Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

No pictures but just wishing you VERY warm wishes. Enjoy your day and your friends and family!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I scrapped today!

Here are some pages I did today! Yay I scrapped!

I used Bazzill paper and ribbon; Piggy Tales paper, chipboard letters and shapes, rub-ons; Scrapworks rub-ons; American Crafts ribbon; clear and white embossing; Junkitz buckle
driving along
driving along
driving along
driving along

Catching up!

With the Holiday Season and Work issues ... my poor blog has been neglected. I thought I would post another notebook I sold. I think it is SO cool that people would actually pay me money to make them something.

Here is the cover
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With a close up of the Tim Holtz Grungeboard Accents
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Then I could not decide which side of the paper to use for the inside cover so I used one of each!
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skullnotebook

Friday, December 12, 2008

A "suppose to be" Sat. Cinema challenge

This is too late for the challenge but I am posting on my blog anyway. A great guy at work is retiring and here is his card. This picture is drawn from Tim Holtz inks using a water pen. Distress and regular stickles were added. The ribbon is basic grey and the stickers are from Stampendous. It is suppose to look like the opening scene in the movie - SIGH!

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The inside was originally suppose to be the front cover but I didnt like it well enough -- this was inked with a brayer then stamped (flowers) with bleach - then stamped again with brown ink. I added the hand writing - take time to smell the flowers!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Notebooks

I made a couple more notebooks this weekend. I am hoping to have some time tonight to scrap. I worked long hours all week and had a family party yesterday (happy 2 nd Bday David!) and went Christmas shopping today. So last night I worked on the notebooks and today the stickles are dry and here they are!
Here is the cover of the first one --- Using American Craft Paper, Basic Grey and Piggy Tales ribbon, Stickles and bling

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inside
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This one is CK paper, Basic Grey ribbon, Stickles, Doodle Bug Flock, double sided stickers and glitter.

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I hope your Holiday season is going WELL!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday Cinema Challenge

OK - I missed the last TWO! of these so I am taking no chances on what looks like another busy work week. SO here is my entry for Miracle on 34th Street.

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I know this line is not in the movie (and that the little girls name is Susan in the movie) but this is what I always think of when I watch this movie. The reference "Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus comes from a child writing to the Sun Newpaper and the editor answering with the spirit of the season.

The card uses Bazzil Paper and Ribbon I forget the patterned paper brand. The Santa stamp is from Oriental Trading and the Letters are Studio G wooden letters. This is colored in with a combination of Tim Holtz inks (with the SU blender pen), Koh-i-nor pencils with mineral spirits and liquid applique. Brads, floss and a decorative eyelet round it out.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

I played with some of my older paper (DCWV) and some of my new stamps (Hero Arts) using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and my new Stampin Up punch. Here are the six cards I came up with:
Christmas Cards

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Here is the color inspiration ---
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VERY pretty

I gave it a shot with this card. The picture didn't catch the silver too well --- love this new ribbon I just got too. This will probably be a card I use for a gift rather then mail due to the dimensions - but I had fun creating it.

Bazzill paper - ribbon is off a role from the scrapbbok store so I don't know, stamp from Northwoods (Greeting and trees) and Oriental Trading (Snow flake). Ranger embossing tinsel. Pretty simple card!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's been over a week...

WOW! Definitely my bad!

I started making frames and then I also had to work extra hours last week coz I am taking this week off.

My favorite thing EVER to do is to lie in bed and read which I did yesterday. My hubby even brought me breakfast in bed -- LOVE him! Read The Host - cool book has a bit of the flavor of the Twilight series even if it is a totally different subject matter, I think it should have been named The Soul though.

I was waiting to post the frames until I had them all done and on the wall --- but I am waiting for "spackle man!" Otherwise known as my hubby. He works part time and does runs. Well since everyone else is taking this week off he has had NO time to spackle the wall for me. Hey in this economy we are NOT turning down work! Anyway so I gave up and took a picture of them all laid out on my floor.

Here they all are!


Frames
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Frames

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Project

My hubby and I headed up to Duluth yesterday and spent the day with my daughter. So no scrapping but some good memories. So today I was a little tired and my hubby had to go out and play a benefit for a coworker that had to have emergency surgery but has no health insurance. He is in the band the Mosspiglets. They are at http://mosspiglets.com/ if you are interested.

