Saturday, December 11, 2010

Woodland Xmas card

 This is a 6 3/4 by 5 inch card made with Jolly Holidays (for the animals) and Give a Hoot (for the tree and garland). The fox was cut about 2 1/4 " and the raccon and squirrel were cut at about 1 1/2 ". The tree is from pg. 65 of Give a Hoot, cut at about 5 " The garland is the border feature from pg. 32. I also used the garland to accent the sentiment inside. The verse is a stamp from Stampin' Up. The background paper is from the Outdoor Pack made by American Traditional Designs. The paper for the tree was from Scrap in a Snap. Have a great day, and thanks for looking!

Broken Wing card

This is a card I made for my SIL who recently broke her arm slipping on the ice. It was made with the bird from page 21 of Birthday Bash cut at 4 inches. I gave it googly eyes. The band-aid is from Smiley Cards made at about 1 inch.  I hand cut the ice from silver paper and accented it with Liquid Applique. The sentiment is computer generated. The inside reads: "I hope you are up and flying again soon!" TFL

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Heritage layouts-K

Here are more layouts from my mother's heritage album. The first page tells of my grandfather's early life and his coming to the United States. The second page shows his two wives. The large picture is the wedding picture of my grandparents. If you lift the flap there is journaling inside telling the circumstances surrounding his marriages.

The following are layouts from my mother's early childhood.

The above photo is a close up of a photo that was printed on transparency film then mounted on heritage paper of handwriting. I really like the look of this and tend to use it a lot. Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cards using Jolly Hollidays

I just love this cartridge! I'm so glad I went to Walmart at midnight to get it.
The sentiment for the first card is: "Just rolling by to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. "
The middle card's sentiment says: " I hope you have a JOLLY little Christmas!"
The third card reads:" I hope your Christmas ROCKS!"

Friday, December 3, 2010

Outhouse Santa card

My dad has an outhouse at his cottage on Lake Gogebic which he decorates with outhouse humor. One of the things he has is a picture of Santa crashing into the outhouse, and Santa yelling. "Dam it Rudolph, I said the Schmitt house!" I cleaned up the language a little, but this is my tribute to my dad.

I used the outhouse from Campout cut at 3 1/2 inches and the Santa and reindeer are from Holly Jolly cut at 2 inches. The star paper is by ANW Crestwood (from Joann's) The other things were just made from scraps. The snow is accented with white liquid applique. The greeting inside was computer generated. The card is about 5" x 6 1/2 ". Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Card-Getting the Tree -ACY & H

     These are a couple of cards I made using A Child's Year and Heritage. The frame is the charm on page 33 of Heritage, sized at 5 inches. I then added the "getting the tree" image from page 57 Of A Child's Year  and sized it so it slightly overlapped the frame . The two were then welded together.  This was cut from COLORBOK Pearlescent white paper.
     I then cut out the shadow of the frame the same size as first layer (from Heritage, pg. 33, shift) from glossy paper. I then cut it again, slightly larger, from contrasting glossy paper to use as the actual shadow. The layers were adhered together.
       The actual cards were made from DCWV 2009 Christmas Glitter Pack made at 4 x5 1/4inches. A blue or green contrasting piece of glossy paper was cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches and cut along the right outside edge with a decorative scissor. This was attached inside the front of the card.  The finishing touch is a piece of ribbon tied to the loop at the top. Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Deer snowflake card

I think it's time to share some cards I just finished.
This snowflake card was made using the snowflake from Gypsy Wanderings, sized at about 5 inches. The white snowflake was sized just under 5 inches. I then added the deer from Gypsy Wanderings sized at 1.4 inches and positioned  it inside the snowflake so the antlers and hind foot overlapped slightly. The two images were then welded together. This layer was cut from a textured white cardstock from Making Memories. I made the shadow layer for the snowflake the same size as the first snowflake but deleted the center hexagon from the image. Even though it looks gold, this was cut from a silver metalic paper(I don't know who made it since it was just in my stash.) The background paper is from DCWV's last year's Christmas Glitter Pack, and was cut at 4 3/4 square. I added some bling to the snowflake and that's it. I attached the snowflake with pop dots. Thanks for looking.

This version was made the same way but for this version I used white glossy paper from Stampin Up for the white snowflake and bright blue metalic paper for the shadow. ( I know it looks kind of green, but it's really a pretty bright blue.)The glossy paper actually cut cleaner than the textured paper, so I will be using that when I make more of these. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Heritage layouts-K

This is just a general layout of my great-grandparents. I incuded a map of the area where they lived, and on the second page I have a short history.

Heritage layouts-K

Since part of my reason for starting a blog is to share some of my heritage scrapbooking ideas, I thought I would start with some layouts from my mother's family. Since my maternal grandfather's ancestry has been traced back to the 1600's, I created a pocket to tuck the pedigree charts into. On the pocket is a brief history of how the family got their name. On the second page I copied an old map of the area onto scroll paper.