Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My First 2 Page Layout!

Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) has a Stack-a-holic template challenge once a month. For the past couple of months, I've tried to play along. This month's challenge is a 2 page layout, which I've never done.  I decided to give it a try.

While looking through my photos, I found the large one on the left of my best buddie, Cid. I wanted to create a page for him... so, here is my very first 2 page layout and my entry to the July Stack-a-holic Template Challenge!
Here is the left side closer:
and here is the right side: 
I honestly enjoyed making this, so there are more  2 page layouts in my future. Thanks DCWV!

DCWV - Rustic Stack (one of my very favorites)
Recollections (Michael's brand) chipboard letters
American Crafts Thickers
Pebbles, Inc. Journal Card
Felt Ribbon from my stash (my apologies, I don't have the maker's name anymore)
Clearsnap ColorBox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink
Fiskar's border punch and ribbon punch
Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue
Scotch ATG 714

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CAS-ual Friday CFC #9

The challenge for CAS-ual Fridays CFC9 was to create a Clean and Simple masculine project using craft. I created a card (possibly my first CAS card).  I punched squares, then inked them. I cut a strip of paper and inked it. I attached the papr, then the squares. I added the stickers onto the squares. Lastly I inked up one of my very favorite stamps - by Stamps of Life, and stamped the sentiment. You can find CAS-ual Fridays here. Thanks for looking.
(sorry for the so-so photo)

I used DCWV craft cardstock and paper, ColorBox and Inkadinkado inks, K&Co Blue Awning stickers, Stamps of Life - kids2love stamps and my Scotch ATG, which I LOVE.

New Card

I created this card for a challenge that I didn't Still, I like the card and I had fun creating it. I used stamps from 4 different sets (listed below) to create the background and the focal image, which I fussy cut. I stamped one image on gray paper and raised it with a foam dot for interest. I punched lots of butterflies using  Martha Stewart punches. I layered 2 butterflies for each one. I used black grosgrain ribbon, and I attached it with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (love it!). I distressed all of the cardstock with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink. I threaded a vintage button from my stash and used it as the center of one flower. I used pearls frim Michael's for the center of the others.

Stamps used:
Stamps of Life - kids2love and trees2build
Stampin Daisies - Just the Basics
Hampton Art - Craft Affair
Autum Leaves - Flowers by Rhonna Farrer

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My New Workbox

phew! I finally have it to a place where I can use it (although it isn't finished, and neither is my scraproom - or craft room as dh calls it). But - here are some photos, as promised.

I'll do a more in-depth post with a review within the next few weeks. I'm absolutely crazy about my Workbox.  What do you think?  Go here to check it out at their store!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mojo Monday 194

Here is my first try at a Mojo Monday card. It's SO much easier for me to create cards and scrapbook, now that I have my Workbox! More photos of that to follow in the next post.

I thought it would be fun to create a child's birthday card - for a 4 year old! I made my own embellishment. Cardstock and paper are from DCWV, the ribbon is a piece of paper, and a bit of raffia from my stash. The bling is also from my stash. Thank you for looking.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Everday Update

It's been a while again. Not that much has happened since I updated last time. I did lose my big dog, Jake. He had cancer and he was very, very sick. I did bring him home with me when he was 4 years old, and he made it to 13 years old. Not too bad for a 76 pound guy, eh? He was such a good guy. He was protective, sweet, goofy, easy-going and well-trained. I couldn't have asked for a better behaved dog (well, except for the barking). Here is is:

Goodbye sweetie. Sam and I miss you terribly. Rest in Peace.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Check out the new the new site and blog
for Create & Craft! What a great store... and their paper crafting lessons are wonderful. Click on the blue link above and you'll see what I'm talking about!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sus Designs is having a Birthday and Anniversary Celebration - check this out!
Sus has a freebie on her blog, too!