Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Birthday for PCC #86 and JAI #208

I made this card for two challenges....Paper Craft Crew #86 found HERE and Just Add Ink found HERE

Here are their challenges:

Products I used to make this card: 

Pacific Point card stock
Smokey Slate card stock
Calypso Coral card stock
Whisper White card stock
Memento Black ink pad
Another Great Year stamp set
Small Oval Punch
Owl Punch 
Banner Punch
Basic Black Stampin Write Marker
Retired DSP
Assorted markers

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Paper Rose for Freshly Made Sketches #129 & Dynamic Duos #96

This little beauty was made for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches found HERE  as well as the challenge over at Dynamic Duos found HERE 

This is their challenges: 

Products I used to create this card:

Gumball Green card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Whisper White card stock
Perfect Polka Dots dsp
Pear Pizzazz card stock
Yellow card stock
Express Yourself stamp set
Spiral Flower Die
Big Shot
Candy Dots
Modern Label Punch
Pumpkin Pie Ink

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Happiest Wishes for Mojo Monday #338

I spent the morning spring cleaning....ya I know spring is not here yet in Manitoba, but Mike was working and I wanted to get started.  

I cleaned out my cupboards and fridge- that was a big job.  Then I took all the stuff out of my closet and cleaned it and refolded clothes and made it functional again- another big job.  I gave a bunch of stuff away to charity and that was enough for one day!

So then I decided it was time to go in to my craft room to create  
this bright and cheerful birthday card  for the challenge over at Mojo Monday #338 found HERE

This is their sketch challenge: 

Here is a list of products I used to make this card: 

Melon Mambo card stock
Pacific Point card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Gumball Green card stock
Banner Punch
Circles Framelits
Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set
Memento Black ink

It's time to think about it....

It's is that time of year.....a new annual catalog will be coming soon.....and that means five new incolors!  Yay! 

But that also means we will be losing our 2012-2014 In Colors :(      I am so sad to see these go.....especially the Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple- I LOVE their rich tones. 

Typically these sell out very very quickly and once they are  gone, they are  gone.  Don't fall into that trap!  

Now is the time to check your stock. 

-Do you have the Ink Pads?
-Do you have the Re-inkers?
- Do you have the Markers?
-Do you have a good supply of Card Stock?
- Do you have a good supply of Stretch Ruffle Trim and Satin Rbbon?
-Do you have a good supply of the Dahlia Embellishments
- Do you have a good supply of the Core'dinations Paper?
-Do you have a good supply of the Designer Series Paper Stack?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Petal Parade- A Sale-A-Bration Freebie- four sample cards....

Today I am sharing four cards I made from the Petal Parade stamp set from Sale-A-Bration:

 Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.....for every $60 you spend you get to choose 1 item for FREE!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scrapbooking- Organization

Today I wanted to share with you, some tips I have gathered on organization for scrap-bookers.  

Whether you are new to scrap-booking or have scrapped for years, you may find some tips here that will help you with your organization.  

Photos- Organize your photos in chronological order, or by event.  This will make creating your layouts much easier.  

Page Planning- When choosing your photos for your layout, choose your embellishments at the same time.  Then choose your card stock and papers and put it all in a plastic envelope.  You have just created a "KIT" and it is all ready for the next time you sit down to cool is that!

Storage- Use stackable plastic drawers is always a good solution for tools.  You can label the drawers and you can fit a lot of stuff in there, yet it is close at hand when you need it. 

Layout- when you are playing around with the layout and trying to figure out what is going to go where, have a notepad handy to write down notes about the photos, or ideas of what you want to add.....this way it is all there when the page is completed and it comes time to journal. 

 I don't know about you, but for me, journalling is the hardest part.  My suggestion is, the minimum you must put on a page is who is in the layout, the occasion, and the date.  

List of Supplies- Keep a small book in your purse with a list of scrapbook supplies, so that you do not duplicate what you already have.  It is very easy when you get in a store to get overwhelmed with the beautiful papers and cool embellishments and awesome tools.

Vacations and Trips- Whenever you go on a trip bring clear ziplock bags for each day you are away.  Place any memorabilia in the bag to add to your layouts when you get home.  

Cardstock and DSP- organize by color, it is much easier to find and saves you a ton of time. 

Current to Past-Always scrap your current photos first.  These events will be fresh in your mind and much easier to create layouts with. 

Finally I want to share with you a photo of how I store my packaged embellishments.  

It is a dollar store paper towel holder and three split rings and some page protectors from staples.  You can add to it or remove pages easily.  It allows me to quickly flip through what I have and find what I am looking for. It keeps everything neat and tidy and protected and does not take up much space....yeah simplicity! 

Watch for my next post on Scrap-booking Tools!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bright and Cheerful for JAI #207

I made this bright and cheerful card for the challenge over at Just Add Ink found HERE   

Don't you just love the way I popped up the greeting!  I scored each end at 1/2 inch and 1 inch and folded and attached - it folds flat for mailing but then pops up to give dimension! 

