Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Darlin' Girl

This is Quinn, my precious granddaughter.
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye "Alphabet Soup" Girl, My Minds Eye "Confetti", My Minds Eye "Fine & Dandy", BoBunny "Double Dot";
Pleated ribbon (green flower) and green herringbone: Pink Paisley "Bayberry Cottage"; 
Crocheted flowers and Bluebird trim: American Crafts Dear Lizzy;
Pearls: Recollections (brown); Basic Grey Opaline (aqua swirl);
Leaf: Prima; Embroidery floss: DMC #962; Distress Ink: Tim Holtz "Pumice Stone"; Fonts: CK Windsong and CK Cosmopolitan; Tools: EK Success border punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities.

This layout entered in sketch #103 contest at The Scrappiest. Liz is celebrating her 100th sketch with new sketches every day - come join the fun!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby J

Here is my grandson Jacob- isn't he adorable?!?!
I've used the My Minds Eye "Alphabet Soup" line - it's adorable too!

Lettering: AC Thickers "Nutmeg"; Tag: 7 Gypsies; Embroidery floss: DMC #350; Distress Ink: Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo"

This layout is entered in a sketch contest at The Scrappiest.
Liz is celebrating her 100th sketch posting - congrats, Liz!
Here is the sketch:

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Sweet Quinn

Here is my adorable granddaughter, Quinn, giving "loves" to the baby in the mirror.
All product for this layout is Imaginisce "To Love & Cherish" line. I won a kit of this product line from them a while back, it is just beautiful. This layout is entered in a sketch challenge at Design Dollies. Notice how I snuck the documentation of who is in the picture and the date in the bottom right corner of the layout.

Here is the sketch:

and some close-ups:

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

my dad and me

This picture is of my dad and me on his 80th birthday last weekend.
The layout is entered in a sketch contest at The Paper Variety.
Base paper is My Minds Eye Life Stories Pink Damask. Kraft paper is unknown.
Journaling spots, Cork and Ribbon are all Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage.
Pink felt flowers are Maya Road. White tissue flower is Making Memories.
Black pearls are Kaiser Craft.
letters are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type and Pink Paislee Expressions.
Distress ink is Tim Holtz Pumice Stone and Black Soot.

Valentine card 2

Today's card is for a challenge at the OWH Stars and Stamps blog to use white on white with a pop of color.
 I used a white card base embossed with Cuttlebug, Doilie is by Royal Lace, Rub-ons are Making Memories, and pearls are Kaiser.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine card 1

I am titling this "Valentine card 1" because (hopefully) I will be making more!
This card is entered in a challenge at The Paper Variety to use pink plus white and/or black on a project.
The base paper, flowers, and rub-on are Imaginisce.
The pink and white paper is Making Memories and the pearls are Kaiser.
As usual, no "bling" is used because this card will go to a soldier to be sent back home to a loved one through Operation Write Home.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Card Challenge 1.15.11

This week's Christmas card challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's is to use trees.
I used sketch #52 at OWH Stars & Stamps blog.

All paper is by Basic Grey
Distress ink is Tim Holtz
Gold Leaf on the star is Elmer's
I freehand cut the pieces for the tree and embossed the top and bottom sections with my Cuttlebug. The sides of each section of the tree are glued down but the center bottom of each is pop-dotted for a little dimension - of course the start is pop-dotted to!

Here is a close-up to show dimension.

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2010 Christmas Card

Every year I send a photo Christmas card and letter. I have an 8 1/2" x 11" album that I keep a copy in for myself. It is fun to go back through the years and see how my kids have grown, to read the letters, and to see how my scrapping has improved!

I used a sketch from Sketch Inspirations to scrap this year's card.
All product is BoBunny Midnight Frost collection.
Pearls and rhinestones are from Recollections.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Beautiful Blue Eyed Boy

Here is my sweet grandson Jacob at 7 months.
This layout is entered in a sketch contest at BoBunny.

All product is from the BoBunny Midnight Frost collection.
Hand Stitching: DMC Floss #928 (grey), #300 (burgandy). 
I used a Bazzil Basics Template for the stitching pattern.
Glitter: Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star
Font: LDI Fancy Folk
"brrr" American Crafts Thickers  "cinnamon", painted with Plaid Folk Art acrylic paint "maroon", then stained with Fiber Scraps e-z walnut ink tintz.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Very Merry

We had such a wonderful Christmas this year with my two little cherubs!

This layout entered in My Minds Eye layout challenge 19 
and prompt 20, Holiday Baby at Scrap that Baby
Sketch by Anam Stubbington.
All paper is My Minds Eye:
Base is Penny Lane, Tiny Dancer, Jazz.
Muti color dot is Laundry Line, Coastal Comfort, Cuddle Dots.
Red with white dots is Just Dreamy2, Sweet Baby Girl, Little Lady.
Fussy cut scallop is MME but was in a kit so I don't know it's name.
The sheet music is vintage.
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz, Vintage Photo.
White Lace: Recollections. Pink Ribbon: Making Memories.
Brad: Creative Impressions.
The Red and silver trees cut from a Christmas card by Image Arts.
"very" is Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type.
"merry" is Sizzlets, Cherish; sparkled with Gelly Roll by Sakura then covered with Glossy Accents.
The title base was cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 17.
You can click on the photo to enlarge it.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Card Challenge

I am going to try to make lots of cards for Operation Write Home this year. They send hand made cards to soldiers so that the soldiers have cards to send home to their families. The soldiers and their families sacrifice so much for our freedom, the least I can do is pray for them and provide them with nice cards for their families. My friend Tina introduced me to Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog. Hazel encourages us to keep our Christmas scrapping supplies out all year long and presents a new Christmas Card Challenge each week. This should really help me with continuing to make cards for Operation Write Home. This week I used a sketch and products from My Minds Eye Card Challenge 19 to make my Christmas card.

Sketch by Anam Stubbington for My Minds Eye
Paper: My Minds Eye Bohemia Bungalow Tiny Dots on Basic Kraft
Star Die Cut: My Minds Eye Laundry Line My Boy
Font: Santa's Sleigh
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Paper lace made using Fiskars punch
Pearls: Recollections

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