Saturday, August 30, 2008


A page for Cindi and her paternal grandparents...

Getting My Scrap On

With planning my daughter's wedding (it was August 9th), I realised that I'd only been doing wedding crafts and keeping up with my card and swap obligations, and had not put a scrap book page since March.

Now that the wedding is over, I have had time to catch up on stuffs, and get some photos printed off to begin scrapping. I went to a Columbus Scrapper's crop last Sunday (gosh , that was fun!) and managed to put the *bones* of 5 pages together, while chatting with some fun ladies.

This week, I've been working on finishing them up. Here is the first 2 page spread that I finished. It is a spread of Cindi and her Daddy, when she gave him his gift the night of the rehearsal dinner. He's a very emotional man, who loves his daughter immensely, and she feels equally as strongly about him. I struggled with finding the right title, for 2 days. I wanted it to reflect their feelings for each other. But it came together nicely in the end.

The large photos mask journal boxes underneath. The first one has the lyrics to the song * I loved her first* by Heartland, which was thier father/daughter dance song.

The second side holds the words to the poem that Cindi wrote for her Daddy. She framed it, with a photo of herself and her dad (seen in the small photo on this page), and that was the gift she gave to him. Yes, it made the big guy br4eak down. Bless his heart!

I'm really happy with how these pages turned out. It feels so good to be scrapping again too!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bride To Be

The last wedding of the summer will soon be here for me. My friend's bridal shower is in 2 weeks, so I made her a pretty shower card with one of my favorite Stampin Up! stamps, the Bride To Be from the set. I colored the image with Stampin Up! Markers. The DP is from the DCVW wedding mat stack.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Recipe and a Wedding

This summer has been a parade of weddings, including my daughter's 2 weeks ago. I attended another today and made this card for the sweet couple.

Doesn't it amaze you that cards which appear quite simple, can take forever to come together, (example; the recipe card below) while others, that seem more complex go together in a short period of time ( like the wedding card above). I'm a slow crafter to begin with, but gosh, I can worry for hours over little details. I'm sure that says a lot about my personality, but then I've always said I was a complicatedly simple woman. LOL.

This next card is a recipe card, with a LO on one side and a recipe on the other. I made a whole set of these to swap with the girls on a weight watchers thread over on the Cricut Board.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Swap Stuffs

Two cards to share tonight.

The first, is one I made for my local scrap group's monthly card swap, which is this Sunday.

This next one, I made using the card candy I put together for the August Card Candy swap on the Cricut Message board.


Cs: Bazzill pink, and GP White

PP: Great Paper Company Pad

Stamps: Stampin Up! Much Appreciate and Unfrogettable sets

Ink: Stampin Up! Pixie Pink and Basic Black

Coloring done with Stampin Up! Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Old Olive and Mellow Moss Markers

Ribbon is from Michael's

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More Card Candy

It is almost the weekend! I have tons of paper crafting planned for this weekend, so it can't get here soon enough for me!
In the meantime, here are a few more cards I made this past week from the card candy I received in my June swap....

Card Candy

I'm part of a swap group over on the Cricut Messageboard, that monthly swaps "card candy" with each other. This week I've received my mailing of candy for July, began planning the card candy I am going to make for the August swap, AND made a fun selection of cards from the candies that I received in June.

Here are a few of my favorites....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

These little angels are Tilda's that I colored for a monthly swap held in the Magnolia-licious yahoo group. All the stamps are from the 2008 Summer Tilda Party and Vacation Collection.

This is Tilda with a Lace Dress

This is Swimsuit Tilda.

And this is Tilda with Wine and a basket

I colored all these angels with Stampin' Up! waterbased markers. I can't wait to do some more!


One of the stamp designs I have fallen in love with are known as Magnolia Stamps, with the lovely angel characters Tilda and Edwin. I hang out in a yahoo group dedicated to these darlings, called Magnolia-iscious. They've started issuing challenges, as well as providing the opportunity to share these images with others in the group. I found time this past week, to try my hand at some Magnolia themed cards, that I've shared with the ladies chosen for the August Raining Cards Swap and a challenge thrown down by a very talented group member named Claudia.

Take a peek, and you'll likely fall in love with them. Don't mind my coloring skills though, that is something I am very new to doing.

This is the very first Tilda that I've ever colored. I trust that I will get better with time. The card itself is based on a sketch by Claudia in the Magnolia-licious yahoo group.

Hello Blogworld.

I'm biting the proverbial bullet and jumping onto the blogging bandwagon. Just a little about me to start off.

I'm Kelly, known online for many years as chantryss. I live in Ohio, with my husband of many many years, and our chocolate labs and siamese kitty. I am lucky to have my grown children living near to me.

I have been a crafter, as far back as I can remember. I enjoy many artforms, but scrapping is by far my favorite. I have been digitally scrapping for several years, and started paper scrapping, stamping and card making a bit over 2 years ago, thanks to my daughter in law and best friend, Karen.

Now, I am a true addict, and find my life not feeling balanced if I haven't had a chance to be creative at least a few times a week. The same as most e4very other crafter I know!

So allow me to share with the cyber world some of my dabblings, and perhaps I'll make some new crafting friends along the way!