Friday, January 23, 2009

What I've done this week

I actually accomplished a few things this week. Not as much as I would have liked, but at least it's something! I did 6 pages, but I didn't take a picture of one because all I did was tape the picture to the paper!
First this is for Brandon's book, self explanitory!
This is for Randy, from his birthday in 2008. I used the wildcard font for "park" I really like that cartridge, as you will see later in this post!
This is also for Randy from his birthday last year. I actually used about the same layout as above, but, it looks a little different because the papers are so different. Well, the strips on this one are actually the "waste" from above, but it's still different. That's my story...

This card is my latest from the WildCard cartridge. I'm telling this cartridge is changing my life! Okay, that's a little drastic, but I sure am enjoying making cards again. It's been a long time. This one was made for a friend of ours whose birthday is tomorrow. So, I actually had a little bit of a plan. it didn't turn out exactly, but not too bad!

And last this card was also made with WildCard, but I was just playing around again. I don't know why I didn't cut a liner for the envelope... I will probably ink the candles on the envelope if I decide to give this to someone.

Thanks for looking, hopefully I will have more to post next week!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wild Card

Oh what a great cartridge this is! I used to be a card maker before I found scrapbooking, now, I rarely make a card. This cartridge could change that! This is just something I did to play with the cartridge, it's not anything fancy and I didn't make it for anyone in particular, I just wanted to make something! I love that you can cut a matching envelope! I didn't cut a liner for the envelope because I couldn't decide on a paper. I also really like that you can cut a "liner" for the card as well! That is what the patterned paper is on the card, I love that I didn't have to do a bunch of measuring to make a layer. so easy! There is also a blackout version so you could cut it without all the lace cutouts, just the edges. I'm going to have fun with this one!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My first project of 2209

So, already, I'm not sticking to my goals, as I said I wanted to update my blog more often and its been a couple of weeks! In my defense, this is my first project of the year!
This is my little goal book for 2009. I used old cd's and cut one edge off straight so it would be easier to bind. I was going to put ribbons on the binding, but since there are so many ribbons sticking out the sides, I thought it might be too much. I'm still not sure. I made little pockets and tags, so I could catagorize everything. I have a lot of little goals for the year and I thought this might be easier.
I really thought I was adding a lot of embellishments, but, there really isn't that much. I'm stuck though, and I think it's enough!

I used a lot of pretty paper that I have bought that I just liked, but didn't have a plan for, and some of it is pretty girly, so I couldn't use it for the boys.

I have a few more goals to add, but, I don't have any orange ribbon that isn't wide, so, I'm going to wait to add them

So that is it. Not nearly as fancy as it should be for the time it took me to do it, but, I did use a lot of fun stuff that I have bought recently, received as a gift, and had for a long time. I recently got the crop-a-dile II, and I have to say that I love that thing, so much easier on the hands than the original!
So, thanks for looking, hopefully I will be back soon with some new layouts!