Thursday, December 31, 2009

Inspired Blueprints #35...Trick or Treat

I had so much fun with this sketch from Inspired Blue Prints, especially since I got to use our amazing new promotion from CTMH...the Felicity kit! It's made up strictly of patterned paper, 12" die cuts, and the cutest stamp set. So much fun and totally my colors! CTMH tends to lean towards either pinks or bright colors and I am more of an earth tone girl myself. But, these are totally earthy! ;O)
These pics are from this Halloween, I am so proud of myself for having them all done already! ;O) The little man on the left is my son and my brother is with him on the right. My brother, Will, arrived in town just before Halloween after my grandmother's heart attack. It was too late to get a decent costume, so I did my best with make-up and tried to find him a cape but didn't have any luck. So, this is how we went. He had vampire teeth and make-up, close enough I guess. He mostly wanted to be with Owen on his very first time Trick-or-Treating. What a kid won't do for candy! I was shocked how willing Owen was to go house to house in 27 degree weather and total darkness!!! These pics were taken early in the evening when we made a quick trip into town on one last attempt to find a cape while we still had a bit of daylight.

Hope you all have a great New Year's Eve, be safe!!!

Patterned Paper/Die Cuts: CTMH Felicity Collection
Cardstock: CTMH Colonial White, Desert Sand and Cocoa
Ink: CTMH Desert Sand and Cocoa for distressing (journal spot)
Stamps: CTMH Homestead and Felicity Alpha
Other: CTMH White Daisy Embossing powder with VersaMark, Orange Sparkles and Black Pearls from Recollections, stickers from Jolee's, Martha Stewart fence punch, Cricut for journaling spot, and Zig pen.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Inspired Blueprints #34...Play Time

I so love the Inspired Blueprint Sketch challenges, but have not posted on their website since September! The engineer in me feels like I need to do it to count them as "done", but I'm debating whether or not it will drive everyone nutty to have all 8 of mine posted at once! ;O) Maybe I'll sneak a couple at a time into my gallery....

Anyway, this is what I came up with for this sketch. I really had a tough time with this one. I'm not a huge fan of craft paper and fitting two pictures into a circle was a challenge as well! I tried to use just the circle, but I can't bear the thought of the back of another layout showing when I put this page into a scrapbook. So, I attached the Vineyard Berry cardstock when I was finished.
Today is my last day of work for the week and then I get an extra long weekend and will be back to my normal routine...woohoo!!! I can't wait to have things back to normal!!

Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts {This Girl} Die Cut
Cardstock and Ink: All CTMH Vineyard Berry, Twighlight, Sweet Leaf, and Sunflower
Stamps: All CTMH-Homestead Alpha, Wishing Star, and Shining Star
Other: Martha Stewart Double Loop punch, Stickles, and Zig pen

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mojo Monday #116

I have been so proud of myself for keeping up with both the Mojo Monday and the Inspired Blue Print sketches, but I've been so bad about posting!!! I feel like I have millions of these to share...I swear I'm going to do better in the new year, its one of my resolutions!
This was another rushed card. A customer of mine is expecting a baby girl to arrive any day and I waited forever to get her gift to her. Of course, I realized practically as I was headed out the door that I'd forgotten a card and the only baby card I had was for a boy! So, this is what I came up with...please excuse the bad lighting! ;O)

I've been trying to use up some of my ridiculously huge stack of supplies. So, most of the products used on this card have been around a while and almost all of it is CTMH! I have a sickness for CTMH products, I'm hoping to really cut back on my spending until I make a dent in what I already have...another New Year resolution! ;O)

Patterned Paper: CTMH Spring Harmony (retired)
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Sweet Leaf and Blush
Stamp Sets: All CTMH-Baby Steps, A Birthday Wish, Now & Forever (Sentiment), Birthday Celebration (Retired)
Other: CTMH Bitty Brads (Sheep's eyes), Copic markers, Offray ribbon, Martha Stewart Double Loop corner punch and EK Success corner punch, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Liquid Applique (Fluff on Sheep), and Stickles.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mojo Monday #115

O.k., so I thought I had thrown away my mother's birthday card that I posted on November 23rd. But, I found it when I was wrapping up the last of the Christmas gifts...don't ask! ;O) Unfortunately, it was not before I whipped together another one to get in the mail with their Christmas gifts. I used the Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration, but it turned out to be kind of a liberal interpretation!
The image again was a freebie from Squigglefly. I've yet to find another hummingbird stamp that I've liked as well. There's a new one out in the Spring CTMH catalog, but I don't love it like I do this one. I skipped the Jewelled Wings brush this time due to time constraints and just stuck with patterned paper from the Modern Milan stack by Me & My Big Ideas along with CTMH Cranberry and White Daisy cardstock .

