Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cooking with Cricut #79: Make us laugh

Hi everybody and welcome back to another fun challenge at Cooking with Cricut! This week we are celebrating April Fool's Day by making projects that will make you laugh.  I hope you find my project funny- I don't do funny very well, but I saw this sentiment and thought it was pretty funny! So here is my card:
The crab is cut from Life's a Beach. Create a Critter also has a cute one, but this one won out! I used a white galaxy pen to draw in his cute smile and placed some additional black cardstock behind his eyes to give them some more definition. I printed the sentiment on my computer. Here is the interior of the card:
The sentiment stamp is from Whimsical Designs. I thought this would be a cute design for a belated birthday card as well! I hope I made you chuckle a bit today, and can't wait to see all the funny and inspiring things you all come up with! Please come join us!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Cartridge: Life's a Beach
Ink: Cat's eye

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Cartridge Showcase

Hi everyone! Today I am posting the Cartridge Showcase for Cooking with Cricut. The Cartridge I chose to highlight this week is Sophisticated. For those of you who aren't familiar, this cartridge was designed by Teresa Collins. She has a very distinctive style that really comes through on her cartridge. There are 2 fonts, (both of which are AWESOME for monogram projects) as well as images, borders  and phrases. Although I didn't include one in this showcase, I think the phrases would be awesome for vinyl lettering projects. For my first project I have an altered notebook. I am a list person and cannot live without a notebook to jot ideas and lists down in! This notebook is a traditional composition book and cost about $1.
I covered the entire front with patterned paper and added some ribbon to cover the seam on the notebook binding. The "Dream" title is one of the phrases on Sophisticated.
The banner flags are cut with the border function. I love the flourishes at the top.
The key is one of several key images, as well as crowns, chandeliers, and different flourishes. I added some liquid pearls to the key and banner cuts for some extra decoration. These images look great with a little bling.
The flowers were fussy cut from patterned paper.
Here are some additional projects I have made with this cart:
The title is cut from one of the fonts on the cartridge. I love the flourishes that are part of the letters, so pretty and elegant. Original post about this layout HERE.

The title is a phrase from the cartridge. There are some AWESOME phrases on this cart that work great as layout titles, card sentiments or altered projects/wall art. Original post HERE.

All the cuts on this layout are from Sophisticated. The title is another phrase. The chandelier and Fleur de Lis armchair are image cuts. There are several different chandeliers and chairs on the cart. Original post HERE.

On this layout the title is cut with both fonts from Sophisticated. Backing the letters with a different colored cardstock makes those flourishes really pop. The second '1' in the title is the other font. Every letter has a fancy frame surrounding it. You can see how pretty this would be in a monogrammed project. Original post HERE.
I hope you have enjoyed my showcase today! Sophisticated is an elegant cartridge with so many uses for all kinds of different projects. I hope I have inspired you to check it out! Please make sure and check back with Cooking with Cricut throughout the week for wonderful design team inspiration and our Wednesday challenge!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pile It On Challenge # For a Man

Hi Everyone! It's time for another Pile it On challenge!! This week we are making manly cards (to or from a man) and our sponsor is Dude Time Doodles. This week's lucky winner will win a $10 Gift certificate to their store! I know many of you struggle with masculine cards and projects, and I am no exception! However, I enjoy doing them because I like the challenge and I like to make cards for my hubby. I have mentioned in previous posts how he loves all things "country" so the Dude Time Doodle's Rodeo Randy series was perfect! Here is my card:

 I definitely went to the stash for this one, using a paper pad from ColorBok that I've had forever. I really liked the paisley design for a western style card. I inked all the kraft cuts with Vintage Photo. I like this look on Western style projects- I think it looks leather-y. The design is from this week's sketch at Critter Sketch Challenge. It worked out perfectly with the  barbed wire image!
I cut the tickets with my new Page Maps Spellbinders die (I am seriously in love with these, so many fun project possibilities!!) then I wrapped the twine around the tickets. I really like how it all came together, and I hope you do too! Please come join us with your manly creations this week!!

