Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cards, cards, cards

I have been working diligently on my card-making skills.  I never really do any Halloween stuff because most of our holiday isnt really Halloween as much as it is "Fall Festival" type activities.  I loved the look of the cards that Kristina Werner has been doing so I was inspired to do a couple myself.  I have no idea who I will send them to but I had fun making them.  I got the cute ribbon at Wal-Mart for .97 each and the papers were in the $1 bins at Target.  Talk about cheap cards...!!!  The Happy Halloween stamp was also in the $1 bin at Target.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gettin' Closer!

I am slowly inching my way towards my goal for the album for the craft fair.  I have been working this morning since I dropped the girls off on this one.  I know I lose track of time when I scrapbook, but I don't think it should take 2 hours to make one layout!  Anyways, here it is.

Here are the supplies I used:
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterened Paper - DCWV
Letters - Chip Chatter by Pressed Petals
Flowers - Prima
Note Paper - Making Memories
Pearls - Recollections

Now it's time to go and do the work I get paid to do:(

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Box!!!

Kids are so funny.  Add a dog and a cardboard box to the mix and you have a perfect photo-op!


Hey everyone.  Its still wet and cool here in Arkansas and I am not complaining because this time of year it is usually still pushing 100.  Today I practiced a little "scrap-lifting".  I am pushing to get an album done to enter in the district fair and I only have today, tomorrow and Thursday to get it done.  I will be at a retreat on Friday and Saturday and entries are due Sunday afternoon.  OMG!  Anyways, I have resorted to any and all means necessary for inspiration.  One more page finished towards my goal of 20 for the album.  Here is the inspiration layout from the April 2009 issue of Scrapbooks Etc. and my "scrap-lifted" version.

I changed several things.  First off the pictures, also the title and journaling positions.  The basic layout of the papers and the verticle strips of papers and ribbons is the same.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Over the Weekend

I got a lot accomplished this weekend. I watched several YouTube episodes from kwernerdesign, swissgirl, and apieceofcraftdotcom. Those are my favorites. They are so inspiring and make it look so easy....for those of us who are normal we know it is not. I did a couple of is my fav.

The background is Bazzill and the patterned papers are by S.E.I. The title is some ToplineCreations I had in my stash that is NLA.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

12x12 Trouble

I decided I need to get back to doing some work in my 12x12's and after working on mini books for so long now I am having 12x12 trouble! I did manage to get 4 pages done but I am not really happy with any of them. Guess I am just going to have to work at it and put down the mini books for a while :( Anyways here is the favorite of the 4 layouts I did.

I love this picture of Brooke. Her hair is all crazy and she is still beautiful. The die cut circle is from The Sweet Life collection by Colorbok. The title is foam Thickers. Sorry about the glare on the photo...for some reason lately I love glossy photos.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Card Sketch Book

First of all I just want to say that I am NOT a very good card maker, but I am practicing. I have been following the Make a Card Monday blog done by Kristina Werner and she is awesome. She recently posted a video on a card sketch book that is soooo cute. I made one for myself and I really like it. Here is how mine turned out and if you want to make one for youself hop on over to her blog and watch the video and download her free .pdf at:

I used my Cricut and the Stamped cartridge for the letters. The paper is DCWV Nana's Kids.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

1st Place!

I finally got around to entering our county craft fair. Every year I say I am going to but never make the deadline. This year I finally got some crafts entered. I got ribbons for all my entries and my "BABY" girl book won 1st place!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Same Effect...Less Expensive

In a world filled with doubts and uncertainties about money, security, stability who can really afford to go out and spend $150 on a computer program...not me. I love the look of the digital brushes you can get for Photoshop and such but, being frugal, I dont want to spend the money to buy the program. I did however find some great border stamps and when you combine them with some staz on ink I think you get about the same effect. Not as much variety, but hey...for $5 with a 40% off coupon from Michaels I can make do. What do you think?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Finally Friday!

TGIF! And thank goodness Monday is a holiday. We dont have any plans but I will be glad to not have to go to work. I have been working diligently on a cardboard album using my Bind-it-All and I must say I am loving the way it is turning out. Using blue and red together is one of my favorite color combinations so that is what I chose for this little album. Against the craft color of the cardboard it really pops.

I freehand drew the heart and cut it from cardboard and then I peeled the top layer off and painted it with red acrylic paint. I love the yellow Prima flowers against the red and white gingham fabric. I also freehanded the little bird on chipboard and painted it with blue acrylic. More to come...