Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thinking of You

My father-in-law in fighting lymphoma. Since he likes my cards, I try to make him cards every so often to let him know we're thinking of him & praying for him. This past Monday (April 20) was his first chemo treatment. I can only imagine the thoughts & emotions that he and my mother-in-law are feeling right now. I mailed this simple card to let them know they were especially in my prayers on that day.

You'll recognize some of the papers as the ones I used on Tim's card last weekend. I think they're great for masculine cards. Since the card was to both of my in-laws, I figured the flower would be OK. :)

Supplies: Paper - Bazzill & Scribble Scrabble (Betty's Collection), Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Maroon), Stamp - Michael's (Just for You), Brads & Flower are from my stash. I used the Fluid Chalk ink to add color to the flower.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Triple the Sketch to the Rescue

I have had these card blanks from DCWV for a very long time. I love the scalloped edge but have never been very happy with the cards I've attempted to make with them. The other night I was looking thru sketches on Triple the Scraps (TTS) for ideas when I came across Sketch #10. It reminded me of these card blanks and after a little adapting, I'm pleased with the outcome. One thing I love about the sketches on TTS is that they are so easy to adapt to what you want to do. Here are two cards I'm made using these card blanks and Sketch #10. On both of them, I used my crop-o-dile to punch a hole in each scallop for a lace effect.

I think this is my favorite baby card I've made to date. I was able to use lots of things from my stash too. That's always a bonus.

Supplies: Scalloped edge card & Rubon stitches- DCWV, Papers & triangle shaped tag - Basic Gray (O Baby Girl), Flowers - Prima, Bling - Michael's, Bunny Sticker - SandyLion Precious Moments Girl collection, Baby sticker - ??

Supplies: Scalloped edge card - DCWV, Papers - Me & My Big Ideas, Flowers - Prima, Bling - Michael's, Letters - American Crafts Thickers, Stickles, Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Husband Appreciation Day

Last Sat., April 18, was a little known holiday called Husband Appreciation Day. My husband spoils me quite a bit so I took advantage of this holiday to let him know I notice the things he does and that they are greatly appreciated. Since he likes my cards, I made one for him to say "Thank You" for all he does for me.

I used the Joy Fold card Georgina Hefferman illustrated in her tutorial on ScrapJazz. You can find the article here. I've used this design several times and still love it.

Here's Tim's card:

Supplies: Papers - Bazzill, Scribble Scrabble (Betty's Collection) & Georgia Pacific, Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Maroon), Stampendous Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. (You Make My Heart Sing), Stickles (Christmas Red), Pens - Zig Ball Writer & SU Journaling Pen (Almost Cocoa), Brads - ??

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Three Bugs in a Rug

I also recently found this adorable Three Bugs in a Rug paper at my LSS. I think it just looks like spring. It was perfect for a couple spring birthday cards and a card for a friend. Each of these also uses the Fiskar's Threading Water Punch for extra detail.

Supplies: Papers - Bazzill cardstock, Three Bugs in a Rug Butterfly Kisses, Misc. white paper, Inks - Colorbox, Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Stamps - Studio G (sentiments) & Autumn Leaves (butterfly)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kaiser Craft

I recently found these Kaiser Craft papers in my LSS (local scrapbook store). I thought they were beautiful. I used the April Sheetload of Cards to make the first two cards. I REALLY like these papers. I just might have to go back & get more. :)

Supplies: Papers: Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, KaiserCraft Bird Wing, Michael's Pearls, Ink - Colorbox, Stickles, Misc. Ribbon

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Basic Gray & K-ology

Here are a couple cards I recently made using BG's Two Scoops and K-ology's Hannah papers.

In this first one I used my Fiskar's Threading Water Punch to add a little lace detail to the plaid paper. It uses the April sketch from AC Bailey Designs.

Supplies: BG Two Scoops papers, Colorbox inks, Stampendous Clear Details embossing powder, Offray ribbon, Zig Ball Writer pen, Prima flowers, Michael's Pearl, Inkadinkado Stamp, Georgia Pacific cardstock

This card uses Sketch #9 from Triple the Sketch

Supplies: K-ology Hannah papers, Colorbox inks, Stampendous Clear Details embossing powder, Prima flowers, Michael's Pearls, Studio G Stamp, Georgia Pacific cardstock

Monday, April 13, 2009

Stationery Sets & Countdown Calendar

As a final crafted item to add to the Easter goodies I sent to Kendra's friends, I made the girls stationery sets.

