Thursday, May 20, 2010

Response: Out of the Box!

Man, I love it when people love a challenge! This was a response to my challenge of stepping out of the box. (see below)

My sister, Connie, created this sign for my son's new sandbox. The welding is done by my brother-in-law, Wes Blake, and the painting and vinyl work is created using cut files and imagery edited by my beloved Sista!

The teddy bear is found here:

This is so FABULOUS! Thanks for your contribution and we can't wait to put this up in the backyard!

Have a crafty long weekend!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Outside the Box

Every once in a while I discover that I'm getting a little repetitive in my 'scrap groove'. I find I'm using the same old routine, the same old technique. Recently, I went back to basics and got a fresh start.
First, I sorted stacks of pictures that were about 3 years old. I weeded out the non-scrap photos, and put them in an album for my children to mangle. I filed the scrapworthy ones, and put them out for easy reach.
Then, I decided I would put a different spin on my layout for May, National Scrap Month. I mixed textures. I sanded, ripped, and curled edges. I even dug out my Disney princess cartridge and cut out a pair of Dorothy slippers. It felt good to stretch out of the box.
What have you done outside the box lately? Are you ready to stretch? Spring has sprung, so get out of that dark little corner and jump up at the chance to try something new!
I'll try to get those LO's posted for you soon!

Have fun!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A fun project!

This little item is called a desk caddy, made completely from cardstock, ribbon, and some great stamps from Stampin' Up! I discovered it looking for a teacher gift at Christmas time. As you know, it's getting to be teacher time again, so throw the apples aside, and get designing. They are sure to love something useful and beautiful for their desks or home.

With thanks...

Here are a couple basic cards we put together last night. What a stack of talent! From experience crafter's to new starts, there is some nice work here! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baby!

It's my son's birthday today! The Big 3!

Sounds like a great reason to create a card! Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day...all great reasons to dig out your card making supplies and get cracking!

A lovely lady told me she makes cards all the time, and files them by event...What an awesome tip!

(Can you tell I'm new to the cardmaking department? )

Good luck with the cards! Off to plan the birthday bash!