Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thinking of You in Fall Colors

I made this card in card club, so it was designed by Sue.  My daughter used this as a sympathy card.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sympathy Thank You

My father, Pat Rollwitz, passed away this month.  He was a great man and will be missed.

This is the card designed for the thank you card.  Coastal Cabana on white. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Birthday: Four Feathers on Vellum


I wanted to show how lightweight feathers are, so I used VersaMark on Vellum with a white embossing powder.  I also embossed the Gorgeous Grunge lines on the background and the sentiment.  I love how light and airy the feathers turned out.

Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar
Vellum
White Embossing Powder

Stamps:
Four Feathers
Gorgeous Grunge
A random Happy Birthday stamp

Other:
Twine
Punch
White Candy Dot

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Scrapbooking: Museum of the Rockies



Our annual fall trip to Yellowstone National Park always includes a trip to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.  No matter how many times we go, the museum never fails to thrill and entertain us.  This year Jakob was three years old and LOVES dinosaurs.  He was absolutely fascinated with the entire experience!

Aaron created this page, with a little help from Malanie.

Scrapbooking: Jason at Boot Camp






The background colors are Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, and More Mustard.  Malanie created these pages, with a little help from Aaron.

I wish Stampin' Up! would make more 12x12 papers.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Getting A New Job: Go in the Direction of your Dreams

A male coworker left for a new job.  This is a perfect masculine card.  This card was created by Sue for our card club.

Colors: 
Crumb Cake
Very Vanilla
Early Espresso
Gold Sparkles

Other:
Circle Punches
Embossing folder




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Scrapbooking: Yellowstone Park

Our annual trip to Yellowstone National Park was in September.  Aaron made this page showing the trip to Bozeman, Montana.  The snow was falling as we drove up that morning, but what a beautiful drive!

The 12x12 paper is from the Neutrals Collection, so I am not sure what color it is.  Cajun Craze and Soft Suede were also used.

The alphabet set is a new set for me.  It is a Scrabble Alphabet.  How fun!

Scrapbooking: Project Life with Ella Again

This is the back side of the Project Life page for Ella.  My daughter, Aaron, is the scrapbooker here.  My son, Adam, is the proud father.

Green and purple are the background colors.  Again, embossing folders, stamps, pearls, and punches were used on each of the Project Life sections.  A sticker set was also used.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Scrapbooking: Ella


Aaron used a Project Life sheet to create this page for Ella's scrapbook.  My son, Adam, is featured with my beautiful granddaughter.

Colors:
Strawberry Slush
Regal Rose
Very Vanilla
Bermuda Bay

Other:
Many different embossing folders
Butterfly, Button, and Heart embosslits
punches
Sizzletts
 


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Scrapbooking: More Boot Camp Pages for Jason





Fortunately, my daughter, Aaron, and daughter-in-law, Malanie, are scrapbookers.  I prefer making cards.  But, about once a month, they get together at my house to create their scrapbook pages. 

My son, Jason, graduated from boot camp and is now is attending AIT training.  So many pictures and memories!  Today, Aaron and Malanie created four pages to add to his scrapbook.

Until next month...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas 2x2 Inchie Challenge


Another two-inchie challenge for our card and scrapbooking club.  The tree is done in Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, and Very Vanilla.  The ornament is done in Real Red and Garden Green.  Each inchie used three stamped and punched images.  Then, the image was scored in half and attached to two other images.  Easy peasy!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Scrapbook Page: Thankful for Our Cabin

Aaron started this page at her scrapbook club, but finished it today.  The page is about recent trips to our cabin by Nye. 

Love the earthy colors.

Thank You with a Flourish

Colors:
Cherry Cobbler
Very Vanilla
Crumb Cake

Stamp:
Flowering Flourishes

Other:
Embossing Folder
Ribbon
Button
Baker's Twine
Pearls


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Birthday: Masculine Inchies

My daughter needed a green birthday card for a male co-worker.  This card is fast to make, but is quite catching.

