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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Z Mini Album: Layouts 1 and 2

Hi guys. I want to share my latest project with you. My baby book for my second son Zander.

Mini albums. They're the new "scrapbooks" and I love them! You can get so creative with I love the interactive stuff that happens on the pages. So when I decided to get my second son's baby pictures scrapboooked, I chose the Mini Album route. It's still in pieces, and I have yet to print the pictures  -- although I've finally picked the first 6 months, which is a feat on it's own) YEAH!!! :p .

The mini is 6x6. The pages are a little bit smaller. I wanted most of the pictures to be either 4x3 or 2x3, with the page inserts holding 4x4. It's easier for me to print out those actual sizes and therefore not having to cut up too many 4x6 pictures.

Here's layout #1. It's fairly simple.
** I have yet to add the insert behind the photo mat, which will have the baby's info. Name, DOB, weight and length.

Here's layout #2

This page is interactive.
Firstly, the envelope holds a small pull-out, which opens up to hold two 2x3 photos

Then the flap opens to reveal three more photo mats.

So there's the first two pages. I'll be back with the rest of time. (due the high number of pictures in the posts, I'll be doing multiple posts.)

Hope you have great day! :) Thanks for stopping by. :)


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sparkle up the Blues

Hi guys. It's wedding season again...and my wedding card stash is almost finished. So I made a couple wedding cards...

Here's the first.

I've had this "Baby's Breath" embossing folder for over year now, but I actually never used it cause the pattern was too repetitive. I saw some cards on Pinterest using bling on the embossing...which worked great for very repetitive embossing folders. So I gave it a shot...

I also used some lace, which always adds a bit of an extra detail to any card. Finally I added two butterflies from my stash...although I do believe they are a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment stamp is from a Stampin Up collection.


Friday, June 19, 2015


Hi guys. It's Graduation season again. :) So today I have a grad card to showcase. It's pretty simple, but I like them that way. :)

Basically all I used was various scraps from my stash...and threw on a diploma sticker...and finished it off with a sentiment stamp (from the dollar bin at Michaels). Simple, but to the point. :)

Happy Graduation graduates! And hope the rest of you have a great day. :)

Some Challenges:

word art wednesday: anything goes
crafty cardmakers: for a man/boy

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cross with a Flower

Hi guys. I have another favourite card to show off today. :) Like last time, I used the Darice cross embossing folder -- did I mention before what a big fan I am of the folder??? I love it!

Today's card is a lot simpler, but the embossing folder is so striking all on it's own, that you really don't have to do much else to make the cards stand out! Simplicity...and yes striking! Love CAS cards that come together so quickly!

And it's always a plus when I get to use scraps or punches/dies from my stash.

thanks for dropping by my blog. :) Have a great day! :)


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cross with Words

Hi guys. Today  I have a "favourite of the year" card to show off. I created this card for my brother and I'm absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!!! A friend of mine had offered the embossing folder to me before, but I thought the embossing was too big for my cards,so I never tried it. Then I decided I wanted a big cross on my brother's card (it's for his baptism)...and decided to give the embossing folder a try....

the folder itself  is 5.75"x4.25" which is the exact size of my cards...and I really didn't want to make my cards any larger...but I cut out the cross...and it became just-JUST small enough to fit onto my card! WHEW!!!

and now I'm such a big fan. I'm getting one of those for myself -- I love it!

So anyways, enough with the ramblings -- here's the card.

I used dimensional foam behind the cross to lift it a well as behind the dove image (which is a Stampin Up stamp btw).

So that's my card for the day. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments. :)


Thursday, May 7, 2015

For My Mom with Hearts

Hi guys. I have another card to share. I finally got time to make my card for my mom for Mother's day. It was a little out of my comfort zone cause it's not as CAS as my usual cards, but I'm loving it more everytime I look at it. Hopefully my mom will like it as well. :)

A friend of mine sent me this word art she made a few years ago. I loved the sentiment, but didn't like the wordart the way she had created it. So I created my own sentiment using the quote she had sent me.

I wanted to incorporate hearts into the card, so I punched a border with the Fiskars Heart border punch. I added bling to accent the hearts. I love love love it!!! :)

I created the flower myself -- using four different punches. And of course I added a butterfly...just cause butterflies are always sweet. :)

Here's the full card. Love all the sparkle! <3 p="">

Thanks for coming by. :)


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It's about the Sentiment

Hi guys. So I have a few minutes to show off a card I made this week. It's a Sympathy/Thinking of You type of card -- never a fun card to make, but one we require all too often. So I always like to have them in stock....

Today's card features one of my favourite stamps for this type of card. I'm actually not sure exactly what the stamp set it called (I borrowed it from a friend and stamped a few extra sentiments for when I want them in the future)...but it's a beautiful sentiment.

I also used a border embossing folder that I haven't used in much too long. I always love adding textures to my cards...just a bit more detail. :)

So here's the card:

Thanks for stopping by...and your comments are always appreciated. :)