Monday, August 20, 2012
As some of you are aware (mostly because I have been blogging about it), I am a digital scrapbooker. It is a passion of mine almost as much as card making (and sometimes more than).
I love to make my own pattern papers. It is so fun. So rewarding. So freeing. I have been making my own patterns to coordinate well with the PTI colors lately. This is one of my favorite color combos. So, I am happy to share this card with you today.
Credits: Dots Paper, Ribbon, Stamps (Pretty Peonies) - Papertrey Ink; Plaid Pattern Paper - SillyLeAnn Designs (that's me!!)
I thought it might be fun for me to share my plaid paper with you. I hope this works and you enjoy.
Ok, I think I have it now. Try THIS and see if you can download the plaid paper. Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Here is a card that I made using my very favorite cover plate die. This card was so fun to make. It just seemed to come together effortlessly. Oh, how I wish they would all do that!
I am loving the coordinating envelope with the stamps and the lining. Such fun touches! Thanks for stopping by today!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I have shared a little hear and there about my digital scrapping. My blog has mainly been about my card making endeavors, but I would like to branch out from time to time. Today would be one of those days. I was applying for a blog team position with a digital scrapbook designer that I really like, and it hit me that I don't blog about my digital scrapbooking. I don't really know why except that I am, for the most part, a private person. It is like bearing my heart and my soul. But, I would like to share what divides my crafting time.
I had this idea a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to make a book for my mom about our family for each year. It is like a yearbook so to speak. She has 9 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids. So, she doesn't have room to put up that many photos. And face it, in this digital world, it seems counter-intuitive to print photos. Where do you put them once they are printed? How do you store them? If you do put them in traditional photo albums, how do you mark them for date, occasion, or faces. If you put the info on the back of the photo, you are forced with removing them from the album to find out any info. Ok, you get the point. So, I think making this for her will be genius. And, if I am already doing one, I can just print one more and give it to my mother-in-law. Brilliant! Or so I think. I'll let you know.
Here are my January, February, and March pages. Enjoy!
I used the 8.5 X 11 templates from Weeds and Wildflowers Everyday Life Series. The digital kits are from the Capture Life series by Tracie Stroud.
I would share my April, May, June, and July pages. But . . . they are not done. I will catch up eventually. Thanks for looking today at a small peek into my world - or at least the other side of my crafty world.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Thanks for taking a peek today. Happy crafting!
Friday, August 10, 2012
I made this card for my sister-in-law (who had a birthday in April and I am ashamed to admit that I am just now blogging about it). Her and I began card making together several years ago as a way to make extra money. She sadly quit about 2 years later. I couldn't give up card making for anything. :) So, it is always fun to give her one of my hand made cards. Mostly because she ALWAYS rants and raves at how amazing it is. I am more convinced she is impressed because she knows the heart and soul put into each handmade card more than she actually likes the card. But either way, I love to see her run her fingers over all the layers, examine each and every stamped image, and sometimes ask a sincere (and impressed) how did you do that. Don't you wish all your recipients would react like that? :)
Credits: It is basically all Papertrey Ink except the tag which is a chipboard tag from a set of Maya Road chipboard pieces.
I have always been an on again off again blogger. But so many things are happening right now that I cannot decide what to blog about. So, instead of fretting, I just need to start blogging. I now have a 3 month old!!! Time is flying by for sure. We are in the process of building our dream home and by extension my dream craft room. I have been doing way more digital scrapbooking than card making. It is just easier to tote around the MacBook than to tote around the craft supplies. We are gearing up to start back to school this next week. Life . . . it is such a fun and beautiful thing.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Enter my method for storing scraps. I have using this system almost since I did my big organization post. After I had all of the initial organization out of the way, I began to tackle the smaller (or larger in my case) problems that I couldn't find an easy solution for.
Let me show you.
Let me pull one out so that you can see how this is so useful to me.
What makes this system work so well is that I can see at a glance what scraps I have available. If I need to cut a small butterfly, I can size it up before I reach in. I can also see at a glance if I have a piece that would work for a card base or not. It helps me to actually USE my scraps and keeps them under control.
I hope you can glean something from my system. Isn't that what makes this so fun? Take a bit of what I do, add it something else, mixed with your own thoughts and you can come up with an amazing solution that really works well for you.