Monday, May 31, 2010

Simple Card

Happy Memorial Day!

I took a CTMH card class last week and I wanted to share this card with you. This card was so simple to make. The trick is to stamp the images on the 3 1/2 ' square of paper and then cut that into 1 3/4" squares and mount. If all cards were only this simple and easy to make! All products are CTMH.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Ronny!

My little brother turns 40 today! I wanted to make him a card that he could relate to. He lives out in the country with horses and chickens and cows. Here's what I came up with. I used SU kraft paper for the base. The denim paper is Paper Pizazz and the bandana is CM. I distressed the edges of the bandana paper. I used Old West for the cuts. I inked the letters with SU ink and that made the rope look of the letters show up better. I used my CM silver pen on the horseshoe.

I used the same papers with Old West for these cuts also. I put this on the inside top flap of the card.

Ron also likes to hog hunt. When I saw this phrase in Just Because Cards, I knew I had to use it on his card!
This card was a group project! My thanks to Shelly for all her design help and to Sharon for the use of her cartridge!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Texas Card

This is my attempt at a "Texas" card. I got this idea into my head and I just had to make it. They never look as good in real life as they do in my head! I used Wild Card to cut the circle card at 5 1/4. The bandana paper is CM and the denim is Paper Pizazz. The ribbon is American Crafts. I used scraps for the Howdy that is cut with Old West. The buckle is a tab off my Diet Coke! I inked the outer edges using Colorbox ink. Any suggestions on what might make it look better?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nick's Birthday Card

I made this card for Nick, Amanda's friend that we all kind of adopted, for his 21st birthday. Now, I'm not good at guy cards and when you're talking a 21 year old, who knows if he'd really like it, but he said he did. Amanda went through my CTMH Originals book and picked this pattern and she choose the colors for the card. The paper is all DCWV. The inks are SU and Colorbox and the stamp is SU. I cut the stars and numbers with George and Basic Shapes.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Color Challenge Card

My mojo is back! I tried several time to make a card yesterday and each time I found myself just staring at my stuff and nothing was clicking. Today, I whipped up this card for the Paper Crafting Mania's Tuesday color challenge in no time! The colors were hot pink, bright yellow and orange. I just happened to have a printed paper from My Mind's Eye that worked well, but I also used SU's summer sun and the pink is CM. The orange brad is from Spare Parts. The stamp is SU and the ink is CTMH.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Don't forget the family photos

First of all, let me say that I am sorry for not updating for a while, I just have not made anything.

Yesterday, I spent the day with my "Johnson family." Unfortanely, we only see each other maybe every 5 or so years. While we were together, I made sure that we got photos made. Photos of the Johnson kids, grandkids, and great grand kids, and the whole group. Then we did the individual families. It is important to remember to take these types of photos. The last time the Johnson kids had a group picture taken was in the late 80's. My Aunt Clara had an album that had the group pictures of the family through out the years from the 1920's to 2006. It's fun to see how everyone has changed and what the style was back then!

The page that I am positng today has nothing to do with yesterday, but it is some group shots of my husbands family that were taken in 2007. It's another one of the multi-picture layouts!

While you're going to all your family reunions this summer, don't forget your camera and don't forget the group shots! Leave me a link, I'd love to see!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Graduation Card

I know that this card looks almost just like the one I did for a NSD challenge, but I wanted to show this one to you. This is for a young man at my church who is the pitcher on the baseball team. I saw the baseball player on Everyday Paper Dolls and this idea immediately popped into my head! However, it was more challenging to make this than I thought. Here is what I did: I cut the regular body from page 28 at 3". Then I cut the profile head from the Accessories 1 button. I always try to make my dolls look like the person that they are going to, so I cut the hair from page 66. Everything else comes from page 46 (Graduation) or 51 (baseball player). When I went to assemble my doll, I cut the left side of the face off the base doll and attached the profile face to it. I didn't worry about the ear on the right side because of the hat. The hair had to be put on the doll crooked. Then I attached the hat. (That took several tries to get the hole on the right side and the bill lined up with the hair just right.) I then used my CM pen to draw the face on. (I just followed the cuts.) I attached the cleats for shoes and the gown and then the tassel and the doll was good. I used a red CM pen on the baseball and gently made lines on the cuts in the ball. (I didn't want it to look like a hard ink line.) I then inked the ball with Creamy Bown and the diploma with Charcoal. Both from Colorbox. I used Graphically Speaking to cut the 2010 and the best part of this card is that ALL my paper was scraps! The graduation paper in the background came from Joann's. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think! If you do an "usual" grad, leave me a link, I'd love to see it!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MY Mother's Day Card

