Monday, August 31, 2009

Card club information (4x4 mini album)

Sorry it's taken me this long to post the project for the upcoming card club. The project that we will be making will be this 4x4 mini album. It holds a total of 12 photos. The size is perfect because your photos are already printed 4x6 so you only need to trim 2 inches and you will have a perfect fit. In this sample, I added some pictures from our trip to Nestlenook resort in NH in 1999 that I never scrapbooked (cover design will vary for our class). I left a few pages blank because I'm making some journaling pages and I have to write on them before attaching them. After you learn how to make this album, it can me modified to make as a 5x5 or 6x6 if you choose but I like the 4x4 the best because the pictures fit out to the edges. Card club is the 9/11 @ 7pm sharp. Space is very limited and I need to prepare your project ahead of time so please respond by 9/6. I will not be taking any new people after this date because my schedule doesn't give me much time to get ready for the class. Please click on the contact me button on the left and let me know if you'll be attending and I will send you back any info. you will need.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

For a Gracious Hostess

Hello Everyone. Tomorrow I'm going to my friend Carol's house for her house warming party. I wanted to make her a card to put along with her gift and this is what I came up with. I have to say, this was somewhat of a cheater card. This beautiful embellishment on the left of the card was already on the cardstock. It came from a matstack by DCWV called Garden Party. The papers from this pack are so pretty. It's so easy to just throw together a card in a short amount of time when the inspiration is given to you. I cut out the butterfly on the right from the home accents cricut cartridge and embellished it with some silver stickles. Popped up his wings and glued him on using tombow mono multi purpose adhesive. I wrapped a ribbon around the cardstock and the sentiment again is from my mega mixed messages by paper trey ink. LOVE that stamp set. I have their link down on the left of my blog.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Miss you

My husband was going away for a business trip so I made a card for him and hid it in his suitcase. I've attached a picture of me, our daughters and our dog to the inside with a little message. This was a really easy, super quick card but also gave lots of impact. I used a 1 1/8 square punch. Picked out 4 coordinating papers and punched 3 of each pattern. Dry arranged them glued them down. Stamped my sentiment with the same coordinating papers. Finished it off with some inked edges and paper piercing and dimensionals. The 2nd picture is the one that I glued to the inside of his card. He was so surprised when her found it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Card club update

Hi girls. It's been 3 months since we got together for our regular card club. We all know that summer time is so busy and there's something going on every minute of the day. Now that fall is right around the corner, I thought that I would start them up again. Our next date will be Friday September 11th. Look out for a posting in the next few days so that you know what we will be making and all of the tools that you will be needing. I can't wait to see you all again.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

Once again, I'm joining in on the fun at the Mojo Monday site. If you'd like the see the original sketch for this challenge you can click here. I kind of got a little funky with the colors but it's summer time after all. I love to use these bright fun colors. I started this card with some dry embossing with the cuttlebug spots and dots folder. The background patterned paper I used is from the girly glitter pack from AC Moore. The wonderful label shape comes from my new Spellbinder nestabilities set called Label 1. It works so great and I can't wait to get more shapes. The strip down the left side was made using Martha Stewart's doily border punch. This card was left with no sentiment and can be used for almost any occasion. It's going into the Etsy store shortly for sale.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blog Award

What a surprise I got when I was told that I was nominated for the kreativ blogger award by Jenn. I certainly wasn't expecting this. She was actually my first blog that I started following and the reason that I created one myself. Thanks Jenn!!

In order to accept the award I have to 1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award. 2. Copy the logo and place it on my blog. 3. Link the person who nominated me for this award. 4. Name seven things about me that people might find interesting. 5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers. 6. Post links to the seven blogs I nominate. 7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know I nominated them. So here goes:

Seven things about me:

I am a mother of 3 girls

I've been married for almost 13 years

I love to cook and entertain with friends

I am a huge fan of the show Lost and NCIS. I usually watch them while I create in my scrap room.

I hold card clubs at my house once a month for me and my friends and friends of friends. Our little get away from the husbands and kids.

I have a large family, living in USA, Portugal & Canada
I'm fluent in 2 languages

Here are some great blogs that I would like to nominate








Monday, August 10, 2009

Anniversary card

There was no real reason for making this card except that I wanted to use some of my new paper that I picked up today by DCWV. I also wanted to use these owls that I bought on Ebay months ago (don't know who they are by). I stamped and embossed them on watercolor paper then watercolored them in. I used the martha Stewart doiley border punch on the right. Added some faux stitching with a white gel pen and wrapped a ribbon. The sentiment again is by Paper Trey ink's Mega Mixed Messages. I love the way it came out and it's going into the Etsy store soon.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Purse gift card holder

I saw this done on Dawn's stamping thoughts and loved it! It's just the cutest little gift card holder. I made one for my niece Adryanna's birthday. I bought her an outfit with some accessories. One was a set of earrings. I decided to put those in the holder instead of a gift card. There is a clear plastic pocket inside to hold whatever you are giving. I used a girly glitter designer paper that I picked up at ac moore for the bottom of the purse and the top was just some solid cardstock that I had that matched the patterned paper. I ran the solid paper through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder and used the riveting stamp set by stampin up for the clasp of the purse. It's a great gift idea. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. This item will also be in my etsy store.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Luke's 1st Birthday card

I'm still working on my next sketch challenge card so I'm not ready to post it yet, so I decided to post a card that I made for my nephews first birthday. It was a cowboy themed party and she even have 2 horses come by to give the kids rides around the yard. It was a big hit. I knew that I wanted to use this red gingham paper on the card because it reminded me of a bandanna. I also used some star punches and punched out some chipboard that I colored with some ink pads. I cut out a number 1 with my cricut (george basics) and glittered it by using my zip 2 way glue pen. I needed something else for the card, I looked around my scrap room and up on my cork boards where I keep all my stickers I saw a K and company heritage set that I picked up a long time ago at a building 19 store. They were so cute that I figured that I would use them someday. That little cowboy on the horse was perfect. It's also an embossed sticker so it gave the card a nice dimension. Super cute boy card. Super cute boy.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge

I'm nice and early this week. I wanted to join in on the Mojo Monday challenge last week but I ran out of time to enter. I just started participating in on the fun going on at all the blogs out there and wanted to do too much at one time. This time I'm pacing myself. I'm actually hoping to start doing videos soon as soon as I can get it set up. Well, onto the card. This is a pretty simple layout that they asked for so I kept it simple in design. I used 2 papers from a me and my big ideas pack. I also used a textured piece of light blue card stock. The butterfly on the circle was already on the printed card stock and I outlined it with diamond stickles. The antennas are strings of pearls that I found in the wedding section of Michaels. The blue strip on the left is also a piece of the same light blue card stock except that I paper pierced it and added some white gel pen to create some faux stitching. I topped it off with some rhinestones and button. Dimensionals are also used to make the card pop. This card will be found in my etsy store.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Baby Onesie card

This is the cutest card ever. I made one in Pink for my friend Betsy's baby shower. She comes to my card clubs so I know she loved it because she knows how much better a handmade card is compared to a store bought one. The cardstock is green with white ruffles. It was just an 8 1/2 x 11 pack of card stock that I picked up at my local AC Moore store. I used the swiss dots embossing folder from my cuttlebug to do the top layer of the card. I just wrapped a ribbon around the chest part of the top layer just to add some embellishment and dimension.