Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Original sketch
  The sketch on the left is what I tried to match. First, I tried to make it a card, but it didn't work for me. I decided I would make a scrapbook page.

I have the picture of my grandma sitting above my computer. It is the last portrait of her and when I saw this sketch as a scrapbook page, I knew it was for her.  I hope she likes the page I made.

The base paper is by Bazzill as is the yellow. The print is by Melissa Frances. I made the flowers from a heavy lace, placed an artificial daisy in each. I used my Cricut to cut the letters and numbers.
In my journaling, I mention a couple of houses and I think the companion page will be pictures of the houses. However, the pictures I have were all taken about ten years ago and someone had painted one of them purple and green! Wonder if I can change it back to white using Printshop? 

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Monday, August 30, 2010

I haven't been very active here but I have been busy in the craft room. I got all of my SSSD swaps completed and mailed out, now I have time for other things; like challenges.
The card to the right is SC294. I don't think I like all the layering, but seem to be choosing challenges that have lots. Making a card with so many layers first of all, creates a color challenge. As I have noted before, I am color challenged. If I like it, I put it together. My next challenge is finding something as the focal point that will fit into my color scheme. Hmmm, is it suppose to be the other way around. Focal point then colors?
I started with the purple print which has bees and some yellow. I matched that up the other shades of purple and of course, one needs yellow for bees. Excepting the base, three of the four solid colors are an exact match to the print. Not sure the brand for the print, but the solids are Bazzil and DCWV. The stamp is from Judith. I hope you like my card and feel free to leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by. Take care.

Monday, August 23, 2010

This is my entry for the Lets Ink It Up's first challenge

Stamp by Stampendous
Papers: Bazzil and Basic Grey
I used ColorBox ink to color the tag
Stamp-n-stuff embossing powder
A doily and some bling

Challenge #1 - ANYTHING GOES with a twist - use the colour yellow somewhere on your project.
Evelyn owner of SCRAPBOOK BOUTIQUE is generously giving a prize package of a $20.00 voucher to Evelyn's store.

My next challenge is linking this to the Lets Ink It Up page or vise versa. It should be fun as I have never done it before. It took me a week and an e-mail to put a button with a link in my side bar.

 Card was made for an Image to Card swap which I think it should have the word "Challenge" added. This image posed quite a challenge for me. I was sent the image and it was my privilege to color and make a card using it. 
I used pencils, chalk, Zig & Twinklette pens and a little bling. The papers are Bazzil and Karen Foster. The yellow scalloped circle was cut with nestabilities and I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I cut the little pixie girl out as she wouldn't fit a card otherwise. I really enjoyed making this card (Thank you Rhonda for sending me this image) and I hope you like what I did with it.  
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Monday, August 16, 2010

My toes are curling, my hands are shaking and I'm having an awful time making this post. This little person is my youngest grandson and yes, that is a horrible, horrible cockroach on his sleeve. His mom took him to the library and the project of the day was meeting bugs. This one tends to fly and when the docent let it go, it landed on Nick. Scared him at first, but he took to the bug like ducks take to water. He had the man send the bug to flying several times. Nick just loved it. Sure glad I wasn't there. I can handle snakes, lizards, spiders, etc, but not the cockroach. That is one bug that sends me up the wall. I understand that they grow them as big as Volkswagens in Hawaii. I have never watched Men in Black either. I have to quit this post, go get a good strong cup of coffee and relax a bit; but  I had to pos this picture. I think it is cute even tho every time I look at it my toes curl and I shiver. Thanks for coming by. Take care.

Friday, August 6, 2010

August Mystery item card
Mystery item card. I received a yellow napkin with pansies on it. I glued the napkin to a piece of cardstock and placed it on my card. The brown flower strip on the lavender is cut using EK Success edger punch, the flower on the lower left are three flowers I pulled from floral sprays, added a lavender brad and popped the flower for added depth. I stamped "thinking of you on a vellum circle. The layout for this card is SCS288 and while this card didn't turn out as I imagined, I really like the LO and I hope to make another to post on SCS288 card challenge.

Scrapbook Expo is this weekend and I have signed up for the all day & evening crops plus three classes. From now until we leave for Expo, I will be putting things together so I will have lots to work on.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

I made this card for a swap "Color of the Month". The colors to play with are Brown, Blue & Green. The card is following the "Joy Card" format from SCS. Unfortunately, this swap was canceled. I will probably send it to my assigned partner anyway.
Inside of card
This card is the same format only with a Christmas flavor. I made it for a swap also. I will put an embellishment on it as required, however, I really like the card as is.
These pictures do not do these cards justice.

This is my Scripture page for August. The layout is from Sketch Tuesday at Christian Paper Crafts. It is missing an element so am not linking it to the page as my contribution. My other out to not posting, is that I don't know how.  I have made several "challenges", but since I don't know how to put them up, I don't, nor do I enter the contests for the same reason. But I do so enjoy doing the challenges. Maybe, someday ...

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