Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hana's Birthday Day Card!

Today is my niece Hana's birthday.  14 years ago I assisted my sister with her birth.  Cindy went into labor just before midnight on Christmas Day and I spent all day on my birthday laboring with her.  Unfortunately, Hana didn't emerge until a couple of hours into the 27th! So we don't share a birthday but still the most special birthday I ever had!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Digital Dad Xmas Present: Ugly Christmas Sweater

I created this digital project for my boyfriend's dad's Christmas gift.  I used Peppermint Creative's Ugly Christmas Sweater kit.  It just happen to free one day just before Christmas, bonus!!  The patterns were great for the pictures from the 70's.  I spent a quite few hours scanning, a true labour of love of the family preservationist.  I also used a Creative Memories overlay from Wishful on the left hand side and sampled a color from the page in Storybook Creator 4.0.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Creative Memories Noel Digital Layout

I made this digital layout to frame for one of my grandmothers for a Christmas gift.  I started with a Primary Christmas Predesigned Page for four pictures using the orientation I needed.   I used the Creative Memories Noel Digital Kit and the Noel Digital Embellishments to replace the primary paper and embellishments.  I used a Winter Frost overlay and changed the color and opacity.  The quote was a Creative Memories freebie.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Creative Memories Jewel Christmas with Paisley Punch

On this two page layout I used the Creative Memories custom cutting system large scallop circle to create a green mat.  I used the rest of the green paper for paisley punches to mimic the paisleys on page one.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Creative Memories Nordic Layout using Border Maker System

Playing with the brand new Nordic Paper pack from Creative Memories.  I used the new Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge Holiday Frames and Tags to create the banner.  I used the latest Creative Memories border maker cartridge:  Zigzag Diamond. 

Close up.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Creative Memories Fabulous Layout "Laugh out Loud"

In the layout of my neice, I used the Fabulous Power Palette and all the components.  I used the Creative Memories Custom Cutting system large wavy square with a red blad on the outside.  I accented with Enchanted epoxy stickers in the center of the flowers.  White cardstock.

On page 2, I used the border maker system picket fence cartridge and the reverse cut of the first page pink paper.

Monday, December 3, 2012

GDC Ella Blue Collection layouts

I was first introduced to the Ella Blue collection in a class.  I love it! I ran across a bargain and purchase several sheets of this blue and brown line. The background paper is reverse side of the Raleigh paper.   I used the Creative Memories Cutting System to create the piece of paper (Raleigh front side) in the center of the two page spread.  Creative Memories title sticker.  Lace from Hobby Lobby.

I used cuts of the velvet paper to accent the layout.  Miscellaneous buttons and  fabric leaf.

Raleigh paper with cuts from the velvet paper.  Polka dot paper is reverse side of Annabelle.  The wallpaper looking paper is Frances.  Creative Memories Title Sticker.  Melody Ross acetate bird.  Blue cardstock.  Ribbon.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kraft-y Christmas Cards!

I used Kraft paper and kraft paper colored cardstock to create this rustic Christmas card.  I also used this awesome paper from EK success's Color Sense System.  The color is zucchini/spruce, it is a double sided gorgeous paper, this is the dark side.  I used an old, I mean old corner rounder only the second one I owned on the corners and kept the stars and used the Creative Memories Precision Point Glue Pen to adhere them randomly.  I used kraft colored raffia ribbon.  I embossed the trees and quotes in an iridescent green you can't quite see the detail here.  The patterned green paper is old stock from Creative Memories.  I popped up the quotes on pop dots.