Thursday, July 29, 2010

Two Tweet Cousins

Sweet little bird by Cottage Cutz and Peachy Keen, musical notes and flower circle are QuicKutz, and title fonts are QK Maddie Anne and Blossom Classic. Border punch is Stampin Up and papers are Imaginisce Lucy Bird. Aren't Grace and Regan cute. :)

Picnics and the beach

I'm loving these adorable summer shapes by Scrapping Cottage. Do you have yours yet? Well, if you can't decide, maybe this will help. I've used a bunch of them on this page and I will not apologize! LOL

Starting with the title, I've used the popsicle for the "i" and the mini cooking pot from an earlier release for the "p". Other food shapes are the QK cookies, cheese and spoon from the recipe shapes, and Spellbinders nesting ovals and scallops. Font used is QK Snowday.

Along the bottom of the page, for a picnic themed border, I've used the Cottage Cutz soda bottle, picnic ant which is carrying the watermelon from the ladybug die, and the ladybug which seems to have absconded with the chicken drumstick from the larger ant! The sandwich is 2x2 Quickutz.

Who can resist this adorable penguin from the Cottage Cutz and Peachy Keen stamp and die sets....not me! And who says penguins are only for snowy, cold, or wintery layouts?! Don't be silly! Here I've used the penguin on a summer page and it fits perfectly with the beachy theme, don't you think. :) The large scallop border is the QK edger, journaling circle is QK cookie cutter, and title fonts are QK Snowday and Studio skinny mini.

This little guy, er, excuse me gal, is enjoying a day at the beach. Her ruffled bikini and flower in her hair are from the Quickutz 2x2 swimsuit die, waves are from the QK Relax gift set, and the tiny pail and shovel are QK cookie cutter shapes.

In addition to this new penguin I've used the message in a bottle die, also by Cottage Cutz. The bottle is cut from vellum, the cork is cut from cork paper, and the sand is actual sandpaper! I've added stickles for some sparkle in the sand. It is a sunny day, after all.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We've been very busy :)

Having Grace here this summer is as fun as ever. We really cram a lot of fun into her all too short visits and this year is no exception. In the kitchen we've made pie, bread, ice cream, cupcakes and the scraproom, we've scrapped layouts and cards, and even done a mod podge project. This week I have two baking layouts to share with you.

On this first page I've used my favorite QK scallops; the large border die and the medium edger die, as well as the 4x4 puddle (I love that shape, it's SO versatile!), and the cookie cutter rooster. These pattern papers are October Afternoon, Farm Fresh, and the title alphabet are stickers by FooFaLa.

I cut the puddle from cork paper to simulate the sandy ground of the chicken coop for Mr. Rooster so he can scratch to his heart's content. ;)

Oh, did you know I love scallops??? LOL Here I've used the QK large scallop edger, as well as the 4x4 measuring cup with more papers by October Afternoon. This collection is Cherry Hill.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrapping Cottage & Peachy Keen collaborate!

Oh goodness, I'm loving these adorable little face stamp and die sets by Scrapping Cottage and Peachy Keen. I went a little crazy playing with them as you can see. LOL!! These are just the most fun to work with and the possibilities are limitless. Take a look.

The sentiment rubon and label are Quickutz. I've added stickles too -- who doesn't love stickles?! -- for a little sparkle...

and used the Cottage Cutz lily pads and cattails from boat and dock die for the grass.

The scallop and dot border is a Martha Stewart border punch, the flower is QK with a pink Prima flower added to the center, topped of with a pearl bling by Imaginesce i-Rock. The ornate border below the ribbon is by Basic Grey.

I used these adorable Cottage Cutz penguins on the inside of this card for the "together" sentiment conveyed on the front; background flower is Quickutz.

The peach is one of my favorites of the entire collaboration release. I love the size and the face is too cute. Flower and circle background are QuicKutz and sentiment is a rubon by DCWV.

The polka dotted leaves add a sweet touch to the whimsical facial expression.

Here is the little bluebird singing his heart out! What a sweet little birdie he is. The musical notes and large heart are Quickutz, the small hearts are Cuttlebug, and the sentiment is a rubon by DCWV.

And the frogs! I love the frogs!! In addition, I used the Cottage Cutz boat and dock die again this time using the cattails along with the lily pads for the froggie's home on the pond. The pond and label are QuicKutz, the sentiment is computer generated.

The bow tie from the penguin die fits Mrs. Frog perfectly....

and stickles add sparkle and shine to Mr. Frog's crown.

For Olivia's birthday card I used the new peeker-pig...
...and one of the bon-bons from the Cottage Cutz stacking candy die. I used my paper crimping tool to make the candy wrapper more realistic. The plate is QuicKutz as is the journaling flower with computer generated message.

If you haven't checked out the stamp and die sets at the Scrapping Cottage yet, head on over and take a look. There are several more than what I've shared here. Each die comes with more than one, most of them three, facial expression stamps, and they are all just as cute as can be!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bears, and fluff, and felt....oh my!

Yes, I know I've shared my non-enthusiastic feelings about felt, but when Grace asked if we could get some felt to craft with, I couldn't say no. So, this week's projects include felt embellishments we made using our QuicKutz dies.

Here I used the Scrapbuggy exclusive bear cub die, QK scalloped edgers, the cookie cutter acorn shape, and the Rainbow 4x8 alphabet. This is Feliciano in his swim trunks on one of their camping trips last summer. I couldn't resist flipping the letters around in my title to play off his cute bare feet and the cute bear cub.

Bear cub fuzzed-up with Doodlebug fluffy stuff (I forget what it's called as I type this! LOL), and green felt leaf.

Felt leaves, acorns, and pinecones for the border, and the larger acorn happened to be the perfect size for the other "O" in my title.

For this Mila page I used lots of QK flowers. The papers are My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary, tickets are by Tim Holtz. This was the same camping trip as the photo of Feliciano in the layout above.

Bling is Imaginisce i-Rock. Love my i-Rock!!

Grace wanted to sew buttons, so we layered the felt flower shapes and she sewed them together with buttons and embroidery floss.

Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Blog Hop today!

Visit The Scrapping Cottage Blog today to start hopping. :) Prizes and freebies .... better check it out if you want a chance to win!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mushrooms and cupcakes!

Having more fun with Cottage Cutz! I think mushrooms are perfect for this outdoor page. For the title I used Quickutz Oatmeal and Diesel, Classic and Grand.

For added dimension I popped these with foam tape -- I'm obsessed with foam tape if you didn't already know! I also used the Cottage Cutz loopy edger, Quickutz circle, and I cut the little wheat thingies by hand.

Leftover papers, nesting ovals, and more mushrooms for this quick missing you card. Sentiment is a rubon by DCWV.
and more foam tape. Must have foam tape! :)

Who doesn't love October Afternoon. These are so so cute! This collection is Farm Fresh. For this baking page I've used one of the Cottage Cutz cupcakes, the scallop/dot edger, and the loopy edger. Title is matching adhesive letters, quote and border stickers are also part of the Farm Fresh collection. Subtitle and date are Foofala letter stickers.

Bling added to the scallop edger.

I matched the flower on the cupcake to the background paper.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Exclusive bear from Scrapbuggy

For today's first project I've used the exclusive bear die from Scrapbuggy, trees from the camping set, rain puddle, sunshine, notebook page, and scalloped edgers. Title font is Nutmeg.

This is Grace on one of many weekend hiking trips last year. This trip was to the Hoh River Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula. We spent a good many weekends camping and fishing in the Olympic Rainforest when the kids where growing up, so this makes me a little homesick. I'm so glad Grace is experiencing these things as well.

Oak leaves and pine cones from the exclusive bear die.

Bear cub and fish are Scrapbuggy exclusives.

Here I've used the largest scallop edger, 4x4 acorns, twig and berries and the Disco font for the title. The small scallop and dot border is a Martha Stewart border punch.