Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Baby Rock Page

I am so excited to be able to post this here! I have been trying and trying and trying to get a new scrapbook page done but I always get about half way through it and then decide that I hate everything about the page and restart it! This time that didn't happen and I finally finished an entire 12x12 layout including the journaling and loved every second of it!
I just have a minute but I really need to get this posted, so I hope to come back and post more on it soon! For now, please enjoy the photos!

Don't forget to stop by the Facebook Page and enter in to win! The 150 Fan Giveaway opens tomorrow!
~Virginia E.

Mother's Day Card

I know that my work here has been a bit sketchy and hit and miss but I am happy to say that I think that we are finally back on track with a few of the major things!

So needles to say, I have had a few hours of spare time and took that oppertunity to work on a new Mother's Day Card and even a 12x12 scrapbook layout!

I have never been one for dry embossing but recently I was gifted a ton of scrapbooking items from my very lovely Sister-in-Law and I have been putting them to use, which have included that last two card that I have made before this. Well, anyway, I have been playing around with a few sheets of the 12x12 dry embossed sheets of paper and I must say .. .. .. I think I am in love! =)

On this card I decided for a softer, more floral feel for the card. I love how well these colors matched and the general feel of the card! I went with a three panel layered card, with a very thin ribbon and a large silk flower. I used a Stampin Up tulip stamp which I decided to color in instead of leaving it blank. Lets take a peek at the card shall we?

Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to stop by the Facebook Page and enter into the 150 Fan Giveaway that will be opening tomorrow!
~Virginia E.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Card #2

Ok, so here is another new card that I have been working on. This one is a Valentines day card for one of my Husbands work buddies who we are very fond of. It really wouldn't be the same if she left, so we want to make sure that she knows how much we appreciate her. Let show you the card and then go from there.
For this card I used a Cherry Cobbler base, Wild Asparagus from My Minds Eye, rustic brads, a misc. piece of pink water color style stripped paper, and a cute 3 heart stamp.
I love the way this card came together and I can't wait to give it to her! I love the rustic feel of the card, the way it flows is very easy and gentle on the eyes which is really what you want for a Valentines day card. I used just a plain light pink colored pencil to fill in bits and pieces of the stamp to help make it stand out a little bit more, it also helped match the striped paper with the card a bit better as well.

This is just one of the posts that the photo says it all, so until next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!
~Virginia E.

New Card #1

This is just a post to show you the fun new Cards that I have been working on for the past few days.
The first one that I have to show you is a window card, its actually my very first official try at doing a window card and I am very excited with the way that it has turned out. Let me go a head and show it off then I will talk about how the card came to be and what products I used to create it.
Just beautifully romantic isn't it! =)
About a week or so ago my wonderful Sister-in-Law decided to go through her scrapbooking stuff and decided to downsize, I know, I know, downsize is such an ugly word but we must all do it from time to time. (Like today, I am going to downsize my scraps pile, I do not know why I keep everything!) Well, anyway, she went through all of her stuff and offered it to me, I was over joyed! I have been on a paper craft diet due to the car wreck and trying to get things back in order. So this was a very exciting day! I went over to her house and she had a nice little box stuffed full of Die-Cuts, Stickers, Tags, Embellishments, Rub-Ons, and all sorts of awesome nick-naks! I went through it all and loved everything! Hiding at the bottom of the box was a set of Making Memories Window upright cards in sky blue, I decided then and there that it was time to try my hand at making one and this is what I got from it! I love the colors together!
The "remember" Embellishment was another treasure that I found in my box of goodies! But, not only did I get a box of goodies I also got a paper bag filled with paper! All kinds of paper! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it! There were so many different, beautiful, and just plain amazing papers stuffed into this bag! Even Vellum sheets, and embossed sheets in all sorts of colors! It was like Christmas came early!
So for this card, I used one of the Making Memories Upright Window Cards, I ran a length of dark chocolate paper down the center of the card, on top of that I cut a small strip of light pale green polka dot embossed paper and tied a single strip of chocolate ribbon around it. I chose to knot the ribbon instead of making a bow and I must say that the decision really helped make the card. Then I trimmed the corners off the right side of the Remember embellishment and attached it. I pulled out my 1$ Soul Mate stamp set from G*Studio and used the small flourish stamp to help draw attention to the window and balance out the card, I also inked the edges of the card in a dirty brown. The lime green loose insert came with the card, I rounded the right corners of it, inked the edges with the same dirty brown that I used one the outside of the card. Tamped the love birds & Soul Mate sentiment from the Soul Mates G*Studio stamp set.
I love the way this card turned out and I really can't wait to make another Window Card!
I will need to pick up some supplies before then though, such as a 1 1/2 Circle Punch, a 1 inch square punch, and a corner rounder that way I don't have to keep using my cloud scissors which makes the corners come out a little misshaped.

Well, until next time have a great and wonderfully crafty day!
~Virginia E.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Inspiration Monday

Hello! I'm back for another Inspirati♥n Monday, and today I have something extra special! Today over at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog their 11th Challenge is . . . ANYTHING BUT A CARD!!! You can view the whole challenge at their site here:

I found these really great over sized valentines chipboard cut outs from Making Memories on one of my fun trips to the DI, I have been dieing to decorate them and display them but never really known what I wanted to do with them. So I thought that this was the perfect chance to fix them up and enjoy a fun challenge!
Ready to take a peek at them?
I have a few more ideas about what I would like to do with them but this is the perfect start! Don't you think?
Well, that's all for today, sorry for the quick post I will make it up to you!
~Virginia E.