Sunday, November 22, 2009

18 pages from one paper pack

Whew! I'm almost all the way back from foot surgery! Spent some time scrapping and it felt WONDERFUL! Here's a set of pages for a workshop I'll be doing. These pages were done with Moon Doggie Level 2 paper, from Close To My Heart. You need to add cardstock but these work up SO fast. Warning, these are the base pages only. I cannot embellish them yet or I might confuse the class participants. It's my goal to do another set with all of the fun "fluff" -- my favorite part! Each page was designed using "Cherish" by Jeanette Lynton. Hope you enjoy looking! (I'm heading back to the couch, gotta get that foot up!)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Holiday Hoopla -- Jingle, A Christmas Card

Several sources of inspiration on this one...went to the bookstore yesterday and purchased A Card A I'm overloaded with ideas. How wonderful to have all these artists willing to share their work! I'm very grateful.

I used CTMH Jingle paper, and the Holiday Hoopla stamp set, a little glitter pen, white gel pen,and some 3d tape. Hard to see, but the star has glitter pen added, along with some glitter here and there throughout the pink polka dot paper. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card - Twitterpated Paper

I was inspired by a card I saw on the CTMH consultant board. Here's what I came up with, and will use this next weekend at my workshop. This paper is one of those that looks SO much better spread out on the table, rather than in the book! This particular fold is perfect for the paper pkgs that have all the coordinating papers. Love that!!! Now, I've got to make a bunch of sample Christmas gift tags -- that's the other project the group will be doing. As always, thanks for stopping by!

If you're not already familiar with this fold, you can access directions at: (make sure you double ck the cutting instructions!)


Standing - open:

Completely opened, laying flat:

View from the top:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another 9x9 Accordian Album - Daydream

Created this one for a baby girl -- baby shower is today. This time I made a matching card, too. I used the Close To My Heart Daydream paper...LOVE this paper! Each white piece is intended to be removed and replaced with a picture.
Hope you enjoy looking!


Pg 1:

Pg 2:

Pg 3:

Pg 4:

Pg 5:

Pg 6:

Back Cover: (Thanks to Vicki @ for letting me know I missed it!)

Inside view:

Back view:

And the card:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

9x9 Scrapbook - Animal Cookies

Funny that on World Card Making Day, I'm posting a scrapbook. Especially since those of you who know me...know I prefer card making! Well, my daughter and I worked on this project yesterday for a baby shower today. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. This is an accordian 9x9 scrapbook. Almost all of the supplies are from Close To My Heart. Not sure if I should be embarrassed that I had everything we needed on hand! =) I did photograph each individual page -- if you want to see anything close up, just drop me a note. Hope you enjoy looking!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Halloween is on it's way...

Using the Spellbound stamp set from Close To My Heart and a glitter pen, I made this Halloween card. We'll be doing this and the Christmas card at a workshop next weekend! Can't wait!

Front View

Side View

Saturday, September 5, 2009

There is no greater gift at Christmas...

Too early to think about Christmas? Not if you're going to make cards! Here's a sample using some new papers I just received.
The inside sentiment says:
than to have everything you want before you open the gifts.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

20 Cards for $20 Workshop

Here are the pictures of the cards from the workshop held yesterday. We made two of each card. Each participant was encouraged to change it up and create their own version...and they sure did! Their cards were wonderful. I chose to stick to the pattern and instructions for the samples. There was one exception to this -- I cut a small 2x2 colonial white cardstock to add to Card #8. Otherwise, it was out of the book! In this workshop, we used Close To My Heart products. First, the workshop came from the book Wishes. I precut the Emporium Level 2 Paper Packets (one per person with lots of 12 x 12 paper left over!) and put a little bag of embellishments together for each person. Everyone was provided 20 card bases and 20 envelopes. I hope you enjoy looking. Let me know if you have any questions. Comments are always welcome. Enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Furlough Friday!

Hi everyone...hope you're enjoying your Friday. Since I am furloughed, three Friday's a month, I've decided to make them productive. Also, I've decided to make them "Zero Spending Friday's". Luckily, my craft room is loaded with supplies I've hoarded and I can play 'til my hearts content.

