Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun in the Sun LO!

Here is another LO made with the same kit as the one below.  On this one I used one of the huge "glitter stickers" I called them in my last post but when I opened it they are really like overlays.  These are absolutely beautiful!  The photo doesn't do them justice at all but the colors are gorgeous! Here is a close up of it...
 Hope you like it!  That beautiful day at the beach stamp is from Catslife Press.  Isn't if fun?  They have all kinds of these "seal stamps".  I think they are a wonderful way to add some journaling info!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Get Picky Sketch #1

I was blog hopping the other day and ran across this great new sketch blog called Get Picky and I couldn't wait to try out their first sketch.  Here is what I came up with using the Rusted Sun kit from Fancy Pants which I picked up for a steal at Crop Chocolate.  I used my Cricut Life's A Beach cartridge to cut out the surfboard and the large circle in the background.  That little bit of green cardstock on the surfboard and the flower are all I used that did not come from this kit.  I couldn't believe it when I opened this kit as it came with overlays, beautiful rubons, thick stickers, alphabet stickers, a huge sheet of glitter stickers, lots of beautiful doublesided patterned paper that I really had a hard time deciding which side to use.  I'm going to get tons of projects done just from this one kit!  I made my flower by simply braiding some yarn and then adhering it to a cardstock circle just winding the braid into a circle and adhering it with fabric glue as I went.  I then added a Brad Buddie in the middle.  I wish I could take credit for coming up with that but alas I can't and I cannot remember for the life of me where I saw it done.   I'm sure I probably have it saved somewhere and if I find it I'll post it for you but it was very simple to do.  I love the look especially for a boy's page where you don't want a girlie flower!  Here is a closer view:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Creative Scrappers Sketch #125

I used the Creative Scrappers Sketch #125 for this layout.  What a talented bunch of designers they have over there!  I get so inspired everytime I visit their blog!  I used some DCWV papers for this one that have been in my stash for a while.  I used the SU medallion stamp to add some interest in two of the corners of this cool distressed paper.  I added some rubons for my title and some flowers and buttons out of my stash....some randon bling and I was done with this fun layout.  My sweetie pie looking all cute in her pigtails!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween 1999

Here is another layout I made using the Happy Halloween kit by Echo Park.  I'm just loving these papers!!!  All the papers except the cardstock are from this kit as well as the haunted house and the 1999.  The rubons, decorative pin and the kit all came from Crop Chocolate.  If you aren't familiar with this site, be sure to read my posts below for more info and check it out.  You'll be glad you did.  They've been posting some beautiful Christmas kits already!  I'm so proud of myself on this layout as I didn't follow a sketch but it came together pretty quickly as I knew the papers I wanted to use and they are all from the same kit so they color coordinated already!  I used my cute Halloween seal stamp from Catslife Press again on this layout.  I love round stamps!!! 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Practical Scrappers Sketch Challenge!

I just LOVE a sketch challenge.  It's such a great start as the hard work is done already.  Anywho....I am using the awesome sketch from last Friday's sketch challenge over at Practical Scrappers. I couldn't wait to play with my new Happy Halloween papers by Echo Park which I picked up from Crop Chocolate.   If you haven't checked out Crop Chocolate it is a great "daily deal" site but it has so many awesome deals everyday so you want to check often.  I can't wait to get the new Echo Park Christmas pack!!!  It's in my shopping cart can actually save the things you want and keep them in your cart until you are ready to check out which saves you bundles on they have FREE shipping for all orders over $60.  All the patterned papers are from that Halloween kit except for the orange on the lion and it is from Echo Park's A Walk in the Park.  I'm so loving these Echo Park kits and they are just full of wonderful papers.  I've still got oodles of both kits left and can make many many many more projects with them.  I also used the Making Memories Spook Alley Shimmer Rub-Ons which I also picked up from Crop Chocolate.  I played with my Glimmer mists on this layout and I've learned that I have a pretty heavy hand (he! he!) to practice a little on that!  I used some more of my wrinkle ribbon that I made using the Glimmer Mists (maybe I should stick to doing that with my mists).   I had one Catslife Press stamp that I love so I went looking for more and found I can order direct from the company so I did.  They came so super fast and I used one of them (Halloween Seal) on this layout and you can find it here.  I absolutely LOVE their seal stamps!  As I was looking for the link so you can see where to purchase the stamp I used on this layout I saw they just released some brand new ones!!!  I foresee another order for me!!!  My hubby doesn't have to do any Christmas shopping this year!  Oh and by the way, that cute little lion is from the Create A Critter Cricut how this cartridge layers!