Sunday, August 30, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone...hope your week is off to a good start!  I had some quiet time alone this afternoon while my guys went to see a movie, so I decided to finish up a couple of scrapbook pages that were on my desk and also make a card for an upcoming birthday.  I used some scraps from one of the scrapbook pages to come up with this sweet card:





The stamped image is from "In Love Emma" by SP&Company (no longer in business).  I colored her with my Copics then fussy cut the girl and the package (which I adhered with a pop dot).  I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white background before I adhered her to it.  The papers are scraps by Echo Park and Carta Bella.  I added a bit of twine to fill what seemed to be a blank space at the bottom.  

Quick.  Easy, and oh so cute.  This one will go in the mail this week!

So you might have noticed a huge pause in my posts lately.  I have been doing a lot of reading, some scrapbooking that I'd rather not share with the world, some shopping, some biking and just a bit of other things here and there.  Sometimes you just have to go with the direction life takes you every now and then and I do believe it's "ok" to do that.  I just wasn't feeling all that crafty, so to force myself would have been a huge waste of time.  I am starting to feel it again and I notice if I sit down to read, I feel antsy...so maybe the tide is turning.  I am wanting to do some Halloween cards, but I am seriously lacking in stamps and paper in that department.  Do you have any product recommendations to share?  Leave me a comment. Thanks in advance!



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Perk up, friend

Hey everyone...I have a simple shaped card to share today.  It's a cut file directly from the Silhouette Online Store and is just too cute.  

Check it out:


I love shaped cards...such an effective way to send a simple greeting!  I used PTI white as my card base, so it is nice and sturdy.  The rest of the cardstock pieces are scraps.  The stamped greeting is by SP&Company (no longer selling stamps).  I added a couple of knots of Baker's Twine to add a little bit of visual interest and dimension.  Simple, and ready to mail to a friend who needs a lift!

Have a great day!



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Are you ready to rock?

Hi Everyone!  And a very happy Tuesday to you!  I spent a little time in my craft room today and there was a stamp set still laying on  my desk from a prior project that just was screaming to be inked up today.  I had this card done in no time flat...check it out:


The stamp set is called Rock On by Pretty Cute Stamps.  I used some shape cuts from the Silhouette Online Store for the bulk of the card.  I did color the drum set with Copics, but for the cymbals I used an old Creative Memories Copper pen. It was the perfect touch for those awesome cymbals.


I'm kind of partial to the sparkly drum sets, so I added some Stickles to this one. 

I think I told you that my son started playing the guitar at the beginning of the summer.  He's having a blast and has learned some great classic rock songs.  He has his momma's taste in music, thank goodness.  I think he's going to start working on Joan Jett's "I Love Rock n Roll" this week.  Each week when I take him to his lesson, we walk through a music store to get to the lesson rooms.  This includes a very long walk through a room of nothing but cymbals.  I have this horrible fear of knocking one of them down, causing a huge chair reaction.  Totally a silly fear, because it's unlikely to happen...but I'm not going to lie...I hold my purse very close to my body when we walk through there.  

I hope you have a super day!



Monday, August 17, 2015

Die cut bird

Hey everyone....I'm hearing rain drops on my windows, so it is a good time to take a break and share a quick card.  I actually made this card a long time ago.  While the outside doesn't have any sort of greeting, the inside stamp I used is a sympathy sentiment.  

Check it out:





I used my Cameo to cut the bird on a floral branch and added a few pearls.  I'm not 100% crazy about the pearls, but they're on there now....so I'm just going to live with them!  Ha!  The papers are all by MME and are a very soft green.  So very peaceful and pretty.

I hope your week is off to a great start!



Saturday, August 15, 2015

Congrats....

Hey everyone....yes, I'm still around.  I just got sucked into several good books this week and avoided my scrapbook room.  I read "Little Big Lies" because it finally became available through my Kindle app and my local library's digital loan system.  I really enjoyed it, but today I'm in the mood to do some crafty stuff.  I figured I'd start by sharing a card I made last weekend.  