Supply List:
Kraft: Oriental Trading Company
Digi Stamps (Barbed Wire & Sentiment): Dude Time Doodles
Patterned Paper: ColorBok Stack
Twine: My Craft Spot
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Brads: from stash

And my challenges:
The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Checks
For Fun Challenges - Wild Wild West
My Mum's Craft Shop - Use a digital image
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (my row: brads, tickets, twine)
Pixie Dust Studios - Your favorite things (mine: kraft, tickets, brads, twine)
Poodle's Parlour - Anything Goes
Stampin' For the Weekend - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Whimsical Designs Celebrate Spring

Welcome to another design team post for Whimsical Designs! Unfortunately I just learned this will be the last week Whimsical Designs will be hosting challenges :( Many thanks to Stephanie for all the time and energy she has put into putting together fun challenges for us. I'm sad to see it go, but I hope you will join us for our last challenge. This week we are celebrating Spring! I decided to make a card:
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I love the bright fun colors on this paper from SEI. I colored the cute image with Copics and added some liquid pearls and stickles to accentuate.
The sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments Set. I find myself using this set a LOT. I love the bright orange.
I hand cut the little banner.  Here is a copy of the set I got the sentiment from:
You can get your own set HERE. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will link up your beautiful spring creations- can't wait to see your inspiring projects!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - Scallops
Celebrate the Occasion - Celebrate Spring
Poodle's Parlour - Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hello friends! This layout was originally meant for another project, but it fell through. I decided to go ahead and post it anyway! I LOVE cherry blossoms (or any pink flowering tree, lol!) There's a beautiful one at my parents' house, so I had to snap some pics!

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I took these photos of my niece last Easter. I love this tree in the spring, all the pink blossoms are SO pretty. I loved how her dress matched the tree! :) I pulled out my Storybook cart and used it for the whole layout- this cart has a pretty font, flowers, borders and fancy corners.
I cut some strips from a striped patterned paper, and then layered one of the corner cuts over the top. I added some liquid pearls for a little more color.
I used liquid pearls on the centers of the flowers as well, and added some fun matching brads.

I used the 'Happy Hello' stamps from the Whimsical Designs Everyday Sentiments set as a sub title. I thought it was cute, like saying hello to Spring :) You can find the set HERE.
The butterfly stickers were kraft colored- I inked them with some pink ink to match the page better.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supply List:
Cardstock: Colorbok
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce
Cartridge: Storybook
Brads: Fancy Pants
Liquid Pearls: Ranger
Ribbon: Heartfelt Creations
Stamp: Whimsical Designs
Stickers: Studio Calico

I am entering the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - Celebrate Spring (must have at least 3 flowers)
Frosted Designs - Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Spring

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Happy Sunday folks! Hope you're all having a great weekend! I got a chance to spend a little bit of time in my craft room today so I have a layout to share with you. I used this weeks' sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  Here is my layout:

And here is the sketch:
 When I am doing a sketch challenge I usually try to stay pretty true to the original sketch. In this case I did change it up a bit. I liked the circle in the sketch, and I especially liked how it went off the page, but I wanted to do something a little different than a circle.  I had taken these awesome photos of my fur-kids with Instagram (how much do we LOVE Instagram??) I thought the filter gave them such a pretty soft, almost pastel look. I knew I wanted to stay in that palate, and I found these gorgeous papers from Echo Park. One of the prints was a bunch of different doilies, so I decided to fussy cut a couple of the doilies (SO not the best at fussy cutting!!) and use them as a replacement for the circle. I then distressed them a little with a nail file (to cover up the poor fussy cutting, lol!) and some ink.

I added a flourish from the Sophisticated cart. (side note: I am featuring a showcase of that cart over at Cooking with Cricut on Monday the 26th if you would like to see what else you can do with this cart). My title is also a phrase from this cart.

There were obviously a lot of honeycomb shapes in this line. I wanted to enhance some of the ones that were printed on the page by (fussy cutting again!) some out of one of the papers. This time it was straight lines so I did a better job, lol! I added some buttons and flowers with Liquid Pearls centers.

