Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Schoolhouse Chipboard Album

I made this Schoolhouse album for my youngest daughter's kindergarten teacher. My daughter is now in 4th grade, but Stacy and I have stayed friends through the years. She gave me a DCWV Grade School paper pack at the end of last year, so I decided to make her an album out of it!

The "A+" opens up to put 2 pictures inside.
 The bookmarks are big enough to put 2 pics on, or they can be used for journaling.
 This card also opens for 2 pictures and tucks inside the black border.

And last but not least, the "Spelling Bee" also opens for room for 2 smaller pics.

This was so much fun to make, but more special was the response it received when I gave it to Stacy! She said, "This is the best present I've ever gotten!" 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gift Card Holder (Gina K)

I watched a Gina K. tutorial on YouTube this morning and learned how to make another gift card holder! Here's the outside.....
... and here's the inside (just slip the ribbon off over the top!)...
(I'm still hooked on the sei Dill Blossom paper pack!)
I'm probably going to leave these without sentiments so they can be used for any occasion! Try it and let me know how yours comes out!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'Marci' digis

I recently purchased a couple 'Marci' digis from La-La Land and am now TOTALLY in love with her!!  I colored a bunch of them to make some 'no sentiment-girlie' cards for Operation Write Home...

... and this next one is my favorite!! My Bestest Friend asked me to make a red-head, and this is the closest I could get!
Isn't she adorable?!?!?

All of these cards were used with sei's Dill Blossom paper pack, SU markers, and of course, La-La Land's Marci digi.

If you are interested in joining me and hundreds of others in our efforts to help deployed servicemen and women send handmade cards home to their loved ones, click HERE to learn more about OWH, their guidelines, and which cards are needed at this time!

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

OWH MWT Challenge

This week's Midweek Throwdown Challenge is to make birthday cards. Here's my card...
I still love the 'bursting window' technique, so I use it often! I used an SEI paperpack called Dill Blossom, an SU cupcake stamp, a Tim Holtz ticket, and some twine and a charm I found in my stash.

 Here's a closer view of the embellishments...