Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Wow! What a busy couple weeks (or months!) It's back to school time, so I've been busy with teaching and trying to keep myself organized and of course card making. Unfortunately, there hasn't been enough time for the latter. I do have some samples that I have been playing around with. I have had my cricut out and I made some owl cards. I made these using the cartridge Hoot n' Holler Lite. The background paper is out of my stash that I had laying around. More samples coming soon!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I absolutely love this paper! I found this 6x6 paper pack at my local scrapbook store and loved it so much, I went back and got another pack! The flowers are made with the Stampin' Up die Fun Flowers. I brads I used for these flowers are from Stampin' Up. Aren't they gorgeous? As a matter of fact, I used them all up and now need to get more! We did use this die last weekend for my flower class. This die is so versatile. I end up using it all the time to make quick flowers. I will have some more samples using this die with different materials. Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, August 6, 2012
These flowers were another part of my flower class. These flowers were cut from the die Tattered Flowers by Tim Holtz. The brown is just regular felt from Hobby Lobby, the gold is a wool felt, which is more expensive, but cuts a little better.
The felt from these flowers is from PaperTrey Ink and so far is the best I have found! It is also wool felt and cuts beautifully. It has a much cleaner cut than the polyester felt. Be sure to check back soon for some more flower samples from my flower class.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Finally! I'm back! Actually, I never left, but my blog seemed to. I was able to view my blog, but could not figure out how to post new information. I am not quite sure how I figured it out now, but I will worry about that later. I have been creating and have tons of samples to show, so let's get started. I just got back from a fabulous scrapbook weekend with my friends. They has asked me to teach a few "make n' takes" over the weekend. One of the classes I decided to do was a technique flower class. I wanted to show different ways to used different media to create fun flowers. Over the next few days, I will show you what I did. The first sample today is made from kraft glassine paper by Tim Holtz. The paper comes in 5x7 sheets (small stack of 36). For this sample, I die cut flowers from the Stampin' Up Fun flowers die. I then embossed them with a cuddlebug folder to get the swiss dots (or further below, the swirls). Last I used a cute Stampin' Up brad to attach the flower together. You can use a Stazon ink to ink the edges for a little more of a distressed look.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Here are some sample pages from a Paperbag scrapbook album I made. I have listed a kit with all the pieces needed to complete a whole 10 page album (plus front cover and back) just like this one on ebay. The completed album shown here is for a friend at work that is having a baby girl in July.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
I am finally on summer vacation and I am loving it. I can craft and create to my hearts content! And not only am I creating, but I have time to get caught up on my "blog surfing". As I was checking out blogs today, I was directed to a blog that had a great video showing a cute summer tag and also a huge give-a-way. Go over to Joe's to check out the fun! I will be back shortly with some cards I have been working on! TTFN!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
These cards are made using papers and supplies from "the girls paperie". I found several scrapbooking sets at an outlet store (of course, I bought all the varieties they had!) I love the maps and papers in pink. The kits came with papers, buttons, brads, die cut tags and embellishments and stamps. The sentiment I used for these cards is from "Lawn Fawn Stamps". The black flower and diamond brad are both from Paper Studios. The black frame was cut from Cricut (Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to my Heart). Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This card just sparkles all over! I used the Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated" to make the clock. The glitter paper along the bottom is from Stampin' Up as well as the two different sentiments. The flower is actually from the dollar bin at Michaels. It was a bit too bright, so I spritzed it with silver Glimmer Mist (same with the clock and the doilie). I added a silver/gray pearl to the flower and pink gems to the clock. Even the background printed cardstock is glittered. If you like this kit, it is being offered on ebay. Check out madebyme26. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
This cute baby card was inspired by these acrylic rectangles seen below. I first embossed the acrylic piece with a Cuddlebug embossing folder. I then dyed it with Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Stream) by Tim Holtz. After mounting it on white and then a light teal color, I added a yellow Cricut duck (from New Arrival). I added yellow glitter around the duck. A few yellow flowers at the bottom and a larger white Prima flower (with glitter added and a teal brad) embellishments add some needed touches. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
|This is how the acrylic pieces come.|
|The first one shows the clear embossed piece, the second shows the piece after it was dyed.|