Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Card

Here is one of my christmas cards done two ways and a lessons learned for me.
I used papers from the Reese collection, I just love those papers for Christmas!! I like the red I used for the top card, but ran out and used a different one for the others. But oh well, what the heck.

Oh yeah, my lessons learned - when making a lot of cards don't use a design with all the edges distressed. It is a big pain in the "you know what"

Later Chickies

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Ornaments - not paper!!!

I took a break from scrapbooking for the last couple weeks to get some ornaments made for Christmas gifts. Some of them I liked so much, they are now on my tree!!! That's not wrong is it?
I will have to make some more now.

Just thought I would share some with you guys :)

I don't know how much scrappin I will do this month, but I will post again. I may have more ornaments to share. Oh yeah I do have my christmas cards to make...totally slackin on that but I have to wait for my new stamps which should be here tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Love this card!!!

I just love this card!!! It would be a great card for Christmas to put a family picture on and it stands up as a display. I created this one for a swap in one of my CM groups. I have left the circle and square blank because I am going to personalize it for the person I am sending it to.

Here is a side view.
This was my first time using the Gerbera Daisy stamp. I think it turned out pretty good. I stamped it on watercolor paper and used my watercolor pencils. This is still new to me so I stamped an extra to mess around on and test color combinations.

I created my own template for it from a card I received from someone, so it would be easier the next time I make one. I am posting it here for you. Hopefully when you click on it, it will be large enough for you to read. The paper size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, I always forget to put that in my diagram. I'll remember that one of these days.

Some Tips:
Score your paper in half at the 4 1/4 line first. Next make your markings as noted in blue down and across your paper however you prefer. It is easiest if you make your cut along the red line next so you can use it as a stopping point for your other score lines. Fold the left side first and then all the folds on the right accordian style.

Oh yeah, the size of the paper on the right side sticking up is 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 and the paper on the left side with the flower is 1 3/4 x 4 ( I made mine just a bit wider so I didn't have to trim the flower too much).
Hope you enjoy. If you make one please post a link in the comments. I would love to see it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's finished...well almost

All I have left to do is a little bit of journaling, but I will leave that for later. Here is how the inside turned out. I didn't do much embellishing on the pages because of the size. Turned out cute though.

I usually keep them open displayed on a shelf. This is what it looks like from the top:

Oh, yeah I almost forgot the pics of my first and favorite flagbook:

See ya nextime!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Rodeo Flag Book

Told ya it wouldn't be long til I posted again!!

Now that I can work on my 2009 pics I decided to do another flag book for some of my rodeo pics. If I put them all into a regular scrapbook it would take up half of my scrapbook. The flag book can fit atleast 56 2x3 pics and more if you use some of the inside cover space.

Here is the start of the book. I finished the outside and the inside covers.

Inside front cover:

Inside back cover (sorry kinda blurry on this one)

I'm savin the rest until I get the inside done!!! I will also post pics of my first flag book for you next time. I thought it was on an old post, but I just checked and it wasn't there.

Ya'll come back now ya here!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Back in time for Halloween

Hi everyone!!!
Sorry I've been gone so long, but sometimes life happens and it gets too busy. Here's a few things I've been working on.
This page below is absolutely the last page that is going into my 2008 album. I was all the way done, but there was a challenge in one of my CM groups that you had to use pictures of your home. So I thought I would do one more. I finally get to start on my 2009 pics. Already have a bunch printed up and ready to go.

I think I have a smudge on my camera lens...time to clean it :)
Here is a quick little project I did for my daughter to hand out to her class for Halloween. This was so simple and quite fast to do. I probably would have picked something a little different for the stamping, but I gave my daughter the creative rights!!! I wanted to keep it real basic, since all but the pencils will probably be in the trash before the end of the day. I have one other project I am working on for Halloween yet. That is Elisha's handout for class. They are designed but not made yet. Guess I better get on that.

I found one of these mummies made out of a half of a toilet paper roll and crepe paper while web surfing. I just had to try it. I think it turned out pretty cute.

