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Sunday Scrappin’ #49

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. 🙂
Encouragement card

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.

TO-DOs

  • 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!

Sunday Scrappin’ #48

Yep, it is Sunday Scrappin’ time again–the weekly blogmeme for papercrafters! Come join us!

TO-DOs

Since I basically decided I was going to spend some of Friday crafting (due to the long weekend), I had a pretty incredible day of crafty accomplishments (for me). I did one project, then either worked or cleaned, another craft project, worked/cleaned…you get the picture. I wanted to get some stuff done before I have to pack up my supplies to be moved to the new house.

MATERIALS: old Christmas wrap, cardstock, rub-ons (Hambly), snowflake sequins (Queen & Co.), gel pens (Sakura), “To From” stamp (A Muse Artstamps)

  • A thank you card for our awesome realtor

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES: red cardstock, stickers (Target), house sheer keychain (Maya Road), which I edged with VersaMark (Hero Arts), embossed with Gold Sparkle EP (Judi Kins); American Crafts ribbon, and a black eyelet to finish the hole from the keychain. (Psst…don’t tell, but the reason the letters are so random is because dummy here used glue dots to adhere the house, and then had to cover them up so you couldn’t see them…ahem).

  • Last but not least, a birthday card for my stepmom

MATERIALS: Here I refashioned a pre-existing notecard from Papyrus with some Anna Griffin paper and a letterpress tag (Paper Source). I also inked the deckled edge with “Rosebud” pigment ink (ColorBox)

Last week’s Challenge was to use orange! Well, I think I got that covered (see Moos, Thank You Card, and Birthday card for my dad). This week’s challenge is:

Use something clear. It could be acetate used for a shaker card, an altered container that’s clear, a piece of clear-ish vellum…. use your imagination!

TO-DOs

  • stay sane as we get closer and closer to move day
  • a birthday card or two

Thanks for looking, commenting and generally, just being there.

Sunday Scrappin’ #47:Paperclips

It’s Sunday Scrappin’ time—the weekly papercrafting meme where we post our TA-DAs from the week, TO-DOs for the coming week, and participate in optional challenges.  Won’t you join us?

The challenge for this next week:

Make the majority of your project the color orange. It’s a great fall color, but one a lot of us don’t use often. Do you have a fall scrapbook page to work on? A Halloween card to make? A recipe to scrap? Looking around my craft area right now I can see an orange giraffe that’s waiting to go on the cover of my zoo book… my orange paper cutter (Maybe a layout about scrapbooking?)…. and some orange flowers. See what you can come up with that’s orange this week!

TA-DAs

Well, even though I only accomplished one thing this week, it did fulfill the Sunday Scrappin’ paperclip challenge from last week!  I didn’t have any cool paperclips in different shapes, so I made do with a color combo inspired by the ones I did have. I made a birthday card for a friend:

And on the inside, the middle paper clip held a “Birthday Token” (aka vellum tag) redeemable for a dinner out at the place of her choice:

MATERIALS:  Paper is from Martha Stewart “Salon” collection and “Blossom Clover Chartreuse” (Paper Source); “Green and White Checkered Ribbon” (American Crafts); Rub-on flowers (source unknown); vellum sticker “Sticko” (Cathy B. for EK Success); “Rosebud” pigment ink (ColorBox) embossed with Ranger Clear EP, then outlined with a Pigma Micron green pen (Sakura, 0.30 width); stamp is #550H03, (Posh Impressions by Dee Gruenig for All-Night Media)

TO-DOs

Well, we closed on our house this week!! so I’ve got my hands full cleaning 30 years worth (or so it seems) of grime off our new kitchen, pulling up carpets, hiring contractors…but I’ve got to get a birthday card done for my dad, at the very least!

I hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday Scrappin’ #47

Greetings! It is time for Sunday Scrappin: the weekly blog meme for paper crafters. We post our “Ta-Das” for the week, our “To-Dos” for the coming week, and participate in weekly challenges (optional). Check it out.

