Sunday, June 30, 2013

Celebrate Love

Oh where oh where have I been??  Well here... just not HERE!!  :)  And as you can see from my latest new layout that I finally managed to create, it's been a whirlwind month of JUNE with a fabulous wedding celebrated in our family ta boot.
Stick with me for I am here to tell you about the next challenge at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges # 146.
The theme of the challenge is "Special Celebrations." 
Well that is just about anything in my book.  Every day has some sort of celebration I have learned.
And here is my layout of the wedding we were involved in.  Our daughter was ecstatic to be chosen to be the Junior Bridesmaid and our son was in charge of programs and guest book signing.  My Hubby and I are the Aunt and Uncle that were there with pride and smiles.

The colors are supposed to be coral and gray. (Nighttime photo) the Title is an older SU stamp set.  I punched out by hand each of the circles to create the polka dot effect.  The taffeta is from the wedding reception itself on the favors.  The die-cut flowers are Martha Stewart.  All paper is from Stampin' Up.

I would also like to enter this with the Ladies over at Frosted Designs for the latest Fabulous Friday challenge is POLKA DOTS.  

I also followed a sketch from Pamela's World of Scrap # 237 B. - But I missed the entry deadline.  Still loved the sketch... so giving credit.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
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See you soon!  It won't be long.  Felt good to scrap today.  

Sunday, June 9, 2013

DDC #66 "Fancy Fold Cards" - Happy Birthday Gift Card Holder

Happiest of Mondays to all of you!  I have a fun yet SIMPLE card to share with you. It's a fun Gift Card holder.
Our newest challenge over at Digi Darla's is to make a FANCY FOLD card or some sort of SHAPE card. 
 Just for playing along, you have a chance to win 5 FREE images and for using a Digi Darla image, you have a chance to win and additional 3 images.

Here's mine using Digi Darla image "Balloons and Bow"

And here it is all opened up...

I found the tutorial from the Spring 2013 issue of Card Maker magazine.

1.  Cut a 4 1/4" x 11 inch piece of cardstock.
2.  With paper horizontal on a scoring board (I just used my cutter tool)... start at left edge and score at 3, 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/2 inch marks.
3.  Cut card stock at the 4 1/4" score line into 2 pieces.
4.  Fold along all score lines.
5.  To form the gift card pocket, adhere the 1 1/4" flaps together applying adhesive  at short edges and along scored line only.
6.  Sizes of patterned paper on inside of card are 2 3/4", two at 1 1/4" x 4 inches, one 3 x 4", and one 2 1/2 x 4".  Adhere all.
7.  The 2 pieces of patterned paper on the outside as it is all folded together is 2 3/4" and 2 1/4" x 4 inches.  
8.  To form band wrapped around, cut a 3/4 x 7 1/2" piece of paper.  Score at 2 1/4" and 5 1/2" marks.  Fold on score lines, overlap ends and adhere together to form a band.
9.  Slide band over folded card and adhere anything you want to band using foam adhesive.

I am also entering my card over at colourQ 192.

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope to back a bit more often this week.  Have lots of cards needed for many celebrations... and some scrapping of my kiddos and their many activities.  :)
Stay tuned!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Digi Darla's # 65 "Make It Masculine" along with a Card Sketch from ASC # 33

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday.  Today I have a simple, yet full of thought card to share with you.  Made this for my Dad for Father's Day.  Hopefully he doesn't check my blog out.  He is an AVID softball player at an age of near 70.  (almost 67).  He travels to play all over the Western United States.  He is not growing up.  Let me tell you.  :)
 This image from Digi Darla called "GRAND SLAM" is perfecto!!

Our theme challenge for Digi Darla's this week is "Make It Masculine."  Won't you love to join us?  You have a chance to win 8 Digi Images.  5 for playing along and an extra 3 for using a DD image.  Easy!!

I used Prisma colored pencils to color the image, and Stampin' Up products for the basics of the card.  

I am also entering my card along with Leanne over for her June Card Sketch Challenge at Artful Delight... delightful inspiration ASC 33.  I flipped the sketch on it's side.  Yay!  Glad I could play along over there.  GREAT Card and Scrap kits over there!!


Thanks everyone for taking a peak.  Will be back soon with a scrap layout.  Sort of worked backwards this weekend.  Am I the only one that does that?  LOL.  When things come to me, I have to act on them.  See you all soon.