Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm looking forward to 2011 and whatever it may hold for me and my blogs. 2010 has been a good year for my scrapbooking life. I've discovered a whole new world of online support and inspiration from the many blogs I've come across. There are also several new "appliances" I want to get for my cropping "kitchen". Most notably, Lili of the Valley stamps, Sugar Nellie stamps, possibly a Cuttlebug, and I'm even looking into a Crop-a-dile! One of my sisters was given a Cricut for Christmas, and she passed along her Pazzles to me. I'm so excited to start using it!

Here's a birthday card I made for my cousin yesterday:

Sorry about the poor quality picture : / I forgot to take a picture before I put it in the envelope, so I quickly snapped a few pics after she opened it. The green papers are from Me & My Big Ideas Modern Milan paperstack, the black and green brads are American Craft, the flowers are Mulberry Paper Flowers from Prima Marketing (?), and the buttons and gems were found in my pile of miscellaneous junk. 

Please leave a comment if you liked the card, and if you didn't like the card, leave a comment anyway with your idea of how to better it. I always appreciate any advice you veteran scrappers can give. 

Thanks for viewing and God bless in the new year!!

Your dapper, damask-loving damsel,

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Safari Letters

Welcome to my crafting blog! I love scrapbooking and card making so I'm really excited about doing this. Unfortunately paper-crafting is not my job, so I won't be able to upload a post everyday; but I'll try to do as much scrapping as I can and put it up here to share. Hopefully, this blog will be a little nudge in the butt to get me going. :)

Here is my first offering: a set of letters I decorated for my niece when she was born. My sister wanted to do her room in safari animals so I tried to stick to that theme.

I used Little Yellow Bicycle's Baby Safari Girl paper and die-cuts. My other sister's boyfriend cut out the letters for me, but I believe they can be found in any craft store, like Michaels or A.C. Moore.

Here's each letter:
I found that the easiest method for me to cut out the letter shapes from the paper was to glue the letter directly to the whole piece of paper. Then, I roughly cut around the letter and used an exact-o pen to trim off the edges.

Please let me know what you think in the comments, and if you have any advice, puh-leeeeeze, tell me!!!! LOL!

Well I hope you stay tuned and stay patient with me as I try to get this blog off the ground. See ya next time!

Your excitedly nervous novice blogger,