Saturday, March 31, 2012

Color Duet Challenge

Good Evening Family, Friends, and Fellow Crafters.  This month over at Memas Crafts Blog, the challenge was to create a project using your favorite color duet.  For me, you know it's brown and teal.  The challenge ended yesterday but I thought I had until the 31st to post.  Between allergy meds and babysitting yesterday, I totally overlooked it. I'll do better next month.

For the challenge, I created a note card box and a set of notes to go inside.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Manilla Folder Mini

Good Morning Family, Friends, and Fellow Crafters!

I finally managed to get 80% of my stuff back into the cafe.  A small trunk is still sitting in the middle of my living room.  I didn't think I was going to post this week after my weekend full of fun.  But, I needed to finish a manilla mini for my daughter's friend.  Today is their last day before spring break and I wanted her to give it to her before then.  After my husband looked at the album last night, he said, "I guess you are going to be investing in a lot of manilla folders."  I can see how addicting this can become.  Here it is:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The End...

4 days of scraping
Total of 16 hours of sleep in 4 days
Finished 2 rolls of ATG tape
Finished 1 roll of Scor-tape, but used 3 sizes the entire weekend
Completed 5 2-page 12x12 Layouts
Completed 2 Mini Albums w/no pictures
Completed 4 2-page 12x12 Layouts for my God-son (sans pictures)
Completed 10 cards
MY WEEKEND:  PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is my favorite mini album.  It's made from manilla folders:

Here are some cards I completed:

I stayed up late making my shirt to wear Saturday morning.  This year, my friend Lori, choose hot pink for tshirts, but I wanted to wear my own, this year.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I'm off to the land of paper and scissors

Good Morning Family, Friends, and Fellow Crafter!!!!

It's that time of year, where I head towards the mountains for 4 days of crafting.  Woohooo!!  I started pulling out things to pack last week; always afraid I"ll leave a key item.  As of yesterday, I managed to unpack a few items I decided I just wouldn't work on.  Ok, that and the fact that I'm riding with Lisa (a.k.a. Crop, Drop, N Roll) who brings the kitchen sink.  Although, she told me that might not happen this year.  LOL!!  We'll see.  I unpacked a ton of stuff between last night and this morning.  I am so proud that I'm taking so little.

I wanted to post a project I completed last weekend.  There are two craft items that scare me:  (1) paint and (2) modge podge.  I always have the hardest time with both.  But, for the past 5 years I've been wanting to alter a breakfast tray and walking around ACM last week, a mini tray caught my attention and I thought, this is good, I'll start small and work my way up to a large tray.  I did learn that I should probably print pictures on thinner paper.  The pics I used were on photo paper.  I decided I may tackle the larger tray for teacher appreciation week, by making a collage of the students in the tray and covering with that dreaded modge podge.  Any tips you can offer:

OK, here's the project:

We made it to the land and I've finished unloading.  While I was waiting for Lisa to pick me up, I had to finish a last minute project.  That's a long story why it was last minute.  It had something to do with gypsy update, cricut update (2 machines), and the unknown SCAL update I needed to do.  Anyway, the 2nd graders are doing a wax museum tomorrow and my baby is Kobe Bryant.  He already had the shorts, so I just had to do the shirt.  I ran out of purple vinyl so I couldn't put the number on the front.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simple Cards

Last month, I began a journey to feature projects I've always wanted to try.  It inspired me to continue on when I decided to finally tackle "side step" card.  I still have a few cards in progress but I wanted to post the two I finished last week.  For some tips and videos, hop on over to Card Creations by Lorraine.  She did a video series on various styles of cards.  It was quite informative and gave me yet another card style to try; Double Side Step!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy Sunday Family, Friends, & Fellow Crafters!!!!!

It's been awhile since I've posted.  I've been in between projects along with preparing for an upcoming scrapbook retreat.  This weekend, I wanted to use my new grand nestabilities die, so I had a project in mind. Me and the girls go out and celebrate one another's birthday and instantly another project came to mind.  The card below also doubles as an entry into this week's challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion, where you had to make a shaped birthday card.  Just what I needed to go along with my mini album.

Here are some of the pages from the album that goes along with the card: