Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Elephant Birthday

The Elebration stamp is such a cute stamp! It's my go-to stamp for little kid birthday cards.

Happy Birthday!

The little balloon was cut out and popped up with some adhesive foam. It's so cute. I hope the birthday baby likes it too.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #200

This will be my last month as a design team member for Nuts About Sketches. Shawn creates such fantastic sketches and I'm honored to have been part of the team for the past 6 months.

For this week's sketch, I finally got around to making that Father's Day layout. The picture is from 2010. Baby Z is almost two years old!

1st Father's Day

I used some stamps on this layout. I used the "Dad" stamp from a brand new set called Loved Ones available in the current Stampin' Up! mini catalogue. There's a stamp for almost every family member. Pretty handy when you want to customize a card.

The journaling card is leftover from my Project Life kit. I have a quite a few of those cards. They will be sure to make there way onto several layouts. Nothing like straight lines and linearity to make my day.

A close-up..

1st Father's Day

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Apothecary Labels

The Apothecary Art stamp set and the labels framelits dies are taking the crafting world by storm! It's a gorgeous duo for those vintage projects.

I played, like I always do, and here are some of my projects.

Apothecary Label cards

I rarely play with Calypso Coral and I'm glad I did! I love the combination with Lucky Limeade. Plus, the new sheer ribbon makes it all the more fun.

Apothecary Label cards

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Conversation Hearts

As a kid, I really loved conversation hearts during Valentine's Day. Not to eat, but to read the messages that were imprinted on the hearts. Some were sweet and others were quite funny. When I saw the Candy Conversations stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! mini catalogue, I bought it right away.

It's a single wood mounted stamp with sweet Valentine sayings.

This is a card that has been quite popular among crafters. I created my own variation of it. Still lots of glimmer paper left. A sweet and simple card.

Conversation Hearts

This second card was inspired by an explosion of candy hearts! I tried to recreate the effect onto this card. I used different colours and I like how it turned out.

Conversation Hearts

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Where have I been? & Project 12

I'm still here. Just not blogging as much. Thinking a lot about this blog.

Things like...
  • Do I still want to blog?
  • What direction should this blog take?
  • Should I delete this blog?
  • Will anyone care?
The answer to the last one...probably not. The stats on this blog are not fantastic, but then again, I didn't start blogging to gain notoriety. I blog for me.

These are questions, I expect, will be answered in time. At the moment, I'm in a creative funk. Although I'm surrounded by fabulous new products, I can't seem to find the energy or the desire to create anything with them. I've had mojo issues before, so hopefully, this spell is a short one.

Onto my next project.

For the last two years, I participated in Project 365, in which I took a picture everyday for the entire year and documented the details of that day. This year, I didn't feel like doing a 366 day photo essay.

I decided on Project 12. Basically, I take relevant photos from that month and group them onto one layout. Simple. Easy. No pressure to take a photo each day. The emphasis is on relevant. There are only so many photos I can take of Baby Z dancing or playing in the bathtub, however cute he may be.
And at the end of the year, I hope to have 12 fantastic layouts. Mostly digital.

Here is January:

Project 12: 2012|January

Digital scrapbook template from Paislee Press.

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