Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Skipping Stones Inspiration Challenge 136



Skipping Stones Design ( http://skippingstonesdesign.com/) had a blog hop yesterday and the above picture was given as the inspiration to follow. Here's my take for the challenge:

Haylee's 18 birthday is Sunday and I thought this would be a perfect time to make her card! Yes, the little girl in the dance outfit is Haylee, at 7 years old in 2002, she danced to Judy in Disguise and had a pair of plastic sunglasses to wear during the routine. It's hard to believe that she's going to be 18 and going off to college soon! Time flies! Anyway, on to my card! I used Best Occasions (BO) Pearlescent Paper Pack for the card and the background of the paper flower. I saw the grey and yellow colors and automatically thought of this paper pack! I've had it for years and am down to 3 pages left! It may have been the first pack I ever bought!! The flower I fussy cut out of My Mind's Eye Bella Bella by Carina Gardner and I attached it to the yellow BO paper with a Making Memories brad and attached to the card with a Recollections 1/2 inch Foam Adhesive Square, "Happy Birthday" stamp is SSD Chic set, the pink/blue star is Basic Grey Life of the Party chipboard, the ribbon is American Crafts Peachy Keen, and the flowers are paper flowers I was given in a swap and I used Golden Rod Ranger Stickles to give them a center & accent them a little! I almost forgot I highlighted "Happy Birthday" and some points on the flower with my Gelly Roll Clear Star pen to make them sparkle!! I wish I could have taken a picture of the sentiment inside, but I highlighted it with the same pen and there was a glare on the pic. The sentiment states that "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same." I thought it fit perfect for Haylee, because we've become so close as sisters even though we aren't blood and our parents have been married for almost 13 years! You are welcome to try the inspiration challenge if you'd like the challenge doesn't end until Monday, July 16! Just click on the link above and go to the July 10 blog post! TFL! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Smile Graduate & Birthday SMASH Entry

 This is another LO of Haylee's graduation. The paper is MAMBI Graduation- both the striped and midde papers. The pic mats are Colorbok Deluxe Textured Cardstock Yellow (for PCHS colors- black and gold). It's the closest to gold I could find in the stack! The black & gold stars, "Graduate" chipboard as part of the title, and the gem circles are also MAMBI Graduation. The "Smile" sticker is Studio G as is the "dream" chipboard letters. The other stickers- "Congrats Grad!", the books with a cap/tassel, the gown, and the cap with a diploma are Sticko Happy Grad and the "Beautiful" and "Me & You" stickers are K&Company Poppy Seed Words Embossed Stickers. The journaling states that "Joe Warren & Haylee (are) receiving their diplomas." in the little pix and the bigger picture is of  "Haylee and I after her graduation." I printed the journaling in black & gold as well! This LO took me about 30 minutes to complete once I found all the stickers I wanted to use. I wanted to include the 2012 Recollections ribbon, but couldn't find it. I'll just put this LO with the previous one and it will be A-OK!
 My birthday was June 27th and I decided to do a SMASH Book entry to keep up with all my cards and remember my birthday! In the top left corner of the left page I decided to use Today's Favorite Playlist out of the Entertainment SMASH pad and included my favorites from the day: "'Happy Birthday' sung by Tyler (my little 4 yr old brother) on cell phone video, lunch from Subway- my choice, birthday card below from Jennifer (Julie's daughter made it) & TJ Maxx co-workers signed, and watched Dirty Dancing on VH1- I love Patrick Swayze!! (He still lives on in his movies!)" I attached the card from Jennifer & Julie with a paper fastener. I wrote "My 36th Birthday!!" and a squiggly line under it with American Crafts Candy Shoppe Collection Red, Pink, & Purple pens- my favorite colors- and used the same pens on the journal block paper. I didn't get a balloon or a party hat, but decided to include them in my SMASH book to add some color and filler! The hat is Basic Grey Life of the Party Chipboard, the flower is a Studio G Paper Flower and I accented it with Tim Holtz Waterfall & Silver Stickles, and the balloon/streamer is Sticko Birthday. I traced the gift box on Recollections Cupcake Paper using a stencil of a gift box- I got the stencils as a set from Walmart a LONG time ago and I don't remember the manufacturer! I don't have the wrap! The "Happy Birthday" ribbon is Recollections and the striped ribbon is Bobbin Ribbon. I wrote on the gift box what gifts I received for my birthday- "Hot Pink Vivitar Vivicam 7122, Pretzel M&M's, Facebook bday wishes, birthday cards online and on opposite page, Green seashell necklace & earrings set, $10, pink/green friendship bracelet, lighthouse cross stitch, Studio G scrapbook paper/stickers/stamp set, $3 off coupon from CVS (e-mail), Dairy Queen buy one get one free coupon (e-mail), and Bath & Body Works hand lotions!" I didn't write in my SMASH book that I had 2 cakes, but I did! I had a chocolate chip cookie pizza from Harris Teeter & Harris Teeter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream on my birthday and then on July 4 I had a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting to share with my sister, Emily, since her birthday was July 4 and I didn't see my dad and stepmom on my birthday! I'll write that in later! The cake I cut out of a 12x12 sheet of Momenta Birthday Collection, and the ice cream cone is an old sticker that may be Halllmark. On the right hand page I attached a calendar pocket that came with the SMASH book (well it did when I received it as blog candy) and covered it with 2 pieces of envelopes from my cards and some Studio G butterflies paper from Studio G Variety Paper Pack that I received for my birthday and wrote "cards" on it with American Crafts Fuschia Glitter Marker and American Crafts Green with the squiggly line underneath again! I added Three Bugs in a Rug Celebrate Stickers "Make a Wish" and the same ribbons as before.
This sticker "Birthday Wishes" -also Three Bugs in a Rug-is under all the cards at the top of the right hand page. I don't like leaving white space when I scrap or in my SMASH book!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Live In The Moment & Birthday Card

