Saturday, February 23, 2008

Envelope Swap

I participated in an envelope swap this month. The object is to stuff a one stamp envelope with as much stuff as possible without going over. This month the theme of the envie was "LOVE".

This was super fun to put together. All the patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket and all the solid red is from bazzil. The title box is CC title, CC alpha, and Circut sign post from George Cart. The decorated corners have a My Minds Eye button and Hobby Lobby Ribbon. The journal box uses a stamp from Stampendous stamp, Hobby Lobby ribbon, and fiskars scallop scissors. I also added a set of Love - Dress it Ups, some coordinating Prima's (you can never have too many of these), and some heart punchies.

I hope whoever got this enjoys it. I had a great time preparing this envie.

I haven't posted much due to illness. Yuck! I am happy to report that we are officially on the up and up! Yeah! I haven't been in the crafty mood lately. I can hear the *gasps*. But, I haven't been able to get into my craft room in a while either, so hopefully I will get set down and it will all come back to me. :)

Until next time . . .

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Fun with Flowers

I am really trying to push myself as a card maker. This card is a real different approach for me. I hope you enjoy!

Contents: Paper - Basic Grey; Flowers - Prima; Stamp - Michael's $1 Stamp; Glitter - Doodle Bug Design's Sugar Coating (shown in the picture); jewels - from stock

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Happy Birthday Page Kit Swap

It has been a long time since I participated in a swap. I signed up for a "Happy Birthday" page kit swap to have a little something different to work on. I needed a new/different outlet for a change. It was refreshing, but I was ready to get back to cards.

Here is what I came up with. I hope it is okay. I really didn't know what I was doing. But, I would this on a 2 page layout in my scrapbook. Well, I might change the colors, but I thought these were generic birthday celebration colors. Hopefully, they will be well received and loved.

This kit was made with MME papers and various elements. Contents include: 2 scalloped borders - bazzil cardstock; 7 coordinating ribbons - from stock includes grosgrain, satin, saddleback, swiss dots, and sheer); Happy Birthday Title - signs cut with the Cricut from the George Cartridge, letters cut with the Cricut from the Doodletype Cartridge, flowers punches from EK Success, jewels from my stock; Photo mats are 4x6 and slightly smaller than that - red corners are die cuts from the Cuttlebug, buttons are from sewing notions, and the corners are stamped with Autumn Leaves Swirl stamps; Cupcake Paper Piecing - cut with the Cricut using the Doodle Charms Cartridge, I used Stickles on the flame, the blue glitter is Sugar Coating from Doodle Bug Designs, and ribbon and flower jewel from my stock; I also included 6 coordinating papers just in case they need to add to what is here.

up close of the title

up close of the button corners on the photo mat

I hope you enjoy! I had a lot of fun creating this whimsical and fun page kit.