Tuesday, January 17, 2012


The past 2 Fridays, I have stamped and embossed images for future cards. Here's some of the images. I am currently doing the Project 365, which is a photo a day. So I did a bunch of stamps with photography as the theme. I did another group the 2nd Friday but didn't take a photo of them.

Martin Luther King Day was a day off at school so I traveled to Springfield, OH to pick up my son. But first I went to Crafts2000, which recently changed its name to Pat Catan's Crafts and Florals. Anyway, I got several things on sale/clearance. I got scalloped square punches for $5 each. They had Martha Stewart Baker's Twine 10 yards (3 colors) for half off so the package was $1.63. I got 4 Cat's Eye ink pads for $1 each and Scrappy Cat ink pads for 63 cents. Mostly embellishments but I did get a pad of 12x12 paper and 4 single sheets.

Casting: Crazy Crafters

This flyer has been popping up on Facebook (Cricut, couple of craft magazines, etc). I could sign up for this. Or my sister!! I wonder who is doing the show and what channel it would be on?? What is the prize?? This could be a fun adventure.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cards I have been Making in Jan. so far.

Card for Mom's second cousin whose husband recently passed away.

Had a cute school bus sticker and a piece of leftover paper.

More leftover papers and a stickers. I added the cloud stickers because it looked plain without them

Lots of purple cards this time. The ribbon was in Michael's Christmas clearance. 
It is lime green velvety rickrack.

a puzzle page I turned into a kid's birthday card. Added a light touch of glitter glue.

another purple card. Purple is not a color I use a lot but this bunch of cards has a lot of it. More of the velvety rickrack but a teal-y color this time.

I found these cute birdhouse stickers. I had the card done and went back and added the clouds and the stick for the post of the birdhouse. I didn't like it "floating" in air.

more scraps and some jewel flowers

I loved this love bug paper from the Expo and wish I had gotten more of it. Added punched out hearts and the saying cut out by my Cricut (Simply Charmed cart, I believe)

Now I need to get a box shipped OWH. It is full and overflowing but some are Christmas ones I'll need to hold on to till later in the year. I hear PO rates are going up in Jan so I better get the box mailed soon.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Here's two cards I did using subway art from free printables at . There are 6 colors of the subway art on the site but I used only 2 of them. The free printables are for framing as 8x10" but I printed them smaller to fit a card. I layered it with various cardstock and added a bit of ribbon. I used Viva Pearl pen in opal and black for the dots around the subway art and on the numbers. I only made a few of these for my sisters and my sons. I really liked the colors and the design of this subway art.

Title Page for Project Life 365 2012

I got my title page done for my Project Life 365  2012.
 I pulled out a bunch of different papers from my paper stash. I used Bo Bunny Mama Razzi line of paper and stickers, 7 Gypsies sticker set with the big P, and Elsie's Click Click paper. I cut it in two pieces and pieced them back together so I could write on the yellow legal pad paper part. I did my journaling in pencil and really like the look, though it won't be archival. I even have this page in the album already!! I have a start for the year-long project. I had seen the project in the Feb. 2012 issue of Scrapbook, Etc. and found other examples online such as Photo a Day and Day2Day. I hope to keep it up for the whole year and learn a bit more about how to take better/different photos.