Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wanna Join Me At Sketchy Thursdays

This week Your Memories Here is sponsoring the sketch challenge at Sketchy Thursdays.
Here is the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

I pretty much kept to the sketch except swapping a couple of Prima flowers for some of the circles.
The burgundy papers are from the new "Not So Traditional Christmas" kit and the other papers are from the SEI Windsor paper pad. I used my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to cut out my title.
The prize up for grabs is this "Spooky" Halloween scrapbook kit from Pebbles Inc. And for more fun I've added two Hallowhimsy Snag 'em stamps and a bottle of the new Fall 2010 Pomegranate Glimmer Mist.

So head over to Sketchy Thursdays and submit your layout for a chance to win those spooktacular goodies just in time for Fall.
Be sure to visit the YMH Design team blog to see what the rest of the design team did with this sketch too.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Get Well Cards

Unfortunately several of my family members have had some poor health issues recently so I've been making "Get Well" cards. On the bright side, at least they are on the mend ;)

For this card I used a Lily-Boo digi image that you can pick up HERE for FREE. All of the patterned papers are from the Pool House wall paper pack from Your Memories Here. I cut along the scalloped print of the olive paper and it gives the effect of a border punch!

This card also features the versatility of Pool House wall paper packs. For this one I made a masculine card using the front and back side of the blue paisley paper for my base and larger mat. Then I embossed a piece of blue card stock with the Herringbone Cuttlebug embossing folder (which are on sale right now at YMH). The "H" is a chipboard letter I covered with some more of the Pool House paper, this time the olive paisley. Then I gave it a glossy coating with some UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). A strip of crocheted lace trim from Prima finishes it off. The inside reads "Happy to hear you're on the mend". Since this card is for an older man I wanted to keep it clean without any images or frills.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Sorry I'm Not Here

I don't usually write the "I'm sorry for not posting" posts because I know you all don't really notice that I haven't been posting. If you're like me you have hundreds of blogs you follow and just read each new post as it pops up in your dashboard. But I do want to say to all the bloggers that I follow I'm sorry for the lack of commenting.
I have been without my own laptop for what is now 10 days, and I'm about to loose my mind from it. Long story short: my computer caught a virus, I tried to fix it, it ended up being far worse than I could handle so now it's in the hands of some computer geeks waiting to be looked at. Now normally I wouldn't call them names, especially since they are probably going to save me from loosing all my files and keeping me from having to buy a new laptop (I hope) but seeing how they were supposed to call me mid to late LAST WEEK to tell me what they expect the repair to cost and I still hadn't heard from them yet. When I called them today the guy said "oh yeah, it's on the work bench waiting to be looked at, we'll call you sometime soon." What the HECK!! So yeah, calling them geeks is being pretty nice.
Anyway, I've been using my husband's computer for some basic online stuff (checking emails, checking facebook, checking my bank statements) I have not been able to spend much time socializing with all of you in bloggy land and it's KILLING ME!
So that's my rant and excuse for being a horrible bloggy friend. I do hope you'll forgive me and please don't take my absence out on the wonderful girls on my DT over at YMH Designs. They are still posting their fabulous projects and would love to hear some encouraging words from you.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Girly Mini Album

Hi all, I have a mini album to share with you.
I used a flower shaped chipboard album and covered it with some patterned paper (I found this one at Target for $1) You can start with any foundation piece because it's all about the embellishments when you're done :) I used lots of Prima flowers because this is a girly album and they are my FAVORITE embellishment.

The title "girl stuff" was cut on my Cricut using the Paisley cartridge on the word function and I cut out the shadow for it too. Then I sprayed the title with glimmer mist for some shimmery sparkle. The adorable little flowers sprinkled all over the cover are from the Prima spice shelf collection. There are over a THOUSAND flowers included in that set! On the larger flowers, I added a bit of stickles to the edge for even more glittery glam.

Here are all the pages with photo mats that I embellished with more Prima flowers (of course). In the center of each flower is a dew drop that I adhered with glossy accents, I like to use that for gluing my dew drops because it dries clear and remains flexible (less likely for your dew drops to pop off your flowers)

All of these gorgeous Primas are available in the new Prima "Hand Fulls" which you'll only find at Your Memories Here. I have a HUGE bucket of assorted Prima flowers and reach in to pull out a handful for you. You'll receive no less than 100 flowers in each bag and each handful will vary in colors and styles of flowers!

On this page of the album I made a tag pocket by covering a coin envelope with the patterned paper and slipped a tag inside. The fun fibers on the tag are from the ribbon and fibers assortment.
The album isn't done yet, but I think you've seen enough for today :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Lily-Boo Challenge

Hi everyone it's August first and that means a new challenge over at Lily-Boo too Challenge blog.
For this month it's "anything goes" as long as you use a Boo! So you can make a card, a scrapbook page, an ATC, a post card, a piece of wall art, etc... Basically whatever you create as long as it has a Lily-Boo image on it you can enter it in the challenge. We'd love for you to play along with us, so if you don't have a Lily-Boo yet, there are tons of super cute images at Cuddly Buddly and there are even some freebies too! So no excuses, get over there and grab one so you can play along this month. You have all month to link up your creation over at the Lily-Boo Too Challenge blog.
I used my Fairy Cupcake Lily-Boo on a card for my niece. Her first birthday is next Sunday and I wanted to make her a special card. It has lots of glitter and sparkle from the Stickles on the fairy's wand-dust (is that a word?) and the star on her dress. I also sprayed the two Prima fairytale roses with glimmer mist after I colored them with my markers to match the card. I just love how you can make a white Prima any color you want just by spraying with mists, coloring with your markers, ink pads or paint. I stuck a chipboard number one (because it's her first birthday) down in the corner after I colored it with light purple ink and a thick coating of UTEE (yes, I'm still hooked on covering everything in UTEE).
I hope you'll stop by Liy-Boo Too and show us how what you can make with a Lily-Boo digi stamp.