May 3, 2013
April 27, 2013
March 7, 2013
I made a few sets of note cards today. Four to a set; used a heavy card stock on the inside. and on the inside, I put a matching piece of paper on one side and left it blank on the other for writing a message. Our church has a Ladies Crafts group & they have two craft bazaars a year. They put that money towards a children's building fund that we built. I decided to make note cards for them to sell this year. I did a variety today to take to them and see if they like the idea. Im going to do a few embellished bday, get well, and thank you cards. These I made to fit into any average size envelope. I will do the embellished cards larger and use the envelope punch board to make larger matching colored envelopes for those. I should get my pre ordered punch some time this month.
March 6, 2013
Insomnia has set in so I decided to make an attempt at a card for my brother who has a birthday later this month. I must have taken this card apart and started over at least five times! I had completely different papers, embellishments and layout each time. There isnt a thing on this card that I started with but the clip art calendar. And I wonder why it takes me so long to do one scrapping project. I used ink this time on the edges of clip art and the tag. I was so nervous using it. I colored the calendar with chalk and circled the day of his birthday. I used ribbon with a pearl snap button from an old work shirt, burlap, and brads. On the inside, I used burlap as well. I painted a heart onto the piece and I really like how the paint comes out on the burlap which is by the way, a piece of old feed sack from our dairy. My brother will be brutally honest so I hope he likes the card. Im so new at making cards and its the first one Ive ever made him one in his 38 years. Thanks for stopping by!
A card for a good friend and riding buddy. I used a clip art image for the first time. I used chalk on the image as well as on the stars and banner. I printed the banner from my PC in the Bleeding Cowboy font. On the inside, I wrote a personal message and included a black & white photo from our last ride. She really liked it and that made it worth the hours of work. I MUST learn to be a faster scrapper!!
February 20, 2013
I got another layout done today. Yeah! But I must say, I HATED my hair cut!!!! I almost did not save these photos because of that. Just a week before, my hair was mid way down my back. I decided to get a "body wave" perm, my first and last perm! They lady burned my hair off. Yep! I was physically sick for a week. Horrible memory but it was so sweet of my son to serve me peanuts and yogurt for breakfast. bahahahaha! I decided to try folding my own flowers. I need to practice but its doable. I tried some stickles, buttons and twine with the flowers. I also tried a few different cuts/folds.
February 19, 2013
February 5, 2013
This layout was done for a sketch challenge. I always have the hardest time with following a sketch. I used so much media on this one that I feel like Im a media junkie! I just love to see how I can recycle everyday things. I used a tassle (came off of an old necklace), ribbon, rickrack, brads, I stuffed scrap paper from my work into the flower, stickers, metals, leather, a clothing store tag, twine, and I embellished a sewing pin with glass beads. That was so much fun that I now need longer pins. For the sketch challenge we had to journal about whats going on in the photos & what we loved. My MIL was visiting us in WI from TX. I just love the way my husbad loves his mom; something very special.
February 4, 2013
I had to share a card I made today for my husband's upcoming 38th birthday. Its tri fold with six sides. "38 Things I Love About You". I used photos from 2000 - 2012 as well as fibers, metals, a tag from a pair of his old work jeans, a clothing store tag, button, chipboard, ink (my first time to use ink & I need to work on that), twine from the dairy, and much more. It took me at least five hours to do this one card. :/ I dont know why it takes me so long. I worked non stop. I did have to gather photos and print out a few (the thumbnails) so I guess that did take some time. Thanks for stopping by.
February 1, 2013
Working on this layout for a challenge where we had to use three patterned papers, chipbaord, something that glittered or sparkled and something cut with your Cricut. This was my first try and I just disliked it so that I ripped it all up the next day.
January 28, 2013
After a complete year with no scarpping, I decided to give it a try. I joined a few challenges for making a couple of cards & then I made one for my MIL just because. I hope to be able to get back into my scarpbooking more and make the time for it as its hard now that I have a horse. Wish me luck. The challenge was to make a card with a tag on it. The card does not open. I used banboo yarn, safety pen, buttons, twine and a feather, and the heard is part of a torn box from the garage.