Saturday, February 22, 2014

FabFri 35 Challenge

I joined in on the FabFri 35 Challenge this week.  Here is the sketch: 

Products I used: 

Strawberry Slush Cardstock
Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon
Best of Greetings
Coastal Cabana Ink
Strawberry Slush Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Black Stazon Ink
Sticky Strip

CASE This Sketch #65

 Playing in my craft room today, and taking advantage of a great sketch by Sam Simpson over at CASE this Sketch.  Thought I would change it up a bit and have some fun with some adhesive eye balls-lol

Here is the sketch:

Products I Used: 

Lucky Limeade Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Bird Punch
Adhesive eyes
Black Stazon Ink
Sweet Essentials Stamp Set

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge # 203

I decided to join the girls at Just Add Ink for their sketch challenge #203.  You can find them by clicking here: Just Add Ink

Here is their sketch:

Products I Used:

Calypso Coral Cardstock
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Island Indigo Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Island Indigo Ink
Bitty Punch Pack

Clean and Simple for Freshly Made Sketches #124

I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches team this week.  Here is their sketch challenge: 
They gave us the option of a square card or a rectangular card- I chose the rectangular option.:)

Products I used: 

-Basic Black Cardstock
-Melon Mambo Cardstock
-Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
-Petite Petal Punch
-Black Candy Dot
-Sentiment is from Best of Greetings 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Flower Shop Layout for Mom....

This is the first of three pages we made in February's scrapbooking class. 

It is a bright and cheery layout ( can you tell I need Spring to hurry up and get here- so tired of snow!)

I used the Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating Posy Punch to make the flowers.  

The title was stamped with an alphabet set and punched out with the 1 inch Square punch, then layered on the Postage Stamp Punch. 

Now I just need an up to date photo of my Mom to add to this page! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tag Closure Card

This bright and cheery  card was a favorite in my February card class.  It features a Fancy Fold with a unique Tag Closure. 

I learned how to make this card from an Australian Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  It is very easy to do, using the new tag topper punch and score board. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- and save money too- 2 Quick Tips!

We all love adding beautiful layers to our cards, but we all know, the more layers you add, the more cardstock you use, and  the more expensive it becomes. 

Well girls, here is are a couple of  great tips for you:

1.  When cutting layers for your cards, take the mat layer and punch out the inside area for future projects! (You are going to put your focal panel on top and adhere the back to your card base anyway- no one will ever know.) 

 I have a small 4x6 photo storage box that I purchased at Michaels for $1.50,  that I keep right by my work surface, where I store all my little "punchies".

2.  Another great tip is that whenever you have tiniest, little bits of cardstock or dsp  leftover, you can always take a small punch like Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

 or Lovely Little Labels Punch Pack   

or the Boho Blossoms

or the Bitty Butterfly 

and use up as much of your scraps as you can....then toss these in your "punchies" container for future use.  Much better than throwing away. 

 Keep it out of the landfill and keep more cash in your pockets!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Awesome card from a friend....

Last week I received a beautiful card from a friend that I just have to share with you. As you can see a lot of work went into this card!

Don't you just LOVE the sewing machine stamped on ribbon!  Love it!  and the awesome hexagon punches too!  

Combined with the measuring tape paper embellishment and the button- this card is a whole bunch of AWESOMENESS!  Thanks so much Shirley!  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Punch Layering Tutorial

I was on the internet the other day, and came across a photo tutorial on punch layering by Kim Singhdalsen. 

It very clearly shows some great punch layering ideas to add dimension to your cards. Now the colors are not my choice- but the theory behind this is great!

Here it is: