Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Online Crop

I'm hosting an online crop tomorrow for my Meetup group, but will post the projects, instructions and pictures here too! Tomorrow is my day to scrapbook...and clean up my craft room so that I can find the flat surfaces that I used to recognize as tables. Look for my new samples tomorrow!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and friends. This holiday season was so busy that I never got around to making my own handmade holiday cards. How sad is that??? I've completed a number of crafty projects recently, but none of them were paper crafts. I just might post pictures anyway. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Don't Let It Snow

Here's a sample of the cards I made for my parents to send out this year. All stamped images are from Close to My Heart. Originally they requested that the cards read, "Don't Let It Snow." I loved this idea since we are from California originally and not particularly fond of snow. However, my husband was convinced that people wouldn't understand that it was meant to be funny.

These cards took forever to make!!! I cut every piece by hand and then colored the snowman accessories and glittered everything. Next year they had better choose something that involves pre-made embellishments or shapes I can cut on my Cricut.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Girl Can Dream

I found this picture while doing a Google Image search. See, I'm on the hunt for scrapbook organization inspiration. Once our downstairs is complete (remodelling, paint, etc.), I've been promised that I will be given the time to organize my craft room. I also want it to be pretty. The section of the craft room pictured below is so bright and perfectly organized. I love all of the glass jars so that all of the embellishments are on display and easy to find. A girl can dream, right?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Items Now Available

The IRW Holiday Supplement is available for downloading at my main website, Delovely Scrapbooks. These items are available for a limited time so if you see something you like, contact me now and I'll add it to my next order.

Cosmo Cricket--Oh Joy Paper Crafting Kit. Includes 13 double-sided papers, one journaling card sheet and one die-cut sheet.

Fancy Pants Designs--Holiday Rub-ons

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Best Thanksgiving Ever!

Instead of enjoying a nice, slow Thansgiving dinner with my husband and two boys, I rushed out to Michaels to buy Cricut cartridges! I had a few bites of food--about a saucer's worth--and was off. One night earlier I ventured down to our local Michaels to see which cartridges they had in stock. Much to my delight I discovered that they had the brand new Cars cartridge. My boys are absolutely obsessed with all things Cars so I was determined to get one for $30. I arrived 40 minutes before their Thanksgiving night opening and was thrilled to be second in line. This made me feel a little pathetic, but I just kept telling myself that it was for the boys! Naturally, I bought a few more that I just HAD to have. Who can pass these up for just $30? I am now the proud owner of a total of 19 cartridges. Woo hoo!

Photo Cards

This is the photo Christmas card (I made 75, not 1) that I made for one of this year's customers. She loves clean lines and nothing seasonal. Oddly, this always proves to be more challenging for me than I expect! Their family picture is adorable and inspired the color scheme. For me, designing a photo card around a specific picture is a breeze. I think it's because it's just like scrapbooking--only miniature.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Everyone is SICK!

The boys and I are all sick. I've made some new things, but haven't had the chance to take pictures yet. As soon as we are well enough and I'm able to mail out a few orders to customers, I'll update the ol' blog.