Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Super Exciting Annoucement!!!

I am so excited to finally be able to tell everyone that I am now on the Design team over at Sketches: Creatively Yours!  They have both layout and card sketches!  I have had so much fun using their sketches before I even became a part of the team.  I hope you all will come check out this fabulous site and play along with us!  I will make sure to let everyone know when my first layout is featured over there.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A featured layout!

Last week I received word that one of my layouts would be featured today on the new challenge blog called Unique Crafters Challenge Blog.  I am quite excited about it!  It really has made my day.  So make sure you swing by to check it out.  They will start their first challenge on March 1st and I can't wait to play along with them!

Monday, February 27, 2012

You and Me Layout

I started with a Scrapbook Generation Volume 4 sketch.  The cardstock is from Recollections.  The patterned paper is from K & Company.  The blue dew drops are from Recollections.  The buttons are from my stash.  I cut the flowers and the title on the Silhouette using designs from their store and for the flowers I then used the Imaginisce petal roller tool on the edges to curl them up. The flower brads are from Making Memories.  I added the stitching with my Sew Easy and DMC floss.  And the rhinestone hearts are from Oriental Trading.

Here is a close up of the flower.  I really LOVE how this turned out!  I love the texture and thickness of this flower.  Plus it was super easy!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Layout

This is for the 1-hour challenge at Club CK on 2-22-12.  I used the Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas Collection.  I kept it pretty simple so the focus would stay on the photos.  I typed my journaling on the computer and printed it out.  I also used foam dots behind the stickers to give the page more dimension.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Memories Layout

I started this layout with a Jana Eubank sketch.  The green background is from Echo Park’s Little Girl collection.  The patterned paper, stickers and journaling card are from the Country Drive Collection by Echo Park.  The buttons are from my stash (Making Memories and Jo-Ann’s) and I used twine from The Twinery.  I cut the title on the Silhouette using a design from their store and cardstock from Bazzill and American Crafts.  The orange trim is from Fancy Pants Designs.  Finally I added the flourishes with DMC floss and my stitch templates from Oriental Trading.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fun at the Fair layout

I used some paper and cardstock from SEI for this layout.  I cut the title and brackets on my Silhouette using cardstock from SEI, Recollections & Bazzill.  I wrote the journaling on a manila tag and hid it behind my large picture.  I finished it off with ribbons and buttons from my stash.  I also used an EK Success border punch.  I wanted to keep this layout a little simpler.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What a Ride Layout

I used a sketch from the Scrapbook Generation Volume 2 book for this layout.  The white cardstock is from my stash.  I used the Summer Days collection by Echo Park for this layout.  The black letter stickers were from a Dots & Strips collection also from Echo Park.  The jewel in the title is from Queen & Company.

Monday, February 20, 2012

She is Delightfully Happy layout

I started with a sketch from the book Page Maps 2.  The sketch was for a 8.5x11 layout and I changed it a bit for my 12x12 layout.  The patterned paper, title die-cut and chipboard circle are from My Mind’s Eye.  I added hand stitching with DMC floss around the large die cut paper that I cut down to fit on my paper better (it was originally 12x12).  The doily is from Paper Wishes and I inked it with three different colors to give it more depth and texture I then pulled out my sewing machine to add the stitching to the side of the picture and to the title area. Next I used stickers from Echo Park and Bo Bunny to complete the title.  The flourishes are from Oriental Trading.  Last but not least the brown chipboard birds are part of the American Crafts Thickers line.
Here is a close up of the title area.  I have to say that I really just LOVE how this whole layout came out!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fun Escape Layout

I started with a Page Maps sketch and this adorable photo of my daughter.  The kraft cardstock is from Recollections.  I then used paper scraps from Fancy Pants.  I love that I only used scraps of paper for this layout.  I used an EK Success border punch on the flower paper.  The flowers are from Prima and I sprayed them with Perfect Pearls Mist, Glimmer Mist and Mister Huey spray inks.  The ribbon trim is from Paper Wishes.  For the title I used two different types of Thickers from American Crafts.  The date stickers are from October Afternoon.  I created the rolled flower from a scrap of paper and my Petal Roller tool from Imaginisce.  To finish the flower I crushed it and inked the edges.  The journaling card was a freebie that I found through Pinterest.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Another Valentine

