Monday, July 30, 2012

Ryleigh's ABC Book

I started an 8X8 scrapbook ABC book for my granddaughter, Ryleigh. I am up to the letter U. I have incorporated pictures of people and animals she knows and pictures using Cricut designs. I will probably give her it as a gift for Christmas. Above are the letter "s" and "u" pages. I am disappointed you can't see the raindrops made from Liquid Accents on the umbrella page. You also can only slightly see the Stickles on the seaweed in the underwater page. Schroeder is our new puppy and deserved his own page. I'll post more pages as I finish them.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sorry for the long break in posts

Hi everyone, sorry for the long delay between posts. It has been a long and busy year. I lost my father, my brother-in-law, and my trusty beagle, Rusty. It has been a trying year. But I'm back and I hope to post at least weekly, if not more. My plans are to actively papercraft and post my projects for comments. So here goes....
Because I am a teacher, I miss my friends from work over the summer. So I create a little something to welcome them back to school. So this year I created a matching card and pail. The little pail will be filled with Hershey Kisses, then later my friends can use them for a desk supply such as paper clips.

On the cards I had fun using Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in mandarin on the flowers. This was a first for me! I did not have the color flowers that I wanted, so I sprayed the cream colored flowers I did have, with the mandarin spray. I was pleased with the results. I also used Distress Stain in Vintage Photo from Ranger to color the chipboard flower stems. Another new item I used was the embossed background of letters for the card background. I believe that this embossing folder is from Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. The papers were from Heidi Grace. Tell me what you think. Leave a comment!