Sunday, February 21, 2010

Using my stickers..

The PaperCrafts blog has a post about using letter stickers...a whole sheet of them. It inspired me to use up some of those stickers I've had forever. You know the ones....bought because they were cute, on sale, or some other reason. They sat in your stash...forgotten. Well I pulled out a stack of Me & My Big Ideas stickers and went to work. They're not the greatest but I cleared out at least a dozen sheets and started using some letter stickers I've been "saving". Most of them are border stickers that I cut to make backgrounds on the cards. I still have a few cards that need sentiments added.

Operation Write Home also has a new challenge posted on the Homefront blog. It's a 50/50 challenge and the details are here...
Hope your having a good day & USE THOSE STICKERS :)

Almost forgot...Paper Hugs has a challenge with candy using PaperCrafts as inspiration...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope everyone is loving their Valentines today. I just finished up a few projects from the Cosmo Cricket kit....all 'LOVE' related.

The mini book was fun to make. I love how it turned out. Just need to add pictures.

This accordion book uses the letters from the banner. I decided to make it a tribute to those that are no longer with us. I'll be adding more pictures to the tags as I find them.
I finally have a Valentine's Day decoration!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Outside there is 20" of snow. Today they are forecasting about 6"-10" more. No newspaper, no mail, no school for the kids....only SNOW! Since I am snowed in I decided to make some cards. They were all made using scraps from my never ending pile. I even started figuring out how to use my Cricut!
The front card is DCWV paper and a See-D's birthday stamp. The card on the left is Provo Crafts paper, embossed happy birthday stamp, & a Prima flower. The card on the left has swirl vellum and a flower from Prima.
I can't remember who made the papers. The rose was downloaded from Microsoft (I think) and colored with Copics. The Hi card is Provo Craft(blue) and HOTP(blue/purple). I used Making Memories Clears flowers and Simply Stated rub-ons.
These were made using the Cricut. The pink one has a rub-on from Royal& Langnickel layered on a scalloped circle. The birthday card is Provo Craft paper and a flower technique I saw on a lot of blogs. It's 3 cuts of the same flower that are layered then scrunched around the brad. Once they are flattened back out this is how it looks. The flower layers can be the the same size or different and they can be punched or torn.
I've been wanting to try this weaving technique for a long time & finally decided to do it. The paper is probably DCWV edged with brown ink and the flower is Prima. The second card is another take on the petal card above. These flowers are so easy to make! In case you're wondering...I tend to wait until I need the card before adding the sentiment because I might use it for a birthday, thank you, hello.....
I think I'm going to make some things from the Cosmo Cricket kit today.
Thanks for looking! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

One sheet...

I found a sheet of Making Memories snowflake flocked vellum from the Fa La La collection in my stash. I had been "saving" it. I put it to good use re-doing a Christmas layout, making 2 cards, and an ATC. There's still some left over that I'll use for a recipe page for snowball cookies (Russian Teacakes). In addition to the paper I used Thickers velvet letters, Adornments fibers, and a Making Memories snowflake with crystal brad.

I know I said I wasn't going to buy any mre paper till I used up more of my stash but....I couldn't resist. Tuesday Morning had the 9,000 piece kit that was on QVC for $48+ for only $14.99! Look at all this! There's albums, paper, frames, a LOVE banner, magnet sheet, brads, ribbon, adhesive squares, sticker & chipboard alphas, and more....all sorts of goodies. At $14.99 I couldn't even get the chipboard stuff. Wish me luck using it all :) *photo from QVC

There's a snow storm that started today and will last through tomorrow. Since I don't like the snow, especially driving in it, I'll be spending the weekend scrapping!