Saturday, January 29, 2011

Twisted Easel Card

Hello, this evening I worked very hard on creating a different type of card for my best friend. Earlier today she became a Creative Memories consultant and joined my team, so I wanted to create an extra special thank you card for her. I was cruising thru Youtube videos, as I usually do, and came across the every talented Monica Gale. I watched her video on the "Twisted Easel Card" and decided that was what I was going to make my new team member. Please tell me what you think..The card it self was fairly simple to make, however selecting what to put on it, and color matching was hard..lol

*Please note:Also in the pictures you will see that I sponged everything except the front scallops..before placing it in the envelope, I did go back and sponged them.I would have taken another picture to show it to you, but I dropped my camera, right after the last shot, and one of my batteries has disappeared somewhere here in the scrap room...so until I find it, I can't take any more shots.








For this 5 x 5 sized card, I used the following items:

Stamps: Sweet Tilda by Magnolia, Sentiment is part of the Trendy Trees stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock and paper: Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!, and the others are unknown

Flowers: Bazzill Wings

Brads: Rhinestones from the Pretties Kit by Stampin' Up!

Punches: Scalloped Circles 1 1/2 in., 2 in.(EK Success) and 3 in.(Marvy), Border punch by Martha Stewart

Dies: Scalloped Circle by Sizzix

Ribbon: Unknown, but notice that I used pinking shears to finish it ;0)

Ink:Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up!

Markers: Copics

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Magnolia Card

Good evening..I just finished another card...This one is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, size.




I used the following supplies to create my card:

Stamps: Tilda Spreads Love (from the You Are So Special Collection)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay, both by Stampin' Up! Several unknown brand shades of pink, and ivory.
Sewing Thread: Coats & Clark Color 9255
Markers:Copics
Ink: Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up!
Brad:Rhinestone from the Pretties Kit by Stampin' Up!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Magnolia Card

Hello, I just finished making another 6 x 6 Tilda card, with my newest Magnolia stamps I picked up from the Stamping & Scrapbooking Room in Greensboro. I purchased 8 new Magnolia Stamps, some copic ink refills, several other stamps and some embellishment goodies. Most of the Magnolia stamps I purchased are from the new So Special collection. I also got two from the Cozy Autumn and Bon Voyage collections. I will be making cards with the rest of them this weekend. I tried to keep this one simple...




I used the following for this card:

Stamps: Ribbon Hair Tilda by Magnolia Sweden
Ribbon: Purple by unknown, Barely Banana by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Unknown
Brads: Grape Great Big Brads by Hot Off The Press
Flowers: Unknown
Punches: Martha Stewart punch for branches
Markers:copics (please note, I am still perfecting darker skin tones)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group February Homepage Entry

Hello, all...tonight I made my entry for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group February Homepage picture. Earlier today I purchased a brother sewing machine and tested it out on the card. I chose a zig zag design for the edges of the card. I think it turned out well...For those of you that are interested, the cute flowers I added to the card are Lil' Daisies by Sandie and can be found here.I received them as part of a Mingle gift a few months back and I love them. They are so versatile. If you click on the pictures below they do enlarge.




The card measures 6 x 6 and has stitching all the way around. With matting on both inside covers. I used the following items in it's creation:

Stamp: Tilda With Letter by Magnolia Sweden
Ribbon: 1 1/4 Pink Piurouette Grosgrain by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Brown Half Back Pearls By Queen & Co. and Lil' Daisies by Sandie
Cardstock:Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!, red, light pink, and cream unknown.
Paper: Pink Floral Designed Mat by Creative Memories

I hope you enjoy my card!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Card Made For A Challenge

Hello, I took some time away from scrapping my Disney trip to create card for another great challenge. This card is for the "Baby It's Cold Outside " Challenge on the ABC DT Challenge Blog.







I used the following items to create it:

Stamps: Cocoa Emma by C.C. Designs
Year Round Cheer Stampin' Up! (Retired from 2001)

Cardstock:Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chips, River Rock all Stampin' Up!

Paper: Blue Dots On Brown & Blue by Paper Studio
Brown Strips by Paper Studio

Ribbon: Ric Rac by American Craft
Brown Grosgrain by Michaels

Button: Pink Flower Stampin' Up!

Brad: Brown by Crop A Dile

Hat Pin: Created by me using the Pretties Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tab: Punched out with the Tab Punch by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Scrapbooking Room

Good evening...I often get asked, what type of scrapping space do I have...well I am not quite finished with my scrapbooking space, because I still need to add curtains, and a few pictures on the walls, but for the most part everything is right where I want it. While it is not a huge room, it's about 10 x 10, I am thankful I have my own scrapbooking room period. So below you will find pictures of my room, with some captions underneath, so you know what some things are:

Just in case you did not know, when you click on each picture it shows you the enlarged version, so you can actually see up close.

