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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk LO

Hi there!  Today's project is linked to the CC Blog for their weekly challenge using borders.  I'm way too behind on scrapbooking so I thought I'd scrap some pics for our album.  The pics were taken in 2008 during our day trip to Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk.  This project turned out to be a 4-page LO since  it was hard for me to choose pics ;) to include (I was able to use 11 pictures in all). 

On to the details:
pages 1 & 2

pages 3 & 4

beads....simply because I was in a dangly mood ;)

*letters used were from the Life Is A Beach cart, embossed with the D'vine Swirls CB folder
*8 different "charms" on the first 2 pages were from Life Is A Beach cart, with the bottom layers embossed with Tiny Bubbles CB folder, then embellished with jute twines  and some beads on the bottom
*seashells cut used for journaling from Create A Critter cart
*borders used on all 4 pages were 2 seashell borders welded from Life Is A Beach cart
*coaster on pages 3 & 4 was from Carousel cart
*corn dog from Carousel cart
*ice cream cone, ice cream sundae (embossed with D'vine Swirls and Plum Blossom CB folders) and pretzel cuts from Sweet Shop cart
*ticket cut used for journaling was from Mickey Font cart

All supplies used from my stash!  Project # 22 for Using My Stash pledge at the CC MB.  (One of these days I will post my projects using my stash in the CC MB thread but it's just a pain to have to go through photobucket to load the pics before I'm actually able to share in the MB - can't do it from my blog). 

Thanks for stopping by!  For those celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, hope you all have a wonderful one!   

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dear Santa

Christmas card #3!  This card is yet another A2 size.  The scroll is from the Heritage cart with the top layer embossed with the Script CB folder.  "Dear Santa" is a phrase from the Winter Frolic cart. The red mat is embossed with the Swiss Dots CB folder.  I added mini bells to the bows - I'm in a jingly mood ;) and am trying to use up my mini bells. 

All supplies were from my stash, project # 21 for Using My Stash pledge at the CC MB.  Thanks for stopping by!  "See" you again soon! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Cup of Cheer

Another quick post and my Christmas card #2!  This is another A2 size card.  The cut is from Winter Frolic.  I embossed the top layers with the D'vine Swirls CB folder and use stickles to highlight the embossed parts.  I used some sticker gems to embellish and added two mini bells to the bows.

All supplies were from my stash (I'm trying to use up my mini bells - you've been warned LOL!).  This is project #20 for Using My Stash pledge at the CC MB. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a pleasant weekend!     

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Holidays - my first Christmas card ;)

I finally started making Christmas cards!  I've designed about 10 different ones in my Gypsy while I was sick with a very bad cold (nothing serious but enought to get this old body of mine out of commission for most of the week).  I designed with my G in bed while I waited for the drugs to kick in LOL!  Anyway, this is the first one.  It is an A2 size.  The pine trees and the sentiment are both from Winter Frolic cart - so happy to use an oldie but goody cart ;).  I embossed the pine tress with D'vine Swirls CB folder then stickled the embossed parts.  I also added some sticker gems for a little bling.  Then I added 2 mini bells to the bows so the card does jingle when you shake it. 

I forgot to mention last post that all supplies used were from my stash and the same goes for this project - Project #19 for Using My Stash pledge at the CC MB.  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's About Time!

Well, the title of this post is probably what my 8 year old DS will say when he comes home from school today LOL! I finally finished this door sign project I have had in my Gypsy.  It's been in my Gypsy waiting to be cut for months simply because I dreaded cutting images with so many little details!  Anyway, I am linking this project to the Bitten By the Bug 2's challenge "Boy Crazy."

The base of the door sign is an image from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cart.  SpongeBob, Patrick and bubbles images were from the Nickelodeon - SpongeBob Square Pants cart.  "Ryan's Room" and "Get Out" were from Life Is A Beach cart. 

This is the back of the door sign. 

