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Monday, July 21, 2014

Some recent cards...

Hello my crafty friends...

I wanted to share with you some cards I made in the past few days.  I belong to Splitcoast Stampers BRAK (birthday random acts of kindness) and so I have been making a lot of birthday cards. 

I made six of these:
I knew that I had to do an "assembly line" so I wanted something simple yet something that didn't look like it was just thrown together.
 I made four of these following the same concept above.
 This one I used a stencil and some Rangers Perfect Pearls for the roses and music notes for the embossing
 This one here is very simple; some dazzle stickers make this one pop-out

I haven't posted in a while and a lot has happened since I last did. First thing that happened was I got a major promotion at work in February.  I am now a full time Property Manager!!!  I absolutely love this job but it does take a lot of my free time.  I work so many extra hours.  I was left with such a mess when I took this position from the previous manager and this took a lot of 10+ hour days and weekends.  But I digress...I do love it and I am very happy with the new change.

The other thing was this...
My Eric asked me to marry him!!!  It was so great and I am so happy to have him!!!

I am trying to craft when I can.  I do miss it but I like the trade-off's though!

Take care everyone!!!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

All About Me For You #1 - What are your name ingredients?

Hello friends!!!  
Welcome to the first "All About Me For You" post.  I sure think you will like this little project.  After all it's one thing to leave a scrapbook and this is a great thing to do.  But what this project is doing is getting into your head so to speak.  It's asking those questions that can personal and things that are informative as well as fun.  So I hope you join me in this little endeavor.  

For this first week we are discovering all about our name.

  1. What Are Your Name Ingredients?
    1. Who picked your name - mom, dad, grandparent
    2. Are you named after anyone or given your name for any particular reason
    3. What does your name mean
    1. Do you have a nick name & if so what is it, do you use it more than your given name

Now What?

Be creative with your name and make some word art

For example:
 1. Make doodles in your name or out of your name

2. Make little faces  in the letters

 3. Spell something out using your letters from your name 

  4. Anything you want to do

The tag in the adjacent pocket has my answers the above questions regarding my "Name Ingredients". I do hope you join me in this weekly adventure on getting to know yourself and recording it all in a fun and creative way.

Create yourself today!

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Some random cards

Hello my crafty friends!  I wanted to share some new cards and some ATC's I've made lately. All these cards are for swaps and for RAK's for some. Hope you enjoy!  Feel free to leave a comment on what you think. 

Create Yourself Today!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

All About Me For You...

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you something that I decided to do craft wise that is.  I want to create a book or two or three...called "All About Me For You".  What this is is a book/binder/scrapbook album or whatever you choose for your system, this will be a wonderful gift to give to someone so that will never forget all the little things about you. 

The general feel of the completed book will be heartfelt, comical and informative.  I plan to do these on Thursday's and call it "All About Me For You Thursday's".

I have been struggling as to the final format I will use to create my book(s).  Here is what I am leaning toward:
Front Cover

First page on its side with pocket

Second page on its side with two pockets

Third page on its side with "flaps" that connect on other page and hold note cards

Third page with the flaps open to show photo mats

Fourth page with flaps same as third page

Flaps open on fourth page

last page with pocket

The tutorial is on YouTube and here is the link to it Manila Folder Tutorial.  What I am going to do is have a book for possibly each month since there are only a minimum amount of pages.  You can choose whatever you like and who knows, I may still change my mind. 

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Cards Using Copic Markers & Glaze

Hello and welcome!
Here we are on the eve of Christmas Eve...I still have things to wrap. Are you all ready?  My mom and kiddo's are coming over tomorrow night and we will celebrate together.  I am really looking forward to that!  Then on Christmas Day Eric and I will go over to his uncles and we will spend time there with his family.  I am off work for the next two days so I am really looking forward to that.

I made some cards for my co-workers.  I wanted to share these with you.

You cannot see it really well in the picture but there is Glaze on the red part of the candy cane.  I used Copics to color and a Spica Glitter pen for the box to add a little shimmer 

I did more to this card before I gave it to my manager.  I just didn't get a photo of it after the fact.  This was all colored with Copics and a Spica Glitter pen was used to give the picture a snow glistening effect. 

The candy cane is glazed and the Spica Glitter pen was used under this little guys feet and the ball on his hat. Used Copics to color 

The Season's Greetings is heat embossed, Copics used to color this

Until we meet again!
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!!!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Greeting Card Reminder Binder

Do you know how many cards you will need in the new year? Do you know who has a birthday in March and what "off-beat" fun holidays are in June? Have you ever wondered if you sent out a card or forgot to because your life was so hectic at the time and you couldn't remember?

I have wanted for a long time a book or something to keep all this information in and so I finally made something to organize all these ideas.  

I took a Recollections small binder that I had a junk journal in and transformed it into this simple little but hugely beneficial Schedule for Card Making.

I added some stickers to the front and the pink you see here is an elastic band to keep book shut.

This is the inside front cover. the pocket came with the binder.

This is another pocket and in here I will keep the actual records of who I sent what to and when it was sent out.

I used some stickers that had the months on them and to secure them better used a small piece of clear packaging tape to surround the month sticker. (I was painting hence the paint on my nail, lol)

You may have seen my birthday reminder calendars in a previous post but what I did was take the calendar portion and put it on it's own page

When I turn the page for each month I have a generic monthly calendar folded in half that I can easily flip open to see all the major holidays.

Behind the major holidays are the "Off-beat" holidays as well as Monthly celebrations and observances. This is also a folded paper

This is the record of who I have sent to and what off-beat holidays I have chosen to focus on and some different monthly observances. The highlighted parts are the holidays

This here is a spreadsheet that you can write 20 different peoples name on the top going across and on the left side going down write holidays then when you send out to them you can put a check mark.

Some of these lap over onto one another but I really find it useful and to me it helps to see it in a couple different ways.

I hope this might help someone who is looking for a way to do the same thing.

Take care...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas 2013 - Cards and Home Decor

Where do I start off at when I haven't been here for over 6 months!?  I have been slammed at work is where I have been, dealing with some not-so-fun emotional junk and now feeling better again with everything!

Eric and I are still living in our town home and going strong!  My kids are growing up still so fast.  Kristin is living on her own, Kevin just Friday got a new car.  So all is well with family this season.  

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your winter season holiday(s). Now the first thing I want to show you is my wreath snowman door-hanger.  I saw it first on pinterest and fell in love with it, soooo 

TA DA!!!

Our Wreath Snowman Door Decor
The front of our home with some of the lights on in front, 2 candles in top windows, snowman wreath & in our bay window you can see our tree

I have also been creating a few cards here and there.  These three are just a small few of what I have done.  I know the first two are similar but I really love this stamp.
Meowy Christmas
Tabby Kitty Christmas

Cany Cane Wishes

I have also been making some Birthday cards for SCS (SplitCoastStampers) b/c I am on their B.R.A.K committee.  Here are a few:

I also made another Scripture 8x8 page.  I really am happy how it came out.

I will be back later on in the day with another post with some "How-to's" for some of these and more.

I have really missed being here and I hope you will welcome me back into the blogging community because I cannot wait to start reading your blog posts again!


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