Friday, August 31, 2007

Pocket Cards Are fun!

My newest favorite card to make is the pocket card. I always wanted to make one, but was a little intimidated. My SU demonstrator showed us how to make them at our last Card Club and I was so excited! It was so easy to make. I made this one for my other niece in Florida and I think it turned out kinda cute... the pocket says so missed, from the So Very set. I used versamark for the fish on the fold over. I thought it looked kinda empty there. I am not satisfied with my pictures, I really need to talk to my husband about helping me get quality pictures to post. This card is using the new in colors (Groovy Guava and Sky Blue), the main color is from Archivers, not sure what its called.

Here's another cool card using a new technique I learned at a scrapbooking class, distressing and embossing on velum! I used the French Script background stamp on Naturals Ivory paper and used distressing ink on the edges. I was so happy with the way this card turned out, so simple, yet, very classy, I think. This is probably my favorite card that I've made.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

First Post

I'm finally on the blog wagon! I hope I can handle it!!! A little bit about myself, I have a wonderful husband of 10 years and a beautiful 2 year old daughter. I love to scrapbook! I've been scrapbooking for years, probably about the same amount of time as being married. I've always been into making my own cards and invitations and in the last year I've found another passion with Stampin' Up! I usually scrapbook/stamp at night, after the little one is in bed. I love It is the best website ever! So many ideas and techniques.

I have a lot of things I want to make for the upcoming holidays, so please be sure to check back and see what I've done! I would love some feedback!

Here is my first altered item to share, I made a pen holder for my niece in Florida for a going back to school gift. I filled it with $1 finds at Dollar General (ruler, colored pencils, fru fru pen, teddy bear note pad, paper clips, etc.) The tin is a Cafe Bustelo espresso coffee tin (love this coffee). I spelled her name using my Cuttlebug, Olivia alphabet set. Sorry about the pictures, my hubby is the photographer of the family, not me! I am, however, very happy with the way the tin turned out. Very cute. Can't wait until she gets it.

I also made her a card to go with it...the Thinking of You is embossed using my Cuttlebug and I colored it with chalk. Again, the picture isn't the greatest. I usually scan my cards in, but I am need to get these shipped tomorrow.

Please feel free to leave any comments and tips, I'm new to blogs, so I appreciate any feedback. Thanks for looking and come back soon!