Thursday, September 17, 2009

B is for birthday

Morning all! I made this birthday card for my dad a few weeks ago. I love these chipboard shapes from making memories whimsy collection. I was in target a few weeks ago and they had a lot of scrapbook things on clearance and so I picked up these sets. One set was all chipboard shpaes and frames and one set was diecuts, buttons, flowers and chipboard letters. I am really into distressing right now as you can tell. I like the way it adds dimension to a project. Hope you all enjoy and have a good rest of the week.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Manila file folder album

Hi blog readers! Friday night we had card club and Nancy had some wonderful ideas that we made. One of the ideas she showed us to make later was a file folder album. You use a manila office file and fold it and then add papers, embellishments and pictures to it to make a little album. It looked like it wold take quiet sometime to put together but was amazingly quick to put together. I made a christmas one to start and loved the way it turned out so I decided to share so pictures of the almost finished product. I do still need to add photos but will do that at a later date when I decide who to give it to. Have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

baby gift

Hi All! It has been awhile since my last post. Just enjoying the summer. We have been camping quiet a bit and plan on going more. I love enjoying time with the kids and the nice HOT air outside.
Last week was a friends baby shower and unfortunely I was not able to go but sent this card and giftcard set in the nursery colors. The theme is bright and cheery with animals and an alphabet in this wonderful color combo. I also thought after she is done with the gift card tin it would be really cute to display with a lock of hair and the hospital bracelet inside. Hope you all are also enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Brithday card

Hi Bloggers! Sorry I have been pretty busy and haven't posted. I haven't been crafting the last couple of weeks and made this quick card on sunday for my father in laws birthday I wanted to share with you all. I love Kraft paper. Its like white or cream and goes with everything but can take on a vintage look. I based my card off the ribbon (american crafts). I hadn't even opened the packed and I bought it at christmas time so I decided to take it out. Love the color combo. Hoep you all are enjoying your summer.

Monday, June 22, 2009

More Fathers Day

Here's another Fathers Day card I wanted to share with you all. We didn't make this one at card club but we did make something with the same layout. I wanted to make two of the same card for my father and father-in-law so I used a 6x6 basic grey pad and some Kraft cardstock and here's what I came up with. I have always loved basic grey and the smaller paper pads are great for card making. You can try out colors and papers to see which sheets you will use the most and then buy it in the larger form for more card making or scrapbooking. Have a great Monday!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!!!!!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Fathers Day! I hope you all have a great time celebrating that man in your life. This card is for my husband from the kiddos. We made this card at card club (thatnks Peggy)and I have been waiting to share it with you until today. The ties at the top are removable and you can write messages on the back so my daughter wrote some sweet notes for her DADDY from her and her brother. I loved this color combo and thought this was just a really cute idea. If you aren't already in a card club you should think about starting one with a group of friends. We only meet every other month and its a great way to get diffferent ideas and a fun time to visit with the girls.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dawn's color challenge #9

Happy Sunday! Dawns color challenge this week were some easy colors to work with Grass Green, Black and Cream. I've been working with distress inks the last couple of days trying different techniques etc and I thought dawns vintage picture and colors would work well with this technique. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My first attempt at distress inks

I I have been really into Tim holtz and his designs lately. He has great tutorials on his blog and so I thought I would attempt to make a tag today. It was really easy. A little messy but the effect turned out pretty cool I thought. I would love to hear feedback from you all so don't be shy. Thanks and have a great day!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Another thank you card

Good morning everyone. This is another thank you card I made for my daughters female softball coach for the team to sign. I used the same stamp as the male card but a totally different look with this one. I love the large prima flowers. I believe these are called cabana and the paper is from making memories. Hope you all enjoy your Sunday. We are off to church and then to a softball tournament. Thanks for taking the time to look.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Coaches card

Good morning everyone. I thought a would post this quick card that I made for my daughters softball coaches. She has two male coaches and a female manager. This was duplicated for each of the coaches. It is a variation of a card we made at card club on friday evening (thanks Peggy) that was a fathers day card. I tried to use distress ink to daub around to give the card a different feel. The papers are from Basic Greys boxer line,then just a few bottons from my stash and a thank you sentiment from stampin up (kristina werner design) and it was done. Quick but really a nice card. Hope you all have a great day. I will be back in a few days with another card to share with you.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

All about me

Good morning everyone. I made this frame last week for my daughters room. This is one of those projects that has taken me forever to do. I had all the supplies but just hadn't sat down to put it together. I loved how it came together and so did my daughter. The M and butterfly are uppercase living rubbed on the actual glass everything else is just various scrapbook supplies from Me and my big ideas (soft spoken), several rubons in my stash and the paper is K and CO. Hope you enjoy your day today.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

birthday blue

Hi blog readers. Just a quick post this Satruday evening. I made this card awhile back but never posted it so I thought I would share it with you. I love the blue,white,green combo of colors and I based this card of of the ribbon that I loveand a scrap of paper my friend gave me.
I hope you all are enjoying your long weekend. I have been in a sping cleaning kick (well really my husband is on a spring cleaning kick) so we have spent the weekend doing all the odd things that never seem to get clean like closets, blinds, baseboards, and windows screens but we are now done and we are going to relax the rest of the weekend watching movies, and bbqing with friends and maybe even get some crafting in.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Simple scrapbook page

Hi blog readers. I hope you all had a nice Mothers Day weekend. I certainly did.

