Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I made use of some patterned paper that I already had on hand. I bought some coordinating cardstock, and a few embelishments. I raided the dollar bins. . . I hit the dollar stamp baskets at Michael's, and used a few other things that I already had on hand. In the end I spent less than $25 for all of Kandi's supplies. All that was left was to cut her some cute sentiments and things with my Cricut. Did I tell you guys that I got a Cuttlebug this month too? I did! And I love it! I am still practicing with it. But I bought a few templates to make a few things for Kandi's kit too.
Somebody said something once - I believe it is in a movie, and it is real similar to a quote by General Patton. Don't show someone how to do a job, give them the supplies that they need to do the job, and let them suprise you with their ingenuity. I love it when a quote totally fits the situation.
Kandi I hope that you have a great time with your kit! Happy Turkey Day to all of you - happy card making and turkey eating and football watching and shopping and all of those great things that come with the weekend. . . . oh, and new video for you too. :)
Monday, November 16, 2009
That is all for now - I will be working the rest of the week and thankfully, we have Friday night to set up the booth for the fair on Saturday. Wish me luck - I shall return with a lot of photos and hopefully, a lot less inventory. :)
And the winner of my blog hop prize for the Operation Write Home post from Saturday is. . .
Jeanna! Hooray! Thank you all for stopping by - I had great time with the blog hop. It's always fun to meet new friends and see what you have all been up to for our troops. It's truly inspiring and amazing. :)
Friday, November 13, 2009
Allrighty then. . . welcome to Scrap Happens. . . my little blog about everything scrappy in my life! I have a few fun card and layout ideas and even videos here. Stop by any time! I love visitors!
So if you are making Valentines for the troops, they are due by January 8th. Plenty of time to get those love notes made! There are so many of our deployed heroes have loved ones at home. I can't wait to send in my next box of cards. . . they are just so full of love! It gives me lots of warm fuzzies to think that their loved ones will recieve these little notes and have a special keepsake from so far away. I don't think that I will ever need any more reason to make cards for the troops than the ones you can find here. Go read. take tissue!!!
One of my favorite things is mixing and matching and finding products that compliment each other well. Here are a few that are perfect for making Valentines! Making Memories has a great selection of papers and embelishments called "Love Notes." (A neat thing about this collection is, it is from last year, so you can find them on CLEARANCE at scrapbook.com!) I also used the "Storybook" Cricut cartridge to cut out some coordinating letters and embelishments. They go together like pb&j. :)
You can also find these coordinating notebook looking pages, which are perfect for liners for the insides of your cards! See?
Does it get any better? Yes! There are also coordinating envelopes and guess what size they are. . . A2. Weeeee!
In no time at all, you can create a whole pile of cards with matching liners and envelopes and adorable sentiments and embelishments. . . it is like Valentine bliss.
Here are a few. . .
Now then, I have to add that I was first introduced to these products because they all came to me as part of a monthly card kit that I got last February from Express the Moment. I use these monthly card kits to make cards for the troops very frequently. I find it fast and easy because all of the supplies are already matched up for you and if you want even more, you can add on extras from the ETM store!
Here is my contest. . . leave me a reply to this post and on Monday evening (the 16th) I will use a randomizer program of some kind to pick a winner - the winner will recieve a Expressions Card Kit that I will purchase for you from ETM. I will also throw in a few goodies and embelishments and other treats. To qualify you must post leaving me a name or contact info of some kind. . . I will post the name of the winner here on Monday night!
I love making cards in general - but especially when they go to the people who will really treasure them - the troops and their loved ones - friends and family at home who are so grateful for all of their hard work.
Now then, there are tons of awesome blogs to move on to. So hop on over to the next blog. . . .
Sewcrazy by Aimee!
and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
You can purchase the kits at the ETM website. You can even sign up to get them sent to you each month. Can you imagine going to the local craft store to purchase things to make 6-10 cards? I can garuntee you that I can NEVER get out of the craft store only spending $15.00. And even then, I am not so sure that what I bought will match very well. Kim has an incredible eye for detail and such great taste in matching patterns and embelishments and papers. You really have to see these kits to believe it!
Allow me to show an example. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a ten minute video? Oh, all videos for YouTube have to be less than ten minutes. Who knew! :D
I will showcase my Expressions creations here at my blog each month. For even MORE detail and instructions on how to make the cards, you will need to check out the photo gallery at ETM. Thanks for checkin' it out. And here are some fun cards for November. :D
Monday, November 2, 2009
Now then. Who says you can't find or make the perfect hand made card for the guys in our lives? It's not that guys don't like or appreciate hand made cards, I don't think. I'm pretty sure that it's mostly because they could just do without all of the glitter and ribbons and all of that fancy schmancy stuff. So here is one that will be in my inventory for the craft fair. . . just right for all of the Dads and husbands and brothers and grandpas out there, especially if they are the outdoorsy type!
Oh, and there is just one tiny bit of bling. I couldn't help it. (See nose.)
Card Day Clubbers. . . we will be meeting next Monday at Stephanie's house! Hooray for card day. . . who is ready to make Christmas cards?
I will have my November cards up for Express the Moment later this week. I owe a big thank you to Kim for allowing me to help her out with the Expressions Kits each month. . . they will always be featured here at my blog as well as at the ETM site for anyone who wants ideas and tutorials! I am so super excited to be part of Kim's design team! There are going to be a lot of really fun things to do with this in the future. I CAN'T WAIT!
I will also be participating in a blog hop later this month for Operation Write Home, in which we will be featuring Valentines for the troops! This will be a really fun event for Veterans' Day. Lots of great things headed my way, for which I am truly thankful. Times are good!