Wednesday, February 29, 2012

To The Moon and Back / Whimsical Wednesday #44

Since it is Wednesday we have a new Whimsical Wednesday challenge for you over at Whimsical DesignsThis weeks challenge is "Getting Sketchy" and we have a fun sketch for you to try designed by our own - Nanne.

Here is the sketch:

I had a lot of fun designing a card around this sketch. I used papers from Rocket Age by October Afternoon, I just love this line of papers. I cut the rocket and stars with my Cameo from Silhouette Studio files.

For the sentiment I used "I love You to the moon and back from Whimsical Fun - Vol 1, which you can purchase here.

I wanted some dimension, so I popped the rocket ship and stars up with Pop Dots. The moon sticker next to the sentiment is from Reminisce.

I hope you'll try your hand at our sketch this week and link up your card.

You also have one week left to enter the "Time Flies" challenge.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, cream. blue, red; patterned papers - Blast Off, Captains Log, All Systems Go, Incoming Transmition, Space Station and Black Hole all from Rocket Age by October Afternoon; rocket and stars cut from Silhouette Studio Files; moon sticker from Robot by Reminisce; sentiment - Whimsical Fun - Vol 1.

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Rake, Pile, Leap / Twisted Sketches #141

It's Wednesday and the last day of February in a Leap Year!!! All the leap year babies get to celebrate their real birthday. Since it is a leap year it is fitting that the twist this week in the Twisted Sketches challenge is "Leap".

 I hope you'll stop by the blog so you can pick up the sketch to play along with us and to look at all the wonderful inspiration the "Twisted Sisters" have for you!!!

 I chose to do a layout of my grandson and his cousin leaping and playing in the leaves last fall. They had a ball!

Supplies used: cardstock - brown, rust; patterned paper by K & company; alphabet stickers - SEI; leaf bagging stickers - Jolee's boutique; border punch - EK Success

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's Your Birthday Make A Splash / CTO Challenge #52

It's another terrific Tuesday, which means another fun challenge for you over at Celebrate The Occasion!!

Come and join us for challenge #52, Birthday - must use bling. The design team has come up with some great inspiration for you, so pop on by to check out their projects and leave them a little love while you're there.

For my card I used bling as water drops splashing off of the waves.

Supplies used: Cardstock - cream; patterned papers from Calypso Life by Bo Bunny a
and Snorkel by Cosmo Cricket; rub on alphabet - Simply Sweet by Doodlebug; staples - Making Memories; rhinestones - Winter Whites by TPC Studio.

I hope to see your project!!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

My First Year / Baby Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday!  Welcome to The Baby Blog Hop.

If you just happened upon my blog you'll want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful creations. First stop is Sylvia at Bella Scrapbook Designs. If you arrived from Daisy Love Creations you are right on track. Here is the line up in case you get lost:

1. Sylvia-
2. Sandra-
3. Sandy Suarez-
4. Patricia Carrillo-
5. Gaby Villasenor- 
6. Anita Cannon- 
7. Eva Laney-
8. Veronica Gonzalez-
9. Diana Rivero-
10. Esther Porter- 
11. Pam -
12.Evila French -
13.Tonya Morgan  -
14.Zenita Smith -
15. Jearise -
16.Jamie -
17. Vicki -
18.Alina Coronado-

For my project I made a frame for my daughters best friend. Her baby shower is actually today. The frame has slits in the back so each month she can insert a picture of the baby. I wanted it to look nice until each month had a picture so I cut out different images from several Cricut cartridges to decorate each photo slot.

I designed the mat on My Cameo. It has twelve 2" X 2" squares for pictures and one 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" square in the middle.

This is the mat after it was cut:

I glued a piece of patterned paper to the back of the mat which had slots cut out above where each 2" X 2" square is, so that a photo can be inserted later. Then I went about cutting different designs and glueing them onto the patterned paper, so it looks cute even if a photo hasn't been placed in it yet.

I inserted the completed mat into a purchased frame from JoAnn's. Then I decorated the frame with cuts from Silhoutte Studio files using my Cameo.

I hope she likes it!

Supplies used: frame - JoAnn's; cardstock - white, 3 shades of pink, yellow, green; patterned papers by American Crafts; New Arrival, Storybook, Sweethearts, and Once Upon A Princess Cricut cartridges; Silhouette Studio Cut files; pearls - American Crafts; brads - Doodlebug and Making Memories; button - Making Memories; twine - my stash.

Now for some blog candy. All you have to do to be entered to win is:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.

Good luck and now your off to see Pam at MzLavr2's thoughts and creations!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Long Time No See

Hey everyone, welcome to my first post as part of the design team for Whimsical Wednesday! I am so excited to be part of this very talented team. Stephanie always has some fun challenges and I hope you will come over and join in on the fun. This week the theme is "Time Flies", create any card or project and include either wings or a clock.

Stephanie has also come out with her own line of stamps which we will be showcasing in many of our projects. For my card this week I used a sentiment from her Everyday Sentiments set, which is available for purchase here.

I hope you'll stop over at Whimsical Designs to see all the great inspiration the rest of the design team has for you and link up your project, we'd love to see it!

Supplies used: cardstock - black, cream; patterned papers - Basic Clocks by Glitz; Spring Fever in It's The Little Things by Fancy Pants and New Bird in Hot Chocolate by Fancy Pants; sentiment - Everyday Sentiments by Whimsical Designs; sewing machine; Pop Dots.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An elephant never forgets

I saw this card in my newest issue of Paper Crafts magazine and knew I just had to do it! I mean how cute and easy is this card. The elephant and balloons were both cut with my Cameo using Silhouette Studio files. Then I just added a little doodling , some string, google eye and a rub on and I was finished.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned papers - scraps from October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Doodlebug and Basic Grey; string; pens, rub on - American Crafts; google eye - Michaels;Pop Dots.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mason Benefit Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mason Benefit Blog Hop. I'm so glad you are reading this. Mason is a sweet 2 year old boy who has endured a lot of medical problems for such a young age, you can read about him here.

The challenge

Create an Encouragement Card for Mason and his family. What's nice about THIS blog hop is that YOU, the reader, get to participate in this challenge as well!

It's a win-win situation, if you think about it. Mason and his family are going to receive a lot of wonderful cards, and you get to submit entries to win some nice blog candy along the way!

The link for your Encouragement Card submissions will be active from Sunday, February 19 at 5 AM Pacific Time Zone, through Thursday, February 23rd midnight, Pacific Time Zone. The Winners will be announced on Monica's Blog after the 23rd. Monica's Blog - Monica's Creative Madness .

To enter more than once, there are a couple things to do:

1. Create, link and MAIL your encouragement card to Mason
2. Donate via the PayPal button that's located on my left hand side bar.

Please let Monica know about the additional entry requirements that were met on her blog!

There are two sponsors for this blog hop:
1. The Twinery is donating a Sample Pack which will have 3 of their new colors included!
2. SVGCuts has donated a $25 gift card to their online store!

There will also be a chance to win blog candy along the hop from the participants! So be sure to stop by every single blog to see some great ideas and possibly win some extra Blog Candy of your own!

Here is my card:

Supplies used: cardstock - teal blue, yellow, peach. black; patterned papers - Blanky, Big Sister, Playtime & Animal Friends from Jack's World by Cosmo Cricket; Monkeys cut with my Cameo from Silhouette Studio files; google eyes - Michaels; fonts - Janis and Helvetica.

And now for my blog candy:

All you have to do for a chance to win is link up a card for Mason on Monica's Blog and comment here that you did so!

Blog Line Up: Monica
Cecilia <--- CAME FROM HERE
Esther <---YOU ARE HERE!!!
Kerri <--- GOING TO....
Ana Maria

Thank you again for visiting my onto Kerri's Blog to continue on this hop!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Drink Label

I know Valentine's Day is over, but I just wanted to share with you the Drink bottles I gussied up for my Valentine's Day dinner. 

The Love Potion label is a digital download from The Dating Divas. The heart and I love you are cut files from Silhouette Studio.

Supplies used: Jones strawberry lemon-lime soda; cardstock - red, cream, black; patterned papers from Love Me by My Minds Eye and With Love by Pebbles; Love Potion label - The Dating Divas; twine - Papertrey Inc.; border punch - Martha Stewart; straws - dollar store 

Please stop by on Sunday, I will be participating in a benefit blog hop for Mason Sears!!!!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Growing Up is Optional..

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for my exciting news!

We have a new sketch and "twist" for you to try over at Twisted Sketches! Please stop by the blog and check out all the wonderful layouts by the super talented design team. While you're there, pick up the sketch and join us for the fun. The "twist" this week is "old".

 Here is my layout:

My family gathers together at my sisters house for Thanksgiving. While we always take a nice shot of the whole gang, it has become our tradition to take one where everyone is acting silly too!!

