Monday, April 26, 2010


I was reading Card of the and discovered another way of making those lovely paper flowers.  I have seen Christina make them on her blog but this one instructs you to separate the card stock into two after breaking down the fibers.  So instead of 1 flower you get 2.

It looked so pretty when I tried it, I wanted to post it here.  No idea yet what I will do with them.

Happy Birthday Beatriz

Due to reasons beyond my control I am not working at the present time.  So I have tried to keep busy with some paper crafts, exercising, walking and catching up with appointments.

My very good friend Beatriz is celebrating her birthday at the end of the week, and I wanted to make a card that shows her how important she is to me.  I found this stamp set on one of my many road trips with Keitha.  I thought it had a really good message.

Thanks to Dawn for the tutorial.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Father's Day

I thought I'd get a head start with my Father's Day card this year.  It is over a month away, but always good to get started early.

I got this idea from another card maker Brian, but made some changes to his original design.

This is the card, it is actually a mini album.
It has a belly band that keeps the card closed.
Here the album is opened up to reveal 3 photo mats
And here the photo mats have opened up to reveal photos and journaling.

I could have added photos on the closed mats, but I didn't have the right photos.  Most of the pictures of my dad include my mum, and he is still heart broken about her death 5 years ago, that anytime I include Mum's picture, he gets very upset,so I don't add her any more.

The measurements are as follows:
Base strip 12" x 4" scored at 2", 5 3/8" and 8 3/4".
3 strips 7 1/2" x 3" scored at 3 3/4"
4 photo mats 3 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Belly Band 7 1/2" x 1 1/4" and 7 1/2" x 3/4"
The tag on top is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

I used my SCAL and my die cutting machine to make the word DAD, welded it and cut it and the background out.

Really easy, so give it a try.  If you have any questions or messages, please leave a comment.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

March Layout

I just realized that I haven't posted this layout.  I am trying my best to get one a month done, (how sad is that!) as I am participating in the Project 12 with Scrapbooks and Cards Today magazine and Davinie.
So here it is:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Check out this blog

I found a new blog that is very helpful in the making of cards.  My son bought me Sure Cuts a Lot for Christmas, and I can use images online to make cuts on my machine.  This blog that I found offers a whole bunch of very cool images and cards that I can use for free.

I thought I'd give it a try to see how it turns out.  So here is the card cut from Wanda

It turned out pretty cool.  I'm giving this card to my friend Ildiko this afternoon.

I also found another cut but I can't remember where I downloaded it from, and I tried that one out too.