Carol’s Crafty Corner

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Look!!!

I hope you like this new look!!! Aymee and I will be scrapping tomorrow and this coming week, so I hope to have new creations to share with you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Under Construction....

Sorry for any inconvenience, but we are currently updating my blog to a classy, new, exciting look. Please be sure to check back very soon to see the changes we've made.

Have a great afternoon!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Cards

Hey guys! Carol's daughter, Aymee, here. Mom has a conference today and asked me to post some cards for her. We scrapped some this weekend and yesterday. We had so much fun making cards!!!

Here are the cards Mom finished up. She did a great job!!!

'Thx' (Thanks)
I love her flower on this one! The sentiment is from 'Printing Press.'

"For You"
The turtle is from "Life's A Beach" and the embossing is "Spots-n-Dots."

I used a pattern from My Scrap Chick for the Big Al (who is the mascot for Alabama).

"Thank Ewe"
This is my fave that Mom did! Isn't it cute?! I designed the sheep in SCAL. She made this for her fellow teachers at school to thank them for their thoughts/prayers/etc. during my Dad's surgery.

I hope you have enjoyed these! Yall have a great day and see ya later!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Man Who "Melts My Heart"

I saw a version of this card on another site and fell in love with it immediately. I knew it was the perfect card for my DH.

The paper is from a DCWV stack, the lace is from my stash, and the ribbon was recently purchased at Wal-Mart.
The popsicle was cut using Doodlecharms, and I used real popsicle sticks.
Stickles were applied to the edge of the popsicle and over the letters which were cut from Lyrical Letters. I also decided to distress the edge of the shadow.
I used a regular size straight pin to adhere that tiny pink heart. Then, I added a brown button for the middle of the knotted bow.

For the inside of the card, I cut the heart and letters from Plantin Schoolbook. Then, I used glossy accents on the letters to give them that shiny/melted look. Gold stickles were applied to the heart shadow.
Well, I am preparing the house for Aymee's visit this week. So, I won't be scrapping for several days.
Have a great week,

Saturday, February 13, 2010

One Very Productive Week!!!

I have been very busy with my card-making this week. It was super fun and therapeutic. I actually didn't get to bed until well after midnight a couple of nights. I really get so much more done in the wee hours of the morning, especially if Ron makes me one of his famous peanut butter frappacinnos - YumYum.

This card is actually an easel card. If you haven't tried this technique yet, please give it a try.
I scraplifted this idea from Aymee. She sent me the papers you will see in many of the Valentine cards I have made. I had this cute robot in my stash. It is cosmo cricket.

I also cut and shadowed a heart which is mounted on the bottom of the card for the purchaser to write a little note to her hubby.
This white-on-white card was a joy to construct. I used the Wedding cart for the triple hearts which are mounted on the embossed base. I shaded all pieces with rouge distressing ink. I used 2 border punches: the threading water punch in which the white ribbon is laced and the heart punch. I used a regular size pin for the glittery pink heart, and then adhered that little white heart for the center of the bow.

This awesome Bama Bear was made by none other than Aymee. I mounted it on an argyle embossed mat. The football is embossed with the swiss dots folder. The message on the inside is "Happy Valentines' Day."

This litte Hello Kitty Valentines' Day card was purchased by a lady who also ordered 2 more cards. However, I failed to take pics of them - and I really wish I had pics. I made her one more Hello Kitty and a Bama Nurse card. The nurse card is so cute!!!! I will have to make another one so you can see how it looks - I can give it to my friend who is a nurse.

I also made 2 Golden Tiger Football Player Valentines Day cards, and 2 monogrammed pictures for Carter's teachers. I really wish I had not forgotten to take pics of those things. Boo Hoo!
Thanks for visiting with me, and do come back soon.
I am off now to make my hubby's card for Valentine's Day.
See ya soon,

Rockin Big Al

This little card is going to a very nice young man. He likes "Bama" and plays a guitar. So, I really like the combination in this project.

Al was made by my beautiful, talented daughter, Aymee. I mounted him on an argyle embossed mat.
The guitar and mic were cut from Everyday Paperdolls, and "Jordan' was cut using Plantin Schoolbook.

