Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Viva Las Vegas!

Sketches in Thyme has a fantastic sketch this week.....and I thought it would work well with some of my Las Vegas pictures from this spring. Base is Core'dinations cardstock......sanded with some argyle Tim Holtz grungeboard under it randomly...then inked with Versa ink....then sanded some more. Marquee is Bo Bunny.....strip is a piece of Stampin' Up paper. Behind the picture is a piece of scrap paper I had....trimmed with decorative edging blade on the paper trimmer. Title is Thickers attached to Tim Holtz grungeboard that was inked with Versa ink...more grungeboard in the corner with some distressed squares attached. They are embellished with some pieces of clear sticker border, cut to size. Few strips of Target ribbon and buttons to finish it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stingray City

Really trying to work on those cruise photos.....and these pictures fit into the Sketches in Thyme challenge for this week. We went to Stingray City on the Caymen Islands, and honestly, it was one of the best experiences of my life. (Not my daughters....check out her face!) We only have 2 pictures though...because of the water. I used Imaginisce paper, Thickers, painted chipboard, Martha Stewart border punches, and Making Memories Ribbon on this along with a little blingy arrow I had laying around. The stingrays were hard....no Cricut stingrays.....what to do???? Well, I found a sewing pattern.....trimmed it out on double cardstock (one side glittery white/one grey), and added details with my Sharpie. Lots of Versa Ink here there and everywhere and that's it!
Woo Hoo - this made the Sketches in Thyme Top 3 this week!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle

Loved the sketch at the Scrappiest this week....and I really need to scrap the cruise we took in April. The photo is us going across a swinging bridge in Honduras...in a monkey park. The paper and ribbon is Imaginesce. Although the brown stripe ribbon is Offray. Title is Thickers, Amercian Crafts stickers, and Mickey Font. The tag is from Tags, Bags, and Boxes and the little flower is an EK Success punch with an Imaginesce rub-on. The little monkeys are wooden cut outs from Michaels....not what I usually put on scrapbook pages but they were just sooooo cute. Isla Roatan is American Crafts stickers.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cutest Little Pumpkin in the Patch

The theme this week at Fantabulous Cricut is Leaves. I knew I had a cute picture of my littlest nephew with a pumpkin that would be perfect for this one. Used paper from DCWV Indian Summer....and a large, flocked houndstooth marquee cut from Recollections. Title is computer generated...then mounted to Storybook marquee banners (pop dotted the layers.) The bear is handpieced....I had a clip art image I loved and I re-created him with George, Paper Doll Dress Up, and added a Stretch Your Imagination pumpkin. Cuttlebugged the pumpkin with distressed stripes....made another I attached to a Paper Doll Dress Up fence...and sprinkled some silk leaves all around. This is for the Paper Playtimes Pumpkins or Spider Webs challenge and Frosted Designs Fall/Halloween challenge.