Thursday, January 31, 2008

Valentines Day Card

The paper that I used on this card is from the K and Company collection. I really like this paper. It is good quality paper. The stamped hearts are from the Studio G collection. I distressed the red paper with the edge of my scissors then inked the edges. Cherish is a rub-on. For the corners I used my Making Memories slot tool. Then I added pop dots for dimension.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Grommet Card

The paper I used for this card is Crate Paper. Good paper, it's more like cardstock.
I hand cut some of the circles from the pattern paper then I inked the edges. The silver rings are grommets. I did not have a grommet setter so I laid the grommet on the paper and the paper on some foam. I pushed the grommet into the paper then turned it over and with the tips of my scissors I bent the prongs down. I did the same thing with the flowers. The stamp is SU. Flowers are Prima flowers. Brads where added inside the grommets. As you can see from the side view I added pop dots to make it more dimensional.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Layered Card

On this card I used Heidi Grace clear stamps. Lots of layers, inked edges and brads.

Monday, January 21, 2008

DaisyD's Card

Lots of layering on this card. The paper is from DaisyD's collection. I added inking on the pedals of the flower. The flower is a die cut from DaisyD's. I added a circle punch in the center part of the flower.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Boho Birthday Album

I made this birthday list album out of the Boho collection. I attached it to a acrylic magnet frame. I wanted something sturdy to attach to the frig and this worked out really good. The wording on the front cover are rub-ons from MM. For the ribbon I put it between the acrylic frame. I put extra strips of magnet on the back so it will be sturdy for the extra weight I added to the frame.
I took the front cover off so you could see the inside and how it was all attached together. I used a prong clip that you can get at any office supply store. The months are also rub-ons from CK.
The acrylic frame is 3 1/2 x 5 inches. What I did was cut a 10 x 7 piece of cardstock and scored in the middle and folded it in half. I added a few extra flowers just for looks. I put some adhesive on the back of the cardstock to hold in the frame. Then I inserted between the frame.
You can see how I put the prong in. I attached it going through the back side. But when you flip the paper down it will be right side up and then you can attach all 12 months.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bouquet of Flowers

On this card I used a hand punch for the flowers. I inked the edges of the petals. I inserted ribbon for the leaves. For the square I used a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Friday, January 18, 2008

My Daughters

This is a layout I did when I was on the DT for our LSS. It was always a challenge because they gave me kits I would normally not pick. But It was also a lot of fun and I enjoyed the challenge. The Store closed last year and I miss all the fun. We only have the chain stores here were I live. It's just not the same.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Coaster Album

This is from a Creative Keepsakes Coaster Album Kit my mother gave me. There is a coaster layout for each month of the year. You display each month on an easel and then when that month has past you put it in an album and then you have that to look at and to pass down. This is really a cute idea. This is my daughter April and her son Ezekiel.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bohemia Card

"My Mind's Eye" has fantastic paper. This is called "Bohemia". This style has become real popular. I've seen a lot of this style in the new stampin up catalog and I think this has become my favorite. I added a brad and a prima flower to the card.
I attached the ribbon with one of those office supply prong fasteners.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ezekiel Is...

What a funny boy Ezekiel is. He is such a happy little guy.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Grandpa and Kylie

This is a simple layout you can do in no time. The flowers are from a punch with brads attached. Journal type was from the computer. So easy to do Ü


My Sweet Granddaughter Mia. Almost 4 months old

Friday, January 11, 2008


Lots of circles in this layout. I used my Creative Memories circle cutting system.
I did lots of paper piercing on the edges of the circles.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cuttlebug Flower Card

I made this card using the flower Cutttlebug embossing folder. I cut the flowers out then matted them on a white background. I used Art Warehouse stamps in the center of the flower.
I did a little bit of sanding on the flowers to make them pop out a little.

Summer Time Fun

How about a Summer layout to warm you up during the winter?
I hid the journaling under the photo on the right. You can't see it but it has a tab to open it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hey Look Here

Do you have some bad pictures? Sometimes you can make a fun layout using even the bad ones. For example, I love this picture. Even if it has my head cut off. It is a great memory of trying to get all my grand kids to smile and stay in one spot. I was holding onto Steven (the one in the front) by his shirt and he wanted me to let go and let him loose. So even bad shots can work on your layout and make a great memory!

Monday, January 7, 2008

School Days

I wanted to make a layout where I could place a lot of pictures. I created this so that it will open up twice it's size. Now I will be able to place her group class picture and many other fun memories from her school year.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Baby's First Year

I made the girl box for my granddaughter Kylie and the boy box for my grandson Ezekiel.
For instructions on this project look under tutorials

Friday, January 4, 2008

Hearts foldout card

I made this card after watching Craft TV. It's called Hearts Overflowing by Michael Strong. If you are interested in seeing the website with full instructions go here

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Monkey Card

Crate Paper is another one of my favorite papers. There are just to many to choose from Ü
On this card the monkey is from SU. Very cute set. Great set if you have kids or in my case grandkids. I used a chipboard frame to frame the monkey. I also used Tim Holtz inks for the money. I did some paper piercing along the border and around the half circle on the bottom.
"Fun" is a rub on.

My Granddaughters

My Granddaughters Kylie and Kaylin.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Heart Card

I was playing with the Cuttlebug today and this is what I came up with. I was able to make slits in between the hearts so I could thread the ribbon through. The flowers I made by using a hand punch then inking it with Tim Holtz die inks. I took the end of a paint brush and rolled the ends of the flower pedals. I also added some decoupage to stiffen the flower pedals.