Thursday, December 31, 2009
I just stumbled upon this blog and decided that I was going to try this out. :) I wanted to use some new things I picked up over the last couple weeks.
#1) That cute girl from The Greeting Farm
#2) Fun Flock I picked up at Michael's for 50% off (yeah me!)
I used both.....how I wish I had some Copic markers, though. Can't wait until I can get my hands on some of them! I'm using watercolor markers from CTMH as of now...and they're OK, but they're not Copic.
I'll have to work on that Fun Flock some more (I put it on the flower/bow in her hair)....I'm sure with practice, I'll get better at that stuff. My daughter was really impressed with the 'fuzzy stuff', though. :)
This is a project that I'm doing with some kids at my daughter's school as an after-school program. I'm excited to be working with the kids to help them learn the importance of keeping those memories fresh (with journaling). We'll also be making some cards, some bookmarks, and a regular mini scrapbook album (pictures to be posted later).
I'll get to work with kids from Kindergarten up to 6th grade, so most of my samples will be pretty simple and I'll let the older kids jazz it up once they've completed the basic project.
I sure hope they'll be as excited as I am! :)
Another black and white beauty. :) I really do LOVE that combo.
I also really love those retro flowers! Stamp set from, CTMH (of course)....called 'With Love'. I believe that one is still out as of now.
This is something I found digging around through some old photos. I made this basket completely out of ONE sheet of cardstock (12" X 12"). Isn't that something? I was really fascinated when I came across this template a while ago (I'm talking some years back, maybe 3 or so years).
I'm going to have to see if I can find this template saved somewhere on my PC and try this one again. I don't remember it being ALL that difficult, just a little time consuming....but worth it! :)
PS) It isn't very big....I believe I used a JIF peanut butter jar to place in the center while I was making it, to help it hold its shape during construction....just to give you an idea of how big it was.
These little folios are something that popped into my head right before my daughter's Kindergarten teacher went on maternity leave. I decided that they would make a cute little gift for a new Mommy...and so I made a set for her teacher. They're the perfect size for wallet photos and a little extra information about the new angel.
Here is a close-up of a girl version....all nice and pink. :)
Here you have the snakes and snails version. :)
A peek at the inside:
Bet you can guess which set these cuties came from.....yes, 'Snowfriends'. Really, how could you NOT think these little guys aren't the cutest most adorable things you've ever seen?!
See those outlined snowflakes on the inside? There is also a solid one in that set, that is the stamp I used to create the wreath on this card.
Now, this fella is cute, yeah? This snowman was pieced together from one of CTMH's sets, 'All Decked Out'. You can build many different snowpeople out of that set, which makes it pretty versatile...and I like that. :)
This one, too, fastens with velcro. The saying on the inside came from that other adorable snowman set I keep talking about, 'Snowfriends'....LOVE IT!
I softly added color to this friend with watercolor pencils, also from Close To My Heart, and blended them with the blending pen.
Yup, another gift card holder I created this Holiday season. This one fastens with velcro, though.
I stamped that package twice and cut it out. I placed one on each side of that flap and adhered it that way. I wanted it to be secure and sturdy enough to sustain the wear and tear of opening and closing the velcro tab....it worked nicely.
I love black and white, really. Nothing is more elegant and classy, in my opinion. This is one of my favorite 'new' sets from CTMH, also. Its called 'Thing of Beauty'.
This was made as a sample for a customer wanting something unique as a graduation gift. We ended up going with something slightly altered from this, but I still love it.
I really enjoy making these gift card holders. This one was created as a sample for a customer, she was looking for something different but elegant....unique. She liked this sample, but we changed the color scheme.
The little tab on the left opens and then the right tab opens to expose the gift card. They fit any standard credit card size card.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This is another beauty that is the result of the trip to Hallmark I mentioned earlier. I changed it up a bit, as the one in Hallmark didn't have any closure...among a few other details.
I made this for a special friend of mine, so I needed a really special card....and I think this did it.
The little flap can be opened to the left and then the large flap opens to the right, exposing the inside sentiment and message.
Fun, don't you think?
The traditional color scheme, the wreath, the simple format....everything traditional....and while I think it is OK, it just isn't me.
I made a set of these for a girlfriend of mine....and she loved them.
The wreath is actually made up of snowflakes, the solid snowflake from the "Snowfriends" set. Then I used my Crop-O-Dile to set groups of three eyelets as holly berries.
This is another cutie-patootey snowman from that 'Snowfriends' set I mentioned earlier. Seriously, is she not totally adorable?
I made a set of these for another girlfriend of mine....again, non-traditional.
The inside looks like this:
Pretty sure I mentioned that I'm not a traditional person already. :)
I made a set of 10 of these to give to a girlfriend of mine. They measure the standard A2 size (5.5" X 4.25")
All products are from CTMH, and I don't think any of this stuff is retired - can you believe it?
This cute little fella graced the front of our Holiday Cards this year. I just love this stamp set from CTMH, Snowfriends. It is my favorite snowman/winter set, ever. How could you not think he is adorable?
I am a pretty non-traditional person, so I went with non-traditional Holiday colors. I really like chocolate brown with that green....and pink. :)
Gotta love that white core, too, eh?
I made this card for a friend who was in the hospital. I wanted something simple, yet fun....and unique. I went with 3-D flowers in a vase. Each flower is secured behind the vase, which has dimensional pop-dots under it.
I love bright colors, they say "Get Well" to me! :) I use these specific colors any chance I get. The patterned paper is discontinued now (from CTMH, no less). They used to have whole packs of B&T paper in each color family - miss that stuff, gotta say. :(
I had gotten an invitation through my Etsy store to participate in a card contest for the Holidays. It sounded like fun to me, so this is my entry. The gal running the contest sent over 2 pieces of B&T (patterned paper) and some punches (circles and scalloped circles). The object of the contest was to create a card using as much of the supplies provided as possible, and create something unique. :)
While I didn't win, it was a lot of fun....and I got to think outside the box for a bit. Not sure if this gal hosts these kinds of contests often, but I'll probably do it again if so.
This is an extra special card I made for my daughter's Kindergarten sub. Her regular teacher was out on maternity leave, so we had a sub for 8 weeks. She was amazing and I knew all the kids and other faculty would miss her tremendously. She loved the card, and cried. :)
This card measures 6" X 12", so there was plenty of room for all 20 students and the other kindergarten teachers to sign, with room left over. :)
I used more of the Key To My Heart collection paper (and stamp set) to create this beauty, again discontinued now. :( Seems like everything I really love always gets taken away, why is that?
Okay, so this is my most favorite card I've made in a while, honestly. This utilizes the new "triple shutter card" that has been circulating (thanks to SplitCoastStampers) and one of my all-time favorite paper collections from CTMH, Whoops-A-Daisy. I bet it won't surprise you to know that this paper collection is also being discontinued, which really breaks my heart. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors, bright and cheery. :)
When closed, this work of art (truly) measures 5.5" X 4.25"....which is really awesome I thought. I'm not sure who really came up with this idea, but man they're really talented...and how thoughtful of them to share. :) Thanks (to whomever you are)!!!