Sunday, November 25, 2012

Crafting at my sister's houes

 I spent a few days at my sister's for the Thanksgiving holidays. We went Black Friday Shopping, mostly Michael's on Thanksgiving and Jo-Ann's and Staples on Black Friday. Hubby went with us. He was helpful in getting stuff down from the top of the shelves for my sister.

I usually scrapbook at Table 7 on Fridays at Archiver's but this Black Friday, I crafted at the end of my sister's table. She moved some of her quilting so I had the end of the table for the cards. She has been making Christmas quilts and had lots of fabric scraps but not much scrapbook stuff.  It was a minimal stash of stuff - a cutter, scrapbook glue, and 8 1/2 x 11 1/2" paper.  She had a package of Michael's Christmas paper and I used about all of it to craft the cards. Each card has a bit of fabric on it as a bow, a stripe or an embellishments. I cut out a few Santa's too. I created about 45 cards for her upcoming quilting retreat. I had to stop by Jo-Ann's on Sat. AM to get the envelope/card bases and some glitter glue to finish the cards.

I made some other cards using her only stamp set of cats - they were Hero Arts - but I didn't take a photo of them. She did have an embossing gun and powder and so the cats are gold embossed. My oldest brother was busy doing a crossword puzzle at the table too and kept asking why I didn't use a hot glue gun on the cards. sigh.

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sketch #62

Sketch #62

At Table 7 the other night, I was scrapbooking a dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Russia and had some papers and stickers left over. Just enough for 3-4 cards. Here's one of them, using Sketch #62. I may go back and redo the Let's Party sentiment (Paper Smooches) as the Distressed Green Ink is not quite dark enough on the green background. The pinata was from a sticker set by Sticko (EK Success). I didn't keep track of the various papers - cardstock from Archiver's, and the green checkers are American Craft's travel paper pack. The green peppers paper is from Archivers too but I have seen it at Hobby Lobby and maybe Joann's but I can't think who makes it. The Baker's Twine is from the big roll I got at King Arthur's store in Vermont.

More Sketches - #15, #79, #17

Sketch #15

 I finished this sketch using pieces from the scrap file. It is pink and green again. The papers say sister, friend , girl, fun, and more. I am sending one of the cards to one of my sisters.
I used stickers and adhesive borders from K & Co. The borders are not behaving by not sticking down very well. I may have to go back and reattach them. Again I used the gold Thank You seal.

Sketch # 79

I started making Valentine Cards today. My sister was a bit surprised about that but I told OWH has a different schedule than the rest of us. I do need to stop making OWH cards for a bit so I can get my own Christmas cards done soon but it is only November yet. The TV stations have started showing Christmas movies already though.

 The papers I used on this Valentine Card are from Hobby Lobby. They had bundled a bunch of 8 1/2" x 11" papers - Valentine, Easter, patriotic, and fall - together for the clearance bin. The heart with the circular sentiment is by Doodlebug Designs -Hampton Art (at Michaels) in a set of various sayings and events.

Sketch #17

It's another Valentine card using My Mind's Eye Love Nest stack from Hobby Lobby's clearance.
I used the tickets from a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper as the sentiment on this card. I used Kraft paper for the card base.

Sketch #145

Sketch #145

Wow, I got a sketch on the Sunday it is out!! I spent some time making cards, mostly for OWH but some for my own use. I make lots of cards but usually forget to send them out to the family for birthdays and such. Something is wrong with that. I'll have to get better at that.

Anyway, here's the Sketch #145 and my version.

I had used October Afternoon's Rocket Age for a scrapbook page for work and had some pieces cut already. I love double-sided paper for cards because you can flip pieces over and have a completed look quickly. I get frustrated at times with double-sided paper for scrapbook pages because I can't decide which pretty side to use. I did turn the Sketch sideways. Most of the cards I make are a horizontal layout. I used the sentiment from one of Hero Arts' OWH sets. I added a few blingy bits. I used one of these cards for a thank you card at work.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sketch #132

Sketch #132

I did this card this summer but I don't think I ever posted it. I love Riley and here he is the grillmaster! I found the paper in my food section of papers. The Let's Party is from Paper Smooches and the Happy Birthday is from another clear stamp set. The paper cut as a ribbon is BBQ paper. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Variety of cards

I made a few cards not using any Sketches. Just a bit of this and that.

The circle cupcake and its layer were part of  a package in the sale bin. I faux-stitched around the rectangle white cardstock.

Some stickers were in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby. I layered them and added them to a card with some flowers which have pearl drop centers.

I used my Cuttlebug for this embossed card, sanding the embossed part a bit. I added a small circular sentiment and a rub-on holly border.

The two Halloween cards have K&Company diecuts and DCWV papers from an autumn stack.

SKetch #90

Sketch #90

I had these papers in the stash and the card just came together. The sentiment is one I used a while ago at Archiver's. The hot air balloon is from a clear stamp set that I cut out. I punched the clouds out using the Fiskars punch. The photo is from my cell phone. I like using my cell phone as I can email the photos to my email account. However, I can't seem to take very good photos on my very basic cell phone.

Sketch # 129

Sketch #129

I got the three papers by Graphic 45 at Big Lots. I scallop-punched the girl and pop-dotted it on the  paper. I had a song going through my head so I used that for the sentiment. Under the boardwalk.

Sketch #122

Sketch #122

I love this wooden stamp. I stamped it on pale pink and embossed it in red. The Sketch calls for a piece of paper behind the strips of papers. However, I couldn't cover up the gold musical paper so I didn't add the piece. I added ribbon instead of 2 strips of paper.

Sketch #113

Sketch #113

I had cut a bunch of this sentiment out on my Cricut and had layered them. I made them but never used them till now. I found the blue paper for the base in the stash and the rest of the paper in the scrap files. I added a tiny ribbon of brown at the top. I used a kraft paper base.

Sketc h#111

Sketch #111

I turned the Sketch on its side to make my card. The floral paper is from Market Street stack and the pink and green are cardstock from the Archiver's cardstock sale the other day. The gold Thank You seal was from Joann's Clearance bin - 20 seals in package for 5o cents. The bears stamp is a wooden one. I inked the cardstock in white ink but I'm not really sure I like it. A few bling bits and Sketch #111 is done.

Sketch #114

Sketch #114

I am catching up on the Sketches. Here's one.

I had gotten a stack of masculine papers from Michael's on clearance. Actually, the stack was only a penny and I had gotten 2 of them. I couldn't do a plain square so I did a scalloped one, layered. The glossy hat was cut from one page and foam-mounted on the squares. I loved the two coordinating papers and inked the edges of the two pieces. I added a bit of ribbon near the bottom. I tied a fancy knot instead of a bow. The top hat reminded me of the song of Frosty the Snowman so I used a digi sentiment about magic (I think it is from Create with TLC), 
inking the sentiment too. I used a kraft paper card base.