Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy 4th of July! Layout

Happy 4th of July!
So I'm a little late and its almost October, but I just scrapped this layout this weekend to house my 4th of July pictures, so I'm celebrating now!  I love playing with paper and seeing this paper line inspired me to use all sorts of patterns and put this layout together as well as a patriotic banner under the title.  

To unify it all and highlight the theme, I used lots of stars throughout the layout.  I also wanted to bring a fireworks feel to the page, so I added pearl accents to accentuate the stars (think fireworks).  

And for any of you that live in the Miami area, 
you can find everything you need for the layout at 

Thanks for stopping by and let me know you came by...
(I sometimes wonder if anyone is reading this thing! LOL!)
Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"So Cute" Layouts for Boys & Girls

I was able to do lots of scrapping this weekend with my friends at my Paper Tree House for the "Save the Tatas" weekend crop.  I wanted to share some layouts I designed using the new "So Cute" line from Prima.    These papers and chipboard embellishments are absolutely adorable and the paper is double sided, one side for girls, one side for boys, so I decided to create layouts for both.  
You can get everything you need to create these layouts at My Paper Tree House.
This is going to be a very picture heavy post, so enjoy!

Girl - Double page layout

Left Side

Right Side

Girl "Sweet Bug" One page layout

Boy "Beary Cute" Double Page Layout
Left page

Right page

Outdoor Boy One Page Layout

I hope you've had a nice weekend.  Keep checking back for more layouts this week!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sofia Banner - more "Chirp"in' good news!!

I'm so excited, I just can't hide it!  This week I was featured AGAIN in the Cricut Chirp newsletter for my Family "Summer Vacation" layout!  This time, my layout was not only mentioned, but it was the highlighted photo.  Woohoo!

Now on with the post...
To conclude my Sofia birthday posts, I wanted to share the banner that I made for her birthday to go along with the happy birthday banner I had bought from the store.

These banners are all the rage now and I've really wanted to make one and her birthday was the perfect opportunity.  I wasn't sure where to begin so I tried keyword search on the gypsy, but I wasn't really finding what I was looking for.  I knew I wanted a banner and that I wanted them to be triangles, scalloped ones.  I found the perfect one on the Calligraphy Collection cartridge.  I stretched it to be the size and shape that I wanted and so that it could fit the letters I wanted.  But I like the look of the double layer, so I created the basic triangles to fit inside (using the layers in the gypsy, I was able to be sure it was a perfect fit).  The font for the letters of her name is Hello Kitty Font (of course, lol!), using both the regular font as well as the silhouette feature.  I then added some flower embellishments as the finishing touch.  I had this pink, sparkly ribbon in my stash that worked perfectly.  Below are the photos for each letter...

Here's a bit closer view of the entire banner...

The banner is now hanging in my scrapbooking room wall.  This weekend I'm going to change some of the letters to spell "Scrap" instead since it's what I do in this room!  When I do, I'll post a pic.  
For now, I hope you enjoyed today's post!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hello Kitty - Part 2

Finally able to upload the pictures from my little Sofi's 2nd birthday (over 300 of them!).  Now I can share the super cute centerpieces that I made.  It was a Hello Kitty theme and she has quite a few of them, so I used her dolls to decorate for the party.  

Some of the little ones were used as part of the centerpiece pots.  I glued pink Hello Kitty ribbon around the top of the pot.

These two are a little different because I used the same cut from her invitation.  I wanted to use balloons because the tablecloths had balloons, but on the HK Greetings cartridge, the Hello Kitty with the balloons wasn't going to work because I was going to use the hello kitty cut.  So I decided to make my own balloons with the gypsy and the george cartridge.  I chose 5 circles and arranged them like a balloon arrangement and grouped them.  I then used an exclamation point and turned it upside down, stretched it and copy/pasted it 5 times, overlapping them at the bottom and finally a welded the whole thing.  It cut out perfectly!  I then used a circle punch to cut different color paper to place inside each balloon and of course, they are all stickled differently!

The goody bags

Table settings

But you must see the beautiful purse cake that my best friend got for Sofi's birthday...isn't it gorgeous!

So here is my little Hello Cutie, in her pink Hello Kitty dress, who wore her crown and Hello Kitty bow the entire party!

And the party wouldn't be complete without me & my sister's matching the party theme.  Last year it was flowers & butterflies where we wore matching necklaces.  This year, we found these super glam, super fab Hello Kitty shirts and pink Hello Kitty bows which we all three wore.  

Tomorrow I will share the super cute banner I made for the party which will now hang in my scrapbook room.  Check back then for more!  
Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello Kitty - Part 1

It's all about Hello Kitty!
We had so much fun at Sofi's 2nd birthday and I'm excited to show you all some of the things that I made in preparation for the party.

First off are the invitations.  I knew I wanted to use a hello kitty using the card feature but some cuts did not allow much room for the actual invite info. so the one I chose worked for how I wanted to use it.  I also found that it was easier to piece (I was making over 20 invites) and put the info on if I cut the base in white and then silhouette in black.  I also decided to use the black face left over (after I took out the black silhouette, it remained on the mat) as a stencil to draw in the eyes and the nose with markers.  

For the goodie bags, I needed a bag to fit in a hello kitty (transformers for the boys) coloring book and crayons among other candies and treats so these gift bags were the right size, but most importantly, I loved the bright colors of the bags!  I also decided to use the pink and purple bags for the girls and orange and green for the boys (makes it easy to distribute on party day).  

Tomorrow I will share part 2 of the Hello Kitty festivities...
See you then!

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