Monday, July 14, 2008

12-Pocket Card Organizer

Here is a 12-pocket card organizer I made using the tutorial on Patty Bennett's Blog

I copied her almost exactly, except I added bows on my binding and my cover is a little different.

I used Afternoon Tea Designer Papers from Stampin' Up! and I created the "Special Days" cover on Photoshop.

Here you can see the organizer open. There are 12 pockets, 1 for each month, where you can store cards for special occasions.

Patty makes it so easy!

The yard sale went okay. I didn't sell as much as I would've liked, but then we never do, do we? At least I made a little more room in the closets, right?

I hope you had a great weekend!

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Circle Cards

Here are a couple of circle cards I made some time ago:

This first one uses a base of Bazzill Brown cardstock. The patterned paper is a long ago retired paper from Close To My Heart. The stamp images are from Close To My Heart and The Cat's Pajamas. Most of the ribbon is from a scrap ribbon jar. The sheer brown ribbon with white dots was from Wal-Mart (Offray).

This second card also uses Bazzill Brown cardstock. I believe the patterned paper is from Crate Paper, but I'm not positive (sorry!). The sentiment is from Close To My Heart. I added Primas on this card. And again, most of the ribbon is leftover scraps except for the sheer brown ribbon.
I used the Creative Memories Circle Cutter to cut the circles out. I love this tool! I also used a small circle punch for the small circles in the center. I believe it's a 1" circle punch.
The edges on both of these cards have been sponged with Chocolate Chip ink to add a little depth.
The first one was sent to a friend who'd just had a baby. The second card, of course, is just a "Thank You!" card.

Gotta get back to work! Yard sale tomorrow!
Hope you have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

RAK & Hannah at the Beach

I received this beautiful RAK from Beate Johns today. She is such a talented stamper!

Thanks, Beate!

Here's a simple card I made using Hannah Stamps. I was trying to create a beach scene and this is how it turned out:

This is a standard sized card with Soft Sky cardstock as a base. The teal cardstock is from Prism. I created the sand by tearing Very Vanilla cardstock and sponging with Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Stain). The waves were created by tearing Whisper White cardstock and sponging lightly with Close To My Heart Breeze Ink. Easy Peasy!

I haven't been very creative lately. We're getting ready for a yard sale this weekend. While I love the idea of making $$ for my old, unwanted stuff... It really is a lot of work and I've been procrastinating about it for way too long.

I have several items listed on eBay that I didn't think would sell well at a yard sale. If you're interested, please check them out here!

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Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Verve Visual cards

Here are a couple of cards I made with Verve Visual stamps:

This first card is made using the Thankful Blossoms set, with Whisper White cardstock, Prism Teal cardstock, Close To Cocoa Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip Ink, and the image was colored with Close To My Heart Breeze Marker. I added some Bling to the corners of the card to dress it up a little.
This card was made with Old Olive cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Bazzill Blue cardstock, American Crafts patterned paper, American Crafts Ribbon, Close To My Heart ink (Topiary), and (it's hard to see in the photo) I went over the stamped image with my Spica Glitter pen to make it pop.

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Monday, July 7, 2008


I hope you all enjoyed a great Independence Day! The fireworks here were awesome!

Here's a card I made for Mother's Day using the Stampin' Up! "Always" set. I used Soft Sky & Whisper White cardstock, Soft Sky Ink, Embossing Ink & White Embossing Powder, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Scallop Paper Edgers, White Organza Ribbon, and a White Circle Paper Clip.

I CASE'd this card from Jennifer Meyer.
She did a much better version of it, but I was so inspired!

Have a great day! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Here's a super quick card I made with the Tart & Tangy set, Real Red & Whisper White cardstocks, my Circle Nestabilities, and a popsicle stick!

I hope you have a great 4th of July!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Friendship Blooms

My internet has been wonky lately and everytime I tried to upload photos here for the last few days, my browser has just shut down completely. Very frustrating!

This scalloped circle card turned out a bit differently than I had hoped. My nestabilities will not cut through more than one sheet of cardstock at a time when I use my Sizzix (Original) machine. So I had to cut two scallop circles of the same size (Soft Sky cardstock), score at the top, punch holes, and attach with ribbons. I also used Basic Black, Purely Pomegranite, and Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the flower from Friendship Blooms in Purely Pomegranite ink and the saying stamp (by AMuse Art Stamps) is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black. I found a matching Prima flower in my stash and topped it off with a pearlized brad.
I CASE'd this card from the talented Beate Johns. (She is so inspiring!)
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