Saturday, August 25, 2012

A card for a boat themed birthday

My daughter's best friend is having a boat themed birthday party today, so I dug through my supplies to find all the boats I had.  Not many, but thanks to my friend, Tara, I had some in a Boarding Pass Miscellany kit from October Afternoon.  I added that to some Rocketship paper and red American Crafts cardstock to create the base of the card.  I masked off the boat on the flashcard and spritzed Bonnie Blue Mr. Huey on the front. 
The brads, border, and flags are all Basic Grey and Crate Paper.
And here is the inside of the card - just a scrap from the card front, another couple of tags and stickers from October Afternoon made a great base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Heyday Sentiment stamp set in Midnight Muse (Stampin' Up!) on the sticker.
Now here's to a party filled day!  Hope your day is full of play!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Totally Random

Did you miss me? This layout will show you a good reason you haven't seen me around this week! School started this week....needless to say, we started the baby in daycare, our daughter started kindergarten, I started back to work, she lost her first tooth and the tooth fairy came, and my husband got informed he will be laid off at the end of the month! What a way to start a week, huh? It's been just a little crazy....
Anyway, I really couldn't call this a better title than Totally Random!  I mean, look at these two crazies!  I was just trying to get some family pics of those two steak lovers....and my daughter starts giving it the crazy looks...and then she wanted to pose with the ketchup bottle.  I mean, really?  Ketchup?!  I hate ketchup (I know, it's totally un-American of me, but I love mustard and pickles and A-1!)
Anyway, I used pieces from the recent Studio Calico kit for this layout - loved how the green and grey colors matched my hubby's shirt.  I also love all of those October Afternoon goodies I got in the last kit!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My first attempt at chevrons....

Today I am sharing a layout I created with some handmade chevrons.  I haven't decided what the easiest way to make these is....I thought I had a good idea.  I cut 3 inch strips of patterned paper and lined them up, then I took some scissors and cut the edge straight up the center.  It turned out okay, but I saw another tutorial in CK Magazine, so I'll try their idea soon and see how that turns out! 
I used lots of Elmwood Park paper on this layout - all of the blue and red colors just seemed very boyish to me!  I added several wooden stars as well as some OA and Amy Tan journaling and embellishment spots.  I also used My Mind's Eye pieces for the title and the chipboard at the bottom.  The star in the title is from Pretty Little Studio.