Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's That Time!

Well it's getting to be that time, the stores have rolled out all their Christmas goods and in some cases they have already started playing Christmas tunes.  I have to admit while at Costco this past weekend I did pick up a big roll of Christmas Wrapping Paper that I am certain will keep me going for the next 5 years.   So with all that said I guess it is time to start making my Christmas cards for this year, I haven't quite decided what I will be doing, whether they will be stamped or maybe I will used my Cricut again this year.   I personally find that my biggest struggle is deciding what design to go with.    Stay tuned for a peak at what I come up with.

Monday, September 5, 2011

My New Scrapbook Room!

    Well it has been two months since hubby and I moved into our new house and I am happy to report that I have finally set up and am ready to use my scrapbook room, I still need a couple more tables to work on but otherwise it's up and ready for some creating!  Here are some pictures of my new creative space. 

     The space next to my computer is where my new work space will go. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Been A While!

Well I see it has been a few months since I last posted and that is due to the fact that my Husband and I are in the middle of moving to our first new house and I can't wait.  Moving day is next weekend and I am so excited to finally have my own room for all my scrapbook stuff, but I have to admit I am not looking forward to moving all that stuff.   

 Stay tuned as I will post some pictures of my new Crafting space!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Home Decor Challenge

So Friday's challenge over at Moxie Fab World was to Paper Craft something that could be used to decorate your house with.  I think this is an excellent idea and one that I do often especially when I can't find that perfect item in stores to finish off a decor idea I have in mind.  

So for my entry into the 350 Cards & Gifts: The Home Decor Challenge I have made up a couple canvases that each showcase a special picture to me in a way that a conventional picture frame just couldn't. 

The first is a Canvas with a  picture of my Husband and I after we got engaged in Maui.  I am really happy with the way this one turned out.  I embellished it minimally as I felt the Seaside Overlay did a good job of adding enough elements and I didn't want it to feel overdone.

I did add a shell from the beach to give it that added "Beachy Feel"

The next one I did was for an Engagement picture of my Husband and I and to make it I used tissue paper we got from our Engagement party. 

I added our initials to the heart to personalize it a little more. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Gift Wrap Challenge

  This is the Gift Bag I have created for the 350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Gift Wrap Challenge, the one thing I like to do when I decorate my Gift bags is that everything I put on them is attached so they can come off and be used to Scrapbook with or used on a Card.   I am loving using up all my scrap patterned and solid papers making these cute faux Pin Wheels.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: A Burst Of Blooms

So I have been following Moxie Fab World for a while now and decided I would try the Tuesday Trigger Challenge today.  

 I sat for a long while trying many different things, it seems sometimes my ideas are better suited for the paper crafts in my head then on real paper, sometimes I just can't get the cards to look the way they do when I brainstorm them.   

  Here is the Tuesday Trigger: A Burst Of Blooms Photo;

 So after a lot of playing around this is my take on the picture above, I tried to keep my card inline with the colors that show up in the photo above and I kept the flower theme going.  The part of the picture which really got me wanting to give this a try was the pop of color provided by the watering can, I tried to mimic that by layering my off white paper on a bright blue. 

Card Supplies

Paper:  Recollections Paper Packs, Flowers made with Provo Craft Cricut Rainbow Paper Pack
Flowers: Cut using the Cricut Cartridge Pagoda
Stamp:  Stampendous "Happy Messages"
Ink:  "Tempting Turquoise" - Stampin' Up
Embellishments:  Colored Pearls - Unknown

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baby Shower

Well it has been a couple months since I updated my blog and boy can a lot happen in that time.  I have been busy creating cards to send off to Paper Crafts Magazine, it's my first time submitting some of my work I am not so sure I am up to the skill level worthy of being put in the magazine, but I will keep trying until one day I make it in.   Another project I have been working on is Baby Shower Invitations for my Step Sister Jenn.  Not knowing the gender of the little one yet I opted for a gender neutral color scheme of Light Green and Light Purple, I even made a matching Envelope for the Invitation set.