Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tissue Box

I made this tissue box cover from the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. The paper is stampin up autumn vine and the gobble and turkey are from the create a critter cartridge.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


61849_1583092090821_1041276870_1674763_2686269_nThis layout has taken me over a week. I saw this sketch over at My Litttle Shoebox and wanted to enter the challenge. And challenge it was! I used Accent essentials and Create a Critter for my cuts. The patterned paper is DCWV recycled stack and the cardstock is Stampin Up! Those are also SU chipboard letters died Pacific Point Blue and embellished with Glossy Accents. I am quite pleased with it and think I did the sketch justice.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Busy Bees

I was a busy bee yesterday. I went to a crop in Hyde Park with the. Central-Perk-Scrappers. I met two fun ladies Karen and Jessica and got some good scrapping time in. I really put the Create A Critter cartridge to work too. I basically completed two layouts although I didn't finish the journaling on one of them so I'll post it when it's finished. I got a good head start on a third  ( I picked out a format and the paper two things that take up a lot of my time). I'll go ahead and post the one layout that is truly done now as I really liked it and want to share. I hope you like it too.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Layout

I really struggled with this layout. I wanted to scrap these photos but the colors were so drab. Then I found these papers from KaiserCraft and the camo ribbon in my Mom's store Paper Crafters Unlimited. They worked with the boots that have a camo print in them. Still I couldn't figure out what to do with them. I think part of the problem was I had too many photos and couldn't really crop them down much. I used Accent Essentials to cut the scalloped circle and Graphically Speaking for the title. Here's the finished product. I was thinking it was kind of a boring layout until I used distress inks around the border of the whole thing. It made a huge difference. And to think I resisted these inks for so long.

Silverware Pockets

So yesterday was a productive day in crafting. I did some long overdue scrap organizing and then set in to work on a project I had in mind for awhile. I saw these adorable fabric "silverware pockets" at Hobby Lobby and thought Hmm maybe I can make something like that. The following are my versions. They are all made with a pocket card fold.

He is by far my favorite. It's the turkey from the Create a Critter Cartridge. The DS paper is SU Autumn Vine and I also used More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa , and Really Rust. Isn't he stinkin' cute.
 I like this one a lot too. It was by far the easiest. I just cut three 2" ovals in DS paper with the cricut and added the stamped greeting.
This one I am not so fond of. I created the sunflowers with the SU Something Sweet stamp set and added glitter to the centers. I used spray adhesive to adhere the glitter and for some reason it just didn't stick well. Maybe it was too wet? All I know is I wouldn't want something on my place setting that sheds glitter everywhere.
This one I used a stamp from SU Thoroughly Thankful. I love the way it looks when watercolored. This was my first time using watercolor pencils with a blender pen and I really like the way the colors turned out.