Saturday, December 5, 2009

My new crafting toy

I bought a Crafters Companion to help with card making and it is so great. I've made boxes, lots of different cards and envelopes to match. It makes making cards so easy. Here are a few pictures of the items I've made.

Many more to share!!!

Birthday Card for my Grandson

My Grandson had his 4th Birthday a few weeks ago and this is the card I made for him. I created it using the Crafters Companion and my Cricut. It was made to make the shape of a star when it was folded out. The star card and he was our little star that day. This challenge was more than worth it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I have a new cutting machine ;)

I now have a Pazzle Inspiration and a new Cricut. Yes, another machine, but I can make so much more now. Soon, I hope to post some of the new cards and pages I've been making.
Hehehehe, it's a good thing I don't have more money to spend as my list of stamps and stuff is a long one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Summer is almost gone

Well here we are, almost at the end of Summer and what a Summer it has been.

I got out to enjoy my yard and bought some new roses. Now I'm busy taking some cuttings for my garden next year and for my DIL's garden.

But I didn't forget my scrapbooks and my card making. Our youngest grandson is a year old now and I'm finishing his First Year Scrapbook. What fun it is to look back and see how he has grown and then be able to add pictures of both grandsons to their shared album. I just love it!
I wanted to add my garden to my cards so I used leaves plucked from the bushes and then painted with metallic paint to make cards like this:

Then I made some cards using the Names of God on them and they turned out so nice. I even had an order for them from a sweet Christian lady I met through an online friend. This is an example of one of those cards:

I am now putting together bundles of all the cards I've made all year to sell at our garage sale this weekend. I've never done this before and it is a tad bit of work. My biggest question is do I make them up by type, have mixed sets or sell them individually? It should be fun. I have a Cricut now and with my Inspiration I have lots of ways to make nice scrapbook pages and cards. God has blessed me so much and I hope I can bless others.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Trying my hand at stamping

I was talking to Shirley (her blog is Card Art, Etc)
and I had to give it a try. The picture isn't the best, but
scanning pictures doesn't always come out great.
I used different inks and mediums for different effects.
The Brilliance ink pads are great! I have listed the ones I used
beside each example.
Then I listed the different mediums I used to color in the stamps.
I used the Pearl Ex, LePlume pens, and colored pencils.
Here you can get tips on using Pearl Ex. About 1/2 way down the page it
tells you about using it for stampling.
This was so much fun that I'm getting hooked on stamping. I have
an order coming. LOL

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This Old House

This is another challenge I did using the words to a song. It was perfect to make it of my Grandmother and her home. She and my Grandfather lived in that home for over 60 years.
I grew up in the house as well as my own. They just lived down the hill from us. I have very fond memories of that home.

Heritage page

This was a page I made for a challenge on one of the forums I belong to. It was so much fun making a page honoring my grandparents.
I don't know where I got the paper and embellishments. I'll keep looking and post it when I find it. This is also a digital page.

My little deaf buddy

This is my deaf cat, Buzz. This page was done with digital scrapping. The embellishments and papers are from Sweetwrapz. She does the most beautiful work.

I adopted Buzz while I was fostering dogs and cats. He was so tiny when he came to me. We worked hard to keep him alive and I put him in a guinea pig cage so he would be safe. After a little while I realized he didn't hear. By then I had totally fallen in love with him.

This has been quite an adventure. But as time passes, we know exactly what each other means. His favorite thing to do is get up on the counter or furniture and knock things off. He can't hear the noise it makes and he thinks all things should be on the floor.....I guess. LOL

Monday, February 23, 2009

I wanted to tell you that the last post had pictures of my husband and our second grandson.
He is now 7 months old and loves his Grandpa.
Here is a page of our first grandson who is now 3 years old.
He loves cars, especially the ones that have lights and sounds.
He really loves Grandpa too!

I won a prize for my layout

I made these pages after Christmas and I posted them to the Scrap-Savvy gallery.
I got the layout through them and I loved it. Then I was told I had won a
prize for the best layout. WOW!!
I have a Pazzle Inspiration cutting machine and Scrap-Savvy's yahoo group
has helped me so much. They are the greatest gals.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

First day on my blog

I will be sharing my love of scrap booking and the pages I make.
I use the traditional and the digital methods of scrap booking. There are so many beautiful artists out there making wonderful graphics.
I also use a Pazzle Inspiration for cutting embellishments and layouts for my pages. How about cards.....I make those too.