Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Not Broken

Hi friends!  I have a whole bunch of layouts I want to share with you but it may take me a day or 2 to  have my head in a better place.  So I'm sharing what I made today as  I had my own little therapy session in my scrap room.  I love my husband dearly, but for the entire 8 1/2 years of our marriage, he has indulged in unacceptable behaviors.  I've stuck with him through many years of therapy, been forgiving of his setbacks, and patiently awaiting progress.  There comes a point in time where staying is more painful than leaving, and so a tough choice had to be made.  And what can a scraper do but scrap those choices?  I hand cut the hearts, then distressed the edges.  The picture on it was done in Photobucket with several cool special effects.  My embellishments of lace and flowers were parts of my bridal bouquet.  I inked them but good to make them look old and wilted.  My words are done with Pooh Font, then put through the cuttlebug and inked.  Not a pretty subject, but life ain't always pretty, right?  Thank goodness for all my wonderful crafting friends who continually brighten my day.  God bless.  And thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My 2nd Tri-fold Shutter card

Here's my 2nd tri-fold shutter card, and this one went a bit quicker than my first.  Well, it would have if I didn't do the base 3 times!  Do NOT use anything with a white core for your base, as the white will show through when you make the folds.  Also do NOT use paper with a heavy texture for your base, as it will crack and look ugly!  Lessons learned!  I used the beautiful Mariposa papers on this and didn't need to add a whole lot else.  I only added some brads to the middle and made a lacy valentine for the front.  Here, I'll show you.
And, AND, I used the scraps to make a valentine for my little granddaughter.  One of my Peeps asked if my scrap box was empty, seeing as I'm digging into all this pretty new paper.  And the answer is, um, well, not really quite--ok, you dragged it out of me-I have a ton left...  I love it you all keep me on track.  But I did make a couple quick cards with my scraps so I'm still plugging away...

Actually, I made this birthday card for my granddaughter today and it was all out of scraps.  That was on accident but it's all still good, right?

Someone sent me this cute Sarah Kay image and I've never colored one before.  I've seen better for sure, but I had to get this in the mail today and really threw this card together in record time, and will a 9 year old really notice if the coloring isn't perfect? And anyhow, it does look cute with the Blossoms & Butterflies papers so I think it wasn't a bad card for a quickie.

So tomorrow I'm going to be posting some lay outs I've been doing.  I have a daughter who's husband plays Pro hockey overseas, and when they come home next month, we'll be doing a big birthday/Christmas party.  I'm making her 3, yes three, scrapbooks for her daughter, her son, and the family.  So I have to make 60 pages in 30 days.  And let me tell you I am NOT a  fast crafter!  But I've pulled it off for the past 3 days (only 54 LOs left), so root me on, keep me in line, and push me through it when my fingers are too tired to pull that ATG trigger one more time!  Thanks, I knew I could count on you.  And as always, thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Fairy Thanks

I love this little fairy from A Child's Year and never have a chance to use it.  But I needed a thank you for someone I'm sending a gift to, and she's a Cricut Card Fairy, so this cut just fits the bill perfect!  Isn't she such a cute little gift-giving fairy?  I popped her up on some nesties circles and cut "thanks" from Storybook.  The papers are from the new Mariposa stack from DCWV.  I'll tell ya those papers are so rich with color and sparkly embossing, I almost want to frame them and hang em' up!  I bought 2 stacks just so I wouldn't hoard it and be afraid to use that pretty paper-LOL!  Thanks for taking a peek!