Sunday, March 27, 2011

Snappy Birthday LO

I couldn't sleep tonight so I thought I would throw together a quick LO for a few challenges using my Imagine! 

Now I have no clue why I did another page for my Middle E's 3rd Birthday.  I already completed an entire scrapbook for that birthday (Click Here and scroll to the end of this post if you would like to see it)!  I started with a sketch for the PKS challenge but I strayed from it!  Oh well!  You can never have to many scrapbook pages..hehe!

I used the Hopscotch Imagine cart and Life's A Beach for most of the LO.  I did pull a few pieces from my scrap pile.  For some reason, I have double the amount of blue scraps than any other color so I felt the need to use some of them for the water!  

I printed this cute little guy out using Hopscotch but I didn't think he popped enough.  I decided to heat emboss him with Red Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  I wish you could see it better in the pic but I love the way he turned out!  I stamped a My Pink Stamper Stamp on a label because I thought it was a cute addition!

The title is all printed and cut using the Hopscotch Cart and the banner is from a leftover scrap piece from the LO.  I'm still trying to use my scraps up for Sonia's challenge at Scraps 4 Fun!  I've been putting a pretty good dent in the pile.  Sometime this week I will tally up how many projects I've done so far with them!

Now doesn't this palm tree make you want to pack your bags and head for the Beach!  After spending a few days this past week at the Great Wolf Lodge and Indoor Waterpark, it makes me want to head for the beach!!  I am ready for the warmer weather!  I actually had my Imagine and Expression both going at the same time for this tree!  The palms and sand are printed using patterns from the Imagine More Cards cart and the trunk was cut from scraps using the E!  I also gave my dear sewing machine some attention for this LO!

Scraps 4 Fun Use Your Scraps
Simply Sunday Challenge Pack Your Bags (I would love to head for the Beach...the Lake would do too!!)
Challenge Me Monday #52 Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday Robin and FCCB)
GAB Challenge #8 Your Favorite Technique (Embossing wet and dry for me!!)

Thanks for stopping by! 

PS...Can you see my gadgets?  If I view a single post they are there but when I view my whole blog they are gone.  I haven't changed anything and it shows up fine when I go to my Design Page.  Where did they go?  Maybe it is a glitch with Blogger tonight.  I'll play with it later!  Thanks!  ***FIXED IT AND I REDESIGNED MY BLOG WHILE I WAS AT IT!  THANKS FOR YOUR HELP TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED!!!***


Tara said...

Great page! The Pink Stamper sentiment works perfect on this page!
P.S. your gadgets seems to have all positioned themselves on the very bottom of your page...

Jen said...

I love this LO, Amber! Too cute for words!

~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom

Kate said...

What a super page! It has turned out wonderfully! I love the different elements you've used and that palm really does look super. (I'm wondering if you are also from Ontario?!) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut this week!
Oh - I see your gadgets on the right of the screen.

Evanna said...

LOVE your LO! It is GREAT!! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at FCCB!

Meaghan said...

This is super cute, I love it! TFS!

Meg @

Just Jenae said...

Really cute LO. Love the sun and the beach and the crab and the sun and the beach, and the sun... well I guess I am ready for summer now! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

Kristie W. said...

You sure know how to rock the Cricut machines! This layout is FANTASTIC! I love all the cool elements you included on it.

flowerdisco said...

hey friend is easy for you to say i shouldn't worry about rules for my layouts when yours are so gorgeous all the time. :P
but thanks for the advice because if that is really what you do i have an excellent inspiration right here with you.

Nana Donna said...

How cute, I love that crab and his eyes are great Thanks for playing along at CCC

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable :)

Anonymous said...

Your birthday LO turned out absolutely amazing! I love ALL of the detail you have put into this. Your crab is adorable. Great job! Thank you so much for joining us this week at FCCB!!!

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous! I Love it!!!
That title just cracks me up!
Sooooo cute!
Thanks soooo much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew

Saundra said...

Awesome layout! I love all the details that you put into this! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

Just Me said...

Very cute page, and one can never make too many birthday pages. thanks for joining GAB Challenge this week.

365 Days of Cricut said...

How cute!!

Ashley Nicole said...

Beautiful as always Amber. I'm terrible with LO and you've given me inspiration to try them again. Love how the crab turned out with the heat embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at GAB Challenge Blog.
Nikki-GAB DT