Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Marry Me - Bridal Shower Drawer Box

Good Morning Everyone!

I have three Weddings and a Bridal Shower to attend between now and November, so I'm finally starting to make the cards for them.  The first one I completed is for my brothers fiance's Bridal Shower.  It is a Drawer Box with an Easel Card on the top.  I'm going to put little marriage inspiration sayings in each drawer (there are four drawers) along with a gift card in each.  I used a tutorial from the LaLa Land Blog by Nicole Zarra to make the box.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

I have used a Saturated Canary Digital called Marry Me and this project fits the requirements for the Saturated Canary Challenge #26...B's.  I needed to use at least two items that starts with B...my items are Bride, Butterflies, Box and Bows.

Here it is!  I hope you like it...

Card Opened

Front of Card
Card Message

My Project Recipe:

     Digital - Marry Me by Saturated Canary
     Stamps - Grunge Flourish Hearts by Stempelglede
     Paper - Rondelle 6x6 paper pack by Prima and Bazzill Greys
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections
     Pearl Flowers - Wedding area at Michaels Craft Store
     Paper Punches - Branch by Martha Stewart and Dotted Scallop by EK Success
     Metal Die - Butterflies by Cheryl Lynn and DooHickey, Amana Circle & Corner Bow by
          Memory Box, Heart Swirl by DooHickey, Nesting Doily Rectangle by Lifestyle Crafts, and
          Decorative Duo by Dienamics
     Inked Edges - Momento Ink in Grey Flannel
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles Stardust and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, Pearls and Pearl Brads
     Miscellaneous - Shabby Chic Treasure Heart by Prima, Pearl Swirls by Zva Creative.

I made the swirly things by the flowers, using white floral wire wrapped around a small brush handle, Glossy Accents as the glue and Diamond Dust.  Bev Rochester showed how she made these on her blog All Things I Love.  You can find it HERE.  She used German Glass Glitter but I didn't have any of that so I used the Diamond Dust instead.

Colored in Copics:     Hair E43, E44, E59     Face E0000, E00, RV00     Eyes B41, B12
Dress C00, C1, C3     Flowers R81, R83, R85     Green G20, G82, YG63

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Kaelyn's First 5 Years 01/2009

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I finished a second page for my Granddaughter Kaelyn's Shutterfly book.  Only sixteen more to go...

This layout is about our family vacation to Disney World in Orlando Florida.  Grandpa set up a special date for Kaelyn to be transformed into any Disney Princess she wanted.  She picked Bell from Beauty and the Beast.  She was so excited to have it done until the Disney lady started working on her.  See the top circle...that's her evil eye she was using the whole time!!!  She just didn't like that lady touching her at all but...she ended up having her nails, makeup and hair done and was very, very happy when it was all finished!  She looked sooooo cute, just like a Princess!


My Digital Layout Recipe:
     I started with a Layers template by Darcy Baldwin at Sweet Shoppe Designs.  Then added papers and elements from the "These Days" collection by Kristin Barrow also from Sweet Shoppe Designs.
I added styles to the Princess Kaelyn and Quote box.  Drop Shadows were added to everything too.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kaelyn's First 5 Years 12/2008

Good Morning!  Today I am going to share something new...

For years, before I started stamping and making cards, I worked on Digital Scrapbooking. I found a web store called Scrap Girls (find here) and was hooked! They have the best tutorials and lots of fabulous papers, elements, fonts, styles...well you get the point!  Then I started finding more web stores for digital scrapbooking products, A Cherry on Top (find here), Sweet Shoppe Designs (find here), Shabby Princess (find here) and Scrapbook Elements (find here).  These were my favorite places to shop but there are so many more you can find now.  It became my passion for many years, yes I was obsessed and I now own thousands of digital products!  I learned how to use Adobe Photoshop for scrapbooking and the rest is history...haha

About two or maybe three years ago I started a Shutterfly (find here) book for my Granddaughter Kaelyn.  It was supposed to contain a scrapbook page for each month of her first five years!  Well I never finished it because I started making cards instead of spending time on Kaelyn's book...so today I decided to get back to work on it so I can give it to her for Christmas this year.  I have 18 pages to go to be finished.

