Friday, October 10, 2014

Rhylan's Invites

Funny to say this but I bought a Silhouette just to make these invites. LOL! I really did but I am super glad with my purchase and now use it for most of my cutting. I also LOVE the print and cut feature with the Silhouette. You use your own printer and then use the silhouette to cut it out after you have printed it. The silhouette software will also take images from the internet and turn them into images that can then be cut out. That is how I made the Girl Angry Bird. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this feature!

I made the back with the print and cut feature. I am so happy with how they turned out. Was not so happy when I realized I needed to make 25 of them. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Myah's Birthday Invite

I love using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up to make super quick birthday invites. My girlfriend was looking for some Owl invites and was having a hard time finding any she liked. I used my computer and the My Digital Studio software and came up with this cute and personalized birthday invite. When she was done we sent it to our local photo lab and for $0.09 each she had some super cute invites. You could also chose to print them at home but I find that with all the colour it uses a lot of ink. 


Monday, October 6, 2014

Nash's April Baby Book Page

Here is another layout for my nephew's baby book. I always find 8x8 album pages hard as you can only squeeze so many pictures on a page. I believe the inspiration for this layout came from a 8x8 album that my girlfriend Donna made. My group of scrapbooking friends have made a few of these albums over the years, I love to go back through them to help get some ideas for layouts and picture placements. Not a big fan of how this turned out in the photo but in person the colours look a lot better and it seems to go together better.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Nash's March Page

This is from my Nephew's Baby book that I made in the spring. Some of my Blog post never made it up when life started to get a little on the hectic side, so now I am playing catch up. These pages are made for a 8x8 album that will follow his whole first year. On the left is a spot to put a picture and on the right is where my sister-in-law can write about all of his special moments.

I used the Baby Kit from CTMH along with my Cricut to create the page. The calendar is made using the My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up.


Friday, September 26, 2014

March Stamping Six

This is the card I made for one of my Stamping Six Gatherings way back in March.

We started with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar and stamped it with the new Wood background using Baked Bown Sugar Ink.  We used some Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape on the left corner.  We made the tag using the Chalk Talk stamp set and some Coastal Cabana ink. We then used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut out the tag. We the stamped the tag again with Tangerine Tango and cut out the "something" banner and glued it on the tag. In the corners we used a needle to add a string of
linen thread. We then added a pewter brad and hung our tag over the brad. We used some foam squares to attach the tag and finished it off with some ribbon and a button.


Monday, September 8, 2014

A Chic Birthday

Happy Birthday Jenny!

I made this card for my sister-in-law. I used a old stamp set from Stampin' Up. I then paper pieced her pants and bag. I then coloured the rest of her with my copies. The pattern paper is from the new Designer Series Paper "Flowerpot". The paper flower are from my stash of Flowers and the ribbon is Daffodil Delight Tafetta ribbon that has now been discontinued.

* Night of Navy Stampin' Up Cardstock
* Lost Lagoon Stampin' Up Cardstock
* Flowerpot Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up
* Daffodil Delight Ribbon
* Paper Flowers
* Copic Markers
* Momento Ink


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sawyer's 1st Birthday!

Happy 1st Birthday to my nephew Sawyer!

I made this card for my nephews first birthday. His middle name is fox and thanks to it being one of the most popular animals this last year it has been turning up on everything. I have been collecting some pretty cute stamp sets with foxes in them. This one is from CTMH, it was the stamp of the month this past January. This little fox is usually holding a flower but that just wouldn't work for this card so I eliminated it before I stamped him. Then I covered up the little bit that I couldn't get rid of with a present. I then stamped the heart from the same stamp set cut off the bumps and turned it into a hat. I then added a mini pom pom to the top. All of the patter paper is from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack in the new Stampin' Up catalogue. To finish off the card I used three CTMH white enamel stars and coloured them with a copic to match the card base colour.

Products Used:

* Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon Cardstock
*Stampin' Up Whisper White Cardstock
* Stampin' Up Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack
* Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon Ink
* Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango Ink
* Stampin' Up Basic Grey Ink
* Stampin' Up Age Awareness Stamp Set
* CTMH White Enamel Stars
* CTMH Wild About Love Stamp Set


Monday, September 1, 2014

Trailer Park Birthday

Well camping season has almost come to a end and the school bells are about to start ringing. It almost means that it is time to start getting back to all our after school activities and scrapbooking classes. Yeah!

Now onto the card ...

I made this card for my father-in-laws birthday. They camp at a trailer park all summer and on his birthday we always drive out to see them there. I was really on the ball this week and prepped my card so that I could bring it out to my camp to finish. So I was really in the camping spirit while I was making the card.  I made the background myself using some post it notes and a brayer. I then coloured the trailers with my copics and popped them up with some 3D foam squares. The trailers and the clouds are both from the CTMH "Happy Camper" stamp set. The banner in between the trailers is made with some baker's twine and washi tape for the little pennants. I finished it off with some more woodgrain washi tape and some green ribbon. 

Products used:

* CTMH Happy Camper Stamp Set
* Stampin' Up Birthday Stamp Set
* Early Espresso Cardstock
* Old Olive Cardstock
* Whisper White Cardstock
* Echo Park Happer Camper Pattern Paper
* Stampin' Up Old Olive Ink
* Momento Ink
* Copic Markers
* Stampin' Up Washi Tape
* CTMH Woodgrain Washi Tape
* Stampin' Up Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sympathy Card

This is the sympathy card that I made for my Daycare Provider. I love how this one turned out, however my inspiration for this card came while I was looking through Pinterest. I always have a hard time making sympathy cards and find that I sometimes need a little help getting started, so I usually browse through Pinterest or Blogs to get the juices flowing. I find that I always make them using black and white so I really tried to stay away from those to help make the card a little more .... pretty? Not quite the right word but I imagine you know what I mean. I think I will make a few more of these to have on hand


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Perfect Blend Birthday Card...

This is the card the card I created for my Stampin Six groups to make at our January gathering. I had been wanting to make a card using the new Coffee Cup stamp since the new catalogue came out in July.

I started with a base of Costal Cabana. I then added a layer of Pumpkin Pie that had been stamped with the Dictionary background stamp using Pumpkin Pie ink. I then used the new Cheveron Border punch to punch out the pattern along the left side allowing the Costal Cabana colour to show through.

I used the Bread Tie die from Chalk Talk to cut my Crushed Curry paper. I then distressed the tag with the lines from the Gorgeus Grunge set and some Crushed Curry ink. To finish of the tag I wrapped some linen thread around the top and tied it with a bow.

To make the cup, I stamped the base on Sahara Sand cardstock with Sahara Sand ink. I stamped the cup again on white paper using Sahara Sand ink to make the lid. The band is made from the Designer Series Paper "I am Me". I then made a banner with the Bitty Banners stamp set and some Costal Cabana ink. Iwrapped my banner around my mini dowel securing it with some liquid glass. After assempling the cup I used a exacto knife to cut a slit in my lid to allow my stick to slide through. I mounted the cup to the card using some foam squares.

I finished off the card with two tabs on the wight side cut from the "I am Me" designer series paper and the word window punch. To give the illusion of mini brads, I punched some circles with a tiny hole punch and added some liquid glass to them.