Monday, January 31, 2011

One More January Birthday Card

Here it final Birthday card for the blog-year.  This card was made using Kraft cardstock and some bright colorful patterned paper.  The spots reminded me of funfetti (one of only two kinds of cake that I actually like).  The diecut frame was stamped with a little cupcake and I used Stickles to emphasize the frosting. 

Now, lets review the goals from this past year and set out the resolutions for Blog Year #2.
This blog began as a way to archive projects.  I started as a card maker and am still a card maker at heart, although I got away from it a little this year and ventured into a humongo project I called Project 365.  I knew I wanted to create layouts and use all the yummy supplies I'd been hoarding, but I was really lacking for photos.  So Project 365 began as a way to make me start using my camera on a consistent basis.  I planned to take a photo every single day of  2010 and I'm proud to say that I only missed 2 days in the entire year (one in October that I just forgot about and another in November that I intentionally missed so I could commemorate a defining occasion with an older photo).  While I accomplished the goal of using my camera more (I rarely go anywhere without it now!), I didn't really create a variety of layouts because I wanted Project 365 to have some consistency.   The other goal I had was to make at least 2 Christmas cards each month so when December rolled around I wouldn't be overwhelmed with making almost 50 cards at once.  This goal went extremely well.  There was only one month when I made two cards and most months I made at least 4.  When December rolled around, I had all the cards I needed.  

This leads me to Blog Year #2. 
Goal #1:  I'd like to become more consistent with posting so Goal #1 is to post at least one project a week.  I realize that's not much to some people, but I have very limited time to create and I can spend several hours on a 'simple' card or layout.  I think one post a week is do-able, and will do more if I can. 

This leads into Goal #2:  Finish at least one card and one layout each week.  Again, this is should be very do-able as I now have an abundance of photos that I took this past year.

And finally, Goal #3:  Making Christmas cards throughout the year worked so well, I'm doing it again this year.  Instead of two cards a month, I'm going for four since my card list seems to increase every year. 

So that's it.  Check in next weekend to see if I make it through the first week!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my Dad.  I used my new Papertrey Ink Banner Builder stamp set and dies.  Love the look, but it's a lot of work with all the layers.  I stamped the flags onto cream cardstock with Enchanted Evening ink and diecut the flags and trim with Sunset Yellow felt.  I really like the idea behind the banners, but need to work with the set a little more to get the hang of all the parts!

As long as my internet connection stays strong, I'll be back tomorrow with one last card to round out the first year of Tedz Imagination.  I have a few goals in mind for this next year and to help me stay on track, I'm putting them in writing tomorrow for all to see!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Another past project to catch up on.  These are notepads to keep by the phone, on the desk or in your purse.  Click on the photo to see the details.  I covered each pad with dotted cardstock and used a few die cuts to embellish the front.  The tickets were stamped with Papertrey Ink's Just The Ticket stamp set.  I gave all of these away as Christmas presents and I've already been busy thinking about a few ideas I'd like to try on the next batch.

My craft room is beginning to shape up and I spent a little time this week making birthday cards.  I should be able to post those next week, once I know the cards have been received.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snowmen Boxes

Are these boxes cute or what??

I'm finally settling in after moving yet again and starting a new job.  My scrap room is still a mess, but I'm making progress.  I'm a very organized person to start with so it's probably not as bad as I think it is, but it's driving me crazy!

Back to the boxes.  I made them for my parents and the bottom box on each contained their Christmas present:  A gift card to Disney World!  They live in Florida, about an hour south of Orlando, in the winter and love to drive up and spend the day at Epcot. 

The boxes are cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  I didn't record the sizes, but I started with the bottom and made it fit to page and then reduced each remaining box by 3/4 inch.  I glued the lids to the boxes except for the bottom box, so it could be opened and glued each box together so they were easy to handle.  I used gems for the body buttons, eyes, nose and mouth and tied a scarf around the middle box lid from a little ribbon.  To finish them off, I used a mini clothes pin and attached a mini tag to the scarf with their names.

I have a few more Christmas items to post later this week, just catching up and then my 1 year blogiversary is just around the corner (January 30)!  I have a few ideas in mind as far as setting goals for next years blog but I have a few things to work out first.  Stay warm!