Cards, Papercrafting, UFOs

UFOs and Unicorns


(UFO in crafting = Unfinished Object ;)  )

I came across this stack of pre-cut card bases and adorable stamped and cut-out unicorns.  With a little free time, punches, dies, and stamps, I created a bevy of beautiful cards by the next day!

My favorites in each color scheme (It’s hard to see, but the blue cards have beautiful metallic silver cardstock clouds!):


All of them in all their glory:

Scrapbooking, Seasonal/Holiday, Silhouette SD, Single Photo, UFOs

LO: Is That YOU, Santa?

A little out of season, but oh, well.  This was a UFO I first blogged about here. I finished it a few months ago as I started cleaning out our guest room/my scrap room to turn it into Baby Girl’s nursery.  (Ummmm, it’s still a huge mess and not even remotely set up for her yet…)

The title is a Silhouette cut, as is the snowflake flourish.  I backed the cutout “YOU” of the title with vellum so you can see bits and pieces of all the fun layers.  I used an older BG collection, and layered tags (kind of like Christmas gift tags, I thought) underneath.

Some simple accenting with misting and stamping, brads and tabs, and voila, this UFO was finally finished! And now, finally blogged!  LOL  TFL!

Masculine, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD, UFOs

UFO #1: Tornado Alley

So in my quest to finish the unfinished, I am keeping it simple.  We are having an amazing, but busy summer, and I am trying to declutter and clean up my scrappy space by finishing some of these layouts that have been laying around for FAR too long…  so I just figured simplifying my already pretty straightforward style was probably a good idea.  Here’s the original UFO:

And the finished layout:

I found some simple clipart of a tornado online and traced it in my Silhouette Studio software to cut it out.  Then I misted it with some silver Mr. Huey to give it a litle distressed, grungy texture.  I chopped up an 8.5 x 5.5″ orange file folder to create a pocket for some hidden journaling (which discussed how T rode for 110 miles through three states, and how this ride will probably never happen again, as it was in July 2008, 3 years before the devastating tornado went through Joplin, where the ride was based.).  A little handstitching on the corners to bring a bit more blue and orange in, and…DONE.  Check one off the list!

Scrapbooking, UFOs


I don’t know who first coined this term, but I love it. UFO=UnFinished Object. :-) There is a monthly thread at 2Peas re: these, I am trying to decide if I’ll participate in that or just do it here. I have so many of these laying around. So I decided this would be the summer to finish them off! My goal is one a week. Here are the UFOs I’ll be working with.

This was from one of the last major bike rides T got to do, it was called Tornado Alley and started and ended in Joplin. Obviously, this was before the tragic, destructive tornado that swept through Joplin shortly after Sweetpea was born. I kind of wonder if they’ll ever have it again, you know?

Bubby’s Christmas pic with Santa. I have a plan for almost everything, but need the time to cut it out on the Silhouette. I’ve gotten a lot better at using it, so probably won’t take as long as I think, but I’ve been putting it off.

I started this, going off an Allison Davis sketch… but then I decided not to scrap the pictures I was going to use. But it’s a cute background, I’m sure I’ll find something with Bubbaloo’s pictures that will work.

I’ll be honest, I have no idea what this was going to be. Maybe something about work? I’ve got a few options on what it could be about now, so will have to dig through my pics and see what will work.

This one suffered from lack of purpose. I just wanted to scrap the photos, I like them. But there was no real reason for it, and I couldn’t come up with a title or journaling because of that. I think I’ve figured out a solution, just have to tackle it.

I love these pictures, hate the background. It was just not working, so I set it aside. And now… it’s still not working! But I have a solution, in the form of sketches, I know they’ll fix my problem, just have to pick one.

You might remember this from Tour de Bubby, last July. I had a 12×12 collage printed at CostCo. Trying to decide if I’m going to cut them up and scrap them on a 2 page layout, or make a 1 page layout to go facing this page? Hmmmmmm.

This was a beautiful little stop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: St. John’s Labyrinth. I had major problems cutting the title, just couldn’t find a good font. I’ve found 2 new free font sites (Fontsner and Fonts101/) so am ready to tackle it again.

This one… I knew when I scrapped it I was missing a pic. And sure enough, I found it later. So I either need to somehow squeeze another photo on, or just re-do it completely.

This was one of the signs on Bubby’s stroller when we walked in the fall parade with our daycare here in town. I saved it, not sure if I would salvage elements from it to make a layout, or if I would just stick it straight in a page protector. Still trying to decide.

What about you, any UFOs? Any good intentions?