Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Birthday Card with/gift card embellishment

This card I made for my husband back in March. I found this gift card at Target and loved it cause it makes a nice masculine embellishment for cards. I wrote in his birthdate at the top spaces and used brads and put the word Special rub-on above the card. I used a heart staple to attach the circle with love ya on top of another circle to cover the Target icon.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Bird Card

This is the bird card I made for Hero Arts contest they ran last week. But I didn't get it finished in time for the judging. :(
I got a new Fiskers Border Punch this past Sunday at Joann Fabrics store. It was on sale. love it. I was going to get the Martha Stewart border punch at Michaels but I took it out the package and tried to punch with it and it would not punch the card stock paper that I had in the car. So I took it back in and returned it. So I got bottles of glitter instead. I finally found a Uniball Signo white pigment ink pen for 2.99 at the local scrapbook store called Memory Lane Pages.
I looked for a white Sharpie but no luck. I was looking for a bird stamp for my Hero Arts card entry but in all the stores around me I didn't find one. I know I could get one online but I really don't want to pay s/h if I can help it. So I used the template they had on their blog. The card had to have at least one Hero Arts stamp and I used the Happy Birthday tag stamp from Message Tags Set. I stamped it in different colors to choose which one looked best with everything else.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My Creation for My daughters Birthday

I gave my daughter this card for her 21st Birthday and she told me she didn't like getting cards from me cause she couldn't throw them away :) Thats funny.

I first stamped flower images on the cardsock for the bottom strip and embossed with clear embossin powder. Then I attached the ribbon underneath it at the edge and then attached it along the bottom edge of the white cardstock. Then I stamped the flowers and the Word stamps from Hero Arts for the stems on clear acrylic with Stazon black ink. I attached the is the top of the white cardstock and then the colored circle paper over that at the top also. Then I tied the ribbon in a bow over the transparent paper. Ta Da! Quick and easy card to make.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What got you to do your first Layout?

Hi everyone,
It's really beginning to look like Spring has Sprung here in Poland Spring! Yay!

I have not made one scrapbook page as of yet. I do not know what I am waiting for. I have been to so many scrapbooking blogs to get my inspiration fueled plus my idea books. Still no layout in my album. I have a ton of pictures to use. I even went to see my beautiful granddaughter on Saturday and took quite a few pictures so I could use them and still no page. What am I waiting for? I guess it's because I am a perfectionist and everything has to be perfect. I hate that about me. I wish I could just dive in and scrap.
I went to PaperclippingsLive and was trying to learn how someone else does it. I learned how to make what she calls a Fred. It is metal and stands up with magnets holding your page and your elements so you have more table space. I made my own. I went to the craft store and got some post magnets for a metal book holder I purchased a few years ago for holding my cross-stitch patterns. But, oh ya I remember what I used to set it on. I have a wooden stand upstairs in the closet. That would be perfect to hold my page on. It won't even be setting on my table and be stomped on by my cat. He likes to jump up on to my work space and one by one takes his little paw and deliberately knocks everything off the edge so I will pay attention to him. Cats are really smart. That's a whole other subject. (Fred my Crazy Cat)
So now I need a push into the action of scrapbooking. I don't know what kind of push it will be but one of these days watch out, I will design a layout for all to see. Got any ideas how to just take the plunge? I am open to suggestions.
I went to the craft store and purchased a Cricket but it is just sitting there collecting dust. It makes me sick to have spent so much money on a tool that is not being used. Maybe I will sell it on craigslist? I don't know. I got the Cuttlebug and love it. I do use that and have learned alot of different techniques to use with it. I love making cards. I have many rubber stamps to use and a few ink pads. I love what people have done with the new Spellbinders Nestibilities.
I have crammed my supplies in a small space and haven't figured out how to get everything organized. That has been a work in progress. Maybe that is what is holding me back? Ya think? I have never been to a class for any of this and try to teach myself from the Internet. Maybe after writing this I will have talked myself right into the plunge.
I would love to design a layout and post it in a contest. I said I was going to do that over on the Hero Arts Blog and Creating Keepsakes Blog. I was too wrapped up in reading other peoples blogs and looking at what they created that by the time I was inspired I was too tired to start anything. I got an idea. Maybe if I just pencil it in on my calendar a day to organize and then a day to scrap? Maybe that just might work? Plus give myself a deadline to have one posted on my blog.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Hi, I need to start making some cards and enter into the Hero Arts contest they are having. The challenge is to make a collage card and you can get the full details at and go to the blog. I love that site. My favorite blog so far is kwernerdesign/blog. She makes a video for Make a Card Monday. I love her style.


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