Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Boy

So thankful it's Friday!  It's been a busy week. Lots of work, scrapping, and soccer and no husband to help.  But we made it and now we're looking forward to nine whole days of no work or school.  Woot woot!!!

One of the pages I created this week was up on the Doodlebug blog yesterday.  It features the brand new Boys Only collection.  Oh my stars . . . . it is fabulous!  If you have boys, you need to rush yourself on over to your favorite scrap store and scoop this one up.  Hey wait . . . don't ya wanna to see my page?  Awww, thanks.

Happy Boy

LOVE these bright colors.  And the patterns are pretty awesome too.  Lots of different themes . . . numbers, stars, arrows, gears, stripes, paper clips, skateboards, vintage soda bottles and caps, motorcycles.  Just to name a few.  *snort*

My favorite part of the whole layout are these stars.  Thanks to my Cricut Expression and Cricut Craft Room, they were a cinch to make.  I layered two stars that were about a quarter inch difference in size and then welded them together.  Then, I backed each one with a different pattern from the Boys Only 6 x 6 pad.   And finally, I topped each one with a Boys Only button and some twine.  Then it was just a matter of sprinkling them across the page.  

To add my title, I incorporated the alphabet banner stickers and some more Doodle Twine.  The word "happy" is from the card sentiments set.  LOVE those itty bitty word stickers.  You get six on a sheet in all the different Doodlebug colors.  So versatile!

Alright then, I'm off to work my half day, so I can start Spring Break.  Happy Friday to ya!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

TSR April Sneak

The ScrapRoom April kit sneaks have started and they are FABULOUS!!! I've been having a great time working with the April Flavors of the Month kit. All the lines are brand spanking new and sooo trendy and fun! Today, I want to share my sneak layout created with My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart line.

@ Red Dirt

How about that hexagon paper, hun?  It was just begging to be cut up, which I was happy to do so I could have some leftovers to make a card.  And the blue, gold, grey color palette was perfect for this photo of my boys at a local nature preserve.  I took a TON of pictures and plan to scrapbook some more of these.  Oh, and the kit came with an entire sheet of coordinating 12 x 12 chipboard and a pack of brads, so embellishing was super fun!

You can see the rest of the sneaks at The ScrapRoom blog HERE.  And stay tuned . . . . because the full kit and gallery reveal will be this weekend.  You will LOVE this kit.  

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray

Hip Hip Hooray, it's Tuesday!  Ok, well, I'm not really that excited over Tuesday.  I am pretty excited about Pebbles' new Hip Hip Hooray birthday line.  The colors are fabulous!!!  Here are a couple of birthday cards that I created.

Bright colors.  Fun patterns.  Banners.  Dimensional circle stickers.  Large alpha stickers.  How can you go wrong?  I mean that chevron paper is amazing.

Those banner stickers are double-sided -- pattern on one side and glitter on the other.  And they are packaged along with the twine.  There are a TON in a set, too.  You need them.  For reals.

Hello dimensional circles!  Happy little, show-stopping circles.  I LOVE ya!  You need them, too.  Just sayin'!

Ok, now I'm just wondering if you can tell that I stamped.  Say what?  I know!  The word "birthday" on both cards was from the acrylic stamp set that coordinates with this line.  The set has words and images and is just perfect for cards!

Be sure to check out more Hip Hip Hooray projects over at the Pebbles blog this week.  You will need to place an order soon.  Your welcome!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thank You Thursday

Doodlebug has teamed up with Ella Publishing and created cards based on the cards in the e-book 31 Thank You Cards.  My card is based on Card #22, which also happens to be the cover.

Visit the Doodlebug Blog to see the rest of the design team's cards and to find out how you can win the 31 Thank You Cards e-book. Also, the great people at Ella Publishing have created their own Doodlebug Cards today for Thank You Thursday. Click HERE to see their creations.

Bride To Be Layout

Hi there.  How are you today?  We are all dry and under no severe weather warnings or watches today.  Yayyy!!!  It was a bit rough the past two days and we are very thankful that we had no flooding or damage.  Just whiny kids who reeeeaaalllllyyyy wanted to go outside.  Maybe this afternoon.  Fingers crossed!

