WOW...can you believe that Christmas is 2 months away...I cannot. I haven't really started thinking about anything to do with Christmas. I have made a couple of cards, but only for different swaps that I'm in...nothing for me to give at Christmas. I think I'll hold onto this card and use it.
I am always excited for when the Christmas All Year Long blog hop happens...I get so many great ideas from these talented people. I'd like to quickly thank Julie, for taking the time every month to organize this. And a thank you to Diana for enabling me to purchase these super cute images!!! You can get them in her store.
So, let's get on with this. If you've come from Peggie's you are on the right track. If you just happened to stop by here and want to start at the beginning just head here. Once you are done visiting me, you are headed over to Tanja's.
It's been a couple of months since I last took part in the CreativeCuttlebuggers Mingles and I really wanted to do one this month. The mingle this month had to be "Anything But a Card". I decided to go with an Explosion Box. I am however, most excited about the origami tree on the lid...so easy to do!!! I originally saw the Christmas Tree in the Paper Crafts Magazine Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6. I couldn't find the directions for the tree on their site, but watched a YouTube video instead.
Supplies: Paper: Bazzill & Provo Craft; Punch: SU (Scallop trim, 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, Word Window); Cuttlebug: Winter Trees & Seeing Spots; Stamp: SU (Christmas Greetings & Teeny Tiny Wishes); Stickles: Diamond; Misc: Scor-Pal
My son is going to a birthday on Thursday this week and I still needed to make a card. I have also been trying to play along with some of the challenge groups that I belong to, so this is how I ended up with this card. The Color Me Creative challenge is all about Fun Halloween or Fun Fall Coloring and the Outlawz Greeting Challenge was Anything Goes. I decided to use orange, yellow and green as my fall colors.
Supplies: Paper: SU (Pumpkin Pie) & DCWV (All Boy Stack); Cricut: Paper Doll Dress Up; Brads: Makin Memories; Stamp: CC Designs (Philip) & SU (Teeny Tiny Wishes); Punch: SU (Word Window); Misc: Glossy Accent
was so hung up on this paper. I love it,
but found it really hard to work with…I was probably too tired to be doing
another layout. In the end, I just cut
up the paper into smaller sections to work with.
Supplies: Paper: Bazzill & Scrapbook Sally; Embossing
Folder: SU (Snowflakes); Punch: CM (Snowflake Pocket Punch); Cricut: Base Camp;
much to say about this one. I do love
the new Stampin’ Up - In Colour, Pool Party.
It really worked well with the paper I had chosen for this one. I’m also a bit fan of the Martha Stewart
Punch Around the Page punches. I also
did Glossy Accents on my letter for this one too…I think I’m addicted to Glossy
Supplies: Paper: Bazzill, SU (Pool Party) & Provo Craft;
Ribbon: SU (Pool Party); Die Cut Letters: SU (Natural Serif); Misc: Pearls,
Ranger (Glossy Accents)
finished layout for today, I wish I got more done…but oh well. I really enjoyed making this one, mostly
because I really enjoyed thinking about the older kids meeting their new
sister. You can’t tell from the picture,
but I added Glossy Accents to all of the lettering, it just finished the look
of the letters a bit. I had lots of fun
cutting all of the strips too.
Supplies: Paper: Bazzill & TPC Studio (Sweet Beginnings
Baby Girl Nursery Tower); Cricut: Alphalicious, Plantin Schoolbook &
Songbird; Ink: SU (Close to Cocoa); Misc: Ranger (Glossy Accents) & Brads
the second layout of the day. Again I
used the fun transparency on this layout.
This time I cut around some of the swirls and words to make them overlap
the pictures. I nice simple layout
out…that took me many hours.
Supplies: Paper: Bazzill &DCWV (Nana’s Nursery); Transparency:
Unknown; Cricut: Opposites Attract; Punch: SU (Word Window); Stamps: Studio G,
SU (Simple Serif & Euphoria); Pearls: Recollections; Misc: Ranger (Glossy
today was an awesome day!!! I managed to
complete 3 layouts…woohoo!!! And I
enjoyed the company of fellow scrapbookers.
really, really long time ago I picked up some really neat transparencies to use
on scrapbook pages and I was determined to use them. I don’t think you can really tell from the
picture that it’s a transparency though.
For this layout I also created the glimmer brads. I took a plain jane brad and covered it with
Glossy Accents then dipped it in Glamour Glitter. So, easy and so fun! I still need to add the writing in the top
left box. Hopefully I remember something
from that day!!!
am so excited about this weekend!!! I
have been waiting for it to arrive for months, okay let’s be honest here…since
I went home from last year’s retreat. My
goal once again was get lots done on Elsa’s first year album. So, let’s see what I can do in less than 2 days.
This card may look a bit familiar, I had cut out enough stuff for the birthday invitation back in September to send out 8 invitations. Well, I only had time to make 2 invitations. So, I didn't want to waste all of the supplies and decided to make a super similar card, but change it to thank you cards. All of the grandparents will be receiving this card since they didn't get an official invitation.
The directions for this card I found in a book from Paper Crafts. It's called Joy of Card Making: Collector's Edition. I actually had borrowed this book from my local library. To see the directions better, click on the photo and then use your zoom tool.
Supplies: Paper: Bazzill (?? I think) & Sassa Fraslass (Count Me In); Ink: TH (Aged Mahogany & Scattered Straw); Copics: YR18 & R39; Stamp: SU (Lots of Thoughs); Punch: SU (Scallop Circle & 1 3/8" Circle) Cricut: Celebrations & Sweet Treats; Distress Stickles: Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed; Brads: Bazzill; Misc: Scor-Pal and Scor-tape
I recently joined a new challenge group called The Outlawz and the are celebrating their 1000th member. For their special week, they have a bunch of activities going on. I decided to give their Twisted Thursday a go. For this challenge we are to use the colours Red, Green and Yellow. Here is what I came up with
Supplies: Paper: SU (Real Rad, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight) & Provo Craft; Embossing Powder: Detail Balck; Stamps: Hero Arts (Sunny Holiday Messages) & Studio G; Ribbon: SU (Trim Tinsel Clear); Scor-Pal
Woohoo...I am ahead of the game this month for the Magnolia-licious October Mingle. I am usually working on it at the last minute. I saw this fun Halloween stack of paper at Michaels the other day so I decided to pick it up. I don't usually buy Halloween stuff, because I don't ever send Halloween cards. This also allowed me to ink up my Halloween Edwin one more time this year. This was also my first time using the Cryogen Cardstock...wow it is sure nice to work with!!!