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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bridal Tea layouts.

Hello crafty friends!

I thought it was about time to post a couple more layouts from the Wedding Scrapbook, so here are my 2 favorites from the Bridal Tea that Renee had.

She invited the women who were important in their lives to this lovely tea.  Renee just told me that the tea house where it was held is closing, that is a real bummer!  But at least we have the memories of this lovely day.
If you have been following my blog for a while, you may remember the Alice in Wonderland themed menus, place cards and "eat me" tags that I made for this tea.

The tea house had hats that we had a lot of fun trying on.  I found out later that we could have worn them in to the tea.  I soooooo would have worn one!

Next Wedding book layout post will be from the bachlorette party, which I couldn't attend, but I lifted a lot of great pictures from facebook of it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Stop by again soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bear Hugs

Hello all and welcome to my blog!

Today I'm showing you a card I made using "Bear Hugs" (#15007) from
The background was done with Pan Pastels.  This isn't the best background I've ever seen, but it was my first attempt at this type of creation. 

For the Bears I stamped them onto kraft card stock then again onto the different papers that I used to piece the vest and patches.  I fussy cut the bear then the other pieces and used Tombow Mono Multi Glue to adhere them.
I learned a trick for small pieces from my friend Roxie.  I used a stick pin to put a small amount of glue onto those itty bitty pieces, placed them down and slid the pin out, leaving the tiny pieces in just the right place.  This works so much better than trying to put them on with fingers that get all sticky.  ~Thanks Roxie!

The bears are mounted to the card with foam tape, which gives them that little extra bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back again soon!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Engagement Party Layouts.

Hello!  I hope the weather in your area has been nice!  We've had a lot of rain here, but today has been a beautiful sunny day.  Hope that rain stays away!

Today I'm showing you a few layouts from the scrapbook I made for my nephew and niece.  The book starts out with some layouts of their engagement party. 
I chose 3 of my favorite layouts from the party to show you.  Their colors for the wedding were turquoise, brown and purple so I decided to start right off with those colors.

Please excuse the poor photography.  I had quite a time trying to get some decent pictures and I didn't succeed very well.
This is the first layout in the book.  I think it is my favorite Engagement Party layout.

This one shows some of the little ones in the family.  That little blonde cutie is Renee's niece and she just loves her new Uncle Joel!

This page looks a bit 'empty' but there are actually some embossed words on the page, they are inked a bit, but don't show up in the picture very well.
The words are Cherish, Remember and Family, I think.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be posting more of my layouts here and there, so be sure to come back and see the layouts I have to show you, as well as the other projects.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Hero

Hi all!

The card I am showing you today was made with the "Hug Me" (#15106) stamp from QKR Stampede  I had such fun coloring him in with my watercolor crayons!

Inside I used the "Holiday Hero" (#16410) stamp, also from QKR Stampede.
This stamp says "You are my Holiday Hero!"
I only wanted to use part of that sentiment, so I used a Stampamajig to position the stamp.  See how to use a Stampamajig here.
I simply inked up the "You are my" part of the stamp and stamped it.  Then I inked up "Hero!" and positioned and stamped that part. 
This way I could use the stamp for this purpose without having to cut the stamp apart.

I thought this made a very cute Father's Day card.  That holiday is fast approaching and will be here before we know it!

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wedding Scrapbook

Hello friends!

Today I was at my nephew and nieces for a get together and was so excited to be able to surprise them with the Wedding Scrapbooks that I made for them.
They got married in October and I started working on it a while before the wedding, as it includes their engagement party, bridal tea and bachlorette party. 
 I loved making this for them and so glad that they love it.

I had so many layouts for this project, that I ended up putting it into 2 books.  I wanted something special, so I made slip on covers to go over the covers of the books.

I used pictures from the wedding, printed transfers and used my heat press to mount the pictures on fabric.  I then got the trusty sewing machine out and created some covers.  I was very pleased with the way they turned out, especially since I was making it up as I went. 
This cover is on the first book.  It is a picture of the "program" from their wedding and a tissue packet that we found on our seats.

This is the second album and this is one of my favorite pictures from the wedding.  Aren't they a beautiful couple?!?!  And they are as nice and sweet as they look. 
Love those kids!

I will be posting layouts from the books in some upcoming posts. 
It was a beautiful wedding and I had a wonderful time creating this especially for them.

Thanks for stopping by today!  As always, I'd love for you to leave me a comment.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

QKR May Flowers Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my post for the QKR Stampede Design Team Blog Hop!
If you have just happened by my blog, you might want to hop back to the
QKR Blog and start at the beginning.  You won't want to miss any of the wonderful inspiration our team has for you!

