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Friday, April 1, 2011

Gotta Have Friends Layout and Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the
Gotta Have Friends Hop hosted by Alex from
You Had Me At Craft

Hopefully you just arrived here from Jenny's Blog, but if you are just stopping by
to say Hi and wish to participate, please start with Alex

Today I decided to create a layout of my great new found dear friends and our first meet up--  I used the sketch from Simply Srapping --
Pattern Paper -- Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter Collection
Cardstock -- American Crafts and Recollections
Cricut -- Cricut Everyday, Cindy Loo, George and Basic Shapes, Paisley and Gypsy
Inks -- Tim Holtz walnut
Embellishments -- Tim Holtz tiny screws and Sticko
Other: Sewing machine, thread

Thanks for Visiting and Leaving me a Comment!!!!  
Time to go visit CRISTI

Here is the line up in case you need to take a break or get lost along the way!
Alex @ http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
Tracy @ http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/
Theresa @ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Ruthie @ http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Robyn @ http://www.mypinkstamper.com/
Raven @ http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Mari @ http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/
Mary @ http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
Liz @ http://www.lizspaperloft.com/
Libby @ http://www.psastampcamp.blogspot.com/
Kassidy @ http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
Julie @ http://www.cricutchick.blogspot.com/
Jin @ http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/
Jenny @ http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Gaby @ http://www.gabycreates.com/  YOU ARE HERE
Cristi @ http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com/ NEXT
Alex @ http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/

Leave me a way to get a hold of you for a chance at a Tim Holtz sander!
For the April Fool's Blog Hop, click HERE
For the Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop, just scroll down!
UPDATE-- TammyJennings is the winner

Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates and to
the Whimsical Wednesday Grand Opening Blog Hop.

For ScrapTiffany's post click HERE
For April Fool's Blog Hop click HERE

We are glad you could join us. You should have arrived here from Star's Blog.  If you just stopped by to say Hi and wish to participate, you can start at the beginning of the blog hop by clicking here- Whimsical Wednesday.

This hop is to introduce the DT members:

We were asked to post something that best represents our work using our Cricuts'
And since I am in the Layout Team (First Post will be April 6th!), I am sharing these two recently created/posted Layouts (...and I usually prefer two pagers!)
Please be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, the talented Design Team have some wonderful projects for you. There is also a fun grand prize, in order to qualify for that you must leave a comment on each blog in the hop. You will have until Sunday night at midnight to leave a comment on all blogs.

Babbette from The Kraft Outlet is sponsoring our hop. In addition to giving one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to her store she is offering something for all of you. From April 1 until April 7 enter the code BLOGHOP at check out for 10% off your total purchase. And another giveaway, go check it out!!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.   Time to go visit LEAH

And in case you wish to take a break or get lost along the way, here is the line up.
Whimsical Wednesday: http://whimsicalwednesdays.blogspot.com/
Stephanie: http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
Star: http://starspaperpassion.blogspot.com/
Gaby: http://www.gabycreates.com/
Leah: http://beeingcreativeandfeelingcherry.blogspot.com/
Jessica: http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
Nanne: http://www.nannes-creations.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/
Zeni: http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/
Cindy: http://cindybcreations.blogspot.com/
GiGi: http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Roberta: http://txscrappermom.blogspot.com/
Amber: http://stayingcrafty.blogspot.com/
Cathryn: http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
Charlotte: http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com/
Sonia: http://archiving-angel.blogspot.com/
Whimsical Wednesday: http://whimsicalwednesdays.blogspot.com/

April Fool's Blog Hop Card

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the April Fool's Blog Hop hosted by Cristina
If you are here for ScrapTiffany, please scroll down to previous post......
Hopefully you just arrived from visiting Corri but if you just stopped by to say hi
and would like to participate, please start with Cristina.

We are  to create something funny...
All I could come up with was this card!
I took a darker shot so I could show the glittery necklace and bracelets-- used Sakura Clear Star pen
Inside sentiment:  "Because they can't Remember them either!
...I am approaching that age when this is REALLY funny!!

Copic Sketch Markers, PrismaColor Pencils & Sakura Clear Star Pen
Craft Lounge Stamps & Embossing Powder
VersaMark & VersaMagic inks
Spellbinders, ribbon, button & thread
DCWV card and vellum
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!
Have a wonderful and free of pranks April Fool's Day

Time to go visit Laura

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Layout of My Lauren

Today I created a one page layout of my Lauren
for ScrapTiffany's DT Challenge

This is my Lauren posing for grandpa in the garden.

I heat embossed the title. The journal entry was printed on vellum.

Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment!  --
Go visit ScrapTiffany to see what the other DT members created and to enter the challenge!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie card - Smiley Cards

It is challenge time at Cooking With Cricut
Today is Challenge #23 and the Theme is - Make me laugh a Nod to April Fool's.
Use a funny quote, poem or sentiment on your project.

I created this card:
I used Smiley Cards for the card base cut with brown card stock.

And used Sesame Street Font for the cookie.  I used my Gypsy to hide the other 3 cookies and to manipulate this chocolate chip cookie to fit on top of my card base. Cut at 8.04" h x 22.16" w
These are the stamps I used. The bottom one I stamped with embossing ink and used brown embossing powder stamping repeatedly all over my cookie. I colored the other stamp using Prismacolor pencils.
I cut the design/sentiment with Spellbinders ovals and scalloped ovals.

Additional supplies used: Green and Brown bakers twine and Ranger distress ink in walnut.

I did not add anything inside, but I either have to to write my message or will have to use a white pen to write my message when I give this card away.

Thanks for Visiting and leaving a comment!!  Hope you enter the challenge!
Go visit CWC to see what the other designers created!

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Mind's Eye Lush 2 Navy Layout

Welcome to another Tuesday at Happy N Scrappin'
Today I got to play with My Mind's Eye Lush 2 Navy Collection
I have three sister, so when I saw this paper and this stamp, I thought, perfect!
I stamped and heat embossed the four ladies and the "love" circle stamp
and stamped with white ink the sentiment.
After taking my pictures, I realized I had not added a title!
I used my Gypsy and the Heritage cartridge to weld the words "memories" and "sisters"- and since this cart does not offer the shadow option, I decided to doodle around the letter for added dimension.  I also popped the entire title with 3 dimensional foam.
OK, just so you can chuckle a bit, from top left to right.  1-I am the one on the left, yes big hair! 2-left; 3-left; 4-middle 5-bottom left, the second one from left; 6-second from left.
I played with Photoshop and printed my pictures as one 10"x5" piece.
I also added a blue tint which darken the pictures.  I did print in sepia and B&W, but my sister insisted it does look really good in blue and in person!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!
Click on any title of the items below to go to the store and purchase this beautiful paper... I wish you could reach out and touch the flocked paper, really nice!







Faded Jeans

Cricut Heritage Cartridge