Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
This has been one of "those weeks"...it's peanut picking season in my little corner of Southeast Alabama and it does a number on my allergies every year!  So this week has been dedicated more to a stuffy nose, red, watery eyes and mind-numbing headaches than anything crafty.  We had a nice rain a couple of days ago and I think maybe it has settled the peanut dust down for a day or two, so I'm feeling a bit better and thought I would get a card for my Birthday stash completed...
I finally got a chance to use my new Sophie cartridge! It has some beautiful images!  This card was created using the image on page 28 and is cut at 4.5 inches.

* I first cut the image out of kraft paper and again out of my designer paper - Flea Market by Colorbox.  I layered the designer paper onto the kraft paper to make it more durable.

* All the edges are inked up with Ranger's Victorian Velvet ink.

* I covered the butterfly and outer frame with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Martha Stewart's Tinsel glitter in Crystal.

* The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Pink By Design stamp set Kitchen Puns.  This was stamped in Vintage Sepia ink from Versafine and heat embossed with Polysparkle embossing powder by Ranger.


* The pearls are from Recollections.

* Brown Crinkle Ribbon is from Pink By Design.
And here's a look at the inside...


And...that's my card for today!  Off to buy more antihistamines and tissues!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Until next time,
Tanya

Monday, September 26, 2011

Leaves Are Falling

Hi there! Welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner and another Challenge Me Monday!
Yep, it's Monday...again! But that's not all bad because with Monday comes another exciting Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

This week's challenge is called Leaves Are Falling and this challenge is just what it sounds like:  make a project with leaves on it!  Remember that your project must have at least one Cricut cut on it!

I am so excited about the arrival of fall, even if it hasn't made it's way to my little corner of Alabama just yet.  It was fun to work on a fallish card and think that it will soon be here....


Recipe:

* Papers - DCWV Autumn Splendor paper stack (patterned paper) - solids were scraps from my paper stash.  All edges are distressed and inked with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.
* Leaves - these were created using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and the CTMH Harvest Happiness stamp set.
* Twine and button are from my stash of crafting goodies.
* Sentiment - Bountiful Blessings stamp set from Pink By Design.


To create the leaves, I cut out the leaf image on page 34 of the AP handbook.  These were cut at 2 inches each.  The bottom layer is cut from off-white cardstock and the top layer is cut from the brown I used on my card.  Using my stamp from CTMH, I dabbed on ink from Ranger in the following colors, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge.  I stamped the image onto the cut out leaves then adhered the brown layer.  I really like the effect I achieved by mixing up my inks!

Now...it's your turn to get crafty!  Head over to FCCB and see what our fantabulously talented designers have to share with you today.  Then...go get creative....and post your creation over at FCCB.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,
 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Holiday Cheer Ribbon and Winner of Girly Birthday Blog Hop

Hello...it's me again! 2 posts in one day!
I don't have another project for you today but I do have an answer to a question on my previous post and even better....a WINNER!  That's right, it's time to post the winner of my give-away for the 
Girly Birthday Blog Hop! 

Ok, before we get to the winner (I know, I know...be patient) let me answer a question from my super talented friend Diane who wanted to know how I tied the bow on my Holiday Cheer Christmas card.  Diane, I had intended to post a picture of the inside of this card and somehow managed to forget! I just tied the bow around the entire card, the tulle is really thin and the card closes just right.  Maybe the picture will explain it better than my words...


And, here is the front of the card again...

(Hope that helps Diane!)
If you would like more details about this card, you can see the original post here.

Ok...time to choose a winner from the Girly Birthday Blog Hop!
I had 77 wonderful comments!  A big thank you to each and everyone of you for your kind comments and sweet words!  My very own Random Number Generator (hubby) chose number
16...

Jazmin said... **New Follower**

I love what you did with those purses! They are gorgeous and your granddaughters will be lucky to get them. 

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Be sure to check with Candace at Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses for the winners of the gift certificates from Pink By Design and EAD Designs!

