Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Finished Centerpeice

Here is what it looks like completely finished. I love them...but not sure all the work is worth the few pennies saved. Although, they are way cuter than the store bought pop-up centerpieces!

The containers are metal ice cream containers that I covered with paper. I painted the floral spikes for the characters and used hot glue to fix the sticks to the paper piecings. I used floral foam inside the container to stick the spike into. The A's and 2's are on floral wire so they bobble a little...the wire was wound around a pencil to give it the curly-q effect. Then, tissue paper was used to fill the space at the top of the containers and hide the ugly floral foam. Characters were cut with the Sesame Street Friends cartridge. The A's and 2's were cut using the Mickey Font cartridge.

This is the first one that is finished...3 more to go before the end of the day. All the pieces are cut just time to assemble. I think, even after all the procrastination, I will get them done on time.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here's The Answer

I had a few guesses...they were not Pick-up-Sticks. But I could see that in the thanks for trying. Are you still wondering??'s the answer!

And here's a close-up of the characters...

I am working on centerpieces for Amelia's upcoming birthday party. They were floral spikes that I painted red, orange, yellow, blue, and green to match the theme. They were that ordinary floral green color...which I suppose I could have left them that way...but no, I have to create more work for myself! So I painted them.

More pics to come of the finished product tomorrow or Thursday. My goal is to have them finished by tomorrow...but Big Bird is a bitch!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

What is this?

More photos to come in the next few days...any ideas what it might be? Let's see if anyone can guess.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Who Likes Sketches?

Yep...that's it! Raise your hands because I know it's true.

Lita...yep from SS...just posted her first sketch on her blog! And the best part...she is going to keep on pasting more! The best part for me is that the most recent sketch is for 2 photos. I am a photo heavy scrapper. I struggle with those layouts that need to be done, but only have 1 or 2 pictures for the event. And Lita predominantly does single photo layouts! Now I will have some ideas on how to get them done!

Go check it out!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Current Project

is my DD's 2nd Year Album. Here are the layouts I have completed so far, but was too lazy to post. The last 6 are the ones completed in the last two days...I'll point those out just to make sure.

Also, since I am trying to use my stash...I am very foggy on some of the paper. I have literally had some of them for years and years. Nothing new was purchased for this album.

Title Page:
I plan to place two pictures in the middle of the from the beginning of 1 and one from the end of 1. Circles were cut using the Curvy Cutter and letters cut with Cricut. I also added Stickles.

I used a sketch from the CTMH Idea book. Letters for title were cut with Cricut.

Walking - First Steps Layout
The paper is CM (can't remember the name of it). Letter for the title were cut with Cricut. The footsteps are hers...I used the MM paint and let her walk across the paper. Then I cut out each footstep.

Eating -
Have no idea wat paper this was, but I liked the pattern. I did cut around the pattern so that only what is showing was left. Word strips were from the same paper. Boy was she a mess!

Splash Pad -
Again, paper is unknown. However, the blue paper is CM. I used Grunge Board (bottom right and bottom left). To color the Grunge Board I used Cat's Eye Chalks. I also inkedthe edges of the yellow paper.

UF vs. UM -
I can't even blame this one a sketch! This one was all me...LOL! I stamped gators onto the orange paper and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. The bottom green part is from one of the Shortcuts packs...see, I am using my stash! This is pure Orange and Blue hell! Go Gators!

Scarf Diva -
One her favorite activities at the time. The more the better! Velum "Sassy" from one of the vellum packs. Diva cut with Cricut. I also used various ribbons to embellish. And just to prove I am useing my stash...check out that paper. That's purely vintage from a "stack" that I would never even consider buying today!

Ducks - caught me in the lie. Those flowers are the new CM flowers (I had to make my order to stay active). Again, vellum from one of the vellum packs. Title cut with Cricut. All papers are CM.

Swimming Lessons -
Some of the paper is CM...not sure about the rest. Ribbon was used along the green paper. Used the Circle Maker to punch the circles..then they were cut in half. Title was cut with Cricut (I think that is Tear Drop).

St. Thomas Vacation -
I guess it warranted a DPS in her own album. Paper was from a Summer Glitter Stack by DCWV. Blue Paper is CM. Title cut with Cricut. Used Cat's Eye Chalk to ink the edges of the blue paper.

Road Trip to Orlando -
Paper and Title (stickers) is CTMH. Ribbon was used on the tags.

Tallahassee -
Patterned paper unknown. Solids are CM. Title cut with Cricut. Various ribbons used to embellish bottom circles.

Warning: The following layouts were completed this weekend. I absolutely refused to unearth the Cricut. I actually used stickers to spell out the titles...Hark! Seriously trying to use the stash! Cyn would be proud!

Hair Bow -
I don't do single photo layouts very often. This one is very simple and lots of unused space...which is very uncharacteristic of my style. CM flowers were used. Paper is Lily Kate (Wow! I remembered one). Letter for title are CM stickers. I also stamped the lines around the paper and used Glossy accents over the stamping.

Little Farm -
I bought this paper years ago just in case we ever went to a petting farm. So I finally got to use it. Title is CM stickers adhered to circle made with the CM Circle Maker.

Halloween -
No Cricut used...was absolutely determined! All the shapes along the left hand side were cut with the CM makers and the CCS. Of idea on the patterned paper. Chipboard letter used for the H in Halloween.

Bubble Bath -
Solid paper is CTMH...patterned paper is from one of those "stacks" from way back! Bubbles and duck stickers used from a random and old sticker pack. I used Cat's Eye Chalks to ink to edges of the torn paper. Vellum was from a baby girl stack...don't remember which one.

So there you have it...The beginning of her 2nd year. Only November 2008 - July 2009 to do now! Lots to do!

Trying to Get into the Groove

Are you sitting down?

I scrapped last night...and today. I complete 2 single page layouts and 2 double page layouts for a grand total of 6 pages. I know you want pictures, but I already put page protectors on them and I am too darn lazy to take them off again. I will try and shoot through the protector...but I am sure there will be glare. And talk about lazy...I was so lazy that I just could not bring myself to get out the Cricut. Instead, [gasp] I busted out the old CM alpha stickers...yep, you heard me right. And for those that know me well...that is a cardinal sin!!! LOL!

And you know what...I am scrapping tomorrow night too...with friends no less! I have to catch up. Maybe if I keep repeating this, I will eventually get there.