This was a super easy card to put together. I found this cute paper from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper pack and the branding strip had "wild thing I think I love you" printed on it. The card basically put itself together!
Card Base - Card measures 5.5" x 4.25" Patterned Paper - AC Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Background Stamp - Hero Arts Polka-dot background stamp Ink - VersaMark & clear embossing powder Accessories - Freckled Fawn cork & gold foil heart
I haven't made a card in what seems forever. I threw some Christmas cards together using an Anna Griffin Card kit last month and to be perfectly honest I had to look at the inspiration pieces in the kit because I lost my creative style. I decided that since the kids are older I could find time for myself to create more cards this year. I even sat down and wrote out all the cards I would need to make the entire year to cover all holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. That is a tall order and I am not expecting to make all of them but at least it is a starting point.
Here is my first card of 2017. I am easing back into this craft with this clean and simple Valentine's day card.
Card Base - Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" (top folding) Patterned Paper - Studio 112 Blue Mini Tag Pad Sentiment - Studio G Embosssing folder - Provo Craft Cuttlebug Hearts background Ink - VersaMark Circle Punch - EK Success 1.5"
Accessories -Unknown Red Embossing Powder
My daughter (age 6) punched a scrap from an embossing fail and stuck it to a card base from a card kit I had given her to play with. I think it looks so good! What do you think?
My goal with this layout was to attempt the 5 minute page layout from The Pink Camera but I failed again. This time it took the entire 51 minutes of the podcast to complete. I am very proud of myself though because this challenge has taken some of my apprehensions away and I am just going with the flow of the process and not over thinking as much. It used to take me hours to create a layout and my last 2 layouts have been completed under a hour. So even though I failed, I still feel like a winner!
Here is my layout and additional shots.
Page Size - 12" x 12" Patterned Paper - Crate Paper 12x12 Paper Pad - Story Teller
Other Paper - Coredinations White Canvas Texture Cardstock / Vellum / random scraps from my desk
Die Cuts - Modern Millinery from Making Memories
Stamps - Fiskars Teresa Collins Frames Clear Stamp Set / Stampabilities Love is Kind G1068 / Studio G Alpha Stamp Set WM0176
Punch - Fiskars Teresa Collins Tab
Ink - Versa Mark and Stazon Jet Black
Other Product - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher / Heidi Grace Glitter Border Stickers / K & Company Pillow Hearts / Gold Embossing Powder / Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine / Becky Higgins Date Stamp / Best Occasions Vellum Quote Pack Girl
Here is a scrapbook challenge I participated in based on Lisa's Facebook post the other day to create a 5 minute layout and fill out a questionnaire when complete. I am really new to scrapbooking with only a few pages under my belt so this was a major challenge for me. I failed at keeping it under the 10 minute prep and pull supplies and 5 minute scrap. But oh well, I will keep trying. You can see that my layout is very simple so if I was more skilled I probably could have pulled it off.
Here is my layout and a close up shot of title.
Here are the questions and answers based on this challenge.
1. How long did you take to pull your products? 30-45 minutes 2. What sort of products did you pull? Paper pack with cut-a-parts and alpha stickers and sketch 3. Where you making a plan for the 5 minute layout as you were pulling
your products?Yes 4. Did you time yourself doing the challenge? Yes 5. Did you finish your layout in the 5 minutes given? If not, how much
longer did it take? What sort of finishing touches did you make to
“finish” the page off? It took me 35 minutes to create this page. My layout was complete at 28 minutes and the remaining time was adding my journaling. 6. How did you feel after you finished the 5 minutes? I was still fussing over paper at the 5 minute mark! 7. Did you like how your page turned out? I do like my page 8. Would you do the challenge again? or was it too stressful? It was stressful to have to work so fast, but I will do it again and just see how close to 5 minutes I can get.
Page Size - 12" x 12" Patterned Paper - Crate Paper 12x12 Paper Pad - Story Teller
Here is another super fast card I made using one of the card blanks that I picked up at Michael's that I mentioned in my last post. I really enjoy making fast and simple cards.
Here is a picture of my supplies.
I hope you enjoy and have a great week.
Card Base - Craft Smith Card Blank | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" Patterned Paper - DCWV The Coral Couture Mat Stack with foil Stamps - Close to my Heart D1497 Cricut Art Philosophy Celebration Collection Ink - VersaMark Embossing Powder - Gold
Here is a cute little baby card that I cranked out in like 2 seconds!
Here is a picture of the supplies I used.
The card base was this cute baby blue polka-dot blank card base that came from this set I picked up in the fall at Michael's. The manufacture listed on the back of the package is Craft Smith. I cut a strip of paper from that DCWV stack I picked up on clearance at Joann's and I punched some gray scrap paper with my Martha Stewart elephant punch and just glued everything down.
Super easy and super fast!
Card Base - Craft Smith Card Blank | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" Patterned Paper - DCWV The Coral Couture Mat Stack with foil Punch - Martha Stewart Elephant
I love watching scrapbook videos on you tube and I really love the Glitter Girl series on Two Peas. I am new to scrapbooking so my comfort level with embellishments needs a little work. I also found it difficult to figure out how to journal on the page...like do I write in first person or third person...do I just give facts or do I speak on emotions or events of the day? After much thought, I decided the my scrapbooks would be my personal view of the photo, event or person. A type of photo journal book.
So here is my Glitter Girl inspired scrapbook page of my daughter helping plant our vegetable garden. She was just over a year and a half...so catching these still moments of my romping toddler was priceless.
