Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
This is part of a project that I am making, these are my Mother-in-law and her two sisters on thier wedding days. Eventually all three will have a second page to complete each LO but today I am entering these into the "add dimension" challenge over at Lasting Memories. I had a lot of fun making these, I got to learn a few new techniques, I have color altered my photos digitally before, but this is the first time I did it with watercolors. I liked the flower bouquets, I am pretty new to scrapbooking, so deciding what to add for the dimension was kind of fun. The letters are from the Ashlyns Alphabet cartridge My Mother-in-law is the page done in pink, her twin sister the yellow and lavender, and thier older sister the red page.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I helped a friend make her baby announcements, and I had so much fun doing it! I wasn't really very crafty when I had my own kids, and since I can't have any more, I decided to live vicariously through someone else. The card is double sided, so the base is just one 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of kraft cardstock, this
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Die Cuttin Diva's Shabby Chic challenge, and the Basic Grey Pink and Brown challenge, and this is what I came up with. I used paper from the Basic Grey Blush stack, and a Kraft cardstock base. The ribbon was just some pink sheer 7/8" that I had in my stash, for the edging I used a Fiskars border punch, whose name has tragically been lost in the recesses of my mind.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MAG challenge, a very dear friend of mine (actually several friends) have been so very supportive as I have been going through some things in my life, and I am (hopefully) at the tail end of the most difficult of those struggles and so I am taking the opportunity to tell these beautiful women how much thier friendship and support has meant to me. The bears are from the Doodlecharms cartridge, the paper is from the Dots and Stripes (DCWV). I embossed the bottom paper with my Swiss Dots folder and the chipboard elements are made by Provo Craft.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Whimsical Wednesdays fall colors challenge, the twist on this challenge was that you had to add a handmade embellishment, and so I am sincerely hoping that my flower arrangement counts as an embellishment. I am also entering it into the Colors of Autumn over at Cooking with Cricut. Thank you for taking the time to visit, your comments are always appreciated.This card is 5X7, which is much bigger than I usually do, but I needed the extra room to accomadate my late night inspiration. The vase is from the Walk in My Garden cartridge, the papers are Basic Grey, a stack called (I think) Hang Ten and a stack called Archaic. The vase is foam taped, double thick to give enough height to fit the flower arrangement. The sentiment is a stamp that I have used before, it came from Michaels. I am entering this into 2 challenges, the
Monday, September 19, 2011
Whimsical Wednesdays and I am also entering it into the challenge at The Paper Variety. The paper is from the Sugared stack at Basic Grey and the sticker was a clear one that I had sitting around, I backed the sticker with the same paper I used to line the card, and added some white ribbon and a bow and POW! an awesome card was born... :) Have a beautiful day.
Card Positioning Systems. And since her decorator and coordinator both had unexpected emergencies, I also get to play wedding planner! I am so excited, I love weddings! The paper came from the the DCWV I think its Creme and Black?? The sentiment is a rub-on from my stash. I always keep wedding cards simple and sweet, the occasion is more than enough, you don't even have to try to be fabulous,
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
And so I made this card to give to my friend, whom I do not tell often enough just how important she is. My card was made using basic grey's hang 10 paper, and I embossed the yellow part with a tim holtz brickish pattern (I never know what my embossing patterns are called, the names seem to hide from me) I inked, twined and added a lovely stamp I found in the bargain bin at Michaels last week. Ta-Da :)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I made this birthday card for my brother, he turned 25 last week and is feeling absolutely ancient. I used Basic Grey Archaic collection, I did an A2 sized card, and covered all 4 sides. I am entering this in the tuesday sketch challenge over on the Peachy Keen blog.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
MAG challenge, I just couldn't resist. Also, I figured I could say thanks to my sister, for dropping everything to do challenges with me anytime I needed to be distracted.
I made this card for the challenge over at cardpatterns.blogspot.com, My creative mojo seemed to abandon me for a while so I thought I'd better just pick a challenge and make it happen. I had so much fun once I got started, the paper is from the hippie chic stack, the stamp is from the dollar bin and the stickers came from my stash. It was so good to be crafting again!
Monday, August 15, 2011
The Paper Variety, my paper came from the citrus stack, I embossed the green with an embossing folder from provocraft, but I don't remember the name of the folder, I love color challenges because I tend to stick to the same old colors all of the time and I would like to broaden my range a little. The joy stamp was borrowed so I am not sure where it came from. I inked everything in brown and added some yellow ribbon, and I was good to go.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
The picture borders were done from the Mini Monograms cartridge, the flowers were cut from Walk In My Garden, the flowers were then covered in glittter glue, some gold and some red, and then they were all put together with sticky bling for centers. All of the borders were inked first and then stitched in white and red. The hearts are from my fiskars heart punch, and they were all painted with orange/gold glitter glue.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I made this card for a friend who inspires me, she has such a peaceful loving feeling in her home, I just wanted to share with her how much her example meant to me. I am entering it into the challenge at Heart Song Inspirations, the challenge was to make a card using scallops/paper piercing, I am also using a free digital stamp that I got from them. I printed it on ivory cardstock and used colored pencils to fill it in. The border was cut using my Fiskars Effervescence paper punch, I printed the words and colored them in with gel pen, then I hand cut it to fit around the side of the card. I had never used a digital stamp before, I didn't even know that they exsisted until a few weeks ago when my sister brought some card kits to a family get-together... So I guess I was a little behind the times, but I had a lot of fun learning.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Whimsical Wednesday and Cricut Cardz. The challenge at Cricut Cardz was to use the flag and any cricut cartridge, and the Whimsical Wednesday challenge was to do a patriotic card using either brads, bling or buttons. I did a standard A2 size card, I started with ivory cardstock, and used black to mat before I added any images. I cut red and white strips at 1/2" to do the stripes and I used blue glitter paper from the Tradewinds paperpack with sticky bling for the stars. The snake was cut at 3 1/2" from the Create-a-Critter cartridge, and I added google eyes, just because he was cute that way. The snake is stitched in white as are the outside borders of the red stripes. The white stripes are stitched in red. Inside I made the balloon that is found on the same page on Create-a-Critter, also cut at 3 1/2". I used bright shiny red paper and added a blue ribbon, just to keep the red white and blue theme going. On the front I used gold stickers for the word happy, they were from the clearance rack at walmart (not sure what brand) and the 4th was printed on my computer and cut out with my fiskars circle punch.