Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cute as a button!

Don't worry, I do not plan to post pictures of every single layout I complete....but I'm so proud of myself for completing this I could not resist.

My daughter will turn 3 years old in two months. Before yesterday, I've only scrapbooked 4 pages in her album. That's right, 2 layouts. So these pictures are over two and a half years old...the pictures are from her 2nd month!

I was first inspired by the button challenge...which I now think the buttons are lost in the layout since it's so busy. The pictures are not the greatest - a couple are downright horrible - so I was frustrated with that. But I'm happy with the end product.

I'm submitting this to the girls at The Happy Scraps for the current challenge which is to use something 2+ years old. LOL The pictures, the calendar page, the valentine paper, most of the embellishments.....ALL over 2 years old.... (Click on picture to see individual pages)

What I really like about the page is that I created a hidden pocket to hide a Valentine craft with my daughter's picture on it that we received on her 2nd day at daycare. The ribbon at the top of the right handed page is how you pull the valentine out. I love that I found a way to incorporate it without making a whole extra layout.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Halloween Cards!

I've been getting inspired by The Happy Scraps. They posted a challenge a couple weeks ago about buttons and believe it or not, I've been working on a layout because of this challenge. Their new challenge is to use products over 2 years old...which everything on the button layout is that old so I think I'll submit it to them under that challenge...LOL

Then, I saw this and couldn't wait to create my own version.

I think it turned out cute! There's a lot of cutting but I only make 2 or 3 cards for Halloween...I can handle it for that few. "Halloween" is in the Willy Wonka font - so cute!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Santa Christmas Card

I had a sudden urge to design my Christmas card for this year. I know, it's not even Halloween yet...but if I need supplies, I need to order them soon.

I pulled out the Christmas stamp sets that I own and started looking online for ideas. I want a card that is red and black because the picture of my soon to be three year old daughter is going to be taken in a red petticoat.

Side note: I hosted a portrait party last weekend and we saw a preview of the petticoats that Tasha bought for her Christmas I went out and bought a cute top from Gymboree and blue jeans (hopefully she'll wear them!) to go with the red petticoat. If you are in the Houston area and want Christmas pictures, checkout this site. You can also check out Tasha's blog here for more info on the pettis. I love Tasha's work so much that she's the only photographer that I've used in over a year and a half!!!

Back to business: I came across a santa card online....and I've seen them before...I think I even made one at a stamp class! But I knew this is exactly what I wanted since my daughter's shirt says "Santa's Favorite" on it. So this is my version. I didn't have silver eyelets but may get them to try it out. I heart rhinestones right now...they are the "o"s in Ho! Ho! Ho!

What do you think? Any suggestions? I'm thinking of making the buckle a little thinner...

Plan to post this as an item for sale on Etsy whenever I finalize the card.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Finally, some Halloween cards!

I can't really use Hurricane Ike as an excuse anymore, but it sure does take a while for things to get back to normal!

I'm back in the groove for posting to Etsy now and my Halloween cards are listed. I won't bore you with anymore excuses :)

This was the final Halloween card that I was working on...I love the ribbon and rub-ons with this card. The Stampin' Up! pumpkins are just too cute!
I'll start working on the Christmas cards and gifts next!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cool giveaway

One of the blogs I watch on the left (fellow Etsy shop owner, Everyday Celebrations) is featured here and you can enter to win an adorable Halloween Quiet Book. If you win, you can always give it to me :)

She started her shop around the same time I did but is having much more success than I am! I'll get back on track soon LOL... I have a couple of LeAnne's products and love them!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Cards

We've had power back for a week and a half and I've been trying my hardest to get things back in order. I do have a couple of Halloween cards to post at the shop and will be doing that soon. Here's a sneak peek:

I have one more idea in my head that I plan to make today...and then get them all posted for sale!