Monday, May 28, 2012

Onesie baby shower invitation

Good morning!   I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend, today is my day to post at The Bug Bytes!

Here's a sneak peek of my project - please go here to see all the details and a step-by-step of how I put it together!

I will post them again, once we decide on the final design when we know boy or girl!  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Memorial Day!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Scrapbook Steals retreat

Sorry I've continued to be MIA lately, we are SO busy at work lately that I'm picking up as much overtime as I can and unfortunately that means on my few days off each week, I'm spending it with my family and sleeping so there's no time/mojo left to craft with!  :-(  But while they're offering the big bucks for working OT, I'm going to keep doing it because it definitely won't last forever and I can't complain about the extra money coming in!

But I do have some exciting news that I keep forgetting to post about...I took the plunge and decided to go to the Scrapbook Steals retreat in October in Salt Lake City, UT!!  I had really wanted to go last year but my youngest was too small for me to be ok with leaving him, and while it still won't be easy to leave my boys - I'm going knowing this will be good for mama and they will be home having fun with daddy!!!  :-) 

And even more exciting, I'm meeting 3 friends there (Chris , Tracy , and Raquel) whom I've known online for over 5 yrs now but never met in person!!!  Kristy, who inspires me nearly every day on the Scrapbook Steals blog with her fantastic sketches and ideas, will be there and it will be so neat to finally meet her in person!  So this will be the best weekend for all of us moms to get away and refresh ourselves with a creative weekend!! 

I'm just now patiently waiting for the airfare to drop back down, I missed the super cheap rate last month :-( and was working a stretch of nights and it skyrocketed before I booked - so I'm waiting and watching, praying it goes back down so all my spending cash I wanted to take with me, doesn't go towards my flights!

I'm SO excited!!!  :-)  Anyone else going?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This is another card based on the Scrapbook Steals sketch I posted last week - I left the sentiment off of this one until I knew what I was going to use it for!

The print paper is from the My Mind's Eye 'A Happy Heart' stack.  I used buttons/brads from my stash and the hemp is from CTMH.  I cut the scalloped half circle using my cricut and the CTMH Art Philosophy cart, the banners I cut by hand.

Here's the inside - again, I left it blank until I knew what occasion I planned to use it for!

Sorry I've been missing the last few days, I just finished a 5 night stretch at work - it went by so slowly, I felt every minute of those 13 hr nights!  So I'm definitely glad to be home with my family for the next few days and able to get in my craft room again!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kisses LO

This is the final LO for my Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #9 - Amethyst series - you saw it last night on my post with all my LOs, but I wanted to show it again so you could see all the details!

Here's the sketch...

And here's my LO!  I used My Mind's Eye 'All Spice' for the print paper, the background cardstock is DCWV.  Sorry for the pictures, I was working with no natural light at 10:45pm last night, so it was the best I could do.  

I used Thickers for my title.  I pop-dotted some of the squares and left some flat, to give the page some dimension.

The floral piece at the top as well as the oval under the title, were cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart, the banner pieces and squares I cut by hand.  The buttons and ribbon were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!  Definitely stop by the Scrapbook Steals blog - Kristy always has amazing sketches to use, both for LOs and cards - there's never a shortage of inspiration from her!