Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October 28, 2008, Upward Soccer Banquet

Tonight was my boys' Upward Soccer Banquet. It was a good time and the kids were so great! Our church did such a great job at putting this together. The coach, Mr. Furr, was wonderful so I wanted to make a card that thanked him for what he had done. This is the card.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Halloween

This is a page layout I did for Halloween. Since it is coming up I wanted to add this. I had these supplies from my stock and was just making pages for more experience. I have photos to mount to these I just have to print them. I will see you all soon.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Mom's Birthday

Sometimes it is hard to know what to get your Mom. This year she has beat lung cancer and really been through a lot. I have been sick for the last several months so I haven't been able to help her as much as I normally do. My Dad has always been working hard to provide and hasn't been able to be there much for doctor's visits and things but this year it has brought them closer together than I have seen in a long time so I wanted to do something more meaningful and that showcased them and our family. It is a little long and you will not see a ton of embellishments on these pages but I wanted to leave room for Mom to write her own thoughts in here as well. So here it is:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Submission for Unity Stamps Hip Hop

How cute is this? I love this stamp set. It is the Trick-or-Treat Peeps stamp set from Unity stamp sets. The paper is Creative Memories, the ribbon is a generic ribbon in navy blue. I did clear embossing on the cat and the witch.

So much fun!

Unity Stamps

Okay here is my submission to the Unity Stamps gallery on split coast. This was so much fun and just to add to the "witchy" effect, I did it backwards so that the card opens from left to right instead of from right to left. I really like the stamp set, my friend Dawn brought over last Wednesday and shared. The "i luv being witchy" caught my eye and for my friends; Yes, I know it is sooo me. :) Seriously though, I do like this set and then I found this GREAT paper by Cloud 9. It is another member of their Sparkle Cardstock and the name is Sparkle Cat Circles. I used ribbon I had on hand and did a little twist, it is Halloween right?!? and then I used Stampin Up water color pencils and black marker to color and make the borders. I also used crystal effects to add some glitter to my image to match the paper. I used Creative Memories cardstock (black and the orange pattern) and the other paper I got from Family Memories in Charlotte, NC. This card was really fun for me and when my son looked at me and said, "Mommy, you are an artist." I almost cried so it really is more special than most of my cards.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's Fall...

This was fun! I love fall and the fall holidays. This is a card I did for my brother. He visited me when I was in the hospital and brought me and card and just was very caring to call and check on me regularly. I used several different techniques doing this, I colored with water color pencils, embossed with versa mark and clear embossing powder and then just cut out each piece and applied it to the card with tape or glue dots. I always do the brads and then adhere the paper, i don't like the brads going through the paper so that you can see it when you open it. If I do the brads through because of necessity I always put a new piece of paper on the inside to hide them. These stamps are a combination of 3 stamp sets. Fall Whimsy was one of the sets and the other was the Thankful Thoughts and the final was an independent stamp, the hay bales.

I used the hay bales several years ago to make cards for my best friend when she lost her father-in-law and they were out of town so we had to pull a bunch of people together to unload hay before the rain since the funeral and family stuff all happened at the same time. So I made Thank You cards for her to send to those that helped her. They were cute, I hate I didn't take a picture of them.

Here is another couple of cards that I made with the same set:


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On Cloud 9

Okay, I found this paper a week or so ago, at Family Memories in Charlotte, NC. I made the very first card with it today and will continue to make more in the next couple of days.
Not sure if you can see it but there is glitter in the darker pink petals of the flower. The paper is by Cloud 9 Design, called Sparkle Cardstock, not sure if the name of it is Sparkle He Loves Me or Be Loved as they were both on the bottom, either way, I really like this paper. I used cardstock that matched the printed paper and used glue dots to give the flower and butterfly each a 3-D look the butterfly being raised a bit more. The stamp was from Impression Obsession and the set was Anytime Sentiments. I really like these acrylic stamps. The ribbon is American Crafts Elements line.
For those of you who are using the acrylic stamps and the clear blocks, my friend Dawn gave me a great tip to clean it, use hand sanitizer, it works like a charm. Thanks again Dawn!
I hope you enjoy this one.

A Bridal Shower Invitation

What you see here is a bridal invitation for my nephew and his new bride in their wedding colors. The odd typing on the right is blurred out as to not show personal information here online. This

This was made using a stamp from SU, not sure what set, it was borrowed from Dawn and we used the color turquoise and coral for stamping and the card stock as well as the coloring of the brides flowers. I used crystal effects to paint the dress and give it a sparkle, used a brad punch to punch the small holes around the hem of her dress and SU's water color pencils and blender pen to color her hair. I added a sheer white ribbon in a white eyelet on the insert that you pull out with the information. We enclosed a 3x5 index card for a recipe.

To the right is what I made for handouts for the guests at the shower, we picked up the paper gift bags at the dollar store, stamped the same bride on the front as we used on the invitations, stuffed with tulle and filled with Hershey Kisses and mints then tied double silver wedding bands to hold the handles closed. These were a huge hit.
I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A few more cards made this month.

This month was filled with illness for me and so I have been at home ALOT! I have spent many hours making cards and scrapbooking, not that I am caught up or anything, but I have had a great time playing with my stuff. Here are some of the things I have made. The first card to the left is a card I made with the same paper that was in my first post. I used a different ribbon by American Crafts Elements and also the brads are the mini brads from American Crafts Elements line. I again used the scallop punch from SU and the turqoise cardstock is also from SU. I used the pattern paper, and then layered 2 papers on the bottom and then joined them with a ribbon and tied bow.

This card was made from the same papers as above and I used a great acrylic stamp that I purchased from Family Memories in Charlotte, NC, it is by Impression Obsession stamps. I like to find a good piece of pattern paper and see what I can do with it. The turquoise paper I used is left over paper I used to make bridal shower invitations for my nephew and his new bride.
I will post those next.

October 18, 2008

Welcome! This is my first post and I am trying to figure this whole thing out so bear with me as I do.

Here you will see and hear about my favorite things and maybe not so favorite but I love these blogs so I hope you will enjoy.

My first card I am going to post is one I did in September 2008 for my daughter's birthday, we loved it.

The stamp is from Stampin Up (Lots of Thoughts), the ribbon from American Crafts Elements, the pattern paper is from me & my BiG ideas (pattern CC-05), the pinks at the bottom are from a generic card stock I had in my scraps pile. I used the scallop punch from Stampin Up (my friend, Dawn K Mills is my enabler!, she'll kill me for saying that but I love her for it!) and I used a paper piercer to make the pattern along the scallop (again, thanks Dawn).

Okay, so there is my first post; Now, let's see how it looks.