Sunday, February 28, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Another sketch from the sketch girls! This month's sketch is sponsored by SassyStudioDesigns. They have fabulous digi images like the one I used in my card below. The winner of this month's sketch will get to select 4 digi images from the site! Fabulous! I have never used a digi image before, but I think my card turned out really well!
So go on over to the Sketch Girl blog and post your card!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I made these notebooks for the girls that I work with as a Valentine's day present. I felt that the quote was a very good reminder to those single gals that life is not all about waiting for your handsome prince. The stamp is from Paper Makeup Stamps. I love their quote stamps and their monsters. These notebook covers were easy to make and I am hoping that the girls will like them! The PP is really old Chatterbox (using the stash!), some bitty dot paper from PTI, and some berry sorbet PTI twill and buttons.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Ahhhh. I crafted for over 12 hours on Saturday. Thanks to my mom who came and helped my husband watch my son. I had so much fun with Tiffany (and even more fun watching her drool over my sewing machine :)
We went to Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights, it was a cool store with some off beat products. I got a couple stamps sets I am going to be excited about making cards with.
But I digress. I needed to make a man card. For my DH. Because he doesn't get mad at me when I tell him that I will be crafting from 9 am Saturday to 1 am Sunday and even makes me and Tiffany smoothies and homemade pizza. (delicious)
It needed to not have pink, or ribbon. But I snuck in some stiching. So I made this card. And I finished the inside too. Go me. I think he will like it.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
Today's cards feature "flair", you know, like the buttons one might wear on a jean jacket. Only these are better because they have and adhesive back. Sometimes it's hard to figure out how to use these suckers. I got three sheets of them when I got the rubons from peachy cheap. And I made the card above. I had gotten the embossed heart background folder on clearance somewhere last May, glad I could bust it out. A little corner rounding and a nice bow with a PTI sentiment. The photo stinks, but I am not in a place to retake it. So I gave a bonus card.
This is a smaller card and was FAST to put together. I grabbed a scrap of Valentine paper from three years ago (stored with my other Valentine specific scrap paper- I know it's anal, but hey it works for me!) and added the foam letters from American Crafts, and the heart flair. The ribbon was an after thought because it looks naked without it.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I got a slew of American Crafts Valentine stuff from peachcheap. I love peachycheap. (I actually got today's deal too (a ton of basic grey stuff AND free shipping for $12.99 - yes please!)
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I saw this sketch and was like "Huh." I had no inspiration. Nada. none. I pouted. No inspiration. So I pushed it to the back of my mind and did other work related things. But I doodled constantly. And finally after turning the sketch I came up with this:
What do you all think?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Ok, I am officially in LOVE with the bag it up template from Perfect Presentation! Look at this bag! It was so easy to put together. My silhouette made quick work of the cutting and then I added my score lines, folded it and it was ready to go! I made this little bag for my son's daycare teacher, it was her one year anniversary with the center. These girls work so hard and as a working mom I so appreciate that!
The paper is from the DCWV Recycled Stack. I love that stack. I layered 4 flowers of decreasing sizes to create the flower and then added one of the K and Company fabric brads. I decided to wrap some twine around the box at the last minute. It just needed something. The sentiment is from PTI. I love that you can cut a window in the bag as well. It just looks so professional!
Have a great monday!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Is there a color you almost never use? For me, the color is purple. I just don't gravitate towards that color. Ever. One of my friends at work needed a birthday card, and she wanted it to be purple. Oooookaayyy, I thought, now what. Luckily, I had found some American Crafts ribbon on clearance and I had some purple in my stash (hey- just because I never use the color doesn't mean I am not LOADED with supplies in the color!). So this is what I came up with. I love the cuttlebug for texturizing cardstock. This particular folder looks great for a wedding card as well. Needless to say, my friend loved the card and I made a few more of these to keep in my stash.
What's the color you are least likely to use? Maybe it's time to challenge yourself!
Ribbon: American Crafts
Cardstock: Bazzill and Stampin Up
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I love this apple stamp. Its from a Unity stamp set my friend Tiffany brought over the last time we crafted together. I colored the apple with colored pencils; it's actually stamped on Kraft paper. Then I cut it out and popped it up for a little extra emphasis. I searched for the scrap of lined paper in my craft room for like 10 minutes. I KNEW I had the paper somewhere and love how this card looks. The ribbon is from May Arts and is so much fun to work with.
Have a great week!
Friday, January 15, 2010
I loved this sketch. My card just flew together. I used one of my favorite boy quotes to complete this card.
I don't know if you can see, but I used my scor-it to add some texture to the kraft cardstock. I also stiched around the edges of the sentiment and the patterned paper. I inked the edges of the card and added the small strip of cardstock that I trimmed with pinking shears. The button was the final touch. Pretty simple really.
Monday, January 11, 2010
So I was cleaning my scrap room last weekend before coming back to work, and I kept finding all of these fun scraps. Of course playing with the scraps was just as fun as organizing (I love organizing) and so I made a few quick birthday cards. These cards are small (the two with squares are about 4 x4 and the other two are 2.5 x 2.5) but that is the beauty of using the scraps- I simply made the cards as large as the scraps. I, admitedly, am a scrap hoarder. I have all these little boxes and bins and baggies of scraps. I just can't understand paying a lot of money for a piece of paper and then not using all of it. Plus its fun to let my friends go through the scrap bin and make things when they come over too! Hope your week started out fabulous! Oh- the patterned paper is from American crafts, the sentiments are from Papertrey!