Friday, November 5, 2010

{Thank You Card}

My daughter has an amazing drawing teacher at school. She recently gave me a really cool scrapbook organizer that she didn't have use for. I love it! It is really handy for teaching my classes and projects on the go. I was grateful that of all the people she must know, she gave it to me. What a sweetheart, huh?

I made her this Thank You card for her kindness. I love this stack! My Mind's Eye. What an amazing paper company. I love them and the paper was perfect for what I had in mind.

The card is a 5x7 and I had so much fun using all of mine and my daughter's punches to design the cascading effect on the front of the card. I really love card making! I wish I did more of it, but the fact of the matter is, that if I scrapped AND made cards as much as I truly wanted to, I would never do anything else! :D Showering and a clean house are important, right? LOL °Ü°

{Baby Boy 12x12 Layout}

Those of you who peeked in on the blog earlier this week, say the Baby Girl page I did, similar to this one. After finishing the sweet girly page, I decided to make a Baby Boy one, too. Using the same layout, I came up with this:

I cut the photo mat differently using a different marquee cut from Storybook. I thought it should be a little more masculine that the Baby Girl's mat.

I did cut the same flourishes, from the Stretch Your Imagination cart. I used Prima Flowers, but no BLING. Instead, I used buttons. Cute, huh?

This little outfit is made from baby blue material. How stinkin' adorable is it? I knew I had been saving it for something! °Ü°

There are 10 Prima Sprite flowers in all, layered to create 5 flowers total. The centers are buttons, 3 of which have ribbon tied into a bow.

There is a little terry cloth, sewn whale, too. He is so cute!

19 glitter embossed stars decorate the brown border.

I used 3D Pop Dots on the outfit, the whale, the blue photo mat and brown starred border. Lots of dimension!

Like the girl layout, there is white strip of Bazzill card stock for journaling all about your adorable baby boy! Also, the mat on this one is a tad bigger, so it will easily hold a 4x6 photo, or if you like, you can trim about 1/2 inch off of each side of a 5x7 to fit on the mat.

How perfect is this for displaying a new born photo, blessing or baptism photo. It can be framed in a 12x12 shadow box frame or makes a beautiful first page to your little guy's memory album!

Making cute pages like this makes me wish I had a son... I guess I can look forward to grandsons one day...right? °Ü°

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

{Featured °Ü°}

I am feeling very honored! Did I tell you that I was featured on the Fantabulous Cricut blog this past weekend? I was! °Ü° Those of you coming from the site know this, but those of you who have been with me for a while may not.

Lori, from over there, wrote and asked if she could feature me. This is only the second time this has happened and I was excited and nervous all at the same time.

It really is a great blog! They have all kinds of challenges and tips and tons and tons of Cricut creation ideas! Check them out when you get a minute, it's a fun site to visit! Oh, and the talented girls who run the blog are so nice and helpful!

Thank, Lori! It was a lot of fun. You did a great job of making me look good! :D

Oh, and did I mention? I will be donating a spread for a free giveaway over there soon, so I will keep you posted...

{Baby Girl 12x12 Layout}

I know that with this economy, it is tough to spend $45 on scrapbook pages. At the same time, I realize not everyone has the time to create their own with all the working going on! So, I will be creating some 12x12 layouts AND I am dropping the price from $26 to $22 for each. ($20 is for the layout, $2 goes to covering my sales fees) I am hoping that this will help with building your albums and help me with sales. Win-Win... yes? °Ü°

Here is the first of many of have in the works. It's been a while since I worked on a baby page. I sometimes get really tired of working with the same colors, so the soft pink, brown and white was a nice change from my recent creations. °Ü°

This layout is so perfect for newborn pictures, blessing or baptism days, I could go on and on...

The background is brown Bazzill paper, layered on top of that is white card stock that has been punched with a decorative edge. On top of that is the cute white with pink polka-dotted paper.

It will host a 4x6 photo perfectly and as always, your photo will slide easily behind the flowers around the frame.

There are 11 Prima Sprites flowers layered to created 5 beautiful flowers to frame in your photo. In the centers of the flowers are clear gemstones; round and square. They are stunning!

Also on the page, is an adorable rattle that houses little soft pink, seed beads. It has a cute little pink bow tied to the rattle handle.

The largest of the flowers is layered with 4 Prima Sprites. It's gemstone is the largest on the page.

There are 2 brown flourishes that accent the flowers. I love they way they came out!

The flowery brown border has 18 flowers, all with small gemstones as the center. There is a lot of BLING on this pages! The "baby girl" is embossed with glitter glue.

Here you can see the dimension on the page. There is quite a bit of it. The flowers are all popped up with 3D Pop Dots, as are the brown border and photo mat.

All-in-all there are 24 gemstones on this page. Also, the white strip to the right of the photo mat is for journaling. I left it simple so that it can be personalized, either with writing, stickers, letters or so on.

So, what do you think? 12x12 layouts... a good idea?

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