With encouragement and help from my friend, Lisa AKA Runswithscissors, I created my blog and did my first post today. I hope you enjoy.

About 5 years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Visit with Santa

I've decided to start to down size the photos I have displayed.  Since I only have one of my DGS's first visit with Santa, I wanted to do a layout with it so it was in his scrapbook before something happened to it.  I decided to play along with the Splitcoast Stampers Stash Busters January 2014 Week 1 Challenge. The object is to use everything from our current supplies. For week 1, we are to use 2 or more DSP that are 6 months or older, Washi Tape, Thickers, Letter Stickers or Diecut Letters/Title; Corner Punch or Corner Embellishment.  I was so surprised when everything just fell into place so quickly.  I had several sheets of this reversible DSP.  I had bought it on clearance after Christmas a few years ago.  I have to admit the Washi Tape is new to my stash but I didn't buy it special for this layout so it counts!  The title is something I've had for years & I wasn't even sure it would stick but it did.  The stars came with the title & I randomly placed them around the page.  The journaling card was square so I rounded the corners & added the Washi Tape at the bottom.  It was a fun layout to do...thanks for looking!

Supplies:  DSP - TPC Studio Holly Jolly All Wrapped Up; SU Riding Hood Red; SU Seasons of Style Washi Tape; K& Company Yuletide Words; Echo Park Co Journaling Card.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Corning Museum of Glass II

I had 8 photos I wanted to use & in order for them to fit on the page I had to really cut them down.  I trimmed & trimmed & trimmed some more.  It worked out well because the 2 photos of us blowing glass on the left ended up being same size & then the 4 on the right showing the process are the same size.  We didn't get to take the snowmen home because they needed to cool. When we got them, I took a photo of Zach holding his. I didn't want to use the background of that photo so I decided to cut Zach's image out.  I "anchored" it on top of one of the photos.  The title is cute from the Cricut.

I had 7 photos for this page & the 1 on the left & the 2 on the bottom needed to stay close to the original size because I wanted to use everything in the photo.  I was able to cut them all so they just fit.  I used a few glass bubbles as embellishments.  There was just enough room for my journaling.  

Again, I cut Zach's image out to eliminate the background.  He was looking through the picture frame he made.  I was a little disappointed that the red background paper isn't as bright in the photo as it is in real life.  

Thanks for looking.

Supplues:  Cardstock - SU Basic Gray; DSP - DCWV Indian Summer;  Cricut - Learning Curve;  Embellishment - Dress It Up - Bubbles.

Corning Museum of Glass

It's been a long time since I've published anything here.  I've done a lot of scrapping and card making but I just never got around to uploading them on my blog.  Considering it's winter, maybe I'll take time to go back and upload them.

This layout doesn't have a lot of embellishments but I wanted to focus on the placement of the photos. I was inspired by a co-worker, Allison, who showed me a layout she had done at a Creative Memories class awhile ago.  I thought is was pretty neat and I love how the photos are angled and placed so they look like they run off the edge of the page.  The tags in the upper left corner were our "badges" we wore while in the museum.  I used the Cricut to cut out the title and had bubbles that looked like glass that I used for my only embellishments.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:  Card stock - SU Taken with Teal SU Certainly Celery; DSP -  DCWV Indian Summer; Cricut - Learning Curve; Embellishments - Dress It up - Bubbles. 

Emily's HS Graduation

This card was for Emily, our great niece who graduated as valedictorian from her high school.  We're so proud of her & know she'll do well in her quest to become a physician's assistant.  As you probably guessed her school colors as blue & gold.  I decided to stamp the year & punch them out as stars because the inside sentiment talks about being a star.   I was a little disappointed that the gold glitter paper isn't very sparklie in the photo.

The owl was done with the SU Owl Punch & I hand cut the hat.   The tassel is black twine & the diploma is also tied with twine.  I drew the bows of the glasses with a SU gold marker.

