Monday, July 12, 2010

Corner Bookmark

On Splitcoaststampers the other day they had a tutorial for this bookmark. So, I decided to make one. It was so easy. You start with a 4"x4" piece of paper. Then you mark the middle of three (3) sides. Line up the middles and score diagonally. Then you fold over the edges. You will then cut a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square, cut it in half diagonally. You can use one triangle to decorate the front and the other is used on the back to hold the folded flaps together and give it a stronger back so it stays on the page better. Then you decorate the front of it the way you want to. I am planning on doing this project for the August Stampin' Up party. This will be the make and take object. Still trying to decide on my other project. Instructions can be found on, then search for tutorials and corner bookmark. The author of the tutorial is Beate Johns (thanks for sharing this great project).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tiles and Picture Frames

Below are two tiles I made after my mom found this really cute saying. There's a skeleton key tied behind the bow. I really like the way they turned out. Out of the the two, the black tile is my favorite. But then again, I really like black!! The picture frames have letters on them from vinyl and behind each letter is a different piece of paper. On the "M" picture frame there are some rub ons. I really like the rub ons on the frame, it gives it a little something extra, since this frame is pretty simple. Here are some closer pictures of the letters. You can kind of see the detail on a few of the frames.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birthday Cards

These are the birthday cards I created for the card exchange. My mom was really busy so I made her set of cards for her. I had fun putting them together. I like the Cheers to You card because it's not your typical pink and ruffly girly card. My little sister said she liked it because not every girl is completely girly girl.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Exploding Box and Squash Book

Here's the Exploding Box. The pictures are from the vacation my mom, sister, aunt and I took in August. These particular pictures are of Multnomah Falls.

Here's the photos of my Squash Box. The particular pics are from the same vacation. Obviously, the pictures are from the Oregon Coast and a small portion from the Washington Coast.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Some of the fun non wilting flowers

I created these yellow flowers the same time I made all the others. I decided to put all three together. I loved how it turned out. I also like how the yellow stands out against the rusty vase. I placed the flowers on a shelf with a yellow plate from my Great Grandmother. I love the yellow against the black. I also love how Raggedy Ann looks next to the flowers (thanks Mom for leaving her downstairs).
The shelf above was originally red, but the black makes it look much better.