Saturday, June 30, 2012

Camp Scrap: Stamp Play

Here's another fun project from Camp Scrap. May had a fabulous day of Stamp Play. Perfect timing too because I needed to throw together some quick anniversary cards and wasn't feeling like using the Cricut.

Here is a simple stamped card that I embellished with some ribbon, stickles and my new triangle boarder punch.

I've have this really awesome light house stamp and am always scared to use it. Play time was a good time to break through the fear. I stamped it with white ink and then decided to go one step further and heat emboss it.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Camp Scrap: Sketch Inspiration

Have you heard about May Flaum's Camp Scrap that is happening right now? If not, I highly recommend checking it out. It is a 7 week free camp filled with unlimited amounts of creative play, tutorials, sponsor discounts and giveaways. Did I mention it was free? She even partnered with the folks at Big Picture Classes to get a special classroom set up so campers have access to a message board and gallery. I cannot think of a better way to spend my summer than scrap camp!

To start off class May did a really fun tutorial on making confetti bursts. The next day she provided an inspiration sketch. I decided to combine these two things and put together a layout of a gorgeous Cape Cod wedding I attended.
I had not scrapped a layout in a while and this sketch was the perfect way to ease back in. I loved that I could go with a clean and simple look. I used papers that coordinated with the blues of the ocean. The embellies are all from the Pink Paislee Nantucket line (coincidence! I found them in my stash!).  And you can see the confetti bursts/trails using some sequin sparkles.

Can't wait to see what we will do in camp this week!

Happy Father's Day

Male themed cards are always hard for me. I wasn't sure where to start for Father's Day cards this year. Then I remembered I had the Handy Man Cricut Lite cartridge. I was inspired by a few of the images. Dad is getting the wheelbarrow card. My brother is a big Cincinnati Bengals fan so I thought it would be fun to use those colors along with the paint can image.

For Dad
For Brother

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Nursery Decor: Closet Hangers

One of my favorite things to make for baby shower gifts are closet hangers. You can see a few that I have made here. I was really excited to come up with a set of these for myself. I fell in love with the Pottery Barn Kids Penelope bedding. It is a really pretty feminine mix of greens, pinks and a hint of yellow.

I wanted to try to match the pattern as close as possible. I searched my Cricut carts for different bird options. I think I had 5 to choose from, but this little birdie ended up being the cutest of the flock. She is from the Create a Critter cart and you'll see her pop up in some other nursery stuff I'm working on.

I went with a slightly different approach than previous gift sets I've made since I opted for the same image on all six of them. And rather than ribbons, I added some fabulous bling.

Pottery Barn Penelope Bedding Set & Matching Closet Hangers
Close-up shot

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Nursery Decor: Alphabet Wall Art

I have zero blog entries for May 2012. It looks weird not having May in the monthly timeline. There is actually a really good explanation though....I've been celebrating that I am going to be having a baby! It's a GIRL! Pregnancy has been exhausting, so I've had to prioritize sleep over scrapping. I'm finally starting to feel like my normal self again and am dedicating my time to creating fun decor for the nursery.

The first project I decided to tackle was making some alphabet wall art to match the color scheme we've chosen for the nursery. It will be multiple shades of pink, light green and light yellow. Here was my inspiration:

And here is my custom piece of art: 
This photo makes it look like some of the letters are cut off due to the white background, but in person it looks totally fine. I used the Lyrical Letters Cricut cart. They have six fonts to choose from, but Jumbo worked out the best. Each letter is cut to 2 inches. The frame is Ribba from Ikea.