Monday, February 25, 2008

An Early Start on Christmas Gifts

Here is a 3 min. project that I did on Friday for the Scrapbook Variety Challenge on use green and red. Of course my mind went to Christmas. The patterned paper is by Scrapworks-Season of Joy.

3 Scrapbook pages

On Saturday it was Virtual Scrapbook Night preview on Splitcoaststampers. What is Virtual Scrapbook Night you may ask...well, it is essentially like a crop...only you participate over the computer. There is a coordinator and hostesses. The coordinator thinks up a theme...the theme this VSBN is TV talk. The hostesses think of challenges that relate to the theme. There were a total of 4 challenges posted. On Suday I had a chance to complete 2 of them...and also a regular Friday scrapbooking variety challenge. The challenge was to take the Blogthings quiz, "What Color Crayon Are You" and use that color and its opposing color on the color wheel on a page. If you scroll down on my blog, you will see that I am a green crayon. are the pages.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

RJ's 3rd birthday

I am not feeling too well...everyone here has had a terrible cough and now I can tell I am starting to get it.
Even though I am not feeling well, I did make a scrabook page today. For this scrapbook page I used 3 Bugs in a Rug patterned paper. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Foof-a-La Indian Summer

Here are a scrapbook page and card made from the Foof-a-La Indian Summer patterned papers I got in February's kit from The ScrapRoom. The layout for the scrapbook page was inspired by a page I found on Christy Tomlinson's blog: just because. The card was for Splitcoaststamper's Featured Stamper be inspired by a card in gbedwright's gallery. Here is her card: Embrace Life. Since I had the scraps out on my counter, I figured I would use the same paper for the card that I used for the scrapbook page. I should do that more often instead of throwing all the scraps in my scrap bin. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

These Boots

Finally I found the urge to create a scrapbook page. The patterned paper is Scenic Route- Loveland and I used a pencil eraser and white acylic paint to create the frame around the photo. The brads on the circles are Making Memories Heart Pebble Breads. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A few cards to share

I must have gotten a little burned out from the Layout a Day Challenge because I haven't scrapbooked since Feb. started. Until I get my scrapbooking desire back, here are a few cards I have made.

The first one is for Splitcoaststamper's Ways to Use it challenge...WT153- The Height of Fashion. The stamp is a $1 stamp from Michael's and the saying I printed using my computer. The second one is for my mom's birthday and is for the week's color challenge on SCS- Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, and Kraft. The hummingbird stamp is from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from SU!'s Summer by the Sea. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ink, Spray, and Smash Technique

I made this card for the Try a New Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The technique involves taking glossy cardstock, dropping ink on the cardstock randomly, and then spraying the cardstock with water. Then you take another piece of cardstock and smash it into the first. The results are pretty cool. I used Real Red and Cool Caribbean reinkers from Stampin' Up. The owl is from Inkadinkado. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Valentine's Bon-Bon holder

On Martha Stewart's website...she had instructions on how to make bon-bon holders. I have been intending on making them for a couple of days now, and finally tried it. It was so easy. Paper is by My Mind's Eye- Wild Asparagus. Thanks for looking.

Inspired by On-line Shopping

Truth be told...I am frugal. I don't get a thrill spending fact, it makes me a bit anxious. One thing I do love to do is browse on-line shopping sites for inspiration for cards and scrapbook pages. My stamps get used in a more untraditional way when I use a design from another source as an inspiration piece. Take this card for example....I was inspired by this collage art found at Anthropologie: Fruit Tree Collage. I used a small leaf stamp from SU!'s Watercolor gardens to create the tree. What do you think...a pretty unconventional use, I'd say. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A couple more cards

Here are a couple more cards. The first is for Anna Wight's sketch challenge on her blog Sassy and Sweet. A nurse at the nursing home lost her father (who was also a resident at the nursing home), so I made this card for her. My stitching needs work, but I can't quite figure out where my tension needs to be set at.

The second card was inspired by the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers: Renée. Here is her card: Pick a Petal! I actually do not have the stamp set that she used, but I made a faux version by using my oval punch to make the petals and then just drawing the lines with a fine-tip Sharpie pen. Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Celebrate Good Times

Another card for the SCS Limited Supply challenge...get inspired by the Super Bowl. Pig stamp is by Art Impressions and the sentiment is SU! Wonderful Words.
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Valentine's Day cards

Here are a couple of cards I made to send for Valentine's Day.