Sunday, July 25, 2010

Anniversary Scrapbook pages

I finally did some scrapbooking.  It was from last October (2009).  We went to Morton's Steak house in Boston with 3 other couples to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.  We had a great time and even got a serenade by the 1 and only chef at the end of our meal.  He sounded like an opera singer.  It was fantastic!  Well here it goes...Hope you like it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Card Club August

I've been asked if I would do another Brayering class.  I'm going to do a card club on August 9th at 7pm.  It's a Monday night.  Friday's are very busy for me during the summer so I won't be going back to Fridays until September.  We'll be going back over the basics but we will be doing some new styles of brayering that we didn't cover in June.  We will be doing some masking and do the jumping brayer like in the last post I just did.  I had a full class last month so if you are interested in coming on Aug. 9th, please let me know as soon as possible.  I have very limited space.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bouncing Brayer Birthday Card

I was almost afraid to try it but it turned out great on the first try.  I wanted to and catch up on some scrapbooking but there are so many birthdays this month that I can't stop making cards (not a bad thing).  I brayered the cardstock in Marina mist by SU then bounced the brayer with Night of Navy by SU.  I used a sponge with frost white ink by Colorbox to add a highlight behind the skateboarder.  I cut the skateboarder using my Sure Cuts alot.  I found the image on the internet and saved it to my computer and then my cricut did the rest.  Isn't he so cool.  It's hard to think of a card to make for a 12 year old boy and I love the way this one came out.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brayered Thank you

Can you tell that I LOVE the brayering technique.  It is so pretty and different.  I really love the look of natural sunlight when taking a picture so I took this about 8am this morning before going to work.  It's never as nice as seeing it in person but it's better then not sharing.  I used the Inspired by nature (LOVE IT) stamp set by stampin up and the colors used were night of navy, marina mist and summer sun.  The martha stewart latice punch was used on the edge and the sentiment was from the watercolor trio stamp set by SU.  Hope you like it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Aloha...Alex is turning 9

My middle daughter Alex is turning 9 so we planned for her to have some of her friends over for a little hawaiian Luau.  I saw a cute idea in this month's parents magazine about making an invitation shaped like a flip flop.  I changed it a little bit and found a perfect svg file online that I cut with my Sure cuts alot and cricut.  I used some tropical paper that I had in my craft room made by Me and My Big Ideas.  I cut it a 2nd time with kraft cardstock by paper trey ink and glued it to the back to give it some weight.  I used green ribbon for the straps and just any layered flowers that I had on my computer and also cut that with my SCAL.  I thought that it was adorable and hopefully her friends will too.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mojo Monday sketch challenge 146

It's been so long since I've done a mojo card.  I need to get my mojo back and find time to enter my cards more often.  I liked this weeks sketch and used some embellished papers that I already had made in my craft room.  I had embossed some paper with my cuttlebug and then brayered it with rich razzleberry.  I love trying to make my own patterned paper and come up with something different.  The flower was made with a 2 scallops that were scored and folded to create this 3D design.  I wouldn't dare put it in the mail because I am pretty sure that it wouldn't fit in the envelope too well but it's perfect to give with a gift.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Flower pot card

I can still remember your faces when I showed everyone at cardclub that we were making this card.  It's perfect for so many occasions.  I already know who this one is going to and I need to make another one for someone else. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Brayered Card

Hello Everyone.  I just got back from Cape Cod and had a wonderful time in the sun with my family.  Before I left,  We had one last cardclub before summer and we all had a great time trying the brayer for the first time.  Everyone's cards came out so beautiful!  I can't believe that it was everyone's first time doing that technique.  I hope you all play with it some more at home, I'd love to see what you come up with.  Here's a card that I made right before I left on vacation.  I'm really happy with how it came out.  I tried some masking with the moon.  The ink colors I used were crushed curry, summer sun, rich razzleberry and bravo burgandy.  The tree stamp is so old that I don't remember who makes it.  They were stamped in basic black.