Sunday, May 31, 2009

lunch box card holder

I know you saw this already but thought I would post a couple more shots so you can see a few more details. the outside is covered with paper and ribbons and some chipboard letters that are colored and glittered.

Inside I am putting cards that I have pre-made so I can just pull them out when I need them. hmm next project. lol
but it would make a great gift include a pen, stamps and a small address book or list of birthdays.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

scrapbooking retreat

over memorial weekend I went on a scrap booking retreat. I was able to finish around 130 pages with pictures and most with journaling (very little) a few need titles. It felt so good I am now caught up to 2002 of course I haven't hit digital picture taking yet that is 2006 I am in big trouble then on. Now mind you most of my scrapbooks are fairly simple and done in the creative memories type style. but I have been taking some scrap booking classes where I make an 8 page layout like these from my ctmh gal once a month now. These I will use for pictures from 2006 and later. I want to use up all of what I have before I change over to a new style. Which I LOVE.
p.s. sorry the pictures of these are TERRIBLE I was using the camera I hate and in a hurry to boot. I wanted to get some shots of them before I had to put them away which was immediately so this is the price I pay.

the glare is from the page protectors on them. I didn't have time to remove them before shooting them.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

lunchbox, scrap desk

check out this cool desk

I soooo need this desk for my stamp room which currently looks like above

wouldn't a desk like this look good in there

I love the glass top now that is clever. not only a good surface but you can store your treasured items in there for inspiration. plenty of cubbies and pockets for putting tools and accessories in there as well.

check it out for yourself and while you are at it vote for my cutest project. somewhere around 352 they havn't got it up on their site yet. edited to add I am number 354you will see more of this project in another blog. I am just back from a fun week of stamping and scrapping with friends on the east coast.

ok check back in a few days or hopefully tomorrow if I can get more pictures resized in time for more fun projects. I learned lots of new things

Monday, May 18, 2009

butterfly slider

Made this card a while ago for a mini stamp camp with 3 other friends. butterflies are stamped in craft ink and clear embossed then sponged coloring. Used the slot punch and a couple of pennies to make the twirlier part of the card. All stamps are Close to my heart

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Last card from my stampin up club night. I LOVE this card. And of course I had to have the set. the background is an embossing plate that was swiped with creamy carmel to give it a two tone look. very clever idea.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

mini scrapbook

Another stampin up project. This is a mini scrap booking holder. Chipboard M. Don't know the dimensions I didn't write them down.

terrible picture but my good camera is packed ready to go on vacation

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

watercolor flowers

Had my stampin up club tonight and this was one of the projects we did. very pretty even if my coloring isn't the best. I don't always water color very well.

Friday, May 8, 2009


I adore this set by stampin up. its a shame its retired. I made the top card for a red swap and darn it I forgot to photograph the best part. the inside section actual swivels out (see the heart brad?) and there is a message inside. I am also using this card for my mothers day card hopefully my mother in law will like it.

I had some scraps left over so I made this card as well. I don't know tulips just make me happy I think that's why I like this stamp set so much.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

you are my sunshine my only sunshine

actually made this card for a yellow swap. the sun is by stampin up. as is the background on the yellow and also the Tag stamp.

thought I would show how it opens as well.

Monday, May 4, 2009

rockin jukebox

a monthly challenge that we had to take a pre stamped image, in this case the jukebox, and then create a card with it.

I tried to mimic the colors on the stamp with the background and then placed a stamped sheet of music that I antiqued. then added some punches of notes.

after this was photographed I added a happy birthday at the bottom right it just looked like it needed more.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bird atc

I absolutely love these birds. They are a stamp by a stamp in the hand as is the branches in the background.

I direct colored the stamp and then placed on glossy paper. did the same for the leaves and then did some sponging.