Sunday, May 30, 2010

EPROM - Challenge #6

The Challenge for Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper - Oh My! Blog Group was to create a project using a movie as your inspiration.  Debbie has really raised the bar with this one.  Check out her blog Paper Maven Projects; she made a beautiful scrapbook page using Marley & Me as her inspiration.

A teacher at my school is retiring and I was asked to put a Memory Book together.  Mrs. Wilkes loves musicals.  Lucky for me Hello Dolly was made into a movie.  I remember the lavish costumes and the fancy hats.  The hats were actually my inspiration - they were adorned with lots of lace, ribbon, flowers, bows, and feathers.  I didn't have any plumes, so I made a charm.  This is the cover of the book.  Once the other teachers give me their pages, I will bind it with the Bind-it-All (and add more lace and ribbon to the wire binding).  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Graduation Presents

Here's what I've been up to.  I've been making Faux Leather Wallets.  I have 3 High School Graduations to attend this spring.  Each graduate is receiving this set with a little cash inside.  I have more details on my {ippity} blog (click on the button on the right).  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CSN Stores Challenge

My Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper - Oh My! Blog Group friend, Jenn is hosting a challenge on her blog.  Stop by her blog: here, she has a wonderful scrapbook page of her beautiful son, Bean.  We had to use the subject of "light" and a sketch by Jennipher Lowery (another great blog to visit).  I used a lighthouse stamp I bought years ago from a local craft store.  The "ribbon" is paper twist and I made the charms using Shinky Dinks brand Polyshrink in almond.  The charm holder is a decorative paper clip from the Dollar Tree.
Here's the sketch:
Here are some more views (and the inside sentiment):
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thanks Jen!!

On Tuesday (May 11) Jen from Jen's Cup of Creations gave me this blog award.  You should stop by, she creates really wonderful cards!  I was very surprised and it made my day.  It translates to "This Blog's a charm."  I now pass this on to:
1)  Jenn (Jax Bean Stalks)
3)  Becky (A Diamond in the Rough)
4) Mary-Kate (Emkay Designs)
5) Molly (Miss Molly Creations)
Stop by and see what these talented ladies are up to.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

For a Good Cause

     Mishaloots on SCS is hosting 2 swaps Colored Image Swap and Red/White & Blue Card Candy Swap.  She is trying to get 2000 images/pieces of card candy in time for her Card-A-Thon which supports OWH (Operation Write Home and OQC (Operation Quiet Comfort).  She and her friends have set the goal of 2000 cards to be made that day.  If you have a few images that you don't know what to do with, please consider sending them her way.  Her only request, NO GLITTER.
     This is my contribution, it's supposed to be Card Candy, it turned out to be Red/White & Blue images mounted on cardstock.  I made 2 sets, and I'm sending her Glue Dots and Stars/Stripes ribbon too.  Here are a few more pics:
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

ERPOM - Challenge #4

For Eyelet, Ribbon, Paper - Oh My! Blog Group's next challenge Dawn has challenged us to create a "plain" card with a window and put the stamped image on the inside.  This is REALLY thinking outside the box for me.  You should see her card (here).  It is BEAUTIFUL!!  This is my attempt.

The inside:
Thanks for looking!
Stamps:  {ippity} Devoted and Where You Should Be
Ink:  Ranger - Black
Paper:  Scrap Cardstock
Misc:  Petals & Possibilities - Petal Pebbles, Ribbon from Walmart

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper - OH MY! Challenge #3 - Take 2

The gracious Mary-Kate hosted our third challenge and I did not follow the directions.  We had to use her sketch and make 2 cards.  As you may know, I'm a teacher.  What are teachers always complaining about?  "They just don't pay attention and follow directions!"  Well there you have it, I am the students I teach!  I've actually known this about myself for a long time.  Now, the rest of the world knows it.  
This card was made from a card kit I had received in a swap.  The sentiment is sticker I had (Cosmo Cricket - Sunshine Collection).  Thanks for looking!

Here's the first card I made: