Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Trendy Tape Birthday Card

I finally played with some of my Trendy Tape. This isnt the first time I have played with designed tape. I have TH tissue tape & have made a couple things with those.
 DBF asked me to make his mom a Birthday card on the day of her birthday. I guess he assumed I was going to make one. I didnt do anything special with the tape. I just made a border for the card. I played a little & tried to make flags with match sticks & the tape. Those just didnt go with the card. I am sure I will make a LO to use flags on. I decided to make a summer card since her birthday is in June.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from one of My Pink Stamper sets. The 3d butterfly is a Jolee's boutique sticker. The blue & purple flower are some random flowers I had laying around. The adhesive backed pearls I got in a set with white & blue. The self adhesive rhinestones in the corners are from Creative Imaginations. The purple lace I found at my LSS with the rest of their ribbons on a roll. The butterfly & flower border is in a plain package so I dont know what brand it is. I tend to mix up my packages sometimes. Thats when my mojo is overflowing & I keep creating. Then my desk becomes a mess & I just have to guess what embellishments go in what packages.
Can you believe this is my 2nd post in 1 week? LOL. Once I get going on my projects, I should have more posts up. I just have to get going on those projects tho.
Happy Scrappin!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day Card

I have finally created something! I had posted awhile back that I would make a masculine card eventually. I have finally done it. I did not get time earlier in the month to make a card for my boyfriend. Procrastination, unfortunately, is a part of me. I also have a hard time making masculine projects. I am more of a girly girl when it comes to my scrappin. I know what I like. Pink, purple, butterflies, flowers & bling. 

I had this patterned paper with fish on it. I had bought it for my son's album because there are some pictures of him fishing. I have really been into the banners & pennants lately so I decided to try it with the patterned paper. It reminded me of fish hanging on a stringer. I had made 3 different sized banners. I placed them on the card but it just didnt look right to me. I started this last weekend. I would come back to it the next day & the next & so on. I just couldnt come up with any ideas. This is a problem of mine sometimes. Then I was thinking, this is a masculine card so I will look in my stash of TH supplies. At first, I was thinking about starting all over & going with TH metal frames. I was looking through my drawer & found my canvas pieces. Banners & Pennants! Then the stringer idea came but all I had was blue twine & peach twine. That wasnt going to work. I remembered I had saved a piece of regular twine from a 7 gypsies tag. So, I had the top part of the card done but the bottom seemed too bare. I was looking at my fishing stickers & I couldnt figure anything out again. This gets a little annoying at times. I tried stamping a big seashell & some starfish. That just didnt go with the card. Back to the stickers again. I kept going back & forth between 3 different stickers & Finally decided on one. Talking about trying to get the mojo back. After all my blabbering, here is the pic.

The base of the card is white cardstock. I embossed a piece of TH Seasonal Stash paper with a Sizzix embossing folder & my Texture Boutique. I then, inked parts of the embossed paper with Walnut Stain distress ink. The fish patterned paper is from American Crafts. The canvas pennant is a canvas mini from Canvas Corp. I inked the canvas piece with metallic Gold paint Dabber from Ranger. I added white foam thickers to create DAD. I inked the A with Black Soot distress ink. The picnic basket & thermos sticker is a Great Outdoors collection from American Traditonal Designs.
I hope this gets my mojo flowing again. I have too many projects to do right now. I need to get a move on.
I hope all the dads out there have a Happy Father's Day & Happy Scrappin!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Scrappin Sisters Blog

I have just started blogging at the beginning of the year but have known Erin & Kelly(Scrappin Sisters) from Club CK, just a couple months before that. Both of them are really talented in all their projects they create. I love following their blog. Due to conflicts with all the different challenges & design teams they both create for, they have decided to have their own blogs. Kelly is keeping the Scrappin Sisters blog & Erin has made her own blog called My Scrap Cabin. Please visit them & show your support.

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Where Did My Mojo Go

I just wanted to post a little something since I havent blogged, what seems forever. It was last month since I have shared anything. I admit, I have not been scrappin lately. I need to find my mojo. I keep thinking every day, I am going to clean off my desk & get something done. Nope. Not yet. 

I have been shopping a bit lately tho. I keep telling myself, I have to start creating more & do less buying. Then there are those surprise sales from the LSS. Which there were 2 in the last week. At the first LSS, she had 25% off embellishments. I found Trendy Tape by Queen & Co.  She had all different kinds. I ended up buying 5 packages. The second LSS's special was to buy a tote bag with their logo on it for $3. Then you could pick out 4 items of your choice & received 25% off. Then every month they will have totebag specials. That should be interesting to see what they come up with. I went to pick up more cardstock to make my DBF a Birthday card & then never made the card. As always, I procrastinated & he wanted me to go to the races so it never got done. I will have to make sure I make a Father's Day Card & will share it. I should start on that right away since I have a hard time making masculine cards.

If you havent noticed on the sidebar, I have finally joined Pinterest. I kept thinking that I do not need anything else to keep me on the computer. I always find myself always looking & finding inspiration from everyone else on the computer but I dont do anything with it. That will have to change & hopefully soon. So, I gave in & joined.

Hope you have a Great week!
Happy Scrappin!
Hope you enjoy all my scrappy projects that comes from My Crafty Heart