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February 27, 2014

Best of Times Layout

This simple layout was created using the Phrases cartridge for the title and the Carousel Lite cartridge for the roller coaster, banners and ticket.
I used a large photo mat so that I could display four pictures on the page.  A small banner was attached to the bottom of the photo mat outlined in Black Licorice Trendy Twine.
The title was added to the center of the large photo mat.  Some foam pop dots were used for added dimension.
A tag from my stash was added to the layout with a fabric "vacation" sticker, some ribbon, more twine and a banner.
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February 23, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Glitter" Linky Party

Happy Monday!  I super excited to announce that Tara from Craftin Desert Diva's has asked me to join her design team.  This month's linky party theme is glitter.  I have a one page 12x12 layout to share with some sparkle.  I used the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge for all of the die cuts on my layout.
The grass was punched using the Fiskars Grass punch.  I inked most of of the die cuts for added dimension and used foam dots to pop them up.  I added Stickles to the butterflies and to Hello Kitty's outfit and bow.  A small hand cut flag was stamped with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Just Sayin stamp set and attached with Blue Berry Trendy Twine.  The twine was also used on the photo mats.  A couple of bling butterflies were the finishing touch.
We have some awesome sponsors this month: Too Cute by Jessica, The Robin's Nest and Timeless Twine.  Stop by Craftin Desert Divas to check out all of the inspiring projects from the DT and join in the linky party!
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February 20, 2014

Moments to Treasure Layout

This super bright layout was created with a couple of challenges in mind, one challenge required using at least 3 different patterned papers.  I used the Freshly Picked cartridge for the polaroid frames.  I accented the frames with some flowers, hand cut flags and washi tape.  I plan to add a couple of smaller pictures to the polaroid frames.
A small mat stamped with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Picture Perfect stamp set was added as the title of the layout.  I used a doily as an attempt to neutralize the bright colors of the layout.  A small banner created from hand cut flags and Pink Limeade Trendy Twine was adhered to the corner.
I tucked in a small journaling tag embellished with some coordinating ribbon, a flower and a twine bow.  A star punched from the Martha Stewart Bright Star punch was layered under the flower.
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February 17, 2014

Memories Layout

My layout today was inspired by the colors from Nautical Trendy Twine and created for the challenge over at Hiding in My Craft Room requiring 3 different pattern papers.  The twist of yellow, blue and white is absolutely gorgeous.
This layout was created using the Heritage cartridge for the title and the tag at the top of the left page.
The border along the patterned paper was punched using the Martha Stewart Garden Rail border punch. 
The title was a simple cut which worked well with the busy patterned card stock on my layout.
A couple of small hand cut flags embellished with a button and Nautical Trendy Twine were added to the layout.
I created this banner by cutting out little triangles and attaching some more coordinating twine across the top of the page.
The hand cut tag was embellished with some ribbon, twine and a couple of paper flowers with a pearl sticker center.
Additional large paper flowers with bling centers were added to the layout as a finishing touch.
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February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day Card

This Valentine's Day card was created using the Mustaches and Glasses digital cartridge for the mustache.  The background of the card was embossed with the Cuttlebug Mr. Maverick embossing folder.
I added a couple of hearts from My Creative Times Stitched Heart Layering Dies.  A small twine bow in Cherry Midnight was the perfect coordinating color.  My card was finished off with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Crazy for You stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut flag.
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February 11, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Guest Designer

Today I am super excited to be a guest designer over at Die Cuttin' Divas and they have a fun new challenge going on.
This week's challenge is to create a non-traditional Valentines using no pink or red.  My card for the challenge was created using the  Sweethearts cartridge for the scalloped heart and the Mustaches & Glasses digital cartridge for the Mustache.
The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Just Sayin' stamp set and was added to a hand cut flag. Some fun ribbon, a button and a bow made with Tickled with Teal Trendy Twine were added as embellishments. Several coordinating sequins were scattered on the front of the card as a finishing touch.
Head over to Die Cuttin' Divas to check out all of the design team projects.  Come link up your creative projects for the non-traditional Valentine's challenge!  Have a great day!
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February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Treat

Today I have a fun little Tic Tac treat container to share.  I used a 3x5 scrap of paper and scored it at 2 1/4 on each side.  I rounded the corners and used the Martha Stewart Lace Scalloped Heart punch for the small heart.
Some ribbon and a ticket from my stash was added to embellish the treat container.  A small bow in Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine was added to the ticket.  I finished off my treat container with a fun sentiment form the Scrappy Moms Crazy for You stamp set.
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February 6, 2014

Be My Valentine Card

I have a sweet little Valentine's Card which I created using the Sweethearts cartridge for the hearts. I embossed the background of my card with the Love's In The Air Cuttlebug embossing folder set.  I added some washi tape along the bottom edge of my card.
The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Crazy For You stamp set.  I added a couple of sequins to my hand cut flag.  My card was finished off with a twine bow made from Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine.
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February 3, 2014

Love Layout

Today I have a single page layout to share inspired by the sketch challenge going on over at My Creative Time.
I used this gorgeous Anna Griffin stitched paper for my background which already had the "love" title stitched on it.  Next I layered some black card stock punched with the Spiral Arches Martha Stewart punch.
The tiny envelope was cut from the Wild Card cartridge and I added several hearts from the My Creative Time Stitched Heart Layering Dies.  A small heart was also added to the center of the camera which is from the My Creative Time Stitched Camera Die.
I added lots of embellishments to my layout including some Valentine's ribbon, sequins and a fun chevron button.  The tickets and journaling tag came from my stash.  The photo mats, envelope and button were accented with Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine.
My layout was finished with a fun sentiment from the My Creative Time Sports Sentiment stamp set.  I combined 2 different stamps to create the I Love You tag.
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