Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Card ... (10-2011)

This is the 4" x 6" Halloween Card and Envelope I made this year for my grandkids and friends...and all from the scraps I had left over from my Halloween Mini-Album!!

It is a basic gate fold card with a panel on the front and a peek-a-boo inside center... however this one has an apeture inside the circle that opens and closes with the card....

Happy Halloween all you Ghouls and Gals!!

The Products are all listed with my Halloween Mini Album - 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thinking of You... (10-2011).

I had seen a really pretty pinwheel flower recently and thought I might like to try my hand in making one..The flower was designed from a 4" square and because of the finished size I placed it on a 5" x 7" card..

Combined with BasicGrey's Lemonade Paper..and flower border punch from Martha Stewart...I think the result is so very vintage and feminine...


Products used:
Papers: BasicGrey - 6" x 6" Lemonade Collection
Pastel Pink Cardstock from American Crafts
Cream Cardstock from American Crafts
Sentiment Stamps: Hero Arts - Friends #CL351
Polka Dot Border Stamp: Martha Stewart #M331026
Scalloped Flower Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Flower Punches: Martha Stewart
Label Punch: EK Success
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Are YOU lookin' at me??...

Jordan took this great photo of Liam and his Cousin Lara playing in their sun tent, this past summer..It is such an honest "likeness" of who they really are.. Lara who is ALWAYS sweet and Liam who is ALWAYS up to somethin!! hee hee

Papers, Journaling Card and large flower die cuts: October Afternoon's "Night Light Collection"
Title was cut from: Cricut Cartridge - Stone Script
Small Button Flowers: Sassafras Lass' In a stitch Blossoms #60110
Green Saddle-Stitch Ribbon: American Crafts
Label Punch: EK Success

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Mini 2011...

Here is a Paper Bag Album... without the Paper Bags!! hee hee

I have been wanting to make an album that could hold enough photos to emcompass the many years we dress our kids up for Halloween.... and this album does it!!

There is room in here for approximately 110 photos and all are a good size..

One bit of good news is that this completed album probably only cost me about $5.00 to create..

I will be making a Christmas album with this design..and at that time I will have a pattern and a picture tutorial that I will make available to you...

So stay tuned!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nonna Irene's Mini..

This is still one of my favorite is SO cute, easy and always a delight to give someone..
Whether it's vintage, retro or just simple like this one... to me, the secret is to keep it uncluttered....

Below is a short video of the whole album..

*I used my new Marvy Uchida Button Punch to decorate the inserts..
*The cheerful papers have been in my stash forever... and I painted the rolls white and sealed it with ModPodge..
*The endcaps ( the tutorial is available on the right hand side ) gives me so much more space for an already small album...

Have fun!!

Happy Thanksgiving...

I arrived home from Italy about 3 weeks ago...been happily busy back in my scrap space... toooooo busy to post anything...!! hee hee

Will start to fix that oversight now.....

Our Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend...and wouldn't you know it... I saw a few snowflakes this morning!!! :(

Anyhoooooo... this is a card I made for the wonderful ladies at my local post office... who always take good care of my scrappy packages when they arrive!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Papers are from: The Fall Stack by DCWV
Stamps: The Journey by Tim Holtz and The Fall Collections by Inkadinkadoo
Inks: Shading are from a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Images were stamped by ColorBox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan
The Pumpkin was colored with a mixture of orange and yellow Prisma Pencils