Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cropping time!

I finally got around to showing you all my scrapbook pages I did last Friday at a crop. I am in LOVE with the new BoBunny beachy paper. So cute and works great with all the summer pictures I am just now getting around to scrapbooking. Hope you all like them. :)

(On our One Year Wedding anniversary we went to the shore. 
Sadly however there was a storm brewing for most of the trip, hence all the wind!)

(Also on our wedding anniversary getaway, we went to my favorite restaurant on the boardwalk. 
We went there on our honeymoon, so I just had to go back.)

(My kitty cat loves to sit in the windows and sunbathing. I saw an adorable layout in the most recent Scrapbook, etc. magazine that had the "bite marks" out of the paper with a doggie picture. I just had to try it with my kitty picture!)

Have a happy day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend Cropping

So this past Friday I went to a crop with my mom at one of the closest Local Scrapbook stores (which actually is 45 minutes away) Scraptacular. In that 6 hour crop I completed 3 single scrapbook layouts, 2 cards and one altered item for a secret sister swap I am in coming up. So here are the two cards. I'll show you the scrapbook pages later. :)

(I used the most adorable Cricut cartridge (kitchen...) borrowed form my mom to make this cute apron. I love how it turned out. Pair that up with the sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink, makes a happy card!)

(And this card was made completely from a card kit that my mom got in a swap (not sure which) but gave to me because I thought it was adorable colors.)

Hope everyone's Monday isn't as rainy as it is here right now. Hugs!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Springing Forward

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
Here is the card I made for all the ladies in my Friday Night Card Club for our March cards. This "technique" card also had to use green, and I thought...hmmm...I want to make a springy card! My technique was all about the embossing. I took a woodgrain stamp and repeated it on the pink cardstock. Sadly the woodgrain was just slightly too small for the paper, so I ended up lining it up to end in the center, so when I put the designer paper across the center, it looks like it keeps going. hehe...gotta love tricks of a crafter!
Anyways, I think they turned out cute. I used a sentiment from Papertrey Inks and paper from a pack of paper that I purchased with a gift certificate I got for my birthday to Scrapbook Gifts (I can't remember who the paper is by for the life of me though). The ribbon is also from Papertrey Inks. The only downfall to these cards is I made them a little chubby, so when I took them to the post office, my postal guy charged me more than I expected on them.

 (PTI buttons, ribbon and sentiment. I thought the embossing turned out nice)

(So I'm not a huge fan of various colored inks, but I thought black or brown was too dark for this card)

 (Here is all the cards I made for the whole crew of ladies in the Friday Night Card Club. Two of the cards the panel went the other way...Since they were my first ones I embossed and wasn't sure which direction I wanted to go with the panel of paper.)

Today is another day in my stay-cation and my mom has come to visit since Saturday night. As I type, she's sewing a slip cover for my couch. As a belated birthday present to me, my mom is helping me re-do our living room by sewing slip covers for the couches and pillows, and getting new curtains, among other various things. So far the room is coming along very good...its down to the couch slip covers to finish and the mantel wall- which we're waiting on the wall decal we found online to go on it. So far I think it is looking sooooo much better. :)
Yesterday my mom and I went and walked a 5k+ in New Hope, PA. I hope it helps me to get back on the horse with exercise, since later yesterday night I also went to my adult ballet class. Anyways, I wanted to show you all the adorable duckies that were by the canal where we walked past. Aren't they cute!? I'm gonna have to get this picture fixed up and put in a frame in my bathroom- which is all ducky themed. hehe

Is everyone doing some celebrating for St. Patrick's Day? I know we plan to go downtown to celebrate, but other than that, not much else. But then again, today's holiday is all about the celebrating and drinks, right? hehe. Don't forget your green today!
Wellios, have a good St. Patrick's day! Enjoy.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Frenzified Sponsoring Sketch Girl

Be sure to hop over to Sketch Girl and participate in their sketch challenge. The winner will win a Gift certificate to Frenzified and a not-yet-released image from an up-coming set called "Cutie Critters." You can see the adorable image below that you could win along with a gift certificate to spend as you please at the Frenzified image store! So hop on over to Sketch Girl later today (Monday March 15th) to get the sketch and create away!
(stay tuned for more crafty stuff by me, updates on the upcoming Frenzified image release, and more!)
 btw, Today my mom and I got the Sure Cuts A Lot Software for our cricuts and let me tell you, already I am soooooo happy we got it! Now I just need to create some .svg files and I'm set!
Stay tuned and check out Frenzified and Sketch Girl today!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blog-o update

Just a quick FYI to my followers out there, I am in the process of re-designing my blog site. So sorry about the mess if you come across this. Thanks!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thinking of You- Sympathy

Since I am really tired today, I'll be quick about this post. This card was a request from a co-worker who was complaining that there was "no good sympathy cards at Wal-mart. None that left any room for (him) to write anything that he wanted to say, and all had cheesy or really long sayings." Basically his friend's mother just died and he wanted something basically to just be a little "thinking of you" type card. I overheard his rant and popped in, "Hey, you know I make personalized cards, I can make you one!" I then directed him to my blogo, and he was sold on the idea. So here is what I came up with.  Enjoy.

(here's the front of the card. I used a new Nestibilities I got from my mom for Xmas)


(He wanted the inside blank so he could write his own message, so I dressed it up at the top, but left the bottom blank)

 Sympathy cards are always tough for me, since I don't want them to be too frilly, bright, or modern (which to have none of those is reallllllyyyyy tough for me), so this is what I did. I tried to keep it elegant and soothing. Not my absolute masterpiece of cards, but it works.
Night all. (I just finished up my Friday Night Card club cards, so later on I'll upload it to show ya'll.) laters.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friend Birthday cards

Here are 2 quick friend birthday cards I put together for a couple of friends who's birthdays are coming up. These were super quick since the main sentiments were already put together (they were part of a swap my mom was in, then gave to me). Now that I look at it, they are in my wedding colors! lol. Ok, enjoy!


Anyways, super quick post today. Happy March 1st!