Sunday, January 28, 2007

I Didn't Know Laundry Could Be So Fun!!!

After bath time my son decided to pull Molly around in a laundry basket. It was very amusing. I took a few pictures of it too. It was just the most adorable thing. I didn't have one of him pulling her around. I took a video of that. But this was very funny none the less.

Workshop Card and Scrapbook Page

I made a card for a workshop that I am going to be doing in February. I initially bought the Peaceful Wishes make and take kit for Christmas, but I didn't have a chance to make it. I wanted to do a beginners card for my mom's class so I used her favorite stamp set and just used the make and take kit paper. The only difference between the make and take was the color of ribbon that I used. I used the burgundy organdy ribbon. I also added artichoke eyelets. This is the scrapbook page that I made for her. I took the layout from page 91 of Stampin' Up's! idea book and catalog. I use the Butterfly of Happiness stamp set. It was a very simple page. I wasn't too sure if the people that were coming were beginners or not. I rather prefer doing simple stuff at workshops that way it eliminates having a really long workshop. I just hate when you have a mixed crowd of beginners and more advanced people. It is harder to cater to their individual needs. Also, it takes the beginners longer to make the more complicated projects and the more advanced people are just sitting around waiting for something else to do, while the others finish the project at hand. I just like to stick to the basics.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Swap Card

I finished my swap card for February. I absolutely love the Butterfly of Happiness stamp set from the winter mini. I think this and the Like it a Latte set are my favorites. Anyhow, on to the card. I made another card for my mother-in-law, but I forgot to take a picture of it first. It was using the same color scheme and same stamp set, but I just made it a little bit different. Anyhow I think this turned out pretty good considering it only took me 15 minutes to make the whole card.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Boxes, Cards and Milk Cartons!?!

I downloaded the new milk carton pattern from the SU! demo web site today and made it. I used Cool Caribbean card stock along with Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery. I know it sounds like a terrible combination, but I think it turned out really cute. I used the "online color wheel" for the In Color card stock.
I embossed the heart and used going grey to stamp the steam. It was a fairly easy to make. I used some hodgepodge (they look like the hooks on the back of a picture frame) for the top to add the ribbon.
For this card I used the color wheel to pick the colors. I haven't really used my color wheel (ever) and I decided to use it to see how the color schemes looked. They don't give you very many options, but you can make do with the colors they give you. I think this card turned out very good. For the top yellow flower, I used the "spotlight effect". I put a dimensional behind the butterfly circle that way it folds behind to seal the card. I also downloaded this box from the demo site. I embossed the butterfly with silver embossing powder. I used one of the hostess stamp sets to make this box. This pattern was very easy to use. All I had to do was print the pattern, measure the card stock, cut it out and glue the sides together. I didn't use the color wheel for this one, but I think the colors went very well.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

More Frames!!!

I made more frames! They are so cute. I used the butterfly of happiness stamp set on this one. I just love this stamp set. I know that everybody didn't really like this stamp set, but I do and I try to use it whenever I can. Caitlin just loves pink so I decided that pink butterflies would be perfect for this frame.

I made one very similar to this for her sister Cacie. She likes the darker colors and I found the perfect paper for both frames at the Emporium, right here in lovely downtown Del Rio. I used the A light heart stamp set that was offered back in September. I love this stamp set as well. I use it a bunch as well. I think both frames turned out great.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I am so excited!!!

So today I made some of the best looking pages I have ever made. I bought what is called a green picfolio album from my friend who sells Creative Memories(which I also made a red one for my husband's parents). After purchasing the two smaller ones, I decided that I liked them so much that I bought the 12x15 version as well. I bought a mossy olive colored one for myself and a deep red one for them. Anyhow here are a couple of the pages that I have made so far.

This was the first time that Molly ever played in the grass. It's not completely finished, I am going to journal in the blank spot. I absolutely love the dress that she was in because it was textured like corduroy.
This was just the follow up picture of her initially eating the grass. Again, the empty space is where I plan to journal. I used the Rough Edges Alphabet stamp set that I got 1/2 off. I also finally used those tag sheets to make the tags. I had to think small because as I stated, this was the smaller album. The dimensions are 4.5X6.5.
I was trying to keep using the same basic concept for each layout and I have had a hard time doing it because this isn't just an all occasion scrapbook. It is just mainly the first time that she played in the grass. I think I will also put some of Caleb in them (he was visiting his grandma and grandpa at the time or else he would have been in them as well).
If you notice this kinda looks like the 6X6 layout I did previously. I liked it so much that I decided to incorporate it in this book as well. I made a few minor changes, but it has the same concept behind it. I will be journaling in the blank space. I keep saying that because I really don't like to journal very much. So I have to keep reminding myself to do it that way I can't say later on that I "forgot".

I absolutely adore this picture. My husband hates it, of course, but I think it is wonderful. He didn't know I took the picture and I am sure that if he did, he wouldn't have let me or just would have put up a huge fight about it. Regardless, I love it and I think he is a wonderful person. I just love the way Molly is looking because she is just kinda laughing inside and saying "ha ha dad, I know something that you don't"! I kinda took an idea that somebody else gave me and did it a little different (I hope she doesn't mind), but it was such a great page and I just couldn't let it slip through the cracks and not use it.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Happy Birthday!

I made my friends kids some frames for their up coming birthdays. They both have January birthdays so I made them both frames with their names.
They are going to be moving in about five months or so and I asked what colors/theme their rooms will be done in. She said that it would be pink or purple. I just mixed both of them together that way no matter what color the room would be, it would match. This is the card that I made to match the frames. After I made the card, I thought that instead of the ribbon I should have put the butterflies on the frame. It still turned out looking fine, but I can use the idea later or for something else.His room is going to be done in a western theme. He has cow spotted curtains and it will be painted blue. I found some paper (the very last matte on the letters) with little horses on it (even though you can't really tell from the picture) and it was perfect because along with the horses, there are blue polka dots that are all over the paper. I made my own cow spots for the background. This is the card I made to match Shane's frame. I used the same sticker set as I did in the frame. I ran out of the horse paper, but I think it looks fine anyway. On the inside it says "Happy Birthday Buckaroo". I saw the sticker set and knew that I would use it for the frame. It was such a good match for the room as well.