Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Hey there bloggers, long time no blog!  Wish I had a really good reason for it but I don't, just been a slacker.  I'll blame it on post-menopausal ideations, lol, and those don't really have any definite descriptions so, you do the math, lol!

Anyway, I have gotten a jump on Mother's Day this year.  Already have my mother's gift done and ready to be put in the mail.  I started with six pieces of chipboard that measured approx. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I found some paper in my stash that was from a class I took with my sister about probably 3-4 years ago.  I never finished the last two pages that were in the pack so it was kind of a neat little package with vellum quick quotes to match.  And it matched my thoughts exactly.  Pulled out some Tim Holtz ideology goodness and some old photos from my very first scrapbook.  That's a post for another day, my first scrapbook!  Let's just say  what a difference 30-40 years makes, lol.  So, this is what it turned out to be.

All of the edges on the right side were done with Tim Holtz On the Edge dies

The 'life moments' is one of his new stamp sets, Simple Sayings. The Family stamp is from Close To My Heart.

The papers were from an old kit from a class of years ago. The heart shaped photo is of my mother and step father taken at Cheyenne Frontier Days when they were first married. The family portrait was taken around the same time.  Probably both about 40 years ago or so since the little boy sitting on my lap is my nephew and he's like 43 years old now.

This is my older sister, Cindy, she's probably about 6 years old here. 

This one is me at about 6-7, I think.  Lots of fun embellishments too.  The saying along the way says "The Past speaks in Voices that can only be heard with the Heart"  It was a vellum quick quote that I applied to yellow paper with a liquid glue.

This photo is of little Kelly, probably about the same age.  She passed away at the age of 19 about 32 years ago.  The little ties on the green side are there because I cut that one wrong.  See what you can do with your mistakes.  I actually really like how that turned out.

This is the baby of the family, little Charmin.  I think she's about 5 there, like probably the first school photo taken of her.  The yellow circle on the other side is a Fiskars round punch that I've had for years.

And finally the back.  The bottom part was on that vellum sheet as well.  I also added the rub-on family from CTMH but you can barely see it here.  

I tied a bunch of ribbons on the ring that is holding the whole thing together.  Really like how it turned out.  I'm sure my mother will too.  Hugs, ~Jody

Friday, April 5, 2013

Belated Easter Project

Hey there bloggers,

I finally got this little vintage cart done that I have been working on for a while now.  Wanted to have it done by Easter but as you can tell, that didn't happen.  I was inspired by a cart that Jim, The Gentleman Crafter did last year.  You can see his cart here. Mine is a bit smaller because I wanted to use the Tim Holtz rabbit die and it was smaller than the ones that he offered diagrams of.  Needless to say, my cart had to be smaller.  I saw a cute challenge over at Eclectic Paperie to use corrugated cardboard on a project so I made my cart out of that.  Unfortunately, when I went to attach my link to their website it said the challenge was closed.  The challenge stated that it would be open until Thursday, April 5th until 6 p.m. EST. However, April 5th is not a Thursday, April 4th is a Thursday so their website was incorrect. I wondered why I walked around all day yesterday thinking it was the 5th!

Anyway, my Vintage Easter Cart turned out so cute.  It will definitely be a keepsake for years to come.

I used skewers for cart rails
I covered the grungeboard bunnies with 100% wool felt

The wheels are a circle and a gear made out of grungeboard and a screw cap and they actually roll


all the flowers are a punch that I've had for years

the little bunnies running along side the big ones are from a punch as well

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Anyone know Dr. Who?

Hey there bloggers, just a quick note to show you the card I made for my daughter's birthday.  She is a huge Dr. Who fan.  Does anyone know Dr. Who?  I'd never heard of him until she told me about it a few years back.  She has the Tardis tattooed on one of her calves.  So........................................
here's the card I made for her.

It turned out pretty good I thought.  I found a photograph of a Tardis online and printed a copy of it and that's what I followed.  Looks like you could just open the door and step right in, doesn't it?  Apparently this is Dr. Who's time traveling machine.  Who knew, lol!!!

Hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!