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, red, black; patterned paper - Cold Raspberry by jillibean; border punches - EK Success, Martha Stewart; cuts files - Silhouette Studio; alphabet stickers - Authentique, SEI.

I made the Whimisical Wednesday Design Team!

I am so excited to tell all of you that I made the design team for Whimsical Wednesday!!!!
I could hardly wait to share the news with you.

Please hop over to the blog and meet the rest of the team. There are some wonderful gals with a lot of talent.
Here is the line up of all the super talented ladies on the team:

1. Esther:
2. GiGi:
3. Heather:
4. Margie:
5. Michelle:
6. Monica:
7. Nanne:
8. Shelly:
9. Sue:
10. Theresa:

I hope you will join us for our challenges!!!!

There is no challenge this week, but the "Colors Of Love" challenge has been extended to February 29th.

 I hope you'll be back next Wednesday to see my first project as a member of the team!

 Have a Whimsical Day!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This Kiss

It's Tuesday, which means a new challenge for you over at Celebrate The Occasion! This weeks challenge is Valentine's Day, must use a heart. The design team has some wonderful inspiration for you!! Please hop over and take a peek at the cute projects and play along with us. For my project I used a cute digi from our sponsor Digi Doodle Shop . Stop by their blog and take a look at all their wonderful digi's, they are having a sale right now with 15% off many items!!
Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned papers from Hello Sunshine by American Crafts; digital image - Digi Doodle Shop; heart punch - Fiskars, Copic Markers, rub on - Flair; Glossy Accents; sewing machine

Monday, February 13, 2012

Be Mine Valentine

Just a easy Clean and simple card for Valentine's Day.
I just cut out the banner from the Love Me accessories sheet by My Minds Eye, glued it to some kraft cardstock and stamped it with a $1 stamp from Michael's. Easy, Peasy and done in a jiffy :)

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned paper - accessories sheet in Love Me by My Minds Eye; stamp - Michaels; ink - festive berries distress ink by Tim Holtz.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Light of my life

As I have told you before, Pinterest has become my second addiction after blogging. It is such a great way to see all kinds of creative ideas, from so many talented people out there on the net. When I came upon this cute idea, I just had to make one. My sweet husband, who IS the light of my life, is ever indulgent in helping me make my craft projects and ideas come true. He helped me, carefully, remove the guts to a lightbulb so that I could make this. There are tons of tutorials out there on how to do it, we used this youtube video. My hubby also drilled a one inch hole in my block so that my lightbulb could sit down in it, as if it was screwed in, rather than setting on top as they did in the Pinterest one. I think it makes it more stable also. If you've seen the one on Pinterest it is on a plain wooden block, but I thought covering the block in some cute Valentine's paper added so much!!!
Supplies used: wood block - Michaels; patterned paper from With Love by Pebbles; light bulb - Home Depot; red wire - JoAnn's; font - BoaScript.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Whooo loves you?

I have another Valentine's Day card to share with you today.  Pretty simple, because you are just cutting the image with Cricut and making a slight alteration.

I cut the owl out at 3 1/2" using the Create A Critter cartridge. the branch was cut at 2 1/2". The owl cut has both eyes closed, but I wanted one open to look like he is winking.  Therefore on the pink layer  I cut out one of the eyes, punched a whole underneath the eyelashes, flipped it around and glued it under the main body (red) layer. I added some machine stitching to the outside for fun.

On the inside of the card I glued a google eye so that it would show through the eye opening on the front of the card , drew on the eyelashes and then added the "I do" glitter letters.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, brown, 2 shades of green, 2 shades of pink, red, orange; Create A Critter Cricut cartridge; rub on - October Afternoon; alphabet stickers - Sticko; google eye - Michaels; sewing machine.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Be Mine

I have a super easy, really cute, Valentine's Day card to share with you!

I simply used some darling double sided paper by Pebbles, Border punched one end with a cute border punch, cut a a silhouette with my Cricut, added a little tag tied on with twine and I was finished.
Easy, peasy, right?

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned paper - Sweetheart from With Love by Pebbles; Silhouette cut from A Childs Year using the cut to length feature set at 5"; tag cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cut at 1 1/4", border punch - Martha Stewart; twine - my stash.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weeks 3, 4, and 5 of Project Life

I'm going to hold my words to a minimum and let the pics speak for themselves.

Here are weeks 3, 4, and 5 in my Project Life adventure: