Sorry that I totally dropped the ball on this one. I thought that this post was up and going. Our new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters is to make a Shaker card. I honestly thought I was going to skip this one since I never made a shaker card. But then I thought Hey it's called a challenge right?? SO I tried it and you know what????? I'm addicted!!! They are so fun!!! I was working on a third one but I wasn't crazy how it turned out plus I ran out of time. Have no fear Shakers are near...in the near future that is. I had to much fun with them. I will say if it is your first time be careful of the frame that you use. My first one (Mother's Day) the Nestie I used produced a really thin frame and it was super hard to get the foam tape underneath. I followed the tutorial that I found on Splitcoast stampers and you can find that by clicking HERE.
This was my very first try at making a shaker card. For the acetate/window part I used one of the many sticker/embellishment backs that I have saved over the years. The stamps are from Shabby Chic Stamps whom by the way is having all of her stamps 50% off this week. I used the sentiment from the Mother's Day set and the flower from the Build a Bouquet set.
Next I did a Tri-Fold card but changed the Nesties I used to make the frame to a rectangle shape and used a birthday theme. The stamps are from Shabby Chic's Build a Cake set and their Greetings set.
- Lisa B
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania
- I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.