Monday, May 25, 2020

Amy's 22nd Birthday Card



This is the birthday card that I made my daughter for her 22nd birthday.

Lately, Amy has been using her typewriter and even teaching her brother how to use it and her favourite colour is purple.

So, that is how this card came together.

I bought the 3D Typewriter card design from Lori Whitlock (who just happens to have all her SVGs on sale right now for 50% off).

I used Close To My Heart patterned papers and white daisy cardstock.

I used CTMH's Tiny Typewriter Alphabet Stamp Set to spell out "Amy and Love, Mom & Dad", CTMH's Celebrating You for the sentiment and Jaded Blossom's So Many Birthdays for the "Happy Birthday".

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Covid Album - Pages 10 & 11



Covid Album - Pages 10 & 11

We used Doodlebug Patterned Papers with CTMH White Daisy cardstock. 

To embellish the layouts, we used Trinity Small Hearts, Doodlebug Plastic Stars and a Doodlebug House Brad.

We used My Creative Time's Star & Speech Bubble Dies and a miscellaneous star burst dies.

The layout with the photo of TJ reading with Winnie, TJ did this page. I want each family member to make at least one page in our Covid Album with their hand writing on it.

Amy has been teaching TJ how to type on her typewriter, so she offered to help TJ with his speech bubble journal boxes.

The layout of TJ scrapbooking is my design. I made it to match TJ's layout for a two page spread in our album.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Covid Album - Pages 4 - 9









Covid Album Pages 4 - 9

For my layouts, I used CTMH's These Are My People's Cut Above Kit and just altered the pages a bit to fit the photos that I wanted to use. I also used CTMH's Black & White Enamel Dots & 3D Foam to pop up some of the photos and embellishments.

This outing couldn't be wrapped up easily in a couple of pages...so I added a few 4 x 6 photo pages to help record the whole story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Covid Album - Page 2 & 3



Covid Album - Page 2 & 3

For these layouts I used Close To My Heart's These Are My People Cut Above Kit.

I also used Simple Stories Alphabet Stickers and CTMH's Colorful Texture Stamp Set to make my green paint effect journal areas.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Covid Album - Page 1

Covid 6 x 8 Album - Page 1

I am trying to record as much as possible during these different times that we are living in due to Covid-19. I am not good at journaling...so I try to take as many photos as possible of just our every day lives.

So, I started an album dedicated to Covid-19.

In March & April, Close To My Heart offered a 6 x 8 Cut Above Kit that I just fell in love with...I am not much of a kit person...but this one I believed I could work with.

All the pieces on this page were part of the kit except for my journaling areas. I used scrap pieces of CTMH paper from an old Christmas paper line with CTMH's Stitched Brackets Thin Cuts & a miscellaneous Stitched Banner Die.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Fabric Coasters

Back in December, I bought a set of Christmas Fabric Coasters from a Craft Fair. I bought them more for the decor purposes than the practical use.

Now, we like the fabric coasters better than our glass photo coasters because we find that when our glass sweats it sticks to the glass. Then when you go to pick up your glass to drink the glass coaster falls on to the floor. 

The fabric coasters just absorbs the moisture and then there is no cursing & swearing from the mess that is sometimes created from our drink spilling due to the chaos that follows with the sticky glass coasters.

So, when my daughter came up to go through my fabric bin to make masks...I pulled a bunch of material out to make more fabric coasters for all different holidays or seasons.

At the time, I was busy with other projects...so I tucked away the material I pulled out in a safe spot...so safe that I still can't find it.

I had pulled this material out to possibly use on a scrapbook layout or card, but since I was really tired of seeing my Christmas coasters every day...I used this fun fabric for my coasters instead.

One side has the polk-a-dots and the other side has the stripes. I sewed in a layer of polar fleece to give the coasters a bit of cushion (it's what I had on hand).

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mom's Mother's Day Card


This is the card that I made my mom for Mother's Day.

I used Close To My Heart's Patterned Paper with CTMH's White Daisy Cardstock.

I used CTMH's Amazing Mom Stamp Set for the mom sentiment on the front of the card, a miscellaneous stamp set for the "You Make the World a Better Place" and CTMH's Say It All Stamp Set for "Happy Mother's Day".

I used CTMH's World Thin Cut, MFT's Dies & Lawn Fawn's Die to frame out the card front.

To embellish the card, I used Doodlebug's White Enamel Hearts.