Sunday, January 22, 2012

Baby Boy card

I'm loving this baby card I made tonight.  My inspiration came from Pat's Scraps, and her cute card from a few weeks ago.  The card is 5 x 6.  The base is  Stampin Up! crumb cake, with layers of whisper white, certainly celery, and apricot appeal.  The DSP on the stork is also from SU but the other two DSPs are from Archiver's (polka dots and bundle of joy background).  Next time I'm close to an Archiver's, I'm hoping to get more.  Love this DSP, especially the tan/white polka dot --The texture on it is amazing.  I'm using twine whenever possible right now, and I really like using it as an alternative to ribbon (although I love ribbon, too).  The bottom of the card is punched with a MS border punch. 

For the inside, I used more light blue and white twine and just had to use more of the polka dot DSP :)  Both stamps are from Stampin' Up!

Hope you enjoy this card.  Thanks for stopping in again.  I'm so looking forward to the upcoming weekend as it's our annual Winter Craft Camp weekend.  About 20 of us will be at a hotel from 10 AM Friday morning until Sunday afternoon.  Lots of scrapping, and even more laughing -- it's such a great thing!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

16 and Driving

Wow!  Our babies do grow up so fast.  DS got his driver's license in December, but it just doesn't seem possible.  I'm a bag of nerves every time he leaves home, so looking forward to the day when I don't worry quite as much.

It was fun creating a new driver's license layout, although the pictures taken at the driver's facility are "gone".  They were on my sons's phone.  He emailed them to me, then deleted them from his phone, and I must have accidentally deleted them from my email.  Ugh.  Not happy with myself over this, so I focused on his new truck for the layout instead.
The road and street signs are from the Disney Cars cartridge.  The key and 'clicker' are from Locker Talk.  The license plate frame is from Mickey and Friends, the state cut is from 50 States, and
'Illinois' is welded from Lyrical Letters. DSP and cardstock are Stampin' Up!. 

This layout was also my entry for the next round on the Practical Scrapper challenge, but I didn't make the last cut from 80 layouts down to 25 :(.   Oh well, no free prizes for me this time, but it motivated me to get to work in my scrap room, which is good!  Thanks to everyone who voted for me! 

Have a great weekend!  I'm excited for next Friday as Winter Craft Camp starts at 10:00 AM through noon on Sunday!  Girls' weekend away is always fun!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I could use your vote, please!

Hi all. This is a shout out asking for your vote!  I just need 3 minutes, promise.

I entered a layout contest offered by The only requirement was the layout had to be from the last 2 months. There were 120 entries originally, now down to70. This week, they are posting 70 remaining layouts, in groups of 10 per day.

I entered my 2-page layout on Disney "transportation". My layout will be posted either tomorrow or Thursday, along with 9 others, but we are in competition with all 70. Please take just a couple of minutes to vote for me! You can only vote 1 time, and have until midnight to vote.

You do not have to log in to anything or "join" to vote. Just go to the site, scroll down to the title "Layout Contest: Group 6" (or Group 7), depending on the day. A box with scrappers' names will be below the pictures of the 10 layouts -- all you have to do is click in the box next to my name (Kim Brownfield), and any others you want to vote for, then click vote.

This Saturday, 25 scrappers with the highest votes will move to the next round, and have to submit a new layout to stay in the contest.

Click here for the website: Practical Scrappers  
Thanks, in advance, to everyone, and especially to all of the fantastic designers at Practical Scrappers for the fantastic opportunity!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Finally posting Christmas projects

Let's call it a combination of things being crazy around here, and me being a bit lazy. I know we've all moved on from Christmas, which now seems like it was months ago, and I'm finally posting my projects.  I firmly believe "better late than never".  Ha

I finished composition notebooks and cards for my daughter's 8th grade teachers just in time.  It was late into the night (morning) on the last day of school before break, but they were done!  Bundled each set of cards to match the composition notebook made for each particular teacher and got them all wrapped in tissue and bagged when I remembered I completely forgot to take pictures.  Ugh, it was so late.  I let it go, and now, of course, I'm regretting it.  *sigh*

This is a notebook I made a few days earlier.  I do really like this one, made for the owner of the dance studio my DD does competitive dance for.  She loves purple, and the name of the studio is Water Street.  

Do you recognize the new Stampin' Up! in color?  It's Wisteria Wonder.  Not a color I expected to really like, but I LOVE it!

The welded shadow and ribbon is SU certainly celery.  Here's a closer look at the letters where I used Diamond Stickles.  

Stocking Gift Card Holders

No way to resist the new stocking die from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog. 

The size is perfect for a gift card inside. It's a tight fit, so I used sticky strip on the sides.  Everything is from Stampin' Up!  - the button, twine, vintage lace, cardstock, stamp, ink, jingle bells - except for the DSP.  The mini jingle bells are so cute, but it was an exercise in patience to tie them to the ends of the twine! 

There are several blogs showing a baby bootie and witch's boot made from the stocking die also.  They are incredibly cute.  I'll be making some baby bootie cards soon!  

Gift Tags
Instead of baking for our church's annual  Cookie Walk, I made gift tags this time.  I packaged 12 tags, 6 each of two different designs, in a bag with a topper, and made the topper so it could be used as a gift card holder.  I did 4 different tag designs, as I didn't want to go too crazy since I was in "mass production" mode.    

Once I finished the packaging, I think I liked my toppers better than the tags!  All cardstock and stamps used for the tags are from SU.  The holly leaf punch shown on the always artichoke cardstock to the left is from Martha Stewart.  I can't resist anything with a holly theme.  Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy are so festive together.  The tags to the left are my favorite!

The ornament tags to the right are in Always Artichoke and Riding Hood Red.  Sorry the photo isn't better - the glare from the bag is bad. 
And I couldn't resist making traditional snowman tags. Night of Navy and Bashful Blue cardstock (although it looks like white in the picture), watercolors for his scarf and nose, finished with ribbon or twine.