Monday, June 27, 2011

My Craft Spot #14 - Seeing Stars

Happy Monday Everyone!  Can you believe we are on week #14 already at My Craft Spot!  Time flies when your having fun crafting!  This week, we have a fun challenge for you!  The challenge this week is Seeing Stars!  I made a fun layout using pictures of my Oldest Es first 4th of July! 

Wasn't she cute?  This was back in 2006 and now she's so big!

I used my Martha Stewart Fancy Lace Punch for the bottom border.  The stars are cut from Plantin Schoolbook and since my sewing machine is not working again, I just used the needle to stitch holes in the stars!

The striped ribbon is from Stampin' Up!  I added a gorgeous Crinkle Ribbon Bow with some Vintage Cherry Bakers Twine both from My Craft Spot!  The button was a last minute addition to fit into the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! 

I used my Gypsy to weld Country Life font together to form the title then outlined and popped it up!  The "You make me smile" stamp is from My Craft Spot Sweet Sentiments Set #1.

The banner is also cut from Country Life and tied together with Vintage Cherry Bakers Twine.

Products Used:
  • Stampin' Up!
    • Crumb Cake Cardstock
    • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
    • Night of Navy Cardstock
    • Confetti Cream Cardstock
    • Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
    • Soft Suede Classic Ink (sponging)
    • Night of Navy Classic Ink
    • Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
  • Cricut E2 and Gypsy
    • Country Life Cartridge
    • Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
  • Martha Stewart Fancy Lace Punch
  • My Craft Spot
    • Sweet Sentiment Set #1
    • (Click HERE to Order Stamps)
    • Vanilla Bean Crinkle Ribbon
    • (Click HERE to Order Crinkle Ribbon)
    • Vintage Cherry Bakers Twine
    • (Click HERE to Order Bakers Twine)
Other Challenges:
The Paper Variety - It's Summer
Whimsical Wednesday - Let's Get Patriotic (must use brads, bling or buttons)
Creative Cutter Room - God Bless America (must include a's on her shirt)
Getting Scrappy Challenge - Getting Punchy (use any type of punch)
FCCB Challenge Me Monday #66 - 4th of July (use red, white & blue)
Scrapbookaholic By Abby #8 - Red, White & Blue
You Had Me at Craft - Made it Myself Mondays

Make sure you stop by and See some more Stars at My Craft Spot!  The Design Team has some amazing projects waiting to inspire you!  I can't wait to see what you come up with for your Seeing Stars project!  Make sure you link them up by next Sunday to be eligible for the fantastic prize this week!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Kate said...

This is fabulous! I LOVE the way you did the triple border at the bottom! And what a precious photo! (Wow - does your Big E ever look like your littlest E as a baby!!)

The Archiving Angel said...

This layout is awesome! I really like your choice of papers & that banner with the twine is just dynamite! Also love the border you created with the MS punch. Wonderful job.
Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,

Christine said...

Your layout looks great. Your daughter is adorable! I love the MS border punch you used - it looks awesome. I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your creativity.


The Cropping Canuck said...

Super layout!

JulieK said...

Your card is fantastic (lol)!! Your little E is so sweet. As always, you rocked your LO and this challenge!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, this layout is great! I am going to case the idea, TFS

Angie said...

This is so festive, great job! Your girls sure look alike as little!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh Such a cutie she was and is!! Matching dress and layout!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Your page is adorable, and so is the little one. :-)

Karen said...

I love this layout. So pretty! And your daughter's picture goes perfectly with it! :)

GiGi said...

This layout is just FABULOUS! I love the banners and the punched border banner at the bottom. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

XXOO AMY said...

love the punched border and the banner! thanks for sharing it with us at TPV!

Lori Comeau said...

Awe. That's so sweet.

Shelly said...

Gorgeous layout! absolutely wonderful! TFS!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

What an awesome layout. You did a fantastic job,a s always. ~Shen

Maribel said...