I am trying to get over a bad cold I got from the kids this past two weeks :(.  Hope to be back later this week.  Thanks for looking!  Have a pleasant week! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cousins 4ever Mini Album

Hello there again!  Today I'm sharing with you all a mini album I created to put pictures of my kids and my nieces and nephews.   The kids are all growing up so fast and 3 more cousins were born this year.  My kids don't always see their cousins as often as they'd want but this way this mini album can remind them how their cousins look like and a little something about each of them (I've included a place for each kid to write something about him/herself).  I am also linking this project to the Cricut Circle Blog challenge of the week: mini album

The base of the pages of this mini album is an image from the Elegant Edges cart, cut at 5.62 inches, perfect to cut 4 of them in one 12x12 mat.  I used double-sided cardstock from various stacks I already have.  I  was able to use my Cinch binder (love how easy to use this tool is!) to bind the pages before I personalized each page. I also tucked in a long piece of grossgrain ribbon I have had on hand forever before I bound the pages together.  Inside, you may notice that the frames were glued only on one side - this is to allow me to add pictures later. 

The cover page has the following cuts and details:  heart doily (Sophie), "2011" (Gypsy Font), "Cousins 4ever" (Life Is A Beach), white irock gems to embellish.

For pages 1 & 2:
flowers (Luau), frame (Fancy Frames), "JULIA" (Cindy Loo), irock gems, journal stamp

For pages 3 & 4:
frame (Fancy Frames), fish (Luau), waves (An Ocean of Words),
"DYLAN" (Robotz), journal stamp, Tiny Bubbles and D'vine Swirls CB folders

For pages 5 & 6:
frame (Fancy Frames), "CHRISTIAN" (Gypsy Font),
kid on bike (Dude!), journal stamp

For pages 7 & 8:
martial arts image (Sports Mania), tree (Pagoda), frame (Elegant Edges)
"RYAN" (A Child's Year), journal stamp, Forest Branches CB folder

For pages 9 & 10:
frame (Elegant Edges), "MYA" (Stone Script), butterflies
(Everyday Pop-Up Cards), flower (Picturesque),
journal stamp, irock gems, flower brad

For pages 11 & 12:
basket with backboard (Sports Mania), basketball (Sports Mania),
frame (Elegant Edges), "ETHAN" (CM Reminisce Accents),
Tiny Bubbles CB folder, journal stamp

For pages 13 & 14:
magic lamp and frame (Disney Princesses Dreams Come True),
"smoke" (actually a swirl image from Wall Decor and More),
"EMMA" (Quarter Note), irock gems, stamp frame

For pages 15 & 16:
frame (Fancy Frames), "PARIS" (Lyrical Letters), girl (Rock Princess),
journal stamp, Plum Blossoms CB folder, Peachy Keen face stamp

For pages 17 & 18:
shoe (Gypsy Wanderings), swirl (Stamping), frame (Cindy Loo),
"MILAN" (Nursery Rhyme), journal stamp, irock gems, Swiss Dots CB folder

For pages 18 & 20:
frame (Elegant Edges), "XIAN" (MS Seasonal Cake Art),
musical notes (Gypsy Wanderings), earphone (Rock Princess),
journal stamp

For pages 21 & 22:
ice cream sundae (Kate's ABCs), spoon (Savory),
frame (Fancy Frames), "NAIA" (MS Birthday Cake Art), journal stamp

For pages 23 & 24:
frame (Disney Mickey Font and George and Basic Shapes),
hands (Disney Mickey and Friends), "TONY" (MS Birthday Cake Art),
journal stamp, Swiss Dots CB folder

For pages 25 & 26:
frames (Cindy Loo and Fancy Frames), "MARINA" & "EDUARDO" (Elegant Cakes)

For pages 27 & 28:
frame (Elegant Edges), "KRISTINA" (Elegant Cakes),
rattle (Stamping), journal stamp, Plum Blossoms CB folder

Phew!  That was exhausting to write down the details - thank God for my Gypsy!  Hope you enjoyed looking at the pages as much as I enjoyed creating them. 

All supplies used were from my stash too!  Yey!  Project #17 for Using My Stash pledge at the CC MB.