If you have come from Roxie's blog you are right on track.
This month we are featuring some of the fabulous flower images that
QKR Stampede has to offer.  I have here a card I made with the "Flower Blossom" stamp (#19701)
I stamped it onto watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor crayons. 
If you have never tried stamping onto watercolor paper and you use watercolor crayons or watercolor pencils, you should give it a try.  I just started using this type of paper and it is wonderful to work on.  I'm really loving it!

The "Happy Anniversary" (#9004) is from Eureka! Stamps which is one of the sister companies of QKR Stampede.  Check out both companies and see what wonderful images they have to offer.

Now that you have seen what wonderful flower image I used, hop on over to Jessica's blog and see what she has made to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by today, come back soon. 
I'd love it if you would leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Flower card

Hello blog fans! 

Today I'm posting a card I made using the "Bouquet" (#16220) from QKR Stampede. A while back I had an order for invitations that got cancelled.  I had already stamped a lot of this image for those invitations and have some of them waiting to be used.  I thought since it looks like spring is finally here in Western New York, I would bring that spring onto a card with these flowers.

I used watercolor pencils to color the image.

I embossed around he edges using my Score It.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow (Friday, May 20th) for our monthly QKR Blog hop.  This month we will be featuring some of the fabulous flower images that QKR Stampede has to offer.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Going Fishing

Hello all you cyber-friends!

The other day I got a package in the mail with my new stamps from
and I couldn't wait to get some ink on them and start creating.

With summer just around the corner I thought this image would make a great card.  I used "Going Fishing" (#13209) from QKR Stampede for this card.

I stamped it onto watercolor paper with VersaFine ink and colored it with watercolor crayons.
I used some twine at the top of the card and cut the little fish freehand from some gray card stock.  I added a bit of diamond Stickles to give them a little shine to simulate the scales on the fish.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this cute little guy. 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Project (lots of pictures)

Hello all you bloggie friends!
I hope y'all had a wonderful Mother's Day!
I have a group of cyber-friends who are scrapbookers.  We all meet up on the iVillage Scrapbooking Message Board and have a lot of fun sharing.
One of the gals suggested a Mother's Day Swap.  We each got the name of one of the other gals and made a gift for her. 
Today I'm sharing the project that I made for my friend Sunni.
Quite a while ago, I found a whole bunch of little houses at one of the craft stores and picked them up.  They are made of chipboard and are filled with something to give them a bit of weight so they can stand up.
I've had them for a while and hadn't used any of them and decided I would use one for Sunni's gift.
Below is the 'mini-album' I made.

For the front of the house I used a tan colored paper, then tore 'bricks' and glued them to the front of the house.  I used white card stock for the door, embossed some panels on the door and used a brad for the doorknob.
The 2nd floor windows were cut from card stock.  I used acetate for the windows and fabric for the curtains

Each page of the book has space for pictures and/or journalling.  This one has a pocket with a tag.

You can't see them in the picture, but the left side page has some 'popped up' flowers, the right side has a little tag book.

Here is a closer picture of the tag book.  Each page is embellished with flowers that match the paper.

This picture isn't as good as it could be, those buttons actually do match the paper.

I used a border punch on the bottom of these mats. 
Purple 'pearls' bling up these pages a little bit.

These two pages are decorated with glittery stickers.

On these pages, I made little pockets with mats that pull out for pictures or journalling.  I embossed lines around the edges for a little definition.
For the roof of the house, I used a scalloped border punch and layered the strips on like shingles.  Turned out really cute.

Here is the back of the house.  I also added a piece on the back saying who that it was made for Sunni by me.

I hope Sunni enjoys this little house mini for years to come.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my little house mini.  Leave me a comment letting me know what you think. 

Come again soon!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Swap gift

Happy Mother's Day to all!
I hope your day is filled with sunshine, bright smiles and lots of happy memories.

Today I'm showing you something someone else made for me.  My cyberfriend, Sue, made this explosion box for me.  We had a swap on the Scrapbooking board on iVillage and this is the gift I was sent. 
I love it!   Thanks Sue!

Is that just adorable or what?  She did a beautiful job on it too.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow you will see the gift I made for Sunni for this swap. 

Stop by the Scrapbooking Board and join in the fun.  We are a friendly group with lots of ideas and knowledge about scrapbooking and papercrafting.  We'd love to have you come, join in and share.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Celtic Background card

How are things in your neck of the woods all my blog friends?  Hopefully wonderful!

I've had a chance to use another of my new Eureka! Stamps images.  This is a Celtic Background (#31601) image.  I have loved Celtic knots for quite some time now.  Ever since my first trip to Ireland, which I think was about 17 yrs ago.  They fascinate me, the way they are woven and continuous.
I used VersaMark ink to stamp onto red card stock for this card, which gave it a very subtle yet impressive look.
I decided to make this a birthday card and used VersaFine Smokey Gray ink to stamp the sentiment from the QKR Stampede Happy Birthday Set (#22803)

I like how this card turned out, very simple, clean look.
I hope you like it as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I truly appreciate your comments.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!