Feb 6, 2013

Will & Kate

You can tell how far behind I am seeing as the royal couple will be celebrating their 2 year anniversary in a couple of months! Ooops!

First off I want to say that I did not go to the royal wedding and that these are not my pictures. My hubby and I got up at 4 am to watch the happy couple get married on television. For us, it was one of those moments in time you would look back on and say I remember that! My hubby and I were just in the early stages of dating when Princess Diana tragically passed away and to this day we still remember that day well. So when we were watching the wedding we thought this will be another one of those moments in time that we will look back on and remember (hence why we got up so early to watch it!). And because of that I wanted to do a layout about it. Of course, at 4 am my mind was still half asleep and I never thought to take any pictures of us watching the wedding on TV in our PJs! So instead, I went the wonderful world wide web and Googled the wedding and found some pictures I really liked. I sent them off to the printer and viola ... I had something to scrapbook!

Have any of you ever done something like that? Or scrapbooked important events that maybe you weren't there for but thought the were impactful in some way?

As I was scrapbooking these photos I found myself wondering if Kate would be scrapbooking them too.  If so I would love to see what she had done!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Everafter Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: October Afternoon Mini Market and American Crafts Thickers; Embellishments: Cosmo Cricket - Everafter Die Cuts, Flowers, Brads, and 7 Gypsies 97% Complete Stickers; Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking.

Feb 1, 2013

A&W Caravan 4 MS

Hello out there! I know it has been awhile since you have heard a peep out of me. Life seemed to get a little hectic for me the last couple of months and like most other people, I had to let some things go temporarily so that I could focus on other things. Unfortunately, that meant my blog went quiet and so did my scrapbooking! And even though life is still pretty busy right now, I thought I might be able to manage coming back to the blog world! So without further ado, I have a layout to share with you today!

After taking a break from scrapbooking, I always find sketches a great way to get back into it!  So as I eased myself back behind my craft table, grabbed my Sketches for Scrapbooking books (a real awesome resource you can find here) and started flipping through the sketches to find one I could use.  I stuck very close to the sketch only altering small details.  You have to start out slow right!?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Enjoy the Ride Mini Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: Amercian Crafts Thickers, Chipboard Alphas, and Cricut George Cartridge; Embellishments: Echo Park - Enjoy the Ride Stickers; Inks: ColorBox Chalk Ink; Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking; Tools: Cricut.

Dec 12, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 12

Welcome back to Day 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cards. I can't believe that 12 days have passed already!  And that we are only 12 days from Christmas Eve!  It seems to be coming too fast this year!  I save my favorite card this year for last.  I saw the idea for it on Pintrest and it was just too cute not to create!

First off I will apologize for the picture quality.  It is so hard to photograph an acetate card!  The base of this card is made with Close to My Heart's Acetate Cards.  They come with a protective film on them so you just remove the film and then decorate.  I love it!  Now I will warn you that you have to be careful with your adhesive as it does show through on the other side unless you cover it up with a piece of paper like I did!  To make this snowman you will need one small circle for the head, one medium circle for the center of the body and four large circles for the bottom of the body ( I will explain why you need three extra in a few minutes). Using a light blue ink edge each of your circles, this makes the white seem whiter for some reason.  Now assemble and decorate your snowman.  I placed foam dots between each of the layers to make him pop a bit more.  I used actually twigs as the arms, liquid pearls for the buttons, eyes, and smile, felt for the hat and orange cardstock for the nose.  Once he was assembled, I adhered him to the front of the card.  Now I will explain the other three large circle you cut out.  One goes on the inside of the card for you to write on.  I lined mine up so that when the card is closed the snowman covers up the circle on the inside.  I used the other two circles to cover up the flip sides of the card (I mean the back of the front and back of the back) to hide my adhesive.  Next I added bakers twine and my sentiment and then on the backside of the front of the card I place a small piece of patterned paper which I cut out using a Nestabilites Spikey Circle die and my CuttleBug to be slightly bigger than the sentiment so you see it through the acetate.  I hope my instructions are clear (hahaha pun intended).  It can be a little difficult to explain but once you play with acetate (if you haven't already) it will make sense! I hope you enjoyed this card, I know I had fun making it!

That wraps up my 12 Days of Christmas Cards!  I really hope you enjoyed it, I know I did!

Dec 11, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 11

Welcome back to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cards. Today's card is a 5x7 card.  I decided I wanted to use this chipboard snowflake from Basic Grey but it was too big to fit my usual sized cards.  Sometimes I do make cards work for the elements I want to use instead of the other way around.

I started with an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock and trimmed it to 7 x 10.  I then scored it and folded it so that it was 7 x 5 and used that as my card base.  I took a piece of patterned paper and trimmed it to 6.75 x 4.75 and adhered it to my card base.  Next I decided the placement of my large snowflake so that I could determine where my twine and sentiment would go.  I did not stick it down at this point, I just marked it with a pencil.  Using Versa Mark ink, I stamped my sentiment and then covered it with White Embossing Powder.  I heated it until the powder melted and then set it aside to cool.  After it had cooled, I added my baker's twine and did my faux stitching.  Now that everything was in place, I stuck down my chipboard snowflake to finish off the card.  Yes this card is very simple but I find it dramatic with that large snowflake.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final card in this series.

Dec 10, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Day 10

Welcome back to Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cards. Continuing with yesterday's idea of a simple and easy to mass produce card I bring you today's card.

I was at my local scrapbook store awhile back and found these cards done by Tim Holtz called District Market Notecards in the sale section.  I thought they were really pretty in that vintage Christmas kind of way so I decided to pick them up.  I will admit that I struggled for a bit thinking about what I could do.  I didn't want to cover them up.  So I kept it real simple by added two strips of washi tape in two different colours/patterns.  I then tied a piece of twine around the card so that it sat in the middle between the two pieces of washi tape and then added the sentiment sticker.  I finished of the card by rounding the bottom two corners and there you have it, another quick and simple card!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card.  Come back tomorrow for another card.