Saturday, February 27, 2010

Finally started scrapbooking again!

I hope that I can keep going on these scrapbook pages this time.  It seems that everytime I get back into my groove with the scrapping, I end up having a card to make.  Not that I'm complaining.  I scrapped Halloween 2008 and coloring easter eggs 2009.  I know that I'm jumping around but my pictures are not in order and it's kind of fun and not so structured doing different dates in a mixed up kind of order.  I still add them to my books in order according to month and year.  As you can see, I usually try to do a left and right page that coordinate.  Sometimes I have an odd page like the halloween page.  There were a lot of pictures and I can't just do some and not others.  Enjoy!
I am having so much trouble trying to upload my photos to my blog tonight so I will try and upload the easter photos in a new post.  Click directly onto my blog to see the rest of the pictures.  Sorry.

Friday, February 26, 2010

My first photo tutorial

Just like I promised in my last post.  I have taken some step by step photos of the card that we made in last weeks card club that had that cute pilgrim boat with it's shadow coming off the water.   Just click on the post title and it will take you right to it on my blog.  I'll also be posting some of the scrapbook pages that I just finished from my 2008 photos.  Yes, I am so behind on my scrapbooking but I've been trying to work on it whenever I find the time.

White cardstock base is cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4 and your tan cardstock cut at 4x5 1/4

Using my Creative memories wave cutter, I used the outside wave and lined it up on the left side to make a slight ocean wave on a light blue piece of cardstock measureing at 4x2 1/2
Line up your boat (from the paper dolls cricut cartridge/pilgrim) and fold the boat forward so you can ink in your shadow.
I cut 2 boats so that I could use 1 to ink with and 1 for the card.  I did this because my dimensionals had a hard time sticking to the inked side of the boat.
I just used a color a little darker then my paper
I then used an exacto knife to scrape up the edges of the tan paper
I used Ranger's Distress ink in walnut to distress the scrapped up edges and finished up the card with some clouds, a birthday sentiment and popped up my boat on dimensionals.
I hope this was easy to follow.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.  Have a great day!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Birthday cards

Here are the cards that we made this past Friday night at card club.  It was a birthday themed night and I tried to make sure that every age group was covered.   Everyone did such a nice job.  Some of us sometimes do get a little messy with the ink and glitter (you know who you are, he he) but it always turns out to be a good laugh.   I'll just list the materials used on these cards and if anyone has any questions, just let me know.
Kraft cardstock-papertrey ink
Patterned paper-? old scraps
Owl Garden-Hampton art stamp set
Color box pigment and fluid chalk ink
Dimensionals-Stampin up
Patterned paper-DCWV-The Glitter mat pack
Cupcake-doodlecharm cricut cartridge
scallop & circle-Sure cuts a lot

Kraft cardstock-papertrey ink
white handmade pressed paper-purchased from costco years ago
Red cardstock-Reflections
bird,wing & branch-Cut from sure cuts a lot
Polka dot background stamp-Stampin up
Border punch-Martha Stewart doily
cloud stamps-Owl Garden hampton art stamp set
sentiment-Mega mixed messages-papertrey ink
Ranger destress ink-Walnut stain
Ink it up-blue
wave paper trimmer-creative memories
Pilgrim ship-Paper dolls cricut cartridge

I'm going to be putting together a photo tutorial on making this last card for some of the people that couldn't make it to card club this month.  I love the way it turned out.  It's always hard for me to create a masculine card because most items out there are dedicated to girls but this one is perfect for a guy of any age.  I should have it up in the next couple of days. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2010

February Card club

It seems like February is getting away from me already and it just started. One of our card clubbers asked me today when our February card club was going to be. I hadn't even thought about it. Since we're already at our first Friday of the month, let's skip over next Friday since it's Valentines weekend and have our next card club on the 19th. We will do our usual 7pm and remember that I only have room for 6 so please let me know as soon as possible if you'll be attending. Just click on contact me on my blog and leave me a message. We will be making just cards this Month and probably focus on Birthdays. I don't know about you but I seem to have so many coming up.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mojo Monday sketch challenge

This month's sketch challenge came at a perfect time because I have a ton of cards that I need to make. I made this card for my Nephew Jake's 6th birthday that's coming up very soon. I've been waiting to use this cute monster stamp for a while and finally got the chance to. The only thing that I wished that I had for this card was some green flock. How great would it be to have a furry monster on this card. Maybe next time.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Day Card

Here are the 3 cards that we made at last week's card club. We made a simple tab top card with a big red heart and some stamping by stampendous and a sentiment stamp by one of those great $1 stamps from Michaels. The 2nd card I loved to make because I used my wood grain background stamp with red instead of the usual brown. The 3rd card was my favorite. I just grabbed 4 coordinating papers. Punched out a bunch of 1 1/8 squares and then just made sure that no same square was in the same row or column. Can't get any easier than that. This is a great layout idea for any occassion. I don't know if you all remember the card that I made for my husband that I tucked into his suitcase when he went away on a business trip, it was the same layout. You can find it under Categories and Miss You .