Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Lovin' Had me a.......Jacket?

It seems as though Mother Nature forgot the memo on having summer in Washington this year. It is currently cloudy and is 68 degrees, but this morning it was 58. Even though I do love summer weather, what better way to spend days like this? Catching up on crafts and hanging out with this little guy right here. This lil peanut is 8 weeks old today!

Since I just started this blog and I have tons of crafts I've done before, I have decided that on each post, I will  showcase both new and old projects! Hope you guys like them! 

After being with my husband for 3 years and taking a massive amount of pictures, I didn't think I would be able to scrapbook all the pictures I took. Well back in April, being about 7 months pregnant, I got put on bed-rest. Did I rest the whole time? No. Was I in bed? Yes! I started doing my crafts on the bed because technically, that was bed rest, right? :) Well while I was on bed rest, I spent tons of hours scoping out blogs and learning more about paper crafting. The one thing I discovered that I absolutely love, are CHALLENGES!! I'm super competitive and love to try and win, so what better way to get crafts done? I looked for challenges and joined so many of them! I eventually ran out of challenges, that I started making Christmas cards in April!! Here are a couple of projects I have created.

I wish I remembered which blog I entered this for, but I know they were having a hand made flower challenge, plus another blog had a challenge using this Sketch Savvy Template. I figured, why not combine them into one project?

This next one I created a few weeks after giving birth to my baby boy! It was made using Sketch Savvy's Template for DCWV's June Stack-a-holic Challenge. Unfortunately, I had an air head moment, composed the E-mail to send the challenge, but never hit send. I discovered this in my draft box about a week ago!

These two projects were both done today. I created this project for Artful Delight's July's Sketch Challenge. Also, my husband saw the "Sunshine" page I made which is featured in yesterday's post and asked me where his page was! 

*note: It says The Apple of my EYE! The "f" is there, but is just camouflaged! :)

This one is for Triplicate Trials Tuesday TTT #4 Challenge.

Now to showcase some of my cards. My mom needed a card for a Baptism and she was giving them a gift card, so I figured why not make a cute gift card holder? I just created a tiny envelope using basic card stock and made a little sleeve that slides over to keep the envelope closed.

The greeting on the inside says "May the Lord give His angel charge over you, to guide you in all your ways. --The Bible, Psalm 91:11"

The next two are birthday cards/gift cards I made for my friends Paulette and Jackie, who both celebrate their birthdays in the month of July! Both were made using the Double Pocket Diagonal card fold. One pocket is for a small tag with a greeting or birthday wish and the other pocket is for the gift card.

I hope you guys enjoyed today's featured projects! I will definitely have more in the next few months! I'm on maternity leave until September and will be taking advantage of this time!


  1. Awesome projects, thank you so much for sharing. And thank you for playing along with Artful Delight. :-)

  2. Your scrapbook layouts and cards are AWESOME! I'm loving Summer Loving which reminds me fondly of one of my all time favorite movies...GREASE! Yeah baby! I'm going to have to find my Grease CD now. the layout you made for Triplicate Trials Tuesday and thanks for playing along. Hope to see you and your crafty projects again.

  3. I love the layout you have created for us at Triple Trials Tuesday. You have really captured the theme in a funky fun way.....GReat Job!!! Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again.