Saturday, October 20, 2012

Masculine Cards

Here are the final two cards that I want to share with you from my National Cardmaking Day card-making blitz:). I readily admit that I much prefer making feminine cards, but guys need cards too. ya go:

You can still make a masculine card with cute owls and a scallop punch...just choose masculine colors!
Owl Sticker (Sticker King)
Leaves (fussy cut from American Crafts paper)
Birthday Wishes Stamp (Paper Trey Ink)
Splatter Stamp (Stampin' Up!)
Yellow polka dot paper (Unknown)

 This one I made into a sympathy card...but you could easily change it into a masculine birthday card by changing the sentiment.
Trees (fussy cut from Jillibean Soup paper)
Brown plaid paper (Paper Trey Ink)
Cloud Die (Paper Trey Ink)
Copper paper (Unknown)
With Sympathy stamp (Paper Trey Ink)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Two More for You!

I have a couple more cards to share with you from all my World Cardmaking Day productivity!

I love birds and I love banners, so this one is also a fave of mine!
I fussy-cut the banners out of some cute Echo Park paper and used a little circle punch to cut the letters out of the same paper. Then I hand drew the black "string" with a black fine-tipped Sharpie marker and used some foam tape to adhere the banners. Super quick & easy!
Paper (Echo Park "Birthday Girl")
Bird sticker (Recollections by Michaels)
Birthday Stamp (Paper Trey Ink)
Corner Rounder

This was made with some older SEI paper I had in my stash--I fussy-cut the flowers out. I don't typically use a lot of purple, but I like this sweet & simple card. 
Paper (SEI)
Splatter Stamp (Stampin' Up!)
Happy Birthday Stamp (Paper Trey Ink)

Monday, October 15, 2012

SEM's October Sketch Challenge

It's time to share my layout for Scrapping Everyday Miracle's October Sketch Challenge

The sketch this month is from Page Maps:

The Scrap Twist this month is to use Red and Green on your layout. 

Here's my layout using photos of my Ellie with her cutie cousin Bayler!
I've decided that one of my favorite things to do on layouts is combine patterns from different manufacturers and this layout was a prime example of that (see all those different manufacturers listed below!).

Green paper (My Minds Eye)
Kraft "Happy" paper, Red Star paper, Black dictionary paper,
Kraft w/black dot paper (Theresa Collins)
Stars (fussy-cut from Theresa Collins & Echo Park paper)
Red plaid paper (Paper Trey Ink)
Girl, Boy & "P" blocks (fussy-cut from Pink Paislee paper)
Numbers paper (Pink Paislee)
Alpha stickers (Echo Park)

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Couple Bright, Fun Cards

Here's a couple cards that are a bit more my style---bright, fun, make-you-smile cards! 

I made the tree from a journaling card "bubble" (K & Co.) and then a hand-cut little trunk from some brown polka dot patterned paper (K & Co.). Then I used some (Lasting Impressions) brads to add some "fruitiness" to the tree along with a die cut bird (K & Co.). Blue paper from Imaginisce, Cloud Paper from Echo Park, Kraft Cardstock (Paper Trey Ink), Bling (My Minds Eye), Happy Birthday Stamp (Target Dollar Bin) 

I fussy-cut those cute little flowers!
All paper from K & Co. except cloud paper (Echo Park)
Small cloud die (Paper Trey Ink)
Aqua embroidery floss
Happy Birthday Stamp (Paper Trey Ink)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

More Cards to Share...

As promised, here are a couple more cards that I made over the weekend. These aren't necessarily my typical style (they're less "bright" and more feminine), but I still like them. Hope you do too!

Paper (Crate Paper)
Birthday Wishes Stamp (Paper Trey Ink)

Grey Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye)
Butterfly Sticker (K&Co.)
Make a Wish Stamp (Paper Trey Ink)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Whooo Had A Productive Card-Making Weekend?

Ummmmm...that would be ME!!! As some of you know, I make cards to sell at my parents jewelry store and my mom called me again to tell me they were getting I felt it was incredibly appropriate that World Cardmaking Day was this weekend because I was a "card-making machine"!!:)))

This next week (or two) I will be sharing the fruits of my productivity with you!

Here are a couple of my favorites to get you started (I love bright colors--which is pretty obvious if you look at my blog---and Owls--so it was pretty easy which ones I'd be picking to show you first)!

Love using my bargain finds!
Lovin' these cute little owl stickers...they were very inexpensive...I think I may have even picked them up from the Walmart craft section. And the pink paper was a Target dollar bin find (in a pack of Valentines paper) last year. The blue paper and the leaves (fussy-cut) paper were clearance buys from Craft Warehouse. AND...the (wood) stamp was a dollar bin find at Michaels! Cheap crafting can still be cute!!!

Again....lovin' my cheapo find from the Target Dollar bin....the Happy Birthday stamp (came in a little set of 4)!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My SEM Blog Hop Prize Winner

The winner of my prize for the SEM Blog Hop is...
CONNIE! Congratulations!!
(please contact me with your full name & address Connie & I'll get this out to you)

Happy World Cardmaking Day

Yes, yes, yes....Happy World-Cardmaking Day Everyone!

Ok, I know not everyone out there is a card-maker...but I still think it's pretty cool that there's a holiday out there (always the first Saturday in October, in case you were wondering) to celebrate how special it is to make (and, of course, receive) a specially made greeting card. 

I was a card-maker way before I was scrapbooker and I still have a passion for making cards. So, I wanted to give you some inspiration. All of these cards are simple to make...I mostly use patterned paper, punches and stickers (and foam tape to add dimension!).

These first three are brand-new creations...and the last four are past favorites. Hope you enjoy...and leave inspired to go create a handmade card to send to your "someone special'!!!

This fun card started with the cute banner journaling card. 
Journaling Card, Bird sticker, "Happy" sticker (Echo Park) 
Aqua paper (Crate Paper)
Yellow Paper (American Crafts)
Alpha stickers (October Afternoon)

Pretty & feminine...and simple too! I used twine, a small circle punch (punched half-way) and a fussy-cut rose bunch.
Rose paper (October Afternoon)
Red paper (Paper Trey Ink)
Yellow paper (Lasting Impressions)
Happy Birthday stamp (Paper Trey Ink)

This one could be for a guy or a gal...I used my punches (corner, scalloped circle, and regular circle) and added a cute little owl sticker.
Aqua paper (Crate Paper)
 Happy Birthday stamp (Paper Trey Ink)
Splatter Stamp (Stampin Up!)
Stickers-owl & cloud (Sticker King)
 Great way to use up some scraps. I fussy-cut the stars from some Echo Park paper, but you could also use a punch. 

Still one of my favorite designs...especially for a masculine card! All paper from My Minds Eye.

Another one of my favorites for a guy!
All paper from Theresa Collins.

And my favorite holiday card has to be this cute little guy! Again, so easy with punches and this cute little elf sticker from Doodlebug.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A SEM Fall Challenge Layout

The challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles this month is to create a "Fall"-inspired project (and the scrap "twist" we were to incorporate was using paint on our project). 

I love Fall---it's definitely my favorite season (cooler temps--love early fall when it's in the 70s and 80s, the changing colors, getting pumpkins at the Patch), but my biggest Fall Blessing is my sweet girl, who was as a matter of fact, born today (October 2nd---Happy 7th Birthday Ellie!). 

These photos were taken by my friend Anissa a couple years ago, but they just scream "Fall" & I've never scrapped them for my own album (very similar ones...yes, but not these exact ones). I was a little scared to use paint on my project, so I took the easy way out and stamped my title with paint...I used clear acrylic stamps (from Close to My Heart) and acrylic paint. I like the effect...definitely a bit different than stamping with regular ink.

Supplies Used:
Green paper (My Minds Eye)
Orange paper (Jillibean Soup)
Yellow paper (American Crafts)
Stickers (Jillibean Soup)
Alpha Stamps (Close to My Heart)
Leaf Die Cut (K & Co.)
Red Hearts (Colorbok)