Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet Summer Sun

Wow it sure has been hot here!! We have been trying to enjoy the sun as much as we can. I decided I had to make a summer / water layout page to go with our weather. I knew the perfect paper to use and ran to my local scrapbook store to scoop all that she had left. I can't believe I thought I could do with out this paper the first time around. For this layout I used the new line"Sun Kissed" Line. I started with the "Sun Kissed Skies" paper as my background. I built everything on that page. The green and blue wave both came from the "Sun kissed Adventure" paper. I distressed the edge of the blue wave with my Tim Holtz paper distresser tool. All the photos are 2x3 and I mated them with a strip of green and a strip of orange Bo Bunny Dot paper. I used my Cricut and the Winnie the Pooh Cartridge to cut out the font from the Bo Bunny Dot paper. I cut the sun and clouds from another sheet of the "Sun Kissed Skies" paper. I distressed the edge of the sun and popped it up with some foam squares. The sun bathing beauty in the corner is a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. I stamped her on Bella white paper and coloured her with my copics. I then cut her out and mounted her over top of the ribbon. The ribbon is also from Bo Bunny. It was a nice easy layout to put together and I love how it turned out.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

S'MORE Please!

Here is a new layout I made using Bo Bunny's "Great Outdoor Line". I  love how it turned out. It was quite a challenge as this was not my original plan for the layout. Funny how we can have a picture in our mind and when we start to work we end up somewhere else. That is the great wonder of crafting. This was my daughter's first time roasting and eating Marshmallows. She thought they were great but thankfully was full from supper an only ate two. I couldn't imagine what the sugar high would have been like if it was more.

To create the scallop border I used my Gypsy to weld four border and corners together. I wanted to keep the scallop small so I found that welding smaller pieces together work better then enlarging the scallop square that is already created on the Mini Monogram Cartridge. When I was welding I also left the right hand side blank (straight cut) so that I could make a two page layout. I mounted my scalloped square to some Chocolate Bo Bunny Dot paper. The three button are Coconut Shell buttons from my button stash. I threaded them with some hemp to give them a more rustic look. I used the "Save the Date" set from CTMH in my journal box. The ink is Close to Coco from Stampin' Up. I also stitched a bit using my Bazzill template and some light tan embroidery floss.

I used my Camping Cartridge to cut out the marshmallow and stick. The title and the marshmallow is cut from white fun foam on my Cricut. I used the multi cut feature but it still didn't all the way though but enough that I could get the letters out. They just had a bit of a rougher edge. I do suggest using the Deep Blade, I think I will need to buy one now. I inked the edge of the marshmallow with some brown ink to give it the "roasted" look.  I love how this part turned out, but sad that I couldn't get it to photograph really well. It does look really neat in real life. To glue the letters on I used "Glossy Accents" from Tim Holtz. I find this is a great way to glue on anything that you really want to stick that my tape runner doesn't work on. I also used the Bazzil template on this side and the same light tan embroidery floss. I finished of the large photo with 4 photo corners punched out using the EK success punch a the Almond Bo Bunny Dot paper.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lunch Pail for Hayden!

I love altering items, and Lunch Pails are my favourite. I made this lunch pail for my new little cousin. The lunch pail is made so that my cousin can put treasures and photos of him as he grows. Each of the dividers is made with a spot where she can journal so of the new things he is doing that month. I didn't want to make it to with baby paper as I wanted it to fun an vibrant. Something that she could have on display even when he gets older.

I used the new Bo Bunny "Around the Block" line to decorate the whole tin. I love how all of Bo Bunny products go together so easily. Because this will be about my 10th Lunch Pail I have made I decided it was time to make a cut file with my gypsy to do all the hard work for me. I made a cut file for the main part of the pail that cuts out the area around the latch. Then I made a cut file for the lid that cuts out around that handle pieces. It took sometime to get it just right but it will now be faster when I go to make the next one. 

On the front I used my Cricut to cut out the letters for his name. I used the Printing 101 font cartridge at 2" for the "H" and 1.5" for the "ayden". All of the ribbon is also from Bo Bunny as well. The two buttons on the front are from my button stash.

On the inside of the lid I used some more paper from the Around the Block line to cover and add a spot for a photo and all of his birth details. The stamp for the details is from the Stamping up set "Bundle of Joy". I stamped it with Early Espresso ink. I also used coordinating Bo Bunny Dot paper to make a mat for a 2x3 photo. I accented the mat with my EK Success corner punch.

