Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Edward and Bella Notebook (Pixie Dust Studio's Digi Image)

Hello all!  I discovered Pixie DustStudio's because of Angie @ Designs by Day! (I found her on The Outlawz)  Thank you Angie! A huge thanks to Kathy at Pixie Dust Studio's your images are AWESOME.  Well I am a super Twilight fan, loved the books, loved the movies and now I love, love, love the digis that Pixie Dust Studio's has created!  I bought the entire Twilight pack on Sunday morning about 1am EST and made a notebook Today!  Let me know what you think, I love the way it turned out.  I made Edward glitter! (Again thanks to Angie) I used the Gelly Roll clear star pen.  I inked up a cosmetic sponge and kinda dabbed it on Edwards face and hand. Here it is!

  • Pixie Dust Studio's  "Love Sparkles" Digi
  • Your Story Photo 5 x 7 black metallic folder
  • Staples 20lb lavender paper (used for pages of notebook)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China, for the sky background
  • Prisma Color, colored pencils
  • Provo Craft Cricut Companion embossing folder "Once Upon a Princess"(all over flowers)
  • Liquid Pearls Lavender Lace (used on center of embossed flowers and flowers on image)
  • Small piece of lavender ribbon
  • Gelly Roll Clear Star pen for glittering up Edwards skin
  • We Are Memory Keepers magnetic mat and ruler with the perforation attachment
  • Bound the book using Your Story Photo
 Hope you like, I love comments and will try to respond to all.  Have a great week everybody.

Oh one more thing to share.  I did a little shopping today!  I found some really cool stuff at Wal-Mart (the paper packs) and Joann's (Cupcake Buttons and Glitter Buttons) Here is a pic!  PS I got great deals on all the stuff.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Outlawz POM challenge for 5/26/11

I am entering my very first challenge on The Outlawz, so here it is!

and of course the inside.

So leave your comments and let me know what you think!
  • Stamping Bella "Annie and Arthur" stamps.
  • Miscellaneous paper and ribbon
  • Colored with Prisma Color Colored Pencils, blended with odorless mineral spirits
  • Martha Stewart "Forever" flourish stamp (outside)
  • Martha Stewart "Congratulations" stamp (inside)
  • Fiskars "Heart Border" punch
*The card base is cut at A7 guidelines

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Envelope Mini Album

Well I finally completed my first ever Envelope Mini Album. I also created my first YouTube video.  The problem is, it shows on my channel and it shows as public, but for some insane reason I can't find it when I use my husbands PC and search for Envelope Mini Album, uploaded today!  Seriously????  Well anyway maybe it takes time to show up for the rest of the world.  We shall see.  Hopefully it will show up here! 

  • 3 #10 business envelopes cut in half
  • DCWV 4x6 Nursery Baby Boy paper stack
  • 1 manila folder (for putting between the pocket inserts to make them more durable)
  • Stamp used was from Stamping Bella, by Elena's Easel Turtle Tots (front cover)
  • 2 white Prima flowers (one chalked purple, one glittered with Stickles lime green)
  • used Cropodile eyelet setter
  • used Martha Stewart Daisy border punch and Photo Corners punch
  • Bling "J" (not sure who it is by, bought at Hobby Lobby)
  • ball and chain key chain with small squeezable paper clip (no idea what they are really called) for closure
  • 2 one inch book rings
  • EK Success Cupcake border punch
  • Fiskars Cupcake punch
  • Various Journaling and Phrases stamps
  • Various embellishments and fibers
 I hope you enjoy the video.  These are really fun to make  hopefully I will be able to enter this on The Outlawz for the Celebration challenge.  Have a great rest of the Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A little Birdy Notebook

Well this isn't the project I wanted to post today, but my envelope mini album video is not coming out as I had planned.  So instead here is a cute little notebook I made with my sister.  We used "3 Birds on Parade" Cricut cartridge, the your story photo, various papers and a little sparkly ribbon.  Hope you like.

Oh, I forgot to mention Stickles, lots and lots of Stickles!  We both love all things glittered!  I have also discovered that with my We are Memory Keepers magnetic mat and ruler with different cutting blades we can perforate the pages of the notebook to rip right out.  Well that is it for tonight, but sometime this week my first video will be posted on my blog and you tube!  Have a great day/night!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rain Rain GO AWAY!!!!!

I have had no time to craft this week.  Between work, home and the weather I just haven't felt like it.  But I am taking a trip to the Hobby Lobby tomorrow so I am sure that will get me back in the creative mood. (I hope!)  When it gets rainy for days on end I just want to curl up with a really good book, one of the dogs laying on my feet to keep them warm and keep me company and I am set!  But alas there are projects that need to be done.  So I promise that by Saturday afternoon I will post a project.  I only have one faithful follower (thank you Cely), but I have faith, if I keep it up I will get more.  I have spent some time browsing the different crafting blogs and there are some really talented people out there.  Well good night all, and I really hope the sun comes out tomorrow even if for only 10 minutes, I'll take it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One more entry, just under the wire!

