Friday, April 22, 2011

Suntanned toes Layout 13

One last layout for you before a few days off to celebrate Easter!

This layout was for two challenges, the April Bring in the Sun challenge at Scrap Our Stash, and the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

Everything I used on this layout was from my conterfeit kit. One thing that I was worried about was that all my layouts from my kit would look too similar for my liking. But with all the paper that I added, it was easy to leave some colors out of my last layout to make them look different enough.

For the Scrap Our Stash challenge, we had to use something with sun. I have very few pictures of me at the beach, but I had this one of my feet in the sand. I couldn't help but to think of the start of Kenny Chesney's song, When The Sun Goes Down.

Suntanned toes, tickling the sand.
cold drink chillin' in my right hand.....

Perfect for my picture!

I decided to layer lots of embellies from my kit. And the title is cut from the Don Juan Cricut cartridge.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter! I will see you next week! Happy crafting

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Goodbye Glasses Layout 12-Counterfeit Kit Challenge

This is one of the layouts from my counterfeit kit, about my Lasik. My hubby took the picture of me with the creepy looking eye sheilds that I had to wear the first few night. I didn't think about doing a layout until I saw his picture. I had a long list of doctor's orders and lots of eye drops too. And of course, I couldn't forget a picture of my calendar!!

Most of this was from my kit, but I added a couple of scraps of Echo Park paper. The black glitter stickers are from Basic Grey and the transparency is from Colorbok.

I've got one more layout finished, so look for that in a couple of days! Happy crafting!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Card and gift tag-Counterfeit kit challenge

I have enjoyed getting to work with my counterfeit kit! I made a layout (you will have to wait to see that one!) and this card along with a gift tag. My friends baby shower was this past weekend, so I decided to use the kit to make her a card, burp cloths, and a tag.

Check back in a few days to see some more projects with my counterfeit kit! Happy crafting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Baseball Opening Day Goodie Bags

Happy Monday everyone!

These are the goodie bags that I made for my son's baseball team on opening day. I wish I could say that this was my idea, but I saw Shea's bag on the Cricut Messageboard. (She added a wrapped bar of Fels Naptha soap to wash pants in, but I left that out.) The baseballs are cut at 4 inches from the Baseball Solutions cart. All the names were cut from Street Sign. I put all the baseball essentials in the bag too, sunflower seeds, bubble gum, and Gatorade. The Coach asked the boys to save the tags so they could use them for batting order. I didn't expect that otherwise I would have made them a little stronger, or had them laminated. I thought that something special would be nice to celebrate opening day. Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge-1

I have been lurking around the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for the last couple of months. I wanted to play along, but just never did. When I saw the inspiration kit from Front Porch Kits, I knew that I wanted to play along this month !! Take a look at these wonderful colors and embellies!!

You can check out the website

TheCounterfeit Kit Challenge Blog , challenges you to put a kit together from your stash and see what you can come up with! Here is my first Counterfeit Kit:

Here are a few of the things that made it into my kit:

Heidi Swapp, DCWV, BoBunny paper
American Crafts and Ribbon Trends ribbon, pom-pom and lace trims, flower trim
Acrylic birds
Prima and PaperStudio flowers
Black, teal, and yellow yarn
fabric swatches
Pink Paislee and Maya Road rubons
chipboard alphas, flowers, and tree
Maya Road mega bottlecaps, and a PaperStudio black bottlecap
Buttons by BoBunny, American Crafts,
Brads by PaperStudio
Flower center brads by PaperStudio
Black, cream, white, yellow, teal, and kraft cardstock

I also plan to use my Cricut, Glimmer Mist, Stickles, and glitter.

So now that I have this massive kit all pulled together, I better get started doing something with it! The challenge runs all month and the goal is to make as many projects as you can with your kit! I can't wait! Happy crafting!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My favorite picture~Remember to back up your photos!!

Here is one of my favorite photos of last month. I got this shot while the lights were out and everyone was singing happy birthday to them. I love that you can only see his face and cake.

Don't forget to back up your photos!

Happy crafting!