Ridiculously Fablous

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Masculine Thank You Card

Here is a masculine thank you card I recently made
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Train Birthday Card

Our friends' little boy recently had a train themed birthday party and I thought it would be fun to make his card go along with the theme.
Here it is!

I used my Silhouette to cut out the train and clouds. The banners are hand cut.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Simple Baby Card

I got some cute little animal stamps from a friend yesterday and couldn't resist playing with them last night!
I made a simple baby girl card for a friend.

I used my i-rock to add eyes for the animals, and I think the twine adds a fun pop!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween and Thanksgiving Cards {MCM #105 & #106}

Oh my goodness it has been a while! I haven't been doing very much crafting lately, hence my huge lack of blogging. I am expecting and while I haven't necessarily been sick, I just don't have the energy I wish I did! We were very busy this summer and I think I only made two cards the whole summer! I have made a few more cards since then and I will post most of them soon, but I haven't done anymore layouts yet.

On to the cards! My friend had a crop group at her house last night and invited me. I was only able to stop by for a few hours but I got 3 cards made! It was a lot of fun!

Here is Kristy Lee's sketch for MCM #105 for Scrapbooksteals

 And here is my card

 Here is Kristy's sketch for MCM #106

And here is my card.

And here is one more card I made without a sketch. I have really been wanting to try to wet emboss on a transparency, so this was my chance! It worked really well!

It's good to be back! I will be posting more projects soon, so stay tuned! :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Grad Cards {MCM #81 & #87}

Here is Kristy Lee's sketch for MCM #81 for Scrapbook Steals
 And here is my card

Here is Kristy's sketch for MCM #87
 And here are my cards

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Happy Mother's Day {MCM #86}

One of my Mother's Day cards from a previous post did not make it safely to it's destination, so I needed to make another one.
I used Kristy Lee's sketch for MCM #86 for Scrapbook Steals
Here's my card.
I didn't realize how much I strayed from the sketch until I look at these photos side by side! I will be going back and using this sketch again, I like it a lot!

Friday, June 08, 2012

Blog Changes

Blogger is making some changes and all blogger addresses will now reflect the country the blog is written from. My blog can now be found at brettaney.blogspot.ca instead of .com.
My watermark on my images will be changing also. If you type in .com you will still be directed to my blog but I am not sure if the redirecting is permanent, or if it will stop after a certain period of time.
I just wanted to give you all a heads up!
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend! :)

Saturday, June 02, 2012

At the Movies {Turqoise 4 and PGCB challenge #8}

Here is Kristy Lee's sketch for Turquoise 4 from Scrapbook Steals

And here is my page
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog (PGCB) Challenge #8 is to use up some chipboard out of your stash. The tag in the upper left corner is chipboard that I inked and added a cardstock cutout to.
The ribbon on the flags in the bottom right is from my good friend Cathryn, I won a prize on her blog last month and that was included, isn't it great?!
The movie tickets are copies of the real things because I don't think that type of heat-paper preserves very well. Does anyone have experience with that? Let me know!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bundle of Cards {MCM #86}

I volunteered to make a bundle of cards for a church auction. Since they are pre-made, I just decided to do a good mix of occasions that everyone needs cards for.
I also made a matching envelope for each card.

Here is the sketch for MCM #86 by Krity Lee for Scrapbook Steals.
 And here is my card.

I hope someone is able to use them all! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Masculine Birthday Cards

I was browsing my Pinterest boards for more card inspiration and found {this one} that I knew would be perfect!
Here is my take on it.

And here is another one I made. Both are for my Dad. Happy birthday Dad!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MCM #84

This is the sketch for MCM #84 by Kristy Lee for Scrapbook Steals
Here is my card.
I've been trying to find new ways to add twine to my projects. I love using it, but was getting tired of doing the same thing every time :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Mother's Day Cards

 I hope you all had a great Mother's Day! Here are a bunch of cards I made for the Mothers in my life.

The white background paper of this one has a very subtle pattern that didn't show up in the picture very well. You can see it a little at the bottom.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop Winner!

