December 30, 2012

Animal Day

I loved the colors in these photos and I think the contrasting papers really bring them out.
BoBunny's Back to Backs, Doodlebug Designs stickers, unknown washi tape and cardstock.

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December 29, 2012

Clean & Simple

I've been having a hard time embellishing layouts for some reason, so these are a bit "cleaner" than what I usually aim for.

Jillibean Neopolitan Bean Bisque and alphabet stickers from The Card Kitchen May 2012 kit. Also from the kit: Bella Blvd designer tape, Lilybee index cards. Other: Thickers.

Stampin' Up cardstock (Early Espresso), October Afternoon (Campfire) paper and stickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type. The stitching was done freehand with WRMK floss.

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December 26, 2012

More than Christmas cards

I haven't been scrapbooking as much as I would like and I've been updating the blog even less frequently. Here are some Christmas cards and a couple of others I made in the past month:

 Cosmo Cricket -- Dear Mr. Claus on Jillibean Soup note card.
 October Afternoon -- Good Cheer, plus some Cosmo Cricket (Dear Mr. Claus), Creative impressions jewels, and Glossy Accents.
 My Mind's Eye -- Lime Twist from the Apron Strings September'11 Bigger Than A Breadbox kit. Other: American Crafts Thickers, K&Co. dimensional Sticker (Spaghetti), October Afternoon button, Lilybee alphabet stickers, Zig marker, unknown ribbon.
BasicGrey --Konnichiwa, Jillibean Soup note card, Studio Calico wood veneer butterflies, unknown cardstock and ribbon. From the Apron Strings May '12 Smaller than a Bread Box kit.

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November 16, 2012

Halloween 2010

I'm officially more than two years behind on my scrapbooks. Oh well... Nobody is perfect.
Simple Stories Year-o-graphy from the September '12 Apron Strings STBB kit. Other: Scenic Route Salem stickers, American Crafts cardstock, Bic marker, unknown chipboard alphas and buttons.

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November 14, 2012

Party Dress

Catching up on my scrapbook pages.

I used Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder papers, die-cuts and stickers from The Card Kitchen December 2011 kit. I Added Glossy Accents to the alphabet stickers and I really like how they turned out. May arts ribbon was also from the kit. Other: SU! cardstock; Thickers; pearl brad from Eyelet Outlet and Brads; key and tassel from the wedding we attended.

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November 7, 2012

Outside fun

Here is the layout I made with the Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard papers, stickers, note cards, journaling tags and felt blossom from The Card Kitchen November 2011 kit:
I used the note cards in the kit as my photo mats--they worked great even for these cropped photos. The Jillibean pins are from my stash. Other: WRMK Sew Easy and floss; Ranger Glossy Accents; Bic Marker.

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November 6, 2012

Back to the galaxy far, far away

We're going to see the Star Wars exhibit at the Orlando Science Center this weekend. As I'm 2 years behind on my scrapbooking, the pictures won't show up here for a while. So I figured I'd post the books I read these last several months as they all fit with the theme.

I chose the Han Solo trilogy by A.C. Crispin for my summer reading, even though it kind of broke the chronology I was aiming for when I started to read the Star Wars prequels. I really enjoyed all three books: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn. I liked that the story filled in the blank between the demise of the Jedi and the rebellion's full fledged attack, with a focus on the outer worlds that were running on their own despite the Empire. And all of this through the eyes of my favorite scoundrel...

Now I'm reading Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno. If  I had known this was a third-person dual point-of-view novel, I would have read it months ago as part of the research I was doing for the novel I wrote.

I've read a lot of first chapters of sci-fi books to get a sense of how much--or how little--world-building needs to come in at the beginning. I read some classics and some modern ones to note the differences. Of these, the only one I finished was The Stars My Destination by Alfred Beste. It really hooked me.

But I sure have a big pile of books on my to-read list...

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November 2, 2012

Baby cards

This must be baby season, my mom asked me for 4 cards and I only had 1 in my stash. So I got to make these:
Jillibean Soup Southern Chicken Dumpling papers, card base, and alphabet from The Card Kitchen March 2012 kit. May Arts ribbon from the September '12 kit. Other Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type.
Jillibean Southern Chicken Dumpling papers (March '12 kit), Bella Blvd tape (May '12 kit), twine (July '12 kit). From my stash: WRMK Hippity Hoppity paper, Jillibean button and journaling sticker. Rounded corners with WRMK corner chomper.
Doodlebug designs note card, Jolie dimentional sticker, October afternoon chipboard alphas. Clean, simple and quick :)

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October 29, 2012

Science birthday card

This is the birthday card I made for my boss. Same papers as last year, but quite different.
Jillibean Atomic Soup papers, sticker border and ribbon. Other: SU! Cardstock, Ranger Stickles.

It took a while to cut out all those test tubes, but I really like how the card turned out.

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October 28, 2012

Card set

Dada has been out of town with our camera so I had to take pictures with the old one. But apparently our "newer"computers don't recognize obsolete equipment, so I had to dig out my old laptop to rescue the pictures. So much can change in 10 years... and it still seems like yesterday.

