Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Welcome Sign

Sometimes I start a project with something in mind, and it ends up completely different than what I had in mind.  My welcome sign is definitely one of those projects.

 I wanted to make a new welcome sign for my front door.  I wanted it to be summery, and I had a bit of an idea in mind, but when I started looking for a piece of paper, I came across this polka dot sheet I used for the background. I really liked it and decided that's what I wanted to use for the jumping off point for my sign.


All of the papers and embellishments are from Basic Grey's Highline collection.  I couldn't find any alphabet stickers that I liked for the letters for my welcome sign, so I decided to cut "Welcome" with my Silhouette Cameo.  The orange didn't pop enough, so I used a black Wink of Stella marker to trace the center of the welcome. 

 I also used the marker to color some wood chevron pieces from Studio Calico to turn them black and add a bit of shimmer. I've also found that whenever I'm making a decoration for my front door, Glue Dots® are the best adhesive to hold everything together.  My front door is used a lot and the sun shines directly on it for at least half of the day, so Glue Dots® are the only adhesive that holds up to the punishment. 


While this sign is quite different from my usual style, and different than what I set out to create, I kind of love it anyways. 

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Photo Birthday Card

Oh boy...I know, it feels like it's been forever.  Life in summer can be so crazy. Right now I'm taking a quick breather before 65 cyclist show up to camp on our yard (and a few of our neighbors yards too) before they kick off RAGBRAI (Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) tomorrow morning.  In the mean time, I've managed to make a few projects, but not post any of them here.  Ugh!  So, today I have a quick photo birthday card to share.


I started out by layering Echo Park's Capture Life Die inside of Top Dog's Photo Mats die to get the Happy cut into the frame.  



I combined my dies and photo with Pebbles Birthday Wishes collection.  I utilized the papers, rub-ons and stickers from Birthday Wishes for this card. 

When all is said and done, it makes for a pretty fun birthday card.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Princess Box Card

I don't know about you, but 4th of July weekend was crazy fun for our family.  We always head to Wisconsin to spend a long weekend on the lake with my family, but this year we combined it with a baby shower for my sister.  It was a princess themed baby shower, and of course I had to make an extra special card for my only sister's 1st baby.  I decided to try my hand at a pop up card with this Princess Box Card.


If you haven't tried making a pop up box card yet, holy crow, are they fun, easy, and addicting to make!  I used 2 different patterns from the Silhouette store and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.


These boxes even fold down flat to fit into an A2 envelope (some fit a 5 x 7 envelope too, but the sizes are clearly marked in the Silhouette Store). 


Picking paper was easy.  For my patterned paper I used Pebbles Special Delivery Girl collection.  The gray paper with the little hearts on it is my absolute favorite.


It's not too often that I get to make a really girly card, so I went all the way and used Pow! pink glitter paper for the castle. Was there really any other choice?


I really love how this card turned out, and can't wait to make more box cards.  They're just so fun!

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Swimming Lessons Layout

Today, I'm sharing a swimming lessons layout featuring Child's Play over on the Moxxie Blog. Head on over to check out all the details! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Princess Baby Shower Party Favors

You know what this weekend is (besides 4th of July weekend)?!?  My sister's baby shower!  My sister who didn't think she was going to have kids is having a little girl, and we're celebrating.  She's coming in from California, and it's going to be a very princess baby shower.  I was in charge of the party favors, and I decided to do a Princess in Training kit for each woman attending.  Here are my Princess Baby Shower Party Favors.


First, I have to tell you that the patterned paper you see here is from Pebbles Special Delivery Girl and Pebbles Yours Truly.  I just went through my stash and grabbed a lot of pink, pretty patterns.


Now on to the favors! I cheated and bought pink gift bags.  I decided I just didn't have time to make bags.  I did, however, find some glittery tissue paper to stuff in them, and used my Silhouette to cut "Princess in training" from silver Pow! card stock. Each favor is something fun, homemade, or princess-y, and each favor has a little princess favor truth attached.


There's a little jar of homemade raspberry rhubarb jam that says, "Love, joy & jam should be spread around".  I created those labels (and all of my crown tags) with the print and cut feature on the Silhouette.
There's a little bag of gummy frogs (which just happen to be something my sister has been craving) that says, "You may have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince."
There is a bar of soap from a new recipe that I created (I'll share that in a different post) called Caffeinated Cocoa Butter Soap which says, "Even princesses need to take baths."


There's a princess wand that says, "To be a princess you have to believe you are a princess."
Finally there is some homemade Vanilla Cocoa Lip Balm that says, "A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear."
I'm so excited about how all of this came together!  I can't wait for Saturday.

Have a fantastic weekend! 


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Super Kid Layout

I believe I promised more layouts from my 6 yr old's Super Hero Training Camp birthday party.  Today I have a Super Kid Layout that features my older son (the non-birthday boy).  One of the best games from the party was the quick change game. 


First, a little about the game.  I enlisted my dad to make the phone booth from a large box.  Because he's grandpa, he got a little fancy.  Instead of just spray painting the box, he actually covered the whole thing in red duct tape.  It was really cool, and much nicer than if I would have done it myself.  Not only was it fun for the game, but was a great decoration for the party, too (and now my kids have a giant phone booth to play in that I don't think they'll ever let me get rid of).  I also enlisted my mom to sew super hero eye masks for each kid.  The masks were a big hit!  We put each kid in an over sized suit coat and tie.  They had to run into the phone booth, take the suit and tie off, and change into their mask and cape.  We timed them to see who could do it the fastest.  Lots of boys wanted to try it more than once to see if they could beat their previous best time.  


Now a little about the layout. For scrapping these photos, I decided to once again grab Pebbles awesome birthday collection, Birthday Wishes.  Since this was also a super hero layout, I grabbed some of the stickers from Pebbles Amy Locurto Party collection as well. They worked pretty well together on this layout. 


I really just can't seem to get enough of Birthday Wishes.  The patterns in this collection are so diverse, that even though I keep using the same collections every layout looks quite different.  Which is probably a good thing since I have a few more layouts to create from the party.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Birthday Shaker Card


I have a new project up on the Moxxie blog today. Here's a little sneak peek of what you'll find over on the Moxxie blog.



If you want to see some more photos, and find out a little bit about what I used to put this shaker card together, head on over to the Moxxie blog.