Friday, July 31, 2009

A Birthday Wish for Ewe!

I love love love this sheep from A Birthday Wish! It's hard for me not to use it for birthday cards!! He's just so sweet! I used Sketch #90 from Mojo Monday and my favorite paper pack, Let's Get Together and blinged it up with some Stickles and Robin's Nest Dew Drops, plus made his eyes pop with a couple of bitty brads. That is my favorite trick! Those brads seem to really make the images. I finished it all off with a little chalk for his cheeks.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

More Hawaii Pages

Here's a couple more pages for Shawn's Hawaii scrapbook. She hopes to eventually run a marathon in every state, but we happened to be in Maui for the Maui Surf and Sand. Of course, as of January 2009, they turned it into a full marathon, but at the time it was just a 15K race. So, she'll be forced to go back to Hawaii later to run that marathon! ;O)

I used Sketch #4 from Inspired Blue Prints for this layout. I'm having so much fun with their layouts, I have a goal to use as many as possible for her Hawaii pages. The biggest challenge is that they are meant for 12x12 pages and her book is just a 9x9.

I'm using the same Boom-Di-Ada paper for all of her pages. I also used some retired Hollyhock ribbon, CTMH and Bazzill Basics paper flowers, Hollyhock brads, Field Trip Alpha, Journaling Jots, and both mini and flower sparkles.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Perfect Combo

There's just some stamp sets and paper packs that belong together. To me, Whooo Loves You stamp set and Perfect Day paper were one of those sets meant to be! I love this owl and think he really pops with bitty brads for eyes. I used Mojo Monday's Sketch #94 for this card.

I also used Treasure Life for the leaves and Classmate Alpha and Say it in Style for the sentiment on the outside of the card. The sentiment on the inside is from A Birthday Wish stamp set. I used my Cricut to cut all of the shapes out, chocolate CTMH ribbon, and Robin's Nest Dew Drops to finish it off.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Auntie Shawn Day

So, I don't know how many people have seen the episode of Sex and the City where Carrie decides that because she's not married and doesn't have kids, she's getting shorted on gifts. She has to buy for bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays and so on without being equally compensated. Anyway, my sister picked up on this theory and ran with it! So, she decided that there was such a thing as Auntie Shawn Day and it requires both a gift and a cake....she's always been a bit spoiled if you haven't already guessed!!! She determined that Auntie Shawn Day was to take place in October although, she allowed me to choose the day....lucky me.

This year, I got her a really cute clock from a local artist with a fun, goofy dog on it in bright colors for her kitchen (she's color deficient and as we speak, her kitchen is an electric blue color...its been fire truck red and sunflower yellow in the recent past....don't ask! ;O) ) Plus, I'm working on her Hawaii pages from the trip we all took back in January of 2008. She's not a scrapbooker and depends on me to fill her scrapbooks.

Here's the first page. Do you think I went a little overboard by chance? I wanted to cut the letters for "Hawaii" out of the photos I had taken of different flowers around the islands. So, I had intended to keep the page pretty plain, but, it kind of took off from there. I don't get to do too many girly pages!! I love this layout from Inspired Blueprints (Sketch #19) and will definitely be using it again, hopefully toned down some next time!

I used my Cricut to cut the letters, Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper with a little Sweet Leaf cardstock, Extreme Happiness stamp set, paper flowers from both CTMH and Bazzill Basics, flower gems from an old CTMH Connections Club, butterflies cut with a Martha Stewart punch, and pearls from Recollections (love these sizes!).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Sorry I've been gone so long!!! Between beautiful weather, and visiting family, things have been too busy to stop and post. I just put my mother in law on a ferry to Valdez on Thursday and dropped my brother off at the airport last night. This is my first official day family/visitor free since June 6th!!! We have about two weeks before our next guests arrive, but it will be a quick trip for them and hopefully not throw me off my routine too bad!! I've been able to do a little crafting here and there and will catch you up on what I've been up to!

I had fun with this one, although, I'm not super thrilled with my color choices!! This is the first time I've used a card sketch from Paper Craft Planet, although, I really like their scrapbook sketches and use them often! I absolutely love the characters from A Birthday Wish stamp set and hadn't had a chance to ink up this little guy. He's so cute! I used the Serendipity kit for the B&T paper and cardstock. The balloon is from an older retired stamp set called Birthday Celebration and the embroidery floss is Making Memories. I "blinged" it up a bit with some Robin's Nest Dew Drops and Stickles.