Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Snow much fun

It has been a while since I did a scrapbook layout, but I found the most wonderful sketch at Practical scrapers and immediately thought of a snow theme!

I used white paper for the background, and 2 patterned papers from my Paper Studio All Seasons Paper pack. I used pictures on our snowfall in February right before my birthday (which was on Mardi Gras this year). I cut out snowflakes in all different sizes from Home Accents, Accent Essentials and Doodlecharms out of various blue scraps and white glitter paper. I cut out the sentiment from Calligraphy Collecetion (the snowflake is from Accent Essentials). I added a few jewels and pearls to dress up the snowflakes, and also added a few embossed silver snowflakes.

I am entering this is these challenges:

Practical Scrappers- Sketch

A Crafty Little Place- Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly- Just the one color (mainly blue)

Stampavie- Anything but a card

Crafty Cardmakers- Glitter and Sparkle

My Pink Stamper- Winter

Sunday, August 29, 2010

2 more crafts for the weekend

The first card is is for 2 challenges. I cut Rudolf from the Doddlecharms cart at 1 1/2 inches and the holly from the Stretch Your Imagination cart at 1/2 inch.

I am entering this card in:
365 Days- Sketch
ABC Christmas- R for Rudolf

For this bookmark, I used my Sweethearts cart to draw the swirl on with cricut markers at 1 inch. I added a few pearls and jewels and wrote on one of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone.

I am entering this in:
Creative Inspirations- Bookmark
Sentimental Sunday- Words to inspire
Stampavie- swirls

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Plain and Simple

Here is my card for a few challenges:

Totally Papercrafts- Plain and Simple
365 Cards- Keep it Simple

One Sketch, two cards

I really loved the sketch from Get Sketchy this week, so I made two cards to enter into some challenges.

Two create this first card, I took a piece of orange scrap cardstock that was laying around for the base of my card. I then made the three flowers out of bronze colored 22 gauge wire and my jig I use for making jewelry. I cut out three 1 1/4 inch circles out of the purple cardstock. I then used a scrap of this patterened paper that I love! I used a pink ribbon, 2 white buttons and the words "Thank you" were cut from the Thank you cuttlebug die cut.
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion- handmade flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar- 3 flowers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon

The following card I made with the same sketch. I used black cardstock as the base. Took a piece of music I have here and cut it down. Cut 3 1/14 inch circles out of the teal glitter, then used my eigth note punch for the notes, black ribbon and stickers spelling out "Thanks". Since I am a musicians I love making cards that are music themed because I can use them for just about anything! I am entering this card into the Get Sketchy Challenge, even though both would fit.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Tomorrow is my Father-in-law's birthday and I wanted to make him a special card. I always have a little bit of trouble making cards for guys, because so much of my papers I have on hand are pink and purple or have flowers or hearst on them. I just got this new paper last week though, and I thought it would be perfect for this card. I kept it simple, and took the sketch from the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to get me started. I think he will like it!

Challenges I am entering this in:

2 Sisters Challenge- Sketch

Rosie D's- One for the Guys

Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome to the World Baby Ryan!

My cousin just had her first child, today, Ryan. I've never been really close to my cousins, because they all grew up in the same city and we always lived far away, but I am overjoyed at the birth of my new second cousin!

I remember seeing the challeneg at Made by Momo and thinking "I have no reason to make a baby card" and wrote it off, until I got a message from my cousin saying they were going in early for a C-section.

This is the first Easel card I've made as well. I used my Doodlecharm cart to cut out the bear and bottle at 1 1/2 and my Stretch your imagination cart to cut out the baby at 2. I used my Fabulous Finds to cut out the blue piece (1 1/2) with his name and Don Juan for his name (1 1/8).

I was also fortunate to find that the Jitterbuggin and Papertake weekly sketches were so similar that I could use this card to enter both.

I'm entering this card in a few challenges:

Made by Momo- Babies, Diapers and Onesies

Papertake Weekly- Sketch

Digi Doodles- Anything Goes

Cricut Cardz- Anything Goes

Jitterbuggin- Born to be wild

ABC Challenge- B is for Blue

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Christmas cards of the year!

My goal is to make as many of my Christmas cards this year as possible, and with the help of multiple challenges I have made my first 4!

ABC Christmas challenge is devoted to helping us start early and build up to a stack of Christmas cards, before December arrives unnoticed! This is my first challenge of the year at this site, so I'm a little behind :)

The Challenge for the week was Quick and Easy cards, with an extra challenge to create more than one using this sketch:

Other Challenges I am entering:

A Spoonful of Sugar- Christmas

Crafty Ann's Challenge- Christmas

Stampavie- Christmas

ABC Christmas Challenge- Quick and Easy Christmas

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This week on Wordless Wednesday the theme is Street or Road. I love this road because it is the road that connects the church that I serve at and the Walmart accross the street. How appropriate-don't you think? :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Engagement Card!

I am so happy to announce that my brother-in-law is now engaged to a wonderful (and crafty!) woman. To celebrate their engagement I made them this beautiful card. This is my first time making a swing card, and I love how it turned out.

I used white cardstock cut down to 7 1/2 by 7 1/2 as my base. Then I added on the light blue paper I've had for years. In the swing square I also added a layer of vellum with hearts printed on it. For the text I used my DS to meld the names which are cut from the Jasmine cart on white glitter paper. The "&" came from Graphically speaking (my newest cart) and the hearts were melded in DS from the Hannah Montana cart. I added a few pearls and rhinestones to the front to dress it up a bit.

I am entering this card into a few challenges:

Creative Card Crew- Sparkle & Shine

Rosie D's- More than 1 fold
Craft your passion- Anything Goes

My Time to Craft- Glitter and Glitz
Crafty Pad- Glitz and Glitter

Anything goes- 3 layers

Monday, August 16, 2010

Want to win a Scrapbox and giant Paper cutter?

I have seen these for years and always dreamed of having a Workbox from The Original Scrapbox company! Multiple blogs that I follow and subscribe to are having a contest for the Limited Edition Workbox. This is a scrapbookers paradise of organization!
To enter into this contest here are a list of blogs that you can go to for details:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Since this is my first Wordless Wednesday entry, I should share a few words (but not too many!)
Besides making cards and scrapbooking I LOVE to take photos! Now I can share some of my favorites.
This picture was taken in Florence, Italy on my honeymoon. It is a reflection of the famous bell tower next to IL Duomo. One of my favs from our trip!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thank You card

I need to make a few Thank you cards and this is the first one of three. I used a Fiskars Heart circle punch to cut out the white circle, then cut out a 4 in circle from Accent Essentials for the background. I used some flower brads that I have had for years and used the Jazmine cart to cut the 1 1/2 inch sentiment. I used foam squares to raise the white circle and give it some dimension. Hope you enjoy!
The challenges I am entering this card in is:
Made by Momo- Flowers
Papertake Weekly- White and Bright
Stamp, Scrap and Doddle- Clean and Simple
Digi Doodle- Punch or Cut
Mami Doodles- Anything Goes