Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebrations: Sketch 1

Hello everyone,

Today is the first of the seven days birthday celebrations at Nuts About Sketches. Happy Birthday NAS, Shawn keep producing those fabulous sketches. I have not been so productive with my pages in a very long time and I am loving it.

My page is of my little brother and me. It was taken in Florida when we went to our Grandmother's 100th birthday celebrations. It was nice to hang out with him for a little, we don't get to see each other as much as I would like. Love you Brod-brod!
 
What was used:
Cricut Georges and Basic shapes for the circles
Basic Grey Urban Couture Collection Pack
Buttons, Ribbon and Embroidery Floss from my stash.
Inkadinkado Coffee Bean Pigment ink
Cutter Bee Bugs for holes for stitching (messed up a little).

If you complete any of the sketches during this week long celebration you will be entered into a drawing for a Scrapbook kit from The Scrapping Spot. Here is a sneak peak of the kit. Isn't it just fabulous!

 

Visit Nuts About Sketches for details on how to enter. Check back tomorrow for my next page.

Happy Scrapping!
Judy

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Hello everyone,

I have been so busy trying to finish off the pages for the Birthday Celebrations over at Nuts About Sketches and taking care of my little sick boy. Everything seems to be getting back to normal now. I thought I make a quick card for Mother's day especially since this has been the theme for this week a Celebrate the Occasion. Remember to visit weekly to see the amazing projects the ladies produce to inspire you and enter your work for a chance to win this month's prize:Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge.

I have used this color combination before and love it, so I tried it on this one and still love the effect. I am linking my card to these challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion:  Mother's day
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters  - Mother's Day
Patches Of Pink - Link Up Party


What was used:
Martha Stewart Pop Up Water Lily Punches
Flat top eyelets
K & Company WB Gypsy Baby Paper pad
TPC Linen Textured Cardstock
Recollection Cardstock
Colorbox Cat's eye inks
Ribbon from my stash

Happy Scrapping
Judy

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nuts About Sketches # 158 & Reminder

Hello Everyone,

I am making a quick post late on a Monday night to show off my new page for NAS. I have been so busy with an extremely sick boy. Needless to say I haven't had any sleep last night and not even during the day. So I'll probably have to come back to this post after I get enough sleep. The page is titled Peikkotytto. It is Finnish and means (if translated directly) Troll/Goblin Girl. The pictures are of my daughter on her visit to Finland in 2010 with her grandparents. Her grandparents thought her hair looked like that of a little troll/goblin and so they lovingly called her Peikkotytto.

What was used:
Cricut Don Juan (using Gypsy - cut at 1.5 NOT increased with width)
Fiskars Squeeze Punches Oopsie Daisy (large and extra large) (2 layers from each punch)
Fiskars Pop up Punch - Daisy (2 layers)
DCWV The Blossoms and Butterflies Stack
Recollections cardstock
Colorbox Cat's Eye Inks
Stickles


Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration News:
NAS will be having one sketch a day beginning on April 30th through May 6th. There will still be the regular Monday sketch in addition to another sketch :)  There will be a drawing to win a scrapbook kit on the 16th of May for anyone completing a sketch. Please join the DT!

Go visit Nuts About Sketches and see all the beautiful layouts that were submitted for this week's  sketch and please join us starting April 30th for the birthday celebrations.

Happy scrapping!
Judy

Friday, April 22, 2011

Win a New Cricut Expression 2 with My Pink Stamper

Hello Everyone,

Want to win this new toy? Go to My Pink Stamper. Follow the details and good luck to you all, but mostly to me ;-).


Happy Scrapping!

Judy

Monday, April 18, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #10: Birthday Sketch

Hello Everyone,

Its Design Team 2 week at Celebrate the Occasion, that means its my turn to submit a project. This week's challenge is to make something Birthday, but you have to follow a sketch. Remember that there is a monthly prize for entering our challenges This month's  prize is 'Simply Sweet' Cricut Cart. You have until Sunday, April 24th, 11:59pm (EST).

I really wanted to challenge myself by making a masculine card. I find them so difficult to make sometimes, this was the perfect opportunity to try. When creating masculine cards choose a couple coordinating 'guy' patterned paper, limit the embellishments (plain buttons and plain grosgrain ribbons are great for guy cards) and you can also play up the word art. I love the way my card looks and I can all use this design for so many other occasions by just changing the greeting and word art.


What was used:
We Are Memory Keepers Geo-Hectic Stack.
Recollections Cardstock (5 1/2 X 5 1/2 base)
Buttons
Colorbox Charcoal ink
Ribbon from my stash
Making Memories Rub-Ons
Heidi Grace Cardstock Alphas Stickers
Fiskars Shape Cutter

Please visit  Celebrate the Occasion get inspired by the DT projects, see the sketch and join in the fun. You don't even have to own a Cricut to join in, I didn't use mine for this project.

Happy Scrapping
Judy

Nuts About Sketches # 157

Hello Everyone,

Its Monday so there is a new sketch up at Nuts About Sketches. Its a double layout this week and I chose photos of my niece's visit last summer. She had a lovely time and my daughter just adored having her but her stay was too short.

 
 
 
On this sketch the smaller photos on the right side should be 4 x 4, not 4 x 6.

What was used:
Cricut  Birthday Bash (Banner cut 2 and trim of bird 6.4 inches, Letters and Shadow 1 inch)
DCWV The Sweet Stack
DCWV Glitter cardstock
Cardstock from stash
Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Maya Road Cupcake Chipboard
Ribbon
Ink


Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration News:
NAS will be having one sketch a day beginning on April 30th through May 6th. There will still be the regular Monday sketch in addition to another sketch :)  There will be a drawing to win a scrapbook kit on the 16th of May for anyone completing a sketch. Please join the DT!

Go visit Nuts About Sketches and see all the beautiful layouts that were submitted for this week's  sketch and please join us starting April 30th for the birthday celebrations.

Happy scrapping!
Judy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion - Challenge# 9: Easter or Spring

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to remind you that there has been a new Challenge up at Celebrate the Occasion. Its Design Team 1 work that will inspire you this week, but I do like playing along with them on my week off (when I get the chance).

This week's theme is Easter or Spring and you must use a punch in the project you link. Remember that there is a monthly prize for entering our challenges This month's  prize is 'Simply Sweet' Cricut Cart. You have until Sunday, April 17th, 11:59pm (EST).

Here is my card: 

I am also entering my card in these other challenges:
ABC DT Challenge Blog - Easter Card
Patches Of Pink - Easter Themed
Fantabulous Cricut Blog - Easter must include pink, green, yellow.

What was used:
Cricut A Child's Year (Child cut at 2.85)
Cricut Country Life (Carrots 2 bunches cut at 1.25)
Cricut Winter Woodland (Bunny hidden contours cut at 1.75)
Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch.
Stamping up Scallop trim border punch
DCWV Sweet Stack
Coredinations cardstock
Recollection cardstock
Cloud 9 Designs Sentiment Stickers
Egg cut from GCD Studios Eggcellent Paper
Ribbon from stash
Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink

Happy Scrapping!
Judy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Please vote for me!

Hello everyone,

I have linked my Crab-u-lous card to Patches of Pink Thursday Link-Up and it readers choice. So please head over there and cast a vote for my little craby.

Here is what the little guy looks like:

If you want to see what was used to make this card please click here for the original post.

Happy Scrapping
Judy

Nuts About Sketches # 156 & News

Hello everyone,

Its Monday so there is a new sketch on Nuts About Sketches.

I chose a picture of my husband and son passed out after a long day. I think it is such an adorable photo.
What was used:
SEI Poppy paper pack
SEI Grandpa's Attic Rub-ons
Colorbox inks
Making Memories Flea Market Button Brads
Making Memories Card Sayings Rub-on letters
Other metal accents from my stash.
Fiskars Shape Cutters

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration News:
NAS will be having one sketch a day beginning on April 30th through May 6th. There will still be the regular Monday sketch in addition to another sketch :)  There will be a drawing to win a scrapbook kit on the 16th of May for anyone completing a sketch.

Go visit Nuts About Sketches and see all the beautiful layouts that were submitted for this week's  sketch and please join us starting April 30th for the birthday celebrations.

Happy scrapping!
Judy

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge (Apr. 2011)

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my new followers. It seems like I have just hit 100 and I am just steadily climbing and it wouldn't happen with you! I love submitting to My Pink Stamper Challenge; this month's theme is Anything Birthday. Robyn does such beautiful work and her pink designer have made really special projects for this month's blog hop.

I wanted to do two hings with this challenge make a cut that I haven't before from my cart and use one of Robyn's stamps. since I only have Punnylicious and the Christmas sets then I guess I had to use Create a Critter to go with it. I chose the little crab because of the 'Crab-u-lous' sentiment I haven't used either before.

I think they worked great together! So here is my card:
Another little guy greets them on the inside.

What do you think? I could have made it a little bigger tough. I need to get a few more of Robyn's stamps set. I am going to try to get my hands on Fabulous Phrases next!

What was used:
Gypsy
Cricut Smiley Cards: Welded crabs together for the card base (4.20 each crab, 3.95 for each liner then cut off limbs) and call-out (cut to match stamps size)
Cricut Create a Critter: Crabs 2.30 and 1.30 inches
My Pink Stamper Punny-licious Stamp Set
'Happy Birthday' from Michael's $1 bin
Cardstock: Coredinations and Recollection
Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace Sparkle
Fiskars Pop Up Punch - Daisy (2 layers)
Inks
Bling
Stickles

I am also linking this card to Patches of Pink Thursday Link Up
Patches of Pink

Happy Scrapping!
Judy

Friday, April 8, 2011

Love Link-Up Party at Getting Cricky

Hello everyone,

Kristal at Getting Cricky is having a Love link-Up party. Go to Getting Cricky for all details.

