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!
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! :)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.