Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Throwback Thursday- St. Patty's Day LO

This past Throwback Thursday the challenge was to create a St. Patrick's Day project using any older cartridge.  The Challenge for Wacky Wednesday at More than Favors- by Paula was also to make a St. Patty's project.
I don`t have a whole pile of carts, the only one I have with a shamrock  is Celebrate with Flourish.

The background paper in this LO is the real throwback.  I think it might even be from the 90`s.  
And the lime green card stock is from a 8.5 X 11 pack from way back in the day.

  • Tittle is from Robotz cut at 2.57 and 4``
  • Shamrocks from Celebrate with Flourish cut at 2``(the actual cut is 2 shamocks.  I trimmed it down to 1.)
  • Flowers by Prima Flowers
  • Brad by CTMH

This is Baby Girls fist St. Patrick's day and I have the cutest little green outfit laid out for her to wear.  I am so excited.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The stamping with Markers Challenge

Heres a quick card I did for The Stamping with Markers Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

Patterned Paper By:MME
Image by: .... I am drawing a blank, I will let you know
Sentiment by: CTMH
Colored with Copics

I haven't done much Copics coloring but I have to say that my skills are vastly improving with every image. I don't personally own any markers so when I do get the chance to use them it is a real treat.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wild One - Wacky Wednesday # 28 - Zoo Theme

Here a sweet little card I made for a sweet little girl turning one next week.  I am entering it in Wacky Wednesday at More than Favors - by Paula.  The challenge this week was to make a zoo themed project.

Card Front:
Card Inside:

  • I used the paper piecing technique to make the 3 little animals. Stamps by CTMH, they were a Stamp of the Month a couple of years ago.  This is the first time I've used them, I don't know why.  They are flippin' cute.  The lion mane was made using about 5" of ribbon and a whole lot of glue dots.
  • Word "wild" stamped in daisy white by CTMH.
  • Word "one" cut at 1.75" from Plantin' Schoolbook Cartridge.  
  • "Happy Birthday" stamp by My Pink Stamper. Pink lettering is a Rub-On.  
  • Papers are mostly scraps.  Diamond background by Crafty Secrets.
So this is my zoo themed project.  Hope it inspires you to play along.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: An Idea in Yellow

I was very inspired by this weeks Tuesday Trigger in Moxie Fab World.

What a great little picture, right.  You should really play along.  Here is the project I came up with.

When I fist saw this trigger I thought what a cute yellow door.  I bet that cute yellow door belongs to a cute little white house with matching yellow windows.  So the little house in my layout was born.  My second thought was the name its self "An Idea in Yellow" telling me that the project must be predominately yellow.   I also drew inspiration from the pink flower in the vase on the table and the old single pain leaded glass windows.  Which transformed into the pink flowers and accents on the page and the glass pebbles I used for the flower centers.

  • House cut @ 5" from the Cricut Sugar and Spice Cartridge.  I cut the house siding from some corrugated card stock so it would appear more like siding.  You could get the same effect using your cuddle bug, but sadly I do not yet own one.    Using the gypsy, I stacked the layers to cut doubles of the roof, then  popped up the bottom of the roof to add a little more depth.
  • Tittle cut @ 1.75" from Gypsy Font Digital Cartridge
  • Ribbon cut @ 13" by Hot Off the Press
  • Card stock by Treasures, Coredinations, and CTMH
  • Inks by CTMH, daisy white and bubble gum.  
Well there my latest of many baby layouts.  I try to sneak in other projects but have  a growing mountain of baby pictures to scrap.  Hope no one is getting sick of baby related projects.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Challenge Me Monday # 49 - Shaped Card

Hello here is a card I made for my father-in-law for his birthday.  It matches up with Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge was to make a shaped card, anything but a square or rectangle. This card is also compliant with The Paper Variety - Lets See Your Green Blog Hop.

  • This cute little frog is from The Cricut Lite Playtime Cartridge cut @ 5.5" using scraps from who knows when. It was my first time using this cartridge and I am quite pleased.  I turned the black base layer into a card using the mirror and weld features on my Gypsy.  
  • I inked the frog with a stippling foam brush using brown and green ink and inked the edges of the lily pad straight from the green ink pad.  
Inside the card it says "Hope your Birthday is TOADily awesome".  Cheesy I know but still cute.  This is the first non-A2 size card I have made.  Sheesh am I going crazy,  that's two projects in a row way out of my comfort zone.