October 20, 2014

Nerdy birthday cards

Here is another round of cards I made for people at work, both with Jillibean Atomic Soup and the Simon Says Stamp sentiment die:
Other: Coredinations cardstock, Stampin' Up! Night of Navy cardstock, Viva Decor paper pens, unknown buttons.

Other: Memory Box Stencil, Ranger Texture Paste, Jillibean Soup note card, WRMK stitch piercer, embroidery floss, SU! Early Espresso cardstock.

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October 17, 2014

Childish things

I'm in love with Childish Things by Fancy Pants. I made two layouts this month with this patterned paper collection:

Other: Simple Stories Year-o-graphy paper, Ranger Glossy Accents, Viva Decor paper pens.

Other: Cosmo Cricket alphabet stickers, American Crafts buttons, Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and Crumb Cake ink, Sakura gel pen, re-purposed tag, safety pin, embroidery floss, washi tape.

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September 24, 2014

Sweet New Year

I made two Rosh Hashanah cards this year.
 Jillibean Soup note card and Apple Cheddar papers, Stampin' Up Countless Sayings 2 stamp, Sassafras glitter alphabet stickers, Queen & Co. pearls, Glossy Accents.


Stampin' Up! patterned paper, markers (More Mustard and Calipso Coral), and cardstock (Whisper White); Versafine Tuxedo Black ink; American Crafts clear embossing powder; Tim Holtz distress inks (Barn Door and Antique Linen); Offray ribbon; stamp from EttyonEtsy; Darice note card.

May your year be as sweet as apples with honey.

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September 19, 2014

Summer pages

As I wait for feedback on my latest manuscript, I've been pouring my creative energy into my long-neglected scrapbook.
 Another page made with American Crafts Mayberry papers and stickers, plus my favorite Thickers alphabet.

This one was a stash-buster. SEI paper, Sassafras Lass Blossoms, Colorbox transparency, Recollections accordion flower, Crayola stickers, Viva Decor paper and glitter pens, unknown buttons.

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September 15, 2014

Stamping on cards

I made another two birthday cards this week. Lots of stamping, which I haven't done much before.
 
Stampin' Up! Wildflower Meadow stamp, matching embossing folder, and card stock (Whisper White and Not Quite Navy). I inked the stamp with Crumb Cake then colored the stamp with Night of Navy, Real Red, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Garden Green before stamping (all from SU!). Sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.

SU! card stock, and Tape it and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets; Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders sentiment stamp, inks (Schoolhouse Red, Lipstick Red, Slate, and Fog), and jewels; Jillibean Soup staples paper; Versafine black ink; Versamark embossing ink; American Crafts clear embossing powder; and K&Co. layered sticker. I really liked the effect of clear embossing over black ink (although the photo doesn't do it justice).

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September 12, 2014

Hello & Favorites

I finally got a chance to put some scrapbook pages together.
Sassafras Lass papers; Hampton Art glitter alphabet; October Afternoon mini-alphabet; Jillibean Soup numbers and hearts; Signo gel pen; Glossy Accents; unknown cardstock. This is probably the most journaling I've ever done on a layout.

American Crafts Mayberry papers and stickers; K&Co. flower stickers; Jillibean Soup mini-alphabet.

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September 10, 2014

Summer Books

I realized I forgot to post the books I read this summer, so here they are.

My favorite was the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Shadow and Bone hooked me from the start and I was ready for Siege and Storm by the time Ruin and Rising was published. No need to wait even a day in between the books.

Out of Magic by C.D. Coffelt, like most novellas, left me wishing for more. But I have a strong promise that the next book in the series will be released shortly.

Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte was a cute, fast read, but the ending didn't make me want to jump onto book 2 like the Grisha one did.

I really enjoyed West of Paradise by Marcy Hatch. I love the time travel vacation premise and the wild west descriptions showed so much historic research that I felt I was there with the characters.

Another favorite was the Apollo Academy by Kimberly P. Chase. I picked it up because it is supposed to be a new adult sci-fi. Even though I didn't notice much difference from young adult, I went directly to the author's page after I finished to see when the sequel was coming out. Unfortunately, not until next year.

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September 9, 2014

Birthday wishes

I get to make a lot of birthday cards for my coworkers. Here are 2 more:
Bella Blvd. paper, stripped mini-bag, and assorted iCandy from the Card Kitchen September 2012 kit.
Other: Memory Box birthday stencil, Ranger texture paste, Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die, Jillibean Soup sticker sentiment, Viva Decor pens, unknown card stock and ribbons.

I'm having fun with the texture paste. For this card I paired the birthday stencil with the Tim Holtz Rays. Other: Jillibean Soup stamp, American Crafts cardstock, unknown embroidery floss and button.

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August 1, 2014

Park & Play

I haven't found time to scrapbook in a while, but I think life will slow down enough these next few weeks that I can get back into the groove. Here is a layout I made before things got crazy:
October Afternoon paper and stickers; Jillibean Soup stickers; American Crafts cardstock and wood embellishments; K&Co. layered stickers; Viva Decor paper and glitter pens; WRMK floss; Slampin' Up! stamp; Ranger distress ink.

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July 31, 2014

Repurposed tag card

One of Dada's graduate students defended her dissertation and here is the card I made to go with her farewell gift:
October Afternoon paper; Jillibean Soup sentiment stamp; Simon Says Stamp ink; Ranger distress ink; unknown button. The Tag came from the jeans I bought at ModCloth, and I added some Ranger mat medium to the cord to make it hold the swirl I wanted.

While I was making this card, my younger son started playing with the camera, so here are some "making of" photos where you can see my crafting area:


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