I promise it won't be so long until I post again...
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Finished number 3

I finished my third little card holder. I have quite a few more to go, but I have to take a break because tonight I have some magnets to make. I went to hang some papers on my fridge and didn't have a magnet to use, so I decided to make some. Hmmm, now what kind should I make? I guess I will have to dig in my stash of stuff and see what I have. Then I have to go back to work, long work week this week. Atleast I have a job though. I will post my magnets for you next time I get a chance.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I finally sat down and worked on the project that has been "sleeping" on my table for about three weeks. I received the directions for this a few weeks ago from my aunt and my mom. This is the picture of my first attempt at it:It turned out so cute!!! I am going to make a whole set to hold and organize all of my cards that are just piled in a box. I am also using my favorite papers from The Angel Company also, Hemmingway. I just love these colors, I will probably have to order more if I am going to finish a whole set.

I made some changes to the directions before doing my second one, I wanted it to have more support on the tops instead of just the angled sides.

Here are the two I did together, can't wait to get more done. Then I can put up this little shelf I have and line them all up. The first one I made was a little challenging, but the second one took me no time at all.
I also sat down at work (shhh, don't tell) and made directions for them including the changes I made. Hopefully this is large enough for you to read.

You want to cut a 12 x 12 sheet down to 8 1/2 x 12 inches, save the cut of section, you will use some of it later. The blue lines below are all score lines. The read lines you can just draw in with a pencil right now and also small pencil marks at the arrows along the top.

You want to score the green lines below. It is easier to do it before you cut the small red lines and the corners.
After you finish the above step, your paper should look like the one below. Then cut the rest of the lines marked in red. I folded along all of my score lines at this point. The side facing you is the inside of the project.
Place adhesive on the tabs marked in yellow(side facing you) , fold over and adhere. This provides extra support on your top and back of holder. FYI - I used the red super sticky bologna tape. This held the project together much better. I also placed all my adhesive on the project first and then just peeled off the red strips as I went along.

From your spare piece of cardstock cut a 2x4 piece and score as indicated below. This is your front piece. Below I marked how and where I applied the adhesive. The green mark is adhesive applied to the side facing you and the yellow is applied to the side that is faced down. The dark yellow is where I first attached the small 2x4 piece.

I hope these directions were not too confusing. Let me know if you tried one, I would love to see it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quick layout to share

Here is a quick layout I did for a sketch challenge in one of my groups, thought I would share with you. I am so glad my daughters AAU Basketball season is over!!! I need a break and some time to get crafty. I feel like I haven't really done anything lately and I have this awesome project on my desk to work on that I want to share with everyone.

After my four days of work (starting tonight) I am going to make a point to work on it. Then pretty soon the kiddos go back to school, this will be the first time in 18 years that I have no little ones at home during the day. My oldest is starting her senior year in high school and my youngest starts Kindergarten. I am hoping that will leave me some time to actually do something during the day.

See ya next time!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More FREE downloads!!!

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Here is couple of pages I finished this week, I am getting so close to finishing my 2008 pictures. So excited because I have some great 2009 pics I want to scrap.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quick and Easy

Yeah, I made it back quicker this time!!!

Sometimes I want a card that isn't just the same old folded in half card. But, I also want something quick and easy. I am demanding aren't I?

This card here is so easy to make and you can still get two of them from one 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of cardstock.

First you want to lay your cardstock down vertically and make a small mark at 5 1/2 inches across the top and then at three inches across the bottom. You don't have to draw the line connecting the marks, I just did it for tutorial sake.

Then you line up your paper at the marks on your paper trimmer and cut. You will end up with two papers like this. Now you need to score the fold lines. It is easiest starting from the longer side (opposite of the way the pic above is - should have flipped it). So, starting at the long edge score at 4 1/4 inches and again at 8 inches. Then fold so it folds like the picture below.

Then decorate as your heart desires. Here is another one I made.

Well, I forgot to flip this picture before posting it, so just turn your screens so you can see them right. Although it is much easier to turn your head.

I am off to the beach tomorrow!!! Everyone have a great weekend :)