Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oh Happy Day...w/Cosmo Cricket Mini Decks!

Wow! Things have been a lil' crazy around here & I've not been feeling too well. Starting to feel a bit better & wanted to get something posted before y'all thought I'd disappeared! I love this LO...its fun, colorful, bright, joyful & most of all proves that you can use pink on a boy LO! LOL!  I took the challenge over at the Cosmo Cricket blog to use "bits n pieces" from their 6x6 paper pads, called mini decks, to create a LO. With the exception of the polka dot background paper, which is from the CC Joyride Collection, all of the other papers are from the 6x6 Upcycle pad - one of their newest collections. I love the Upcycle Collection...its awesome patterns & colors make me happy, plus those fun flowers are lovely bits from Upcycle too!

White Cardstock - Close to My Heart
Punch - Stampin' Up
Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Baker's Twine/Journaling Pen/Adhesive Chipboard Word - - Stash

I love using my 6x6 papers on LO's. I know most use them for cards, which I do as well, but I have this weird guilt trip when I chop up gorgeous paper for small LO pieces. Go figure. Anyway, I love whipping out my mini pads & cutting away most of the time since they are perfect for this. It just allows me to use the majority of those 12x12 sheets for great LO backgrounds! And speaking of backgrounds, I love how this LO does the photo justices. Our son was soooo happy that day...the little guy in the photo, not the big kid...LOL! The lady in the pic is Denny Hamlin's mom. For those that may not know, Denny Hamlin is a NASCAR driver (he almost won the championship last year!) & also our kiddo's fave driver. When we went last month to Tx Motor Speedway, he was buying stuff from Hamlin's trailer & the lady helping him just happened to be Hamlin's mom! How cool is that?! TJ was ecstatic & she was so wonderful & down to earth. Just good people & it meant so much to me that she was good to my she's a terrific mom! So I just want to say, "Mrs. Hamlin, YOU ROCK!" :0)

Remember, if you would love to get your hands on some Cosmo Cricket at a great price, check out Your Memories Here. There are 2 fabulous kits there filled with goodies for only $10 & you know you want one so CLICK HERE! So, now I am off to schedule another post for y'all this weekend. I hope you like my LO & I'll be back soon with some more Cosmo Cricket yumminess! Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my happy lil' LO into the following challenges:
Creative Scrappers - Sketch

Cosmo Cricket - Mini Decks Challenge
Catered Crop - FTR#12 (blue, stickers, twine, die cuts)
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger (inspired by bold summer colors)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes
Paper Issues - Summertime (bright, sunny colors!)
CropStop - Complimentary Colors (hope i got this one!)
Scrapping the Music - Dream Big (inspired by the 2nd verse)
Lasting Memories - Going Floral
ScrapFIT - Stand By Your Man (our son & adoptive "son" above!)
EIC - Inspired by the polka dots in THIS @ Paula Art
Fresh Brewed - Anything But a Card


Lynn's Place said...

Wow very nice...great take on the challenge...tfs

glassgraffitix2 said...

Your LO is terrific! Glad your not doing the disappearing act! :D Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Vicki said...

Beautiful LO! Love the color combo. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Brenda said...

This is wonderful. I love the colors you used
I tried leaving a message yesterday but blogger wasn't letting me so I had to come back today. You did a great job
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

Michele F. said...

What a fun little story with your son and the Nascar Mom. Very fun! And VERY FUN layout!! Love the bright colors!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!!

Gretchen said...

very fun layout!!!

Ruby said...

Such a fun layout. I just love Cosmo Cricket mini pads, they are great the way they co-ordinate with each other. A great entry for our challenge at Etsy Inspired, thanks for playing along with us!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a fun and happy page. Love that banner. Thanks for joining us over at Etsy Inspired. :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Super cute layout!

Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Anything Goes challenge!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Super cute layout Crystal! Thanks for playing along with us at STM!

phinner said...

great pix!!! and I love those garlands! thanks for playing along at Scrapping the Music!

Scrapfaire said...

Great LO! I love minidecks myself...somehow I don't feel like as much of a hoarder if it doesn't start at 12x12...

Karen Wilson said...

This is beautiful, Crystal! All the elements .. gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories and be sure to chk in today!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So HAPPY indeed!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the banner! Thanks sooooooo much for playing along with Scrapping the Music! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Virginia L. said...

FABULOUS layout! I love the banners and colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Rosie said...

Wowzers, this layout is fabulous and I love that you used a 6x6 pad....great idea! Hope you start feeling better soon. Thank you for joining in our CropStop challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Cath said...

Hey Crystal! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lauren said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!


CropStop said...

The color scheme you used in your project does such a good job with the challenge-our compliments to you on the Complementary Color design. Thanks for sharing it with us at CropStop.

~Michelle~ said...

lovely layout! Thanks for entering it into the Cropstop Challenge!

Dalis said...

girl, this is gorgeous beyond words!

-- dalis
Cropstop DT

FibreJunky said...

Nice interpretation of the inspiration at Paula Art and I *love* the story of Denny Hamlin's mom! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the EtsyInspired Challenge!!

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