Colors:
Wild Wasabi
Certainly Celery

Stamps:
Have a Happy Birthday from Hero Arts

Other:
Embossing folders
Twine
Postage Stamp punch
Small label punch

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Autumn 2x2 Square Challenge



This month's challenge was to create a 2x2 square with an Autumn or Thanksgiving theme.  Aaron and I used the same stamps, but completely different results. 

Both acorns were stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored mine with More Mustard and Early Espresso markers.  Aaron did not color her acorn because she stamped on More Mustard.

I used Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake with the sentiment traditionally placed.  Aaron used Chocolate Chip for the background and More Mustard to stamp on.  She punched the sentiment and sponged the edge.  Aaron also placed the sentiment non-traditionally, but with a great result.

The stamps and die are from My Daily Bread.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bosses Day: Wordle Design

Bosses Day is coming up soon.  This card is for my daughter's boss (who is a Minnesota Vikings fan). 

Colors:
Blackberry Bliss
Crushed Curry

No stamps.  The design was made on Wordle.net.  I copied and pasted a poem about bosses day from a website.  Then I added some extra words.  The program allows you to choose a color palette and a layout.  You can change the layout until you are happy with the design.  And it is free!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Baby Shower: Alphabet Blocks

Another baby shower! 

Colors:
Crisp Cantaloupe
Chocolate Chip
White

Stamps:
Epic Alphabet
Stacks of Wishes
Bundled Baby
Tiny Tags

Other:
Postage punch
Square punch
Tiny Tag punch
Ribbon
Baker's twine
Bling

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bridal Shower: Mosaic Flower

Designed for a bridal shower, this card could be used for any occasion. 

Colors:
Crisp Cantaloupe
Pistachio Pudding
White

Stamps:
Mosaic Madness

Other:
Oval dies
Mosaic punch
Border punch
Mosaic embossing folder
Glue
Bling

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Birthday: Mini Milk Cartons

Patrick helped make the treat-filled mini milk cartons.  We filled them with Mike and Ikes, which is a no-allergy treat.  This is what he will share with his classmates on his birthday.

Colors: 
Bravo Burgundy
Night of Navy

Tools:
Mini Milk Carton Die
Oval punch
Scalloped Oval Punch
Clothes Pins


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Birthday Invitation with Skateboarder for Pre-Teen

My grandson's birthday is in a week.  My goodness, where did time go?  He will be 10 this year.

A simple invitation using the skateboarder.

I used Night of Navy and White for the colors.  The inside of the card was computer generated with the invitation specifics.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Birthday: On the Corner of Super and Amazing

This is a new stamp/die set for me.  It is a photopolymer stamp from Neat & Tangled.  The set is called On the Corner.

Colors:
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
Bermuda Bay

Stamps:
Neat & Tangled: On the Corner

Other:
Bakers Twine
Button
Bling (colored with Bermuda Bay marker)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Altered Altoids Tin: Ella's Photo Album

 This month's challenge was to alter an Altoids tin.  I chose to make a photo album because I have a brand new granddaughter, Ella.  She is two weeks old right now; we have many photos of her.  This is for my son to take to work and leave on his desk.

Colors:
Coastal Cabana (to match the color of the Altoids tin)
Blushing Bride

Stamps

Lovely Letters Alphabet
It's a Baby Girl, single stamp by Inkadinkadoo

Other:
Ribbon
Brads (to attach ribbon to card stock)
bling
button
corner rounding punch
Altoids tin
pictures of my beautiful granddaughter  :-)






Friday, August 22, 2014

Birthday: Oh, Happy Day

I seldom use DSP, but this design was made for it.  I had a package of the new colors, so I went for it.

Colors:
Rich Razzleberry
White
Moonlight DSP Paper Stack

Stamps:
Starburst Sayings

Other:
Starburst Framelit Dies

So Happy for You with Wetlands

This card was needed for a co-worker that is leaving for a new job.  The inside of the card: good luck.

Colors:
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
So Happy for You
Wetlands

Other:
Chalk Talk Dies
Ribbon
Baker's Twine


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kind Hearts from Our Daily Bread

This is a new stamp from Our Daily Bread.  The colors in the picture are bleached out; the colors are much warmer in real life.

