Saturday, August 28, 2010

A few fun projects

Last night I stayed up burning the midnight oil with some scrapbooking friends making some projects. I have three of them to share with you today.

This first card uses a set of the vintage patterns I had in my earlier blog post! I had fun with this one. I thought the image of the two women would be perfect for a friendship card.

Vintage McCalls Pattern
GCD Studios Paper
October Afternoon Paper
Marvy Punch
Hero Arts Stamp
Dill buttons
Colorbox ink

The next card is also using a pattern from my newly acquired stash. I love the look on her face!

Vintage McCalls pattern
Hero Arts stamp
October Afternoon paper
Websters Pages paper
Sewing Machine

My final project to share today is a layout I made for a Natural embellishment challenge over at
Websters Pages paper
Websters Pages letters and stickers
Fiskars border punch
vintage lace
Color box ink
Prima Swirl
flowers from outside (my natural embellishment!)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Birthday Present to Myself

When I celebrated my birthday recently I needed to renew my driver's license. Luckily the DMV was near this antique store that frequently has vintage patterns. I couldn't resist stopping in and here's some of what I found:

These are some vintage hairnets. I thought the images were FANTASTIC!!

I can't wait to get busy with these!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A few more VBS pics

The kids had a lot of fun at VBS this year and I wanted to post a couple of pics of them having fun. Here are Dylan, Debbie and Ella posing before all the other kids got there.

They enjoyed dressing up!

Ella's hat was a bit big, but she wore it all day anyway! I love how she is listening to the Pastor deliver his opening here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What I've been Up To Lately...

We had our Circle J Vacation Bible School this past Saturday and we had a lot of fun! Part of the fun (and what kept me busy for basically an entire week) was the decorating for it. Here are some pics of some of the decorating me and two others did for the day.

The bulletin board was fun. It had fabric scraps that were just the perfect colors (although this picture is bad and doesn't show it well!). My friend Toni lent me the Paper Doll Cricut cartridge and I was able to make those mountains, cowboy, cowgirl and wagon for the board!! Thanks Toni!

For the entry way, we used cardboard boxes to make the gate entrance to our ranch. Our registration table is in the far right where I also used that Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge.

Oriental Trading Company had this cool horse so I made fencing to go down the hallway and corral our horse. I used what seemed like a million cardboard boxes from refridgerators, etc. and I used a brown acrylic paint with water to get the cardboard darker. Then I went back and added a few swipes of a different brown to high light the fencing.

On of the teachers had this ride on horse at her house and we made a little covered wagon out of a Radio Flyer wagon, hula hoops and fabric. The barb wire is from Oriental Trading Company and is save to the touch!

This is a view down the hallway of more fencing and some little decorative items. There are some grasses inside cowboy boots at the end of the hallway that I really thought was a cute touch!
I'll share more pictures later!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Graphic Beauty

Whew!! It's been crazy busy with Bible School decorating in the evenings so I haven't been able to get a lot of creating done that hasn't involved the Ranch Bible School theme we have for this year. However, I did make a birthday card for my Stepmother (which will unfortunately be belated since her birthday is tomorrow, it got mailed today, and she lives about 3 mailing days away from us! Sorry Patti!!).
I loved this image from Graphic 45 and I simply added sheet music, a jouraling frame and some punched butterflies from a new Martha Stewart butterfly punch I got with a birthday gift card (Thanks Amy!).

I hope you all have a wonderful day and I hope to be regularly posting by next week!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday is FINALLY here! It seems like it's been a long week here with the city shutting off water for hours each day and the power going out for hours yesterday. I could never make it in the olden days, that's for sure! Anyway, so far today we have both water and power, so it's all good!

Here's two cards I made last night:

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket paper
October Afternoon paper
Inkadinkado stamp
Melissa Frances Rub on
Vintage pattern image
Liquid Pearls
Vintage Music sheet
Prima flowers
Delish Brads
Crackle Paint
Maya Rd. Chipboard

Vintage Pattern Image
Websters Pages Paper
Vintage Sheet Music
Vintage Flower
Creative Imaginations Journaling frames
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vintage Greeting

It has been super hot here in MN lately and with my scraproom up on our third floor, I haven't gotten up there a whole lot, but I did turn on our extra window ac up there last night and I did a little creating. I wanted to make a vintage card for an upcoming birthday so here it is:

***This card is out for publication to Cards February 2011***

Supplies used:
October Afternoon: Thrift Shop paper
Vintage Music sheet
Vintage Lace
Vintage pattern image
Jenni Bowlin button
Sewing Machine

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Swap Card to Share Today

Every month I wonder what to make for my monthly card exchange with my Grandmother, my Grandmother's friend and my Mother in Law. This month I decided to embrace Summer with this fun veggie paper. I think this paper is so cute, yet I don't have a use for it in scrapbooking. It is perfect for a fun Summer card.

Supplies Used:

Old page from a farming account book
Cosmo Cricket paper
Stamps: Hero Arts
Gemstones: Hero Arts
Pom Pom Trim: Hobby Lobby
Fiskars Scalloped oval punch.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A few cards to share today....

I made up a few more cards for the Craft Festival last night and all I can say is, if they don't sell, I'll
be all set for a year on cards to send people!! :)

This card uses Hero Arts stamps. I also used scrap paper. I know the pink is Cosmo Cricket, but I'm not sure about the patterned paper at all!

I had more of that patterned paper left over, so I used it on this card as well. I also used an image from Crafty Secrets and the scroll is from My Minds Eye.

This card was a lot of fun to make! I liked the way the Glimmer Mist came out on the white cardstock. The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart and I used some liquid pearl dots on the bodies of the butterflies. The stamp is from Hero Arts.

This pic is blurry! (Sorry!!) I used some Cosmo Cricket scraps and Cosmo Cricket letters to make this rather simple card!
I enjoyed playing around with different styles!
Thanks for coming over to check out my blog today!

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's Monday!!! :)

It's that time again.....Monday! How does the weekend go by so quickly? I know I can't be the only one wondering that this morning! :) Anyway, I have big plans today. I need to make some cards in my free time today for the Crafty Festival. We'll see how many I get done! I did make 3 last night that I will share with you tomorrow. Today I'm going to share a birthday card I need to mail off today to a relative who is having a birthday.

Now as I sit here and try and remember the supplies I used, I'm going to say the stamp is from Inkadinkado. I don't have the card with me right now! lol. Anyway, the papers are Websters Pages, the ribbon is from The Paper Studio, the flowers are KaiserKraft, and the buttons are from my stash of old buttons.

I hope your Monday is a good one! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A corner bookmark frenzy

I have been enjoying a lot of crafty time this weekend, which was good, since I am making things for the upcoming craft fair. I made a ton of bookmarks to add to my total. I have a total of 40 done now. Here are some of the ones I made:

The above bookmarks are best for paperback books. They are 3 in. wide in the biggest part and I used all scrap papers.
The above bookmarks are for hardcover books. They are 4 in. wide at their longest point. I really had fun using some of these felt, jeweled embellies and ric rac!

The owl stamp on these bookmarks is on loan from my Mother in Law and I just think he's super cute!
These are also large bookmarks (4 in. wide at the longest point). I really liked the one on the right where I used Patina Glimmer Mist on the kraft cardstock!
Thanks for looking today!