I'm done being philosophical on this blog (you can check out my other blog for that kind of stuff).

Here is some cards I made with the Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard papers from The Card Kitchen November 2011 kit:
March 2012 kit: Jillibean corrugated buttons and frames. November 2011 kit: Jillibean soup label sentiment, card base, and Maya Road ruffle trim. Other: Jillibean butterfly pin, Colorbox dark brown chalk ink, VersaMagic cloud white chalk ink and unknown yarn.
 Other: Studio Calico wood veneer houses, SU! crumb cake ink, unknown trim.
 Other: Jillibean soup twine, SRM stickers, Martha Stewart chalk inks, SU! regal inks.
Other: SRM sticker sentiment.

I think this will make a cute gift set. I also made a scrapbook page with the rest of the November '11 kit, but I forgot to take the picture before going through the ordeal of getting the pictures off the camera. I'll post it after Dada gets back.

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October 2, 2012

Butterfly box

I still love decorating Talenti's gelato containers :)
I used Jillibean Soup paper (Chicken Noodle), die cuts (Coconut Lime) and epoxy buttons. Other: Maya Road Canvas butterflies, sequins and hemp trim.

Here is another view:

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September 30, 2012

Bed & Breakfast

For this page I used a mix of products from various kits from The Card Kitchen:
Jillibean Soup papers (Chicken Noodle, Coconut Lime), stickers, button and corrugated alphas; Bella Blvd designer tape; Queen & Co. pearls Other: Sakura gel pen; SU! marker (Cherry Cobbler) and cardstock (Whisper White); Zig calligraphy marker; Martha Stewart edge punch; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Glossy Accents.

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September 18, 2012

More cards

I really enjoy making cards and I have had a few excuses lately.
From The Card Kitchen September 2012 kit: Bella Blvd and Jillibean Soup papers; Jillibean Soup note card and sticker label; Creative cafe button; crochet string. Other: Core'dinations cardstock; SRM sticker sentiment; WRMK corner chomper.

Jillibean Soup note card, die-cut, twine and stamp; Bella Blvd paper (frogs); Creative Cafe buttons; Versamark ink; AC embossing powder (white); Glossy Accents.

From the Card Kitchen June 2012 kit: Jillibean Soup Macho Nacho papers, note card, epoxy buttons; Creative Impressions ribbon. Other: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; SRM sticker sentiment; WRMK floss.

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September 16, 2012

Shanah Tova cards

Here are a couple of cards I made to celebrate Rosh Hashanah:
From The Card Kitchen October 2011 kit: Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar papers and stickers; note card. August 2012 kit: Creative Impressions twill ribbon; Crystal glass head stick pin.

jillibean Soup note card; Stampin' Up! paper and ink (Real Red); Offray ribbon; Jolee Boutique dimensional sticker. Stamp from EttyonEtsy.

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September 11, 2012

Nap Time

This page was made with papers and die-cuts from the Jillibean Soup Macho Nacho collection.
Other: Jillibean Soup stickers (Macho Nacho; Game Day Chilli) and epoxy buttons; Thickers; Glossy Accents; unknown cardstock and floss.

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September 9, 2012

Happy Day Card

I've been wanting to make rosettes ever since I saw the Jillibean Soup Staples II papers in the September 2012 kit from The Card Kitchen.
 From the kit:  Jillibean Banner Bites and note card; Creative Craft Works iCandi; wood sticks. Other: SRM sticker sentiments; WRMK corner chomper; unknown ribbon.

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September 6, 2012

Big Tub

I love these pictures and I'm really happy how this page turned out :)
Jillibean Soup papers (Game Day Chilli), stickers (Game Day Chilli, Watermelon Gazpacho), epoxy buttons, twine. Maya Road chipboard banner, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Core'dinations/Tim Holtz cardstock, Signo gel pen. Most of these I got through The Card Kitchen (June 2012 and August 2012).

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September 4, 2012

Card fest

I made a bunch of cards this past weekend. Here are two of them, to celebrate Jillibean Soup's 4th birthday::
From The Card Kitchen May 2012 kit: Jillibean papers and stickers (Neopolitan Bean Bisque), note card and button. Maya Road stick pin, Bella Blvd tape. Other: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, SRM sticker sentiment, Signo gel pen.

Jillibean paper and die-cut (Sweet & Sour), Happy Thoughts stamp, kraft note card, buttons. Other: Versamark ink, WRMK floss, Queen & Co. pearls, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

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September 2, 2012

Pumpkin House

I realized I hadn't stitched on a layout for a while, so I went all out (or around) on this one:

I used Pebbles Tree House papers; Core'dinations/Cosmo Cricket embossed cardstock; American Crafts Cardstock, glitter Thickers and glitter brads; and Paper Trunk alphabet stickers. I used the Sew Easy piercer (Zig Zag) and WRMK floss for the stitching. The misting was done with SU! markers and the spray tool. This LO was based on the S:CY sketch #27-12:

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