What a cutie! Great layout. I love the little banner on the side!

Carley said...

Fabulous layout! What a sweet baby, time really flies doesn't it? I have 2 boys one is 4 and the other 16 months but I remember my oldest's first 4th like it was yesterday. Great layout. Thank you for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby. We really hope that you play with us again!

Abby said...

OMGosh!!! I love this LO!!!!! I will have to scraplift!!!

Thank you for playing along with Scrapbookaholic Abby Challenge!

Sherrie K. said...

Your layout is fantastic and your daughter is simply adorable!!! The colors and details are amazing and I just love the fancy lace punch you used!! Great job! TFS!
Sherrie K

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! Great lay-out, super cute photo, great border punch! Thanks so much for joining us over at CCR! DT Member Carri :)

Ashley said...

What an adorable Layout!!! I absolutely love it!! Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Oh my...what a stunning layout! This one belongs on the cover of a magazine...just gorgeous and the picture could not have been more everything about this!

rockpapercricut said...

I love how your LO turned out! Your little one is adorable! Super cute. :)


Judy Evors said...

WOW this layout is great love the punches at the bottom TFS

Unknown said...

This is another beautiful layout. The baby is adorable:) I love the layers of punched paper at the bottom. Hugs, Pam at

Missy said...

I love this LO too--her picture is priceless as well!!! ;) I love how you did the border with your punch--every time I see you use that punch it makes me want to run to Michael's for it!!!

Jessica Buffa said...

You have got the most darling babies!!! I love the entire LO and the matching swimsuit...KAPOW! Beautiful Job!

Dena said...

Love all the details on this one: the border punch, the holes made with a needle, the stars, etc ... FUN! FUN! FUN! Love the font you used for the lettering also. It's one of my faves and seems to work so well with this layout!

Marlene said...

Hi Amber! Love the layout! I really need to start using my Cricut on more layouts! You did a great job! So glad to be working with you at My Craft Spot & Birthday Sundaes! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!


Maria Elena said...

OMG your LO is so pretty! great details.... that pic is super cute and your 3's eyes so beautiful. Many blessing to your family!
Thanks for playing with us at S by Abby.
~Maria Elena~ DT

Shelley said...

Love, love, love this layout!! So super cute!


Lisa Norris said...

This is just adorable! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB! :o)


Unknown said...

Love it, so adorable. New follower

Kim H said...

Amber,OMG this layout is just INCREDIBLE! I love all the colors, the ribbon, the fonts and punch! How perfect all these elements work together! Oh the baby is too stinking cute too! I love her shirt.. great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

Unknown said...

A stunning LO. I love everything about it. Love how you triple layered the edge punch at the bottom. The font is so pretty..going to need to get that cart. Love the stars and how you used your needle to poke the little holes. Amazing job with this challenge. Gad you added that button and joined at Whimsical Wednesday this week:) !!

CraftyJAR said...

Just gorgeous Amber! I love all the stitching details and your little E is too cute!

Evanna said...

Great LO!! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!!

Amy C said...

Absolutely gorgeous....the layout and the baby. I love the lacey border strips.

Cindy Beland said...

OK this is WAY TO CUTE!LOVE all the great details and colors,Your little one is sooo ADORABLE!Fantastic job as always!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

Amanda said...

Oh Amber, your layout is absolutely STUNNING, and the little cutie pie in the picture is adorable too!!! I love how you created a ruffle effect with the layered border punched paper stripes at the bottom of your page.. Thanks for joining my Getting Scrappy Challenge and I hope you will join in again this week..

Scrappy Hugs,

Amanda said...

Oh Amber, your layout is absolutely STUNNING, and the little cutie pie in the picture is adorable too!!! I love how you created a ruffle effect with the layered border punched paper stripes at the bottom of your page.. Thanks for joining my Getting Scrappy Challenge and I hope you will join in again this week..

Scrappy Hugs,