Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spice Girl

It's that time again, the 24 hour challenge over at Scrappin-N-Chattin. This is always so fun to do. You don't know what sketch or collection you will be using until go time. This month, I was giving sketch #95 from Got Sketch.

The collection that was chosen for me this month was Little Girl by Echo Park. This collection is so darn cute and makes the best little girly girl layouts.

My model is my adorable granddaughter Josslyn. I think she was trying to be like her mommy, who always has one of these on her head. Pin It

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bath Time

I received the Little Girl kit that I recently won from Echo Park. Isn't it great?! I couldn't wait to tear into it and start playing. I used this weeks sketch from Design Dollies, which really rocks!

the sketch

my layout

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ad Inspired

I'm jumping the gun this week with  The Cuttlebug Spot DT reveal. I really wanted to get it entered into a couple other challenges, I sure hope Nilda doesn't strangle me. This weeks challenge is create a project based on an ad. I seen a few that really inspired me, however, this one won out.

I LOVE black, white and yellow together, and I have never used this combination before. I also had the perfect picture of my granddaughter Josslyn when she was a baby.

Also, this weeks sketches at The Paper Variety and Sketches In Thyme were so close, I decided to go for a two-fer.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pink and Black

While shopping in a baby boutique recently, my step-daughter seen one of these for sale for 14.99. She fell in love with it. I was like....I could make one of those. Which got her all excited thinking I really was going to...LOL!

The challenge this week over at The Paper Variety is to create a project using pink, black and or white. So this was the perfect project to make. I am soooo glad I found time to play along this week!

I cut the K using Choppin Script font (free on web), and cut 1/4 and 1/2 inch circles using the Cricut and SCAL. I also punched a border from the vinyl. 

I only have a couple bucks invested. I picked up the black frame at the Dollar Tree...yep...for a buck! A couple years ago, I went to a local sign making shop and asked if they had some scraps of vinyl they would sell me, they GAVE me several colors, one being freebie! And the ribbon, just a few cents for what I used off the roll.

This will hang in my granddaughter Kalista's nursery. She will be arriving in just a couple of weeks.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Candy Land

Talk about challenging ones self...that's what I did with this layout. This weeks challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot is to make a project based on a game. Since Candy Land has been a popular game in our household, I knew I was going to use it for my inspiration. As I sat and looked at the board, I got the GREAT (not!) idea of recreating the board on my layout. With all the cutting, gluing, and embellishing, it took me 3 days to complete it.

The path is made from individual pieces of card this was tedious!  LOL however, I am happy with the end result.

At the start line, I cut a lil guy from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. The sprigs of grass are from the Winnie the Pooh cartridge. A short distance down the path, we come upon the Candy Hearts. These were cut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I've used pop dots for dimension, and additional heart stickers that I picked up at Walmart.

Just a lil further, and you land in Peppermint Forrest. I cut the candy canes using SCAL from a free svg file I got from . I used Diamond Glaze to give them a shiney effect. I hand cut some gumdrops and sparkled them up with Stickles.

As you round the curve, you'll find another team player. She too was cut with the Paper Dolls cartridge.

continuing on around you come upon Lollipop Woods. I cut two different size circles from George and Basic Shapes, and covered them with Stickles making different patterns. For the sticks, I just cut strips of white cardstock and inked them up.

You know your reaching the end when you get to the gingerbread house. Again I used Diamond Glaze and Stickle to sparkle it up. The roof is covered with Glistening Snow Writer by DecoArt. It has a thicker consistancy than Stickles and looks more like frosting.

For the title, I cut the candy cane font using SCAL and the Cricut Expression.

This layout also qualifies for one of the challenges this month at Scrappin-N-Chattin, the BEST group on yahoo! Come on over and join in on the fun and prizes.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

A Song

I used this months sketch from Scrappin-N-Chattin for this weeks DT challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot which is to incorporate a song in your project.  I recently had a new granddaughter and received pictures of her daddy holding her, so I chose the song "Daddy's Little Girl" sung by Michael Buble, which is a beautiful song.

I used the DeLovely papers by Cosmo Cricket, made some lollipop flowers, and cut the title from Cricuts Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge. I wanted an embosed border around my whole page, but as we all know, 12x12 does not fit through the Cuttlebug. So I had to improvise. Using the their Frills Border embossing plate, I left it open, taped it to my page, and using a sylist, embossed around the WHOLE page by hand! crazy I know....but I LOVE the turn out, so it was well worth the time it took.

close up of embossing
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tractor Tipping

I'm sure you are all familar with the Disney Cars movie. Well this is one of Dax's all time favorite, from the movie, to the books,  to all the toys they produce. We counted just the Lightning McQueen toy cars he why does one lil boy need 11 Lightning McQueens?, not to mention all the other vehicals that go with it.

If you have watched the movie, your aware of the part about tractor tipping. Dax's all time favorite part of the movie. He says "did you hear that tractor fart?", then he cracks up laughing. Well, Leapfrog has a book for the Tag Reader based on that part of the movie. Dax reads this book daily.

So when I found out this weeks DT requirements was to base your project on a book, I knew I was going to do a layout about Dax and this book.

I had bought the Disney Cars character cartridge almost a year ago with the intentions of making decor for his bedroom walls...well....that never  I used it for the first time making this layout, and let me tell you...I may NEVER again use this...LOL. Most of you know that I am legally blind and have to use a magnifying glass to do the majority of my paper piecing. OMG! there are so many lil teeny tiny pieces to put these characters together, even with the magnifying I was having issues seeing where they went and was just about pulling my hair out! I think it turned out really cute, but, I'm still not sure I put all those pieces in the right spots...LOL!


I have also used this layout for a couple of this months challenges over at Scrappin-N-Chattin. One which was to use a well know character on a layout, and then there is a new yearly challenge going on called 52 Week Challenge. This is an AWESOME challenge! we have to upload one layout a week, each week throughout the year. Those who wanted to participate signed up and provided $15 into a pot which will buy the prize goodies at the end of the year to a random drawn winner. So many had signed up, I think the last I heard the pot was at $250.  Now that is gonna be one hellofa goodie prize! Come join the group and follow along to see who wins....we would love to have you in the group! Pin It


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