Friday, April 26, 2013

Future All-Star

Hi there and happy Friday!
I haven't posted much lately, the kids have been keeping me busy with school projects and baseball. Baseball season around here is BIG! Both of my boys play baseball, my hubby coaches my oldest son's team and he plays on a softball team himself . B-U-S-Y!

Below is the April sketch for Practical Scrappers.

I came across this adorable picture of my now-9 yr old trying on a baseball batting helmet when he was just a little slugger. Little did we know that he would grow up to have such a love and talent for the game.

Papers Used: Fancy Pants "Little Sport" collection.

Check out the Practical Scrappers blog for more examples of the sketch from the DT.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Like Mother Like Daughter

Hey there! I decided to play along with this month's sketch challenge at My Mind's Eye. I loved the sketch, even if I didn't follow it to a T.

Banners have been in style for a while now and honestly, I don't think they are leaving us any time soon. I decided to make a large triangle banner on its side made up of smaller triangular strips. I outlined and roughed up each of the edges for a more whimsical look. Then again, what could be more whimsical with clouds and kites against a bright yellow background?

Journaling reads: " I love that Sidney likes to cake decorate just like I do. I look forward to decorating with her when she is older."

MME Products used: Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing"

A Weekend Sketch

How about a sketch to start off your weekend?

It was a cold Easter weekend here in Virginia and a cold start to Spring. My kids kept saying that the Groundhog lied, there is no early Spring. LOL! We are enjoying the weather now, thankfully.

 I could have gone with a "winter" themed layout, but I'd rather put winter behind me. ;)

I used my favorite Helmar Acid Free glue throughout my whole page.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Til The Cows Come Home

I've been having some fun playing with my new dies from this month's Die-Versions release, especially with the cow.

"Playful" is the word to describe each of my projects today.

Because being a little different makes you stand out, I call this one, 'Fine Cow Art'.

I painted the 5x7 frame a fun teal color and lined up my cows with foam Zapdots to give each cow height. I was surprised at how much my teenage daughter liked it, she immediately called "dibs" on it and displayed it on her bookshelf.  haha

Finally, I made some scrumptious Samoa cupcakes for a get-together with friends. Cut with edible paper, I used this same die for a cupcake topper.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Two At The Zoo

I must admit, I love elephants- not the stuffed animals or anything but the real ones. They are so majestic and interesting to me.
Last spring my husband and I took our youngest son to the National Zoo in DC and I took plenty of pictures, especially of these guys. I love the vintage look of the photos I got by jazzing them up with Instagram.
This week's challenge on 
Paper Issues is to use Instagram photos. Perfect!

I used a Pagemaps sketch from Becky Fleck for this project (which I found on Pinterest).

Aren't these chipboard elephants adorable?? I love when I find the perfect embellishment in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Sketch

Hello there and happy Monday! I have a sketch for you to start out your week.

This could be a fun one with plenty of white space and room to get creative.
Here is how I used the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Sweets Dr. Seuss Style

The fish in the Cat In The Hat is such a worry-wart, isn't he? This time he might have a good reason, he's about to be eaten!
I shared with you all a Dr. Seuss party that I decorated for over a month ago and since we had so much of it left over, my daughter decided to have a Dr. Seuss themed party for her 14th birthday. And here's the cake.

This cake was incredibly easy to make. I painted on the fondant with black food coloring for a Dr. Seuss feel and it worked. The fish was formed with rice cereal treat and covered with red fondant.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Little Bit Country

Howdy!! Die-Versions has come out with their awesome April 2013 release called "Country Life". I received a few dies from this collection and I have had so much fun creating cards, layouts and a framed altered item.

There is a long list of puns to be used for barn animals but I went with the "holy cow" theme. See, my cow has a halo? Ha!

This card would be suitable for a thank you or just to let someone know how awesome they are. I used the new Cow Sweet Petite die and the Pasture Parade die to make the farm scene on my card. The Pasture Parade is actually one die but I broke it up by cutting out each animal with a different color.

A Little Bit Country
And finally, my husband's side of the family is pretty country, more than just "a little" actually. This farm collection with be used quite a bit in this household.

Here I used this Sweet Spot for my title.

Check out how stinking cute this tractor is! I cut the tractor out in 3 different colors and pieced it all back together for a more realistic look. Sitting on the driver's seat is a lone duckling from the Pasture Parade die.

Check out the Die-Versions BLOG for tons more fun ideas using this adorable collection of "Country Life" dies from the new DT.

More ideas from me soon...

Thank you so stopping by today!