Sunday, April 26, 2009

Little Spring Inspiration

Our April stamp group meeting brought a little "spring" into our lives! This was the cute project. I really love those blocks! It inspired me to make my own twist on them that I could display year round. I change a few things, chocolate brown blocks, silver edging, more pearls...The other things I have done were a card for a birthday party, I designed it for a demo I taught a while back, but it has turned out to be one of my favorites that I keep making again and again. Always a little bit different, but using the same elements. The necklace is one that I designed for my baby sister when she was here in March. It is all soft blues, crystal beads, pearly white and silver. I am learning that we can't rely on the weather to let us know winter is gone. We need to create it! ;-) Happy Spring everyone!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Simple Cards

These were some simple cards I put together for a friend. It was fun to take the same pattern and make it look different just by varying the papers and ribbons. The metallics didn't show up nearly as well as I would have hoped. In fact, I am not sure in general what happened with these pictures...sorry for the quality of them. I liked how the get well card had turned out. It is one I did last year for a get well swap. I had forgotten it and just recently found it. You see, I have the sad problem of making cards and giving them away as gifts, but never sending them! ;-)

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 18, 2009

So very far behind...

I have been behind in posting new items. Here are some pages that I have been working on for a friend. They were fun ones to do, from the M&M factory in Vegas. There were some techniques on them that I thought I might "lift" for future cards too. The yellow is backed with chocolate (what else?) paper. All of the scalloping was done with my awesome Stampin' Up punch. I love that thing! It made it really quick and easy. The letters were cut with a Cricut Keystone cartridge and all of the "M&M's" bordering the page are actually metal snaps that I set with my Cropidile. I don't usually tend to be a tool junkie, but they really made this page come together very quickly. I'm going through my books and projects photographing pages, cards and items, so soon we'll be able to get this blog hopping. :-)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Stacking box

I need to take the photos off of my camera so that I can blog more often! I was looking through some pictures that were on my computer though and came across this cute box. I learned how to make these from my friend Sheryl. It is amazing what a few scraps of chipboard and some paper can turn into. I made this one to hold a thank you gift for my friend PD. It is great, first you build the outer box and line it. Then you fold and place the stacking drawers inside. Fill the drawers with treats, put the lid in place (which of course you have made!) and it all fits neatly together and closes up tight. I have made a lot of them to give as gifts, depending on what paper and embellishments you pick, they can look so very different. These really are easy, as long as you follow directions, a couple of years ago Shon even had me teach his young men's group at church (14-16 year old boys) how to make them for their moms for Mother's Day. If anyone would like to know how to make them, let me know.

Posted by Picasa