Snowmen cards

Monday, November 2, 2009

I made a set of cards for a friend of mine for her birthday. It took me a month before I actually saw her to give her this part of her gift but I finally saw her and gave these to her on Saturday night so I can now post them.

I made two different cards. The first is just a simple snowman card. The second is a sort of snow globe card. I have seen several people who made their version of the card on the back of the SU holiday mini catalog so I decided to join the crowd.

Supplies used: snowman stamp from TLC, snowflake stamp from SU Frosty set, white base, Brocade Blue and Close to Cocoa cardstock, Oval punch, White craft ink, Close to Cocoa ink, colored pencils, fancy scallop edge punch

Supplies used: Snowman stamp from TLC, Snowflake stamp from SU Frosty set, white base, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, and Close to Cocoa cardstock, Word Window and Oval punches, circle cutter from CM, white craft ink and Close to Cocoa ink, colored pencils, pop dots for the snowman

Another set of cased cards

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I made a set of these 4 cards for my secret sister also. I was inspired by these cards I found on a blog I follow. These cards are a great way to use some scraps of patterned paper.

Supplies used: patterned paper from American Crafts, Curvy Verses stamp set, Night of Navy ink, Navy ribbon, Old Olive, Rose Red, Regal Rose, and Sky Blue cardstock

Christmas card cased

Friday, October 16, 2009

I made a set of these cards for my secret sister as part of her revealing gift. I had this card in my favorites on SCS. The only thing I changed was the ribbon color and the stamps I used.

Supplies used: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip cardstock, circle punches, chocolate ribbon, Chocolate chip ink

Thank you cards

Friday, September 25, 2009

I made a set these thank you cards for my friend Jayme who is getting married on the beach in a couple of weeks. I copied the idea from my friend Amy who copied the idea from the Archiver's website. They were very simple to make.

Don't Blink page

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I saw this page on Stacy Julian's blog a while back. I loved it and knew exactly what page I wanted to create using this idea. I have two children and the youngest started Kindergarten this year. I received some pictures in the mail yesterday (including this 5x7 that I had been waiting on to make the page with) and made this page last night. It is very simple but it is one of my favorite pages.

Journaling says: Don't Blink... cuz just like that your baby goes off to Kindergarten

It's a Blizzard page

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I copied this idea from a magazine of course but I love how the page turned out. I made this page for Kyle's book, it is from our snow day back in February.

8 pages in one night

Friday, September 18, 2009

I am in the midst of a contest this year involving a challenge my CM consultant put us up to. The challenge is to create a minimum of 8 pages per month (it started out as 2 per week but then evolved). I am in the running with 3 other ladies. I am way behind at least 2 of them, probably all three. Part of the challenge is that you have to create at least your 8 pages each month. If all do that then the tie breaker would be who created the most. Well it was August 31 and I had not completed any pages for August yet so even though I had to get at 5:30 and go to work the next day, I stayed up, neglected anything around the house that needed to be done and scrapped. I got all 8 pages finished just shy of midnight (so I am not out yet). Here are 6 of those pages (2 of them are really bad), these are not my favorite pages by any means but they are not half bad and the best part is they are finished.

Fall soccer 08 pages for Kyle's sports album, I used an idea from a magazine for this layout

Softball 09 pages for Kaitlyn's book

Slip n Slide page. I had created the journal box and 6x6 strip on the right side of the page at Archiver's during a make and take weekend a while back. I was just waiting for the perfect pictures to put on it. So really all I had to do to this page was add the orange background paper and letter stickers, journal a little and this page was complete.

I recently got the new 12 inch circle cutter from CM so of course I had to use it on one of the pages.

Lego invitations

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kyle is turning 6 and he wants to have a Lego themed party. I decided I could easily make the invitations. I was out of Brillant Blue cardstock which saddened me because that is the color I really wanted to use but I used Real Red, Glorious Green and Yoyo Yellow cardstock and my 1 3/8 circle punch with some pop-dots and here is what they look like:

And here is a closer look at one of them. The above picture is kinda blurry but you get the idea.

Baby thank you's

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I made a set of these cards recently for Sheri. They are similar to these I made before for Jessica except I made a boy version.

Supplies used: Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow and Night of Navy cardstock; SU retired patterned paper; scallop and 1 3/8 circle punches; Night of Navy ink; Very Punny stamp set.

Then I made a set of cards for Jessica. I used several cards for inspiration.

Supplies used: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy and White cardstock; Very Punny and Warmest Regards stamp set; Night of Navy ink; Square and Oval punches.

Waterslide pages

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I created these two pages trying to round out my 2008 pages. These are from last summer, one is for Kaitlyn's book and one is for Kyle's book.

I used Splitcoast sketch #153 for this page.

Kyle's L2L page

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I made this page for Kyle's book of him at Lads to Leaders in April. I used Splitcoast sketch #90 for this page.

I used some paper from a pack by Cloud 9 designs. The circles are punched out of a sheet from that pack. I used chocolate 3/4 inch ribbon from Stampin' Up. I typed my journaling on the computer.

scraplifted snow page

Monday, July 13, 2009

I made this page for Kaitlyn's book, it is from the blizzard we had in February. I totally scraplifted it from one of magazine ideas (from Scrapbooks etc.). I used some Heidi Grace patterned paper and rub-ons with blue, pink, and white paper. I also used my circle punches. It is one of the few pages I did from start to finish all in one sitting.

Here is the page from the magazine:

And here is my version, I did orient mine landscape instead of portrait:

teeball page

Friday, July 10, 2009

I decided to make Kyle a sports album. He has played 3 seasons of soccer and two years of teeball so far. I put the first soccer and teeball season in his regular album then decided I have way too many pictures already of this kid with some type of ball so I found a really cute sports themed album at Hobby Lobby.

Here is one page for that album. It is of him attempting to hit the ball being pitched to him instead of hitting from the tee. I copied this idea from one of my magazine ideas I recently purged through. This is one of my favorite pages I have done in a while.

Amy's sketch

Monday, July 6, 2009

I am so into sketches these days. They are just great for giving me a starting place for the pages I create. I went to a crop recently at my CM consultants house and she had made this sketch for us to create a page with.

I love the sketch and hope she makes more (hint, hint!), she is good at it after all.

I made this snowman page using the sketch the night of the crop. It is one of my favorite pages I have created recently. I didn't even feel the need for journaling!

I then made this page a few weeks later using the same sketch. I switched the sides of the pictures plus I added an extra picture on the left side and made the title a little smaller.

Get rid of it already

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I have mounds and mounds of scrapbook magazines. I love to look through them. I have subscriptions to Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks etc. I am upset that Simple Scrapbooks is no loner in publication, I loved that one. I recently went to a "garage sale" at my LSS and bought a stack of old Simple Scrapbooks and Memory Makers. I don't really like Memory Makers (they were in the stack with the SS) so I immediately tore I the few pages I liked and put those to the side. I then decided that these magazines are taking over my space but could never bring myself to tear them up. Well I finally did. I have spent the last few nights tearing out the ideas that I like. I haven't gotten to the Creating Keepsakes yet, those are next. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the ideas I tore out and how to organize them.

The right stack is what I am keeping, the left stack is what I am getting rid of. Plus I added three more magazines to the pile after I took this picture!

Characters page

Monday, June 29, 2009

I made this page for Kyle's book from our St. Louis trip in June 08. He loved meeting all the characters there. I took this concept from several pages that I had seen, mainly in magazines. I created the saying balloon on the pictures in a program on my computer called comic life.

I used some scrap patterned paper, CM navy alphabet letter stickers and a small green journaling box.

Random pages

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Here are some other random pages I have done recently.

So Proud page

Friday, June 26, 2009

I made this page for Kaitlyn's book. I rarely do a page with only one picture but this pne definitely deserved its on own page. I used some CM perfect fit paper from the Celebration pack, blue thickers letters, blue and green accent paper and journaled with my blue marker.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus page

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My goal was to be cuaght up to Dec. 08 with both kids by Memorial Day. I almost made it. I only have a couple more pictures to sort through and decide if I am going to do pages for those or not. Anyway,

I made this page for Kaitlyn's book from this past Christmas. I didn't really use a sketch (a rare thing for me these days). I used some rub-ons, paper and journal box from the same company, I am just not sure which one. I have got to remember to write these things down.

Monogram teacher cards

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I made a set of cards for each of Kaitlyn's teachers (she has two main ones) for the end of the year. I spent all yesterday working on these cards and then even made a little post-it note keychain similar to these, and then the little turkey overslept, missed the bus and didn't go to school. She really didn't have to be there for these last two days anyway but still. So I told her she had to go tomorrow -- mainly to take these gifts I worked so hard on!


I used Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal and White cardstock, Taken with Teal ink, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, scallop punch, Seeing spots and Antique Upper Alphabet stamp sets and some ribbon I had laying around. These are really simple cards but I hope her teachers enjoy them.

Santa was here page

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I made this page a while back for Kaitlyn's book. I used a SCS sketch but it has been so long ago that I do not remember which one I used. I used Rose Red paper for my background and Chocolate Chip and Rose Red PP for accents. I also used some CM stickers and chipboard letters that I inked with Garden Green (I think) craft ink.

shadow picture page

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I loved this picture of my daughter (and I took it by accident kinda) and wanted to make a page around it. I don't usually do one picture page layouts because I think it is kinda a waste but this picture I thought deserved its own page. Plus I loved the flower paper.

Supplies Used: Floral paper background, SU Rose Red accent paper, Slice diecut machine for the flowers and swirls, random stickers.