TA-DAs

  • This birthday card
  • I prepared some Christmas wrapping paper scraps for use on cards and tags (no pic, sorry–you’ve all seen cut-up wrapping paper before I’m sure, LOL).

TO-DOs

  • I’ve got a couple of birthday cards I need to make
  • I’m itching to get back to my wedding album, but I’ve lacked energy and inspiration
  • start planning out my “HANDMADE PLEDGE” for the holidays (see sidebar)

I look forward to seeing what everyone else has planned and has accomplished!

Just for fun, I’m including this photo I took a week ago. If anyone can correctly identify the place, the first person to post the correct answer will win something from me (I know, that’s a huge opportunity–SOMETHING! Ooh wow).

Where is this?

Where is this?

I’ll give you a clue…it is someplace in Massachusetts!

REMINDER: When I get to 2000 hits (not too far away), I’ll be holding a drawing. Those of you who have left 10-25 comments on my blog since I started this mess will be eligible.

RESTRICTIONS: If you won my last contest, you are sadly not eligible. Comments are counted one per thread/post. My next contest will not be dependent on number of comments, so please do not start a gazillion comments just to try to win this time. This is sort of a thank you to those of you who regularly visit and leave comments. Certainly, if you visit this blog regularly, you are welcome to start upping your comments. 🙂 Those who are currently in or close to the running:

Forgetfulone

Melanie

Chrissy is just one comment away from eligibility!

Sandy needs only four more comments.

Wani and Bailey’s Granny need only five more comments.

Sunday Scrappin’ #46

Well, the post doesn’t seem to be up over at Sunday Scrappin‘ yet, but I’m gonna go ahead and post here.  Another super-light crafting week!  My one ta-da was this entry for Sunday Postcard Art.

This coming week is likely to be as busy as the last, AND I start a new class (not craft-related–I WISH) on Thursday nights.  Hauling out to teach in a different state twice a week is taking its toll, but at least I can get work done on the train.  Coming back from teaching and then going to sit in a class will be a major challenge for the next 10 weeks.  Wish me luck.  I hope I can get at least ONE crafty thing done this week.

Sunday Scrappin’ #45

That’s it.  That little flower there is the ONLY crafting I’ve done all week. 😦  I have a correspondence book with a dear friend of mine and I usually try to add a little something in with my letters.  So in a last ditch attempt to complete the Sunday Scrappin’ challenge from last week (use something from the KITCHEN!), here we have a flower sitting in sushi grass with a foil top from a bottle of Santa Margherita pinot grigio. (Our wine fridge is IN the kitchen, so I’m letting this count!!)

If you didn’t read the post previous to this one, and you are a crafter who wants to be part of something more, I suggest you do take a look at it.

TO-DOs:

The fact that I have no time to craft is sort of a good thing because it means I’m being productive in my professional endeavors.  But I miss it.  I don’t know what I’ll get done in the coming week, but here’s this week’s inspiration/challenge at Sunday Scrappin’.

Sunday Scrappin’ #44: A FOP and two cards

Sunday Scrappin’ is a weekly paper-crafters’ meme where we list our TO-DOs, TA-DAs and participate in optional weekly challenges. Won’t you join us?

Well, this week was a tad more productive than prior weeks–pretty odd since I started teaching again. I’ve given up trying to decide my crafting cycles.

TA-DAs:

  • I did manage to do this past week’s challenge: use unopened embellishments from your stash. I spruced up the old stationery box and filled it with scrap paper and stationery for my teenage sister who lives far away (and who is just getting into scrapbooking). On the top of the box, I used three “icicles” from k-i memories, that I picked up at Target awhile back
scrapbox (top view)

Scrapbox, top view with icicles

scrapbox (side view)

Scrapbox, side view detail

MATERIALS: Paper (Target scraps package); Maya Road Tranquility Sunflower Slide; Dashes, Dots, & Checks Ribbon; Letters are from Anna Griffin Friends Rub on Kit; Ice Candy “Poolside” icicles (ki memories).

