Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blog Candy Card Keeper

Here is the Card Keeper for the winner. I used all shades of blues to make the inside pockets then stamped on white card stock with Ballet Blue and Celery using the DD Hydrangea set on Loan from my Sister. (I love this set so marvelous!) Since I had the issue on not getting the book bound for my Step mom before we left for Vacation I took 4 books I have ready to the printing store I use to have them bound so they would be on hand, and she messed them up, it is only paper I said, so now I have to go purchase more 12 by 12 paper. She has offered to fix her mistake when I am ready. I really want my Rubicoil NOW!
The matching card was done by running the celery card stock through the CB stylized flowers embossing folder then I matted a stamped piece of white and placed it on the card. The Ballet Blue strip was decorated using my white gel pen and I had wrote a thank you.

Blog Candy Winner of Magnet

Ok, Sara's Studio has a winner of the Blog Candy Magnet and it is..
A Webb Of Creations said...
Congrats on 1000 post. I Recently just started a blog too. But I have a hard time remembering to post, I'm so busy looking at all of the other blogs in cyber world. Love all of your cards, I also like to see other gift items.

Linda please email me with your shipping info.
Congrats to my 1000 hits blog candy winners and thanks to all who played along.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I love this set on loan from my sister it is called Simple Florals and it is a SU set. (Retired as most of our sets are.) But I went searching for a sketch to use for this long stamp on a card and I fell in love with this one. The flowerers were stamped in Black staz-on then colored with chalk and markers. The images were then mounted on Black and then Celery paper and placed on the card.

I am so very happy it works, GOT ULTRACLEAN?

OMGoodness, this stuff is as grand as people have said. This stamp set is a fave of my girls and myself and I must say it was a mess it even had traces of acrylic paint on it. I broke out the ultraclean from our weekend trip and before long I had a clean stamp set for the first time in years. No traces of STAZ-ON and there was another thing missing the strong odor that the staz-on cleaner has Ultraclean was a great joy to use and I didn't even need a gas mask! Gotta get yourself some go back to my thread on SCS and there are some good places to purchase on line or take a trip to your local Archiver's store. ( Ultra Clean is a stampers must have tool!)

Blog Candy Reminder

Just a reminder to scroll down and leave a comment under 1000 hits blog candy by the end of today to be eligible for winning a magnet by Sara's Studio drawing to be held on Thursday.
A quick note for Jodene the Blog Candy Card Keeper Winner please email me at this address I have all your info except your last name, thanks.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

1000 Hits Blog candy WINNER

In the random number generator found here the lucky number 7 was the winner of the blog candy. This is the comment:

jodene said...
This is my first time here. I looked through your blog and I say don't change a thing. I love how you share, your cards are beautiful and the pictures are great. I really like the card with the little notepads and pencils. The one done for little girls is my favorite. Keep up the good work!!

Jodene, please email me with your snail mail address so I can get your Card Keeper to you.

I am going to extend this blog candy it was supposed to end when I reached 1000 hits but I have had the most hits ever in one day so I am going to also give away a magnet by Sara's Studio. All you need to do is reply to the previous blog candy post anyone who has previously replied is still in and I will draw for the Magnet on Thursday so good luck to you all and thanks for making my day with all the wonderful comments I find them very helpful.

Thanks to all who read my blog and played along for some blog candy have a great day!

My first RAK card, I am in!!

Card by CRAFTYBEE welcome RAK card

When I returned home from my trip to NE I had a letter from Lincoln NE, I thought that was funny. When I opened it I was totally impressed inside was my welcome RAK from craftybee, I am so very happy! Such a wonderful card I love the images and the embossing, I need to get this folder yet, I love it! Thank you Craftybee.

A CASE card from Craftybee

After I received my RAK card I had to go to SCS and check out Craftybee and her gallery, I found a great card here and I made a couple different versions. (I really enjoyed this layout.) The colors used are Cranberry Crisp with Mellow Moss and SU Dec paper. I also used the ticket corner punch and my white gel pen to do the faux stitching. Make sure if you have time you hop on over to Craftybee on SCS and see more wonderful cards.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Card Keeper Birthday

My Stepmother loved her birthday Card keeper she called me yesterday and asked if I would make one for her daughter's birthday, She needs it by June 1, well we are busy this holiday so I worked frantically on Wednesday to get the gift done. I used the DD hydrangea with Ballet blue and Certainly celery. (I just love this set and color combo!) She ended up with a card Keeper full of cards, a magnet and a monogram birthday card, whew I am tired the only thing is I don't have a car today so I am sending it to her unbound and she will need to take it to Kinkos and have it done. Come on Rubicoil, two weeks 'til my birthday, come on Rubicoil!!!!!
For the monogram birthday card I used a coaster given to me by my DSS, I can finally put down the cereal boxes, HA HA HA! I stamped it using the DD hydrangea SU set with Ballet blue and Certainly celery then I ran it through a CB embossing folder mounted it to celery card stock that was embossed with the same folder. For the monogram square I used my Sizzix to cut out the letter and my scallop punch to get a square a string of pearls was taped to the back and then I mounted it with pop dots. I finished the card off with some beautiful ribbon from Michaels $1.00 bin. (I really love how this card turned out.)
The bookmark was made by using the sizzix to get the squares cut from, you guessed it cereal boxes then I covered them in Celery and Ballet Blue. I stamped a flower from the same set and cut it out and mounted it with pop dots. The same ribbon was used and I added some flare by stitching lines with my white Jelly pen.
For the magnet you can find the directions in a previous post, the same stamp set and colors were used. The flower on the notebook was mounted using pop dots.
Finally the card keeper was made once again by using the template on SCS. I stamped on white 12 by 12 card stock in the same colors with the same SU set. Again this is unbound because of the lack of transportation my Stepmom will have to take it to Kinkos and have it done.
Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoy making, Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nugget Box

I completed my first nugget box this week. I had printed out the directions a while ago, they were hanging out on my desk begging me to be used. My friend made some great boxes and inspired me to get the directions and get moving. (They were much easier than I had anticipated.) The following day my daughters and a friend made some with me, it was a great time. (Jessica was eating all of our chocolate.)
For this box I used DD hydrangea with so saffron, mellow moss and regal rose. The sentiment stamp is a $1.00 Michael's stamp I received from my DSS "Thoughts of you". I followed the directions posted on SCS. Thanks Wanda for the inspiration and thanks to my DSS for such a great sentiment stamp.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Jessica's Scrapbook "Pretty in Pink"

This is the page I worked on this A.M. for Jessica's scrapbook. I used pretty in pink and regal rose paper. For the background I used the small flower in the DD Hydrangea set. I cut out three flowers and put them on with pop dots to get some dimension. I purchased my Alphabet set at a garage sale and I am not sure what the name of the set is the photo sizes are 4 by 6 and 4 by 4 . As I said earlier not sure the age range but I was thinking about 3 months so that is what I wrote on the strip of Regal rose under the first photo.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Starting Jessica's scrapbook

I have been working on Jessica's scrapbook these are the first three pages. I have been keeping the pages very simple and using the same stamp(SU retired) for her under 1yr photos so it does not take me long. The colors used on the first page were turquoise, positively pink and green galore. For the ultrasound pages I used orchid, pink passion, positively pink. I printed the font on the computer for the title Inside out. I need to find a better way to take my photos, they look so much better IRL. I am doing errands on Friday and am going to print more photos so next week look for some more simple layouts.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Kids club Book Marks

I have been working on some small bookmarks for Wed. night Kids club, I can't believe that it is the last night and they are out of School on Friday. My oldest D. helped me color some in so that was good. Here is how they were made: Ran recycled cereal boxes through the Sizzix on the two largest squares. Ran the card stock through xyron and then the sizzix the colors I used were, yo yo yellow, pink passion and blue non SU. The image is a retired SU set I borrowed from my Sister it is called All God's Children, I love it! The images were colored in with colored pencils. Next I put them together using E600 adhesive and double stick tape. Nice little gift hope they like them.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Teacher Thank You's Paper Clip book marks

