Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Cards!

Finally snuck some time in this weekend to work on Christmas cards! Not sure what I'll end up with as a final product, probably a few of each design...or not! I'll be visiting family this holiday weekend and I'm planning on doing some more cards with my Aunt, so who knows what I'll decide! These are all really simple layouts because, well, I need something quick if I mass produce! ;)

I loved this paper combined with this folder from the Cuttlebug Christmas set, the circles just seemed to go well together. After embossing with the Cuttlebug, I swiped the image and edges over the stamp pad to pick up the details.


CS: Real Red, Certainly Celery
DSP: Deja Views - Snowball
Stamps: None
Ink: Real Red
Other: Cuttlebug 'Christmas' folder, Silver brads, Real Red grograin

Again, love of the paper, but different elements. Really simple design, but it works!


CS: Bashful Blue
DSP: Deja Views - Snowball
Stamps: Cute & Curly
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White
Other: Real Red grograin, Felt Snowflakes, White Embossing powder, Silver brads, Curly Label Punch

Similiar to a card in last years Winter catalog with the folded paper on the side.


CS: Night of Navy
DSP: Karen Foster Designs - Winter Stripes
Stamps: Tiny Talk
Ink: Whisper White
Other: White Brads, Silver Brads, Silver Cord, Buttons, Felt Snowflake, White Embossing Powder

Very simple layout that I've used a thousand times now!


CS: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
DSP: American Crafts - Stocking
Stamps: Cute & Curly
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Other: Buttons, Curly Label Punch, Silver Cord, Real Red grograin, corner rounder (for scallop edge)

The first one I made with my curly label punch! I love how the words fit right in the center and the DSP and the lines play well with the candy cane idea.


CS: Real Red, Old Olive
DSP: Provocraft Slab
Stamps: Cute & Curly, Holiday Woodcuts, Sparkling Season
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Other: White brads, Real Red grograin, Curly Label punch

This card has received mixed reviews! My husband said it looks like a grandma card, a co-worker thought it was more baby than Christmas, and my friend said it was her favorite of the set! I guess that just goes to show that someone will always love something you make, even if you don't think it's that great!


CS: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze
DSP: My Minds Eye - Family Ties
Stamps: Flaky Friends
Ink: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa

Watercolors - Baja, Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Real Red, Apricot Appeal
Other: Buttons, Chocolate Chip grograin

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Friend to Friend

Last night I sat down to make a birthday card for my friend Mel and ended up with something totally different that I had intended. Don't you hate when your card runs away from you?! Every now and then I'm pleased with the result, and although I really like how this card turned out, it didn't seem to fit her. Know what I mean? You just can't envision yourself giving that card to the intended person. I stared at the card and realized it was a card in disguise...I really meant it for my other friend, I just didn't know it!!

Friday is the last day at work for my friend Steph. She is starting her own daycare, and I guess subconsciously I wanted something to give to her to congratulate her and wish her the best! Ok, well I knew I was going to make her a card, so it just ended up that hers got made first!


CS: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

DSP: Daisy Bucket "Buttercup"

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip

Other: Hemp, buttons, glue dots

This is more her color style I think as well! I used SC112 for the design. I love the colors in this, even if the blues don't seem to match in the photo, they do irl! :)

So this card was lots of fun to make! I've used this same layout on a couple other cards (can't beat a good thing right!!) but changed a few things up. Once I realized that I needed some hot pink for this card it just seemed to take shape. I loved all the little accents on this card.


CS: Pixie Pink, Black

DSP: Making Memories "Aqua PolkaDotScarf"

Stamps: So Many Scallops

Ink: Whisper White Craft

Other: Silver cord, glue dots, Prima flower, misc. buttons, Scallop punch, Rhinestone (center of brad), Flower brad, Hole punch, Corner Rounder (for scallop border)

And one more thing, I hadn't posted my little Halloween invite! It's a 3.5x3.5 postcard with all the info printed on the back. Something very simple that uses a similiar approach like the one in the mini catalog, but I liked how easy it was. I love this little set!

CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
DSP: None
Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Ink: Old Olive, Black
Other: Pumpkin grograin, Black grograin, George Cricut cartridge for star, stapler, Always Artichoke brad, Tag punches

Friday, October 24, 2008

Scrapbook Pages...Finally!

I still haven't finished a bunch of pages I started at the Scrapbook Expo last has been too busy! I don't think I have a single "free" weekend until after Thanksgiving, and even then I know there will be something that changes that!

So instead of waiting to post them all at once (since I know it will be forever before I finish those others!), here are the ones that I did manage to accomplish that weekend!

These first ones are from last summer. My husband took our daughter to her first concert! One of her favorite bands came to town and performed in a coffee house (we saw them in a bar the next night) so she got to go, meet the band, and rock out!

I wanted it to have an edgy, rocker feel, but still be good for a kids scrapbook. I used SBSC97 from Splitcoast Stampers for the first page and then rounded the double layout with the band members names.

My favorite thing about this page is the scalloped bottom and the ribbon that I frayed the edges.

CS: Black, Vellum
DSP: Rock Star - Silver Foil, Stripe Silver Foil, Guitar Silver Foil, Kiss Pink Foil
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Other: Misc ribbon, Silver brads, Corner Rounder, Hole Punch, Rhinestones, gemstones, EK Success Letters

And these next two are really plain, but I haven't scrapped them yet so as my friend Mel said, "It's better plain on a page than sitting in a box." I so agree!

My son's 2nd birthday (yes he is 5 now...) was a sports birthday so with the help of SBSC70, the 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12 layouts became two 12 x 12 layouts with a few adjustments. Those are also actually Page Maps layouts, but either way whoever created them helped me finally get these on paper!

It took forever, but I punched holes in the paper and threaded and tied white grograin on the pages to make the strings on a football. Probably the only "non-boring" thing on these pages!

CS: Close to Cocoa
DSP: Frances Meyer (local scrapbook store find)
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Other: buttons, hole punch, white grograin

These are ones that I finished at home after starting on them at the midnight crop at the Expo. Since I had never been to a crop like that I wanted to plan out pages in advance so I knew what to take. I had never used scrapbook sketches before this year, but I really like the ease of which the pages come together and that I can still put my own style into it! These are Page Maps layouts, Dec 07 and Jan 08.

They are essentially the same layouts but with small changes (pics, elements) for each kid. But because I want to show each one here they all are! This was also the Christmas that I accidentally deleted half my pictures...seriously I had a bad habit of that but I think I finally stopped doing it!

CS: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
DSP: Holiday Slab V -Provo Craft
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Other: Cosmo Cricket-Buck Naked Chipboard Ornaments, Gemstones, Stapler, 2 in.-1.5 in circles, "Christmas" from Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge, File, 2 way glue, Hodgepodge Hardware-Pewter, Celery, Red, Pink and Blue stripe grograin

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Witches Shoe!

Crap! I forgot to post the link for the template! That's what I get for early morning meetings at work! ;) I found this on Splitcoast Stampers. Here is the link. Basically cut everything out and fold on the score lines. Once you have your folds you can see how it should all fold up!

I'll admit it, I love making treat holders and fun things for my kids to take to class. This year snuck up on me a little though! My kids are in year round school so their last day is tomorrow and they will be off track until November 3rd! This year I bought (yes that's right bought) treat bags, but I did make something for their teachers!

I wanted to make these for the ladies in my swap group, but they are very time consuming! I know on these two I made (the only two so far!) I had a few goofs and a few wrong folds, but I love them all the same! I think next time I make them will go a lot better!

CS: Black, Whisper White, Green Galore

DSP: DCVW Fall Stack (inside of shoes)

Ink: Black, Green Galore (watercolored)

Stamps: Tags So Much

Other: Tag Punches, hole punch, silver cord, black grograin, rhinestone brads, lavendar brads, KI Memories self-adhesive ribbon, cellophane bags, aqua painter

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Birthday Cards...yes more!!

I love birthday cards, but sometimes I feel like I'm doing the same thing, (or that's all I ever make!) and using the same stamps, sentiments, etc. This weekend I made two cards that aren't the typical birthday one you'd receive!

