Friday, March 19, 2010

Your Birthday It Is, Yes!

Today's project is a card I made for a good friend's birthday. My main tools were my Silhouette SD and my trusty Xyron 1.5 Sticker Maker. I also used some Star Wars stickers that I found at Target and had to get for this project. I love how cartoony they look!

So I cut out the "Happy Birthday" text and the stars and circles with the Silhouette. Then with a few of the stars and one circle, I used a clear embossing stamp pad and holographic embossing powder. I really love the way the holographic powder looks on the black cardstock. I ran all the elements, the text and shapes through the Xyron. I love that little thing, it is so useful for attaching those little elements you cut out! I also used the Antique Photo distress ink pad on the edges of the card for a little character.

My Friend loves Starbucks so we got him a gift card. I attached it to the inside of the card using clear photo corners. Great for holding gift cards!

For the inside message I found a Star Wars quote that I thought was appropriate and I used my laser printer to print the message out on cardstock. Then I used my distress ink again on the edges of the cardstock for character. One of the stickers of Luke finished off the inside of the card. I was really happy with how this one turned out and my friend loved it too! That always makes you feel good!

So everyone have a great scrappy weekend! May the force be with you!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Making Page Kits

So this week I don't have an actual project to post because I have been working on making page kits. I got this idea from another blogger, I wish I had saved the link but I must have forgotten. I have so little time to scrap during the week and when I read about this method I thought it would help me get more done when I'm short on time. I spend so much time wondering where to start! So these page kits eliminate that. For these I ordered 12.5x12.5 cellophane bags off of ebay. I got a set of 100 bags for about $19 shipped. These are basically the same bags that you get class kits in at Archiver's. So in each bag I put patterned paper, colored card stock if I plan on using it, any special die cuts or embellies, and the photos I know I want to use with this paper. I'm not putting the neutral card stock in the kits, I'll have that separate. Each kit I have enough stuff to do anywhere from one to four pages. I figure this will speed up my scrapping during the week, when I have little time, and also make it easy for me to grab and go to crops.

So this is what my floor looks like right now! ha ha. I've got all my stacks out, and that's another thing I like. This makes me go through my paper stash and use what I have! I'm also making page kits for cards kits. Other things you can include in your kits - sketches if you have something in mind, you can go ahead and cut your titles out on your silhouette or cricut and put those in the kits, you can include notes for your journaling, whatever makes your life easier!
So that's it for this week! I'm going to continue putting my kits together until I can see my floor again! Hope everybody has a great week! And thanks to everybody following me now and leaving comments! I love you guys!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Basic Grey Lemonade Card Swap

This first project I wanted to share, is of a set of cards I made for my friend, Calia Yang. You can check out her blog here!

For this card set I used the Basic Grey Lemonade paper line, which is beautiful! For the embellies, I used Prima Pink Hydrangeas and TPC Studio Boho Blooms embellies. I also used some gems from K&Company.

For the "Follow your Bliss" card, I used my cuttlebug to emboss the script onto the bottom piece of cardstock. I really love that embossing folder!

For the "Smile" card I used holographic embossing powder for the butterfly on blue cardstock. It looks a lot better in person - it's so hard to capture that sparkle on camera! I also added a few 3d butterfly embellies to pull the card together.

For the "Live, Laugh, Love" card, I experimented with some Tim Holtz distress inks on the cardstock. The colors I used were blue china, peeled paint, and antique photo. Then I used my trusty old edge distress tool on the patterned paper. Then I added the swirl of pearls which I think just made the card.

The "Precious" card was fun to make. I used an adhesive shape from The Stamping Station and glass beads to make the heart. For the background, I cut up strips of the different patterned paper for kind of a quilt like look.

The "Carefree" card was the first that I made in this set and I love the bright blue on it. I used my cuttlebug here again and embossed the swirls on the back piece of cardstock. Very simple card, but oh so pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this project! I'm hoping to be able to put up more soon, so be sure to come back soon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Welcome to my brand new blog! After much time wondering when I would ever have time for such a thing and always really wanting to start one, I finally broke down and took the plunge. So here it is! I will start posting projects soon, and my goal is to at least update this once a week. I'm also hoping this will motivate me to participate in some more contests. So welcome! I hope you'll come back to check out my work soon!