Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scrapbook Layout

So I really liked the sketch  for challenge #43 over at Creative Genealogy and decide to give it a try.  Let me know what you think.  I used to really over due my layouts and really like the simplicity of this layout.

last post for the day

Over at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge #98 was to start on Christmas cards.  I made 2 of them, trying to use up old Christmas paper.  The first is a gatefold that has a belly band on it.  It has glitter on the sentiment and a rhinestone on the inside snowflake.  The second card is a tri-fold I guess.  It's fun with bright cheery colors.

Outside with belly band in place.
Inside with belly band laying in front

2nd card closed.
You can see just the end flap folds over.

CCEE #1034

CCEE had a sketch challenge this week.  I love my little jogger, Paul.  I know the stamp "Lighten Up" is intended to be a hip term but combined with the jogger I thought it would be a cute idea for a friend of mine also on a diet.

Farm Fresh Friday challenge

This is for the FFF challenge over at The Greeting Farm.  I figure now that I have some of their great stamps, I can start participating in their challenges.  This week was a sketch from Mercy.   I gave it a try on 2 different sized cards.  The 1st is a 6" card and the second is a standard A2.  Both of these stamps are from the Roll Call set, Jeremy and Maria

C4C52 - Card featuring lattice

This one is a little hard to see but I do have lattice embossing in the white section of the card.  I took a 2nd picture hoping it would show up better.  This is for Crazy 4 Challenges #52.  This is another stamp from The Greeting Farm.  She is from the Roll Call set and is named Jade.

4 challenges in one card

This one might be a record for me.  I normally don't think challenges thru enough to combine more that maybe two.  With this card I met 4 different challenges.  I love this stamp.  It reminds me of my daughter.  It's from The Greeting Farm and the set is called Later Sk8tr.

This is my entry for the following challenges:
The Sweet Stop - SSS71 - sketch challenge
Cinema Saturday Challenge 93 - Use red accents
Paper Cutz Challenge 56 - Use metal
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 127 - don't use any die cutting

As promised last week

I took my new stamps from The Greeting Farm with me camping. I did a little stamping and coloring.  Now they are finally added to cards. I will have several posts as some of them I am entering in challenges. Here are a few that aren't for challenges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

So excited

I don't have any projects to post but I got a package in the mail that I am so excited to put to use.  I ordered some stamps from The Greeting Farm that I have been wanting for months.  We are going camping this weekend so I am going to take some images with me and my copics instead of my usual book to read.  Happy dancing at my house!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I love this stamp and don't use it nearly enough.  I think because it is so large it can be intimitdating.  Lots of sparkle on this card.  The body of the butterfly is rhinestones.  The teal background paper has metallic silver swirls thru it.  The butterfly has dotted lines running thru it and I used a metallic pen to trace them.  Again I left it blank.  I like making cards that fit many occassions and then when I need one I can just add the appropriate sentiment.  Oh and yes I used plenty of pop dots too!  Love the dimension of this one.

More practice with my copics

This is a simple set of mini note cards.  I think they are about 2x3".  I love these sweet little girls.

DD's challenge to me

So while I was up creating and between projects, my daughter pulled out this piece of patterened paper.  She challenged me to make 2 cards for her use, with this paper.  Not an easy paper work with in my opinion but here are the cards that I came up with for her.  They seem suitable for a Freshman in High School.  We left them blank so that she can decide later what she wants to use them for.  I used markers on the girl and paper pieced her chair.  The stamp is from a CTMH set.

Can't believe he's a Senior

I have to start working on my son's scrapbook for Graduation.  Usually when I scrapbook I don't scrap in any kind of order, just whatever photos or paper speaks to me.  I've go to buckle down now.  My son is a Senior this year.  OMG where has the time gone.  So you will be seeing more pages of him than anyone else on the coming months.  If you take a close look you will notice his Beatles shirt which led me to the peace sign lace paper.  This kid was listening to the Beatles before this recent resurgence.  He has pics, books, belt buckle wallet and the only t-shirts he wears anymore are Beatles.  All in all he's just a Beatles nut!

Hip Hip Hooray

This is an old picture that I am finally getting scrapbooked.  I threw a big 30th b-day party for my husband at the local bar.  It was a good time and also happened to be the bar owner's wife's birthday.  I want to say it was her 50th but I can't remember for sure (thankfully I doubt she will ever see this post which should keep me out of hot water if I'm wrong :) ).  I used Sweet Treats for the Hip Hip Hooray and I can't honestly remember which font for the 30.  I love my Gypsy but sometimes it makes it difficult to keep track of which cartridge I used.

7th grade layout

I'm not sure that I feel this one is finished.  I think I may have to go back and a title or at least acknowledge the grade she was in.  I used Cindy Loo for the swirls.  I can't remember which cart for the background shape (Storybook maybe) and I used Forever Young for the flowers.  Cut several different sizes, distressed them and put them back together to make a flower.

Families are Forever

So I finally got some scrapbook pages done this past weekend as well.  I've been wanting to use my cricut to create some pages.  This page I used the Just Because cart.  Its a pretty simple layout.  I used Glimmer Mist on the title.  Hard to see in a pic but adds a little sparkle in person.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I love love love these owl stamps from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.  Aren't they just the cutest!!  These don't really fit any challenge.  The 2 sheepish little guys are for a couple of girlfriends that I have been somewhat neglectful of and what to schedule a girl's night.  The ribbon repeats "Friendship is a Gift".  I think I am getting better at coloring with my Copics.  Practice, Practice, Practice

Black, White and Red all over

I made this set of cards for any occasion.  I think they would work equally well for a wedding, anniversay, sympathy or birthday card.  I'm getting good at using up scraps.  Scraps can take up a lot of room and can be a pain to organize.  I've been on a mission with my cards to try and use up as many scraps as possible.  The challenge over at Cute Card Thursday is "Whateva".  Stamps are Unity.

Its a Man's World over at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

So guys cards aren't a favorite of mine. I find it can be difficult to create a masculine card. I did get this one created and think it fits the bill for this challenge.  Thanks for the challenge.

Basic Grey Challenge 26 - Pearls

So I fell in love with this bicycle stamp.  If anyone wants to know the maker, let me know and I can check.  Kids are upstairs asleep so don't want to disturb.  Two of the cards in the set have pearls on them so they fit the challenge over at Basic Grey Challenges.  I just am so proud of this set.  I think they turned out great.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peak!

Playing catch up

So I've been MIA, for a couple of reasons.  I was taking a couple of classes trying to finish up my elusive degree.  Of course, as seems to be my luck sometimes, the college announced it was closing it's doors.  I have only 1 class left to complete my bachelor's degree.  1 CLASS....  Now I am trying to find a school that will take me as a Senior with 3 hours left to complete my degree.  Area colleges are trying to help students out I'm just waiting to hear back at this point.  This was a little bit of depressing news and I really haven't been in a crafting mood.  This weekend I finally got my mojo back so get prepared to see some of my creations.  A little of this and a little of that.