Monday, May 31, 2010

THE WINNER IS....


Well, I guess everybody had a busy couple of days and I only got two entries for the prize challenge. Considering one is co-contributor on this blog.. LOL, the prize must go to ABUSYBEE! Congrats. We'll have another challenge soon when it's not so busy! Here's your prize! "Beach" by Cloud 9 Design! Email me where to send it and you can start scrappin some fun summer pages!

DIE CUT SWAP

Please let me know Achildinmind@aol.com if you're interested in a die cut swap. You can buy, cricut, silhouette, cuttlebug, big shot, or whatever your die cuts! Pls. let us know by 6/4 & we can get it rollin!

WELCOME Butchsymes aka SCRAPPINPA!

Enjoy..stay a while..get inspired..Nice to have you!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

CARD TIN ALTERING PROJECT AND MATCHING CARD

Here is the tin before we altered it (SEE SUPPLY LIST BELOW). We used sheer white ribbon. To add color we decided to run chalking ink over the ribbon, pulling ribbon as we inked. (note: ink the ribbon first and set to the side to allow it to dry).
















We cut four strips of paper, the paper we used on the bottom half o the tin was cut at 3x12 (note you may have trim a little bit.). The top pieces are cut at 2x12. Apply with your favorite adhesive. We found it easier to start on the side or back to hide the seams. You can start with the top pieces.

We decided to alcohol ink the top of the card tin, to add color to the white top. When then added the ribbon to the middle of the page.


We then spelled out the word CARDS, and alcohol inked them and put on brown cardstock. The cardstock was measuring at 1 x 2.25. We of coursed inked the cardstock. We cut ribbons at 8 inches and double knotted them on the handles. We used roughly ten ribbons, you can can use as many as you like. We varied our colors.
We made a matching card with our scraps using the Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge, using page 57. The words come from page 62.













Here is the inside our our card. And of course the finished project!! Have fun and go forth and alter!


Supply List:

Paper - Cosmo Cricket - Earth, Love and the Boyfriend
Quick Quotes - Chalking Ink, Maraschino Cherry and Tahiti (we love these)
StampingUP Organdy Ribbon - Sheer White
Card Stock by the Paper Company - Color is Kraft
Letters were Thickers, poolside vinyl letters
Alcohol Ink - Ranger - Cabin Cupboard Set
Tin was Provocraft the size 5 x 7
Cricut Cartridge - Just Because Cards

Laurie's Prize Page Map Challenge

I have finished my challenge, in the nick of time. I used The Paper Pups Cartridge to cut out all my circles. I used some left over dog paper that i had and used on the side piece going down and the two little pieces. I had a chipboard tag that I covered with just plain white paper did my journal on. I inked most of my edges. The title is orange letters and I traced with a blue glitter pen to make the letters pop!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

PRIZE CHALLENGE by ABUSYBEE

Hi Ladies! This is Carri (aka abusybee24) from www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.comI just uploaded my photos for your challenge!I have never really done a lay out so I hope it is right!




Thursday, May 27, 2010

As promised my timeless post



Ok ladies, as promised here is the timeless post that Kelly promised. Dawn made me a clock for my scrap cave for my birthday and here it is. I absolutely love every piece of this!! I haven't put any pictures in the little squares yet, I just got this last week. I will be sure to post pics of my favorite guys in there. Dawn did an amazing job with this, and I absolutely love it!! I am going to let Dawn explain how she did it. But this is just another way we can showcase our scrapbooking talents!! Thanks, Dawn!!!

PAGE MAP CHALLENGE and Prize


Hi ladies, I was futzin around last night and drew this up planning a page I was going to do with pics I took at my son's viola concert. Then I thought I'd toss it out here to see what everyone can come up with. Please feel free to submit your creations to me at Achildinmind@aol.com . I will randomly pick a winner to receive a fun prize! Good luck, have fun! I will choose a winner 9pm EST on Sunday, May 31st. Kel

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WELCOME FOLLOWERS and BORDER IDEAS





These were fun. They are the Wishful Borders Collection from Creative Memories I got them as a free gift from my consultant at a recent crop. I love the colors and the ease of getting a border together in a matter of a minute. I added the lettering and I inked edges and sent a few things through the cuttlebug for texture. I even made one journal block with the set too. You can leave plain, add more, add less, the choice is yours! You get an instruction sheet along with set if you need inspiration But weither it's CM or your own creation, have fun making some borders and send them this way if you do!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Third Card


I made this for Alex's friend's Dad who recently had surgery. Cricut and it was quick. I am thinking really is all about the papers you choose! I had some fun making cards last night.

Second Card


I made this card for my BFF Dave. Super easy, Cricut again!!!

Three Cards


I made this card for Dawn's son, who turned 5 and LOVES Snails. Dawn has the pictures to prove that! I do love the cricut. Super easy to make.

CREATIVE MEMORIES CROP

I WENT TO MY FRIENDS CROP LAST NIGHT & SHE GAVE US THESE BORDER KITS.. toooo cute. I ALSO ORDERED THE GRADUATION PACK. I LOVE IT. THE PAPERS ARE TOO COOL AND THEIR STICKERS ARE REALLY THICK AND EASY TO WORK WITH. I CAN'T WAIT TO SNAP AWAY AT MY SON'S GRADUATION! I'll post the pages I did this week.



