CASEing a Friend

Have you ever CASEd a friend or run across a blog project that you just LOVE and have to copy? Well a few weeks ago, I came across this post from Jinny Newlin...I just had to copy it!

Jinny is my friend and has also been in one of my Stampin' Up! clubs for years! I remember back when she didn't have a blog and I told her she should start one. She wasn't so sure. But I'm glad she did! I think she has really grown in her crafting abilities and she gets a lot of recognition! You should check out her blog!

Here is my take on her card.

The base of this card is Crumb Cake cardstock. I then used the Circle Circus stamp set to stamp a colorful background on the Whisper White layer. Ink Colors: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight.

I used the Scallop Border punch on the tempting turquise cardstock, layered with a little Crumb Cake, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, and finally a sneak peek from the upcoming Summer Mini! That is Stampin' Up!'s new Baker's Twine in Chocolate Chip! LOVE IT!

I used cork (Stampin' Up! sells this!) to cut this shape using the Top Note die. I love how this turned out! And I finished this card with a Daffodill Delight button laced with a little Whisper White Baker's Twine!

I love this card! Thanks Jinny for the inspiration!!!


Sketchy Thursdays 4.21 - Baby Noah

Well as you found out in this post, we are having a baby!!! I can now tell you that it's a BOY! When we found out a few weeks ago, I hopped right online and purchased the Little Boy line from Echo Park Paper Company!

Then I saw this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays! They were meant to go together, I think!

Here is my take on the sketch. Journaling reads: "I loved seeing you for the first time! You were hiding from us but we finally found out you are a BOY! We are so excited and can't wait to meet you baby boy."

I love all of the patterned papers that come in this kit! I added a few buttons tied with twine also...one of my favorite accents for a little boy! And then I finished the layout by hand-drawing a black line around the whole layout to give it a finishing touch.

Here's a closer picture of my little man, Noah Samuel!

Hope you like the sketch! Can't wait to have more picture of him to add to his album!!!

P.S. I realized today that I've been slacking on "Make it with Crumb Cake Monday"...Oops! So even though it's Tuesday, this layout was made using Crumb Cake...so it counts! Back next week with another Crumb Cake creation!



Last August, Brooke was part of a photo shoot with Jessica Strom. Her assignment was painting. This is the first time that I let her near paints. It was rather adorable!

Just look at all that paint between her little toes!

Journaling reads: "Brooke painted for the first time today while Jessica took pictures. She is such a little artist! 08/2010"

I love the colors in these pictures and the paper that I chose to use. I actually got this paper from a scrapbook friend at church, we have nights of scrapbooking and swap things we don't want/need anymore. It's fun!


21 Months Layout

I don't think it's a secret, I love Echo Park Paper Company! I think I have purchased about 6 of their lines and they just keep coming out with CUTE, CUTE, CUTE stuff! So for Brooke's 21 Month layout, I used the Little Girl line. It's so darn cute!!!

If you are in my scrapbook club, you will find that this layout design looks very similar to our club page last month. I loved it so much I had to use it again! This is a great layout to use when you have a collection of designer papers that all coordinate (and you want to use them ALL)!

Just a little note: The journaling to the bottom of the pictures is meant to be read all the way across the layout. So since I didn't photograph the two pages together, it might be a little hard to get the whole idea. But you can read the full post about Brooke being 21 months here.

I love all of the colors in these papers!

And I added in a few Stampin Up buttons to give the page a little POP! Like it???


Blast from the past...

Want to see a card that I created about 6 years ago? My sister found it when cleaning out some of her things that were being stored at my parent's house. It's a beauty...

I hadn't found stamping at this time yet. I had just started scrapbooking with our wedding and honeymoon (we have been married 7 years now).

If you want to copy this card, go right ahead! Ha ha! It's amazing how far I've come as a crafter and I'm so happy about what I have learned and that I started stamping!!!


Fabulous Day!

Today after going to the zoo, my little girl was tired! So we came home, she took a nap and I got a little crafty! I love it when I have time during the day to do things I love! Not that I don't love spending time with my little girl...but all you Mommas know what I mean!