First, is the card I made for my youngest sister's 21st Birthday! I wish I could be there!!! Hopefully her friends take lots of pictures so I can see the craziness!

I've seen a few of these cards in the Splitcoast galleries and just loved them, but never had a great reason to make it. Since it's her 21st I wanted to make this as a laugh and because...well I just wanted to make it dang it! Inside I'll put something about, "Don't get so drunk you end up in your bra and panties!" or something like that anyways.

This is all on the same card, front (bra) and back (panties). I'm not sure who "originally" came up with the idea, but I got the template from StampOwl's Blog. I didn't like my ribbon choice here because it was so thin and just keep moving all over. I adhered it with dots, but that wasn't a perfect choice. Oh well! I still like the look of it, and now I need to trim a few ribbon edges that I didn't notice before! ;)


CS: Blush Blossom

DSP: Rock Star - Stripe Foil Silver

Stamps: "Lips" $1 bin at Michael's

Ink: Black

Other: SU flower brad, gemstone in center of brad, ribbon, glue dots

My next birthday card is for my brother in-law. His birthday is Halloween so sometimes I'll make a Halloweeny card for him, but I wanted to use my newest stamp set Pocket Silhouettes. The color on this pic came out kind of funky. The center square is a brown plaid...not the burgundy it looks like in the pic. It doesn't say Happy Birthday anywhere on the card (except the inside) but I kind of like it that way. I always have the hardest time with male cards (and I hear that a lot from other crafty friends), so I was really happy with how this card turned out! I thought about mounting the small squares onto Rust, but I didn't want to put too much on it. I also did this card so it opens from the side instead of a top fold card. I think I'll make a couple more of these and leave it blank inside so I have a card to pull out for any occasion this fall!


CS: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla

DSP: DCWV Fall Stack

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust

Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Hemp, Buttons, 1 1/4" square punch, glue dots

*To Note:
I don't know if it's anything special, or if there was a better way, but here is how I attached the button on the main panel.

I wrapped the hemp around the back and with the two ends on the front of the card I crossed them once. Then I took the two ends and threaded them through the button. Tightened it a little and then tied it all together on the button. I put a glue dot behind the button just to secure it for mailing and so the weight of the button didn't droop the hemp.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The rest of my weekend cards

Here are the final cards I did last weekend!

The first is another try at the Christmas Theme for November. I used the Tag Star Punch on this one as well, and did my first ever Criss-Cross card. It was a blast!


CS: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum, Holiday V Slab Provo Craft

Ink: Real Real (stamped off on the flower)

Stamps: Background (on star flower) from Delight In Life, Two step flower from Simply Said

Other: Round Tab Punch, Tag Punches, Corner Rounder, Red Grograin, Crimper, Pearls, Stapler (for tab cut-out)

I used this card for my Mom's Birthday, but I think I might use it for my group swap Female Birthday card as well. I'm not sure I really like the sketch challenge chosen, so I'll just stick with the theme on this one. I'll have to use my Celery DSP if I do though for everyone!


CS: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Wasabi DSP (hostess)

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Flower from Priceless, Sentiment from Sincere Salutations

Other: Always Artichoke Brad, White Grograin, Corner Rounder, 1/16 in. punch

And this one I'm so totally in LOVE with! I love the bright colors and just the fun factor! I saw this in my mind after seeing the Criss-Cross Tutorial and had to just do it. I have no one in mind for this card, really I think I just want to keep it! I wouldn't have enough of the die-cut blooms for my whole group in those sizes so it won't be a swap card, but it was so much fun! Someone really special will get this...maybe! I had ordered this DSP and the flowers from the Mini catalog in June and I finally dug into it. I swear I've had no time this summer! :)


CS: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Old Olive, Summer Picnic DSP

Ink: None

Stamps: None

Other: Round Tab Punch, Die-Cuts Blooms, Blue Stiped Grograin, Stapler

My demo had an open house on the 12th and we finally got our orders from the new catty! I had to get the Pink and the Baja new In Colors, I'm so excited to play with them this weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Scrapbook Pages

Alright, I have a bunch of scrapbook pages that I've never uploaded. I'm finally starting to get everything posted here and at SCS. I am so far behind on scrapping, but hopefully I can get more caught up this winter! I tend to make the same pages for each of the kids when they have the same pictures for holidays, or shared events, so here are some that I've finished in the last couple of months.

