Sunday, August 21, 2011


Good evening!  I hope everyone has had a good weekend!  I was able to spend some time scrappin, which always makes my weekend a little better. 

This week over at Celebrate the Occasion, the challenge is to make a birthday card, but it must be an easel card.  I've only made one or two easel cards before, so I was excited to make another.  Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation!

Solid cardstock from Recollections
Patterned carsdstock from DCWV
Cupcake from Sweet Treats cut at 3 inches
Ribbon from American Crafts
Rub on sentiment, glitter and jewels

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Today is my parents' 39th wedding anniversary.  I wanted to make a different style of card, just to make it a little more exciting and special.  I've seen a few of the 'Just a Note' style cards and thought they were really cute, so I decided I wanted to try to create that style of card on my Gypsy.  Overall, I was really pleased with how it turned out.  Also, I've had Glossy Accents for a long time, but haven't used them.  I've seen so many others use it on their projects, and I must say, pictures do not do Glossy Accents justice!!  Now that I've seen the results in person, I'm wondering why I haven't been using them this whole time!  I put Glossy Accents and glitter on the diamond of the ring and Glossy Accents on the champagne bottle and glasses and love how it turned out.  Thanks for coming by to check out my creation.  Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill, Recollections and DCWV
Patterned cardstock from DCWV
Panels from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
      Center panel 4 x 4.4 inches
      Right panel 3.9 x 3.5 inches
      Left panel 2.0 x 2.5 inches
Love from Sweethearts cut at 1.8 inches
      Shadow welded to center panel, then shadow and regular cuts layered on top
Champagne bottle and glasses from Celebrate with Flourish cut at 3 inches
Wedding rings from Sweethearts cut at 1.5 inches
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments set
Ribbon from American Crafts
Glossy Accents

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cake Pops!

Good evening!  Tomorrow is Friday and I am so ready for the weekend!!  Tomorrow is also the last day of work for one of the girls that I work with.  Our office has been going though a lot of changes recently.  Unfortunately we've had to cut back on some of our staff and we've also lost some others who have found other opportunities - hopefully bigger and better for them!!  I've seen so many people making cake pops and have wanted to try them myself, I just haven't had a good reason.  Well, I decided to go ahead and make a batch of cake pops in honor of this girl's last day, and also as a little pick me up for the others in the office.  Sweets always make the day a little better, right?!?

My good friend Missy made some cake pops not too long ago, and she recommended the Bakerella website for tips and ideas.  Oh my.... that website is great!  If you haven't already checked it out, please do!  There are so many FABULOUS creations - I found so many other things I want to make!!  There are recipes, tips.... everything you could need to make cake pops and many other delicious-looking desserts.

Thanks for stopping by to check them out!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kick Up Your Heels!

Good evening!  I hope everyone's week is off to a good start!!  Tomorrow, one of my good friends from college is celebrating her birthday.  I made this card for her, and hope that she has a great birthday and can 'kick up her heels' and enjoy her day doing whatever she chooses!  It's a pretty simple card, so I decided to layer the ribbon a bit to give it a little something extra.  Thanks for checking it out!!

Solid cardstock from Recollections
Patterned cardstock from EKSuccess and We R Memory Keepers
Girl from Rock Princess cut at 3 1/4 inches
Sentiment from Pink by Design's Rock On set
Ribbon from my stash
Stickles and pop dots

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tri-fold Baby Card

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  Last night was My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday.  I had a great time seeing the creations from her new design team and got started on my project.  The challenge is to show your style by making your favorite thing.  Well, I don't know that I have a 'style', but I do have some favorites : my Cricut (surprise, surprise!), My Pink Stamper stamp sets, and trying new techniques.

My step-neice is expecting a baby boy in less than a month and I decided to make her card so that it is ready when her baby makes his arrival.  This is my first tri-fold card - I was worried that it would be difficult to make, but was surprised how easily it came together.  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill, DCVW and Recollections
Patterned cardstock from DCVW
Cuttebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
White ink to make the embossing stand out a little more
Stork from New Arrival cut at 3 inches
Baby from New Arrival cut at 1 1/2 inches
Onesie with duck from B is for Boy cut at 2 1/2 inches
Scallop frame and oval (where I'll write my message) from B is for Boy cut at 6 1/2 inches
Sentiments from My Pink Stamper's Sweet Baby set
Face from Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids set
White Sakura gel pen for faux stitching
Buttons, twine, Stickles and pop dots

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trunk Full of Love

Greetings!  I hope everyone is having a good week!!  The card I'm sharing tonight is for my sweetie.  He has been a little stressed at work lately - he was recently promoted, but is in that transition time where he's responsible for tasks for both his previous position and his new one.  It's only temporary of course, but he's been working long hours and is just waiting for that light at the end of the tunnel to finally arrive.  I slipped this card into his work bag, figuring he'd find it during the day and hopefully bring a smile to his face.  Mission accomplished!
Solid cardstock from Bazzill
Patterned cardstock from EKSuccess and my stash of scraps
Elephant from Paisley cut at 3 1/4 inches
Sentiment from Pink by Design's Jungle Fever set
Scallop Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Action wobble

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Running of the Dogs LOs

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I ran a long run on Saturday and had some great company along the way, then was able to spend a good bit of time scrapping with some good friends.  These are two of the pages that I finished this weekend. 

I talked my sweetie into running his first 5K last month.  I am so proud of him for going and finishing the race!  I have a scrapbook of all of my races and decided that he needed his own page to commemorate his very first 5K.  I made matching pages for the two of us, putting our race bibs, finishing results and a picture on the pages.  The font for the title is from All Mixed Up and I added a dog from the Paper Pups cartridge, because it was the Running of the Dogs after all!  Thanks for checking it out!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Rock the Parkway LO

Happy Friday!  I know my weekend is off to a good start when one of the first things I got to do after work was complete a layout!  I also have a scrap night planned with a couple of friends tomorrow night, so I'm hoping to get a lot done this weekend.

The layout I did tonight is from a half marathon that I ran back in April.  When I started running races, I kept all of my bib numbers and finisher's medals hanging on a bulletin board.  Finally I decided that was a big mess and decided to make a scrapbook of all my races.

I ran this race with a good friend of mine - we ran the entire race side by side which was so much fun.  The title for the page is actually the ribbon from the finisher's medal that we received.  I added my race bib (I covered up the number in the picture).  The green mat next to the race bib is for a picture of my friend and I crossing the finish line, and the green mat at the bottom of the page is for my race results.  And that big thing in the bottom right of the page is the finisher's medal itself - a big one!!  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shaped Birthday Card

Wow - August already!!  It was off to a hot start, as yesterday we experienced the hottest day we've had here since the 80's.  Today was over 10 degrees cooler than yesterday and it was still really hot!  I don't know that I'm quite ready to say that I want cold weather or winter to be here, but I'm definitely ready for a break in this heat!  I hope all of you are surviving this heat wherever you are!!

The project that I have to share tonight is a birthday card that I made for one of my uncles, whose birthday is on Friday.  I really liked the shaped birthday card that I shared a couple of weeks ago, and decided to do something similar for my uncle.  I flipped through the Birthday Bash book and found another neat card shape - there are so many to pick from!  If you haven't explored the card shapes on this cart I highly recommend it!!
Solid cardstock from Bazzill
Patterned cardstock from We R Memory Keepers
Shaped card from Birthday Bash
    (sized with my Gypsy to be a standard A2-sized card)
Birthday Cake from Birthday Bash cut at 3 1/2 inches
Sentiment from TPC Studio
Ribbon from Pebbles
Stickles, white Sakura gel pen and pop dots