Sunday, October 30, 2011

Catching up on my school album

I have been teaching since 2003 and had initially been keeping my school pictures in a regular slide-the-pictures-in-the-slots album.  The problem was that every year we get a staff picture and a class picture that are too big to fit, so I decided to scrapbook my school pics.  I had a scrapbooking day at my sister's house this weekend and got a few pages done.  This one is to showcase the letter of recommendation I got at the end of my internship.  (I erased a few of the identifying details for privacy.)

All three of the images on the left side are from Doodlecharms.  The strip of pencils at the bottom is from  The Paper Studio's "School Days" paper pack.

This layout will be entered in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #188--sketch challenge
Tuesday Throwdown #72--primary colors

Monday, October 17, 2011

My first Wild Card

I got the Wild Card cartridge in August and hadn't used it yet.  I wanted to make a couple of cards but didn't have a ton of time to spend planning a layout, so I thought I'd give this cart a try.  The cards were pretty quick to make, but I'm not thrilled with how they turned out.  They look like the cards I made when I first started.  I'm posting them anyway, and am open to any suggestions.

As I said, I used Wild Card.  I stamped the top of one of the cupcakes with my sister-in-law's name (I recently found her name stamp in a clearance bin!) and made 2 others that just said Happy Birthday.  I ran the cupcake top through the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder (Seems like all cupcake tops are.)  I added a bit of glitter glue to the flame of the candle.

I am entering the following challenge:
Die Cuttin' Divas--dessert

Sunday, October 2, 2011

¡Feliz cuu-uuu-uumpleaños!

My brother and sister-in-law both have a birthday this month and the other brother-in-law has a birthday in November, so it was time to get back to cardmaking.  I often let the challenges guide my inspiration, and that is what happened this time.  The sentiment is my attempt at making a Spanish pun.  "Feliz cumpleaños" is, of course, Happy Birthday.  In Spanish, owls say "uuuuu."

All of the cuts came from the Storybook cartridge.  I had to cut out the owl a couple of times in different colors to create the layering.  The yellow backgrounds were run through the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder and the green circle was run through the Swiss Dots folder.  The sentiment was printed on my computer.  When I showed it to my hubby, he laughed out loud and said it was the funniest card I've made!  Not bad for inventing a pun in my second language :)

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch challenge #95
Whimsical Wednesdays--Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday--#184 Animal Crackers (use an animal)
Celebrate the Occasion--#32 Any Occasion, must use ribbon
My Creative Time--Throwback Thursday Episode 252--Use a Font cartridge
Scrapalicious--Anything Goes
Scrapbookaholic by Abby--Dilo en español #1, use Kraft paper
Birthday Sundaes--use ribbon on a birthday card
Cricut Cardz Challenge--#92, a Halloween card with an owl.  (My husband's family does not celebrate Halloween, but since his sister's birthday is on Oct. 31, Mary gave me permission to enter this card anyway.  Thanks for understanding, Mary!)