Friday, March 30, 2012

Strike up the fun: Bowling Party!

Sharing the goodies I made for our son's 5th birthday party with a bowling theme.

Here is the invite.  
Most supplies from Hobby Lobby.  
I put the stickers on white cardstock and cut them out to give a little dimension. 

Here are the cupcakes we gave out at the bowling alley and the school party.
I ordered the candy mold on Amazon.
The red "stripe" on the pin was put on with a brush.

Here's the cake for the family party.
The sports ball cake pan is by Wilton.  
I used the template HERE for the pin, enlarged, and traced it 
with black icing before filling it in with the stars.
Forgot to cover the board... was a little messy the next day...
Please ignore the remote control mark on the blue icing in the upper right...
I was trying to catch the news about Peyton Manning and went to put the remote down.. 
OOPS... shhhhhhhhhhhh squished stars...

Next up, the goody bags.
Stickers are from Hobby Lobby.
They were torn up before leaving the bowling alley.
The lizards were a huge hit with everyone.

I made T-shirts for the kids with Wilton easy image Transfers from Michael's.
Same pin image from Family Fun was printed & cut out by hand.
I just typed the names and cut them out with a paper trimmer.
We had an even number of boys and girls so I used red for the girls and blue for the boys.

I am entering this post in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly: In the Kitchen (cakes, homemade candies, party)

Birthday Boy!  Go, ball, GO!

Can't believe our "baby" is 5. 
He is kind, sweet, smart, funny, silly, sporty and ornery.
A classic boy. 
Our gift.
Our Matty-Moo.
Our Matthew.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, March 29, 2012

SI #313: Campout Night #2

Today I am sharing my second layout using the sketch
from the current Sketch Inspirations blog.
My layout features My Mind's Eye "Fine and Dandy" line.

This one will go into the other brother's book.  
See previous post HERE for the other version using the same sketch.  

I cut the large circle at 6", the medium at 4" and the small at 1"

The sketch: 

I am also entering this layout in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge this week.

Papers: MME "Fine and Dandy"
Tiny alphas by Cosmo Cricket and the large ones ???
Tab: My Favorite Thing mini tab

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SI #313: campout Night #1

I used the sketch from Sketchbook Inspiration for two layouts.
This one features My Mind's Eye "Lil Robots".

Our boys LOVE to camp in one of the room's EVERY Friday night.
Sometimes they are in one of their rooms, sometimes we camp as a family on the main floor, and occasionally they camp on our floor.   They LOVE it! 
A memory worth preserving!

Here's the sketch:

I am also entering this LO into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge this week.

Papers: MME
sticker letters: Echo Park
Other: MS circle cutter

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

LPC: Flowers!

Everything around here is blooming!
Sharing a card today made with Echo Park's "Country Drive" collection.

Used some of the cardstock stickers and added a little glitter, 
Glossy Accents, dimensional foam and Perfect Pearls.

Paper and Stickers: Echo Park
Other: Stickles, Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls, Twinery Twine.

I am submitting this card into the Lily Pad Flower challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, March 26, 2012

L30: reverse stamping

The newest Lawnscaping challenge #30 is to make a card by a fellow crafter.

Ever since Chari Moss shared her reverse stamping technique, 
I have wanted to try it so I gave it a whirl.

The card Lawn Fawn's  "Fly Free" and "Bon Voyage" sets.
I stamped the background with my Hero Arts "Envelope Pattern" stamp and misted it with Perfect Pearls/Water (hard to see).

The yellow bird is popped and pulling a chipboard banner by Jenni Bowlin.

Here's a card by Chari showing the technique:

Stamps by Lawn Fawn
Papers by Echo Park "Country Drive"

Thanks to Chari Moss for the wonderful tutorial and inspirational designs!
Thanks for looking,

Friday, March 23, 2012

BG65/SSS: Take time to smell the flowers

My card today will be a female birthday card this spring.
 MANY b-days in the family in March and April!

