Thursday, September 23, 2010

Please help this girl's wish come true!

Last night, while I was blog surfing, I checked one of my absolute favorite blogs Paper Pastimes of a Scrapbooking Mimi and Tammy's latest post really struck me.  She made a card for a 9 year old little girl who has been stricken with cancer.  HERE is where you can see her post about this little girl.  Her wish is to receive lots and lots of get well cards.  Let's help make this precious little girl's wish come true!  Please send cards to:

Riley Philpott

206 Stanley Loop Rd

Winterville, NC 28590
Also, check out Tammy's cards over there (after you make Riley's card of course :)!  Her cards are AMAZING!  I'm sure you'll want to follower her blog because it contains loads and loads of inspiration.  It's my favorite place to go to look at cards. 
Have a good one!

Another Softball Layout

Here's another softball layout I recently completed.  This one is not based on any sketches or anything, it's completely original :)

Once again, the solid papers are Bazzill and the patterned papers are from a package of black and white patterns I picked up at Michael's.

The softball and bats are cut from the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge.  Both papers are Coredinations.  I inked the edges and pop dotted the softball.

The softball player is also cut from Sports Mania.  I cut her shadow out in Coredinations paper that was black with a white core.  I sanded the edges a little to make her stand out on my page.

I really love this embellishment.  The TEAM ribbon slider is made out of a heavier metal and came in a pack of three more ribbon holders.  It was attached to 2 more packages of ribbon slides, too.  All three packs (12 sliders in all) for a total of 3.99!  Not bad...I LOVE Tuesday Morning!

The softball word was cut from Sports Mania and the numbers are from Varsity.  I ran the word through my Sizzix purse with a Cuttlebug swiss dots folder.  I added the faux stitching on the numbers with a white gel pen.

This tag I made to slip behind her photo and holds the names of her teammates and coaches.  I know from experience that, as we age, we forget things we think we'll never forget.  I want her to be able to know and remember the people she grew up with.  I just typed it up in  a Word document and printed it directly onto the paper.  This tag fits so perfectly behind my daughter's photograph.

Once again...thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Softball layout

I've been trying to finish this layout for a couple weeks now. I had all the elements down, but just hadn't had time to finish the journaling on it. Finally...I'm done!

This is another LID challenge from the Cricut messageboard.  THIS is where you can find the sketch that I followed, but I won't be posting this layout there because we have a brand spankin' new messageboard.  I think I'll probably post this there.

The solid papers are Bazzill and the patterned papers are from Michael's.  They came in a pack of various black and white patterns and cost about 5.99 before coupon.  I think I need to start writing down the names of the papers I use.  I always think I'm going to remember...but my 30 year old mind just isn't what it used to be-LOL! 

The title was created using the Varsity and Hello Kitty Font Cricut cartridges.  The 'my' words were Cricut...but I just can't remember which cart I used.  Sorry about that!  Other carts used were A Child's Year (father/daughter image) and Plantin Schoolbook (scalloped border). 

I used Gypsy Wanderings to cut this shape out and the journaling is computer generated.

The banner I created using Celebrations.  I used some dimensional pop dots to make it stand out a little bit.

Thanks for stopping by to look! 

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Someone's giving away a pink ATG....

Head on over to Tracy's blog, ---Jedi Scrapbooking to enter.  Make sure you sign up to follow!  Her layouts are great and will provide tons of inspiration for you!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Special Day Layout

Hello all! Here's a non-traditional first day of school layout that I created to add to the Cricut message board LID challenge which can be found HERE. I chose to use these papers because they coordinate with the colors coming from the photograph. The patterned paper, smile brad, and rub ons are from Creative Imaginations Renae's House line and go PERFECTLY with my photo!  The glittery purple cardstock is Coredinations.

The title was created using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and welding an  A from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.  I cut the whole thing out first in a shimmery white paper, ran it through my Sizzix purse using a Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, and then inked the edges using lilac chalk ink.  I cut out the word special separately and added the white gel pen stitching.

The white rick rack is from Michael's dollar bins and the rub on, as stated previously is from the coordinating page kit by Creative Imaginations.  The journaling is computer generated.

The flower embellishment I created on my very own and I just LOVE how it turned out!  I cut the three flower layers from the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge and inked each layer.  I secured each layer with a pop dot and the center is a large brad that came with this page kit.  After assembling my flower, I added the tiny purple rhinestones to the petals.  The green vine is from Cindy Loo which I cut from green shimmery paper and added some gel pen stitching.

I didn't have butterfly gems to match my papers, so I made my own.  I used clear butterfly embellies (from Michael's dollar bin...gotta love it!) and colored them with a Bic permanent marker to match! 

Thanks for checking out my page!  Have a great day!!!