Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wedding Gift Card Holder

The challenge this week over at Mothers and Daughters Creations was to make a gift card. I used the Creative Imaginations Veronika gift card holder and also some Heidi Grace paper and chipboard, Doodlebug glitter paper, EK Success sentiment, Paper Studio bling, and some Making Memories stickers. The gift card was from Walmart and I thought it matched perfectly. Size is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Love 2-4-6-8 Box

I had a little time tonight so I grabbed the papers at the top of the pile and this is what I came up with. I had bought some K and Company Smitten a month or so ago. A lot of it is glittered (my weakness) so I just had to have. The big heart is glittered but it is hard to see from the picture. I also used some Me and My Big Ideas bling, a Fancy Pants button and some ribbon from who knows where! This quick and easy 2-4-6-8 template can be found at 3D Designs Challenge blog. I haven't had much time to participate over there much lately, but I have used this template in the past and the challenge this week was to use any of their previous templates. My first attempt even got picked up for a future Paper Crafts issue!

I made this downstairs on the coffee table as my scrap room is even messier than usual as I'm in the process of packing most of it up. They have started on our addition and any day now the house dude is going to tell me he needs to cut thru my scrap room wall. Long story room is it's not like I can say give me 5 minutes and I'm ready. I'm trying to leave essentials out and for the next couple of months digging into various boxes and scrapping at the coffee table. (I wanted to put tissue paper or filler in this love box, but alas it's already boxed up) But I must be patient as my new scrap oasis awaits! It's sad...but I lay awake at night thinking about my new room. A room I can actually walk around in and gasp...maybe even be able to find things when I need them!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Creatively Yours - Card Sketch #15

On this card I went a little crazy with a variety of manufacturers. I made it with a fun card sketch from Creatively Yours. I used Bazzill Bling cardstock, Scenic Route Sonoma papers, KI Memories Hula Envy lace cardstock, Basic Grey Urban Prairie cardstock stickers, Making Memories sticker and some Darice gems.
Off to take the hubby out for supper...he turns the big 4-0 tomorrow!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tinkering Ink Card

I made this a little while ago, but I don't think I ever shared. It's made using Tinkering Ink's Provincial Fare line. The bling is Paper Studio and the ribbon was in my stash...I think something from a package if I remember right.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Magistical Memories Samples

Uber excited to get my chipboard in the mail before the crop on Saturday. I was able to get these made and am still planning to make many more things to share. I'm so proud of myself...I made another layout!
Paper: Creative Imaginations (pink), K and Company (flowers) and Lasting Impressions (white embossed)
Chipboard: Magistical Memories Fancy Frame and Scallop Plate
Glitter: Doodlebug (applied with Modge Podge)
Rubons: Doodlebug
Stickers: Making Memories (flowers and ABC)
Jewels: Doodlebug
Bent flowers to add dimension
Size: 12x12
Paper: Fancy Pants (some of the goodies I won recently on their blog...yum!)
Stickers: Basic Grey
Rubons: American Crafts
Brads: Making Memories (used for eyes)
Raw Chipboard: Magistical Memories Owl Hang Around (I just love this guy!)
Inks: Sugarloaf (used to ink up the raw chipboard)
Size: 6x6

Paper: Fancy Pants
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Transparency: Hambly
Velvet Flocked Paper: Hobby Lobby
Embossed White Paper: Doodlebug
Raw Chipboard Flowers: Magistical Memories May Apple Bloom
Paint: Plaid
Glitter: Doodlebug
Rubon ABC: Doodlebug
Flower Sticker: Ayomi Yoshid
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
I traced the chipboard onto the velvet and white papers and cut out so that I could add more layers. Sorry for the glare!

Papers: My Mind's Eye
Raw Chipboard: Magistical Memories Flutterby's
Flocking: Doodlebug - added two layers with Modge Podge to the butterly
Black Glitter: Doodlebug - add to body and then layered Tulip glitter paint on top
Rubon ABC: Doodlebug
Gift Card Holder: Creative Imaginations Veronika

Friday, November 7, 2008

Magistical Memories BBQ Chipboard Giveaway

I received my DT tryout chipboard in the mail yesterday and as Emma would say...delicioso!!! I am headed to a crop tomorrow and plan to get crackin' on some cards and layouts. Magistical Memories is also giving away the very same chipboard I received. Just leave a comment at their blog. Well it's late, I'm off to bed...and of course I haven't packed for tomorrow or cleaned out the van so my stuff will is always tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Preschool Grad Layout

Here is another layout I did on Saturday at the crop...I know two layouts in one! These are pictures from Emma's preschool graduation in May. I may try to scan this as I wasn't happy with the way my pic turned out. I used a Fancy Pants journaling card, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, Rusty Pickle and Doodlebug rubons, Basic Grey sticker, some kraft and yellow cardstock and buttons.
I have some more fun news to share. I made it to the final round in Magistical Memories 2009 Design Team call. They make the best chipboard!! I have shared some creations on earlier posts (and also have a card coming out in Paper Crafts next year using some of it). I will be getting some more chipboard to use for my next entries for the team. Crossing my fingers I get selected!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Scrap Within Reach Design Team - Woot Woot!

I am still in a bit of shock, but oh so excited! I have been selected to be on the 2009 design team for Scrap Within Reach. Their products totally fit in with my style and I can't wait to get started! They will also be coming out with a monthly kit club in March so I will keep you posted on those. You can also find their blog here. This totally made my November!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Say It With Letters - Christmas Wreath Kit

*Altered wreath project will be featured in the Dec09/Jan10 issue of Simply Handmade.

I was lucky enough to win a Christmas Wreath kit over at Say It With Letters recently. I love to alter so this kit is right up my alley. I knew I wanted to tackle this at the 15 hr crop I went to yesterday. In addition to making the wreath, I also made 3 cards....and there are still papers and things left that I plan to make a few more when I get some more time!

To make the wreath I painted the entire thing with brown paint. I forget to bring any green, so I ended up going in a different direction...I'm glad I did! To cover up most of the brown, I then took a variety of EK Success circle punches, then used a glue pen to draw a circle on each one and them applied Doodlebug copper glitter. I overlapped them all over the wreath, including putting pop dots behind some for added dimension. I also added some buttons and stickers from the kit to some of the circles. I also traced the bow onto paper and added glitter. The chipboard Merry Christmas I attached to a diecut that I outlined with copper glitter as well. I recommend using a fairly strong adhesive since you are gluing some of them directly to the paint. But then you also have to be careful since you may not be able to move things once they are stuck down. There are two holes on the back of the wreath, so it makes it so easy to hang on your wall!

The cards came together very quickly. Only extras included Coordinates and kraft cardstock, Clearsnap Chestnut Roan ink and some Paper Studio gems.

Thanks again SIWL!

Upsy Daisy Vroom Layout and Card

Found an expected surprise in my mailbox on Friday when I got home from work. Some cute rubon letters and papers from the Upsy Daisy Vroom line! These papers went pefectly with these pictures I had printed out earlier in the day for a crop I was going to the next day. Usually you have papers and then print out the pics, but this time it was the opposite! Perfect timing! If you click on the picture you can see the journaling better (it's at the top and bottom) but the gist of it can be found on this post on my family blog. Man - spring sucked around here...mud, mud, mud!!!!
Extras include Paper Studio butterfly punch and Doodlebug and DCWV glittered cardstock, Next Style buttons, some kraft cardstock and white clip for the card. On the layout I also used some felt circles from Are You Kitting Me, Next Style buttons, American Crafts pen and thread.