Saturday, June 30, 2012

This is a dry erase frame I made today.  Project number 2, I think I'm on a roll!  I used a frame (one of 4) that I picked up at my local AC Moore when they were closing : (  I only paid $1.25 for it!  It has glass in the middle and the wide front of the frame had been painted with chalkboard paint.  The paper is from Heidi Grace's Tweet Dreams and the flower is from her matching paper pad called Tweet Memories and all you have to do is punch each flower out and layer them.  I added a little ink to the edges of mine and then layered two buttons in the middle.  The flower stamp in the middle is from one of my FIVE new sets I got from The Stamps of Life when I went to my first scrapbook expo yesterday, it's called flower2doodle.  I'm a club member and if you haven't checked out their stamps yet...what are you waiting for?!?!?  They are really nice and if you join the club you save $$$ on all their stamps and believe me, you're going to want them all! : )  I took a small piece of matching paper, covered it in contact paper and then attached it on the back with two thumb tacks so that it hung down from the bottom for a place to keep a dry erase marker handy.
Here's the rosette I just made this morning to hang above my kitchen sink.  I used the Cricut cart called Ribbons & Rosettes.  It was my first time using that cart even though I've had it for a while.  Who knew it was so easy to use?
Here are two of the cute thank you cards I made for the kids in my preschool class who were so nice and gave me "End of the year" gifts.  The stamps are from La La Land and I think they are just so cute.  I only just started collecting them and have four so far.  I'm sure that collection will continue to grow like all the rest of my craft collections! : )
 Here is my mother's birthday card I made her.  The base is a very sturdy paper covered chipboard that has a magnetic closure.  It's made by Petaloo and I picked it up really cheaply from (check them out).  The cool metal flowers were given to me in a RAK and I just love them!

Here's the inside.  I kept it simple, just adding a few butterflies I punched out with my large and small Martha Stewart punches.

 I've fallen WAY behind in posting so now I'm going to try to play catch up.  I will admit that I tried to post this card I made for my mother for Mother's Day several times and then gave up.   This is one of my favorite cards I ever made so I figured it was worth trying again!  LOL  The above picture is of the cover.  I used one of Martha Stewarts Punch All Over the Page punches.  This was my first time using one even though I own a number of them and I have to say that it was easy to use and I like the effect it gives.
This is the inside of the card and by far the best part!  The house stamp is from Close to My Heart and I just love it!  The roof piece is separate and so are the the details like the windows, doors and flower boxes so you can mix and match to get different looks.  The people were stamped using a stamp set from Stampabilities that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  That stamp set also has pieces to mix and match right down to the glasses that you see my youngest daughter wearing.  You can easily make all your family members!