Monday, July 16, 2007

Cute Crab Pages & Cards!

We had an awesome time at Myrtle Beach! Gabriel loved the water! He had this adorable crab float to play in! The pictures turned out so cute, I couldn't wait to get home to create some scrapbook pages & a card! I used the Crab & Co. set...which is so sweet! This set is actually on the dormant list (I just found out) so it IS available for ordering! Yeah!!

Baroque Motifs...Pretty Gift Bag & Card!

Here's the gift bag and card for my cousin's graduation gift. The colors all coordinate with the desk set I made. I used the NEW Baroque Motifs for the bag and card. I LOVE this set!

I also included some monogrammed cards. I used the Big and Little Pieces sets, Headline Alphabet, Spring Flower Bouquet Punch, & some Rhinestone Brads!

Friday, July 6, 2007

New Teacher Gift

This is part of a gift set that I'm making for my cousin, Erica. She graduated in May and will be starting her first teaching job next month! I thought these items would be useful to her. This is my first attempt making an altered clipboard! I used some paper I had from the 06' Winter Mini. The new LeJardin paper is similar, but with different colors. I also used the Office Accoutrement and Stamp of Authenticity sets. I made a pocket in the middle and plan to put a notepad in it. I also used a lower-case "e" from On Board Simon Lower.

The journal is from the $1 bin at Michaels. I covered it & used the spiral punch and added tabs using the tab punch. The mini tins have paper clips, push pins, and staples in them. I used the 1/4" and 3/8" punches for the top. I'm adding a stapler, teacher stickers, sticky notes, & some large paperclip/bookmarks. I might also make some monogrammed stationary, if I get a chance. I will post more next week. I was pleased with the overall outcome and I look forward to altering some more clipboards!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Cherishing my Chipboard!!

I am trying to be more creative in using my chipboard. I really do like it!! It just seems as though I don't get it out much. BUT with all the awesome chipboard in the new catalog...I'm going to have to get started! This card features the "negative" space of the heart shape which is part of the On Board Accents. I used the Cameo Coral craft pad to color the chipboard. This layout inspiration came from a recent SU Demo magazine. The greeting is from my favorite word set: "Warm Words." I was pleased with how this card turned out....soft and pretty. I think I will "cherish" it and display it in my card box!

A QUICK thank you card!

This card was VERY easy and quick to favorite kind these days!! These colors kind of reminded me of the new In Colors Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate. Of course there's not really a comparison! I saw them first-hand last night. I can't wait to get my own! Soooo....for the time being, I used Green Galore and Rose Red. The Seeing Spots set makes a cute and fun card!

And the circle punches go great with the spots!

Bye Bye Big Blooms...

I really like this Big Blooms set from the spring mini. However, it's NOT in the new catty:( I guess that's one more of my sets to add to the list!! Anyway, I thought this was a cute summer card. The small flowers fit great in the 1/4" punch! I added the "grass" for something different!

Wild About THIS SET!!

I LOVE the SU Wild About You set! I'm sooo glad it made the cut into the new catalog! I've been playing around with some little 3x3 note cards using these stamps. The inspiration came from Heather Summers' blog. Check it out:
Then, I used Seeing Spots with the blue lion card and topped it off with some Hodgepodge Hardware and Twill tape! I hope to also use this set for some pages in Gabriel's scrapbook!

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