I had some peach colored pearl string that I won in a RAK a while back and I literally sat for 10 minutes deciding if I should add it or not. I wasn't sure if it would be too much, and I'm still not sure if that would have added anything to it, but ultimately I decided 'when in doubt, leave it out'. So there's my project, warts and all, haha! Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart
Cartridge: Sophisticated
Flowers: Prima
Liquid Pearls: Ranger
Buttons: Button Bonanza
Floss: DMC
Ink: Tim Holtz
Washi tape: 7 Gypsies

Entering the following challenges:
Amanda's Crafts and More - Getting Sketchy
Totally Gorjuss - Colors of Spring

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Little Monkey

Happy St. Patrick's Day my friends! I have another layout to share with you today. Two of my favorite challenge sites: The Paper Variety and ScrapFit are joining up this week for a joint challenge. Paper Variety has provided a fun sketch and ScrapFit has a journaling prompt. Earlier this week my sister shared some photos of her boys at the park. As soon as I saw them my crafty brain started spinning, lol. My nephew Sevyn makes the FUNNIEST faces. He always gives me good material to work with. Here is my layout:

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This is from Echo Park's new This and That collection. They have one that is girl oriented, and one that is boy oriented. REALLY cute prints. The little ticket/receipt that I did my journaling on, as well as the word banners are also from this collection.

The challenge at ScrapFit was to do your journaling in a 'list' style. I listed all the reasons Sevyn is like a Little Monkey.

I used some word plaque printed paper to cut out the banner pieces. I hand cut them and inked the edges, then used my glue pen to draw swirls for the twine. The 'Monkey' part of the title is from Cuttin' Up and the 'little' is letter stickers from the collection.

I cut circles at 2", 1 1/2", 1" and 1/2" from different papers and then offset them and added buttons.

One last close-up of some of Sevyn's silly faces!

Supply List:
Cardstock: Close to my Heart
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (This & That)
Buttons: Stash
Twine: My Craft Spot
Ink: Tim Holtz
Cartridges: Cuttin' Up (title) George & Basic Shapes (Circles)

Entering in the following Challenges:
The Paper Variety - Sketch
ScrapFit: List Journaling
Practical Scrappers - die cuts
For Fun Challenges - Circles
Unique Crafters Challenge - (NEW challenge site, yay! ) Anything goes

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Patches of Pink- March

Hello and welcome to a new design team post for Patches of Pink! Thanks to all of you who linked up for our Valentine's Linky Party- it was great to see all of your inspiring creations! I hope you will join us again for our new theme: Spring! I don't know about you, but I am ready for some pretty spring colors and some sunshine! Can't really complain as our winter was...not this year, but still anxious for Spring. For my Spring project I made a layout. I had some fun pictures of my mom swinging my niece, Evie, at Easter last year. Here is my project:

American Crafts paper, again. I am seriously in love with them now, best $30 I ever spent on scrapbook supplies, lol! I used a new PageMaps sketch from March as inspiration for this layout. Love PageMaps! Don't we all?? Have you seen her new Spellbinders dies? I had to order some, can't wait to get them! Anyway, about my project... I cut a doily with a background from the paper lace cartridge. I always forget this cartridge also has a cute font, so I used it for my title. I wanted to use some of my new Studio Calico Mr. Huey spray ink, but unfortunately it didn't show up too well, and kind of warped the paper. I was disappointed, but I just worked around it!
One thing I like about American Crafts paper is the sheets come with a little patterned border strips you can tear off that coordinate with the line. I used these for the border up the side and to hand cut the banner flags.
I glued the bakers twine with my zig glue pen. I absolutely LOVE that you can draw different shapes with the glue pen and the twine will stick to it. I am definitely going to be experimenting more with this in the future.
This is my first time making these cute little flags. I have seen them on others' projects and just had to give them a try! I just used toothpicks and glued the flags around the end. Fun! There is a great tutorial for how to make these over at ScrapFit HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope that you will come join the fun! You can link up any Spring themed project at Patches of Pink. Can't wait to see your creations!
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Supply List:
All paper: American Crafts
Spray Ink: Studio Calico
Cartridges: Paper Lace (doily, title), Elegant Edges (border/title mat)
Bakers Twine: My Craft Spot
Border Punches: American Crafts

