Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Faith based scrapbooking

Hello once again! I have done something new (for me)...I attended a scrapbooking class this weekend and created four scrapbooking pages (8 X 8). I didn't find it very difficult....what do you think?

This is my first attempt at scrapbooking. The papers used are Basic Grey's Mellow collection. Lots of earthtones. I can't believe I was actually sewing the buttons and green stitching (way not my thing), but I did and actually found it ok.
The word HOME is strips of left over paper, glued to plain chipboard and cut with large die-cuts. I really liked how they turned out. Next class will be six pages featuring family. Then we will create a cover page..and something else, can't remember what exactly. The lettering is a mix, some it from die cuts, the "My town" and "My street" are a chocolate brown felt material.

The "My town" sheet is very nice, we cut five 4 X 4 sheets of speckled paper, scored each at 3/4 inches, folded then staggered the papers on the longer green paper, then placed different colored tags on the underside. A wallet sized photo would be attached to the tag portion, and notes added below.

Class was held at Cord Camera and the design layouts are Susan's.

More cards to come.



Friday, May 23, 2008

More horses - More braying

OK, I'm still trying to use a brayer and I tell you I am very heavy handed with the thing. I think there is something wrong with the brayer (lol). Anyway, this card is for another relative, I tell you I have a large family. This card is very similar to one I posted a few days ago, I just made a few changes, used SU's Mat Pack for faux stitching, and SU's Wanted set and Outlaw designer paper. The eyelets came from Michael's. The horses are stamped with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip. The background is brayed with Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Groovy Gauva, and Blue Sky. Much of this card was inspired by a post on Michelle Zindorf's blog.
Well I have a long meeting early tomorrow morning, it is time to sign off.
See ya!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

So bright I gotta wear shades.

This card is VERY bright and lively. It is a thank you card that I made for a coworker. The stamp set is from Hero Arts. I don't see a name for the set on the packaging, but the set has the tree, squirrel, a bird, heart, flowers, branch, and several sentiments.
I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink, colored the images with various bright SU markers, used SU's Mat Pak to create the faux stitching. The grass is from Rubber Stampede. I used the "Thank You" Cuttlebug folder on the bright colorful designer paper. The yellow ribbon is SU's discontinued Maize grosgrain. All of the flowers on the tree have diamond stickles. Needless to say, the photo doesn't display the brightness of this card.
Hope you like it.
Have a great evening.

Thanks to a teacher you can read this!

It is teacher appreciation time, and I have found such stamps to be in short supply. I did find My Favorite Things, Back To School mini set. A pretty good buy at $9.00. I must admit at first glance I wondered about the headless thing, but decided it was OK. I tried a few color variations, but stuck with the red, just seemed to fit. This card goes to my grandson's preschool teacher. He has excelled under her and is amazing us all. At four years, he can say the "Pledge of Alligence", it is a beautiful thing to hear and so very fitting this Memorial Day weekend. Not to brag or bore you too much, but his little three year old brother can say it too. All of the papers I used came from my scraps so I can't really name them. The embossing helped with the blackboard, I wondered how it would look if I had stamped white text to resemble chalk, I'm going to try that. Anyway, this is a first pass, and it is ok.
Have a great day!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Horses for a dear grandson

I have been stamping up a storm the last few days. So glad to have the time, especiallly for this card because it is for someone so very dear to me. This card is for my grandson's fourteenth birthday. He is so very loved by us and I hope this card speaks love to him. For you my precious Garrett Michael....Happy Birthday!
Grandma and Grandpa

Graduation cards - one elegant and one colorful

Posting yet a few more graduation cards....both use the Northwood stamps mentioned in a previous post. I tried different papers and came up with totally different looks. One stamp has a million possibilities and they are so much fun.
I hope you like them....

The elegant card is on SU's gold scalloped paper, I used Ranger black glitter embossing powder and a 99 cent acrylic stamp to create the filigree background and gold embossing powder for the sentiment. Added a few stick on gold jewels and a black ribbon. The card is simple yet elegant.

The stripped card just emerged as I was sifting through pre-cut sheets of designer paper. The ribbon is SU, again the stamp is Northwood.

Next up is birthday and sympathy cards.

Have a blessed day!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

SU's Time For You

I have been making cards for a few hours today and decided to crack the case open on SU's "Time For You" set.
Really not much to say about the card, it kinda speaks for itself. I like to colors in the card and think they compliment each other. I noticed the ribbon twisted after posting the photo, dang. Used Versafine Onyx black ink, and SU's Halloween paper from last season along with InColor Wild Wasabi.
Fun to make, didn't take much time and I like the card. Can't get much better than that.
Until later.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Graduation - Black, White, and Bling

Hello my imaginary friends....late again and I am making cards. Figure I may as well considering I can't sleep anyway. I am behind on my card making, I need to prepare several for occasions that are right around the corner. Tonight I made a graduation card for my niece....
Lots of heat embossing, using Ranger EB, Reminisce Hat Toss - Glitter and Congratulations Stripe designer paper. The sentiment is a wood mounted rubber stamp from Northwood Rubber called "Reach for the Moon". The small star and "2008" stamps are Northwood also. I really like their stamps and find them at Archivers and the Addicted to Rubber Stamps web site.
I have recently acquired some new stamps and will be posting something new soon. I'm thinking this weekend.
Anyway, be blessed and have a lovely day!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Back from vacation - Been to class


I'm back! My vacation in the mountains with the girls ended toooo soon! We had a great time, so good in fact, I took an extension and stayed in Tennessee just a little longer. Ahhhh, I would do it again...in a heartbeat. I saw cousins that I haven't seen since childhood, my mother and favorite aunt, sisters, nieces, it was great! Even though we live far apart, when we see each other we pick up where we left off, you know how it is when you are connected to people, time and distance doesn't matter.

Ah um, now back to reality...I am back in work mode and have been catching up. I did manage to squeeze in enough time to create a few new cards...to the right is a seed holder with decorated seed packets. This is a work in progress, but I thought I would share this project. The stamps are from My Favorite Things's "Can You Dig It" set. The paper is Bo Bunny, can't remember the name. I just dug the scraps out of my drawer and used it. This project was began specifically so I could play with border punches.

I also made these beauties. The paper used is Creative Memories from their "Note Worthy" collection. The design is not mine....the cards were designed by Brittney ??? at Cord Camera. I like her designs! Of course, I just had to add the bling.

I signed up for additional classes, two card making classes and two "Scrapbook your Faith" classes. I am looking forward to both.
As it so commonly is....again, it is very late.

Signing off.