Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hangin' Out

I was thrilled to get to make a scrapbook page this weekend!  And I had these great pictures of our granddaughter playing in our tree.  Then on Black Friday, I picked up these wonderful BasicGrey papers for less than half price.  It matched the pictures perfectly!

The page is made with the current sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches.  You can find the sketch here.  I made it into a two page layout because of the number of pictures I had, and the fact that it would have been hard to cut the pictures down.  I don't print my own pictures.  I upload them and have them printed at a local drug store.  I was happy with the way it turned out!

Here are the details:

Cardstock:  Wausau papers, Bazzill and Core'dinations
Patterned papers:  BasicGrey Origins
Border punch:  EKSuccess
Marquee Label:  I can't remember which Cricut cartridge I cut this from.  I had a hard time finding one to work.  If I figure it out, I will come back and post it.
Scalloped Circle Silhouette -- Mini Monograms with the framed feature at 9"
Branch:  I used my Creative Memories wavy cutter for this
Leaves:  Walk in my Garden Cricut cartridge at 1 1/4"
Monkey and Vine:  Create A Critter Cricut cartridge at 4 1/2"
Hangin' Out:  Sesame Street Sunny Day Cricut cartridge at 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" (for the word "Out")
Butterflies:  Martha Stewart and McGill punches
Label for Journaling:  Nestabilities
Gems:  Unknown -- from my stash

Here is the sketch:

Click on the picture for a better look!

Hope you like it, and thanks for your comments!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Cake For You!

This is a very simple card, and it was really hard for me to leave it alone!  But, I had to.  I can't put any brads, buttons, or much of anything other than paper on it.  It is for my cousin who is in prison.  No, he isn't really a criminal.  In fact, I told you about him in this post last year when I made a birthday card for him.  I think he is scheduled to get out of prison in 2012.  I just pray that he never turns to drugs again.  He says he is determined to pay his parents back for all he's put them through and be the father that God wants him to be.  I just hope he has the courage and strength to do that!

The case was made using Mojo Sketch 166.  Click here to go to the Mojo Monday blog, or you can click on the logo in the right side bar.  I really loved the sketch, but of course I love all of them!

Here are the details on the card:

Size:  A2
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Natural Stack
Embossing:  Cuttlebug -- both the backgrounds and the birthday cake
Stars:  Punch
Circle border -- Doodlebug Designs Paper Frills
Scalloped Square -- Punch
That's about it -- extremely simple!  (Way too simple for me)

Hope you like it, and most importantly, I hope he likes it!  Thanks for any comments.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my simple card:

Saturday, November 27, 2010

With Our Sympathy

I'm back!  It seems like such a long time since I created something!  In all actuality, it had been a little more than a week.  We traveled last weekend to visit our families in Virginia for an early Thanksgiving celebration, and then this past week, I was working and then getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday here.  Last night, I spent a little time in my scrapbook room and created this sympathy card for a friend whose father passed away a few weeks ago.

The idea for this card came from this week's challenge  (#16) over at Case Study.  You can check out the card by clicking here.  I really liked the idea of the scalloped circle being offset from the card just a little.  I had fun with it!

Here are the details of the card:

Size:  A2
Cardstock:  Recollections
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Scalloped circle:  Nestabilities
Ribbon:  Satin -- from my stash
Gems:  Unknown
Tree:  Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge (cut at 2 1/2") -- I added some Stickles to the leaves on the tree.
Border punch:  Martha Stewart

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings To All!

No creations from me this morning, but a sincere wish for anyone who stops by to have a blessed Thanksgiving.  When I think of my many blessings, my creative, blogging friends are included too!

I will be back in a day or two with a few cards I'm getting ready to make.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You're 16!

Our neighbor's son turned 16 this week.  We've known him since he was 3.  He used to love everything there was about mowing.  When he was 4 or 5, he would videotape my husband mowing.  How cute is that!  Then he liked motorcycles for a while, and my husband helped him get his motorcycle running lots of times.  Now he's into computers, and he's helped us get our wireless router going on lots of occasions.  Needless to say, he's pretty special to us.  So, I made this birthday card for him and gave him a gift card to Best Buy.

