Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thank you card challenge

I found this card challenge by Kristina Werner on

The lesson was about adding texture to a black card. Here is the card I made:

Used some Amy Butler scraps, black paint and a butterfly punch to make the card.

Cards layout

I had these decades old sweet cards from Mark. He still gives them. I still love 'em. Using patterened paper for a challenge: Sassafras Lass; Whale of a Tale I'd never used yet.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rebellious or Hilarious?

I was inspired by a Silhouette challenge, a layout challenge, and a new weaving technique in the Feb 2010 Creating Keepsakes magazine. Used some Cosmo paper while I do the "Destash 2010."

Monday, January 25, 2010

Martini party layouts

As we prepared to host a martini party, I updated the Martini Party album begun in 2002. It's fun to review several years in one album like this.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Christmas gift to myself

I bought this antique leaded glass window last year. Finally took the time to adhere the 5 x 5 photos behind the glass. I added some Amy Butler paper and fabric pieces as well as flowers made by my friend, Paula. This is now in my art room where I enjoy it very much.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The December Daily is complete!

I vow to call this done. I keep thinking of things to add, but now it is really done. I really like to keep all our December photos in here so it is pretty fat!

I added this red elastic to it to keep it intact.

The inside pages begin with Thanksgiving and end with NY eve:

Feel free to click on this one to read the journaling about Angel MJ.

This page features working lights. Ooo. Ahh!

This red envelope holds some gift tags and odd photos. Glued to envelope is the first pic taken with my new auto camera remote.

Hey, look there is Michael Stipe and Mike Mills from the REM calender. :) Love repurposing calender pages and beer boxes in the book.

The back cover is created from a penguin wine case. The felt additions to the rings were the free gift add ons from Anthropologie this year.

I am happy to have learned so much about Photoshop CS3 in the process of making this book. Loved using the overlays and the cool brushes. I print most of my pictures at two different CVS locations. I got to know the employees so well, that I bring them cookies one day.
Good news. I plan to premake some of these empty books for you to fill next year. Contact me for details. I'll even add your--or my-- fave calender pages and greeting cards to the book.