Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bath Time Scrapbook 12 x 12 Layout

Today I'm sharing one of the scrapbook layouts I recently made.  This one is for a boy or girl and is titled Bath Time.
 Here is page one.  I used my Cricut to cut out the tub, bubbles, duck and title and then chalked and assembled the cute little bear.
 Page two.  Again, I used the Cricut for the title and the duck.
 I added glitter to the bubbles and I'm happy with the way the tub bear turned out.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Because I Care Black and Ivory Elegant Greeting Card

Hello everyone!  I've been gone for a while as I was at a nice scrapbook/crafting retreat and then promptly got sick upon returning home.  I haven't posted any of the neat projects I worked on while I was gone, but I'm going to remedy that today.
My lovely neighbor is in a craft fair at church next weekend, so I focused on getting some items made for her booth while I was away.  I also have a friend coming over tomorrow to make more items for the sale.  I'm going to show you one of my cards.  I was able to borrow a nestibilities lace border oval from one of the lovely ladies at the scrap retreat, Mary.  Her cards are GORGEOUS!!!!!  She does wonderful hand water coloring and I learned a lot from her! 
Here is one of the cards I'll share today.

Thanks for looking and stop by soon for some of the projects I made, including 3 boxed 6-packs of cards an 2 scrapbook page sets!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Distressed Swirl Grid Greeting Card

Hello All!  I recently showed you a grid card that I made with scoring.  Today's card is another example.  I kept this really simple.
 There is a swirl pattern along the right side of the card.  The entire background is sponged with a light shade of brown and then the thick ribbon is used to bring your eye to the stamped sentiment.
 The sentiment is from Stampin Up, Whimsical Words
 The base of the card is Chocolate Chip
 Here is a close up of the grid and stamping.
This is a close up of the distressing my scissors and I made to the edge.
Here is one final look at the card.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Lace Doily Thinking of You Greeting Card

Hello All!
Today the card I'm sharing uses to elements I haven't used from my paper crafting toys.  The Lace Doily Die and the Butterfly Embosslits Die.

I got the idea for this card after a play date with my friend Norma.  She inspired me!  I do have to admit that using the Lace Doily die was very frustrating.  I cut the doily 4 times to finally get the die to cut all the pieces through.  The combination that finally worked was 4 pieces of cardstock under the cutting mats.
 The doily and the cardstock with the sentiment on it are Purely Pomegranate the dots and stripes are from an old DSP series.
 I used 1/4" Whisper White ribbon, pearls, the three smallest butterflies from the die, and an embossing folder for the details of the card.

 Here is a close up of the bottom of the card.  The sentiment is from Trendy Trees, and is stamped in Basic Black.
Here is one final look at the card.

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Featured Stamper Inspired Greeting Card

One of the weekly challenges over at SCS is the Featured Stamper.  This week the featured stamper is one of my favorite paper crafters and I had to participate.  Westie2 otherwise known as Jackie from Rockwell Designs is the Featured Stamper for FS294.  The card from her gallery that inspired me was this one.
Here is my card in honor of Jackie.
 The base of my card is Very Vanilla and I used two different pattern papers and a strip of black cardstock behind my rose from Fifth Avenue Floral.
 I used Prima leaves behind my rose and pop dots to adhere the rose.

Congratulations on being featured Jackie!  Keep the cards coming!  They are BEAUTIFUL!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Butterfly Paint Chip Greeting Cards

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing with you my new fast and favorite cards.  I recycled paint chip samples that didn't make it to my house walls, and I used them to make some simple thank you cards.

Here is the set of four I made.  I used card bases of Pink Pirouette, YoYo Yellow, Bashful Blue, and Green Galore. 
I punched a butterfly shape out of each color on the swatch and accented them with pearl flatbacks
I used the thank you stamp from Because I Care and stamped thank you along side each butterfly

What do you think?

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Grid Greeting Card

Happy Saturday everyone!  I was able to play a bit in my room and make a fall themed card.  I have always liked the look of grids on cards, but this is the first time I've made a grid card.
 The colors are difficult to see in the photos. The base is Old Olive and layered are Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, and Very Vanilla.  I used stamps from Little Layers II, Lovely as a Tree, and Grateful Greetings.
I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Bugundy, and Old Olive ink
The ribbon is 1/4 inch Old Olive

It's hard to tell, but there is a Chocolate Chip scallop layer on top of the Bravo Burgundy layer of the sentiment that is  on top of the ribbon.

This is the inside sentiment.

One final look at the card.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Greeting Cards and etsy Card Listings

Hello All!  It's certainly been a while since I've posted. 
As some of you know, we had quite a few of my husband's family staying with us since February, and that meant that my time in my scrap/craft room was limited since someone was also using it as a bedroom! 
I'm happy to say that my hubby's family has gotten on their feet and gotten a place of their own with their brand new beautiful baby! 
I've been able to get my craft room organized a bit and was able to take some photos of cards to post while I get my creative juices flowing again.  Here are the cards.  All of them can be found listed in my Etsy store.

I'll be busy in my room over the next few days and weeks, so I'm hoping to get back into my blogggig routine.