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Monday, August 30, 2010

Another card for Avis

The other card I made for Avis just didn't speak to the lady who commissioned it so I am trying again.  She really liked the card I made for her other sister, Cheryl, so we went with that design.  I used the Olivia paper pack and the sunflower stamp is by Mark's Finest Papers.  If you look closely you can see I stamped on the orange panels under the sunflower.  I also stamped that image on the inside of the panels.  I am really taken with that stamp.  I need to turn in for the night, so I will say . . .

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Set of drawers with card

Looking down on drawers 
That's Amore paper and Something Splendid stamp set (I did tell you how much I like this stamp set, didn't I?)
Close up
Different angle
drawers and card closed
from a side angle view
close up side angle
I think you get the idea

I found this recipe on a blog.  It is by Kristine Breach.  This set only took about an hour and a half to make. Nary a clue what I will do with it (as usual), but it was fun to make.
Please don't pay any attention to the clutter on my desk.  

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cards for a lady's sisters

This card is made with the Olivia Paper Pack and Something Splendid stamp set
Inside sentiment of the card for Cheryl
Inside sentiment to the Sweet Home card

This card is made with the Sweet Home Paper Pack and Shining Star stamp set

This new blogger is even worse than before.  Oh my gosh trying to get 4 photos loaded is crazy.  I can't get the photos moved where I want them.  While the photos are being uploaded you have to just sit there and watch the clock go around because it won't let you move off that screen to do anything else.

I am going to start looking at other options for blogging.  This is crazy.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

ANOTHER album and box - if blogger cooperates

I get so frustrated with Blogger and the time it takes to upload photos, I have almost given up trying to post to my blog. My Friend Kathi uses something different than blogger and I may have to follow her lead. Of course, after I said this blogger was very user friendly tonight.

a piece of random stamped home-made B&T

Random stamped - home made B&T

This is called bandanna technique. I learned it from Tressa Black on her U-stream video.

Each flower on the lid has a small sparkle in the center and Hope is all in glitter.

side view of box and my homemade random stamped B&T

front of box - should have lined up the images better. The lid has a magnetic closure. I fit my card stock to the front and then punch holes where the magnets are and cover with B&T.

Some of my random stamped , hand made paper

front of album - it is a retirement gift - thus the poem. Love the peacock stamp.

Sorry these next few images are blurry see explanation below
I wish you could see my buttons. I purchased some chocolate buttons from Jane. She has a blog and makes and sells these wonderful buttons. With the order came these three buttons in just the right colors. Amazing how that happens.

Sorry about the blurry photos, every time I tried to photograph this last batch of pages, my camera would go wonky and rather than close up or even portrait I would have to use the "mountain" setting. I finally gave up. The reason I wanted you to see these blurry photos is that some of the paper is handmade. I made the mistake of showing the new idea book to the lady requesting this gift and she chose the one paper pack I didn't have. Well, I immediately put in my order, but it gets here tomorrow and I have to deliver the gift tomorrow. So I did the next best thing. I used my stamps and made the paper.
The lady receiving the gift was one of my first customers at school. She purchased an album and box for her stepson and daughter-in-law. I feel like she will be pleased.

I need to go put the box in a bag. I do not even have the energy to make a card for her. I didn't tell the lady I would, but I usually like to throw one in. I only charge $30 for this set and with all the hours I put into one I make about $1 an hour.

Going to get this put to bed, the gift put to bed and me put to bed.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

I will try again to post some cards.

This one is for a football player/teacher's aide at my school. During arena football season he plays for the Dallas Vigilantes and the rest of the year he is in demand at school. He has to carry a walkie as he is called to different classrooms all day for control issues. I thought the sentiment on an oval was rather clever since it is kind of like a football. It got me a hug today.

This card is copied from Aaron Brown's blog, I really like the flower on this . It is from a stamp set that came with a mini album set called Triple Play from CTMH. The paper is called Cherry Oh.

This card I copied from Sharli's Place. I have made at least three like this. One in yellow and purple, this one in pink and purple and another one in green and orange. It goes together so quickly, I really like the simplicity and beauty of it.

Blogger is frustrating me terribly. I used to not be able to get a complete sentence keyed before the photo was uploaded, now I can key about three sentences and it still isn't uploaded. I have gotten lazy about taking photos of my artwork. I think it is because I get so frustrated I figure what's the use. There have been several cards that I have taken to work without even photographing first.

Boy, do I sound grumpy or what? I must need to go to bed.
I will say goodnight.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

no photos

Just want to say hi.

I was going to post some photos of the cards I made for this week's birthdays at work, but Blogger is not cooperating.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Check out Scrapbook Patty's give away

Check out Scrapbook Patty's give away.

