Monday, April 25, 2011

More cards, of course!

Here's a mishmash of everything else I've been up to in the last little while!

Let me know if you have any questions about supplies or techniques! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I've been wanting to make a layout for our new house, which we moved into last June.  I keep procrastinating; since it was a new build, we didn't have grass... then the weather was bad... then it was winter.  Things are still really dead and brown outside, so I still don't have a photo and I'm waiting until spring has sprung before I take one, but I sat down and cranked out a layout today!  This will fit a 5x7" photo; I love the colours, the design, and the little chipboard houses at the bottom of the page!

I almost always use a sketch for my projects, but I just winged it for this one.  I absolutely love how it turned out!  It'll be tucked safely away in my album until we finally have some green grass outside.

The patterned papers in this layout are all from the Metropolitan line by American Crafts; I love buying coordinating sets because it takes the guess-work out of matching papers; everything is ready to go!  The cardstock is from Bazzil; chipboard houses (covered w/ patterned paper) by Maya Road; letters by American Crafts; circle punches by EK Success; eyelets by American Crafts.

Wedding Card

This design is one of my favourites; it's so simple to make but looks so beautiful and elegant!  I try to match the couple's wedding colours as best as I can for a customized look.  I've made a few of these in the last couple of years and they're always a hit with the bride and groom!

This particular card is for Steve's cousin, who is getting married in May.  Her invitation was eggplant and vanilla, so that was mirrored in the design.   The cake is super easy to make; just three rectangles, round the top corners, and emboss with your favourite embossing folder.  Layer with pop dots (the bottom layer is the highest) and tuck each layer under the one below it.  Couldn't be easier! 

I also stamped the inside of this card; I almost never put anything on the inside of my cards, but I just love this sentiment and really wanted to use it.  The ink is eggplant as well. 

Most supplies are from Stampin' Up:  Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped sentiment, ticket punch (inside corners) and felt flowers.  The purple cardstock is from Bazzil, the pearls are from Recollections, the corner rounder (on the cake) is from Marvy Uchida and the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My latest project...

My husband and I are expecting our first baby this fall!

I'm now 14 weeks along, but I've been waiting to share this layout for quite a while now.  This picture is from our first ultrasound on March 1st, 2011.  Baby was tiny, only 4mm long, with a little tiny flicker of a heartbeat.  It was amazing.

The journalling reads, "The first time we saw you on an ultrasound was an amazing experience; your heart was beating like crazy and it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen."  

Papers, journalling card from October Afternoon (Daydream collection.)  Ribbon, button, and twine from Stampin' Up.  Glimmer mist used to distress papers.  Green letters from an unknown source (they've been in my stash forever!)