Friday, August 28, 2015

Simplest of All Birthday Cards

Today I finished my first week of classes for my last semester and decided to celebrate with a little card making.  I found tiny scrap squares of paper that for some reason I had decided to keep and used those as the basis for this card.  It's really easy and requires next to no skill but I still think it's pretty cute!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cards Are My Current Weakness

I know I said I was going to stick to 8 1/2" by 11" scrapbook pages the next few days but I found more pre-made cards and I couldn't resist designing a few cards.  Once again I used a lot of leftover and scrap elements to make these and yes, I'm still making birthday cards.  I usually would make thank you cards but in recent years people have given me multiple sets of store bought thank yous that I still have waiting to be used so I making fewer thank yous to force myself to get rid of those.

These two cards pulled from multiple paper pumpkin kits as well as my personal hoarded collection of scrapping materials.  I'm finding that cards are a good way to get rid of things that I don't have enough of to make a scrapbook page or that I'm just sick of using/seeing on pages.

Friday, August 21, 2015

That's Not My Name

This page was more or less made just to get the old newspaper out of my room.  I made the cartoon for the newspaper at my college and true to the stereotypes surrounding the publication they put someone's name on my work on accident so I skillfully crossed it out.  True to my goal of making the next few pages be of the 8 1/2" by 11" genre I made this page those dimensions as well.  The biggest excitement with this page was the tiny glitter glue dots.  I'm really getting hooked on glitter, one of the most dangerous and often times messy scrap-booking addictions around.

Sidenote:  Did anyone notice that I finally noticed there's a spot to title these posts?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

There's More Than 12"x12"?

Last night I decided to funnel my creativity back to scrapbooking for a bit.  I made a page for my 8 1/2" by 11" album.  I often find myself forgetting I have albums with different dimensions than 12" by 12" so I made the conscious effort to make the next few pages I do for that album.  this one features pictures from my birthday in 2002 which after doing some math I found makes me 9 in the pictures.  I used some scrap elements for this page and I like the way it turned out!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New Glitter and Old Stash

I was awoken early this morning by my cat who is apparently still not used to being back at the apartment and unfortunately I could not get back to sleep.  Since I was up against my will I decided to make the best of it this morning and alternate cleaning and working on cards.  I managed to make these two cards out of scraps from kits and just my stash in general.  I noticed a bit ago that I didn't have many birthday cards on hand which explains my birthday kick. I also got to play with some glitter for the cherries card that was discovered when cleaning the "craft cabinet" back home.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Today I thought I'd try my hand at card-making,  I've been getting paper pumpkin kits and while I enjoy their elements, sometimes I don't like the card designs very much.  I usually end up taking the pieces of the kits and using them in scrapbook pages instead of the intended projects.  However, today I decided to take two of the pre-folded cards from one of the kits and design my own birthday cards.  I used a lot of scraps and left over embellishments that I was looking to clear out of my stash and came up with these two beauties.  They're both really simple but I really like the way they turned out!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I finally made it back to Charleston after spending the last month at home which meant I was free to scrapbook!  I made this page of when my grandmother came to see the production of Little Shop of Horrors where I was a props crew head and also one of the manipulators for the little Audrey II puppet.  The role required me to sit in a box onstage for the first 20 minutes or so.  It was a little hot in the box and I look like I worked as hard as I did.  On the upside I got a "costume" which is the tshirt I'm rocking in the photos!

I made the texture in the background by just rubbing my ink pad around the paper which was pretty fun to do!