My girls and I spent Sat and Sun working on Teacher thank you projects, they get out of school on Friday. (It will make my youngest happy, but I don't think I am ready for all of the fighting and the Mom's she did this and that, UGH!) However, I am looking forward to the swimming pool, lake, shopping and weekend trips. We are planning our annual trip to the Omaha Zoo over Memorial Day weekend.
Back to the crafts, both girls made bookmarks with the jumbo paper clips ( I found them at Wal-mart for under $1.00 for 15). We broke out the recycle bin and cut up cereal boxes for our chipboard then ran it through the sizzix. Next they chose the colors they wanted ran them through the Xyron and then the sizzix. After they layered up the chipboard we glued on to the clip using E600 glue and let dry.
For the card we used the flower die cut and the buckle slide die cut. The thanks was stamped with the Many Thanks Set in Only orange we combined to challenges over on SCS to complete the project, TLC115 end of school year and LSC115 wide open spaces.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Card keeper for Jan

This photo is of the card keeper open, click on photo to enlarge.

This has been my project to finish the past couple of days. My Stepmother has a birthday on May 15th so I thought this would be a great gift and she could take it with easily when the snowbirds fly south. This is my second attempt at a card organizer and this one I took to the print shop to have bound, it cost $1.35, not bad but I need a binder so much opportunity wasted. I used the SCS forum for the main instructions of the project and to print out the calendars for each month. I used SU dec papers (need to buy more of this one it is one of my Faves) on the cover. For the cover I also used my Sizzix to cut out the word cards in Cranberry Crisp. Next this was mounted on Mellow Moss where I used the ticket corner punch then mounted again on Cranberry. Before I mounted the card stock I glued on off white ribbon to help keep the keeper closed when it is full. The inside flowers were stamped using Flashy Fl orals in Cranberry crisp, Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip. Her card, lower right was made for WT112 on SCS Coasting along. I have no coasters so I recycled cereal boxes to make the 4 by 4 square in the center. I then used my scallop square punch to punch out the center and mounted a flashy floral rose behind. I ran this through the CB embossing folder, My inspiration was my choice for card of the week by DawnL, seen on the right hand side of page.
I am having trouble loading SCS to post a link but in a previous post on the card keeper you can find the link there. I will upload the link when I can get on the site. (OK, all links should be working now.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Swap Card

This is a swap card I have been working on, It used the Cuttlebug only, no stamping here today. I embossed the black in the Happy Birthday folder and mounted it on Orchid Opulence. Next I cut purple and green (Green Galore) asterisks flowers and mounted them on the black card stock. I then took my white gel pen and filled in the word Birthday for the last step I mounted some green ribbon on a piece of Orchid paper. Quick and easy, I love it!
You can check out this link here and you will find my SCS challenge card for the day. SC123

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Re-Do of Chocolate Chips

I reworked the card from last weeks LSC. I must say I do like this one better. I added some ribbon, used my scallop square punch, and some glitter, (on the red part of strawberry, makes it look like sugar IRL). It just so happens that this could be considered my favorite food group.

Monday, May 7, 2007

LSC 114 on SCS

OK, this was the challenge that caused me to make cookies on Friday, YUMMY! Yet, I do not like how this turned out. I am going to play around with it, using more supplies and see what I get. I will be sure and post so you can see the difference. For this card I used the Cho. Chip Wheel with close to cocoa ink. For the food stamps I used close to cocoa, real red and glorious green markers.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

David's Scrapbook

Wow, finally finished! I have been working since September of '06 on family photographs, getting them scanned in to my computer and making scrapbooks and CD's for all of my siblings and my Father. The project started with my Dad turning 75 this past January and I wanted to give him a scrapbook as a gift. (This is a learning story here.) When my Mother passed away my Dad thought his world had ended and he wanted to get rid of it all, and I mean all. He took countless loads of items to the dump and one night called up my Sister and said come to the house get what you want I have sold it, what you don't want is going to the dump. We headed over right away and saved the photos, (can you believe it he was going to toss all the photos)! We split them up, or so I thought but know one has any besides myself, personally I think my brother has them but after his divorce somehow I think my x-sister in law has them at her place. My Father has been asking for the photos, sure he wants them now however he is not going to get the originals, for his birthday he received a scrapbook and two CD's one of JPEG'S and the other a DVD that I made for him. And ever since I have been working on photos to share with all of my Brothers and Sisters now, I have completed the last one. Here is how I did it..
  1. Cut card stock to 6" square, I used white, Not Quite Navy and Mellow Moss
  2. Next I took it to the local print store and had it bound, only cost $1.00 (I still have the Rubicoil on my Birthday list)
  3. I took my CD of scanned photos to Wal-Mart and had some printed out 4 By 6
  4. Next I ran scraps of the three chosen colors through my Xyron
  5. Then I punched squares and paper piecing and made one D with the Sizzix
  6. Now I put in my photographs
  7. Next I went back and added my punched pieces
  8. On some pages I used my white gel pen for some stitching and limited journaling ( the DVD has all the names and places so I decided not to repeat that much here to save time)
  9. On the front and back covers I mounted CD folders sponged in Not Quite Navy with Red line tape

This project in total took me under two hours to finish, funny how the scrapbooks got smaller the more I made. Now everything will start all over as soon as I get my scanner to work with XP or we get a new one, I have about 200 more to go...

And to moral to this story is, Death is not an end to all life it is just the beginning of a new one so have patience and enjoy the memories. (Dad will be remarried now in June for 11 years.)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Card Keeper Project from SCS

This is my first attempt
I followed the instructions for the inside pockets, but for the lack of a binding product (is on my birthday list) I made my own cover with a strip of pixie pink. Two inches score, 1 1/2 inches score, then cut off at another 2 inches this will make the spine. Then I glued Dec paper to the front folder pocket, added my spine glued paper to the back pocket and glued the back of the spine. I used my Sizzix to cut out the "CARDS" for my front. My next attempt will be to make one for My Step Mom for her BD and Mothers Day. Hopefully I can get some better photos of that one for you. I love it is is great, I get the card made and slide it in the pocket write the event on the correct day so I know when it needs to be mailed out (EASY). Now if I could just get the rubicoil for my Birthday- Oh, Hunny!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Out of the Box

This week I have stepped out of my normal box of colors that I use when crafting. I have been stuck on So Saffron, not quite navy, then I will add celery or regal rose. (I like these color combos).
The top right photo shows a card where I ran transparency through the CB embossing folder, I love how this turned out, (was hard to get a good photo), this was the challenge today on SCS. It worked best when I had a piece of card stock behind the transparency.
The bottom left card was a case from SCS Oceangirl . (Follow this link and it will take you to her gallery.) I loved this punch but rarely use it, guess it gets to come out and play again for a while.
The bottom right hand photo was used with the flip flop wheel. The words need to be redone but I used the stamp Celebrate the Season, IRL this looks really cute. This was also a case from a card done by Cindy McVey (this weeks card pick, follow the previously listed link to her gallery). I like how she used the wheel stamp then punched out parts.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Happiness Always

I just love this set it has become attached to my right hand! Anyhow for this weeks SCS challenges I have used it twice (CC112 and SC122).
For the top card I used Celery, Ballet Blue and Saffron. I first embossed the card and the strip of ballet blue. Then I used the ticket punch on the corners and mounted the papers. On the background strip I added brads to the corners. For the stamped image it was Happiness always and I did some masking. I sponged on all colors then sponged the edges in Ballet Blue. The top panel was mounted with pop dots.
The second card was made using Regal Rose and Rose Red this was for the think pink SCS Challenge on Tuesday. I embossed again using the cuttlebug embossing folder, used the ticket corner punch and layered up card stock. I wanted to keep it simple and so I used the embossing as my main image.