Thursday, May 26, 2011

campfire card

Hello all, back again to share with you a card that I created for GCD studios.
The Design team had an assignment this month to create a project using several different pieces of pattern paper. This project was also suppose to have a summer theme. I love summer, and to me and my family summer means - camping! We have a tradition every year as soon as the weather gets warm to pack up the kids, the dogs, our camper and go camping. We have been camping with 5 other families for the last 6 years. We have made so many lasting memories this way, that the kids will cherish forever.

So, I thought that it would be fun to create a card with a camping theme.

Here is what I made:

Campfires are hot card

I created this card using the GCD studios Great Outdoors colletion by Heather Tozzi. To create the campfire logs, I took strips of brown paper (I used the backside of S'mores paper) and rolled them. To finish I tied them with twine.

Here is a closeup of the logs:

I hope you get the chance to get out and make lots of memories with your family this summer. If your family likes to go camping (like mine) then The Great Outdoors Collection is the perfect to document it.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What inspires you?

Last month I traveled to Arizona to work the CK convention for Epiphany Crafts. While I was there I saw this cute Ewok shirt at PacSun. I knew Matthew would go nuts over this shirt because it is two things he really loves - Star Wars and skateboarding.

Unfortunately they do not sell kids sizes at PacSun, and the smallest size they had available was a Mens Large.
When I got home I told Matthew all about the shirt and he talked me into going online to see if we could order it for him. We were able to find it in a Mens small, so we ordered it. He loves the shirt and is so happy with it.

The shirt inspired me to make a 'Star Wars' themed birthday card.

I used Epiphany Crafts shape studio tool to make an epoxy out of a Star Wars image found in a Pottery Barn catalog. I used the round 14mm epoxy, vintage setting and felt flower (all from Epiphany Crafts).
Here is a close up of the embellishment.

I think this card would be cute for anyone who has a Star Wars fan in their house, I really like how it came out.

Friday, May 20, 2011

come join us...

over at the GCD Studios blog
as we celebrate our love for Mom's. We have a whole post dedicated to projects that the new design team has made for Mother's day. Even though Mother's day has come and gone. Don't you think we deserve a whole month? I sure do!

Here is what I made:

a Mother's Day card made with the Fun House Collection by Tina Higgins. Would you have ever guessed by looking at this card that this is a circus themed line? That's what I love about this line. It is so versatile and fun.
Thank's for dropping by, and Make sure you visit the GCD Studios blog for a chance to win the Homespun Chic collection by Melody Ross.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

cardmaking kind of weekend

this past weekend I had the chance to meet up with some of my scrappy friends. I don't know about
you but when I go to a crop, I bring a lot of stuff with me ( I have always been know for overpacking).
At home, I am so spoiled having my own craft room, so I have gotten use to some 'must haves' when I work on a layout.

- my computer for journaling and altering photos
- my printer, I can never really decide what size photos
that I need, until I sit down to start working
on the layout. Often, I print a 5x7 and several small pics.
- my 6 foot table. I bought this table when I was doing
demo work for Canon last year, and I use every square inch
of it.
Being away from home and all my 'luxuries' is hard. So, I often work on cards when I go to crops
and scrapbooking events. It just so happened, that Paper Crafts magazine was having a call for
cards. So, I submitted 10 that I made. That is a world record for me. I am crossing my fingers
that atleast 1 of them gets picked up. :)

I can't show you what I submitted to the call, so I would like to share some other recent cards
that I made using the Animal Crackers for girls line from GCD Studios.
This line is so versatile and fun! I just adore it.

You are my favorite card:

I used a blanket stitch and stitched the edge of the kraft paper by hand. I don't usually handstitch on cards- this is kind
of a big deal for me. Since I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia last year and because I also have arthritis in my hands - tedious
hand work is really hard for me. I fumbled with this, and it took me 2 hours to complete the stitching. But, I think it was
worth it. I love how it came out and I am proud that I was able to complete it and didn't give up.

Happy Birthday Baby:

another GCD studios card. I just loved that little giraffe so I 'dolled' her up with pearls. So fun!

Thanks for coming by, and listening to me go on about my 'must haves'. So, what about you?
What are your 'must haves' when you scrap?
I would love to hear from you.
I have been getting a lot of inspiration lately from today's creative blog You can visit there site for lots of inspiring handmade ideas.

Friday, May 13, 2011

class is in session

over at GCD studios and I have been busy working on my very first DT assignments for them. The whole process has been very exciting. I am having a great time getting to know my fellow GCD girls and learning so much from them. Wowsers, there is some serious talent on that team. I can't share with you what I have been working on. So I thought that I would share some other recent projects that I have created.

This one I made for Mother's day using the Echo Park for the Record line:

this card was a lot of fun to make and I even snuck in a custom button made with Epiphany Crafts button maker.

is a fun card that I created with Crate Paper's Emma's shoppe collection.

Pretty girl card:

that's all I can share for now. I have been busy with my DT assignments and submitting to publications.
I just got another card picked up for Cards Magazine October issue using Epiphany crafts. woot woot
I promise I will share it with you when I can :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's Monday again...

Hi everyone. I hope all the mommies out there had a fabulous Mother's day yesterday!
I got to spend my day enjoying some much needed down time with the family. I slept in,
the kids made me handmade cards and we had lunch together at our favorite Japanese
restaraunt. It really was the perfect way to spend the day.

I wanted to share a sweet card that my son Matthew made me for Mother's day

Lightsabers are red, Lightsabers are blue, Strawberries are sweet, and so are you. lol I love the way this boy thinks, he always has Star Wars on the brain :)
Enjoy your Monday everyone, thanks for stopping by!