I am entering in the following challenges:
ScrapFit Step Class #2:  Make your own pins
For Fun Challenges - circles

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cooking with Cricut # 77: St. Patricks Day

I am simply thrilled to be continuing on with Cooking with Cricut!  This group is an amazing bunch of talented crafters, and we are welcoming in some talented new members. I hope you take the time to check out all of their fantastic projects. This week we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a rainbow theme! I have to admit I was a little at a loss with what to do with my project until I realized all the different ways you could utilize a 'rainbow' on your card. In this particular card I was inspired by one I found on Pinterest here. Here it is:
I used some patterned paper for some of the butterflies, and added some embossing and ribbon. I REALLY love clean and simple (CAS) cards. I think less is more sometimes! For the butterflies I cut them from the Storybook cart and used the 'flip' feature on my Cricut to get the butterflies to 'fly' in opposite directions. I popped them up on foam dots so they could stand out a bit more. The sentiment stamp is from Whimsical Designs.
I hope you enjoy my card and can't wait to see the colorful creations you all come up with! Please come join us!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Patterned Paper from Stash
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Michaels
Sentiment Stamp: Whimsical Designs Everyday Sentiments

Monday, March 12, 2012

At the Fair

Hi again! I am really excited about this blog post because I have some really fun products to share with you! I posted previously about the super cool new lines from My Mind's Eye. I used some more products from those collections for this layout. I just love the bright colors and florals mixed with the weathered wood. Fun! This collection is called 'On the Bright Side'. Here's my layout:

My layout design is inspired by the current sketch challenge over at Sketches in Thyme. This is a photo of Hubby and me at the State Fair last summer. I love how the weathered wood, burlap and denim go so well with the subject matter. All the paper is from the MME collection.

I LOVE banners! I'm so glad they are still popular because I am SO not sick of them yet. I love playing with different shapes and ways to do them. These were actually pre-cut shapes that came in the 12X12 paper pack. They matched, so I decided to use them! I popped them up on foam dots for a little extra definition and added some Baker's Twine with my Zig glue pen.

Another favorite trend? Tickets! Still love these! So there is a stamp set from MME that came out with the 'On the Bright Side' Collection that has 4 different ticket images. I was so excited that I could cut out the ticket shapes and stamp the ticket image however I want to go with my project! In this example I cut the tickets on a wood grain patterned paper and then stamped in orange. Also, did you know that Becky Fleck's Pagemaps has Spellbinders dies?? Both sets are ADORABLE but I only have this one. Going to get the other one as well here pretty soon. But this one has two different ticket shapes, so again- so excited that I can cut them and adapt them to whatever project I'm working on. The solid orange ticket was also one of the pre-cut shapes.

How adorable are these burlap flowers from Prima?? I would buy 100 of these if I could. Think I'm gonna get me some burlap and learn to make these, lol!

Lastly, it's a little hard to tell in the photo, but I used a denim patterned paper to cut out the title from Makin' the Grade; and another cute burlap flower.

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (On the Bright Side)
Cartridge: Makin' the Grade (title) Mother's Day Bouquet (Scalloped Circle)
Flowers: Prima
Die: Spellbinders PageMaps Shapeabilities dies
Twine: My Craft Spot
Stamp: My Mind's Eye

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:
Practical Scrappers: Old and New (My new: paper, dies, stamps My old: cartridges, twine)
Sketches in Thyme: sketch
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely Linky Party

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pile It On Challenge # 11: St. Patrick's Day/Shades of Green

Happy Sunday my crafty friends! It's time for another fun challenge at Pile it On. This week we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with green projects! Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. This weeks winner will get a $15 gift certificate to the shop! Now onto my project for this week:

