Thursday, June 28, 2012

Designers Choice

Today it is a Designers Choice, I have been frantically making cards to sell at a local festival ever since my son's graduation party.  I have set the goal of having atleast 300 cards ready to sell on the first day of the festival July 4th.  So I have been making really simple cards with very little extra embelishments, using scraps. 

This card is one of my simple cards, it literally came together in less than 20 minutes. Okay so I cheated I used several premade items I had laying around my room, these premade items where things I had previously cut out for another project then decided it was either too big/small or didn't go with the look I want to acheive. I literally have several drawers filled with these discarded or rejected embelishments, just need to remember to go there first before I create new.

CTMH: Dotty for You Paper, White Daisy Cardstock,
Pacifica, Black and Lagoon ink
Art Philosophy Cartridge, Round Sparkle

PS - please forgive the lateness of the text, I was working away on cards last night and almost forgto to post, so I quickly created the post and figured to add the text in the morning.

Please don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams artwork by following the links on the side.

Until Next week
Happy Scrappin'


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Easel Card With a Twist

Hi All

I have not fallen off the face of the planet.  I have been just so busy I totally forgot to post last week.  Sorry.

This week over at Inspired Stamps we were asked to do a easel card with a scripture focus.  I took this as a challenge and decided to find a variation of the easel card that would WOW everyone, (sort of an atonement for forgetting to post last week.)  In my search I came across the Card Making Magic site that had several variations of easel cards.  I used this site as inspiration for my card this week. to create a triple easel card with a twist, Card Making Magic site directions can be found here.  I tweaked my design to use a 8-1/2 x 6 sheet of cardstock, folded to create a 3"x8-1/2" card. 

Here is my card with the easel's set up.  I used Inspired Stampers Favorites Collection #2, and More Perfect Sentiments.  The center easel is a 3x3 with the 2 outside twisted easel's being 2-3/4x3.

Here is the card folded down so it can fit into an envelope.

Materials Used: Inspired Stamper's Favorites Collection #2, More Perfect Sentiments
CTMH materials used: Magnifique B&T, White Daisy, Ocean cardstock, Ocean, Pacifica, Black ink, Art Philosophy cricut Cart, Rhinestones, Prisma Glitter
Silver cardstock from Pizzaz.

Now as an added bonus I will show you the projects I had for last week's designer's choice artwork.  These were completed in plenty of time, they just never made it from the camera to the Internet until today. 

First I have a companion page for the Army scrapbook page I created a couple of week's ago.

This page features the adorable HLO-Soldier with Flag.  The page shows my son and 3 of his classmates who had joined the Army before they graduated.  Their recruiter had got each of the boys an Army tassel to wear during graduation and I had orders from him that I was to get a picture of the 4 of them wearing the tassels after the graduation ceremony. 

Materials Used: HLO-Soldier with Flag
CTMH Used: Black Ink, White Daisy, black and Olive, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate, Bamboo, Desert Sand Cardstock, Chocolate & Dark Green Markers, Red & Blue Colored Pencils
Army Paper From Reminisce,
Doodletype cricut cartridge

The other story behind this page is that our high school was honoring all the students who had earned "scholarships", when the boys went up during practice to let the school officials know about their scholarships, they were told that the school would not recognize the military boys just those going on to College.  Needless to say the boys were disappointed.  Well 2 mom's complained to the school.  That night during the ceremony after they had recognized the college kids, (who got a decent applause for their achievement's), they announced the 5 boys who had committed to the Military.  I was proud when the called my son's name, but I lost it when the boys got a standing ovation not only from the crowd but from their classmates also.   

Here are the two pages together

Then my other project for last week was the table favors/balloon anchors for Jimmy's graduation party.

These boxes were stamped using the Military Stamp set, along with the star from New Blessed Little ChristmasThe boxes have a baby picture on one side and a Sr. Picture on the other.

Materials Used: Military & New Blessed Little Christmas Stamp Sets
CTMH Black Ink, Natural Hemp
Gold & Black Paper the Paper Company
Doodletype Cricut Cartridge

Now Please go check out the rest of the teams easel cards their links are in the left side bar.

Thanks for looking

Until next time
Happy Scrappin'


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2 Prom Layouts

As the Mom of four boys I don't often get to use glitter, flowers, bling  or pink in my scrapbooks.  Though all the boys have been informed that they will have at least 1 double page layout done in pink in their books. So when Jimmy decided he was going to go to Prom this year, I was in heaven. 