This card features Basic Grey's "June Bug" chipboard doggie and papers from "Oliver".
The dog and Hero Arts flower both have a brad for some texture.
I added diamond Stickles to the flower.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: BINGO (see below)
Basic Grey #65: mother/girlie

Paper BG "Oliver"  and chipboard BG "June Bug"
Flower stamp by Hero Arts
Alphas are Lawn Fawn's "Harold's ABCs"
TH tiny attacher, Stickles

Take time to smell the flowers!
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SSS: Pickup Pup!

Growing up out in the "country" we would often see a dog in the back of a pickup truck.
When I saw the truck sticker in the  Echo Park "Country Drive" collection,
 I just knew it needed a pup!

Enter my Lawn Fawn puppy!
The tree line was cut out of one of the papers.

I added a little flocking to his muzzle:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Burbs"
Papers: Echo Park

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CCCB100 and SSS: b-day card

 Hi. Sharing a card I made for my niece's 18th birthday. 
I have always called her "kitten" so I though the kitty in the basket would be a warm touch.

 Paper piecing, Stickles, dimension:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Mother's Day/ Special Girl
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Things in my Heart.... I can't believe my niece is now 18 and heading off to college next year.  She is the third on my side to graduate from High School and move on into the next chapter.  We have one finishing college next December, one niece in the Marines and now "Kitten" heading off to school.  Time sure flies....

Papers: Basic Grey "Life of the Party"
Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Cruisin Through Life", Critters in the the Burbs", "Harold's ABCs", "Bon Voyage" 

Thanks for looking,

Friday, March 9, 2012

BG64: Hello

Using the Basic Grey challenge photo for inspiration.
I don't have BG paper to match the colors in the photo, but I do have flower stamps! 
I used Basic Grey's "Life of the Party" and a splash of "Granola" to create this flowery card.

The flowers were stamped on various colors and cut out. 

I am entering this card into the Basic Grey challenge #64: photo inspiration.

Stamps:  Hero Arts "Layered Flowers" and Verve "Notebook" and sentiment
Ink: Memento black and Vintage photo
Papers: Basic Grey and MME
Other: EK punch, button

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MOJO 231: thank you for b-ball coach

Made a card for my son's coaches using the MOJO Monday sketch.
Background paper is Jillibean Monster Stew.
The strip with the little kids (too appropriate) is from BG Life of the Party.

The notebook stamp (love this little thing) is from Verve.

I am entering this into the MOJO Monday sketch challenge #231

Other supplies:
Stamps: Verve Notebook Paper, Faithful Phrases
Cricut baskeball cut at 3"
rick rack
TH tiny attacher

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

L29 & SSS: Made a Pinwheel!

Tried my hand at making a pinwheel.
You can find Laurel Beard's instructional video for them HERE.
Mine was made with a 1.5" x 1.5" square.
Easy Peasy!

This card is for my niece's birthday.  She LOVES dogs!
Lots of Lawn Fawn here!

The design is based on a sketch by Chari Moss for the new Lawnscaping Challenge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Stamps by Lawn Fawn: Say Cheese, Swimsuit Season, Critters in the Burbs, Bon Voyage
Papers: Basic Grey Life of the Party and stash papers
Inks: Distress in Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo; Memento
Other: Cuttlebug spots folder, Twinery, Hemptique cord, toothpick, button, 
          Glossy Accents, Jenni Bowlin chipboard flag banner (these are darling!)

Thanks for looking.
Thanks to Laurel for the video tutorial!

Monday, March 5, 2012

TPV, SSS: Lawn Fawn b-day card

Sharing a card I made for a little girl's birthday.
Lots of Lawn Fawn here.
I used the current Paper Variety Challenge as a starting point.


I am submitting this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Variety: Bingo (embossed the critters, made a card, die cut the shape)
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Stamps by Lawn Fawn: Critters in the Burbs, Cruisin Through Life (heart), Harold's ABCs, and Bannerific
Ink: Distress in Spun Sugar and Memento black
Papers:  Basic Grey's "Olivia" 6x6 pad

And a quick share.  My little guy was in the craft room while I was working on this card and saw me pull out the Critters in the Burbs set (his favorite).  He wanted to stamp and had a ball creating his scene on paper and coloring them so carefully.  Here's his project:

Thanks for looking,