Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It Really is a Summer Card

I know, you're looking at this and thinking 'she must have posted the wrong picture' But no, this really is my summer themed card for Lily-Boo's.
What makes it a summer card? The inside of course :) it reads: and enjoy the summer!
This little kitty image "cat at window" reminds me of my little kitty, Arney. In the summer he spends more time outside than in and when he wants in, you'll find him pawing at our glad door around back. It's funny to see his little mouth opening wide meowing to get in, but you can't hear him. It's quite a pathetic spectacle he makes. I inked up the background of the image and the sentiment with some distress ink (antique linen and tea dye)
The image, as I mentioned, is a Lily-Boo that I colored with my Touch markers. The card stock is from the Imaginice build-a-card pad.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Sweet Challenge Card

I made this card for the Cuttlebug-ers group on PCP. The Cuttlebug challenge #75 is this recipe:

1. Use these colors - green, pink, blue, yellow and you may include white and black.

2. Use 1 embossing folder

3. Use 1 ribbon

4. Use paper flowers

5. Use brads, charms or eyelets ( at least one metal embellishment)

Here's my card:

My background paper is DCWV Sweet Stack, Some of the colored squiggles look orange but they are yellow IRL. I cut out the popsicle on my Cricut using the Doodle Charms cartridge and I embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder. The flowers are Prima and they have a metal brad in the center. The sentiment (which is Studio G) was stamped on a little tag I cut with my Sizzlets tag dies. The ribbon is American Crafts.
This card went together so quickly I may just have to make a couple more :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

To all the Dad's out there, Happy Father's Day!

For my husband, I made a real simple card (cuz he's a no frills kind of guy)

This card shape was cut on my Cricut using the Wild Card cartridge. The paper is from the SEI Moravia paper pad and it is AWESOME for masculine cards! This paper has flocking on it (though you can't tell in the photo) it is fuzzy to the touch along the cream colored stripes. The solid blue frame around the cut out window is also part of the Moravia paper pad. I just love how all the papers coordinate in the paper pads! I attached the blue frame with some copper eyelets(they seem like a "masculine" fastener LOL) The sentiment is stamped inside and peeks through the window in the front of the card.

This is the card I made for my Dad. I used more of the SEI Moravia paper. The image is a Lilyboo digi stamp and I mounted it on some cardstock that I sprayed with dragonfly Glimmer Mist and then ran through my Cuttlebug using the Moroccan Screen embossing folder. I also added some Stickles to the booty in the treasure chest.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My First Digital Layout

I used a freebie digital set from DCWV to create this layout. It is called the "the Guy Digital Kit" so I'm guessing it's like the paper stacks and accents you can buy in the stores all bundled up in a digital set. This is my very first time playing with digital scrapping and overall was pretty easy. Of course I must tell you that I was already pretty fluent with my Printshop software (which is what I used to create this) so that may be why it was easy for me?
I'm happy with the way it turned out, but I think I'll still do most (like 95%) of my pages the old fashioned way :) I love the ability to create whatever element I want for my pages, versus being limited to what's available in digital form. This does open up all whole new range of uses as far as hybrid scrapping goes.
For my layout I used this weeks Sketchy Thursdays sketch for my page. I definately recommend using a sketch when creating a digital layout. It makes it go soooo fast. Just drop the elements on the page as shown in the sketch! Why do I feel like I'm cheating though?
So, anyone else like to dabble in digital scrapping? I'd love to hear about it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lily-Boo's Is Moving

Lilyboo has a new home. The boutique is moving to a new site and we hope all of our followers (and some new ones) will join us at our new blog site HERE
You will now be able to purchase Lilyboo digi's at Cuddly Buddly.

Freebies .....quick!! get on over to Cuddly Buddly!!!
To celebrate our move over on to Cuddly Buddly, Kim has been burning the midnight oil to get a great big bunch off boo's uploaded for freebies!!!

We are working hard on freeing up some space for when Sam's gorgeous new designs are ready to go!

