Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elmo Crayon Box


So there is a sweet little boy who just turned 2 and I wanted to make something special for him. Since we were only giving him some toys my youngest daughter was donating to him and some money, it had to be something different. I was going to make a pop-up box card but I thought, I already did that earlier in the year for his sister. I knew he liked Elmo so I flipped through some of my Sesame Street and Elmo Cricut cartridges and found alot of things I liked. I decided that the size of the crayon box on the Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge was perfect to not only hold a box of crayons but the money too and that is what I decided to do.


I used these items to create my Elmo Crayon Box:

  • Elmo's Party Cricut cartridge - Elmo crayon box cut @ 8 inches and all layers
  • Martha Stewart red (ladybug) flocking powder - on Elmo's face 
  • Glossy accents - on the crayons
  • Black pen - on the crayons
  • My Craft Spot clear stamp set - In & Out Set #2 - Happy Birthday and back sentiment
  • black and white ink



I am entering my Elmo Crayon Box in the following challenges:

This was such a fun and easy project. Thank you so much for checking out my Elmo Crayon Box.

Monday, September 22, 2014

My Craft Spot Challenge #152 - Blast From the Past

This is an interesting challenge coming to you from My Craft Spot Challenge #152 - Blast From the Past - You are to pick a favorite project you have created some time in the past using My Craft Spot Products. I choose my Tulip Happy Birthday Pop Up Box Card



I used the My Craft Spot Clear Stamps Inside & Out Set 2 for the front and the back of this card. I love the way this card turned out and my mom still has it sitting on her table 3 months after her birthday.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Party Time Layout



I created this page in record time today, about 3 hours, and that included drying time for the stickles and glossy accents. I made this for a birthday gift for a friend of my daughter's. The birthday sleepover was tonight and I needed to get it done in a hurry. I spent all week taking care of my mom and her house that it was just not possible to even look at it until this morning. I was a little bummed because I thought I had a nicer zebra print paper but I couldn't find it or I had already used it. I am though very happy with the way it turned out.

I created a hidden tag for journaling.



Here are just some more close ups:



I used these items to create my Party Time Layout:
  • Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - pink and zebra cuts and "CELEBRATE"
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge - tag
  • Pink and black stickles
  • White gel pen
  • foam squares - behind the "CELEBRATE"

I am entering my Party Time Layout in the following challenges:



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Straw Hat Girl


I can't tell you how long I have been wanting to make this. I know I have had that straw hat for at least 3 years. I also had all of the other items to create this hat for many years too. I think she turned out super cute. Living in the valley of the sun, Arizona, I don't get the Fall that I remember from my youth in New Jersey so I have to create it. As soon as September hits I start to bring out my Fall decorations so that it at least feels a little like Fall in my house. So I finally got all of the items out that I needed to create my hat and here she is.  I just love her!


I am entering my Fall Straw Hat in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Fall Straw Hat Girl.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout




Today I bring to you my Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout. This didn't start out as a 2 page layout but here it is and I think it works.

Page 1 is "Smile" because this page describes the photos I took of Jaidyn for her invitation. I actually did some hidden journaling behind the camera. Basically I made the camera into a shape card...pretty cool I think!




The journaling says, "It was October 30, 2012 and I had to get a good photo of Jaidyn for her 3rd birthday party invitation. So we went out front, with her favorite green shirt on, and I attempted to get a good photo. But Jaidyn would look everywhere but at me. The best one I got is the one in the frame. This is also the one I had put on her invitation. Not the greatest picture but definitely shows Jaidyn's personality." 

I also used an "old school" tool on the wooden frame. I used a texture plate called carpet to make the wooden frame look like tree bark instead of using the easy to use embossing folders.

I used these items to make "Smile" page 1:
  • Shrek napkin and treat bag from the birthday party
  • Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge (1st time I used this cartridge) - for the frame
  • Dreams Come True Disney Cricut cartridge - slime splat
  • Create a Critter Cricut cartridge - camera
  • Phrases Cricut cartridge (1st time I used this cartridge) - "smile"
  • Brown, green, black and silver cardstock
  • Fiskars texture plate (carpet) (1st time I used this plate)- on the frame
  • Brown ink and marker - on the frame
  • Brads - on the frame
  • Glossy Accents - on the slime splat and camera lens
  • Foam squares - under the slime splat and camera
Page 2 is the Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday invitation page , it displays the invitation I had made with one of the photos I took on page 1. One other cool thing I did was I used items from Jaidyn's party to create both pages. I used one of the napkins for the main images and a treat bag with Shrek on it. These were such fun pages to make...I really glad I kept those party items.


I used the items to make the Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party page 2:
  • Shrek napkin
  • Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge - trees
  • 2 different colors of green and teal cardstock
  • Brown ink - on the trees
  • PARTY metal tag 
  • The actual invitation from Jaidyn's party

I am entering my Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout in the following challenges and linky parties:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Smile, Swing on over to Celebrate Jaidyn's 3rd Birthday Shrek 2 Party 2 page layout.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Christmas Story layout


I am proud to bring to you a little Christmas in July. I had scrapbookers block with this layout. I had difficulty choosing papers, titles and who knows what else BUT I am so pleased that once I got my creative juices flowing I was able to make some good choices and get it done.

I have to give you the story behind the photos. Every year since my youngest daughter was born 9 weeks premature we have been invited to Christmas, Easter and Halloween events just for the NICU babies at the hospital where she was born. In December 2010 was our 1st Christmas event and we quickly found out that my youngest daughter does not like Santa Claus. As soon as we put her down on his lap she began to cry, we began to laugh, we encouraged our oldest daughter to hold her sisters hand to comfort her and as you can see in the last photo it worked. To this day we still do not have a picture of her smiling on Santa's lap and she will be 5 this November.






I used these items to create my layout:
  • Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge - part of the title "Christmas"
  • Calligraphy Collection Cricut cartridge - part of the title " A Story"
  • Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge - Rudolph and Santa
  • Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge - peppermint candies
  • Pattern Paper from Recollections Bright and Joy Paper Pad
  • Better Not Pout embellishment from Recollections Bright and Joy Paper Pad
  • ribbon
  • Red corners and star from DCWV The Christmas Speciality sitcker stack
  • Red, green and iridescent stickles
  • Glossy Accents - Rudolph's nose
  • Google eyes
  • Foam squares 

I am entering this layout in the following challenges and linky parties:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello Kitty Happy Birthday Easel card


Today I bring you a sweet little Hello Kitty Happy Birthday Easel card. To my pleasant surprise I had everything in my stash.

I used these items to create my card:
  • Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge
  • Hello Kitty pattern paper
  • Hot pink, black and white cardstock
  • Hot pink stickles
  • black brads
  • 1 rhinestone
  • foam squares
Here are just a couple more angles:




I am entering my card in the following challenges and linky parties:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Hello Kitty Happy Birthday Easel card.