Sunday, October 21, 2012

Holiday tags completed

Here are a few photos of the holiday tags that I finished this weekend.  I really like how the holly leaves turned out with the red button accents.  I have to admit that I'm quite taken with the snow globe and just love the little Santa that is waiting to decorate a special present.

In addition to the gift tags, I also completed a few more gift card holders.  This week I'm going to be working on a few more fall themed Project Life items.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Holiday tags

A chill is in the air and there are gift tags, or the beginnings of gift tags, all over my desk.  I enjoy making gift tags nearly as much as making cards.  I imagine these super cute tags on packages all nestled under a beautiful tree.

I have several designs in mind for these tags and I'm looking forward to seeing them come to life this weekend.

I also picked up some cute fall and holiday themed paper pads yesterday.  I love paper pads!  My collection is growing and I'm excited to dive into these new pads.  I'm hoping to have some pictures posted tomorrow of these super cute papers.

Happy Friday!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall themed Project Life kit

Here is my latest Fall themed Project Life kit!  This particular kit contains 86 pieces and offers a wide variety of Fall colors.

There are 12 journaling cards:  2 of each design shown above.

There are 8 banner pieces, in 2 sizes:  The larger banner measure 5" x 1", and the smaller banner measures 4" x 1".

There are 12 banner pieces that form the word "FALL" in a banner.  These 12 pieces allow you to create 3 banners.  In addition, there are also 12 letters that form the word "FALL".  These are the negatives from the banner pieces.

There are 10 banner pieces, with fun Fall words and colors.

There are 15 leaves.  These leaves are hand-stamped and are shown here in three sizes.

There are 18 hand-stamped acorns that also come in 3 sizes.

If you are interested in purchasing this particular Project Life kit, please click here to visit my Etsy site.

Halloween Themed Project Life kit

I've been working on expanding my Project Life products and I'm excited to finally show you the Halloween themed Project Life kits.

These kits include journaling cards and lots of embellishments to add fun and flair to your Project Life layouts.

Here are some photos the first Halloween kit.

In this kit, there are 2 black 2" circles, 2 grey 2" circles, and 4 orange 2" circles.  In addition, there are 8 1.75" patterned paper circles.

There are also 8 resin circles and 8 resin banner pieces, along with 5 brads.

 There are 4 smaller banner embellishments that measure 3 5/8" by 1/2" and 4 larger banner embellishments that measure 4 7/8" by 1/2".  There are also 2 Halloween themed tickets, measuring 4" by 1 5/8".

There are 8 folding journaling cards, that measure 3x4 when folded.  

This particular kit includes a total of 65 pieces that can be used in your Project Life layouts or other scrapbooking and card projects.

If you are interested in purchasing this particular set, please click here to visit my Etsy site.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

3 new lunchbox notes

Version one, polka dots with a brown background:

Version two, cream texture background:

Version three, light aqua background:

Monday, February 6, 2012

birthday banner

When I showed Hayley (my oldest child), who had just turned 15, the new banner dies I had just received from Papertrey Inc, she quickly began chanting how she desperately needed a banner for her room.  Little did she know that I was looking for any excuse to make a banner.

Here is how her banner turned out.  She picked pink and aqua, which I thought was a great color combination.

If you are interested in the supplies I used or instructions, please just leave me a comment or drop me an email.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Beach in February

When you think of the beach in February, do you think warm, or calm, or tranquility? I don't. However, that is what our day is like today at the beach.

Wish you were here!

Friday, February 3, 2012

catching up

I have to admit that the last few months have been a bit hectic.  I keep thinking that things will slow down, but there is always something being added to the mix.  So, I'm just going to have to find more time to keep up with my card blogging.

Last weekend, I did escape to Ashland, Oregon, to attend my quarterly scrapbook retreat.  I've been going for several years now and I really try not to miss it.  However, I don't scrapbook there any more.  I mostly work on my cards.  To prepare for the weekend retreat, I prepped 20 card projects to take with me.  I felt fairly productive as I completed nearly all of them.

Here are a few photos of the card projects I completed.

I love the button card as the focal point of this card.  My inspiration for this card came from Dawn McVey's blogMy Favorite Things..

For this card, instead of using card stock for the banner, I used an old atlas that I had.  I love the detail that the atlas pages add to the card.

This is a lunchbox note.  I love the idea of writing a little note to one of my children and slipping it in their lunch, backpack, or overnight bag.  So simple, yet so meaningful.  These little notecards open and have just enough space for a sweet little note.

Check back tomorrow (or maybe Sunday) for a few more card designs.