Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Its purpose isn't so much to show off my work, it is more of a way for me to catalog the things I've created. I hope you enjoy peeking at my projects while you are here!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Belated Birthday Card - Tacky Tuesday

This is my entry for the Tacky Tuesday Challenge. It is actually a belated birthday card for my mother. I called her on her birthday...but didn't get a card in the mail. When I saw this challenge...I knew it was perfect!

The whale is from Create a Critter and is cut at 2.5 inches. I used a gel pen to add little dots to her eyelashes and to doodle around the edges a little. The little sentiment is handwritten (I HATE my handwriting, but I don't have a printer right now...plus...my mom won't mind!) on a little tag I printed from Fabulous Finds. I used a sweet little Peachy Keen face from my Teacher Says! stamp set. The lovely patterned paper was a gift, so I'm not sure where it is from. The solid color is from DCWV. The base of the card is kraft cardstock. The little stamp on the inside is from Joy's Life All Around Sentiments set. I cut the circles out with my creative memories circle cutter set.

I hope you enjoyed my card! I had fun making it!

:) C

Friday, January 14, 2011

Flaunt it Friday

Ok...this is my very first challenge! My friend, The Scrapbooking Queen, participated in this week's Flaunt it Friday challenge. I went over and checked out the details of the challenge and I had a card pop into my mind. That never happens to me! So...I just had to make it. I apologize for how poorly the picture came out. I didn't realize it until it was already uploaded!

It says that the card must use a skull and not be a halloween project. I figured I would make mine in honor of Valentine's Day. (By the way, I can't believe it is halfway to February already!) The skull I used was from the Indie Art cart. The word Danger, and the hearts, are from Gypsy Wanderings. The I is from the Learning Curves cart. The cute little stamp is from the Joy's Life All Around Sentiments stamp set. Now, ideally, I would have stamped in red (or at least tried it to see...I think it would have balanced the color better...) but my red stamp pad is in my classroom, so black it is! The pink paper is from The Slab IV. I added some bling in the eyes. Fun!

Thanks for checking out my card! Happy Friday!

:) C

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas Mini-Album

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Ok...this is my very first mini-album. I made it for the mother of a family friend who was able to spend this Christmas season here with the family. I thought she might like a fun way to chronicle some of the special moments they spent together. I did an envelope album and my envelopes were 9 1/2 by 4 1/8. I assembled it like you see here.

Please forgive the terrible pictures I took! My crafting time is only during nap time or bed time for my son and he is going to wake up from his nap any minute now. I wanted to get this done and posted so I can move on to my next project!

While this didn't turn out exactly as I had pictured, I think it came out pretty good. I am extremely limited by my paper supply...arg. I spent so much money in the last few weeks on cricut carts and my gypsy...well...there wasn't much left for paper. All the paper here I used from my scrap pile, except for the paper I used to make the cardstock cover (under the green). That was kraft cardstock from Recollections.

I used my gypsy to cut out the words and the font here is the Gypsy Font.

The words on this page I cut out with my QuicKutz Squeeze. The font is Olivia.

The little tag here I cut from the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cart.

Both tags here were cut from the Bags, Tags, Boxes, and More cart. I think the red pocket looks a little bright with the black picture backing, but I realized once there is a picture on there, it should blend in better.

This cute little file folder which opens for room to journal (I lined the inside with white cardstock), was cut from the Fabulous Finds cart.

I think this is my favorite part of the whole album! The words were cut from the Gypsy Font cart and the sweet snowman came from the Gypsy Wanderings cart. The ADORABLE face is from the Peachy Keen Happy Lashes stamp set. I colored in the nose and mouth with colored pencils.
Thanks for stopping in!
C :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Great Giveaway!!

Stop what you are doing and head on over to the Scrapbooking Queen's blog and see her amazing give away. She is doing a giveaway for getting 1000 followers. She is also giving away Stamps from the amazing Emma over at My Creative Time. You really should check it out! You have until tomorrow to become a follower and leave her a comment. These are great stamps! While you are there, check out some of The Queen's work. She is quite the scrapper!

:) C