This Halloween Sampler will be a fun and cute addition to your Halloween decor. We will be making this at a class on Tuesday October 1st at 10 am or 7 pm. I will also offer this as a kit if you can't come, with everything pre-cut and ready to assemble. The price for either the class or the kit is $8.
Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest. It is a windy, overcast day today, so I had to take the pictures indoors, so you get the glare from the picture frame as well as my back door.
Here is the sampler, without the glare.
This class almost didn't happen as my children have been less cooperative about their nap times and I haven't spent as much time in my craft room as I would like. But, I got this done and I hope you like it. If you have any questions about the sampler or the class please let me know.
I've had this dresser card idea saved for a while now, and decided that it would be best used as the birth announcement for my fourth boy. Being the fourth, we have everything we need and most things we want so he's not getting a lot of new stuff, so I want something about his arrival to be special and I thought this card would do it. I had to follow a couple of links, but the tutorial I used can be found on Jackie Topia's blog.
I used crumb cake cardstock and the word window punch for the drawers and retired brads and stamp set for the onesie. Then I used my birthday present, a Silhouette Cameo and MDS to cut out the stars. The monkey was also print and cut on my Cameo.
The drawers were a little difficult to adhere, I hope they all made it attached, through the mail.
I'm hoping this blog post brings the end of my 4 month hiatus, but with four boys, I just never know what my day will look like or where my time needs to be spent. Hope you enjoy this card.
This is a color combo I would not have thought of, but My Digital Studio has a tool that gives you color suggestions. I've been trying to use it a little more to branch out so my pages aren't all blue and green.
While expecting my fourth child, I realized that I had not done a single page for children 2 and 3. So I've set about trying to get a few pages done for them. This is child #3 after he was born. These elements are not Stampin' Up! Sometimes they just don't have quite the right embellishments for my pages, but I can easily import other things I find and use them in MDS.
It's that time of the year again. Time to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, which is May 4 this year. Every year, I try to post a page a day. I never quite make my goal, but it's something to shoot for. I don't have great hopes for this year either as my baby is due any day now. However, I have a few pages pre-posted and hopefully I'll get a couple more done. These first two pages are of my oldest and I making waffles. This used to be one of my favorite traditions with him.
These pages and all the ones I will post have been created in My Digital
Studio, Stampin' Up!s digital scrapbooking program. I love scraping
digitally. It is such a convenience in my crazy life.
I could work on this page whenever I wanted for however long I had, and when I was done for the day, I just hit save and could come back the next day. No mess to clean up or get out.
They have a 30 day free trial available which you can get here, and if you love it, the software is only $19.99. And I'll always be available for training or to answer questions.
Spring is here and I thought I would create another insert for the shadow boxes. So this months class will be the Spring collage and a Mother's Day and Father's Day card. Because I'm expecting a baby soon, I won't have a class in May or June, so I thought we better get our Mother's Day and Father's Day cards done. However, I will have other sentiments available if you want to do something different.
Class will be Wednesday April 17 at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. The shadow box insert is $7 and the cards are $2.00 each.
I love this new Hexagon embossing folder from the spring catalog and I had seen lots of cards with paper filling in the hexagons. So I thought I'd try it out. It's definitely not a card for a class or workshop, but it was lots of fun to create. I ran the papers through the embossing folder and then sat down to watch TV while I cut out each piece. That made it a little less tedious. After I cut all the pieces out, I went back and glued them on a white embossed pieced. I left the top third unembossed so I could stamp my greeting there.
The color I used was Bermuda Bay. It's a retired color and my absolute favorite. Then on Friday I got happy news. Stampin' Up! is bringing the color back. Yay!!! They are changing a few other colors around too. Take a look
You can click on the image to make it bigger. I'm pretty excited. If you have any questions let me know.