Monday, January 23, 2012

Card for Dylan.

I think my second Resolution is to make cards this year. I am a scrapbooker and have a ton of stuff for creating but never give cards..... So, this is my second attempt at a card this year. My son has an upcoming Birthday in just a couple weeks. I am prepared this time:)

For this card I used a standard rectangle card and envelope in white. I cut the leaf paper to fit the front. I don't know the manufacturer of the paper as, I buy lots off of eBay and not everything has a name on it. Then I inked around the edges with a Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink pad in aquamarine. I then stamped the Owls  from Hampton Arts Mini flip stamp book on white card stock. I colored them with Copics markers: YR18, E57, Y17, YG6, Y28, Y000, Y02, E53, YG95, B24, G17, and GY95. Then, I cut them out. I tried to make the owls pop just a bit. I also, used pop dots to raise then up. I then stamped the legs on the paper. The fence is from this same stamp set. I stamped on white card stock with Creative Living Ink dauber in Toasted Almond. I cut it out and used a Zig pen to add lines and make it stand out a bit more. For the banner I used The Twinery's Cappuccino twine and cut tags out with the Slice Basic Shapes 1. I inked around the edges with the Artichoke ink dauber and then used the leaf border from the stamp set to make the leaves with and Ebony dauber. I cut the rectangle piece of Kraft card stock out the rounded the corners with a corner punch. Inked the edges and added a piece of Craft Essentials Rick rack in Moss. For the inside I used a Studio g stamp ($.97 at Wal-Mart) and colored this Owl with the Copics too. Both of the sentiment are from the owl mini flip book of stamps.

I did learn a interesting little fact, Hampton Arts makes the Studio G line..... I love the OWLS:)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Anniversary Card

To celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary I made this quick card for my husband. I only had about a half hour between cooking supper and baking cupcakes. He liked it. I guess that is what matters:)

I used a standard 7X7 red card. Just something I have picked up at a yard sale you got in a lot off of Ebay. Then I took Darice 5/8" Ecru Beading Ribbon and cut to length and "painted" it on with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive. Love this glue! Dry quick and clear and adds a bit of shine. The ribbon is held on really good. It did warp the paper a bit, but a quick ironing can fix that. Then I took white card stock used a border punch and inked the edges with black ink. The stamp is Stampology, Between The Lines. I colored it in with Copic markers: R29 Lipstick Red, 100 Black, and BG45 Nile Blue. Then I tied a bow with The Twinery's Caribbean twine. A piece of black ribbon with white polka dots finished it off.

I wish I would have had more time to fancy it up a bit. But being for a man simple is probably better. I really did like the ribbon backgound and wanted to shared that with you:)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Amazing!

I am pretty amazed at the moment! I have completed a second page this weekend! That is a lot for me. Usually a page can take a week or more. So busy with working full time and a life with kids and a husband that are always moving.

Anyway, this picture of my son was taken over the Christmas break just one of those days sitting around talking and I snapped a picture and I absolutely love this picture. I captures his personality so well. Looking at this makes me realize how truly blessed I am to have this amazing boy in my life:)

I printed the picture in full color and also in black and white and sepia tone. Matted them on white card stock and inked around the edges with brown ink.  The background paper is a printed sheet from Sandylion called One-Of-A- Kind Blue. The border is actually stiffened canvas that I cut the shape out of and mounted to the paper. I then took glitter glue and went all around the inside of the shape. Also, 3 glitter glue dots in each corner. I cut the letters for AMAZING and the flourishes out with the Slice Machine using the Basics 3 cart. I then wrapped The Twinerys Cappuccino twine around the letters. And added a bit of bling to the flourishes. The "as you are" is the Sizzix Scrip dies. The tag is a chipboard circle that I added a bit of glitter glue to cover up green dots (didn't match my colors:) and added a bit to the stars. I inked around the edges with the same brown ink and added a small metal heart charm with a twine bow.
Thanks for looking I really enjoyed making this page for my son.

Friday, January 6, 2012

First page of the year!

I have completed my first page of the year. I also got to try using twine for the first time. My mom bought me some of The Twinery's twine for Christmas:)
The Picture for this page was taken with my Ipod so not very clear, but seeing how I forgot to get out the camera this is the only picture I took. Still can believe I didn't take any more pictures. Anyway, I inked around my background page with tea stain ink. I cut the tree out with the Silhouette SD. I added Stickles (red) and Studio G glitter glue.
 I matted the picture and used a border punch all the way around it. Then inked the edges in white. Added some great twine and a little ornament button.
I am a big fan of ribbon and love to put it on my pages and why only use one when I can use 3! I used some eyelet lace, some dark green ribbon and some super wide red rickrack. The journaling tag I made with a 2in. circle punch. I also punched out 3 flowers with a 2 1/2 in. flower punch to get the scalloped edge. (Need to by a scalloped circle punch!) I inked around the edges in white and added a cute Martha Stewart stamp in red. 
Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I new at this......

Ok, I have decided that one of my New Years Resoulitions is to try blogging out:) Not sure how offten I will be able to post but I am going to try for at least once a week. So lets see how it goes:)
  I am a Scrapbooker. I also work full time so, I don't get to scrap as much as I like. My next project is goin to involve some time that my wonderful Mom got me for Christmas. So I will be back soon to post a project. If I figure out how! LOL

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