Again with the Martha Stewart Double Loop corner punch as well as a circle punch from Fiskars to trim the corners of the patterned paper.

Patterned Paper: Modern Milan Stack from Me & My Big Ideas
Cardstock: CTMH Cranberry and White Daisy
Digital Stamp: Squigglefly Hummingbird
Stamps: CTMH Say it in Style
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and CTMH Kiwi (Retired)
CTMH Cranberry Ribbon and Dimensional Ribbon Accents (Retired), Copic markers, Basic Grey brads, and Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mojo Monday #114

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!! I'm hoping things start to slow down and I can get back to a more typical routine. I have Mojo #113 done, but keep forgetting to get a picture on the few days we have enough daylight...it's been so overcast, even during "daylight" which is between 10 and 4ish these days, I'm having trouble getting decent shots. So, bear with me, we celebrated Winter Solstice on the 21st, so its only a matter of time now before we start seeing the sun again! ;O) You gotta love Alaska!
I knew as soon as I saw this sketch that I had to use our Around the Block stamp set. I got the idea to make it into a Gingerbread house from Karen Pedersen, she's so creative and always thinks outside the box! I'm so jealous of that! I also used CTMH Jingle paper and Tulip cardstock, Martha Stewart punch for the peppermints, lots of Stickles, various sparkles including our new Bitty Sparkles which I can't get enough of, EK Success corner rounder for the scallops and Offray ribbon (from Jo-Ann's). The house is embossed with CTMH White Daisy embossing powder onto some really old craft looking cardstock, I don't have a clue what company made it as I've had it forever. But, craft paper or CTMH Brown Bag cardstock would work just as well.
I used my only Martha Stewart corner punch on the inside (I think its called Double Loop) which you will see a lot as its my only one and I'm on a weird kick to use it on the inside of cards lately. I added a couple bitty sparkles for some extra bling. The sentiment is from Christmas Greetings set and the presents are stamped using Jingle Borders stamp set with Momento Tuxedo Black ink then colored with Copics and covered with Stickles. This one was kind of last minute, so I didn't get a picture of it until after we'd signed it.





Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mojo Monday #111...Finally!

I told you I'd get around to it! ;O) I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper by BoBunny called 'Tis the Season. I'm not typically a huge fan of their paper, but I also really love their Snowy Serenade Line and bought a few sheets of that as well. I'm especially loving the trend this year to mix in some Crystal Blue and Cocoa with the more traditional reds and greens for the Christmas paper! I've noticed several companies are doing that including a really beautiful line by SEI called Christmas Mint...I haven't bought any yet as they I haven't noticed it here in town, but I am super tempted!


For this card I added Cranberry, Crystal Blue and White Daisy Cardstock. The bear is from the Chillin' set, the mistletoe and tree are from Wonderful Winter, and the sentiment is Say it in Style. I used copics and Stickles to color in the images and added some sparkles to the tree. The brads are our Twinkle Brads.

I used Cricut Wild Card to create a gift card holder on the inside and added lots of snowflakes using a Martha Stewart punch.

Todays my Friday this week. Owen has an In-service Day at his daycare tomorrow...figure that one out! So, I had to switch up my days. It's been a long week with lots of bad roads and I am looking forward to not driving anywhere for a few days!Publish Post

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A New Tradition

I've had quite a few projects done for a while now, but can't get the weather to cooperate with me! It went from overcast...to foggy....to overcast with 15 inches of snow in the last two days and more to come tomorrow. So, I'm giving up, and using what I've got. Hopefully, the pictures are adequate for now!
We started a new tradition the son's first fall of driving up to Hatcher Pass in September and just spending the day hiking and taking pictures of the amazing fall colors. There's always something to love about Alaska's scenery, but I think our falls, although short lived, are the most amazing time of year to be here!

