Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Starry" School Layout

Here's a layout I made for my oldest daughter's school album.  I made this layout for some challenges, and I think it turned out just right for the Peachy Keen Stamps color Challenge #19.  I chose these pictures because my daughter was wearing a purple shirt, which matched the color scheme.  And, since it had stars, it made me think to do a star theme.  And, remember those foil stars we used to put on our charts or get back on our papers in elementary school?

(The pictures are with her two fifth grade teachers--I covered their faces, because I wasn't sure they would want me to post their photos online.)

Here's two close-ups of the happy little stars:

My supply list:  cardstock-Bazzill; Cricut cartridges: Base Camp-title (my teacher), Opposites Attract-title (& me) and stick pins, George and Basic Shapes-stars and tags, and Ribbons and Rosettes-"notebook" borders; Glimmer Mist-Tattered Angels "Marshmallow," ribbon-Offray, twine-We R Memory Keepers, flowers-Prima, brads-various from my stash, stamps: faces-Peachy Keen Stamps "Wide-eyed Kids Assortment and sentiments-Pink by Design "Our Kids" set, ink-Colorbox, Studio G, Stampin' Up!, pens-Sakura Gelly Roll: white and clear glitter, Creative Memories: green glitter.

I'm entering this layout in the following challenges:

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #19:  Color Inspiration
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #141:  Do something you are "afraid" of on your project.  (I'm intimidated by using all solid cardstock--or maybe I am addicted to patterned paper, IDK! LOL!  I also used that Glimmer Mist on the background, which is new to me.)
Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesday:  Sketch #42

I encourage everyone to check out these challenges and put something together to play along.  It was fun for me, and I got one more layout completed that would otherwise just be waiting on me to get some other scrapportunity.  Which might take a while, lol!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Apple of the Teacher's Eye!

Today I want to share a mini album I made for my son's Kindergarten teacher.  She retired this year after 43 years of teaching!  She is a dear lady, and Kendall loved having her for a teacher, so I wanted to give her something personal to remember this little guy.

Here's the album all finished up.  I used notebook rings to bind it, and covered them with ribbons.  I used some "buttons" from "Dress it up" by Jesse James for the title.  Hot glued them on so they wouldn't fall off!

Here's an example of the inside pages.  I didn't include all the pages, because I had pictures of the teacher with my son, and I didn't think she would want her picture on the internet.

This picture shows my cover.  I cut it using the Cricut DoodleCharms cartridge.  I cut the apple shadow out at 5 3/4" on a cracker box and black cardstock.  Then I cut the rest of the layers with cardstock.

Here's a little school bus that I cut with DoodleCharms and the cracker box as well.  I had it dangling on the next page.

I cut the inside pages with the shadow feature onto white cardstock and the patterned paper from Recollections and glued them together so they would be thicker.  I used various embellishments cut from DoodleCharms, some journaling cards from Little Yellow Bicycle, stickers from Tina Ledbetter/SandyLion and Paper Studio, buttons, ribbons, and clips from my stash.

Teacher loved the mini album, and I'm glad I took pictures of it so I can remember it, too.  I'll make him a 12x12 school scrapbook, but who knows when?  Maybe now that school is out, I'll have some scrapportunities to get that started, anyway! LOL!

Friday, May 25, 2012

"Let's Ketchup" card

Today I want to share a card I made for a friend.  Actually, I made 3 cards with the same stamps.  I figured why not get several done while I have everything out?  So I'm entering this one in the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #140.  It is to use layers.  Easy to do, since I thought I needed more matting with these gingham papers I picked out.

Here's a list of my supplies:  Image stamp- "BBQ Time" from Stamps Happen, Inc., sentiment- from "Yummy Puns" set by Joy's Life, blue and red cardstock- Bazzill, white cardstock- Stampin' Up!, patterned paper- Recollections, ink and markers- Stampin' Up!, brads- unknown from my stash, ribbon- Hobby Lobby.