The winner of the prize from my blog is lucky commenter #33,
Congrats, Minousha! Please send me your address and I will get a prize sent out to you!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop! {& giveaway!}

Welcome! My favourite place to shop for scrapbook supplies is hosting a blog hop this weekend and I am lucky enough to be a part of it!
If you came here from Katrina Hunt's blog, you are on the right track. If not, please head over to the Scrapbook Steals blog and start at the beginning.

The product that we were able work with is the My Mind's Eye, Journal Card Kit.
There are so many fun things you can do with these cards, as you will see over the course of the hop.

My Project
One thing I dislike a lot is trying to decide what we will have for supper every single night (I am really indecisive and so is my husband. Our daughter is not, but if it were up to her we would eat Kraft Dinner for every meal. No thanks!) I have been thinking of making a chart or calendar to help me plan out our meals, but most of the ones I have seen are just blank charts that still require me to sit down and try to decide what we will eat, and I just know that I would not do it. When I saw these tags, the wheels started turning, and I came up with a menu calendar system of my own that takes a lot of the thinking out of meal planning.
 I went to our local thrift store and found the perfect frame for 25 cents. The only problem was the colour, so I went to Home Depot and bought a sample container of the colour I wanted for $5. After the frame was painted, I traced the frame onto a piece of cardboard and a sheet of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Lush and cut them out and used double sided tape to stick them together. I then cut out some vinyl lettering with my Silhouette machine, hot glued some dollar store clips to the paper, and hot glued the paper and cardboard into the frame. A little bit of baker's twine added a fun touch to the clips.

On the back of the frame, I used my Silhouette machine again to cut out some library pockets to keep the extra cards in so they are always organized and handy. I also hot glued some magnets onto the frame so it can be stuck right on my fridge.

I wrote one meal on each of the cards, and wrote "Something New" on one of them for those  delicious new recipes found on Pinterest and other places :)
(I wanted to be able to try out new recipes to make sure my family liked them before I made a new card for them)
My mom had a great suggestion that I think I'm going to do for some of the cards. She suggested I print out the recipe stick it on the back of the card so it's right there. How handy is that?!

So now, once a week I look through the cards and choose 7 to be moved to the front of the board. One goes in the "Today" clip, one in the "Tomorrow" clip, and the rest go in the "This Week" clip and they can be moved up the board as the week progresses. Then the only thing I have to think about choosing that day is a vegetable to go with the meal. I can handle that ;)

I love the fun pop of colour it adds to my kitchen!

Make sure you leave a comment at each stop to be entered into the draw from Scrapbook Steals.
I will also randomly choose a lucky commenter who is also a follower of my blog and mail off a great little prize as well. So make sure you become a follower by clicking the blue "Join this site" button in the right sidebar, and please leave your email address so I can contact you!
The giveaways will close on Sunday, May 13 at 11:59 MST. I will announce the winner here on my blog on Monday, May 14.

Here is a list of the remaining stops on the hop
Chloe Salerno <--Go here next!

Happy hopping!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Simple Washi Tape Card

I found this card by Lisa Johnson via Pinterest (go check out both of those blogs, they look awesome!)
I was in need of a quick birthday card design and was drawing a blank. I looked through my Pinterest "Cards" board and decided to make the above mentioned card, but with washi tape.

I cut a frame shape with my Silhouette machine, added a stamp, and a dot border with a yellow marker. Then I tied some twine, rounded two of the corners, set three eyelets and I was done. Super quick and simple!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Mother's Day Cards {MCM #83}

My friend asked me to make two Mother's Day cards for her to give her mom & mother-in-law. She gave me some suggestions for the colours that each of them would like, and other than that, it was up to me. Her mom is my "second mother", so I was excited to be able to make her a card :)

I saw these cards on Little Birdie Secrets this morning and loved them, so they were my inspiration for this first card. I love all the little pieces of paper and stitching on the cards.

This is the sketch for MCM #83 by Kristy Lee for Scrapbook Steals

And here is the card I made for my friend's Mother-in-Law using the sketch

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Save The Date

This is a little hint of what is coming this weekend :)

Save the date card created by Erin Colby

Sunday, May 06, 2012

MCM # 82

Here is the sketch for MCM #82 by Kristy Lee for Scrapbook Steals

And here is my card!
It's an anniversary card for my husband, so I had to make it a little more masculine ;)