July 25, 2013

Julia Enters the World of Cars - SOUS Diecut Challenge "Disney"

Hi there!

Can you believe summer is almost half over? I hope you have been making the best of the season.

This week's Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge was to use anything to do with Disney. Now, I'll be honest and kind of freaked out when I saw that. We've never taken the kids to Disney and while my husband and I went to Disneyland for our honeymoon, those photos were scrapbooked long ago.

But, I kept the challenge in the back of my head for a while and then life threw me this perfect opportunity. My 17 year old, bought herself a car. :)

Papers: Simple Stories, Bazzill Basics, Unknown metallic papers; Diecuts & Stickers: Simple Stories; SVG files: KLDezigns, SVGCuts, Going Places Cricut Cart; Embellishments: Prima gems, My Mind's Eye brads; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Stamps & Ink; Pink Paislee, Kaiser Craft, American Crafts, Stampin Up!

When I started looking for ideas on how to scrap car photos, I stumbled upon SVG files of the "Cars" movie on KLDezigns and I thought the logo would be perfect for the title. I chose to use the car diecut from the Going Places cartridge instead of a Cars character, just to keep it a bit more grown-up.

Be sure to stop by the Stuck On U Sketches blog and check out all the beautiful projects that they have come up with.
Thanks so much for looking!

July 11, 2013

Canal Days Parade Floats - SOUS Diecut Challenge "Flourish"

Hi there!

Hope you are having a lovely summer. This week's Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge was to use a flourish on our project. TheTim Holtz Sizzix flourish die was my first ever die purchase. I have loved it and used it so many times. I have many flourishes on many different Cricut cartridges, but this flourish is always the one I use. ;)

For this challenge, I used it on the title page for my Canal Days Parade Floats album.

Papers: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts), Bazzill Basics, Little Yellow Bicycle, Petaloo; Alphas: Simple Stories, American Crafts Thickers; Embellishments & Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle, Die Cuts With a View; unkown buttons

The rosettes are from the Paper Crafting Kit by Little Yellow Bicycle that I received in a kit. When I saw them, I didn't think I'd ever use them, but then I discovered that they worked very well with the older Amy Tangerine collection and matched the parade theme perfectly. I love it when I can use newer product with old. And since they've done all the cutting and scoring for you, it took no time at all to do the rosettes. The glittered paper from Petaloo gave the flourishes a bit more pop and matched the glittered centre of the clear flowers from LYB.

So, with my title page finished, my parade album is now complete. Until next year when we do a new float. ;)

Be sure to stop by the SOUS blog to see all the other beautiful projects from the design team. And we'd love to see your projects using a flourish, too!

Thanks for looking!