The divider cards are made from Bo Bunny Dot paper. I used my computer to make the template for the spot for her to right about the month. I stamped the "Month" portion using the Solo sets from CTMH with a combination of Stampin' Up inks (Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Pacific Point). I accented the info sheet with the EK Success photo corner punch. I made the tabs using the Tab punch from Stampin' Up. The months are stamped using the "Save the Date" set from CTMH. I stamped them onto Very Vanilla cardstock which I cut small ovals with my cricut. I used the same combinations of inks as I did on the information card. 

For fun I thought I would add a few other lunch pails that I have made before...


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Just Thinking of YOU!!!

This is the card I made for my friend Krista who is not feeling well right now. I just wanted to let her know that I am thinking of her. I used the sketch from Stamping Bella for their Bellarific Friday on July 16th 2010. I made a few changes to the sketch by changing the place of my Bella Bling and adding another strip of Pattern Paper. I love using sketches they are such a great way to get your Mojo going. I find that I start with the sketch but sometimes my card doesn't end up looking anything like it in the end. But that is okay it is just a great place to start.

I decided to use my new Kaiser Craft 6x6 Hello Birdie paper pack for all my papers, except the base of the card and the piece I stamped Bella on. I started by stamping my ParkBenchBella on some Very Vanilla CS with my Momento Ink. I coloured her with my Copics, but I paper pieced her clothes with some of the coordinating solids in the pack. I then cut her out using my scalloped circle Nestability. I left it in the Nestability plate embossed it and then inked the inside around Bella with my new Crumb Cake Ink from Stampin' Up. This then left the Very Vanilla scalloped border around the outside. I used a the "Thinking of You" stamp from the Warmest Regard sets from Stampin' Up. I stamped it on some Crumb Cake CS and punches it out with the Modern Label Punch. I added two Bella Bling Dots to the top right hand corner to finish the card off. I couldn't forget to add some bling to the dogs collar.
I also finished the inside of the card with some of the left over scraps from the front of the card. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I stamped it a with Early Espresso Ink from Stampin' Up on a coordinating solid paper from the paper pack.

I entered my card in Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bo Bunny Crazy!!

Here is my latest card that I made from the new Bo Bunny line Peacock Lane. I have always loved Bo Bunny products but now I seem to have a new obsession with them. I now buy whole lines (times 4, as I buy 4 of each paper) and all the Bo Bunny Dot Papers that match. I love how easy it is to put something together when everything already matches. I am hoping to finish some on the Bo Bunny albums that I have bought along the way as well. I once again made this card with no real purpose in mind, but I know I will find a special recipient for it.

I started with this weeks sketch from Taylor Expression. I turned it sideways and used it to make a 4x6 card. I used the teal Bo Bunny Double Dot for the base. I then use two pattern papers from the Peacock Lane Line for the background. I used the Summer Girls Turtle Tots stamp from Stamping Bella. I stamped them out individually and coloured them with a combination of Copic Markers and Stampin' Up markers. I distressed the edges of the image with Rich Razzleberry Ink from Stampin' Up. I finished the card off with two buttons and a flower with a Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button from Stampin' Up.
I had a hard time deciding between two papers, which paper to use on the front. I ended up having to cut both papers to see which one I liked better. I decided to then use the other paper to go on the inside of the card. Because I am not sure who I am sending the card to, I decided not to put a sentiment on the inside. I used my EK Success scalloped photo corner punch to add four corners on the inside.

I was able to enter my card in the sketch challenge at Taylor Expression.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Surf's Up!

I made this card for my little cousins 1st Birthday. They are having a pool party for him so I thought these guys fit the theme quite well. I started with this weeks sketch from The Sweet Stop. All of the paper is from Bo Bunny. I used three colours of Double Dot and a old summer line that I had in my stash. The images came from a image swap I did a few years ago, so I am sorry I can't remember what company they came from. The ribbon is also from Bo Bunny. Can you tell I really love Bo Bunny product. I have quite the stash that I am trying to encourage myself to use rather then hoard. I made the bow with a bit of ribbon and a needle and thread. I coloured the images with my copics and finished the front one of with my EK Success corner punch. In the top corner are three Stamping Bella Bling Dots. I also used some Glimmer Mist on the waves to add some sparkle to the water. The "Happy Birthday" is from a CTMH set that they gave for free a few months ago.

On the inside of the card I used some more Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. I then stitched around the outer edge with my sewing machine using some white thread. I used another image from a swap, I believe both images are from the same company and I believe even the same set. I coloured him with my copics and cut him out. I also used a little
bit of liquid glass on his mask to give it some added dimension. It is hard to see in the picture. His bubbles are clear Bella Baubles from Stampin Bella. I used my computer to print the sentiment and mounted it on some more Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. I finished it off with a pair of sandals I cut out of the Bo Bunny pattern paper I used on the front.

I entered my card in the sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop. I was also able to enter it at KL Stampin' and Scrappin' for their Summer and Beach Theme Challenge.