Monday, February 27, 2012

Rare Moment: Jimger Adams Design Call

My brother and other brother's wife were like oil and water. My brother had a massive coronary and since his recovery has lost a lot of his memory.  They get along well now.  There is always a silver lining in everything.  This photo was taken at my niece's graduation. 

I used some of the older My Minds Eye papers from Beloved.  I made the flowers using the Flower Shoppe Cartridge and then inked the edges of all using distress inks in Frayed Burlap, Mustard Seed and Barn Door.  I used the Cuttlebug Flower embossing tool to make veins on the leaves and flowers and distressed them in Pine Needles distress ink. That was a try it out thing that really worked well. In person they look great. I will always use this technique now.  The honeycomb was cut using the Teresa Collins Basics cartridge from the Cricut Craft Room Exclusives.  The title was a combination of the Art Nouveau and Cricut Craft Room Basic fonts.  The label with the butterfly came from the Imagine More cartridge. The bling on the flower centered between the pictures came from Walmart.  They have bags of these that are really cheap. I edged the pagewith  my tool which is the the We R Memory Keepers Sew Stamper tool that I picked up in the My Craft Channel deal of the day.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lola Love

I found this picture of my handsome nephew on Facebook. Apparently Lola is a friend of the family. I can tell she just loves Eric.

I wanted to keep the design simple and masculine but highlight Lola, for she doesn't show up well in the photo. I used the Best Friends cartridge for the patterned papers and the dog pattern as the main paper, again to highlight Lola.  The dramatic borders anchored the design and are from the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge. The title was cut from Botanicals, and then stickled with Frosted Lace.  The button and stars were punched using the Martha Stewart Button punch and the EK Success small Star punch.  I used Bazzill InStitches floss to thread through the button to give the page a little texture outside of the border.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.

Friday, February 17, 2012

3 of US

Among my immediate family there were three children.  I am the youngest, the middle child is my brother on the left and the oldest is in the middle. Love my bros.  This photo was taken in 1976. 

I used the sizzix vintage doily die cut and used Cricut's Paper Lace cartridge to make the smaller doily. The title was cut with Cricut Craft Room Basics.  The flower was made at 4" using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The photo corners were from the Heritage Cartridge.  The tags were made from an older punch I have. I made two and cut the bottom off one and glued it on the other.  The border at the top was made with a Martha Stewart Punch. 


My nephew loves to rebuild old cards. This was his second.  A Plymouth.

I used Ribbons and Rosettes for the vintage flower and Art Nouveau for the titele.  The chipboard was from my stash I had laying around. I painted it with a Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber, then inked it with distress stain in Walnut.  The papers are from Basic Grey, and My Minds Eye.

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Memory File..A Heidi Swapp Scraplift

I loved these folders from the minute I saw them on the CHA You Tube Videos. Heidi Swapp has come out with a line of folders that you scrap and sells the boxes you can put them in.  I decided to try my hand at making one in the Cricut Craft Room.  I see now I need to adjust my F in FEB and the inner layout could be better, but I just wanted to see how to put one together, dimensions..etc.  Cool huh?

I used the Ancestry and Country Carnival carts to make the embellies. The folder was welded using Art Philosophy.  For two sheets of white paper and a package of plastic die casts from my stash....not bad.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


This is a pic of my daughter and her beaux.  The Daily Junque paper set I bought, has a list of things that show the rules of basic respect.  They tend to respect them all naturally.  I loved this pic because of the heart shaped straw being in the forefront. 

The paper is by Pink Paisley and I found it at Hobby Lobby during a paper set sale.  The diecut journal block, title and borders were from Cricut. I used the Ribbons and Rosettes Cartridge and Cricut Craft Room Basics.  The stacked flowers were from Prima.  The stickers are just cut outs from the Daily Junque papers.  I am really enjoying the diversity of this paper line.