So I love to make cards. With 2 little girls running around, some times i *need* to craft but know I don't have enough time to scrapbook. So I will make a card. Well, after making a bunch of cards and having them pile up, I would get discouraged about making them. Whats the point? So I'm starting a personal little project, when I make a card - I mail it to someone. Part of making it is putting it in an envelope & addressing it and putting a cute stamp on it and putting in the mailbox. I will write a little note on a Post-It so that whoever gets it and send it on to someone they know. While I'm in the first stages of making the card, I will try to think about all my friends & family and say a little pray to ask God who needs a little pick me up or just a smile when they open their mailbox. Then as I'm putting the card together I will think about and pray for that person. Its been fun to see who God puts on my heart and how their card seems to reflect them a bit. I will post these cards on instagram and hash tag them #happymailbox . Here are a few of them.....
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This is week 11 of my Project Life 2013 Album. Seems we've been busy enjoying life and so I'm little behind on this project, but working hard to get caught up. I've been a member of Studio Calico's Project Life Kit and I've LOVED it! It was my plan to just use those kits plus printables in my 2013 album. But once I seen Becky Higgins Honey Edition I knew I had to get it! So, I will start with the kit of the month and use what looks good with my pictures and content of that week. Then look through printables. Then jump over to the Honey Edition. Since Hobby Lobby is now carrying Becky Higgins brand (YAY!) I was able to use a 40% off coupon and get the Honey Edition Core Kit! and I LOVE it even more in person!!! The colors & style is just perfect for my pictures!
The page is Design F, I tend to use that one A LOT since you can put so many pictures on it. I've been shooting 99.999% on my iphone & I have a go-to filter on instagram (Lo-Fi). The camera on the iPhone S4 is really great & I love how handy it is to use.
STAMPS - the title card is 4x6 from Studio Calico and I stamped on it with a Sn@p Stamp Set, you can see more about that in this post. I also used some stamps from Hero Arts Branded with Studio Calico and Studio AE. For those that don't know, "Studio AE" is a stamp line designed by Ali Edwards. I'm part of a monthly club from Technique Tuesday so the new set just appears in my mailbox every month! Plus club members get a discount on the set! I use these stamps ALL THE TIME on my scrapbook pages! Here is the link to learn more about that.
WASHI TAPE - I LOVE washi tape! I used the black with white dots from the Smash line and the "today" on the bottom right card came in one of the Studio Calico kits. When in doubt . . . put some washi tape on it! :)
OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS - Ok, who doesn't LOVE wood veneers? I would guess if you don't you either don't have any or don't have enough. Get some hearts, cameras or potty people those seem to go with anything. And don't forget some adhesive. I normally use glossy accents but I'm almost out, so for this one I used a Zig two-way pen. I wasn't sure if it would hold but so far it has done brilliantly!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
This is a fun little date card I out together with a stamp set from Sn@p.
I like the rainbow colors and since there are 7 days of the week & 7 colors I thought they would work well together. I stamped "week no." from a Studio Calico Project Life kit. The 4x6 cardstock is also from a studio calico kit.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I'm making Cupcake Toppers like CRAZY! With Graduation right around the corner there are lots of cupcake that need toppers. I'm also brainstorming toppers for Birthdays, Baby Showers, ect. AND I'm thinking of other items for those events that will go with different themes! SO EXCITING! Here are a few that I made recently, i will try to post on new products here. But if you want to get the latest updates, find me on Facebook, I post projects there too!