Monday, January 31, 2011

Card Share: Floral Lace

For my last two projects from the Memorable Seasons January Kit, I created two cards.
 This is the first one:
I used one of the floral rub-ons, then colored it in with the yellow stickles. I added some of the yellow and brown trim along with a button and a stick pin that came with the trim. Then I stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink.
I repeated the same basic design for the card envelope, but just used scraps of the two ribbon trims and another button.

Supplies Used:
*Bo Bunny Anastasia Rub Ons
*Bo Bunny Wraps: Chocolate Ruffle Pack (Ribbon, Button and Pin)
*Maya Road Kraft Window Envelopes
*Ranger Distress Stickles: Wild Honey
Ranger Distress Inkpad: Brushed Corduroy
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inkpad: Dark Brown
Anna Griffin stamp: Thank You
White Cardstock
Gold Crochet Thread

* Products I received as Design Team Member. All other products were purchased personally by me.

This is the second card I created:
For this card, I used the two butterfly rub-ons and added some flight lines with a brown pen and a brown glitter brad to the center of the largest butterfly.
I finished off the card with a stamped sentiment using yellow ink and a brown marker, then stapled on some of the yellow lace trim. The envelope wasn't left blank on this one either: some simple rub-on brackets added interest to the otherwise plain envelope.

Supplies Used:
*Bo Bunny Anastasia Rub Ons
*Bo Bunny Wraps: Chocolate Ruffle Pack
*Bo Bunny Olivia i-Candy Brads
*Maya Road Kraft Window Envelopes
Ranger Distress Inkpad: Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey
Zig Brown Marker
Technique Tuesday stamp: main sentiment
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
White Cardstock

* Products I received as Design Team Member. All other products were purchased personally by me.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Layout Share: A New Set of Wheels


For this layout, I used my photos to line up in favorite way to add lots of photos. Then I filled in around them with some pattern paper.

I added some glossy accents to areas of the coordinating flower stickers and also did the same for my title so it would stand out more.
The green pattern paper has a stamped swirl on it that came from the frame stamp that was in my kit--I masked off the edges with post it notes so it would just stamp a border. I also stamped some brown flower patterns on the skinny blue strip on the 2nd page of the layout so it would coordinate better and pull some blue across the page.

Here's a few more detail photos:

Supplies Used:
*Prima Youth: Angst
*My Minds Eye Star Bright: Check Him Out
*Basic Grey Sultry: Swell
*BoBunny Olivia Collection:
*-Combo Stickers
*-Cut Outs
*-iCandy Brads
*Jenni Bowlin Mini Bingo Cards: Calendar Vintage
*Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage Stamps (swirl frame)
*My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers: Cream
Zig Black Pen
Inkadinkado Stamp: floral pattern on blue strip
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Dark Brown, Prussian Blue
Core'Dinations Cardstock: Deep Lagoon
CTMH Cardstock: Cream
Ranger Glossy Accents
Foam Squares

* Products received as Design Team Member. All other products were purchased personally by me.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Layout Share: Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day

For this next layout I designed with the Memorable Seasons kit, I created a pocket on the background with the calendar page by adhering only the sides and bottom to the red pattern paper. Then I tucked a piece of printed paper behind it that explains more about the Cow Costumes.

The flowers are stamps that came in my kit and I stamped them in three colors, cut them out and layered them. I also added some distress stickles to the outside scallop edge of the calendar.
 Supplies Used:
*Scrap within Reach Carnival Ride Collection: Ferris Wheel
*KI Memories Sew Cute Calendar: Inkjet
*October Afternoon Campfire Buttons
*BoBunny Olivia Collection: Combo Stickers
*Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage Stamps (flowers)
Prima white flowers
*My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers: Cream
*Maya Road Crochet Trim: Orange
*Jenni Bowlin Mini Bingo Card: Calendar Vintage
*Ranger Distress Stickles: Wild Honey
Zig Red Marker, Cream Crochet Thread
Scribbles 3D Paint: Black

*Products received as a Design Team Member. All other products were from my personal stash.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Layout Share: Truckin' To Texas

For the month of January, Jill over at Memorable Seasons let each of the Design Team pick out their papers for the design team kit. I mixed and matched papers from various manufacturers. Several of them came from the Bo Bunny Olivia collection, so Jill sent the embellishments that coordinate with those papers. I also used papers from My Mind's Eye, Prima, Scrap w/in Reach, Basic Grey and KI Memories.

The papers I picked out are on the back row and the ones Jill added are in the front:
Then she added some awesome embellishments to it to round out the grouping.

