Friday, September 30, 2011


Project #30 of 100

This layout was supposed to be for two challenges - the Authentique Color Challenge and the Unity Friends with Flair Challenge. But I missed the deadline for Authentique. It was Wednesday : (  I guess since FWF is on a Friday I just had today in mind to post this. Oh well. *(more excuses at the bottom of post)*

Here it is:

Authentique's challenge was to use pink, blue, and yellow. (Way out of my neutrals and earth tones comfort zone!)

 I cut my title using my Cricut.
The flowers were stamped and fussy cut from the You + Me = Bliss set from Unity that also happens to be a co-brand with Authentique!

The tags and stickers are Authentique's as are the 12x12 paper and the patterned paper making the rays. Those were punched with the SU ribbon trim punch.

This turned out way different than I had intended. But I like that I have pink and flowers and a doily on a layout about the boys.

*I think I seriously worked on this layout for almost two weeks. Only for like 5 minutes at a time, but still.  Baby has been teething like forever now. Nothing like a grumpy needy baby to keep you from getting things  done. Then the kindergartener decided to catch strep and miss 3 1/2 days of school. Nothing like a needy baby and sick 5-year-old to keep me from getting things done! Then baby also decided to spend an afternoon vomitting on me. Stomach bug? IDK. Luckily it didn't last too long. I haven't posted anything in 2 weeks : \  That feels like so long. But we all appear healthy now*

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

for you

Project #29

This is for Authentique's FIRST monthly challenge! The first half of the month is a sketch challenge (one each for a layout and a card) and the second half is a color combo. This is my card:

The only items that aren't Authentique are the card base, green swirl sticker and I-Rock gems.
From Authentique I used the Blissful 6x6 pad, Diction stickers and Petite Type Circle Stickers.

The lighting isn't the best in the photo. But, oh well.
I love those little alphas!

Friday, September 2, 2011

FWF post

Project #28

My Unity Friends with Flair Friday blog post. In case you aren't familiar, every Friday Unity Stamp Company hosts this Friends with Flair blog hop and give prizes to a random participant and a random commenter. So leave a comment for a chance to win and head over here to see the other participants and leave them comments too for even more chances to win!

This might be the fastest and sloppiest card I've ever made. I {just barely} made the linky tool before it closed. Whew!

I stamped the cloud with the Sunny Happy Skies set and then covered it with white flocking powder.
Don't know if you can see the flocking or not:
 It looks so soft and fuzzy...

The baby clothes were stamped from the April 2011 KOTM Small Things Matter Most. And the patterns on the clothes are stamped with the Bitty Backgrounds stamps.

I had initially stamped a blue background on white cardstock using the diamond pattern from the April KOTM kit and it looked so good. But then the little clothes and their patterns got lost on it so I had to take them off and stick them on this plain blue card. I kinda like it. I think it still needs a little more to finish it but oh well. It's late and that was all I could manage to do in time to make the blog hop!
: )

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Teacher Survival Kits

Projects #25-#27 of 100 (I'm counting each card and box set as only 1)

So this year for teacher gifts I decided to make a Teacher Surival Kit! I've seen the idea alot but stumbled on this one on pinterest and decided to try some.

We have 2 kindergarten teachers and 1 second grade teacher. These photos are horrible. I know. I literally took them in the morning last minute as we were scrambling to get out the door. They are crooked and weirdly colored and you can see my shadow. : ) I'm sorry!

Surprisingly, the boxes in my store's jewelry and craft section didn't have customizable inserts! Really? There is a new brand in there now and you can only work with the sections they give you.
As if! : )

So I searched all over the store and found these in the fishing section. Whew. Crisis averted.

I decorated the outside with some scrapbooking supplies. The third box uses a discontinued SU scrapbooking kit and the top two have a bit of that plus some AC paper plus those fun Thickers.

For the insides I filled it with a few necessities I thought they could use including Post-Its, paper clips, push pins, binder clips, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, some energy drink mixes and chocolates!

And here are the matching cards for each box:
(Also for ScrapbookSteals MCM #46 card challenge)

(Also for ScrapbookSteals MCM #47 card challenge)

This poor card. After I put it together I realized I should have inked the edges. So I took it apart and inked the edges and put it back together. It's barely together and looks like I let the baby play with it! Oops.

And I managed to get these to the teachers only 1 week after school started! One day, I'll have something made by the time school starts.
**Linking this up to Think Pink Sundays over at Flamingo Toes. Go check out the linky party for some really awesome crafty ideas**