Until next time,
Tanya

Holiday Cheer

Hello everyone!  Welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner.
Today is Friday and it's time for another Festive Friday over at My Cricut Craft Room. I love creating something for Festive Fridays because it gives me the motivation to get moving on my Christmas projects! With the holiday season just around the corner, I need all the help I can get!  So, today I have a cute little Christmas card to share with you....
Recipe:

* Card Base - created using white cardstock and the Grand Nestabilities die Grand Scalloped Circles.  I inked up the edges in Barn Door ink by Ranger.
* I used a smaller die from the same set to cut out two pieces of coordinating patterned paper from the Countdown to Christmas paper stack by My Mind's Eye.  I cut one piece in half and layered it on top of the other, then adhered a piece of green ric rac over the edges.
* Sentiment mat - created using Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the mat found on page 31 at 3.5 inches.  The red portion was covered in Garnet glitter from Martha Stewart.


* Coffee Cup - Cricut's Winter Frolic cartridge cut at 3 inches.  I used Glossy Accents on the coffee portion and Stickles on the steam.
* Sentiment - Christmas Wishes available at Pink By Design.
* I finished up my card with a couple of gems and some green tulle from my crafting stash.

And....another card to add to my Christmas stash...yay!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me today and I hope you will stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the lovely design team has in store for you today!  I'll also be posting the winner of my give away for this week's Girly Birthday Blog Hop a little later today. If you haven't already left a comment for a chance to win, you still have a bit more time! You can see that post here.

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Girly Birthday Blog Hop!

Good Morning and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Today is going to be all about the girls!  That's right...it's time for the Girly Birthday Blog Hop in honor of our talented hostess, Candace from Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses!  


So, before we get started with my project, let me tell you about a few of the goodies in store for you today...

We have some fabulous gifts from our Girly Birthday Blog Hop sponsors: 

 * $15.00 Gift Certificate for the Pink By Design Store
* $20.00 Gift Certificate from EAD Designs
(In order to be in the drawing for one of these gift certificates you must comment on each blog in today's hop. You will have until 11:59 CST on September 22nd to leave your comments.)

*We also have a wonderful line-up of talented ladies ready to share their projects with you...

Glora from Glora Crafts
Sarah from Pink Cricut
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut
Michelle from Scrappin With My Bug
Candace from Paper Crafts By Candace
Elizabeth from 217 Creations
Emily from Create Serendipity
Paula from More than Favors

Ok...let's get started!  I've had a lot of fun working on my Girly project over the last few days...


These cute little purses are going to be Christmas gifts for my granddaughter and her new step-sister.  I started out with plain, unfinished wooden boxes in the shape of a purse that I found at Michael's...


I spray painted the boxes with black paint first.  Next I traced the shape of each purse onto this fun, Girly patterned paper from the Femme Fatale paper stack by Recollections (great name for a paper stack, huh?).  I trimmed off about a quarter inch all around the lines I traced and distressed the edges of my paper.  Next, I inked up the edges with black ink hoping to give the paper a worn fabric look.  I glued on the front and back pieces to each purse and used my white gel pen to add stitching lines around all the edges.

Ok...for some of the details...


*For each purse I created a "pocket".  I just sort of came up with a shape and embossed it with the Textile Texture embossing folder.  I also added some stitching lines with my white gel pen and that fun rhinestone brad in the center.
* I also ran a strip of tape along the back, top edge of each "pocket" and gathered up my ribbon as I adhered it to the pocket. This gave a nice ruffle effect.
* Using the Paisley Cricut cartridge, I cut sunglasses at 1.5 inches and covered them with Martha Stewart's Sterling glitter.  I also added Glossy Accents to the lens.
* The cute little tag is cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the image found on page 50 and cut this tag at 3 inches.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy The Journey stamp set from Pink By Design.  I stamped this is Silver ink and used Stardust embossing powder by Stampendous.
* I added a few clear gems to the handles for a bit more glitz!

