Sunday, February 28, 2010

I've Been Featured!

I'm sooo thrilled to have Emily's 3rd birthday layout featured on the TPC Blog!

As you may know, I LOVE their papers so much that I'm making ALL of my son's birthday party items with their Celebrations line. I'll give you a peek soon, stay tuned!!!

You can see the invitation I recently made by clicking here. To visit TPC Blog, click here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

What 2 Feet of Snow Look Like!

It's snowing pretty hard here in upstate New York. We got over two feet of snow with more accumulation expected. That means the kids have a bad case of cabin fever so it's hard to do any scrapping because I need to keep them occupied but I'm trying to get the baby's 1 yr mini album completed so I'll be posting that soon.

Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day Coupon Book

Hey There!
I'm finally feeling better after a few days of being knocked down by the flu. It was really ugly around here, the kids and I were completely out. So, of course, there was not much celebrating on Valentine's Day.

Since I felt better today, I made coupon books as presents for my husband and for Emily. Hers was purple and pink but not much to look at after she man-handled it for a while, so I'm going to show you the one I made for my hubby. It's a bit racy, but hey, that's how you stay happily married right?! (*wink*)

Front Cover - Love Birds

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Back Cover

Front Cover Details

For the front and back cover, I used two pages from a 5-page ticket-shaped chipboard album I got from Michael's dollar bin. The papers and stickers were on clearance at AC Moore. Loved the glittered stickers, so cute!

For the coupons, I just made a table on Microsoft Word with columns that matched the width of my chipboard, 4x6. Then, I typed the message and centered it in each cell, adding a border to it. Once I printed it on cardstock, I used the border as a cutting guide. Using the chipboard cover pages as guides, I cut around the inside corners to help the rectangles resemble a coupon. Finally, I used a small heart stamp to embellish each coupon.

Thought this could be useful to those celebrating Valentine's Day late, or perhaps an anniversary?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How To Make A Lollipop Invitation

We had a ton of snow in the past couple of days so I'm home from work. I took advantage an made the invitations for my son's upcoming birthday party. The theme will be candyland so I thought these lollipop invites would work perfectly, plus they turned out so cute!

These are super simple to make. First, type the text in word using a texbox over a circle. Make sure the circle has no fill and the border is set to the color and style of your choice. I chose red dash at 5pt. I played around with the placement of the circle and text on the page so that I would be able to print two invitations per page in order to save paper. Here's a link to the word document I used.

Once you have your text printed, use a circle cutter to cut to your preferred size. I used a Coluzzle but any other circle cutter would work well. Remember to make this circle twice as big as the text so you can have space for the pattern paper border.

Next, use your circle cutter again to cut a ring of pattern paper. I used Bright Stripes by the Paper Company Studio to give the illusion of a swirl pop. I found this paper at AC Moore in the 8.5x11 rack, which I liked a lot since it was less expensive and fit my printer perfectly.

Now that you have your big circle and your ring, adhere them together using your favorite adhesive.

Looks cute right? Almost done, now you just need to glue a lollipop stick behind your circle using glue dots or tape. You can find them at Michael's. I also chose to cut a circle of pattern paper the same size as the white one to use as backing to cover the lollipop stick and the tape.
Your lollipop invitations will look great just like that, but for extra cuteness, I wrapped them in cellophane and tied a piece of ribbon around them. Be aware though that I plan to hand-deliver these, not sure what size envelope you would need in order to mail them. Another possibility would be to cut your own envelopes on the Cricut as well.

Remember to make an extra one to keep your baby's memory box!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Carnival Layout

I just love how Emily's eyes lit up at the sight of the rides. This was such a fun day!

There's something to be said about themed papers, they just add so much to the feel of a project. I used Scrap Within Reach's Carnival collection here. Loved how it all turned out.

I used my Excacto knife to cut around the ferris wheel and tuck in the picture. The picture is then secured with tape on the back of the paper.

Love that cute ticket detail!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hot Wheels

When Emily turned three, we took her to Toys R Us to choose her own present. This is what we came home with! She rode it everyday nonstop for about a week or so! I used beautiful papers from Bo Bunny's Alissa collection.

I just love the sparkly Jewelry Box Thickers letters!

Celebrate LO

Hey There!

As you may know, I went to a weekend crop this past weekend and had a blast. Thanks so much to Stephanie and Norma for making me feel so welcome and comfortable. I hadn't laugh so hard in a long time! Anyhow, I actually managed to get some LO done and I'd like to share with with you guys...

Celebrate Layout
This page has a transparency over it that includes the title. The ballons and the number 3 were adhered over the transparency.

The ballons were cut on the Cricut, I then used my white pen and tying them all with twine.

Check back often, I will be showing you more projects all this week!