Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I told you...

...I had several baby cards I needed to get done.
These all follow the same layout I found here.

On this one, the layout is just flipped over. I like this one the best.

All paper and vellum sayings are DCWV, ribbon is from Michaels and eyelets from Provo Craft

Baby Card for a Challenge

I have a lot of baby cards to make so you'll probably be seeing a lot of those. I bought this stamp set after Adam and Jill had their twins, but I thought I would probably never know another person who had twins and it would end up being a waste. Then, Emily announced she was having twins and I was so excited to use this stamp set. And now, I'm a month late getting it done and sent. Oh well, I'm assuming she is too busy with the babies to read this blog before the card gets to her. The layout idea is from another challenge, which you can see here.

All paper is from DCWV and the stamp is By Ones and By Twos SU!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My First Challenge

This blog is all the fault of my husbands aunt. She was showing me some ideas she had printed off the internet. I was interested and started looking at those websites for ideas for my cards and the 4-H club I teach. Well, a few sites turned in to hundreds of sites and I discovered this whole crafting world out in cyberspace.

On many of these sites, they will post challenges. Sometimes it is to use specific colors, other times certain embellishments, but my favorites are the sketch challenges. I've always wanted to participate, but I didn't think I could come up with a good enough idea. But today, I took the plunge, I tried one. You can see the sketch here.

So what do you think? The picture is not great as the light (outside) is fading, but I'm pretty proud of myself for coming up with the idea all by myself. And as a bonus the uses scraps I had in my stash.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Warmest Regards SU!
Ink: Only Orange, Garden Green SU!
Paper: My Minds Eye (dp)
Other: Eyelets by provo craft

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanksgiving Projects

These are the two Thanksgiving projects I had the girls in my 4-H club make. The

The first is a pumpkin that I originally found on this blog. You can read the instructions there. I stamped the sheet of orange with Versamark ink and Background Basics from SU! before I cut it up. The leaf is cut on my Cricut with the Doodlecharms cart, the tag is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cart and then I added jewelry wire and curled it around a pencil.

The turkey is a super cute idea I made at a stampin' club meeting. It uses a scallop punch all folded up and circle punches for the body and face. The hat was cut from my Paper Dolls Dress-up cart and the words were cut from the Mini Monograms cart onto vinyl to make a sticker.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Card from a Sketch

This is a card I designed for the 4-H club based off of these ideas.

I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the black panel and punched the small squares from scrap paper. The flower was something I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo, but I don't remember the vendor.

Birthday Card

This is another card I made for my monthly swap and then I made two extra to give to family.

Stamps: Big Birthday Candle by SU!
Ink: Basic Black by SU!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Baby Girl Card

One of the sisters I visit teach just had a baby girl, so this is the card I made for her.

I liked it so much I also made it for a monthly card swap I participate in where the theme was pink and brown.

Stamps: I'm here by SU! (Stampin' Up!)

Monday, November 10, 2008

2-4-6-8 box

Today's project is commonly referred to as a 2-4-6-8 box, but you can actually change the dimensions to whatever you want. Start with paper that is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2. On this one, I took a jumbo stamping roller with Versamark ink to create that faint flower pattern on the box. Then you score the paper at 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches and then at 2 inches on the bottom. Adhere the side and bottom with good double stick tape, punch two holes in the top and thread ribbon through. The bread tag is cut with my Cricut and chipboard. I used the 'Walk in my Garden' cartridge.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Halloween Revisited

These are some of the Halloween Projects we did in the 4-H club I teach

This is a frankenstein bag that I orinally made at my SU! club night. You can see Loni's blog here. It's a 12x6 piece of paper scored at 5" on each of the long ends and 1 3/4" on the short ends, cut on the long sides and folded up. The eyes are punched from a 1" punch and 3/4" punch and the nose and hair are free hand.

This is a mosaic card first seen here

A 2-4-6-8 box

a card using the masking technique (actually my own idea) and finally

This cute candy corn project I found here. If you want the template I made, let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.