I used the Inspired Blueprint Sketch #32 for this one and had a lot of fun with it. I tried to take a walk on the wild side and mix up my paper packs...I know crazy wild right! ;O) The top two (green and brown plaid) are from Twitterpated, flowered paper is Caprice, and the blue is from Notebook. The stamp sets were also all from CTMH, Chocolate Alpha Large and Small, You're a Hoot, Whoo Loves You (Mushrooms in Lower Right), and the Twitterpated Kit Exclusive Stamp Set (branch, leaves, and hedgehog...although, I tried to make him into a porcupine). The flowers are from the Chocolate Mini Medley kit and they are topped with Bitty Brads. I threw in some Crystal Blue and Cocoa Cardstock, a Martha Stewart punch, some retired paper leaves, and twill ribbon to finish it off.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mojo Monday #112

Now that I am posting these, I am realizing I skipped Sketch #111. I'll work on that! In the meantime, here's a card I did for my mother's birthday. I used the hummingbirds on the Kleenex box I was using as a go-by for my coloring job!! ;O) I need some work with those darn Copics, but just hardly ever get a chance to practice with them!!

I've had this digital hummingbird image for months now and have been determined to use it for my mother's birthday card as she is a big fan. We do get the occasional hummingbird here in Alaska, especially in Southeast, but they are definitely a rarity!!

The image was a freebie from the digital stamps website Squigglefly and I just thought it was beautiful! They have quite a few super cute images I'd love to own, including the cutest turkey ever! ;O) I created my own background paper with another freebie called Jewelled Wings from a website called Brusheezy that has TONS of free brushes for Photoshop. This particular brush is incredible and it was fun to do digital random stamping. The hummingbirds are difficult to see in this picture, but that was kind of the point, I wanted them to be subtle.


Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas Modern Milan stack
Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy, Cranberry, Clover Meadow
Digital Stamp/Brush: Brusheezy Jewelled Wings and Squigglefly Hummingbird
Stamps: CTMH Say It In Style
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
CTMH Cranberry ribbon and Copic Markers

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scary Cute!

I did these sketches all out of order and therefore, I haven't taken a photo of my Sketch #32 yet. So, we're moving on to Inspired Blueprints Sketch #33 posted on October 16th.
O.k., so I was uninspired when it came to my titles, but the pictures are from two different years and nobody will know when they are in albums....shhh....don't tell on me! ;O)

So, this layout started being a lot of fun, but quickly got super difficult for me!!! I really wanted to use this Three Bugs in A Rug paper that I'd picked up from a LSS that had the cutest little dalmatian dogs on it! But it's obviously not your standard Halloween colors. So, I tried to mix it up some and add in some more fallish colors using CTMH cardstock. I think I'm happy with the results, but it was definitely a struggle and took way too long!!!

Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in A Rug (To The Rescue line)
Cardstock: CTMH Creme Brulee, White Daisy, Autumn Terracotta
Stamp Sets: CTMH Homestead Alpha, Large Chocolate Alpha, Frightenin' Fun, and
Ink: CTMH Olive, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, and Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black (so the Stickles wouldn't make the ink run)
Inkadinkado Foliage Trails
CTMH paper leaves, Jolees Boutique Spirder stickers, black lace was by the yard from a LSS, Recollection sparkles and pearls, Martha Stewart glitter, and Black Stickles

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Snow Cute!

Not only am I behind on Mojo sketch challenges, October really put me behind on Inspired Blue Prints sketches as well!!! To make it even worse (or maybe it's a good thing...depends on how you look at it!), the Blueprints blog was celebrating their one year anniversary by publishing weekly sketches instead of the typical biweekly posts!! ;O) So, although I kept up with the creating part, my posts definitely were deficient this past month....I'll try to get all caught up in the coming days! Here's Sketch #31 posted on October 1st:

I had SNOW much fun with this one!!! O.k., my title is corny, but I have a LOT of snowy pictures and I'm already running out of title ideas. But, I did have fun with this layout and have to say, its one of the few of my own that I am completely thrilled with! I kept Irene from Scrapperlicious in mind for this one and incorporated elements from several of her layouts. Believe it or not, this was the first time I used quite a few elements that I've had for years. For example, I absolutely LOVE this snowman stamp from the Wonderful Winter set and bought it about 4 years ago when I first started with CTMH, but have never used it!!!

