Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Magic Monday Layout -- week 7

Magic Monday Layout -- week 7
This week I've decided to feature a one page layout that I did years ago. I love the use of the Winnie the Pooh stickers and how they are soft colors. Sometimes Disney stickers are so bright it's hard to use them.
I used this one page layout to feature one photo of my baby girl... she was less than a year and so cute and snuggly in this photo! I wanted to get some soft colors to compliment her outfit and not overwhelm the one photo on the page. A single photo mat in a slightly darker color sets off the 5x7 photo beautifully!
I hope you get some inspiration from this. Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Magic Monday Layout- Week 6

Magic Monday Layouts is a blog I am doing to feature layouts I have done. (Sadly I forgot about monday this week because of the school holiday!)
I decided to feature card layouts this time. I have had an order for specialized thank you cards for a local business and I have made up some demo cards to show her.
She asked me to use both a cat and dog and to say Thanks or Thank You. Other than that I have free reign. What do you think of these two options?

I really like the top one for the straight lines and great colors.
Both are pretty easy to make in bulk which is very important if I'm going to make many of the same card.  I was able to use my Cricut machine for the animals. I also used the Coluzzle for the circle 1/4's. If you want to so something similar make sure you have enough materials to make multiples of an item, but also make sure you dont have really tedious cutting or specialized techniques that are time consuming.
Keep it simple, but make it look cool too!
Another important thing is to make it fit into a standard envelope if your customer is going to mail it.
I hope you found some ideas for you.
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Magic Monday Layout-- #5

Magic Monday Layouts
(sorry this got in a little late, I need to schedule my blog better!)
Monday Madness Layout is a fun blog I am doing about different layouts I have done. I hope you get some inspiration!
This fun layout was done for my little boy. It is not CTMH paper (or ribbon or tags), I think the cream paper is DCWV Nursery Stack; but I still really love how this turned out.  My baby was right about 4 months old and loved his bathtime! I tried to capture some of his splashing and movements with my photos.

I placed the middle ribbon "just right" so it covered all the essentials! I found I had some fun felt circles from CTMH Felt shapes so I made some bubbles with them. I think they turned out super cute!!!
I have not yet gotten around to journaling but hopefully that will come soon. :)
Bathtime photos are too cute not to be saved and passed around to future girlfriends! I hope you found a fun way to display a series of photos. This would work for showing the progression of seasons, growning kids or anything that changes over time!
Have some fun scrapping!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Magic Monday Layout #4

Better late than never. I didn't get to do the blog yesterday but here you go! Monday Madness Layout is a fun blog I am doing about different layouts I have done. I hope you get some inspiration!
This fun layout is done using a retired CTMH paper... Bella! This super cute paper pack may be retired but you CAN still get it using I love the cute stamps that are "buttons" and the pretty flowers are a great set of colors. My cute kids are at the park and loving the sunshine!

As you can see there is more than one way to embellish a layout! Don't think you have to use real buttons or tons of ribbon or bling. Simple photo mattes and some stamped flowers and buttons make this layout super cute!
What kind of thing do you use in your simple layouts? Do you like to use stickers? Brads? Stickles? Or just lots of fun different papers?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentines Cards for Stores

I have been working on some fun cards for Valentines Day to put in some local stores!
I used a stamp of the month for these from CTMH, how cute are they!

If you remember the stamp set it has some pretty hearts and a "ticket" that says Over the Moon in Love with you". Now I wanted to have more "tickets" that said the other things so I used a post-it to mask the inside text to just stamp the outside lines of the "ticket". I think it turned out super cute!
Here is the stamp set:
I love how the hearts, ticket and circle shape can be cut out using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. It made the projects so much easier. Now if I could have a machine to ink the edges.....
Happy Crafting!