Friday, April 22, 2011

A Day at the Park Layout

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This is actually a really old layout that I started ages ago & just got stuck on.  I knew the colors I wanted to use, and had the paper ready to go, but as far as embellishments I was just STUCK.  What do you call that?  Scrapblocked?  But then I got the Simply Charmed cartridge and was re-inspired!  I had been looking for some whimsical tree paper or embellishments, but hadn't been able to find any I liked.  I was looking for something like these from Picnik.

So when I got the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge at Joann's the other day, I immediately pulled out some of the American girl paper scraps I had left over from my daughter's birthday card and went to work!  The result was this:

I used some leftover purple stickers for the title as well as the George cartridge to cut out "park".  I used a white gel pen to add some texture to the plain colored cardstock I used for the hills and grass.  I also added a little "bling" to the flowers on the tree.  If you haven't discovered AC Moore's $1 section of bling, check it out!  The grass was cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge, then trimmed into smaller pieces. 

 I also cut out the sunshine from the Simply Charmed cartridge.
Here are some close-ups of my bottom borders.  I raised some of the grass and trees up using foam adhesive to make it a little more interesting and give it some depth.

I was really happy with the way this turned out.  I can't wait to cut out more with the Simply Charmed cartridge.  I'm also really happy that I finally used up some scraps!  I think we should have a use-up-your-scraps week in the crafting world.  Have you made anything lately using up your scraps?  Leave me a comment with a link so I can check out your projects too!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guest Designer- BFF Sara!

Pin It So BFF Sara came out for a nice loooong visit and we took my daughter on her first trip swimming.  To go along with the theme of firsts, Sara did her first scrapbooking layout about the trip.  Check this out!

Isn't it incredible?!  I'm totally jealous.  You should see the first scrapbook pages I made!  (Seriously, I might have to post them sometime.  They're awful!)  So she came up with some really great ideas and details to make this scrapbook layout a big splash!  For example, see those tiles that look like the edge of the pool?  They're foam adhesive squares that she colored with a blue metallic marker.  And all those little splash marks?  They're clear bubbles she attached with zots.  The boogie board she made out of a blue piece of craft foam and she made the title using the George cricut cartridge and some cool wavy blue paper from Target.  The bottom of the layout is lined with rick rack recycled from a present she gave to my daughter.  How amazing is this?  I just love it!  Here are some closeups.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

K&Company Baby Boy Cards

Pin It I've been working on a ton of baby projects lately, some of which you've seen so far.  One thing I haven't shown yet is all the work I've been doing with the K&Company baby items.  I love them!   Since I have a daughter, I have tons of baby girl stuff.  So when I went to an Archiver's scrapbook crop (!) I decided to work on some baby boy cards.  I bought a K&Company baby boy embellishment pack for $3.99 (actually I used my $5 crop voucher) and made these:

Which do you like the best?


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