Sunday, April 24, 2011

Snow day scrap page

Happy Easter!  My kids are off looking for the eggs I hid around the house so I did a quick scrap page.  The paper shape and words I cut with SCAL (font is Happy Days).  The snowflakes are from Joys of the season.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Straight from the nest HELLO flower cards

Here are a couple cards I did yesterday with Straight from the nest.  The first one I did with the regular function (grass with stems) at 2.5 inch and then used different flowers from the same cart at .75 inch.  I  just used a small alphabet stamp set to stamp hello.  The second one I did when I realized that the border function had that same grass with flowers already on it (cut at 3.25 inch).  For that one I just stamped the letters and used a small circle punch to cut them out.  The second one was quicker, but I think I liked the first one better.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Peep in a nest, and a one-layer challenge

I gave my cricut the day off today but I still have a couple things to share.  The first is some peep nests.  I will admit that while I was laying in bed thinking about this project (am I the only crazy one that even crafts while I sleep?) it was much cuter.  I think the nests need to be bigger to get the look I wanted, but they still turned out pretty cute and the kids still seem to like them.  I made a batch of rice crispy treats and formed scoops of them in some small bowls, pushing the middle down a bit to form a nest.  Once they were formed and cooled, I added a peep and a couple chocolate eggs.  I wrapped them in small cellophane bags and used a cute new tag/punch from Stampin Up and some curling ribbon to finish them.  Peeps, chocolate, and rice crispy treats....does it get any better? 

So I have been following SIMPLICITY for a while now and its gotten me a little bit back to my stamping roots.  Today's challenge was to make a one layer card with an old stamp that hadn't seen ink in a while (I have a lot of those).  So I made this card for my friend who just painted her house yellow.  I did use a stamp that I haven't used in I can't even remember how long.  I also used a brand new stamp -spring is in the air- which was last weeks Wednesday challenge.  So I did two weeks in one!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

All Natural Scrapbook page

Here is my take on the May sketchy challenge.  The papers are from Stampin Up (except for the textured dark gray, which is just from my stash), the circles I cut from GeorgeBS, the vine is from CindyLoo, and the title is from Straight from the nest.  The leaves and straight stitch are just from my sewing machine.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cindy Loo thank you card, curly frame svg

Just a quick card and svg to share today.  I cut the base from white cardstock using the svg below (available for one week).  It imports as a larger card, so I checked the "keep proportions" and then made my height 8.5 inches so that it would fit in an A2 envelope.  I stamped with a background stamp and added a strip cut with a MS punch.  The flower is from Cindy Loo cut at 2.5, I cut the shadow layer twice and used pop dots between them for dimension.  I also added a crystal to the flower instead of the center it cuts - I love sparkle!  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Altered shutter Spring wall hanging

I found this cute little shutter at the Re-Store for $4 several months ago and have been trying to think what to do with it.  Today I decided it was time to get it up on the wall.  I cleaned it up a bit with just a damp cloth, then added vinyl to the top and bottom (image from Cindy Loo cart).  Then I cut out some words and frames to add to it.  The frames I cut also from Cindy Loo at 4 inch.  I added bling to each one and a nice  Spring-y photo.  They are light enough that I can just attach with a small glue dot, so if I get tired of them or want to use if for a different season, they are easy to take off.  The flowers are just from a small fake stem from Micheals just stuffed in the shutter.  I was going to add a pinwheel or something near the bottom, but its a small shutter so I think I will just leave it for now- don't want to overdue it.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chain Lakes scrap page

Here is this weeks scrap page.  I used the leaf border from Paper Lace and a MS punched flower.  I painted the centers of the flowers with these sparkly paints I have to make them match the butterfly in the photo (and add sparkle!).  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A couple more cards

Still sketch lifting, I'm moving onto scrapbook sketches next.  The top one was done with Paper Lace and Cindy Loo (flower).  The next one was done with paper lace (flower border cut at 3/4 inch) and SU/sizzix butterflies.  The pink, very glittery paper is from the new DCWV Playtime stack,  and the top layer of flowers on the borders were also done with dazzling diamonds-so this card *SPARKLES*.  Both sketches were lifted from PaperCrafts Magazine.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Time to spare and sketches to lift.

Thier sketch

Chores done, kids playing, hum.  That leaves me with an evening of not much to do except craft.  I have a stack of simple (my favorite kind) card and scrapbook sketches I'd love to play with.  This card sketch is from this months PaperCraft Magazine.  I used a $1 stamp from Micheals, an umbrella cut at 3 from Pooh cartridge and the label is from Storybook at 2 1/4.  Thanks for looking!