Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Page Plan October Sketch Cards

Here are some more of the cards I made this month when I was a GDT for Page Plans. They have sketches for both layout and there is something for everyone! This card is 100 percent American Crafts. The paper and embellies are from their Spring and Summer line. I also used some vinyl Thickers. I can't get enough of Thickers! All of these goodies were a total and very pleasant suprise the other day in the mail. You can find the sketch here.
These two Halloween cards were made with the same sketch. The rubon sentiment and the candy sticker are from Joann's, the orange flocked frame is from Making Memories, Spooky and green paper are from Scenic Route Salem and the jewel is Darice. The creamish paper is actually the packaging from the Making Memories flocked stickers.

Paper is Reminisce, flocked Spooky sticker and ribbon are Making Memories, jewels are Darice and brad is Cloud 9.
I want to apologize for the poor lighting. Iowa weather/lighting right now stinks! It's either windy or gets dark so darn early. The back patio that I would sometimes use is now framed into a basement. So it stinks right now but in a few months I will be living large! It has been in the works to get an addition to our house. We are adding a basement and a 2nd floor above the basement. Our house is set up pretty weird...but I won't bore you with the details. We have changed our minds about a million times, what exactly to do with this new space. My dinky scraproom (maybe 80-90 sq feet) is becoming a hallway and closet, so one of the things to figure out was where will my scrap room go. Anything would be bigger than what I have now. My lack of space is really stifling my creative process lately. Too much stuff.. and no where to put it or find it! I suppose I should be nicer to the hubby as he wants me to take over our family room as our scrap room. This room is about 450 sq feet...pinch me I'm dreaming! It's also on the main level right off the kitchen so I will be able to go in there for a few minutes here or there. My daughter also loves to scrap so there will be space for her to have her own desk and I can also have friends over to crop. The computer will also be there so everything will be in one space. I guess the point of my story is that I will eventually set up a "lighting" area for pics and staging. The 2nd level of our addition will now be our new family room (around 400 sq feet) so if things get changed and I get that room instead it's still cool with me too. Of course I had to promise I would keep my new room somewhat cleaned up..... we'll see how that goes....
Check out my family blog if you are interested in seeing house progress.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hmm, Hmm...Good - Paper Crafts Gourmet

This latest special issue by Paper Crafts combines two of my favorite and scrap supplies! The above biscuits and cute tag were made by Alisa Bangerter. You can find these along with other great projects and recipes here. I'll even share a little sneak with you on how to make these!
Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits
Alisa Bangerter
This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/4 c. milk
Chives (optional)
Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

Enjoy Halloween Tag
Designer: Alisa Bangerter
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"
1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Use Your Stash Rubon Challenge Cards

The challenge this month at Use Your Stash was to use at least 3 rubons on a project. Can you find them? I used Heidi Grace red rubons as the border, KI Memories sentiment and circles (these were older KI, so nice to dig into the stash a bit), and also some Fancy Pants made the red circle line on the tag. Paper and tag are from Basic Grey and brad is Imaginesce.

I used 4 on this one....white lines are from My Mind's Eye (older stuff), Basic Grey barcode rubon, American Crafts hi flowers and Doodlebug glitter rubon swirl brackets. Also used some Basic Grey paper and Darice gems.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Recent Paper Crafts Pubs

Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I'm blaming it on - this seems to be the craziest time of the year for the fam (both kids' bdays, lots of extra curicular activity overlap and reality TV season has started up again!) Also I swear our computer hates me! I was excited to have 3 cards featured in Card Creations Volume 6. This card even got the head spot in the Congratulation section. I also have one featured in Thank You and the Photo card section.
I had this Girl tag featured in their recent Holiday Cards and More Volume 3. I loved both of these magazines and honestly can't say which issue I like better!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Smattering of Cards

Staying up way too late again tonight, but wanted to get a few more cards posted. Still have a few more left that I made recently to post, but that's for another day. On all of these cards the papers are from the September Are You Kitting Me kit. Also had another card with a bunch of Are You Kitting Me goodies, but it will be in the May/June issue of Paper Crafts :-) On this card paper is 3 Bugs In a Rug, rubon is Rusty Pickle, pearls are Mark Richards and some kraft cardstock.
Paper is the back side of the green 3 Bugs In A Rug paper, Archiver's cardstock, K and Company heart, Hambly transparency and Making Memories ABC stickers.
I used a sketch from a fun new site called Rough Draft Sketches. It could be used for either a layout or a card. Papers are Daisy Bucket, Laura Ashley and Bo Bunny, K and Co felt, Making Memories chipboard sentiments, some Paper Studio bling and an EK Success cupcake.

This was also made for a sketch call at Paper Crafts. It's a mini at 3x3 1/2. Daisy Bucket papers, Making Memories brads and ABC Doodlebug rubons.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mother's Day Cards

*This card will be featured in the May 2009 issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine.

This mixes a number of papers together which is unlike me. Pink is Bo Bunny and striped is Daisy Bucket both from Are You Kitting Me September kit. The scalloped paper is from Making Memories and was one of the MANY goodies that Becky was kind enough to send me. Thanks again Becky!! ABC stickers are also Making Memories and gems are Darice. Felt betterfly is EK Success. Size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
This also uses more Daisy Bucket paper, Paper Studio cardstock, Colorbok transparency, ABC rubons from Doodlebug, felt flower from EK Success, gems from Heidi Swapp, Darice and paper studio. Size is 6x6.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sassafras Lass Cards

I know this paper isn't new, but it's new to me :-) Was excited to see some of this Sassafras Lass at Archiver's last night. Also picked up some of their stickers. On the center, I used a Making Memories Halloween die cut, then a Sass stickers, then an EK Success felt flower. The sentiment are Making Memories ABC stickers. (Can't get enough of those - bought two more different ones last night) Size 5x5
Here is another one with more Sass. Also more Making Memories ABC stickers (Xmas ones), some Paper Studio bling...and you can't tell but I used a Tim Holtz clear fragment with the deer. It's actually 3d in real life. I won the fragments and some Glossy Accents at the crop last night...dang I've been lucky lately! Size 4 x 8.

Bo Bunny Cards - Teen Chic

I have a lot of cards to share today, but I have to jet out of here in a few to take Emma to a bday party and Amazing Race and D. Housewives are on tonight - so I may be sharing over the next few days so be sure to stop back. I was able to get quite a few made yesterday for World Card Making Day and also have a few rejects from earlier calls to share too. This yummy Teen Chic paper from Bo Bunny on these 3 cards I received in my kit from Are You Kitting Me recently. I was excited to be asked to be the GDT for October for Page Plans - a fun card sketch site. Here was my take on this week's sketch. I'll be making something every week in October - I'm excited! In addition to the Bo Bunny paper, I also used Bo Bunny brads, DCWV glitter paper and a Prima pink flower.
I made these last two cards at the crop yesterday. This card is based on a sketch over at the Bo Bunny blog. In addition to the Bo Bunny paper and brads, I used a Making Memories metal sentiment and picked up some of the fun new KI Memories glitter lace cardstock. I'm totally into butterflies right now! The big butterfly I cut out of the paper, but on the litle butterfly I used my Martha Stewart punch and punched from a big buttefly on the lace cardstock.
This last one I also used the paper (I'm very into fussy cutting...can you tell?). Also used some Prima Bling, Doodlebug ABC rubons and Paper Studio gems. Cardstock is from Archiver's I believe.