Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sentimental Journey Briefcase Envelope Album

Every year I make a mini album for the retiring teachers in our school. This year these were both teachers who have been both my teachers and my colleagues - the joy of teaching in the same school I graduated from! It was also the last of the teachers who were there when I was in high school (which suddenly makes me feel really old!). This year I decided to use the same idea as Jan Tink's album since I don't have many pictures to work with. The two pockets were perfect for adding a couple more photos and some written words to the retirees. This album was created for a male. Check back tomorrow to see my purse version created using Artistic Etchings and brand new papers and colors for a female.

Stamps: Sentimental Journey, It's About Time (retired), Define Your Life
Paper: Sahara Sand, To the Nines Designer Series Specialty Paper, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Attics & Basements Challenge - Wedding Card

The challenge this month at A Charming Place was to dig through the basement/attic to find some treasures to use on a project. I've been crazy busy marking this month, but needed to make a card for a wedding yesterday anyway, so I added a couple "treasures" to this quick and easy card. The lace was originally from my mom's basement from when she used to sew clothes for me when I was a preschooler. I figure that makes it antique! The button was one of the many miscellaneous buttons that come in packages with clothes and are quickly tossed aside in a drawer. The cardstock and ribbon is brand new - Marina Mist which was a perfect match to the bride's color scheme. I was saving my Monogram Alphabet stamp set to be remounted on cling mount foam, so I didn't want to mount them on the wood blocks yet. In order to mount them on a clear block, I covered the sticker backing of the stamps I wanted to use with Tombow Multipurpose glue and let it dry. It made a temporary mess of my clear block, but it worked like a charm to line up the letters on one clear block! I even used it to stamp the front of the envelope. Now I need to clean up my mess and finish marking so I can actually play with my new stuff!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Totally Tool Stair Step Card

This was my Father's Day card for my dad this year. The colouring of the photo looks a little off here, but you get the idea. My dad is a contractor, so I bought the Totally Tool set specifically to make cards for him. I also knew that he'd appreciate a card with a photo of his two favourite grandchildren more than any card I could make, so I combined the two. And, yes, I can say favourite grandchildren because they are his only grandchildren!

Stamps: Totally Tool
Paper: Real Red, Brushed Silver, Naturals White

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Quick and Easy Music Teacher Card

This is quite possibly the quickest card I've ever made. I needed one for my daughter's guitar teacher, but only had a few minutes between the time I got home from work and the last lesson. I love this new patterned paper!

Stamps: Picture This (previous hostess set)
Paper: Newsprint Designer Series Patterned Paper, Cherry Cobbler c/s (available July 1st), Basic Black, Naturals Ivory