Thursday, November 8, 2012

Getting back into crafting!

So this isn't scrapbooking, or an ORMV challenge... I'm just using this blog as an opportunity to share my latest crafting project(s). Who better to share with than my crafting friends! (Besides, I've already driven Shaughn insane talking about this stuff the past couple of months, so I appreciate having a new audience.) Daniela's first birthday finally inspired and motivated me to dig out my paper trimmer and glue stick. :) The theme of the party was tiny, so the invitation was the size of a business card, I made tiny party hats (which Daniela refused to wear, so I included a picture of Mia and her friend modeling them), and a tiny birthday cake. I also made a photo banner with pictures from each month of Daniela's first year. Hope you guys like them, and thanks for letting me share! What have you all been working on?

(By the way, the invitation mentions an indoor playground... unfortunately, we had to cancel that party due to all 5 of us getting sick that weekend! Luckily, the weather was perfect the following weekend for a birthday do-over at the park.)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tammy's September Results

Finally, all up-to-date! I gave Rachel her layout on Tuesday so it is "safe" to post the pictures. Even though it took me 8 months to complete the challenge, I had a wonderful time planning the layout and what I wanted to do. I knew what I wanted, just never found the time to complete when Rachel wasn't around to watch :) For some reason I felt funny completing the layout in her presence. I guess I wanted it to be a surprise. I'm still not a scrapbooker but I was pleased with the way it turned out. I had a great time with Theresa while I finished the layout!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tammy's December Results

Finally, with only 7 months to go until Christmas, I have my December kit challenge results to share. I believe I made these while in Idaho??? Honestly, I don't remember it has been so long but I do remember having a great time making the cards. Marieke set the bar high with her collection of cards! Here they are all together. The one in the back is "illegal" or a non-kit card, the rest are all within the rules :)

This one is my favorite:

A set of twins:

Snowflake front and center. I really wanted to use the clear ovals but not sure how much I like them on this card:

And lastly, the non-kit card with additional die cuts and embossing plate background:

I have September's challenge finished but I want to give the pages to Rachel before I post them. Finally, I am all caught up. Now I'm ready to tackle whatever new idea we want to pursue!

Tammy's October Results

Better late (7 months!) than never, right? Actually, this was done in January and then only took me 4 months to get it photographed :) I was totally stumped on what to do with this challenge. I spent quite a bit of time looking for quotes online from the movie with plans to do something "tea party" related but was at a loss. While in Idaho in January I was somehow inspired to make my first mini album. It needs to be filled up but here are the bare bones. And, I discovered that I really like mini albums (sort of like a series of cards). I'll be making more of these. Thanks Theresa for the challenge and helping me discover my new love for mini albums.

The rings a bit too big. I think I will find smaller ones to use or add ribbon, etc to dress them up. I made some errors when writing in the pages but decided to "keep it real" and stick with the imperfect pages...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rachel's November Results

Here is my November project. Hooray! I couldn't bear to cover up that beautiful hand stamped paper, so I cut it in half and used it to flank my block of photos and journaling.

I also couldn't decide which ribbon to use, so I incorporated a little bit of each of them. I am really happy with the way this layout came out, even if I feel like Tammy did all of the work! :)

Rachel's October Results

So, without further ado: Here is my October project. I decided to do a layout with a Halloween theme, but still remaining true to Alice in Wonderland. Hanna kept referring to her Halloween party as her "Halloween Birthday." And thus I had the perfect idea for a title.

I cut the clocks out of patterned paper and matted the circle photos on to them. I included journaling on the tag provided in the kit, which I tucked behind one of the photos. The letters are of course left over from Tammy's November kit.

Thank you so much for the awesome kit and challenge, Theresa! It was a lot of fun to work with.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Marieke's December Results

So I really needed some Christmas cards and now I've got them. I turned Rachel's kit into 13 Christmas cards. The 11 photographed below use only kit contents while the photo blow that one shows my two "cheater cards" (since I used my own sentiment stamp for them).

Here are close-ups of the 11 shown together above. I made two similar ones for almost every design. I found it easier than reinventing the wheel for every single card.

Now I just need to catch up on all the other kits I haven't yet done. :-)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tammy's November Results

Okay, so I realize I have not posted September or October's results but I had to send out Thanksgiving cards so this challenge was completed first. I promise I will get to the previous months!

I had a great time using this kit. I was able to make four cards and then made several more things using the kit as well as other products. I hope you have fun playing with it as well.

Here they are all together:

And then individually, in order of favorite to least... :)

I tried to stitch the acorn but it didn't turn out quite like I wanted...

I really like the quote on this one...

I layered several of the ribbons on this one but it ended up a bit too masculine looking...

Here is one more, all the supplies are from the kit but I used a die to cut out the center of the patterned paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Claudia's October Result

I was so excited when I saw what Theresa sent as her October challenge. The papers were beautiful, I loved the quote, and having pages from the book was so cool. If you can't tell from my layout, I wanted to use every bit (I hope I didn't overdo it). I ran out of room for journaling... if anyone has any suggestions on how to fit it in, I'd really appreciate it. (I included what I had hoped to journal below the pictures, just to explain the layout.)

June 27, 2011 Mia loved playing with her tea set, and I was so eager to invite some of her friends over for a tea party. I wanted to include Gavin and his best friend, so I didn't want it to be too girly (as tea parties tend to be). The best solution I found: a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Zachary, Mackenzie, Sofia, Franklin, Jenna, and Nora joined us for a fun afternoon. We decorated big hats made out of paper bags, put together foam teapot picture frames, and ate a lunch of tea sandwiches, fruit, cheese, pink lemonade... and tea, of course. Minutes after our friends left, Mia crashed on the couch. Hosting a tea party is hard work.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

November Kit

I finally have the November kit finished! My fingers are ink stained, a little sore, and I somehow broke my C plate for the cuttlebug but I had a wonderful time putting everything together. Here are some pictures of what the kit contains...

5 sheets of 12x12 solid colored cardstock, 2 patterned papers (handstamped), 2- 8 1/2x11 sheets, and 5- 8x8 patterned papers along with 4 different types of ribbon, 2 feet each.

A die cut alphabet (3 to 4 of each letter, some upper and lower), die cut acorns and leaves, along with several sentiments for either layouts or cards.

Brown/white bakers twine, mini clothespins, corduroy buttons, felt flowers and acorns, rhinestones, and some miscellaneous metal embellishments.

I hope to get the kit in the mail early this week. I hope you all enjoy creating with it!