Monday, November 30, 2009

Just Buggin 13: Sew It

Challenge #13: Sew it! Use sewing, faux sewing, or faux stitch stamps on your project!

Here is another challenge entry for the Just Buggin blog. These are pictures of my babies at the Mullet Festival making friends with the alligators. They have no fear, apparently. Ava even tried to take it away from the girl.

I used Bazzil cardstock as the background, DCWV Animal Crackers for the patterned paper, and some random buttons and ribbon I had. The font is Lyrical Letters, (loop de loo) a new cartridge I got from this weekend of shopping! I love it already!! The "stitching" is a brown Bic Mark It. I was going to attempt real sewing, but thought maybe next time. I'm bummed too, bc last week at Practical Scrappers it was stitching too!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just Buggin #12: Triple Whammy

Challenge 12 -Triple Whammy -use at least 3 Cricut die cuts on your project!!
This project I did using my babies' Halloween fun this year. I did the title using Pooh font (regular), Pooh font (marker), and Hello Kitty (round). I also used a pumpkin from Paper Doll Dress Up for the "o". The wagon is also from Paper Doll Dress Up and I inked the wheels (which as long as you don't zoom in look great :)). The candy was from Christmas Cheer and glittered. I might put more, but after doing just those peices I was pooped!

Love, Me Layout

I have been following Scrapping to the Music for sometime but haven't participated yet. I love their concept, as music plays a HUGE part in my life and memories. When I heard the song for this week I teared up a little knowing exactly what I would do. My husband has been working hard to open a new restaurant and it's been rough on all of us. So making this layout really meant a lot to me. Hopefully it might to him too :) The song is Love Me, by Collin Raye. If you visit their site, not only do they have the song playing but a link to the lyrics as well.

I also wanted to use it for PaperPlay, another one that I have been following but haven't participated in yet. The challenge is: "Read all About it" - I want you to use some form of booktext, for example: vintage booktext, script background stamp, newspaper text.

The purple piece behind the photos has been embossed with the Script folder and my Cuttlebug. I then used white Cat's Eye Ink (I think it's actually liquid chalk?) to go over it just a bit.

The layout is also taken from Scrapsketch #184.
The title is cut from Jasmine. I like it, but then sometimes I don't. I think I might just leave it because I don't know what else to do with it? The paper is American Crafts, I think...I got it from our discount scrapbook store.
I think that's everything! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge 11: Into the Wild

The challenge at Just Buggin this week was Into the Wild: Create a project with an animal Cricut die cut! If you don't have a cartridge with an animal die cut, make up your own animal, think google eyes!!
I had this done for the week and kept saying, "I'll post it later," and all of a sudden the new challenge is up and I haven't posted it! Sheesh. Time gets away from me sometimes.

This is a layout for my wedding scrapbook focusing on the kids. The cuts are from New Arrival (the animals) and the title is Pooh Font.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holy cow, I won! (Just Buggin #10)

After being kinda bummed today, my spirits were lifted when I found out I won at Just Buggin!! Holy cow! I am always amazed at other people's projects and although I am proud of mine, the caliber of their stuff is just...WOW! So I check the blog and there I am! The winner!! It seems so petty to some, I'm sure, but I'm really excited about it. So thank you, Samantha, for choosing me, and for everyone who stopped by to check out my entry.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Practical Scrappers challenge

This is my first entry into a Practical Scrappers challenge. It is also a method I have never used before. The challenge there is to use white or colored core cardstock and show it off. To be honest, had Christine not mentioned DCWV, I would not have even thought about it. I STILL had to find the right colors to use anyways! She also mentioned CTMH, which I do have some leftover from a page kit I did at a get together one Friday night. So, here is my layout with the white core cardstock:

These are pictures from when my inlaws came to visit. The kids LOVED the beach even though we didn't intend for them to go this particular day. The bottom "sand" is DCWV Travel stack, the patterned paper at the top I really am not sure...I've had it a long time, the tags were cut from the Citrus 4.5x6.5 stack and I used an emory board on them. The title was cut using CTMH blue...I don't know the official color...and using Opposites Attract. I used the emory board again. I really liked how it gives it a worn, weathered look, like it has been hit with the sun, sand, and waves! I am definitely going to keep this in my line up of things to use!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Scrapsketch 171: Chop!

We visit a Chinese buffet place where my parents know the owners really well. Ava wanted to use chopsticks and Chong, one of the ladies there made her "training chopsticks." She was a pro! She had so much fun using them. The papers are from DCWV Spring Stack and the title is American Crafts mumbo jumbo stickers I found at Big Lots ($1!) . I inked them withe colorbox ink and outlined them with Bic Mark Its. I used Scrapsketch sketch 171. It's from a week or so ago, but I'm going to add it there anyways :).

Scrapsketch 178: Foto Fun

This is another layout for my Rock the Dress album. This is my wonderful photographer! This album I wanted to have fun with so I really worked to find these papers that are bright and a little whacky! I'm not usually a fan of misspelled words on layouts (or anything for that matter) but I thought it was cute. The background paper is DCWV Spring Stack, the patterned papers are just some I had in my stash, and the title is cut from my Cricut using Hello Kitty Font.

Simple Layout

This is a simple layout I did for my Rock the Dress album. They were pictures taken by my photog of the places we went to take the pictures. The background paper is from DCWV Travel Stack that I found at JoAnn's for (are you ready for this?) $2.97!! For the WHOLE pack! I wouldn't have originally wanted this paper as I don't travel much, but after looking though it, it is cute, and at the price, are you kidding me?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Just Buggin' #10: Just Bling It!

It's been some time since I've been able to scrap and take pics of it. I've been itching to do it the past two weeks! My husband took the babies to visit his family so I have the first part of the day to myself until I have to go to work. (boo). I did the Just Buggin' Challenge: Just Bling It! Use glitter or glitter glue on your die cuts. If you do not have glitter, opt for rhinestones, glitter brads, etc. to add bling to your die cuts! As always, at least one Cricut die cut must be used on your project.

This is a picture of my husband and I after we were married. We were on a stage and the best way down was to jump! I just love the moment our photographer caught it. I blinged the snowflakes with Stickles (top and middle) and the bottom one was done with Martha Stewart glitter. They were cut from Christmas Cheer. The title is Opposites Attract and I used a white gel pen on the embellishing. I used dimensionals on the snowflakes to make the stand out a little.

An up close of the snowflakes with their glitter.
I also used a sketch from Scrapsketch; scrapsketch challenge 25 from last Friday.

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