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!