Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flying High

We are on vacation here in Maine this week and the weather has been AMAZING! It feels very summerlike, but we still have eight LONG weeks of school before it will really be summer. Both of my kids got new kites for Easter this year and have been dying to take them for a spin. We finally got the chance this past Sunday- it was a gorgeous, sunny, breezy day when there was nothing else on the calendar! So, we went down the road to a park about 5 minutes from home where there is plenty of open space to fly their kites. It was really the first time that they could fly them without a lot of help from mom or dad.

Here's Elizabeth and her kite! I had a fun time using the "Title Sports" collection from Scrappin' Sports & More for this layout. The bright colors are so fun for summer-day activities!

Here's a close up of the fun pattern of squares:

And, here's a close up of the cute diecut kite!

This layout is based on a sketch from the fabulous Heather Landry! Thanks, Heather, for letting me share it!

Products Used:
#1381- Title Sports: Tennis (yellow)
#1371- Title Sports: Dance (purple)
#1378- Title Sports: Prom (blue)
#1373- Title Sports: Golf (green)

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

Monday, April 16, 2012

Getting Wordy with Momenta!

Hey, everyone!  I'm on the Momenta blog today sharing a fun"boy" layout based on a sketch by Heather Landry! First of all, here's the sketch:
I was totally inspired by the hexagons on the sketch- which seem to be all the rage these days. Heather even provides an SVG file on her blog to cut these little babies out! Since I am not very techno-savvy when it comes to SVG files, I printed out the image and adhered it to the back of my patterned paper. Then, I just cut out the hexagons, flipped my paper back over and BAM- there they are! I cut about 40 of them to complete this layout- that includes a few extra to pop with foam tape to create some dimension.

So, I MIGHT have got a little carried away with the stickers... I started out having a hard time deciding which of them to use-- they all describe my boy! So, I ended up creating a word collage! The colors of the stickers match the paper really well and I love how it came out!

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


**Photo by Patricia Takacs of Kivalo Photography

Momenta Products Used:
PA-2390: Black & White Embossed Cardstock Pad
PA-2389: Vacation Pyramid Pad
ST-2128: Boys Will Be Boys Puffy Title Stickers
ST-3204: Black Uppercase Mini Glitter Alpha

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Sketch World Blog Hop!

Welcome to My Sketch World's Blog Hop!

Sketches, sketches oh I love sketches. Well let me tell you how excited I am that today we are showing off our incredibly talented designers for our next term.
Join us now on our blog hop!

Here’s the skinny on how it works. Stop by each designers blog to see what fantabulous creations they’ve made using My Sketch World April 15th sketch and get to know them. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way, we are going to draw at random from all the comments left on all 9 blogs (this includes this MSW blog posting), will receive a $20 GC to!

All comments must be made by midnight PST on April 16th. Tune into this blog on April 17th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

So without further adieu here’s the line up:
Nicole Wise (You are Here!)
Suzann Jones

Hello my name is Nicole. I am so excited to part of the team as a Card Designer and Design Team Coordinator. I live in Southern Maine with my husband, two kids (8 & 9) and my two dogs. By day, I am a middle school music teacher and am enjoying my 14th year! Once my kids are in bed, I love to lock myself into my basement scraproom, crank up some tunes and scrap the night away. I’ve been scrapping for about six years now and I love to create layouts about my family- especially my kids. I also love to make cards and am getting more and more into altering projects! Thanks to my scrapbooking hobby, I am also very much enjoying learning about photography. I almost always have my camera with me — you just never know when the perfect photo-op will present itself!

Here is the April 15th sketch from My Sketch World :

Here is my example using the sketch:

Thanks for being here and now its time to head to Suzann's Blog to check out her creation! Have fun!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Bottle of Sunshine!

Have you ever wished you could send someone a bottle of sunshine? Well, I have! If you have a friend or family member who could use a little cheer, you can send a bottle to brighten their day!

First, I talked my husband into drinking some of the Starbuck's Frappacchino's from the grocery store. Then, I ran the empty bottle through the dishwasher and cleaned off the label. Then, I set to work creating SUNSHINE! I picked out the yellow candy from some leftover Easter goodies. Then, I covered the cap with some fun Tennis paper from Scrappin' Sports & More's Girls Rule collection. Then, I traced and cut a sun on to the same paper and adhered it to the front of the bottle. Finally, I added a bow and VOILA! A bottle of sunshine!

Products Used:
#1395- Girls Rule: Tennis

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

Friday, April 6, 2012

Origami Dress Cards

Hi, everyone!  This is the project of mine that's featured on the Momenta Blog today. 

I spend a lot of time online looking for ideas and inspiration. Every once in a while, I come across something so fun that I have to try it immediately and then I can't stop! These little origami dresses was a gem of a find! I used a tutorial found on this blog and created these fun little dresses.

Aren't they the CUTEST?! And, they are amazingly easy! The paper in the Momenta Super Paper Pads are perfect for Origami projects, because the paper is nice and thin and easy to fold. And, the colors of the "Free to Be Me" Collection are just perfect for a project like this!

I used these sweet little dresses on two cards. This first one is just perfect for a friendship themed card. I made this one using the dresses where I started with three inch squares.

And, this one made using a four inch square for the "mom" and a three inch square for the "daughter" is a perfect card with a Mother's Day theme!

What other themes can you think of that these dresses would work for?

Momenta products used:
PA-2263: Free To Be Me Super Paper Pad
ST-4726: Kaliedoscope Clear Layered Stickers
ST-1739: Vibrant Bubbles and Bling Stickers

I hope you enjoyed the project I shared today.  Be sure to come back soon-- i've recently reached 100 followers and I think that a celebration is in order!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired!