Sunday, October 4, 2015

Paper Craft Organizational Tips -

When Del and I moved from Colorado to California, almost half of the trailer we used to move was my crafting supplies, and I had already sold a lot!  To say my husband was mad - would be an understatement!  Yet the alternative - was giving me the money needed to repurchase it all - ya, that wasn't going to happen LOL, so move what we could we did!!!  
2 years later, I now have a very small studio...okay, it's my dining space in my very small apartment, but it's mine all the same!  My space has evolved over the course of time, with different supplies to keep things in, and spaces to create on!  I ended up with a desk almost a year ago...and I love it!  I have plans to repaint it after I find the perfect wardrobe for all of my creative supplies to go in!  This way, I can customize the 2 pieces to my personal taste and needs!
Now, do I hate having to be in space in which is shared with other people and needs - YES!!!  I wish I had my own room in order to create and organize my creative things and business with... Until then - well, what I have is working for me!!!
If you didn't get to check out the previous post - scroll down for the post and link I have for my design team blog!  I had found these blue totes at the dollar store, and used one of them for all of the Creative Paperclay supplies I have.  In the other 3 blue totes - I ended up being able to put a bunch of other paper craft supplies in each of them, therefore saving me space - and time from having to find all of the supplies I need for the projects I make!

As I started organizing my things - I thought I would write a post with my thoughts and discoveries as I started the process!   

  • Find products to help organize yourself that does not cost an arm and a leg.  I found totes at my local dollar store that is perfect for being able to store my supplies in!  
  • If you don't need it, don't keep it. Don't keep it unless you have a plan for it!  
  • Use small boxes you normally would throw away to help organize yourself. I eat a lot of Yoplait yogurt in the boxes...I then keep the boxes and use them for storage in my 7 drawer chest.
  • Keep products in one place that you use a lot, such as the photo here.  I have all of the things I use a lot of - my rulers, scissors, my brayer, and other things like that!  Things that I wouldn't use unless it was out and easier for me to get to!  
  • If you have a lot of supplies, go through them...keep what you truly will use!  Do not buy everything you see - make sure you have a need for it!
  • If your space is small - your totes can be used with what craft you work on...  Put all card making stuff in one tote, supplies in another, stamps in another, cardstock...  That way, you pull out what you need to work on versus everything.  It also helps with space - with everything in one place!  
I can't wait to get my wardrobe, get it painted and my space looking better!  I also can't wait to just throw everything in it and shut the doors after I a long day of creating or if company is coming!  Until then, I have a great space - plenty of room to create, and cheap organizing items to get all my stuff in one place!  What I have will move with me - and more things added as I have the budget!  Have fun organizing your supplies, and getting them with other like items to make it easier to create!  I know I am getting more done - just by organizing my things!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Creative Paperclay Design Team Post

One thing I love - is a great organized crafting space!  Today's idea on the Creative Paperclay Design Team blog - will give you some organizational tips and ideas!  The team is also working on a Halloween Blog Hop and link party - so check the blog for all the details and ideas!  Also, check back on this blog - for great tips on organizing your craft stuff in small spaces!  I am in a very small space for creating - so check back if you are as well, or you need a good organizational system that is CHEAP!!!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Altered Composition Notebook

Now that my hand has healed a bit, I can start to type and get a few posts ready to go with some of these fun things I had been creating prior to the "injury"!!!  However, the hand I always use was the one injured, so it has taken a few weeks to be able to use it AND type while I am at it, without being in tons of pain that is!  Posts will start back up, but not on an exact time or date!  Just bear with me as I work through my injury and getting it back to normal after that.  
I made a really fun altered composition notebook and bookmarks right before my hand got broke.  I wanted to share how cute they all turned out, with photos and directions on how to complete the entire project!!!  I am in love with the colors and everything turned out!!!  This is the type of thing that can make an excellent gift for just about anyone, customizing   

Supplies used:

Colorbok Sweet Bloom 2 sided paper (2 sheets plus accent papers)
White cardstock - 3 sheets
White, pink ribbon
Heart, flower Sizzix die cuts
Flower, sun punch
Hot glue gun/adhesive
Paper trimmer
Corner rounder
Composition notebook

Step one:  Pick out the papers you want to use for your project - 2 sheets of paper for the front and back cover, as well as accent papers for the die cuts.  Cut the 2 sheets in half, you will need 3 6 x 12 sheets of paper total for the front and back cover.  
Step two:  Lightly fold the piece of paper you are using for the spine.  Add this piece making sure to put the fold of the paper on the side of the notebook.  Also, make sure to leave the same amount of paper on the top and bottom in order to fold over, cutting a small notch at the top and bottom where the paper is, to get around both sides.       

Step three:  Add the front cover, making sure to line the papers up perfectly, leaving extra paper on the side to fold over as well.  Repeat for the back cover.  Fold the edges up to the inside covers.  Where the top and bottom corners meet, as you unfold the paper, - cut the paper in the corners so you can lay the top fold down, glue down the edges.  

Step four:  Wrap the ribbon around the cover of the album creating your bow where the two colors of paper meet.  (See above photo for placement)       
Step five:  Die cut 2 pink, 1 white heart and 4 white, 10 pink flowers.  Punch 3 white, 2 brown, 2 pink suns and 2 brown, 2 white small flowers.  Create the flowers first, and start to place the embellishments on the front of the cover where you want them, adding buttons to the middle of the flowers last.

Step six:  Trim 2 white 8.5 x 11 sheets of cardstock to fit the inside covers of the notebook.  Glue down the front cover - using your favorite adhesive.  Repeat for the back cover.  Turn your book over, and stamp your "designed by" stamp (or your own personal made by stamp) on the back outside cover!  

Step seven:  Create your bookmarks using the leftover supplies!  Bookmark base - 2" x 6" (you can make it a bit bigger if you want...) - square bookmarks - 2" squares, cut 3 - cutting on at a diagonal from one corner to another, adding each piece on one of the squares.  
  Step eight:  Add your own special mark on the back of the creations (including the notebook) to let people know who made them!!!

I hope you enjoy this fun project, as much as I enjoyed making it, and sharing it with you! I love the paper pack I purchased from Colorbok, and have done 2 projects now with it! One tip - before you purchase a pack of paper, make sure you can see yourself using the papers included, or most of it anyway!!!  Have fun creating your own altered notebook!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Weekend Challenge

My name should be Grace
Well, good news, no surgery...just a cast for 4 more weeks while the fingers heal and it's a cute pink cast if you ask me!!!  I can now start to use 3 of my fingers on my hand, which means - that's all I need to create (which is a good thing since I started last night)!!!
However - that means I am still in pain while it all heals too, and can't use my smaller tools...but I can use my Cricut machine instead!!!  Since I have been working on a wall hanging piece for my mom...I started to cut out the pieces I wanted to use for the wall hanging out on my Cricut machine!!!  I have 10 cartridges is all, which is nice because I can't make my mind up as it
is when it comes to die cuts and what to use!!!  It also helps to be more limited on your choices for your creativity - what can you do with what you have versus running out and spending money on projects!

So, since I am using my Cricut machine to get some projects finished up - I will utilize this to your advantage and add a couple of weekend challenges!!!  

  1. Find something you have been needing to get done and get 'er done!!!
  2. Using your favorite die cutting machine - use it to get something done that you have put off!
  3. Make 5 cards to go for your own personal stash of cards!!!  
I am happy with how the project is turning out so far...can't wait to share with you!!!  See you again later, hand willing that is!!!
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shutterfly Books and Codes

Shutterfly Free Stuff

I apologize for my lack of posts...I have a cast on my hand, with possible surgery - so I am one-handed right now!!!  Not only is my blogging on hold, but my creativity is as well!!!  I had such a great Shutterfly offer I wanted to share it with you...I didn't care about my hand!!!  

If you haven't shopped at Shutterfly before, now is the perfect time to start!!!  I was able to make an 8 x 8 book for FREE and pay only shipping and handling, you can check mine out here!!!! What a great way to document just about anything - birthday's, seasons, school years, events and more!!!  The best part about making a Shutterfly book, they can be re-created if you want to make another one!!! 

I have a few codes for you to use to get your own fun creation:

  • FREETREAT - 8 x 8 hard book, good until 9/17
  • SAVORSUMMER - 50% off photo books, 30% off everything else - good 9/18 to 9/23
  • SHIP39 - free shipping when you spend $39 or more
  • 30OFFNC - 30% off for new customers 9/18 to 9/21 
  • CARD4U - gets you one free card of any style
I love my Shutterfly books that I have made, and every time I make another one, I am glad I found Shutterfly!!!  Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

More Circut Ideas -

 My path to owning my own Cricut machine - came really different than most of you!  I didn't scrapbook with anyone who had one, but ended up knowing enough about scrapbooking, computers and die cut machines to be able to demonstrate the Cricut machine and what it did!  I actually demonstrated the Cricut Cake machine.....and then the regular Cricut scrapbooking machine later on for a local Michael's Craft store.
After moving to Sacramento, CA - a wonderful friend of mine, sent me one of her old machines...I just had to get a power cord!  From that point - even after it was destroyed by a vindictive person...I was able to get a machine at a local pawn shop!!!  The best thing - it's actually a better model than the one I got for free, which I am happy for!!!  Since working with the machine for a while, I have a few beginner tips for you:
  • You really TRULY don't need each and every cartridge out there known to mankind...  Look at what you are purchasing before you purchase it!
  • Network with other people in your area where you can use each others' cartridges - have a night where you bring things that needs to be cut and have fun!
  • When you DO pick out a cartridge you like, how many different things can you think of to use this one cartridge with? 
  • Limit yourself to what you purchase when you are first starting out.  Don't go to Ebay and bid on a cartridge - just because it's cheap.  Do you have uses for them as well.
  • Have a few extra cutting matt's in the size your machine cuts available; it really helps when you are cutting out more than 2 colors - cutting out what you need from one matt, then moving on to the next color.  
  • For things like tags - cut out basic colors for use later on!  That way, you have them when you need them for things like journaling, or to decorate with!  
Using the Cricut machine for your scrapbook's OR your cards can not only save you time, it saves you money too.  Having your project match - be one of a kind - and not having to run out and grab embellishments to match!  The Cricut machine helps you to do that!  Right now - my favorite alphabet go to is Ashlyn's Alphabet...but I also like it for the die cuts too!  Find your favorite, make some fun projects with it - and share it with me!
Happy crafting,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Monday, August 31, 2015

Precious Moments -

We spend all this time detailing our memories through the photos we take at the event - but what about some of those memories that truly deserves something "else" - above the photos, to document that special day, have you ever thought about that?  I know I didn't until a recent talk with a friend, about Precious Moments figurines!  
There are so many different events and things you can give one of these amazing figurines for - 

  • Start out with a newborn baby - and give them one each year!  
  • Give to a new grandparent - when they have a new grandchild!
  • Decorate your house with different figurines that are specific for you.
  • Give to your wife for a unique anniversary or birthday gift!
  • Start a collection for a family member!
  • Start a collection for YOURSELF!  
Memories are priceless - showcase an event, a birth...a wedding - whatever type of fun things you have going on in your life, Precious Moments is sure to give you something special you can give!  While you are at it - let me know what you are getting, I can help you design the perfect card, or invitations for your event - to go along with the perfect present!  
    Until next time,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Embossing With Ink - Tips and Tricks (And a Sale Too)

Embossing, you can "emboss" two different ways - a dry emboss is with stencils and a stylus to have the image be more raised on the paper, and a wet emboss is with a special ink pad and powder to heat your stamped images to be a raised look.  Embossing this way 'simply put', helps your image to "pop" off the page and be more detailed. 

The first step to embossing - you will need a few supplies on hand.  Keep in mind, I have had the same heat gun for at least 20 years this purchase is very economical - and can be used for many different things (such as taking stickers off vehicles) LOL!!!!  You will go through more ink pads than you will heat guns - that is for sure!  

Items you will need to add to your basic toolbox kit - 
  • Heat tool - allows you to heat and emboss the stamped image
  • Ink pad - needs to be a special type of pad, or Pigment ink at least
  • Embossing powder - powder that when heated, is raised and hard on your page/project.
  • Fine tip paint brush- for brushing off the extra powder.  
**Tip - if you rub a static cling sheet on the item before you stamp, it will help the powder stick to where it needs to, not all over the place!  Also, you can use a paint brush to brush off the excess powder off your creation for those little pieces that gets stuck!  

With each of the cards here - something was embossed!  I really love using white on darker colors such as the purple card, it really helps the colors to pop that much more!  With the top card, the flower pot was painted and embossed in clear powder!!!  Another fun look I really love to use - clear powder on a colored ink!    

Directions for embossing:
Step one:  Taking your image, ink the stamp using the correct ink pad for embossing.  Add it to your project.
Step two:  Take your embossing powder and generously put it over the entire stamped image.  
Step three:  Dump the extra into a scrap piece of paper, tapping the excess off the creation.  Using your paper, funnel the rest back into the jar to use on another project.
Step four:  Using your heat gun - turn it on and heat the project about 3" from your stamped image.  You will see the image turn from a dull color - to a brighter color right in front of you.
Step five:  Using your favorite method of painting - markers, colored pencils, chalks, or paint - color in the image if you want to!  

Now, the best part!!!  If you don't have a heat gun - I am offering a special until the end of September - to allow everyone enough time to get the money to me!!!  To get this special - email me directly at using Heat Tool Offer in the subject line, and order will go in on September 30th!  Retail price (not including shipping) is $42.50 - you pay only $34, with shipping a bit extra depending on where you are at!!! Included in the offer:  

  1. Heat tool
  2. Versamark ink pad
  3. Your choice of embossing powder (or 2 colors - half jar each)
With each set purchased, you will receive a free gift, just from me!  For everyone who gives me your name as the person who referred them - you will also get ANOTHER free gift just from me!  AND - one lucky winner from ALL the orders, will receive a stamp set for them to create with!  So, get your orders in soon - you never know if you will be the one to win!!!
Happy crafting,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme    

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beautiful DIY Flowers From Bloominous

When it comes to an event you are planning, whether it is a wedding, or just a huge party with a lot of guests - you want your event to go perfect.  From the invitations you send out, down to the very last detail of the flowers, each and every detail not only affects the other decision, but it also can be very costly on top of it!  That is partially why I started Memories in Tyme - to create one of a kind invitations for clients - ON A BUDGET!  
Yet, it was the GREAT website I found recently that provides easy DIY floral arrangements kits for weddings and events, and wanted to share it with you guys.  So many brides spend days researching the perfect wedding - and because they DO want it perfect, they turn to DIY to save costs.  But when you look at the process of researching, purchasing, and arranging - the floral's often end up causing more stress and dollars, just like creating the perfect event invitations.  Recognizing this need gap, Bloominous launched in 2014 to give brides (and anyone else having an "event) an alternative option for DIY flowers, that is truly more cost effective!

You have huge advantages of using Bloominous:
  • Save 30% to 50% off their original floral budget by using this service and creating your own items.
  • By the time you look at the markup on each piece, being able to create your own boutonnieres, centerpieces and bouquets - helps with not only the costs, but the event is truly "yours"! 
  • When you order from Bloominous - they are ready to go, WITH instructions to complete - cut-to-size, trimmed, thorns cut off - saving you both time and money!
  • The "instructions" - are step by step photo instructions for easy assembly, helping you get everything done - with design tips and how to care for the designs!  
One thing I really liked about the site, is how you can have them help you with customized designs as well!  Oh don't get me wrong, the quality, professional designs you get with the kits - you can see the 10+ years of experience that comes through in the floral design alone!  Plus the attention to details - the vases and favors, helping you design the whole look for your event!  

Check out one of their video's for centerpieces here -

This 'florist-at-their-fingertips' experience is not to be missed.  Bloominous is making DIY fun, easy, and approachable for anyone who wants to try. Check it out at  Let the event BE perfect, from the invitations - TO the flowers!  I hope you enjoy your event - and go see Bloominous - they can even help you with customized designs! 

Here are their social media links -  

Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Disclosure:  I was financially compensated for this post...but the opinions - are my own!  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Using the Cricut Machine for Cards -

Since we have been talking about cards this week, I decided to show you a few cards that I have done using the Cricut machine - with the cartridges I have!  All you have to do is add saying stamps to die cuts, mix in background papers and you have one of a kind cards!  As you can see with the examples here, die cut shapes can be used in different card styles and themes, depending on what you happen to need at the time!  If you do not have a machine of your own, find a friend who does, and use theirs, - or go to a crop night at a local craft store in order to use their machine for free! Just make sure to die cut extra shapes for use later on!  At least try it out before you purchase it!  For me, using it for the alphabets alone for my scrapbook projects have been a time saver as well as a money saver!  You can then see how adding cards to the mix, will start to save money over time as well!  Just don't purchase a ton of cartridges, or at least have more than one use for the cartridges you do purchase!      

Now, if you happen to have kids, using a Cricut machine is almost a must have - especially if they are in school!  Bulletin boards, school projects, as well as your own uses - scrapbook pages and cards, will help this little "purchase" be a cost saver for your family each and every time you use it!