My card was inspired by the current challenge sketch over at Mojo Mondays. When I saw what our challenge was for this week I found this cute little Shamrock stamp at Bugaboo and thought it would be perfect.
I also got a new stamp set from Pink by Design for St. Patrick's Day. It's called Luck o' the Irish. I'm still relatively new to stamping (digital and clear) and it is definitely NOT my strong suit. But I recently got one of those Fiskars stamp presses, and OMG such a difference!! It's the little things, folks! ;)
I added some bling-y brads for a little added interest. So that is my project for you this week. Please come and join us and pile on the challenges with those St. Patty's Day and green projects!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok, DCWV
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: Bugaboo (image-colored with Copics) Pink by Design (Sentiment)
Ink: Memento
Stickles: Emerald
Cartridges: Mother's Day Bouquet (scalloped circle, and circle), Paper Doll Dress-up (Shamrock)
Ribbon: American Crafts
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Glitter Brads: Close to my Heart


Bitten by the Bug - Shamrock
Fantabulous Cricut - Shamrock or shades of green
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Victorine Stamps - Green with white or black
Party Time Tuesdays - Bling
Whimsical Designs - green
Pixie Dust Studio - Irish
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Monochromatic Green
Card Makin' Mamas - Green
Totally Papercrafts - Favorite things (mine are: Stickles, brads and my cricut machines)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - layers
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

i create

Hi everybody! Hope you're having a great weekend and have had a chance to get some crafting done. I look forward to the weekends because I know I can always get a couple hours of uninterrupted time in my craft room! Have you all seen the new lines by My Mind's Eye? I fell in LOVE with their new papers and embellishments! Had to get my hands on some, and could not wait to create something with them! I am simply loving the weathered wood look, especially with the florals. The new challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch is to make a layout about YOU. I don't do that often, but am not as hesitant about doing layouts of myself as some others are. So long as I have a good photo! PhotoShop is my friend, haha! Well, here is my layout:

The OUAS challenge is to focus on something about yourself- a talent, things you like, what you enjoy doing, etc. I thought it would be fun to do a project about creating- it's a talent, I like it and I enjoy doing it!! Seriously though, I am really proud of my accomplishments and love that I can get acknowledgement and validation from all you wonderful bloggers for doing something that I love so much!
Here are a few details about my project:
I cut the flourishes and the tree from Cindy Loo. This is one of those carts that I tend to forget about, but so much good stuff on here! The butterfly is from Lovely Floral. All the paper is from the MME Miss Caroline line. I like to use patterned paper for titles and die cuts. I added some liquid pearls to the butterfly to accentuate her a little bit, and popped her up on foam dots to lift off the page.
I wasn't planning on putting a tree on this layout, but when I saw this cut I had to do it! The layers are popped up on foam dots to add dimension, and that darling button is from Prima. So cute! I added some kraft twine as well.
Pulled out an oldie but a favorite for the title- All Mixed Up. I have always loved this font!
So. I hope you have enjoyed my project today!

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Complete Supply List:
All Paper: My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline)
Cartridges: All Mixed Up (title), Lovely Floral (butterfly) Cindy Loo (tree and flourishes)
Liquid Pearls by Ranger
Twine: My Craft Spot
Button: Prima
Border Punch: Fiskars

 I am entering in the following challenges:

Once Upon a Sketch - All about me
Jaihart Sunday's are Lovely Linky Party
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - This is me- in one word

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Whimsical Designs Challenge: Going Green

Hello and welcome to another Whimsical Designs Challenge! This week we are Going Green! For my project I decided to do a card. I wanted to make it versatile, so I could use if for any occasion, not just St. Patty's day. Here is what I came up with:
That sweet little fairy is from Wee Stamps.
The sentiment I used is from the Whimsical Fun Vol 1 Set. I had seen some fellow design team members curve their stamps, and I wanted to try it. It was super easy as the stamps are so pliable and hold the curve perfectly. And of course I had to add some stickles to glitter up those pretty wings!
The cute brad is from Basic Grey, and I used it to "tie" my bow. Hopefully you can see that there are butterflies on the ribbon- I thought it went well with the "fluttery" theme of my card. :)

The paper I used was printed on my Imagine with the Imagine More Cards Cartridge. It was leftover from another project. Here is the stamp set I used:
I used the "Fluttering by to say hi" sentiment, but you can see there are several that would have worked for this card! You can get your own set HERE! Thanks for stopping by, and I can't wait to see the green creations you come up with!!
Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Patterned Paper: SEI, Imagine More Cards cartridge
Stamps: Wee Stamps (image, colored with Copics), Whimsical Designs Whimsical Fun Vol 1 (sentiment)
Ink: Colorbox
Ribbon: American Crafts
Brad: Basic Grey

