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!