June 22, 2009

New Old Layouts

So the other day I decided to go through my albums and see what I had that was unfinished and I found these 4 layouts. I started all these before I bought my Cricut so it was kind of fun to things to them using it. It made completing them super easy. The only one that I didn't use my Cricut on is the first one and I'm not sure I even really finished with it because it still feels like it needs more. Let me know what you think!
These are my 2 best friends and I on New Year's Eve 1999

For the background I stamped the images and then went over parts of them with glitter to make them pop.

My second page is my niece Christmas of 2007. I punched the squares from paper from the DCWV Winter Stack and then rounded the corners. The letters from the name were from a stack of pre-cut letters but they did not have matching numbers so I used Plantin Schoolbook for the year

I cover the snowflake brads in glitter to give them a little sparkle. (not that this page needed more)

The third page is again my 2 best friends and I in 2000. This was our last picture together before Roxy (the one in yellow) left us to go into the Army. Little did we know this would be the last picture of us all together until 2007.

I cut the scallops from Storybook and inked the edges to make them match the patterned paper a little better.

The flowers were from Joann's $1 rack and the flourish was cut from Home Decor and then covered in glitter.

And my last page is my niece again on her first birthday. I cut the flowers from a sheet of patterned paper and outline or filled in parts of them with glitter. The font for her name is from Lyrical Letters and the "one" at the bottom is from Graphically Speaking.

June 21, 2009

I'm Back!!!

So I have been out of the loop for a while. Things were just soooo crazy with work schedules and the end of the school year and everything else. But I'm back now and hopefully will be back to my normal creative self, which means more posting! Just to catch everyone up I wanted to post a couple of my design team projects that are the only things I have created in the past month! Ugh! I know terrible right. The first was for Sugar Sweet Paper Treats where the challenge was to use fruit. With everything going on I wasn't very happy with the result but it's not bad.

The second was a layout for Whimsical Bugs and Scraps where the challenge was to create a card or layout with the letter "S" as a focal point. I'm a little happier with this one but I still don't feel completely up to par yet. Anyway! Hope you enjoy them and please be sure to keep checking back as I promise to be posting more projects more frequently!