Friday, September 30, 2011

LRW-Challenge#100 - Postage!

The challenge for this week is to create a project with a Postage Theme!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tree Card

Here are the details on the Tree Card that I made as part of my DT Kit at Two Scrapbook Friends. 
I used the April Showers Cricut Cartridge and cut the tree at 5 3/4"
The apples for the tree are cut from the patterned paper and pop dotted from the tree.
All poducts used are from the Jillibean Apple Cheddar Soup line and I added a little PTI Twine around the trunk

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Guess what is coming... on October 1st? You guessed it... WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!

We here at Two Scrapbook Friends want to see all your amazing cards! So we are creating a special WCMD section in our gallery for you to upload all your cards! The rules are as follows...

1. You can upload from Sept 22nd 12:01 am to Sept 29th midnight!
2. Load as many cards as you want as long as they are not currently in our gallery.
3. Tell all your friends to upload theirs, try using your blogs and Facebook!
4. Be as creative as possible. You never know who is looking!
5. Although buttons (please see our forum for what buttons are and how you can earn them) will not be awarded for these uploads, we may just be feeling generous!
6. Some random prizes and perhaps some not so random prizes will be awarded on WCMD!!

Come join us in building a fantastic card gallery to use as inspiration for a long time!
Our gallery can be found here...
Our forum can be found here...

You will need separate logins for both so I suggest you get started!

Any questions can be asked under the Special Occasions (NSD & WCMD) & Events section of our forum!

Hope to see your work there!

Two Scrapbook Friends & the Design Team

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

LRW - Challenge#99 - Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

The Challenge for this week on Little Red Wagon is to stamp a image a number of times on your project! Here I used a Damask image from PTI to create this quick little card!

I saw Heather P's card and just had to make my own! 
All products are PTI, Stamps are Damask Designs and I used True Black Ink and added a little stickles to the centre of each stamp

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Love you to the Core Layout!

Here is another Layout I created with the Jillibean Apple Cheddar Soup line...

I started by cutting 1 1/2" strips from the woodgrain patterned paper and with a stapler started pleating the strips and stapling the pleats to a piece of  light blue cardstock.  I then trimed the blue patterned paper to slightly smaller than the piece of cardstock and attached it making sure to cover the staples.  I cut 2 strips of patterned paper from the green and the brown check pp.  The apple is cut from the Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge, I cut the apple from the red pp and the stem from the woodgrain and the leaf from a piece of the green patterned papers.  The letter Stickers Love, You, Core are from American Crafts and the to the portion of the title is from the stiker sheet from the line of patterned paper.  The Clouds were cut using a PTI Die I have but you could definately use a My Favorite Things Die instead  They also have a cutle little set of cloud dies.  The little hearts are also from the sticker sheet.

Monday, September 19, 2011

3D Pumpkin

I thought I would share with you today a little 3D Project I recently created for Two Scrapbook Friends. It was created with the Jillibean "Apple Cheddar Soup" Line.

I found this Pumpkin SVG file on SVG Cuts  if you click the link it shows you  a video tutorial on how the pupkin is created!  I had a blast making it... and for all those who are wondering what is inside... it is not nearly as interesting at the Recess Peanut Butter Cups in the Apples!  LOL!  It is only Rice... I noticed once I started to put the pupkin together that it was going to need a little weight for it to sit upright! 

Patterned Paper:  Jillibean Apple Cheddar Soup.  Cardstock is Bazzill, I embossed the leaf cut with my Cuttlebug and a cuttlebug embossing folder and added a little Kaiser Craft Bling to the centre of the flower!

Friday, September 16, 2011

TSF - Friendzy Friday - Colouring Chipboard Letters/Shapes

One of the projects I created with this last months kit was with the Jillibean "Apple Cheddar Soup"  Here is a layout I did of my Niece and I changed up some chipboard by inking it and applying glossy accents and I just love how it turned out!  Today I will show you the technique in the video below!

Products used are:  Jillibean "Apple Cheddar Soup" (Patterned Paper & sticker embelishments)  The Blossom Trim is by Websters Pages, I used a little Pure Poppy Ink from PTI on the chipboard letters and Dark Chocolate Ink on the Maya Road Chipboard Wheel barrel, The butterflies were created with 2 Martha Stewart Punches and I used some letter stickers from my stash for the rest of the title, all this is finished off with a little stiching using my Sewing machine!  
Here is a close up of how the Inked Chipboard turned out! 

I have created a little video tutorial to show you how I created the effect with the Chipboard Letters! 
I hope you enjoy! 

The Basic Instructions are as follows:
  1. Tap the chipboard piece on the ink pad making sure that you cover the entire surface of the chipboard.
  2. Let it dry completely
  3. Apply a nice even coat of Glossy Accents and let it dry completely before attaching to the layout!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The challenge for this weeks LRW is to use twine on your project!  Here I created a little basket filled with mini apples! 

I used an SVG File I found on the My Favorite Things website. 
All products used are from the Jillibean "Apple Cheddar Soup"  I added a little felt leaves using a PTI Die and some buttons from my stash and a little twine and Ribbon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It has been a Sad few days...

In Memory of Ginger...

This little fellow has been hanging around our house practically since we moved in 3 years ago... He has very quickly become a pal to both Wayne and I... while he would not ever let us touch him he would sit on our front porch... and let us talk to him... he would sit in the shop with Wayne while he was working and even just recently sat in the backyard with us while we ate our lunch!  He seemed to love the smell of hotdogs! 
He has unfortunately passed on a week ago and we just found him just yesterday.  He will always be rembered by both Wayne and I!  I am just so thankful that we were able to provide him with as comfortable of a life as we could for him... Wayne built him 2 heated cat houses for the winter and we were finally able to coax him up to the shop this past winter during the bad weather. He would quite often be found sleeping on the lawnmower in the shop here is sitting on the lawnmower!

Here he is just outside of one of his heated cat houses...

Ginger you will definately be missed! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

LRW-Challenge#97 - Use a Die Cut!

The challenge this week is to use a Die Cut!  Here I have used one of the punch out ones that comes along with the matching Patterned Paper from Simple Stories...  I pop dotted it off the card to give it a little more dimension!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

TSF - September DT Reveal (Day 2)

 Since one of the patterned pieces of paper that I received was a bunch of 4 x 6 titles I decided to create a little mini album this month!  Pics are below!

I hope you enjoyed my reveal this month!  Make sure to check out the Two Scrapbook Friends Layout Gallery to see what the other members of DT Came up with!

Friday, September 2, 2011

TSF - September DT Reveal (Day 1)

I have decided to split my Reveal up into 2 days since I created a Mini Album as well which will be focused on my blog tomrrow! 

This layout was created about my trip to Cincinatti for the PTI Stamp A Faire!  I had a blast with my pals Dee and Regan and finally met Maria in person!

Here is a picture I took this summer with my Dad!  He drives limo on the side and knows all the perfect spots to take photos so he drove me around downtown at dusk one night and I got this shot! 

Thought I would make a card too! 

Make sure you come back tomorrow when I post photos of the Mini Albumn project I did!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

LRW - Border Punches!

The challenge this week on LRW is use Border Punches... here is my project!  I used both a Stamping up Split Punch to create the scallop edge and a EK Success Notebook punch!