Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wild About Tigger!

I am having so much fun playing with the new paper lines from Scrappin' Sports & More! I think it's really fun to come up with ideas to use the papers other than the way they were intended. And, today's project is no exception!

First, I used the zebra print on the Cheer paper from the Girls Rule Collection. Then, I got comfy with American Idol and a marker and went to town. (Yep! I'm a lefty...)

Before I knew it, I no longer had zebra paper-- I had TIGER paper.... make that TIGGER paper!

Seriously! Is that fun, or what?!!? Here's a close up of the paper. I cut the word "WILD" out of the paper with my cricut to make my title.

I have so many fun ideas swirling around in my head of what to do with all of this fun paper! I can't wait to show you more!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired!

Scrappin' Sports Products Used:
#1387: Girls Rule- Cheer

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Momenta Flower Card

Hi, Everyone! I have  a SUPER easy card with you that's featured on the Momenta blog today!   It’s easy to make and easy to put together several at a time in an assembly-line-style if you need to make a LOT of cards in a jiffy—invitations, thank you cards, birthday cards, etc. I saw a similar card online and set about figuring out how to make one of my own. I love that it looks so much like the Momenta logo- that's why I decided to call it a "Momenta Flower!"

To make ONE card, you will need:
1 Card Base cut at 4 ¼ inches by 5 ½ inches
Cardstock cut at 4 ¼ inches square (mine is black)
4 Squares cut at 1 ½ inches (I used for different patterned papers from the Kaliedoscope collection)
4 squares cut at 1 inch
Decorative strip of paper cut at 4 1/1 inches (I used my scalloped edge punch)
Tape Runner/Adhesive
Foam Tape
Corner Punch
Sentiment stamp/Ink
Strong Double-Sided adhesive or wet glue

First, add adhesive to the decorative strip of paper and attach it to the back of your cardstock (black) square. Leave just enough hanging out so that you can see the pattern (about ¼ inch).

After attaching your cardstock square to the front of your card base (sorry- forgot to take a photo of this step), stamp your sentiment.

Now, using a corner punch, punch two opposite corners of your 1 ½ inch squares.

Attach the 1 ½ inch squares to the front of your card with the sharp corners pointing toward the corners of your square piece of cardstock.

Now, punch opposite corners of your 1 inch squares and add a bit of foam tape to the back. Adhere them on top of the 1 ½ inch squares. This creates a great bit of dimension!

And, for the final touch, using a strong double sided adhesive (or a wet glue), attach a button to the center of your flower!

Wasn’t that easy? Once everything was cut, I assembled these six cards in a matter of 10 minutes!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired!
Momenta Products Used:
PK-2383: Kaleidoscope Pyramid Pad

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A little of this and a little of that....

Hi there, everyone!  I'm so happy to share that I am once again designing for Wholly Scrap in North Hampton, NH!  It's such a fun little scrappy store, I just wish they were closer (although my husband is proably glad they aren't!)  One of the things that's fun (and also challenging) about designing for Wholly Scrap is that they give me a bunch of different things to design with-- things I may not have chosen for myself.  My head spun with this month's goodies, but I am really happy with the layouts that I made!

First up, some Karen Foster!  This is actually "baby boy" paper.  Sadly, I lost my entire hard drive when my son was about a year old and lost every single photo of my kids that had been taken up to that point.  So, I don't have many baby picutres available to me for scrapping.  But, what I did have was photos of our trip to the Camden Children's Garden in Camden, NJ!  The kids favorite part was the Dinosaur Garden!

Up next is some paper from Cosmo Cricket!  I LOVED this line when it came out and was happy to be able to use it.  I also used some inpsiration from a PageMaps sketch!

Robin's Nest is a manufacturer best known for their fun little "Dew Drops" that come in a zillion colors.  Many people don't realize that they make papers, too!  This one was gorgeous with a fabulous texture and lots of great glitter accents.  It was so pretty that I didn't want to do a lot to it.

And, finally a page with Momenta Paper!  I was given the "Bicycle" paper to design with.  I am often intimidated by papers that are made to look like a scene.  But the key is to not be afraid to cut the paper up and use the parts that work best for you.  So, I cut the bottom portion off and added it to a piece of blue cardstock to create a great blue sky background.  Then, I added a nice, bright sun and some clouds.  Then I just needed a few photos, a title and some journaling!

One of my favorite parts of this layout (besides my son's handsome face) is the ribbon!  I cut it into a fringe so that it would curve with the line of the paper and give the illusion of grass!  Isn't it cute?!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you were inspired!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time for Peace!

When my daughter turned 8, we re-decorated her room for her birthday. She picked out the paint, the bedding, everything-- and she did a GREAT job! We are still picking away at little decor items to make the room "perfect" and today, we added the latest item.... A CLOCK! I purchased a clock kit at a craft store last summer and was waiting for just the right scrappy stuff to come along to make it. If you wait... it will come! This time it came in the form of Momenta's Free to Be Me collection! My daugther is obsessed with anything that has a peace sign on it, so this collection is perfect for her!

