Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vintage Card Making Class

On Sunday, I took a vintage card making class at Archiver's.  It was the first card making/scrapbooking class I've ever taken and it was a TON of fun!  I loved getting to sit around and create with other card makers...I will definetly be signing up for more classes.  Anyways, check out what I made!

We used tons of Tim Holtz products and did soo much distressing!  I hard card flakes all over myself!  Be sure to follow my blog (click the button on the left!)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Card

I just got my new 3 birds on parade cartridge in the mail today so I had to make this Thanksgiving card.  I really think it turned out cute!  I know just the people that this card is going to!  The picture makes things look just a little off, but that is no true in real life...I just am not the best photographer.

Paper and Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: My pink stamper
Ink: Stampin' Up

I also decided to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew- Give Thanks
Paper Take Weekly- Autumn colors/
The Crazy Challenge- Thanksgiving-
Cricut Cardz Challenge #51- colors blue, brown, orange, yellow and white

I hope the card is received well!  Fingers crossed!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Archiver's Make and Take

A couple of weeks ago Archiver's was doing a make and take weekend.  I went one Friday after school and made this card and acrylic ornament.  You were supposed to be able to decorate a clear paint can, but they stopped doing that by the time I got there (very sad). 
The tree is actually embossed with green embossing powder.  I also got to use Tim Holtz's distresser which was really fun and I love the way it made the lighter card stock look!  I used the tiny attacher to make the ribbon look like this (but I ran out of ribbon!)

I've never worked with acrylic but it was really fun!  I used white paint dabbers on the back, embossed the acrylic with a stizzx embossing file, and got to use a corner chomper for the first time. 
I am going to try to decorate the clear paint cans by myself and see how it turns out.  It would be perfect to put some cookies or something in to give to my custodian, the secretaries, principle, vp, and other 2nd grade teachers for Christmas gifts.  Although, I won't be shopping at Archiver's again because their stuff was way over priced.  I will just be using them to take some classes (I am doing a vintage card making workshop and a home decor workshop- both of them are going to be really cool!)

Riley Rose turns 10

Our neighbor, KT, had a birthday party for her dog Riley Rose in Piedmont Park last weekend.  So, in order to celebrate I made her this adorable card from all my babies.

Inside- I just love the bone!  I got this stamp from Hobby Lobby.

Back of the card: I always like to put a "Handmade By" stamp- but this is the first time I did it on a bone

Ron in his party hat!

Taking a break from fun (the dogs loved playing together in the dog park)

The birthday girl

Ron taking a small break from eating birthday cake (KT made it herself!)

Paper: Papertrey Ink: Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Rustic Cream
Ribbon: PTI: Dark Chocolate
Stamp: My pink stamper and TPC Studio
Cartridge: Create a critter
Bling: PTI
White Pen: Ranger

Experiment with Perfect Pearls, Tim Holtz

I made this card about a month or so but never got around to posting it.  When I was finished with the mat (where all the images are), I accidently dipped it in water when I was apply the adhesive to the back.  It smeared the lion image which was unfortunate.  The card also did not glue together very well (as you can see from all the wrinkles-maybe it wasn't completely dry).  But, I decided to post it anyways, I am sure the next time I try this method it will be better.  It's pretty cool because the lion looks different depending on how you move the card.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Party Decorations and Prizes

For our Halloween party we made everyone dress up and we picked out who had the best couples costumes, scariest costume, and funniest costume.  It is too bad that I did not take pictures of the winners, but these are the awards that I made for them. 

I used Tim Holtz distress ink, Tim Holtz stamps from Stamper Annoynous, ribbon from the collection, I cut the coffins out from Happy Hauntings (cut at 10"), and used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch.

I made these adorable coffins, again from Happy Hauntings (cut at 11 1/2 ").  I used Tim Holtz crackle paint to try to make them look older...

I also made a banner to hang in the kitchen.  It took A LOT longer than I thought it would to make this, but, I'm happy with how it turned out.  I used the Happy Hauntings, October 31st, and the Serenade Cartridges.  It spells out BOO!

 There was a wide range of products used on all of these pendants.  Let me know if you are interested in any of them and I'll tell you what I used.  I don't want to make this post any longer. Except to show you this......

Mel was a werewolf for Halloween and when I saw her I literally gagged!!  haha  The contacts were just so gross!!  The nails did not stay on very long either.

And of course... THE DOGS!!!  I was going to be a vampire from Fangtasia (the vampire bar in the Sookie Stackhouse books or better known as the bar in the HBO show True Blood) of course, my boys had to match!

Ron as a scary vampire.

Chicken with bat wings and Ron as a vampire (mel sewed the cap to the collar!)           

Front Yard Halloween Decorations

I had to post some pictures of what our front yard looked like for Halloween.  The only thing missing is the huge coffin Mel made out of a cardboard box (maybe I'll sneak in the backyard and take a picture).  I put all the tombstones in and it took forever!! (but I think it turned out nicely).  Mel made all of the pumpkins so I guess she is my guest designer for this post!!  Thanks Mel!

Hope you like them!!  I will be posting more of my Halloween stuff today.