Here are the details of his card:

Size:  A2
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye (striped) and unknown (polka dots)
Embossing on card and star:  Cuttlebug
Star:  George Cricut cartridge (cut at 2 1/2")
Border punch:  EKSuccess
Scalloped rectangle:  Nestabilities
16:  Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge (cut at 1 1/4")
Buttons:  Unknown (from my stash)

Thanks for looking and for your comments.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Party Time!

What a fun scrapbooking weekend I have had.  My neighbor came over on Saturday afternoon, and we scrapbooked together for several hours.  And to top it all off, I did a two page layout of my granddaughter's birthday.  Woo hoo! 

As I think I've already said, I just love Allison Davis' sketches.  They are such great two page sketches.  I love how she can take one sketch and make it look so different!  So, I had fun with this layout.  I thought it was finished last night, but I knew it needed something else.  Then it hit me today, I could add a banner to the corner!  So, that's what I did, and now I feel like it is finished.

Here are the details of the layout:

Cardstock:  Bazzill; DCWV
Patterned Papers:  My Mind's Eye
Party Time & Party Hat:  Cuttin' Up Cricut cartridge (wow, I hadn't used that cartridge in such a long time)
Make A Wish and Yummy:  K and Company
So Fun, Bear & Balloon:  Create A Critter Cricut cartridge
Large rose:  Prima
Small roses:  Recollections & I Am Roses
Flourishes:  Sizzlit
Scalloped Circle behind bear:  Nestabilities
Banner:  Country Life Cricut cartridge
Pink flower:  Punch
Gems/Pearls:  Unknown

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

(Click on the picture for a better look)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sketch 89 Birthday

I didn't have a cool title for the card I made this week for a friend.  I started with sketch 89 over at Card Patterns.  It is a pretty simple sketch, but can be interpreted so many ways.  I love it!

Here are the details of my card:

Size:  4 x 6
Cardstock:  Bazzill, DCWV
Patterned Papers:  My Mind's Eye
Ribbon:  Unknown
Scalloped circles:  Nestabilities
Embossed cake, gift, and "Happy Birthday" (which is hard to see in the middle circle) -- Cuttlebug
Green circle (behind Happy Birthday) -- Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge
Branches (orange):  Cindy Lou Cricut cartridge
Large rose:  Prima
Small roses:  Recollections
Border punch:  EK Success


Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paw Prints Have Been Left On Your Heart

I'm back!  I'm feeling much better, with only a little cough hanging on.  I really needed to make this pet sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her greyhound last week.  The dog had a dental procedure and when he was waking up, something happened to his heart, and he passed away.  So sad!  And this gal has had her share of tough times lately.  She lost her other greyhound less than six months ago, and she had surgery about six weeks ago for early stage lung cancer.  So, she is in my thoughts and prayers, and hopefully this card will brighten her day.

The card is an A2 sized card.  Here are the supplies I used:

Patterned papers:  Linen Closet DCWV stack
Cardstock:  Recollections kraft
Gems:  Studio 8?
Pawprint:  Paper Pups Cricut cartridge
Flower:  A button from my stash
Ribbon:  ??
Sentiment:  Harrington font
Punches for sentiment:  Stampin' Up
Border punch:  EKSuccess

Thanks for your patience with me, and for your comments!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

And we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming . . .

In other words, I hope to get back in my craft room tomorrow night.  I haven't made anything in a week now.  That is very unusual for me.  But, I started getting sick on Thursday evening and even left work early on Friday.  I feel lots better today -- I just have a scratchy throat now and seem to be losing my voice. 

I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh my . . . I'm so honored!

I really can't believe it!  I love the Case Study challenge blog.  It's so exciting to see how someone takes a card and uses it for inspiration.  And this morning I had an email from someone making a comment about my sympathy card that you can see here congratulating me for my card being recognized.  I couldn't click fast enough to get there to see what was going on!  And there it was, I MADE TOP 3!  You don't know how happy I am.  It came on a morning when I needed something to make me smile, and this sure did it!   God knew just what I needed!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

So very excited . . .

I am so excited!  I have a card in Scrap Street Magazine!  If you don't know about this magazine, you must check it out.  It is an online magazine with lots of inspiration.  It is especially exciting for me because I've never had my work published anywhere!  Click here to go to the magazine's home page.  Just click on the magazine, and it will take you to the table of contents page.  You can browse through the great inspiration, and when you get to this page, you will see my "Paw Prints" card at the bottom.  The theme was to show work that uses frames. 

Thanks for letting me share my joy!