Friday, February 25, 2011

Flower Card

I came upon the weekly sketch section at Splitcoast Stampers the other day and I just had to take part in it; Sketch Challenge 321 which featured a blocked design.

Here's my take on it:

As you can see, I took one of the elements from Meghan Mullens' newest kit that comes out tomorrow and used my Silhouette SD on it; it cut out beautifully!  I simply cannot imagine crafting without that machine anymore.
Alphabet Collection: E is For... - Meghan Mullens 
(available 2/26 at Sweet Shoppe)
Ribbon from JoAnn's, Adhesive Foam, Zots, Silhouette SD

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

I created this card using the MOJO179 Sketch, Jennifer Fox Designs' newest kit that will be out tomorrow at 9th and Bloom called My Best Friend, and Doilie Shape Set 1 from The Cutting Files, which I cut using my Silhouette SD.

Other items also used: Flower by Jolee's Boutique, 
ribbon from JoAnn's, Zots, Adhesive Foam.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 18, 2011

2/18 Sneaks and Peeks

I've got a lot for you to look at here today, so be prepared!

First up, is a card I made with Jennifer Fox Designs' newest kit called Bloom ... and get this, it's available at her new digi home - 9th and Bloom!  I also used the SSSC104 sketch.
Bloom - Jennifer Fox Designs

Next up is a fantastic kit from Meghan Mullens and Libby Prichett called Don't Stop Believing and it'll be available tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs.  I made a layout with it about Nathan's love for Kids Bop 18.    I love how it turned out.

Don't Stop Believing - Meghan Mullens and Libby Pritchett
Jumpers 53 - Crystal Livesay

Meghan also has a kit coming out tomorrow called Home Is... with Eva Kipler and ScrapKitchen Designs.  It has such beautiful colors in it!  Here's the card I made,which also uses the Mojo Monday Sketch 178:
Home Is... - Meghan Mullens, Eva Kipler, ScrapKitchen Designs

Next, is a cuter than cute kit called Doggone Cute from Shawna Clingerman, Misty Cato, and Melissa Bennett - some amazingly awesome designers!  It'll be available tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe.
Doggone Cute - Shawna Clingerman, Misty Cato, Melissa Bennett
Jumpers 49 - Crystal Livesay

Shawna also has another kit coming out tomorrow with ScrapKitchen Designs but I didn't get a chance to work with it as I was ready to hit the sack early last night.  

Happy scrapping and crafting everyone!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards for Preschool

Somewhere, someone I know found something similar to this online and shared it with me.  Isn't this the coolest valentine card idea?!  All you have to do is take the photograph, cut two slits in it near the hand, and slide the sucker in.  Brilliant!

I chose to add some hearts and words to the photo before I sent it to the printer using Lauren Grier and Kristin Cronin-Barrow's 'Be Mine' kit available at Sweet Shoppe Designs, but you could definitely leave it blank and still get an awesome card! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Peek Time - 2/11!

Meghan Mullens has some amazing kits coming out this Saturday at Sweet Shoppe and here is what I did with them.

First up is her next kit in the Alphabet Collection: D is for:

Another view: 
D is For... - Meghan Mullens
Doilie Shape Set 1 - The Cutting Files
Hello wordart - freebie from Karla Dudley

Alphabet Collection: D is for... - Meghan Mullens
Wildflower Freebie - Zinnias and Swallowtails

Next, she's got a collab coming out with Melissa Bennett that is amazing!
Patchwork Friends - Meghan Mullens and Melissa Bennett
DJB Journal Bits - Darcy Baldwin
spool_of_thread_C00675_19547 - Silhouette

Pretty cool, huh?  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Treat Tag FREEBIE!

My boys went and stayed with my in-laws this past weekend and a bag of Oreos was sent home with them.

I didn't want to eat any of them (although I really, really wanted to!) so I dipped them in some Wilton Chocolate Melts and sprinkled some Wilton Valentine Sweetheart Sprinkles on them.

After they hardened back up, I put them in some Cellophane Chocolate Candy Bags, added some ribbon, and then made some circle treat tags for them, of which I've included HERE as a pdf download for you.

Just print them out and attach them how you'd like to your special treat.  Easy peasy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Adding to my stash

It's been a while so I thought I'd share some of my latest hybrid cards.  I'm finally feeling comfortable using my new Silhouette SD!  Yay!  My card stash is getting big!

Sweet Talk - Meghan Mullens and Traci Reed
twine from Jilly Bean Soup
mojo monday sketch 175

J'adore - Kristin Cronin-Barrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Ribbon from Michael's

Glass Half Full - Meghan Mullens and Eva Kipler
Twine from Jilly Bean Soup

Be Mine - Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Lauren Grier
Ribbon from Papertrey Ink
Doilie Shapes Set 1 - The Cutting Files (used my Silhouette on this)

Berry Sweet - Meghan Mullens
Ribbon from Papertrey Ink