Using the Songbird cartridge, I added the girls' monograms to the back of each purse.  This is Emma's....


And this is Joanna's....


And of course, I finished out the inside of each purse...and...added a few goodies....

I used stamps from the Shopaholic and Enjoy The Journey stamp sets from Pink By Design for my tags.  To create the tags, I just free-handed a few shapes then stamped and heat embossed them. A few stitching lines and fabulous ribbon finish up the tags.

And that finishes up my Girly project for you today!  I really had fun with this project and can't wait to see the girls when they open up these gifts!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today and I know you are going to love all the great projects the other designers have in store for you today.  But, before you go...I also have a bit of Girly Goodness to share with you today...


For a chance to win this fun Girly stuff...just leave me a comment and become a follower!  I will choose a winner on Friday, September 23rd.  Thanks again for stopping by, your next stop is the fabulously talented Elizabeth at 217 Creations.

Until next time,
Tanya

Sunday, September 18, 2011

If Friends Were Pumpkins...

...I'd Pick You!  Good morning and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
It's Sunday and my turn to post on the Pink By Design blog today!  I've got a fun fall card to share with you today using the great stamp set Bountiful Blessings from PBD....

Recipe:
* Patterned paper - DCWV paper stack Autumn Splendor
* Tree - Cricut's Heritage cut at 5.5 inches and embossed with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder.  Edges and embossed areas are inked with Ranger's Brushed Corduroy.
* Fence - Ciruct's Happy Hauntings cut at 3inches and embossed with the Forrest Branches embossing folder.  Inked with Ranger's Brushed Corduroy.
* Pumpkins - Cricut's Pumpkin Carvings cartridge at 1.5 inches.  Embossed with the Divine Swirls embossing folder and inked up with Ranger's Orange Marmalade ink.
Sentiment - Pink By Design's Bountiful Blessings stamp set.  This was stamped onto a banner cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge at 2.5 inches.

(close up of embossing and inking)

I finished up the inside of my card using one more pumpkin hidden in grass created by a Martha Stewart punch...


And one more photo...


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I always love your visits and love to read your comments. You guys are the best friends in the whole pumpkin patch!

Until next time,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wishing You A Christmas Wrapped In Joy

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
It's Friday and time for another Festive Friday over at My Cricut Craft Room. 
It's hard to believe, but it's already the middle of September...so, I'm working like crazy to get a jump start on my Christmas cards and gift tags.  I have a cute little gift tag to share with you today on this Festive Friday.......


Recipe:
* To create my tag, I started with a plain #8 manila tag from Inkssentials.
*  I covered both sides of my tag with that pretty polka dot paper from the Countdown To Christmas paper stack by My Mind's Eye.  I inked up the edges using Ranger's Barn Door ink.
* On the front of my tag, I created a border using a scrap of striped Christmas paper left over from another project and a strip of white scalloped paper that I made with a MS punch.


* I used the Nestabilities die Labels 6 to cut 2 white mats for the Christmas tree.  After running one mat through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, I pop-dotted the layers together.  I used Ranger's Barn Door ink around the edges.
* The Christmas tree is cut from Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut out two trees and stamped one of them with the Celebration stamp set that came in the Close To My Heart/Art Philosophy Bundle.  My tree was stamped with Memento's Pear Tart ink.
* It's hard to tell in the photo, but I also heat embossed the tree with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder.  I used pop-dots to layer the trees together.
* My sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes stamp set by Pink By Design.  This was stamped with Barn Door ink onto a  banner cut from the Nestabilities die Ribbon Banners. 
* A bit of ink, some bling and tulle ribbon finish up the front of my tag.
And here's the back....


* I used my Nestabilities Labels 6 die again to create a mat for the back of my tag and inked up the edges.
* The to and from sentiments are stamps from the Christmas Wishes stamp set by Pink By Design.

And that about wraps up my Festive Friday!  I hope you have enjoyed your time here today....I always love your visits and look forward to your sweet comments!  Don't forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see all the wonderful projects put together by the fabulous Design Team!