If you need a bit more help in learning what all your machine can do for you, I can schedule time for us to talk, as long as you have video chat capabilities! Price is $25 for 2 hours, paid via Paypal before our time!  I have a contact me area on the right hand side of the site, where you can get the process started!  I will also have a calendar up in the next little bit, so just check back for that feature!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thinking of You Cards -

Thinking of you cards can be for so many different things - because someone is having a hard time, or just because you want them to know you care and are "thinking about them".  This is one of the final categories I tend to create cards for, other than holidays and my new design "Hello/Hi" - being created now!  I love different type of cards to send to people...thinking of you is no different! Each of the cards here are different, but can be used for different reasons!    

  • With the blue daisy card at the top, I added a white "thinking of you" stamp randomly across the top and the bottom of the card.  A simple border, created from scraps - and a simple daisy flower with a brad to complete the card! When you stamp like this - grab another color, set them side by side, and stamp on the other color at the same time. 
  • With the pink card - I used a stamp in cursive in black ink at the top portion of the card.  The pink patterned paper at the bottom was perfect to create visual interest.  With the flowers, I used different die cut flowers curling up the edges of the flowers, with Creative Paperclay molded flowers painted with Radiant Pearls paint, as well as the vine for the flowers!
  • With the yellow card, I added the blue scrap of paper - adding the saying, embossing in white to enhance the look.  I had enough scrap of paper left over after the punches, to create the strip of paper with the flowers on it!  
Cards saying hey - I am thinking about you, really can make someone else's day, whether it is something big, or something small!  I hope you spend a bit of time in creating your own cards to give out!  
Until next time,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thank You Cards -

Have you ever thought about "thank you" cards?  Do you like to receive them - or is it simply a forgotten "thing" from days long ago, because we have Facebook, and Twitter, and other ways to converse with people?!?!  I think it is simply a "thing of the past" - yet something that is so important - to simply say "thank you" for a job well done!  With today's cards, we are going to go over some fun "thank you" cards in different styles!  Lets get started!  

  • With the top card - one fun example using rub-on's, with punches, buttons, brads, and scrap paper to complete the look! Simple card, without having to get stamps!
  • With the second card - scraps of paper were used with square brads, along with a rub-on saying (or you can use a stamp) to finish up this card!  
  • With the purple card - looks a bit more complex, but done using 2 stamps, a button, floss, and scrap paper.  The sayings are embossed in white to complete the look.  I love how this particular card turned out, and can be done using any color! 
  • With the last card, the same "thanks" stamp was used from the purple card!  With this one, again, scraps of paper, die cuts to match the paper, and a simple button for the middle of the flowers.  The colors turned out perfect - along with the card!    

Thank you cards are a lot of fun to do - a simple way to say "thanks", even if it is something small that was done or said!  You can even make a bookmark to add to it - as a small token of thanks!  This is especially nice if you have kids - let them help to make part of it, especially if it is for them to send!  I hope you have fun making fun thank you cards, see you tomorrow where we will be looking at thinking of you cards - another set of cards you can send for just about anything!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cricut -

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. 

Whether we like it or not, summer is quickly coming to a close. Cricut is having a Summer Blowout Sale with incredible deals on titles that you won't want to miss.  From the Stretch Your Imagination Wedding Digital Set (now just $3.33) that will keep you covered for many wedding seasons to come, to the Giant Flowers Cartridge with beautiful blooms that will stay vibrant year-round, Cricut's Summer Blowout sale is the perfect time to stock up on titles you'll be glad to have year after year. 

Be sure to take advantage of this huge sale today and get straight to work trying out your new Cricut titles!  Use code SUPPLIES10 and you will receive 10% off your entire order!  Follow the links to get started!  

Happy crafting! 

Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Monday, August 24, 2015

Note Cards -

Note cards are probably my favorite type of cards to create, for many reasons.  You can use background papers - adding die cut shapes, punches, stamps if you have them, stickers, as well as ribbon, brads or eyelets, buttons, or other fun items to create your cards!  They don't have to be works of art all the time, and by using scraps - your cards are truly one of a kind and more personal!  Plus you can simply add a stamped saying if you need to turn any of these cards, into a Thank You card lets say!  Great to be able to personalize to the person receiving the card - especially creating the card in their favorite colors!  Easy enough to do, using stamps, punches, die cuts, or whatever you happen to have - in order to create one of a kind cards! 