***Guidelines***
1. Follow EVERYONE's blog in the Linky Tool
2. Leave a comment
3. Add the link below to your blog post
4. Get ready for lots of new blog friends!

I am sharing that I am very am passionate about anything I get involved in and I love love love to salsa (dancing).

Happy Scrapping!
Judy


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Paper This and That DT Project: WildFlower

Hello everyone,

This is my first project for my third design team over at Paper This and That. This is a once a month position for 6 months. This month's challenge is 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' and is hosted by Glitterbabe's Digis. She is giving away 2 digi stamps of your choice to the winner. 

She allowed us to use her beautiful digi stamps to complete this month's projects.
 
What was used:
Glitterbabe's Digis Blanket Flower (greeting included)
Recollection Cardstock
Watercolor pencils
Zing Embossing powder and Versamark
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
Ribbon from Michael's
Making Memories Daisy brads
Rub-On fllourish

Please head over to Paper This and That see the beautiful projects the design team came up with and link your own projects. Good luck!

Happy Scrapping!
Judy

Think Spring Card and Something to share

Hello everyone,

This week theme is April Showers on few challenge blogs that I love to visit. I used my Gypsy to hide parts of the images I choose and also for welding other images together. After I separated the cut I thought the negative was just too cute to get rid of so I used it for another card. I am not sure which card I like most.

I am submitting these cards for these challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge Me Monday #54 - April Showers (anything with an umbrella)
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #51 - April Showers
Get Inspired With ChatterScene  - April Showers


What was used:
Cricut Nursery Rhymes Cart (Child with umbrella cut at 3.75 inches)
Cricut Create a Critter (Puddle cut at 1.2 inches)
Cricut Disney Princesses Dreams Come True (Splash welded to the puddle, cut at 1 inch)
DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Stack
DCWV Bella Cafe stack
Recollection Cardstock
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls Embossing folders
American Crafts ribbon
 Button from my stash
Stamp from Michael's $1 bin
Ink

Something To Share:
I found out that one of the high school student volunteers, who help out in my son's preschool class makes cards. I went into my stash and found her some supplies to play with. She made me this cute card to say thanks for the stuff.  Thought I would share it with you all. Isn't it cute! She hand cut every little detail on the card, I hope you can give her some encouragement. I hope she will continue to make cards. Well done Megan!



Happy Scrapping!
Judy

Monday, April 4, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #8: Anything Birthday

Hello everyone,

Its Tuesday time for a new challenge at Celebrate the Occasion. This week's Challenge (#8): Anything Birthday, but it must have a flower on it. You have until Sunday, April 10th, 11:59pm (EST).  The winner will be selected and entered into the monthly drawing.  Go visit CTO page to see what the April prize will be and see who was the lucky winner of the 'Rock Princess' cartridge! 

My card is a little vintage. Its not something I've done before so this was a little experiment for me, I kinda like how it turned out.

So here is my card:


What was used:
Recollections Cardstock
Recollections Rhinestones: Strass
Cuttlebug  Perfectly Paisley Embossing Folder
Ribbon from $1 bin at Target
Fiskars Threading Water Border punch
Dark Brown ink
Sentiment Stamp
The Flower I had in my stash. I can't remember the manufacturer.

Spritz the flower with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch

Happy Scrapping!
Judy

Nuts About Sketches # 155

Hello everyone,

Its Monday so there is a new sketch on Nuts About Sketches.

The photos I used for this page were of my son having an EEG done. He was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) when he had just turned 3 yrs old. His symptoms were speech and other developmental delays. The results from the EEG showed that there was nothing unusual with his brain waves so that was very good news. We had Genetic testing done and he was found to have a micro-duplication on one chromosome. He is a lively little boy and his vocabulary has just exploded with all the therapy that he has been getting. He is doing really well and my family and I are very hopeful that he will start kindergarten with all the kids in his age group when its time.

 
 

What was used:
Cursive 101 (computer cut at 4.5 inches)
Seven wire thermostat wiring from my local hardware.
Recollection cardstock
Heidi Grace Chipboard and sticker letters

Go visit Nuts About Sketches and see all the beautiful layouts that were submitted for this sketch.

Happy Scrapping,
Judy

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hello Card

Hello Everyone,

I made these quick cards for friends that I sent hand made RAKs to as part of a Giving back challenge over at Boston Area Scrapfanatics. I though I would just put the RAKs in a card and made these two quickly to include.

I am linking it this post to Chloe and her Clip on Koalas Blog for her 100 Followers Giveaway. congrats Chloe! The ladies did say they made them smile!

What I used:
Fiskars Squeeze Punches Oopsie Daisy (large and extra large) (2 layers from each punch)
Fiskars Pop up Punch - Daisy (2 layers)
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack
Cardstock Recollections from Michael's
Ribbon from Michael's
Colorbox inks
Stickles Glitter Glue

Here are the RAKs I included with the cards:
 

Happy Scrapping!
Judy
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