Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Favorite Photos

At the time of the blog post below, I didn't have the printed photos yet, but here are some of my favorite photos of my two children from the last couple of months that I'm going to add to the Magic Moments layouts!

Magic Moments Layouts

These layouts are for my November Scrapbooking Club. They are using the Magic Moments paper and stamp set, along with stick stock twill, chipboard letters, brads, hinges and Cocoa grosgrain ribbon. It's hard to see in these photos but on the second layout, I put a chipboard "H" on a piece of twill and put "H is for Hugs" for the accent. The title on the third page is "best buds". I also tried a new technique on page three of folding little 1x2 strips of coordinating cardstock and background & texture papers and adhering them behind the edges of the main photo mat. It was super easy and I love the effect!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Christmas Cards Choice #2

These cards are the second choice for my Christmas Card Workshop attendees. These are using the Evensong papers, Evergreen stamps with Cranberry, Olive, New England Ivy and Colonial White.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas Cards Choice #1

Finally, I got a chance to make up my first batch of cards for the Christmas Card Workshop coming up in November. I'll have two design/stamp choices and this is choice number 1 using Aspen papers and the Feathery Flakes stamp set. Guests of the workshop will make five cards of five designs for a total of 25 cards. I kept them pretty simple, so these won't take forever to make. Keep checking back - I'll post cards using Evensong papers and Evergreen stamps soon.

Floating Snowflake

This card was inspired by the October issue of Papercrafts magazine. It is a "floating" snowflake stamped using the Feathery Flakes stamp set. I stamped two snowflakes and adhered them together with a piece of waxy flax in between. I used the Coluzzle circle cutter to cut out the circle and adhered the waxy flax to the card with mini glue dots. I used the Aspen paper packet, new Twilight corduroy brads as well. Super fun!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Almost Two Years

Since I made Ava's invitations and I'm thinking a lot about how much has changed since she was born almost two years ago, I wanted to post a couple of photos of her. The first one was taken when she was just a week old and the second was taken last week at her little gymnastics class. I love to put photos together that show growth and change - it is so fun to look back and see those changes in my scrapbooks.

Birthday Invitation

Here's the card I created this weekend for my daughter Ava's Second Birthday. I love how it turned out.

I used paper from the Boom-di-ada paper packet, Barn Red and Colonial White cardstock, Just Blooms Big Pinks flowers, antiqued copper brads and the Blooming Flourishes, Spot On Backgrounds and Simple Invites stamp sets with Barn Red and Olive ink pads. I used the sponge daubers to add Barn Red ink to the flower.