This cute birthday card fulfills two challenges! The first is Get Sketchy's sketch #81!

The second is Embellish Magazine's Decorative Trim Color Trends Challenge.

All of the decorative paper for the 1" circles and cupcake, came from my scrap box! I love that! I know that a few of them came from Stampin Up, but not all of them! The cute ribbon trim came from sei. I have literally been saving it FOREVER! I don't know why?!

The stamp set used for the sentiment is by Papertrey Ink! I love Signature Greetings!

To create the cupcake I used Stampin Up's Exclusive Sizzlit Dies: Big Bold Cupcake (#114509, $21.95 USD). I love this set of dies! They make great birthday cards!

And lastly, this button is from Stampin Up too! It's Old Olive...love that color!

Hope you like the card and I hope to be back in the craftroom tomorrow to create another fun card or two! Have a great Wednesday!


Make it with Crumb Cake Monday + Challenges

Welcome to another Make it with Crumb Cake Monday! I think you all are going to love this page! I used a few challenges to get it done. Check them out.

The first challenge is for Sketchy Thursdays. I love their scrapbook skteches! They even have two page layout sketches sometimes! YAY!

The second challenge was for Wee Memories, Challenge #50. It was basically just to use your favorite colors. Mine were: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, and Early Espresso!

This is the first page that I have done for little Lemon (that is what we are calling the baby until we find out if it's a boy or a girl)! This picture was taken about a week ago and I already feel like I've grown even bigger! Ha ha!

The Crumb Cake base and ribbons (minus the pom pom trim) came from Stampin Up! The cute designer paper is from AdornIt...the little owls were a part of that paper line too! When I saw this paper I bought a lot of it! It's so cute!

This clear heart is by Jenni Bowlin! So cute! I love this little ribbon detail too!

The "17" stickers are by Echo Park Paper Company.

On each of these little scallop circle embellishments, I used a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink to give a little depth to the circle portion! I love this effect.

As stated above, these little owls were cut out from a sheet of designer paper. The journaling reads: "At 17 weeks I feel you move! Your Daddy even felt you move from the outside! We {heart} you!"

Thanks for checking out my page! I loved making it!


Another Challenge

I was rather crafty today! I really enjoy days like this!

This card was made for Create with Connie and Mary: CCMC144 - Inspiration Challenge AND Stampin Royalty: Challenge #65 - The Heat is On (Heat Embossing).

I started this 3"x3" card by using my Dotted wheel inked in Versamark. Then I added clear embossing powder and used my heat tool to heat emboss.

I used the Decorative Label Punch and the 1" Circle punch on this card.

When I saw the cake as inspiration for CCMC144, I knew I had to use this new set that I got for FREE during Sale-a-Bration! The little cupcake is so cute! In fact that is what the set is called: So Cute!

The color combination for this card is: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, and Pumpkin Pie.

I love the effect of tied ribbon with a button placed on top of the knot. This is the Rich Razzleberry 3/8" taffeta ribbon with a Pumpkin Pie button and a little linen thread on top.

I hope you enjoyed my card! Come back tomorrow for a Create it with Crumb Cake Monday project!

**All supplies are Stampin' Up!**

PDCC75 and Mojo Monday 184

I combined two challenges today to make my cute "thanks" card. The first was...

Playdate Cafe's Challenge #75! I loved these colors and couldn't wait to get started!

The second challenge was Mojo Monday's Sketch #184. There is so much detail on this sketch and I loved trying to piece it all together.

So here's my card! It measures 4 inches x 4 inches.

My cardstock bases are always cardstock from Stampin Up! This time I used Basic Gray...one of my favorite colors! The patterned paper for this card came from Echo Park Paper Company and Basic Grey.

The satin ribbon is from Stampin Up! I find that if you tie your bow up-side-down, you will get it to come out looking pretty good when you turn your card right-side-up. I learned that trick from my mom!

The little flower and the "thanks" stickers are from Echo Park as well and the button is from Papertrey Ink! The border punch that I used is made by Fiskars: Upper Crest Border Punch!

I hope you enjoy my card. I'm off to my craftroom to create a little more before my little girl wakes up from her nap this afternoon!