Golf Pages! These are for a Scrapbook Sketch Challenge SBSC145 on SCS. This was my first ever scrapbook sketch challenge and I think it will take time before I like what I turn out with. The ideas are so great, but I found I had a harder time incorporating everything!


CS: Metallic Kiwi, Scrapin Sports "Golf" DSP (double sided), Charcoal Rustic Plaid (reverse plain side) Paper Patch

Other: Jolee's Boutique "Tee Time", Green and white brads, ribbon, "Fore" George Cricut Cartridge, Round Tab Punch

These two Cheer Pages are another Scrapbook Sketch Challenge SBSC16 on SCS. This really wasn't my style, but I was happy with how everything turned out on this!

CS: Navy Blue The Paper Co., Night of Navy, Pebbles Inc. Twilight Mini Gingham

Other: My Minds Eye Horray Set, All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge on C, silver cord, white brads, star buttons, red buttons, ticket corner punch, 1/16 in. punch, glue dots

These are the same in each kids' book, but the pictures are so similiar that I'm not putting both sets on here. I didn't jot down the products used on this one, so I'm going off the top of my head.

CS: Halloween paper unknown, Gable Green, Whisper White, Black, Close to Cocoa, Green Galore, Only Orange

Other: Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge, Black Ink streaked on edges, black brads, Word Window punch, Whisper White Ink on tombstones

Another set that is very similiar! Only one pic different from the two books so here is just one set.

CS: Daisy Bucket Designs, Spotlight and Fan Club DSP, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Other: Stamped bottom border Star from Love It, Navy and Real Red Ink, George Cricut cartridge letters and stars, gingham and real red grograin, red star eyelets, white brads, silent setter

Oops, another that I don't have the details. My parents got the kids guitars a few Christmases ago. (Yes I'm way behind.)

CS: Rockstar DSP, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Taken With Teal

Other: Rockstar Rub-ons, staples, crimper, brown ribbon, crimper, Brown ink streaks, George cricut cartridge


CS: Rockstar DSP, Pixie Pink, Silver

Supplies: Gray ink for streaking, crimper, stapler, silver ribbon, Rockstar rub-ons

Another that I hadn't noted what I used.

CS: Holiday Slab V DSP, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Silver, Whisper White

Other: Christmas Cheer cricut cartridge, All Mixed Up cricut cartridge, silver cord, square corner punch

Sketch Challenges and Swap Cards!

This summer has just gone by so fast! I find I tend to do more scrapping and stamping during the winter since we aren't out that much like we are in the summer, so hopefully I'll post more here.

The stamp group I'm in is getting ready to start up again so I'm starting to get more stamping in which is good. I'm so excited for my newest stamp order and to play with the new colors. Our stamp group decided to do a card swap this year, too. I've done several others in old groups, but this is the first time for my new one. Our demo decided we should use sketch challenges from SCS to help the newbies out. So we have a theme each month along with a sketch she choose. She wanted to do fairly easy ones since only me and one other person have stamped before.

Alright, with all that said, here are the cards I've been working on! I don't know if I will use these, or try coming up with a few other ideas before I decide on my swap cards.

Theme: Halloween/Fall

After I secured the twill tape and tied the ends I pulled and frayed the very ends of the tape.


CS: Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Fall Whimsy

Other: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Twill Tape, Linen Thread, Hodgepodge Hardware Brass Brads, 1/16 inch hole punch, 1 1/4 circle punch

Theme: Male Birthday

This turned out really simple, but I think it works since its for a male birthday card. I guess you really can't see the 'Happy Birthday' but its along side of the cake. Too bad I didn't stamp it straight! :)


CS: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy

Other: Celery grograin, S clip, silver brads, 1/16 inch hole punch

Theme: Christmas

I've been wanting to try the Tag Punch Star on a card and finally tried it today. It was very simple and I love how it stands out on the card. This is one I still want to work on. I'm not entirely happy with this one. It doesn't quite match the sketch challenge, but close enough right?!