There is an absolutely awesome selection so check out the new Lilyboo freebie page at Cuddly Buddly and snag yourself some treats to play with!!! There wil be more added daily.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Photo Display

I made this photo display for my Grandma's birthday present (too bad her birthday was June 3rd and I just got this finished on Monday...oops) But she lives pretty far away from me and I won't be able to give it to her until we have a visit anyways.
Before I give it to her I'll add some photos of my girls to it.
The display itself is from Kaisercrafts' beyond the page line. It is made of MDF and I painted all the surfaces that aren't covered with paper with some cream acrylic paint. Then I went over the base with Tim Holtz fired brick distress ink.
The papers are all from the Prima Shabby Chic line. I just love the mix of the red and aqua colors. I glued the papers to the display pieces with Mod Podge and they are covered on front and backside in case she displays this somewhere that the back will be seen. I inked all the edges with more of the distress ink. The beautiful embellishments are Prima flowers, Prima pearls and crystals and Prima ribbons. The clear words are just printed on transparency sheets on my printer and then I cut them out and used my Tim Holtz Alterations edge dies to give them a decorative edge. I added a little white Staz-on ink so that they stand out a little more. The largest display (the one with the bird paper) has been sprayed with some Glimmer Mist to give it an aqua color with some shimmer. Also the rose ribbon trim that goes all around the base is Prima ribbon that I colored with the Glimmer Mist by dabbing each rosebud with a paint brush dipped in the Glimmer Mist.
I think that covers all the details but if you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them.
Of course you can get the Prima products in my store :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Baby Shoes

For today's post, I was able to wrap up a few challenges in one layout (I just love when it works out like that). For the theme of this page I played along with These Are A Few of My Favorite Things challenge blog. They are having a HUGE celebration over there with lots of prizes and all you have to do is make a project with your favorite shoes!
I used this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch for my layout. I pretty much followed the sketch exactly because it really worked for this page.
And the last challenge is from Practical Scrappers, where they want you to bust out your eyelets and put them to use.

I used a solid, dove gray card stock for my background that I embossed using my Pebbles baby stencils to make the little foot prints ( I actually have a YouTube video for how to do this HERE) I splashed the background with some tutti fruiti Glimmer Mist (which it was so difficult for me to do, I was sooo worried I was going to mess it up) Then I sprayed all over the background with dazzling diamonds glimmer mist.
The title is part stamped pink acrylic paint with my Pebbles foam stamps and the "shoes" part is just hand written and heat embossed with some vanilla embossing powder.
The flowers are Prima Sprites and I attached them with a couple of pink eyelets.
I added a little journaling block at the top right corner which reads: "My favorites shoes weren't actually mine. They were Marlee's very first pair. Sure she had cutesy baby booties type shoes, But these were her first "real" walking shoes.
For my photo, I edited it on Picnik to make it all black and white except for the little pink flower accents.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday

Today's color challenge at Paper Crafting Mania is Black, White, Gray and Green.
Here's my super quick, super simple card using those colors.
It only took me 10 minutes to whip this card up and the longest part was finding my package of gray brads :)
I left a sentiment off so I can use it for whatever I need to later on.
The papers are all DCWV, the flowers are Prima and the ribbon is American Crafts.
I hope you'll head over to PCM and give the weekly challenges a try.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Girls

Here's a few photos of my girls (this post is mostly for my family that doesn't live near by)
We went to Old Man's Cave (in Hocking Hills Oh) last Friday.

Lilee and Marlee like hiking through the hills and then cooling off in the water.

The next few photos are my girls and my niece Dalenee. All 3 girls are about 2 years apart in age. My sister-in-law and I have been planning since Dalenee was born to get them all dressed alike to take a photo of them. It only took 10 months to make it happen :) LOL

In this photo Dalenee has a handful of both Lilee and Marlee's hair!
I think this one might be my favorite! All dressed up with bare feet, too cute (if I do say so myself)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lily-Boo Blog Candy

I honor of Lou's birthday she gave us the whole month of June off from challenges (is she great or what!) and Lily-Boo's is having a birthday blog candy of 2 digi sets of your choice.

All you need to do is ....pop on over to the boutique (the Lily-Boo link is in my side bar) and scroll down the left hand sidebar to see all our super cute Boo's, then go to Lily-Boo's too challenge blog and pop a little comment on with which are your 2 favorites.

So, the blog candy will be open for entries until Saturday 5th June, when we'll pick a lucky winner!!!

I thought I'd share my favorite Lily-Boo image (so far)