Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Wedding Card Order; I DO!

I was commissioned in the summer to make some wedding cards.  I was given colours and subject matter and from there was allowed to take off and sail with them.  That was fun but also a little scary because I didn't know the people they were being made for.  A wedding is such an important event and you want to make sure you get it right for them.  Well I guess I got it right because they loved them!  Once I got going on the special order cards I couldn't stop.  I thought it might be a good way to stock up on them since I didn't have any on hand.  I hope you enjoy seeing the cards as much as I enjoyed making them. 

I made this into a shaker card; my very first one!  I'm happy with the way it turned out. 

 I love this one with the embossed golden seashells.  This one needed a special envelope to handle all of the dimension. 

 I made about 6 different variations of each of the following cards.  I used the same papers with different embellishments and sentiments.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

I'm Back! (Finally!)

Wow I can't believe we're into February!  I haven't been on here since July.  I got a job back in July and of course my crafting time went way down.  It's been a few years since I've worked full time and I don't mind telling you that this ole girl was wicked tired!  This job was at an inbound call center and if  you've never worked in a call center...well let's just say it was not fun at all.  For every one person that I was able to help, there were 10 people phoning in and screaming at me for something that was their fault to begin with.  Ok enough...I quit the job at the end of October.  Between getting ready for Christmas and sending out a plethora of resumes, I was limited on crafting time yet again and I wasn't happy about it.  So now I am going to attempt to get caught up by posting a variety of things that I did manage to make while working but never took the time to post pics and blog about them.  The first thing is a min album/birthday book that I made for my niece's 30th birthday in August. 
The front and back covers were made from chipboard and covered with Webster's Pages paper.  I've had the paper for a while now and thought it was just perfect as my niece loves red. 

She loves flip flops so this paper was just perfect!

I jazzed up the front with a few things from my stash; flowers, burlap, shells and a big, wide, red ribbon tied in a knot! 

Each page has pockets.

These were chipboard cards that I made up for each month so that she could record any birthdays, anniversaries etc. 

Of course I started her off with a set of cards so that they are ready to send out.  She loved it!  This mini albums have become quite addictive.  They have been so much fun learning different ways of adding pockets and flaps to the pages. 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Mini Album Made With Heartfelt Creations "Once Upon A Time"

I've got another Mini Album to show you but I also have to tell you that this post is packed with a lot of photographs! I have to tell you that I am so very proud of how this came out. I have been checking countless YouTube videos and tutorials to be able to put together a Mini Album that actually comes out nicely. I generally use the paper that I've already got on hand, but not my good stuff. I hoard that. Until now that is. I have unlocked the 'vault' and have begun using all of those paper pads that previously just sat there. I've been watching all of Shellie Geigle's videos lately and tried what I thought would be the easiest; Learn to Make a Mini Album. She talks you through every detail of the book. She talks slowly enough that you don't need to pause the video hundreds of times but not slow enough that it puts you to sleep. LOL What I did was watch the video first, took some notes, made sure I had any necessary measurements written down and just got a feel for what I was going to be doing. There were 3 videos to making this Mini. Here are the links to Shellie's Videos.

Part 1 - Learn to Make a Mini Album - Designs by Shellie
Part 2 - Learn to Make a Mini Album - Designs by Shellie
Part 3 - Learn to Make a Mini Album - Designs by Shellie

I don't know whether she will see this or not but I wanted to say thank you to Shellie. Finally I have made a Mini Album that looks like it was put together by an adult. LOL Also I just happened to have the exact same paper pad that Shellie was using. I just used mine in a different order. The paper will make all the difference folks. I believe it now. Speaking of paper, Shellie has designed her own paper pad that was introduced just recently. It's on my wish list but I seriously need to get rid of some of the paper I have now before I buy any more. Take a look, I've included the link on where you can buy it. It's called Tranquil Gardens and it's just beautiful!

Designs by Shellie Paper

Judge for yourself. Here are the pics of the finished Mini Album.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

June Stackaholic Layout and Card Challenge Results Are In!

As you may remember I entered a card in June (no layout)in the DCWV Stackaholic Challenge. My card made it into the Top 10! I always get so excited when a layout or card that I've made is chosen. Here's the card;
Here's the link so that you can see all of the wonderful entries, both cards and layouts. http://www.diecutswithaview.com/blog/giveaway/stack-a-holic-results-for-june-have-finally-arrived/