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Monday, November 26, 2012

Card for a friend

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you all had a great holiday and spent some time with the people you love. I also got to spend some time in my craft room which made me very happy!  I did a few layouts which I may share some other time, but today I'd like to share a card I made.  I have a wonderful friend who is going through a rough time right now.  I haven't seen her in a while but wanted to send her a little note to wish her well and let her know I was thinking of her.  Here is my card.

This 5x7 inch card was fun to make.  The golden yellow card stock and the brown pearls are from Recollections. The floral patterned paper is from the DCWV Spring Fling stack. The light yellow card stock is from Colorbok.  The side border was cut with the Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge and the butterfly and piece with the sentiment were cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The sentiments were stamped using Close to My Heart stamps and their olive ink.  The edges of the butterfly and the sentiment on the front were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  Both the sentiment and the butterfly were adhered down with foam tape to add some dimension.

That's my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Scrap-tastic Layout!

Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone is doing well after the latest round of bad weather -- a Nor-easter! 

Today I'd like to share a layout I made a while ago and forgot to post.  I'm calling it my Scrap-tastic layout because I recently participated in a Swap run by Sarabeth at www.swappinscraps.blogspot.com that called for us to put together packages of our patterned paper scraps and swap them with a Swap Buddy.  Well I lucked out in the Swap Buddy department because my Buddy had the most beautiful, organized scraps you could have ever imagined.  (Thanks Margie! www.bumblesandfairytales.blogspot.com)  Now that I had gotten this new stash of scraps I wondered what I'd do with it.  It didn't take me too long to find the perfect project.  I was visiting a blog that I love to get ideas from.  It belongs to Kathryn at www.thescrapbeach.blogspot.com and I found my project.  It was a starburst scrapbook layout.  It sounded like a fun idea and I had never tried one, so I figured what the heck.  To make this layout I thought I'd use some of Margie's great scraps, and here is what I came up with.

All the lovely patterned papers are the scraps - aren't they great!  I chose to do my starburst a little differently than Kathryn's, I added little 1/4 strips of solid paper in between the sections to make the papers stand out a bit more.  The solid papers, are all by Recollections.  I cut two shapes using my Cricut and stamped them with a coordinating stamp from Close to My Heart.  The sentiment stamp, ink and metal brad are also CTMH.  The metal corners are by Momenta.   And, of course, that beautiful boy in the picture is my Jackson.

Thanks for stopping by.
Paula and Jackson