Thursday, May 20, 2010

WELCOME Marijo!

Thanks for coming by and checking out our little piece of the blog world. It's always nice to meet another paper crafter, we hope to see you again soon. We'll be sure to go on over to your place at Scraptastic Grammy

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ANOTHER EASY PEASY FLOWER


The cut is from the scallop Nestabilities put through the cuttlebug. I used the two middle sizes. side by side. The key is to stack the paper. It is just dictionary pages that way your're not running the same die cut over and over.. it's done in one crank this way!! I scrunched it up then I inked with "old paper" from Holtz and marachino cherry from QQ. I ran some lil swirl/stems with a white gel pen and did the same to the black buttons in middle. The rest of the layout I kinda went rougue lol. It's like artsy meets vintage ..I mean whats with the bow? LOL.. but you get the idea .. LOL

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

FUN FLOWER TO MAKE

I ORIGINALLY DID THIS LAYOUT WITH A DIFFERENT FLOWER FROM A CLASS I TOOK, BUT I LIKED THIS ONE BETTER.


I USED THE FLOWER #34 on the OVERLAY from WEDDING/MARIAGE CRICUT CARTRIDGE

I CUT A STRIP OF OFF WHITE PAPER 3 1/2 x 12" AND DID CUTS STARTING AT 3" then going down a 1/4" in size each time. Doing 4 altogether.

THEN I CRUMPLED THEM UP ANY OLD WAY

THEN I OPENED THEM UP TO SEE IF I NEEDED MORE CRUMPLING AND GOT OUT COOL CHALK I GOT FROM QUICK QUOTES I LUB LUB THIS COLOR! Marachino Cherry

I INKED ALL ALONG EDGES MAKING SURE TO STAMP THE INNER CREASES OF SMALLEST FLOWER SINCE IT'LL BE ON TOP

THEN I JUST STACKED THEM OFFSETING THE PETALS A BIT AS I WENT FROM BIGGEST TO SMALLEST, I DIPPED A WHITE BUTTON IN THE SAME INK COLOR. I TIED A KNOT IN A PIECE OF TWINE & ADHERED WITH A GLUE DOT...and THAT'S ALL FOLKS!








Friday, May 14, 2010

CHALKING on STAMPS


I just lub these little guys. I'm a Twilight fan and these two guys look like the two main characters Edward and Bella. This will make for some fun pages for my daughter who is a much bigger fan! I'm not much of a stamper or a chalker, but this was fun! I got the stamps from Greetings Farm and to apply the chalk I used Q-tips and these cotton "craft" applicator balls I got at the CK convention. I still need some practice, but I think my pages may have some "chalky" new looks. I'll post the final page when I'm done!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

CARD by Susan


The die cuts are from silhouette. This card was done for a friend who like some gamblin fun! Fun to do!

4 Challenge by Laurie



Ok Girls, I finished my challenge. Ironically they are pictures from Alex's 4th birthday. Go figure!! All about 4 this page. I used the coordinations paper for the first time. Oh my, I think this is my favorite paper now! I just love it. Cuttlebug is the yellow paper. I got a close up of the yellow paper. I inked that embossed paper to make it pop. I actually scrapped on a Wednesday night!!!

COOL IDEA FOR CHALK

"You can chalk on black & white photo's. Just print the photo in black and white on matte paper not glossy, use your chalks to enhance certain things on photo.You can add some pink to cheeks or maybe red chalk to the lips, or even color on clothing depending on the picture. let set for a day before adding lay out to album" THANK YOU Chalk4ever ON SCRAPBOOK.com for this great tip/ technique. I'm going to give it a try! Anyone else? Let us know.. have fun!

Monday, May 10, 2010

HOW ABOUT A CHALLENGE???......

My favorite number is 4. Soooo...I was thinking. How about we do a page with 4 PICTURES, 4 COLORS and 4 TEXTURES. I know that in the world of scrapbooking that odd numbers are the way to go..but I'm feeling rebeleous! Lets take 4 to the next level!! Good luck!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

ADORE LAYOUT by Dawn


My take on your PM challenge from a couple weeks ago. The title is heat embossed and pop dotted. I got it in a journaling spot swap that I was in. - Dawn

Thursday, May 6, 2010

TITLE/JOURNALING IDEAS

"Pretty in Pink...wicked in competition" < for all the sporty young ladies
"It takes a family to make a home"
"We may not have it all together..but together, we have it all"
"Hold a true friend with both hands"
"Baseball Diamonds are BOYS best friend"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

STAY TUNED FOR VIDEO SOON Here is a layout I did with techniques and supplies I got a CK convention




Laurie and I are planning a video in a day or two to show how to do some of the fun stuff on this page.

Monday, May 3, 2010

CIRCLE CHALLENGE BY TARA


Here is the circles challenge. There are stamp sets with free designer brads this month for National Scrapbooking month, the set I used for the circles is one of them, Circle Circus.So bummed to miss CK, hope to go next year.--Tara . PLEASE VISIT TARA'S STAMPIN UP SITE BELOW!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Here's the Little crafty lady Laurie was talking about on our shirts


I grabbed this iron-on at A.C. Moore and put on our shirts on the front..tooo cute!