Thursday, June 26, 2008

Finished the mini-album

I just finished my mini-album dedicated to my doggie Tinker. She passed away in November after a very brief illness. She was only 9 years-old. I miss her like crazy. Please scroll down the page to view the mini-album in slideshow form. It is a "paper bag" album made with SU! Apple Cider DSP and matching cardstock (really rust, river rock, wild wasabi and chocolate chip). The pull-outs also have non-SU! flowers and brads. I used my round tab punch from SU! for the pull-out tabs. The album is tied together with River Rock double-stitched ribbon. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Back home

Jake and I made it safely back to Lubbock last night. We spent about 2 weeks in Richardson visiting family. Elisa and I got to do quite a bit of crafting (though it is never really enough). We tried to focus mainly on scrapbooking this time. We did make a few cards (since it was Father's Day), and we made our first "card candy". I used Berry Bliss dsp by Stampin' Up! and Elisa used a retired SU! dsp. I can't think of the name right now. I used Styled Silver hph and she used Pewter.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Filing cabinet inserts

I was hating the little labels in my filing cabinets at work so I made these. They slide in to the slots and look really cute. I haven't labeled them yet because I may change around what is in my files after summer vacation.
I used Notations DSP from SU! and non-SU! flowers and brads.

Progressive scrapbook page

I wanted to try a progressive page. You start by making a 6x6 page. Then you add that page to an 81/2x11 page. Then that goes on a 12x12. I used materials from a scrapbooking "kit" I got for Christmas. Elisa will recognize the stuff.

Monday, April 14, 2008

SCS challenges

I have recently submitted two cards to Splitcoaststampers challenges. The first one was this past weeks challenge to use rub-ons on a project. The other challenge was to make a card using only white and one other color. The second color could not be a "neutral" like black.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cameo Coral challenge

So my sister challenged me to make a card using Cameo Coral. I used a Very Vanilla base for my card. Matted on top of that is Chocolate Chip, then Bashful Blue, then Cameo Coral. I ran the coral through my crimper because I hadn't used it for a while. I tied some Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon around the layers before adhering it to the card base. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from So Many Scallops on vanilla with Chocolate Chip then punched it out with my scallop circle punch. This card will be for my Mother's birthday April 25th unless I make something I like better before then.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

DSP cards

So I made this card the other day along with 3 others that match. This one is my favorite of the 4. I used Stampin' Up! Notations #2 DSP, River Rock CS, Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon and Hodge Podge Hardware. The Happy Birthday stamp is one I got at HL and it is made my Stampabilities. The other cards I made have the same layout but with small differences. There is one more on River Rock but the DSP is turned horizontally and I used an oval HPH piece. The other two are on Wild Wasabi CS, one with the DSP vertically and one horizontally. Both have HPH but I didn't have More Mustard ribbon so I cut cardstock to "look" like ribbon. The Wild Wasabi mounted cards do not have the Happy Birthday stamp on them. Instead I used the small flower in the Office Accoutrement set and stamped a background image on the lower half of the card in Versamark(R). Thanks for looking!

My First Blog!

I need more paper. Hee Hee. I really have plenty, but you know how it is. When I see pretty or interesting paper, something just comes over me. It could be the design or the colors. Paper is the cornerstone of my favorite hobby. I am a hobby paper-crafter. Being a school teacher I also use a lot of paper at work too. Notebook paper, construction paper, copy paper in white and other colors. My students and I use a lot of paper. Now I realize that the word need is maybe an exaggeration. My husband is very sweet and supportive of my hobby, but he does tease me when I say that I need something. He likes to point it out especially when my 4 year-old son says he needs something. I wonder where he gets that from? Note: This blog was origianally called I Need More Paper.