Monday, April 19, 2010

Card and a tutorial!! :)

Hello everyone out there in bloggerland! Today I'm sharing a card I made, and a tutorial to go along with it! I'm excited because this is my first tutorial, I hope it goes well! *Crosses fingers* :)

This is the card I created for you today, again, my camera did not do this card justice. I'm open to suggestions on a new camera? I looked into a Nikon D40 once upon a time.. Anyway, the last picture here is the inside of the card. :)
Card measures about 3.5 x 7.25
Materials I used: Certainly Celery Stampin' Up cardstock, georgia pacific cardstock, papertrey ink flower die, Stamping solutions cricut cartridge, and some Martha Stewart glitter fibers. I also used the Stampin' Up scallop trim punch on this card.... Can you spot it? I created the colorful line border with the punch, and I'm going to show you how to do it too.

So for those of you who don't know what this scallop trim punch looks like, here it is.

First thing you are going to do is choose four colors and use the border punch to punch along side of each color. I'm going to start with two colors to make it easier.
Once you've punch all your colors, cut off the top of the border off the page leaving the scallops intact.

This is what your going to be left with.Next (and here comes the more tricky part), begin weaving two strips of paper together, sort of like you were making a braid, over-under, over-under. The paper is going to want to curl up on you, but once it gets weaved it will stay locked into place.

Then you can add the other two colors, one at a time using the same method. Once you have four colors together, you'll end up with a funky and colorful line border to use on cards and layouts like the one I used here! :) Isn't it cute!

Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, hope I explained everything ok! Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wedding Card! My Pink Stamper Challenge!

Wedding season is quickly approaching, and my supply of wedding cards is 0! So I figured I should probably get on that... :) This card was made with Sweet Blush and Ripe Avocado cardstock from Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, and Stampin' Up basic black. I used Old Olive Stampin' Up ink, and also a black Ink spot. I used the Hannah Montana cricut cart, Cuttlebug folder Script Texture, and... Are you ready for it? Smooch ink, Very Vanilla! Absolutely love it.My photography (and/or camera) do not do it justice! I sprayed the pink part of the rose with Smooch ink and it is so glittery. It looks like I used special paper, but surprise! It's Sweet Blush masquerading as specialty paper. :) Hope you enjoy this card!!


Hello! :)

Here is a quick card I made when I got my new Good Neighbors stamp set from Stampin' Up! Base card is Scarlet Jewel cardstock by PTI, and I used various Stampin' Up and PTI inks for stamping. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thoughts on Paperclipping Roundtable

Edited to add: This is a paragraph I put on my blog as a way to share my discussion for the paperclipping roundtable. I'm going to link the website, great podcasts and more. It's fantastic! :)

I'd like to comment on the process of scrapbooking and the guilt of scrapbooking. I thought it was really interesting that everyone gave their feedback on the process of scrapbooking. I'm not new to scrapbooking, but I'm not old either, and I've honestly never took a moment to think about the process and how everyone's process is different. I think my process is just kind of scattered, a few pictures here, and a bit of glitter there and ta-da. I don't have a real formula other than to start with the picture(s). I try not to guilt myself in my process at all, although I think something that may not have been thought about is the guilt from other people. I'm in the process of doing scrapbooks for others (family members), and the amount of guilt is frustrating. I feel like I can't do something of "my own" until I do a layout for a family member who does not take the time to scrapbook at all. Incredibly frustrating, but at the end of the day I do what I makes me happy. I can't let others guilt me into making this craft I love something I hate.

And that, is my two cents. :)

Love the paperclipping roundtable! So fun.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday!! :)

Here is a card I made using Straight from the Nest. Please forgive me, as I can't remember which cartridge I used for Happy Birthday. Card is 5 inches by 7 inches. Background paper is DCWV, Happy Birthday is DCWV glitter cardstock, and the rest of the paper is from Stampin Up!. I cut everything using my Gypsy, so I don't have the exact sizes for you. I also used some stickles for the cherries. :)


Happy Easter!

I realize it's been some time since my last post. Unfortunately things come up unexpectedly. Hopefully I'll have quite a few posts in the next couple days to make up for it. :) Here is a card I made for Easter last weekend.

The card is 5.5 inches x 5 inches. I used Gypsy Font for the Happy Easter, Straight from the Nest for the grass, and Designer's Calender for the Easter eggs. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up, and stickles finish off the eggs. Hope you enjoy!