Monday, May 10, 2010

Love Ya Mom

I had such a great Mother's day this year, I had the chance to be with my mother and my DH's mother. I made my mother a journal, with matching pen and a set of cards along with a card of course. I wasn't able to take a picture of the explosion box that I gave to my mother in law but it turn out great.

Recipe: misc pattern paper, ribbon,and stamp set, cuttlebug swiss dots folder, Papertrey Ink cardstock, Mead pen.

Recipe: Hero Arts stamp, Papertrey Ink card stock, misc pattern paper and Copic Markers.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rubber or Digi ????

Good morning Crafty People! Rubber or Digi that is the question I am throwing around inside my head today. Usually I love using my rubber/clear stamps. I always thought that they gave me so much more versatility than a digi stamp, but I have to say I am rethinking that stand lately. I am starting to see the benefits of digital stamps, and yes I've found that they give you the same versatility as rubber/cling stamps. With the help of a photo editing program the world of creativity is yours. I also like the fact that with the help of Photo shop Elements if I don't feel like color in my digi stamp by hand I can color it using my photo editing program. On today's card I used a stamp called Gothic Bride and Groom from a online shop I stumbled upon a few days ago while reading my favorite blogs the shop is called Tidly Ink. They have so many cute stamps there. This weekend my husband and I have a wedding to go to so I threw this card together using a digi stamp from them. I have to say I am not use to making wedding cards and at first I was a little intimidated by the thought of doing one, but when I saw this digi stamp I just knew I had to give it a try. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be since the digi stamps kind of speaks for itself.

Today's card recipe is : Pattern Paper from DCWV, digi stamp from Tidly Ink, Congratulation stamp from the Little Paper Shop (another new stamp site I found lately), a Ribbon flower I got from Michael's and misc. ribbon also from Michael's. I didn't take a picture of the inside of the card, however, I used the Happy Wedding Day stamp that I got from Archivers. Well thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Well I finally finished my DD's Teacher Appreciation gift basket. I think it turned out well. I think the funniest part about doing this projection was seeing the smile on my daughters face when it was all put together.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy National Scrapbook Day

Well I'm finally feeling a little better and was able to get into my craft room this weekend. I couldn't stand it any longer feeling sick so I forced my self to play in my room. The whole time I wasn't feeling well I had so many ideas floating in my head. I think it is time to get an art journal going so if this happens again I can be ready to get my ideas out of my head and done.

Well Teacher Appreciation week is coming up fast and I am making a gift basket to give to my DD's teacher. Here are just a few of the things I have finished for the basket, I just love how the explosion box turned out. This was my first attempt to try to make one of these. (Recipe for this is papertry Ink card stock, misc pattern paper, Hero art stamp sets, misc, ribbon for Michael's).

I made a note pad for Erin teacher using those composition books, I used misc pattern paper, and a misc stamp set (I wish I kept the info on that set because I am using it a lot)

Here is a post-it-note holder I made to go into a basket I'm putting together for Erin's teacher. This was my first attempt and I wasn't happy on how the pen holder turned out. Wish I would of made it smaller.

Recipe for above post it note holder - Misc pattern paper, Stampative apple stamp, Misc, just a note stamp, Kraft paper, pen, 3m post it notes

The following cards I thought I would change it up a little bit. Usually I reach for images for my cards but today I went with using just sentiments. I am starting to appreciate more simple looking cards

(recipe for card above - Papertrey Ink card stock, cuddlebug swiss dot embossing folder, Hero arts stamp)

(recipe for card above - Papertrey Ink card stock, misc. flower emblishment, DCWV pattern paper, Hero art stamp set)

It felt great to be able to work in my craft room I think I was seriously going through withdrawals symptoms. I hope everyone was able to enjoy National Scrap booking Day! Can't wait to get some time to see what all my buddies have made and as always Thank you so much for visiting my blog, have a wonderful weekend and stop by again,