saw the polka dot paper in my Bold Basics stack by Recollections, I knew I had to use it for her card!!  I love these shades of green and purple together!

I based my card on the sketch below, from Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #78 - I loved this sketch and will definitely be using it again!  My card came together so quickly using it!
Here's my card!  I used my new stamps from The Stamps of Life 'birthday2celebrate' set - both the sentiment and the gift were from that set.  The buttons were from my stash, as well as the cardstock I used to make the card base with.  I cut the banner shape out by hand and the scalloped circle is from the chipboard elements that came with my Art Philosophy bundle.

A side view so you can see the dimension!

Here's the inside - I used the same polka dot paper as well as a piece of white cardstock so I can write my message.  The sentiment stamp is from the same set that I used above.

I stamped the envelope with a stamp from the 'greetings4birthday'  - another set from The Stamps of Life.

Have a great Thursday!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thank You card

Hello!  Today is my day to post at The Bug Bytes,  I have another thank you card to show you that I made to send out to a friend to thank her for my birthday gift!  

I based it on the sketch below from Scrapbook Steals for Monday Card Madness #79 - I'm really starting to love these sketches and can whip up a card in no time using them!!
I used no machine on this one!  I cut the banner piece with my own two hands, just by folding the end in half and clipping it off! ;)  I cut the chevon piece from the paper itself, just following along the pattern in the paper, which was from Recollections 'Bold Basics' stack.  I used the Seeing Spots embossing folder on the green cardstock, which is from my stash.  I stamped the sentiment, from The Stamps of Life 'mums2stamp', onto a piece of chipboard that came with the elements pack that coordinates with my CTMH Art Philosophy cart, then inked the edges.  Added a few buttons from my stash to pull in the yellow from the print paper and its done!

I finished off the inside with a piece of paper from the same stack as above, that matches the banner piece from the front and a piece of white cardstock to write my message on!

I'm also entering this one into Chris' Just Elements challenge #3 at Get Inspired with Chatter Scene.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your Monday!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mum birthday card

I have another birthday card to share with you today, using some of my new The Stamps of Life stamps!  I have been anxious to make this mums but had to wait until I got my new ink in, it came this week so I was able to finally play last night and I love the way they turned out!

I used cardstock from my stash for this card, the ribbon behind the sentiment is also from my stash.  Both the mum/stem stamps as well as the sentiment stamp are from The Stamps of Life sets - 'mums2stamp' and 'greetings4birthday'.

Here's the inside, using the same cardstock as on the outside.  The sentiment stamp is from The Stamps of Life 'birthday to celebrate'.

I based this card on the following sketch from Mojo Monday.

I'm entering it the Paper Playtime challenge #72: Say it with Sentiments theme birthday card .

Hope you have a relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Birthday Wishes cards

Good morning!  I have a couple of birthday cards to share with you today!

I based them on the Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness sketch - funny story about my take on this sketch!  As you can see, I only copied the sketch on the left side...for some reason, my printer printed the sketch really big and it only printed the left side!  I had no idea until I went to post this and added the sketch and saw that there was a whole other part to it that I didn't know about!  So that explains why you are only seeing the left side of the sketch represented on my cards!  ;-)

The balloons were cut from Simply Charmed cricut cart, the sentiment stamp is from The Stamps of Life 'birthday2celebrate', the patterned papers are all from the Recollections 'Bold Basics' stack, the cardstock and buttons from my stash and the twine is from The Twinery.

I popped the balloons up with pop dots, as you an see from the picture below, to make them look like they are flying off the card!  :-)

Just a simple piece of white cardstock, inked with yellow around the edges, on the inside where I can write my message!

Here's the 2nd card, just the patterned paper on the balloons and banner piece is different!

I'm entering these into a couple of challenges...
My Craft Spot Monday challenge #52: Make it Pop!
Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #80
Bitten by the Bug 2: birthday card using balloons

Enjoy your weekend!  We have a yummy pancake breakfast at my son's preschool this morning, can't wait for that!  :-)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thanks card

I made this card for my MIL, she sent me a beautiful pot of tulips for my birthday a couple of weeks ago.

The scalloped circle is from the chipboard elements that came with my CTMH Art Philosophy bundle - I stamped the coordinating stamp right onto it.  I used a DCWV card base and the paper is from Me & My Big Ideas 'Pastel' mat pad.  I added a piece of brown ribbon as well as pink twine from The Twinery over a piece of coordinating paper from the same mat pad, that I rounded the corners on with a punch.  Simple and pretty - exactly what I needed!

I'm entering it into Chris' Just Elements challenge #3 at Get Inspired with Chatterscene.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crafty Me blog hop winner!

Good morning!  After a long stretch of 5 nights working and then sleeping yesterday, here I am up at 2:30a, unable to sleep anymore!  :-(  So I figured I might as well get some things done and the computer is the quietest way to do that and not wake up everyone else in my house!  ;-)

I used to draw the winner of my giveaway from this post - Congratulations Debbie!!  Please send me an email using the contact me button at the top of my blog and I'll get these stamps in the mail to you!

Photobucket  DebbieApr 14, 2012 01:10 PM
WOW, these cards turned out great! I really love the colors you used. So striking. TFS

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left comments, as well as my new followers, they are all greatly appreciated!!

We are taking our boys to a fun farmstead today to see all kinds of fun animals and to spend the day together as a family - it was a long weekend away from them, so I'm looking forward to it!

Have a great Wednesday!