I have also had the Aspen Level 2 paper for over a year now and although its probably my favorite pack, I haven't touched it!!! The paper pack has quite a bit of Twighlight mixed into the patterns, but it clashed with Owen's vest. So, I stuck with a couple of the darker patterned pages and mixed in my own Dutch Blue cardstock instead.
Patterned Paper: CTMH Aspen Level 2
Cardstock: CTMH Outdoor Denim, Dutch Blue
Stamps: Key To My Heart, Jingle Borders, Snowflake Kisses, Wonderful Winter, Winter Wonderland
Embossing Powder: CTMH White Daisy, Craft Essentials Kaleidoscope
Ink: VersaMark, CTMH White Daisy Pigment-based
Chipboard Snowflakes: Maya Road painted with Delta Creamcoat Paint (from CTMH) and dipped in Martha Stewart clear glitter
LOTS of Silver Stickles and Black Stickles on the snowman, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Wrights snowball ribbon (JoAnns), Copics to color the snowman's hat and scarf, and Sakura Medium White Gelly Roll Pen

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mojo Monday #110

I am so behind on my posts, I don't know if I'll ever catch up with my Mojo cards!!! This one was for Auntie Shawn Day...it went together in just a few minutes...which was necessary since I was down to the wire on this one. I spent so much time at the hospital with my grandmother the weekend of this particular holiday, I didn't have a chance to get the card done to go with Shawnie's Hawaii pages. I ended up scrambling and throwing it together just before she got home from work!
Paper: Basic Grey Ambrosia collection
Cardstock: CTMH White Daisy (card base), Twighlight, Black, Autumn Terracotta
Flowers: Bazzil Basics, CTMH, Prima
Ribbon: Casa Collection (JoAnns)
Brad: Basic Grey
Punches: Martha Stewart and Fiskars??? ($1 punch from Michaels)
Sparkles: K&Company

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Loved

I've been blog surfing lately, checking out other peoples work to try and help me break out of my Close To My Heart rut! ;O) I love CTMH's style, but I started scrapping with their supplies and sketches and feel like I never really came up with my own style. So, I made it my mission to start branching out and I started with this layout. O.k., so mostly I lifted this one from the Scrapperlicious blog created by a woman named Irene in Malaysia. I came across her blog about the time she posted a layout entitled, "Cute" and I totally fell in love! Her work is amazing and I hope to incorporate a little of her style into my work in the future. She seems to love layering both with paper and embellishments/inks which really makes her work stand out.

Above is the sketch she posted on the Scrap in Japan blog (in a post titled "Challenge 11") when she was a guest designer. The blog is mainly in Japanese and even the blog address is misspelled, but they have amazing sketches and examples to go with them!!

So, here's my version. This was so much fun and so out of my box!! I believe that Irene used a masking technique with alcohol inks and a Heidi Swapp mask to create the flower background. I have never used alcohol inks and didn't want to add yet another thing to buy to my list. So, instead, I used the emboss resist technique using Versa Mark, clear embossing powder, Treasure Life and Treasures stamp sets, and finished it off by sponging Cocoa ink over top. I also used the Cocoa Ink to distress the scalloped circle as well. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Wisteria line, I so love it!!! I also used Cocoa and Pansy Purple cardstock, embroidery floss from Making Memories, Pewter Designer Brads, Bitty Brads, and pearls from the CTMH Connections Club. The flowers are from Prima (purple), Bazzil Basics (brown), and CTMH (white). The lace was a by the yard purchase at JoAnns.

I have to say, we don't have much sunshine these days and the colors are off a little in the picture. I swear, in person, the purples are much more complimentary!!

My family thinks this is a little girly for my little boy. But, I had fun doing it and I've given up on trying to only make manly layouts, its more fun to use flowers!!! ;O)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Last One...

Although I was completely OVER Halloween cards by the time these were all done, I really had fun making some of them. I'm going to go ahead and post all of the rest of the cards in one big post so it doesn't bore everybody! Hopefully, it doesn't get too long...don't forget to scroll down!

The images used for all three cards were Friday Freebies from Digital Delights by Louby Lou. She has since moved her freebies to the Paper Craft Planet website and SNR Card Universe. I've been a member of the Craft Planet site for a while now and I am hoping that her move will be just the incentive I needed to start joining some of the groups. I have used so many of her images now, I need to make a point to thank her for them.

