Archive for June, 2008

For My Father

My father passed away on his birthday at the age of 80 a little over 1 1/2 years ago. 2 weeks before he died he brought over some old photos for me to add to my collection of family photographs and a couple were used in this chipboard Explosion Box Album. I love the early photographs of my dad which make me remember all the funny and adventurous stories he used to tell of his youth. I will be writing up these stories for the larger base squares of the box. I also made a pen holder and framed a photo of him from my parents wedding in it. Happy belated Father’s Day dad. I miss you so much.

I used thick black chipboard cut with the Accu-cut Explosion Box Album dies. For the Pencil Holder I used the Inner Bottom die and cut the aperture with the Accu-cut small Antique Frame die. The paper is from My Mind’s Eye and rub-ons from Heidi Swapp and 7 Gypsies. Photos were printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White. I find that I can maintain that special look of older photos by printing on cardstock. Matte photo paper would in all likeliness yield the same quality. TFL!


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I am heading out to a crop this weekend! YAY! I have been hoarding a few neat project kits and this will give me the chance to sit and work on them- here is a link to two of the projects I am most anxious to complete: Embracing Imperfection I’ve also stamped out some images so I can practice with my new Copic markers. If I can accomplish just one specialty book, one LO and some coloring I will be quite happy 🙂 as I usually get NOTHING accomplished when I go away. ( and I mean NOTHING too- I still get ribbed about the one where I worked on the handle of a wooden purse I was to alter for the entire weekend! But I had a GREAT time so that has to count!)

I hope you all have a wonderfully crafty weekend!!!

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Christmas In June (?)

It just doesn’t sound right does it?? But here is a piece done for Inspirations Magazine for one of their Christmas issues. I used the tall gable box from AccuCut, Very Vanilla card stock from Stampin Up! and all stamps are from Stampington & Company. The tree image is trimmed out and popped up with a pop dot. (I absolutely LOVE pop dots. )

Thanks for visiting and I should have something a bit more seasonal for you soon 🙂

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Who can resist Mickey Mouse?? I know I couldn’t when I saw the new collection out from Creative Memories I absolutely LOVE it!!! Best of all it comes in a 12×12 and an 8×8 power palette! (plus we can’t forget all the other new Disney themed goodies just released either!!) I love having the smaller size available not only for scrapping but the smaller designs lend themselves so well for card making and paper crafting

Also just released it their new Romance Collection Make sure you enlarge the image so you can see all those lovely romantic patterns!Gorgeous!!!

Here is a Paper Bag Album I made with the new Mickey line- 2 paper lunch sacks, cool new paper, some card stock stickers and a little faux stitching and there you have it!! And because you can’t talk about Mickey without a nod to Donald,  the next project is a Disney Dollar card… just perfect when someone special is heading out for their vacation at Disney World (or Disney Land)

If you have a chance you can check out the newly updated Project Center at Creative Memories!

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Prom Night!

Well, not really………… My sister is in town for her 40th High School Reunion this weekend (YIKES! 40 year reunion!! I’m glad I’m the baby of the family!) and so I whipped up a couple of goodies to put at their place setting at dinner tonight 🙂 I am still stuck on this gorgeous My Minds Eye paper and that Spellbinders Butterfly die along with the AccuCut Box-Dress die and the Tuxedo die.

The second photo is a quick card I made for a monthly image swap- one gal sends out an image or two each month and we make a card with it and mail it off to our secret partner. It’s fun to see how everyone interprets each stamped image and what they do with it. I paired mine with some Bazzill Basics card stock and some cool new Cupcake Paper from Basic Grey. I also used the bracket and scalloped envelope die from AccuCut and a Cuttlebug question mark die. The stamp origin is unknown and colored with a combination of Copic, Prisma and SU! markers.

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