Monday, September 26, 2011

2X in one night????

So I just remembered I've crafted these 2 birthday cards for a very dear friend and her daughter and wanted to share these as well as the Halloween cards I just posted!  Both were really fun to make, I got to use my Cindy Loo cartridge again, this is a really diverse cartridge and I just love using it to create more mature, intricate cards.  I hope you enjoy these projects.  The little girl bday card was created using Rock Princess, quickly becoming my second fave cart!!!  I added some extra bling for the bday girl :-)  As always, please email me for any details on either card.

OOh here is another card that I created for a very dear friends baby shower, I just fell in love with this color scheme and paper (patterned paper by SEI zoo pals!! animals cut from Create a Critter cart) Enjoy, be safe, and happy scrapping/card making/living :-)

Halloween Quickie

Hi All!

It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to upload some projects, so here I go... I've been crafting up these cards in the last few weeks and wanted to share.  I hope you enjoy :-) Please email me if you are would like the details of anything you see below.  I'm excited to send these out and spread some spooky holiday cheer!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge Project

Hi All,

I finally had a chance to upload my project that I created for My Pink Stampers Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge.  I made this with a friend in mind.  She is an early intervention reading specialist.  We recently had an enlightening conversation about what that is and why it is so critical for all young children to receive the proper attention so each can develop into a grade level reader.  She has inspired me to want to help motivate and reward the kids for jobs well done.  With that in mind, I wanted to create a little desk top ornament (if you will) that would house some school supply rewards such as pencils, sticker sheets, pens, I purchased a wooden star with a carved box in the middle and decorated it with Me and My Big Idea paper and Soft Spoken embellishment pack.  I think it turned out super cute and I hope she really likes it!!!  I can't wait to fill it with Halloween pencils and gift it to her!!!  Hope you like it!

thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 9, 2011

More Breast Cancer Cards Needed!!!

Hi All
It's a little late on Friday night (at least for me) but I wanted to ask anyone who happens to drop by my blog to head over to Robyn's My Pink Stamper website for details on how to help out with a Breast Cancer Survivor Breakfast.  If you have some spare time and would like to create a few cards for the cause please check out My Pink Stampers' site for details   I didn't want to copy the letter without permission from Robyn so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE check out her site, help out a great cause, and bring a smile to a survivor's face!!  Thanks!

PS don't forget to check out her Pinkalicious Blog hop/challenge too!!! V. fun! Can't wait to get my project started tomorrow!  Good night all!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sooo turns out with a little patience, and a lot of time (at least for me), I've been able to make some key changes/additions to the blog that I hope all of you stopping by to view it like!!!  I changed the color of the font b/c I felt the other color was a bit hard to read, I've added some blinkies (I think this is what they are called???) to the bottom of my page, I've added the very short list of blogs I follow (soon to be expanding I'm sure), and some labels for some of the projects I've posted....hope all my friends stopping by find these helpful!  Enjoy the day!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blogging is difficult :-S

So...I've been trying to figure out this whole blog thingy.  I can't seem to figure out how to list the blogs that I follow on my page so that they are available to anyone who might stop by my blog...hmmm.  I think you can grab these little tags called blinkies but I figured it would be much easier and streamlined to just list the URLs of the blogs I visit regularly but what do I know anyway???  Computers in general are a foreign language to me, guess I will get it eventually.  I did notice I have 2 followers...this is super exciting news to me, I'm so thankful!  When I first started this I thought it would just be a place for me to display my crafts so my family and friends could check them out but now I have comments and followers, I'm truly flattered by you all. 

Okay enough of my blazie blah about blogging.  On to the real reason I'm posing today, Halloween Cards!!!  Yes, the fall bug has bitten me!  This is hands down my most favorite time of year :-) and I was super excited to try some of the cartridges I've been hoarding (ha, not really).  So I decided to break out a couple and give some fun Halloween Cards a go..I used Martha Stewart's Seasonal Cake cartridge and Simply Charmed for the cards I'm posting below.  I have detailed recipes listed below the cards if you are interested.  I thought both cards turned out really cute!  I was excited to have a chance to "ink edges" on the ghost card.  I'm new to card making and scrapping so every time I try a new technique I'm nervous about how the end product will turn out but I'm happy with these guys!!!  I still keep it simple, exploring embellishments and layering a little bit more each time I design something...hopefully you enjoy the cards and find the recipes helpful if you decide give them a go!  Have fun, stay safe, and happy scrapping!!!

Simply Charmed Halloween card:  
Paper Company Trick or Treat Pack Purple cardstock 8.5X11" cut in 1/2 then folded in 1/2 for 5.5X4.5"
Embossed with Provo Craft Halloween folder--borrowed from a friend
Filled in Boo/Scary/Bat/Spider using ZIG writer metallic collection in Silver and Pure Black
Cut Ghost Base character at 2.5" in Black and Layer 1 Ghost in white
Inked edges with Color Box Petal Point fluid chalk in ice blue and cheeks in rose coral
Pop Dots raised Ghost off card
Inside:  cut headstone base in black at 2" then layer 2 shift headstone in white at 2"
inked edges of stone with same chalk as ghost in creamy brown and cheeks in peach
cut phrase(word key) at 1" base character
cut grass border from Plantin Schoolbook at 1"

Seasonal Cake Halloween Card:
Used 2nd half of Paper company purple paper above
Recollections All Season paper pack patterned paper cut at 4X4" and rounded corners with chomper
Cut witch base image at 2.75"
Cut Fence Border (not shown on inside of card along bottom) cut at 1X6" using the cake creative feature button
Cut phrase BatBdv at 1" (this is the Happy Haunting code in the booklet)
Pop Dots for witch, inked around patterned paper using purple haze from Colorbox Pastel fluid chalk