Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday - My fun day with the girls

Every Tuesday, when I am not working, I head down to our local scrap booking and card making shop, Memories on the Murray. The girls are absolutely wonderful to spend the day with, either, chatting, scrapping, or doing other projects like the one I completed today. Called "Birthday Box Beauty", I just prefer Calendar Box is a terrific way for you to get all those important reoccuring dates organized in a stylish and functional box. Dress it up or down, be inspired by a theme or color combo, how ever you want to do it.

The colors I chose to use are Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette. The designer paper was one that I had in my stash of many. I think that the polka dot ribbon and the flower with the brad in the middle just add nicely to the finish of the box. Here is what it looks like inside.

There are 12 little cards inside each marked with a month and the days of the month printed out and placed on each side of the card so that you can write those events that must throughout the year.

Let me not forget to tell you that this is another wonderful project brought to you by UStamp with Dawn and Friends. Just click to the link in the left side bar to find out more information.

Have a great day or night where ever you are.

Monday, July 13, 2009

U stamp with Dawn and Friends

This round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends started on Thursday 9th July with a project from Jen Picard - a mini scrap album. This is my first version of this lovely project.

I used last years in colors of Soft Sky, Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi. The stamp I used for the front cover is from Time Well Spent. Can't remember the name of the designer paper, however, it matches in well with the in colors.

The inside are like tags that you can put photos or names on. As you can see, I used a fancy corner punch on the top of my tags. Just makes it look a little different. I have yet to print the photos to go in it.

To go over and visit the UStamp with Dawn and Friends site just click on the blinkie (except I can't get it to blink) on the left hand side. There are many exciting projects to make and the chat line runs 24/7 while the site runs. It is a great place to meet new crafting friends from around the world.

Have a great day or night where ever you are.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A lazy Sunday afternoon

I could not have asked for a nicer way to spend the afternoon than card making with 2 friends. Hello Flo and Liz. We did a lot of talking, made some cards, ate afternoon tea, did some more stamping and punching. And my daughter, Lisa, also called around to say hello and see what we were up to. Liz partner, Dennis, was also there helping us out and giving us some tips. Thank you, Dennis. So here is what I came up with.

For some reason I just wanted to use Whisper White, Basic Black and Red Riding Hood. I had made this card and posted it earlier in different colors but Flo wanted to know how to do it so we did a kind of one on one workshop.
I clear embossed the trees in Riding Hood Red and Rose Red, mounted it and voila.

The second card I created was based on a card I saw on the site of a very talented friend Donna. Her cards are amazing. Anyway using the White, Black and Red theme again I came up with this. I just love Lovely As A Tree (as if you couldn't tell)

This is the inside of the card. I always like to do something on the inside as I think it makes the card look nicer.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. It is still a work in progress as I have much to learn.

Until next time, have a great day.