Sunday, March 25, 2012

Photoless Scrapbooking

I've created a scrapbook as a wedding gift. I've never met the happy couple and all I know about the wedding is their colors and the theme of the wedding (western). It is both easy and hard scrapping for "non-scrappers". First off I find I have to include photo mats as I'm not sure how creative a person who never scrapped would be. In adding mats the space is limited as the mats are a tad larger then 4x6.That is the hard part

The easy part is not having to journal. That would probably be my biggest hangup in scrapping is deciding what I want to say.

For this book I tried to "theme" the pages so the recipients would guess as to what pictures flow with the layout.

I must admit I'd prefer to do scrapbooks which include pictures. I rather like the idea of assorted shapes and sizes of photos. Also being able to overlap embellies onto the photo makes for a nice touch. Anyway, this gift is in a box and ready for giving.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

It's that time again, time to thank all the wonderful people who were so generous to me at Christmas time. I needed a card that was simple and quick so I could make 18 of them fast. These worked up quick as only the embossing took time. I was pretty pleased with the way they came out. The stamps are from The Angel Company, other than that used a little Stickles and some white embossing powder.

Here is a second version I did but they were to labor intensive to work up quickly. I'll save this one for someone special. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

First Christmas Card Creation

This is a sample of my first Christmas card for 2011. The stamps, dies and most of the idea are thanks to They are SO creative over there. I like to do a few different styles of Christmas cards mostly because I get bored making 50 of one type. So, here is number 1.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Online Challenge

Howdy! Here is a layout I submitted for an online challenge on Let's Scrap The contest is picking out a sketch and then designing a layout following that sketch. Here is the sketch I picked:

And here is the layout I completed:

If you get a chance you really need to stop by and visit Let's Scrap. The members are some of the friendliest, the information is abundant and the talent is awesome.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm Back!

Can't believe I'm so lax updating my blog....have to move it up on my priority list.

With the holiday quickly approaching I have several projects on my list of things to do. These 2 layouts are from one of my recently completed projects.

My grandkids came to Texas for a visit last month and we had tons of fun. I had to make them a scrapbook to store all these wonderful memories in. During their time here we went to Austin for a few days and visited the hot spots including the bats sightings. We had dinner on the "batio" (patio) at TGIF which provided us with a prime spot to watch the bats come out at dusk. It was really cool.

We packed our agenda so full while the kids were here that they sometimes caught some nap time or quiet time whenever and wherever they could hence the second layout. What fun we had and what great memories my heart holds.

I'll be visiting more frequently in the coming weeks to share my other projects. No more slacking off for me!
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Cards...

I had a very nice Christmas this year and received wonderful gifts from friends and clients. I didn't want to send out plain generic thank you cards so I made my own. I have used this design before and love that it is easy and quick yet pretty. In total I made 16 cards and the most time I spent was waiting for the craft ink to dry.

I used one of the flourish stamps from the Artsy Elements stamp set by The Angel Company. Stamped the image using white craft ink on black cardstock and added different flowers. I didn't want to use brads so I stickled the center of each flower instead. A bit of ribbon and presto done!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

For a Sweet Girl

A little something for a little somebody.

Made this for a "thinking of you" gift. Hope she likes it :-)

Darn the glare on the glass from my camera flash!
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea

I found this idea in Woman's Day magazine and ran with it. Inside the lunch bag is a ziplock baggie with all the dry ingredients to make gingerbread cookies. The recipe is included and all that needs to be added is the dairy ingredients. I made these for my clients and I hope I'll get to taste a cookie or two.

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