Monday, October 26, 2009

Card Club Information for November

Hello Everyone,
Our November card club will be held on Friday night the 6th at 7pm. At our last card club someone asked if we could make something that could be given as a gift since the holidays are coming up. I put together this note card holder with matching notecards inside. It's a black and white themed set and will left sentiment free so that they can be used for any occasion. Please remember that space is limited so contact me if you plan on attending no later than Nov 1st.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christmas tags

I was in one of those crafting moods today but didn't feel like making a card or scapbooking. I wanted to try out a stamp that I haven't used yet so I used this mitten from this Christmas set by Stampin up. I stamped it with clear embossing ink and embossed it with red embossing tinsel. I then cut out 2 for each tag and connected them with some twine and dimensionals. I cut the scallop circles in 3 1/2 inches using my mini monograms cartridge and my cricut. I did th 3" circles in this really cute holiday paper that I found in the target dollar bins last year. I added the to & from to the backs and added twine again for the ties. I've added this set to my etsy store.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Uncle Bart's birthday

It's my husband's uncles birthday on the 22nd and this is the card that I made up for him. I found this adorable little trees in the dollar bins at Michaels a few weeks ago and I was so happy that I had an occasion to use them. I also used a material that I haven't used much in cards. Mulberry papper. It's the green pressed paper used along the bottom of the card. I used a water brush and a tooth brush to create the feathered edge. The background paper used is from a mat pack by dcwv and I think it's called "once upon a time".

Scrapbooking again

It's been a very long time since I have scrapbooked. Once I started making cards and other paper crafts, I got very behind on my scrapbooking. I enjoyed doing it again but, when I started to pick out paper I started to think that I forgot how to do it. It slowly came back to me. I try to create a left and right page of the same theme. I think that it looks alot nicer in an album. This 2 page set is from my daughter Hayley's 2nd dance recital in 2004. I cut out the Dance letters from my cricut using the George basic cartridge and did all my journalling inside of them. I used some silver stickles to match the silver crown on her head. I'm not the kind of person that will put 1 or 2 pictures on a page. I fit 11 pictures on this 2 page layout.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christmas gift tags

Ok, I couldn't wait to start making some Christmas gift tags for this year. Of course I'm not going to make them for all of my holiday gifts but they do look so nice hanging off of gift bags and wine bottles. Here are just 4 different kinds that I came up with the other night while I had some quiet time in my scraproom. I think that I'm going to give them away to someone in my cardclub this Friday night. Paper crafts are so much fun to make and even more fun to give away.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mojo Monday Madness

It's time once again for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and once again they came up with a great layout. This one was easy because I used a Martha Stewart stamp set that I've been wanting to use for a while now. This set is a 2 step stamp set that has the solid part of the flower and the 2nd step outlines the flower. I used a marker to color in by the center of the flower and red ink to do around the petals. I outlined in colorbox fluid chalk warm red. I used paper from a DCWV mat pack and dry embossed the black with my cuttlebug. It's pretty simple, especially when the layout was all done for me. If you want to see some more cards made with this same layout, just click on the link in this post or click on the blinkie on the left bar of my blog. The design team came up with some great ideas.