Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Cards

So... I'm in love with Simple Stories Handmade Holidays Paper (both 12x12 and 6x6). I'm in love with it because that paper and some Close To My Heart cardstock makes for some really nice, quick, and easy Christmas cards. 

There are 3 more that I made but sent away without taking pictures first.

It started with making a card for my boyfriend's (Aiden's) sister who lives in Japan (which was sent without being photographed). Then after making her card I had some ideas for two more cards with the same paper, which I decided would be for Aiden's dad (Ted), and Aiden (shown below).

The Outside of Ted's Card

Inside of Ted's Card

Outside of Aiden's Card

Inside of Aiden's Card

I had a card for Aiden and his dad made, but I still needed one for his grandpa (Ted Sr.). So, I went with what I knew and grabbed Simple Stories Handmade Holidays paper and came up with this 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card.

Outside of Ted Sr.'s Card

Inside of Ted Sr.'s Card

As I was working on Ted Sr.'s card I had some ideas about some more cards with the same paper line and I figured since I was having dinner with Aiden's mom's side of family on Christmas Day that I could give them each a card as well. Below are the 4 other cards I made.

4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Outside

4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Inside

4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Outside

4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Inside

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 Outside

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 Inside

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 Outside 

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 Inside

I am very impressed with my work... All these cards and all I had to do was cut and glue paper (except on 2: 1 of theme I inked a background onto the craft paper, and 1 I stamped the saying on the inside). And the last 5 I did in about 3 hours 4 days before Christmas.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Christmas Card

NWOSSSA (the leadership group am a part of) took part in an event where we made up boxes full of stuff (clothes, craft stuff, toys, etc) for children in developing countries. It was a Christmas gift to them, and we could add a note you something for them as well. So, me being me, I made them a Christmas card and wrote a little letter. In the letter I explained why I made this card the way I did. I told them how my favourite animal is an elephant, and that the image on the front is me wishing them a merry Christmas.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Aiden's 1 1/2 Year Anniversary card

For this card I used Aiden and I's favourite colours: purple, and sea foam green (basically teal, but what ever floats his boat :P). And Aiden loves ducks, he'd have a pet duck if he could, so I did two cute little ducks lovingly looking at each other.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Saunders's Birthday Card

In November, it was my Music Teacher's 50th Birthday. The grade 12 band class decorated the music room with streamers and we had tiny slivers of cake to celebrate, the best teacher we have all had.

If you don't know how to read music (like me before Saunders's class), the notes on the front of the card play the tune of "Happy Birthday to you". And encase you were wondering, I drew the staff and music notes on the front, but I cute out the treble clef. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Just Because

I have this one friend that I'm not all that close to, however, she is always there for me when I need it. I made this for her to show her how much our friendship means to me. Her nickname is Bambi, and I wrote a message for her on the back.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kim's Birthday Card

I'm still alive, just not an avid blogger! I haven't really done all that much but I do have some catching up to do on my blog postings. Here is Aiden's mom's birthday card (from August).

Kim is like my mom - picture crazy. So for her a made this colourful, camera card.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mommy & Me

8 6x6 Mommy & Me pages and that's not everything! 

For this I used Bo Bunny's Mama-razie paper line (6x6 & 12x12), the stickers that go the trhat line and 3 Bo Bunny Double Dot papers. 

My mom is normally hiding behind the camera, so I wanted to scrapbook some of the times that she has been in front of the camera (and with me). 

These pictures are from:
~ swimming at the Edge
~ playing in the snow in the backyard
~ simply the 2 of us
~ pajama days
~ getting perms ("I want to be like mom")
~ scrapbooking crop
~ Disneyland
~ Santiago zoo
~ pizza picnic at a park in Duluth
~ Ouimet Canyon
~ the Hollywood sign
~ Sea World