Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CJ Too Design Team Post

Hello my crafty friends! For today's CJ Too DT post we were to post a pic of some of our favorite things we use when we scrap. Tracy asked us to post at least 5. I couldn't imagine ONLY choosing 5!
Well, here are a few of my favorite things (when scrapping):

 This was a fun DT assignment! Here is a list of some of my favorites:
*My Cricut products!
*My OG(the original) Cricut. E2, Imagine, Gypsy, and all these beautiful carts(well not all, some are out on loan to friends)!!!!
*DS Stylus (I like to use this instead of the tiny little one the G comes with. It's much easier to hold and use!)
*Pink ATG gun ;)
*pail of tools (this keeps all of my tools at arms reach, I even take this to crops with me!)
*Glossy Accents, glitter, and i-Rock tray
*Bo Bunny Rulers
*Kiwi Lane Design designer templates
*Embossing Folders
*Texture Boutique
*brayer (Using this helps to keep the paper on your Cricut mats after they become less sticky!)
*lollipops (I LOVE lollipops while scrapping! I used to get the big huge ones from a LLS, but it has closed. Does anyone know a great place to get delish lollis?!)
*foam adhesive
*Recollections clear envelopes (I fill these with a set of pics, matching papers, and embellishments. This way I can grab one and put a page together, or grab all of them and I'm ready to go to a crop!)
***My Fiskars trimmer, Scor-Pal  and Tim Holtz distress ink pads should have been in the picture too!
 Thanks for stopping by today! Please make sure hop on over to Craft Junkie Too and see the rest of the Design Team and their favorite things. <3Kristy

Monday, August 29, 2011

Purple Polka Dot Elephant Birthday

One of my fabulous friend's little girl had her 6th birthday (yes, back in May...I'm not only behind in scrapping but I have a TON of things to post too)! Well, Gracie wanted a Purple Polka Dot Elephant Dance Party! She got it all! Her Fire Captain Super Dad even made her a purple elephant cake! We made a banner and big purple elephants that we hung by tulle. It was adorable!

 I just LOVE how each piece turned out!!!!! (This banner will be in my Etsy shop and will be customizable! )

Here's the super cake (sorry the pic is not great, but this is what you get when you are trying to take a picture and chase a Little Stinkerbella at the same time)!

Thanks for stopping by today! <3Kristy

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Easy Donuts

Saw these on Pinterest and HAD to....
 A can of refrigerated biscuits and my orange juicer to cut out the holes.
 Place them in a little bit of heated oil for about 10 seconds on each side. Then flip it over with a fork.
 Place on a towel to get the extra oil off and coat in this easy glaze. It's just powdered sugar and milk whisked together.

 They were delish and SUPER easy! Of course Little Stinkerbella loved them too!
 Just a little sticky! ;)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Watermelon layout...

Here's a 1st..a watermelon layout and Stinkerbella's new love of watermelon! These pictures were taken over 4th of July weekend at Stinkerbella's Mimi & Papa's house!

 I just LOVE Glassy Accents and chunky glitter! I also added some Glossy Accents to the seeds.
 I also love that my i-Rock tray has another use...
 The watermelons are from Doodlecharms. They look good enough to eat! ;)
 I made a bow with my ribbon and tied it together with a piece of twine and a corduroy button.
 I used a tab punch, twine, alpha stickers, and brads to make these tabs.

 The "watermelon" is from the Preserves cartridge. I used my Xyron and put it through backwards and then sugared it with glitter.
What a fun summer memory! <3Kristy

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Adoption Garage Sale layout...

This layout has some VERY special memories attached to it! Putting this page together just brought all those memories back. It was only a little more than a year ago, but it seems like ages ago!

When we were trying to adopt, Little Stinkerbella came and EVERYTHING happened so fast (within 4 days..mind you this was after years of our journey). We literally had a couple of weeks to come up with a TON of money for the adoption agency. We had NO idea how this was going to happen, but some of our friends came up with a genius idea. Our friends and family came together, donated, and put on a HUGE garage sale. We had tons of donations and put out emails for everyone to come. It was held at a fabulous friend's house, and their daughter even put together a lemonade stand!
I'm loving this house on Hoot n' Holler it's the perfect embellishment for this page and turned into a great journaling spot too! I cut strips of brown paper and used a scallop border punch to add more dimension to the house's roof. Then I added some Glossy Accents and chunky glitter to the pink polka dot paper.
The for sale sign and grass are from the Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge.

I use the packaging from my stickers to line up my title and see where I want everything placed.

The sun and clouds are also from the Pop-Up Neighborhood cartridge. I doodled around the clouds with a brown marker and then with a white gel pen to mimic the background paper. I also added some glitter around the sun to make it SHINE! :)

 There were so many people that came, and I wanted to try to get everyone on the page so I put together a collage and had it printed at Walgreens.

We are soooo blessed to call all of these people are friends and family! Thanks for popping by today and thanks for sharing these special memories with me! <3Kristy