Friday, April 23, 2010

Mothers Day, Birthday and Card Swap Cards!

I worked hard on these last night to get them all done before our trip! One birthday card, 3 mothers day cards, and 4 masculine cards! All going in the mail today!! Here you go!
There are 3 different mothers day cards here! I kept it easy and fast to keep the layout and color the same..
Masculine cards for Card Swap at Citrus Tree Studio!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's been a year!

.... since I started scrapping first week in May! I can't believe time has flown by! I still remember a small table in my bedroom with stickers, paper, markers and pictures! As I started doing this I bought ribbon... and well the rest is history! I didn't know what it was all about.. journaling, alpha's, etc. Can't believe it's been a year! I have been slow from November to now since I got pregnany, but hope to pick it back up once the nursery is complete! Here is some of the progress! 
 My first page..
Here I bought some flowers...
Here I added ribbon and flowers..
My first card!

One of my first cards..
Progress..alpha, and mre embelly use..
My first mini album...
Card for one of my first card swaps!
Card for my first DT challenge!
More alhpa usage.. experimenting with my cuttlebug
As you can see I like flowers...
The first page redone!
My first usage of buttons!
A card from November..
Two Easter Cards for February Challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Almost time for our babymoon!

We are departing soon on our 16 day Babymoon! Here are the places on the list!
Sacramento, CA
Napa Valley, CA
San Francisco, CA
Yosemite, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Sedona, AZ
Grand Canyon, AZ
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
MOAB, UT (Arches and Canyonlands NP)
Salt Lake City, UT
Rapid City, SD
back home...
We are flying into Sacramento, driving from there until Salt Lake City where we drop off the car and take a short plane ride to Rapid City. In Rapid City we mainly want to check out Mt. Rushmore, which is on hubby's bucket list, so is the Salt Lake...Our longest stretch of driving is from Yosemite to LAS, that's a little over 8 hours.. and since we want to stop at the lowest spot in the US we will even take longer! In Vegas we will go see "O" and of course I got my way of staying at Bellagio.. I don't think anything will beat Mandalay's Pool, but it's probably going to be too cold to swim anyways...
Hope it all works out great! I will need quite some potty breaks..I will be wearing a maternity belt to help my back, and also some compression socks for the flight to CA and also the LONG car rides... I did get me a pair of sneakers and some cute socks!

Am very excited and can't wait! Tons of scrapping material!!

Inspiration for Nursery and Fabric Choices

We have finally decided on a color scheme for the nursery! And yes, after all the NO PINK I ended up with pink... The walls will be pink and lime greenish... I want to try harlequins on the wall where the crib is going. The bathroom will be painted green to match the room also. I am having the crib bedding custom made. Mom and my mother-in-law will be helping me with the window treatments and the pillows! Here are some samples of the fabrics I will be using. The bumper will have a clean cord, with ISABELLA embossed, a few colors, the sheets are pink, and the skirt is going to be tailored, with a band and the ball trim!
Here are some pics of the crib beddings previously produced, and also the inspiration room I found on HGTV's website "Rate my Space"
I want a similar type swag behind the crib, but more poofy... underneath it I will have her name in big letters!

Saw this at the fabric store and really liked it.. but I also like a long one.. so we'll see..
Or something like this two toned curtains..
 Something like this, but probably all one height and not with the two colors... depends what will look nice..
Thanks for checking it out!

New Card Challenge at Challenge Masters!

April's challenge is now up at Challenge Masters! Don't forget to check it out! Click HERE! The challenge this month is to create a card with the following criteria:
- Mother's Day/Woman's Day
- Use picture as inspiration and color scheme
- At least two Layers
- Use at least 1 flower
- Incorporate a Swirl(s)
- Use Glitter/Stickles 

You get entered in a separate RAK for the Cards section only! So don't forget to check it out!

Here is the inspiration photo!

Here is my card!

I used Bazzill CS, Celebrate it Ribbon, Cuttlebug Swirls, Prima Flowers, and Stamendous Stamps and Heat Embossing Powder (Zing) and heating gun for the sentiment, and stickles for the swirls!

Baby Shower Invites

On Sunday I finally sat down for a little over 5 hours with a friend to work on these baby shower invites! My mother-in-law doesn't want me to help her, but I asked her if I could do the invites!! I made 40.. This week I am finishing them up by adding the "for, date, rsvp" cutout, and also stickling the "baby shower" text on the front, also some swirls..
I used AC card stock, some bazzill and some DCWV paper. I used the dots and swirls cuttlebug folder to emboss the pink cs. I inked the edges of the cards. I used Cricut's New Arrival to cut out the feet in the circle, and the baby shower text, and the inside text. I had this lace laying around in my wedding material craft box, and it was just perfect for these cards!! I added the pink button as a special touch.
I will post updated pics of the finished product as soon as I have them. I finished 11 last night, so have 29 more to go.. I try to do a little every night, since sitting down like that kills my back!

Cricut Expressions Giveway!

There is a great Cricut giveway going on! Check it out here!  This would be a great mothers day gift for my mom, since I got her hooked on scrapping last July! Here is my coordinating project! I used the cuttlebug on almost every page of the mini album... also used it for the gift bag (swirls) and the birthday card (white swirls)...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Caardvarks- Lacy Days Challenge!

I just finished a card for Caardvark's Lacy Days Challenge! I had to also use a stamp.. I used "You are in my thoughts and prayers", Versa Mark Pad, Zing Powder, Prima Flower, Lace, Martha Stewart Punch, Bling It-Bling, Bazzil CS, Stickles-Cinnamon and the swirls Cuttblebug Embossing folder. Thanks for stopping by!

CTS- Color Challenge!

I wanted to get one more layout done before the deadline and I did! I went to Archiver's to get some RECENT pictures printed...  so I am ready for the new challenges this month! 
Here it is! Plain and simple.. Bazzill Plain CS, Little Yellow Bicycle and Celebrate it Ribbon, MS Punch, AC Dear Lizzy Felt Bling..and a journaling spot..