Friday, March 29, 2013

Craftin' Desert Diva's 500 Follower Givaway!

A super-awesome blog that I follow is having a givaway when reaching 500 followers!!  They are really worth checking out--lots of crafty inspiration and a weekly linky party!


Check it out:  Craftin' Desert Diva's 500 follower givaway!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Springtime Post-it Note Holder

I love the weekly challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog, as you may know! Lol!  And this week they are offering a sketch challenge!  You can find a link here.


Here's my project: a post-it note holder!

Using my Cricut Expression and my Gypsy, I cut the tulip from Create a Critter and the doily and small yellow flower from Elegant Edges.  I used Peachy Keen's Cherub Face Assortment to make them cutesy!  Then I added a little inking on the edges, some washi tape and twine!  I used my Martha Stewart fringey scissors again for the grass.  I love how it turned out!

Here's the inside so you can see that its a little matchbook type closure to hold post-it notes so you can carry them in your purse, and they won't get messed up.  Or you might just like for your post-its to be prettied up! I basically followed a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers.  You can check it out here.

And, don't forget the challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!  You still have a little more time if you want to participate!  Good luck if you do and Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Easter Home Decor

Here's a little home decor to start celebrating Easter.  I wanted something simple and not too breakable, lol!

I used an 7 x 5" acrylic frame and some Paper Studio patterned paper from Hobby Lobby.  I cut the sun and the zigzag frame from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, and the "Happy Easter" from All Mixed Up cartridge.  I printed the "He is Risen!" verse on my computer.  Then I hand cut some grass and trimmed it with Martha Stewart's fringe scissors.

Of course I had to "Peachify" my project for the Anything Goes Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.  I used PK-500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment for the sun's face, and the "Believe!!" (lower left of frame) from their PK-859 Christmas Greeting Words.  How's that for using your supplies on hand?!
I love my Peachy Keen Stamps!!

I'm also entering the Easter Eggstravaganza Linky Party at Craftin' Desert Divas.  They have lots of fun inspiration, so you should check them out, too, and get started on some Easter-y projects!!

More layouts

Here are a few layouts I put together using some swaps that I did with ladies from It's a Scrapbooking Swap Thing (IASST).  I was terribly behind on scrapbooking photos of my youngest, so I was really playing catch-up on her newborn weeks!  Using swaps made my pages get completed so fast!  If you're interesting in checking out this swap forum or joining, the link is here.

Proud papa, helping to spoil baby #3!  She slept best when someone was holding her, and isn't that the best time to hold a precious one?

Kellie was so proud to get a baby sister!  She loved holding her and taking pictures for me!  

Kendall has been a great big brother!  It was hard at first to go from being the youngest to having a baby in the house, but all-in-all, he loves his baby sister!

Took this photo of all three of my sweeties!  Doesn't the title say it all?

There's that rowdy boy being still and quiet, watching his baby sister play.  And if you look close, you can tell that she likes watching him!

Bath time!  I thought I had plenty of experience in bathing newborns--I had two before this one!  But Katie didn't like getting cold and wet!  It was a little while before we got a system down where she enjoyed her bath time!

Here's one for the "funny pages"!!  I was going to put Katie to bed, and stopped in her big sister's room.  I looked at the doll bed, looked at Kellie, and said, "Think she'll fit?"  We just left her there long enough for pictures, lol!

I even had to document what socks I put on this baby!! Her scrapbook is filling up fast!!

Putting myself in the scrapbook.  Thanks to Kellie for her photography skills!

My BFF with Katie.  She had never been a "pink" kind of gal, but with this one, she softened up and actually gave us a pink outfit in our shower gift, lol!  But when she was wearing this bright pink shirt when I got the picture of her holding the baby, I had to pick this pink and green page kit for her page!

Well, hope you liked looking at all these pages, I'll try to get a few more posted soon!

And remember, if you think you'd like to join some scrapbooking swaps, look here:

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A "Silly Sister" layout

I've really been trying to play catch up on my baby girl's scrapbook, and I wanted to enter a challenge at Sketch-n-Scrap.  Here's the March 1 sketch:


And here's my layout:

I used my Cricut Expression and Baby Steps cartridge for the embellishments and blinged them up with Stickles and Studio G glitter glue.  Pretty simple, but it's one more page done!  Lots more to go!  Even though she's baby #3, I think I have more pics of her than the other two put together!!

This sketch challenge goes on all month, so be sure to check it out!  Sketch-n-Scrap #28; March 1 challenge.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A "Ssss-sweet!" Birthday Card

I needed a card for my son's friend's birthday tomorrow, but where to start?  Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog, of course!!  This week's challenge is a photo inspiration--you can find the details here.  I focused on the colors:


My son and his friend love Lego Ninjago, but I don't have any Cricut cartridges or stamps with those!  But since some of their main characters are snakes, I thought I'd go with that!  Here's my card:

I used Cricut's Animal Kingdom for the sssnake, just stamping some eyes with Peachy Keen's PK-293 set:  The Cornies Face Assortment, and a sssentiment from Joy's Life Lots of Pun Stamps.  Ssssorry for the "sss," I can't help myssself, lol.  It's kind of simple for me, but this birthday boy is gona love it!

I'm entering this card in the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 13-10: Photo Inspiration Challenge.
Thanksss for stopping by!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"Howdy" Card

This week's challenge on the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog is to make a card with stars.  You can find it here.  As I was looking through my scraps stash, I came across some western papers from October Afternoon's Sasparilla line, and thought I'd make a sheriff's badge star for my card.

So I cut the "Howdy" sentiment and the gray star with my Cricut Old West cartridge.  Then I used some die cuts, a coaster, and a ticket from October Afternoon's Flower Sack and Miscellany packages, also from the Sasparilla line.

I had to give the star a little personality with Peachy Keen's Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.  My 2 year old said it looked mad, but I was going for a confident stare--like when the sheriff faces the bad guy in a duel at high noon, lol.

Hope you like this card!!  And if you have time, check out the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #13-9: Just Cards: Oh, My Stars!