All three cards used K&Company Halloween stack for the patterned paper, Hydrangea, Black, White Daisy, Clover Meadow, and Orange cardstock/ink from CTMH, various ribbons I picked up at JoAnns, lots of Stickles, and Robin's Nest Dew Drops. I also colored all of the images with my Copic markers, I need more practice with these...
I had to dig in the archives for a sketch just right for this bear, don't you just love him!! For some reason, I had the February of 2009 sketches printed and thought this one posted on the 2nd was perfect.

I pretty much used all of my stamp sets for this one....Creepy Cobwebs (Boo!), Happy Haunting (cobwebs and Happy), and Witch's Brew (Halloween) all from CTMH. I also used the little spider from my Hero Arts Happy Owl-Oween stamp set. Plus, I got to use my Prima flowers, how cute are these!!! Some of them have skull and crossbones on them...I didn't know that until I got them home! ;O)

Mojo Monday #109 for Grandma

I had finished this card earlier in the day before I got the call that my grandma was in the hospital. I am so thankful that she is still here and that I was able to give her the card after she got home. This cat just reminded me so much of a little stray that she took in a couple summers ago named Anna. I truly believe that having Anna is a big part of the reason that she keeps going, even at 88!
I used a little chalk to color the cat's cheeks as I haven't figured out how to do that with the Copics yet! I also used the Merry Monsters (EEK!) and Witch's Brew (Happy Halloween) stamp sets from CTMH and the Happy Owl-Oween set from Hero Arts (spider and Owl dressed as a cat...I know, its hard to get that!).


Spooky Mojo #108

This one went together especially quickly for some reason and the little ghost image just cracks me up.


Don't you love that Martha Stewart border punch? I was thrilled to nab it up on clearance at Michael's and ended up with two more punches this past week that were even further discounted. So, I have lots to use next year! I used the Happy Haunting and Merry Monsters stamp sets from CTMH for this card.
Thanks for looking if you lasted this long! ;O)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mojo Monday #107

October was absolutely insane for my family and I. The worst part being, my grandmother had a small heart attack and spent the majority of five days in the hospital. That was enough to remind me how quickly you can lose someone you love!! She's slowly recovering and with that, things around here are starting to return to normal. Believe it or not, I was still able to keep up with the Mojo Monday sketches during the month, mostly due to my attempt to make Halloween cards for the whole family. I had tons of fun and will be posting those along with several layouts I completed during the month over the coming days. So, check back again soon!
I realized I did not have a single scrap of Halloween paper when I started these, so, I decided to create my own. I used the emboss resist technique and every Halloween stamp set I own! ;O) Off the top of my head, I know I used Frightening Fun, Creepy Cobwebs, and Happy Haunting from Close to My Heart as well as an owl set from Hero Arts. I also threw in some spider stickers that I've had for years from Jolee's, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, black and silver Stickles, and the most fun ribbon from JoAnns. The cardstock is all CTMH's of course, White Daisy, Black, Clover Meadow, Hydrangea, and Orange (ditto on the ink colors).

I wasn't totally happy with my random stamped paper. I've never done it with the intent to use it on cards (which takes a whole lot of extra stamping), but I learned a whole lot and it held me over until I could get to the store and "force" myself to buy more paper! ;O)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Preemie Pages

I have a friend that lives in Nome who's second son was born premature and ended up having to stay in the NICU in Providence for a couple of months. To give back, she asks the Close To My Heart consultants to make 100 preemie pages with the word "miracle" in the title, both for Mother's Day and Christmas. This is my third round and it always amazes me that I am able to find new sketches to meet her criteria which includes photo mats for 2-4x6 photos, a journaling spot, and a title. It's so much trickier than it sounds!!

This layout is one of the Basic Grey Maps from Pagemaps by Becky Fleck. I can't figure out how to post the actual sketch, so you'll have to check out the website to see it.

I used White Daisy Cardstock for the base and paper from an old Christmas DCWV stack for both versions of the layout. For this page, I used Holiday Trinkets, Comments, Baby ("our little"), Sans Alpha, Playful Flourishes ("Love" on the small tag), Botanical Borders and the Works Alpha stamp sets. I also used Buttercup and Sweet Leaf cardstock, lots of silver and yellow Stickles, and various ribbon from JoAnn's. The tag was cut with my Cricut and the stickers on it are Jolee's Boutique. The small tag on the left is chipboard from one of CTMH's retired collections, although I believe there are some tags one one of the newer chipboard collections as well.


