Monday, April 26, 2010


It's time for another FaithKeeping event at Redeemer Lutheran Church. This project could be a wonderfully sweet Mother's Day project or an any day gift for yourself or someone you love. It's all about celebrating the blessings of relationships - especially our family. You'll need to bring a photo - 4x6 or 5x7 or even a few smaller photos. I made mine black and white, but you don't have to. The canvas we're using measures 8x10. I hope you can join us for a fun, creative time together on Saturday, May 8th - 9am until noon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scrap a Song Challenge

A new challenge site just started up and it's called Scrap It With a Song. A song is posted each Monday to inspire your creativity. This week Elton John's, "Your Song" is the choice. I took the title and a couple of pics of my Hannah and me playing on a piano. I used my Hannah Montana cart for the patterned circle and the flowers and treble clef. The letters for the title are from Designer's Calendar. Visit Scrap It With a Song for more great ideas!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blog Hop Challenges Completed

Here are a couple of cards I made for the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop Challenge. Visit 365 Cards to see all their "white space" challenges for the week. I completed 2 of the sketches.
The first is for #47 and the second is based on #45. I love the cat from the Paisley cartridge and added beads to her collar and crown.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

Practical Scrappers is having a Blog Hop involving lots of challenges. I answered their call for Glitter & Bling on the post below, and also have completed a few more. The first layout "Easter Flower" is based on a Practical Scrappers sketch. The paper scraps behind the photo reminded me right away of the LCMS cross. I incorporated the poem inspiration from the Scrap That Poetry challenge. It also meets the Cuddle Bug Spot "bling" challenge and the Pile It On "no stamped image" challenge.
When I went over to Sketchy Thursdays for the blog hop, I was inspired right away by their sketch. I really like banners, lately, so it was another excuse to create one on a layout.
The final destination on the blog hop is 365 cards. So, guess what I'm doing next? Yep! It's off to make some cards for their weekly challenge.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Glitter & Bling

Practical Scrappers is having a "Glitter & Bling" challenge over on their blog, so I went all out. The glitter paper is from the Songbird DCWV stack (see post below for more on this stack). I also just got my Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge and was excited to play with it. I thought the Sugar & Spice title was perfect for my messy little cutie eating her St. Pat's day cupcake. I cut the shamrocks from Designer's Calendar - the green glitter used for those was actually from a sheet I had in my stash (originally meant for rub-ons - but worked even better here!). I also found some "stuff" in my odds & ends box to add bling - gems and shiny plastic flowers/shamrocks. This layout was a lot of fun to put together.

New Baby Book

Friends of ours are expecting their second baby and I made them a baby book to record all those miraculous first-year milestones. I was excited to find the album at ACMoore on deep clearance, so I brought it home and promptly took it apart to recover it. I used spray adhesive to adhere the new papers and sanded the edges for a better fit. Almost all the papers are from the new Songbird stack from DCWV - very cute. It's feminine, but not too girly. I think it turned out very cute and hope they enjoy it a lot. On the inside pages, the only real Cricut cut I used was for the names of the months (Designer's Calendar cartridge).

I had lots of little pieces left over after the album was completed, so I made some cute cards and gave them to our church card ministry to use. What a great stack of paper!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fun with Cosmo Cricket

Cosmo Cricket has introduced several fun new lines. The colors are bright and the themes and patterns are just plain FUN! I picked up some double sided papers and the chipboard sheet (self-adhesive!) last week at Scrapdoodles in Fredericksburg and have had a blast playing with combining the patterns and oh-so-cute chipboard pieces. Here are 3 layouts I completed.
For the scalloped edge, I used my small circle punch to punch out starbursts from the "Sunday Picnic" paper and adhered them behind the border sheet.
Don't you love the e-i-e-i-0 border?

I had to use the chipboard chickies on a layout and figured our Easter egg hunt was an appropriate topic. I just cut skinny strips of paper and wove them in one corner to carry out the basket theme.
Check out the Cosmo Cricket blog for more great ideas with this line!