Friday, July 31, 2009

Inspired By Others

Last night I went to Thursday Night Card Class at my local scrapbook boutique. Karen had a spool of ribbon laying on card stock from Collage Press - Doubletake - the Seeds Collection. I was first attracted to the ribbon and my mind began wandering....what could I possibly do with this ribbon and card stock? I think I thought about it all night long and this morning I remained in a fog...what can I make with this beautiful card stock? With coffee in hand, I started my morning ritual. I began reading Blogs I'd received during the night....One of my favorite blog sites is She showed a layout for a beautiful card. All my sleeping thoughts came together....I was sure I could make a card similar to Christine's with the new papers I'd purchased. Please stop by Christine's blog to see her beautiful card.

I don't know the maker of the solid green, brown or white card stock, but I'm sure everyone can find something that will coordinate with their project. Above I told you about Collage Press and the beautiful card stock. Now let me tell you how I created the card. The card is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. The layers of card stock are cut 1/4 inch smaller for each layer. The width of the vertical patterned card stock is 1 1/2 inch. I ran the white panel through my Big Shot, using the Sizzix Small Flowers plate. My flowers were cut from BossKut flower dies using scraps from the Seeds Collection of card stock. The word Celebrate was printed onto the solid green card stock using a art font from Print Shop. I then sprinkled embossing powder over the word and heat embossed the word. Using my light box, I lined up the word and using the floral leaf from one of my Spellbinder dies, I cut and embossed the word onto the green card stock. My buttons were layered one on top of the other, and the green center is a green Dew Drop, as are the centers in the 3 card stock flowers. The inside of the card is pretty self explanitory....Before I forget... the ribbon was too wide, so I cut it in half.

The only thing left to say is......Thank you Christine!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Welcome To My Blog

I'm a paper crafting grammy, who could spend 24-7 in my craft room. My first love is creating greeting cards. I've been doing so for about 14 years. I started when I found a rubber stamp Santa at a local Hallmark store. Then I found Stampin Up. I, accidentally, stumbled into a local Rubber Stamp Store, where I became passionate about paper crafting. Glitter Grammy is what I am. Karen, the owner of Paradise Scrapbook Boutique ( teases me concerning my love of shine. To put it mildly, if it's shiny...I love it....

I'm pretty new to Scrapbooking, and found it difficult to move from 4.25x 5.50 to 12x12. I take every class I can and am slowly figuring it out. Finding Scrapbooking introduced me to paper....tons and tons of paper. I'm beginning to feel like a paper quilter....and my stash of "paper fabric" has grown.

I am the queen of gagets. I love, love, love anything Spellbinder. I use my Sizzix Big Shot daily and can't imagine living without it. Last year I purchased a BossKut Gazelle personal die cutter. I love it, though I must say, I do need to sit and learn all that I can do with it. Cuttlebug, Sizzix and Fiskars embossing folders and plates are wonderful. A friend and I joke that if someone gave us two sticks and a rubber band and showed us one way to use it....we'd purchase 4 of them....

If I had to choose four crafting items I couldn't live without, it would be my Fiskar's paper cutter, my C-Thru metal edge ruler and X-acto knife and my Glue-Baste It white glue. You'd have to fight me to take my other toys away, but, with those items I could craft.

I tell myself every day that I don't need to purchase another thing....and then I read blogs, look through magazines, and visit my favorite stores, both mortar and web....and I'm off to shopping all over again.

My goal here is to show my work and to show the work of others. Since this blog buisiness is so new to me....I will apologize, in advance, for any screw-ups I do....I hope you come by often, and I hope I have new things to share with you....