Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sing it with me...

Everybody's liiii-ving in a material world, and I am a material girl....mateeeriaaa-uuhl!

Well, I am this month at least, because I've been working with SD4U' "Material Girl" March kit featuring Cosmo Cricut's whimsical, bright, sewing-inspired line. Check this beauty out:

Martha's done it again...another fantastic, stuffed-to-the-brim, perfectly coordinated kit filled with the latest and the greatest everything! Here's what I've been up to with it:

Sweet: I was so excited to see a whole bottle of gorgeous coral colored Shimmerz in my kit and busted it out first thing! For the background on this layout I used the lace paper in the kit as a mask and sprayed my Shimmerz over it onto the background cardstock to create a subtle pattern on the left side of the page...I totally love this understated effect, and it was so simple!

She's Crafty: There's that song title obsession thing again...I just can't help myself! These photos are of my most favorite scrappy goodies, and what fun it was to do a layout about them. You can see a step-by-step tutorial of how I put this layout together on the SD4U Message Board in the Class/Tutorial Forum.

Sew...How've You Been?: Just a quick little card I put together for a challenge over on the message board...are you up for it? The challenge is to simply alter any pre-made alphabet. Here I inked my cream colored foam Thickers with a coral chalk ink, then added Diamond Stickles and totally changed the whole look of my alphabet stickers.

Sew Adorable: Nope, I just couldn't resist the play on words for my title! These photos are of my daughter Ashley when she was about 4 years old (almost 19 years ago!!!) Aren't all those little chipboard sewing embellies so much fun? That chipboard needle and thread just kill me! I added a little detail to mine with my Stardust gel pen, and the silver just shimmers in real life!

Cute as a Button: On this layout, I strung all the chipboard buttons together from my kit, then attached them using foam tape to create this fun little border. I also sprayed the title letters with my coral Shimmerz...and although I worried at first that the color wouldn't stick to the foam did eventually dry and work like a charm.

Thanks for popping by! And if you find yourself home and looking fora little inspiration and motivation next weekend, why not join us over at SD4U for our 2nd Annual Birthday Party Crop? As always, there will be lots of challenges, games and plenty of prizes to be won! Hope to see you there!!



I absolutely love your crafty scrapbooking, right? Interesting site. Thanks.