Sunday, April 28, 2013

{chevron} make a wish birthday card

Hi Crafters,

I don't know about you but I'm still wild about chevron! I picked up a cardstock pack from Michael's a few weeks ago during their amazing sale.  The fun bright colors were a perfect pick rainy day pick me up.

I used washi tape in a fun chevron to pick p on those great lines.  I cut a tag on my cuttlebug and attached it with some bakers twine.  I used a few buttons to finish it off.  We are celebrating my father in law's birthday tomorrow. This is the perfect card for him!

Happy Crafting

Friday, April 19, 2013

{Celebrating (13) Years} Cut it Up Challenge {tree}

Hi Crafters,

The new challenge is up at Cut it Up! The challenge is incorporate a tree into your project.

I came up with a simple 12x12 scrapbook layout.  My husband and I are celebrating 13 years as a couple this week.  Here are a few highlights a few proms, engagement, wedding, and a few other snapshots.  It's so hard to believe how quickly the time has flown!
The tree is from Sweethearts I embossed the leaf piece and popped up a few of the smaller leaves.  The hexagons are from George and Basic Shapes.  The font is from Don Juan.  

Thanks for stopping by... be sure to check out our fabulous design team's projects and link up one of your own!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, April 5, 2013

It's a {WHALE} of a tale :baby shower:

Hi Crafters,
The new challenge for Cut it Up! is something wet. It can either wet all the time or can get wet.

This challenge fit perfectly with the baby shower I hosted a few weeks ago for a co-worker.  This was the first girl baby shower I've thrown in over 3 years (since my niece was born)! The nursery is a beach theme with whales and surf boards.

I used the cuttlebug on her card. I used the 2.5x2.5 mini baby folders on each strip of paper.  
I made a variation of this invite for her shower.  I ended up not doing the double layer and only using the light aqua color for the whale.  I embossed the background purple piece with the cuttlebug.

This is the name canvas I created for her gift.  The surfboard and whale are both from Life's a Beach the lettering is from Songbird (script) and Opposites Attract (up right).  I used a 12x24 paper from K&Company for the surfboard and accents.  The whale is embossed with the cuttle bug.  I stitched around the outside of the surfboard with my sewing machine with green thread.
The banner pennants came from Birthday Bash and the font is from Life's a Beach. 

I hung whales from the loft and chandelier with fishing line (one of my craft room must haves).

Thanks for stopping by make sure to stop by Cut it up! to link up your project of something wet.

Happy crafting,