|i have a list a mile long of cards that i need to make for people. it just keeps accumulating week to week.
with today being “World Card Making Day”, i decided to make a few.
i wanted them to be simple, yet pretty.
i also wanted to use supplies that i have on hand. i’ve been trying to do that more often. i seem to buy way too much scrap supplies.
for this project, i simply used a few sheets of coordinating paper, a sheet of kraft paper, (which i love), a few buttons, my glitter mist and a favorite punch.
i didn’t put any type of sentiment on them yet. i’m not sure which one i’m using for which person yet. i figured i could either add a stamped sentiment later or use them as blank not cards.
did you make a card today?
Category: simply scrappin
|i scrapped this layout for a color challenge over on sistv. i never realized that you can put this widget into your blog and view the layouts! very cool!
with yesterday being the first day of autumn, i chose the fall color swatch for this challenge.
the picture is actually a postcard that i got at our church garage sale.
on this layout, i also tried using my sewing machine to stitch on paper. a long time ago, i owned a mini sewing machine specifically for paper, and it was awful. i hated using it. so, i’ve been nervous about trying my regular machine. but, i think you will see stitching on a lot more of my layouts! it was a lot of fun!
i also tried another fun & easy technique that i saw in a magazine recently. the chipboard arrow was a dingy color of brown, so i wrapped it with bright yellow thread to add more color and texture! too easy!!
all of this was stuff i had on hand. i’ve been trying to use more of my stash….
i hope you are enjoying the first bits of fall.
the women’s Bible study that i attend started today. it was so good to see some faces that i haven’t seen since spring. very excited to study God’s Word with these ladies!
|“i love my family…but i’m no june cleaver”
this is a continuation of my “altered vera bradley catalog” that i started a month or so ago. i had fun turning it into an art journal/journal about me project. i wanted to try different scrapping techniques….and yet journal about things like my faith, my feelings, my opinions.
this double page layout is about the fact that yes, i love my family….yes, i enjoy cooking dinner, but yet….i’m no june cleaver. i occasionally make poor priority choices, such as, maybe, blogging, when i should be cooking dinner. LOL.
|this next double layout is about the fact that people may say i’m an old fashion girl.
i modge-podged some pictures of old shows/movies that i love.
the journaling reads:
“I enjoy black & white movies and TV shows, probably because I prefer not to hear or see excessive swearing, violence or sex. I appreciate manners and am shocked when people are rude. I enjoy watching shows from times when the innocence of children were protected and marriage vows were treasured. I guess that makes me an old-fashioned girl.”
now, don’t get me wrong. i don’t live in a bubble. i’m not a prude. i just think that on some things, it would be nice if we could take a step back in time…
|well! i’ve been a really bad blogger lately. it’s been a whirlwind month of busy-ness.
but it’s over! so, life can return to normal.
first off, i made these ATCs for a “moon & stars” ATC swap over on sistv.
i’ve only seen the honeymooners a few times, but i love old black & white tv shows. back when you didn’t have to worry about all of the sex and swearing on tv.
i’m so happy that it’s friday!
|enjoyed a very relaxing saturday yesterday. beautiful weather, enjoyed a good book, a visit to the ice cream parlor before they close for the season, and late last night, a little scrapping!!
my hubby & i love The Office. we watch the dvd’s practically every night. during the season, we have a standing date night to watch The Office together.
last night, i went into my scraproom, enjoying some tunes on my ipod and suddenly had an idea to scrap!
i grabbed this calendar and put together a page within a few minutes.
nothing elaborate, just a simple page that was a lot of fun to throw together!
|whew! i’ve been working on these 2 mini albums for the last 24 hours.
they are purse-shaped chipboard albums. i filled them with pictures from our girls’ getaway overnighter. my mom, sister & i went to columbus a few weekends ago….of course i was snapping pictures….so, i made these gift albums for them.
i had a lot of fun putting these together. the albums, diecut background papers, coordinating chipboard embellishments & journaling tags were each in the $1 bin at michaels. i think i even got them for less than a buck per pack.
i love the 50’s pin-up girl flair…too cute.
i layered lots of flowers & ribbon…
used some of my favorite stamps…buttons, ribbon, label-maker…
these are just a few pictures from the albums.
|of course, i had to add some starbucks scrappy goodness!|
|i love football season!
i love the chill in the air…watching “the big game”…
these are my O-H-I-O State Buckeye ATCs for a swap over on sistv.com.
they were a lot of fun to make.
i chose paper that is textured like a football, handstitched them to look like a football, OSU stickers, used my label maker, Brutus the Buckeye paper and printed out my swap info for the back.
can’t wait to see what everyone else did!
|well, i hope your weekend was a lovely one! i had a lovely weekend!!!
first of all,
i scrapped these little lovelies for the “going green ATC swap” over on scrapsinstyletv.com….(love that site)
my inspiration was a new t-shirt that i have.
they say “going green? love the earth. love the creator.”
|also this weekend, our nephew was married!!!
it was a beautiful wedding. beautiful dresses. beautiful weather!
below is a picture of me & my hunky husband.
after the reception some of us snapped some family pix outside.
enjoy your monday!
|i finished up my first ATCs yesterday….for a swap over on sistv.com.
they are a lot of fun to make.
i can’t wait to see what others have done with this theme!
|a few days ago, my son turned 15!
it’s hard to believe. where has time gone?
(today we went bowling with family….had a great time.)
a few nights ago, ON his bday, we enjoyed some s’mores around our fire-pit.
ohhhhhhh the days of summer…..
life is good.
received my new toy yesterday….the new scrapbooking tool…i-top!!!
i made 2 of the brads last night, using the pre-punched, adhesive paper that was included in this kit.
the picture below is the first one that i made….woodgrain!
isn’t it cute?
this kit includes templates to trace before cutting out. you can also purchase punches.
i am going to play with it later today….i have a few coffee themed ideas that i want to try with it!
yea! what’s your favorite scrap-tool? leave a comment and tell us about it!
enjoy your tuesday!