Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Brown Bag Greeting Card Mini Album

Hi Everyone,

Happy Wednesday!! I pray you are all having a fantastic Wednesday.  Well as I said in my last blog I have been working on lots of "Thank You" gifts.  You can never have too many thank yous!  So anywho, here is my most recent project.  I am also challenging myself to use the paper, card stock, embellies, etc that I currently have before I buy new stuff.  {I soo want to go shopping}  I am having so much fun making these.  They are a cross between my 'Brown Bag Greeting Cards' and a mini album.  Depending on how you construct and design them, these albums hold five or more photos.  This particular one I can add a minimum of 6 photos and I can add more photos via the tags.  So here are the photos:

I used the 'Stella Ruby' 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey, solid white card stock, Flat back pearls I bought from Ebay, Studio G mini stamp pad -VP0017, a sprig of white silk flowers from Michael's, some Offray ribbon, and 1 leftover $.99 paper-bag I had.

I think these are a great way to use up those extra bag and a great, easy, simple way to say thank you.  And creating these albums take no time at all.  Super Quick!!!

So there you have it.  Thank you all soo much for spending time with me.  I truly consider it an honor and a blessing.  I have some more gifts coming so you can be on the look out (bolo) for them.

Until then...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I know it's been awhile but...

Hi Everyone,

I know it has been a awhile and I do apologize for that.  I have thrown my hat or resume back out there in the temp scene to make a few extra bucks and as soon as I registered with an agency I received a call for work. So for the past few weeks I have been doing some data entry for a company near town.

About a month ago the Holy Spirit laid on my heart to start making thank you cards and gifts so the next few blogs you see will most likely be a series of 'Thank Yous'.  Hubs and I have been meeting some really fabulous people lately and they genuinely deserve humongous Thank Yous'.  This card set was inspired by a video I saw by Angie Kennedy Juda a.k.a. Chic n Scratch on YouTube. here is her blog: I really do love her quick tutorials.


I used the Marcella by K "Blue & Cream Paper Pad" from K&Company, the Home Decor & Stone Script Cricket cartridges for the swirl, circles and the 'S', and some white card stock.  The portfolio measures 5 1/2" x 5" and the note cards measure 4"x4.  The envelopes, also hand made, measure 4 1/8"x4 1/8".  I used a white satin ribbon for the closure.  I like the way it came out.  The paper has a shimmer to it but it is hard to notice in these photos.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today.  I really do appreciate it!!!

Until next time

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Cards

Hi Everyone!

Lately I have been in such a card making mood and I can't explain why.  So, while making lots and lots of cards I thought I would stretch myself a bit and make long and slender cards; a step away from the popular A2 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size cards.  This first card measures 8 3/4 x 3 3/4.  I took a sheet of kraft card stock 8 3/4 x 7 1/2, folded it in half and got to decorating.  I thought I would try a block color card that could be used for a man or a woman. I don't think it turned out too shabby.

 The sentiment on the front of the cards reads, "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose."  This silly little sentiment had me rolling on the floor laughing.  I printed the sentiment onto some vellum in brown and used my 2-way glue pen to adhere it to the white card stock.

In between the blocks of yellow and green I placed a chocolate ribbon and then I added faux white stitching with my white gel pen around the perimeter of the card and some white brads to each corner.

This card I made in a similar fashion.  The layout of the card is inspired by Sara Wisboo @  This specific design I saw her do on her Youtube channel  I just adore her talent.  I used paper from Basic Grey: Stella Ruby collection & pink, green and white card stock.  I added white flat-back pearls to each corner. Around the pattern paper I wrapped a white satin ribbon.

This card measures 8 1/2 x 3 3/4.  I used a piece of white card stock as my base measuring 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 and folded it in half.  Then I added lots of layers.

I can't quite decide for what occasion to use this card.  What do you think; a thank you, miss you, get well?  Let me know what you think.  

Until next time everybody!

<3 & hugs,

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