So I made two Valentine's this year.  One for the hubby and then one for my daughter.  I saw this design on the Silhouette store and fell in love with it, so I knew just what I wanted to do for the other Valentine.
So I used the recollections cardstock to make the card.  Then for all the cut outs I used my Quikutz pads that came with my Silhouette.  It is 4x8 pieces of carstock with adhesive on the back, so I was able to just cut it all out and stick it on the card.  Super easy and cute for my darling four-year-old daughter!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1 Hour Challenge Valentine

As I mentioned yesterday here is the layout I created during the 1 hour challenge over at Club CK.  Now this card took me only about 20 minutes, and that is because that was all the time I had.  See about 10 minutes into the challenge my wonderful husband called me from work because he locked his keys in the car.  So I had to drop everything and head over to unlock the car for him.  By the time I made it back home I had about another 10 minutes to finish this card and get it posted before the challenge ended.  But even with all of that I really love how the card came out!
The papers are from Fancy Pants and Echo Park. I cut the hearts out by hand and put them on a Recollections cardstock card blank that I made.  After attaching the hearts together I pierced holes to sew the layers together.  For a little sentiment I added the love stamp from Basic Grey and to tie everything together I stitched around the heart for some more detail.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Check it out!!!

So last week I made a Valentine's Day card during the 1 hour challenge over at Club CK.  Well this morning that card was featured on the Creating Keepsakes Blog! I am super excited!  You can check it out here!  And check back tomorrow to see the card posted here!

Pre-School Layout

I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch as the starting point for this layout.  The papers and brads are all from My Mind’s Eye. The twine is from Technique Tuesday.  I cut the title and banner on my Silhouette using designs from their store. I used an EK Success border punch on the pink & white striped paper.  For the journaling card I used one that I found for free on Pinterest.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Right Now Layout

I used a Page Maps sketch for this layout.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I cut the title out on the Silhouette using a design from their store.  The all pink flower is from Oriental Trading.  The other flowers are from my stash (I think Making Memories and Imaginisce).  I also used an EK Sucess border punch.  I then used my Sew Easy to add the scallops with DMC floss and then added bling from Want 2 Scrap.

Below are the pictures of each page of the layout.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Get Whale Soon Card

One of Army buddies just had surgery so we wanted to send him a get well card and this is what I came up with.  I got the idea from the Best of Card Creations Book.
I used a DCWV stack for all the patterned paper.  I cut the whale and wave on the Silhouette.  The buttons are from my stash (I think from Making Memories).  The brown stickers are from Echo Park. The word "whale" is done using American Craft Thickers.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Remember This Layout

I used a Page Maps sketch for this layout.  The patterned papers are from Bo-Bunny.  I cut the title out on the Silhouette using a design from their store.  The green border sticker is from Bo-Bunny.  The blue ric-rac is from Fancy Pants (I believe).  The blue sticker is also Fancy Pants.  The flower sticker is from Basic Grey. The button is from my stash.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tractor Girl Layout

I used a Page Maps sketch for this layout.  I used Echo Park on this layout.  The black cardstock is from Recollections and the pink and brown cardstock is from American Crafts.  I created the title using my Silhouette software.  I love how it turned out!  I also cut the journaling shape on the Silhouette.  I used my stitch templates from Oriental Trading to add the flourishes.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

You're Sweet Layout

I used a Sassy Lil Sketches sketch on this layout.  The papers and stickers are from Echo Park.  The black cardstock is from Recollections.  The flower trim is from American Crafts. I added stickles to the word “You’re” in the title and the ladybugs.  I cut the title on the Silhouette using  a design from their store.  I hand stitched a circle with DMC floss.  Look below for a close up of the stickles on the title.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Priceless Layout

I used sketch #26 from Frosted Designs for this layout.  The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  The lace trim and lace appliqué were given to me by my mother-in-law.  I sprayed the appliqué with purple Glimmer Mist to match the layout.  The jewel flowers are from Prima, the light purple flower is from Oriental Trading, the other flower is from my stash along with the heart brad. I cut the title on the Silhouette using a design from their store.  The journaling card is one that I printed for free.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!!