I followed the themes used with their jelly bean bottles. For everyone but Linsey I used the same papers. The design came from this article on Scrapjazz by Georgina Hefferman. I used medium weight sketch book paper from Mead for the stationery sheets.


Aurora's dress is outlined with stickles and her belt, the white on her bodice & crown are also accented with them. Every princess needs her bling.

Supplies: Papers & Stickers - EK Success, Stickles, Ribbon - Offray, Ink - Nicole Crafts, Stampendous White Opaque Embossing Powder, Signo white pen


Supplies: Papers - Daisy Bucket, Stickles, Ribbon - Offray, Ink - Nicole Crafts & Stampendous Clear Detail Embossing Powder


Supplies: Papers & stickers - Paper Studio, Stickles, Ribbon - Offray, Ink - Colorbox & Stampendous Clear Detail Embossing Powder

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

I want to wish each of you a Happy Easter! I'm so thankful for the gift of salvation that Christ provides for us through His death on the cross, His burial and His resurrection. In all of the "fun" we all enjoy surrounding Easter, let's not forget the true meaning for this special day. He is risen! He is risen indeed!

I saw an altered Starbuck's frappuccino bottle over a year ago. I've wanted to give it a try ever since. For the Easter goodies I sent to Kendra & her friends, I finally did. These ended up being such an easy gift to make and the possibilities for filling the bottles are endless. Obviously, you don't have to fill them with candy. Peanuts, bath salts, buttons, drink mixes, or anything else small enough to fit thru the neck opening would work. I chose jelly beans -- Starburst jelly beans for all her friends and since she's not a big jelly bean fan, Sweet-Tart jelly beans for Kendra. All of these are made with the small size bottles. The side benefit of giving this gift is that I got to drink all this yummy frappuccino. *grin*

I enjoyed trying to tailor each bottle to the recipients' likes/interests. Emily loves Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty). Julie likes "funky" colors & retro. Linsey likes purple. Kendra likes frogs.


Supplies: Papers & Aurora Sticker - EK Success, Stickles, Ribbon - Offray, Bling - Michael's, Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk


Supplies: Papers & flower stickers - Paper Studio, Stickles, Ribbon - Offray, Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk


Supplies: Papers - Moxie, Stickles, Flowers - Prima, Ribbon - Offray, Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk, Brad - Oriental Trading


Supplies: Papers - 3 Bugs in a Rug, Ribbon - Offray

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Shout out to SheetLoad

Have you seen the new April edition of SheetLoad of Cards? If not, be sure to stop by soon and check it out soon.

Here's the link to the April Edition.

See my post below to see the card I made from the April sketch. It's the 3rd card shown.

Easter Cards

I made a couple quick, little cards to enclose with small Easter gifts for Kendra's roommates. They all use Patter Cross' stamp Almighty God from the Unity Stamp Co. I love that stamp.

Card #1 used Sketch #51 from Triple the Sketch

Supplies: Paper Studio Paper & flower, Colorbox Pigment Ink - black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Charcoal, Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear Detail
Card #2 Sketch #9 from Triple the Sketch

Supplies: Daisy Bucket Papers, Colorbox Pigment Ink - black, Ink it Up! Pigment Ink - Lavender, Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear Detail, Prima Flowers, Oriental Trading Brad

Card #3 Sketch from the April Issue of Sheetload of Cards

Supplies: MME Bohemia Papers, Offray ribbon & Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Chestnut Roan

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Haleigh's Birthday

I'm helping a friend at work with some things for her daughter's birthday party. I designed digital invitations, bookmarks, altered notebooks & goodie bags. Then we embellished them with Prima flowers, ink, glitter glue & bling. We also added some ribbon to the notebooks. The goal was something fun & funky. I think we accomplished it. Haleigh (the birthday girl) has seen the invitations and LOVED them. The rest is to be a surprise the night of her party.

Here are some pics:

Here' are a few closeups:

Bag Front


Notebook front (notebooks purchased at Michael's)

Invitation front

Digi: Chris' Colorful Expressions Digi kit & Add-on kit by Fairytale Studio Scraps exclusively available at Digital Candy. Kate Scrap Bare Chip Alpha

Traditional: Flowers - Prima Calypso - Tropical Pastel, Michael's bling, glitter glue & Michael's ribbon, Colorbox Fluid Chalk & Craft Smart Dye Ink

Amazing Give-Away

Danielle is giving away some amazing goodies on her blog, Life, One Layout at a Time. She's actually giving away three different of which is a Bind-it-All. Go check out her blog here to see how to win.


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