Saturday, March 21, 2015

I'm having more fun than is legally allowed!

It's after 5 p.m. and (I have to confess) I am still in my pajamas.  But I'm having a blast!  Looking around the internet and creating tons of cards.  My stash is getting full ... no excuses for not sending a card now!

I'm playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #115.  Here's this week's sketch:

And here's my interpretation using my new Sizzix You and Me die set.

Remember!  Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!

Thinking of You

I'm on a roll today!  Here's a thinking of you card that I made just to have in my stash.  I purchased the watercolor floral stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps when I was at Scrapbook Expo a few weeks ago.  Although I have the information on the stamps (Roses #867), I couldn't find it on their website.  The sentiment is from the Stampabilities Card Phrases set from Hobby Lobby, and I embossed it with white opaque embossing powder from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.

I really like the look of backing the card front with a tiny bit of black showing around the outside and then having a substantial border around it.

Remember!  Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!

Stretch Your Dies - Day 6 - Border Dies

This is so fun!  Just think ... vacation for a week + an online card class!  Today's Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies lessons are about using your border dies.  I used my Die-namics Snow Drifts die by My Favorite Things; it can be used for lots more than just snow!.  For the rainbow, I used my brand-new You and Me die by Sizzix.  The stamp is also new, and it's from the Stampabilities Card Phrases set from Hobby Lobby.

UPDATE!  There was a discussion on the class forum about keeping our workspace tidy.  Yesterday, I managed to straighten up my area, and while I was working today, I did my best to put everything away as I used it.  Here's what the main area looks like right now:

Remember!  Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

One cut ... two ways

In today's Online Card Class called Stretch Your Dies, we learned how to use our mini dies in a variety of ways.  I don't have a lot of dies, but I do have a Cricut Expression 2!  So, using Cricut Craft Room, I managed to lay out all of these tiny stars.  I then cut them out along with my Simon Says Stamp Thanks Craft Die S202.  I used the cut out to adhere the pieces to a piece of white cardstock.  Then I added the green cardstock to another white card blank to make a second version.  Cool beans!

Don't forget: Whether you think you can or you think you can't ... you're right!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Break!

Yes, it's time for Spring Break!  I am ready (as are the students!) for this week to relax, refresh and recharge.

I was so excited to discover that the Online Card Class titled Stretch Your Dies started today!  At the last minute last night, I decided to register.  I am not disappointed!  Already, I have made an adorable card using one of today's lessons from Jennifer McGuire.  I pinned this card just yesterday, and I knew that it would be perfect to scraplift (cardlift??) with this technique.  I used my Simon Says Stamp Big Hello die to cut the piece that I attached, and then I glitzed it up with my clear Wink of Stella pen. 

I have to mention that I love using the knot-tying technique by Stamper Dog titled Save Ribbon Tying a Finger Knot Bow.  I use this technique a lot, but every time I do, I have to watch the video. 


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Oliver's Album

I've been stymied as to how to finish off this page.  At first, it was just everything except for the photos.  I couldn't decide which photo to use.  Then, all of a sudden, it hit me!  I decided to make it into a flip album.  Now I don't have to pick one photo of Oliver, our grandson.  Instead, I can add photos as I take them, along with journaling on the back of each page.

Everything (except for the washi tape) is a Tim Holtz product.  I love everything he creates! The album starts with this photo (and each photo is then layered on top of this one). He is just 4 hours old in this picture, and I got to hold him!
The next photo is so funny. He couldn't keep his little mittens on his hands, so they tried using socks.  If there was a caption contest, I think it would say something like this:  "What am I getting myself into?  Don't these people realize that they put socks on my hands?"
Now, here's my favorite (so far). Grampa and Oliver seem to be sizing each other up.
This is the most recent photo from last week.  My friend gave him this outfit, and his mommy and daddy thought it would be perfect to wear when he came to visit us.
I absolutely LOVE these grunge blocks made to look like letterpress.  The ribbon is dyed using the same colors that are on the blocks.  Swoon!