Until next time,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

You Rattle My Bones

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I guess you can tell I'm in full-blown Halloween mode around here! I love this fun stamp from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set Pink By Design. And, I know the wording is just a bit different, but since starting this card I can't get that old Jerry Lee Lewis song outta my head!  You know the one.....

"you shake my nerves and you rattle my brain...goodness gracious great balls of fire"!

So...to Sarah...the creator and head-honcho at Pink By Design...thanks!  It's now 1:00 in the morning and that song is still rattling around in my brain!  Of course the cup of coffee I had at 10:30 might have something to do with it!

Anyway, I haven't taken part in a challenge in a long time and found myself looking for one to play along with this week.  I stopped by Card Patterns and found a great sketch for this weeks challenge and thought I might give it a try....


This handsome guy is from Cricut's Happy Haunting cartridge and I cut him out at 5 inches.  I cut the bottom layer twice and used pop dots between the layers.  His bones are covered in Glossy Accents and his hat in Martha Stewart's Sugar Plum glitter with a stripe of Stickles in Lime Green.


The papers for this card are left over from other Halloween projects.  I know that some are from DCWV and the rest are from my scrap box.  I stamped my sentiment with Silver ink by Color Box and heat embossed it with Star Dust embossing powder by Stampendous. That fabulous stamp is from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set from Pink By Design.  The bright orange ribbon is from my ribbon stash and the gems are from Recollections.

I think you can see the shine from the Glossy Accents a little better in this photo....


Ok...I've got to go rattle myself straight to bed now!  I'll be seeing you all later!  Don't forget to stop by Card Patterns and check out the sketch and all the fabulous entries!

Until next time,


Monday, September 12, 2011

Make Some Music

Good morning and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Well...it's Monday...again.  They sure do roll around quickly don't they?  But Monday's aren't all bad, because with Monday comes another Challenge Me Monday over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

This week's challenge is called Make Some Music.  For this challenge, make a project with an instrument or music notes on it.  Don't forget...you will need to use at least one Cricut cut on your project!

Here's my card for this week's challenge...


Recipe:
*  Papers - K&Company's Wild Saffron - I distressed the edges and inked them up using Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia.
* To create the layer with the musical notes, I began with a scrap of creamy white cardstock and stamped the notes using the Distressed Music background stamp by Pink By Design
* The bird was created using Cricut's Sophie cartridge.  I cut the bird from page 25 at 3.5 inches and inked up the edges.  I added a gem from CTMH for the eye.


* I used my new Nestabilitites set Fancy Tags Three to cut my sentiment mat.  Isn't that a gorgeous tag?  I couldn't wait to use these.  I inked up the edges and stamped my sentiment using Vintage Sepia.   The sentiment is from the stamp set Faith by Pink By Design.  I also added a couple of gems from CTMH on each side of the tag.
* I wanted to add some ribbon, but not a fancy bow.  I'm not sure if I really like what I came up with or not!  The ribbon, however is gorgeous and you can find it at Pink By Design.


Well, that's my project for today!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit!  If you haven't already stopped by Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, I hope you will pop over and see all the wonderful creations put together by our Fantabulous Design Team!  After you have had a chance to absorb all that fabulousness...go get busy and get creative!  Don't forget to link up your project at FCCB...I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

We have a winner...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday to you!  No project to post this morning but, I do have the winner of those great stamps I had up for grabs during last weeks My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop.  If you would like to see my post for the hop, click here.

Before I tell you who the winner is, I just wanted to say thank you for all the sweet, kind comments and I appreciate how many of you became new followers! I love my followers...old and new and I always look forward to your visits and comments!  Ok..on to the winner!  I had a total of 63 comments and my own personal Random Number Generator (better known as Emma) was not available this morning. So...I had to resort to the older previous model....my hubby!  And he chose number .......18!

