Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall/Halloween Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop! If you've been followong the links, you should have arrived here from Creations with Becka. If you're lost, you can go to the beginning at Beyond Scrappin'.

This is one of the spooky favor boxes for my son's class's Halloween party. I didn't want to embarrass him with something cutesy, because he's a big, cool second-grader now. However, I don't believe I'll chalk (you can't really tell in these pictures) the stuff on all 19 boxes.

My vellum adhesive is old and got gunky and gross, so the ghosts don't look so great.

The next stop is Crafts for a Cause.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop! If you've been followong the links, you should have arrived here from Creations with Becka. If you're lost, you can go to the beginning at Beyond Scrappin'.

Fall is pretty--at least here in the Midwest. So I like to make even regular cards (birthdays and stuff) with a fall theme around this time of year.

Sadly, I've had a sinus infection that refuses to die, so this card was slapped together at the last minute. This is what happens when you combine Studio g stamps, old paper, and Nyquil. (We were out of Dayquil, and I was desperate.) My son thinks it's pretty; I'm still loopy on the medicine, so I'll take his word for it.

The next stop is Craft for a Cause.

Be sure to hit this hop again tomorrow to see more fabulous projects. On this blog, you can see what I do with my son's class's Halloween treat boxes. I planned them ahead of time and I think the antibiotics are finally kicking in.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mini baby album

I wanted to do something special for an old friend of mine who was expecting a baby girl. I scoured my scrapbooking lair to see if I could get any ideas, and I came across a 6x6 spiral bound album with chipboard covers.

I like the idea of mini books and albums, which is why I feel compelled to buy them. Inevitably, though, they sit on a shelf while I try to think of something to do with them, and I eventually forget all about them.

Because the book was 6x6, I had to keep the pages very simple to ensure that there was enough room for standard 4x6 pictures.

Here is part of the album.

Just about everything is Mary Frances or Prima, with a few other assorted odds and ends.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

We are inseparable

I am a sick, little monkey. So when I saw the delightfully bizarre conjoined twin skeleton stamp on the Stamp Francisco website, I had to have it.

The applications are endless:
  • We belong together
  • I'm stuck on you
  • I'm here for you
  • Friends 'til the end
  • Bosom Buddies
  • Let's stay together
  • Stick with me and you'll go places
  • We're two of a kind
  • 'Til death do us part (a romantic sentiment for a wedding or anniversary)
  • Two hearts beat as one (also romantic)
The tasteless phrases go on and on.

I settled on "We are inseparable" for this card. It is a simple design, which I think gives the stamp more focus.

The printed cardstock is by Fiskars. The ribbon is a mystery.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Baby announcements

I needed an excuse to buy a Bind-It-All, so I came up with baby announcements that were little coaster books. As I always say, if something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

Being indecisive, I used three different color themes, each with different images on the inside.
Front page

Page with information

Page with picture

Materials used:
  • Coasters
  • Bind-It-All O-Rings
  • Printed paper
    • Basic Grey
    • DCWV
  • Fuzzy paper for the bunnies
  • Pink blingies for the bunny noses
  • Swiss dot Cuttlebug folder for baby buggy
  • Cricut cartridges
    • Zooballoo
    • Walk in My Garden
    • All Mixed up
    • Graphically speaking
  • 7 Gypsies self-inking stamp

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A little bird told me

I wanted to make something nice for my grandma when she was in the hospital. She's fine now and is back to hauling mulch, mowing lawns, cleaning garages, and helping elderly people who are younger than she is. My grandma rocks.

Anyway, I made a card that spreads out into a star shape. (I'm not sure if there's a name for this kind of card or not.) For the windows, I was careful to put a fancy rectangle in the correct place on the Gypsy screen and placed each sheet of printed cardstock in the appropriate spot on the mat.

The front of the card definitely could have been better, but the real appeal is on the inside anyway.

  • Basic Grey paper
  • Cheap ribbon
  • Cricut cartridges:
    • Don Juan (words)
    • Gypsy Wanderings (birds and window cutouts)

You're a peach

My inspiration for this card was the fact that I bought a Preserves Cricut cartridge at Menards because the price was great and I didn't have it. Never mind that I never envisioned myself actually using it.

So to justify the purchase--good price or not--I had to think of something to make with it right out of the gate.

As luck would have it, my wonderful neighbor had just bought my son an Angry Birds t-shirt, so we needed to give her a thank you card. So here it is.

The inside says, "You're a peach."

  • Basic Grey printed paper
  • Cricut cartridges:
    • Don Juan
    • Preserves