Monday, February 28, 2011

My First Award

I would like to start out by saying thank-you to Martha (the card boutique) for giving me my very first award.  She does some amazing work with Cards, Cakes and Balloon.  You should check out her blog.
The Liebster Award is designed to bring new blogs to light. It is a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you may want to share with others. I am here to honor 3-5 blogs to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks 
2-Let them know you chose them 
3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5-Have fun!
Here are my picks:

Moxie Fab World Layout

Here is a page I created for The Paper Piecing Challenge in Moxie Fab World.  For this challenge we were to incorporate the paper piecing technique in an innovative way, by stamping an image on patterned paper or card stock then piecing it together on our project.  This project was way outside my comfort zone as I despise cutting small pieces by hand.  There are a million things I'd rather do, but for the sake of this challenge I had to suck it up.  I am sure glad I did.

  • Stamps are CTMH from the Groovy set.  Stamped and cut from scraps of patterned paper.
  • Card stock is Bazzil Basics cut 7.5X7.5
  • Circle is cut @ 11", paper MME.
  • Font cut @ 2" from Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge.
  • I also used some icicle Stickles here and there.
I had never stamped on patterned paper before.  I have to say I love the look.  It's a Moxie Fab World when you can try new things and learn new techniques.  This was such a fun challenge, you should play along.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wacky Wednesday # 27 - Farm Challenge

Each month I take a picture of my baby girl with her giant stuffed cow.  These days the cow is not so giant anymore.  lol.  When I came across this challenge at More Than Favors - by Paula, I saw it as the perfect opportunity  to actually complete one of the many layouts I have stored in my gypsy for these monthly pictures.  The challenge is to make anything farm themed.

  • Cut barn @ 10.5" from the Country life cartridge.  I am in LOVE with the pink farm animal paper, by Making Memories.  Thanks Jenny.
  • The shadow feature is also cut @ 10.5".  I had to use a big (12X24) mat so the design would cut from edge to edge.
  • The clouds are from Indie art I cut 2 @ 2" and 2 @ 3".
  • The sun is from Cricut Classic font and was cut at 9".
  • Font is from All Mixed Up and is cut @ 2".
  • The cardstock is a mixture from my stash,  I know the pink is from CTMH and matches the pitter patter line perfectly.
  • I also used CTMH ink to ink the edges. Blush and Sweet Leaf.
I think this page turned out really well and is just too adorable.  It is very special to me because baby girl is only 2 days old in the picture. (Sigh) 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Paisley Cartridge Chaos

Boy oh boy, it has been a while since I have posted any projects.  I was facing a severe case of scrappers block but now the creative juices are once again flowing. Today I came close to completing a two page layout for Cricut Cartridge Chaos.  the Challenge was to use the Paisley Cricut Cartridge.  I just got this cartridge last week and was super excited to use it.

  • The tittle and little out fits are from paisley cut @ 4".  I cut 
  • 2 hangers @ 1" from Straight from the Nest.
  • Cardstock is CTMH
  • Patterned paper by DCWV, Nana's Nursery Baby Girl.
  • Flowers by Prima Flowers.

I just love the blinged outfits.  I think he little belt buckle is my favorite.  I need to get a few more photo's printed and the layout will be complete.