This version also uses Comments, Baby ("our little"), Sans Alpha, Playful Flourishes ("Love" on the tag), Botanical Borders and the Works Alpha stamp sets. The flowers and leaves are from Prima and the drops in the center are Robin's Nest Dew Drops. The cardstock is Tulip and Sweet Leaf and the ribbon is again various ribbons from JoAnn's as is the poinsettia sticker on the tag, although the leaves are from the Summer Posies paper flowers. I used tons of gold Stickles on this one and another chipboard tag.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Last of the Hawaii Pages!!!

So, after months of working on these (well, more like 6 weeks), I finished the last of the pages for Shawn's scrapbook. They aren't prize winners by any means, but I am so glad they are done!

I didn't have a particular sketch to go off for these first two. Although, I think I did start out with two different sketches in Close To My Heart's "Reflections" book and then adapted it to make it work for my photos.

All of them, of course, use paper from the Boom-Di-Ada kit. This one also uses some hemp, letters cut with my Cricut for the title, hemp, eyelets from Joann's, Jolee's stickers, one of the owls from You're a Hoot stamp set, the smallest flower from Cottage Floral (for the owl's lei), and lastly the bitty pearls from Recollections. I just realized the dot above my "i" in Paradise is missing. I'll just add an adhesive pearl to that to finish it off. This is my favorite picture of my little man from that trip. How cute does he look in his Aloha outfit! ;O) That was definitely a great trip for a toddler.


This page uses lots of sparkles on the Martha Stewart butterflies, hemp, an arrow from Star Struck stamp set and hibiscus flowers from the Extreme Happiness set. The leaves are from Summer Posies paper flowers and the hibiscus stem thingy has lots of yellow stickles for some extra sparkle. I love that Extreme Happiness stamp set, it was exactly what I was looking for before I started this page. Great timing CTMH! ;O)


I used Sketch #28 published by Inspired Blueprints on August 17th. I crammed too many big photos onto it, but, I think it worked out o.k. For this one I used the Field Trip Alpha, more hemp, and various Jolee's Boutique stickers. This one actually went together pretty quick after I quit fighting with the photos. Owen is kind of the center of the world for everyone in my family, especially since my sister isn't supposed to have kids (She cracked her hip in 3 places and lost her spleen which is the basis to your immunity, in a car accident. Plus, she has a really bad back due to rolling in a school bus in junior high...she's a mess ;O)!!) So, these pages won't seem as out of place to her as they might to you! I looked up some Hawaiian words for the title and this one seemed to fit the best!


This final page was so much fun to do and use up lots of scraps! I was probably supposed to use just one piece of scalloped paper, but decided it was more fun to use circles from lots of different papers! I also used the Field Trip alpha again, Star Struck for the arrows, and the big hibiscus and leaf stamps from the Extreme Happiness set. More Stickles, more sparkles on the Martha Stewart punch butterflies, and some flower sparkles from Hero Arts.

Phew, I feel like I can move on with life now!!! No more Hawaii pages for a while anyway. I still have to do them for us though!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Snow Angel

This was another Inspired Blueprints layout that I just couldn't get enough of!!! It's so out of my box, but was so much fun to try! I used my Cricut to cut the huge vellum snowflake...what a pain!! I used tons of the little mini sparkles I have been hoarding from Close to My Heart. I embossed snowflakes onto vellum using Versa Mark and CTMH's white embossing powder using snowflake stamps from Holiday Trinkets, Snowflake Kisses, The Beauty of Christmas, and Winter Wonderland and then spent forever cutting them out!! The journaling block is from Winter Wonderland, "Snow" was stamped and embossed using Small Friendship Alpha, and "Angel" is Rustic Alpha. I used Liquid Applique to make the snow and lots of Stickles for sparkle even under the Robin's Nest Dew Drops on the snowflakes. The journaling was done with Classmate Alpha and Express Postage. Oh, and the background is Dutch Blue and Outdoor Denim cardstock with Dutch Blue ink for the stamping. Super easy, but my whole family asked if I was going to add any more pictures. This is not their favorite layout. I was proud of myself for working outside the box!! ;O)

Phew, I think that's the last of the projects I made prior to my computer crashing. So, I'm all caught up. Thank goodness for those "Computer Geeks" here in town. They recovered everything off of my hard drive including 3 months of pictures of my little one that I forgot to back-up and the timeline I had kept on the computer of all of his firsts!! Now to take photos of my latest work!!