And here's the first project I created with this kit:

 For this layout, I had too many photos I wanted to include (hardly shocking, I know), so I used the kraft cards to create a flap under each photo for more photos and the journaling. This way I was able to include photos that weren't so good (only had my cell phone with me).
I added some scalloped punched red paper to parts of the layout to pull the colors together and used those little mini alpha letters like they were going out of style. :)
The main flowers that have brads in them are from the sticker sheet...I either altered them with glossy accents to give them more dimension or I cut them out differently so I could omit colors I didn't want to include.
  The title on this layout is highlighted with glossy accents to help it stand out more against the background.

Supplies Used:
*BoBunny Olivia Collection
*-Cameo Die Cut
*-Combo Stickers
*-Olivia ICandy Brads
*Scrap within Reach Carnival Ride: Ferris Wheel
*My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers: Cream
*Jillibean Soup Kraft Cards
7 Gypsies Mini Labels: Naked Color
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
Fiskars Border Punch: Scalloped Sentiment
Zig Black Marker

* Products received as Design Team Member. All other products used were from personal stash.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Birthdays are Gr-eight! Challenge

This was my second challenge for the online crop earlier this month at Memorable Seasons.

Birthdays are gr-eight!

The month of August is my birthday, so we are going celebrate that in a gr-eight way.

 My challenge for the number 8 is this:
* Create a layout with a Birthday theme (colors of your choice)
* Use 8 photos on your layout (photos can be any combination of sizes)
* Use at least one piece of ephemera from that birthday celebration on your layout (Ephemera is any written and printed item that is created to be used in everyday life, but not necessarily saved. Think: tickets, cards, labels, letters, napkins, etc.) ****edited to add: if you don't have any ephemera saved from the birthday, use something from around your house that is birthday related instead.

Here's my layout for this challenge:


I used 8 photos on my layout and created the page with a birthday theme. (I also had to laugh later when I looked and saw that my age adds up to 8 too...not necessary to include the number 8 or a combination of numbers adding to 8 on your layout, though).



Image also included lots of ephemera. Several of them were from the cake itself: the yellow flowers and tags that are on the silver clips, and the card that came with my cake. I also included a pamphlet that shows all the different cakes and tells more about the Nothing Bundt Cake store.

Supplies Used:
Crate Paper Restoration Collection
-Lace and Lacey stripe papers
Making Memories Diva Shimmer Alphabet stickers: silver
Brown Cardstock
EK Success Circle Punches
Ranger Inkssentials White Pen
Ephemera from birthday (cake labels, pamphlets, cards and flowers from cake)

*All products used were purchased personally by me.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Subway Word Art: Family

This is a layout I created for one of my design team challenges over at Memorable Seasons for their online crop from earlier in January.

"Falling For Word Art"

Subway art is all the rage right now so we are going to base our challenge on the theme of word art and the number 9.
Photo above from Pottery Barn

Project above by Lisa Kisch

Project above by Shelley Smith

My challenge for the number 9 is this:
* Use 9 words (or phrases) to create a background (think Subway sign art)--these words can be any topic you'd like.
* Add a 9 inch piece of paper to your layout (this can be cut into a shape or as wide as you want, but it has to be at least 9" long)
* Add these 9 elements to your layout-- 4 photos, 5 sets of embellishments. 4+5=9
* Since September (9th month) is the beginning of Fall, you need to use one fall color of your choice on your layout too.

Here's my layout for this challenge:

Here's some detail photos:
I created my background with a variety of stamps (alphabet stamps and word stamps). I stamped them with Versamark, then heat set them with clear embossing powder. You don't have to use stamps though...look through your supplies and see what stickers, rub-ons, die cuts, etc you have on hand.

 I added a 9 inch piece of music paper that I punched with a scallop edge. Again, this 9" piece can be as wide or as narrow as you'd like.
I did layer some of the flower embellishments, so I'm just going to count those as single stacks each. I added a brown/green flower, a pearl brad for the center, red flowers, pleated ribbon, and a kraft ticket to total 5.

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Noel: Sheet Music
Pink Paislee Amber Road: Apple Cider
Brown Cardstock
Maya Road: Satin Pleat Cream
Maya Road: Home Kraft Ticket
Prima Red Flowers
The Paper Company: Brown flower
Making Memories: Green Flowers (Paper and Tulle)
K&Co: Pearl Brad
Fiskars Border Punch: Scalloped Sentiment
Ranger Distress Inkpad: Brushed Corduroy
Versamark Inkpad, CTMH Clear Embossing Powder
Technique Tuesday stamps: Ali Edwards
-blessing, loving life, we thank God
CTMH alphabet stamps: family
Recollections alphabet stamps: love
KI Memories Alphabet stamps: us
Heidi Swapp stamp: Treasure
Unknown stamp: Joy

*All products used were purchased personally by me.