Monday, April 18, 2011

A Couple of Birthday Cards

Hello! I'm still on a mission to get some birthday cards done! I have two to share today that I got done on Saturday night. They have sort of a vintage feel to them:

All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Bliss set, Well Scripted set, A Slice of Life set
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight classic inks; Jet Black Staz On
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso cardstock; Marina Mist textured cardstock; patterned paper by Jillibean Soup
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Victoria Crochet Trim, Scallop Edge punch, Decorative Label punch, Large Circle and Scallop Circle punch; Aqua painter

Doesn't the patterned paper remind you of an old calico print? I thought it was fun!

I made these down at my friend Dawnette's house where I hang out almost every Saturday night. You should see what she made with Stampin' Up!s Love Letter's DSP- Such a pretty layout! Pop on over to her blog to take a peek.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are enjoying your evening- mine is quiet since my hubby is out of town... I'll be watching DWTS in my craft room tonight! :)


Friday, April 15, 2011

Cozy Layout

Hello there!

I've got another layout to share today... it's inspired by Kelly again and her great Sketchbook 3 course! This is day four's sketch:

cardstock by Stampin' Up!; patterned paper by American Crafts, Studio Calico, and My Minds Eye; Letters by Jillibean Soup, Making Memories, and Pink Paisley; Mini Stapler by Ranger; Boarder punch and circle punches by Stampin' Up!; Stitching done with the help of the Sew Easy by We R Memory Keepers

I don't scrapbook too much with circles but I love the way it looks! The sewing was a little time consuming but I love the end result. The scallop pattern is so cute! I wanted some simple embellishments and my circle punches did just the trick!

Thanks for popping by to take a peek! I've been working on cards lately, too and I promise I'll post some of those creations in the next couple days!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Delight Scrapbook Page

Good morning! My girls are still asleep and the little guy I watch during the day isn't here yet so I thought I'd pop on and share another page real quick! It's another Kelly Purkey Sketchbook inspired layout- day 3 if you are wondering...


cardstock by Stampin' Up!; patterned paper and stickers by Echo Park; stamps- Artistic Etchings set by Stampin' Up!; linen thread by Stampin' Up!; Chipboard letter stickers by Basic Grey; button by Jenni Bowlin

The flower is hand made- a technique I learned in a Jenni Bowlin class last year and just finally "got" ha ha! Here is a closer look:

I used an old patterned for my material- they are very easy to work with because they're so thin!

You can see my subtle stamped scallop in the picture, too- I used Soft Suede ink but stamped off so that it was hardly noticeable on the Crumb Cake cardstock. Speaking of cardstock, I am so happy that Stampin' Up! started making textured Kraft cardstock! I wanna say they are the only company doing it right now... it really is nice!

The picture is one of my favorites from when Natalie was tiny. It was taken by my friend Amy who has since started her own photography company in the Alexandria, VA area.

Anyways, better get breakfast going before everyone is awake and hungry! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Sketchbook3 Day 2 Layout and Card...

Hi There!

I have a card and a layout to share today! Both were inspired by Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook3 course. I'm really enjoying this and I am shocked at how many pages I've gotten done over the last week! Hopefully I'll have time to share them all on my blog.

Anyways, here is the layout I created using Kelly's Day 2 sketch:

cardstock by Bazzil; patterned papers by October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Sassafrass, and Chatterbox; punches by Fiskars; letter stickers by October Afternoon and Doodlebug Designs

I've used a lot of patterned paper on this layout and I'm afraid it's a little busy... I think I might have to try this sketch again in a simpler way.

And, here is the card inspired by the same sketch:

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Petal Pizazz, A Word for You sets
Ink: Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake classic inks
Paper: Crumb Cake, Confetti White, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler cardstock; First Edition DSP
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, 1/2 back pearls (from Pretties Kit) 1" Circle Punch

This card was fun to make- I forgot how much I like the Petal Pizazz set! The thing that is bothering me is the background paper... does anyone else read what the words say? Hee! Random info on kangaroos!

Anyways, hope you are enjoying your Monday! I'm off to run errands and hit the grocery store... oh yes! An exciting life I lead! :)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Colorful Happy Birthday Card


Today I have a card to share with you- I'm in need of a few birthday cards (I'm actually behind on sending them- like January behind!) so I'll be making some more this week! I challenged myself to use Kelly's sketch from Day 1 of her Sketchbook 3 Course to make this... I don't know how well you can see the sketch in my card but I can definitely say that it inspired me!

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Create a Cupcake by Stampin' Up!
Ink: StazOn, Basic Grey, Going Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rose Red, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, and Daffodil Delight all by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Dafodil Delight, watercolor paper, and First Edition DSP by Stampin' Up!; other patterned papers and cardstock by Bazzill
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Decorative Label Punch, Photo Corner punch, Melon Mambo polkadot grosgrain ribbon, Subtles buttons, Linen Tread, Scallop Edge punch, paper piercer and Crystal Effects all by Stampin' Up!

My little cupcakes are watercolored and then topped with lots of Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle. I love all the colors in this one!

I hope you are all enjoying your week! It's a busy one for me but luckily I'm finding a little down time here and there to create- it makes even the busiest days a little less stressful.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, April 4, 2011

SB3 Day One Layout: Silverwood


I know it's been awhile since I've posted... you know how it goes... life gets busy and there is no time to blog! I haven't been making cards recently either. Instead, I've been scrapbooking! It's where I started so many years ago and I forgot how much I like the larger space to fill. I've been having a lot of fun with it!

I don't usually take classes but one of my favorite scrappy girls, Kelly Purkey has put together a great online course focusing on sketches. I'm a sucker for sketches and I love the idea of a new one arriving in my inbox 3 times a week for the next month. Hopefully I can find the time to do all of them!

I was so inspired by today's sketch, I decided to do a two page layout so I could add some more pictures... I have tons from last summer's trip to Silverwood!


cardstock- Stampin' Up!, Bazzill
patterned paper- Imaginisce, Bo Bunny, Jilly Bean Soup
punches- Stampin' Up!, Fiskars
Lettering- Cricut (Opposites Attract cartridge)

It felt good to use up some old supplies on this... I don't think I've used my Cricut for about a year now! I also mixed some older paper lines with some new ones- I think they work well together!

Is anyone else taking the Sketchbook 3 class? I would love to see your layouts if you are! It is so fun to see how different people interpret the designs, don't you think?

OK! I better get going- we are making homemade pizza for dinner and everyone is getting hungry... :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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