Scrapbook Resume

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

At least its looking that way in my scrapbook room. I am actually (ba-hum-bug) avoiding decorating the house this year. Not because I don't absolutely love it, but because there has just been sooo much going on in my world that this year decorating feels more like a chore and not a joy. Luckily I am going to my best friend's house in Trail and her house is decked out! So I will still get to enjoy the Christmas decor without the work and the cleanup! Yay for that!

Here are the Christmas cards I have come up with this far! I still have a few more ideas and some new stamps to play with.
Sentiment stamp by Stampin Up. Gingham ribbon by May Arts.

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co. Die-cuts made using Spellbinders. Border punch by Martha Stewart.

Sentiment stamp by Stampin Up. Border punch by Martha Stewart.

Sentiment Stamp by Stampin Up.

All four cards are using patterned papers from MME.

This little gem was made from a paper pack by Anna Griffin. I like how she mixed silver and gold made an easy jumping off point for me...and I really like how it works with the natural look of the burlap.

And these two are made from Graphic 45 papers.....Christmas Emporium. I love making cards with Graphic 45. These two cards have been layered to give them dimension.
And then on this one I stickled Santa's suit to add some sparkle (the photo doesn't quite capture it).
Sentiment stamp by Kaisercraft. Crochet lace by Maya Road. Blings by Kaisercraft.

On this one I used glossy accents and covered the entire window, giving it a very realistic glass look.
Sentiment stamp by Unity Stamp Co - Webster's Pages. Flowers by Prima. Black lace by Kaisercraft. Divine Twine. Blings by Kaisercraft. Border punch by Martha Stewart.

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Some of my summer creations.....

I know, its a little late for these but I just started my blog they are.

This little set was done when I got my Tattered Floral die by Tim Holtz....I just had to try it out. I started making one card for a friends wedding and ended up making a whole series...just because I loved how it turned out so much. The photos are of the cards I have left...a few have been sold and given away.

To make the flower I cut out two layers of each petal from my patterned paper using the tattered floral die in my Cuttlebug. Then I spritzed them with water and scrunched them up. I let them dry that way. Once they were dry I carefully opened them up, distressed the edges and applied stickles. Once all the stickles were dry I assembled the flower and braded the center or I used a button in the middle. Lots of steps but completely worth the outcome...gorgeous flowers!

This series was done a little closer to the end of summer when Graphic 45 released their new ABC Primer line. I wanted to play with it but I had no school themed projects to do...this is what I ended up all of them!

This fairy card I made for a special little girl's 4th Birthday using Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime collection.....I had so much fun...great paper makes it so easy to create great cards!

And this one I made when I got my Kraftin' Kimmie stamp...I had not yet been exposed to the world of Copics so I used my pencil crayons and my water-colors to color the Zebra....not bad, eh?

Well, now that I've caught you all up....guess I better get busy.....time to create some new stuff...
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More on the masculine side....

I started making these cards with every intention of making them all masculine! I think I will have to keep working on it....only half of them are really guy-ish. Oh well, I still love how they turned out!
Stamp sentiment by Close to my Heart.

Stamp sentiment by Ippity Stamps.

Stamp sentiment by Unity Stamp Co.

All pattern papers by Kaisercraft - Hunt & Gather. Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger. Kraft cardstock by Bazzill. Pin It

Echo Park's Times & Seasons

I am absolutely in LOVE with this paper line!! It is so versatile...vintage yet fresh and funky; pretty and is my favorite paper right now! I am also working on a project for a little boy with this line. Is there anything I can't amke with it! It is amazing!
Here are the cards I have created with it so far....
Black lace is Kaisercraft. Trinket pins by Maya Road.

Bling by Kaisercraft. Lace by Prima.

Lace by Prima.

Lace by Prima.
All twine is Divine Twine. All kraft cardstock by Bazzill. Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger.
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The Color Purple

This is the final series inspired by Pamela Neilsen....The Color Purple....again I had so much fun creating these "fancy, girly cards.
Sentiment stamp by Stampin Up.

Sentiment stamp by Close to my Heart.

Sentiment stamp by Stampin Up.

All the papers are Glitz Design - Dance in Sunshine. Flowers are by Prima. Blings are by Jolee and butterflies are by K& Co.
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Vintage Blue

Another series inspired by Pamela Neilsen.....Vintage Blue

The papers were from the Lost & Found 2 Collection - Rosy by My Minds Eye. Flowers by Prima, large blings by Jolee and the butterflies are by K&Co. All sentiment stamps (except thank you) from Stampin Up.
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Pretty In Pink....

I have done a series of cards all "girly" and pretty and fancy. These series were inspired by my friend Pamela Nielsen and her victorian flair. She really does the most incredible cards.
While mine are amateur in comparison, I still had sooo much fun making them!
This series I am calling pretty in pink:

Sentiment stamp is by Unity Stamp Co.

Tulip Stamp is by Rubber Stampede

Sentiment stamp is by Unity Stamp Co.
The papers were from the Lost & Found 2 Collection - Rosy by My Minds Eye. Flowers by Prima, large blings by Jolee and the butterflies are by K&Co.
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Unity Stamp Co Monthly Challenge

The Unity monthly challenge was to create something "snow" inspired....I am barely making it under the wire but here is my submission:

I used the itty bitty stamp: "Ornamental Season" from Unity Stamp Co. I colored it with my Copics and then glittered it up with some Stickles and added some Glossy Accents. The die-cuts are from Spellbinders. The patterned papers are from My Minds Eye. Kraft cardstock is by Bazzill. 
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