***Wall #1***



When you first walk into my scrapbooking room, to your immediate left, is my tall bookcase that holds my Cricut Expressions, Create and Original. My Gypsy is across that room near my computer. This bookcase also has almost all of my cartridges (the zip lock bags are the seasonal ones, and the ones that do not come with a hard case.) Due to space, the cartridges are doubled up on the shelf, and also stacked. At the top of the bookcase are various containers with colored embellishments, and my two conatiners I received from the Whimsy Jar Swap I participated in back in the fall. At the bottom shelf I have 6 of my completed 12 x 12 albums. As well as my mini-power sort and my Powersort Box. Currently that Power Sort contains the other half of the Disney pictures I am working on. The shelf just above it, contains many of my favorite books, Nicholas Sparks collection, pregnancy books, and a few Pampered Chef cookbooks.






Next to the big bookcase, is my wall unit, it has 8 of my cubes stacked, with two shelves attached. The cubes to the top left hold 2 completed albums, Creative Memories 12 x 12 additions kit, personal trimmer and my Crop A Dile. Underneath it, the next two cubes hold 12 x 12 patterned paper and some cardstock that hasn't been cut. Then the last cube on that side has some memorabilia that goes in my albums. The middle shelf currently has two storage compartments that are pretty much empty until I move a few more items around, to make space for some things I am ordering later this month. They can also be moved for extra scrapping space if I have a crop with more than 3 people. On to the right side of the wall unit, the top cube holds 3 new albums, my trimmers, and some other small tools. The next cube holds about 8 spools of ribbon, tons of card swap kits I have received, and extra pre-stamped images. The third cube holds Cricut cutting mats, a few Creative Memories, Power Palette systems, my Disney Paper Stacks, and a huge stack of 12 x 12 chipboard pieces. Then that last cube has extra conatiners for altering.(Please note the outlet underneath the shelf, does not have an outlet cover because we just painted the room not too long ago, and we have to get a new cover to replace the one that was there. Since I don't have little kids, and my teens are pretty good about not sticking things in the "socket", I think we will be okay, until I get to lowes again.)










Across the top are several magazine holders with a ton of scrapbooking magazines, a few swap border sets, some completed cards, my Xyron adhesives, my original Sizzix, and the last 5 magazine racks to the right are just my huge collection of Creative Memories cardstock.


***Wall #2***



On to the next wall, is my set of Ikea, racks, baskets and holders. At the very top in the blue containers are different types of liquid adhesive, my crimper, and extra adhesive cartridges (there are more in another area as well.

The top left basket containers envelopes, clear and colored. The top right contains embellishment containers filled with brads, buttons, eyelets, etc from Stampin' Up!



The two middle baskets contain ribbon, the left various spools, the right mostly packaged sets by Stampin' Up!



The next two baskets conatin plenty of smaller punches and my Martha Stewart punches.


Then of course as you can see the bottom two tracks carry most of my punches. I also have a large selection of CM punches as well, but they are stored in the large CM pods I have in another area, you will see in later pictures.

***In The Middle Of The Room, Off Of Wall #2, In Front Of The Window***




Here we have my two cropping units. If two croppers are sitting here, they would face one another. On the side in which guest's sit, there are various tools, paper, clear stamps, and envelopes in the drawers. To the left of the guest is the fax machine/printer/ phone. To the right is a Making Memories turnabout caddy, it has everything from Stampin' Up! markers to scissors.





On the opposite side , which is where I sit everyday (excuse my cordless phone and trail mix) Is my computer, extra Creative Memories pages, several empty new coversets, page protectors, and layouts that are completed, but have to actually be placed into the coversets. To my left each day is the black Pampered Chef turnabout that I keep my copic markers in. There is a close up of that as well. On the wall behind my head is one of those metal wall hangings that holds the little embellishment containers. My black Everyday Display Board by Creative Memories is also on that wall. I am in the process of creating a new layout to go up there. Look for that in the next few days. I will post it here on the blog.






On the end, (I actually call it my end cap) are 18 drawers, filled with glitter, stamp pads, clear stamps, pre made embellishments, my daughters scrapbooking supplies, etc. The end cap is what the two turnabouts sit on.







