Archive | August, 2010

Crop Night (and more cards)

13 Aug

Went to a crop night at Archivers.  Aaahhhh…..four hours of blissful, uninterrupted PLAY time!  I came away with new cards and a total and complete love for a piece of purple patterned paper from Bo Bunny.  So sad it is gone.  MUST find more! 🙂  Supplies: Paper (Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, and American Crafts), Chipboard and Button (Cosmo Cricket), Gems (Basic Grey), Stickles, Letter Stickers (My Little Shoebox and Jenni Bowlin.)

You are Amazing Mini Card


Bicycle Good Times Card

Chickadee Border Card

Sparkly Thank You Card

Hello Sunshine Card

Princess Party Hat and Big Idea Festival

12 Aug

Big Picture Scrapbooking is hosting an idea festival, and today was the first day.  The project was (by Elizabeth Dillow) to make a german “schultute” which is a paper cone filled with goodies.

I decided we didn’t need any more “goodies” around here, so I inverted the cone and made a hat for the princess instead.  I used Pink Paislee paper, some gems, and my trusty Martha Stewart butterfly punch (I used the butterflies to hide the seam.)  Love that ruffled ribbon.  I have it in two different colors.  So pretty.  The princess picked the paper herself, and I think she liked her new princess party hat (if you couldn’t tell by the big smile in the picture!)


I have a few other projects to post, but they will have to wait until they are received in the mail by a certain someone.  Don’t want to spoil the surprise!!

On A Roll!

11 Aug

I am on a roll with the cards!  Had a couple requests for additional cards for purchase, so I am working with some fun new products: a mix of Bo Bunny (chipboard and rubons), Cosmo Cricket, and We R Memory Keepers.  Letter stickers are American Crafts and My Little Shoebox.  These products work SO well together-such fun, happy colors.  Kind of reminds me of the great colors in the Snorkel collection from Cosmo Cricket a while back.  I made SO many cards with that stuff.  Sigh.

Anyway, loving the results of these, and I plan to make several more cards with this stuff.  I think I have found a new Thicker love as well.  I have always liked the American Crafts Thickers, but these foam minis are AWESOME!  I repositioned them several times, and they didn’t pull up any paper, and were still sticky when I got them where I wanted.  They are just the right size for cards, super cute, with lots of each letter to boot.  I could go on and on and on…….BUT I will just let you see the results!  🙂

You Bring Sunshine Card

Used my new Uniball white pen on this.  Love how it defines the border, and brings you in to look at the rest of the card.


Sunshine and Flowers Thank You Card

I liked using the scallop for the sun.  Added a little something different. It was nice to use up the scrap of cloud paper too.  I think after my challenge to use up supplies, I have been using my scraps more efficiently!

To You Both Card

LOVE how this turned out!  Was really wanting something for the background on this card-like a rubon or something-but couldn’t find something I liked in my stash.  SO, I pulled out my trusty pen and started doodling.  This is so out of the box for me because I didn’t plan really what I was doing-just went for it.  It turned out great, and I love doing something different.  I might have a hard time getting rid of this one!  🙂

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8/8/10 Cards

8 Aug

Here are more of the cards I sold last Sunday.  I moved on to some American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket paper for these, with some Stickles thrown in for good measure. The thank you rubons are from Pebbles. Enjoy!


Last Minute Baby Shower Gifts

8 Aug

Was invited to a baby shower last minute.  As I didn’t have money budgeted for gifts, what was I to do but craft?  🙂

Decided to try my hand at some handmade flowers that are all the rage these days.  Results?  Beautiful, but time-consuming, and require LOTS of adhesive!  I would make them again though.

I made 6 cards that could be used as baby announcements (would look cute with a b & w photo attached to the front) or as thank you cards.  I also threw together a quick ribbon banner.  Turned out pretty good for a first try.

Since we don’t know if it is a boy or girl yet, I chose paper that had both blue and pink from Pink Paislee.  The letter stickers on the banner are AC.




I also made a card from the same polka dot paper that I attached to the gift box (not pictured.)  Not bad for limited time, and some new techniques!  It was kind of cool when she opened the gifts because they actually got passed around!  That’s a nice compliment!  🙂

Puppet the Dog and Princess Happy

8 Aug

We made paper bag puppets the other day.  The results are Puppet the Dog and Princess Happy (as named by the princess herself!)


A Challenge

8 Aug

Decided to challenge myself and use up a whole piece of patterned paper by AC, a whole sheet of cardstock, and a package of AC Flair.  I used my standby thank you cards from Michael’s from the $1 bin as bases for most of these. Here are the results (any additional supplies have been listed above each card):

Rose Thank You Card

LOVE this AC ribbon!  Delish!


Doorknobs and Doilies Card

Used a sparkler from Webster’s Pages on this one, along with a doily from LYB.

Ribbon Roses Thank You Card

Used some glitter glue and some Prima stickers on this one.

All A-Flutter Card

Added a few gems.

You The Best

Jenni Bowlin buttons and October Afternoon letter stickers

Absolutely Fabulous

This one is my favorite!  So simple, but so divine!

Little Butterflies Card

more gems added here

Nicest Thoughts Card

Great use of a scrap, if I do say so myself!  🙂

For Everything Card

MM letter stickers, AC ribbon, and more gems

This one is a little busy for me, but I definitely used up more stuff, which is a plus!

Good Times Card

white Archivers cardstock

Thanks Card

AC ribbon, and a few pearls.

Another of my favorites-nice clean lines.  Also love that I used the Flair packaging as the green background on this one.

A Little Birdie Told Me Card

LYB doily
Twelve cards and two bookmarks (not shown) later, I learned a few things through this process:

First, this was a great challenge for me-really stretched myself.

Second, I can make a LOT of things from just a few supplies.

Third, I have WAY too much stuff!  🙂

Fourth, I love my scallop punches and my butterfly punch!  Great ways to use up scraps.

I really did use up everything, although I will admit to having a few leftover punched butterflies and stars. Very fun challenge for me, and VERY COOL FACT: I sold all of them but two this morning (I saved two for myself-I have PLANS for them.)

Guess I will have to try this again some time!

Aug 8, 2010 1:41:43 PM