 Here is the one I completed today.  The layout design is a pre-made design called Winter Cheer by Lliella Designs at Sweet Shoppe Designs. All I had to do to this one was add the photos, some text on the round tag, add a few more embellishments and some journaling. This was a super easy one to get me started again!


My Digital Layout Recipe:
     Winter Cheer Quick Page Set by Lliella Designs at Sweet Shoppe Designs
     Fonts - Old English Text, LD Garbo and LD Flutter
     Additional Embellishments - White Frame, Buttons, Pink and Silver Flower, Present and Leaves
          which all came from the Digital Set also called Winter Cheer by Lliella Designs. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tri Fold Card

Good Morning!  I have a card today I made awhile back but I am just getting around to posting...

My inspiration came from a card made by Melissa Goodman that I had viewed online (sorry I can't remember which web site I was on).  I loved the shape of the card and thought using the Saturated Canary Digitals was a great idea!  The link to Saturated Canary Digitals is in my Favoriates on my side bar.


Behind the front fold
Close-up of card unfolded!

My Card Recipe:
     Paper - American Crafts "Enchanted" and Bazzill White
     Digital Stamps - Saturated Canary "Spring Time", "Thank You" and "Ava"
     Rubber Stamps - Ticket by Prima, Grunge Flourish Hearts by Stempleglede, Circle Sentiment by
          Lily of the Valley
     Flowers - Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts
          The Skeleton Leaf is sprayed with Glimmer Mist "Rum Punch"
     Metal Die Leaves - Spruce Sprig and Bon Voyage Foliage by DooHickey
     Metal Die Doily - By Dienamics
     Metal Die Border - Swirly Lace by DooHickey
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Stardust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     From My Stash - Ribbon, Pearls and Brad

Colored in Copics:  R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG03, E31, E33, E35, R0000, R00, R01, Coo-Shadow, and the Grass is colored using G20, G82, YG63 and Prisma Pencil in Olive Green

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Books and Bedhead

Hi Everyone!  I just returned from a trip with my wonderful husband to the beautiful city of Chicago, Illinois.  We did lots of sightseeing, ate great food and both gained a few pounds...LOL.  We also went to two Giants vs Cubs baseball games...our team lost 1 and won 1!  Go Giants!!!!  We only used Chicago's public transportation which I was a little afraid of to begin with.  We usually always rent a car when we travel but my husband decided we didn't need one this time and he was right!  Their subway train system, they call the L, the buses and the taxi's were super easy to use.  The hotel was fabulous...we stayed in a beautiful suite at the Water Tower which is the same place that Oprah Winfrey owns the top two floors and there is a huge shopping mall under it!!!  We had such a wonderful time there!!!  We will definitely visit that great city again!

Anyway... today I have a new card to show you.  I finished it before we left so I would have something to post when I returned.  I bought a new digital from Saturated Canary (see sidebar favorites).  She is so cute...I do a lot of reading in bed before going to sleep at night.  I'm always leaning back on my favorite pillow so I really could relate to the photo (I'm not that cute though...LOL).  I made this card using the Sweet Threads paper pad from Basic Grey.  I really love all the beautiful colors!

Here it is...I sure hope you like it!


My Card Recipe:
     Paper - Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad "Sweet thread" and Bazzill White
     Digital Stamp - Saturated Canary "Books & Bedhead"
     Flowers - Wild Orchid crafts
     Metal Dies - Spellbinders "Lacy Squares", DooHickey "Tag, Swirl Border & Leaves", Cherry
          Lynn "Butterfly" and Quickutz "Corner"
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Stardust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     From My Stash - Ribbon, Lace & Bling

Colored with Copics:  RV000, RV10, R81, G0000, G00, G02, R0000, R00, R01, C1, C3, C5, Yoooo, Yooo, Y8, Y13, E0000, E00, E11, RV00, E50, E31, E25, E40, E42, E44, W00, W1 and W3
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