Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kite Fold Cards

I love making tea bag folding cards. I found a bunch of cool sites online by doing a google search for "free tea bag tiles".

The thanks card tiles are were printed from I added a little bling and a glittered brad, centered it on a circle then a square and added a sentiment all on a white card.

The boo card tiles were found on Heather's Tea Bag Tiles -> Larger Tiles -> Halloween. I printed different jack-o-lanterns and alternated them between plain tiles. I added orange and purple bling and a brad. I used the Cricut to cut the shadowed sentiment.

If you don't know how to fold the tiles, do a google search for tea bag folding instructions. There are great sites available. Thanks for sharing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Like Father, Like Son

I wanted to use that great school papers from My Town Papers. I found a picture of my dad's football team from 1960 when he was a senior and one of my brother's sophomore year. I thought they would go great on the layout. I used my SCAL to cut an eagle and used the Cricut Colors to outline the eagle. I stamped a fighting eagle from my collection of stamps from Texana Designs. I love the simple clean lines of the layout.

I will be showing off some of my layouts and creations in Eldorado in a couple of weeks at a craft fair there. If you are in the neighborhood stop by the 3rd Annual Schleicher County Nurshing Home 2008 Bean Cook-off, Saturday, Oct 25th, 8 am - 5 pm at the Schleicher County Nursing Home Court Yard.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mothers and Daughters

Last weekend I finished an 8x8 layout for a circle journal that I'm participating in. The theme of the book was "On Being A Girl". I didn't only want to honor my daughter but also our maternal line. I was able to compile five generations of mothers and daughters into one photo. I played with photoshop and added all sorts of fun elements to the photo. It took lots of time, but turned out much better than the composite photo I did of my dad and five generations of men. That one was my first attempt and I didn't add any photoshop embellishments to it. I may have to go back and redo that photo when I have time. The color choices for this layout were a stretch for me. The album owner wanted greens, pinks and purples so I went the extra mile and tinted the photo when I had it printed at Costco. I hope she likes it when the circle journal finally gets home again.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Eldorado Eagles Word Book

Here is a sample of a class kit that I have put together for the Eldorado Eagles. It is using a custom word book from Heart of Texas Studio, customs papers & stickers from My Town Papers and custom stamps from Texana Designs. Not shown is the green and white Eldorado Eagles ribbon I ordered from Ribbon Warehouse. I love the creativity of the people around me. Thanks for the inspiration and products Pam, Marie & Jimmye Sue! Keep up the good work!