Doris P. said...
well for being on here for the 1st hop - you did AWESOME!! Mine is coming in a few months.. I LOVE the boys LO's - the colors, details - from light colors to bright and bold!! just everything!! new follower!! Doris parkernana5@cox.net http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
 Yay Doris P!  Doris won the awesome stamp set Summer Vacation by Pink By Design.
Doris, I will be getting in touch with you to find out where to send your new stamps!
Thanks for stopping by everyone!
Until next time,
Tanya

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bunco!

Hello everyone and happy Friday to you!  Fridays are just fabulous aren't they?  Did you know that they are also Festive?  Just stop by My Cricut Craft Room where every Friday is Festive Friday and see what I mean!

Have you ever played Bunco?  It's a fun, fast game played with 12 people and 3 dice and if you've never tried it...well...you are just missing out! You need to get yourself invited to join a group or start a group of you own.  I play with 11 of the sweetest, most supportive, fun-loving gals you will ever meet!  We play once a month and rotate homes so that everyone only has to play hostess once a year. We eat, we talk, we catch up each other's lives, we play some Bunco...and did I mention...we eat? And the food...oh my goodness at the food some of these ladies prepare!   Now, everyone in my group knows that I am NOT a cook!  I don't even try to compete with the dishes some of these ladies come up with.  I'll leave the fancy cooking with them and I'll just concentrate on the invites!

Our Bunco group will be meeting at my house in October.  I still have no idea what I will be serving them, but I do have the invitations ready...


To create my invites I started with black, pre-made cards I found at Michael's.  The printed cardstock is from the fun paper stack Ghosts & Goblins from DCWV.  I wanted the invites to be basically the same, but I did mix up the papers a bit.  I'm not very good at creating exact duplicates (short attention span I guess).   Here's a close up of one of the invites...


Recipe:
* I distressed the edges of my cardstock and inked up the edges with black ink.
* The mat for my stamp is the Nestabilities die Deckled Mega Rectangle.  This also got inked up.
* That cute little witch is from the stamp set Wicked by Close To My Heart.
* I cut my letters for the word Bunco using Cricut's Happy Hauntings.  I used the "Spooky Font" and cut  each letter from glittery black paper at 1 inch.
* Finishing touches were the black pearls from Recollections and the trim is also by Recollections.  The fuzzy trim and the bat trim were together (along with a couple other trims) I bought on clearance after Halloween last year.

Here's one with the bat trim along the side...


And this photo will give you an idea of the color schemes I used...


And last, but not least, a sample of what the inside will look like...


Ok, that wraps up my Festive Friday project for today!  I hope you will hop on over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other designers have in store for you today!  Have a wonderful weekend and seriously...look into a Bunco group..you'll love it!

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Damask Decor Birthday Card

Good morning everyone and welcome!  I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend and were able to spend some time doing what you love!

It's time for another Card Creating Tuesdays over at My Cricut Craft Room  and I hope you will pop over there to see what all the designers have in store for you today!  Over the long weekend, I pulled out a cartridge that I've had for a while but just haven't used yet.  I thought I would give it a whirl for my Design Team project at My Cricut Craft Room...


This cartridge cuts beautifully and the pieces layered together so easily!  I love the vintage look of this and will be pulling this cartridge out more often!


Recipe:
* Brown Corediantions cardstock cut at 5 X 10.  Fold in half to create a 5 X 5 inch square card.

* Next, I used patterned paper from  K&Compnay's Wild Saffron paper stack.  This was cut at 4.75 X 4.75 inches.  I used my paper distresser around the edges and then inked up everything with Vintage Sepia by Versafine.

*I used the Cricut cartridge Damask Decor to cut the medallion found on page 50 of the handbook.  This was cut at 4 inches and all the edges were inked up, again with the Vintage Sepia ink.  The bottom layer was cut twice and I used pop dots between the layers.

