Monday, November 30, 2009

A few Christmas projects!

Here are a few Christmas projects I've been working on! I'm attempting not to purchase any holiday themed products this year, because I have so much left over from prior years. I did several projects using scraps from last year's Cosmo Cricket holiday line. It feels good to use up old stuff!

They are having an awesome blog hop at Scrapfit, which Jodi told me about! I decided to join in on the fun by creating a card with the sentiment "Wishing you a Christmas full of sparkle and a New Year full of cheer". Here is my Scrapfit Blog Hop Entry.

I also made this card for the LPS Black Friday mini crop. Von posted a challenge to do a project with non-traditional Christmas colors.

Here is a little birdhouse ornament, which I did for the Black Friday mini crop at LPS.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My entry for the LPS Blog Card Sketch Contest

Here is my entry for the LPS Blog Card Sketch Contest. I'm so excited about this latest contest on the LPS blog! There are actually two chances to win! Find out more here http://lifepreserversclub.blogspot.com/. I hope to see you there!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The November Kits are Arriving!!!

I received my gorgeous Featured kit from Life Preservers!! This stunning kit features products from SEI Moravia collection! Each of the patterned papers is very special with either foiling, flocking, or die cut edges!! They are spectacular! The patterned papers are double sided, as well. They are so versatile, and are appropriate for both masculine or feminine pages!

I thought the papers really lent themselves to vintage photos, as well as modern ones. This photo is one of my favorites, of my beautiful mother as a teenage girl. I ordered some Primas to use with this kit, but they haven't arrived yet. I made ribbon flowers using the ribbon that came with the kit, and am pretty happy with the result!

Here is a plaque I made for Thanksgiving.

I did this layout for the challenge of the week. My challenge was to scrap about something you are grateful for. I chose to do a layout about our dog, Violet.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My MInd's Eye Sketch Contest!!

Rhonda at LPS, shared about this awesome contest, and I decided to give it a shot! Check out the details here. http://mymindseye.typepad.com/

One of my goals for the next year is to try and enter more contests, so this was the perfect chance!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Card Making Breakthrough!!!

I'm always talking about what a reluctant card maker I am!! I never really enjoyed it, usually because I would wait until the last minute, then rush and scramble trying to create a beautiful card in a big hurry. That method really stinks!! I had an epiphany of sorts today, because I realized there were three big birthdays I missed out of flakiness and not being prepared. I decided I was going to spend today just working on cards! I actually made FIVE!!! I am so proud of myself! I also learned a few valuable things about card making, and here they are.

1. You can make all your cards in the same design. It makes it so much easier to make a bunch at once. You can change the sentiment on each one, but the basic design can be the same. HUGE BREAKTHROUGH! I thought they all had to be unique!

2. Card making is wonderful for using up your random stuff you've had forever. I'm talking about rub-ons, flowers, chipboard pieces, you name it! What an eye opener! You mean I can put all this crap to use?!!

3. Card making is perfect for using up those random lengths of cardstock you have piled up after other projects! I'm talking about that 2" X 8" length you have left over from cutting down card bases. I realized you can cut them up with your punches, Cricut, or put rub-ons on them!

Here are some of the cards I made! I already sent two of them out.