Thursday, August 30, 2012

Final card for SNC's Christmas Card Challenge

Today was the final day of Scrappin'-N-Chattin's Christmas card challenge. I cannot believe that I stuck with it all month long and now I have 30 Christmas cards all ready to be sent out the first of December. Today's prompt was to "lift" any of the cards in the Christmas card challenge folder - even your own. I had a really hard time deciding on which one I wanted to lift, there are some pretty great cards in there. In the end I chose this one by Sue:

I really liked the strips and I had a "Joy" rub-on that I knew would be perfect for this. Then when I tried to use the rub-on, I guess I had let it set too long in my stash and it wouldn't "rub-on" to the paper. So I decided to stamp the word "Joy" on it instead.

I am pretty pleased with how this one turned out. I used some Authentique scraps from another card I had made this month and I used the retired Homestead alphabet for the letters. Another pretty quick and easy card to make!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SNC's Day 29 Christmas Card Challenge

I can't believe that tomorrow is the last day for the Christmas Card Challenge over at Scrappin'-N-Chattin'. To be quite honest I am getting a little sick of making Christmas cards, but I know I will be very happy to have them once the holiday season hits and I'm not in a panic trying to get them done! Today's prompt was anything goes. I made a very quick card using some older paper from CTMH's Evensong collection. Another plain and simple card, but I really like the way this turned out!

Day 28 SNC Christmas Card Challenge

supplies -  Cardstock - white daisy and crystal blue - CTMH,, Ink - crystal blue - CTMH, Embossing Folder - snowflakes - Provo Craft, white ribbon

Here is my card for day 28 of the Christmas card challenge over at Scrappin'-N-Chattin'. The prompt for this one was to use snowmen or snowflakes and wet or dry embossing. I decided to dig out my Cuttlebug and my snowflake embossing folder and put it to use. I embossed 2 pieces of white cardstock, then trimmed one of them down just so it would be a little smaller than the card base. I inked just the edges with some crystal blue ink. I trimmed down the other embossed piece and then sponged the ink over the entire front to sort of help the embossing stand out. I matted it on another piece of cardstock and added it to the card base,  trying to match up the design in the embossing. Added a piece of satin ribbon and called it done!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

24 hour layout challenge

supplies used - patterned paper - Fancy Pants, alphas - Jillibean Soup, gems - Studio G.

I had completely forgotten that I haven't had a chance to post this layout that I made over the weekend. This was a layout I made for the 24 hour challenge over at Scrappin -N- Chattin'. I like that someone else picks the paper collection and sketch for me. Sometimes those are the hardest things for me to decide on. I got to use the fun "The Good Life" collection from Fancy Pants. I love every single piece of paper in this collection and can tell I'm going to be sad when I use it all up. I used some old photos of Shane (from 2006!) in awe of all the water in the road after a big rain. I really like the black and white photos with these papers. If I keep scrappin' some of my older photos, maybe one of these days I'll get caught up!

I finally got a layout done!

supplies used: paper - Echo Park - Times and Seasons, alphas - Maya Road - Jonathan mini chipboard, border punch - EK Success, brads, sketch - Sketch Inspiration.

I finally got around to getting a layout done! I've been so busy this month with school starting and doing a Christmas card a day, that I haven't had much time for any other scrappin'. Now that things are starting to settle down and we are all getting back into a good routine I am finding a little more time to scrap.
When I saw this weeks sketch over at Sketch Inspiration, I knew exactly what photos I wanted to use. These are pictures of all three kids from 2009. Matthew had spent the night with a friend and Scott, Abby, Shane and I all went out for pizza. We saw a quarter machine filled with mustaches for 75 cents. We couldn't pass it up - we just had to get one. When we got home all three kids had to take a turn trying on the mustache to see what they would look like. Oh what fun you can have with a 75 cent mustache!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

SNC's Day 23 Christmas Card Challenge

Supplies used: Echo Park - Season's Greetings, Authentique - Festive, CTMH -  Cranberry Ink, B1306 Cottage Florals, C1328 Festive Frills, Color Box Ink - Chestnut Roan, brads and ribbon.

Today's prompt for the Christmas card challenge over at Scrappin -n- Chattin' was to do a shaped card. Anything but a square or rectangle. I hate to admit it, but this is the first shaped card I have ever made. I've always wanted to try it, it's just squares and rectangles are so easy! So this pushed me to give it a try. It's not perfect by any means, but I am pleased with how it turned out.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Easy Peasy Half a Lemon Squeezy

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a swap challenge over at Inspired to Scrap. We were to send half of  a 12x12 paper, cut down into 3 pieces, and a flat embellishment to another participant. Then we were to take the half sheet that we had left over and use it with whatever they sent to us and make a layout. I was afraid when I picked out the yellow-orange paper that it might clash. (There are a lot of different shades of yellow!) Deborah sent me the yellow floral print paper to work with. When I saw it, I knew I was going to cut the papers into squares and put a little distance between them with a couple of other colors mixed in. I used a picture of me and my oldest sister, Kim, along with the embellishment that Deborah sent. I really like the way this turned out, and it pushed me to use colors and papers that I probably wouldn't have picked to go together.

Freshly Made Sketches #49 & SNC Christmas Card Challenge

I have been participating in the month long Christmas card challenge over at Scrappin -n- Chattin', and today's prompt was a recipe. We were to use, 1 border punch, 2 brads, and 3 patterned papers. When I saw this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches today, I knew it would be perfect to use with this. I used some old Basic Grey patterned papers that have been in my stash forever. I love using up my stash - that way I don't feel so bad when I buy more! I can't believe that I have kept up with this challenge. By the end of the month I will have 30 Christmas cards all ready for the holiday season. No rushing to get them all done this year!

Friday, August 17, 2012

30 in 30 Challenge

I just found out about a really cool challenge coming up starting Sept. 1. It's called 30 in 30 and you make 30 pages in 30 days with no daily requirements - how cool is that! You can check out Mel's blog and read all about it. I cannot wait to make 30 pages in 30 days!