Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Gift for Diane

This is a gift for my friend Diane. She is in my bible talk group and just a few weeks ago, her son was in a really bad car accident. All of the women in my bible talk tried to think of something we could do to encourage her. Everyone wrote an encouraging scripture on a note card or sheet of paper, even post its and this is what I came up with. It is a block that I made into a collage of all the scriptures, I added some ribbon (if you know me, you know I have to add ribbon to everything I do!) and some rub ons to make it complete. The block was purchased at Michaels. It is very light weight in case you are wondering. I used Mod Podge to adhere the patterned paper and all the notes of scripture. I also rubbed along the edges of most of the pieces of paper with a stamp pad. Initially, I was going to decorate a box with patterned paper as well as paint and then just store everything inside but I didn't like the way it turned out! So then I tried this idea and since a few of my co-workers were exclaiming over how much they liked it, I thought it might be a hit with Diane. It can act as a decorative piece in her house (so if I go over, I hope it isn't hidden somewhere! hint, hint :)), and as a reminder that she has friends that are there for her. On top of the block I put the title "Your rainbow on a rainy day" because that is what we are as friends! I was racking my brain trying to come up with something for the title. It wasn't until I started reading all the scriptures that I came up with one, thank you God for the inspiration! Anyway I hope you enjoy taking a peak and let me know what you think! Also stay tuned...I'm working on my next project and I think it is going to be a real winner, at least I'm hoping it will be! I also have to clean my craft space...ugh!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Are You Ready for Some Football Layout

Hi all! Here is a layout I started working on today. It is for my next stamp club meeting. I have to make two different ones considering everyone is not interested in football. I used the letter L from the Big Deal Alphabet to make the whole football field. It wasn't easy and it probably would have come out straighter if I had used a stamp a majig but I didn't have the patience this time for that. I did use the big deal alphabet for the letters. For the numbers on the field I used Brushstroke Numbers (they are retired) but I had to resort to what I had on hand. I don't usually buy number sets, if your so inclined to C.A.S.E. my layout, you may have a more current set of numbers that will work well with this layout. The Sporting stamp set and Just Football set are from the current catalog. Let me know what you think!

Friday, February 1, 2008

My Swaps

This card was made for a swap I'm participating in. I used the embrace life stamp set from Stampin Up. The cardstock is Rose Red, Really Rust and Pretty in Pink. I have a tendency in using the earth elements colors a lot. When I first started with Stampin Up I'd use a lot of there bold brights, but now I find I don't use those colors as much anymore! I hardly ever dared to use Rich Regals, but now I use those more than I do the Bold Brights. For those of you who don't have a clue about what I'm talking about, well Stampin Up had four color familes; Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Rich Regals and Soft Subtles. I'd have to say that Earth
Elements are my favorite! This next card was also made for a swap using the One of a Kind stamp set. I think this is my new favorite set! I did not cut all the little flowers by hand! I used the Boho Blossoms Punch that coordinates with the set. Again all the colors used are from the Earth Elements family. Even though I used the punch to cut out the flowers, this card took a while to make because all the flowers are placed on dimensionals! I had to make 5 of each card, not a lot for a swap but it was enough. Post a comment and let me know what you think!

Birthday Present

This little purse is called a dual pocket purse. I just love the idea and I decided to make one for a friend (Bev). Her birthday is today, I won't tell her age because I want to live to see another day. Anyway, the purse has two pockets that can fit 4x4 note cards. Can you believe all you need is one 12x12 sheet of patterned paper to make this purse? Break out that patterned paper! It also stands on it's own once you are done. All supplies are Stampin Up. Below the purse photo are the cards I actually made to go inside the pockets. Aren't they the cutest? I made six cards but you
could probably fit 8 cards comfortably. Or even if your limited on cardstock, you can make 4 cards I think anyone will ooh and aah over this gift. Give it a try!