Sunday, October 10, 2010

Baby Album

Before I even started cardmaking, I scrapbooked. When my son was born, a friend came over and showed me what scrapbooking was all about. I'd never kept up with a hobby before. Ever. Until scrapbooking. And the cardmaking started as a way to use scraps. 

And then I found PTI...which fed my cardmaking addiction. 

Papercrafting though...has been the only hobby I've ever stuck with. 

Recently, I've been missing scrapbooking. I knew I had a ton of work waiting for me.

Here's a baby album I worked on recently. I've had to make a ton of baby albums recently. This one is for someone who doesn't especially like to craft. ***Gasp*** So I made it extremely simple. All she has to do is plop 4X6 pictures into the album. I left some spots for journaling, but she doesn't have to if she doesn't want to. 

And can I just mention how much I love paper lines. It makes it so much easier to put projects together. 
Matching card...
The cover of the album
The first page where she can add the birth info...
An inside page...
Another inside page

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mojo Monday #159

My mojo must be back because I found myself making cards and visiting blogs at 2 a.m. I was inspired by the Mojo Monday blog and decided to participate this week. Here's the sketch.

 Here's what I came up with. I didn't want to use flowers or a circle punch, so I decided to use some leaves I had lying around from another project. I felt like using warm colors. Man, I'm loving that Teracotta Tile.


Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: Leaf Prints, YOF: Daffodils
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Teracotta Tile, Fine Linen, Orange Zest
Other: Ribbon (AC), Large Scallop Die
Size: 4.25" x 5"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Love Dawn's Work

Dawn McVey is one of my cardmaking idols. Seriously. When I saw her card, I knew I wanted to make one like it. Unfortunately, distressing stuff still freaks me out a little, so I didn't get the edges on my card to be like hers. I did the best I could though, and I like the way it turned out. 

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: BB: Woodgrain, Polka Dot Basics II, Enjoy the Ride
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, Kraft
Other: Raspberry Fizz Felt, BB dies, Vintage Cream buttons, button twine, Raspberry Fizz buttons, Mat Stack 2 Die
Size: 4.25" x 5"