CS: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Vellum, Bashful Blue DSP

Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark

Stamps: Snowflakes, Peace from a Michaels set

Other: Rhinestone jewels, White embossing powder, Tag punches, heat gun, 2 way glue

The next cards are two that I had for more birthdays. I still have to make a card for my Mom (oops, I lost track of time!) and get them in the mail!

The first card is for a friend. I hope she has received it already so this isn't too big of a surprise before she sees it!


CS: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DSP

Ink: Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Regal Rose, So Saffron

Stamps: Eat Cake

Other: Celery Grograin, Mat Pack, Pewter Buckle from Hodgepodge Hardware, 1/16 hole punch, celery, saffron and rose brads, flowers on cake cut out from another sheet of the dsp

And my Dad's birthday card! I really messed up the horizon, but I was still happy with how it turned out. I was trying to depict my Dad and us kids!


CS: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Black, Watercoloring - creamy caramel, close to cocoa, summer sun, brocade blue, bashful blue, handsome hunter, old olive, so saffron, chocolate chip, apricot appeal, barely banana, regal rose, elegant eggplant, not quite navy

Stamps: Seaside Sketches

Other: Ribbon unknown, linen thread, crystal effects (on the water), watercoloring pens

Monday, July 21, 2008

Scrapbook For My Sister

My youngest sister Cosplays as Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter books. She goes to conferences and is in a Harry Potter Fan Club. She will be the first to admit she's weird, but to each his own right?! She has met some great friends and made lots of memories so I wanted to make her a scrapbook of all her Umbridge costumes. She is getting ready to go to Terminus, a Harry Potter conference so I tried getting it all completed so she can take it with her. I have to mail it by tomorrow since we are going on vacation and she leaves August 5th. It takes forever to mail stuff across the country! :) I love her costumes and one day hope to go to one of these things with her just to soak it all in! She is a fantastic sister and I hope she likes it!!

So here are all the pages I have done. WARNING! Very Picture Heavy! I still have about 12 pictures but I'm at a loss what to do with them. If something sparks at any point I'll just mail them to her seperately to add as I make them. This book was probably one of the hardest I've ever done for the simple fact that it was a theme album unlike any themes I do for my kids! It was something that I couldn't just slap together because it had to be grown-up yet kiddish and couldn't be all lightening bolts. I'm really happy with how it turned out!
Oh, also, not everything photographed well, so the colors might look a little off. Trust IRL that everything matches, lol. Everything is in order how they are in the book. I left a few places for her to add journaling.

The book I got for her. It's an 8x8 album, my first ever, and I stamped the name on front.

For this first page I wanted something that really brought all of Umbridge together, along with the photoshop Shae did on this picture. She really does love this character! I wanted to incorporate the love of cats Umbridge has and had been thinking of fur and a cat collar with charms...lucky me found them!


CS: Pretty in Pink, Black

DSP: Rock Star 'Silver Foil'

Other: Start cut-outs and #1 Teacher from Makin' the Grade Cricut cartridge, charm bracelet, fur and charms from Wal-Mart craft section.

Shae has different costumes for each day of her conferences. This is her version of the Book Dolores -cardigan and skirt.


CS: Pretty in Pink, Black

Ink: Black around edges (mimics feathers)

Other: Jasmine Cricut cartridge, black feathers, pink beads of varying shape and style

This was a picture with another fan at a conference dressesed as Rita Skeeter.


CS: Pretty in Pink

DSP: Paper Patch (Out of Business supplier)

Other: Corner Rounder, Pretty in Pink and White Grograin, 'D' is part of a buckle kit found at Wal-Mart, chunky letters from a ChatterBox gift bag

Another costume, this is what Dolores would wear to a Garden Party!


CS: Black, Pretty in Pink, White

Ink: Black for embossed images and edges detail

Other: Jasmine Cricut Cartridge, Pink Brads from Chatterbox bag, Pink Organdy, Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (ran through on each end to get whole sheet)

See above!

Another shot of Garden Party Umbridge with Shae's HP Fan Club friends. Murietta Edgecombe (SNEAK written on her face) and Prof. McGonagall.


DSP: Colorbok Embellishment Pack (and plain pink)

Other: Jolee's pack 'Air Mail' (or something like that...)

This is everyone's favorite costume! When Umbridge was attacked by the centaurs! She uses brown paint to make the dirt on her face and even made hoof prints on parts of the dress like she was trampled. The two flanking her are Fred (note the halo!) and George (note the missing ear!).


CS: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip

Other: Makin' the Grade Cricut Cartridge, Flowers and leaves from craft section at Wal-Mart

Signing an Educational Decree at a conference. Lol, I googled 'Educational Decree' and this pic came up on someone's flickr, and it wasn't my sisters! She is actually very popular in her Wizarding Community! :) The background I am especially proud of! I scanned in the decrees from the book and then placed them in a Word document, set it to 8x8 and printed it off.


CS: White (with a little help!), Black

Other: Prima flowers from local SS, Centers from same pack of flowers at Wal-Mart, bright pink grograin, hardware (ribbon slider, frame and brads) from Stampin Up Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter

Umbridge poses with the other EVIL/Villanious characters at a conference. Slytherins, Snape, and Pettigrew were just some of the lot. Same paper as above, my first one that I didn't like as well, but it worked here since it got mostly covered. Instead of Devil Wears Prada...Evil Wears PINK!


CS: White, Black, Pink Passion

Other: Tag Punches (small and large), Feather, Jasmine and George Cricut Cartridges, Black/White Striped Ribbon, Paper Studio Gemstones, SU Hodgepodge Hardware Brass (clips)

I couldn't resist! Perfect photo opportunity and my chance to do a funny page. Paper printed with I must not tell lies in a scratchy font in bright pink.


CS: White (with help!), Black

Other: Jasmine Cricut Cartridge, Feather, Flower (same as above)

If you've read the book you know Umbridge loathes Trelawny. I had a mini clip board and made that into Umbridge's very own, with a quill held in place, too. For the bottom paper about the pink I folded it accordian like and secured the ends with rhinestone brads. Her To Do list reads:

1. Detentions for Potter 2. Form Inquisitorial Squad 3. Letter to Cornelius 4. Sack Trelawny 5. Become Headmaster!


CS: Black, Pink Passion

DSP: Rock Star 'Silver Foil'

Ink: Black and Pink Passion for the edges of her list

Other: Bright Pink Grograin, Feather, Provo Craft Mini Clip Board, Rhinestone Brads

This was her very first costume! It was based on one of Umbridge's outfits in the movie. With her catch phrase, too!


CS: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

DSP: SU Rebecca

Ink: Rose REd

Stamp: Just Journaling II with Circle template - Stampin Up

Other: Pink Ribbon, George Cricut Cartridge, Corner Rounder

Same as above, circles from George Cartridge as well.

For one of the conferences they had a Masquerade Ball. Umbridge is always referred to as looking like a toad so Shae used that idea for her costume. Of course the dress had to be bright pink to be Umbridge, but every accessory from the lily pad bracelet to the fly clip in her wig she nailed it all. Her friends all tease, "Oh my God, you look like a frog!" lol.

Same materials for all 3 pages following.


CS: Green Galore, White

DSP: Paper Patch

Other: Provo Craft Sticker Letters Kids' Green, George Cricut Cartridge for flowers, Scallop Punch, White Buttons, Silver Cord, Green and Bright Pink Gingham, Pink Staples, Frog Charm

And the last page! Until I add more and then I'll tell her where to place them! This was an evening at the conference and Shae took her PJ's to the Umbridge level, too! Her tee shirt says Hem Hem, and she has a pink pillow case with a kitty on it. So...I used that kitty again in my inspiration and made this cat page. Oh, and this page is actually really, really bright pink, one that didn't photo well for sure!


CS: Pixie Pink

DSP: Shabby Princess

Ink: Black (to make whisker like on the page)

Other: Doodle Charms Cricut Cartridge for the Cat, Decorative Squares #3 Cuttlebug Folder for bases, misc. ribbon from the dollar store