Christmas in July July 23, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: American Crafts, Cuttlebug, Neenah, Spellbinders
Hello! Well, we’re having a serious heatwave here in the Midwest, so it’s the perfect time for a Christmas in July card… If you’re caught in the same insane heat as we are, please stay safe!
For this card, I used one sheet of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock. Since this is a top-folding card, I cut it the long way so that I had a piece that was 4.25 x 11″. Then, I cut the embossed layer of the card to 4 x 5.25″ and embossed it using a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. The wreath is cut using two Spellbinders scalloped circle dies, and then I created the spirelli design using American Crafts green and white baker’s twine. The bow is from a scrap of ribbon from my stash. The idea for this card came from MayMay Helms.
Not So Mini Album January 4, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts, Family Stuff.
Tags: American Crafts, baby shower, DCWV, Envelope Mini Album, Mini Album, Silhouette
Well, here’s to 2016! It got off to a rather rocky start for me. I spent most of Christmas vacation sick, and I even missed celebrating Christmas with the family since I was down and out with food poisoning. I did, however, make it to my sister’s baby shower two days later, so I got to see many of the relatives I missed two days prior. I know I have also been quiet on my blog lately, but I was busy with shower things that couldn’t be posted until after the shower.
Here’s a group shot of some of us before the shower (Jes was getting ready), so from left to right are Mark, Mom, me, Andrea. Then, in front are Jack, Julia, and Emma.
Here is a good shot of the parents-to-be! Can’t wait to meet the little guy when he makes his arrival in March!
This is a photo of the scrapbooking album I made for my sister, based on a YouTube tutorial. You can find the first part of the tutorial here. The cover is made using medium weight chipboard that I covered using light blue American Crafts scrapbook paper. All the designer papers are from the DCWV Baby Boy stack. The part on the left with the little “e” is a magnetic closure. It opens a bunch of papers that will be perfect to add some larger photos to. Many of the sections have pockets with tags, both large and small.
This is what many of the inner pages look like. They open up to reveal four places for photos on the inside, as well as the smaller photo mats. The adorable photo stamp sets are by MayMay and can be found here.
Here is a photo of a “clothesline” frame that my dad made. People who came to the shower wrote down some well-wishes or advice for Jesyka and Mark inside the onesie. Then, they hung it on the clothesline. I cut the onesies from various colors of blue cardstock using a card file from the Silhouette store.
Prickles Says Hello June 18, 2015Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: American Crafts, Canson, DCWV, From the Heart Stamps, Spectrum Aqua, Wink of Stella, Zig, Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Okay, here’s my card for the From the Heart progressive challenge. I must admit, when I first saw the title of the image, it had me confused… but I read it as “Pickles Says Hello” not “Prickles”. However, regardless of the name, the image is a cute one!
For this card, I printed out the image on some Canson watercolor paper and colored it in using a combination of Spectrum Aqua and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with these markers, and I love all the colors – particularly the bright ones. Then, I used some rectangular dies to cut the image and background paper out. I believe the background paper is from a DCWV paper pack; it is a denim design. I used some green and white American Crafts baker’s twine for the bow, and I accented the banner, glasses, and butterfly using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.