Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FSS Fall Blue Jay Card

I haven't made a scrapbook page or layout in awhile. Now that fall Parent/ Teacher Conferences are over I'm not as busy after school or in the evenings. This evening I wanted to make a thank you card for a parent volunteer.

Fred, She Said released this beautiful Blue Jay image last month. I love that there is a Blue Jay for every season! I used Moonlight scraps of paper, burlap ribbon, and baker's twine from Close To My Heart to make this quick card.

Monday, October 8, 2012

One Fine Day Layout

This is a layout featuring pictures of me with Close To My Heart consultant friends. Any day papercrafting with friends is "One Fine Day"! Last week I posted cards that were projects from July 2012's Close To My Heart Convention. This layout is also a make and take project from convention. It's a great feeling finally completing these projects. This new Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon is a beautiful finishing touch to this layout.

Z1802 Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon 5 yards 1 1/2 " wide $4.95

Friday, October 5, 2012

FSS Raking

This is a newer set from Fred, She Said called Raking. It's such a fun fall design! I used some old and a scrap of burlap ribbon on it. Otherwise I kept the design simple so the bright fall colors of the pre colored image pop. The set comes with two colored version, a black and white version you can color yourself, and another black and white without the dog.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

First October Birthday Card

This is the first of four birthday cards I'll be making this month! This card is being sent in the mail so I didn't want to over embellish. However, after I took this picture I did add some gems to the centers of the flowers. The paper and canvas stickers are from the Clementine collection. The stick pin is from the Autumn Lane Assortment. The sentiment is from stamp set Card Chatter - Birthday.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

These three cards are part of a make and take from July's Convention in Dallas. I just finished putting them together this past weekend. I'm not sure why, but I often omit embellishments on my papercrafting projects. These cards taught me how effective a little embellishing can be! I love the Slate Mini Medley Collection that adds the finishing touches to each  of these cards.
Z1787 Mini Medley Accents Slate Collection (37 different pieces) $5.95

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

FSS Hollyhocks Card

This card features the design Hollyhocks from Fred, She Said. For this card I think you can see how some of the blooms look like they are popping up. That's because they are!

Here is a quick technique to add some dimension to your focal point.  Print the image twice and hand cut some of the blooms. Then attached those blooms to the card with foam dots. The last finishing touch I did was a dot of liquid glass in the center of each bloom. I think these quick and easy details make a difference.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pun Fun Cards

One of my favorite new stamps from the Close To My Heart Catalog is Pun Fun. These three cards were part of a make and take at Convention in July. I attended a business class and didn't have time to finish them. I pulled them out this weekend to finish, because I want to give a coworker the "You Rock" card. My car went in for inspection on Friday. Randi picked me up in the morning and took me after work to the shop to get me car. A perfect thank you card!
C1505 Pun Fun Stamp Set of 6 for $13.95