Monday, May 27, 2013

Birthday Cards

My oldest brother and twin brothers celebrate their birthdays this weekend. That's 3 birthday boys in two days. I was actually on the ball this year and got cards made and sent off in time! I also noticed that my last several posts have been layouts. You might be ready to see some cards. *Ü* The designs are not mine, of course, but the thoughts of my brothers while I was creating them certainly are!
 Dutch Blue Cardstock, ink, Birthday stamp set (CTMH), Green Tea Stack (DCWV) Gems, (Recollections brand, Michaels)

Kraft cardstock, woodgrain embossing folder (Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby), Green Tea Stack (brown strip and circles) {DCWV}, Gems (Recollections brand, Michaels), Happy Birthday stamp, Cocoa ink (CTMH)

I am a little annoyed with myself. I am pretty sure I saw these first two cards on Pinterest, but I didn't pin them. I just scrolled through while looking for ideas that appealed to me. Now, of course, I can't find those pins. Sorry. But I am not claiming these ideas were mine. You all know me better than that, right? 

This next card was originally created by my friend Barb, here. I just adore how Barb creates her cards. There is so much attention to detail. Plus she shares a lot of little tidbits about the techniques she uses. Anyway, I decided to mimic the card linked above.
I did vary it a bit by changing up the focal piece cut (Framelits by Sizzix, purchased at Archiver's, although sold other places as well). I colored the Meljen's cupcake image with pencils and odorless mineral spirits. (I leave the Copic coloring to the professionals, like Barb *Ü*) I added the gems (from Recollections brand at Michaels). I know I've said that a lot. There is a bigger box of these gems that they sell that have several sizes of gems in the box. That's where these tiny gems are coming from. I used a bit of a glittery pen as well at more of that Green Tea Stack (guess it's my go-to paper for guy cards). I had the same Martha Stewart border/embossing punch that Barb used. All in all, I'm pleased at the final result (although I continue to be iffy about the paper used for the strip across the card...those brown edges look strange to me, but I couldn't find anything else that would even remotely work in my opinion...It is what it is.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day.

Digital Project Life-Week 15

I don't have to add a bunch of "stuff" to make the layout nice. I don't have to add a bunch of "stuff" to make the layout nice. I don't have to add a bunch of "stuff" to make the layout nice. I'm saying this to remind myself that it is the completion of the layout that is important. And so we have Week 15 completed(without a lot of extra stuff)!

Template: Remember That Templates 2 by Scrapping With Liz (Scrap Orchard)
Kit: No Bummer Summer by Bella Gypsy (Scrap Orchard)
Fonts: Caviar Dreams, Rochester

Enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Digital Project Life-Week Fourteen

 Week 14 is completed already! Not too bad considering the busy weekend we had. 
I used a new and fun kit called Unplugged and it's all about getting outside and enjoying life without the gadgets, which I thought would be perfect for the outdoor activities that the girls enjoyed last week.

Template: The Easy Life Templates Set 3 by Jady Day Studio (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Kit: Unplugged by Bella Gypsy Designs (Scrap Orchard)
Fonts: Rochester, Teletype, Caviar Dreams

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.
Hope your week is off to a great start!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Digital Project Life-Week 13

Whoo hooo! I got this layout finished in pretty good time. Go me! LOL

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Template: Photo Journal Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz (Scrap Orchard)
Kit: Let the Sun Shine In  by Julie Billingsley (Sweet Shoppe Designs), Make It Happen (flower on game night photo) Bella Gypsy Designs (Scrap Orchard)
Celebrate Life (chalkboard month piece) by Janet Phillips (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Miss Dana's Chalk Alpha (May) by Tickled Pink Studio (Scrap Orchard)
Fonts: Rochester, Caviar Dreams, MFT Skinny Jeans

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope your week is off to a grand start.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day Cards

Thought you might like to see some cards that were inspired by cards I've seen in blogland and on Pinterest.
This one is my version of  this one by Aaron Brown at Booth #32. I used DCWV's Green Tea Stack and CTMH's Artiste stamps in Kiwi and Dutch Blue. I also cut a piece of the glitter paper that came with Whoo's Your Valentine. 

Both these cards use papers from Doodlebug's Fruit Stand 6x6 pad. Except for the houndstooth, that came from Flower Box. 
The inspiration cards are here and here.

Thanks so much for looking.
Have a great day.


Digital Project Life-Week12

Last weekend was interNational Scrapbook Weekend/Day. I had a ton of fun shopping for supplies. While I didn't go too far overboard, it took some time to download, unzip and quickly organize my new goodies. Week 12 has been sitting on my computer, almost done, for several days now. Finally had some kid free time to finish it up and boy did I ever take my time in doing so. More than it should have most likely. But I was fiddling and futzing with where to put goodies yet again. Maybe someday I'll be able to pull a layout together more quickly. Thanks for looking.

Now I can get started on Week 13. LOL

I am enjoying creating these layouts. I do wish, though, that I could also carve out some time to complete "regular" layouts, too. Hopefully sometime soon I can get some created.

Templates: Photo Journal Template 1 by Scrapping with Liz (Scrap Orchard)
Title Cards Weeks 2 by Cindy Schneider (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Kit: Make it Happen(with add on alpha and paper) by Bella Gypsy (Scrap Orchard)
Fonts: Rochester, Teletype

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Digital Project Life-Week 11

(Edited to replace the layout with the wrong date range. I had the numbers for the week prior to last week. Oops) is the latest layout in my Digital Project Life effort.  This was last week, so I'm pretty well caught up. Yay! They aren't too fancy. I'm kind of struggling between wanting to add too much stuff and then thinking it looks wrong, so I take stuff off. Hopefully the balance is okay.

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Templates:  Lifetime Templates Set 2 by Julie Billingsley, Cindy's Weekly Title Cards by Cindy Schneider, Bits & Bytes Journaler Graphics(for museum photo) by Nettio Designs (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Kit: YOLO by Bella Gypsy Designs (Scrap Orchard)
Fonts: Rochester, Traveling Typewriter

I came across the kit via a newsletter email and I loved it, although I know I didn't do it justice on this layout The colors are so fun and vibrant.  I can't wait to use it on another layout where hopefully it will shine. You can check it out at Scrap Orchard  here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are having a great week!