Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This gift was for one of the staff wives at our church. She loves ladybugs so I had to make her a set of ladybug cards. The paper is Bazzill and Nana's Kids. The ladybug stamp is Papertrey and I think the sentiments are Inkadinkado. The paper is glittered so I added a little more the the ladybug stamp with a clear glitter Spica pen. and of course I added a rhinestone on the ladybugs back on the folder.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I needed a few gift card holders this year so I started with this great technique from Becca Feeken's blog. She has a video tutorial here. Her blog is called Amazing Paper Grace and it is amazing. For the circle I used some sparking paper from Paper Adventures. The center is also from Paper Adventures. I did not actually stamp anything on this card. I embellished the center with some rhinestones. The white background paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Inside I used my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss an oval and them used the computer for my sentiment. I am almost finished with my Christmas shopping and finished the gifts I am making this year last night. 3 more days!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I am working on some early gifts. The closer it gets to Christmas the more I want to do other things besides working on gifts and decorations. I know this about myself so I try to get everything done before November. Of course I always think of someone I forgot so...
I love PSX. They went out of business before I even started stamping. I have tried to collect this botanical alphabet but still need a few more. This is a card set with a folder to hold the cards and envelopes. I used my nestibilities to cut and emboss the letter and Stampin Up! markers to color the letter. In my first attempt last year I learned that Stampin Up black ink is permanent but the chocolate chip is not so you need to use Stazon brown if you are going to "paint" on the images. The paper here is Anna Griffin and the solid blue is Bazzill. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the pink paper and punched the border on the print paper with the Treading Water punch by Fiskars. I so want a Scor-Pal. It would make the folder much easier.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Here is another set of cards for next year's encourager conference. I used my Nestabilities again. I used the ovals and the ribbon slider tag that also embosses. The patterned paper is by CTMH and the stamp is by All Night Media. I used Marvy markers this time for the image. The white paper was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. Did you know Walmart has started selling some of her papercrafting supplies? Now it is just a little easier to buy more card/scraping stuff!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I just got this Stampin Up set on Ebay and I love it. I also got the Stampin Up markers that I used on the flowers. They are great to work with. I think easier than Copic markers. The paper is Paper Adventures and Bazzill. I used the Nestabilities to emboss and cut the ovals. I am hooked on using their embossing on almost all my cards. I can't wait until the labels set comes out. It is a new shape that comes out next month. The last thing I added was 2 clear Dew Drops.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This layout is a redo but I think I forgot to take pictures of the old layout. This paper was bought at Michaels with one of those 40% off coupons. I think it is by K & CO. and the whole pad of 12 x 12 paper was about $6.00 on sale. The journaling is done on those big clear labels from Office Depot. It looks more like velum but it is already sticky! I love taking pictures of sleeping people. They look so quiet and innocent. My favorite part of this layout is the little strips of patterned paper backed with solid paper and attached with brads. The photos on the bottom layout were taken when Samuel was watching Belle in Beauty and the Beast. It was his favorite Disney movie. He loved the song "Bonjour."
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This layout has so much white space the pictures look lost on the page. The hardest thing about this redo is the oval were already cut in the photos. I guess I went crazy using the Creative Memories cutting system when I first bought it.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I made a watermark yesterday with photoshop elements 5. It was so easy. The more I use photoshop elements the more I like it.
Monday, March 10, 2008
With this set of layouts I am all caught up with Christmas. I can't decide what to go to next in scrapbooking so I may take a small break and do some jewelry and cards. I am making my son's girlfriend a necklace using freshwater pearls and jonquil Swarovski crystals for Easter. My other jewelry project is a bracelet for my friend Lesa for her Bday. I gave her a necklace and earring set using Starshine Swarovski crystals and black onyx for Christmas. She told me she wanted a matching bracelet for her Bday. I also need to get back to making card for the Encourager Conference at my church.
Our pastor, John Meador, is carving a cross this year on Easter Sunday. It is a great inspiring service. If you are looking for somewhere to visit on Easter morning and live in the DFW area, come on by. You can visit the FBCE website at firsteuless.com for more information.
Back to scrapbooking! I used Basic Grey again (surprise:-) from the Fruitcake collection. The text is printed on clear labels and the paper edges are inked with brown and some black ink. The Solid paper is from the The Blush collection and Scralet Letter. The red had some pink distressing on it so I inked over it with dark brown. It really covered the pink and looked like it was brown in the first place. I am going to experiment with inking the solids more to see if I can make them coordinate with some prints I have.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
This Layout was done with Anna Griffin and Bazzill paper. The buttons are from my sewing stash. I sewed each one on the layout by hand while I was talking to my friend Kristi. That makes it easier. The computer journaling was done with a free harrison font and I inked the beige paper to make it look older. The red paper was cut with scalloping scissors. When I took this photo I had just gotten a 5 megapixel camera and I thought the picture were great. Now that I have my Fuji camera that is 7, I think, I look back and wish I could retake the older photos. I have a little bit of a perfectionist problem:-)
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I inked all the patterned papers and used my Cuttlebug for the titles and photo turns. I used a Stampin Up punch to make the scalloped edge and some ribbon by American Crafts. I tried using my Cuttlebug to make felt flowers for another layout and it worked great. I will post them later in the week so check back.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
On the matching page I added some snowflake brads and used a sizzix die in my cuttlebug to make a bookplate that was attached with white brads. I am happy with the change and will show more redos in the days to come. My only regret is wasting the solid paper from the first go round.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I used my Cuttlebug to cut the tag - one of paper, one of chipboard. I got a new die yesterday. It is the old-style Sizzix thick red die. I had to figure out the "sandwich" for the Cuttlebug. It was the hardest to use of all the dies I have tried so far because it is not flat on the bottom. I ended up with the "C" plate and a piece of cardboard. The cardboard was the kind that comes in a Creative Memories paper pack - sorta' like the back of a tablet.
Check out this BEAUTIFUL BASIC GREY Paper. I found a picture of the papers on Scrap Etc. Here is the link.