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!  🙂