April 29, 2012

Cookie monster

I decided to keep my pages simple so I could get a few done this weekend. My goal is to finish 2010 by the end of May... but I'm not holding my breath on that one ;)
Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Sweet & Sour and Monster Stew), alphas, stickers and buttons. Other: Sassafras flowers, Maya Road zipper trim, WRMK baker's twine, Bic marker, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Colorbok cardstock and unknown chipboard tag. I arranged my title on the black cardstock then hand cut around it to make the shadow.

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April 25, 2012

Pool Party

This LO was for the Cosmo Cricket element challenge, but I didn't get it finished in time...
 Cosmo Cricket - Snorkel - papers and stickers, Core'dinations cardstock, Thickers, Bic marker.

UPDATE: Apparently I was not  paying attention to the next challenge, because this LO fit the "Something old" category like a glove. My page was showcased on the Cosmo Cricket blog here.

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April 23, 2012

Owl birthday cards

Here are a couple of cards I made with Jillibean Soup Spotted Owl Soup:

 Other: Jillibean Soup card base, SRM sticker, American Crafts cardstock, unknown ribbon. The second card is based on the Sketches: Creatively Yours card sketch #412 by Ann Seleshanko:
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and added an extra layer in the background.

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April 18, 2012

Costume Party

This blog was featured at Craft Corners' Best of the Web series today :)

And here is the LO that I mentioned in the previous post:
I used Jillibean Soup Dutch mustard papers and embellishments from The Card Kitchen November kit. Other: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, unknown cardstock.

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April 16, 2012

Magic found

I've had a layout sitting on my craft table for over a week now. Trimming the photos and deciding where to place them was easy, but I picked paper for them 3 times. Five days ago I figured out exactly what I want to do, but it's still not finished. And it's not a lack of free time. I've been reading non-stop -- I found a book I liked two weeks ago and I'm dashing through the series.

Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin was not only entertaining but down right captivating. I was hooked on the first page and I just couldn't put it down. I haven't felt that compelled to read into the night since I read the Twilight saga. Not even the Hunger Games kept me up that late. I'm glad I bought Magic on my Kindle because I was able to get the second book Armed & Magical as soon as I finished the first. The same was true for the next two, The Trouble with Demons and Bewitched & Betrayed.

I'm now halfway through Con & Conjure and I'm sure it won't last until All Spell Breaks Loose comes out on May 29... so there might be some crafty projects showing up in the next weeks.
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April 8, 2012


Today is inspiration day on the SP Stamps blog. For my card I used the All Zipped Up stamp set:
Other: Jillibean Soup card base and patterned paper (Sweet & Sour Soup), and Canvas Corp chalk stock tag from The Card Kitchen January 2011 kit; wood button from the November 2011 kit; Stampin' Up! cardstock (Very Vanilla); American Crafts sheer ribbon; Lilybee alpha stickers; EK Success edge punch; Glossy Accents.

I hope you get a chance to check out all the inspiration on the SP Stamps blog! This is my last project as a member of the SP&Co. design team. It's been a lot of fun and I'm sure I'll keep playing with these amazing stamps in the future. Thanks Sami for this great experience!

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April 1, 2012

Swim Class

This layout is for the PageMaps' My Scraps & More sketch contest:
I used Basic Gray (Life of the Party) papers and buttons, Maya Road star pins and mini kraft calendar, and Doodlebug fancy frills from the Apron Strings May'11 STBB kit. Alphabets: DCWV Stitch In Time Rub-Ons, Sassafras, and Lilybee. I colored the inside of the rub-on letters with Ranger Distress ink (Frayed Burlap) and a Stampin' Up! blender pen. Other: SP&Co. Journal This stamp set, Martha Stewart edge punch, WRMK floss and Sew Easy piercer (Zig Zag), Jillibean Soup corrugated frame, unknown cardstock, SU! ink pad and stamp marker (Cherry Cobbler). I used the SU! color spritzer tool to "mist" the marker. This LO is based on the following PageMap by

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Today is inspiration day on the SP Stamps blog. For my card I used the  Large Polka Dots Background stamp and the Round Sentiments I stamp set.
I used My Mind's Eye papers (Holly Jolly and Lost & Found Christmas); Creative Impressions silk ribbon (Celery); Jillibean Soup sugar pick (red/brown); Stampin' Up! cardstock (Very Vanilla) and ink (Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake). I glued down the prickly tip of the pin with a tiny drop of Glossy Accents -- subtle and purposeful -- I love pins but I always worry about the receiver getting hurt when opening the card :)

I hope you get a chance to check out all the inspiration on the SP Stamps blog!

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