Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I should know better....

than to scrap while sick! lol! I wanted to finish up one more layout for Chris's School Time Challenge on Chatterscene and stayed up way too late the other night and now I have a LO that I'm not sure I like. Here it is:

So its not horrible but after a week of very little sleep, I thought my orange was way too bright and decided it would be a good idea to try and tone it down with some black ink. I should have left it alone! I will probably be redoing my title, arrow and tag! And I wish I had used something other than my ATG because I may have to redo the whole thing if removing those items tears too much of the cardstock base! I used Plantin Schoolbook for the tag, Cricut Essentials for the arrow and American Alpha for the title.

Oh and my title isn't exactly right either. This was just Cameron's 1st day of his 2nd year of preschool but "1st day of Year 2" or anything like that wasn't working for me so I figured I'd fib a bit and call it Pre-K! Haha! It WAS the year before Kindergarten! :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

New birthday cards!

Just a couple of cards to share that I made before going on vacation!

The cat card was made with Create A Critter and I didn't put a lot of effort into it. We were running late to the party and I had waited until last minute to make it. Oh well. The little girl's grandma loved it even if it was really simple! People really do appreciate the extra time and effort put into a homemade card. No matter how simple!

The Sweet 16 card was made using the Smiley Card cartridge on my Gypsy. It was my first attempt at a shape card and it didn't go so well. I had to hand trim the back layer some because it was showing through. Going to have to work on those more. And please forgive the crappy picture. I was getting ready to go out of town and my camera battery was dead. I snapped a quick cell phone pic before I ran the card to the mailbox. I didn't want to forget to mail it while we were out of town but the car was cute and I wish I had gotten a better pic. The darker pink is actually a tiny flower print paper, the headlights I used a glitter glue on and the license plate was stamped and heat embossed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Project #2 for Chatterscene School Time challenge

This is my 2nd layout for the contest on Chatterscense. You can find more info about it on Chris's blog Get Inspired with ChatterScene! I'm not 100% sure I like the apple at the top. I'm going to add my journalling to it. I don't like posting certain info online so I tend to take a picture and then journal. :) I'm debating on switching it with a half circle at the top. I'll see how I feel after I get my journalling done. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the apple and tag at the bottom. It has an End Caps feature that allows you to create long titles like this. The only problem I had was that it skipped cutting under some of the letters so I had to hand cut parts along the bottom. I also used a stamp from Stampin Up to add "first day" and "of" to the tag. The stamp actually said "first day (on top of) of school" so I had to ink "first day", stamp, clean it, ink "of" and stamp again. And now that I'm done typing this, I'm think I may move the apple to the top left for the year and do my journalling in a half circle on the top right.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chatterscene Challenges

I'm entering this layout in the Chatterscene School Time Challenge. I used the American Alpha font from the Cricut E2 for my title and the red stars. I used punches for the other stars. I'm also entering this in the August DCWV Stack-a-holic Template challenge. All my pattern papers are from the DCWV "The Stack 6" and "The Stack 7" paper stacks. :)

Chris at Get Inspired with Chatterscene is also having a give away for reaching 400 follwers. You can check out that post here!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Win a Joann's gift card!

My friend Chris at Get Inspired with Chatterscene is having a school time challenge! Go check it out. I'll post my first layout for it tomorrow!

Birthday Card

My friend Kim at Kimberli's Creations is having a challenge/give away for hitting 100 followers. The challenge is to create a project using a Cricut cartridge you've barely used. I decided to go the extra mile ;) and used THREE neglected cartridges! I used Paper Pups for the dog, party hat and presents. I used Zooballoo for the grass and clouds. The little bird is from Animal Kingdom.

I'm also entering this in My Pink Stampers My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday challenge. The challenge there was to create a project showing your style. I think this fits. I've been doing a lot of cards lately and this is fairly simple which is DEFINITELY me! :)

Going to try this!

I figure I have this blog so I might as well use it. Please don't expect too much out of me. :)