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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays

This week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge is a two page sketch with lots of photos (head over to Sketchy Thursdays to see the sketch) That is perfect for me since I always have tons of photos for each event that I want to include on my pages.

Here is my layout featuring photos from my daughters' birthday party. Yes, this is an entire year behind, but at least I'm on my way to catching up.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Retirement Card

This is a first for me, a retirement card. I wasn't sure what to put for the sentiment other than 'Congratulations on your Retirement' not at all original but served the purpose.
I apologize for the glare but the glimmer mist just catches the light of the flash no matter what angle I try to shoot it at.
I used DCWV Mariposa patterned card stock for the back ground. I stamped some plain ivory card stock with a script background stamp using sable brown Staz-on then sprayed it with Piece of Heart glimmer mist. I cut two ovals, the green one at 4" and the glimmer misted one at 3 3/4" The sentiment was printed on my computer then I went over it with embossing powder and heat embossed it. The three little roses are Prima mini roses in sunrise yellow.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lilee's Birthday Button

It's been a crazy busy day here. Lilee started pre-school today and Marlee also goes every day so I get to drive to and from the school 4 times a day every Tuesday and Thursday. Yesterday was Lilee's 3rd birthday, so I made her a birthday button to wear to school too (remember Marlee's from last Tuesday?)

I used my Cricut to cut out the circle base for the button and the number 3. I sprayed the circle with some glimmer mist for extra shimmer then I hot glued some pieces of Pebbles ribbon to it. Next I added a large pink Prima flower from a mini can. I added pink rhinestones to the 3 and glued it on top of the flower.

Here's our little Lilee, ready for her first day of school.

And here she is not really ready for mom to leave her at school.
But don't worry, she was fine as soon as I was out of sight (or at least that's what her teacher told me) Gotta scrap the good and bad memories right?
Thanks for stopping in today.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Lilee!

Hey everyone! Today is my little girl's 3rd birthday! I know you're probably thinking 'didn't she just write about her daughter's birthday last week?' and if you scrolled down to the last post you'd see you are correct. However I have 2 daughters and their birthdays are only 6 days apart (plus 2 years) So today Lilee is 3. We already had their birthday party (I combine the 2 parties and will continue to do so for as long as they'll let me LOL) this past weekend so today will be pretty much a normal day except we'll take her out for dinner tonight. Tomorrow is going to be her first day of pre-school and we'll have a little celebration with some treats and gift bags for her class mates. I'll be posting a crafty project for that tomorrow.

So here are some photos from the birthday party:


In case you had a few questions about these photos, Yes they both just had to get dresses up in "princess" dresses, the big hairy guy sneaking into the photos is our dog Foster, yes the 'Happy Birthday' banner in the first photo did fall down, the baby in the last photo is my niece :) Hope that covers it LOL.
I'll be back tomorrow with another post.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Marlee

Hi! Today's project has been inspired by a special little girl's 5th birthday - which is today!

My daughter is the stereotypical girly girl, she loves all things flowery, princessy, and sparkly. Her favorite colors are purple and pink (in that order) and she loves to dress up. So I made her this flower birthday badge to wear today, for her birthday.
Yes, it's as big as it looks! I used a huge Prima flower from a mini can as the base for my design and for some extra sparkle I sprayed it with glimmer mist. The number 5 was cut out on my Cricut with the Mickey font. I also sprayed it with glimmer mist (pomegranate) and then added tons of tiny pink rhinestones. The Princess crown is a snag 'em stamp that I stamped then embossed with glitter embossing powder, cut it out and added 3 purple rhinestones. To assemble the whole thing I cut out a 2" circle of chipboard, gathered some pink tulle and hot glued it to the chipboard then hot glued the flowers, then the crown and finally the 5.
It might be a bit much for some, but Marlee loves it and can't wait to wear it to preschool today!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lilee's Ladybug Bedroom

This week my little Lilee transitioned from her crib/daybed to a "big girl" bed. She wanted a ladybug room.
So we started with this quilt set as the theme and went from there.

Here is our cat Arney, demanding to be petted.

This wall has a mirror (obviously) with some flowers she picked out at Hobby Lobby and a couple of the vinyl ladybugs I made for her.

Here is her name cut out of vinyl and another ladybug I made her.



Here are her crazy beaded curtains, that also came from Hobby lobby. They were red so I said "why not?" and went with it.
Most of you may not know that her room was already painted blue like the sky with clouds and had a border of blue and yellow vinyl daisies around the bottom. It had been like that since Marlee was a baby and that was her room, but she moved on to another bedroom when I was pregnant and this became Lilee's room. I think the ladybugs worked out good with the "sky" walls.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Petal Fold Envelope

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and for those of you in the States, I hope you had a nice long Labor day weekend.
Today I have a project and an scut file to share with you :)
This is a petal fold envelope that I decorated with some coffee filter flowers that I made using some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, my Tim Holtz Alterations Die (with my Cuttlebug) and a THIS tutorial I found on YouTube by Laurel. You can use whatever color Glimmer Mist you like to match your project, for mine I used : Dragonfly, Pomegranate, Rose Tea and Olive Vine.

Once folded, the envelope measures 5 7/8" square, perfect for a square card, a small mini album or a great way to present a gift card.

This is the other side of the envelope. See how each flap folds in like a petal and you don't even need any adhesive to hold it closed. The beautiful paper I used is the Prima Watercolor Rainbow double sided paper. So for all of you that don't like double sided paper because you feel like you are "wasting" one side, this project is perfect since both sides will be seen.

Here is the envelope opened. In this view you can see where you need to score the flaps to fold in. You can also see the other side of this beautiful paper.

Click HERE to download the SCAL2 scut file. Don't have SCAL2 yet? get it HERE. I'm also working on creating a file for DS and an SVG too. If you'd like me to let you know when they are available just leave me a comment on this post.