Thursday, October 14, 2010

Journals for a Retreat Craft

I am getting sooooo excited!  Tomorrow afternoon I leave for the weekend Ladies Boosters Fall Retreat at Odosagih Bible Conference in Machias, New York.  It starts Friday with dinner and goes through Sunday brunch.  Just think - NO cooking for 2 days, NO dishes for 2 days! 

I am also teaching a craft class on Saturday afternoon.  We'll be making a Prayer Journal using the black/white hard cover composition books.  I got the basic idea from a Gina K video on StampTV.

The book is covered with cardstock on the binding, front, inside front and back.  A ribbon can be added to cover the edge of the cardstock on the front.  I made a place marker using ribbon and the Vintage Tag DooHickey from Magnolia.

A coordinating design paper is glued to the front and the Tilda image on top of that.  I cut Tilda with Nesties Labels Four. A second choice will be Labels Ten.

I colored Tilda with my Copics. NO! NO! NO!  The Copics are NOT going!  I'm taking my SU markers for the coloring part!

This is a very quick project and can be done using any color combo and image you would like.

Another option for a journal would be a Christmas Journal or any special occasion.

This would be an excellent place to keep that ever-hiding, just walking away Christmas card mailing list with addresses!  I also keep a list of what gifts I give to whom each year to help this "Swiss cheese" brain to remember so I don't duplicate things from year to year. This was especially important when I was making most of my gifts.
Special Christmas memories can easily be added in journal form, with plenty of space for pictures.  Maybe even notes from guests.

Again I covered the binding, front, inside front and back with cardstock.  I used Crumb Cake (Kraft) on the binding and Handsome Hunter on the front and back. The front inside was a Christmas Stripe from DCWV Christmas stack from 2 or 3 years ago.  The ribbon is from Michael's or AC Moore.

The Tildas used are Fireplace with Stockings, Tilda with Jolly Wreath, Large Sled and Jolly Tilda.
I made tiny slits alone the inside edge of the wreath and wrapped a 1/8" ribbon around the wreath, bringing it to the front and tying a bow.  The wreath is covered with Flower Soft.  All the images are colored with Copics.  I did the coloring last Christmas and didn't keep track of what I used.  These journals would make quick and simple gifts for any occasion simply by changing the images used on the fronts.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you when I return from Retreat all refreshed, rested (maybe) and brimming over from great teaching.

Blessings and Huggeroonies,

Daughter's Birthday Card

I finished my daughter's birthday card last night.  She lives next door so I will walk it over later today.

The first time I saw Tilda playing in the leaves, I knew it would be my daughter's birthday card!

I used SU Autumn Traditions designer paper, Always Artichoke and unknown reddish-orange from my stash. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. A piece of sheer pale green ribbon is tied with raffia, both from the stash.  I punched the jack-o-lanterns with a MS embossing punch and the maple leaves from DCWV Shimmer stack.  The oak leaves are another MS punch.
The tag is Shapebilities Fancy Tags. Sentiment from SU.

I had a lot of fun making this card!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October Mingle Card & New Kitty Update

Karen Petersen don't look if you want to be surprised!

We took our new kitty for her first vet appointment today. She has been named Abby, weighed 6.2 pounds, got her first "baby shots" and has all her adult teeth - so she is 5 to 5 1/2 months old - a little older than we thought.  In a month she goes back for her booster shots and to be spayed.  She doesn't like the kitty carrier at all and sang her displeasure all the way over and all the way back home. Then she started clawing at the air holes in the carrier.  Good thing we put a cardboard box over the door end or she would have been out of it.  All that to say she is in very good health and will probably a small kitty according to the vet.

I got my October Mingle card mailed out!! Yippee!
Another easel card - just love them! Creating a scene is so easy with the extra space on the bottom.

I used Fall Sitting Tilda and Apple Basket and made them to stand up.  The Doo Hickey Vintage Tag is on pop dots.
Background paper is from Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday stack and is pre-glittered.
I put orange Robin's Nest Dew Drops over several of the small pumpkin images giving them a funny face!
Several leaves punched from glimmer paper have fallen all over the "ground" where Tilda is sitting.
The ribbon was Michael's or AC Moore.
The sunflower from my stash.

I didn't keep track of the Copics I used for coloring.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a quick comment.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Birthday cards gone postal!

I have been so busy getting all the fall canning and freezing done that I haven't posted the BRAK cards I've sent out.  So -- here they are--
The first one went to Sylvia Lokhoff.  I know she received hers by the Thank You she posted!

I really like the Sweet Tilda stamp.
Copics used were
Dress - G09, 05, 03, 00
Shoes - E00, 0000, 43, Crystal Effects
Hair - Y11, 21, E97, 99

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The beads are Prima Say It With Pearls.
The dp are My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus.  The wide lace from my stash.  I really love the way this card turned out!

This one is for Gayna Hurst! 

I used another Kleenex box for the beautiful rose and swirls background. 
I colored New Year Tilda quite a while ago and have no idea what purple Copics I used. 
The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.
The ribbon behind the flowers is from Wal Mart.
The sentiment panel is cut using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags.  The rhinestone flowers are from Michaels.

Here's another Kleenex box background for Vicki Parson.

Flower Girl Tilda was colored with Copics, of course!
Dress, socks, lace - B26, 24, 21, blender pen
Shoes - E40, 42, 44, Crystal Effects
Hair - E35, 31, YR20
Flowers - YG67, 63, B39, 37, 34 and Sweet Pea and Shamrock Green Flower Soft
Wings - Star Dust Stickles

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts & Magnolia; ribbon from Wal Mart; Diamond Stickles are on the swirls; Wheat chandelier beads from AC Moore; Leaves punched with MS Branch punch.

These two cards used the same Kleenex box design in different colors and made two very different cards.

Then as the weather turned much colder in our area, I got into a very fallish mood.  Sharon Lemon's card reflects that mood perfectly.
What better way to celebrate fall than with A-P-P-L-E-S!

Apple Pie Tilda is perfect for this card! She has her basket of fresh picked apples just waiting for Apple Crisp or maybe Applesauce or perhaps another Apple Pie! YUM YUM!! 
The cute little hearthside kitty stands up. Can't you just hear him/her purring!?!

The perfect apple background paper is from my stash. 
Tilda's Table is dressed in a paper pieced tablecloth with two rose bud stems waiting for a vase.
The table is colored with E39, 37, 34, 33, R000 (lace)
Apple basket - E29, 25, 55, R24, 22, 20, YG00, 03, E37, G09.
Kitty is resting on a 3-layer rug cut with Nesties.  Kitty's colors are E37, 35, YR14, 12
Apple pie - C4, 5, E50, 31, 34, 35
Tilda's outfit - R17, 14, BG10, R00, 01, 17, E44, Crystal Effects on shoes; her wings are Star Dust Stickles.
Her hair is E49, 59, 25, 53.  There! I think I got all the colors.  My work space was covered with Copics when I finished coloring these little gals!
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia.

I hope you all have enjoyed seeing the latest cards and will stop back often.  I promise there will be many more coming up!