Saturday, November 28, 2009

do you every scrap yourself?

I am usually behind the camera, rarely in front. And if I am in front, most of the time is because I have to ask to have my photo taken to prove that I existed! LOL! So, I am trying to do a better job of getting in the scrapbooks myself, mostly as a reminder to my family that I was here, made an impression on them, and to see me as I age. My mom passed away when I was 24 and there aren't many shots of her. I don't want my girls to only have a few memories of me.

The sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches (#33) had me scratching my head. What photo to use, then what color scheme to go with? Decisions, decisions. So, digging thru my photos, came across this one from last year, a family day trip to this wonderful outdoor art museum. Grounds for Sculpture, Trenton NJ. Ever been there? Don't wait, run there!! What a fabulous day! Over 260 pieces of art scattered throughout the grounds- some you can touch (like me sitting on this metal abstract) others, they tell you to look with your EYES only. Even my fussy girls loved being there!

deets: all cardstock CTMH, mm rubons, joann metal tags (to go with the metal art I am on), leaves misc (to remember the outdoors) and the paper clip (officemax) as a reminder of the abstract beauty.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teen Fashionista Cards

Went away for the night with a girlfriend and was on a creative roll! One of my lovely daughters asked me to make her teacher some cards for a going away present. The teacher is a student teacher and her last day is December 4th. So with papers, stamps, and other fun stuff that came along for the ride, I was able to make 6 of these cute cards! Kris gave me some older Anna Griffin dimensional stickers- these very girly ones, and I was able to use all but 2 of them on these cards. The papers I coordinated with them are from MM, the Sabrina line. And don'tcha love the stamps?! They are from CTMH "be yourself" and they worked perfectly! DD was very happy with the cards and I have 3 extras I am giving to my hairdresser today for a small token of appreciation. And a big shout out goes to Cute Card Thursday for the Teen Terror challenge! These would be perfect for any teen!
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

sketchy saturday

Welcome to the unscripted challenge #32 sketch. I used my cricut to cut out the flower (aka snowflake) for my winter themed card. Used the last of my organdy white ribbon (yeah!), CTMH button and sentiment, K&Co rhinestone complete this card. Reminisce scraps. Kris RAK'd me with some glitter glue which I broke out and added around the snowflake and the tag to give that icy winter feeling.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

bobunny sketch challenge

Surfing (or blurfing) the other day, I ran across another contest sponsored at Bo Bunny. I like the sketch, found it a bit tough at times- changed my pictures twice! I used a variety of small items to make this 'pop'! All bobunny papers from the Candy line. Bobunny swirl chipboard (yummy colors to choose from here too!) Misc black stickers, misc buttons with twine, flowers from bobunny and prima, ctmh rhinestones, misc ribbon tape. Maybe someday soon I will have some NEW bobunny products to play with (hint hint DH for christmas!!)
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


entering this card in the Monochromatic challenge over at Gingersnap Creations. The paper and die cut stickers are Reminisce papers, white/silver glitter. Simple sentiment from Stampin'Up! Silver ribbon from Mike's finishes off the card!
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sketchy Saturday

Welcome to another sketch challenge brought to you by Unscripted Sketches! I love this weeks sketch (then again, I love them all...Hehehe!) There are so many possibilites in which to create a project. Flip it, turn it, rotate it- as long as it retains the original thought, make it yours!

Christmas is a few weeks away and I am busy making cards for my friends and family. What is surprising to me, is the amount of winter/holiday themed paper that I have. So, in my quest to purge, I found a few sheets of this beautiful Reminisce paper that will make a few wonderfully easy cards. The sentiment is actual vellum that I cut, attached with vellum adhesive (love this tombow tape!) and added some mini pearls by basic grey. Punched a few snowflakes with MS punch, there ya go!
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

thinking outside the box....

bobunny has a sketch challenge going on this week. All 3 of these cards use the same sketch as the foundation! this is my second entry- but...... if you read the instructions you are to make a Christmas card, use majority bobunny papers/products, and try to think outside of the box. so, going through my stash of wonderful papers last night, i came across this old, but beautiful collection called Romance. So, black goes with everything, right? and what better way to make the cards seem christmas-y than by adding red as an accent! So, bringing out my trusty cricut, christmas cheer, i cut out the holly and the ornaments in black cardstock. used red glitter glue to accent the ornaments to make them sparkly and added red gemstones to the holly berries. these small touches really made the cards much more elegant than if i had left them alone.

deets: bobunny romance dots and stripes dp paper
close to my heart sentiments: holly berries, christmas scripts
red glitter glue, black marker, misc ribbons (btw: the black ribbon is from a gift box wrapped at talbots!)
black, tan and off white cardstock.

thanks for stopping by today!
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Monday, November 9, 2009

bobunny sketch challenge

I love bobunny papers. unfortunately, it is not easy finding the collections in my area and i must travel a good distance to get it. but it is well worth the drive!

The sketch on bobunny was a fun one to use. this will be my first entry into the challenge, using Jack Frost Collection. I just love blue and red together to create a wintery feel!

deets: bobunny papers, anna griffin alpha letters, cricut to cut the snowflake- glittered with MS glitter. american crafts satin ribbon, basic grey blue button, heidi grace pins, glitter glue on the letters to create a snowy feel.

thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

super saturday

I just love how this card turned out! These papers are from Flair and shabby princess- old stash. Unscripted Sketch #29 was a wonderful starting point on this card. I actually flipped the sketch because....adding the pearls around the edge of the sentiment, I had a twisty in the length that ended up being the last 2 pearls, but had to be covered up. They would not stay in the circle! The way the sentiment ended up, I needed to add something to the left side of the card, not the right. So, flipping came in handy and made the elements come together.

deets: vineyard berry grosgrain- close to my heart, basic grey green 1/2 pearls, creative memories sticker present, MS lace doily punch, pearls- mikes, the sentiment is vellum from Flair, cut and adhered to a cirlce using vellum tape (really works well!)

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