Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Christmas layout

One of my last Design Team projects for Meg's Garden. Now if you’re like me you have lots of Christmas photo’s to scrap and this photo of my son and I is just one of many that I have to scrap. For this layout I used papers from the new ‘Tis Christmas Time" collection as my background paper.

For my background paper I used the “Christmas Roses” paper from the collection. I distressed all of my papers in this layout with my distress tool and some “Vintage Photo” distress ink. I also made a small tear in the paper along the bottom of the left side of the paper and rolled it back, glued a tiny piece of the Christmas Greetings paper behind that and popped a small latte paper rose between the rolled back paper. Using some of the lace from Meg’s Garden I cut two pieces approximately 4” each and laid them down the center of the background paper, one piece from the top end and one piece from the bottom of the paper, so you end up with a space between the two pieces. No sense wasting pretty lace that no one’s going to see behind the layers anyway, lol.

For my other layers I’ve used one of the Christmas Angels from the Angel paper, a clock from the “Old World Time” clocks paper, a 5” x 4” piece from the Christmas Greetings paper and a 5” x 4” piece of the French Bird Cage papers I had from a previous DT kit I had left over. I laid these all down as shown in the photo. For my photo I attached a couple of pieces of cardboard to the back of the photo to pop the photo up and then laid it down on top of these layers.

For my flower cluster I used two of the Idyllic Burgundy paper flowers and one of the paper Azaleas. I used a few leaves from my stash along with some Dusty Attic leaves from Meg’s Garden behind the flowers along with a few pearl sprays tucked in here and there. The pink pearl flourishes and the heart charm were from my stash. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out all of the awesome products at Meg’s Garden!

Meg’s Garden Products Used

Paper – P6364 Christmas Roses 
             P6361 Christmas Greetings
             P6366 Christmas Angels
             P6297 French Bird Cage               
             1037 Old World Time Clocks
L2976 Lace
Small Latte Paper Roses
Idyllice - Burgundy
White Azales

Other Products Used
Recollections Small Pink Flourishes
Small Heart & Chain Charm
Pearl Sprays, Dusty Attic Leaves

Saturday, February 22, 2014

St Patrick's Day

I totally forgot to post this picture of a card I made for a friend who's having a St Patrick's Day for charity this year. I made him 21 of these cards. I used the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar collections "Mystical Masterpiece" for the background paper. The leprechaun I drew myself in my Paint Shop Pro program from a tutorial a number of years ago and popped him up with pop dots on the card. I apologize for the bad photo but we had snow today so I wasn't able to get a good photo of the card.
Thanks for looking!

Round Robin at Swirlydoos

Thought I'd show you my card I made for Team 5, week 3's card round robin over at Swirlydoos. The twists for this months round robin are:
1. Must be 3 or more layers
2. Lace, twine or ribbon
3. Must be an easel card (you can find a tutorial for doing an easel card HERE)
This is my lift of the other two members on the team's cards. 
My background paper for the front of my card is Graphic 45's Bohemian Bazaar "Mystical Masterpiece" . I cut a navy blue piece of cardstock approximately 1½" wide x 5" long for the left side of the card and then added some white lace that I had in my stash over top of that strip. I used one of my dies to cut the leafy branches under the Prima flower. The small blue rosebuds I made myself and the "Love" I cut out on my cricut. 

For the inside of my card I used some light green card stock. For the part of the card that holds the easel up I used some of the same background paper from the front of the card which I punched on both edges and then used a piece of lighter green card stock which I cut a bit smaller than the bottom piece and punched it on both edges and laid that down on top of the other piece. I added a strip of blue bling from my stash down the center of the easel and called it done.I hope you stop by Swirlydoos and check out the rest of the great cards for the challenge and I'd love to hear your comments on my card.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Secret Garden

Well I think most people, especially all the people on the East coast are wishing spring & summer would hurry up and get here, because I sure know I am! Going along with this, one of the challenges this month over at Swirlydoos was to do a layout about something warm and I thought this photo of my daughter back in 1992 when she was 15 months old would be perfect to use. If you notice in the photo that in the background is this really nice kiddy pool that we bought for her and what did she play in all day was an old bucket, lol!

I decided to use my Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" papers that I have been hoarding for this layout. For my background I thought I'd use the back side of the "Leafy Treetops" paper which I distressed with my distress tool and some "vintage photo" distress ink. I then cut an 8" x 8" piece of the "Sun Kissed" paper which I cut the center out of (to save for future projects) and layered a 7½" x 7½" piece of the "Coming up Roses" paper on top of that, distressing all the papers. I matted my photo with some of the solid mauve colored paper from the 6"x6" collection. 

Before laying my photo down I cut three strips of some of the other papers from the collection which I matted and used as banners behind the photo. I fussy cut a couple of the flowers from the "Cutting up Roses" paper and added some pop dots to them and added one to the top right corner and the bottom left corner of the photo. I added more Prima flowers from my stash to make the two flower clusters as well as a couple of small rosebuds at the tears on the right side of the background paper. To finish the layout off I added a couple of Prima pearl & rosebud flourishes. Here's a closeup...

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valantine's Day soon...

Hi everyone, can you believe it's February all ready? I need to get started on some Valentine projects! I didn't realize it had been so long since I updated my blog. It seems my mojo went on vacation again without me, so I've been cruising around the internet looking for inspiration. Of course I landed on Pinterest and before you know it like 3 hours has gone buy and you hadn't even remotely looked for what you started looking for, lol. Anyway I came across this really pretty ATC card that Miranda Edney had done for Graphic 45 and I thought I'd give it a try. You can find the tutorial for this tag on Miranda's blog here: Graphic 45 ATC card. This is Miranda's ATC

 I didn't have any of the G45's "Sweet Sentiments" papers so I did mine with the G45's "Secret Garden" papers and I also left off the "Sweet Sentiment" piece on the top left corner making my quite basic but I still liked the way they turned out.
I apologize for the bad photo, it's been a pretty grey cloudy day here so I ended up taking this inside on my craft table. I hope you like it and I'd love to hear your comments!