Well, tonight, out of necessity, I made the time to make some cards!! One is a belated birthday card for my father, and the other is for my godson/nephew. I also made one for my MIL, but on the chance she checks out this blog, I won’t post it until AFTER her birthday. 🙂
I’m busier than I’ve ever been before in my life. I wish that was an overstatement. I miss my crafting friends and my crafting time, but at least I am happy professionally (something new).
I’ll be here when I can!
This card (for my dad) reuses some “junk” mail. I say this as I don’t mean ANY disrespect to the organization that keeps sending me these paper Tibetan prayer flags. I just don’t have use for a lot of them, so I’ve decided to incorporate them into some craft projects. Here I’ve used two “flags” against BasicGrey Marrakech line paper with a letterpress tag from Paper Source. I also inked/distressed the edges of one of the flags with “Dark Moss” Chalk Ink (ColorBox).
This card uses double sided cardstock (#NT104-Far Out) from The Paper Loft, a letterpress tag (Paper Source), Hero Arts “Printers Type Alphabet” lettering stamps, “Penguin with Presents” stamp from Savvy Stamps and I embossed with “Rainbow Sparkle Lite” ep and Color box brown pigment ink.
I feel like Sunday Scrappin‘ needs a theme song, don’t you? 😉 Come join us in this weekly blog meme for papercrafters where we post our TA-DAs, TO-DOs and participate in optional challenges!
TA-DAs for this week:
- Three halloween cards (my first!)
- contact papered the drawers at my new house, LOL
- An encouragement card (see below)
- A “Thank You” card that I can’t show yet. 🙂
This card also fulfills last week’s challenge to use something clear (or clearish). I know the picture isn’t great (sorry). This is one of my favorite quotes which I have used for a different card, and I had this leftover piece of vellum with the quote on it (the margins weren’t large enough for the other card, so I stashed it in my stash). Well, I pulled it out for this challenge, cut the cardstock to size, added some Martha Stewart paper, tacked the vellum on with four eyelets (Paper Source), and added a Victorian kitty sticker (Punch Studio) because the recipient likes cats. I also used a Hero Arts “designed by” stamp on the back (not shown). The vellum has rose petals and pieces of grass in it.
- birthday card for my MIL
- birthday card for my godson/nephew
NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: “something fuzzy. It could be a fuzzy embellishment… a layout with photos of your favorite fuzzy sweater… anything you can connect to the word fuzzy. Have fun with it!”
THANKS FOR LOOKING AND COMMENTING!
The theme over at Make A Moo or Two is “DANCE.”
As you can see, I made two horizontal moos–one traditional, one in honor of halloween! The latter isn’t very “macabre” given the nature of the three little guys, but you get the idea.
MATERIALS: wrapping paper scrap (music background), “Ballet Shoes” stamp #568 D (All Night Media); colored pencils, block letter stamps (Hero Arts); black pigment ink (Color Box); Ranger clear e.p.; orange label (Paper Source); “The Bones Brothers” stamp #610 E (All Night Media); cotton ball spread over glue stick applied to moo (I do have fake spider webbing, which is easier to work with, but I’m in the middle of a “moove” and have no idea where it is)
Thanks for stopping by!
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!
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
I was inspired by Creative Therapy’s Catalyst this week, #21: “First memory of Love,” to start a mini album on the theme of my family. I went with a really sparse layout because for me, that was most emblematic of the love my grandparents had for me. Simple, uncomplicated, and unconditional. I decided not to journal because I felt the two words “unconditional love” said it all. It is perhaps not my first memory of love, but it is certainly one of the most potent and least complicated. I found this photograph in the stash I received after they died last year. The quality of the photo isn’t great, but the sentiment is there. This is the first time I’ve used a monochromatic layout (in lavender shades with small celadon accents)—again, to keep things simple and unencumbered.
MATERIALS: I used some of the Maya Road materials I received in my first RAK win at Creative Therapy. 🙂
Maya Road Chipboard Album “Lunch break”; paper stash (Provo Craft); Lavender ColorBox pigment brush pad; Maya Road Noah Rubons (RUB 630); Hero Arts “Heart of Love” stamp (C2046); Dashes, Dots & Checks Ribbon
AND, just a reminder, as of this posting, only 60 more hits until my reasonable, not over-the-top giveaway. 🙂
Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to participate in the Sunday Scrappin’ challenge for last week, but I do hope to get to this week’s which is:
“something fruity! Fruit stickers, fruit paper, colors inspired by fruit… you name it.”
TA-DAs! for the week include:
- An anniversary card for my husband (for reasons I don’t understand, you’ll need to put your mouse over the big blank space where the image should be and then you can click on the preview pic to see the entire jpg)
- A silly and funky 30th birthday card for a friend
- A condolence card for my MIL, who just lost her precious kitty (I’ll post it after she receives the card)
Here’s the 30th-birthday card. I bet you can guess what rhyming word is prominently featured on the inside of the card? It reads: “Maybe you’re a little wordy, or sometimes a little flirty, or you like to play the hurdy-gurdy. Doesn’t matter ‘cuz you’re still…___________.” My friend, for the record, is neither wordy, nor flirty, and to my knowledge, does NOT play the hurdy-gurdy.
MATERIALS: Capris Basil, verso side (Capr 1003 from Luxe Designs); Gold_Cerulean_Pink Stripe, verso side (SR176 Sarah Milne for Scenic Paper Route Co.); Musical Notes (No. 0191 from Design Originals); Hero Arts (blog) Printer’s Type Alphabet woodblock stamps; and a “lips” stamp” from All Night Media All-Stars II set.
- another condolence card 😦
- wedding scrapbook
- something Fruity!