Scrapbooking and Card Inspiration

While looking around the internet for card inspiration and ideas, I found these two sites. For the first one, Scrapbook.com, I’m kind of surprised I didn’t find it earlier considering how wide-spread it seems to be. Anyway, it’s got a lot (and I mean a lot) of really cool ideas and inspiration. I’m excited to keep digging through it to see what I can find, specifically in the favorites card gallery. This is just one example of some of the fun things there; I could have picked out 10 I liked. 🙂

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

The second site I found feels like a missing piece of my scrapbook puzzle that I didn’t know was missing. It’s pagemaps.com and it’s basically ideas for layouts. Sounds simple, but they’re much better layouts than anything I could come up with. In addition, samples are shown on how other people have interpreted the designs. Everyone of the examples is very cool, but I did manage to pick just one to show. Barely. 🙂

Example Page Map

Example Page Map

Page Built from the Page Map

Page Built from the Page Map

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The “Sculpture” Outside

So this post isn’t exactly about a project I’m working on, which, if I had rules for this blog, might be against them. Fortunately, I don’t have rules for what I put on this blog (whew!). This project is actually being built outside of the building where I work.

It’s a “sculpture” and yes, I’m using the word loosely. It’s made from shipping containers. While that may not sound impressive, it’s a 7 story tall stack of shipping containers. Still not impressed? Yeah, me neither…

If you’re interested in more info about this, here’s a link to the company that’s sponsoring this with a description of the project: Grand Arts.

Here’s some pictures of the process of them building it. It’s going to be up for six weeks and then they’ll have to take it down again. It’s been a source of a lot of distraction for us office workers while they’ve been building it. What we will we look at for entertainment when this is all done? 😉

The foundation rows

This is fairly close to the beginning. As you can see, there are three rows here. It might be harder to see that there's 15 crates across.

Higher and higher

Higher and higher

Nearly done

Nearly done

The completed project

The completed project. If you can't read it, it says IOU. The other side (which I've only heard about and not seen, as I'm not about to invest enough energy in this thing to walk over and see for myself) says USA.

Quickie Card

I was over at my parents house the other night and my mom and sister had gotten the Cricut out. Looking over the scraps from the last couple projects, I pulled this little card together.The pieces are cut from (my new favorite cartridge 🙂 ) Lyrical Letters. The flower is edged with gold from a gold ink pad. I’d originally planned to use it in my wedding scrapbook, but it didn’t fit on the page I thought it would. So, here it is, in a much more fitting place. 🙂

Fun and quick, and I like it alot! Success!

Lovely Card

Lovely Card

 

Completed Headwarmer

I’m sure you will be ever so glad to hear that my sister will be able to have a warmer head this winter due to the successful completion of my latest project. I showed the beginning of it here.

While I’m sure my sister will take the beauty of this up ten times, I’m afraid for the sake of the blog, you’ll have to tolerate me modeling it. That’s life, honey.

And now, the conclusion of the headwarmer saga.

Cricut Splurge

Well, I went ahead and did it. After weeks of telling myself how long I was going to hold out before buying a new cartridge, I caved in and bought a new one. It was on sale! I had no choice! 🙂 kidding 🙂

The cartridge that I caved in for was the Lyrical Letter cartridge. It’s really awesome; there’s so many cuts compared to the other ones we bought. I suppose that’s kind of a bad comparison, considering we’ve only bought one and it was a solutions cartridge. The other one we have is the one that came with the Cricut, so not exactly the coolest one. Even if it’s a bad comparison, I still am impressed with how many shapes are on there.

Anyway (or in other words, ending the previous tangent 😉 ), here’s my random card made from Lyrical Letters. I only had a little bit of time, so I feel I skimped on the creativity. But considering how little time I put in it, I think I like it.

Thinking of You

Playing with the new Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge