Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbook Page MPS Challenge #7

This is my last entry into Robyn's National Scrapbook Day Challenge Marathon over at My Pink Stamper. This was Challenge #7, make a scrapbook page.

I really didn't know what page I was going to make and was going through a stack of baby pictures of my son and found these pictures with my grandmother. The picture on the left was taken the day after we brought Brady home from the hospital and the picture on the right is Brady at 9 months at his first Easter.

Brady calls her "GG" which stands for great-grandmother and I'm so happy that he has gotten to spend so much time with her. She'll be 97 in September and is such an amazing part of our family.

As for the layout itself, the paper is from DCWV and the "Remember When" is a Fiskar's stamp. I used Simply Charmed to cut the hearts at various sizes. The one that is between the pictures is stamped with the phrase "Forever Family" which is actually two stamps combined from My Pink Stamper's friends and family stamp set. The "Happy" on the little scallop sticker is also from the Friends and Family stamp set.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

National Scrapbook Day MPS Challenge #4

I was able to make one more card for NSD as part of Robyn's challenges over at My Pink Stamperon the actual day itself, but didn't get around to posting it. This is for Challenge #4 - To Make a Mother's Day Themed project. I had already given my own mom her cards, so I made this one for one of my friends who recently lost her husband following a long bout with cancer.

My hope is to "shower" her with cards every few weeks to help lift her spirits.

This card it actually "Cricut-free." The paper is one of the the 6x6 paper pack from My Mind's Eye's Stella and Rose collection and the felt flowers are from Pebbles. The "Believe" stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Family and Friends set, which you can find on Robyn's blog. It's one of her older sets.

I'm hoping to complete a few more challenges today, but I'm not sure how many I'll get done since today is Mother's Day. I'm going to try for three, but will have to see at the end of the day if that happens.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbook Day MPS Challenge #12

I was so glad when I saw Robyn's last challenge for NSD was to make something kid related. My nephew is turning four next weekend and I needed to make a card for him and get it into the mail with his present.

Right now he is like lots of four years and is into dinosaurs. I love the dinosaurs from Create a Critter and thought it would be cute to add a little party hat on top of his head. I used Robyn's Punnilicious stamp set for the "Dino-mite."

National Scrapbook Day MPS Challenge #2

Challenge #2 over at My Pink Stamper for NSD was to make a card using kraft cardstock. I LOVE kraft and use it all the time so this was a fun project for me. I love the little pie on the Simply Charmed cartridge and thought it would go great with the "everything is better when shared with a friend" stamp. This stamp is a new set I got from Hero Arts.

The card itself is made entirely from scraps. My scrap pile has been rapidly growing and I figured now was as good a time as any to start putting a dent in it. I added a little faux stitching on the pie plate and some Glossy Accents on the cherry.

National Scrapbook Day MPS Challenge #1

It has been a crazy couple of days with lots going on at work so with today being National Scrapbook Day, it was a great opportunity to work on a bunch of cards and projects.

This is a little cupcake card I put together using paper from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 line and my Simply Charmed cartridge. I'm entering it in Robyn's Challenge #1 over at My Pink Stamper.

The "sweet" sentiment at the bottom of the card is actually punched out from one of the Circa 1934 papers. Unfortunately, i don't have a 3/4 inch circle punch, but what I was able to do was use the Center point feature on my expression to cut out each of the much easier than cutting by hand.

Friday, April 22, 2011

My First Mini Album

In an earlier post, I mentioned I am working on my first-ever mini album. It's taken me a little longer than expected, but I've completed several pages, so I thought I'd give you a look. Keep in mind, I still haven't added any of my pictures because the good pictures of the trip I am documenting are on my BFF Kim's camera.

The album is about my recent trip to NYC with my best friend, Kim. Neither of us have been in the city in years. Honestly, you'd think we lived half way across the country instead of just a few hours away, but I hadn't been to NYC since I was pregnant with my son and he'll be 12 in July! Yes, I know shame on me, but we had such a great time, I know we'll be back soon.

This is us at the Top of the Rock and that's the Empire State Building in the background. It was a cold day, but there wasn't a cloud in the sky and you could see the entire city.

This is the cover of the mini album. The paper is all from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 line. I love all of the vintage colors of the paper. It was perfect for our trip. I made the lollipop flower myself and was amazed at how easy it was to do. I just cut out four different sized circles and then spritzed them with water and crumpled them up. Then I just stacked them on top of each other and secured them with a little brad.

I also really liked the little banner at the bottom. It says..."for the rest of the story." What's funny is this is actually just a little phrase that's at the bottom of each of their papers. I thought it would be cute for the album since it was documenting out trip.

This is page one. I wanted to keep it very simple. Obviously I'll add a picture into the black frame. I cut out the camera from the Create a Critter cartridge and the little sticker is from the Circa 1934 kit.

On this page, I created a little pocket using a legal sized envelope. I covered it with paper from the collection and then used my 1 1/2 inch circle punch to create the little notch at the top.

Inside I added a frame to include some more pictures and some journaling about the weekend. The tag on top of the pocket is from the collection. I added the "Good Times" from a Fiskars stamp I own. And, in case you can't tell, all of the edges are inked with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to add to the vintage feel.

This is another pocket page created with a piece of 12x12 paper. I found the tutorial on YouTube by searching pocket pages. You actually create three different pockets, two in the front and then one on the left side. I thought it would be perfect to hold some of our ticket stubs, receipts, and miscellaneous things we grabbed along the way...see the little Magnolia Bakery business card? Yep, we stopped and had a little cupcake treat.

See my little cupcake tag? I originally made this because on our way home from NYC, we stopped in Hoboken to visit....

Buddy, the Cake Boss! Unfortunately, this is as as close as we got because the line to get inside was more than two blocks long!

So there you have it, the first couple pages of my first-ever mini album. I hope to have the rest completed soon and will be sure to post them once I do.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Some Bunny Loves You

"Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail...."

This bunny from the Simply Charmed cart is just adorable. I'll admit, the little paw prints are a pain in the you know where, (You've been warned) but the overall look makes up for it. :) I made this card for my nephew, Kail.

The patterned paper is from DCWV's Nana's Kids mat pack that I got last summer. Because I don't own a Gypsy, I had to cut the paw prints and face two separate on the pink paper for the paw prints and then again in an ivory piece of scrap paper for the face because I wanted to use my Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids stamps. I thought this would help it look like a little boy dressed in a bunny costume.

I inked around his face a little with some Distress ink to give the face some shadow. I also inked around the carrot to help it stand out a little. The "Some Bunny Loves You" was printed on the computer and then I notched the edges so it would look like a banner.

Now I just need to get this in the mail and hope it gets to Kansas by Saturday!