LCOM Sketch #29 mixed with Ta Da!!!

Here's our Card Sketch #29 from Rusha that we did at Let's Capture These Sketches blog this week.  If you haven't stopped by lately or have never stopped by...please take a moment and go visit! Every week a Card Sketch and a Layout Sketch is posted for your inspiration and then the DT gives you their takes on the sketches.  So fun!!!
As soon as I saw this sketch I thought about my Goody Two Shoes line from Ta Da Creative Studios.  I love this line.  It's so soft and subtle and girlie.  There are so many uses for it!
I went to work and had lots of fun adding some details.

ink-Stampin Up, Colorbox
ribbon-from my stash
letters-Making Memories
A close up...
This picture helps you to see how I added some a straight stitch on the pattern paper and around the scallop edge using my sewing machine.  Then I handstitched the insides of the buttons to make them look real.

You have until Tuesday May 3rd at 11PM EST to get your card linked to Mr. Linky here.  Enter for your chance to be the Captured Card of the Week and be our next Guest Card Designer. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are having a scrap happy week! 


Bee Happy and A Fun Spring Day How to's for Crop Addict!

Here's the two page layout I created with April's Crop Addict Kit and the Add On! I was so proud of myself (even though it was an easy 2 pager because of the way the papers are made from Adorn It.)!!

For the left side...
1. Layer all pictures in white bazzill from the kit.
2. the 2 flowers and smile are clear stickers.  Place them on white bazzill and for flowers cut around them.  The Smile sticker I just cut a small square and attached to my photo as a tab. 
3. Attach photos. 
4. Place popdot on back of flowers and attach to corners of photos.
5. Place piles of smiles on picture.
6. Put pop up dots on You and Me and attach to page above photo.
7. Place scallop sticker border under picture and cut off.
8.  Run the distresser or your finger nail around the outside edge of the pattern paper.

For the right side...
1. Layer picture in white bazzill from the kit.
2. Cut out or punch 3 11/4" circles
3.  Adhere circles onto back of photo so only about half of the circle shows.
4. Lay bee and flourish on white bazzill and cut around.
5.  Attach photo to pattern paper.
6.  Cut one inch strip of striped paper.  Fold back and forth and then line with adhesive so it sticks together well.  Punch holes at top and bottom and attach brads from kit.
7. Place pop dot on back of bee and flourish.  Attach to pattern paper.
8.  Use distressor or fingernail to distress around outside edge of pattern paper.
9.  Lay pages side by side and place title on your page.

This page totally takes me back to the day that Craig was stung twice.  Jeremy had been stung a day or so before and we couldn't understand where the bees were coming from.  He cried so hard and was so upset when he saw that Daddy was stung too.  Finally,  we found the humongous bee hive that the bees had made in the tree. 

1. Spray spots on bazzill polka dot paper with Tattered Angels sand glimmer mist.
2. Punch 3scallop circles out of pattern paper Bee Happy from Adorn it and 1 from brown paper.
3. Cut white/yellow pattern paper 61/2 X 93/4" and attach to middle of page.
4. Punch scallop edge and adhere to paper.
5. Sew around outside edge of paper twice and down the scallop with brown thread in straight stitch.
6. Cut 1" X 93/4" pattern paper strip and attach to left side of white/yellow pattern paper.
7. Cut pattern paper scallops in half and attach according to picture under brown scallop edge.
8.  Place photo on according to picture.
9. Place be happy sticker on white bazzill and cut out around it.  Attach it by placing 5 pop dots on back and putting in upper left hand corner.
10. Cut edge and butterflies off of journaling card.  Place on page according to phot on scrapbook page and attach  other half of scallop circle to top of hive.
11. Cut 11/2" circle and place letters...look ... on circle.  Use sharpie fine point marker to place dots around the edge of the circle.  Attach to brown scallop and then place on page according to picture.
12. Put colorbox dark brown chalk ink around edge of bee sticker.  Place pop dot on back of it and then place on top of bee hive and corner of picture.  Attach see through flourish sticker directly to page. 
13. Attach  bee stickers and use fine point sharpie marker to draw tails on the end of the bees.
14. Put colorbox dark brown chalk ink around the edge of the whole entire page.

