Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Once again, I can't sleep.  Its going to get old pretty soon.  I am too tired during the day to anything but the normal stuff so I don't get in my craft room.  That makes me pretty sad.  Since I am up now I thought lets get some work done. 

Products used:
Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles large (the two largest ones)
Close to my heart- "Thinking of you"  Stamps
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Jewelry Tag punch
Creative Memories- Express Yourself Dreamy photo mats
White Card stock, Light Green Card stock
Ribbon, pearls, buttons and flowers
When cutting the card fold card in half and place just under the edge on side of the circle to keep the pieces together so the card will open.
When cutting the white card stock and patterned paper use the next smallest circle cutting out the complete circle.  Run the white card stock thru the embossing folder and cut in half.  Glue to top of patterned paper.
Place ribbon over edge of papers in middle. 

Place tag just near flowers.  I used a old small stamp from stampin up (not sure what set sorry)
I added a button and pearls to the front to finish off the front of the card.

(sorry the picture turned) I used this set for the greeting inside the card.
I had cut out extra white circles and decided to use them as the inside of the card.

My Mother's Day Card!

If you have any questions please let me know.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

Late last night I decided to make something.  I can't sleep at night lately since I have not been feeling all that great.  I had all these toilet paper rolls I have been saving... so here it is.   I have a few hints at the end if you havent' tried one yet.  Have a good day!

Front cover

Front Cover

Inside 1st page with tags in pocket

1st page without tags

2nd page flips up

"If Someone believes in you, and you believe in your dreams, it can happen" Tiffany Loren Howe
Another page with decorative trim (perfect for a picture)

Another pocket page with decorative trim.
(the trim on the end is for the pull tag, shown in last picture)

Another page for pictures.

Picture or Journaling page.

Back page of book.  I added trim and glitter glue to give it sparkle

These are some of the pull tags that go inside the pages.

I have found that there are a few things that help me keep the roll flat.  I paint them with craft paint inside and out especially near the end that will hold the tag.  Flatten the roll with a bone folder.  When I glue the paper to the roll I use Hot glue especially near the ends so the paper looks finished.  The combination keeps the roll stiff and flat. 

Punch the holes so they line up before you put on the embellishments, so you won't ruin any of them later.  I use a 1" ring to keep the book together. 

When I attached the paper I had used a longer sheet this way if I wanted to make a pocket I could just roll it over to get the length.  Then I used a decorative punch prior to glueing down the sides of the pocket.  When I glued the paper I did get some excess glue that spilled out the sides, be careful.  I just took away the excess when it cooled off a bit.  I used hot glue to attach the trims.  

When making the tags I used regular glue so there would not be any bumps in the paper.  I made each one to fit the opening as I went with the co-ordinating papers.  

After I had the pages I needed then I went back to add the details.   Adding the journaling space is easier done when the trim is not there.  I planned on handwriting what I need on the tags opposite the pictures. 

Baby Boy Cards

Just thought I would share a few cards I have made just for baby boy's. 
Have a great day and if you have any questions please let me know.

I used the Sizzix Dies- Overalls and boy.  I used an old stampin up stamp for the baby. 

I used retired Stampin' up stamps
sorry I can't figure out how to turn the picture, so frustrating...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

I would like to thank Gina and Tisha for letting me participate in their blog hop.  I had allot of fun and enjoyed seeing how talented these women are.  If you have not stopped by their blog please do and become a follower. 

My Blog Candy Winner is : Kaitlin

I just need to get Kaitlin's information to send her the Cricut Cartridge seen in my blog candy picture- Congratulations!  I hope she enjoys it.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, hope to stop by all your blogs in the near future!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bunny Hop

Thanks for stopping by the Bunny Hop Blog Hop!  
We would like to thank everyone for stopping by.  Some of us are giving away blog Candy!  Make sure to stop by everyone and read about their requirements for your chance to win.  

Our Bunny Hop Bloggers are: 

My Easter Project:

My Easter Card!

Sorry tried to get close up of flocked bunny
I hand cut the carrot (too cute not to add)

Items used:  Sizzix Basket and Bunny #2 die, Stampendous Eggs stamp, White Martha Stewart flock and
Glitter Glue


My Blog Candy and my rules:
Mine are really simple, make sure you are a follower and leave a comment.  From the comments a random number will be chosen on the 17th  and that lucky person will win a Cricut Spring Collection- Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge.  (see picture).  Please make sure to check your messages, I will post the winner and they need to send me their contact information.  If they have responded by 23rd, a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck to all and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Album for Friend's Grandchild

I made this album for a dear friend who is having a grandson.  Yes I said it a friend's Grandchild.  And this is not her first!  Yes- I am old enough to have friends with Grandchildren.  More and more of my friends are having them, I guess having kids in my late 20's early 30's puts me a bit behind but I love it and wouldn't change a thing. 

This is just a quick overview of the album.   All of the items come from my stash and really wanted to try to make something without buying anything.  Well I did buy some stickers he he.  If you have any questions please let me know.  :)
The front of the album
It has a pocket for pictures and journaling cards

This opens up for more pictures

This is the full view opened with journaling spot

Frame for picture

This has tags and a pocket for pictures and whatever

This opens up for pictures

Not sure why the picture is turned but this shows the inside view

pocket with tags

I found a cool paperclip and made a tag for it to hold, its shown separated here.

Just room for pictures

Loved this bath time sticker

more room for pictures

This is the back of the album.  she can add a picture to the mat or remove it.

Happy Sunday- Tulips

Sorry it's been quite a while since I have shared a project.  I have not been feeling all that great. I have been in my craft room about an hour each day but have just not completed much, it all in various stages.  Sometimes I can't work on one thing, I work on a few. 

Today's project is Tulips.  I just love them.  Its spring and they start to bloom and it makes me smile.  :)

The stamp is made by Northwoods Rubber Stamps, I purchased it at Archiever's. 
The ink is Memento in black.
I colored the image with Copic markers.  I included a photo of the color numbers.  Although my camera and lighting does not show it well.
Ribbon is from Stampin up- Real Red
Card stock colors Read Red, White and Close to Cocoa

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blog Winner!

Its so exciting -I want to congratulate "jaaaanice" as my blog winner for my bag of goodies!  She was chosen randomly by  I just need Jaaaanice to contact me with her information.  If I don't hear from her within a few days I will pick another blog follower. 
I am sorry I have not posted any projects in a few day, my boys are in baseball and we have allot of events to attend this past couple of days.  I plan on getting back on track.  My anniversary is this month and of course Easter!   Have a great day.