Check it out:


I have someone in mind that I plan to send this card to, and the colors were chosen with her in mind.  If I had to re-make this card, I'd have used my Cuttlebug to emboss the robin-egg blue color, but I didn't think of that until after everything was adhered down.  Oh well...next time!   So, I love glitter paper, but I will be honest, I'm not a fan of running it through my electronic die cutters.  I don't care what people say, it ruins blades and is a good way to shorten the life of a mat.  So here's what I did...I cut the scalloped shape out of a scrap, then traced it onto my glitter paper (on the back side).  Then I just got out my scissors and cut it by hand.  I think it looks fantastic and is a great way to add some bling.  The word is a cutfile from the Silhouette Store.  I added some glitter pearls to fill in some space.  I love the layout of the card and will be repeating it, I'm certain....but with some embossing next time.  

Have a super day!




Monday, August 10, 2015

Boo to You!

Hi everyone....now that my son is back in school, I'm really in the mood for Fall.  I love the clothing that comes with fall...sweaters, boots, scarves and I love the fun holidays!  So I am getting a bit of a jump on my Halloween cards, even though it's still feeling a lot like summer in my neck of the woods!  Check out this fun card:


The background paper is by Fancy Pants Designs.  I sized down a drippy border that I got from the Silhouette Store then added black Stickles to it for a bit of a creepy effect.  The other shapes are also from the Silhouette Store, but I added an extra layer behind them so the face and candle were more prominent.  I used a PTI stamp from the Fall Friendship Jar Fillers set for the greeting.

Have a super day!




Sunday, August 9, 2015

Scrappy Sunday

Hey everyone...I'm sharing another scrapbook page today.  This one is from Easter a couple of years ago (I'm so very far behind in my scrapbooking!).  The papers are by Echo Park and are from the We are Family line.  Not necessarily traditional Easter paper, but I liked how the layout came together:





The title is a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store.  I even used two Primas and a brad on this sweet layout!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  We have had nothing on our calendar all weekend long, which has been wonderful!



Friday, August 7, 2015

Basketball scrapbooking

Hey everyone...yesterday was the first day of school for my son and I have a bit of a tradition where I spend that day scrapbooking.  I think it helps me miss him being around the house less if I'm documenting the fun times we have had together!  Anyway, the double layout I'm sharing today was from a Pacer game we went to a couple of years ago.  We're HUGE Pacers fan, so heading to the Fieldhouse for a game is always a good time.  Check out my page:


The best part of the game?  We were seated in Area 55, which was Roy Hibbert's Fan Zone.  There were a lot of people dressed up in fun outfits and were wild and crazy.  We used to be season ticket holders and of all the games we've been to, this was by far the most entertaining one we've seen.  We loved being with all the crazy fans!

A little about the page...I traced the Pacer logo using my Silhouette software and cut out the P and the Pacers for my title area.  The "basketball" cut was from the Silhouette Online Store.  I love simple layouts and it doesn't get much simpler than this!  

I hope you have a wonderful day!



Thursday, August 6, 2015

Set of Four Apple Thank You Cards

Hi everyone!  Today is the first day of school for my son, so it seemed fitting that I share a "school" themed project today.  It seems far too early for school to be starting.  For some parts of the country/world, I know you have a few weeks left of your vacation; but for us, we're back to the routine of school today.

I have a good friend who is a middle school math teacher.  Her son and mine play sports together and we've become very good friends over the past year.  She has mentioned how she always likes to have thank you notes on hand, so I decided I'd give her a few cards to be able to use throughout the school year.

The cut file came from the Silhouette Online Store.  It included the background card, apple, stem, leaf and the tag.  The whole package!


I used some Stampin' UP! patterned paper that I've had around for a long time.  I love simple stripes and polka dots.  So very useful and versatile.


I used a different "thank you" stamp for each card.  Each image was a My Craft Spot stamp that I had in my stash.  I also had the baker's twine in my collection for a couple of years.  

Even though everything I used was on the older side, I'm positive my friend won't care one bit and will be thrilled to have some fun cards to use.  Do you know a teacher who might enjoy some cards?  It might be fun to surprise him/her with a matching set! 

I hope you have a wonderful day and have time to do something creative!



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Razzleberry Birthday Greetings

Hey everyone....those of you who are SU fans, do you remember the Designer Paper called Razzleberry Lemonade?  I LOVED that paper so very much and still have some left, so that's what I worked with for today's card.  Check it out:


I used the SU Pennant Punch and lots of scraps of that fantastic paper.  I also used a flower trio punch by SU for the accents on the smaller banners.  I cut the sentiment shape out on my Cameo and stamped a greeting using My Craft Spot stamps.  Oh, and I managed to add four brads from my stash to this card.  Everything old is new again on this fun card.  In fact, I made two...building up my birthday stash a little bit more.

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