Monday, September 27, 2010

Tim Holtz Candy Giveaway!

Check out this site: She is giving away a lot of Tim Holtz goodies!

Birthday/Anniversary Book

I watched a video online awhile ago but cannot remember where and I scraplifted this idea. (I apologize to the original artist!) I loved the idea and sort of remembered how to make it. I changed things up a bit but I like how this book came out. I used grunge for my front and back covers. I used Tim Holtz masks and distress inks to make the main part and then stamped with sepia ink overtop of the mask using a large rubber stamp that has cursive writings on it and Tim Holtz's clock, postage, and numbers inventory stamps. I love the effect it made. All of the inside pages must be double sided paper and were taken from a 12 x 12 KC & Company book named Wild Saffron so that they all coordinated. I simply scored them in half (6 inches) then scored the opposite way at 8 inches and 11 inches. I folded the 8 inches up and the 11th inch score down and then vertically at the 6 inch score. This creates the pocket that holds the tag. I cut the tag using my Gypsy and George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I was able to cut 3 tags out at once. They measure 3 1/2 inch by 7 inches. I purchased a stamp of lines for journaling by Stampology from Hobby Lobby that fit the tag perfectly! I used Karen Foster clear month stickers that I bought at Archivers to label each tag. I also used the other clear stamps that were included as embellishments. I made this with my mother-in-law in mind so that she could write down all the family birthday and anniversaries on the corresponding tag and have a place to store the cards in the pockets. I like the colors of this one since it is more "me" and since it was my trial run I decided to purchase papers that she would like in brighter colors and make her a different one that I shall post at a later date. You only need 6 double sided papers since one sheet creates 2 pages. I am going on a scrapbooking weekend next weekend so I hope to start and finish it then. I used my zutter to bind it and used 1 inch binding because if cards are added you will need the room for the book to expand.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Owl Layout

I finally got a Gypsy! Yeah! I had some birthday money so I treated myself and Pat Catan's had it on sale for $97.00! That is unheard of! I wasn't going to pass up that opportunity. The cheapest online Gypsy that I found was $150.00. I was playing around with it and ended up cutting this layout. I just grabbed an extra picture of my third daughter that I had printed in sepia for a different project. I liked the sepia color with the fall colors. I cut the tree from Graphically Speaking at 5 inches, the owl from Gypsy Wanderings at 2 inches, the house from Just Because Cards at 3 inches, the fallen branch was cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 3 inches and the sentiment from Gypsy Font. I don't remember the size of the sentiment. I love welding. I was already familiar with it since I have Design Studio. I watched a lot of Alicia Garcia's videos at to learn the basics of the Gypsy. That helped a lot. The dark green paper is just an 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and the pattern paper was from my random stash cut at 2 1/2 inches. I used orange stickles on the owl and rock candy stickles on the windows of the house. I love this picture of my daughter. She was in preschool at that time and after dropping her off I would tell her that I would be seeing her later, hence, "Owl be seeing you." :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another Wedding Card

Well, it has been the year of weddings for us. I seem to be stuck on this one design but I like how it turns out. I scraplifted from Robyn at I used the ribbon from the bride's shower favor which is a watermelon shade. I couldn't find that particular shade in my stock of cardstock so I used a shade of pink that compliments it. I love the stamp. I think I bought it at Hobby Lobby. It is a stamp by Hamptom Art. ( The inside stamp was bought at Pat Catans. Speaking of Pat Catan, they are having a great sale on cartridges this week. Several different carts are going for $19.97! I did get Storybook for that price. I couldn't resist that price! Back to the card, I punched the silver paper on the inside using Martha Stewart's raindrop punch.

Fall Card

Well, after posting my bicycle card my one daughter noticed that the trees looked like spring and the pumpkin indicated fall. Therefore, I got out my orange stickles and antique bronze distress stickels to add a touch of fall to the leaves in the trees. She was right. It looks better.