Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Fancy Border

Welcome to another week of Throwback Thursday.  I was looking at some old layouts and remembering how hard I worked to create things the way I wanted them to be and was thinking about welding- placing images together and having them cut as one.  It used to panic me and drive me crazy until I conquered it with this layout.
When I set out to make this layout I knew in my mind what I wanted, but I did not have the right cut so I challenged myself, took my time and created the circle border by welding many of the smaller rings sections together.

I use the welding feature all the time to create the cut I want now and am so glad I did not give up on it.
Thanks for visiting.

Original post on layout is HERE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Under Construction - A New Image

Thanks for visiting today. You might notice I am changing things around and creating a new blog design.  Stay tuned for the final touches to be completed this week.

I am keeping my pink and green base colors but decided after 2 years it was time for a new look. I would love your thoughts.

Be on the look for a new blog button soon.


On Saturday we held a surprise party for my sister's 40th birthday. The major surprise...her birthday is not until October.  She lives in Nashville and will not be home again until the holidays so we had to get her Illinois friends all together to celebrate. I made a banner for her nieces to hold up when she arrived.
I had some large white banner paper leftover from the school year to use as my  base.  I cut the large letters out using a 12 x 24 mat and some adhesive backed paper (so much easier to glue down).
Once  I had the letters the way I wanted them I cut out a cute birthday cake and some balloons to add on as well. I actually designed everything on Design Space before cutting just zoomed out so I could see everything in one place.
We had a wonderful time and she did not get to mad at me for planning this for her.  She was generally happy to see everyone and no one leaked the surprise before it was time for her to know!!  Have a great day.

- Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge - Surprise and 40
- Celebrations Cricut Cartridge - balloons(modified)
- Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge - cake (modified) 
- KG Always A Good Time Font - Jenny
- DCWV Adhesive Pattern Stack 12 x 24 paper, red glitter sheet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anything Goes with Die Cuttin' Divas - A Baby Bag

Good day to everyone. This week at Die Cuttin' Divas it is ANYTHING GOES!!  Shoe us what fun projects you are creating featuring a wonderful die cut. For my project I have a cute gift bag I embellished for a baby gift.
I started with the cute bag I bought. I added an sweet heart embossed circle as my base and got to work on the  cute Bath time ducky.
Isn't  he a sweetie? I love the bubbles with him. I added the cute little bow around his neck and was all set.I hope you will play along with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes!

- Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing folder
- Miss Kate Cuttables - Bath Time set

Monday, July 28, 2014

Princess Baseball Night with Fantabulous Cricut

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge with Fantabulous Cricut!
Challenge #221 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Create a Sports inspired project

 For my Take Me Out  to the Ball Game project I decided to create a layout from a fun night out at the baseball field. It was Princess theme night at our local minor league team.
I have been having a lot of fun working with sketches lately and seeing as I have 2 books dedicated to this and a lot of back pages to  get done it is always helpful to get  inspired.

I started the layout with the base layers and rather than a scalloped edge for the large polka dot piece, I selected a fun cut form the Lovely Floral cartridge. Once I had the layout as matching the sketch as I wanted I choose fonts for my title and a fun baseball image topped with a crown for inside the journaling box. 
I was pleased with the overall look and liked the twist on my baseball project for this week.  My little girl loves to go to games and it is fun to think of different ways to complete the layouts for the memories we come away with.

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Looking forward to seeing what you create this week.

- Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridge - picture perfect frame cut enlarged
- All Sports Cricut Cartridge - baseball in mound
- Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge - Princess letters
- Disney Princess Happily Ever After Cricut Cartridge - crown
- Franklin Gothic Heavy Font - Baseball letters
- Becky Fleck Page Maps sketch on page 107
- Sweet Nectar Papers by K & Company - patterned papers

Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Birthday Project Life

This year, in May, I turned 36!  No I am not ashamed to say my age - I LOVE my birthday and this year our small celebration was just what I wanted.
I did not have a million photos so I select Pocket Page G from Project Life. It is one of my favorite pages because it has both horizontal and vertical 4x6 photo spaces. 
I selected the cards from the Sunshine Edition. The "I love" card comes in a few colors in this edition, but green is my favorite color.  See that awesome candle on my cake and my Mom's reaction when it sparked up so high? It spun in a circle and played Happy Birthday!!
This edition also has these fun list cards. I layered one onto a 4x6 and pulled out 10 fun things form my birthday. That was all I needed for this simple spread. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

- Project Life - Sunshine Edition cards
- Project Life Pocket Page G

Friday, July 25, 2014

My Heart is With You

Happy Friday everyone. Today I have a card I made for the new challenge over at My Creative Time. This new challenge is a photo/color challenge. Here is the inspiration photo and colors:
I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this one. The colors sort of cried holidays to me, but the photo with the ice stumped me.  I went simple with inspiration from the stamps I own by My Creative Time.
The pattern on this embossing folder reminded me of the ice and so I started there and layered on the colors using patterned papers and the heart die. The ribbon and sentiment were my final touches. Just a simple card for a fun challenge. 

Thanks for visiting with me and have a lovely weekend.

- Cuttlebug Traffic Jam Embossing Folder
- My Creative Time stitched heart die
- My Creative Time 100% Sweetness Stamps
- Recollections All Occasions Paper Pad - patterned papers