Hope you enjoyed my How to's that I made with my April Crop Addict and the Add on or Kit Option.  Debbie's kits are always chocked full of product!!! Believe me you have lots to work with!!!

 Hope you stop by the forum and see what's going on in there!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Sweet Spring Doorhanger for Trail Makers

The challenge at Trail Makers this time is...rain or water.  Scrap or make a project that has something to do with water.  I have to say I don't take pictures in the rain and although I could have as much as it's rained this
month(Blech!), I also wanted to figure out a way I could use my stamp sets with my rain boots
and the cloud (too cute!)  to use with the April Kit at The Paper Trail. 
And of  course, I found just the most spectacular template from our sponsor...Krisi's Kreations to use.
The Pillowbox Doorhanger Template
You can get this template here!

Again, Krisi thanks so much for sponsoring us at Trail Makers this month!!!

This pillowbox doorhanger went together so quick and easy! I am going to give it to my wonderful custodian who cleans my room at school.  She is going out for surgery tomorrow. 
I put a Subway card in there, a fun lollipop and some bubblegum eggs!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Just in case you forget or haven't seen what April's Kit looks like at The Paper Trail...It's YUMMY!
You know you want one! I had to buy one!!!
Hope you have a scrap happy day!


Crop Addict April 2011 Kit and Kit Option Projects

Woohoo! I am finally getting these posted and I think I'm finally feeling better after an over week long battle of what my neurologist says are "complex migraines!" Believe me I don't wish them on anyone!
This April Kit was so fun to play with that is available at Crop Addict right now. 
I am so proud of myself that I actually used pictures on 2 out of the 3 layouts that are from my humongous Creative Memories file box...my to be scrapped box(LOL!)
Be Happy Layout
This is a picture of Jeremy and my husband.  Jeremy had been stung by a bee a few days ago.  He cried so hard and just kept saying Mommy, it hurts!  Poor little thing! So, when Craig went out and was mowing the lawn, he got stung twice.  We had to assure Jeremy that Daddy was OK and almost make a joke of it because he almost started crying again.  It melted my heart to see that at almost 4 he had developed empathy.
scallop punch, glimmermist, chalkbox ink pad, and Sharpie marker

 So Brave Layout
This is also of Jeremy when we went white water rafting last summer.  I still can't believe how brave he was.  Because I sure wouldn't do it! NO way!!!
scrap cardstock, label maker
True Happiness Card
This card I made with my bazzill cardstock that I cut my scallops out of for my Bee Happy Layout! The scallop sticker is also scraps from my A Fun Spring Day Layout!
scallop punch, chalkbox ink pad, scrap cardstock and ribbon
Friends Card
Again, this is made from the bazzill cardstock that I cut the scallop out of.  I also stamped it with the stamp that is in the kit.  The color of this card looks a little wonky, but I wanted you to be able to see the stamping.
scallop punch, brown chalkbox ink pad

A Fun Spring Day Layout
Megan, another DT Member at Crop Addict always creates these amazing two page layouts! So, I was bound and determined that I was going to do it this month.  This paper in the kit is perfect for it because it fits together.  When I l ook at these pictures and the title I made, I kind of laugh! Since we have our winter coats on.  It really was spring, but it was freezing outside.
circle punch, Sharpie Marker
close up of left page...

close up of right page...

 Here's some pics of the fabulous kit for April!

Here's the links again to go and grab the April Kit at the store!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you have a scrap happy weekend!


Happy Easter Basket (or party hat??) and Blog RAK Winner!

Have to say I am enjoying the April Kit from The Paper Trail and our sponsor's templates Krisi's Kreations.
Don't you just love when a project that you are making turns out better than you thought it would!?

Well, that's exactly what happened when I started with this and of course April's Kit!

And turned it into this!
 Isn't it great? By turning it upside down, you can create a small basket.  I think that this is what I am going to have my kids at school make this year.  It's a perfect (party hat...LOL!!) size and if you use ribbon they can hang it on a doorknob and brighten up the room a little.

