Friday, February 15, 2008

Time for You

I just fell in love with this set called "Time for You" out of the mini Occassions catalog. It's very cute, has a chair, a clock and a bicycle (which is the real motivation behind buying it). I kept the card very simple by wheeling a city background and popping up the main image.
Stamp Sets: Time for you, Neighborhood
Paper: Bashful Blue, River Rock, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Black craft, Bashful Blue, River Rock, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Striped grosgrain ribbon, clear EP, dimensionals, aqua painter

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Altered Picture Frame

Loving this Le jardin paper (obviously). i created this the same time I created the altered clipboard. Enjoy!

Altered Clipboard

Stampin' Up! has these chipboard clipboards that are really cool. This was an altered clipboard I did using Le Jardin DP. it's slightly tricky to get your paper lined up around the actual clip mechanism, but the result once you've figured it out is totally worth it!
Stamp Sets: Define Your Life
Paper: Le Jardin DP
Ink: Craft White (I would recommend using Staz On, gives a brighter result)
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 5/8" Vanilla Grosgrain, Clipboard

Target DOLLAR SPOT Find! Cars Tin

I am always so excited to run into Target and stop at the dollar spot to see what new treasures they might have waiting for me! Last year in the fall I was delighted to find these absolutely adorable little Cars Tins - seriously, they are super cute and oh so tiny. I picked up a few (ok, like 24) because I knew I would have a use for them. This is what I came up with, a kids Cars Scrapbook for any Cars crazed lover! Simply add pictures and wahlah!

With a little bit of imagination and a lot of sticky strip to hold this puppy in place, I created an accordian style album that open up but doesn't fall out. Here's two photos showing the inside of the album.
I'm excited to announce Target has new adorable little tins for the spring - they have Bambi, Thumper and Dumbo....umhhh, yeah, I did pick a few up! Check back to see my new designs.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Very BIG Heart

Not only do I LOVE the "Happy Heart Day" set, I also love the Ginger Blossom Designer Paper! This was a card I designed for a swap with my stampin sistas recently. To create the large flower, I used the negative space on some SU chipboard and just traced the heart image on ruby red paper. I distressed with my inkpad and wahlah!

Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock
Ink: Ruby Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon, vintage brads, Ginger Blossom DP

So Much

This was yet another scrapbook submission to SU featuring an 8.5x11 page. All materials are Stampin' Up! This layout focuses on simplicity so as not to lose focus on the main image especially with the amount of color in the photo. I can't believe how versatile the Bali Breeze Designer Paper you can tell I've used it a ton recently. (see older posts)


this was one of my submissions to SU! Just a simple 6x6 Scrapbook page - All pieces are from the Simply Scrapping Boho Kit using Old Olive and soft sky. I added some vintage brads as well as a define your life "You" stamp.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I finally had to try my hand at these little criss cross cards and oh my, they are addicting! This card was created as a thank you to my dear friend and her 2 daughters who made my birthday extra special with their handmade treasures! Each tag has it's own special Thank You sentiment.
Creating a criss cross card is simple, but instead of a confusing explanation, you can visit this link with great detailed instructions including pictures. Enjoy!

"Spy Kids" Birthday Invitation

This birthday invitation was inspired and created for my son after repeatedly watching the movie Spy Kids 3D over and over and over and over again. It's safe to say we're obsessed! I'd like to gladly give credit to, Tresa Black, featured in Paper Crafts Magazine, Birthday Creations, Volume 2. Tresa created a super cute military inviation using this file folder design which I totally had to case. Too cute!

The contents of the folder include a formal "Spy Mission" invitiation, a special Code Name crypto name assigning device and general instructions for the party. In addition, we've included a map with specific instructions on how to get to the secret mission location without being spotted, followed or captured. Our guests are currently
awaiting their secret passwords in order to attend the party.

Stamp Sets: Top Secret (Amuse), Please Come!, Stamp of Authenticity, Making Memories Magnetic Alpha
Ink: Real Red Craft, More Mustard, Basic Black Craft, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
Paper: More MustardAccessories: Coluzzle, Coluzzle File Folder template, paperclip, Clear EP, staple, photo, copy paper

Stamp-A-Stack of Birthday Cards

These are the cards from my recent annual "Stamp-a-Stack" event. This was a great turn out and lots of fun! 39 of us made 20 cards each (5 designs - 4/each) Yes, I was feeling a little crazy, but everything worked out beautifully. Here's a quick look at all the cards we did.

Stamp Set: Pick a petal, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Old Olive, Tempting Turqouise
Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Bali Breeze DP, 3/4" Circle Punch

Stamp Set: Star Wheel, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou
Paper: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, Large Star Punch, Scallop Punch, Small Star Punch, Vintage Brad 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Stamp Set: Happy Everything
Ink: Craft Old Olive

Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Clear EP, Piercing Tool, Vintage Brads, Felt Flowers, Dimensionals, Bali Breeze DP

Stamp Set: Fast & Fun Notes, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Staz On Black , More Mustard, Rose Red, Barely Banana
Paper: Rose Red, Barely Banana, Whisper
Accessories: Barely Banana Brads, Ticket Punch, Aqua Painter, Bali Breeze DP

Stamp Set: Zoofari, Invite One
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Bali Breeze DP, Brown Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Photo Corner Punch, Stampin' Write Markers