Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ScrapFest 2012

This was a day so big, I just had to take off of work for it. . .for awhile now my sister, aunt and I have talked about getting all of our crafty stuff together in one place and having a day of creativity. With my sister still on maternity leave for a little longer and my aunt visiting from Madison, we took advantage of this past Monday to do just that. By 8:30 we were all set up, the living room pretty much filled up - even the extra card table made its way up from the basement to make more surface area for all of our stuff. Suddenly, it was quarter to 4. Where does the time go? And why can't we do this every day??
While my sister focused on completing her baby books for Ella (so that she can start up on the baby books for little Amelia!) and my aunt helped out on some creative scrapbook pages, I focused on a new set of cards for my declining stockpile. Bring on a collection of birthday cards, wedding congratulations and "just because" cards.

But first, check out some of my aunt's handiwork. Using the phrase "you've got the little cutest baby face" as inspiration, my niece Ella was put center stage. Adorable!
Not to be outdone, Amelia's newborn photo shoot got her own page as well. My Aunt Christine created a little pocket on the page and decorated a tag with Amelia's little feet on one side and some cute giraffe stamps on the other.
And on to the cards. . .This just because one could also be a good St. Patrick's Day card perhaps?
This birthday card, using the phrase stamp "happy bird-day to you" and some cute little chickies, features balloons made out of circle punches and string. Just minimalist enough.
Can you tell I like tags? And scalloped edge paper?
I used a tried and true version of the wedding cards I typically make, but then used some yellow rick rack and a Love stamp to change it up a bit. Who doesn't love yellow and gray together?
Finally, we would be remiss if we did not focus on some Valentine's Day cards! My aunt has a lot of cool heart stamps so I took full advantage. With the red one I just went nuts with the stamp pad and with the music themed one I used the scalloped edge paper (again) to frame a piece of music sheet. Both feature the phrase "all you need is love." The hearts are cut out from a vintage sheet of heart art.
And finally, a play on words to leave you with.
Have you been making any creative cards lately? Or seen any ultra-cool ones in the stores? Do share.

Until the next ScrapFest. . .

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