Believe it or not, this clock came together in just about 45 minutes! First, I painted the edges of the wooden circle with black paint, to give it a finished look. While that dried, I colored the clock hands with a black sharpie. They were gold, but I thought black would look better. Then, I traced and cut the circle of paper from the Premium Paper Pad. Then, using Mod-Podge I put the circle onto the wooden circle and then put another layer of Mod-Podge on the top. I did a pretty thin layer, so it dried pretty quick. Then, I added the stickers, the black dot around the edge and put the clock hands in. Finally I just put a batter in the back, a nail in the wall and there you have it-- a cute clock and a happy little girl!
Here it is from a different angle. The puffy stickers give it some fun dimension (and sparkle!) and there's still plenty of room for the clock hands to move around.
I used to shy away from making altered projects, but when I find one that has a great use (and makes my daughter so happy) I can't help but go for it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired!
Momenta Products Used:
PA-2263: Free to be Me Premium Paper Pad
ST-3190: BW Med Dot Puffy Alpha
ST-4740: Free to Be Me Puffy Icon

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Duffy the Defuzzinator!

Our sweet Goldendoodle LOVES to completely destroy tennis balls.  First, he attacks the sqeaker and then off comes the fuzz.  Since we aren't really tennis players in our family, scrapping Duffy's escapades seemed like a great use of Scrappin' Sports & More's new tennis paper!  I just added some Momenta stickers (the cool black ones) and POOF... a layout about Duffy the Defuzzinator!

Thanks for stopping by!  Come on back for a fun Momenta project soon!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Inky Antics Fun!

I had a blast palying with Inky Antics stamps for A Walk Down Memory Lane this month!  The images are clean and simple and easy to color.  And, they didn't forget about the INSIDE of the card!  They have these FABULOUS "Honey Pop" sets of stamps that coordinate with some Honeycomb paper for a great surprise for the inside of your card!

The first card I made features the cute stamps and I even dug out my Copic markers.  I'm still learning with these markers, and I'm having a lot of fun in the process!

I left a blank section at the top on the inside of the card for a personal note to the birthday boy/girl!

My next card features the FUN Honey Pop papers on the inside of the card.  First the front:

And LOOK at what happens when you open the card!!!  The stamp set includes a "half" of a cupcake top and bottom so that you stamp right on the Honeycomb paper, cut it out and glue one side to the left and one side to the right of your card.  Then, when you open the card it... POPS!  Isn't that SO fun?! Who would expect that inside a hand made card?!

For my third card, I tried a bit of an experiment with the Cloud Trio set if dies from My Favorite Things.    And, I used my scoreboard to make the lines in the "cone."  I think it came out pretty cute!

And, the simple inside of the card makes this one a QUICK one to make over and over!

If you haven't tried Inky Antics stamps, you definitley should!!  I'm already shopping for my next set!  This is the month to try them-- they are all 25% off for the whole month of February!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you come again soon!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's a "Cupcake" Gift Box!

I made a super cute (if I do say so myself) "Cupcake Gift Box" using some Echo Park papers and Inky Antics stamps from A Walk Down Memory Lane.  And, the best part is that you can make one yourself using the tutorial that I posted on the AWDML Blog today.  It's easy and by changing the papers and embellishments, can be adapted for ANY occasion!
I decided to make this one girly for a birthday party my daughter is going to.  Here's what it looks like closed:

And, here's what it looks like open:
Isn't it CUTE?!   I hope you'll check out the tutorial and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I promise to be back soon to share some more scrappy goodness!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's Nikki Sivils Month..... A Walk Down Memory Lane!  That's right-- Nikki Sivils is a Featured Manufacturer in February at AWDML!  That means that you can enjoy a 25% discount on all instock products ALL MONTH!

I had a great time playing with the "We Are Family" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" collections!  Here's some of what I made:

Since I'm ususally behind the camera, it's rare that we get a photo of all four of us together.  Thankfully my cousin-in-law-to-be took my camera at a family wedding this summer and took this one for us!

I couldn't resist grabbing my camera when Colby and Duffy were curled up napping together on a rainy day in December.  I'm sure they were both dreaming of warm sunshine where they could to play frisbee together in the yard!

I used Glossy Accents to create the raindrops on the page.  They have a high-gloss finish and actually look wet!  I love how they came out and what they added to my page!

And a "Home Sweet Home" sign made with a diecut piece and left over bits and pieces of the We are Family Collection.  The large chipboard letters were some that I picked up at WM about three years ago and have been waiting in my stash ever since!

I'll be back to share more with AWDML's other featured manufacturer, Inky Antics, next week.  They have some super sweet images and some really cool embellishments that I can't wait to share!  You can also enjoy a 25% discount on them all month at AWDML, too!  Enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great one!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Valentine's Wreath

Here's the fun project that I have posted on the Momenta Blog today!
It's time to start thinking about decorating your house for Valentine's Day! I made a fun and SUPER easy heart wreath that is so sweet! The best part about this project is that it doesn't need any fancy tools and is easy enough to do with your kids!

Materials Needed:
8 Strips of paper cut at 2" by 11" (Use more strips to make a bigger wreath)

Step 1: Fold each strip in half and crease.

Step 2: Add a thin strip of adhesive to one end of each strip (I used a 1/4" wide strip of "tacky tape").

Step 3: Simply bend each strip and adhere the ends together to form the heart shape.

Step 4: Adhere your hearts together to form a circle (I used Glue Dots), add a ribbon and hang!

Isn't it just SO cute?! Another variation would be to link the hearts together to make a banner or garland with them.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the project and that it inspires you to make one!

Momenta Products Used:
PA-2384: 12X12 Chloe's Garden Pyramid Paper Pad
Other: Ribbon, Adhesive

Happy Valentine's Day!