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!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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.