This week our Guest Designer is MARSHA CLARK SIMS. Marsha has been crafting for around 20 years. She loves to alter things. Marsha has been married to Randy for 24 years and has three children. Sara is 21 and is a Junior at Eastern Illinois University where she is majoring in psychology and pre-med. Her twins are 18 and both Senior in High Shool. Andrew and Elizabeth both plan on college and working.
Marsha had this sketch to work with:
And she created this lovely card:
Be sure to visit Marsha's Blog or complete directions on how to create this awesome card.
Hey ladies , here are more freebies. To save , use & create with. Tags are great with any project & I think these are just the cutest. Hope to see some projects with them, but once we set up the Lazer printer I will be a printing crazy woman. Enjoy
From one freebie , to another.Here are some more I found. It's a site I found on my Googling travels & hope to use more from One Happy Little Crafter , such a happy blog . I always need to find more sentiments & with ones you can just save straight away work awesome for me. Since I tend to print off in lots of 6 or 9 per page..usually depends on my project. Enjoy
Welcome to Meet Up Monday! Our guest designer today is DE ANNA CATRON GOEN!!
It was about 12 years ago when a co-worker introduced me to scrapbooking. I’m sure I would have a lot more money in my checking account if it wasn’t for my friend, Rose! LOL I don’t think I would be nearly as happy, though. I have made some great friends through my love of paper and all things scrappy. I love to make cards. I currently support Operation Write Home by making blank greeting cards that are sent to military contacts all over the world to send a sweet note to a loved one back home. I also love to scrapbook. Currently, I love all things mini…mini albums, that is. Mini albums are a great way to showcase a single event or time period. For the most part, I have been a “traditional” 12x12 scrapper, but recently, I was introduced to SMASH*books and Daybooks (mini smashbooks) and have fallen in love with SMASH*ing. I participate in swaps on Facebook (The Scrap Café) and on Your Paper Pantry. I have even been known to participate in a one-on-one swap with a crafty friend. I also take custom orders for cards and mini albums.
Here is a little creativeness that DeAnna has to share with us. Her challenge: to use her scraps and the colors Pink or Red:
Welcome to the first Friday Freebies post! I found these adorable beach balls to download that would be awesome for a Summer type card . I found them on http://opalmanor.com/give-me-sun/ & soon as you click the image , it takes you to another page to download them.
I hope to get our printer set up soon , as I have so many ideas for these.Hope you enjoy the brief moments of Summer & get some inspiration. I found the site through a random freebie search. I might be back to check them more often.
On my search to find more out there freebies, I came across this one Titled Wonky House from Spyder's Corner. http://spyder-spyderscorner.blogspot.co.nz/ Once you are into her blog, make sure you click the GREEN word where it says HERE to download then save on your computer as normal.
It's cute & quirky , might suit any New Home or Welcome home themed card. I have a idea that I hope to try but as I'm sure any colors would work well with it, I can see myself already printing off about 6 or 9 per page. I suppose at a glance it looks like something that could even work for a Dr Seuss themed party invite...hmmm can't stop thinking now
I hope you are having a great week so far. Now, on to some scrappin'! We are scheduling something new - Teach-Me Tuesdays. Every other Tuesday, one of our designers will post step-by-step instructions to a project made with scraps. Here is a card I made in about 15 minutes.
First lesson - If I purchase a paper pack for a specific project, I try to keep all my scraps from that project together...storing them in one plastic 12 x 12 storage envelope That way, when I need a quick card, everything in that envelope is color coordinated - and I have fewer decisions to make. I used scraps from Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Collection. I've been working on St. Patrick Day cards for a couple weeks now - so cut a whole page of shamrock accents (freebie from Images by Heather) in different sizes on a piece of scrap green-patterned paper. So I already had some of those laying around.
I began with these scraps.
I began with a cream card base - 5-1/4" x 5-1/4". I used a deckle blade to cut three sides of the striped cardstock to be the card front - 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". The other scraps - I pretty much cut five rectangles. The only measuring I did was to mat a couple of the scrap rectangles. Just used whatever size rectangles I could get from the scraps I had left...starting to just glue them down wherever! I did decide I needed something to bring it all together - so added a green border matted with purple.
I popped up the last couple pieces of scraps I selected - and added a couple of the Shamrock Accents.
Come back to visit us as we keep posting new ideas for using scraps.