 I made this LO Monday afternoon, but am just getting around to posting it. It's been a busy week with the "surprise" storm Sunday and then my sister's birthday Wednesday. The card below is for her. These pictures are more pics from the family get together at my grandmama's & Mr. Raffael's house on June 9. The top pic is of "Mr. Ray & Aino playing corn holes" and the bottom pic is "James Penny- He's such a happy baby!!" He's the same baby that I posted a LO of his mom helping him open at present at Christmas! He's grown so much!!  The paper is Studio G, the flower bordering is two flower stamps joined together and I decided to make some borders on my layout :), the pic mats are Studio G under the top pic and MME Happier 6x6 pad, as are the journaling backgrounds (MME), the title "Live In The Moment" is Colorbok Textures, the sentiment "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." Jennifer Yane is DCWV Color Quotes Stack, the tag was given to me by Niki, the stamp "so much fun"  and flower sticker is Studio G, and the stickers "Aunt" and "happy" are Momenta. The Studio G supplies were given to me by stepsiblings for my birthday and I had to try them out! The pens I used to color in the tag and over the flowers are American Crafts, my favorite Gelly Roll Clear Star, and American Crafts Fuschia Glitter Marker.
I made this card for my sister's birthday. She shares her birthday with America!! She was born on the Fourth of July and loves red white & blue!! :) This card is a Hallmark card set. Everything but the sticker in the inside below "it's your day to shine" is Hallmark. That sticker was part of the "It" girl package from Kim. I don't remember the manufacturer right now. The "celebrate" sticker in the middle of the inside spread is Studio G. I spent the day with my sister so I didn't write a whole lot in the card! I gave her a tank top from Walmart and some nail polish from CVS. She loved both and has already painted her nails! We had a great 4th with both our parents- blood & step all in the same house!! Tyler wasn't there, but sang "Happy Birthday" to us over the phone! Tammy made us both a cake to share for our birthdays. She has ever since they've been married and lived here in NC! It was chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting! Delicious!!
I plan on scrapping more graduation pics later so please look back later for another blog post! I've got a headache and that's probably a sign that it's late and I need to be in bed! TFL! :)