Scrapbooking

Just Like Heaven

Hi everyone! The time I’ve been waiting for has finally come! It’s not officially Spring time yet but my trees are finally starting to wake up!

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I had no idea my pear tree had already started blooming. As I took these pictures, the birds were chirping, the doors to the house were wide open, and my dogs and I were enjoying the sunshine, little moments like this are what makes my soul happy!

So today I decided to change it up a bit. It’s been about two years since I’ve scrapbooked and lately I’ve just had the urge to make a quick page, probably because when I listen to certain songs I hear little parts of lyrics I want to use on a page, plus anybody who knows me well, knows I will find any chance to make anything related to The Cure. So I finally decided to go for it and dust off my 12×12 paper.

I’ve been wanting to scrapbook this picture of my son for the longest time but just couldn’t think of a layout or title for it. This is my favorite baby picture of him, he’s actually eleven now so… yeah, this took a long time to make! I decided to make the picture black and white and have the title as the pop of color.

Just Like Heaven 2I love this little label maker, I think I bought it for like $5 at Michael’s Craft Store a couple of years ago and I’m so glad I did because this thing comes in handy. I’ve used this in scrapbooking and cardmaking, and I also want to use this whenever I decide to make a Project Life page.
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I made the “Just Like Heaven” with my Cricut. The wooden stars are from Studio Calico and the clouds were made with WPlus9 dies.Just Like Heaven 4I used a blank white paper for my background and sprinkled different colors of ink with my water brush.Just Like Heaven 5

So there it is, a quick and simple scrapbook page! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you guys are enjoying the early signs of Spring as well!

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Additional Supplies:
K&Company SMASH Label Maker
Recollections White Cardstock Paper
Craft Smith Gradients Paper Pad

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Dear Friend

Happy Friday guys! I had some extra time to craft today because work was cut short because of the weather. We had a nice little snow storm today but nothing too crazy, Texans just aren’t too fond of snow.

Snow DayFirst, I wanted to say I am VERY excited because I won my first card challenge! My card You’re Awesome! won the Paper Smooches SPARKS February Anything Goes Challenge! Click on the badge below to see the blog post (if you haven’t clicked on my pin or FB post, hey, I ‘m excited!)

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Second, I made a Facebook page for The Lovely Pear. If you get a second, click on my link and give my page a like (it’s a work in progress)!

button - facebookI finished up a card I started last night. I LOVE LOVE LOVE two step/three step stamping! Delightful Dahlia is my favorite stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I used to look at this and think, how do they do that? The end product is just beautiful!
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I finally used my new sewing machine, and like I told my husband, I know the line is crooked, it gives my card character! (My husband and son are my harshest critics!) Yes, I did mess up a little on that but I actually really messed up on the velum paper. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on it and you could hardly read the small print because the letters melted together so I ended up adding the matching paper over it.Dear Friend 2

I found some awesome corrugated cards by Recollections at Michael’s Craft Store and that is what I used as my card base.

Well guys, that is it for now, my next post will be my Top 5 Products for the Month meaning we are done with February!

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Additional Supplies:
Recollections Box of Corrugated Cards
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

Card Making · Uncategorized

Thanks For Everything

Hello everybody! Notice anything different? I’ve been busy playing on my computer! I decided to change the look of my blog, I wanted to be able to personalize my theme a little more and I even made my own logo (you can find the font I used here) .

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ALSO… my card Sunflower Thank You has been getting some love! I was so excited to see LAWN FAWN (agh!!!!) pinned my card! That’s a pretty big deal for me! Like I said before, this was the company that pretty much started all this for me.

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Yes, I’m a nerd. No, I don’t care…

Sunflower Thank You also got me my first badge!!! I was “spotted and hearted” on Flickr by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.

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I’m so happy other people are liking my cards plus I’m having so much fun creating them and giving them out.

So to celebrate the new look of The Lovely Pear and the love Sunflower Thank You is getting, I made another pear card.

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I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Add A Little Texture.
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I made my own stencil using two sheets of cardstock and Wplus9 Clear Cut Stackers:Pear. I used Papertrey Ink ink pads to give my embossing paste some color, and I finished the card with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment embossed in gold on velum paper.

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I hope you guys enjoy the new layout and my new card. Thank you for all the comments and likes, a big THANKS goes out to you guys!

See you next time!

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Supplies not listed:
Recollections Tinsel Embossing Powder Gold
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

Card Making

Altenew Card Set

Hey guys, welcome back! I’m so excited to show you my first card “set” I made. This set was made for my friend I mentioned on my last post.

I am so glad I purchased the Altenew Super Script stamp sets because they have so many sentiments for so many occasions!

Because the baby shower cards were tone on tone, I wanted to do the same to this set.

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I don’t know why it took me so long to make a set, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. I just wish my handwriting looked like this though…

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I hope whoever wins this set loves it!

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Baby Shower · Card Making

His & Hers Baby Shower Cards

Hello everyone! A friend/co-worker of mine asked me to make two baby shower cards for a His and Hers shower she is throwing at the same time. Her theme is elephants and she asked me to keep the cards within the same theme. Well it seems that elephants are “in” right now but unfortunately the elephant stamps I was looking at were being released too late! Thankfully I found a safari stamp set by Some Odd Girl and it had two different, very cute, elephants. I practiced so many times coloring these in with my Copics, and I still need more practice! But… I’m happy with how my coloring skills are coming along!

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I decided to keep it simple because the simplicity of homemade cards has been getting my attention a lot lately. I stamped the background with some Studio Calico stamps, and I did some tone on tone stamping with Papertrey Ink ink and paper. I also used Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments, which is a great stamp set to have because it comes with so many sentiments.

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I also made my first card set, my friend asked for a set to give away as a prize. Those cards will be posted on my next blog post so stay tuned!

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