August 29, 2008

SCHOOL SOMETHINGS - AND MY FIRST POP UP CARD!

WOW!! Friday already - this has got to be the fastest week ever!!! But, I love Fridays because it means no homework, no rushing, and STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE, whoohoo!! This week's challenge is School Somethings - anything you want to do as long as it has something to do with school. Scrapbooking, cardmaking, 3d items, whatever you want! So, I got to thinking, do I want to scrapbook or make a card - and then, I thought, why not combine both? Now this is not something I have ever done before, but I do like it and think this makes a nice family card to send (like my mom!) because it has a little of both!! Since I have never done this before, you will have to let me know what you think! This is Kayla on her first day of school this past Monday! She is getting to the point where she hates me taking that annual photo - just look at that face!! (sorry it is fuzzy, but it was really late when I took this picture!) But, I will do it until she graduates, just like I did her brother and her other brother before him - LOL! Even with that face, she is still a cutie though! At least when she is not being sassy (must be the age, it is KILLIN' ME!) Make sure you get on over to the Stamp Something Site and check out what the other DT members did this week, they are sure to WOW! you! And, why not give it a try yourself and upload your link to the site? You might just get chosen as a GDT - how awesome is that??!!! I would also like to share with you this free standing pop-up card I made - it was the Weekly Inkling on Splitcoast this week and I just had to try it! I am thrilled with how this came out, and although you can fold it flat and mail it (love this!) I think I will use it as a halloween decoration! I can see myself making some more of these - there are so many cute things you can do with this design!! Thanks to MaryJo Albright for sharing this tutorial this week - she rocks!!! So, I will leave you with the recipes, off to get the dreaded mammogram - uggghhhh!!! I will post pics of the Cards for the Troops Event tomorrow, it went REALLY well!! And, since tomorrow is Saturday, I will have another scrapbook page for you!! And, if that's not all, you will get a sneak peek at the Coconutty September Kit - can I just tell ya how yummy this kit is?????? Maya Road, beautiful papers, ack - it is fabulous!! So, make sure you stop by so you don't miss anything! Toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Brilliant Blue, Naturals White card stock, Patterns 6x6 paper (hostess set)
Inks - Pink Passion Stampin' Write marker, White gel pen
Stamps - One Smart Cookie
Accessories - Small Star Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Very Vanilla narrow grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, Ticket Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Brads
Pop-up Card Recipe:
Paper - Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Naturals White card stock, Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper
Inks - Only Orange Classic Stampin Pad, Black Stazon Ink, Gable Green and Only Orange Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Booglie Eyes, Haunting Halloween
Accessories - Kiwi Kiss double striped ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, Sticky tape, Tag Punch, Jumbo Eyelet, Crop-a-dile, Old Olive, Only Orange, Basic Black narrow grosgrain ribbons

47 comments:

Donna said...

great page & adorable pop-up card, it was easy & so fun to make, huh??It's funny how fads come & go...this was super popular about 3years ago

Staci said...

I love how you combined the scrapping into the card- so cute!! I bet the family will be thrilled to get something like that! She's adorable too :-)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Fantastic idea, combining the two! Love the pop up!

Maggie R said...

Great card..... I had to look twice as this sweetheart looks like my grand daughter Emilee....

xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Ana Baird said...

Grear pop-up card Alex!

Lauren said...

That's one smart cookie! Great challenge project. The pop-up card is fabulous too.

Scrappy Girl said...

Your daughter is adorable. Your mom will love that card! Love the pop up Halloween deco. You make me wish I had more time to be creative. Now that school is back in I am struggling. Thank goodness the first week is over.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

I love your scrap card Alex! What a fantastic idea for sharing the first day of school with the family. I might just have to CASE that! :) Love the photo too, she's a cutie! Hope her first day was a good one.

That pop up card is very fun too! :) Have a super weekend.

Beth Norman said...

Nice idea to do your daughter's pic as a card. Very cute. Your card below is very interesting too. I love the image you chose. Well done, Alex.

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic picture of your daughter! Glad you made it into a fabulous scrapbook page!!
I still haven't done that tutorial but surely will soon...love your card! Fun Halloween stuff!

Becky Carafa said...