This year Jimmy kept telling us he wasn't going to go to Prom because it was a "waste of Money".  So imagine my surprise when he comes home and tells me a week before the Prom that he is going to the Career Center he attends Prom the next weekend, with his friend Kaleigh.  Of course as soon as I am told this I start picking out items to scrap the pictures with. 

When I saw Kaleigh's dress I, immediately knew I was using the Lucy paper pack for the pictures, along with the CTMH Sparkle Flourishes. (not to mention that this would be his one pink page in his scrapbook). I used (retired) Bubblegum cardstock and Ink instead of Cotton Candy because it was closer to the color of Kaleigh's dress. All Materials used where CTMH with the exception of the silver cardstock. The title was created using Jasmine Cricut Font Cartridge with CTMH Black Cardstock and Silver cardstock from Pizzaz.

The Left Side

The Right Side

Close up of the Flowers and Flourishes, I want to thank the CTMH consultant that demonstrated these flowers on the CTMH Bulletin Boards, but I forgot her name. The flowers were created using the Flower #8 from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, I cut these at  1-1/2" and 1" and inked the edges and assembled.

Materials Used: All CTMH unless otherwise noted: Lucy Paperpack, Sparkle Flourishes, Bubblegum, White Daisy and Black Cardstock, Bubblegum ink, Silver Cardstock from Pizzaz

One Prom was good, but on the Saturday of the Career Center Prom Jimmy informs me that he is going to another Prom with another girl, Holly, the next weekend!!!  What we don't even have a Tux and I'm sure they won't appreciate us ordering a tux this late!  Luckily we were able to find him a tux on the next Tuesday, with a vest and tie that matched Holly's dress.  This page was a little more of a challenge as Holly's dress was very uniquely colored and beautiful.  The dress was a different color blue in just about every picture I took, so I had a real hard time trying to figure out what paper to use.

This is what I came up with:

 Once again I used the handmade flowers as embellishments, these are inked in Pacifica and Ocean (retired) to match the dress.  This time I had found the turquoise rhinestone flourishes at Jo-Ann's and they matched Holly's dress perfectly (they were actually the only item I didn't have a hard time picking out).  I gave up trying to find paper to match her dress, so instead I decided to find something with similar shades and go with it. The B&T paper is Magnifique, paired with the (retired) Ocean Cardstock.  You can't tell from the picture but the colors of the tickets matched my paper exactly and tied in great with her dress.  The right side has their Professional picture and one of my favorite pictures I took of them together.  This side is based on the Wings WOTG layout left side.
 I had a hard time deciding how to layout the right side and finally decided on this pinwheel design. 

Here is a close up of the letters, I cut them out using the Doodletype cricut cartridge using the silver cardstock from Pizzaz, and Ocean Cartsock. Once I had the letters put on their shadow, I ran them through my Xyron with the front side against the glue, and then sprinkled them with Prisma Glitter to give it that sparkle, and make the letters jump off the page.

Materials Used: all CTMH unless otherwise noted
Magnifique B&T, Ocean, White Daisy Cardstock, Ocean, & Pacifica Ink, Prisma Glitter, Silver Cardstock from Pizzaz, Turquoise Flourishes and rhinestones from K & Co at JoAnn's, Art Philosophy and Doodletype cricut cartridges.

Hope you enjoyed the two Prom layouts, come back tomorrow to see a card inspired by the Jimmy & Holly layout using Inspired Stamps.



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Red, White & Blue

This week the Inspired Stamps Design Team was asked to use Red, White and Blue in our artwork.  Here is my contribution, for this week.  I used His Little Ones-Soldier with Flag, and Military Stamps Sets to create this patriotic card.  The Soldier has been paper pieced.

Materials Used: Inspired Stamps His Little Ones Soldier with Flag, Military
CTMH Mateials, White Daisy, Moonstruck, Olive, Chocolate, Desert Sand, Vanilla Cream Cardstock,  Topiary & Star Spangled Blue Markers, Blending Pen, Black, Cocoa, Olive, ChocolateBlush Inks
B&T is from a DCVW paper stack, Red & Blue Colored Pencils.  white gel pen

Sorry this post is so short this week, Things have been crazier than usual around here. 

Gotta Run

Cya next week.
Until Then Happy Scrappin!!