Thursday, June 30, 2011

You're the Best Card

Thanks to my friend Kathy for the link to this challenge:

Here is my take on the sketch (CIC30).  

I started 2011 with a goal of restocking my card supply.  I've fallen behind a bit -- life can really get in the way.  DANG IT!  I'm also trying to use up drawers full of scraps while creating cards.  This one is all scraps.  

Thanks for the inspiration & TFL

Monday, June 27, 2011

A twist on the last sketch -- Cozumel

This lo is based on the same sketch as from my previous post -- I really liked the sketch.  I stuck with one pic again but rotated the sketch.  

This is my son & I just after arriving in Cozumel over spring break.

These were the last bits of my Fancy Pants -- Rusted Sun Collection.  

Fancy Pants Rusted Sun:
  • Indian Summer 
  • Laguna Beach
EK Success Large Edger Punch -- Circles
Bazzill In Stitch'z -- Crayons
Bella Blvd Sophisticates -- Quattrofinna Blue

I hand stitched the journaling circle.  And I also made the rope flower.  


Friday, June 10, 2011

Pound Puppy

Sketchy Thursday 6/9 sketch.    I got a fun package in the mail this week -- some new Echo Park Papers,  For the Record.  I was so excited to use them.  I love this sketch -- I changed it up, I decided to use only one photo.  

My son & I volunteer at our local animal shelter -- here he is with one of the pound puppies who is waiting for adoption.  I've been so impressed with how hard Brendan has been working.  
Feeding, mopping, cleaning poop, de-worming incoming animals, walking, & loving.  

Echo Park -- For the Record
  • fabric store
  • picket fence
  • lace stripes
  • elements
  • alphas
Crafter's Workshop
  • circus banners
Thickers -- sprinkles

Making Memories -- distresser

And some stickers & ribbon that have been in my stash for quite some time.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Faces of the NRA

Here is a 2 pager using the new Liberty line from BoBunny.  
We just recently went to the national NRA meeting.  Brendan made the rounds and got his pictures taken with a lot of cool people.  I thought Bo Bunny paper was perfect for the subject.

BoBunny -- Liberty PP and Chipboard Accents
Fiskars Apron Lace border punch
EK Success Extra Large star punch
Don Juan Cricut Cartridge
Bazzill Grenadine Cardstock


Help Me

He is my 13 year old torturing (ok playing with) our cat -- Pumpkin.  Pumpkin does not really look like he's enjoying himself.  I did lots of distressing and tried to use multiple textures -- heat embossing, distressing, twine, tiles, metal, inking.

Tim Holtz Ideaology -- Lost & Found
Making Memories - distresser
Stampology -- Embossing Powder



Sketchabilities Sketch # 48.  

Here is my husband (in the stroller) with his brother Steve -- probably around 1958.

I really had fun playing with this sketch.  The little flower under the white one -- is twine.  The heart is chipboard that I covered with patterned paper. And the star is a pink glitter star that I used sandpaper on and then heavily inked.  

Products -- 
American Crafts Cardstock
Crafters Workshop 6x6 template -- orchid
Bazzill In stitchz template -- border
Bazzill In stichz floss -- blues & browns
Thickers -- Jewelry Box 
Sizzix embossing folder
Recollections Floral Embellishment
Signo pen 
Jillibean Kraft mini alphas


One of my new years resolutions was to stop buying cards -- seriously I have the makings of a Hallmark store in my house.  
Here is a sampling of some recent cards that I made.

High school graduation card.  The graduation cap was made with "Locker Room" cricut cartridge.  

I'm loving this father's day card I made for my son to give his Dad.  I wasn't sure if a ruffle would work but I needed something to make the card a bit taller.  I was using scraps and didn't have enough for the size I wanted.  I'm very happy with the results.  The edges are embossed with Tim Holtz Wood grain embossing folder.

This is a baby card for  a friend who we are giving a "postal" shower.  I don't know (and neither does she) if it's a boy or a girl.  I don't have any baby stamps and since most of my friends are out of the baby making business I don't want to invest in them.  So I went with a cute pinwheel and this sentiment.  I think it works.

And finally, a thank you card.  I love this patterned paper (About a Girl -- Fancy Pants) -- I only had a small bit left.  I used a Swiss dots embossing folder for some texture.  I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out. I also recently got a "Bow-Easy" bow maker. Where has that been all my life.  I was an "Epic Fail" (as my boys say) when it came to tying boys.  I love how neat they look now.

Thanks for looking.

Communion --1967

So I'm having fun going down memory lane -- here I am in 1967 on the day of my 1st Communion.  Just so you know -- my hair still does that awful flip! This photo was actually a poorly cropped color pic -- I scanned it, enlarged it, and made it B&W. I like it this way much better.  

I really had fun with this lo.  I inked & misted the doilies.  I have multiple hankies from my grandmother that have been sitting in a drawer.  I decided that they would be better used in my scrapbooks -- where I can enjoy them.  The little bit with the embroidery is a corner of one of the hankies -- I used the remainder of that hankie to create the rolled flowers.  Very happy with the way they turned out.  Thank goodness for the new Glubers (cosmo cricket) that make this process so much easier.  I also did some recycling here -- the title block is some packaging from some scrap book item.  

Webster's Pages -- Your life beautiful
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
  • Wheatfields
  • Blue Skies
  • Pearl
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Brown
Recollections Floral Embellishments
K&Company Floral & Fauna
Misc scraps of cardstock, lace, pearls