Colors:
So Saffron
Hello Honey
Old Olive

Stamps:
Kind Hearts
Flower Shop
Petite Petals

Other:
Sizzlits Little Leaves
Honey Comb embossing folder
Brads
Ticket punch
bling


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Scrapbook: Boot Camp with Project Life

Project Life is a fun way to get many pictures on a page, yet still be able to create a page.  My son, Jason, just left for boot camp at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  I had recently purchased the stamp sets just for this reason. 

My daughter, Aaron, created this page for her scrapbook club challenge for the month.

Colors:
More Mustard
Very Vanilla
Handsome Hunter

Stamps:
For Your Country
Words of Courage
Pictogram Punches


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birthday: Alphabet Stew

A favorite set of mine, even though I have had it forever!

Colors:
So Saffron
More Mustard
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Alphabet Stew

Other:
Corner punch
Ribbon
Pearls


Birthday: Embossing Folder Extravaganza!

Colors:
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
Very Vanilla
Early Espresso

Stamps:
Have a Happy Birthday, Hero Arts

Other:
Nine different embossing folders
Tiny label punch
Small postage stamp punch
Twine

The rectangles are 1" x 1.5".  The next time I use this design, I might make them .25" bigger on each side.  The twine was too heavy for glue dots, so I used glue to hold it all together.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Baby: Zoo Babies Monkeys


My son's brother-in-law is expecting his first baby soon.  They know that the baby is a girl. 

Colors:
Blushing Bride
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Zoo Babies
Tiny Tags

Other:
Ribbon, Baker's Twine
Button Embosslit
Button
Tiny Tag Punch


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Birthday: Label Flip Card with Wetlands

Colors used:
Soft Suede
Bashful Blue
Very Vanilla

Stamps used
Wetlands

Tools used:
Thinlet Label Card Dies

I had to redo this card multiple times.  The original stamps I had chosen for the sentiment were not stamping well.  I finally gave up on those stamps and went to an old Stampin' Up! standby.

This seems to be a disadvantage to the card design itself.  If you make one mistake, you have to do the entire card over.  Even though I love the design of the label flip card, I don't think I have the patience to make many of these cards.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Birthday: Work of Art with Moose

Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar
Mellow Moss
Old Olive
Crushed Curry
Pumpkin Pie
Early Espresso

The stamps:
Work of Art
Walk in the Wild

This card was made for as a group card, the base need to be white (or light) so many people could sign the card.  Old Olive is the colored layer.

I stamped the colors before the moose.  When I was done, I had a green moose; I used a blender pen to make my moose less green.  Next time I may shadow the moose.

I love this card!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Birthday: Work of Art

Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar
Mellow Moss
Old Olive
Crushed Curry
Pumpkin Pie
Black Versa Mark

The stamps:
Work of Art
Inspired by Nature

This card was made for as a group card, the base need to be white (or light) so many people could sign the card.  Old Olive is the colored layer.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Birthday: Watercolor with Vellum

 Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White are the colors used.  I used a base of Island Indigo with an embossed layer, also Island Indigo.  The Wild Wasabi was the base for the Whisper White. 

The white layer has randomly,  watercolor-stamped in both Island Indigo and Wild Wasabi inks.  I used the Happy Watercolor set of stamps.

The vellum was stamped with Versa Mark using Wildflower Meadow, and then embossed with white embossing powder. 

White ribbon and happy birthday were added to finish it off.  I enjoyed this card.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Wedding: Mr. & Mrs.

Blue and white are the colors for the wedding.  Night of Navy and Whisper White were used for the inks and papers. 

Stamps used:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals, and Label Love on the front.  Inside the card: Perfect Pairs and Well Scripted.

Love this card for its simplicity and elegance.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Make A Wish: Step Block Card

 I saw a similar card on Pinterest and I had to make it.

The pattern does require 12"x12" card stock for the base.  The card folds flat into an envelope.

The DSP star on the front was our challenge for this month's card club.