Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
My last card tonight is a little "sneak peek" of my Christmas card for this year. I used TAC snowman nativity stamp set. Here is a peek...I will give more details about this card another time...when I get more of them done.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your 4th of July!!!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Well that is it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. I finally have all my cubes together for my organizers. They are all set up...now I need to get all my supplies into them. I started and did a couple things, but WOW...I was so overwhelmed. Who knew I had so much stamping stuff...ha ha ha.
My daughter Natalie, she danced to "Cruella Devil".
Thursday, June 18, 2009
We had to make 3 of them, so I was able to have each girl make one. I pre-cut all the cardboard and paper pieces. The girls were able to decorate the front covers. I used die cut letters that I had to spell the names on the covers. After those were glued on, I let the girls go to town decorating the covers for the gift receiver. They did such a good job drawing pictures of things the person their book was for likes. I didn't have the rubber bands to hold the edges together like the directions say, so we just used ribbon. The directions also had them held together with a stick, and I didn't have those either. I am sure I could have just taken a walk to get them, but it was more fun using the ribbon...which was already in the house! Thanks for looking. They were so proud of their creations, and I am sure I will have some very happy Dads/Grandpas on Sunday! Who doesn't love a handmade gift.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The first card was created for the Creative Belli Blog. The challenge was to take the sketch and create a father's day card out of it. Well here is what I came up with.
I have been dying to use this totally tool set from SU. I purchased it a long while ago, but haven't had a chance to use it. The little tools "hanging" from the side were actually cut out and colored a couple months ago...pathetic I know. I knew I wanted to use them, but just haven't come up with how yet. Well this was the perfect chance. I started with basic white cardstock. I created my own background paper using the same stamp set. I stamped in versamark, and embossed in silver. Next a used some ribbon from the Target $1 spot. I distressed the edges of the background paper, and layered it on cream cardstock. I stamped the measuring tape and colored with watercolor crayons. I then attached the saw, hammer, and wrench with an eyelet. Along the bottom I stamped a sentiment, and added some more eyelets.
My 2nd project today was for the Cupcake Craft Challenge. The idea was to make a father's day card...however it had to be MORE than a card. So I created a CD photo card.
I used some old CD/DVD discs to create this. I used the crop-a-dile to put holes in the "top" of the CDs. Next I used kraft cardstock for the front and back. I used DSP from the TAC Miss Moxie set. I used modgepodge to attache the papers to the CDs. Next I used the "Happy Father's Day" stamp from TAC Trendy Greetings. The oval piece is a die-cut from the Miss Moxie cardstock set as well. I put holes in for the brads and attached those just to the one side of the CD. I layered the CS on the other side after putting the brads in, so as not to see the other end. Next I had my husband choose 8 photos to use...since this is for his father. I cut each photo into a circle to go along with the CD shape. I attached each photo, added some description for each, and a binder ring to attach them all together. On the back I wrote what would be the inside of the "card". Here is some photos of each page seperate.
Well that is it for today. I have been struggling to get down to my stamp room since it is soooo "messy" right now. My hubby bought me a whole organizing system for down there, and he has only had time to get so many of the boxes put together. So I am working around the "construction" right now. It will be AWESOME when it is done though. I am so excited to have more organization to be able to find exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This is the cover...I did not add any ribbon to tie the side together yet. I wanted to be able to take some photos of all the pages first. Pretty much all the pieces you see are from the kit. I did add the bitty blossoms, chipboard letters, ribbon, and hardware. The hardware is available from TAC, as well as some of the ribbons. The album is all about my girls at our property we own. I also found that the photos look really good in the sepia color with these papers. Here is the rest of the pages for you to see the many different pieces and papers that come with this AWESOME album kit.
So you can see there is a lot of pieces to play with! The second album in the set has just as many pieces to play and create with. I am working on the second album still. Although, it is about my dog, and well...the children are MUCH easier to photograph...=). Last step is to put the ribbon through the holes to attach it all together...and I will be able to add this to the photo album shelf. What a fun project this was, and EASY...which is great for someone like me who is more of a stamper then a scrapper. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thanks for stopping by, and I will be back soon with a really cool TAC album to show you. I am off to my property tomorrow to take some cool black and white photos of my girls.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
They really are very easy to create, and fun to create also. The boxes have a "base" that you can place 12 chocolate candy nuggets. Then you make a slip cover for the outside. The strip of paper around the candy is a 1 x 3 1/2 inch paper. (They didn't include that in the instructions above.) Here is a little closer view of each one and some detail about the papers used...
The base of this box is a solid purple cardstock. The nugget wraps are a slightly lighter shade. I used the alphabet stickers included in the TAC Tutti Frutti paper set. The outside wrap is also from the same paper collect. I then used a large circle punch to cut a tag, and layered it with a purple flower punched. The sentiment is from the TAC Trendy Greetings set. (It says Thanks for everything) I then added an eyelet to the top and threaded ribbon through it. I wrapped the ribbon around the whole top of the box and tied the bow. This one was created with a sheet of DSP from the same TAC Tutti Frutti collection. I used the Kinder-Bet TAC set for the letters. I stamped them on the blue cardstock and cut them out. The little tag on the outside of the box was created with the same sentiment and punches as the other box. I also added a bitty blossom and attached it with a brad to the box. The tag is attached with a piece of ribbon through an eyelet, and the ribbon is tied around the brad before I attached the brad.
Well, I still have to create 2 more of these before next week. I do think they turned our sooo cute, and soooo easy to make! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Before I tell you what I used, I want to show you my color inspiration for this card. Yes...this is a pair of pants! My 2 year old got these pants from her Godparents for her birthday. I just LOVE the colors on them. So I thought I would use these colors to create this card.
So...the base of this card is basic brown cardstock. The gingham pink DSP is from TAC Uptown Girl WIC paper set. The image is a High Hopes Fairy Princess. I used watercolor crayons and twinkling H2Os to color the image. I added some glitter to the wings, skirt, and crown. And of course I made a red haired fairy...since I have 3 little redheads! I distressed the blue cardstock behind the fairy. Then added a double bitty blossom (1 brown 1 pink) to the circle, and attached them with a brad. The pink ribbon is a just that...pink ribbon...probably from the Target $1 spot. The sentiment is from a SU set that I believe was in the mini catalog.
Well that is it for now. I didn't use too many of my TAC products this time =(. I do love the TAC products. I am currently working on a mini album kit from TAC. The mini album kits are awesome! There are currently 5 in the catalog, although I am hoping they add some more to the next catalog next month. I am not a big scrapbooker, but these kits are fantastic. Very heavy cardstock, and simple pre-cut pieces that you just piece together. I will have pictures on here soon as I get it done. I am currently working on the Woodrowe album kit. It actually makes 2 albums for the price! Not bad at all. Check back next week...when I will hopefully have it finished. Thanks for stopping by today!