Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Graduation layout

Yes, this is a graduation layout, even though you don't see any graduates! These pictures were taken at the party, where it was one of the first times our daughter met many of her relatives.

The graduation hat was cut from the Cricut Recess Lite cart, at 3". 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ice Cream Cone

Today's challenge was to create a quick layout to dispell the myth that scrapbooking doesn't always have to take forever. It took me a complete total of 35 minutes, from choosing which picture to scrap to taking the picture. Super simple but I like how it turned out. I am a definite fan of quick scrapbooking!

Monday, February 3, 2014

My Awesome Big Sister

I love this woman! This layout is all about my sister. The challenge was to make a layout without a title.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Taylor Swift Layout

Here we go again! LOAD214 has begun. Lain Ehmann is once again hosting a challenge to create one layout a day for the month of February. I already know I won't make it each day, especially with a baby due soon, but I can proudly say that today, on the first day of February, I created my first layout since last May, when I was also doing a LOAD challenge!!!!

This layout has been haunting me since I started scrapbooking. The photo is so precious to me and I could never come up with the perfect layout for it. When Lain gave today's prompt, I knew this was the picture to scrap today. It's a little bit blurry and you can barely see Taylor but my daughter is priceless in it. Also, the only other picture I have of Taylor on stage is super blurry but I know it's her :)
It's hard to see but Taylor wore a red sparkly dress for a big part of the concert and so the background paper plays on that. I also tucked two pictures of us at the concert behind the main picture and the journaling is back there too.

I used Varsity Letter, narrow letters at 4.25" and Nifty Fifties for the guitar at 11.25".

Friday, November 15, 2013

60th Birthday Card - Easel Card

Hi all! I know it has been a long time since I have posted. I haven't had much craft mojo going on :(

Today is my day over at CricutDIVAS and I am sharing the first easel card I have ever made. I LOVE it! These are so easy to make and a lot of fun to design! This card celebrates the 60th birthday of a very special woman, my mom.

 The card measures 4"x4". It started with one 4x12" piece of black cardstock. The simplest directions for an easel card can be found HERE. From there I knew I wanted to use paisley so I stayed with silver, white, and black for my card. The white background shape is cut from Paper Trimmings at 3". The 60 is from Theresa Collins Sophisticated cart at 3.25".
 I threaded this Recollections Paisley ribbon through the numbers to bring the whole card together. I created the bow by using a brad and poking it through the ribbon as I folded it over. I used glue dots to adhere it to the page and also in between a few of the layers to get it to lay right.
 When you open an easel card, there will be a space that you can only see when the card is all the way open and a place that will be part of the display. It looks like this when all the way open:
I chose to use the upper portion to write my sentiment and the bottom portion, which will be displayed to put this awesome Pink by Design stamp! You then put a brad or button or something to hold the top portion of the card up. Mine looks like this:

And from the side an easel card looks like this:

 I hope you have enjoyed this card - I did! :) Easel cards are much easier to make than they appear so I suggest you try one if you never have! I know I waited way to long to try this myself!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

School mini album

Hi there and welcome! Today I am on the CricutDIVA blog sharing a mini album with you! This mini was created for our in-home daycare caregiver as the end-of-the-year card from all of our families. Each year I make her something and this year I went with a mini album. Image
 This mini was made with my Cricut Expression and a regular cutting blade. I used a thin cardboard for the base of the shapes. I put my blade length on 4, pressure max, and multi cut 2. I've never had any problem cutting chipboard (or food boxes) with this setting.
 I used papers from the DCWV Grade School stack. I like to stick to one stack for these sorts of projects because while the papers can be greatly different, they all fit together somehow. Each shape had a paper cover the front, which matted the photo and a piece cut using the flip setting for the backside of the shape.
 I then chalked the edges in black and sealed them with Glossy Accents and added a sprinkle of white/clear glitter for fun.
 If the shape had an available place, I put the picture there, if not, I tried to make it fit with the shape as much as possible. Here is my daughter's page, which was the most difficult, getting the star shape to work with a 4x6 photo.
 The last shape was a notebook page and served as a place for me to write our thank you note. Image
 The shapes I used were: Crayon 2 - Locker Talk - 6" Pencil - My Community - 3" Puzzle piece - My Community - 5" Star - Doodlecharms - 6" Glue - Locker Talk - 6" Backpack - Doodlecharms - 6" Apple - Doodlecharms - 6" Notebook page - Locker Talk - 6" I hope you have enjoyed my mini and if you have any questions, please ask in the comments and I will try my best to answer!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

LOAD30 - Swing

Man, today's prompt was the hardest by far for me!! It was a weapon day and we were given the lead pipe. The only connection I could come up with for lead pipe was swinging a baseball bat so I went with baseball pictures.

Oddly enough I used the word swing as my title but I don't have any pictures of her batting!  Oops! :)

One more day to go!!