* Finishing touches include those pretty pearls from CTMH and that gorgeous Crinkle Ribbon from Pink By Design.  I also inked up the edges of my cardstock for the inside of my card, added another piece of ribbon and a sentiment.  The happy birthday sentiment is from the Crikey stamp set from Pink By Design.  Here's a look at the inside of my card...


And there you go!  I really appreciate your visit and your comments always make my day!  Don't forget to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other designers have to share with you today!

Until next time,


Sunday, September 4, 2011

If The Broom Fits...

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!  I hope you have been enjoying your Labor Day Weekend!  My hubby has watched football and I've been crafting...so, it's been a good one here!

It's my turn to post on the fabulous Pink By Design Blog today and I'm excited to show you my cute little Halloween card.  I am so ready for fall to arrive in our little corner of southeast Alabama, but no such luck just yet.  As I am writing this it is still 90 degrees and so, so humid!  We probably have another month or so of this weather, but I'm gonna start my fall cards anyway!  So, here we go....


For this witchy little card, I started with DCWV's paper stack Ghosts & Goblins.
I inked up the edges of my paper with black ink and started on my Cricut cuts.  Here are the cartridges, measurements and a few details:
Background mat - the mat is from Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the image found on page 47 and cut it out at 5.75 inches.  I covered the frame portion with Glossy Accents and added Black Licorice glitter by Martha Stewart.
* The witch is from Cricut's Wrap It Up cartridge.  She is cut out at 5.5 inches.  I used the Divine Swirls embossing folder on her dress and Forrest Branches on the broom for some dimension.  I also used a bit of green Stickles on her sock and Glossy Accents on her shoe.
* The bat trim at the top of the card is from Recollections.  They are really cute and are made of felt.
* The sentiment is from the Ghostly Greetings stamp set from Pink By Design.

Here's a closer photo of the details...


I finished up the inside of my card using an EK punch and the spider from Doodlecharms.  Here's a photo of the inside of my card along with the matching envelope...



Well, that's about all I have for you today! Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits and your sweet comments! I hope to see you over at Pink By Design soon...drop by and check out the daily inspiration by the wonderfully talented Design Team!

Until next time,

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Good morning and happy Saturday to you!
Today is my first time to play along with the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop going on over at My Cricut Craft Room .  This is a pretty big hop with the entire Design Team pitching in to use at least 100 Cricut Cartridges!  I hope you will grab a cup of coffee (or the caffeine of your choice) and join me for today's hop.

If you are already hopping along, you should have reached me from Tammy at The Purple Muse.  If you would like to go back and start at the beginning of the Hop, head over to My Cricut Craft Room.

Now, let's get to my projects for today's hop.   I decided to work on a couple of scrapbook layouts for today's hop.  This was perfect timing since my newest grandson, Brayden, just arrived on August 29th.  I created the first page for Brayden's scrapbook and a double layout to add pictures of Brayden and his big brother, Blake.  I haven't had the photos developed yet, but I can't wait to add them to my layouts.

Let's start with Baby Brayden's page first...


For Brayden's layout, I started with this sweet paper from DCWV's Baby Boy stack.
* The white mat at the top was created using a Martha Stewart punch. I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Polka Dots embossing folder.
* The letters for Brayden's name are cut from Alphalicious at 1.5 inches.
* That cute little baby boy is from the Baby Steps cartridge and was cut at 4 inches. I used Peachy Keen's Wide Eyed Kids for that sweet little face.  I added a few stitching lines with my white gel pen and adhered a couple of green gems on the wheels of the carriage.
* The mat behind the baby carriage is cut using Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles die.  I also embossed this with the Polka Dots embossing folder.
* The birth information was printed from my computer and the baby pins are from Sugar & Spice.  I cut the pins out at 1.5 inches.  Because they are so thin, I cut them out twice and glued the layers together. Here's a closer picture of the details...


Ok...time for Big Brother's layout....


Lot's of details on this layout!  The patterned paper is from DCWV's All About Boys paper stack and the solids are from my stash.  All the cuts are made from Cricut's Boys Will Be Boys cartridge.  Here's the first page...


Cut sizes for this page...
* Letters were cut at 1.25 inches using the Arrow Font.
* Trike is found on page 38 and is cut at 3 inches.  I used a white gel pen to add a few accents and Platinum Liquid Pearls in the center of the wheels.
The football is from page 31.  This was cut at 2.5 inches and I ran the football through my Cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz Burlap embossing folder.  I used a black gel pen for stitching lines.
* The wagon is from page 33 and is cut at 3.25 inches.  A white gel pen and more liquid pearls add the finishing touches!
* Photo mats - I cut squares from white cardstock, used my corner rounder on the ends and added stitching lines with a black gel pen.

Page two...


Cut sizes for this page...
* The phrase "Big" is found on page 44 and is cut at 1.75 inches.
* The phrase "Brother" is from page 58 and is also cut at 1.75 inches.
* The rocket is found on page 32 of the handbook. This was cut at 3.25 inches.  I used my white gel pen  and Platinum Liquid Pearls to add a few accents.
* The baseball and bat are from page 39 and are cut at 3.25 inches.  The bat is embossed with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder.  The green mat seemed a bit empty with just the ball and bat, so I added a few red stars that I created with a paper punch.
* The train is from page 60 and is cut at 2.75 inches.  My white gel pen and Liquid Pearls finished up this cute little train.
*The arrows found on each page are from pages 68 and 77 and they are cut at 3.25 inches.

And...there you go...my projects for today's Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit! But...we aren't finished just yet...what's a Blog Hop without a "little something"?  I just so happen to have a special "little something" to give away to one lucky follower today....


This great stamp set, Summer Vacation from Pink By Design!
If you would like a chance to win this fabulous stamp set, I have 2 rules for you...

1) You must be a follower here at Nonna's Craft Corner.
2) Leave a comment on this post.
I will post the winner's name on Saturday, September 10th.

Ok, that's all I have for you today.  It's time for you to hop along!
Next stop is Tracy at Scrappin' In The Woods With A Bug. 

Until next time,


Friday, September 2, 2011

Fan Flash Friday!

Hello and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I've got a question for you today.  Have you heard about Fan Flash Friday?  It's a great way to celebrate Fridays and it's happening over at the Pink By Design Facebook Page.  Every Friday Sarah will start us off by posting a project on the Pink By Design Facebook Page.  Once you see Sarah post her project, post a project of your own using a PBD stamp!  There so many fabulous projects being posted throughout the day...so much inspiration!  And you never know...sometimes there are prizes!  Even if you don't have a PBD project, stop by and join in on the fun, I know you will love all the great creations!
I'm going to go ahead and give you a sneak peek of my Fan Flash Friday project!  I created this cute little Christmas gift tag using one of Sarah's newest stamp sets.  This great set is called Old Time Christmas and you can see the whole set tonight at the Ustream Pink By Design Stamp Release.  So, let me show you my gift tag...


* I started with an Inkssentials size #8 tag which is 3.25 X 6.25 inches.
* I covered my tag with this fun paper from Paper Studio - Happy Hootin' Holidays Paper Stack. I inked up the edges of my paper covered tag using Ranger's Barn Door Distress Ink.
* The sleigh is cut from Cricut's Winter Woodland cartridge at 3 inches.  I used another paper stack from Paper Studio for the sleigh, this one is called Cozy Little Christmas.  The sleigh was inked up with Ranger's Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
* I used Glossy Accents to adhere Martha Stewart's Sterling glitter to the edges of the sleigh.


* The fabulous sentiment is from Pink By Design's "Old Time Christmas" stamp set.
* Ribbon and gems are from my scrap stash and I found those little silver balls in the Christmas floral section at Hobby Lobby.

And there's my little sneak peek for you today!  I hope you will join in the fun at Fan Flash Friday .  I would love to see your creations!  Don't forget to join us tonight at the Ustream event to see all the newest stamp releases from Pink By Design.  I hope to see you there!

Until next time,
Tanya

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