Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FANTASTIC Cricut website

If you love all things Cricut and are looking for a website that's loaded with ideas, the be sure to stop by Above Rubies Studio's new website. There's even an awesome Cricut cutting guide to download that has the proper settings for all different kinds paper & LOTS more. From Oct. 15-31 there are lots of give-aways. Megan is giving away paper packs, mini-albums, and even a Cricut cart. Be sure to stop by the site, comment on the various posts to win the prizes and take advantage of all the info she has on all things Cricut!!

CPS 138 Card

When I'm looking for design ideas for cards, I love to look on CPS (Card Positioning Systems) to see what their weekly sketch is. This week's sketch is being sponsored by Shimmerz Paints.

Here is my take on CPS 138. I used my favorite stamp {again} and some bright BG Marrakech papers. I really like this card sketch and I'm sure will be reaching for it again.

PP - BG Marrakech
Stamp - Stampendous
Ink - Stampabilities & Versa Magic
Ribbon - Misc.

Adhesive Giveaway

One of the items any scrapbooker or card-maker can't live without is adhesive. Tracy Weinzapfel has a wonderful adhesive giveaway on her blog, Tracy Weinzapfel Studios. All you have to do for a chance to win an assortment of Helmar USA adhesives is leave a comment on her blog and tell her what you're currently working on.

Tracy's blog is full of wonderful photos and creative projects. So, go visit her BLOG and leave a comment for your chance to win some adhesives.

Monday, October 19, 2009

One Sheet Wonder & Tote

On of the challenges for World Card Making Day over at AC Bailey, was to make a set of cards from a design called a One Sheet Wonder (OSW for short). Basically this means that you make a set of cards from one piece of patterned paper plus some cardstock. This particular pattern also included directions for a cute little tote to hold the cards. It was a lot of fun to do and I'll be reaching for this design again. With different papers, embellishments & stamps you can change up the look of the cards so easily. See the post HERE that includes the directions (if the link doesn't show you the post, register for the site & try again).

Full set including tote & pink envelopes

Closeup of the tote

Closeup of the cards

Supplies: CS - SU, DCWV, Cor'dinations, & ??, PP - Imaginisce, Bling - Queen & Co, Flower on Tote - Bazzill, Stickles, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Eyelets on Tote - MM, Ink - Stampabilities, Stamps - Studio G, Pen - Zig Ball Writer

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Croptoberfest at AC Bailey

AC Bailey is having a special weekend of challenges called Croptoberfest. There are a total of 6 challenges this time. I may only get to one of them because I need to concentrate on card-making this weekend and most of them are layout challenges. Anyway, here's my card for challenge #4. The challenge required you to make a layout or card with either a brown, green & white color scheme or a light blue & light pink color scheme. I chose to make a card with brown, green & white. Well, my white is more cream but Oh, well. :)

There's still time to play so why not come join us?

Supplies: Cardstock - ??; PP - Making Memories; Ribbon - Craft Essentials; Ink - Stampabilities & ColorBox Fluid Chalk; Stamps - Studio G; Brad - ??; Punch - Fiskars (Punch & Emboss corner); Tag - ??

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thankful for Friends of Faith Blog Hop

I am planning to participate in this blog hop the weekend of November 14th. The hop is sponsored by Scrapbook News & Review and A Faith Perspective. If you would like more details about the crop, please click the picture below.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Neat Gift Idea

I love ideas on how to make scrappy gifts. Over on Patter's Memory Box Blog, Create X3 she has a wonderful pocket/purse sized photo box made from an Altoid's tin. She made her tin as a gift for her parents to showcase pictures of their grandchildren. Inside the tin she has an accordion album of 9 "pages." It is beautiful!! She even included a step-by-step tutorial on how to make one. I can't wait to give it a try.

Here are the links to her tutorials:

Altered Tin {Part 1}

Altered Tin {Part 2}

Altered Tin {Part 3}

Altered Tin {Part 4}

You should stop by her blog to see it for yourself.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

More Door Signs

About a month ago, I posted how I made door signs for our daughter's dorm room door. You can read my original post HERE. I have received her roommates permission to show you their signs as well. To protect their privacy, I have blocked their last names.

Supplies: Paper, glazed brads, doilie & Bling It owl - BG, Cardstock - SU (ivory) & Cor'dinations (pink), Stickles - Stardust, Cricut - Jasmine, Fiskars border punch - Give it a Swirl, Pen - Zig Ball Writer

The girls also asked for coordinating signs that would indicate to visitors when they were studying or sleeping.

Supplies: Paper & chipboard elements- BG, Cardstock - SU, Stickles - Stardust, Letters - American Crafts Thickers Pen - Zig Ball Writer

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Two More for AC Bailey's Challenges

I was able to make two more cards before the deadline for AC Bailey World Card Making Day Challenges. Both of these are for the #5 Love is in the Air challenge.

To satisfy the challenge requirements, the first one uses scraps and is to let Tim know I love him. I hid it in his suitcase when he went on a trip last weekend. Tim's is kind of plain but I sort of like it that way.

The second card also uses scraps and is to let Kendra know we love her. I also made a pocket and tucked tags in it. I gave it to her when we left her on campus after her having been home while she was sick. :(

Supplies: Papers - K & Company, faux Brads - Gibson, Stamps - Studio G, Ink - Stampabilities, Pen for faux stitching - Zig Ball Writer

Supplies: Papers & Chipboard flowers - BG Lemonade, Stamps - Studio G, Inks - ColorBox Fluid Chalk, Stampabilities, Bling - Michael's

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day

Some of you have never heard of this wonderful "holiday" but that's OK. :) It's only about 4 years old so you have a good excuse. AC Bailey hosted a celebration and issued 9 challenges. I only was able to participate in 3 of them but I plan to use several of the challenge ideas in the future.

Here are the 3 cards I made (thankfully, you didn't have to do the challenges in order -- you're able to pick & choose among the 9):

Challenge #1 - make a card of any theme and include a bookmark made from the directions given on the forum. We were to show the bookmark hooked onto the inside of the card.

I chose to make a birthday card for a friend. I sure hope she's a reader. :)

Card Supplies: Paper - BG Wisteria; CS - Bazzill; Punch - Fiskars - Give it a Swirl; Ribbon - JoAnn's; Stamp - Studio G; Inks - Studio G & Stampabilities; Bling - Michael's

Bookmark Supplies: Paper - BG Wisteria; CS - Bazzill; Ribbon - JoAnn's; Inks - Studio G; Bling - Paper Studio; Stickles; Flowers - SandyLion

Challenge #3 - Make a Halloween Card or make a card out of craft plastic or both.

We don't really "do" Halloween so I chose to make a card to give our dau
ghter-in-law at her baby shower today. I really like these clear cards. They just add a neat creative spin on card-making. One of these days I'll get up the courage to make one of those acrylic mini-albums.

Supplies: Papers - Cloud Nine; Stickers - SandyLion; Stickles; Card blank - Short Cuts; Punch - Fiskars Threading Water

Challenge #9 - Make a Thank You card with a punched border.

Supplies: Paper - K & Company - Wild Saffron; Punch - Fiskars Threading Water; Ink - Color Box Fluid Chalk & Stampabilities; Ribbon - Offray; Eyelets - Misc; Stamp - Inkadinkado; Pearls - Hero Arts


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