Monday, September 3, 2012

Center Fold Card

I wanted to enter the Fiskars Fuse Contest where you take a sample of what the new Fuse does and then post it on their site. Here are the steps that I took to make the card.
First I took a 6"x4 1/2" inch card and opened it up. I measured and scored 2 1/4" from each side and folded it inward.
 I then measured a piece of cardstock 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" and attached to the inside center of the card.
I then used coordinating cardstock for the front flaps. Cutting one at 2 1/2" x 6" (I used this one for the bottom or right side of the card) and cutting the other one at 3 3/4" x 6" (I used this one for the top or left side of the card). I like the top to be slightly overlapping the bottom giving it a more finished look.
I then added the circle sentiment which is what the Fiskars Fuse made. The inside heart is made from chipboard and then I used stickles on it to give it a deep glittery color.
Finally I added the bling in the corners. This was really an easy card to create. I hope you enjoyed it. Please place your vote at

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Wedding

This is for the challenge over at Lasting Memories. They have a weekly challenge with a big monthly prize. So the more weeks that you enter the more chances you have to win! This week the challenge simply asked for a celebration. I chose to use this photo of my sister in laws wedding. So was so beautiful in that dress. I love the way her dress is timeless in fashion. I really have to figure out how to take better photos. Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Spooky Night

This is a LO that I did for a challenge over at Lasting Memories. They had it set up like a BINGO game where you pick your row and incorporate those items in your creation. Well I didn't find this challenge until about noon today. That gave me about 8 hours to come up with something so the row that I chose was a diagonal and the items I needed to use were ribbon, frame, 'freespace", cardstock and letters. I hope this qualifies. The ribbon is from Making Memories, the frame is a die cut from Happy Hauntings on my cricut, the cardstock is from MME and some scraps and the letters are all over the cardstock and I used thickers for the year. Hopefully next time I will give myself more time! Thanks for looking. Comments, ideas and suggestions always welcome.

Monday, July 30, 2012

For the Happy Couple

This month over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge the challenge was to create a Wedding or Anniversary craft. They are a multi craft site so all you really have to do is keep with the theme of the month. Another thing that they do that I like is this is a monthly challenge so you have plenty of time to create your beautiful crafts. I made this card that can be used for either a wedding or an anniversary. I used Cricuts Sweethearts cartridge to cut the cake which is cut at 3 inches. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Thank You

Wow it has been almost a year since I added anything to this blog! How sad. In the last year I moved and have spent most of my time trying to fix a house that I think is beyond repair. I was starting to get depressed and would literally sit on the couch and pretty much do nothing. All I could see was what needed to be done and all the obstacles in my way stopping me from doing it. One of the smartest things I did though was when I moved in the first room I did was my new scrap room. It is one of the two rooms in the house that is complete. But still I never came back here. Can't really say why. I think maybe I felt that if the 'house' work wasn't done I couldn't play. Well almost a year goes by and my wonderful sister in Michigan finally got through to me. That by doing a little of something that you love each day keeps you sane. To set apart some time and do something that you enjoy. It makes you feel better and you get something accomplished. We have always been a crafty family. Always in the process of making something. The last few years we have been working really hard on our family tree and scrapping old family photos. She made me realize that creating scrapbook pages and cards were my therapy. Now instead of sitting on the couch worrying about what I can't do in the house, I come back to my little world and it has helped so much. I returned to one of my favorite sites My Sketch World  They have different challenges and crops, small talk between the members and advice. Just what I needed to get back my creative bug. I just happened to go back at the beginning of one of the weekend crops they have. One of the challenges was to make a girly card and I was pretty stumped. In my mind I new what girly was but it had been so long that I new I needed help to get started. So I paged through Cardmakers magazine and saw a card that I loved. There are a few things that I did differently but for the most part I lifted it. But after making this I could feel the mojo returning. I guess what I have really been doing here is thanking my sister, so if you didn't catch it 'Thank you Gayle - I love you'