Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I just love Crate Paper

I am in love with Crate Paper's paper! I love the weight of it and the styles of their lines! I have a card to share today that uses the Restoration line.

How pretty are those colors? They are my favorite right now. I had to find a way to incorporate my other favorite thing, the Martha Stewart doilies. It was just too bright when I first put it on the card so I sprayed it with Jingle Bell Glimmer Mist to get the right shade of yellow. I had a dress form stamp from My Mind's Eye that I thought would be perfect with the papers. I used a grey ink on that stamp. Finally, I added a button to the card.

Thanks for coming by today!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...

I have been busy this past weekend creating and boy, was that fun! I'd like to share a few of the things with you today!

The first thing is a birthday card and an envelope. Here is the card:

The light messed this pic up a little bit. There is only kraft card stock as the base of the card with a transparency from Glitz on top. The pic makes it look like there is something white under the transparency but there is not. Other supplies used include: Crate paper, my Cuttlebug, Hero Arts stamp, EK Success border punch, and vintage ribbon.

Next is the envelope:
This pic above shows the front of the envelope. I used more Crate Paper and Hero Arts stamps on this envelope.
Here is the complete set:

Unfortunately I had the need to make a sympathy card. I used some scraps and plenty of Glimmer Mist on the butterflies. (The butterflies were from a Nestabilities die). The In Sympathy sentiment was a rub on.

A close up of the sympathy card:

Thank you for stopping by today! I'll have more to share tomorrow!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Today is The Scrappy Tree's monthly inspiration challenge! Here is this month's inspiration photo:
Here is the card I made for the challenge:

Please go to The Scrappy Tree's site for more information on the challenge and information on the card I made. Today is a busy day with the kiddos. We have a lot of Valentine's projects to do so this post is a bit rushed!!

Finally, I made the card above for fun and for my own personal stash on Saturday. I used only scraps from Webster's Pages and October Afternoon for this card! The stamps are from Hero Arts (sentiment) and 7 Gypsies. Once again, I couldn't resist using Martha Stewart's white doily on this card!
Thank you for looking today and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love Notes

I was snooping around some wonderful shops in Etsy and I came across this Air Mail Supplies Basic Kit from the Mish Mash Etsy shop and I knew it would be perfect for a Valentine project.

I glued the white doily on to the envelope. Then I stamped a Hero Arts heart on white cardstock, cut it out and glued it on. I wrapped the string around the envelope. I took the little white tag and stamped the Inkadinkado sentiment on. I rummaged through my old stamp collection and found some really cool stamps to add on as well.

These were very fun to make! Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Little Love posted over at The Scrappy Tree

I posted a little project over at The Scrappy Tree today. I have a few more pics posted over there of this cute little Valentine deoration. If you get a chance, come on over and check it out!

If the kiddos cooperate today I will back with another post! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's been awhile...

I haven't done a scrapbook page in ages and I took part in my friend Michelle's challenge over at Scrapbook Daisies. The challenge involved using the word love and a love quote or verse.

I took the verse/quote from a Sugarland song and used my label maker for it. I put it on top of a Jenni Bowlin journaling circle. The base paper of the layout is from October Afternoon and Jenni Bowlin. The rub ons around the picture are from 7 Gypsies. I used thickers for the word "love". I going to try and do more layouts in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A book review over at The Scrappy Tree

We have a pretty cool new segment going on over at The Scrappy Tree!

Each month we will review an art book and the one this month is from Dawn DeVries Sokol and is all about art journaling. Go on over to The Scrappy Tree to see more!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Some Crate Paper goodies

I was trying to catch up on some blog reading last night and I just wanted to share some items that really got me wanting to create! All the images are from the Crate Paper Blog.

I just love all the layers above and the colors!! Here's the completed project they showed on the blog: I just love it!
Another close up!

Another gorgeous bit of new Crate Paper coming up!

Just one little thing for me to share today and it is a complete work of progress. It was for
The Scrappy Tree's art journal challenge. We needed to create a page about a gift and for me, time is a gift. It needs a lot of something to the right page for sure, but for now, it is what it is! :) Thanks for looking!