Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fun Easy Simple

All three of those words describes these cards. All 35 of them only took about an hour. Punch a flower, run flower through the cuttlebug, stamp sentiment, attach flower and you are D O N E. I really needed something simple tonight since I need these for first thing in the morning.

I had these white cards and didn't want to decide on what color to make the flowers out of so I decided to do white on white. I love the look of white and white and I have decided that when I do white on white it means I need to add texture to the whites to make them stand out from one another. I think that way the white on white works. There is one flower that wasn't run through the cuttlebug and I don't think it stands out enough. But I thought I'd leave one that way so you could judge for yourself.
The cards are part of those boxes of cards you can buy at Michael's and the sentiment is PTI.
Happy Sunday!

Let's Talk about that "flag"

Okay so I wanted to share about the "flag" on the previous post....the pullout cupcake card.
All I did was stamp a scrap piece of paper...I didn't measure the scrap, I just tried to find a piece my sentiment would fit on. Than I cut the two triangles out of the end pieces than rolled the paper around a pencil but only halfway. Than rolled it halfway on the other end so the paper would have a wave in it instead of being all rolled into itself. Try it, it will make more sense than....But I just wanted to share that in case you wanted to try it at home....So go ahead and try!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Yummy Cupcake card

So I have been wanting to try this style of card since I saw Jennifer McGuire's how to video on the hero arts blog. I think this is my favorite style of pullout card!

I see this card as a Christmas card for my family this year but I really have to figure out a fast way to mass produce this one. Hopefully after this first try I'll get better and faster at it.
This view shows you the "flag" i put the sentiment on. Just so you can see the dimension behind it all since it is hard to see in the first picture.

The cupcake is actually a sticker that is pop dotted together. The Stamps are inkadoo brand. The inks are SU.
This is what happens you you pull up on the ribboned tab.

And this is what the card looks like from above when it is "opened."
I'm thinking this is a card to hand deliver, with the big wide ribbon and the flag on it, but maybe it will survive in a package or bubble envelope!

Baby Frames

Well this is another item I made for the craft fair back in November. I did this one, one that said "joy" and another "family". They were a lot of fun to make and once I figured it out they went really fast. I will give this to a friend who is expecting a baby boy in the fall.

For the was hard to get all the frames in the same picture. So here is another view of them.

It is funny to look at them after all these months....I think I will add some ribbons and other embellishments to make it not so simple looking. Each frame is 4X4 and I found them at Joann's. The paper is crate papers and the letters are covered chipboard.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Do you like this?

I'm not so sure about this card. In fact it has been hanging on the board in my scrap room while I try to decide. Like it not really---but I like the idea of it. The square with the words on it is actually popped up off the base of the card and the lines are hand drawn brown lines. Maybe with a different paper or maybe I should just stick with two PPs instead of 4. Any ideas of how to fix this one?

Oh and do you like the ink pad stains on my Scrap table? It seems to be getting more and more "permanent damage" from my hobbies!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Pink Cards

Here are two cards I don't think I have shared before. The anniversary card is my favorite anniversary card. I think I give this one all the time and need to stop because everyone probably has it by now. It is made with a dollar stamp from a long time ago.

The thank you card was originally for a baby shower I did for a great friend. When I throw showers I make Thank Yous for the person that match the invites I make so she got these that matched her pink and brown invites. I printed the Thank You on the paper before I cut it apart into the right sizes for the cards. A little cheater way of doing things but it is easy and fast.
The color seems really off in these pictures. IRL the pink is very bright and the white is white. So sorry. I guess I should only take pictures in the monring light I suppose.

A layout

Okay so usually I just share my cards but I love this scrapbook page. Now a few things to remember, I don't have a scanner big enough to scan in my layouts and I don't like to "stitch" them together so I have a board I can hang them on which is why there are those big paper clip things on each side of the layout. In the album those big clips don't exist.

I love this layout. It is still hanging up in my scrap room and I love the little boy in that picture so much! This is a picture from December 2006 so he has grown up a lot since than. I took this close up shot of the journaling, because that is the whole reason to scrapbook in my mind--to save those precious memories! I really think that journaling should tell who what when where and any other important details. I like to think that someone can sit alone with my SBs and not have to have me there to explain all the stories behind the layouts.

This is made with Bazzill cardstock and making memories patterned paper and chipboard

Friday, July 11, 2008


This is a card with I made with a scrap of a paper I love. I thought I had used all this paper for my sister's scrapbook I made a few summers ago but I found this last slice of it. I think it might be Basic Grey paper. I love the colors and I love that this rub on matched it perfectly. The rub on's are from a stack of Joann"s brand rub ons.

