Saturday, July 24, 2010

A great birthday giveaway to share!

There are FIVE prize package's Jodi is giving away in honor of her birthday! How sweet is that? Just click on the link and follow her instructions. Good luck!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My First Bike Layout

Here's a layout I did using materials that were SUPER know how I like to scrap using materials that are easy on the budget!

Let's start with the paper. All but the background sheet of paper came from a Colorbok paper pack I picked up at Target. It was 99 cents for 8 sheets of patterned, coordinating paper. The chipboard letters were covered with a glitter paper scrap I had laying around. The main background paper is from the K&Company KaZoo paper pad (which I picked up with a 40% coupon, naturally!).
The chipboard letters were plain when I bought them at Big Lots. They came in a plain box with about 30 sheets of naked chipboard in various shapes. Plus, the box also contained patterned papers and stickers to match! What a deal :)
The wire dot over the 'i' can be found at Michael's right now in their dollar aisle. There are small boxes of shaped paper clips in purple and blue for a buck. Not bad :)
Here you can see my chipboard letters. I inked the edges to make it look a little more finished. They really came out nice! This was the first time I've ever covered chipboard letters, so it was a learning experience.

The 'my' and 'bike' words were cut from the Hello Kitty font Cricut cartridge. I used the shadow feature and added the faux pink stitching with a Bic Mark-It marker.

I've been mainly posting sketch challenges lately, but this was an original design of mine. I'm really happy about how it all came together.
Thanks for looking! Happy scrapping :)

...a scraplifted card

Hi! I just wanted to share a graduation card I recently finished. I wish I could say that it was my idea...but it was not. I got the idea from a card I saw here by MagicWanda. I really loved the look of her card and used it as inspiration for my own.

For my card, I used blue and gold paper from DCWV. It was a pack of papers with colors that coordinate with the US Marine Corps. The blue and gold matched the graduate's school colors perfectly!

The congratulations background paper is just plain cream colored cardstock that I stamped 'congratulations' all over.

Cricut cartridges used include Locker Talk (cap) and Varsity (2010). I used my Gypsy to weld 'class of' using the Holiday Cakes cartridge.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and a special thanks to MagicWanda for the awesome card idea! Have a great day :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mmmm Blueberries layout

Here's another LID challenge I finished. This one was made using a sketch from

The yellow cardstock is Paper Studio brand, the green is from Core'dinations, and the polka dotted is from a Colorbok paper pack from Target. I used Graphically Speaking to cut Mmmmm, Preserves to cut the berries, and Hello Kitty font for the font. The ribbon is from Michael's.

Thanks for checking it out! Have a great day!

Bakin' My Birthday Cake Layout

Hey everyone...I have a few projects to post. I've been spending so much time scrapping that I haven't been able to post my creations! lol
Here's a layout I did for the Laying It Down challenge on the Cricut MB. The sketch can be found at

Products used include paper from The Paper Studio's Sugar and Spice glitter stack. The word Yummy is pink Jewel paper from JoAnn's. The word 'baking' was created using Heidi Grace rub ons and putting them onto circles I cut from my Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. Other Cricut carts used include Create a Critter (birthday), Lyrical Letters (my), From My Kitchen (cake, mixer), Don Juan (yummy), and Holiday Cakes (brown border strips). I used a white Gellyroll pen for the faux stitching and chalk inks to ink the edges of my cuts.
Thanks for stopping by!