 Here's a close up of the tag I made usingLet's Party template from Krisi's Kreations. This is how it fits the Trail Makers challenge...to use the badge for inspiration.  I made the tag the shape of our title and also used the polka dot yellow cardstock that comes in the kit.  Don't you just love that felt prima flower with the cute little Crate Paper button which...YES...comes in the kit too!!!

I used this template from Krisi.  I love it because there are two sizes.  A large and a small shape.  It makes it so easy to layer.

And here's how I dressed up the felt handle a little.  I just put a little ink on it and placed the border sticker from the April Kit on top of it.

Thanks so much Krisi for sponsoring us this month. 
Hope you will make one of these baskets and share it with us!

Wanted to shout out there in blog land...thanks for stopping by my blog over the past several days to take a look at the Fun in the Neighborhood Blog Hop post.  Lots of hugs to all of my followers and a big shout out to the winner of my RAK....

SavannaLea said...

what a cute basket... my favorite meal is the first thing my husband ever cooked for me, angel chicken pasta... I am already a follower =)
April 2, 2011 8:56 AM

Please email me your address at starrystamper@yahoo.com  and I will get your RAK sent out to you!!!

 Thanks for stopping by today!
Can you believe it's already Wednesday??
Have a great week!


Fun In the Neighborhood Trail Makers Blog Hop!

In case you get lost, here's the links!
First up is our Appetizer at Heather T's ...Guest Designer for April 
Going for drinks next at Amarilys'
Then we're off to Yara's for some salad
And the main dish at Sandi's ... you are HERE!!!
A scrumptious side dish at Karen's
 A yummy dessert at Krystle's
An after dinner mint at Krisi's Kreations...Sponsor for April
 And ending the evening playing some cards at Tanya's
Then come back here, become a follower (if you aren't already)and tell us what you liked best about the Fun in the Neighborhood Blog Hop for a chance to win an April 2011 The Paper Trail Kit (retail value $35). 
WOWsers!!! That's going to be one lucky winner!
Hurry and get hopping!
You have until 11PM EST on Sunday, April 3rd to complete the hop and
get your comments posted!
So glad you stopped by for the main dish...pesto chicken manicotti!
You can find the recipe here  if you want.
I got my inspiration from the idea of filling the manicotti with something and also the ridges in the manicottis.
Here it is:
I made it using 3 of Krisi's Kreations pillow box small templates and from her accordion flower. Krisi is our sponsor this month at Trail Makers.  I altered the directions from the pillowbox bucket at Splitcoast Stampers, but it basically goes together the same way to make this basket.  I will make another one and have the exact measurements for you later this week.  I just don't want to tell you wrong.   Some hints when making the accordion flower...have patience (LOL!) I had a piece of scrap paper covered in 4 pop dots to lay the flower down onto, so it will stick and stay.    This one isn't perfect, but I think it adds some character.  To get my texture on my brown cardstock I used my Big Shot and embossing folder. 
This is the Pillow Box template I used.

And here is the accordion flower template I used.

Don't you just love that Crate paper Neighborhood collection that is in April's The Paper Trail Kit?
The papers are just so versatile! Can't wait to play with more of them! You know these will be great for spring, Easter, rainy days and also everyday photos.  I love when I find paper like that!
April 2011 Kit includes 8 Crate Paper Neighborhood DS patterned papers, 4 sheets Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper Neighborhood alpha stickers (12x12), Border stickers, trims, and buttons. Plus, Prima felt embroidered flowers, Prima birds, and a package of Bo Bunny Double Dot Chipboard Swirls and alphabet.

Hope you enjoyed your main dish.  I am giving away an RAK if you become a follower of mine (you'll get 1 entry) and if you leave a comment telling me what  your favorite main dish is to serve at your house I'll give you another entry.  I am always looking for something new to serve here at The Johnson dinner table!
I'll announce my winner on Tuesday, April 5th. 
Now you are on to Karen's side dish!
I am sure you will enjoy what she has cooked up for you!
Hope you are having a great time on our Fun in the Neighborhood Blog Hop!
Thanks for stopping by!