Sunday, June 28, 2009

Father's Day Page

This is a layout I made at scrapbook club, and I just finished putting the pictures on this week. All products are from the "Emporium" collection of CTMH.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day Cards

This is the quick and easy Father's Day card I made for Nate this year (and the same one for his dad). I just used the scraps from my latest scrapbook page to make it. The star and wording are both done on Plantain Schoolbook, and the paper is the "playful" collection from 3 Bugs in a Rug. The ribbons is Stampin' Ups "certainly celery" and the cardstock is AC.
This other card I made at scrapbook club with CTMH products. It turned out cute.
It would have been nice if I had remembered to bring these cards with me when we went to visit our families =). Oh well, they will get there a few days late in the mail. It is the thought that counts, right? =)

10 Reasons I Love You

I can't take credit for this layout-- I scraplifted it from a Close to My Heart book and then tweaked it to fit my pictures etc. It did turn out way cute though.

The paper I used is Three Bugs in a Rug, the "playful" collection. The little tag that says "today" is a diecut that I bought with the paper. I used cardstock from my American Crafts bundle I got at Roberts. The diecut numbers are all from the Plantain Schoolbook cartridge, as are the "I" and the "U," but the U is Tall Ball. The heart and the star from the Plantain Schoolbook as well. I used CTMH Chocolate ink to distress my edges a little bit. The stamps for numbers 3-6 are from a Making Memories Christmas set I picked up for a buck on clearance... not the best stamp quality, but they work. The background for the title is made out of various ribbons from my collection. The yellow with orange polkadots is from AC, the "memories" ribbon is Heidi Swapp, the green and blue ribbons are from Stampin' Up. Brads are just from my collection.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

You Call Me Mother

This page is meant to document the fact that my oldest daughter currently only calls me "mother" and it sounds so formal, but also so funny in her little 4 year old accent. I just kind of started on it and I love how it turned out. I wish I could have made the photo the right sepia tones to look good, but with my limited photoshop skills, it always came out too yellow and looked terrible. The black and white isn't bad though.
All the paper and accessories are from the "More to Adore" paper packet from Close to my Heart. The MOTHER letters are from the cricut cartridge Doodlebug. I typed my journaling using the American Typewriter font. I used the regular font and then the shadow feature to make the pink border. So sweet.

Graduation Album

Blogger kind of screwed this one up, so I am missing a page, but oh well. This is the album I made for my sister Leslie that graduated from high school last week. I used a Pioneer 8 x 8 album. The flower is Heidi Swapp and the center is a brad from Making Memories.
The sticker letters are American Crafts, and all the paper in the album is from Close to my Heart-- Silhouette. Is was so perfect for this project.
I was bad and photo copied all of Leslie's school photos so they were black and white. It just looked much better than the color ones.
All the numbers are from my Cricut using the Tall Ball feature on my Plantain Schoolbook cartridge. The accents are all from Accent Essentials and Plantain Schoolbook.
The little heart pins were made using the Doodletype cartridge.
I used some accent rubons from American Crafts to spruce things up a bit.
Isn't she cute? =)
The sophomore, junior, and senior type is from Opposites Attract.
The flowers on the last page I got from my mother-in-law. I think they are Colorbox.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Joy Card for my Grandma

I made this card for my grandma's birthday last night-- it is a "joy card." I saw them on the cricut message board yesterday and wanted to try it out. It is kind of like a card within a card and this is my version.
The paper I used is Flower Power from Close to my Heart. The "Happy Birthday" is a stamp from Close to my Heart as well, don't remember which set.
The scalloped flowery edge was cut using Design Studio and my Accent Essentials cartridge.
These kind of show how it opens up. I added a bow out of grograin ribbon to give it some texture. Not sure what color green it is.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jingle Bells

This picture does not do these justice. Malia, Rachel, and I made these cute blocks back in November just as a fun activity while our husbands laughed over a silly movie. We just cut 2 by 4s into squares (thanks to Scott) and then embellished with paper and chipboard letters.
All the paper we used was from American Crafts Christmas collection... most from this years, some from last years. The paper is just modge podged to the painted blocks. The stickers separating the two papers are borders from Doodlebug. The "jingle" letters are stickers from American Crafts. The red circles are just hole punched... and the bells we just got at Roberts for some extra bling. These are a fun Christmas decoration and they were so inexpensive and easy to make.

Cookie Sheet Calendars

We made these cookie sheet calendars for Enrichment. I got the idea out of a Simple Scrapbooks magazine, and then just made them to fit our activity.
The color calendar I made, and the black and white calendar was designed by Rachel Gainer (gotta give credit where credit is due! It is super cute.) All squares are just attached with magnets so you can move them around for the different months.
We just got cookie sheets from the dollar store and spray painted them. The paper for mine is from My Mind's Eye. The rub ons are mostly from american crafts, and the number stickers are from Karen Foster. The rest are just random items from my collection. We printed the sidebar for the months to make it easier..
Rachel used Doodlebug paper to make this cute calendar. She used all different rub ons for her calendar, lots of them from American Crafts.
These are time consuming, but turned out super cute!