Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jesus Loves Me

Someone bought something like this for my son when he was born and I've seen them at gift shops. They are usually done in actual handwriting but mine is horrible so I thought I'd try making it in SBC+. I think it turned out pretty cute! I created half of the cross with the "custom shape using straight lines", then I copy/pasted-flipped-grouped-flattened. The hard part was the text path, I've only played around with it once before and got frustrated. But, this time I zoomed in and clicked all the way around the cross, then zoomed even closer to edit my path and make sure all lines were straight. Then, I had to tinker around with the text to make the spacing look right. I made a frame to go around by cutting a rectangle out of a rectangle, using the same paper as the cross but gave it some texture/amplification and...voila! I think it's adorable! I'm going to print it as an 8x10 matte print and on cardstock at home to see which I like better, frame it and give it to my great nephew.

Monday, March 15, 2010

More Cards

I copied this card idea from my friend Jennifer, who I think copied it from SCS (I could be wrong though). I've learned a lot from Jennifer over the years about cards, especially since she was my SU rep. for a while but one of the most helpful tips for quick and coordinated cards is she told me she buys paper packs with cards in mind. So, I found these paper packs at Tuesday Morning with the intention of making cards. The top and bottom left packs are Making Memories and the bottom right is Deja Views. I used Jenn's SU punches the 1 3/8" circle and the scalloped circle and the Zutter Round-It-All since SU cardstock is very thick, it punched through like butta! The sentiment stamps are from a set I bought a while back from Archiver's, I used different sentiments in each card pack. The top stamp is from an SU Country Living sample set and the bottom left is from SU's Seeing Spots set. And of course you'll see either a little bling or stickles on each! I made several packs of each to use as teacher gifts and one to keep for myself. :) Thanks Jenn, you're the best!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I made these cards at the last Make & Take weekend at Archiver's. I really liked the colored-core cardstock in the 2nd one and bought some more to play with. I saw this card on Dana's Dabbling Studio blog this week. I really liked the paper, then I remembered seeing it somewhere before, then I remembered I had it in my stash, duh! :) Archiver's gave it to us at a crop I attended there a few months ago. I figured out that she used a mini deck of this same paper which is why her dimensions look more appropriate than mine but I still like how they turned out. I rounded the corners of the card base with the Zutter Round-It-All that I recently bought. It's so much fun b/c it rounds tin, thick layers of cardstock, chipboard, acrylic and more. I'm just looking for stuff to round now! :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

4x6 prints on SBC+

I'm doing Becky Higgins' Project Life approach to scrapboking for 2010. Every now and then I have a couple of pics that are vertical and the same event. Last month, I just printed 2 pics on 1 4x6 page using Picasa and it was pretty boring, had a white border around both pics. But this month I decided to use SBC+ to print them and add a little something extra to them. Just another way to play around. :)
Hours before I took my furbabies to their new home:
Babysitting my son's friend for the first time:
Journaling is done on journaling cards in Project Life so this was just a way to spruce up the pics a bit.