I wanted to show y'all the shape card that Amanda made for me for Mother's Day. She cut it using Hello Kitty Greetings. She made it without any help! Because she did it, I don't know anything about the paper that she used. I was very pleased! She did a great job!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Layouts with LOTS of Pictures 7

This layout is my "thinking outside the box" layout. I was tired of trying to cut pictures all the same size, blah, blah, blah and I had seen this done in a magazine somewhere. (But, when I went to look for it, I couldn't find it again!) I cut my pictures to a shape that actually fit the picture and then a I pushed them all together in the center of the page. I will admit that the original paper I had picked didn't work, neither did the next paper, but the third time is a charm! The patterned paper is DaisyD's, the cardstock is CM. The Christmas is cut with Beyond Birthdays and the Eve is cut with George.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Layouts with LOTS of pictures 6

In 2007, the weather on Christmas Eve was really nice! My BIL. Ace got out the unicycle and the majority of us just had to play! How can you NOT scrapbook an event like that? How many times will you have a picture of your MIL being helped up off the street after she fell off a unicycle? LOL! I wanted to get all the pictures on two pages! It was challenging, but I did it! The background paper is from Costco, the pattern paper is Eskimo Kisses, the blue cardstock and journaling box are CM and the title was cut from Pooh Font.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

50th Birthday Card

I have another card for today. This one is for my BIL's 50th birthday party which is tonight! I've had the idea in my head, just hadn't done yet! The red paper is CM and I ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the Happy Birthday folder. I cut the "The Big Day" from Beyond Birthdays and then trimmed the "day" off. I also cut a shadow for it in a grayish paper from CM. The 5 and 0 came from Sweet Treats. The glitter paper for the flame is DCWV. The black cardstock is from the Paper Studio.

I took a picture of the inside of the card also. The stamp and ink is from SU. I took a small strip of the red from my scraps box and ran it thru the Cuttlebug also just to give it some more texture! (I had already written in it when I took the picture. That's why you can see another piece of white paper laid over the first!)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hubby's Birthday Card

My hubby's birthday was earlier in the week and I wanted to show this card that I made for him. I tried something different and did the faux stitching! I've never done that before, but it was a snap with my SU paper piercing guide and tools! Then I "stitched" it with my CM brown pen. I really like the way that it turned out! I also used my CTMH distressing tool on the edges of the My Mind's Eye patterned paper. The colors on the stamped image did not match as well as I'd hoped, but they are CTMH stamps with SU ink.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Layouts with Lots of Pictures 5

The is is of the Ice! display at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. I wanted to use as many pictures as possible to show how awesome this was! The background paper is by Fancy Pants, the orange cardstock, vellum, and vellum icicles are all CM. I cut the title using Winter Woodland. I had forgotten there was a font on that cart and it is a really NICE font! If you have that cart, get out and use the font!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Layouts with Lots of Pictures 4

I went over to Sharon's and scrapbooked yesterday. This is one of the pages that I did. Once again, I used a lot of pictures for just a single page layout. The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, the title was cut with Gypsy Font and welded together. I don't know where the cardstock came from. I will add a journaling box in the lower right hand corner.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank You!

It is official and I have now completed all TWELVE challenges over at My Pink Stamper! I want to thank everyone who stopped by and those who kept checking all weekend for new stuff! I had a blast doing all of this. Thank you for all your nice comments! Please come back!

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #3

This challenge was "Think Outside the Box." You were to do something that you don't normally do. Well, I did a TON of stuff this weekend on cards that I don't normally do! After much debate and putting this challenge off to the VERY last! I decided to use a tab off of a soda can as a buckle accent on my card. All of the paper is DCVW, the ink is SU, the stamp is CTMH, and the ribbon is American Crafts.

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #12

This challenge was Critter-licious! You had to use a critter! This is what I came up with. I used Paisley for the cut and then I inked all the pieces except the cherry paper. Then as I was looking thru my stamps I saw this Way to Go! in one of my CTMH sets! How perfect is that?! The cherry paper is DCWV and all the rest came out my scraps! The inks all came from different companies.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #6

This challenge was to be about kids. Hopefully, this will count! It's for a big kid! I used left over graduation paper from Amanda's albums last year! I used Everyday Paper Dolls to make the graduate and diploma. I used Graphically Speaking for the year. The stamp was Peachy Keen and the ink is CTMH.

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #4

This was the "I like you least" challenge! You were to use that cartridge that you just "had to have" but then you never use it! For me that is My World. Someone suggested it when I bought my E, so I got it. I've used it once, until now! I also used Storybook for the letters, another cart that someone recommended and the only thing that I use it for is all the pretty shapes and not the font that they said I would like. So, I used the font FINALLY! The cardstock is all the Paper Studio and the pattern paper came from a pack that I got at Costco (another one of those "had to have" and yet I rarely use it!)

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #11

In this challenge you had to use the colors of the rainbow. I LOVE rainbows! I used Hello Kitty Greetings to cut the rainbow. All of the paper, with the exception of the green CM paper used for the background, came out of my scraps! Even the base of the card! You gotta love that! The ink is SU and the stamp is CTMH.

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #10

This challenge was called May Day. You were to do something Springy! I scraplifted this card from my CTMH Originals book. I have always liked this sketch and when I decided to do it, their colors were just perfect! The pattern paper is DCWV, the chalk for the destressing was by Colorbox. The stamp was CTMH and the ink was SU. The flowers and leaves were cut from Plantin Schoolbook.

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #9

I'm back at it today! I only got 5 of the 10 challenges done yesterday and there were a few more that I wanted to do! This challenge was to make a "shape." I cut this card with Hello Kitty Greetings. All the paper is CM and the stamp is CTMH, the ink is SU. I used my Cuttlebug to give the flower some dimension.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #8

This card was to be monochromatic with a flower. My Co'ordinations whitewash paper went so well with this blue CM paper, but when you sanded it I don't think enough of the blue shows through. My card probably doesn't really look monochromatic, but I tried! The embossing fold is Finial Press by SU, the ink is SU and the stamp and brad are CTMH. This will probably be all for me tonight! Happy crafting everyone!

NSD-My Pink Stamper Challenge #7

This challenge was do something for the man in your life. Since Robert's birthday is Tuesday and I had not made his card from the kids, I chose to get this task done! I used Storybook for the frame and Alphalicious for the Dad. The ribbon is Martha Stewart. The cardstock is all the Paper Studio. I think the pattern paper is My Mind's Eye (it came from my scraps!)

NSD-My Pink Stamper-Challenge #5

This challenge was to do something Teacher Appreciation related. Well, being that Teacher Appreciation day is next week, this is my chance! Now, I'm not one for projects, but the lady doing the example had done a gift card holder and a light bulb went off in my head! I'd just been looking at Forever Young and they have some cute purses that would be soo cute for a gift card holder! My son wanted purple, so here is my first try at making a purse!

This is the front. (My daughter is now in here saying that the middle of the flower needs a jewel!)
Here's the back. I cut the saying from Lyrical Letters, everything else was cut with Forever Young.

NSD-My Pink Stamper-Challenge #2

This is my entry for the second challenge from My Pink Stamper. This challenge was to use your scraps! I had these left over from a card I did in April and I was waiting to get to use them! The paper is DCWV. The stamp and ink are SU. I blinged it up (is that word?) using Stickles! And there's another bow! The ribbon is from Offray.

Mother's Day Card

I made this card for My Pink Stamper's Challenge #1. It was harder than it looked! It took way too long to be as simple as it is, but such is life....The pattern paper is My Mind's Eye, the yellow cs is CM and I don't know where the other came from. The ink and stamp is SU. The flower was cut using Sweet Treats and the label was from Storybook.

My First Challenge

I am going to play all day today! I've got my IPod blasting and my cropping stuff out! There are several sights doing challenges if you are like me, stuck at home on NSD. So, play, challenge yourself, and have a good time! This challenge came from Glenda at Paper Crafting Mania. This challenge was SOOO much fun! She had you cut paper into several sizes:

Then you used 4 of the shapes and made your OWN card sketch! This is my sketch:
Then, you have to follow your own sketch! (Now really, how hard is that?) Here is the card that I made with my sketch:
The hardest part of this whole thing was tying the bow! Oh, I almost forgot, the pattern paper is DCWV, the pink is SU and the blue is CM. The ribbon is Offray from Joann's. I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder from Provo Craft.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I hope everyone has an awesome crafting day! I hope to get to participate in some challenges and get a few pages done and maybe some cards made! Enjoy your day!

Layouts with LOTS of Pictures 3

This is my layout from Bethlehem Revisited. If you live in the Dallas area, you really should check this out. It is in Waxahachie and it's FREE! They recreate the ancient streets of Bethlehem on the night that Jesus was born. (Of course, it's a December thing!) This layout, the pictures really couldn't be trimmed down much, so the images are larger. I didn't have a lot of room for a title so I used some of my small sticker letters. The patterned paper, sticker letters and journaling box are CM, the cardstock is Co'ordinations. I used my CM tearing tool to get a nice edge with the tearing.