Friday, April 30, 2010

CUC DT Reveal With Jillibean Soup

This month the Cookin' Up Creations design team had the opportunity to work with the Egg Drop Soup collection from Jillibean Soup!  If you love pastel colors in check, dots and flowers then this collection is a must have!  Whether you're scrapping those Spring photos are making cards....this collection has something for everyone!  Be sure to check it out HERE.

Here are a few cards I created using the Egg Drop Soup collection.

Thanks for looking.....and be sure to check out the gallery over at CUC and see what the rest of the design team created with the Egg Drop Soup collection!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just wanted to share a few cards I created from last weeks Card Crop over at Cookin' Up Creations.  If you missed the card crop no need to worry.......we are getting a jump start on National Scrapbooking Day so please feel free to drop by and join us for lots of fun challenges, games and prizes!!!

Here are my cards.

Scraplift a layout challenge.

Graduation card challenge.

Recipe card challenge.

Punch and pattern paper challenge.

Thanks for looking.....will post more later!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Clean and Simple FTL86

I don't know about you but I never seem to have enough masculine cards so when I ran across this simple sketch on the Clean and Simple blog I knew it would be one that I would use over and over again! This sketch can easily be adapted to a congrats card just by changing the sentiment and it can also be easily adapted to a more feminine card just by changing the colors......not to mention it's a great way to use up those scraps and you could quickly crank out a batch of these in no time!

Here's the sketch.
And here's my card.

As you can see, I stayed with the sketch because I loved it so much!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

I'm pressed for time so I will make this short and sweet!  Here's a really quick and simple card I created in a matter of minutes this morning using some recycled materials and Pink Paislee pattern papers.  For my flower, I cut up a pair of denim jeans that I was gonna toss and paired it with a page I ripped out of an old Reader's Digest book I picked up at a thrift store some years back.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pre Cut Card Kits By Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking

Whether you're a seasoned card maker or have never made a handmade card in your life, then these card kits from Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking are for YOU!  These two ladies (Cindy and Shelly) have thought of EVERYTHING.......right down to the last tiny detail!!! Everything in the kits are pre cut so all you need to do is add adhesive!  Also included in each kit is a step by step instruction sheet with colorful examples so you can see what your cards will look like before you even add the glue! Now I ask you, can it get any easier than that....I think NOT!

I created the first two cards using the Sympathy Card Kit featuring Close To My Heart pattern papers.  I embossed the ivory cardstock, added the ribbon and made the flower out of an old text book but everything else you see was included in my kit!

The next two cards I created using the Baby Girl Congratulations Card Kit featuring Reminisce pattern papers.  I used my large scallop nestabilities to cut the scallop card and embossed the white cardstock but everything else you see was included in the kit.....right down to the adorable little dry embossed elephant.......cute eh?
And the last two cards I created using the Baby Boy Congratulations Card Kit also featuring Reminisce pattern papers.  I found a onesis template HERE - printed it out and taped it to the front of a cardstock base that was included in the kit.  The little round card - again I embossed the white cardstock and added a little Heidi Swapp heart to the front.....everything else was included in the card kit.
Thanks for looking and be sure to stop by the Cyber Card Crop going on over at Cookin' Up Creations this weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Go To Sketches Magazine

I found this sketch in my email last week from the very talented Go To Gal, Maren I don't know her personally I just happen to subscribe to her blog (Zany Not Crazy) and well you know how it goes.......when she updates I get an email!

Anyhoo, this is the sketch that I received in my inbox.

It's just one of over 60 sketches found in the new - must have Go To Sketches magazine by Paper Crafts.....whether you're a card maker or not this magazine is chocked full of inspiration to get those creative juices flowing!

And this is the little card I created using more Jillibean's Egg Drop Soup Paper Collection!
To make these little flowers all you have to do is follow the step by step instructions below.
Step 1: Punch a couple of different size circles out of pattern paper.  I used a 1 1/4 and 1 inch circle for the large flower and a 1 and 3/4 inch for the smaller one.

Step 2: Spritz circles with water and scrunch into a tiny ball and let dry completely....or if you're like me and don't like waiting you can use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Step 3: Once they're dry, carefully open them up and layer them together....decorate the centers with a brad or button and you're done!

Thanks for looking and happy hump day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CPS 161 and Jillibean's Egg Drop Soup

Here's another quick card I created using this weeks CPS 161 sketch over at Card Positioning Systems.  I also used more of Jillibean's Egg Drop Soup Paper Collection.  BTW, Jillibean Soup was generous enough to sponsor the Design Team over at Cookin' Up Creations so be sure to stop by the blog or forum and see what the rest of the girls have done with these papers!

This is the sketch I used.

 And here's the card I created......and because I used a kraft card base it also fits in with this weeks challenge over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.
Thanks for looking and have a safe and happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Clean and Simple Egg Drop Soup

This month over at Cookin' Up Creations the design team have the opportunity to play with Jillibean's Egg Drop Soup Paper Collection and oh what a CUTE collection it is!!!  It's just perfect for all your Spring creations...if you haven't seen it yet then head on over to the Jillibean Soup and check it out and be sure to stop by the Cooking' Up Creations blog all month long to see what the design team does with it!

I used this sketch (FTL84) from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.
Here's what I came up with using Jillibean's Egg Drop Soup Collection......and because it's a Spring card it fits in with this weeks Challenge #22 - Rolling Into Spring over at the Little Red Wagon blog. 
Thanks for looking and have a safe and happy Tuesday!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring time and Bathroom Remodel

The Dogwood trees are in full bloom, as is the Bradford Pears and my Wisteria bush is going to bloom any day now and will be covered in bees.....and when the wind blows I get the sweet scent of Honeysuckle.  Yep, it's finally Spring here in my neck of the woods and Mr. J has me cooped up in the bathroom hanging bead board paneling, molding and painting.......soooo not fun but I'm already seeing a major transformation! Next week we get to pick out a new sink and I'm torn between a pedestal style sink or vanity.  Right now we have this 50's style cast iron sink that hangs from the wall so anything in my opinion will be an improvement.   We only have a little room to play with so I'm really leaning toward the pedestal sink but Mr. J wants something with counter space as well as storage underneath (roll eyes).

 This is the style of sink I want.

I would even settle for this..........

but unfortunately we don't have a large enough space for it.

Yep, I can already see that Mr. J and I will be fighting over the sink before we even get it installed!  LOL!

Okay, enough talk about bathroom sinks.  I would like to leave you with a couple of photos that I snapped yesterday between projects.  I wish I knew what kind of tree this is......all I know is, it is the ugliest thing in the yard but during the Spring it puts out these pretty pink blossoms and the bees seem to love 'em!

 And how can I resist not sharing a picture of my Tommy boy with pollen up his nose!  LOL!

 Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!