Love the school page, too cute! The pop up card is so fun, too!

Manna said...

I think I love it! Great for grandmum! And the pop-up is so so cute!

Annapurna said...

Very nice LO and card!
I have been wanting to try these pop up cards for a while. May be you are my inspiration.

Erin... said...

cute, cute and more cute!!! great job with everything Alex!!!

Dani said...

Cute, cute, cute!
I soooo need to get some of that Halloween paper. I'm a sucker for Halloween!

Nancy Riley said...

Great stuff, Alex! Your Halloween pop-up card especially caught my eye! Fantastic job!

Cindy said...

ALex, what a great idea, you are so creative! Thanks for always inspiring me to think about scrapbooking. You make it look so easy, especially with this adorable project.

mj albright said...

Wow!!! Your page and popup card is absolutely amazing.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Melissa said...

I love, love love this idea Alex.....it the prefect combination of the two things you love most.....scrapping and card making! Perfect!

And the pop up card is cute, cute cute too! I just might have to make one myself! :o)

Many Blessings,
M.

Tracy.H said...

What a great pic of your daughter! Love that pop-up-card! They are so much fun, aren't they? :0)

Michelle said...

Great stuff Alex, I really love the pop up card & the paper!

Natalie said...

Both cards are fab. x

Pamela said...

Great stuff!!! Yes, I got the catty you sent me. Thanks! And you will be hearing from me. :)

Rose Ann said...

Your photo card is wonderful, Alex!! Great idea!! I LOVE your adorable pop-up card as well!! So very adorable!!

Best of luck with your appointment!! Hugs!!

Lesli said...

Love them!!! I haven't done a pop up in forever - great job!

Catherine said...

she sure is a cutie and love your pop-up card.

Ann said...

Love, love, LOVE that Halloween pop-up card! So cute!

scrappermimi said...

I just love the card...cool idea! I still do the annual school pic too, my kids still indulge me though...hope it last till the prom! LOL!

Wendy said...

Super cute projects!! Love the photo card (great idea to send it to grandparents!), and the pop up card is so fun!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Emily said...

I love that you combined cardmaking with scrapbooking! Awesome! I love the stars and the ribbon. Awesome pop up card too!

Deborah said...

Too cool! Oh those sassy years and not in the mood for pics! So hormonal! Love what you did with the scar/card! Your pop up is popping great! Hugs, Deb

Latisha said...

great page...your baby is growing up Momma :)
love the pop up card, I have yet made on of these. How long did it take? Love all the dp you used on it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your page, and love the pop-up.

Belas Creating Place said...

The pic is wonderful...I love photos of first day back. Awesome. The pop-up just adoreable. The project is enchanting.

joybear said...

These are AWESOME!

Meg Giroux said...

Great card/page Alex...how clever!!! Everyones going to love this!

Angie Tieman said...

What a cute pic and page of your daughter!! Hmmm, a school challenge, perhaps I better try it! lol! Your pop-up Halloween card is FABULOUS!! That's a home-run, baby!

beate said...

Alex, your card with Kayla's photo is wonderful! The sentiment is perfect!
Your pop up card looks fantastic!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Hugs and smiles

Vicki said...

She is so adorable and growing up so fast. I will have to share my Tyler's picture on the first day of school. It is a riot. Good thing he's a senior, lol. Love the picture card and the pop up card is so cool.

christie said...

Your daughter is adorable! Cute pop-up card!

malieta said...

I saw your card on Stamp Somthing's blog and it is beautiful Alex and I love your fun pop up card...very cute!

corinnesomerville said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR POP UP CARD !!!! I've got to try this card soon !!! You did a fantastic job :) !!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Another fabulous scrapbook page and what a great pop up card! So, so cute!

kathleenh said...

Your halloween pop up card is adorable Alex! I made one of these for a birthday invitation for my daughter a few years back and it was a big hit!

Corie said...

I love your page, and your pop-up card is FANTASTIC

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Cute! Luckily, my girls still LOVE having their picture taken! Love that Halloween card!!

Marilyn said...

What a darling card/page Alex - love the pic of your daughter - reminds me of my kids - they think they are getting too old to get their first day of school picture taken! Your Halloween card turned out great too - I need to try one of these...