Monday, March 24, 2008
Okay, enough of that. I promised you a layout and here it is. This layout was created using the Shore Thing collection from Imaginisce. Aren't the colors just fabulous? It's actualy much more vibrant in person.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter. Spring Break has ended for us and the kids went back to school today. I have a class tomorrow so I guess I'd better run and get the kits together while Shelby is sleeping. Thanks for visiting! Katie
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Anyway, while I haven't done any recent crafting I thought I'd share a few pics of some cards I made to send my mom. She has been on a waiting list for Senior Housing for over a year and an apartment finally became available. While she's actually been in her home for over a month now, she is still receiving many gifts and donations from fellow church members and others who are aquainted with my Aunt. So, I thought it would be nice if she had some hand-made thank you notes to hand out to those who are helping her. I sent her 10 but here are a few of my favs.
I think this one may be my favorite. It is a white standard A2 size card and the polka dot and pink are cut slightly smaller. Very simple...which is why I think I like it so much. That polka paper is SEI and I just LOVE it!
Now this card is a mini-note. Again, very simple. I like the scalloped edge and I think the holes give it a little extra personality.
This one is also a mini-note. I decided to use the Kraft cardstock on this one...which I'm becoming slightly addited to. A small strip of MM Vintage patterned paper and a flower with one of the MM Vintage brads in the center. I added 2 clusters of 3 lime green brads on either side to balance it out.
Again, another mini-note with scalloped edges. This was kinda my theme for the day! I stamped the "Thanks so Much" from my SU! Riveting set then stamped it again and popped up the flower in the center. It's almost impossible to tell in the photo but I went over the flower on the tag and all the flower centers on the patterned paper with my clear glaze pen. It was a great subtle touch.
Well, that's all for now...as if it's not much! LOL! I hope you like my cards. My mom received them and she was thrilled. Here's wishing you all well! Katie
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
And with the scraps I made his teacher a card. She is expecting and is having a boy so it was perfect!
If you'd like to check out the challenges or just take a look-see at what others are creating you can click here. Challenges are posted on Monday and are due by Thursday. Thanks for looking and Happy Cropping! Katie
Monday, March 10, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Miss Essie will be posting challenges weekly on the Scrap-Mart.com blog. You can view it here. There are a few rules involved...there must be at least 2 entries for a winner to be declared, and you have to follow the guidelines of the challenge. Trust me, it's worth it! Here's a list of what I got: a HUGE selection of heavy-weight chipboard pieces (a wonderful variety including brackets, nesting paisleys, etc.), a Quickstick picker-poker thingy, a clear Sakura Glaze Pen, a Quickie Glue Pen, a QuickStripz, and 3 Quickutz cookie cutter dies strung on a large strand of bead string. And, lets not forget a hand-made card from Miss Essie, some sugary snacks, and she even stamped the outside of my Priority box so it would be pretty.
So, with a loot like that it's totally worth checking the challenges out. And, if you stop by their blog, be sure to leave a comment...even if you don't participate in the challenges.