Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Name Album

I made this album for my friend Lucy's son, Christopher. I started by making templates of the letters using WordArt in Word 2007. The size of the letters are 5" x 3 1/2". Next I cut five pieces of cardboard -- 5" high by 12", 10", 8", 6", & 4". I put the template letters on the end of each piece of cardboard, traced them with pencil, and cut the shapes out. I then put each piece of cardboard on the patterened paper, traced it, and cut it. I glued the papers on and sanded the edges. I used my Crop-a-Dile to set the large eyelets 1/2" in from the edge. As you can see, I have started to embellish the album, but I still have to get the pictures together and finish it.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos today. I just couldn't get the lighting right and the colors didn't come out good. The C is a bright, light blue. The H is yellow with blue. The R is brown with small blue and beige polka dots. The I is yellow and blue striped. The S is beige with blue and brown polka dots. From the pictures I took, it is hard to distinguish the yellow and beige.

This was a fun and easy project to make. I have already made more letter templates so I can make additional name albums. I hope you give it a try too!


p.s. I will be going on vacation so I won't be posting again until the beginning of September.
See you next month!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Blog Candy Finds

Katy (K's Card Creations) has altered a notebook that she is offering as blog candy (U.S. residents only). It is gorgeous. And, it's my favorite color--purple! The winner (me!!!) will be announced on August 11. You can visit Katy here:

Dina (Dina Loves to Stamp) has put together a great blog candy package. Her candy is open until August 11 @ 11:00 PM. You will find Dina here:

Sonja (Sonja's Scene) has the cutest candy that she is offering for reaching 100,000 hits. She will be having her drawing on August 15. Check-out Sonja's blog and candy here:


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Quick & Easy Sympathy Cards

I always keep a few sympathy cards on-hand because, unfortunately, we need them more often than we care to think about. The card on the left was made by 'water spritzing.' I first used markers on the stamp and then spritzed some water on it before stamping. It creates a soft image. The card on the right was stamped and then colored in with pencils. As always, I stamp the envelopes to match the cards.

Well, that's all for today. My next posting will definitely be a 'happier' theme.

Until next time, happy crafting!