 Here is their sketch:

Products I Used: 

Pumpkin Pie card stock
Island Indigo card stock
Old Olive card stock
Melon Mambo card stock
Daffodil Delight candy dot
Whisper White card stock
Black Stazon ink
Daffodil Delight chevron ribbon
bakers twin
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Petite Petals Punch
Posy Punch
Blossom Punch

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Birthday for PPA #196

I made this happy card for the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts found HERE

This is their sketch:

I decided to really change things up with this sketch and made a modified  fold-over double gate fold card.  The two panels both flip open to reveal the inner message- cool!  I thought that the white panel was just too white so I added a bit of cherry cobbler with the spritzer tool....much better!

Products I used: 

Early Espresso Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Summer Starfruit Card Stock
Countless Sayings Stamp Set
Memento Brown Ink
Word Window Punch
Spritzer Tool
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Blender Pen
Petite Petals Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Monday, March 24, 2014

Video on Adhesives

Black & White Birthday Greetings for FMS #128

This clean and simple yet classy number was made for Freshly Made Sketches challenge #128 found HERE

This is their sketch:
Products I used: 

Modern Medley DSP
Basic Black card stock
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black satin ribbon
Unknown Happy Birthday greeting

Sunday, March 23, 2014

One For the Boys.....CTS #69 and TCC #6

This is a simple one layer card I made this afternoon for two challenges. 

The first challenge is over at Case This Sketch 69 found HERE
and here is their challenge: 

The second challenge is over at The Card Concept 6 found HERE
and here is their challenge:

At the Card Concept you get to choose a style....and I chose Clean and Simple.  

This clean and simple card has lots of white space and is just one layer.  I used Whisper White for a standard card base.   

I chose the stamp set called Perfectly Penned for the birthday greeting which I stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink.  

Then I used post it notes to mask off the greeting so I could stamp the plant image from the By The Tide stamp set in Sahara Sand.  Then I stamped the fish image using Island Indigo.  I grabbed some pencil crayons and coloured the fish a bit and then a sakura gel pen to add a little shine to his scales. 

Love You More for Mojo Monday #337

Happy Sunday everyone!  

Today's card I made last night for the Mojo Monday challenge found HERE

Here is their sketch: 

Products I Used:

Pretty In Pink card stock
Real Red card stock
Pacific Point card stock
Whisper White card stock
Lots of Dots embossing folder 
Love You More stamp set 
Pacific Point ink pad
More Mustard stamp n write marker
Bashful Blue stamp n write marker
Blender Pen
Mini Heart punch

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Card Class- 4 of 4- Ombre Technique

This oh so bright and cheery card, is the final card from March card class.  It features the Ombre Technique and Heat Embossing.   Don't you just love the subltle watermarked chevron image created with versamark clear ink!

Products I Used: 

Whisper White Card Stock#100730
Melon Mambo Card Stock#115320
Raspberry Ripple Card Stock#126842
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock##115316
Elegant Eggplant Card Stock#105126
Night of Navy Card Stock#100867
Melon Mambo Ink#126948
Embossing Buddy#103083
Versamark Ink #102283
Heat Tool#129053
Positively Chevron Stamp Set#130499
Starburst Sayings Stamp Set#133185
Starburst Framelit#132967
Petite Petals Punch#133322
Petite Petals Stamp Set#133155
Basic Pearls#119247

Friday, March 21, 2014

See Ya Later - 2 of 2

Here is the second card I made from the See Ya Later Sale-A-Bration stamp set. 

Products I Used: 

Pacific Point Card Stock#111350
Real Red Card Stock#102482
Whisper White Card Stock#100730
Spritzer Tool
Real Red Ink#126949
Real Red Marker#10053
Pacific Point Markers
Banner Punch #133519 (SAB freebie)
Banner Blast Stamp Set #133554(SAB freebie)
See Ya Later Stamp Set #133536 (SAB freebie)
Rhinestones #119246

Thursday, March 20, 2014

See Ya Later 1 of 2- Sale-A-Bration Freebie....

Today and tomorrow I am going to be featuring three cards I made using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set See Ya Later #133536

The greeting I chose was screaming for a fun alligator image ....which of course I did not off to punch art.  

Products I Used: 

Wild Wasbi Card Stock#108641
Crumb Cake Card Stock#120953
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Season of Style DSP
Silver Bakers Twine#132976
Googlie eyes
Petite Pennant Punch#122361
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB Freebie)#133520
See Ya Later stamp set (SAB Freebie)#133536
1/2 inch circle punch#119869
Scalloped Border punch#119882

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Best of Love for CTS #68

This fun card was made for the sketch challenge over at Case This Sketch found HERE

Here is their sketch:

Products I used to make this card:  

Season of Style DSP
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Gumball Green Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Early Espresso Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Hearts A Flutter Framelits
Best of Love Stamp Set

Circle Fun for Fab Friday Challenge....

This bright card I made for the Fab Friday Challenge found HERE

This is their sketch: 

I thought that choosing the Word Bubble Framelits would be too easy and too obvious, so I decided to mix it up a bit.

