Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our Wish 4 You Page - Sketches With A Twist January Challenge

I just had to try out this sketch I found on a site called Sketches With a Twist. I saw the spot for journaling and just knew that my new October Afternoon "Flashcards" Cardstock would work perfect. I also tied in some pattern cardstock from the "Modern Homemaker" paper pad. I used Sure Cuts A Lot 2 to cut the notebook paper accents, the green-striped piece, and the tag. I had a blast making this page!
I love these quotes - so true and everything I want my son to aspire to do!

This was the original sketch for the January 2012 challenge by Sketches With A Twist -- the twist was to use 2 different fonts in the title.

Cool Boy - Hot Day Page - Challenge Me Happy #16

In celebration of the 48 degree weather in Wisconsin we had today, I thought I would do a summertime page. (Yes, 48 degrees in January is like a heat wave!) I found a great challenge on the Challenge Me Happy site. The recipe for the challenge was to use the following ingredients:

1 photo

2 different cardstocks

3 journaling spots/tags/etc

4 words in the title

5 patterned papers

6 butterflies

I used mainly Echo Park's "Sweet Summertime" kit for the patterned cardstock. I also added some custom white line "stitching" and a couple jewels here and there.

The butterflies were cut using SureCutsAlot 2 and the Oh Hello Flutter svg file from Lettering Delights. I then embossed them with the Divine Swirl folder, bent the wings a bit, and added a jewel in the middle. So adorable!

Isn't my son Lucas just too cute???

Monday, January 30, 2012

"Just For You" Bunny Card - Deconstructed Sketch #35

Oh No.... I think I am addicted to the Deconstructed Sketches by Jen! I found another sketch #35 that was posted on January 19th, 2012. For this one, I made a super cute bunny "Just for You" card. This card could you be used for a variety of occasions. I used the Fine & Dandy paper stack from My Mind's Eye along with a a yellow pattern from the Itsy Bitsy Boy stack from K&Company. The bunny is from a chipboard collection by Cosmo Cricket. I added some cute yellow twine and stamped "Just for You" from $1 stamp from Michael's.

Deconstructed Sketch #35

Sports Boy Birthday Card - TPE Challenge #133

Hi Everyone - Happy Monday! I found a fun new site called The Pink Elephant and decided to try out there challenge for today. Challenge #133 is to make a card using 1 image, 2 patterned papers, and 3 buttons. This card I made is for my nephew, Nicholas, who's birthday is in a couple weeks. I started out using the basketball image from the Recollections "Toy Box" paper. I also used the multi-stripe paper and red paper from the "A Boy's World" page kit by the Paper Studio. The brown grid cardstock is from My Mind's Eye. Once I added all the layers, I had cut a little tag and used a happy birthday rub-on from American Crafts "Celebrations" mini-marks. The hardest part was to find out where to have the 3 buttons. I found some tiny yellow ones & added to the bottom. I finished the card off with a white chipboard "7" layered on blue cardstock and added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the basketball and chipboard.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Snow Angel" 12x12 Page - Unscripted Sketches #143

I had so much fun today creating a "Snow Angel" page of my adorable Lukeyloo! This picture was taken back in December 2009 when we had a huge snowstorm. Lucas was about 8 months at the time. The overall design is from Unscripted Sketches #143 that was posted yesterday.Below is a picture of it.

I mainly used the "Let It Snow" page kit from The Paper Studio but added my own twist to it. I included some white embossed stamping at the bottom using the snowflake stamp from the Christmas borders set by Recollections. I also added some polka-dot stamped crinkled paper and flocked snowflake brad. I had to get in something from Grandma Hildie's collection so I added the silver trim around the circle in the corner!

The hardest part was figuring out how to add some texture to the gray and blue trim underneath the picture. I ended-up cutting two pieces of blue and embossing them with the "thank you" folder from Sizzix. I also added some stickles to the corners of the raised parts. It added so much to the page. I had to use 2 pieces of blue as I work with the texture boutique and smaller folders. I believe the largest length they fit is 6 inches so sometimes you have to be a bit creative!