Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick Eclips Baseball Layout

The Sizzix Eclips machine makes cutting embellishments so quick and easy.  Here is a simple baseball layout using some Scenic Route papers from my stash (and a blue star paper that I have no idea where it came from..haha).  All of the cuts are from the Sizzix Eclips School & Sports cartridge, available at www.Scrap-Mart.com of course!
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My scanner is not a full 12", so the border is a bit cut off at the bottom - it is even IRL!! Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Scrapping!!
Jenn

Monday, August 23, 2010

Navy Pier Layout

Wow - two posts in one day - how about that?!?! I spent some time in my Nook this weekend - mainly organizing but also managed to create a few things.
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The pelican element and title are from the Cricut Life's A Beach cartridge, and I welded the title using my Gypsy.  A wiggly eye and some stickles for the wing dressed up the pelican:
The Carousel is from the Cricut Lite Carousel cartridge and was a bit of a nightmare to clean up, but in the end it turned out lovely. I'm not sure what I would do without my Basic Grey paper file set!!
The blue patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Twinkle Twinkle Little Boy, and I found the Wood-Boardwalk patterned paper at Archiver's but I don't remember the brand (it has sharks swimming in water on the back if that helps anyone locate it).  Have a crafty day!!
Jenn

Block Matting

Block matting is an easy way to get several photos onto one page.  Here I simply added larger mats to frame the page, offsetting the photo mat just slightly for interest and to balance out the weight of the page (due to the large end of the bat).  I cut the bat on my Sizzix Eclips machine from the School and Sports Cartridge and had my son sign it. 
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The patterned kraft paper is from the Basic Grey basics collection and the tiny black letter stickers are made by Making Memories. 

Here is a quick non-scrap project.  My sons attend Catholic School and my oldest's teacher wanted them to put book covers on their Religion books.  He said "Mom, that's your department" so I promised to keep it simple and boyish, but I couldn't help but add a touch of glitter!!  I used the Sizzix Bigz Ornate Cross and cut the font on my Cricut with the Blackletter Cartridge.  The Glitter paper is made my American Crafts - I used a color called "Charcoal" - it is nice and thick and sparkly. 

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!
Jenn

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sizzix Eclips Layout: 1st Day of School

Ok, are you ready for another Sizzix Eclips video??  Here is a quick scrapbook page I put together using the Eclips this afternoon. 

And for the final page, I added a border strip at the bottom and a journaling strip to mark the year at the top.
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Here is a closeup of the book:
And a closeup of the title:
The papers and border sticker are from an old Becky Higgins School collection I had in my stash.  I just love the happy colors!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!
Jenn

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Water Balloon Blast!!

I love these action shots of my boys engaged in a water balloon battle - I wanted to keep the page simple so as not to take away from the photos. 
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The title was cut with the Sizzix Hello Kitty Fluffy font decorative strip, and 'Summer Fun' was cut with the Sizzix decorative strip called Forcast: Hot Summer Fun.  I added some white gel pen stiching to both for effect.  I also used the Quickutz Water Flourish die and added Stickles for some sparkle.  The paper is Creative Memories.  Here are a couple of close-ups:
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Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!
Jenn

Friday, August 6, 2010

Back to School Layout

I figured since the new school year is almost upon us that I better get last year's photos scrapped!!  Here is my little guy, all ready for 1st grade.  I can't believe he'll be starting 2nd grade this year.  Where has the time gone??
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The papers are from an old Becky Higgins School collection - if you look closely you will see 'First Grade' appearing above the bottom border.  I love the colors in these papers.  The title was cut from the Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish cartridge - I truly just can't get enough of these layered titles!!!  I've used a few of them in my upcoming Club Ruby projects too.  Here is a close-up:
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!
Jenn

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ok, so I'm not a big card-marker...

I know, gasp!  I do make cards but simple ones.  If I have a lot of time to spend on a crafting project, it is usually a scrapbook page!  But I've been putting together a few cards lately to showcase some of the products Scrap-Mart.com carries, so I thought I would share them with you.  For this card, the die cut Happy Birthday sentiment was done with a Sizzix sizzlit die and I mounted it on cuts from Spellbinders Nesting Lables Three.  The polka dot paper is from American Crafts Heat Wave line (love that paper!).  I added a few primas and jewels and voila instant birthday card.  Oh, the base of the card is a Bazzil die cut paper folded in half that I had in my stash.  [click any photo to enlarge]
The base of this next card was cut with the Sizzix Bigz XL Card fronts die - love, love, love this die.  The paper is from October Afternoon as is the piggy sticker which I mounted again on Spellbinders Labels Three.  The Thanks sentiment was die cut with an old Quickutz phrase cookie cutter set.
Finally, I used the Tim Holtz for Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder as a background for this card, rubbing it with some chalk for effect.  The stamp is from the Unity Stamps Sports Squares collection and I colored it with my Copic markers.  Super simple, but this will make a great thank you card for my son to send to his Baseball Coach now that the season has ended.
Thanks so much for checking in today and Happy Crafting!!
Jenn