I hope you can tell in this close-up that I used small rhinestones on the neck of the guitar (to tighten the strings?), and I used a small amount of stickles on the guitar - I didn't want to make it too sparkly. I really wish I had some red glossy accents for this piece. The silver on the guitar was cut from shiny silver cardstock. I think it really added some interest/dimension to it.

Happy Saturday and Happy Valentines' Day,

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Danceline Book

Happy Hump Day!!!!

I have finished the Danceline Book. The lady that ordered it feel in love with the little models of her daughter. She especially liked the first one. I designed it to replicate her daughter's show attire (right down to the wrist bands).
As you know, Aymee designed the book. The top spells out DANCE ,and the bottom (which is welded to the top) spells out Line. Isn't her work just fabulous!
I used maily Everday Paper Dolls, Paper Dolls, and the Lyrical Letters carts.
D - Title Page
A and Boot for L - Show uniform (for football games/competition)
N and I - Parade uniform
C and N - Peprally uniform
E and E - Indoor uniform (for basketball games/competition)

BTW - Aymee also made the cute little danceline girls (kicking - like the Rockettes). Thanks, girl!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Happy Scrapping,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Carter Scrapping with Momaw Carol

Carter asked me to help him make his girlfriend a Valentine's Day card, so I did. Now keep in mind that his girlfriend is in the 4th Grade and he is only 4 years old. He says she is so pretty that he can't help himself. We have no idea where he has heard that!

Carter chose the heart he wanted to cut on the Cricut. He wanted the frilly edge card from Doodlecharms. I did let him push all the buttons on the Cricut, and then he used the spatula to remove it from the mat. He liked that heart background paper right away and knew it was the perfect choice. He also wanted the heart to be black. Then, he found some rhinestone hearts to adhere in just the perfect places. Next, he placed the sticker "I Love You" strip across the heart diagonally. Finally, he was more than ready to stamp the message (be my valentine) on the inside of the card along with his name. I hope you enjoy sharing in our joy as you check out his card.

TFL - I'm off to make some more cards.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Anniversary & Valentine's Cards

Well, its a dreary Saturday here in North Alabama. Ron has gone on a 4-wheeling trip, so I have the house to myself. I have another book I need to complete this weekend, and I also need to make more cards.

My hubby and I recently celebrated our 25th anniversary. Last year, I made the card I gave to him, and he really cherished it. So, this year I decided to do the same. He told me that I make the most special cards he has ever recieved. Now, isn't that sweet!?!

I chose to use "shiny silver" paper since it was our "silver" anniversary. The sentiment was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart and the numbers were cut using the Storybook cart and the "short/holes" function key. The card base is a very muted blue print.

I chose to use the entire area of the inside for my acrostic. Then, I decided to hand write the sentiment for each letter. This really made the card personal/special. The sentiment at the bottom was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart also.
I really enjoy card-making. I especially like the easel cards Aymee taught me to make. However, I chose to mount this card front on a traditional base. I really struggled with this one. It was one of those times that nothing seemed to work. I knew some basic elements I wanted to include, but it was so difficult to get the look I wanted to achieve. So, I went to my problem solver (Aymee) and asked her opinion. Finally, with her help, I finished this card. The pink papers are from the DCWV Doodlin Around stack for all the seasons. The black flourish paper is from the ScrapWorks Formal Affair stack. That stack has so many wonderful papers. The Love Bingo card was purchased from a scrapbook outlet we visited while in Pigeon Forge. The heart was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart, then I mounted it on white cardstock and trimmed it closely to make it "pop." I also used Lyrical Letters to cut the sentiment, "always." The heart cluster on the top of the black heart was cut using the Wild Card cart. The black bow is toille which I wrapped around the card front then tied in a knot. This makes the heart "stand up" off the card.
I really enjoyed making the following card. I used paper from the DCWV Year Round Stack for the base. Then I cut the hearts from both white and red cardstock using the Wild Card cart.
The flourishes on the white heart were stamped using VersaMark and red embossing powder. Then, I cut the silouhette from A Child's Year cart. Next, I mounted that silky lace on the bottom. Then, I attached this to my easel. I don't know if you can tell or not, but I adhered a red heart on top of the red button on the card base. Finally, I added the sentiment "B mine."

I hope you enjoyed visiting with me today.
Have a great "Super Bowl" weekend,
Carol :)
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