Friday, July 31, 2009

Check it out!

Hop on over the Creative Cafe's blog and check out their new products they are unveiling at CHA. Great stuff! Make sure and leave a comment and tell them Angie from Gemstone Creations sent you!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blog Hop still going on!

The CC&M blog hop will still be going on until tonight, July 16 at 11:59 p.m. Be sure to start at the Diecut Diva blog.

I did promise to post a few more pictures of the birthday album and here they are!

This is the cover. I used two different patterned papers from the Two Scoops line. Then I traced around a chipboard number "9" and painted it in with Hottie Pink Shimmerz.

In this photo, the pink rectangle is the backside of the library pocket. I stamped the background with a flourish stamp from Autumn Leaves, then stamped the brackets (Quickutz stamps) and then traced around the chipboard "9", again painting it with Hottie Pink Shimmerz. On the right page, the hinge on the top right of the page is a diecut from CC&M.

On this last layout, I used an antique label from CC&M to stamp Happy Birthday in. The dark blue strip along the bottom was stamped with a lino stamp from Prickley Pear and distressed with Tim Holtz Distressing ink. The letters are diecuts (Upper Case Block) from CC&M.

I want to wish all the blog hoppers a "Good Luck" in winning that fun blog candy that is being offered. Can you believe the card kits? If you want to check them out, they can be found here.

Thanks for popping by and come back to visit, as I always have projects to work on and photos to post! Have a great week!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More Blog hop!

Welcome to the CC&M blog hop! If you haven't arrived from the Chrissy's blog, you'll want to hop back there and check out the important information that is there!

I am excited to be able to post my project. I have been working on this little (6x6 chipboard album) for a while. It is a birthday album ( fits right into the birthday theme of this blog hop...imagine that!) and is all done out of the Basic Grey paper from the Two Scoops line. I integrated the number nine into the album because that is how old my daughter turned this year! The Happy Birthday letters are die cuts from the Upper Block font. If you are interested in any of the fonts here, contact Terry at CC&M for details! Also, the ice cream cone is cut from metallic (rose) paper and shaded with a Rouge Cat Eye ink pad. The cherry on top of the ice cream cone? Doodlebug adhesive jewels. Yum!
This layout has several fun things I want to point out. First, the scroll/flourish rub-ons are from Basic Grey also. The tag is a library pocket and tag combo. I like to add those in my mini albums, and for those of you who have visited my blog probably already know that! I used a Fiskars Border punch to create the lace looking edge on the pocket. Also, the brown nameplate is a diecut too.
Here I used a scalloped frame in metallic paper and used my circle punch to cut the circle to go inside of it. I used a cupcake stamp and a Happy Birthday stamp to embellish this page. The hinge on the top left of the album page can be found here. On the bottom right, I traced a number nine and painted it in with Wintergreen Shimmerz. I must say that every nine-year-old needs more shimmer!
The Happy Birthday is cut from the Recess font, and the pink cupcake is a die cut too.

I adhered the Library pocket to this page and blingedthe cupcake up with a bit of glitter! (After all, we are talking about an album for a nine-year-old!!)I also added a Basic Grey rub-on and some American Crafts ribbon to decorate it up! The letters that spell nine are cut from the Girly Girl font.
The swirl on the bottom left is one I fussy cut from some Two Scoops paper and the scalloped frame was cut from Pearlescent Florette paper. The ice cream cone was cut from brown and pink velvet paper. The Rouge cat eye ink added depth to the ice cream cone top.

And here, I used the Happy Birthday cut from Girly Girl and then added some Diamond Glaze to add some gloss to the letters. The flourishes down the center of the page is an Autumn Leaves stamp that I used with pink ink. It sure looks a lot like the pink flourishes of the Two Scoops paper! I couldn't have asked for a better match!

Please come back later in the week to see a few more photos of this album. I took a picture of all pages and would love to share a few more with you. But before you go, I have some exciting news! CC&M is releasing two new card kits! Each kit has enough product to make 12 cards! wowza! One kit is a Birthday Boy kit and the other is a Birthday Girl kit. Each kit is only $26.99, but it has $30 worth the product in it. Also, CC&M is offering an add-on kit that includes some Doodlebug Birthday stamps. For some extra savings, (a special offer for our blog hoppers) save 15% by using the coupon code: birthdaydt0915 at the CC&M store.

Now it's time to head on over to Carla's blog and see what birthday surprises she has there! Be sure to come back later in the week though and see those last photos of my birthday album! Thanks for stopping, I mean hopping by!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Alert, Alert!!!

Hi All! Just a quick note to let you know that there will be a Creative Cuts and More blog hop starting on Monday, July 13. You will want to hop on over to Diecut Diva's blog to check that out. My blog will also be part of that and I will have a fantastic (if I do say so myself!!) mini album project posted here. I am working away on it and it is mostly finished. I simply can't wait to show you!!! Please come back and check it out!!