Supplies:  SU Night of Navy & Whisper White, Unknown glitter paper; Stamps - SU  ;  Punches SU - Star & Owl;

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lively Little Critters

This is a punch art ATC (1 of 20) I did for the Gigglers as a thank you gift for attending my SU party.  I was inspired by a card on Splitcoast Stampers done by France MartinI though it would be fun to make a miniature version with a few changes.  I know bunnies don't have their borrows in trees but Iet's pretend!  I used Tim Holtz's Wood Grain embossing folder with a technique we had recently used at my SU party.  Using an ink pad, ink the inside back of the embossing folder (if your folder has sharp bumps like Dotted Swiss, ink a stamp block & run is over the folder or it may ruin the ink pad).  Then put the card stock in the embossing folder & run it through your machine.  I used Chocolate Chip ink & Close to Cocoa card stock.  This technique gave the wood grain some depth.   I then used a circle punch to make the "burrow".  The punched out circle is inked with Chocolate Chip to make the inside of the tree look darker & then placed behind the bunny.  The bunny is done with different size oval punches.  The white card stock is sponged with ColorBox Gray Whale & the pads of the bunny's feet are Pretty in Pink & sponged the same color.  The grass is a punch by Martha Stewart.  I used a screw head brad to attach the tag to the tree.  The tail is a 1/2" pom-pom attached with a glue dot & the toes are drawn with a marker. 

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:  Card stock-SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink;  Ink-SU Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, ColorBox Cat Eye Gray Whale; Embossing Folder-Tim Holtz's Wood Grain; Punches-Martha Stewart Grass, SU 1 3/4" round, 3 sizes of ovals, jewelry tag; Stamps-SU Tiny Tags;  Brads-Karen Foster mini screw brads.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Trailing Flowers

It’s time for the NEPA Gigglers March birthday get together & we celebrated with Sheila, who is my DSIL & Sally, who is a good friend of ours.  I was inspired by a card on Pinterest but unfortunately I don’t know who to give credit to.  I used a different DSP, sentiment & also added punched leaves & fussy cut flowers from the DSP so they look like they are trailing from the lattice.  I used SU Pretty in Pink for the card (the darker rose color in the photo isn't part of the card) then cut a 5 1/4" X 4" piece of SU Whisper White for the card front.  I punched a 2 ¾ circle in the upper center of the card front.  The latticed is cut from SU Whisper White using the SU Sizzix Bigz Lattice Die.  I mounted the lattice to the back of the card front.  I found a small flower print in a pack of 6 ½ X 4 ½ paper pack from Sizzix Little Sizzles called Watercolors which is mounted behind the lattice.  The leaves were punched & then tucked behind the lattice then I added fussy cut flowers.  Of course I them added the card front to the Pretty in Pink card.  The sentiment was stamped, trimmed then the inverted corners were punched.  I matted it in Green galore using the same corner punch   The finishing touch was a small bow.  This card was very easy to make...give it a try!   
Thanks for looking!!  
Supplies:CS-SU Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Whisper White, DSP-Sizzix Little Sizzles Watercolors 6 ½ X 4 ½; Stamps-SU Perfectly Penned; Punches-SU inverted corner, Build a Bird, Paper Shapers 2 ¾; Die-SU Sizzix Bigz Lattice; Ribbon-SU 1/8 Taffeta   

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rakin' in the fun!

I have to give credit for this layout to Lisa, SCS Runs with Scissors (visit her blog at Runs with Scissors Lisa).  Also I can't take credit for the title. I found a neat website called The Perfect Title.  A few years ago, our SU demonstrator, Jeannette  Kinney along with Shannon, SCS Zowee organized an event which featured scrapbooking as the shoebox project.  We were each assigned a month or holiday.  Then we had to design a 2 page LO, have one completed as a sample & make up kits for everyone else.  By the end of the day, we all went home with completed projects...my kind of crafting!  Lisa did November so she used fall colors & leaves.  I'm sorry I can't give credit to the stamp companies because I'm not sure where she got the stamps.  I think the tree is from SU but not sure about the sentiment.

I love how Lisa used burlap & punched maple leaves on both pages.  As you can see in the left close up, she also used buttons tied with twine.  I have to say she did a lot of prep work for us!  I made 2 additions...on the left page I added matting to the journaling area because I'm not much on handwriting & a maple leaf brad.  On the right page, I didn't have a photo that would fit the vertical mat so I added a small piece of card stock with maple leaf brads then placed twine where the photo met the card stock.   I have to say this is a perfect LO for these photos! 

Thanks for looking!!

Supplies:  Unknown DSP; SU card stock Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla; Unknown maple leaf brads. SU Twine, Cricut lettering; The Perfect Title