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 Scrapbook Trend #10: Western Motifs

Welcome to the final posting of the 2012 Scrapbook Trends! The final trend is Western Motifs. I struggled with this one- a little bit- only because I wasn't sure if I could find the right project. I finally did and I love how it turned out! My whole project was done with the Old West cart, but there are many different carts that have Western images. My hubby fancies himself a cowboy, so I had to do this project about him. It was a lot of fun. The photo was taken at a Brad Paisley concert.
The layout designed was inspired by this weeks sketch at Stuck on you Sketches.
I modified it just a little bit, but hopefully stayed true to the basic design :) I changed the circle shape in the background to the "wanted" poster image and used the 3 ovals spaces for my western inspired die cuts.
I used a lot of Kraft and distressed it with Tim Holtz inks.
I love how these banners came out. They look like weathered Americana flags.
I added a few metal brads to accentuate the die cuts.
The title is one of the 'phrases' on the card. It fits my hubby well, he loves the idea of being an outlaw, lol! So that concludes my top Scrapbook trends of 2012 project! Guess I'll have to think of a new project (maybe using some of those Cricut carts collecting dust on my shelves???). Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by, and joining in this little scrappy journey :)

Supply List:

Cardstock: DCWV (blue) Oriental Trading (kraft)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (xtreme)
Cartridge: Old West
Ink: Tim Holtz (vintage photo, brushed corduroy)
Brads: from stash

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:
Stuck on you Sketches: sketch
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely Linky Party
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything but a card
The Kraft Journal - fun shapes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes

Sunday, March 4, 2012

2012 Scrapbook Trend #9: Decorative Tape

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing another 2012 Scrapbook Trend project. Trend # 9 is decorative tape, aka "Washi" tape. I love this trend, and have already tried it several times. This week my project was inspired by the sketch over at ScrapFit. Here is my layout:
I used two brands of tape- the black/white polka dot is from Smash and and the other tape is from 7 Gypsies. The 7 Gypsies tape was solid black, but I thought it was too plain.So I experimented with making my own design. **Here is a tip for Top Tip Tuesday on how I created my own design on the tape:  I stamped a script background stamp onto the tape and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. The powder became pretty messy (it didn't just stick to the stamped area, it stuck to the whole surface) and it caused the image to kindof run together, but I actually liked the look so I went with it. It would be fun to experiment with different ways of making your own designs on the solid colored tape.
I also tried my We R Memory Keepers Sew Stamper. I can't say that I am the biggest fan of this one. I thought it would be a fun way to have the stitch 'look' without doing actual sewing. However, it's a little hard to keep the roller in a straight line and I wish they had a head that was a single line of "stitches" instead of the two. I actually ruined 3 pieces of cardstock before being okay with this one (Or I just didn't want to ruin any more cardstock!). Oh well, they can't all be winners! :)
I used Elegant Edges to create this sweet little border. This is still my go-to cart!!
I pulled out another favorite font cart- All Mixed Up- for the title, and then added some thickers for more interest.
So I hope I have inspired you to try these decorative tapes. The sky is the limit for what you can do with these. I wish I had more, that will definitely be on my wish list. Two Peas has TONS in so many adorable patterns and different colored solids. I think I see a Two Peas package in my future!
Be sure and come back tomorrow for the 10th and final 2012 Scrapbook Trend- Western Motifs. I struggled for a while with what to do with this one, but ended up loving my project. Can't wait to show you!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: ColorBok
Patterned Paper: SEI
Cartridges: Elegant Edges, All Mixed Up
Washi tape: Smash, 7 Gypsies
Border Punch: Fiskars
Sew Stamper: We R Memory Keepers
Letter Stickers: American Crafts

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:
ScrapFit: Sketch
The Paper Variety: Bingo- I chose the bottom row: layout, stitching and a die cut
Fantabulous Cricut: Purple, Green and Turquoise
Top tip Tuesday : Stitches