I mentioned in another post that I'm donating cards to a women's service group soon. The project provides a "baby shower by mail" to women whose husbands are deployed in the military. I will have more details later when the club starts up again in September. I'm looking forward to becoming a member and contributing to some very worthy programs!

Here's the latest card for the donation pile. Not sure I'll post any more baby cards because frankly, I'm tired of them already (and I imagine you've seen enough as well)! LOL So, I'll probably just whip up a bunch and then spend some time on other cards.
Thanks for stopping by. Now I'm off to be productive in the pool! (grin)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Card Creations Vol 7

I'm a WINNER! I can't believe this, but I won a copy of the Card Creations Vol 7 magazine! I left a comment on and was the lucky winner! Funny, I leave comments (with or without the promise of a prize)and never check back to see if I won. Let that be a lesson to us all...GO BACK AND CHECK. I simply cannot wait to receive my copy and I'm ecstatic that I won something. Now go check out Alli's blog...and you'll see why I left a comment!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Baby Cards

I'm going to be donating cards to a women's service club in September and I want a good stash of them to hand over. This is a start!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My sister challenged me!

My sister and I talk on the phone, all the time and for hours, while we each play in our craft rooms. She lives on the "other coast" and this is the way we "hang out" together. I was ready to start another project and said "tell me which paper pack to use". If you know the CTMH product, you'll enjoy this...she couldn't remember the name so she said the "Zippity-do-dah, or whatever paper". She meant Boom-di-ada! LOL Not my favorite paper...I am not a fan of burnt orange so I used the pink and greens:

I happened to be surfing blogs at the time. A favorite is Taylor has a list of challenges and this one is from the TECC #71. The top rectangle is on raised with foam glue squares. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Vintage D.O.T.S Baby Card

I really wanted to make a blue and brown card for a baby shower I'm going to this weekend. I didn't find the right color blue until I remembered that GIANT Rubbermaid tub full of vintage D.O.T.S paper! How could I have forgotten that??

There was a pretty/bright blue called Robin Egg Blue (of course!). I loved the little checkered paper in that pack and well, here's what resulted.

Here's what I did to the inside:

I will probably do this again using Heavenly Blue now that I found a whole package of that too!

The brown/blue scallop is raised, then the white scallop is raised again. I embossed the blue background, and tried a technique I saw on a blog this morning. You run the embossed paper through again, and basically flatten the first embossing. Gives a wonderful texture, but softens the original embossing! I really liked the effect. The two brown strips of cardstock were embossed with dotted swiss.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Scrap-Asylum Retreat Inspiration Card

This card was inspired by the Scrap-Asylum Retreat blog. Click on the link below to see retreat details -- including the early bird special. Registration is open and details are being added regularly!

Like the card says, "You're Invited!" I hope to see you there!
Scrap-Asylum Retreat

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wow -- A blog

Imagine my surprise when I received these acknowledgements for a blog award. I'm absolutely honored that these wonderfully crafty ladies thought of my blog for this award.

Thank you Iona, Brenda, and Emma! I realize you already have your honors, but I have to add you three to my list -- as I've visited your blogs many times!

The rules for this blog award are:

Accept the award, post it on your blog with the name of the person who gave you the award. Be sure to link their blog so people can visit them!!
Pass the award to 15 other blogs you've newly discovered. Remember to post to their blog to let them know they've received the award!

8. Christina
9. Mandy
10. Erica
11. Carla
12. Melissa
13. Barbara
14. Paige
15. Miss Molly

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scallop Circle Card -- Moon Doggie

Whoa! Someone needs to tell me where the time goes! I still have two baby shower cards to make and the weekend is essentially over. This one is for a card workshop/gathering I have next week. Hope you enjoy it!

I wanted to use a brad next to the Y in "You're Special" -- but it's for a gathering and I didn't have 15 of the right color! {sigh}
Thanks for looking. Have a great week!