Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My class was Team Worker Bee this year. So I created these thank you cards for my students to thank them for my end of the year gifts. I incorporated the bee with the flowers. You can't see too well, but the flowers were colored with glitter gel pens. It added a nice touch of sparkle to match the rhinestone in the center of the Prima Flowers.

This is a recipe card I created for my Cabana Cropper group. It is for Amrosia Salad. I think the colors and fruit pieces fit the recipe well.

I made this design "thank you card" using small patchwork pieces that worked together. The colors look better on the real card. However the layout worked well. I had the perfect stamp for the small round tag.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I love to try the Hero Arts Weekly Challenge. This week you needed to use the little stamps that were smaller than 1 1/2 ". I stamped the circle design on the back green paper as a watermark design using Versamark. Then I stamped the flowers on the cake.
I belong to a scrapping group at Derry Scrapbook Island called Cabbana Croppers. We were given specific materials and challenged to use just those supplies with three extra embellishments. This is my two page layout for the challenge.

Here is another two page layout. This is Kolob Canyon which is part of beautiful Zion National Park.

Here is a two page layout from our trip to Utah. Finding this old bus on our way to the Twisted Trail reminded my nephews of the book Into the Wild. I liked how my two Quickutz fonts in the title turned out.

Friday, February 20, 2009

This one is to be a winner! This is the one I entered in the Hero Arts contest. I used three Hero Arts stamps on this card. The large flower is an embossed Hero Arts flower. I added a center in the flower using a small Hero arts flower stamp. Lastly, I used the forever friends stamp on the top and bottom of the card. The flower was painted on with stamp ink.
This is a third sample in the series. You can't see the stamp well in this picture. I didn't like how it came so close to the flower. This flower was water colored in pencil.
Here is the second sample. I used another friendship stamp. On this flower I glued beads to the center of the flower. My son, Andrew, stated that it looked unprofessional.
I made four samples for the Hero Arts Blog. The requirements were to make a card using a friendship stamp. I also used an embossed large flower stamp also from Hero Arts.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Nursery Rhyme Page

I belong to a scrapping club and our assignment for this session was to create a page based on a nursery rhyme. I chose "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater". I used the following cartridges from Cricut: Speaking of Fall, Stretch Your Imagination, and My Community. The technique I like best on this card is my finishing touch on the pumpkin. I chalked the edges and it finished if off in a crisp image.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blog Candy

Here's a great site to visit that is offering Blog Candy. The candy includes some great Magnolia stamps, give it a visit.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hero Arts Contest Card

I wanted to enter a Hero Arts contest that included using a heart stamp for something other than a Valentine card, so this is my entry. I made the card for a friend who lost her long time companion, her dog. I embossed the hearts around the petals of the plant. We will see if they think it turned out well.

Valentine bookmarks

I am a teacher , so I like to give valentines to my students. Rather than buy packaged cards, I made each child a bookmark. Here are the fronts and backs. I used my Cricut to make the tags and my Quickutz to make the bee and heart.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Adorable Quickutz Baby Card

I needed to make a card to congratulate a co-worker on becoming a grandmother. I loved being able to use my new Quickutz lion, elephant, and giraffe. She loved the card!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I have a friend who loves all things retro. So I had some retro fabric and created this birthday card for her. The celebrate is a velum message.
This page came together fairly easily. I did not add any of my usual embellishments. I used stick on lettering. I did add mesh, which is unusual for me also. The picture does not do the pages justice.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Watchman Campground

At Zion Nationa Park we camped at Watchman Campground. It was miserably hot at night in the tent. It was about 98 degrees F , and absolutely no breeze. But around 2AM the air would change and it was a bit more comfortable. However waking up and looking out our tent flap at the "watchman mountain formation was unforgettable. Having deer walk right by the site was fantastic as well. Thanks to my friend Bonnie for the die cut mountain and camping scene idea. It really finished off the two page layout. Thanks also to my DH for my Christmas gift of Quickutz Gidget font. It is my first shadow font and I think it looks great.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Again I got the basic idea for this card from PaperCrafts Magazine August/Sept. 2008. I adapted the idea with my own colors and embellishments.
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Another example of a stamped image embossed and colored with the markers.
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Here is another birthday card created using a stamped embossed image. Then the image was colored using Stardust markers. I added Robin's Nest Dew drops to the side of the stamped image. One thing I learned was choose the paper first and color to match. I did it the other way around and had a hard time matching the paper to the stamped image.
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We had a snow and ice storm today in the Northeast, so no school today! This was a great chance to
go to my scraproom and work on some scrappping. I was able to complete a bunch of birthday
cards. I lifted the idea for this one from PaperCrafts magazine August/Sept. 2008. I took their idea of a tag tucked into a torn piece of paper. However I added my own embossed stamped image on the tag and colored it with my new Stardust makers. They add a touch of glittter to the stamped image.
I added the word celebrate using the Cricut cartridge "Celebrations". The tag is also from the Cricut cartridge "George and Basic Shapes".
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

I worked for a few months on calendars for the people in my family who went on a trip out west. I made two desk calendars and one 8 1/2" by 11" full size calendar. They took a long time to complete, but were very satisfying. I used a variety of materials including stamps, Quickutz, Cricut Expression squares, and various embellishments.


Well, I am quite excited to post my first day on my new blog. You will have to be patient with me as I learn to add to the blog. I hope to post my scrapbook pages and cards that I design. Wish me luck!