I stayed up extra late so I could get one more submission in for the My Pink Stamper NSD challenges.  I chose to do challenge #4 Mother's Day theme.  (I will have to save this card for next year)
 This is an A2 card. I used "3 birds on parade" the infant girl bird at 3 1/2, and the "blurb" from "Plantin School" at 1 1/2. I used the Martha Stewart "grass" punch, and a  sizzix all over flower pattern embossing folder. I choose to use google eyes to give her that wide eyed innocence look. To finish it off I used stickles to outline the bird, and fill in the beak and legs.  I used a piece of lavender iridescent ribbon that I got at Joann's.
Hope you like it.  Now off to bed.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenges #1 & #3 My submissions

Sometimes life gets in the way, I had planned on doing all of the challenges on Saturday NSD but sometimes the universe has other plans for you.  Needless to say Sunday was Mother's Day and I had other obligations. So here I am at 1:30 in the morning on Monday and I have completed only 2 of the challenges :(, but that is ok because I still had fun so here they are!
Challenge #1 This is a notebook that I made using the Your Story Photo.  I embossed the layer with the Cricut Companion all over cupcake folder for "Once Upon a Princess" the Cupcake was cut at 4.75 inches from "Once upon a Princess" The tag was cut from (ummm) not sure what cartridge, at 1.25 inches. (I already put the handbooks away and did another project before I wrote this, sorry)  I used a cheapy dollar stamp that say "Yummy", some pink polka-dot ribbon at 3/4inch wide, some hot pink crystals for the sprinkles, and stickles to outline the elements. I used the white Gelly Roll pen to give him pupils.  The book has 36 white cardstock pages. I love cupcakes they are sooo cute and this one is calorie free!

Challenge #3 This is an A2 card, I used "Everyday Paper Dolls" Cricut Cartridge, The doll is cut at 3inches, I combined the career dress with the Dr's Jacket, accessories and the Mom's shoes. The words are cut from the "Cricut American Alphabet" embedded cartridge in the E2 using font 1. I dotted the "i" with a pink crystal and I used some hot pink iridescent ribbon for the Breast Cancer Awarness ribbon, it is fastened on with a light pink flower brad from my stash. I used the hot pink Gelly Roll pen to put dots on the dress and a breast cancer ribbon on her jacket, a Prismacolor pencil to highlight her cheeks and stickles to bling out her shoes.

Hopefully next year I will be able to do more challenges. Have a great week everybody.

Friday, May 6, 2011

MPS release day!

I can't wait to see what stamp collections Robyn at My Pink Stamper will be releasing today.  I will be at her blog at 8am CST.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Here is my Cricut E2! I love him!

Ok, I finally got my E2 out of the box.  I hate it when life gets in the way of crafting!  So here he is, I shall call him Cricky!

It's too late to make a project so I am just bonding with him for now,  but this weekend I will be watching Robyn on MY PINK STAMPER for her national scrapbook day!  Lots of fun can't wait.  Have a great night.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cricut E2 is in the house!!!

I came home at lunch today, and the UPS man delivered my Cricut E2!  Yay Me!  Too bad I have to go back to work, take my aerobics class, cook dinner and a bunch of other stuff!  I want to play, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Friday after work.  I already have plans on Saturday to join in the fun at MY PINK STAMPER's website for National Scrapbook Day!  Maybe my new toy will win me one of the giveaways or challenges.  Well back to work.  I will post pics of the E2 later tonight.

Time to get organized!

I have spent the last two nights creating an inventory book.  I have been purchasing duplicates of some things while I am out shopping and it is driving me crazy.  I purchased a really cute little hard cover notebook at Target right before Easter with a big bee on the front and now I am sectioning it of into categories.  Mostly I buy doubles of stamps and Prisma Color colored pencils.  I have just started collecting the Copic markers and they are way to expensive to have doubles, so this is my solution.  I will post a picture of the book when it is complete.  I asked my hubby tonight if he thought we could make a desktop storage unit for my Copic Sketch markers this weekend,  he said "It shouldn't be too hard"  I hope he is right, I am crafty but when it comes to building things out of wood, I am out of my element.  But I need something I already have 20 markers and just ordered 50 more!  I will post the picture only if it turns out good,  well maybe I will post it anyway just for a chuckle if it is bad.  LOL! Have a great day everybody!  And a Happy Birthday to my brother Tom!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day everyone!  I am having a great day, because I got my first follower today!!!  So excited!  Well I can only hope I get more followers now.  I will be trying to post at least one or two projects a week.  I hope you all (my lone follower at this time) are having as beautiful a day as we are here.  I am going to go outside with the pups and get some fresh air before the rains come back in later tonight.  Have a great rest of the Sunday.

My Cricut E2 contest submission

Well here is my submission to the Cricut E2 contest for the launch on 4/26/2011.  Well I didn't win one, oh woe is me.  However I did win one in a different contest, yeah me!  I loved making this layout.  So much fun to make such cute little guys.  I named it "Sweet Party" as a kind of pun on the words.  The sweets were the party goers instead of the food.  Let me know what you think!  Have a lovely rest of the weekend!