Friday, May 22, 2015

A Wedding Page, of sorts!

Hey everyone...hope you have had a great week!  Today's my son's last day of school, so this week has been a busy one at our house.   

The project that I'm sharing today is a fun one.  I received an email from my best friend's sister, needing help for a "letters to the bride" scrapbook page.  It looked easy enough, so I accepted the challenge.  She provided me with some pictures, some color combo suggestions and the text for the "letter" and put her own spin on it--by addressing the letter to the groom (her nephew!)  Without going into lengthy detail, trust's a cool concept and the bride will definitely appreciate the words of advice to her groom.  

Here's the result:

The page "closed up". I love the tuxedo, which originally was a card from the Silhouette Online Store.  It had a year with it, probably for a graduation, but this is exactly what I needed.
And here it is open, revealing the letter to the groom!  (And a couple more pictures).

The paper is actually shimmer paper, which is perfect for a wedding page!

So that's it....challenge completed, school year wrapped up and I'm ready for summer.  

How's things in your corner of the world?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hey everyone...I have an awesome card totally inspired by a great Pinterest find.  Check out the original pin HERE.  This is such a fabulous, simple design and would make a great masculine cards.  I love everything about the original card, so I did my best to copy it as closely as I could, but used papers that I had in my collection instead of buying anything new.  

Check out my version:

I'm not a fan of buttons on cards. I think they look awesome, but they don't mail very well--so I substituted some jute twine in a bow for the button on the original version.  I really love how this turned out and will likely use a similar layout in the future. 

Hope you are having a great Monday.  This is our last Monday of the school year, so we're definitely in the home stretch to summer break now!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Christmas Eve Scrapbook Page

Hey everyone--I'm sharing a scrapbook page today!

I used Pinterest to find a general layout for this page.  The papers are mostly Echo Park Tis the Season, but there's a few other things mixed in, too.

I had an *ah-ha!* moment while scrapbooking this page.  I generally do not enjoy making Christmas layouts.  I get bored doing them.  And I know why....we take the same pictures every single year.  Every year, in front of the fire place.  Every year, we all sit in the same spots to open gifts.  Now, I like those memories--don't get me wrong, but my challenge for next year is to add some photos to the mix that are not our "norm".  Maybe I'll find more enjoyment in scrapbooking them!

Have a super day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Apple Box for Teacher Appreciation

Hey everyone...I made this box and filled it with Rolo candies for my son's teacher:

The box is a cut file from the Silhouette Store.  I filled the window using a sheet of acetate so that the candies would stay in the container.  

Sure hope it brought a smile to our awesome teacher!

Monday, May 11, 2015

CAS Mother's Day

Hey everyone...the card I'm sharing today is the one I sent to my very own special Mom!  I hope she liked it!

I went very clean and simple on this card and let the focus be on that pretty floral stamp.  I used my Copics to color it, which is a goal of mine...use those markers more!  The stamps are by SP&Company (no longer in business).

We have a busy week ahead at our house.  Sure hope I can sneak in a little crafting here or there!

Sunday, May 10, 2015


First of all...Happy Mother's Day!  Whether your a mom, have a mom or act like a mom to someone, hats off to you!  And to my own mother and mother-in-law, special wishes to you both!  This is the card I sent to my husband's mom for her special day:

The card itself is a cut file from the Silhouette Online store.  I had this piece of very busy paper around for a long time, really unsure of how to put it to good use.  Then I realized--hey, this is all sewing related stuff and my mother-in-law loves to sew!  Perfect!  This is why I hang onto stuff like this sheet of paper--there is a use if you think hard enough!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Keep Calm...

Hey everyone....I am digging out a stamp set today that I *HAD* to have, and then promptly forgot I owned.  Oops...maybe a sign my scrapbook room is too full??  Oh well, check out this fun card that was the result of stumbling upon it!

Simple and to the point.

The stamp set is by SU.  I layered it twice to stand out against some super funky, fun large patterned paper that I found in my big blue tub o'scraps.  

I didn't over-think this one.  Nothing wrong with that!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy 75th Birthday!

Hey everyone...the card I'm sharing today is for my sweet Dad, who just turned 75.  Hope this masculine card brought a smile to his face!

The papers I selected are from the MME "Remarkable" paper pad.  Except the woodgrain came from a scrap from a Christmas pad.  The number candles were a cut from the Silhouette Online Store.  I added some Perfect Pearls to the candle flames for dimension.  And...I used a couple of brads that look like screws to adhere the mat down.  Perfectly masculine.  

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Graduation Owl

Hey everyone....It is my design team day over at She's a Sassy Lady and I thought some of you might be needing some inspiration to make graduation cards this time of year.  Our babysitter (probably our last one, based on how quickly my son is growing up) is graduating from high school this year and I wanted to make her a special card in her school colors.  

This is what I came up with:

I love this super smart owl cut from the Silhouette Online Store.  I made one small change to it.  Instead of cutting out tiny black spots for his eyes, I simply used a black gemstone.  So very much easier and it adds just a tiny twinkle to the owl's eyes.

The patterned paper is by MME and is from the "Remarkable" stack.  That paper pad is just full of fabulous designs.  I know it will be put to good use!  The various cardstocks I used are by SU.

Are you making graduation cards this year?  I love making them, such a wonderful milestone to celebrate!

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Simple Sympathy

Hi everyone...I have a Pinterest inspired card to share today.  When I saw THIS PIN, I immediately loved the clean, simple layout and the vibrant, masculine colors.  I'd love to recreate it exactly, but I don't have any dark polka dot paper in my stash and figured I could make do with what I have.  This was my spin on that same card.  While I don't love mine as much as the original, I am happy with the result and I think it makes a lovely sympathy card. 

 Check it out:

Materials used:
SU Bashful Blue cardstock
Grey scraps from my big blue tub o'scraps
Adhesive pearls
With Deepest Sympathy Stamp Set by My Craft Spot
Patterned Paper by Authentique "Journey"
ColorBox Ink for edging

I think the soft greys and blues make a lovely sympathy card. I wished my stamp was in grey ink, but the grey that I have just didn't ink well on my stamp.  Do you have a grey ink you love?  I'd love to hear about it if you do.  Also, I haven't extended an invitation in awhile, but if you are new to my blog, I'd love to have you as a follower.  Or join my email list.  I try to keep it directly to crafting and not ramble on too often about other things.  Have a great day!