Monday, February 27, 2012

Shells For Sal

I really love this technique! I have used this AMuse shell set to make almost the same card, but I just really love this technique with anything beachy. I made this Birthday card for my Brother in Law. I hope that you like it!

I used A Muse Sea Shells, PTI inside out birthday and Father Knows Best, K & Co Paper, and Stampin up Paper.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fish you!!!!

I made this card for my husband. When he travels, I like to give him a card to let him know that I am thinking about him while he is gone. I used te new K and Co. paper Travel. I also used Impression Obsession stamps. I colored with copics and used the mosaic tile technique. I hope that you like it!!!

The inside reads: "Sea you soon!"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quick Birthday & Thank You card

I had to make a Birthday Card for my SIL and a set of Thank you cards. I needed to get the birthday card in the mail this morning. These cards took me 30 minutes to make in total. I really like the way they turned out. I got the idea from "The Best of Card Creations" by Paper Crafts. (page 98 if you have the book)

My die cuts were from Quickutz (now, lifestyle crafts), My stamps are from Papertrey ink (Tonight is the new product reveal...YEAY!!), my embossing folders are from sizzix and cuttle bug. Enjoy!!!!

****Just a tip- stamp your image before embossing the paper so you have a crisp image.****

This is my card kit. I made it so that anytime I need a quick card, I just have to glue the butterfly to the appropriate saying background. When I have used up the butterflies, I will do the same idea with felt flowers to use up the card backgrounds.

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine for My Husband

I found the idea for this card on page 14 in the paper crafts January/February 2012 magazine. It was a project created by stampin up to showcase their flower layering punch. Since the card is for my husband, I tried to stay away from flowers and foof. But I did "borrow" the basic color scheme and sketch of the card.

I hope that you like my Card:

The inside reads: My heart is forever at your service. -William Shakespeare

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kid's Valentine Treats

As I said in my last post, I have been organizing my craft space. I have decided that I am not allowed to purchase any CS or DSP for at least 6 months....(really I should never purchase any, ever again.....but I know I will break at some point) So I set off to make easy valentines for my children to take to school using what I already had. wasn't hard to find supplies. My favorite holiday is Valentine's Day so I have a lot of paper.

I had a large amount of Valentine cards from Close to my Heart. They were the demo cards for a valentine kit that they sold MANY years ago. I had considered throwing them out many times in the past, but I finally decided that I would use them for the kids valentines for this year. I cut each card into 4 strips and the rest of the valentine was made with scraps that I had in my scrap paper drawer. I actually felt pretty good about using up supplies rather than buying new to make them. Having my supplies organized definitely helped with making them.

So...For the valentines, I used the Close to My Heart cards, red scrap cardstock , scrap white cardstock, 1/2" paper punch from Stampin up for the holes for the pencils,  The dog was a stamp from Technique Tuesday, Happy Valentine's day was from AMUSE studio, On the back is a happy valentine's day and to/from stamp that were both from PTI, Copics, and Heart stickers from AC Moore. It was a very easy card to make. I had to make 70 of I needed something easy. I hope you like them!
Here they are:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's for our Parents

 I am really bad. I have a habit of making the same card for my parents and my mother in law. Even Birthday and Mother's day cards. It just makes things easier to keep up with everything. Sooooo...This is the Valentine Card that I made for my Parents and my MIL. (Actually this is my card, I like to keep a sample, and the other two are sealed and ready to send!)

I used SU and PTI ink, Papertrey Ink Stamps, Stampin up Ribbon and Buttons, and Close to my Heart DSP. I hope that you like it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Birthday Girl

I haven't posted in a long time!!!!! YIKES! I have been very busy organizing my craft area. One of my friends has gotten me addicted to actually organizing my stuff! YEAY! So I have challenged myself to 52 weeks of organizing my home. I have been stamping and scrapbooking for over 11 years and the amount of supplies that I have would take a fairly good amount of time to go through and organize. That would get old real quick and I would probably not get it done. So, to stay on a roll, I have decided to do 1/2 week dedicated to my craft room and the other 1/2 to a different area of my home. The scraprack website has a great guide on where to start organizing.

After going through all of my paper, as I was organizing it, I realized that I should really NEVER be allowed to purchase paper ever, ever again. Fortunately I have only found a handful of paper I really do not like, so I have a lot of work ahead of me to use up the rest! I have been working very hard on cards in between organizing. I will be posting my cards over the next few days. 

This is the card I made my daughter for her 10th Birthday. I really love Stamping Bella stamps. I hope that you like this card. I had a lot of fun making it.