Friday, January 20, 2017

MOJO480 Hello Card

Hello, again. I'm back with another blog post today. This time features a card.

Paper: Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, Hello Lovely, Whisper CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamps: Sugar Rush Cardmaking, Just to Say (CTMH)
Inks: Sorbet, Poppy (CTMH), Black (Memento)
Tools: Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts, Simple Chevron Embossing Folder, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Cricut Artistry (CTMH)
Other: 3d  Foam Tape, Aqua Shimmer Trim, Grey Sequins (CTMH)

Last weekend, my January order arrived and I finally found time to play with the donut stamp and die bundle. I cut the coffee cup using the Artistry Cricut Cartridge. I cut a second full cup in white cardstock and trimmed off the excess to create a lid for added dimension.

Funny, but as I'm sitting here looking at this card again, I totally see X's and O's. My daughter loves it and wants me to make these for her class. Not so sure mama has it in her to recreate that many! ;)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

3) MFT Color Challenge 61 (I used Poppy, Sorbet, Glacier and Whisper Grey.)

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your weekend is crafty.


Baby Shower Made With Love Layout

When Jaime opened up these special quilts from our Aunt, I knew that I had to capture the moment on camera. Aunt Barb made a baby size quilt for the crib/toddler bed, and then she made 2 twin size quilts so that baby and big sister each got one.

I know that Jaime was touched by it, as was my brother, and honestly everyone that was in attendance. I searched for just the right title and embellishment within Cricut Design Space. After cutting out the pieces and gluing them together with my glue pen, I got out my white chalk marker and added some dots to the title to dress it up just a bit. 

I picked up a sketch that worked with my photos best. Perfect!

Hope your day is a crafty one.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Baby Shower Happy Day Layout

Jaime got some really cute things for the baby. There was a Princess sign that she could hang little outfits and accessories on, and soft baby blankets, an exersaucer, a christening gown, and many other wonderful items.

It truly was a happy day. 


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baby Shower Friends Layout

On the day of the shower, we had gorgeous weather. Beautiful and sunny, and in the high 60's. Unheard of in Northern Michigan on a November day. We rented a space at a local golf and country club for the event, and since we knew the owners, the kids were able to play in the pool room as well as on the deck outside the room we used. It was so nice.

I thought the "friends" title worked perfectly for this layout. The complements once again paired nicely with this kit. Love when that happens.

Stay tuned....


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Baby Shower #hello happy Layout

Hello happy. I thought that was so fitting for this next layout I made for the baby shower album. My niece was so excited to have friends at the party she thought was a birthday party for her baby sister. 

I love that Close To My Heart has "zip strips". These are included with each 12x12 sheet of paper, and you can purchase them in just a paper pack or in a workshop kit. It's hard to see from the picture, but the black embellishments are die cuts made of black glitter cardstock. While the ladies were dressed totally glam, this fun paper matches the fun personalities of each person.

Check back again tomorrow for the next layout.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Baby Shower #today Layout

So I went to Pinterest the day I began scrapbooking baby shower pictures. Surprisingly, there is little to no inspiration out there. After scrolling for about a 1/2 hour, I decided that I was just going to start scrapbooking the pictures and see what worked for embellishing after. As it turned out, I found that the matching complements included in this kit would work just fine. 

My sister-in-law grew up with technology, and really likes her Apple products, such as Iphone, Ipad, etc. She has an Instagram account, too, like me. So I thought the hash tags totally fit her personality. Jaime has that expecting mama glow about her and never takes a bad seriously. I was so pleased that these family pictures I got of her turned out so nice. They are sure to be a treasure for years to come.

Be sure to check back tomorrow, for the next layout in the book.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Baby Shower Page 1

Over Winter Break, I had pictures printed off that I took at my sister-in-law's baby shower. I found that having the pictures in hand before I began scrapbooking the event was a big help. I was able to use the photos in groupings to best tell the story of the day. 

I basically scraplifted this layout from our current Seasonal Expressions. Because this is the title page of the book, I searched Cricut Design Space for Baby Shower images. When I saw this umbrella image, I was immediately drawn to it. If you don't have a Cricut Explore, I encourage you to consider one when putting together a craft budget. It's so worth it. It cuts with laser-like precision. And Design Space is free for 30 days after purchase. I've had mine now for a year, so I purchased a monthly subscription that I can cancel at any time. 

Happy crafting!