Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Butterflies do not fly in ice and snow! And that is exactly what our weather is here in KY today. But, I still have these winged beauties on my mind when I am crafting :) , so more cards with flowers and 'flies. For this card I used Best Occasion Textured Cardstock; Prima Flowers; Stampede Butterfly Stamp and Teal Ink and a random ribbon scrap and button. My favorite embellishment....the Martha Stewart Doily Lacy Edge Punch..which was my birthday present from my son. I love a new scrapping tool :)
Posted by Tammie at 2:06 PM
Monday, January 26, 2009
What an awesome weekend! Friday evening at 7pm, our church hosted a Lock-In for area youth...with well over 130 present and counted...many more trickled in throughout the night, that is not counting adults. The above was an interp called "Everything." Powerful message, indeed, regarding the trials of today's young people. Several were saved and many rededicated. The following morning, I helped with breakfast and I may never make another pancake....I had blisters from stirring the 100+ hotcakes....but what a blessing.
Posted by Tammie at 8:13 AM
Friday, January 23, 2009
Happy Friday to all. This week has flown by for me. Late last night I sat down at my scrap table and all I could think of was butterflies and flowers...I told you....you would see them again :) The cardstock is random scraps from my bin and I used distress ink on the butterfly to age the paper. I added Prima flowers (which I love) and splashed a bit of glitter on both.
Posted by Tammie at 7:07 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Good afternoon all....we are still getting snow flurries/showers and I am nice and cozy today with a fire blazing and creative juices flowing. I am soooo behind on my scrapbooking, but today I awoke with a couple to pages on my mind and here are the results. My hubby was so sweet this Christmas to play along with my photo hobby. He gave me one whole afternoon to pose and shoot and re-pose with no complaints. I had to post this in honor of his sacrifice ;)
Posted by Tammie at 11:25 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
Hello All...we awoke to a snowy Monday with about 4 inches on the ground and flurries all day. I was beautiful and perfect for making snowballs. (not that anyone was home here to make any, but I did try one out when I cleared my car windows this morning;) I have mentioned a couple of times that I have been under the weather for a few days...well a trip to the Doc revealed that I am more than under the weather...I have Strep! I haven't had strep for 20+ years, never once the entire time my son was young and he had it more than a few times. Oh well, at least now I can stop treating myself and thinking that this is the most virulent virus I have ever had ;) After two large injections, surely I will be feeling well soon . And, looking at this card, I must still have that rainbow sherbert on the brain ! I crafted this springtime beauty before going out today. It just sort of came together on it's own. I chuckled to myself that I am either in a flower and butterfly rut, or I have found my niche. I promise, I will try to make something different very soon.
Posted by Tammie at 5:30 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Happy Sunday to all! I had mentioned that I had been battling a bug all week and when I uploaded this post, I realized that all of my cards are the color of rainbow sherbert. Now, it is true that I have eaten quite a lot of the creamy confection this week, but to subconsciously choose cardstock to match it...well, that must mean that I need to eat some more ;)
I love the cream and peach colors. They are so soft and pleasant to look at. I used Best Occasion Textured Pastel Cardstock; Prima Flowers, Gems from the Beadery, Butterfly Stamp by Stampede and Fiskars Punch.
Posted by Tammie at 9:52 AM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Well, I think that I have done it! I have created my VERY FAVORITE card EVER!!! I made this with someone very special in mind and I wasn't going to post it until after her birthday, but I just couldn't wait.
Posted by Tammie at 5:00 PM
Friday, January 16, 2009
Well it has sure been a 'frozen Friday' in my part of the world. -0 temps this morning, with a high today of 19! That is cold. I have been recovering from a 72 hour bug of some sort (being a nurse, I have diagnosed and treated myself , as we nurses tend to do.) Plenty of fluids and hours upon hours of sleep. I am feeling much better today, and even joined a couple of my church friends for a horror movie this evening. Hmmm, now I remember why I hadn't been to a scary movie in 25 years. I don't enjoy being scared! But, I did enjoy the popcorn.
I made these projects earlier today. The card is Best Occasions Cardstock, K&Co Stickers, generic button and ribbon. I did try faux stitching on this card and I like it. I do need some
practice, but I think I will use it again.
I covered a round of chipboard to elevate the center and followed a good tip that I picked up somewhere in all of my blogging. I used a fingernail emory board to smooth the edges of my cardstock covering the chipboard. It really worked and gave it a smooth yet worn look.
Posted by Tammie at 7:50 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wow! It is cold here in my mountains of Kentucky! We awoke to low temps and an inch or so of snow. Pretty to look at....from inside :)A good day to craft!!!
This is my take on this week's 2Sketches4You.blogspot.com challenge. I used BestOccasions Mixed Media Papers and tags; Baroche Ribbon and red textured cardstock. I used my Fiskars Corner Punch to add a bit of elegance. Enjoy!
Posted by Tammie at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I love this card....I consider it "shabby chic." I made it with the intent of showing that everything you make doesn't have to be with a "kit" or even with "scrapping merchandise." For this card I used Best Occasions Brown Textured Cardstock; Wedding Ribbon and Hearts taken from a windchime, both from the $ Tree. Stamps by Inkadinkado and Creating Memories Red Ink. This just goes to show that anything can be used when you are creating! Of course, this type of crafting probably will not get you in a mag or on a design team, but when I create just for the sake of creating, I like to try different things and use odd items. I spent a few hours yesterday altering a couple of items as pictured below.
I had a 5x7 sketch book, but really wanted something smaller that I could carry with me in my purse. I found this cute book of index cards, complete with dividers and rings. I turned it into my portable sketch book and I just love it. It is the perfect size for purse or pocket with plenty of pages to sketch my ideas. (and yes, it already has a couple in it that I can't wait to try.) Both items were created using Making Memories "Noteworthy" and "5th Avenue" Kits.
I also put together a little chipboard album of Packer the poor rescued puppy whom we have adopted. I joke that a three pound puppy has taken me hostage! I titled the album, Puppy Love...A Packer Tale.
Posted by Tammie at 12:50 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Happy Tuesday to all! We awoke to a mixed bag of weather this morning; at first it was a pleasant 49* then the temp rapidly dropped and we have had intermittent bouts of rain and snow. Accumulation is in the forecast....but I am still thinking of sping and flowers. This card is made using Best Occasions textured brown cardstock as the base. The print is Making Memories Spring Collection along with Prima flowers, jute and buttons.
Posted by Tammie at 1:08 PM
Monday, January 12, 2009
My Dad reminded me today that it is still very much winter-time! Our temps are supposed to be in the single digits by the week's end, but my mind had already reached for Spring! When I woke up this morning, these cards were just waiting to be created. I found these adorable glittered hearts at Walmart this weekend and could just see countless projects that I could use them for. The flourish, lettering and pink print is by Making Memories. The ribbon is generic pieces that I had lying around. The inside is stamped with "We Love Because He First Loved Us" by Inkadinkadoo with Fuschia Dye Ink Pad by Stampede. The white base is Best Occasions Textured Cardstock.
Posted by Tammie at 5:33 PM
Friday, January 9, 2009
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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Saturday, January 3, 2009
Whew.....it is good to be back to the scrap habit again! I couldn't find much time during the holidays, but now.....it's back to what I love doing the most. My mother-in-law asked that I make a few cards for her Sunday School card ministry and here is a glance at my creations. I didn't put anything elaborate on them (like my over-the-top bows ;) for postal rate savings.
Posted by Tammie at 5:51 PM