Total Pageviews

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Create a Layout Using a Handmade Embellishment

This is the scrapbooking challenge I choose for this week. It was really fun to create my own embellishment. I didn't want to just cut out a cricut shape and use that. I decided to cut out heart shapes from patterned paper and see what other shape i could make with them. This is what I came up with...
All hearts were cut from Plantin Schoolbook. The sizes were 1 1/4 inches, 1 inch and 3/4 of an inch. I inked the edges of all the hearts and layered two with foam flowers. The blue border strip was cut from Home Accents Solution Cartridge. All 3 heart flowers have brad centers. Since I have a ton of eyelets and never use them I decided to use them on this page to add interest by threading them with baker's twine. I cut slits in all four corners of the pink cs and slid the corners of the black cs in the slits to add interest. I love the mixture of the different patterned papers (DCWV) I used on this layout.

I also put two hidden journaling spots on either side of the photo using the mats to hold them. One is under the pink mat and pulls out to the left while the other pictured ablove is under the orange mat and pulls out to the right. I haven't added any journaling yet because I want to get my children's perspective of hanging out with their buddies. The title is raw chipboard I purchased from HSN by Paper delights. I love this chipboard set (i ordered 2) it has many different alphabets and shapes that can be altered in so many different ways. You will see many of these chipboard pieces on my los to come. These pieces on this lo I just painted to incorporate all the colors of the different pp I used. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Have a great Day.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Color Challenge # 84 from scrapmaster's paradise

I made this card for the color combo challenge over at Scrapmaster's paradise Blog. The colors were Pale Plum, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi from Stampin up but if you don't have stampin up paper use something similar so that is what I did. Here is my card:
I used the Birthday Cakes cartridge to cut out the butterfly at 2.5 inches. I only attached the butterfly to my page by it's body and bent the wings up a little to add dimension. The border strips I made using a Fiskar punch, I also curled these up for dimension as well. I matted the butterfly with black cardstock to ground it to the card and added faux stitching with my Inkssentials Opaque white pen.
 Thanks for looking! Have a great day.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Birthday Card

Hello all today I have a birthday card I made this weekend.
I used my gypsy to weld the scalloped shape on mini monograms cut at 9.87 inches to make the card base. The sentiment is from plantin schoolbook cut at 1 inch as well as the circle cut at 4.09 inches. The cupcake is from sweet treats cartridge and is cut at 2.22 inches. I used Donna Dewbury Extreme glitter paint to add sparkle to the cupcake and button. I also added brads in the button holes instead of floss. I really like how this simple card came out. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cards for Abused and Neglected Children

I have joined a team of talented, caring cardmakers to make cards for abused, neglected and battered children. I came across a thread over at and decided to join this group.
Here are the basics: The woman that collects the cards we make is Rhonda Towe. This is her third year doing this special project for these kids. She is part of an organization that runs a camp called Royal Family kids Camp and it is in the US and all around the world. I guess the one she is involved with is in the state of Georgia. Everyday at camp the kids receive cards from their counselor and other staff members. This is were we come in. It wouldn't be possible for the kids to receive these cards without caring people giving their time and creativity to make and donate these cards. The 1st year and 2nd year over 1000 cards were donated to this cause.
If you would like to participate the 'rules' are:

any size card you want to make is ok, but best if they are standard card size or smaller

envelopes are not needed as the cards are placed in the childrens cubbies with their names written on the back

sign your name or your screenname in small letters on the back of your card

Mail cards anytime between now and mid June 2011 to:
                                                              Rhonda Towe
                                                              PO Box 583
                                                              Morrow, GA 30260
Cards can be any theme, boy, girl, or neutral for either sex. other themes can be princess, prince, sports, animals, floral, popular charcters, etc..

They also have an 'Everybody's birthday' so birthday themed cards are great as well.
They seem to get more girl cards than boy cards so try to include a boy or neutral card in your donation as well.

Spread the word about this wonderful project through your blogs as well. The more people that get involved the better.

Here are a few examples of the cards I have made so far.

They are all standard size cards 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches. the images were all cut from the Create A Critter cricut cartridge. I printed the sentiments from Microsoft Office 2007 and matted them with cardstock. The background papers are from my scraps shoebox so I am not positive on manufacturers. This project is an awesome way to use up some scraps and it makes you feel good knowing you might help brighten a child's day!!! Thanks for looking. Feel free to comment and let me know if you plan on participating....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Celebrate The # 7

This challenge was a number based challenge. I choose this one because I had a bunch of pics to scrap about my youngest daughter's 7th birthday party. I choose to make it a 2 page spread because of the amount of photos I had.
I choose to use the word seven instead of the number because it just looked better to me. There is a total of 16 photos on this layout that have been organized by what they are of. The rows are labeled decorations, Games, Cupcakes and Presents. I did my journaling on the computer using Microsoft Office 2007 by making a text box pink and the text white. I cut my title from Plantin schoolbook cricut cartridge at 1 1/2 inches using DCWV pink and purple cardstock. The cupcake is from the Sweet Treats cartridge and is cut at 4 inches I used Darice rhinestones as sprinkles to add some bling to this page. Thanks for looking. Feel free to comment.


52 More Scrapbooking Challenges

I bought this book a while back and love it. Since this is my first attempt at having a blog I figured I could use this book as inspiration and post my interpretations to the challenges in this great book. I will post one challenge per week and my interpretation of said challenge. I am not sure about the whole blog thing and this will give me a theme to start with until I find my own way in the blogosphere of scrapbooking. Who knows I may really enjoy doing this and post more projects only time will tell. I would love any feedback that anyone wants to leave. I hope to make new friends in the coming months.... Stay tuned for my first project!!!