Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I have been waiting until today to post these pictures (mostly because I didn't want to put them up before my family got their cards and gifts!), so here they are! I made my little sister a Halloween surprise using one of those Take-Out Boxes. I bought the boxes at Hobby Lobby, covered it with paper and stickers from Hobby Lobby-Paper Studio, added some buttons, ribbons, and stickles, added a stamped image and sticker, and voila!

Here's the box stuffed full of goodies! What more could a ten year old want? (Besides lots more candy!)

And here is the card I made for my parents...

I just love these House Mouse Halloween stamps! What an adorable little mouse in his "make-shift" sheet ghost costume! Too cute! I got the template for the candy corn from Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine. Before putting the pieces together, I inked the edges to give it a little more depth... (all of these stamps are House Mouse stamps)

And before I go, here are a few more Halloween cards I made this year for family and friends!

Stamps are from Autumn Leaves and House Mouse, Patterned Paper from Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby, Flowers are Prima Flowers, and various Rhinestones.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Final Frontier...

I made another card with this awesome alien from Stampabilties for my little sister. I used my word processing program to make the "You are a superstar!" tag. After coloring Mr. Alien, I cut him out, glued him onto the black "space" circle that was already stamped. The only thing I did not glue was his peace sign hand...instead I took a 3D dot and put it under his hand to give it a little dimension. After all that, I stamped a few stars (stamps by Fiskars) on the background, stamped three more on a separate piece of paper and cut them out and put Stickles on them! I just think he is out of this world!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Long Legged "Thank You"

I just love birds, and I especially love this long legged little guy! I can just imagine him walking along the beach as waves come and go. What a cute little bird! I made this card using that "cardboard-y" colored paper again, ribbon from American Crafts, and the Thank You sticker is from Pebbles, Inc. I inked the edges with ColorBox chalk inks, and colored the little guy in. Simple, quick, and so adorable! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A few cardboard-y cards...

...I think I am going to submit that word to Webster's dictionary. "Cardboard-y." I think that's a word? OK, so anyways! I made a few cards the other day using really natural cardstocks and whatnot. I was kind of in a "vintage, natural, collage-y (another made up word!)" mood, so I went with it and here is what I finished up with:

Love this stamp! (I was going to give the stamp back to you, Mom, but now I'm not so sure!!!) I "rediscovered" it as I was challenging myself to use stamps I don't use very often. The stamp is from Pacific Stamp Exchange (sadly out of business). And aren't those little waffle-like Prima flowers just adorable? Too cute.

This card was a lot of fun...mostly because I used the stamp I won for my honorable mention from Hero Arts (I wasn't even expecting a prize, so it was a surprise!) The ledger paper is from KI Memories Love, Elsie.

And this is the last card I made. I used Stampin' Up stamps (I got them at a garage sale a few years ago and hadn't used them) and some stamps by Stampedous (the bigger bees, "Bee Happy," and the flower background.) I stamped the flowers using VersaMark. And I have to give a huge "Thank You" to my hubby...he so sweetly stopped what he was doing at the time to color the beehive and bees for me since I had burned my thumb and pointer finger on the tops of the knuckles and couldn't hold a pencil! He's definitely a keeper!

Well, thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Missy and Cassie Mini Album!

I had tons of pictures of the two of my cats and didn't know where to even start with them, so I decided to make a mini album for the pictures of my two cats together. I love this little album! I kept everything pretty simple, and used the same patterned paper for the box and the front page of the album. On the rest of the pages (the photo pages) I used Inkadinkado Cats stamps- VersaMark "Meow" on cream paper, light brown chalk ink paws on the pink photo background, and a grey chalk ink cat on the page. Finished it up with some black ribbon and some grey chalk ink around all the edges, and voila! Super cute little cat album!

SUPPLIES Stamps by Inkadinkadoo, Ink by Colorbox, Ribbon by Offray, Patterned Paper by My Mind's Eye, Flowers by Prima, Rhinestones by Queen & Co., Stickles

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Letter A

I just love covering paper mache with adorable scrapbook paper, so when I saw this letter A half off at Hobby Lobby (it was only a buck!) I just had to get it! So, I covered it with Basic Grey paper, added some ribbon, and adorable A for my scrapbook desk!

SUPPLIES: Letter A- Hobby Lobby, Paper- Basic Grey, Ribbon- Michael's, Ink (for edges)- My Mind's Eye

Isn't this little alien just adorable!?! I love his peace sign, and what a goofy expression!

SUPPLIES: Alien stamp- Stampabilities, Word Stamps- KI Memories, Cardstock- DCWV, and I don't know who made the patterned paper! Sorry!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Some more Stamptoberfest challenges...

A card I made for Zack...and it fit into the Use 3 things challenge (ribbon, stamp, and patterned paper!)

And these were the first "fat book" pages I made! I love these!

Second fat book page!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Some of the cards I made for Stamptoberfest...

...over at Two Peas in a Bucket. Stamptoberfest runs 10/3 to 10/12, and I love all the challenges. It's making me think a little outside the box. So, here are some of the halloween cards I made. I'm usually not one to celebrate much of halloween (since it is only Zack and I), but I loved these little stamps! They are from House Mouse. So cute!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Welcome Home LO

Hi everyone! So I got a few layouts done despite my scrapbooker's block! I am still catching up on all the photos from our move to Iowa and even previous to that (I used to always be on top of my photos, but they have really piled up!)

This is one of those Layouts I did where at first I was kind of like "Eh..." but then I started doodling the Iowa words on the first page and made the "Home" part of the title and now I love it!

SUPPLIES Patterned paper by K&Company, Brads by JoAnn's Scrap Essentials, Cardstock by Bazzill, Letter stamps for "WELCOME" by Inkadinkado

I also got a page done on our new apartment in Cedar Rapids. I just love the Home Bingo Card by Jenni Bowlin Studios. So cute!

SUPPLIES HOME Bingo Board by Jenni Bowlin; Patterned paper by Love, Elsie; Cardstock by Bazzill; Pro/Con Journaling Block by 7Gypsies; Brads by Making Memories

Thanks for looking!

Not feeling very inspired...

You know those days when nothing seems to work? I'm having one of them! I tried using the new glue pad and glitter I bought, and for the life of me, cannot get it to work the way I think it should! It shouldn't be that difficult, should it? Well, I am going to keep plugging away and try to get inspired. This is one of those days that a trip to Hobby Lobby might just help my scrapbooking uninspiration!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


A few days ago I entered my first scrapbook related contest on Hero Arts, and the challenge was to create a holiday gift with at least one Hero Arts stamp. I didn't win one of the prizes, but I won on the Honorable Mentions!!!! Yay! (Although I still wished I would have won, but it got me to challenge myself!) So, if you want to see, it is the second honorable'll see my name (aheuring) on it. Here is the link!!!! (And Mom, if you go there, make sure Hannah isn't in the room!)