Here is a list of the products I used:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Night of Navy Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Night of Navy Ink
Polka Dot Parade DSP
Circle Framelit Dies
Bitty Banner Framelit Dies

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Winter Frost for the Paper Craft Crew

This clean and simple card I made for a challenge over at Paper Craft Crew found HERE

This is their challenge: 

Here is a list of the products I used: 

Island Indigo Card Stock
Smoky Slate Card Stock
Winter Frost DSP
Word Bubble Framelits
Just Sayin Stamp Set

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Mini Tutorial

Happy Monday Everyone!  

I just popped in for a quick Monday Mini Tutorial on flagging the ends of your banners.  

I always used the scissor method but had trouble getting them even....then I got the banner framelits which are GREAT, but sometimes I want a  a skinnier version. 

So here is my super tip for today: 

Grab your hexagon punch and insert it like shown in the photo with the space even on both sides and simply punch.  Voila- super easy and super even flag ends! 

 Here is a sample of a great way to do a greeting: 

Marbelized Vases for Pals Paper Arts....

This spring-like card I made for a colour challenge over at Pals Paper Arts found HERE. I LOVE how the vases turned out....I gave an al lover wash of colour and then dabbed two other colours over top....really cool result This is their challenge: 

Here is a list of the products that I used: 

So Saffron card stock
Wild Wasabi Card Stock
Rose Red Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Stampin Up Makers
Blender Pen
Brown Stazon Ink
Best of Butterflies Stamp Set
Vivid Vases Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Fringe Scissors

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thankful for Dynamic Duos....

This is a card I made today for the challenge over at Dynamic Duos found HERE

This is their challenge:

Products I used to create this card:

Basic Black Card STock
Whisper White Card Stock
More Mustard Card Stock
Bitty Banners Stamp Set
Memento Black Ink
Expression Thinlit Dies
Fringe Scissors
Sweet Sorbet DSP

Giggle Greetings for Freshly Made Sketches....

I made this card for the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches found HERE

Here is their sketch: 

Products I used to make this card: 
Real Red Card Stock
Basic Grey Card Stock
Naturals White Card Stock
Retro Fresh DSP
Giggle Greetings
Silver Button
Real Red Stitched Ribbon
Black Stazon Ink

With Love for Mojo Monday #336

 I made this sweet card  yesterday for Mojo Monday sketch challenge found HERE.  This is their challenge sketch:  

Here is a list of the tools and products I used:  

Whisper White card stock 4 1/4" x 11" scored in half
Perfectly Penned Stamp Set stamped  on the white cardstock
Old Olive card stock 4" x 5 1/4" 
Circle Framelits to cut opening in the old olive piece
Basic Black card stock 2 strips 1" x 4 1/4" for top and bottom of old olive piece
Basic Black card stock 4" x 4" to cut frame with two framelits for window
Real Red  card stock 4"x4" for flower
Strawberry Slush card stock 4"x4" for flower
Primrose Petals card stock 4" x 4" for flower
Spiral Flower Bigz Die
Always Artichoke 3" x 6 " for leaves
Little Leaves sizzlet die
Basic Black Satin Ribbon for bow

After finishing this card, Mike & I decided to take advantage of the beautifully sunny day and go out for a drive and do a bit of shopping.  It was still quite cold, but oh so sunny!  We drove around the city and went to the Ikea store on the southwest side.  I LOVE Ikea!  They have so many innovative storage ideas.  But man oh man that store is HUGE!

My main purpose for going was to get a Bygel rail and the hanging storage buckets that go with it for the front of my desk in my craft room. Here is a photo: 

 I located the Bygel rail easily enough...but could not find the buckets anywhere.  All they had were three of them tacked to the display wall...bummer!  We asked staff and they looked at us as if we were aliens and had no idea where to look.  So I came home with none! :(

I did however find these oh so neat storage boxes that perfectly fit my embossing folders and my framelit dies. They are called "Skubb Design Monika Mulder boxes-$11.98.  They are designed for organizing socks  etc in your drawers and closets, and are heavy plastic covered in durable nylon.  They are available in black, white or lavendar. . They came in a pack of six; 2@5.5" x5.5", 2@5.5" x 11", and 2@ 11" x 11" Here are a couple photos of how I used mine: 

In case you are wondering, I store my framelits in their envelopes but on a piece of magnetic sheet so they don't get bent or lost.  

We also picked up a couple of laundry baskets, some nice heavy glasses,a scrub brush, and a can opener for the trailer....oh I cannot wait until the three feet of snow melts and we can get out to the trailer for a visit!

We decided to go for lunch while we were there. Let me just say the choices are....strange...egg salad and shrimp sandwiches(together)- who does that?  Anyhow we went with the most normal looking item fish and chips with a side of 5 meatballs as hubby wanted to know what all the hype was about.  

Well let me tell you.....don't do not eat at a word GROSS!  I should have gone with my gut feeling and just had coffee and a cinnamon roll.  Waste of $20.00 and a stomach ache to boot!  

After Ikea we went to a couple of local craft stores in search of a "glitter magnet"  It picks up loose glitter.  I could not find one, so I am going to have to look online.  After last Thursday's card class, we need a glitter magnet- there was glitter everywhere!

Well off to creating more cards for swaps in my craft room today.  See Ya!