Hope you like this little card!  Gotta go now--got "ketchuping" to do!  LOL!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A "Clever" Card

Today I have a take on an untraditional graduation card.  It doesn't have a diploma or a cap with tassel in sight!  But it is for a really smart girl, and I wanted  to do something a little different to make my congratulatory wishes stand out!

Here's my recipe:  Patterned paper-scraps from my stash, cardstock-Bazzill Basics, border punch-EK Success, glasses cut with Cricut using Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, pearls-Melissa Frances, stamp-Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids Assortment, markers-Stampin' Up!, stardust pen-Sakura, flowers, Prima, brads-Paper Studio, ribbon-Stampin' Up!, chalk ink-Studio G. I made the card to fit an envelope in my stash--it is 4x9 inches.

Hope you like this card! I'm entering it in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge #19--sketch
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #18--anything goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #140--Build up your card (layers)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day card

Here for a third day in a row??!  Yes, I've been really busy getting crafty for Teacher's Appreciation Week, Mother's Day, and Graduation.  So today I'll share a card I made for Mother's Day.

The red and cream patterned paper inspired my color theme.  Since it had little yellow dots, I used yellow as an accent color.  Here are my supplies: red cardstock-Bazzill, white cardstock, stamps, ink, and punches-Stampin' Up!, flowers-Recollections, tulle and ribbon-Hobby Lobby, and jewels-Bead Design.

I'm entering this card in the Love to Create Challenge #14: for mom or a special lady.

Now I'm off to get my Mother's Day gift to me--getting my hair done--a little cut and color!  Happy Mother's Day to all of you special ladies out there!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teacher Thank You Card

Hey!!  I'm  here again!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for Teacher Appreciation Week.

I found these mini "Cow Tales" candies at the dollar store, and my theme swirled around that.  I like to have a little something to go with my cards, lol!  Here's what I used:  cardstock-Bazzill, patterned paper-Recollections, Cricut Animal Kingdom cartridge, sentiment- Joy's Life Barnyard Puns, flowers-Recollections, brads-Spare Parts (Paper Studio), and twine-dollar store.

I just loved how the twine, cow Cricut cut, and the funny sentiment went together with that little candy to make a school-themed card extra special!  Hope you enjoyed it, too!

I'm entering this in two challenges this week:  Frosted Designs: Card Sketch #18 : sketch and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #138: use something natural (see my kraft cardstock and "jute" twine?)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge--and a treat for a Friend

Hi, everyone!  Things have settled down here a little bit, so I got to take some "scrapportunities" for working on some challenges!  The Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge is due tomorrow, and I had a blast working on this one!  It was to make a project using a soup can.  With Teacher's Appreciation Week here and Mother's Day coming up, this has been a great inspiration to me!  My can is for a friend for Mother's Day.

I already had the peppermint candy here; I had planned on making up my own sentiment, something to play on the word "mint," but it's so easy to just stamp a sentiment, isn't it?  I love Joy's Life stamps--most are really "punny," and they stamp really well.  This one is from the "Yummy Puns" set.  You can find all of the Joy's Life stamps here.

I cut the paper peppermint from the Cricut "Sweet Shop" lite cartridge.  And then I stamped the Peachy Keen happy face from the "Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment" PK-450.  You can find them here.

It was fun to upcycle a can for my treat holder!  I'm going to enter this in the Peachy Keen Challenge #16; you can find it here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I so want a Silhouette Cameo!

Have you all seen these things?  They cut anything from your computer!  They don't even need cartridges or dies!  Pink by Design is giving one away!  You can find it here.

I'm so lucky I got online today and found this givaway.  Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to win one!  Good luck to you all, too.

Now on to my scrapportunities . . . I've been working on a scrapbook for a graduation gift.  Graduation is Friday night, so I've gotta get on it!  Maybe I can share some pics with you later!