My Crafty & Talented Friends

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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