Thursday, December 27, 2012

Creative Scrappers #240

I've been trying to play catch up with the kids' albums, I'm so behind. Right now I'm finishing up Oliver's 2 year album...with pictures from back in 2010.  I only have a few pages left until it is complete, but I'm kind of in a slump.  So, I went browsing some sketch blogs... it's been several months since I've done that! Anyway,  I decided on the current sketch from Creative Scrappers....

This week's sketch from Creative Scrappers:

My page:

Of course, since I scrap 8.5 x ll, I had to alter it a bit. So, I centered it, and layered everything...and also moved my journaling to the top of the page.

Supply list:

Cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake, Whisper White)
Patterned Paper - Die Cuts With a View (All About Boys)
Letter Stickers - American Crafts (Honey); Lily Bee Design (All Spice)
Brads - American Crafts
Journaler - Stampin' Up! (Close to Cocoa)
Punches - Stampin' Up! (Stars)

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Memory Works Fall Blog Hop

Hello ~ Welcome to the Memory Works Fall Preview Blog Hop! Teamworks members are sharing fun projects featuring some of the newest products from the Fall/Winter Catalog! If you are just joining us, go back and start at the Memory Works Blog. If you get lost along the way, there is a Blog Hop Map at the end of this post :)
I've chosen to work with Lily Bee Design's Allspice collection.  I love the earthy colors in the papers from this kit. Unfortunately, I don't have any of my fall photos printed out yet, so you are going to have to imagine some amazing photos on these pages :) Let's get to it.....

We are Family:

I cut the circles from papers from the 6x6 pad.  This was perfect, because I have a hard time cutting shapes out of whole pieces of beautiful paper :)

Not only that, but using a miniature version of the paper to cut shapes from allows you to get in more details in a small area.

One Fall Day:

I have some great photos of my kids swinging on their tire swing for this page :)

I die cut some leaves, and stamped/cut out some acorns to go along with this cardstock sticker. 

Give Thanks:

Of course any product with a Thanksgiving theme, makes a perfect thank-you card!

Again, using the 6x6 paper really works well for cards so you can get in more of the pattern from the gorgeous paper. I topped it off with some twine to give it even more of a 'harvest-y' feel. 
I hope I've given you some inspiration for your fall projects.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a prize sponsored by Memory you're off to see Rosann!

Blog Hop Map:

Kelly Holbrook (you are HERE)
Rosann Elliot  (go here next)

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Monday, October 22, 2012

CAS(E) this sketch #2, Dynamic Duos #25

This sketch from over at CAS(E) this Sketch:

Plus these colors from Dynamic Duos:

Equals this card from me:

This was my first week participating with CAS(E) this Sketch, and when I saw the sketch, I knew right away that I had the perfect stamp. Which is good, because I hardly ever use this one :)

The combination of these two challenges made a perfect clean and simple card. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Ok, here is the very short supply list....

cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Basic Black)
stamps  - Stampin' Up! (Finest Flourishes, So Very)
other - Stampin' Up!(rhinestones); unknown (button)

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Just Some Bella Blvd Projects...

Okay...I bought the Bella Blvd Sunshine and Happiness theme set and stickers found here...

...and here....

...And, I really only ended up making cards with it.  But, that's ok...because I think they turned out really cute, and I want to share them.  So, here they are...

Celebrate Today:

 I just cut out the flowers from one of the sheets of patterned paper for my focal point, and grounded it on one of the journaling cards. I added a stamp to one of the stickers for my sentiment, added a strip of patterned paper to an embossed card base....put it all together, and Voila! Simple, simple.


I used the same technique to make my circle border on this card that I used here.  So fun, if you have a lot of different border punches, that also means you have a lot of circle border options :)

Stick Together:

Another super easy one. If you can pick out something for a large focal point, usually the rest of the card comes together really quickly.

Sunshine & Happiness

I thought this journal card was adorable as a large sentiment, and the chevron embossing folder seemed to enhance these papers perfectly. 

Small Wonder:

I made this card for a 'Card Crazy Saturday' post over at the MemoryWorks blog.  You can see that post here.

Sunshine & Happiness (Again!! You can never have too much ) :

As seen here for another post on the MemoryWorks blog.

That's it.....
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

CASE Study #109, Love to Create #33, Papertake Weekly

I've been wanting to get back in the routine of getting a couple of challenges in every week. It's been hard with school starting back up, and this year I'm teaching 4 kids instead of 3! But, I was browsing the challenges and found 3 of them that I thought would mesh pretty well together. is this week's inspiration from CASE Study's September muse, Yoshie Nakagaki (Torico):

I added the challenge to add 'Things with Wings' from the Love to Create Challenge Blog .....and one more challenge from Papertake Weekly Challenges to use 'Hazy Shades of Autumn'....

