Friday, January 29, 2010

Making Memories

I came across my Making Memories paints and foam stamps the other day along with a box of Avery cards that were for use with a printer. After cleaning and some organizing yesterday I decided to play today. The paints had thickened up but a little water mixed in made them good as new.
I made these gift cards with matching envelopes.
Two of the cards were made with the stamps and one just with the paints. The painted one was my attempt at Donna Dewberry's technique.
Speaking of Making Memories, Crop Chocolate has their Distressing kit. I don't have it but it looks very useful.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm Back :)

I can't believe it's been over 2 months since my last post. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's always takes up time for me. My computer was being uncooperative & forced me to reinstall windows. Can't afford a new computer yet. Add to that a January Bridal shower, it's been busy. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

Here are pics of a few of my recent projects.
This was a gift for my daughter's boyfriend. It's done with 2 strands so it worked up quickly and it's WARM. He really liked it.

Last summer I bought a few boxes from Walnut Hollow's clearance sale. Two of the boxes were painted and decoupaged for Elissa's 2 friends. I forgot to take a picture of them. Anyway, I still had one left. When shopping after Christmas at Michael's I wound up buying a pack of 8 note cards for a quarter. I added some cardstock & stickers from my stash to 3 of them and used the other 5 for the last box. After painting it black I used the cards to hide the straw looking insets. Elissa now wants to keep it.

Now that things are settling down, I am trying very hard to work on scrapping. I started my son's school pictures. I just have the background & pics done on most of them right now. Still have to add the accents/embellies. I'll post them when I get more done. My other scrapping projects are to catch up on these:
6x6 favorite pics-one for each kid
8.5x11 school pics-one for each kid
12x12 school pics of the kids
8x8 all about me
8x8 Christmas
There's more that I want to do, including cards, but these are first. Wish me luck & I promise to post more.