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Easter Cards and Earth Day Scrap Challenge

If you want details, you can browse the individual cards here or here.

But here is the sum of my cards for Easter 2009:

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And since it is April, the month of Earth Day (22nd)…I have pledged not to buy any scrapbooking material this month and to use my stash as much as possible.  I’m thinking of having the pledge run from April 22 to May 22.  Anybody else interested??

Sunday Scrappin’ 3/15

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Come join us over at Sunday Scrappin’ the weekly meme for paper crafters.

TA-DAs for this week:

Actually, it was pretty darn good…two cards and a layout!

cimg7915NEW BABY CARD (Sunday Scrappin’ “use pastels” challenge):

Patterned Paper is  Heidi Grace for Fiskars “Baby Boy/Buggy”; scrap of gold ribbon, blue brads from Frills (Textured Trios-Spring) from Queen & Co.

cimg7914BIRTHDAY CARD for ALICE (my niece)

White cardstock, covered in “Blossoms on Chocolate/Pinwheel” double-sided PP from Paper Source (#23908); ribbon and brads (lavender/green set) from Making Memories (#27199); Cosmo Cricket – Hello Sunshine Collection – 12×24 Die Cut Button Fashions – Alphabet

cimg7924OREGON, 2005

I’m finally going through my old photos and starting to get them in scrapbooks…these are from a trip/conference to Eugene, OR (these bridges aren’t in Eugene, but nearby).  As it often is in the PacNW, it was a grey and drizzly day, but still very beautiful.  I wanted to use muted colors that would complement the photos.  I might go back and add some journaling, but we’ll see. PP: Making Memories Travel Collection; Cardstock stickers: Scrapworks Magpie Collection.

TO-DOs:

I don’t plan on getting much accomplished this week since I’ll be in Denver, CO.  However, I WILL take lots of photos to scrapbook (maybe in another four years or so…LOL).

Valentines and Birthday Cards

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VALENTINE for my Valentine 🙂 (All PP is from Paper Source; Rub-on transfer from DaisyDs (17723-Paint Hearts/Circles)

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BIRTHDAY CARD W/ HANDMADE ENVELOPE:

PP is Hambly (Grandma’s Wallpaper); Rub-On (Anna Griffin); stickers (Doodlebug Design’s “Double Takes”); envelope made out of Scrap in Style’s MOD sheet (Life in Style Collection: “Non Conformist_Free Spirit”).

Halloween Cards–Finally!

I’ve been saying for years that I’m going to make halloween cards…I’ve had all these materials for about three years and it is the first time I’ve used them!
MATERIALS (for all three Halloween cards: orange and black card stock; orange label (Paper Source); Halloween Punch set (witch, cat, & jack o’lantern); Halloween ribbon (Michael’s); Gelly Roll white pen (Sakura); jack o’lantern mini stamp (Mini All Stars II from All Night Media); spooky tree, bats sticker (Paperchase); ghost stickers (Mrs. Grossman’s).

I used the witch punch-outs from one card on another card.

Like a fine wine

Ok, so the pictures are terrible because I had to take them late at night when I made the card (so they could go out first thing the next morning).  So please use your imagination to try to picture the card in natural light.  Thanks!

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This was a birthday card for my dad, who is quite the wine connoisseur.  I used two foil tops from wine bottles as embellishments (the inside one is from a very good bottle that he gave me and he will probably recognize it).

MATERIALS:  Faux-vintage catalog cardstock (source unknown), orange cardstock, letterpress tag (Paper Source), printer’s block letter stamps (Hero Arts), gold metallic ribbon, foil wine tops

Cranes, Links & Cards, oh my!

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...and more cranes.

...and more cranes.

These 200 cranes are going to Judy Dunn, a Massachusetts artist who is the thought, skill, and talent behind The Crane Project. I’ve been hoarding these cranes for four years. They were made for my wedding by myself, my wedding party, and guests from all over the country. If you don’t know the Japanese tradition of 1000 cranes, you can read about it here. There were close to 1000, but at some point, I really had to trim down my origami crane collection. It was also a time of cleansing and reflection. At any rate, cranes represent peace (among other things) and my husband and I can’t think of a more meaningful home for our cranes than with Judy’s project. While my cranes are slightly different than her specifications, she felt she might be able to incorporate them into the project. In the meantime, if you have some waxed paper, time, and five minutes here and there, please consider folding some cranes for Judy. Help people understand the cost of war in a really visceral way. I’ve featured The Crane Project in my new FEATURED LINKS section in the sidebar.

And speaking of LINKS, I have a new page (see tab above) called “LINKS YOU MIGHT ENJOY.” I’ve cut back on the number of links in my sidebar to avoid clutter. My separate links page includes places in my feed reader, or blogs I occasionally visit. My sidebar includes websites and links of real-life artist/crafter friends, as well as “virtual” friends (those people who comment here on a regular basis or have linked to me). I’ve also included some online boutiques and places to purchase supplies, as well as challenge blogs I follow. I also have highlighted eco-crafting as that is an area I both support and endeavor to join. If you have shown me the love by linking to my blog and I have failed to recognize it by linking to you in the sidebar, please let me know!

Lastly, if you are sick of my prose, here are two CARDS I made today. I was feeling clean and minimalist. The second card meets the Sunday Scrappin’ challenge to try a new fold. 🙂 I’ll post about that on Sunday.

MATERIALS: stretchy plastic ribbon (Maya Road), Noah Rub-ons (Maya Road), Rhonna Farrer Swirls V:I clear stamps (Autumn Leaves); khaki card (Paper Source); black pigment ink (ColorBox); “Ancestry Floral 151239” dimensional stickers (Marcella by K).

MATERIALS: light apricot card stock, “Scrapbookers Sonata—black and silver” (Hambly); Noah rub-ons (Maya Road); “Ancestry Floral” dimensional sticker (Marcella by K)

Sunday Scrappin’ #40

Well, this has definitely been a big TA-DA week! I think my craft productivity is proportional to my stress levels. Hmm. I hope you have a few moments…this could take awhile. 🙂 Please join us in the weekly installments of Sunday Scrappin! Next week’s challenge is:

Try a new fold. Whether you’re a scrapbooker or a card maker, there are many folded paper creations that can enhance your projects.

TA-DAs this past week:

  • This was a little card I included in a care package I sent to a friend. She loves Trader Joe’s, but they don’t have one where she lives (the HORROR!), so occasionally I try to send her some items. Her son loves the apple bars!

MATERIALS: paper from Scrapworks (Love in Bloom line) from RAK I received; Maya Road Cubicle Rubons (RUB 631) and Scroll Rubons (RUB 625); stamp is 113E Clown Bear (All Night Media); Barbara Trombley’s art glitter–Spring Opaque PeeWee Kit.

  • NEXT: I did a recipe card, for last week’s Sunday Scrappin’ Challenge, which was “FOOD.” I collage all the recipes I cut out from Real Simple Magazine:

TO-DOs for next week:

  • 2 more layouts for wedding album
  • Anything else that suits my fancy. 🙂

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