Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine's Day is Coming...

Christmas is barely behind us and now I need to get a start on Valentine's Day projects. Lucky for me that we had a crop at Scrappin' Mojo over the weekend!

I decided to get a jump start on some V-Day cards.

One challenge asked us to select a Pinterest project that inspired us and create our own card or layout based on it. I decided to make a Valentine card based on one made by Darlene over at Splitcoast Stampers. Here's my finished card:

I love the way the patterned paper peeks up though the the heart-shaped hole. This is one of the first times I have used Baker's twine too. I think I like it!

For my second Valentine's card I tried a different technique.

First I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white paper. Then I colored the raised parts with my Prismacolor pencils. I used gamsol to soften the color a bit. I added some pearls on some of the flower centers, tied on ribbon and a couple of tags. I LOVE the look!

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Special Page

This weekend my favorite gals over at Scrappin Mojo.com are having an online crop. I happened to have a bit of time so I figured I would join in on the fun.

Terri posted this sketch from Page Maps for one of the challenges:

I flipped through my photos and found the perfect 2 to create a special page. They weren't the size mentioned in the sketch, but I thought that I could adapt it.

When I started working everything just seemed to fall into place. I ended up with THIS page commemorating my daughter's baptism this past Easter.

There is plenty of time to join in on the crop fun. Come on over to Scrappin Mojo. You'll find a link in my list  to the right. They are great girls with very creative ideas!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


A new year and a new goal for myself.....

Last year I didn't get much srapbooking or crafting done. Work, life, and other things just took too much of my time and focus.

This year I have made a goal or a resolution, if you will, to reignite that creative flame in me and to begin scrapbooking once again. It has always been a kind of therapy for me, a chance to escape the stress of life and work and just do something that I love. I need that back in my life.

I figured that there was no better time to start than January 1, so today I completed a simple, but finished page, focusing on my daughter's love of s'mores.

I used old papers, old chipboard, old letter dies, and some sewing. BOY, did it feel good!