Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hummingbird Card

The Pink Stamper (don;t you just adore Robyn!) had a celebration of 5,000,000 views challenge, make anything with a bird. I promise this card looks better than the picture. I have a new camera and I just can not get it to take a picture I like in the house (I usually go out on the porch but thankfully it is raining today). I did not want to use the scanner as this has so much dimension. I guess I really need to work on creating a space in the house where the pictures work with no glare hmmmmm. Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I's a duck

I have wanted to scrap this picture from the second I caught the bug!. My precious Olivia was so sweet and smart. And what about that imagination. I kept this super simple to match the picture. The ducks were cut from the doodlecharm cartridge. I used all items from the club ruby kit!! Yeah Club Ruby sure made it easy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Okay got the challenge done and it has really made me take stock about how I feel about card making. I tend to forget that scrapbbok pages are worth really sweating over but for the most part cards are much more temporary. I keep seeing people ask for cards to be sent for different causes and I think I would like to do that. Well, then I begin to over think and sweat the details and yes doubt my abilities.... then you guessed no cards. So my mantra is going to be KEEP IT SIMPLE SILLY! Then if I do not have a fancy card so be it. So my goal this week is to get started on some Christmas cards that someone is requesting for the wounded soldiers. I would like to get 6 done and sent. I have a basic plan and will post them when they are done.

If you got here from my pink stamper you no doubt have noticed that the cards are not the same..... I could not figure out how to totally delete my first card and add this one hmmmmmm. Anyway, I was never happy with the first one, so I made this one instead. We have a young man in my church congregation who is deploying next week. This card will be perfect to give him at the send off reception.I used wild card to cut the cluster of stars (the cutouts are perfect for the inside of the card). I used gel pens and the cricut to write the sentiment. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blog candy

This is a great give away at There is planty of time and lots of ways to get your name entered. So jump on over and give it a shot. While you are there take a look around Kristal is very talented and has a lot to share.

I am thrilled that Kristal at is having a challenge. I generally do not "do" halloween. Don't ask, left over childhood trauma..... So I decided that I would try my hand at this challenge. I had soooo much fun creating it. It is super super quick but I love it. The house and the tree are from the paper doll dressup cartridge. The bats and the moon were lifted from the MTC users gallery. The font was also done in MTC with gel pens.I used acetate colored with alcohol ink for the windows. Just plain simple!! I promise you that it is not as crooked as the picture appears. I am not sure what my issue is with photographing but it is a learning process I hope!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I finally have a couple of days that are not totally committed. Got these 2 layouts finished and one will be done later today. WOOHOO! I am loving my first kit from Club Ruby. I have done a lot with it and have TONS of paper left.hmmmmm

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Love love love this picture. I have wanted to get a page done with this since the first week I started scrapbooking (almost 6 months now) But could not ever get it to come together. I am very happy with this page. It is absolutely nothing like I had started. I kept it quite simple because when I added it seemed to take away from this precious picture.I love the embossed foil paper. I have never used that on a page but think I will be using that technique again!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A second layout today. Jeff wants me to shadow box it and send it to Dee. I was not planning on that but it might be fun! I have never made a shadowbox effect layout.I really like the way it came out. Another new thing to add to the bag of tricks.
Finally got another layout done. I have probably a half dozen in process. This is the first time I have ever tried "pleating" ribbon I am pleased withtthe results. When I do a layout and label it 2002 it reminds me of how much I have that I would like to scrap. I had pulled these pictures out when I was doing the class with Big Picture Scrapbooking and then went on vacation and never got to the layout Well, it is done.