Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
My Mom's grandparents (Her dad's parents) She has the most memories of this side of the family and we had LOTS of photos of them.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I'll be back tomorrow showing off a few pages from an album that my sister and I put together for my mom. Thursday is the CTMH consultant blog hop using the January stamp of the month and Friday I'll show you an album I made for my in-laws using photos of all the grandkids... so stop back in when you get a chance!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Does this card look big to you? It is! I folded an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet in half to make this card! But that's not all! We are talking about a well-loved admin who has been involved in a LOT of teams at work - paired with co-workers who tend to write more than "nice knowing you" lol!
This isn't just a card... it's a book! plenty of space for writing.
And what are these awesome products you ask? (are you asking?) The pretty printed die cut paper is from the Beautiful Felicity pack that is part of the National Papercrafting Month which begins later this month through January ( that paper was a die cut circle with the fancy edging all around and the flowers on the paper are pre-printed- it's gorgeous!) I paired it with Colonial White and Desert Sand Cardstock underneath along with Desert Sand and Bamboo under my paper flowers. Speaking of paper flowers- This is a BRAND NEW set of Just Blooms by Close To My Heart which includes flowers and BUTTERFLIES in Tulip, Buttercup and Colonial White (available to customers starting January 1st)!! They are awesome!! The three buttons started as Colonial White but I added color to two of them with Copic Markers so they added a little more color!
My "book" was created by trimming 1/2" off each end of 2 sheets of colonial white cardstock. I lined the short sheets up centering them inside my card "cover". I used my crop-o-dile to punch small holes on each end- maybe about an inch in. I used a cutting knife to cut a 1/4" slit in the center- lined up with my holes (holes and slit on score line of card fold).
I used some sorbet ribbon to bind it all together- I did not take photos so I'll try to explain. On the outside of your card... put each end of the ribbon into the punched holes so both ends are now on the inside of your card. Feed each end through the center slit that you made with your cutting knife- and pull each end on either side of the ribbon on the outside of the card. Tie the ends into a knot around the ribbon "spine". This secures your book so the pages are in tightly in place and don't slide around. If you need a picture of this- leave a comment and I'll add one over the weekend. I did add two more pieces of ribbon for decoration.
My flowers and buttons were all adhered with liquid glass. The word is stamped in Tulip ink and that alphabet stamp set is part of the Felicity kit (the stamps also have a pretty flourish and neat designs like birds and a flower that matches the flower design in the paper! Watch for more details on that kit soon as the special starts around Dec. 15th or so!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This banner is so dang cute and I first saw the design from Melissa Laverty's blog. Most of the other consultants who used this kit for a banner used 6 letter words "Joyful" is what I saw most often but I opted for "Noel" so I could sell my kits for a little bit less at craft fairs. I do have 3 kits left if anyone is interested. They are $12 plus $5.00 for priority mail. They have everything you need plus printed instructions (in color!). If you are local to the Kalamazoo, MI area and are willing to meet me for delivery- then there's no cost for shipping.
The chipboard letters were made with my sizzix using the CTMH chipboard sheets. You can't tell in that photo but they are a little sparkly. Here's a close up of one letter. You can see some silver embossing powder stuck to the letter- I sponged each letter with versamark and embossed with a mixture of clear and silver emb. powder with prisma glitter mixed in. You can see that the letter and tree are pop dotted. The banners are really pretty!If you are interested in purchasing a kit- e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I do take paypal!
Monday, December 7, 2009
see.. I told you I'd be posting more often! I am having a blast creating projects for the holidays. I was able to spend considerable time in my craft room this weekend and can show you a few of those projects (some will have to wait till Christmas!). Until I get those photos taken...here's a card I made last weekend.
Part of my holiday creating rule this year is to use scraps as much as possible... This card was perfect for using up a lot of small pieces- I actually made two of them! The snowflakes are more of the paper snowflakes that I die cut previously and used on the gift card holder candy cane card I posted a few days ago. The "Joy to the World" is from the Festivities stamp set by Close To My Heart. The center of each snowflake is dotted with liquid glass and prisma glitter. For some odd reason I'm stuck on cards that open "up" right now- like this one. Just in the mood for something different I guess. The design is similar to one that was in my idea pile...
have a great Monday and I'll be back with more soon!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
to deck the halls. This is a layout i created for a class in September- I was cleaning out my picture file and realized I hadn't posted this yet. Before I get to it I thought I'd mention that I sat down and thought about this blog this weekend and realized that I really miss posting lately- so I'll be making a greater effort to get some artwork up more often. My goal is at least twice a week and hopefully more!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
So.. If you're joining the hop by visiting my blog first- you'll want to visit Jena's blog to start at the beginning(you may want to bookmark her site as the entire hop list is there so if you get stuck along the way- her post will help you out!). If you're coming from Caren's blog- you're heading in the right direction. When you're finished looking around my blog- hop on over to Dawn's blog to continue the fun.
I thought I'd share a gift idea with you today... because frankly I'm on card and layout overload at the moment and needed a break. I have a boatload of art to share with you as quick as I can get it all posted but I hope this will do for today:
I was hoping to make it look like a gingerbread house because what you can't see are the gingerbread men cookies in the bag on the inside. I used the new Twinkle glitter brads for some sparkle around the handle and in the crocheted flower to add the "fun" accent - Gingerbread houses make me think of sparkle and fun (and candy too but I didn't have anything that would work and wasn't real candy!)
The stamp set comes with a little wooden post type of stamp and so I used that to create the post on my sign. There is a great stamp that says "home" and if I'd have thought of it sooner I would have stamped" Home for the holidays".
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The layout: I love this layout! Colors: Desert Sand, Vineyard Berry, Indian Corn Blue and Olive. There's no title- the layout would work for lots of fall events and this way they can create a title that reflects the photos.