...and came up with this:

I usually don't color my stamped images...but the card looked a little plain without it.  So, I just 'water colored' the little owl with a blender pen and an ink pad.

I haven't really used this owl set very much...I forget that I have it :)  But, it is really cute, and I will probably be digging it out more often.  Anyway....

Here is the supply list:

Stamps - Bo Bunny (Falling 4 U); Stampin' Up! (Lot's of Thoughts)
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Soft Sky, Very Vanilla)
Ink - Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard); Ranger (Walnut Stain)
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye
other - Stampin' Up! (rhinestones, Early Espresso Baker's Twine)
unknown - button

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Retro Sketches #28, Dynamic Duos #19, Just Add Ink #134

Whew! It's been awhile....The end of my summer was quite busy, and then of course it was time to get ready for school. Now that school has started, I have even less time :) So anyway, let's get on with it.....

This week's sketch from Retro Sketches:

Plus these colors from Dynamic Duos:

Plus the challenge to 'Just Add Polka Dots' from Just Add Ink.....

Equals this card from me:

I just got both the flower stamp set, and the dotted background stamp, and have been pretty anxious to use them :)

As you can see, I've used my trusty Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder once again.  I can't help it, it's my favorite...there isn't a project that it doesn't look good with! I promise, I will try to branch out and use some of my others, I have quite a bit. All of the products I have used on this card are Stampin' Up! But, here is the break down for you....

Cardstock - Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Ink - Really Rust, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Distressed Dots
Other - rhinestone, button, Linen Thread,Very Vanilla organdy ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mojo Monday #248, ColourQ # 144

This week's sketch from Mojo Monday:

Plus these colors from ColourQ:

Equals this card from me:

I just got this chevron embossing folder from Stampin' Up!, and I love it :)

I made the flower from 2 different punches....the five petal flower, and discontinued triple flower punch for the center - both also from Stampin' Up!

That's it!  Here's the supply list....

Stampin' Up! - cardstock ( Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy); ink (Early Espresso, Night of Navy); stamps ( Fifth Avenue Floral); Chevron embossing folder; Early Espresso baker's twine; rhinestones; 1/2 inch hole, five petal flower, triple flower punches
American Crafts - patterned paper ( Dear Lizzy Neapolitan)
EK Success - border punch
Spellbinders - bracket die
Offray - ribbon 
unknown - button, fiber

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MemoryWorks Birthday Blog Hop!

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Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th.
*Prize is sponsored by Memory Works.

Welcome to the MemoryWorks 10th Birthday Blog Hop!  If you are just joining us...go back and start HERE.  If you get lost along the way, there is a blog hop map at the end of this post :)
This 10th birthday thing couldn't have come at a better time for I am celebrating my twin girls 10th birthday on the 30th of this month :) So I am sharing some things that I have made celebrating their 10th birthday.

This first project is an invite to the girls' birthday weekend using the Simple Stories Fab{U}lous collection:

I used one of the 4x6 cards from the set, and used letter stickers to add the info....and the little phone sticker was perfect for an invite, I thought :)  I dressed it up by matting it with brown embossed/punched cardstock. It will fit nicely in a 5x7 envelope.

The rest of the projects I have made with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection: 

Sweet Dreamy Smile
These are my girls' 10 year photos, I thought  they looked great with the colors of this paper :) I LOVE the chipboard banners that come in this collection...they make for a quick, easy and adorable title.

Smile Pretty

This layout is going to be for photos from the girls birthday outing...they are going to see the movie "Brave" with 2 of their little friends.

Happy Birthday

You can't have a birthday celebration without a birthday card!  So easy...I just used a big embellishment sticker for the focal point, and one of the tags for the sentiment, and to kind of 'ground' everything.

Envelope box
I make this box anytime I have created a card that is a bit too bulky for a regular envelope. You can see how  I made it HERE if you like.  

That's it!  I hope you have enjoyed my, you are off to Cathie's blog!

 Blog Hop Map:

MemoryWorks Blog  <--------START here.
Kim Hill  <--------You were here.
Kelly Holbrook <--------You are HERE.
Cathie Hollins  <--------Go here next.
Christine Pennington  <--------END here.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Colour Q #141

Only one challenge this time, and it's this one from ColourQ:

Here is my card:

I'm not gonna lie...I stole the 'shirt' collar idea from someone else :)

I hand cut both the tie, and the pocket, and that little 'hankie' is just an upside down heart.

Short, sweet, and to the point....that's it!

Supply list:

cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Night of Navy)
stamp - Stampin' Up! (Everyday Flexible Phrases)
patterned paper - Echo Park (text); unknown (plaid)
brad - American Crafts
punches - Stampin' Up (heart, notebook edge)
button - unknown
linen thread - Stampin' Up!

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