Today's card is for the Happy Mail Challenge over at Big Picture Classes. This challenge was to use twine. I tried to get a little creative but there are already some really cute cards posted for this challenge. I use the doodle bug twine a lot so it's fun to see what everyone else does with it and lift some ideas. Here is a link if you want to join in the twine fun. http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/blog/happy-mail-challenge-4-tie-it-up.html
I was so excited for these challenges after I received my new butterfly die from Papertrey Ink. This card is for the make it monday challenge to layer vellum and for the blog hop! We were inspired by book covers. You will have to go and guess which cover I lifted from. Have fun hopping.
Well I'm plugging along with my 30 days of gratitude. I'm up to date with my pages but I'm only on page 14 for my friend that I'm also making a book for. She has a hard time taking pictures everyday (non-scrapper). She did take a really good picture of herself. This day she was thankful for mascara! This is my favorite page of the week. I took pictures of some stones at a new memorial in my town. It has stones for my grandpa, dad, and uncles. I made the pictures small so they would all fit. I really liked how it turned out and I'm very grateful for their service.
This weeks Make it Monday Challenge over at Papertrey was a fun one. We were suppose to create a faux pocket. I tried to get really creative and use my jar die and this straw stamp the comes with one of the Friendship Jar sets.
Today I'm posting a card I lifted from the Nov. Cards magazine. It turned our so cute. I added the embossed numbers for the background. I just love the coordinations paper that you can sand. I also made one with leaves for the background because I decided I liked this sentiment for a birthday or just and any day card. I'm still making a lot of fall cards. Just can't get started on Christmas yet.
This year I am doing a gratitude album for the month of November. It's Cathy Zielske project and she has made it really simple by setting up this down loadable template that all you have to do is print, stick the photo on and add a little journaling. So here is the cover page and my first day, from yesterday. I started with really traditional picture of my home. I am also going to do one for my non-scrapper friend Cheri. Her birthday is in Nov. and I always do a little scrappy something for her this month. So she is going to take the pictures and I am going to put it together for her. Of course I will add stuff. As you can see I couldn't resist stamping on my photo and adding a litttle bling to the title page. Cheri's first picture was of her getting her hair colored as yesterday she was really thankful of her hairdresser. I didn't think she would want me to post that picture though.