Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Altered Wooden Letter & Frame

I made these two items for a friend's baby shower gift, and I wanted to share them with you. About a year ago, I decorated an R and a P for my daughters' bedroom doors. My friend is having a little girl, to be named Charlotte, so I thought I'd make her a C for her door :) Her nursery theme is ladybugs, so I knew the direction I wanted to go in. I used my Cricut to cut the ladybug & words, and I embossed the black paper with my Cuttlebug. I used several sized punches for the circles, and then added lots of buttons, rhinestones, ribbon, floss & flowers!

I also made her a picture frame. I painted it red and then added the black dots. Again, I used my Cricut to cut the cute little ladybug at the top, and then added buttons, floss, a ribbon border, rhinestones & some Puffies!

I also painted the wooden letters for her name. I stamped on the pink letters with a dot patterned that effect!

Here are the R & P I made a few years ago...they look so cute on their bedroom doors!

I hope she liked these...I wanted to keep them for myself :) Thanks for stopping by! I'll have more to show you in a few days with the ScrapFIT reveal coming up!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm One & First Birthday

I really wanted to make some balloons to match the ones on Paige's outfit, and I think these turned out cute! I wanted this to be a soft, girly-type layout. Her outfit was a salmon color, which is hard to match up in scrappy colors. I played on the pinks, greens, & yellows, and I like the results!

This layout is the complete opposite...I wanted bold & bright! So I printed the photo in black & white, since that salmon color was haunting me. I just had to get her this outfit, but I didn't realize how hard it would be to scrap. know you're a scrapper when you start to plan outfits according to colors appropriate for scrapbook pages!

I've had this really bright yellow birthday paper for a few years and I've never had the right photo to use with it. I wanted to use it, but not on the entire layout, so I made solid strips of matching colors. I added buttons with floss bows, and I couldn't be happier with it! I love how the colors just pop.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work! Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paper Thrills Reveal!

This week's challenge is up at Paper's a color palette challenge! When I first saw it, I didn't think I'd be able to make it work. But when I saw these cute pictures, I knew they'd be perfect!

Here is the palette:

And here is my layout. I decided to start with a plain white piece of cardstock and make my own background using mists. I've used this technique before...all you need is a plastic up with the bottom end cut out. Place the cup where you want it and spray the mist through the bottom end...the more you spray, the more it can drip once you hold the paper up. I saw this awesome technique done by Lesley Langdon on the Shimmerz Blog...and I LOVE doing it!

I wanted to loop some floss around...something I've never done but love the look of.

And I couldn't resist making this little piggy once I knew the title of this page!

Not the usual color scheme for me, but AGAIN...I LOVE how it came together! This is why I love pushes me out of my comfort zone...and that is when I ususally LOVE my layouts!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More BIRTHDAY pages

Yep, I'm still scrapping Paige's 1st birthday pictures :) Here are few more pages I've been working on...

I love this one! Paige's party was a Safari theme, so I made & printed her invitations with a few little animals on them. I knew I wanted to use my Create a Critter cartridge with this one, so I made all the little animals that were in her party decorations. I used some papers from a DCWV birthday party stack.

Funny story about this little turtle...I had all my animals cut and they were sitting on my scrappy desk. Well, when I wasn't looking, Paige comes along and grabs them and proceeds to chew on the turtle!! As you can see, he's been abused and decapitated!! I still used him, though, and I figured it gave him a special look since this page is for Paige and she "decorated" him herself...HAHA!

A close up of the cute little monkey!

I used papers from the same stack for this page. I made both of Paige's cakes...the Big 1 for everyone to eat and the monkey for her to smash up. She did NOT like the cake...poor thing cried! But it was fun making them :)

This big cupcake is a rub-on...from Fancy Pants, I think. I fussy cut the banner from some paper! Love banners!

I'm really in the mood for buttons lately...and floss bows!

Thanks for looking! Tomorrow I'll have another layout to share for the Paper Thrills reveal :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I made the Sweet Peach Crop Shop Design Team!!!

I was beyond floored yesterday when I got the email from Corrie that I made the DT at Sweet Peach Crop Shop!!!! I almost knocked my computer desk over from all the jumping for joy! This is so exciting for me...I've never been on a kit club design team before!! I can't wait to get started...Corrie's sweet & juicy kits are amazing and I can't wait to play with them!! YEAH!!

What's even better is my awesome friend, Sara, from ScrapFIT also made the DT!!! So we'll be crafting with these kits together!! This is so exciting for both of us!!

Check out the rest of the awesome Design Team on the Sweet Peach Crop Shop blog!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A layout & a card

I have another 1st birthday layout to share. I had so many pictures of Paige with different family members, and I wanted to put them all on one I printed little 2x2 pictures. I had an old Sketchy Thursdays sketch saved and it was perfect for this! I created this also with "numbers" in mind. That is the latest Weekend Warm-Up at ScrapFIT for the next two weeks...create something that focuses on numbers.

Here is the sketch I used:

I hardly ever make elaborate cards for some reason. I have this image of the person who receives it just tossing it into a drawer or throwing it away...and I hate that idea of good scrappy materials going to waste! I made this one, though...and I love how it turned out. I think I'll keep it for myself until I decide to be brave enough to give it to someone...haha! I used the latest card sketch at Sassy Lil' Cards.

I have to say...I bought a few $1 wooden stamps from Michaels the other day, and I loved this You're a Superstar one. However, once I stamped it and actually looked at it, I noticed it is grammactically WRONG! Instead of "You're" it says "You r'e" which makes no sense! I had to correct it because it bugged me! If you look closely, you can tell where I doctored it up :)

Thanks for looking! Have a fantastic weekend :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches DT Call!

It is that time again!
We are looking for a few talented layout and card designers
for Sassy Lil' Sketches
and Sassy Lil' Card Sketches.

How to apply for our August '11 to January '12 Sassy Team
Please send an e-mail to with the following information
by JULY 7th:
1) specify LAYOUT or CARD DT in e-mail subject line
2) your full name
3) your email address
4) your blog address (or online gallery if you do not have a blog)
5) a short bio
6) one layout or card (depending on which team in which you are applying) based
on any Sassy Lil' Sketch/Sassy Lil' Card Sketch on our blogs. Please include the date of the sketch you used.
7) one layout or card (depending on the team in which you are applying) that showcases your individual style.

We welcome international applicants.

Sassy Lil' Sketches expectations:
1) Layout Sassies: Create one layout a month based on aSassy Lil' Sketch.
Card Sassies: Create two cards a month based on
Sassy Lil' Card Sketches.
2) Share your monthly Sassy Lil' Sketch creation(s) on your blog and any online galleries which will allow you to do so.
3) Join our Sassy Lil' Sketches Forum. While active participation is not a requirement, it is encouraged. The forum is how we will communicate with our Sassy DT.

A note from us:
Our sketches are designed by Cherie to be shared with the scrappy world. We maintain the two sketch blogs for fun and inspiration. At this time there is no compensation for our Sassy DT members except the pure joy in inspiring others to create. We hope you will apply to be one of our Sassies!
Thank you,
Cherie and Katie

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ScrapFIT #46 School's Out for Summer & Sketchy Thursdays

I'm so excited about this reveal at ScrapFIT!! I tried my hand at creating a mini-album. They've always intimidated me, but I jumped right in head first, and I have to say...I LOVED making it! Each page was like a mini-scrapbook page, and it was a lot of fun!

Workout #46 is all about school being out for summer. See if you can create a layout, card or other project using various "school" related items. You can do this a number of ways, maybe with some school themed paper, or get creative with some school stamps, include a math equation or maybe you have some great school supplies you can use on your layout! Put your best effort in and lets see if you can get A+!

Here is my album....all the pictures of my girls' pre-school portraits :)

Don't forget about our awesome prize sponsors this month!

Scrapbook Circle

Digi Sponsor -- Chelle's Creations

You have until June 30th to link up your layout to the Mr. Linky on the ScrapFIT blog for a chance at one of the amazing prizes this month! Also dont forget you until June 30th to enter Workout #45.

We are using a new thumb nail image Mr Linky! This way everyone can get an easy glips of your work! If you have problems with this linky please email us at We hope it works out well for everyone!

I also wanted to share my latest layout for the weekly sketch challenge at Sketchy Thursdays. I've been scrapping photos from last February, so these are a few of my little Paige wearing one of her cute Valentine's Day shirts.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A few cute pages to share :)

I have a few pages to share with you today :) This first one is of Paige opening her gifts on her 1st birthday last year. I have a lot of birthday party pics, so I'll be scrapping them a lot lately, since I have all my birthday themed stuff out! I found this Best Creation number paper stuck in a random spot in the middle of my multi-colored stack...and it was perfect for this! I stitched circles around all the "1"s. I used a Page Maps sketch...actually it's one that I used recently!

Here is Reese in one of her many Valentine's shirts I got for her last year :) She was so sweet posing for me. I got creative with my background paper. I have these little plastic containers that I keep random scrappy things in, and they have holes in them. I used one as a mask! LOVE how it turned out! I also made the tags and misted white cardstock for all the other shapes (circle, rectangle, title block, etc.). The only patterned paper I used was the 12x12 background. The rest started out as plain white.

I love tags! I don't use them enough.

I used a Julie Bonner sketch for this one:

Thank you for looking! Have a great day :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

ScrapFIT Design Team Call!

Woo Hoo!! ScrapFIT is looking for more talented scrappers to add to its DT!! Would you like to be a part of a wonderful team of crafty girls? It's so much fun, and the workouts are awesome!! Give it a chance and apply!!

The term is from August 2011 - January 2012.

Submission Deadline – July 2nd

ScrapFIT ( is a growing scrapbook challenge blog that will give you a real workout! We have 2 workouts (challenges) per month and they are sure to push you out of your comfort zone and inspire you to try something new! We are looking for 10 fun and creative designers (aka -FITgirls!) for our next term!

FITgirl Requirements:
*You must have an active blog
*You must be commit to 2 layouts per month based on our challenges
*A person who enjoys inspiring others
*Someone who is committed and turns in projects on time
*Someone with enthusiasm for ScrapFIT and their challenges and the dedication to help promote ScrapFIT through their own blog and other site they participate in.

What To Expect From ScrapFIT
*Although this is not a paying gig we can help spread the word about your scrapbooking awesomeness!
*A special FITgirl blinki for your blog
*Your photo, name and link to your personal blog on the main ScrapFIT webpage!
*A great addition to your scrapbook resume
*All of the challenges will be giving to you at the start of your term so that you have plenty of time to work on them when you have the chance.
*A fun and relaxed group to work with.

To apply please send the fallowing information to by July 2nd:
Please put ScrapFIT DT Call in the subject line

1) Name
2) Address
3)Email Address
4) Link to your blog and/or online gallery
5)List of other Design Teams past and current
6)3 examples of your best work. Let us see your style!
7)Tell us why you would be a good fit for our team!
8)A little bio about your –if you are chosen this would be your introduction bio.

Winners will be announced on July 8th. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paper Thrills Reveal

There is a new weekly challenge up at Paper Thrills! This one is about scrapping photos you normally wouldn't scrap. Bad photos, out-of-focus photos, or pictures that you just didn't think were "scrapworthy." I used some pictures of was a random weekend morning. Her hair was a total mess. She had a huge bruise on her forehead, and she wasn't really doing anything in particular. In one photo, she's turning the pages of a book and the page is right in front of her face. I hadn't planned on scrapping these, but I'm glad I did! I think the page turned out pretty cute :)

I stamped the little "checklist" at the bottom...I found these alpha stamps in the $1 at Michaels!! A whole $1 for the entire alphabet...they're perfect for little journaling areas like this!

Be sure to check out what the other DT members created with their "bad" photos!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches 7th Reveal

Yay! It's June 7th...time for another cute sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches! You should definitely head over there and check it out...and see what the other DT members created. Here is what I made...

I misted some colorful circles in the background and then let the mist drip. I knew I wanted to make a rainbow-colored page, so I pulled colors from Reese's shirt. I had never done a half-circle banner how it turned out!

Here are our prize sponsors this month!

June Paper Sponsor:

June Digital Sponsor:

Layouts must be uploaded by July 5th, 11:59 P.M. EST to be eligible for the June random prize drawing. Visit our BLOG to upload to Mr. Linky!

Specific rules for both Sassy Lil' Sketches site can be found on our Sassy Lil' Sketches "Rules" page.

*The paper prize is available to U.S. residents only.
The digital prize is available to US and international residents.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Page Maps - MLS Contest

It's another Page Maps contest! I loved the sketch as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to create a layout from it!

Here is the sketch. I flipped it so my pictures would fit better.

And here is my layout. I used a piece of corrugated cardboard that I cut from a diaper box as a stamp and used craft paint. I LOVE the sketchy lines that it created! I'll definitely use this technique again. I used papers from the Love Me Do line from MME. I've had it for a long time, and I love how the colors contrast with the black & white photos.

Thanks for stopping by!