Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A collection of my favorite projects, some new, some familiar

Hello friends!!
I hope you are enjoying summer so far-I certainly am! I love having the boys home with no schedule-we are having a great time! I have a freezer full of popsicles, a huge supply of band-aids, a few bottles of sunscreen and a dirty tub...heehee! They are so dirty when they come in at night from running around in bare feet, playing games and remnants of food from whatever they ate that day. So the tub has taken a beating....LOL!

So-how do you like the new look of my blog? Pretty schnazzy-right? I learn more and more each time I mess around with it. Shabby Blogs is the best-just love their blog accessories-it was so easy! Which, I am all about easy these days.

Another bit of news-I am trying out for the Cosmo Cricket DT. I absolutely LOVE their products! I am very excited to try, even though there will be a ton of other amazingly talented designers trying and there are just a few spots...eeeek! I am just glad I found out about it before the deadline--somehow I've missed it every year. And I just found out about it yesterday! So that alone makes me very happy....They asked that you post your best work on your blog and forward it to them. Easy-no prob! But how do we know what our best is? I just decided that I would post some of my faves and I whipped up a couple of things with the new Early Bird papers they just released. I really tried to post a variety of projects using all kinds of different lines, layout sizes, minis and more.

This line from Cosmo Cricket is soooooo fun to work with. I just adore the bright colors mixed with a bit of shabbiness--these are some of my fave color combinations!
I was also able to squeeze out a little set of cards. Don't you just love the toaster and tea cup?

This is a set of cards I created for a stamp event this past spring. I love stamping-I need to do it more often!

This is a night light I created for a workshop for Bad Girls last fall. I used a box that my Prima flowers came in and went to town. Kate uses it now--she loves it!

This is a mini I recently made. I needed to get a new family mini going with updated photos. It turned out so sweet.

I just love this LO of Bry. He just goes and goes! I cut cardstock around the swirls-they really pop on the LO!
This is my layout I did for Pencil Lines last year. The sketch was so awesome and I decided to create and 8 1/2 x 11 from it. I did the same trick with the swirls.

This is a Paintable LO I made for Prima when the clears came out. I painted it with alcohol inks and backed it with Kraft paper. Isn't Josie's daugther so pretty?? This baby layout is a recent one I did for Prima. Lots of layering and sweetness going on here. This is one of my very faves to date!

We are in the tween years with Jack. This paper line was perfect for this age. I stamped a brick pattern a bunch of times onto black cardstock and embossed with silver powder. I cut then out into seperate rectangles and layered across the page.
This was too fun! Bry looks like such a tough guy on his ride. I layered strips of paper with the photos-I just love how it turned out!
Halloween is one of my fave times of the year-there is no wonder why I love this LO! I stamped, used felt embellishments and layered it all with flowers. I would never have thought I would use flowers on a Halloween LO but I did--and it works!
And last but not least-the happiest kid on the planet! Having a blast at the beach! The photo is slightly out of focus but I don't care--it still says it all!
So-that is it my friends! Do you think I chose enough?LOL!! All of these layouts are fun, bright, and they make me smile. I love them all for different reasons... Thanks for taking the tour with me!
I'll be back soon with more goodies and new projects I am working on...
See you soon!!
xoxo Cari

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Heidi said...

These all look great Cari! Cosmo would be lucky to have you. Good Luck!!

Unknown said...

Your work is crazy awesome! :)

sherry czarnecki said...

You are such a dedicated person, I don't know why CC wouldn't want you, talented, loyal, committed and you can work under pressure like no one I've seen. Good Luck!It would be a crime if they didn't choose you, cuz, they'd be losing the opportunity to work with an amazing person!

Ingvild Bolme said...

Hi you sweet talented girl, are you still on this planet? ;-) *lol*

Great works, I sooo love your cool, romantic and creative style!

Just wanted do trop by and wish you a fab. summer my friend, hope everything is ok with you and your family.

Take care!


Ania said...

Goooooooorgeous -- good luck - I have no doubt you've got GREAT chances to make it!! Crossing my fingers for you for sure :) :) *hugs*