In the corner of my room, to the right of where I sit, there are two six cube bookcases stacked. The top portion has my Creative Mmeories pods, my Gypsy boxes,and almost all of my Stampin' Up! stamp sets. The lower portion as seen in this first picture houses some of my complete 7 x 7 and 8 x 8 albums, my swaps that are completed, but need to mailed out, some magazines, and my xyron personal cutter is that hot pink bag on the bottom shelf.

***Wall #3***
Not really much on this wall except the magnetic embellishment holder and my black Everyday Display Board by Creative Memories.

***Wall #4***

On this wall there are 6 cubes. The top left is a file folder drawer, filled with all of my Stampin' Up! 12 x 12 cardstock. Underneath it are two cubes filled with all of my scraps. The top right cabinet that has a glass door, has all of my Creative Memories business supplies in it, such as order forms, catalogs, flyers, etc. The two bottom shelves contain more completed albums and all of my sizzix dies and embossing folders.



The colorful drawers to the left of the cubes holds more magazines, pictures of layouts, templates, etc. the black file holder on top of the rainbow drawers, holds all of my 8.5 x 11 Stampin' Up! cardstock. Notice the top of the cubes has envelopes, magazines, and my Big Shot.

The black shelving system to the right is one that collapses to take to crops, and currently has porjects I am working on now stored in it. So when it's time to go, I can just collapse it and go. Thenof course there is a picture of my daughters they gave me for Christmas sitting on top of it.

Above the cubes are two small white shelves, one has several of my flowers, the other two penguin gifts I received at work.




A look at my sizzix dies, many of them are behind one another, so you can't quite see them all...



Here is another look at my scraps...



Also not shown in the pictures, is another glass and metal desk on wall #4. The smaller black chair shown in a few of the pictures is the chair for that desk. That desk is used for a third cropper or for when my husband comes down here with his laptop and hangs out while I am scrapbooking.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tour. My next goal is to get curtains to match the room. If you have any questions about where I purchased a storage item, let me know, I would love to help.

New Card For A Color Challenge

hello..here again, with a new card for the color challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

For this challenge the colors to use were orange and green...okay in my eyes, those are manly colors..so I looked for an Edwin..and came up with the following:




I used:

Stamp: Sherwood Edwin by Magnolia Sweden
Cardstock and paper: Various and Stampin' Up!
Half back pearls: Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit
Ribbon: Jersey Shore by Stampin' Up!

Hope you like it.

New Card For Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge

The following card was created for Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge #32.

I used the following:

Stamped image: Birdhouse from the Swiss Pixies line for C.C.Designs (found at www.allthatscraps.com)

Inks:Copics

Paper: Various

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!-Barely Banana (retired)

Flowers: Bazzill Wings Collection

Half Back Pearls: Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit

Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Card For Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Challenge

This month, the challenge on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog is to create a card using the following recipe:

*4 Flowers
*3 types of patterned paper
*2 Magnolia images
*1 Ribbon

I used the folowing for my card below:

*4 Flowers-All from Bazzill Wings Collection
*3 types of patterned paper-KI Memories
*2 Magnolia images-Dancing Tilda and a Butterfly from the Fairytale Collection by Magnolia Sweden
*1 Ribbon-Orange by Lil Davis Designs

Enjoy!

Another Swap Spoiler....

Hello again....here is a spoiler for Group 3-Fall for the Element Swap I am participating in on Scrapshare.com. I used three different Cricut cartridges for the entire swap set, to include Doodlecharms, Happily Ever After, and Cheerful Seasons...enjoy...


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just A Few Of My Favorite Photos From 2010...

On Scrapshare, someone mentioned posting photos of ourselves..and while I generally don't I did think it would be cute, to post my top 3 favorite photos from 2010... almost like a mini recap of the year....

So In order of my most favorite:

#1-My husband Kevin, and I, walking thru Airley Gardens in Wilmington, NC, on Memorial Day weekend -May 2010



#2- Christmas Party at my husband's Firestation-December 2010



#3-My husband Kevin, we were having dinner at Rain Forest Cafe' again in Downtown Disney, while on vacation to SeaWorld during Spring Break-April 2010.

Spoiler for Group 6-Mixed Holidays-Mother's Day

Hello..thought I would give a little spoiler on part of the Mother's day elements I am sending for group 6-Mixed Holidays of the Elements and borders swap I am participating in over at www.Scrapshare.com Hope you like them..I cut them from the Mother's day cricut cartridge. They have Inking, Primas, half-back pearls by Kaiser Scrapbooks and pop dots, so the Primas are raised off the journal element.





Those of you that are not familiar with Scrapshare, it is a great resource, ideas, discussion forum for scrapbookers. All scrapbook lovers are welcome.