Saturday, May 4, 2013

Back in Business!

It sure has been a while since I've posted on my blog!  I have missed sharing my passion for paper with you all and look forward to getting back on track!  I have just started a new home based business of making cards and scrapbooks and embellishments!  This is very exciting and I can't wait to get my facebook page filled with lots of goodies for sale! 

I sold my first three cards today!  Two thank-you cards and one Mother's Day card!  How exciting!  I finished the thank you cards and will be working on the mother day card a little later today!  Here is the thank you card that I whipped up.  I found the idea on pinterest and modified it to suit my supplies and taste!

Happy Scrapping to you all!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

White on White

I have fallen in love.......white on white!!!  I found a layout on pinterest of a baby layout using white on white and just had to make my version of that.  I am going to use this layout for a black and white photo of my hubby and I taken by my friend and professional photographer extraordinare!  I'm going to put it in a display case as the flowers are quite bulky and wouldn't fit very well in a scrapbook.  My art on display!

I love elegant!!!  I used my cricut a LOT for this particular layout.  I used the Sweetheart cartridge for the big heart and than ran it though my cuttlebug to add some swiss dots.  I used Cindy Loo for the swirls and Flower Shoppe for all of the amazing flowers.  The bracket border was made using Elegant Edges.  All of the leaves were made from a punch that I have had forever but I'm sure you could use a number of punches or cartridges to find ones that you like.  I also added stickles to the flowers to give them a little shimmer. 

I used black cardstock as a border around the entire page (see the cheater method from my tinkerbell post) and a small black border behing the photo mat just to give it some emphasize.

I hope you enjoy.....I know that I LOVED making it!  What a great wedding gift this would make!

Until next time.....

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 14, 2012


I just signed up for Pinterest a few days ago......and wow.....I had no idea how many card making ideas I would find there!  If you have had a chance to sign up and would highly recommend checking it out!  I have pinned numerous cards to my board for inspiration and a little scraplifting.  Here are three cards that I scraplifted.....

These are almost complete replicas of the ones I saw on Pinterest and although I don't know for sure who created them they did a beautiful job and I couldn't wait to try my own!  It has inspired me to go with a more simple look on cards and to make sets of cards to give away as gifts this Christmas.....maybe they will inspire you!  And check out pinterest!  There are soooo many ideas waiting to be found!

Until next time

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tinkerbell Layout

So with so many projects hanging over my head I have decided to dedicate some time to finishing them.  Does that ever happen to you?  I get bored with one and start another.....and it just keeps happening.  This past weekend i sat down and decided that I was going to finish the princess album that I started for a christmas gift.......last christmas!

By Sunday at 2pm I was finished!  With a sigh of relief I thought I would share this layout that I made featuring cuts from the TinkerBell and Friends cartridge.  I just fell in love with it and hope you do to!

I posted this second pic to show you how I save on paper.  When I am only using cardstock as a border around the main pattern paper I always cut an 11" square out of it.  I then use that for photo mats and embellishments......paper saver!  This is also great when you only have so much of a certain colour....just a way to stretch those pennies!

Hope you enjoyed and until next time....

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Craft Nook Card Swap #2

My local craft store is hosting another card swap and although I most certainly do not need any more cards around here I just can't help but participate.  I just love seeing what all of the ladies are up to and what there art work looks like.  Not to mention that it gives me ideas for my card making as well.  During the last card class I made a confession that I never thought that I would.  I, Tammy Orr, have become a card maker.  I used to always think that card making was a waste of time as cards just get tossed after the occassion......yet here I am.....a full fledge card maker!  Not sure when or how it happened but it did!

So here is the card that I came up with for the swap this time around.....the only requirement was that I had to use some type of border punch....

I found a tutorial online on how to make the side step card and once I made one the rest was easy.
click here to see the instructions on how to make the card base:
Side Step Card Base Tutorial

I used my trusty cricut to create the pumpkins and the scarecrow.  The pumpkins are found on Create a Critter and I "hid" the faces on my gypsy before cutting them.  The scarecrow is found on celebrate with flourish and I used a Peachy Keen face stamp for his face.  I used the fisckers grass border punch to create the grass. 

I hope the ladies like it......I sure had fun making them!

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Card Swap

Hello all my crafty friends!  I hope everyone has had some time to let their creative juices flow freely.  I am preparing for a trip to Nova Scotia and have been crafting my heart out to try and complete all of the projects that I need to finish before I go!  I am making a couple of chipboard albums to give away while I am there plus a card swap that I signed up for.......YIKES!  Thankfully I am just about finished all of them and thought I would share the card that I made for the swap as I am soooo proud of it.  The ladies at The Craft Nook said that we should try to make some of our best work and I felt like I did just that.  I know we all struggle a bit when it comes to masculine type cards so I opted to try one and hopefully inspire the ladies in the card swap when they receive it!

This Card is a standard 5.5" x 4.25" size and is using the Tim Holtz distess inks to create the background

I use a piece of post - it note and punched a 1" circle ensuring that part of the sticky strip was in the circle to hold it in place as a mask for the moon.

Inks used: broken china, faded jeans, chipped sapphire, walnut stain, pine needles

Using the Broken China I blended it down approximately half way down the card.  I used the Faded Jeans and blended on top of the broken china until there was only .75" of broken china showing.  I then went over the top 1" of the card using Chipped Sapphire.

I then took scrap cardstock and ripped it up to use as a mask and creating the mountain ranges.  I placed the mask just above the broken china and blended in the walnut stain until it was quite dark and approximately 1" below the broken china.  I then moved the mask (or used a different shaped mask) and place it slightly higher that the first mountain range.  Using the same walnut stain ink I blended in the exposed spots LIGHTER than the first mountain range.  This is what gives the range depth.

I went back to the Chipped Sapphire and this time blended it up from the bottom to meet the mountain range.  To finish it off I blended a small line on the very bottom of the card using Pine Needles to achieve a grass look to the card....something for the moose to stand on!

I removed the moon mask at this point and got my stamps out!
I then used a stamp set from inkadinkadoo and the flying geese stamp and pressed them on the card.

I don't have a moose stamp so I chose to cut a moose silouette from the Give a Hoot Cricut Cartridge and used the shift key to get the base moose (without all the fancy swirl cuts).  I popped him up with pop dots and voila....the card was complete. 

I hope that these instructions help you to recreate this card or inspire you to try one of your own!  Feel free to leave any comments or questions and I'll see if I can help you further!

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Hi my fellow crafters!

Today's blog installment features a scrapbook page that I made for my neice.  I absolutely love it and often wondered why I bought TinkerBell and Friends cricut cartridge but after making this page I know exactly why!

I used the same cartridge to make the title, the flower corner piece and Rosetta herself.  I used my glitter pen to highlight her wings and to add some life to the flowers and stems.  I also used my cuttlebug to emboss the photo mat.

I am working on the next page which will feature Silvermist so stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!