I sent it with this card:

MATERIALS: copper-colored glossy cardstock; “Heart of Love” stamp (Hero Arts); Tag (Target Scrapbooking); sentiment is from Anna Griffin Friends Rub-On kit; “Floral Accents” embellishments (Marcella by K); lavender pigment ink (ColorBox) and Old Rose Sparkle EP (JudiKins).

  • I also made a birthday card for a dear friend. It is a short fold, so the sheer ribbon on the bottom is actually on the inside of the card.

MATERIALS: “Noah” rub on letters (Maya Road); sheer “swirls” ribbon (Maya Rd); large letters are Anna Griffin “Friends” rub on kit; paper is from a faux vintage set–the flag bunting is cut out of one of the patterns; Swirls rub ons (Maya Road)

TO-DOs:

  • meet next week’s Sunday Scrappin’ challenge: use something from the kitchen. It could be tin foil as an embellishment… a food label to decorate a page… Kool Aid to make a scratch and sniff card… use your imagination!
  • one layout for wedding album

Thanks for reading! Hopefully neither the recipient of the box or the card read this blog this week!!

Sunday Scrappin’ #43

Come join us at Sunday Scrappin’!

Another not really very craft-filled week here.  I’ve been consumed with constructing a syllabus and lecture prep (classes start on Tuesday…).  That said, I did manage a few projects.  Unfortunately, the “texture” challenge didn’t happen, even though I was VERY excited about that one!  Let’s see if I can manage this week’s:

dig out an unopened embellishment that you have in your stash and actually USE IT! We all tend to hoard the little things that we pick up…. c’mon, you know you do… so let’s dig them out and put them to good use this week. 🙂

MY TA-DAs:

MY TO-DOs:

If I get one little thing accomplished next week, it will be a miracle.  I’ll see how things go.  I certainly have some unopened stash material waiting for my love and attention!

I hope everyone else had a great week!

Sunday Scrappin #42

Come play with us over at Sunday Scrappin’!  All you do is post your papercrafting-related ta-das and to-dos each Sunday and there is an optional challenge as well!

Oofda.  Not a good crafting week.  I had a pretty stressful interview mid-week and got slammed with a head cold.  Oh, and I bought a house. 🙂  Nothing much.

I didn’t get to the “square” challenge for last week, but I hope to something with this week’s challenge:

add some texture to your project. Use textured scrapbook paper, sand paper, paint… whatever you can think of!

So, only two TA-DAs for this week:

Pretty Mary

And I made a database to catalogue all of my stamps so that I can easily look up what I have by theme, brand (for challenges), size, etc.

TO-DO’s for next week:

Something that incorporates the Sunday Scrappin’ challenge!

Sunday Scrappin’ #41

Would you like to be a Sunday Scrapper? Visit the blog and play along! This last week’s challenge was to “try a new fold.” This week’s challenge is:

it’s hip to be square. Use squares as the main focus of your project… will it be a square card? A scrapbook layout with lots of squares? A square altered item? Have fun with it!

It has been a busy/stressful week here at CraftyLyra Studios (aka, my home). That means I needed a lot of stress releasing activity!

TA-DAs for the Week:

MONDAY: I participated in Sunday Postcard Art’s weekly challenge and created this “Door to Hope.”

TUESDAY: I finished two layouts for my Wedding Album (last week’s to-do) and I wrote my first tutorial!

WEDNESDAY: I made two thank you cards on Wednesday, including one that fulfills the Sunday Scappin’ challenge with a short fold.

THURSDAY: I created a layout for Creative Therapy’s catalyst: Your biggest accomplishment.

If you are still with me, THANK YOU!

TO-DOs for next week?

Sunday Postcard Art (This week’s theme is CHILDREN)

Sunday Scrappin’ Challenge

2 more layouts for wedding album

I’m going to go out and enjoy the sunshine for awhile, but I look forward to seeing everyone else’s stuff when I get back!! Have a good week!


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