Anyaway so I started a project I keep forgeting to start. Making frames for the picture wall. Here are the first two.

Frames
Sorry the pics arent the best. They will all "match" when I am done. But probably not doing anymore tonight --- big yawn! hehehe

Friday, November 14, 2008

Taylored Expressions 42 Challenge

TaylorCHallenge This is the sketch that Taylor provided -- Simple but fun! I decided to play with my piggytales paper I have left from a class I took at CKU. I love their high quality bold patterns. I used their patterned paper and one of their "Barn Doors". Very fun. I also used light and dark purple Bazzill paper. SU Baroque roller stamp, Ink-a-dink-a-doo stamp, Kaiser rhinestones, and misc paper from my stash - oh and of course - popdots!
Here it is with Barn door closed:
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And Barn door opened"
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Beary Challenging!

OK - I admit it - I used a technique I said I didn't like. I have not been liking it when people put different flower colors together because the flowers can't be that way in nature the whole logical engineer thing. And yet I did it on this layout. I wanted a way to pull out the parrots beautiful colors and since the layout is meant to be fun, it kinda fit (Just like my foot into my mouth! hehehe)
I found these two challenges over at Tina's Place here is the link: http://bearybox.blogspot.com/ - I hope y'all like what I did for them!
So Here is the sketch I followed:
Beary
And since I am addicted to two page layouts here is my interpretation using MME patterned paper, Pearlescent cardstock from Wausau, BG ribbon, letters and flourish from lordan on Etsy, journal stamp from Art Warehouse, CM Circle Cutters, Misc Flowers (see above!), and Parrot from Puerto Rico - hehehe
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And here is the card sketch:
Beary
And my interpretation: Using BG paper, MME paper, Bazzill Cardstock, hero arts stamps and don't forget the popdots.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

KWerner Challenge #30

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These colors reminded me of softness and loved the white contrasted with the green

Here is my simple card this week --

I used just white paper and chalks (as well as the Bazzill Card stock base)
Even the edge is just white paper with chalk. Oh and embossing on the cuttlebug
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Saturday Cinema Challenge - Geisha

Well - here is my entry - this one took me a while but I had fun making it. I tossed a couple of versions before this one. But here is my entry for Memoirs of a Geisha
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with a close up of the fan:
Geisha

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Basic Grey Purse

Paperlicious got me inspired to try this little mini purse.
Here is my version of it using Basic Grey. The purse is small and the embellie is large so I kept it kind-of simple. I tried to make the top look like the leather edge of a real purse with the "bends". I think I should stick to layouts and cards! hehehe

This meets the on-line challenge at
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/
which wants anything but a card.


purse - BG

Thursday, November 6, 2008

KWerner Challenge

Here are the colors this week and it totally reminded me of our Puerto Rico vacation -- so I did a layout this time
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Bazzill paper, Queen and Co felt flowers, 7 Gypsies Stamps, Kaiser Bling, TH stickles.
The Title:
PuertoRico-Rincon
The journaling:
PuertoRico-Rincon
The husband:
PuertoRico-Rincon
My beautiful girls:
PuertoRico-Rincon
All together
PuertoRico-Rincon

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Grease - Cinema Saturday

Inspired by Grease

This weeks Cinema Saturday is Grease. When I think of the movie I think of the TBirds leather coats and the pink ladies and the Hair styles (Remember Beauty School DropOut)

Well from all that inspiration came this card, using sparkly silver paper with shiny black and of course pink with pearls!

Inspired by Grease

Friday, October 31, 2008

Cute Card Tuesday Challenge 35 - Cheers

Here is my "drink"card!
I am making a card with the new (to me) paper. This paper is part of the Amberley Grace collection by the Angel Company (TAC). I used two different patterns and a tag from the paper pack - the stamps are from Oriental Trading winter collection, colored in with Koh-i-nor Pencils, I added some fiber, staples and hand doodling.
TAC

Thursday, October 30, 2008

KWerner #28

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Love the bag and the colors were fun to play with --- this is the simplest card I have made in ..... lets just say a long time. I always seem to have so much trouble with negative space but here I went for it and embraced it!
The paper is Bazzill, the rub on is American Crafts, the orange flower is Prima and the rest is from my stash. (Sorry the last pic is washed out)

So what do you think of my "negative space"?

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