Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Okay I saw this on creations with Christina today and decided I had to make it so off to ACMoore I went. Christina's looks way better than mine, plus mine looks better in person. I am going to make 4 of these, place homemade note cards in the back section with envelopes for the 4 teachers I exchange gifts with at work for Christmas. The pattern paper used was from the old Luxury stack from DCWV and the plain paper from shimmer DCWV. Walnut stain and several glimmer mist colors.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
My friend asked for a couple of Halloween cards for her grandchildren. The first was similar to one already posted so I won't re-post that one. These two are from the Wild Card cart. I learned that when making the envelope for the pumpkin card not to assemble it until you lay the card in it. The thickness of the card made it not fit the first time and I had to redo it. The monster card I made twice. I HATED the first one. My son walked in and said how about green. I had it in mind for a little boy. My son said cuttlebug it. And he made handcut the tongue for me. I think it came out cute considering how much I disliked the first one.
I started a new 8 X 8 album for my son at scrap night this week. If he will let me I will post pictures when it is done. It will contain all his undergraduate and grad school graduation photos. This morning I made to personal sympathy cards I did not take pictures of. They are just for those people. A co-worker good friend went in to pre-term labor at 5 months and lost her little girl this week and another co-worker's husband succumbed to cancel on Friday morning so it was a sad week at my school. This afternoon I got Yummy in the mail so tonight I made a cupcake birthday card for a friend who loves cupcakes. I am going out to lunch with her and a group of other girls next Saturday for a girls birthday lunch.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I am cutting various size bats tonight for the speech therapist at work for some activity she is doing. Adding lots of stickles. I have to say now that the gypsy talks to the Imagine I can FINALLY see how I might not need my expression so much. Loving it. Please excuse the faux blue wall painting. What can I say it was a moment of madness at a bad time in my life a few years ago. On another wall I have paint samples taped up. Trying to pick a green for the room but can't decide.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
This card is very similar to another batch I just made. I was not feeling original tonight with my cards. My mom asked for several sympathy cards last week. Seems like I never have enough of them. Not really a card I like to have to send if you know what I mean. DCWV papers and stampin up stamps. I also worked on a 2-page layout and began organizing pictures for a little 8 X 8 album for my son with undergrad and grad school graduation photos in it. I just updated my Imagine and gypsy so they are supposed to work together now. Gonna go see what I can figure out.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Here is my entry for Emma's Throw Back Thursday animal theme. I used paper pups cart at 5 ". I used the blackout to create the shaped card base on the gypsy, then the solid and regular feature on the dog. .. Cinnamon stickles for the eyes, a stampin up stamp and brown and tan paper from my stash.
I have had the pieces of this snowman on my craft table unfinished for weeks. I don't remember what size I cut the snowman I just know it is a 5 X 7 card, bigger than I normally make. The snowman was cut from snow friends, the paper base and ribbon Hawaiian shores from papertrey ink and the white shimmer paper bulk end paper I got at CKC. The face is from Peachy Keen winter face assortment.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Two summers ago I reconnected with several high school friends on facebook. We generally get together for small b-day celebrations. One of the girls birthday is next week. She loves craft shows and handmade goods (is not crafty herself). I made a set of 8 of these note cards that will go into a clear acetate box from papertrey ink. C is her first initial and she loves music and should be on a modern day Name That Tune. I used the Imagine more cart for the oval and musical notes and Storybook cart for the initial.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Okay I have not done a challenge since school started so tonight was the night after shopping at the outlets all day in Atlantic City with my kids. Time to carve out some me time before school tomorrow. To create this card I took the rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook at I think 5 inches then filled it in with the cloud pattern from Best Friends. I outlined the clouds with a sparkle gel pen. The frame with the flowers I think was cut at 5.2 in layers and just the red balloon layer from the bunch of balloons with it also set at 5.2. The stamp used was My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions. The card base was enchanted evening from Papertrey ink. A little white gel doodle added here and there.
I started making 4 of these wreath cards on Thursday night at scrapbooking. Finally put the finishing bow touch on when I got home from Atlantic City. This makes 46 Christmas cards done. I have 6 more 1/2 done. The snowmen are all cut an assembled I haven't decided on the card base yet. This wreath card used the same branch punch that I used in some tree cards right after CKC at Valley Forge. The paper and stamps are all papertrey ink. Ribbon clearance stuff from my stash.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I seem to always be running low on sympathy cards. I got the inspiration for this card at the stampin up demonstrators house on Friday night. Layout from her but the stamps and colors all different from what she used. Stamps are both stampin up, card base is papertrey ink and the pattern paper is DCWV. I actually made 4 versions of this with slightly different paper choices.