Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today is my parents' 30th Anniversary!

This card idea came from an old Close To My Heart catalog. Every single item I used is either discontinued or being discontinued tomorrow... 
Oh Wait! The sparkles are still good ;)

Congrats Mom and Dad!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Random card

I made this card awhile ago and it seems it got lost in my massive picture archive...

I loved the "butterfly specimen sample" look! I just punched a bunch of butterflies out of random scraps of Elemental and Typeset Close To My Heart papers. And then of course it needed some ribbon and bling!

Happy weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wonderland Layouts

FIRST TIME EVER!!! I posted 2 days in a row! Wow! Don't get used to it...

Here is the layout my scrapbook club made for January:

We used the Wonderland paper packet and the Top Coats Icing Overlays (which are now discontinued and sold out). The overlays are fancy transparencies that are impossible to photograph and look amazing in real life. 

If you have the Icing Overlays and are wondering where the little snowflakes are, I cut them out of a bigger piece. It started out like this:

And I just carefully cut it into little pieces! This way I will get more out of my pack since I cannot buy any more :( 

If you are ever in the Utah County, Utah area and want to participate in the scrapbook club, let me know! For February we are doing the Elemental and Typeset paper packets. My goal is to actually post them before February... we'll see...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Birthday Cards

First of all, THANK YOU to the Fabulously Artsy Tresa Black (visit her amazing blog HERE) for teaching me how to add text to my photos! Now I can take credit for my scrappy stuff... or not if it doesn't turn out :)

That being said, I cannot take credit for this card:

I searched and searched to find out who I copied this idea from 2 years ago, and I failed! So if this is your card with my paper choice, please let me know so I can give you credit!!! It's so simple with the bow, but I love how it looks like presents.

This next card really is mine:

I had a few friends and Aunts (ok, only one friend and one Aunt) with birthdays who needed a special card.

The flowers are made with one of my many flower punches I am addicted to and a coiled ribbon center. I find that glue dots work best for this technique, but you can finish the end off with a glue gun to make sure it survives the mail!

And yes, I am particularly proud of my ribbon bows on both of these! So nice when things turn out!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Santa in January

Ummmm.... oops! Here are the scrapbooking group's layouts for December:

We used the Believe paper packet. I usually avoid stamps that require coloring, because I feel I am not very good at it, but I couldn't resist the happy Santa! 

Eventually this will have photos of my kids with Santa on them... maybe even before next year's Santa pictures :)

Happy 2012!