I wanted to share with you a scrapbook page I made on National Scrap weekend. This year instead of going to a store we did a friday night scrap at a friends. We had a mexican theme since it was also close to Cinco De Mayo and just had a great time visiting had having yummy food and goodies. I made this page that night and it is very simple but I really liked how it turned out. The lettering was from the alphalicious cricut cartridge and they just looked very St. Patricks day to me. In a firefighters home St. Patricks day is a big deal with parades and parties and we just had a fun time that night so I of course had to make a page about it. Thanks for taking a look and have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

anniversary card

Hi everyone. I just wanted to share a card with you that I made for my hubby. We have been married 12 years today. I really liked the way this card turned out. the ribbon is from american crafts and it has gold flex in it which I love. The letters were stickers. I bought them at Michaels but I can't remember who made them and I don't have the package anymore but I just loved them. I am thinking making memories. Michaels had them in black, gold and silver and I really loved the gold. They went perfect with the ribbon of course so I had to get them.
Happy Anniversary Honey. I love you!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Kristinas 50th color challenge

Hi everyone. Today I am posting a card I made for Kristina Werners 50th color challenge. I love her blog and she has an amazing talent that I admire. For her 5oth celebration she is giving away some fabulous prizes and so I thought I haven't participated in awhile what better reason. The colors this week were yellow, brown, red, white and turqoise. I really loved working with this color combo and I will have to try it again for some scrapbook pages in the future.

Thanks for taking the time to see what I created. Have a great week.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fun michaels purchase

Happy Firday everyone! SO usually I go into michaels needing something specific for a project but this week I just went in because they were having a great sale and I thought I would pick somethings up if I saw anything interesting. WELL as you can see I found a lot . The titles on the right are by me and my big ideas and they were over by the stickers but they are decorated chipboard with sticky on the back. They were 1.19 each so of cousre I had to get a TON. the other packs are various but I LOVe the firefighter one. Soft spokens were 40%off and I love them because you can make a scrapbook page of a project with one of these and a piece of paper and your pictures and you don't have to think about a thing. You just slap it on and it looks great and put together. The other two items the distress ink and acrylic letters I just saw and both were on sale also so I thought I would pick them up. Well thanks for looking at my purchase. I can't wait to show you what I make with them.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

similar card different theme

I made this card very similar to the b day card I showed you all yesterday. This card was for a baby shower a few weeks ago and these are the room colors and the bedding is an argyle patttern so this matched nicely. Enjoy the rest of your saturday.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hubbys birthday card

Happy friday everyone! Toady I am posting my husband birthday card. His birthday was on wednesday. I love the bright colors next to the kraft and brown. I think everything really pops. Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

HI blog readers! I have another scrapbook page to share with you all. I was hoping to get color challenges done last week but ran out of time before the deadlines. Hopefully I will get them done this week but for now here is a page I made on our girls weekend last month. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Card Club pics

These are the other creations we made at card club. I loved how these cards turned out the the diaper fold pouch is just too cute and easy. Happy Spring everyone!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March Card Club

Hi all ! I wanted to share the first of a couple of pictures from card club at my house. The theme was spring. I love this great we r memory keepers paper. The middle item is a simple bookmark made with Giant paperclips you can get at any office supply store. I love the way these turned out. Happy saturday!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

card club pics

I was working on card club projects for this month (card club is at my house) and I realized I had never shared the any of the cards I made at the last card club. These were three of the seven projects we made that night and I love them all. We have card club every other month which works out nicely for all of us and I love all the great ideas everyone comes up with. Next week I will be sure and share with you everything we make at my house and hope you enjoy them just as much as these wonderful cards.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Scrapbook Layout

So I promised some pictures of layouts I did on our girls scrapbook weekend. This layout is my favorite and it was the last one I did that weekend. I used the george cartridge for the lettering and the going places for the cute trailer and campfire. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lazy poster

Hi folks! I know I know I am a lazy poster. I haven't crafted that much but I promise I will have lots to share after this weekend. I am going scrapbooking with the gals and I will have tons of cards and scrapbook pages to share.

Today I wanted to share a b day card with you all. It was my husband grandfathers 87th birthday this week and we went to lunch on sunday with him and I gave him this card. I thought it turned out really cute. His wife loves homemade things and I noticed this weekend that each card I make for them she keeps and adds them to a collage she has started in a frame on the wall. I thought it was very special that she does that so I wanted to share her next addition. Have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Brithday card and gift card tin

Hi blog readers.We have a lot of january birthdays among our family and friends. This is a card and gift card holder I made for my mother in laws b day last week. the gift card holder is great. Its the size of an altoid box and a card fits perfectly and the decoration is a band so that it can be slid off and kept in tact. I also love this color cmbo. Its Stampin ups kiwi kiss, baja breeze and the printed paper is from k and company. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Birthday fun

Hi all! I am back in the swing of things and crafting again. I wanted to share this cute set I made for a friends son for his 8th birthday. The rectangle item is a giant candy bar and in the bag were some pokemon cards ( he loves them) . Be back soon with some other cards and such.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year everyone! It has been ages since I have posted. Sorry about that but I am now back to it so I will post more often now.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. I am sure like me you are making your resolutions or goals for the new year. I have many so I thought it would be a good idea to post them on my blog and hold myself a little more accountible.

1. Be healthier
I always say I want to loose weight but I just get frustrated with a number so by saying healthier this will mean going to the gym regularly, eating better and just overall think about what I am doing to my body and what I put in it.
2. Drink less wine
Um actually no I am taking this out (disregard)
3. watch less tv and read more
I watch way too much reality tv and I think if I watch less I can read more and gain some knowledge instead of trash.
I have so many projects I want to get done and I am so behind on my scrapbook so this is a must.
5. Be a better example for my children
I thinking if I work on all of the above things my children will see what I am doing and maybe follow along.

I would love to hear about some of your ideas for the new year so if you would like to share leave a comment here.
Have a Blessed New Year!!!!!