I just wanted to pop in and share a layout that I created several months ago for Cricut Circle.  This one is such a sweet photo of my sister-in-law and her fiancĂ© several months before they got married.  Aww, aren't they sweet?

Bride to Be

For this layout, I used Echo Park Be Mine paper and stickers.  To create the hearts, banner, and title, I used my Cricut Expression machine and the Tie the Knot and Wedding/Marriage Lite cartridges.  The bows on the hearts are my favorite.  I LOVE that the Cricut will cut such intricate shapes.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Doodlebug Gone Green

Sooooo happy it's Friday! The weather is beautiful, and I'm super excited to be able to hang out in the sunshine with my family this weekend. Lots of soccer, a picnic, and a little road trip are all on the agenda. Today, though, I want to share a Doodlebug card that I made for our GREEN week and using the newest Doodles card sketch. 

 Thinking of You

This one is a combination of Bumblebee Petite Prints paper, a variety of Cute Cuts, some butterflies cut from patterned paper, Bumblebee Doodle Twine, and a couple of stickers.  How cute are those inch worms?  Eeek!  They are my favorite!

You can see more GREEN inspiration and sketches over at the Doodlebug blog HERE.  

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Some Soup Stash

Hello Monday!  And hello scrappy friends!  I had a nice relaxing weekend and am ready for a new week.  Daylight savings time is a welcome change.  Now when we finish with soccer practice, it won't be dark.  Nice!  Anyhoo, I just wanted to pop in to quickly share a couple of my latest Jillibean Soup projects that went up on the blog last week.

Butterfly Banner

I created this Spring-ish, Easter-y banner to hang on my mantel.  All the yellow papers in my Jillibean stash were just calling my name!  I kept it pretty simple.  Pennant shapes from kraft.  Hand cut butterflies and felt flowers.  A piece of striped paper.  Twine.  

All Fun and Games

This layout is a hodge podge of various Jillibean papers that I have had in my stash for a while.  When I received the new papers, I decided that I needed to use up some of the ones I'd been hoarding holding onto for a while.  As you can see, I just grabbed a bunch of papers that coordinated with the blanket in the picture.

For the stars, I used my Martha Stewart Anywhere Star Punch.  Each one is topped with a 3/4" circle, Jillibean button, and baker's twine.  I didn't need too many embellishments with the awesome corrugated alphas.  LOVE that there's two different fonts of those!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I've inspired you to use up some stash.

Alright then, off to start my week.  Besides the usual work and soccer -- I have some new recipes to try, a renewed dedication to getting some exercise, and a couple of scrappy projects to complete.  

Friday, March 9, 2012

Seuss's Birthday

My kids were hilarious dressed up as Thing One and Thing Two for school. Here's a layout documenting the occasion.  I used Pebbles Fresh Goods collection.

Happy 108th Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

TSR March Layouts

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This month's ScrapRoom Flavors of the Month kit is fab.U.lous!  I got Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays and Paradise, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline and Fun Day.  Here's what I created.

All Smiles

My handsome young man went through an awful time of trying to be able to give me a good smile.  He would start to feel self conscious and end up with some really goofy expression on his face.  Then, he taught himself a little trick.  He pretends to laugh, a small laugh, and ends up with a fabulous smile.  Now, he doesn't mind when I pull out the camera.

Happy Hoopster

This kid cracks me up!  He wanted a pink hoola hoop.  And the fact that this one lights up made him even happier.  He tried and tried to keep it up around his hips.  No can do.  But he was able to hoola hoop with his neck, which pleased him just fine.

You Sweet Silly Boys

I was SO excited to scrap these funny photos.  We went to Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, Alabama and just about melted during the tour.  After about an hour of walking through tunnels and climbing up stairs, I rushed to the gift shop for some air conditioning.  My kiddos were all red-faced and practically dehydrated but still had a great time.  They tried on confederate hats and gave me a big salute.  Ha ha!

Most Favorite

One Life

Pretty awesome papers and embellishments, right?  I know!  You really need to pop over to the ScrapRoom blog HERE and see the rest of the gallery.  And be sure to check out the store while you're there.  Tammy has some awesome deals!!!