Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cars 2 Review

The boy and I were so looking forward to seeing Cars 2 in the movie!! We had the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of it last Saturday and loved it!! Both Donovan and Xander thought the movie was did I. I loved the strong message (the testing of the Mater/Lightning friendship) and the visuals were so amazing that almost forgot that I was watching a cartoon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Happy Tuesday blog readers!! Today, I have an adorable project created with the Signature Collection Camp line. As we all know, it's June, which means school is about to end (this Friday for Sir Donovan). If your children are anything like mine, then you will soon be bombarded with refrains of "I'm bored" and "I'm hungry". Boy if I had a penny...

I have decided to make up some fun games and ideas for my boys to keep them busy and out of the kingdom of boredom. I created these adorable ribbons to award them for good behavior, etc... Clever idea, right? These were super easy to create, too!


1. Punch 2- 1 1/2" x 6" strips, 2- 1" x 6" strips, and 2 circles from patterned papers.

2. Score and fold the 2- 1 1/2" x 6" strips every 1/4". Adhere both ends together. Press down to form a pleated circle and hold

3. Adhere 1 circle to the front.

4. Adhere the 2- 1" x 6" strips to the 2nd circle and then affix to the back of the pleated circle.

Optional: punch decorative borders in the 2- 1 1/2" x 6" strips before pleating for a different look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Time Flies

Happy Monday blog readers!! I'm here with a couple of projects that I created for the joint blog hop between Petaloo and May Arts using Cheery Lynn Designs dies and embossing plate.

I matted a couple of the clocks with Scalloped XLarge Nesting Circles and Little Stackers Scalloped Circles and added a few Mulberry Street tie-dye daisies to the cluster.

I used a couple of the new dies, Fanciful Flourish and Border Carnivale to add a touch of whimsy to the layout.

I added a bit of texture using the Do It Yourself embossing plate and large embossing pad and die cut a couple of Keys. I wanted to soften the layout a bit, so I created a flower border using a few of the Petaloo tie-dye daisies. I also used CLD School Days font to complete the title.

I used Exotic Mini Butterflies, Little Stackers Nesting French Flair, and Ribbon Eyelet Border, which I cut in half, to add the perfect touches to this "Celebrate" card.
Close-up of the dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!!

I Heart Faces: Let's Hear It For The Boys!

I captured this photo of my nephew, Jaden on the day of his 7th birthday party. He is such an animated little boy! I just love taking his picture!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Catching Up

I don't know if it's the warm weather or the lack of mojo, but I just haven't felt like doing much in the way of blogging or scrapbooking. I've been spending a lot of time outdoors, putting a little more time at the gym, and desperately searching for a job, so it's been a long 2 weeks since I last posted any projects.

I hope to get back on track, but in the mean time, I have quite a few Cheery Lynn Designs projects to share with you today.

The first project is an 8x8 layout featurnig my handsome boys and Bella Blvd's Mr. Boy collection. I used several of the new dies that were released from CLD this month. To see more projects using the new dies, check out the blog.

Next up is a 12x12 layout featuring my "Little Monsters". This layout was published in the Summer issue of Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine.

This layout was also created for the joint blog hop between Creative Imaginations and May Arts. I used Samantha Walker's Bloom collection.

How cool is that embossing plate? Perfect for Father's Day, right? I embossed a piece of Core'dinations cardstock and then lightly sanded the pattern to make it pop.

I used Jillibean Soup's Dutch mustard Soup collection on this "Thank You Bunches" card.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scraps Of Color Reader Spotlight

I have some exciting news to share!! I was chosen as the Reader Spotlight for the Jun/Jul 2011 issue of Scrap Of Color online magazine. I created the following projects for the feature and am so proud of the way each one turned out!!

Today Is A Gift features my little sweethearts...

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Border Punch: Fiskars; Misc: Button, Baker's Twine; Pen: Sharpie

Note To Self features moi, and highlights one of my 52 Week project photos.

Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Echo Park; Gems: JoAnn's, EK Success; Rub-ons: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee; Hambly, American Crafts; Stickers: Echo Park; ink: Clearsnap; Border Punch: Fiskars, EK Success

Create Art Dressform Canvas is probably my favorite altered piece right now. I went to town and used lots of Luminarte here.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Chipboard: Pink Paislee; Flowers: Petaloo; Rub-ons: Hambly; Stamp: Hero Arts; Shimmering Paint, Spray Mists: Creative Imaginations; Lace: SavvyNSassy; Ink: Clearsnap, Pearls: Mark Richards; Ribbon: Bo Bunny; Staz-On; Misc: Canvas

Hello Card
Supplies Stickers: Echo Park; Cardstock: Bazzill; Shimmering Mist: Creative Imaginations; Ribbon: Morex Corp; Ink: Clearsnap; Embossing Folder: Provocraft

LinkCheck out what Tiare, the SOC design team, and other scrappers created for the issue!! Thanks for stopping by!

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