I know you all are wondering what happened to me, but I just got busy. I have several cards to make today, I had a couple albums I was supposed to finish before yesterday, but I just got them completed this morning. I won't bore you with the photos of the albums I made as they are ealmost identical to one I made for my niece.

Well, maybe I will show you some of the different photos. G&G's album was in primary colors. These are for twins and the mom wanted pink & brown and blue & brown. The twins were born several months early and only weighed 2lbs, 11oz & 3lbs, 13oz.

You may remember I made some announcements that said this family was adding 4 feet to there home. Well these are the 4 feet. Jordan and Jayden.

Got to run to the store for DH.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

baby shower gift - never ending album and drawer/box

Oh My Gosh, isn't that the cutest? I just love looking at that picture. The tree is from the Grown with Love SS and the animals are all from It's a Zoo SS. Yes I stamped and cut out over 30 little sets of leaves for my tree.
The front of the drawer.
This is a photo of the album in the special drawer that I made for it. I think the tut came from S.C.S. I just had to adapt it to the 6x6 size.
Album from with images from Flower Child SS and Baby Steps SS.
The other panel with an image from Love You Forever. See Below. I forget that I am loading these backwards so when the photo comes up I am journaling about it only to realize that another photo might need the same explanation.
Another panel in the album. I got the words from the SS - Baby Steps. The mini brads are white and I used my Copics to color them to match the paper and the words.

The inside panel with a pocket and journal/photo spot. The image is a SS called Love You Forever. It has a sentiment in it from Robert Munsch's book of the same name. I am sure I never read the book to my children without getting choked up. If you have small children, Robert Munsch books are a must have. That's if you like books. We, my family, never goes anywhere without a book. My daughter, who has food poisoning, went to the doctor yesterday and had to take her book with her. The first of his books that I read was: Thomas' Snowsuit. It was so funny I couldn't help but laugh. It wouldn't make any sense to someone in the south. The lady bug is from the Flower Child SS.
This is a close up (duh) of the alligator from the You're Great SS. I am quite proud of him. NO I AM NOT A GATOR FAN! If I had to choose it would have to be a Seminole since my favorite BIL went to school there. I don't tell very many people around here that because I want to keep my friends and my job. I live in GATOR country. Did you know that Gatorade was developed at UofF for the football team? That is why it is called Gatorade, for the Florida Gators. I didn't know that until just a few years ago.
a panel that closes over the elephant panel on one side, The other side is similar only has a place for two photos rather than one. I got these new soft eyelets in black & white and decided to use my Copic marker to color them. If you look closely you will see that part of the color came off on the sunflower colored heart B&T-Background & Texture paper. I didn't think Copics were supposed to do that. hmmmmm.....
Gate fold section hiding an" album". I think this elephant is so cute. The little clothes line is kind a sweet too, don't you agree? The elephant is from a SS called You're Great. The clothesline came from the Baby Steps SS.
Here is a close up of the front of the hidden folder. It is hidden behind the gate fold doors with the elephant on it.
This is the other side of the inner most hidden "folders". It is kind of like an accordion.
This is one of the many hidden pages in this album. The flower pots are from the SS-Stamp Set Flower Child. The hand and foot prints are from the SS-Baby Impressions. Aren't they precious?
This is looking down on the album so you can see all the many panels. It doesn't look like that many here, but try designing each different side and it seems like it goes on forever.

This is the back of the album. When you are done, you are done! I could not think of one more baby thing to put on this album. This is a Nestability pendent. I think it is called Contemporary Hearts or something. If you have ever tried the Nestie pendents you probably have thought to yourself: "that wasn't fun!!!!!" In case you have experienced that let me tell you there is hope. Between the card stock and the die place a piece of wax paper and the images almost pop out of the die. I don't recall where I read that piece of most helpful information, but I am so thankful that someone shared with me. I am sharing with you.

I have heard these albums called never-ending, but I don't know the real name for them. It feels never ending while you are working on it. I can vouch for that.

This is a baby gift for my nephew and niece's new baby due in a few months. I used Animal Crackers paper packet, or what I have left of it. If you have never bought a paper packet from CTMH - Close To My Heart, try it sometime. It keeps going and going, just like the Energizer Bunny. I put a zip lock baggie in with the paper pack and store all the scrap pieces in it. You would be surprised how often you can use the scraps and never cut into a new sheet of paper.

Blogger used to be so quick about loading a photo that I couldn't get a complete sentence typed before the photo was popped into the post. Now I can type for ever and still wait. I have decided to skip some of the photos I would have posted because it is taking s o l o n g t o l o a d a p h o t o.
It is after 4. I began this blog around 1:30

I have two more baby shower gifts (I guess albums) to make hopefully before Thursday when I go on vacation. I am going to run to Michael's and see if I can find some cute baby stamps. I just don't feel like getting out in the heat and a summer storm is coming. Glad I got this loaded before the storm struck.

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