Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Scrap Paper Stacks!!!!

Really how many does one person need? In my case I could never have to much paper! I have gotten so much recently that I have to buy another bookcase--sick I know!
Here is a preview of a few of the new stacks I simply could not resist.
I got the all at Michaels or Joann's! Enjoy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

House Warming Card

Hi all--hope your day is off to a rockin' start! This card was for a very good friend (one of the best) who just moved into a new apartment not far from where I live. The house warming was this past weekend and this is the card I made which was paired with a lovely bottle of vodka.

The castle is cut from Life's A Beach and I used some of the papers from the SEI kit which match the colors of the new apartment. I cut the layers but there is no shadow so I just cut a pc of paper that would hide behind the castle to look like lights in the windows.

I cut the crown from Celebrations, and the font is Schoolbook and Queen is cut from Hannah Montana. I added lots of bling to help balance the colors which are really 'boy'--here are some detail shots

Added a Cindy Crawford crystal mole to the 'Q' which got more comments than anything else.

If you knew my friend you know this statement fit was a perfect fit.
Thanks for stopping in. Keep watching as there is blog candy in the not so distant future!!!!
Make it a great on-

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday+Elvis=great closing page

So my best friend had a birthday in SEPTEMBER--I know I am running late no need for comments from the peanut gallery! So here is the back story--when my best friend has had a bit (a lot) to drink he gets this crazy Elvis lip where only one side of the mouth moves when he talks--it is truly funny when it happens! So by the end of the night of the party Elvis had arrived. So I thought it fitting to close his book with this layout.

Background paper is a DCWV black and grey check, Elvis is cut from a shinly silver DCWV and the red letters are cut from a SU paper. Under the picture there is Core'dinations matte that is cuddlebugged with the checkerboard folder that was an OMC exclusive that I sanded down. The picture is attached with ATG tape and some cool paper clips.

The ELVIS title is cut with Hello Kitty font at 3 1/2". Since none of the letters have spaces inside I could use both the cut mat and the letters--SO I DID.
I pop dotted the letters and moved them about 1/8" to the right when I placed them on the layout. The base layer peeks through and you get a pretty cool effect! Here is a detailed shot

To finish the layout off--I took my white pen and did some 'stitching' around the letters and added a little bling at the end to tie back to the crown he is wearing (which was taken from the birthday girl a few tables over)!
Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Ok, this is not an origional idea by any means as it seems everyone has their version of the mailboxes from Target. I simply covered and added a bit of sitckles, bling, or glitter mist and sent them on their way to my neices and nephews.

I added some clear crystals to bling the one

to make it boy freindly I used paper that worked well with this large chipboard fire truck

glimmer mist, a bit of ribbon, and a monogram cut with the cricut-super easy

here I used the same monogram cut and added stickles to the swirls on the snails!

Filled them candy and sent them on their way--
Have a great day!
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