Happy Weekend to Everyone!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Another Simple Card

I'm not sure when I started using White as the base for my cards, but I love it. It seems to plain and sometimes too simple but I always love it in the end!
I did a whole set of these cards with sentiments from a PTI set.
I am pretty sure these were part of the things I made for a craft
show back in Nov of 2007. And I came across the last set I have of this style, so I think I'll be making more in different colors.

Today it is too hot to be out (it was 102 at noon and it is supposed to be up to 110), my kids don't even want to go swimming so we
are all sitting around in our jammies still-me working on the computer and the boys playing wii and some other game they scream a lot at.
Hope you aren't melting in the heat this summer!
(funny side note--I told my youngest that I hope we wouldn melt outside when we went to the pool yesterday and he looked at me very seriously and said "we aren't made of Popsicles." and walked away. It was too funny!)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Girls Camp Booklet

Well last Thursday I was asked to have my Primary kids put together a small booklet giving the girl encouragement and letting them know of our love for them. So when presented to me they just wanted each kid to draw a picture or write a little note to the girls....well if you know me that wasn't going to work, I can't possibly just staple paper together. So this is what the finished product looks like. I am almost done with all 22 books and the kids had fun drawing and writing their notes to the girls. (a little explanation--yes I am LDS and am currently serving as the Primary President in our ward, primary is for the 3-11 year old children. the girls going to camp are 12-18 and they camp for 4 days with their leaders and other girls from our area).

So each book is a little different since I am using up the supplies I have. The leaders will also each get one, those aren't shown here as they are the ones I am trying to finish up now. Theirs will have a kraft colored base for the cover with patterned paper that is light pink and brown. I don't even know how to start explaining the pattern.

The inside of each book has on the left side a little note from the leaders of the Primary and a matchbook holding a glow in the dark CTR ring (CTR=choose the right). This is a bad picture of the inside of the matchbook but you get the idea.

The right side are the pictures and notes from the primary kids. They are stacked and stapled onto a covered piece of chipboard.

The ribbon runs under the chipboard and letter from the presidency and into the scored middle of the booklet to tie the book closed. I love it and hope the girls will too. These will be given as a "tuck in" gift at night.

Hope everyone had a safe July 4th! We enjoyed a relaxing day at home and fireworks all around us that evening. We were shocked at how many people were shooting off their own fireworks this year!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I saw this on another blog and decided to play the game and make my blog a mosaic by answering these questions.

The Questions:
What is your first name?
What is your favorite food?
What high school did you attend?
What is your favorite color?
Who is your celebrity crush?
What is your favorite drink?
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
What is your favorite dessert?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do you love most in life?
What is the one word that describes you?
What is your Flickr name?

After you answer questions
Surf over to Flickr and type your answers into the search bar. From the choice of pictures shown only on the front page, click on the one that moves you. Once the page with your picture opens, copy the URL.
Surf over to the Mosaic Maker, set up your mosaic, and paste your URLs. Click Create. Voila! (it is super easy to do)

So I did this and this is my mosaic. It is relaly fun b/c your answers pop up pictures you wouldn't expect like my favorite color....BROWN and it is a picture of all different colors of flowers.

1. Noelani Girls , 2. Greek salad, 3. Senior Homecoming Skit, 4. Flores do cerrado 623, 5. Day 246: Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?, 6. Manhattan on fire II, 7. Mallorca 2007 -- Waiting for summer to come, 8. A Sweet Bite To Eat.., 9. Thunder Ridge Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 10. Early English, 11. bookshelf, 12. No lensflare

Here are my answers to the questions so you can se what weird images pop up when you search on flicker....
What is your first name? Noelani
What is your favorite food? greek salad
What high school did you attend? woodbridge senior high school
What is your favorite color? brown
Who is your celebrity crush? matt damon
What is your favorite drink? Pepsi
Where would you go on your dream vacation? beach
What is your favorite dessert? chocolate
What do you want to be when you grow up? author
What do you love most in life? chad
What is the one word that describes you? organized
What is your Flickr name? noechad

Pretty fun!! Hope you try it out too and see what you get!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Last night while I was waiting for Mole to start, I found this paper hidden in my stash of stuff. I remember buying the 6X6 pack it was in but I had no idea where I had stuck it. I was so happy to find it again!
The PP is Autumn Leaves MOD paper that I found on clearance at Target. So I don't know if it still exists out in our SB world. The Border punch is by Martha Stewart. I am really loving my punches lately. Good thing I didn't get rid of them all when I thought I would never use them again b/c I am finding myself buying border punches now! The Joyful Metal plaque is by Making Memories.

Hopefully tonight I'll be able to make some more cards while my kids laugh hysterically at that new "Wipeout" show that I can't stand!!
Happy Monday!