Monday, February 24, 2014

Simple birthday card and digital scrapbooking special

Here is a simple card that can be used for anyone.  I love this paper pack but it's an old one.  Brown and pink or blue are awesome combinations.

If you are interested in digital scrapbooking or just catching up on your photos, Close To My Heart is having a special for the month of March just for you.  (and me!)  2 page printed layouts in their Studio J software is just $5.  You can access Studio J from my website.  Create an account, upload photos, and create layouts.  It's very easy and quick to design.  I have gotten overwhelmed with the amount of photos that I have of my kids.  Even though I love working with paper, I am going to do some digital pages to help get caught up.  You can start creating the layouts now and order the prints on March 1st.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Simple Birthday Card

Have a lot of scraps and don't know what to do with them?  This is such an easy card to make.  I had a lot of small scraps left and didn't want to toss them.  So I came up with this happy Birthday card.  You could embellish it to jazz it up more or leave it plain.  I was in a hurry so I didn't have time to find matching embellishments in my stash.  This layout is also great for a masculine card.  I always have trouble with masculine cards but this would make it easy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kid Valentines

My daughter needed Valentines for her preschool class and what kind of a crafting mom would I be if I went out and bought them at the store?  So we made them together!  Although she probably would have loved the Doc McStuffin's ones that I saw.  But there will be other Valentine's parties.

So this year I came up with this simple design.  I cut card stock and embossed it with the heart designs. She did help for a few but lost interest in this real fast.  I cut out the shapes on the cricut and she stamped the images.  Which is why most of them aren't lined up.  But that's what mades it homemade by a 4 year old!  She even glued some of the sentiments upside down.

She needed 16 for school plus a couple for cousins so we only did a few each day.  This kept it interesting for her.  Also, she started out doing a whole step like put the adhesive on the cut out and put it on the card.  But after a few, I added the adhesive to keep her interested.

The heart stamp is an old Stamp of the month stamp and is no longer available.  However, the Happy Valentine's Day stamp came from Holiday Tags and is available and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge.  It's my go to stamp set lately.

Holiday Tags

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Card

Hi everyone.  Sorry I haven't been around lately.  My family has been really sick and I was even in the hospital with my 1 year old.  Thank God everyone is on the upswing now.  Still not 100% yet but life is getting back to normal.

Here is a pretty birthday card for a friend nearing an older milestone birthday.  Only best friends could appreciate a little teasing on their birthday.

Close to my heart has a special this month involving embossing folders.  This is the first time that they have offered embossing folders for sale.  During the month of February, if you purchase 2 packs of card stock, you can get an embossing folder for free.  Visit my site for details.  In the meantime, check out this video about embossing.  I learned a lot from it.  And I will be posting an embossing project soon.