Using Journaling Cards

I don’t often enter challenges, but this Journaling Cards Challenge in the Moxie Fab World sparked something in me. The challenge was to use scrapbook journaling cards to create something else. I have quite a few of these cards and since I rarely scrapbook, I didn’t really have much use for them. But then I was inspired by the Moxie!

These large cards from Bazzill Basics made me immediately think of a mini book! So I took the eight horizontal ones from the School Days set, added some plain cardstock cut to size, and used my Cinch machine (We R Memory Keepers) to bind them into a book!

(The apple was stamped and embossed in red. I think that’s an old Hero Arts image, but I’m not sure. Everything else is from Bazzill)

Check out one of the inside pages:

Then I cut apart this journaling card ….

To create this card:

(paper is still from Bazzill, Miss Teagen Sue Collection; woman with shades is AB10G from American Art Stamp, embossed in copper powder from EK Success. You can’t see it, but there is a touch of Stickles Diamond in various spots)

You know I can’t stop when I’m on a roll. Here’s something cute from Basic Grey’s Aspen Frost collection:

The papers are from Basic Grey, the ornaments from Heartfelt Creations and embossed in red and teal; sentiment from Hero Arts, die cut using a Lifestyle Crafts die and edged in Ranger Distress Ink Bundled Sage. The tiny pieces of sparkly red thread on the ornaments is from Kreinik.

Really… last one….

Journaling card from Bazzill Basics; “age” sentiment stamped using a small Hero Arts clear alphabet set; blue border is a scrap left over from Die Cuts With a View paper. Edges were distressed and colored with blue pigment ink.

Thanks for coming by!

Funky Friday — A Mish Mash of Ideas

Today’s entries are a mish mash of items that have been hangin’ around….

In July, my mother celebrated her 90th birthday (yes, 90!) and the family had a big birthday party. Everyone expected me to make the invitations, so I went with a simple, but I think elegant, and fast design:

(It’s a litlte hard to see here… and really, it’s MUCH prettier in person!) I did a fast dry emboss (using a Cuttlebug folder) and strategically added some Ranger Liquid Pearls.

Here’s a close-up:

Next up is a card for a baby shower:

(Stamps and trim, which I inked to match the rest, from Close To My Heart — love these silhouettes!)

One more note… the Marsha McCarthy image used in this card (which I featured last week):

… is now available from Gourmet Rubber Stamps, a new stamp company from American Art Stamp, which recently acquired Lizzie Anne Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Next week I have some new punches to share.

Crafty News

Here are some quick notes on new items popping up in the craft world:

Xyron has newly designed Creative Stations in two models: Creative Station, which accepts thin items up to 5”
wide, and Creative Station Home, which accepts items up to 9” wide. Both can add adhesives, make magnets
and laminate. The crank handle means you don’t need electricity or batteries.

American Art Stamps’s new line, Gourmet Rubber Stamps, features wood mounted and cling designs from Lizzie Anne Designs. Here are a few sneak peeks:

 The new Gourmet Rubber Stamp web site will be up and running September 15th.
Thanks for popping in. Next week I’ll have a preview of an exciting new Cricut cartridge designed especially for stamps from Close To My Heart!