Page size - 12" x 12" Stamp Image -Butterfly from Close to my Heart Every Day Life D1452 Ink - Stazon Jet Black and Versa Mark with white embossing powder Title Letters - Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphabet Soup with black distress ink Punches - All Martha Stewart designs Accessories - Silver Stud Rhinestones Black Pen - Staedtler 0.3 Pigment Liner
Here is a simple thank you card I made during "nap time" the other day. As my son is getting older and has more of a regular nap schedule, I am finding more time to craft than I have in the past 10+ months.
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 5.5" x 4.25" Patterned Paper - DCWV The Girl Stack and Colorbok Hootenany Designer Paper Sentiment - Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear Stamp Set Image Stamp - Hot Air Balloon by 7 Gypsies Hampton Art Item #1084162 Ink - Stazon Black
It has been a long time since I have had a chance to craft and I am about to go crazy. Life has just prevented me from my crafty passion for the time being. With a 2 year old and now a 2 month old, I just cannot seem to find the time. So I have to take advantage of every second I get to make something pretty.
As I mentioned before, I am not much of a scrapbooker (yet!). My daughter loves having her picture taken so I do take a lot of photos of her. Now that my son has joined the world, I have another subject to photograph. My intentions are to fill scrapbooks with loads of memories, but I am just lacking the time. I have been loving this "Project Life" thing I have seen enter the scrapbook world here in the last few years. It seems like a quick method to get your memories documented without a lot of time and effort. I like how you can fill each pocket with different embellishments like tiny art cards that coordinate with the photos or just fill a spot on the page.
I want to do this type of scrapbooking, but I need to work with what I have. So here is my take on a standard photo book embellished project life style.
It was really fun to use up scrap paper, washi tape, punches and my tiny stamps to embellish each pocket in a unique way. I have attached each photo only at the top of each piece decorative paper insert using washi tape so I can add photo details and additional journaling under the photo.
I am able to do a few inserts here and there when I get time which helps me get creative but doesn't require me to call in a babysitter for my two goonies!!
I made this card the other week using scraps on my desk and my 1" circle punch!! I love using my scraps to make cards and embellishments. It hurts my heart to throw paper away!! I hope you are inspired to take a look at your desk to see what you can create. Enjoy!
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" Sentiment - Studio G i-cling Hello Owl Stamp Set Ink - Stazon Jet Black Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper Circle Punch - Marvy Uchida 1" Circle Punch
While attempting to clean my craft room today, I got a little side tracked and started making little embellishments out of my scraps, small paper bits and a few punches. Here are just a few of what I made today. Needless to say, I still need to clean my room!!
The 2 embellishments with the scalloped edge are my favorite. I think these will look cute as date tags on a scrapbook page.
I love having these at my finger tips when I am working on my scrapbook pages. I have almost used up all the ones I made here.
Here is another Page 2 Page scrapbook layout I made for my daughter's album. This one is all about her first ponytail at 11 months!! I was so happy because that meant I could keep her hair back during meal time. I really disliked having to pick all the food bits out before it became dry and crusty.
I am still trying to find my way in the scrapbook world. I am learning as I go!! I hope you enjoy!
Size - 12" x 12" Title - Lettering Delights Fonts Chaplin and Cursive Ink -Memento Cantaloupe, Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain and Stazon Timber Brown Stamps - Various from Tim Holtz, Basic Gray, Stampology and Doodlebug Designs Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper Edge Punch - EK Success Scalloped Circle Punch Punches - Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch | Recollections Heart Punch Brown Pen - Sharpie Fine Point Brown Pen Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut Expression / Make-the-Cut
I was inspired by the little flowers and the cute scalloped edge on the plate. This was such a quick card to pull together. I stamped the flower images on some fun patterned paper with versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Each flower was hand cut after embossing. I added a yellow daisy brad to the center of the large flower for visual interest. I picked a soft lavender color to stamp out the background image and I used a soft gray for the sentiment. Using a decorative blade on my paper trimmer, I cut out the tiny scallop edge that I glued to the bottom of the card face. I used large foam adhesive squares to pop the card face to the card base. I hope you enjoy what I created!
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" Sentiment/Large Flower - Ditto Thanks for Everything Clear Stamp Set Background Image/Tiny Flowers - Heidi Grace You & Me Clear Stamp Set Ink - Memento Lulu Lavender and London Fog, VersaMark and white embossing powder Brad - K&Company Bugs & Daisies brads Scallop Edge - Tiny scallop blade attachment for my paper trimmer
Most people are sharing 4th of July decorations and projects today, but not me!! Today is my 10th Wedding Anniversary with my husband. Yes...we got married on "Independence" day. We always have the day off from work, there are a ton of sales and fireworks!! Sounds good to me. So with that in mind, I will share the card I made for my husband this year.
I saw this cute frame that someone pinned on Pintrest (click link below). It is the number of months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds in 1 year.
I thought I would do the same type thing for my 10 year wedding anniversary card for my husband. (There have been 3 leap years since 2002 if you are wondering how I got 3643 days.) I created the card front using MTC. I used IrisUPC for the font and selected an aqua background paper from the LD Peppermint Holiday Paper Pack collection. I attached the card front to the base using some large foam adhesive squares.
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" Patterned Paper - Lettering Delights Paper Packs (mentioned in the above post with links) Punch - Recollections Heart Punch