Art Celebration

Happy Friday!  If you happen to be a Cricut Fan then you know yesterday was Hello Thursday and you know what that means!!! If you are not, here is the low down...Once a month Provo Craft releases all the new cartridges for that month and shares them with the world on this special day.  For those of you who are members of the Cricut Circle, you got to see your peaks on Wednesday! The projects I am sharing with you today are also up on the Official Cricut Blog.  Make sure you stop by there for more details and to check out all the new cartridges and projects that were created by the Cricut Circle Design Team. You will also want to leave a comment over there as well by Midnight, Saturday, July 30th, 2011.  On Sunday they will randomly select a WINNER from the comments to win $100 of Credit! How awesome is that?!

For this project I used the new cartridge called Art Nouveau!  It is so unique and different from the other Cricut cartridges! It has a wonderfully grown-up, elegant feel to it.  Taking that into consideration, I decided to try and stretch it's use and used it on a layout of my niece who is only 3 in this photo.  I think the images are just gorgeous and call for a bit of glitter and glam.  I ran out of time, but I am still planning on creating a card with one of the beautiful female images on this cartridge!

My next project was created using the Something to Celebrate cartridge!  It is full of great images for just about anything you want to celebrate.  It also contains images to help you celebrate that special something including a super cute candle font, boxes/treat containers, cards, and banner shapes! I again chose to show its versatility and created a layout of my niece on her 5th birthday!

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Hugs!

Bo Bunny Challenges

This week the Bo Bunny blog schedule was move around a bit so that we could feature the new releases last week.  That left us with sharing both a card and layout challenge in the same week.  Here is the card I created for the Card Challenge which was to create your own paper embellishment.  I choose to create a butterfly and used my Cricut to cut out the butterfly image several times from the patterned paper.  I then layered it and on the final layer added some glitter and jewels for a bit of sparkle and shine!
Thinking of You
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Promenade, Dot/Gabrielle
6" Paper Pad:Gabrielle
Stickers: True Friend Cardstock Stickers/Gabrielle
Jewels: Gabrielle
Wrap: Gabrielle

The Layout Challenge is to create a layout about you or your families favorite food.  I created a layout about Danny's favorite food cherry pie and then included my Mom's recipe on a pull out card to include on the layout.
 American Pie
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Fireworks, Freedom, Stripe and United/Liberty
Brads: Liberty
Stickers: Liberty Dimensional Stickers, Family Ties Cardstock Stickers, Liberty Combo Stickers
Noteworthy: Liberty 

If you want to play along with either or both of the weeks challenges, all you have to do is create a project and then link it using the InLinkz link at the bottom of the post on the Bo Bunny blog.  By entering, you will have the chance to win a fantastic Bo Bunny prize package!

Lastly, I have a layout I created toward the beginning of the month for a photo swap we did between some of the Bo Bunny designers.  We all signed up and emailed our photo/photos to the gal in charge.  She then sent the photos to another gal to scrapbook, so it was a fun surprise to see who got your photos and then how they scrapped them!  I got to work with a gorgeous photo of Romy and created this layout with her in mind.  She just recently finished school and this photo really seemed to capture the happiness she has about doing so and what the future holds for her.
This is Your Journey
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Zoology, Stripe, Wild Thing, Safari Die Cut/Zoology; Crossword/Learning Curve
Stickers: Zoology Combo Sticker; Wild Adventure Cardstock Sticker
Chipboard: 12" Zoology Chipboard
Noteworthy: Zoology
Brads: Zoology
Jewels: Zoology
Trim: White Rose Trim; Olive Zipper Trim 

Thanks for much for stopping by today to check out my latest Bo Bunny projects!
Happy Hugs!

Jillibeans and Watermelon!

Before we jump into things, I want to give a BIG HUG to Kristine Davidson!  She just re-designed my blog for me and I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you so much for your patience and talent!  So, what do you think?  I am in love the TURTLES she found for me (they are by designer Erin Bradley).  I just love them!!!

Ok, so now onto the regularly scheduled program...
Or not so regular when you look at my recent posting schedule!  LOL!

So about the Jillibean Soup...someone I know who is super sweet and totally awesome recently hooked me up with Jillibean Soup's new mid season release called Watermelon Gazapcho!  As soon as I got it, all I wanted to do was hoard it. I wanted to look at it and touch, but not use it. It was just too gorgeous!  AND...there is something just a little bit new and different about the papers...they are ever so slightly distressed and I am LOVING it!!!  Anyway, I finally broke down and played with them awhile back.  Now, I finally getting around to sharing some of it out here in scrappy land. These papers were perfect to scrap some photos from my trip to Kentucky Lake last summer! So here goes...
I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers to inspire my layout design and had fun playing with some of the Soup die cuts as I layered them on the page. 

The Best Time
Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers, Corrugated Shaper, Letter Stickers: Jillibean Soup

With this layout, I totally had fun playing around a bit.  Heck, I even busted out some acrylic paint and used it!  I so rarely do that, so it was definitely fun to step out and play a bit with this one.




My Fave Thing
Paper, Stickers, Die Cut, Letter Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Die Cut Machine: Cricut

By the way....have you taken a look at the new collections they just released for CHA?!  OMG!  I really do want them all!!! 
Thanks again for your visit!

Happy Hugs!

Let the fun begin...

Just wanted to make sure that you know that Bo Bunny started it's reveal of their new CHA Summer 2011 releases today!  Yesterday you got a peak of the names of the new collections and today they began the full reveal along with their awesome giveaways!  Make sure you stop by the Bo Bunny blog and leave some love for your chance to win!

They are all making me quite happy!  Do you have a fave yet???
Happy Hugs!