Archive for July, 2009

Practical Scrappers

I am looking forward to the challenges on this blog.  They currently have a kick off with some blog candy.  Be sure to check them out HERE!

It’s a Girl Card


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This time it’s a baby card made from my stash.  The only thing I can tell you is that the vellum “It’s a Girl” sticker is Bo Bunny.  I’m happier with this one but that could be because it’s pink. :-)  I used my CTMH Distressing tool to rough up the edges of the white square in the center.

Challenges:
Charisma Cardz – Challenge #28
Caardvarks – baby card
Scrapping Out Loud – So Distressed Out
Creative Inspirations – Distressing
Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Let’s Get Distressing!

Bee Happy

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I dug into my scrap basket again today.  I think the reason many things are in there is because  I simply don’t care for them, which makes it hard to like the completed project as well.   Anyway…anyone who makes cards has to eventually make a “bee” card.  I got this stamped image from a swap many eons ago and let me tell you I really had to dig for it.  I think it’s the only bee thing I own and that says a lot!  The alphabet stickers are Alphabitties Pixie Serif by Provo Craft.  All other products used are from my stash.

Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar – Challenge 62
ABC Challenge – Y is for yellow
365 Cards – An “Eye” for an I
Stamp Something – bugs, butterflies & other winged somethings
2 Red Bananas – Spell It Out

Pink Birthday Card

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I almost like this card.  I’m hoping my creativity will flow better tomorrow.  I think it is because I am working out of my card stash.  I have a basket that is overflowing with scraps and pieces and embellishments that I have decided would work better on cards than on my scrapbook pages.  Products used: KI Memories paper, Making Memories metal-rimmed tag.  I used watercolor pencils to color in the gift.  Brads, stamped image, ribbon, and metal mesh are unknown.

Challenges:
Friday Sketchers 62 – sketch
Belli Challenge #70 – Metal Tags
Pile It On Challenge #8 – Watercolor

Basic Grey Magnetic Mat

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Well, it’s a new week and I haven’t had much time to scrapbook so I’ll give you another review since it’s been awhile.  Pictured above is the Magnetic Precision Mat by Basic Grey.  I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby with a coupon.  The package will include the mat, a magnetic metal ruler and eight small magnets.  You can use the small magnets to position things on your page before adhering them.  Liquid glass (from CTMH) is my favorite adhesive for chipboard and I love using this mat to hold the chipboard in place while it dries.  The magnets are very strong.  It has a 12×12 grid printed on the mat which is great for positioning things and to use in combination with the ruler when aligning pieces across a page.  I consider this a basic tool that I use every time I scrapbook.