  • The orange card was created with scraps of paper from other projects, adding the blue and white flowers, with the green brads to create more color!  The flower pot is a CTMH stamp, Radiant Pearls paint embossed in clear powder!  
  • The yellow flower card - was done using one flower and a vine die cut - adding punches to the flowers to create dimension and just to look good! 
  • With the pink card, we used the same die cut in the yellow card, but on the top flower layer - I rolled each of the petals, and added a Creative Paperclay painted flower to the middle! After adding the vine in the light green, the card simply came to life! 
Note cards are a lot of fun to do, just being able to pick out colors that go together, and "create"!  You can also do a set of 4 note cards, creating each of them the same, or - you can create them each a bit different if you'd like!  I hope you have fun making your own note cards, and make sure you share with me what you are working on!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme    

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Just Because Cards -

Cards made "just because" - the funnest cards to make for sure!  You don't have to worry about a "theme" - just make fun cards...for people when you want to give them a card!  Different than note cards, these cards have a bit of everything - fun embellishments with something to say! 

  • With the top card - a very simple card, can be easily done with different stamps you have.  3 squares at the top, using 1 saying stamp, and an image stamp, stamped twice - with the corners rounded at the top.  Add ribbon, and an embossed soda pop buckle, and you are done.  
  • With the 2nd card, another great card using a simple saying stamp, plus die cuts to create a simple, fun card.  This card can be done using any type of scrap papers you have available and on hand.
  • The 3rd and final card, can be recreated with any rub-on's you might have available, and die cuts!  Add your scraps of paper - and your card is done!  Great if you are just starting out, or don't have a lot of stamps yet!  
Cards "just because" - just because you want to send it, just because someone is going through something, just because!!!!  Note cards are up next tomorrow - with 3 more styles after that!  I am in the process of creating right now, so I will have more to share soon!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Get Well Soon -

It's not fun to get sick - we all know THAT!  Life also doesn't give you a notice, oh hey, by the way - next Tuesday you are going to wake up and be as sick as a dog...or have something happen, life usually happens when it happens!  By making up a few cards, and keeping a few on hand at all times, you can always get a card to someone quick!  
The top card, was done with scraps of course - and 2 different stamps to complete the look.  I embossed the saying in white - and used a teal color for the pill bottles - it truly turned out cute in person!
With the 2nd card, a simple "Get Well Soon" saying is on the background, with a yellow background and yellow brads to complete the look.  The bear is in blue - which is the same ink color as the saying on the first blue color!  A bright and sunny "get well soon" card that anyone would be happy to get!    
This last card is my personal favorite - also using scraps of paper, so some of the pieces are a bit smaller than I wanted them (such as the pink piece)!  For this bear - I used Radiant Pearls paint - and embossed the image in clear embossing powder! With this one, I just love how the yellow pieces frame the bear!  A fun card to make - even funner to receive!
Challenge for the weekend - get a few cards made for your stash!  Look back at some of the cards I have shared for inspiration - your Pinterest board - anything else you have for inspiration and have fun!
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friendship Cards -

For me, my friends mean the world to me...they are those who get phone calls when I am mad, or upset - and I get their calls.  They are the ones who put you in your place - nicely of course...and they know you are okay with it!  They are the ones who pick up the pieces when you can't!  Friends are really important, so why not make fun cards for just them!  With the first two cards I am sharing - made with the same papers, just added a bit of pink cardstock to one of the cards - and made the flowers a bit differently! The "friends" saying is perfect for these cards, and as a die cut can be used in different ways!  Buttons in the middle of the flowers complete the look for both of the cards here! 

With this next card, I used scraps for everything - the background paper is actually two sided, I just didn't like the pattern on the other side, so I used the solid side instead!  For some reason I have been into teal and red lately, this card fitting perfect in that color scheme!  For the background on the teal sheet - I simply took my "friends" saying, and stamped it over and over again with with ink!  The Old Lady stamp was embossed in black embossing powder, and chalked in various colors to match the card!  The saying was perfect - especially between friends!

With this next card, the same stamp was used in the above card, just once in pink to match the rest of the card.  I was too afraid of using a black ink pad and it being off too much in the colors. I added the flower to the patterned paper, the bows at the top, and the card is done!  That is why I love using scraps of paper - easy to create cards and smaller things out of!  Some of the other smaller scraps you don't use up, can go to create bookmarks, or smaller cards!  
What is better than making a handmade card for a good friend - let them know just how much you really care!  Keep the inside empty to be able write a special note inside for the person receiving it.  Make a few extra up, for use later on! Next up, Get Well Cards, so make sure you check back!  We will see you tomorrow!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme