Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Scrapbook page - redo

I have modified the autumn days scrapbook pages from the last post - I like my new ones much better:-)
I changed it to the Apple Butter theme and used photos from the apple butter making at our former church from this fall. We spent the day helping out and catching up with old friends, meeting new friends.
I removed the tree stamped on Sahara Sand and used More Mustard instead. The tree is now an apple tree with a little birdhouse and big red apples. I sponged the edges with Elegant Eggplant which I really like.
The title was redone too - stamping APPLE BUTTER (I never can get my letters straight so I always purposely stagger them. I also sponged Elegant Eggplant on the edges. I really like that on the More Mustard.
Here is a closeup of the tree. Those apples are red ripe and look delicious :-) I still have 2 pages of Real Red from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin packet, so I decided to do some more Christmas themed pages to show off this product at some mini-workshops I have scheduled over the next 4 weeks.
This one features the traditional ornaments that we three sisters make for everyone. It was so fast and easy using the heavy duty stickers that come in the Simply Scrappin packet.

I also did this one that has a picture of Aunt Faye and the quilt some of the cousins made for her. She is one of two aunts that I have which are still living. They are both widows of my mom's brothers. I left room on this page to put a journal writing of the story of the quilt. Some of the cross stitch squares have some very special stories.
And then just because I could, I made up some cards and gift tags lickety-split using the stickers in the Simply Scrappin packet. I did 4 scrap book pages and these cards and still have card stock, designer paper and stickers left. I used some of the designer paper on the Christmas cards this year and there was plenty for all 180 cards and then some.

I'm all ready for the first mini-workshop on Thursday evening. I have the long skinny shelf in my dining room covered with cards and scrapbook pages to highlight products in the Holiday Mini Catalog (Stampin Up) to entice those who attend the workshop.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another set of scrapbook pages. These have an autumn theme. I used the Chocolate Chip 12 x 12 textured card stock from the Stampin Up product Christmas Jingles Simply Scrappin.
The patterned papers are both from the Autumn Traditions designer series paper. I have used the multi-colored leaf paper on several cards and love it! This is the end of that in my stash.
The tree was done using the Branch Out stamp set. It is so much fun to play with that I plan to dig out pictures from apple butter cooking (what a fun autumn activity) and put them on these pages. I may change the title though - I did not think about those pictures when I started this. I was just wanting to do something with an autumn theme.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Scrapbook idea

The Stampin Up ornament punch inspired some scrapbook pages - so I finally got busy and did a couple.

The first double page was for our church scrapbook. This is the Kids Quest Christmas program. I thought it turned out pretty cute.
Here is a closeup of the first page. I used a lacey snowflake punch (from the Snow Buddies SU set) and Encore silver ink to stamp snowflaked randomly on the paper. Then stamped each letter one at a time and punched out the ornament. The captions for the pictures are on ornaments too.
This is page 2.

I did this double page using the Scrappin Up kit. It is really easy to use. This was not quite finished when I photographed it. I still had to draw the hangers for the ornaments and I added a jornal comment on page 2.
Here is a closeup of the ornaments. This one said Merry 'n Bright.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Purple and brown

I read somewhere (or someone told me) that children's clothing has good color combinations to use for making cards. Well, I don't know about clothing but a set of flannel crib sheets at a baby shower last night inspired these cards. The sheets had polka dots in 2 shades of purple and 2 shades of brown. It's sad, but when I saw them I thought, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa :-)

I came straight home and put this card together Then all day thought about how I could do something with a scallop ruffle in these colors. I love the scallop ruffle and it is so easy!!!!
So tonight I did this one. I can't wait for my Stampin' Up order to get here. I used up the last of my Close to Cocoa and almost the last of my Chocolate Chip - or I might have kept making more of the purple and brown cards.
Here is a hostess gift that we made at our family Stampin Up club on Saturday. It is very simple yet a nice little gift. The snowflake scallops are adhered to peppermint patties - there are 8 in the box.
This morning I put together this one ( in under 20 minutes while Tom was in the shower). I just have to dig out some autumn colored ribbon and I have a thank you gift for the neighbors that took DD18 into their home when she got locked out of the house last week. She was barefoot and they loaned her a pair of socks. The socks are washed and ready to go back so I will have her take this little treat and a thank you card when she returns them.
You could make this for any season or holiday - hearts for Valentine's, Easter bunny or egg stamps for Easter, flowers for spring, sun stamps for summer, Patriotic for July 4th, on and on. I think I will keep this one handy and will use it for any Stampin Up clubs I get going next year.

Monday, October 19, 2009

More turquoise

More turquoise cards. I am feeling much better and spent most of the evening getting my fill of turquoise :-) Here are the others I designed.

This is one of the wiper cards. You pull the sides outward and .....
his hat appears blowing in the wind. The picture just doesn't do it justice :-)

This is one of my favorites. I love the black with the turquoise and green galore. The ribbon on the card inspired my color choices.

And another inspired by the ribbon.

And another.......

And another. This one has an embossed flower in the oval. I am getting to like embossing too.

This is the other ribbon inspiration.

And this one is inspired by my daughter's wedding colors - cornflower and buttercup - not exactly a match but I was close.
That's it for tonight. I believe I am turquoised out :-) for a while.

Tempting Turquoise Challenge

Feeling puny today so stayed home and caught up on some documentation that I need to read. Took a lunch break and challenged myself to use up some of the Tempting Turquoise card stock that I have on hand.
This was my first one - I think it will be the card I take for a shoebox swap in November.
Any time I do 'snow' I have to do a snow angel. I played with my watercolor pencils and blender pen on this one. I really like these kids!
This uses one of the impressions I made over the weekend with my sister's Sizzix die cut. I didn't want to cover up all the impression work with another piece of card stock so just used the small sentiment.
And this one is similar. Nice and simple.

One more - even simpler.
Pulled out some ribbon and Kiwi Kiss - like that color combo.
Back to another simple one. The flower and butterfly are also diecuts made using the Sizzix. I rubbed it with a sponge of the tempting turquoise ink to give it more depth.
And on this one I rubbed ink on the torn edge too - I like how it give it more dimension.

More ribbon and Kiwi Kiss - but still a pretty basic, simple card.
And one more - the kiwi kiss makes a good background for the turquoise die cut.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Isn't this cute!

This is my 'thank-you' from my sister for hosting a SU card party last evening. Isn't it cute!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mojo Monday 107

Here is my card using the Mojo Monday challenge #107 I enjoyed using the fall double sided paper from Stampin Up and trying the scallop ruffle again.

That inspired me to make this card

I really like the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I try to remember that daily!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wiper Card

I saw the tutorial on this last night (after I had put all my card making supplies in their boxes and stacked them up around the dining room) and just had to try it even though it was almost midnight. I found the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. If is really very simple to put together.

When you pull the sides of the card, a surprise pops up :-)