Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Card or Two

I don't have a lot of time today, but wanted to finally post these two cards I made in the last couple of weeks. I am in the process of getting ready for a church camping trip, just my boys and I, so life it a bit hectic. That also means that I will not be posting at all next week.
That will be a whole week without a computer...let's see if I can make it. LOL!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Lengthy Coaster Frame

I made this frame for my MIL for Mothers Day (belated, since she is coming to visit this coming week) I used one coaster for each of her 6 grandchildren. All she will have to do it add the pictures. I used TACs chipboard letters for the large letters. I traced them on paper, then cut and adhered that paper to chipboard letters. I then "aged" them with Burnt Umber Palette ink. Next I coated the letters with Versamark ink and embossed with UTEE (three layers). I LOVE the way it made the letters stand out and shine.

I didn't want to do too much with these since I don't know what pictures she will choose to put in these and I don't want it to become too busy. I love the results...hopefully she will too.

Another Card Sketch

Here is the sketch challenge that I posted this week on A Shade of Blue. It is a little more complicated than most of the challenges that I post, and I hope that doesn't turn any of you off to doing these challenges.

The card that I made with this sketch uses TACs stamp sets Precious Girl and Trendy Greetings. I also used my Big Shot die cut machine with a Sizzix die to make the tag for the saying.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Oops! Late Again

I just now realized that I never posted this weeks sketch challenge. I don't know why I have such a hard time remembering to do this. Here it is, betther late than never, right?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A New Sketch

I know I missed last weeks sketch challenge, and if you really want to see it, you can check it out in the gallery on A Shade of Blue.

The card that I made here uses one of my newest sets and can be found in the Spring Supplement. It is called Pull Up Anchor, and I LOVE it. I am in the process of making up a card kit using this set, and can't wait to reveal these new card kits to you soon.

The paper on this card is all from TACs Soar with It Collection called Sandz of Time, it just seemed to call to me when I looked at this weeks sketch challenge.

Have fun with the sketch challenge this week.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Missing Pieces

This scrapbook page was once again inspired by one of Katie's wonderful sketches on A Shade of Blue. Without her sketches I don't think that I would get any scrapbooking done.
These are two pictures that I had forgotten I had, and from the date you can tell how behind I am. I used my Big Shot with a Sizzix die cut on the tings on the title. I cut them out of Kraft paper, then applied Stazon Jet Black ink directly to the paper for a distressed look. I decided that they needed a little more dimension to them, so I embossed them with two coats of clear EP. I love how it changed the kraft paper and made it look so much older.
The other paper on this page is from Provo Craft and Die Cuts with a View.
The stamps are TAC's Ancient Alphabet and Flourishes.
I do know that one of the rings is missing on the ran away in the process of making the page, and I am hoping that it will come back home so I don't have to go through the work of making another one.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Coluzzle File Folder

I had fun on this card. I used both my Coluzzle File Folder template AND my Big Shot. I made both the photo anchor and the tag using die cuts on the Big Shot. I love being able to make "hardware" that matches the project I am working on. When I made the photo anchor, I first adhered my cardstock to chipboard, then ran it through the Big Shot. This will give the anchor more stability, since it will be moved when the file folder is opened.

The stamp sets that I used are Alpha-Grunge (my absolute favorite alphabet set) and Bits and Pieces.