Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Snow Fun

Yes yes I know it's July and practically 100 degrees outside but if you know me at all you know how behind I am on my scrapbook pages!!  and since it's the 5th Tuesday in July, it means it's ANYTHING GOES over at Die Cuttin Divas.  Ironically these are usually hard for me!  I almost find it easier when someone tells me what to make!  This is also my design team post for P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking.  and I LOVE creating layouts whenever I get the chance!
Slowly chugging away at these pages!!  I guess I thought making a winter page would cool the weather down a little!  It's still pretty darn hot here in Michigan!

Snow Fun title - P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking
Cricut Cartridges - George and Basic Shapes, Just Because Cards, Paper Doll Dress Up
Flower Brads - Making Memories
Snowflakes embossing folder
Echo Park paper
Ribbon and snowflake brads from my stash
I drew the face on the snowman myself :)

Our anything goes challenge doesn't get any easier!  All you have to do is use a die cut!  Submit anything, any theme, any project with a die cut HERE.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #75

Well this summer seems to be flying by for me!  July is over half over!  Even though my kids don't go back to school until after Labor Day (which is pretty late for most of us), I still feel like we don't have much summer left!  This week at Die Cuttin Divas we want to see your BEACH projects!  Sand, sun, ocean waves, crabs, sea gulls, buckets, shovels....anything you'd find on or at the beach, and remember you MUST use a die cut somewhere on your project :)
I just love using people on my cards!  My 2 favorite cartridges are Everyday Paper Dolls and Paper Doll Dress Up.  I LOVE the little people we can make!  I cut this girl from Everyday Paper Dolls and the beach ball from H2O.  I used PK-570 Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment (one of my new ones!!).  The kite is from Create a Critter.  I made my own background using the Peachy Keen PK-107 Cloudy Day stamp.  I think I'm finally getting the hang of it!  I used Memento ink.  I've tried a TON of different inks and this one seems to work the best.  I used D'Vine Swirl for the waves and Swiss Dots embossing folders for the sand.

Remember to link up your project HERE for a chance to win a Cricut Magazine!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ho Ho Ho!

I'm on this Christmas kick!  So I figured I might as well keep going!  This layout is from Christmas 2007!  I took all 3 boys (proudly in matching outfits!) to see Santa for the first time.

P.S. I Love you Scrapbooking Title HO HO HO
Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge (Dear Santa)
Oriental Trading Company Christmas Tree punch
Crystal Stickles
Fiskars Border Punch
White Gelly Roll Pen

I'd like to enter my layout in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot Challenge #63 - Christmas in July
Bitten by the Bug 2 : Christmas in July

Friday, July 20, 2012

Catch the Bug - Wrap it up with a bow!

Today is the last day of the week long Christmas in July extravaganza at Catch the Bug Challenge blog!  Today's challenge is to make a Christmas card and include a BOW on it!  This was no problem for me as I usually include some sort of twine or ribbon on the majority of my cards/projects. 
I used strips of paper from Echo Park for the background.  I originally tried going more red/pink but wasn't happy with my paper selection.  I just love this paper from Echo Park!  

Knobby Knees Chrismtas - sack - Bugaboo Stamps
Copic Markers
Crystal Stickles
Echo Park paper
Fiskars Tis the Season - sentiment
Corner Rounder
Ribbon from stash

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Catch the Bug Christmas in July THURSDAY

Here is my Thursday submission for Catch the Bug Challenge blog Christmas in July week long event!  Today they want your Christmas card to sparkle and shine!  I had fun with this one!
I used the Christmas-bells image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colored it with my Copics and used Glossy Accents to make the bells glossy!  I added stickles to the berries on the bow and the bottom part of the bell.  The JOY stickers are from my stash and I finished it with pearl adhesives from OTC.  Pretty simple card!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Catch the bug Tuesday challenge

So I'm a day behind....but determined nonetheless to complete the week of Christmas in July projects for Catch the bug!  For Tuesday they posted a freebie (Tropical Santa) and wanted a tropical theme or to use tropical colors using the image.  This was a bit more tough than I anticipated!  So I kept with traditional colors I guess and went with the tropical theme as best I could! 
This image was extremely easy to work with!  I thought he turned out pretty cute!
Tropical Santa - Bugaboo Stamps
Copic Markers
D'Vine Swirl embossing folder
Stampin Up flower punch
Technique Tuesday ink
Bakers Twine
Jenni Bowlin - sun stamp
Creative Memories Oval Cutting System
Studio G - sentiment

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Crafting with Kids - Summer foods challenge!

I'm so happy my Nathan got to participate in another crafting with kids challenge!  He's preparing for a kids craft show coming up at our local library and has been making cards like crazy to sell there!  This week it's about summer foods and luckily enough we snagged this week's freebie from Bugaboo stamps!  He's been watching me 'color' and I've made quite a few cards for him using digital images and Copics.  So needless to say he's been itching to jump in!  (especially since I won't use my Cricut to cut anything for him (I think it's cheating!)

Lace Berry Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps (freebie this week!)
Copic Markers
Stamps by Judith - sentiment
Rubber Stampede - ink
Echo Park paper
Corner Rounder

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Christmas in July!

I will admit I think about Christmas all the time!  Mainly because about 5 minutes after all of the presents are opened on Christmas day my 3 kids are already making their list for the next year....and they remind me of it at least twice a week!  I pride myself on starting homemade presents early and having my shopping done with plenty of time to spare.  My scrap booking pages however....those are lacking!

This week at Die Cuttin Divas's it's Christmas in July!  Make any Christmas themed project, be sure to use a die cut and link it up HERE!  Below is my scrapbook page!
I love how this turned out!  The title is from PS I Love You Scrapbooking.  Her die cuts are SO easy to work with!  and she has one for literally every occasion!  The stockings are from Gingerbread cartridge and the scallop background from Accent Essentials (my new favorite cart I think!).  I added some buttons and bakers twine to finish it off!  Really very simple!  Hopefully you are in the Christmas spirit and link your project up HERE!!

I'm also entering my layout in the following challenges:
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Christmas in July

Sunday, July 15, 2012

More Christmas!

I have another Christmas card today!  This again goes along with Catch the Bug Challenge Christmas in July week long events!  and the Send a Smile 4 Kids Christmas in July Challenge!  Today I followed a sketch.  I LOVE using sketches!  and this one was a great one to work with!
and my creation:
I used the image Knobby Knees Christmas - sack and colored it with my Copics.  The scallop background is from Accent Essentials and the sentiment from Fiskars Tis the Season stamp set.  I cut the stars with my Creative Memories Star Punch.  I polished it off by glossing up the collar and ball of the Santa hat with Glossy Accents and used some glitter on it!  Again a nice and simple Christmas card...and for someone who sends out close to 75, these are the kind I like!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Magical Christmas

It's Christmas in July!  Well at Bugaboo Stamps it is anyway!  I decided to play along in their week of Christmas in July challenges!  Being someone who makes all of her own Christmas cards, this is right up my alley!  Here is the card I created!
This first challenge is Cards for Kids.  and since I'm on this Harry Potter kick I decided to make a Christmas card featuring Harry Potter!  The image is Make it Snappy - Magical Christmas.  I used Copics, Echo Park paper and some twine from Jillibean Soup.  The star is from my stash.  It was pretty simple and I think it'll make any little kid smile :)

I'm also entering this card into the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge which is also Christmas in July!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #73

It's Tuesday which means a new Die Cuttin Diva's challenge!  This week we have a sketch for you!  You can rotate it, flip it, interpret it how ever you like as long as you use a die cut somewhere on your project!  Here is what I came up with!
First the sketch
And my card:

Die Cuttin Diva's is sponsored this week by Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps.  I was lucky enough to be able to use one of her images on my card!  I chose Thinking of You and LOVE how it turned out!

Digital Stamp - Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps
Copic Markers
Cardstock - Recollections
Auburn and Platinum stickles
Pearl pen
Bakers Twine
Ribbon - ek success
Button - Melissa Frances
OTC - adhesive pearls

Be sure to link up your project HERE for our challenge!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Harry Potter

My 9 year old leaves for camp in the morning for 5 days.  He chose the themed week of Harry Potter (he's obsessed with Harry Potter!).  From what I understand this camp goes ALL OUT.  They decorate the eating area like the Great Hall.  They have a sorting hat and the 4 houses.  He's been talking about this camp for months.  I quick made this card to hide in his bag so he could find it when he gets to camp!
I can't believe I was able to find a Harry Potter image!  It goes to show Bugaboo really does have EVERYTHING! 

Bugaboo Stamps - Har Repotter the chosen one
Copic Markers
Jillibean Soup pattern paper & twine
OTC adhesive pearls

I'm linking this card in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #72

Welcome to our first Die Cuttin Divas Challenge for July!  Has this summer flown by for anyone else?!  I cannot believe it is already July!  With that, we would like to see your projects with red, white and blue!  As an added bonus feel free to use a Patriotic symbol!  Here is what I created :)
I took this opportunity to make yet another layout!  I'm getting there though, this is from 2008!  We had a huge block party that year and the kids had an absolute blast!  Every year we decorate our bikes for the parade and this particular year we rented a bounce house, pulled all of our grills into the road, had crafts set out at certain driveways and set up a couple of pools and a water slide!  I cannot express how much fun it was!  So I look forward to scrapping these types of layouts!  I hope you decide to play along this week in our challenge!  Be sure to use a die cut somewhere on your project and link it up HERE.

Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup (paper)
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Blue stickles
ek success scallop diamond border punch
ek success photo corner punch
ek success blue ribbon
baker's twine
white gelly roll pen