Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birthday Party Pack

Whew! I finally turned in my school auction donation yesterday. It's a garden-themed party pack of 15 each: invitations, cupcake toppers (with lollipops attached), favor boxes, and thank you cards.

Too many details to list specifics, but I used the Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge, Bazzill cardstock, Stickles glitter glue, and the white Signo gel pen. I think these will be perfect for a summer birthday party.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday in store!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Weekend Away is Precious!

Last weekend I went to a scrapbooking retreat at Seneca Hills Bible Camp & Retreat Center, and it was such a wonderful time. It was the first time I'd been away from both of my kids overnight for five years. They had a great time with their dad all to themselves, and I had a good time chatting, scrapping, and eating.

Packing for a Crop:
I went through the photos I wanted to scrap and divided them into themes or events for layouts. Then I picked patterned paper and coordinating cardstock to go with each set of photos. In some cases, I gave myself a few different options. I put each of these page kits in a big Ziploc bag and put all of the page kits in a plastic tote.

I packed my shoulder bag with larger tools: paper cutters and ATG, and I put all of my smaller tools, ink, stamping blocks in a train case.

I chose to leave my embellishments behind and just concentrated on creating the layouts and matting and adhering the photos. This worked really well for me, and I felt like I made really good use of the time, "sticking" 21 pages.

I also packed some of my Crafty Secrets stamps and my Copic markers and took a little break from scrapping to make this card using the Poppy set for this week's Crafty Secrets' challenge on Splitcoast:

The challenge was to do some fancy cutting and layer parts of your image. The tallest poppy has three layers. The top two layers are popped up with dimensionals.

I'm coming down the homestretch of creating the rest of my birthday party pack for our school auction, so I'll have that to show to you tomorrow (I hope!)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Work in Progress

I've been busy as a bee working on a donation that I'm making for my kids' school fundraiser auction. It's a birthday party pack with 15 each of the following: invitations, thank you cards, cupcake toppers, and favor boxes.

Here's a peek at the cupcake toppers:

The auction is a garden theme this year, so I figured I'd just roll with that. These toppers will be adhered to lollipops (wrapped, of course), then you can just stick the sticks right into the cupcakes. Then they can double as favors for the kids to take home.

Cricut Cartridges: Walk in My Garden; Straight from the Nest (scalloped circle)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accessories & Tools: circle cutter - Martha Stewart; glitter glue - Stickles; white gel pen - Sakura; embossing folder - Cuttlebug

Thanks for buzzing by today!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Farm Fresh Cards

I'm loving the new Farm Fresh Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets. vintage + country + crafty = true love to me!

I made this card for our little neighbor girl next door. She's a blond cutie who is always hanging on our fence to talk to our kiddos, so this image was absolutely perfect for her!

Main Image - Crafty Secrets - Farm Fresh Creative Scraps
Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Down on the Farm set (sentiment)
Patterned Paper - K&Company - Kazoo Kids
Cardstock - Core'dinations - Rustic Collection; Gina K Designs - Pure Luxury Cardstock (ivory)
Ink - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Decorative Brad - Stampin' Up!

I made this next card for my dear mother-in-law to send to one of her friends. Most of them grew up on farms near each other.

Main Image - Crafty Secrets - Farm Fresh Creative Scraps
Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Kitchen Classics set (cherries)
Patterned Paper - Paper Pizazz - Flea Market Fabrics
Cardstock - Colorbok
Ink - Adirondack Ink - Espresso
Markers - Copic Sketch

As always, thanks for stopping by today!