Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Still Scrapping

     My poor, neglected blog! I have not posted anything new on here for a while. I was beginning to feel bad about it but then realized that, while it brings me (and hopefully you), some happiness, it is not crucial to world peace or anything ; )  Either way, I am glad to be sharing some of what I have been making lately!  I was in a very crafty mood this past weekend and spent a bit of time in my craft room.  I had several cards that I wanted to make so it was card making day! Here are the fruits on my labor, photographed in poor lighting (I had to take a photo before I could mail them out and it was evening)!

 This card was inspired by a sketch at Sweet Peach Crop Shop. The card turned out a bit differently than the sketch but I fell in the love with it anyway! My first time using washi tape! My kids thought that it looked like bicycle tracks! I loved the vintage feel of it.  I used Basic Grey Hopscotch for this card, as well as some i-rock gems and Pebbles rub-ons.

 These cards were made based off a card that I had seen online (I can't recall where), using the doily in this way.  I loved the look and actually made an anniversary card for my parents similar to this one but I forgot to photograph it before I mailed it!  It was fun to make each card personal in its own way. 

I had to use up the remainder of the doilies in some way so I created this pretty little Christmas tree with them. I love spending the holidays with my family so I mailed this one out to my parents as an early Christmas card.  

For my last card, I used my woodgrain embossing folder and embossed some kraft paper. I then used one of the cute little Lawn Fawn stamps that I won to stamp the sweet little bird.  I colored him in with my Bic Fine Tip markers (which I also won a while ago) and made a little hole for him to peek through.  I kind of love it : ) 
Thank you for stopping by today.  I have a few layouts that I'd like to post too.  So, who knows, perhaps I will post more than one thing this week! I hope that you are getting in the holiday spirit!  I know I am!
Scrap Happy~Melissa

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Note to Self

     I always seem to have the need to make a note to myself to remind me of various things.  Especially lately, such as this week when I completely spaced on helping in my youngest's classroom...but we won't talk about that right now : /.  When my friend Kristy, over at Scrapbook Steals, asked me if I'd like to create a memo board for the steal being sold today, my first thought was, "I need a memo board!"
     Since (someday) I plan to have a pink, black and white scrap room, I thought I'd use Echo Parks "Be Mine" collection that I picked up for my dream craft room projects.  I had received some fun Teresa Collins Blingage when I went to Salt Lake City for the Scrapbook Steals Crop in October, (SO FUN...I think I'll do a blog post about that later : ) and that added the extra little somethin' that my memo board needed.
Ideally, I'd hang this on a white or bright pink wall but since my perfect scrap room only exists in my mind, my poorly lit bedroom wall will have to do.  The black portion is magnetic and all I did was attach a big, flowered brad (minus the hooks) to the magnet provided.  The beauty of the board (made by Boulder Innovations) is that it can be a hanging board or a free standing board.  My only suggestion is that you check to be sure that you have the board oriented the correct way before adhering your paper.  Thankfully, I wanted mine to hang on the wall but had I wanted it free standing, I would have been out of luck!  Oh, and as for my memo...a girl can wish can't she?  I miss my friend!  However, flying to Utah for a shopping trip isn't in the plans right now, lol!  
     If you have a chance to pick up the steal today on Scrapbook Steals, I don't think you will be disappointed.  So much fun!  Now, off to dream about my scrap room some more!  Thanks for stopping by!
Scrap Happy~Melissa