I made this sympathy card for a friend whose mother passed away.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
This two-page spread is part of a wedding album I'm making for a friend.
White cardstock is covered with beautiful, glittery, striped, flowery vellum!
Wish you could see the sparkle! (You can see a bit of it below.)
There are spots for two 4x6 photos on the left page, and one 4x6
and two 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 photos (or journaling) on the right.
I also fussy cut the vellum flowers on both sides.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Two birthday cards I made this week. The one above is for a friend.
I was inspired by a card by Aly Dosdall on the We R Memory Keepers blog.
Washi by WeR, flames by Cricut glitter paper.
The one below is for my grandson, who will turn 5 soon.
Inspired by a card by Heather Ruwe.
All materials from Simon Says Stamp's April Card Kit - Wild and Colorful.
When I finished the Brie cheese that was in this box, I realized that it would be
a perfect fit for the round shaker card I had made for my friend's birthday.
It will also hold the necklace I'm giving her, and she can use it afterwards
for whatever she wants.
All of the papers and embellishments, except the little flowers, are from
Bo Bunny's Secret Garden collection. The inside and the bottom
are decorated as well.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Second attempt at a round shaker card, with a pastel rainbow background
and a rainbow of sequins. Much better! Inspired by Simon Says Stamp's
(Although the outer circle cardstock and the glitter cardstock word YOU look pink,
they are really white.)
Cardstock - Bazzill
Glitter cardstock - Cricut
Inks - Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn
This was my first attempt at a rainbow shaker card. It was to be a birthday card
for a friend, but I was unhappy with the rainbow background and I also used too
many rainbow sequins. So it became a Spring design piece - I'll just tack it up
somewhere. Going to try again!
I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge - Make a Rainbow,
and also by Laura Bassen's Round Shaker Card.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
This little teddy bear, my very first, lives on my bed now.
He was given to me by my favorite aunt and uncle, Louise and Robert Walker.
Aunt Louise also made the afghan. Lots of favorites here!
Paper - Bazzill, Advantage
Title - My Mind's Eye
Word stickers - Fancy Pants, Heidi Grace, and Bella Blvd.
Little teddy and circle - Cricut Air 2
Brads - SEI, Scrappin' Supplies
This is my last layout for Get It Scrapped's Calvinball. I did well this year -
In March I made 37 12x12 layouts, 20 6x6 layouts for a little album, and 14 cards!
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Finally got around to scrapping a road trip I did in (wait for it...) 1971! I love to use maps on layouts and this was a perfect opportunity. It's very busy, but I couldn't help myself!
I had a ton of Polaroid photos from that trip, so I decided to use a bunch of them on the second page. I still remember special moments from those two months as if it were yesterday.
All of this month I'm participating in Get It Scrap's Calvinball, a fun time of doing as many layouts as you can, and scoring points for "following the rules." I got a lot of points on these two pages!
It occurred to me recently that my oldest grandson will graduate in two years - I have a lot of catching up to do on his album that I'll give to him! I did both of these today; they are 15 years apart!
This was the day he was born in 2001, with my son holding him.
Paper - Bazzill Ocean Breeze and We R Little One
Alphas - SEI Pembroke, Fiskars, and Bo Bunny
Brads - My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio
And here he is playing high school baseball.
Paper - Me and My Big Ideas and Paper Pizazz
Large baseballs - Colorbok
Title alphas - Lyric Collection
Stars - ek success
Clear frame - Theresa Collins Daily Stories
Camera - Studio Calico
Wood banners - Pinkfresh Studio Happy Things
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
I always love making the first and last pages of an album - the first introduces and the last sums it up. I had these photos of Hawaii and Guam that I'm not using anywhere else, and I thought I'd use them to help me say what I feel about travel.
Paper - We R Memory Keepers Jet Set
Globe - Echo Park Memos Getaway
Planes - Cricut Going Places
Border Strip - Kaisercraft Now Boarding
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
My grandson played little kid soccer in the fall, and he still
likes to kick the ball around once in a while.
This is my 22nd layout done for Get It Scrapped's Calvinball.
Paper, alphas, embellishments - Colorbok
Pop-up soccer ball - Stickapotomus
Sequins - Lucy's Cards for Hero Arts
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
I took a break from my vacation album and made this chart/layout
for some of my goals for March - eating 5 fruits and vegetables each day,
doing my stretch/exercise routine daily, and decluttering a few items every day.
I have to keep myself accountable!
This is my 8th layout for Calvinball.
This layout shows us on my first time in the water in Guam. I only got my feet wet, but it was heavenly - so warm and clear! Why didn't we have our suits with us?
Guam had a big part in World War II - the Japanese attacked on December 8, 1941 and controlled the island for 2 1/2 years. Everywhere you go there are monuments and memorials. Shown here is the visitor center, a Japanese submarine, and the site of Marine Corps barracks that were attacked (now the site of the school that my grandchildren attend).
Here's two more layouts for my Guam trip album; these two are just for fun! In the one above, my grandkids (and their grandmother) are just being Goofy. The kids discovered Photo Booth on my iPad and couldn't get enough of it!
The one to the right showcases some fun and interesting things I saw in Guam. From wild chickens to laws that keep gas prices the same at every station, Guam has its quirks just like every other place!
I'm still playing along with Calvinball at Get It Scrapped - racking up the points for my layouts!
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
|Take Me to the Tropics|
I just returned from a visit with my daughter and family in Guam, with a stop in Honolulu on the way.
What a treat to go from Alaska to the tropics! So I'm starting my album and here's the first page.
I'm playing Calvinball, a motivational game sponsored by Get It Scrapped!