Monday, July 26, 2010

Dog Days of Summer - Paper Cupcakes

Hello and welcome to my very first Paper Cupcakes Design Team post. I'm so excited about this fabulous company and even more excited to now be a part of the DT.

This week this is the fun gift that will be given away on the challenge blog. Make sure you swing over and play along in this weeks challenge. The challenge is Dog Days of Summer. So use your creative juices and play along.

(Click on the prize image to play in this weeks challenge.)

Click on this badge to purchase your own Paper Cupcake images.

I used SU! Crystal Effects on the water on my Paper Cupcakes Gigi on Tube image.

I love popping up my image with pop dots when I cut an image out.

Here is my Dog Days of Summer finished product. Now I want to go join Gigi in the pool since our temps here in PA were in the low 100s this past weekend.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge - Christmas Sketch

This week on my Critter Sketch Challenge Blog the challenge is a sketch with a Christmas theme. This month we are being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. Susan at Robyn's Fetish has been so awesome to work with. The image used on my card this week came directly from their store and is a digi image. It printed out so nice and I think it's so georgous.

Have a wonderful week and stay cool!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Baby Boy Border Set

My goal for this weekend was to just chill. The boys and I hung out all day at home. I got some yard work done, very little inside work, took the boys to our local drive in diner, and worked on a few DT cards and swaps. Yea, great productive day!!!
I thought I would share this baby boy border set with you that I created for another SCSer. I wanted to do colors other than the normal baby blue, yellow, etc. I hope she loves it!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mystery Invite

The girls at work are planning a surprise Grandma shower for one of our legal secretaries. Her son and daughter in law are expecting their first baby in August.
We wanted to keep it 100% a surprise and go with a mystery theme so the girls gave me a real "challenge" with creating the invite card for her. We are all a little silly so the inside message provides a tad of a "threat."
I just pulled this Donald Duck image off of the internet. I used SU! DP and card stock, the question marks are made with Creative Memories ABC. I computer generated the sentiment and inside message. Donald has stickles for his fur and I used SU! Crystal Effects for the magnifying glass.
I must admit I'm very happy with the way this turned out.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Splash Monster

I used to be so good at staying on top of my scrapbooking. Once I had my boys I consistently stayed about a year behind. Now a days it's a lot further behind than that. So my goal over the summer is to at least get myself to a point where I'm caught up to only being a year behind. Hum, don't know if this will happen with all the summer pictures I take but I'm going to try.
This layout is of my little splash monster, Marshall, when he was about 11 months old.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's a Dragon Fly Day

This month over on my Critter Sketch Challenge blog, Robyn's Fetish is the sponsor for the month of July. I love her images and thought I would use one this week as a thank you card.
This image is It's a Dragon Fly Day. I used it to participate in the following challenge:
2S4Y: Sketch Challenge
Design Dollies: Color challenge; orange, green, yellow, white/ivory
OLLCB: Simply Summer

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Paper Cupcakes DT/GD Call

Hello crafting sisters,
Tonight I bring you a card for a design team challenge I'm entering. Paper Cupcakes is holding a design team and guest design team call. They have a few spots they need to quickly fill.
I try to keep my DT obligations to a minimum due to keeping up with my Critter Sketch Challenge blog. So since I'm on a DT that is coming to an end I thought I would throw my hat in to be considered for another.
Paper Cupcakes's images are so fun and fit my style so perfect. This image is Orson with Cupcake. My sister and I are always making monkey jokes towards each other so I knew this little guy would be a perfect fit for my DT creation.
Check out the DT call HERE on Having An Art-A-Tak's blog. All of my paper is SU! The image is of course from Paper Cupcake, the sentiment is SU!, the ribbon is misc ribbon from my stash, the buttons are s-e-i, and I used my Copics and Bic Mark Its to color my image. I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the sentiment paper and blue paper.

Monday, July 5, 2010

You Light up My Life

You know it always feels so good when someone you make a card for loves it. My sister and brother in law loved the anniversary card that I made them. So much so that my sister asked me to create a similar card for her secret sister for July 4th. So here is my second take with this cute CC Designs image.
This card is created for the following challenges:
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - Use a minimum of 4 stars
Sketch Saturday #110 - Sketch Challenge
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use 2 ribbons

Friday, July 2, 2010


Good Evening and Happy 4th of July weekend!!!
My sister and brother in law will be celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary on July 4th. They are so wonderful to my boys and I so I wanted to take the time to make them a special card to celebrate their anniversary.
This images is a CC Designs image that I purchased from Paper Jewels.
Paper Jewels
The images is called Liberty. The sentiment that comes with the image reads "You light up my life." I placed the sentiment inside the card.
I loved giving her a little "bling" with the Stickles glitter.
I created this card using sketch #45 from get Sketch Chard Challenges.
It was also created for:
Gratitude Sentiment (it is on the inside, I promise) The sentiment wording is stated above.
Have a VERY HAPPY JULY 4th!!!