So this morning I used to pick a winner from the blog hop!  The lucky winner is:

Blogger ELLEN said...
Cassie, your card is adorable!Thanks for playing along. I love seeing what everyone comes up with using the same products.
February 3, 2012 5:49 AM
So Ellen if you email me your address at cswiscarson at yahoo dot com I will get your card in the mail ASAP!  Thank you to everyone who stopped by!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

I was so surprised to be nominated for the award from a fellow scrapper.  I was nominated by Stephanie.  She is one uber talented women and I am happy to say she is super nice too.  So go check out her amazing work!

Now a little about the Liebster Blog award:
"Liebster" is German for dearest, beloved or favorite. The award is given from one blogger to another and is intended to showcase up-and-coming blogs typically with less than 200 followers. It's a chance to get more traffic to their blogs and to share the love and creativity that is out there. There is no evaluation committee or formal process for this award. It is simply peer recognition for your hard work---which is pretty terrific, right?
Obligations of receiving this recognition are minimal. Show thanks to the blogger(s) who nominated you by linking back to their blog. Share the Liebster Blog award with other up and coming blogs with fewer than 200 followers. Post the award on your own blog!
Here are my picks:
Derv: My Creative View (Has a great sense of style & passion about scrapping)
Becky: The Popsicle Tree (She is not only a great paper crafter but has some great sewing projects too)
Stacia: Happy and Scrappy (Has Fabulous layouts and makes great use of sketches)
Vicky Jo: The Stamping Idea Corner (I have "known" her for years and her talent always amazes me!)

I hope you will pop on over to these blogs and see what they have to offer.
Thank you so much Ashley!

Totally Great Layout

I created this layout using three different challenges.  The sketch is from Sketches: CreativelyYours.  I used pink twine from The Twinery for the Frosted Designs Friday Challenge.  I also used white cardstock as the base of my layout for the Scrap Fit Workout #61.   
The patterned paper and stickers are  from Echo Park. The flower trim is from American Crafts.  I cut the title on the Silhouette using a design from their store and a combination of Echo Park papers and American Crafts cardstock.  The green cardstock is from DCWV.  I added stitching with Oriental Trading Stitch templates and DMC floss.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hop, Hop for a Valentine's Blog Hop

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the wonderful Valentine's Card Blog Hop!  You will see some very cute cards from a very talented group of ladies from Club CK.  Our wonderful host Amanda sent us all a little kit of the same supplies to make our cards.  I had a lot of fun making a cute card to share!
If you didn’t arrive from Amanda's Blog go back to there to start.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Make sure to leave a comment to be entered to win this super cute card.  If you are a follower or a new follower then leave a second comment letting me know for an extra chance to win!  I will draw a winner on Monday morning, so check back to see if you are the lucky winner!  Now hop on over to Beth's Blog!  Have fun!

Laugh Layout (Frosted Designs Challenge)

I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch for this layout.  I created this layout for the Frosted Designs recipe challenge (3 patterned papers, 2 buttons & 1 word title).  I started with kraft cardstock from Recollections that I sprayed with white Mister Huey by Studio Calico.  The patterned papers are from Echo Park.  The ric-rac is from my stash.  The purple flowers are from Prima and I sprayed them with purple Glimmer Mist.  The buttons are from Oriental Trading.  I cut the title on the Silhouette using a design from Kerri Bradford.  I added hand stitching with DMC floss and a stitch template from Oriental Trading.  The journaling card is from Maya Road.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Enjoy Every Moment Layout

I used this week’s sketch over at Sketches: CreativelyYours.  I rotated the sketch and moved the circles around until it suited my pictures better.  I love using sketches as a jumping point.  It can be a lot of fun to alter a sketch to fit your style.

I used the Ad Lib patterned papers by Bo-Bunny for this layout.  The rhinestone flower is from Basic Grey.  I cut the title on the Silhouette using a design from their store that I then changed to create the second layer.  The flower trim is from Jo-Ann’s.  And as a final touch I added some hand sewing with my Sew Easy and DMC floss.
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