Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Journal for My Sister

Making Journals with my Cinch Machine is getting easier and easier. My sister asked me to make one for her. She wants to use it to take notes during Service on Sunday mornings and I decided to use this stamp set again... it seems very appropriate. My sister loved her new journal.

I stamped the flowers on all of the inside pages.

This is the back. I didn't decorate the back like I wanted to. I ran out of time and I wanted to give it to her this past Saturday when I saw her. The important thing is that she was very pleased with it.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Birthday Wishes for Mother

This is the card I made for my mother in celebration of her 91st birthday this past weekend. She had a nice surprise waiting for her in the envelope. She was surrounded by the love of her children, grands, great-grands, friends & relatives.

The day was beautiful so we pitched tents in her yard and cooked out... grilled hot dogs, fried fish, baked beans, coleslaw, grilled chicken, pasta salad, potato salad, Million Dollar Pies, Sock-it-to-me Cake, Cream Cheese Pound Cake, water, sodas, fresh lemonade... the list goes on and on and on...

Stamps: Because I Care; Simply Said; Just Believe; Fast & Fabulous
Ink: Archival Black; SU: So Saffron; White Gel Pen
Paper: So Saffron Card Stock & DSP; Very Vanilla; Basic Black
SU! Scalloped Envelope
Spellbinder Nestabilities

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Flower

I love the SCS Challenges. I made this card using last week's sketch challenge and this week's color challenge.

Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Die: Daisies (Ellison)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Praying for You

This is a card I made based on a swap I received from Convention last year. The SU Demonstrator did not place her info on the back of the swap so I don't know how to credit her with the design.

I made this card for a dear friend who recently lost her husband.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Music Journal

I decided to make one last journal before placing my 'Cinch' back on the shelf. Now that I have the hang of it, I will use it a lot. This is the front of my journal. I love this sheet music scrapbook paper that I purchased at one of our local craft stores. I call this my 'Billie Holliday' stamp.

I work with a couple of choirs and I wanted a better way to keep my notes and music organized. This is the inside front of my journal. I clipped a small calendar to the inside front so that it is readily available as needed.

I have several tablets that I use but can never find. When I do find one, it's never the one used before. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with one much better because I will know at a glance that it is the one I need.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Christmas Card Journal

I can't believe it's March already. I was doing a little spring cleaning this morning and decided to use my 'Cinch' binding machine to bind my Christmas cards I received from friends and family this past Christmas. Normally I just stick them in a box somewhere and DH eventually tosses them when he thinks I am not aware. I think I will start displaying all the cards I receive like this from now on.
Cut 2-inch wide strips of card stock to the height of each card. Adhere to the folded end of your card. Score and fold down the center and punch holes using the hole punch of your choice. Bind as desired (ribbons, wire, rings)

Benefits of this Journal: fully decorated with your choice of cards to use as a cover; readily available and full of inspiration for making more Christmas cards.

Some of my cards are landscape, some portrait, depending on the style of the cards. I think this adds a bit of interest to the Journal. I also added scanned copies of photo Christmas cards to this Journal.

I wanted this to be a true depiction of all cards received. I am now in search of Anniversary and Christmas Cards from the past that DH has not tossed.